An Amnesty International quiz and raffle will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in the Stag’s Head, Dumbarton, at 8.45pm. Teams of up to four people. Cost is £2.50 per person.
The Vale of Leven Townswomen’s Guild will meet at 7.30 in Alexandria Parish Church Hall on Friday, November 17. The speakers are John and Assiter-Tuppen from Ice, Fire, Glass. Visitors and new members welcome.
Concord community cinema
The Classics season continues on Friday, November 17, at 7.30pm in Dumbarton’s Concord Community Centre with ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946) starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Ridgely in an adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel. Membership is available at £6 for three films. Non-members admitted for £3 where seats available. Alternatives Cafe will be open before and after the screening.
The 90th anniversary of Luss SWI will be celebrated on Friday, November 17, in Glen Luss Suite, Lodge On Loch Lomond, Luss, at 7pm. Members only. For more information contact Anne Lennox on 01389 850231.
Song and a scone
All Sorts Choir is hosting a song and a scone coffee morning in St Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Dumbarton, on Saturday, November 18. Entry is £3 with all proceeds being donated to Calman cancer care support in Gartnavel Hospital.
There will be a Christmas fayre in Cardross Parish Church on Saturday, November 18, from 11am until 2pm with stalls including crafts, books, jewellery, Christmas decorations and bric-a-brac. Tearoom serving snacks. Admission £1 adults, children free.
The God With Us Choir will perform at Cardross Parish Church on Sunday, November 19, at 6.30pm. Entry is free A man who helped design the John Muir Trail took part in a three-day cycle along the Helensburgh route.
Rob Garner, his brother Malcolm and friend Paul Donaldson rode the route from Helensburgh to Dunbar.
Rob designed the trail when he was working for Scottish National Heritage.
The trio enjoyed good weather throughout the trip, with a strong wind blowing them to their destination on the final day.
The trip exposed them to slices of history including the AntonineWall along the Roman fronteir and Charles Rennie McIntosh’s Hill House in Helensburgh.
The route makes use of the Forth and Clyde Canal in parts and passes through the remains of Scotland’s industrial past. with a collection for Christian Aid. Tea and coffee will be served. For more information call 01389 841167.
Age Concern Vale of Leven’s concert and festive draw will take place on Wednesday, November 22, at Alexandria Leisure Centre. Entertainment will be provided by Christie Park Primary School. The meeting starts at 1.30pm.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Dumbarton and District branch are holding a fashion show on Friday, November 24, at 7.30pm in West Kirk hall. Taylor Fashions from Hamilton are presenting the show. Wine and shortbread are included in the price of ticket. There will also be a raffle. Tickets are priced £5, available from Norma by calling 01389 841435 or at the door.
Jamestown Parish Church are having a Christmas fayre on Saturday, November 25, in Haldane Primary School from 2pm until 4pm. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children, which includes tea/coffee/ juice and home baking. There will be the usual stalls including tombola, toys, sweets, homebaking, bottle stall, holiday gifts, books, soft goods, white elephant plus a couple of stalls selling Christmas gifts and hand-crafted cards. Santa will also be there for the children.
A Christmas fayre will be held in Kilbowie St Andrew’s Church, Tower Centre, Clydebank, on Saturday, Support meetings are held fortnightly on Thursdays at 6.30pm in the West of Scotland Autism and Aspergers Centre, Station Street, Renton. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1777 (Dumbarton) Squadron cadets are recruiting young people aged 13 to 17. They meet on Monday and Thursday nights between 7.30pm and 9.30pm to Hartfield House, Bonhill Road, Dumbarton. Info is available by calling 01389 734 816 or emailing email@example.com.