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you go weekly. Email info@baby­ Mu­si­cal Groups for Ba­bies and Tod­dlers Chil­dren get a chance to play with var­i­ous in­stru­ments such as the vi­o­lin, cello, french horn and oth­ers, par­ents get a chance to meet other par­ents and have some re­fresh­ments. Ses­sions are from 10.30–11am, at Perth North Church, ev­ery Fri­day. Cost is £1 per child. Con­tact Fiona Trayner, call 0784 2133547, or visit web­site www.sim­pel­­sic2 Myeloma Group For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Linda Win­ton on 01796 482 350 or lin­daw­in­ton64@, or Mary Kenny on 01738 44110, or jrkenny@bt­in­ter­ New­burgh Nip­pers A par­ent/car­erled play­group for birth to five-year­sold. The group meets ev­ery Mon­day dur­ing school term at the Tay­side In­sti­tute Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, New­burgh. Con­tact San­dra Wil­son, 07974 773453. Oak­bank Play­group A friendly play­group for chil­dren aged 2½–five years run by ex­pe­ri­enced play lead­ers who pro­vide a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties in a fun and stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Chil­dren do not have to be toi­let trained or live in the Oak­bank catch­ment area. Runs Mon­days, Tues­days and Thurs­days, from 9.30am–noon, dur­ing term time, at Oak­bank Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, View­lands Road West. For more info email oak­bankplay­group@ya­ or web­site www. face­­bank.Play­group PKAVS Car­ers Respite Day Ser­vices Are you an un­paid carer in need of a break? This ser­vice is open to any­one over the age of 18 that does not re­quire com­plex per­sonal care. Trained and friendly staff will carry out an as­sess­ment be­fore the first visit to en­sure the needs of the cared for and equally the carer are fully un­der­stood and met. If you are car­ing for some­one with com­plex needs or are look­ing for ser­vices avail­able for those under 18 years of age we urge you to get in touch to dis­cuss this with our staff. Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am - 3pm, The Gate­way, North Methven Street, Perth; Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day, 9am - 3pm, Rat­tray Com­mu­nity Hall, Bal­moral Road, Blair­gowrie. Emer­gency respite care avail­able if 48 hours’ no­tice given. Cost is £25 per day and in­cludes five hours at the Day Club, three-course lunch and re­fresh­ments, or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties such as games, quizzes, gen­tle ex­er­cise tech­niques, crafts and much more. Trans­port is avail­able but this is lim­ited by the area and space avail­able. Please get in touch to dis­cuss your own re­quire­ments. For more de­tails con­tact Laura McKen­zie or Linda McGougan on 01738 567076. Para­chute Reg­i­ment As­so­ci­a­tion Perth and District Branch Para­chute Reg­i­ment As­so­ci­a­tion meets at Perth Ex-Ser­vice Club last Satur­day of the month at 3pm. All ex-serv­ing air­borne per­son­nel wel­come. Con­tact the sec­re­tary on 01738 623137. Parkin­son’s UK The Perth branch holds its meet­ings on the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month from 2-4pm in the Gate­way Cen­tre, North Methven Street. All who are liv­ing with Parkin­son’s, car­ers, and vol­un­teers will be wel­come. Con­tact: Doreen Brown 01738 621815. Patchwork and Quilt­ing Piece Part­ners Quilt­ing Group meet from 7.30–9.30pm ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of the month, at West End Bowl­ing Club, Gray Street, Perth. Tel 01828 640424. Perth and Kin­ross Car­ers’ Sup­port Project The project sup­ports any­one who cares for some­one with men­tal health is­sues. Any­one in need of sup­port can con­tact Julie Maceachen or Sheila Mackay on 01738 580899. Perth and Kin­ross Dis­abil­ity Sport Sup­ports the de­vel­op­ment of a strong, vi­brant and suc­cess­ful sport­ing struc­ture for ath­letes with physi-

cal, learn­ing or sen­sory dis­abil­i­ties. If you would like to get in­volved as an ath­lete or vol­un­teer, con­tact us - en­quiries@perthand­kin­ross­dis­abil­i­tys­ or tele­phone 07716628452. Perth Asthma Swim Club Tues­day 6-6.30pm at Perth Leisure Pool for chil­dren aged 5+. Call Judith on 01738 455068. Perth Film-Mak­ers Club The club holds its meet­ings on the first and third Wed­nes­day of each month at 7pm in Oak­bank Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, View­lands Road West. For those in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship of this friendly club or book­ing a film show, en­quiries can be made to made by con­tact­ing sec­re­tary Phil Walker on 01738 561530 or by email philwalker55@blueyon­ Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the club and its ac­tiv­i­ties can be found on www.perth­film­mak­ and on Face­book. Perth Gospel Hall Easter Ex­plored - dis­cover the true mean­ing of Easter: the week­end that changed ev­ery­thing. A short il­lus­trated talk and re­laxed dis­cus­sion, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments. 7.30-8.45pm on Tues­day, March 27 and Tues­day, April 3 at Perth Gospel Hall, Hunt­ing­tower Road, PH1 2LH. Trans­port avail­able. All wel­come. No charge. More de­tails visit www.perth­gospel­, or text / call 07584099498. Perth Leisure Pool Dis­abled Club Ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing at 1011am with Kim -­bridges@ bt­in­ter­ Ev­ery Sun­day night 5-6pm (ca­sual ses­sion) karen­steel@ live­ac­ Perth ME Sup­port Group For in­for­ma­tion or sup­port please call Janet on 0781056725 and leave mes­sage. Perth Sa­mar­i­tans Call 01738 626666 or email perth­samar­i­tans@hot­mail. for more in­for­ma­tion. Perthshire Or­ganic Gar­den­ers fun and in­for­ma­tive group for gar­den­ers in­ter­ested in the or­ganic ap­proach to gar­den­ing tech­niques. Monthly talks, sum­mer vis­its and work­shops. Be­gin­ners and old hands al­ways wel­come. For more de­tails see www.span­gle­­gan­icGard­ners, email perthor­ganic@ Perth Toast­mas­ters Do you know some­one who wants to im­prove their A

pub­lic speak­ing skills? Come along to Perth Toast­mas­ters and im­prove your com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pub­lic speak­ing in a friendly and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment. PerthTM meets at North Inch Com­mu­nity Cam­pus, Gowans Ter­race, Perth PH1 5BF on the first and third Mon­days of the month at 7pm. Come along, or ring Nick on 07881 950792 for more in­for­ma­tion. Perth Toy Li­brary Sit­u­ated at Hil­lend, Perth, this is fun place for par­ents, car­ers and chil­dren to hire out qual­ity toys, games, dolls and bikes. Check out our new sen­sory room. It is open Tues­days 1.30 - 3pm, Thurs­days 9.45-11.15am and Satur­days 9.45am to noon. In school hol­i­days only open Satur­days. More in­for­ma­tion at www.perth­toyli­ and our Face­book page. Email us on perth­toyli­brary@hot­ or phone 07814 551184. Perth Univer­sity of the Third Age Perth U3A is a mem­ber of a world­wide group through­out the UK and many other coun­tries pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tion and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties for those no longer in full-time em­ploy­ment. Monthly open meet­ings are held on Mon­day morn­ings ev­ery four weeks with a guest speaker pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers and guests to find out about cur­rent ac­tiv­i­ties and to meet and chat over cof­fee be­fore the meet­ing. Fur­ther en­quiries can be made through Anne Trant, mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary on 01738 565075 or on our web­site at www.u3­a­ or sim­ply by search­ing on­line for Perth U3A. Pit­cairn­green Vil­lage Hall The vil­lage hall in his­toric Pit­cairn­green is open for book­ings. Two halls, of­fice/small meet­ing room with wifi, dis­abled ac­cess and toi­lets, kitchen, court­yard.Please con­tact el­speth­farmer@hot­ 01738 582099 www.Pit­cairn­ Polymyal­gia and Giant Cell Ar­teri­tis Scot­land (PMR - GCA Scot­land) A sup­port group for those with PMR and/or GCA, their fam­ily and friends, meets in the hall of Dundee Par­ish Church (St Mary’s) in the Nether­gate (en­trance op­po­site Pri­mark) on the third Tues­day of each month, ex­cept Jan­uary and April. Tea and cof­fee will be avail­able along with a warm wel­come. No en­try

charge. For more in­for­ma­tion call our Helpline on 0300 777 5090, look at our web­site­, or email dundee@pm­ Probus Bridge Club The Probus Bridge Club meets on a Mon­day at 10am at Oak­bank Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, View­lands Road West, Perth. New mem­bers are warmly wel­come. RASC/RCT As­so­ci­a­tion The Perthshire Branch holds its monthly meet­ing at 7.30pm on the last Fri­day of the month. The meet­ings take place in the Sports Club and So­cial Club, Leonard Street, Perth. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the sec­re­tary on 01738 643 552 or Rid­ing for the Dis­abled Vol­un­teers are needed Mon­day to Thurs­day, 10am–noon and on Tues­days, 7-8pm. If you can help con­tact the Glen­farg group, tel 636641, 0793255971 or 0845 2415317. No ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired as train­ing will be given. Rus­sian Con­ver­sa­tion Group Come and join some Rus­sian lan­guage and chat. All lev­els wel­come. Meet at Perth Con­cert Hall on Satur­days at 11am. It’s free (ex­cept your cof­fee). Con­tact Su­san on 01738 269791 or Mairi on 07809 406127. Sal­va­tion Army Tid­dly­winks Tod­dler Group (birth–five years) Mon­days, 1.15–2.45pm, £1 per ses­sion. Baby and Tod­dler Group (birth–five years), Tues­days, 10.30am–noon, £1 per ses­sion. Lunch Club ev­ery Thurs­day 12.30, two course meal plus tea or cof­fee £3. All ac­tiv­i­ties held in the hall of the Sal­va­tion Army, South Street, Call 01738 440090. St Ninian’s Cathe­dral Com­mu­nity Lunches at St Ninian’s Cathe­dral, Perth, are on the first Satur­day of the month. Scone Baby and Tod­dlers Wed­nes­day, 9.45–11.15am, at Scone Old Par­ish Church Hall. Cost is £1.50 per adult/child and 50p for each ad­di­tional child, in­cludes snack. Con­tact Leanne Macdon­ald 07753407213, Laila Pa­ton 07742487227. Sea Cadets Meet on Mon­days from 7-9pm at TS Fair­maid, Shore Road, Perth (be­hind One Call garage). SFAD Is some­one you care about mis­us­ing drugs? For help and ad­vice call the free and con­fi­den­tial helpline of Scot­tish Fam­i­lies Af­fected by Drugs, 08080 101011. Trained vol­un­teers will be sup­port­ive and pro­vide the in­for­ma­tion you need, or will sim­ply lis­ten if you just need to talk. Or, get in­for­ma­tion by email at SSAFA (Life­long sup­port for our forces and their fam­i­lies) Any­one who has ever served in HM Forces is el­i­gi­ble for help from SSAFA, which also as­sists de­pen­dants. SSAFA can pro­vide prac­ti­cal, emo­tional and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and all en­quiries are treated in con­fi­dence. SSAFA can be con­tacted at 131 Dunkeld Road, Perth, call 01738 625346 or email Sing In The City New choir for all abil­i­ties. Thurs­day 7-9pm at North Church Hall, Mill St, Perth. We’ve a huge singing fam­ily in Ed­in­burgh, Fife and now in Perth. We come to­gether to sing and so­cialise as well as hav­ing a char­i­ta­ble side to the busi­ness. First night is free to try. Con­tact on hello.singinthecity@choired­in­, 0131 552 3149. Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional Perth In­ter­ested? Meet­ings are held on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month at the Royal Ge­orge Ho­tel at 6.30pm from Septem­ber to June. All wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jean by email jd­camp­bell@hot­ or 07947 604597. South Perth Green Spa­ces Group The group is for peo­ple who have an in­ter­est in their lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment and meets on the first Tues­day of the month in Gle­n­earn Cam­pus, Perth, from 7.30-8.30pm. Speak­ers’ Club Any­one in­ter­ested in gain­ing con­fi­dence in pub­lic speak­ing in the re­laxed at­mos­phere of a speak­ers’ club meet­ing would be wel­come at meet­ings. Call Mitchell Wat­son on 01738 627070. Stan­ley Vil­lage Hall The hall is avail­able for hire dur­ing the day, evenings and week­ends. Book­ings taken for one hour to all day hire, for large hall or smaller meet­ing room. Con­tact Sam Kelly on 077189215783 or email samk_201550@hot­ Street Pas­tors Street Pas­tors are out in the city cen­tre of Perth ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day night from 10pm-3am to lis­ten, care and help. Street Pas­tors are vol­un­teers from the lo­cal churches who go out on the streets of their lo­cal com­mu­nity to of­fer a lis­ten­ing ear or a help­ing hand to any­one in need re­gard­less of age, gen­der, re­li­gion, race, sex­u­al­ity, etc. The num­ber 07786 396645 can be used to get in touch with the team out be­tween 10pm-3am each Thurs­day and Satur­day. Tay­side SANDS Help­ing any­one af­fected by the death of a baby. Bi-monthly meet­ings in Perth at PRI sem­i­nar room 4, Tay­mount Ter­race en­trance, 7.30-9pm. The meet­ings are very in­for­mal and you can talk, share ex­pe­ri­ences, or just lis­ten. More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the Tay­side SANDS Face­book page. Tay­side Coun­cil on Al­co­hol Ad­vice In­for­ma­tion and sup­port call 0845 072 0190­co­holtay­ Tea Bingo Sec­ond Fri­day of the month in Moulin Hall, Pit­lochry. Eyes down 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raf­fle. Con­tact kate­howie@ya­ Tre­foil Guild The guild wel­comes both past and ac­tive mem­bers of Guid­ing and Scout­ing to­gether with any­one with an in­ter­est in the move­ment. www.tre­foil­, Tre­foil Guild Of­fice, 020 7834 6242, email, tre­foil­guild@girl­guid­ Tul­loch Tod­dler Group Tul­loch baby and tod­dler group – mums, dads, car­ers and grand­par­ents all wel­come. Tul­loch Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Thurs­days 1pm - 2.30pm (term time only). Twins Plus Perth The group is now cur­rently op­er­at­ing as an on­line com­mu­nity net­work through the web­site www.twin­splus­

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