7.30-8.30pm in the village hall. Take a mat, cost £5.50. Contact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email yasmin@ throthegrapevine.co.uk. Dancing Classes for over 50s in Killearn Village Hall on Fridays at 10am. Cost £5.50. Contact Yasmin on 07979 856837 or email yasmin@ throthegrapevine.co.uk. Golden Years Prize bingo night with tea and home baking and raffle on Thursday, November 1 in Killearn Kirk Hall from 7-9.30pm. All welcome for a family fun night with a chacne to win some great prizes. Adults £4, children £2. For details and tickets contact Peter on 01360 550432; Anne 550605 and Doreen 500834. Jumble sale Event takes place on Saturday, November 10 in the kirk hall from 10am-noon. Entry £1, lots of treasures to be found. Donations to kirk hall on Friday, November 9 from 6-8pm. With Christmas around the corner, stalls will include houshold goods, toys, jewellery, CDs, DVDs, sporting equipment and bric-a-brac. No electrical goods or larg furniture. More details from Anne on 01360 550605, Katie 01360 449358 or Doreen 01360 550834. Community council The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at 8pm in the Garden Room, Killearn Village Hall. A warm welcome is extended to all local residents. Killearn Community Futures Company The AGM will be held on Thursday, October 18 at 8pm in the village hall. Doors open at 7.30pm. The meeting is open to all members of KCFC and anyone else who is interested in the future of the village. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. AGM papers can be downloaded at www.kcfc.co.uk/admin/ AGM_Papers.pdf. Hall car park for Kenmore walk (care share, dementia-friendly). Contact Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or cathy. email@example.com to book. Strength and balance Exercise class for older adults in the Killin Hotel from 1.30-2.30pm each Wednesday, followed by 10-minute walk. 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. SWI news The first meeting of the new session saw an excellent turnout of members and visitors to hear marine geologist Heather Stewart Koe give a fascinating talk on her work ‘Below the Ocean Waves’. Heather is a local girl who, has through the course of her work travelled to many countries including the Antarctic. The next meeting is on Thursday, November 1 in Lesser McLaren Hall at 7.30pm. Competition winners were: Fish Pate - 1 Fiona Boath, 2 equal Anne Rose and Ann Watson, 4 Margaret Galloway. Sea Shell - 1 Margaret Galloway, 2 Ellen Stewart, 3 Fiona Boath. AGM Killin Music Festival’s AGM will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm in the Killin Church Community Rooms. All welcome.
Otago The exercise class is on every Monday from 9.45-10.15am in the church hall. Please note change of day. All welcome. The instructor will provide further details. Contact Christina Feaks: Community Physical Activity Inclusion Officer on 01786 273555. Cappuccino Chatter On Wednesdays from 10.30-11.30am in the Church House. Church Rev Ellen Larson Davidson will conduct the service at 11.15am on Sunday. Guild Members and friends are invited to Aberfoyle Guild in Aberfoyle Church House, Lochard Road, Aberfoyle on Monday, October 15 at 2pm. There will be a speaker from the Boys Brigade. If interested, please let Joanna 01786 870681 know by Sunday. SWI news The next meeting takes place in the Reading Room on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.15pm when the speaker is Mr Graham Smith of Scotland’s Air Ambulance. Visitors are most welcome and the members’ competition is a scenic view photograph. The raffle will aid the work of the Air Ambulance. Members of the public are welcome at the Federation Autumn whist drive in the Albert Hall, Stirling at 1pm on Wednesday, October 17. Jumble sale This annual autumn event takes place in the Reading Room on Saturday, October 27 from 10am until noon. All profit aids the upkeep of the Reading Room, a community asset, presently undergoing refurbishment. Over 60s Christmas Dinner A great village tradition reaches its 60th anniversary this year and it is hoped to put on an extra special afternoon of food and entertainment to celebrate. The dinner is a much-appreciated event made possible by local businesses, generous donations from village organisations and a small army volunteers on the day. Further information from Mary on 01786 870202 or Tracy 01786 870385. Community council The upcoming community council election will be used to try and enlist more members to represent the village, At present Kippen has five community councillors, but nine are required. The elections are soon when it’s hoped many new names appear on the voting list. Information can be found on the Stirling Council website, from current chairman Helen Wilson and on the community noticeboard outside of the Post Office. Kippen Community Funding The next deadline to apply for wind farm money is on Thursday, October 18. Please contact Margaret Beaton on 01786 870536 for applications form.
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Parish Church Sunday’s service will be at 10am and led by the Rev Dr Valerie Allen. All welcome. During October the church is collecting nonperishable goods for Start Up Stirling. A list of food required is displayed in the church. Councillor’s surgery Councillor Martin Earl will be in the village hall on Monday, October 15 at 6.30pm. Sunday Blether The village hall’s Sunday Blether resumes this weekend. All welcome to enjoy the chat, soup and baking. SWI news President Anne Artis extended a warm welcome to all. The speaker for the evening was Lynne Bryce from Blairdrummond and her talk was entitled ‘Body and Soul’. Lynne worked from head to foot telling the audience how to notice and to be aware of differences in our bodies. She told members never to ignore changes and always to go to your doctor. It made the audience realise that diet, drinking water and exercise went a long way to helping the body stay healthy. Her finishing words were “Be aware, be good and life life to the full”. Competitions: Best piece of health advice - 1 Elizabeth Dykes. 2 Anne Artis, 3 Hazel Fenlon; Healthy smoothie - 1 Norma Brewster, 2 Anne Artis, 3 Isobel McGuire. Cups presented - Catriona Burnett (for gaining most points at Doune and Dunblane Show 2018) and Anne Artis (for gaining most points in the competitions at the monthly meetings). A delicious supper was provided by Mary Muirhead, Mary Woods and Eleanor Muir.
Mini Makers Tuesdays in the kirkrooms, 9.30-10.30am. Art/creative fun for 18 months-five years.
Playgroup Over-twos on Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am, Fridays 9.30am - noon, term time in the community hall. Tea ‘n’ chat The last Wednesday of the month coffee morning 10am– 12.30pm in the community hall. Anyone interested in having a stall can call Belinda 01786 850692 or email@example.com. Young at Heart Low-impact dance fitness classes for over-50s in the community hall on Mondays from 12.15-1pm, More details from Janice on 07565 182259. 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 £8. Norrieston Church Rev Ellen Larson Davidson will lead the worship on Sunday at 10am. All welcome. The Blythewood Shoebox campaign boxes to be brought to the church by Sunday, October 28. Gifts of dried goods and other non-perishable goods will go to the food bank In Stirling. Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday, October 21. Macmillan Coffee Morning Many thanks go to all who supported the cancer care coffee morning. The total raised was £750.80p. Gardening Society The AGM will be held in the church hall on Tuesday, October 23 at 7.30pm.