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.