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PA read­ers can email com­mu­nity list­ings snip­pets to news@perthshiread­ver­ To guar­an­tee in­clu­sion in the Tues­day pa­per, we must re­ceive them by 9am the Fri­day be­fore. This ser­vice is free but is only avail­able to char­i­ta­ble, vol­un­tary and non­profit mak­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions. Aber­nethy Baby and Tod­dlers Meets Thurs­day 9.30-11.30am, Williamson Hall, £2.50 per fam­ily in­cludes snack for chil­dren and adults. Email su­ ADHD Sup­port Group The fam­ily and in­di­vid­ual sup­port group meets on the last Tues­day of each month at Unit 5, Tayview In­dus­trial Estate, Fri­ar­ton Road, Perth. Email ad­hd­ or call 07754 245437 or 01738 587261. Air­crew As­so­ci­a­tion Any present or for­mer mem­bers of mil­i­tary air­crew in­ter­ested in join­ing should con­tact the hon­orary sec­re­tary, 01575 570111 or email ge­of­frey.kirk­man@btopen­ Alzheimer’s Scot­land 24-hour Helpline Freep­hone is 0808 808 3000. Amnesty Group Join Perth’s ac­tive Amnesty In­ter­na­tional group, part of the world­wide move­ment of peo­ple who cam­paign for hu­man rights. Meets on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month in St John’s Epis­co­pal Church, Princes Street, Perth. Con­tact Betsy MacQueen, 07791735511, email bet­syk­ing_perth@ya­ Andy’s Man Club Meets ev­ery Mon­day from 7-9pm at McDiarmid Park’s Muir­ton Suite. All wel­come. 18+. Auchter­arder Play­group Mer­ryGo-Round Play­group in the In­sti­tute at the Ay­toun Hall on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 9.15–11.15am. Chil­dren aged two years four months up to school age. Con­tact 07952 267537. Auchter­arder Tots Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, from 9–11am. Con­tact Lisa, 07944 121715 or email Lisaj27uk@ya­ Bal­beg­gie Tod­dler Group The group meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 9.30-11am dur­ing school term time in St Mar­tin’s Pub­lic Hall, Bal­beg­gie. Cost is £1.50 for par­ent/carer and £1 for child over one year. Chil­dren from birth to one year are free. Ex­pec­tant mums wel­come. Con­tact Wendy, 07709 139481. Bank­foot Tod­dlers Meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day 9.30– 11.30am and Fri­day 1–3pm, at Bank­foot Com­mu­nity Church Cen­tre, Tul­liebel­ton Road for chil­dren aged birth to five years. Con­tact Morag 01738 788198 or Carolyn 01738 787774. Black­ford Tod­dlers Meets Fri­day, 10am–noon, at the Mo­ray In­sti­tute, Black­ford, £2.50 per ses­sion, which in­cludes snack for the chil­dren, cof­fee for par­ents. Call 01764 682221. Breast­feed­ing Sup­port Group Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at the Mid­wifery Unit at Perth Royal In­fir­mary from 10am to noon. Breathe Easy Meets in the Mon­creiffe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month. Con­tact Moira Kar­puschewski on 01738 583229. BofE Baby and Tod­dlers Meets Tues­days, 9.15–11.15am, at the In­sti­tute, Bridge of Earn, £2.50 per fam­ily which in­cludes a snack and craft ac­tiv­ity. Birth to three years. Email brid­ge­ofearn­tod­ BofE Play­group Pro­vides pre-school chil­dren aged 2½–five years with a range of stim­u­lat­ing play ac­tiv­i­ties. Gov­ern­ment fund­ing places avail­able from the age of three years. Open Mon­day to Fri­day 9.15am–11.45am. Call 07759 786218. Buggy Club Friendly club for par­ents/car­ers to bring their chil­dren, from birth-five years. Tues­day, 9.30–11am, at St John’s Thresh­old Cen­tre, Princes Street, Perth. Bud­dhist Group Learn ‘Med­i­ta­tion and Mind­ful­ness’ with Perth Bud­dhist Group ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7pm in Subud House, 7 St Leonard’s Bank, Perth. Call 07889 117803. Can­cer Sup­port Tay­side Vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion of­fer­ing a one-to-one be­friend­ing ser­vice. Call 01382 596995 or email an­i­takay@tcs­ Cats Pro­tec­tion Cats re­hom­ing and ad­vice. Call 01738 700070. Child­care In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice Run by Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil, it is there to en­sure par­ents and car­ers have ready ac­cess to com­pre­hen­sive, up-to-date and user-friendly de­tails on all types of child­care. Email child­ Child­mind­ing Group Fair City Reg­is­tered child­mind­ing group meets on a Tues­day, 9.30-11.30am (term time) at the Tul­loch Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Tul­loch Road, Perth (next to the in­sti­tute). This is a small group of­fer­ing sup­port to child­min­ders while the chil­dren play. Come along or phone Ann on 01738 635357 or Val on 07745437135. COPD Su­per­vised ex­er­cise pro­gramme held at Rod­ney Fit­ness Cen­tre on Tues­days from 1–2pm and Thurs­days from 3–4pm. The classes com­prise light to mod­er­ate fit­ness cir­cuit ex­er­cises which could be of ben­e­fit to many with breath­ing prob­lems who have at­tended PRI. Tel Rod­ney 01738 630901. Craigie Play­group For chil­dren from 18 months to school age and open from 9.30–11.45am, Wed­nes­day to Fri­day dur­ing term time. All catch­ments wel­come. www.craigieplay­ email craigieplay­group@ hot­ Craigie Twee­nies The group meets on a Tues­day at Craigie Church Hall from 9.45–11.15am. Chil­dren from birth–five years are wel­come along with their par­ents and/or car­ers. For more call Morag 01738 580234 or Mau­reen 01738 637564. Cri­eff Moth­ers and Tod­dlers Group A weekly Moth­ers and Tod­dlers Group is held at the Seven­th­day Ad­ven­tist Church, Gwydyr Road, Cri­eff ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing from 10am-noon. All wel­come. CRUSE Be­reave­ment Care Scot­land CRUSE seeks to help adults, young peo­ple and chil­dren ex­pe­ri­enc­ing be­reave­ment to un­der­stand their grief and cope with their loss. They pro­vide coun­selling/sup­port and in­for­ma­tion from their Perth of­fice. Open­ing hours are Mon­day and Fri­day, 9am–noon, and Thurs­day, 1–7pm, ap­point­ments can be ar­ranged out­with these times. Con­tact 0845 600 2227 or log on to www. crus­escot­ Cub re­cruit­ment 12th Perthshire Cub Scout Pack meet Mon­days from 6.30–8pm at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Ar­gyll Road, North Muir­ton, Perth. Tel Eve­lyn Watt, Cub Scout leader, 01738 629547. De­men­tia Café Perth and Kin­ross Health and So­cial Care Part­ner­ship runs a De­men­tia Cafe on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at the North Church Hall, High Street, Perth. Each ses­sion runs from 10am– 12.30pm. Con­tact Diane McLel­lan 01738 476831, Andy Ben­nett 01738 474566 or Shona Bur­ton 01738 414564. Dunkeld and Bir­nam Play­group For chil­dren aged two to pre-school. Join us ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day 9.15-11.45am dur­ing term time in the Guide Hall next to Royal Dunkeld School. Cost is £6 per ses­sion with the first two ses­sions free and a healthy snack is pro­vided. Play­group is a fan­tas­tic and fun way to pre­pare your chil­dren for nurs­ery. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Louise on 07753111873 or email us at db­play­ Dun­ning Step­ping Stones Commu- nity pre-school with part­ner provider sta­tus. Work­ing in line with the cur­ricu­lum of ex­cel­lence, a stim­u­lat­ing, fun en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren aged 2½–five years to learn and play is pro­vided. Mon­day–Fri­day 9–11.30am. Tel Laura Browne 01764 684006 or 07917102564. Dun­ning Tod­dlers Meet at St Paul’s Church Hall, Perth Road, on Wed­nes­days, 9.15–11.15am. Con­tact Al­ice Short, 07751 852432. Dys­lexia Scot­land Perth and Kin­ross branch drop-in, adults, chil­dren, par­ents, teach­ers or any­one with ques­tions or want­ing to dis­cuss any is­sue re­gard­ing dys­lexia can come along to our free drop in ses­sions, held on the last Satur­day of ev­ery month (within term time) in the Learn­ing Curve, AK Bell li­brary, 10am- noon. Email dyslex­i­apk@ya­ or find us on Face­book. EPICS (En­cour­ag­ing Pos­i­tive In­volve­ment for Carer Sup­port) Are you car­ing for some­one with a sub­stance mis­use prob­lem and feel­ing alone? For more in­for­ma­tion call 07784 912 050 or email e.p.i.c.s.1@ hot­ Fair City Baton Twirlers At North Inch Com­mu­nity Cam­pus on Tues­days. Be­gin­ners class 6–7pm, spa­ces avail­able from four years up­wards. Classes, £3 per night, first night free. Qual­i­fied coach Sarah is as­sisted by fel­low coach Caitlin. Email perthshiretwirlers@hot­ text 07703 529009 or come along any Tues­day. Al­ways open to be­gin­ners. Fair City Aquar­ist So­ci­ety Meets ev­ery other Thurs­day at Red­cross, 113 Leonard Street, Perth. www.faircityaquar­ist­so­ci­ Fair City Dog Train­ing Obe­di­ence classes for pup­pies be­gin the first Wed­nes­day of each month. Classes start at 7pm and pup­pies must be pre-reg­is­tered. Con­tact Anne, 07749 558946 or www.fairci­ty­dog­train­ing. Fig­ure Skat­ing Con­tact Moira Robert­son, 01764 684610. Fin­nish Lan­guage Group Con­tact Mirja mir­ja2t@ya­ or call 01738 563273. For­gan­denny Hall For book­ing en­quiries con­tact San­dra on 01738 812212. Forte­viot Hall Book­ings are now be­ing taken, tele­phone 01738 730247 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Gaelic Story Telling The group meets at the Inchview Pri­mary School (Gle­n­earn Cam­pus) ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 2-4pm, all year round, in­clud­ing dur­ing school hol­i­days. All lev­els of Gaelic speak­ers wel­come, be­gin­ners to more ex­pe­ri­enced. Mem­ber­ship is free. Gam­blers’ Anony­mous Ev­ery Tues­day from 7.30–9.30pm at Perth Methodist Church, Scott Street, Perth, PH2 8JN. Gle­n­earn Bad­minton Club Gle­n­earn Bad­minton Club is look­ing for peo­ple aged 13 to 17 years. The club meets at 6.457.45pm on Mon­days at Perth Col­lege UHI. For adults, the club meets at 7.45-9.45pm the same day at the col­lege and 8-10pm on Thurs­days at Bell’s Sports Cen­tre. Con­tact info@ gle­n­earn­bad­ for more in­for­ma­tion. Guild­town Play­group Meets in Guild­town Vil­lage Hall ev­ery Thurs­day dur­ing term time from 9.30-11.25 am. The first ses­sion is free, and par­ents are wel­come to stay un­til their child is fully set­tled. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact guild­town­play­ Guild­town Friend­ship Club Meets fort­nightly on a Wed­nes­day, at 2pm, with a range of speak­ers and ac­tiv­i­ties. Open to all ages. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact Sec­re­tary Ellen Simp­son on 01821 640342. Head­way Sup­port Head­way Perth and Kin­ross (the brain in­jury as­so­ci­a­tion) So­cial/Sup­port Group, meet ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day at the Gate­way, North Methven Street in Perth from 7–9.15pm. Helpline num­ber is 0808 800 2244 www.head­ All en­quiries to Mar­ion Bur­nett 07826 519567. High­land Perthshire Pho­tog­ra­phy Group Meets (Sept-June) on the last Mon­day of the month at 7pm in The Birks Cin­ema, Aber­feldy. HPPG is for pho­tog­ra­phers at all lev­els of skill & ex­pe­ri­ence and has reg­u­lar guest speak­ers as well as photo-shoot out­ings through­out the sea­son to de­velop photo skills and stim­u­late in­ter­est in all types of pho­tog­ra­phy. For more in­for­ma­tion on mem­ber­ship and events e-mail hppg­photo@ or tel: 01887 830455. Our meet­ings are open to all, with vis­i­tors pay­ing a guest fee. Justsin­gin’ Bir­nam Com­mu­nity singing group, led by tu­tor Chris­tine Kydd, meets Wed­nes­days 7.30– 9.30pm, Bir­nam Arts Cen­tre, Sta­tion Road, Bir­nam. For men and women of all ages, learn songs from Scot­land and be­yond by ear. Tel 01796 482408. Keep Fit for ‘The Young at Heart’ Held at Bell’s in Perth on Tues­days and Thurs­days. Come and join in this fun way of keep­ing fit. You can be as­sured of a warm wel­come. Forty-five min­utes of rhyth­mi­cal, mo­bil­is­ing ex­er­cise to all types of mu­sic to help tone you up, stretch you out and slacken you off. For more in­for­ma­tion call 01382 581426 or 01764 664219. Kin­noull Church Nurs­ery Open­ing times, Mon­day-Fri­day, 8.50am -12.50pm. Chil­dren from two and a half to five years. Church Hall, Dundee Road. Break­fast Club, Mon­day- Fri­day, 8-9am. Con­tact El­iz­a­beth Scott on 01738 441477 or 07756835228. Krafty Kids Fri­days 9.45–11.15am dur­ing the school term at New Scone Church Hall, Bal­formo Road, Scone. Each week they have a new craft, fun ta­ble, story/mu­sic time and snack. Con­tact Emma on 07816015819. Kyokushin Karate Perth Come along to our classes in and around Perth. Craigie Pri­mary School term time 6.30-9pm Wed­nes­days. Methven Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Mon­day evenings 6.30-8pm. Mar­garet Mor­ri­son, In­veral­mond In­dus­trial Estate Sun­days 3-5pm. £3 ju­niors, £5 se­niors. Like us on our Face­book page Kyokushin Karate Perth Scot­land. Ladies Mo­tor­cy­cle Club Weekly ride meet­ing at Brox­den round­about ser­vices at 7pm. All rid­ing abil­i­ties wel­come in­clud­ing learn­ers. Also monthly Sun­day ride out and so­cial nights. Con­tact Lyne, 07786 436 290, or www.perthshire­ Letham Swap Shops Do you have any un­wanted items still in good con­di­tion? You can swap these for some­thing more suit­able at your com­mu­nity swap shops. Get in­volved with Letham Cli­mate Chal­lenge, 35-39 Garth Av­enue, Letham. Open Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day from 10am-3pm. Starter packs avail­able. Tel: 07474741115, email: letham­cli­mat­e­chal­ Or Face­book us. Letham Play­group For chil­dren aged two to five years. The group meets on Mon­days from 9.30– 11.30am. Con­tact Sam Robert­son, call 01738 449052. Lit­tle Cherubs Tod­dler Group Meets in the Chap­ter House of St Ninian’s Cathe­dral Wed­nes­days 9.30 - 11.30am, term time. Open to all ba­bies, chil­dren, par­ents, car­ers and child­min­ders. Con­tact Val 01738 626146. Line Danc­ing Classes Take place each Mon­day dur­ing term time at Perth High School. Be­gin­ners class 6.30–7.30pm, cost £2; in­ter­me­di­ate class 7.30–9pm, cost £3. All pro­ceeds to Perth High School PTA. New mem­bers wel­come. 01738 850466. Lun­car­tee­nies Baby and Tod­dler Group Meets on a Mon­day and Wed­nes­day from 9.30–11.30am at Lun­carty Memo­rial Hall, Scarth Road. Lym­phoma Group Meets at Mag­gie’s Cen­tre, Dundee, the first Wed­nes­day of each month. Con­tact Mary, 01382 526665. Mac­u­lar Dis­ease Sup­port desk is now open on Mon­days within Vi­sion Perth and Kin­ross, New Row, Perth, for any­one newly di­ag­nosed with/ or has Mac­u­lar De­gen­er­a­tion. For de­tails tele­phone 01738 629989. For de­tails re­gard­ing the MD Group in Perth, con­tact Va­lerie Wares, 01738 451863 or Hazel Ren­nie, 01738 442358. Meal Mak­ers Meal Mak­ers is a free lo­cal neigh­bour­hood food-shar­ing project that con­nects peo­ple who love cook­ing and want to be ac­tive in their com­mu­nity with older neigh­bours who would re­ally en­joy and ap­pre­ci­ate a freshly pre­pared meal. If you would like to do some­thing great with an ex­tra plate, or know some­body who would like to get in­volved as ei­ther a cook or a diner then please visit www.meal­mak­ or call 01738 452236. Men­tal Ill­ness Tay­side Car­ers’ sup­port project, Sup­port in Mind Scot­land, has as its spe­cific aim, to cater for the needs of fam­i­lies and friends of those with a se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness. If you need sup­port in your car­ing role please con­tact Sarah Cox on 01738 580 899. Methven Mi­nis Thurs­days from 1–3pm in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Whether you have a bump, baby or child under five, come along for play, cof­fee and a chat. Call Kate, 01738 840030. Methven U5s Methven Under 5s have nurs­ery places avail­able to chil­dren from two-and-a-half to fiveyears-old. Fully-funded places from three years. From two-and-a-half years, the price is £13 per ses­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion call 07926 362777 or email methve­nun­der5s@hot­mail., or bring your child along for an in­for­mal chat. Mo­tor­vate For young peo­ple with ad­di­tional sup­port needs and spe­cific learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. Weekly mo­tor skills groups and lit­er­acy groups to help those with a range of dif­fi­cul­ties in­clud­ing co-or­di­na­tion, mo­tor skills, so­cial skills, read­ing and spell­ing skills. More in­for­ma­tion at­tor­vateth­er­a­ or 07979613670. MS So­ci­ety We have lots of in­for­mal meet ups through­out the month. Bud­dies@Blair, More So­cial­is­ing@ Queens, Cof­fee@Dob­bies, and in Kin­ross. Any­one af­fected by MS in­clud­ing fam­ily, friends and car­ers are very wel­come. For up to date in­for­ma­tion check out our web­site msperth-kin­, our Face­book page, or con­tact us on 07552 368216. Muir­ton Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery Of­fers child­care and ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren aged two to five years to al­low par­ents to take up em­ploy­ment or train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Open Mon­day–Fri­day, 8am–6pm. Funded places avail­able from age three. For fur­ther de­tails and en­try cri­te­ria con­tact Linda, tel 01738 625933, or email muir­ton@ com­mu­ni­tynurs­ery.fs­ Murthly U5s Group Meets ev­ery Thurs­day from 9.30-11.30am term times at Murthly Pri­mary School. Con­tact school on 01738 454263. Mu­sic Group for U5s Held at Vi­sion Perth and Kin­ross on Mon­days, at 10am and Auchter­arder Par­ish Church on Tues­days, at 10am. These colour­ful ses­sions are fun packed with mu­si­cal ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing dance, songs and per­cus­sion play to mu­sic from around the world. Pay as

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