\Doune, Deanston

Stirling Observer - - DISTRICT NEWS -

\Aber­foyle

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. scott@lochlomond-trossachs.org. 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.

\Arn­prior

Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Bob Davies will be in the nurs­ery on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23 at 7pm.

\Balfron

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 yas­min@throthe­grapevine.co.uk. 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.

\Cal­lan­der

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 cathy.scott@lochlomondtrossachs.org. 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 cathy.scott@lochlomondtrossachs.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.

\Croftamie

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.

\Gart­more

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.

\Kil­learn

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

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