Walk in the park Led by trained volunteers. Lasts 15-60 minutes. Next walk Monday, October 15. Meet at Woollen Mill car park 10.20am for Gartmore House walk (car share, dementia-friendly). Contact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email cathy. email@example.com. Strength and balance For older adults, Mondays in the Forth Inn 12.15-1pm, followed by 10-min walk. Walking festival Tomorrow (Saturday), all are invited along to a health walk, high tea at the Forth Inn (£5) and Light up the Forest (£10). Walk is at 3pm, meeting in Woollen Mill car park. book with Cathy Scott for high tea and Light Up the Forest on on 01877 330055 or email cathy.scott@ lochlomond-trossachs.org. Yoga and mindfulness Classes in Memorial Hall, Mondays 7.30-9pm. Scottish Country Dancing Classes are held on Wednesdays in the Memorial Hall from 7.30-9.30pm. For more details telephone Allan at 01877 385236. Fun and gentle exercise. All welcome. St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church Sunday at 11.15am Holy Communion. All welcome. Lodge Bailie Nicol Jarvie No 1036 There will be a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 8pm when an MMM degree will be conferred by visiting Lodge Loch Lomond No 1483. Parish church Service on Sunday will be at the usual time of 11.15am with worship being conducted by the Rev Dr Valerie Allen.
Councillor’s surgery Councillor Bob Davies will be in the nursery on Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm.
Adult fitness Dance-based exercises and routines on Thursdays from 7-8pm in Balfron Campus studio. Take a mat, cost £5.50. Contact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Psychic Charity Night A psychic charity night with mediums Jennifer Phillips, Andrew Lindsay and Barry Hogg will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm in the McLintock Hall, Main Street in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. Private mini readings available, however pre-booking for these is advisable by calling 07751 350204. There will be various stalls, raffles, tea/coffee and cakes. Entrance £10, pay at the door. Christmas Fayre West Stirlingshire Friends of Strathcarron Hospice are holding their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 19 from 10am-2.30pm in the McLintock Hall. Please come along and enjoy stalls, raffle, tombola and tea/coffees included in the adult £2.50 admission. Bible talks Held on Sundays at 6pm in the village hall. Otago Class in the church hall every Tuesday from 11.30am-noon. Contact Christina Feaks, Community Physical Activity Inclusion Officer on 01786 273555. Bridge Group meets on Tuesdays at 2pm in the Session Room of Buchlyvie Church. Returning and new members will be made welcome. Golf society Members had a thoroughly enjoyable day last Saturday when in perfect conditions they played their annual charity Texas Scramble at Aberfoyle Golf Club. This year’s winners with an excellent net score of 53.25 were the team of Raymond Ainslie, Grant McPherson and Sam Kerr. Bill Johnstone and Edward Mayhew won the prizes for Nearest the Pin. The real winner however was Cancer Research for whom the magnificent sum of £1700 was raised. The society would like to thank all those who donated prizes, auction items and purchasers of tickets and auction bids for contributing to this fantastic sum. For a small society this is a fantastic achievement. Members are also grateful to Aberfoyle Golf Club and the Buchlyvie Inn for their contribution in making the day - and night - so enjoyable. The first winner of the new Peter Buchanan Trophy as Golf Society Champion for the most points accumulated over the three outings was David McGuffie. After an enjoyable 2018 season, arrangements are now underway to draw up a fixture list for 2019. SWI news President Muriel Holroyd welcomed a good attendance of members old and new as well as a number of visitors. The guest speaker was Yasmin Marley of Dancercise who spoke with enthusiasm and passion about her love of dance and how this evolved into the successful classes which she runs in Buchlyvie and neighbouring villages. It was not long before she had the audience of, mainly elderly, ladies on their feet and following her in some simple dance moves. Along with some of her class members a demonstration of the Moonwalk finished off a very enjoyable session. Competition winners: Autumn arrangement in a jug - 1 Margaret Sparkes, 2 Anne Stewart, 3 Muriel Holroyd. Tip for Fitness and Balance - 1 Lynsey Thomson, 2 Margaret Sparkes, 3 Muriel Holroyd. The collection of cans will be delivered to Start Up Stirling. After tea, business and the raffle, everyone took part in a game of The Chase. The winning team was Mary Benns, Lily Burnside, Lynsey Thomson, Pat Mc Creath and Elspeth Murdoch.
Walk in the park Led by trained volunteers. Lasts 20 minutes to one hour. Next walk is Tuesday, October 16. Meet at Ancaster Square at 10.20am for Bracklinn Falls walk (car share). Contact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or email email@example.com. Strength and balance For older adults, Tuesdays, meet at fire station, 2-3pm. Aberfoyle Walking Festival Tomorrow (Saturday), all are invited along to a health walk, high tea at the Forth Inn (£5) and Light up the Forest (£10). Walk is at 3pm, meeting in Woollen Mill car park. book with Cathy Scott for high tea and Light Up the Forest on on 01877 330055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. St Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal Church Communion on Sunday and Wednesday at 10am. Callander Royal Arch Chapter No. 277 Next meeting is on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.30 pm and will be the Annual Installation of Office Bearers. Office Bearers are requested to wear dinner suits. A good attendance of companions is requested. Callander Kirk Early worship on Sunday at 10am is in the kirk hall led by the Rawsons (John 5 v1-15). Morning service at 11.15am in Callander Kirk conducted by Rev Elinor Gordon. Teapot Cafe is open in the Kirk Hall Library on Wednesdays from 10.30am to noon. All welcome. Guild meets at 2pm in Callander Kirk Hall on Thursday, October 18 when there will be a talk about Start Up Stirling by Ian Morris. All meetings are open to men and women. Visitors are always welcome.
Walk in the park Led by trained volunteers. Meet outside the Winnock Hotel, Drymen, on Thursdays at 10.20am. Email fran.crumley@ lochlomond-trossachs.org for details. Keep fit Mondays, 7-8pm in the Rural Hall. Aerobics and legs/bums/ tums, suitable for beginners to advanced. Cost £5. Bridge club Wednesdays, 7.15pm in the Red Lion Hotel. Young at Heart Low-impact dance fitness classes for 50-year-olds and over on Tuesdays in the Rural Hall from 9.30-10.15am and Thursdays from 10-10.45am. Contact Janice on 07565 182259. Health centre Adult flu drop-in clinics to be held in Doune Health Centre on Thursdays from 1.30-4pm on October 18 and 25 and November 1. No need to book. This is for Doune Health Centre patients who are 65 years and over or in an at risk group.
Low-impact dance fitness classes for 50-year-olds and over on Tuesdays in the community centre from 10.45-11.30am. Contact Janice on 07565 182259. SWI news The SWI will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.30pm in the community centre. Speaker will be Janet McLay who will give a hands-on demonstration of Sashiko work. Competitions: A knitted poppy and a favourite brooch. Hostesses are Agnes Sheriff, Janet Iffla and Anne Muirhead. New members welcome - £4 including tea/coffee and home baking. Church Service on Sunday at 10.30am will be conducted by Rev. Lynne Mack.
Circle dance Group meets every second Thursday of the month in Gartmore Village Hall, 2-4pm. Thornhill Players Gartmore Gambols, an evening of entertainment with the very successful one-act comedy ‘Curses, Foiled Again’ followed by an updated Variety Revue will be staged in Gartmore Village Hall on Saturday October 20, curtain up - 7.30pm - doors open at 7pm. Both were first shown, and extremely well-received, at the Summerfest in Callander. So now is your chance to see a repeat performance or enjoy these presentations for the first time. Tickets will be on sale and can be reserved via The Thornhill Players e-mail at thornhillplayersdrama@ gmail.com or from Charlotte Johnston on 01786 850288. Tickets priced at £8. Church Sunday service with Rev Jim Landels at 10am. All welcome.
Councillor’s surgery Councillor Alistair Berrill will be in the primary school on Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm. Walking group Thursdays 2-2.45pm, alternate weeks between Blanefield and Killearn. Call 07867 672513. Otago Active adults strength and balance class, Tuesdays 9.30-10am and 10.10-10.40am in the church hall, £2. Call 01786 448308. Contact Christina Feaks: Community Physical Activity Inclusion Officer on 01786 273555. Adult fitness Dance-based exercises and routines on Tuesdays from