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Craigneuk and Old Peters­burn ten­ants’ and res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion will meet this Mon­day at 7pm in New Broom­field. The group meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month.

Ac­tion For Kids run sports and play ac­tiv­i­ties at Dun­robin Pri­mary each Mon­day from 6pm to 8pm, for chil­dren aged three to 12. The cost is £1.50 (in­clud­ing tuck shop); con­tact Deb­bie on 07863 716959 for de­tails.


Par­ents’ and tod­dlers’ group runs at Beech­bank com­mu­nity cen­tre every Tues­day from 9.30am to 11am. New mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend.

Well­wynd art group meets every Tues­day in the old Weavers Cot­tages, Well­wynd, from 1pm to 3pm. The group is open to peo­ple of all ages and new mem­bers are very wel­come.


Prize bingo takes place at Springfield com­mu­nity cen­tre to­mor­row. Doors open at 6.45pm for eyes down at 7.30pm; ad­mis­sion costs £1. There will be no bingo night tak­ing place in Jan­uary. Car­pet bowls runs at Springfield com­mu­nity cen­tre every Mon­day and Wed­nes­day from 1pm to 3pm. New mem­bers are wel­come. Tu­ition can be given; tea and cof­fee are sup­plied.


Bank So­cial Club En­ter­tain­ment in­cludes – Mon­days and Thurs­days: danc­ing to live mu­sic; Tues­days: bingo with £500 prize; Wed­nes­days: line danc­ing; Satur­days: cabaret with top acts, backed by Kenny Camp­bell; Sun­days: danc­ing to The Rea­sons. The club will hold a Christ­mas party night on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21. This will in­clude a four-course meal and danc­ing to mu­si­cal act Pipedream; book­ing forms are avail­able from the club and tick­ets cost £23. Hog­manay tick­ets are also on sale now, priced £10, with a sing-a-long with Kenny Camp­bell in the lounge avail­able for £5. Call 01236 607051 for de­tails.


Four Isles events A box­ing club for those aged eight and over runs every Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day from 6pm to 8pm at the com­mu­nity cen­tre. The venue also hosts an over-50s group on Mon­days from 12 noon un­til 2pm; a tod­dlers’ group for kids from birth to three years on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 10am to 12 noon; and prize bingo on Tues­days from 7pm to 9pm. The Touched By Sui­cide sup­port group meets once a month; call Linda on 01294 274273 for more.

Dog obe­di­ence classes are held every Thurs­day at Four Isles com­mu­nity cen­tre, with a be­gin­ners’ ses­sion from 7pm to 8pm and an ad­vanced class from 8pm to 9pm; for more in­for­ma­tion, call Billy on 07516 894594.


Mu­sic club Peo­ple can learn to play mu­si­cal in­stru­ments in­clud­ing gui­tar and fid­dle at St Bartholomew’s Church hall on Fri­days from 8pm to 9.30pm. Lessons are fol­lowed by a folk mu­sic ses­sion un­til mid­night, with a bar also avail­able.


Af­ter 9’Ers ac­tiv­ity group meets on Fri­days from 1pm to 3pm in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude arts and crafts, fit­ness and cook­ing. The weekly cost is £1.50, which in­cludes tea and snacks. Brigade events The Girls’ Brigade meet in the church hall on Mon­day evenings; all girls wel­come. The Boys’ Brigade meet in the same venue on Wed­nes­day evenings, with An­chor Boys tak­ing place fol­lowed by Ju­nior sec­tion; pri­mary school-aged boys are in­vited to at­tend.

Youth groups The One Way Club, for chil­dren in Pri­mary Four to Seven, and Rock Solid group, for sec­ondary school pupils, take place on Tues­day evenings in the church hall and are led by youth worker Jenny.


New Mon­k­land outreach cafe is held every Wed­nes­day at the church hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm.


Nearly-new shop at Calder Parish Church is open every Thurs­day at 1pm, in the Bute Street venue’s hall.


Bowl­ing club The club­house is avail­able for func­tions. New and lapsed bowlers are very wel­come to join for next sea­son, at an in­tro­duc­tory cost of £50. Call 01698 831012 or email calder­[email protected]­hoo.com


Slim­ming World meet­ings are held at Glen­boig Ma­sonic hall, on Main Street, on Wed­nes­days at 7pm. Con­tact Stephen on 07847 332745 for fur­ther de­tails.


Com­mu­nity coun­cil will not be meet­ing this month; the next gath­er­ing will be on Tues­day, Jan­uary 29, in the All Saints and Rochsol­loch pri­maries’ joint cam­pus on Bells­dyke Road at 7pm. For fur­ther de­tails, call 07880 628108.


Walkie Talkies group meets at St Philip’s School on Fri­day from 9.30am to 11.30am. Par­tic­i­pants can meet with friends and dis­cuss is­sues af­fect­ing health, as well as set­ting a goal to achieve dur­ing the five-week pro­gramme. For fur­ther de­tails on the com­mu­nity learn­ing and devel­op­ment group, email He­[email protected]­nark.sch.uk or call 01236 632143. Book­bug ses­sions for pre-school chil­dren take place at Plains Evan­gel­i­cal Church at 10.30am on Tues­days dur­ing term time. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude songs and sto­ries; con­tact Sheena on 07525 031515 for more in­for­ma­tion.

1st Clyde Scouts meet at the St David’s and Plains pri­maries cam­pus on Wed­nes­days. Beavers, for six- to eight-year-olds, is from 6.15pm to 7.30pm; Cubs, for ages eight to 10, meet from 6.45pm to 8.15pm; and Scouts runs from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Weekly cost is £3; call 01236 609515.

Kids’ bi­ble club takes place at Elim Gospel Hall every Thurs­day from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. The club is free of charge; for fur­ther de­tails, call 07721 052007.


Fes­tive event Green­gairs se­nior ci­ti­zens’ com­mit­tee will hold their Christ­mas treat event in the so­cial club next Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, at 7.30pm. Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing is asked to call He­len Laird on 01236 830693. Christ­mas pan­tomime is Cin­derella and will take place at the so­cial club next Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15. Doors open at 5.30pm and the show, which is now fully booked, be­gins at 6pm. Brunch with Santa is now fully booked. It takes place at the so­cial club next Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15, from 11am to 1pm and in­cludes arts, crafts and sto­ry­telling. Raffles will be held, with or­gan­is­ers wel­com­ing do­nated prizes. Da Capo mu­sic group The mu­si­cians meet on Mon­days from 6pm to 9pm in the Orange hall on Bail­lies Lane. Any­one who would like to play the orches­tral flute and drums is wel­come; con­tact John on 07525 064303 for de­tails.

Back Brae Gospel Hall The break­ing of the bread takes place on Sun­day at 11am. Sun­day school runs from 2.30pm to 3.15pm. Evening gospel meet­ing is at 6.30pm every Sun­day, ex­cept the last of the month when the ser­vice runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Prayer and Bi­ble read­ing is held on Wed­nes­days from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Bingo night takes place in the Orange hall on Sun­days, with tick­ets on sale from 8pm and eyes down at 8.30pm. The Lucky Joker will be drawn at 8.25pm. Tick­ets cost £1, on sale from com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Bail­lies Lane march­ing band holds its re­hearsals on Tues­days from 7pm to 9pm at the Orange hall in Green­gairs. New flute and drum learn­ers are wel­come to at­tend; call John on 07525 064303 for fur­ther de­tails.

Mother and tod­dlers’ group takes place on Wed­nes­days from 10am to 12 noon at the com­mu­nity hall.

Stan­rigg min­ing memo­rial is open to all who wish to visit. Trans­port can be ar­ranged by calling 01236 830637.


Ten­ants and res­i­dents will next meet next Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, at 7pm in the se­nior ci­ti­zens’ cen­tre. Gath­er­ings take place on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month.

Over-60s car­pet bowl­ing takes place every Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day from 10am un­til 12 noon in Mount Pleas­ant com­mu­nity cen­tre. New mem­bers are wel­come; call 01236 766017 or 01236 765095 to find out more.


Be­reave­ment memo­rial ser­vices will take place in the next week for all those who have suf­fered be­reave­ment and find this time of year dif­fi­cult. The first ser­vice will take place at Air­drie High Church on Mon­day at 7.30pm; while an­other will be held at linked parish Caldercruix and Lon­griggend Church next Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, at 7pm. The ser­vices are open to all, no mat­ter when they have been be­reaved.

End-of-year sale will take place at Ebenezer Con­gre­ga­tional Church on Broom­knoll Street this Fri­day, from 10.30am. All items are priced at 50p.

Air­drie Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church meets on Tues­days at Beech­bank com­mu­nity cen­tre in Whin­hall from 7.30pm. For de­tails, call Nan on 01236 767007.

Cre­ative writ­ing group meets on the first and third Thurs­days of each month at Chapel­side cen­tre on Black Street, from 12 noon un­til 2pm. The group wel­comes any­one in­ter­ested in writ­ing “in a di­verse range of gen­res, in­clud­ing po­etry, short sto­ries and lo­cal his­tory”. @home Youth Cen­tre has a pur­pose­built record­ing stu­dio avail­able every Fri­day from 5pm to 10pm, with staff on hand to help record and mix tracks. It is avail­able free to un­der-25s and is run by Air­drie’s com­mu­nity learn­ing and devel­op­ment youth work team. Email fa­[email protected]­lan.gov.uk or call 01236 632380 to book.

Re­cov­ery cafe by Love N’Light Re­cov­ery Org runs at Pil­grim com­mu­nity cen­tre on Vic­to­ria Place each Satur­day from 12 noon to 4pm. Mo­ti­va­tional speak­ers, a con­ver­sa­tional cafe, fun hub, 12 steps par­tic­i­pa­tion and arts and crafts for kids are all on of­fer. Call Bill on 07473 102974 or Jane on 07875 634701.

Thurs­day Club takes place every week in Air­drie High Church from

10am to 11.30am. Or­gan­is­ers look for­ward to wel­com­ing new mem­bers, and there are ac­tiv­i­ties for pre-school chil­dren. For more de­tails, call 01236 779620 (morn­ings only).

Free bus to the @home Cen­tre in Clark Street runs every Mon­day and Wed­nes­day, leav­ing from the com­mu­nity cen­tre at 5.45pm. It de­parts from the cen­tre to re­turn to the vil­lage at 8.30pm. The bus is su­per­vised and the cen­tre pro­vides ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing pool, crafts and cook­ing, for young­sters from Pri­mary Seven up­wards; call 01236 632380 for more de­tails.


Thrift shop at Old Mon­k­land Parish Church runs on Thurs­days from 10.30am un­til 12 noon at the church hall on Manse Av­enue; tea and cof­fee are avail­able. Lip-read­ing classes are run by Deaf Ser­vices La­nark­shire, based at Unit 40 in Foun­tain Busi­ness Cen­tre. The free classes, for any­one who is hard of hear­ing, take place on Thurs­days from 6.30pm till 8.30pm. Ses­sions are de­scribed as “fun, re­laxed and in­for­ma­tive”. Call Elaine on 07979 932328 or email [email protected]­in­ter­net.com.

CAP job club meets on Mon­days from 12 noon un­til 2pm at Hope Church on Bank Street. Those look­ing for work are in­vited to at­tend for friendly, prac­ti­cal sup­port in find­ing a job. Lunch is pro­vided; places can be booked by calling 0800 328 0006.

4th Coat­bridge Girls’ Brigade meet at Mid­dle Church hall on Bank Street on Tues­days. Ex­plor­ers for P1-3 runs from 6.45pm to 8pm, Ju­niors for P4-7 runs from 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Bri­gaders for S1-6 takes place from 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

Pied Piper playgroup at the Char­lotte Toal cen­tre on Dundy­van Road has places avail­able for chil­dren aged two and over. Classes run on Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, from 9.45am to 11.45am. Chil­dren can play and have fun while par­ents have some time to them­selves. Call Lynn on 07958 507269 to find out more.

In­door bowl­ing club New mem­bers are in­vited to join at any time. Free coach­ing is held every Tues­day from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, and Thurs­day from 7pm to 9pm and is open to non-mem­bers. Bowls and shoes are also avail­able to bor­row. The club is open from Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 9.30am and 9.30pm; phone for week­end open­ing. The Clifton Suite can be hired for func­tions for up to 130 peo­ple; there are still dates avail­able for Christ­mas. Call 01236 428641, email ad­[email protected]­bridgeibc.co.uk or visit www.coat­bridgeibc.co.uk. An­gel of Love and Light Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church meet on Mon­days at 7.30pm at Coat­bridge com­mu­nity cen­tre, in the grounds of St An­drew’s High. New mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend.

Par­ent and tod­dler group at Coat­bridge Bap­tist Church is re­cruit­ing for next term. It runs every Mon­day (ex­cept school hol­i­days) from 9.30am to 11.45am at the church on West Canal Street. The group pro­vides a safe en­vi­ron­ment for par­ents to bring chil­dren aged from birth to three, to play with toys and in­ter­act with oth­ers. Par­ents are asked to make a £1 do­na­tion, if they can af­ford to do so. Call Craig on 01236 748011 for de­tails.


Air­drie and Coat­bridge Sea Cadets meet on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Mis­sion Hall on Mother­well Street. All 10- to 18-year-olds wel­come; visit www.sea-cadets.org/air­drie coat­bridge for more de­tails. Mon­k­lands Friend­ship Club hold a dance every Thurs­day evening in Air­drie Work­ing Men’s Club from 8pm.

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