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Stirling Observer - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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. scott@lochlomond-trossachs.org 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 cathy.scott@lochlomondtrossachs.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.

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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.

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Mini Mak­ers Tues­days in the kirk­rooms, 9.30-10.30am. Art/cre­ative fun for 18 months-five years.

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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 boghall­farm@bt­in­ter­net.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.

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