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Dedridge Good Neigh­bour Net­work 50+ Lunch and So­cial Club meet on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 12 at 12.30pm. Af­ter a home cooked meal an af­ter­noon of en­ter­tain­ment take place. Cost of lunch is £3.50 and £1 for the so­cial, new at­ten­ders are al­ways wel­come and for fur­ther de­tails tele­phone 01506-416137. The Liv­ingston Cam­era Club next meet at Croft­head Farm Cen­tre on Mon­day De­cem­ber 10 at 7.10pm. Part of the evening com­prises a pre­sen­ta­tion by Karen Thor­burn on the theme “Scot­tish Land­scapes and Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phy”. The Dedridge Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church next meet at Croft­head Farm on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 12 at 7.30pm. Guest speaker on the night is Elaine Hog­gan and all in­ter­ested are wel­come to at­tend. Lan­thorn Com­mu­nity Com­plex is hold­ing its an­nual Fes­tive Fiver col­lec­tion over the com­ing weeks to sup­ply lo­cal Food Banks with toi­letries for men and women. Un­used dona­tions be­ing sought in­clude ra­zors and shav­ing gel, sham­poo and con­di­tioner, shower gel and de­odor­ant. Gift bags which can hold at least 5 items are also wanted. Dona­tions can be handed into the Lan­thorn any time dur­ing open­ing hours. Con­grat­u­la­tions go to pupils in the S5 Per­sonal Devel­op­ment lead­er­ship group for their re­cent fundrais­ing ef­forts for Chil­dren in Need. The group raised £850 and ex­pressed sin­cere thanks to ev­ery­one who do­nated to­wards the event. James Young High School is hold­ing a Se­nior Phase Par­ents evening on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 12 from 5-7.30pm. The evening is for pupils in S4, S5 and S6. With win­ter set­ting in and food sources get­ting scarce the wildlife on the Dedridge Pond must for­age even harder to sur­vive. The Lan­thorn Com­mu­nity Com­plex is cur­rently sell­ing swan and duck pel­lets con­tain­ing the re­quired nu­tri­ents. Small bags cost 20 pence and large bags £1. An In­cred­i­ble Years Par­ent­ing pro­gramme is held at Croft­head Farm Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Tues­day morn­ings from 9.15-11.15am. The pro­gramme is de­signed to strengthen par­ent­ing skills and pro­mote chil­dren’s op­ti­mal so­cial, emo­tional, phys­i­cal and aca­demic devel­op­ment. Hot re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided, creshe is avail­able, and sup­port with trans­port if re­quired. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book a place tele­phone 01506-282948 or 07771843787. James Young High School Christ­mas Con­cert takes place on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 13 start­ing at 7pm. Tick­ets cost £5 per adult and £3 con­ces­sions. Tick­ets are on sale at re­cep­tion but lim­ited to 2 per per­son. A Bump and Baby group takes place at Dedridge Bap­tist Church every Mon­day morn­ing from 930-11pm. Croft­head Tod­dlers group based at Croft­head Farm meet every Tues­day from 9.15-11.30am and on Thurs­days be­tween 11.30am – 2.30pm. Chil­dren have a va­ri­ety of toys to play with and have ac­cess to the out­door play area and gar­den. On Thurs­days the group com­prises singing and crafts. The group is well at­tended but a few spa­ces are avail­able.


Mead­ow­vale Care Home Xmas Fayre Satur­day 1st De­cem­ber 12pm – 4pm. Stalls, Hand Crafted Goods, Raf­fles, Tombola and visit to Santa Grotto for the chil­dren. Live En­ter­tain­ment from 1pm – 2pm. En­try as a do­na­tion and Santa Grotto is £5 with gift for every child and Free Pho­to­graph. All pro­ceeds go to­wards the Res­i­dents Funds. Please con­tact Marie on 01506 635373 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Gen­er­a­tion Choir Sil­ver Tones meet on Mon­days at 1.15 - 2.15 in the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, Bath­gate. All over 50’s wel­come - no ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired and no au­di­tions. Gen­er­a­tion Dance meet on Fri­days 10.30 - 11.30 at St Mary’s Hall, Liv­ery Street, Bath­gate. All over 60’s wel­come re­gard­less of mo­bil­ity, in­de­pen­dence and ex­pe­ri­ence. Bath­gate EU United Re­formed Church is used by var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions ex­ter­nal to the church as well as by the church or­gan­i­sa­tions. If you would like to con­sider us­ing the hall please con­tact aileen­[email protected]­mai.co.uk. Glen­mavis Bowl­ing Club Bingo every Thurs­day and Sun­day Hall avail­able to let call 01506 634179. Next cabaret show Satur­day 22nd De­cem­ber tick­ets avail­able be­hind bar . Darts com­pe­ti­tion every Fri­day 7pm. Domi­noes every Mon­day at 7pm.

OPAL Groups Rose­mount Gar­dens Ac­tiv­ity Group, Bath­gate. Weekly Tues­days (2pm-4pm), Mid Street, EH48 1QW Nib­ble & Nat­ter So­cial Group Bath­gate. Fort­nightly Wed­nes­days (1:303:30pm), Royal Scot Court, Academy Street, EH48 1QR.

Bath­gate High Church The of­fice is open from Mon­day to Fri­day, 10am to 12pm. Mon­day choir prac­tice 6.30pm to 7.30pm Tues­day pre-school 1pm to 2.15pm, Food­bank 10am to 12pm, county dance group 1.30pm to 3pm, Boys’ Brigade (An­chor Boys) 6pm to 7pm (ju­niors) 6.30pm to 7.45pm (Com­pany) 7pm to 9pm. Wed­nes­day Wed­nes­day break 10.30am to 11am, Guild, 7pm to 9pm. Thurs­days pre-school 10am to 11.15am Fri­day Fri­day club 2pm to 3.30pm Satur­day cof­fee morn­ing third Satur­day of the month, 10am un­til noon. Also prayer meet­ing same day

Le­gion Bath­gate Tick­ets are now avail­able for the Party Night on 15th De­cem­ber @ £25 each. They are avail­able by con­tact­ing Anita on 07934817571 or Hay­ley on 07908423661 email club.ad­[email protected]­bath­gate.uk or con­tact He­len on 07733100595. No tick­ets left for OAP party. Mem­ber­ship dates Fri­day 16th Novem­ber 6.30 - 7.45 and Sun­day 18th 6.00 - 8.00 pm. Look out for fu­ture events on the no­tice board .

Bath­gate academy is hold­ing its an­nual Christ­mas con­cert on the 19th De­cem­ber 2018 7pm till 9pm This year is guar­an­teed to be the best show since it be­gan. Re­fresh­ments are avail­able as well as raf­fles and other items for kids and Christ­mas. Tick­ets are priced at £3 and avail­able from the school of­fice any day and time from Mon­day 3rd De­cem­ber up un­til the 19th. Tick­ets tend to sell out fast so get yours as soon as pos­si­ble


Grace Har­ris har­[email protected] har­[email protected] Ser­vices led by Armadale Par­ish Church will be held in the fol­low­ing:- Heather­field, Wed­nes­day 12 De­cem­ber at 2.15pm. Bield Hous­ing, Sun­day 16 De­cem­ber at 2.30pm. Toll Gate House, Wed­nes­day 19 De­cem­ber at 10.30pm. All wel­come. Chil­dren’s Gala Day The Gala Day Com­mit­tee 2018/19 and the of­fice bear­ers are as fol­lows:- Pres­i­dent - Stu­art Bor­row­man, Vice Pres­i­dent - Liz Hub­bard, Sec­re­tary Su­san Rooney - e-mail su­san­[email protected] Trea­surer - Lor­raine Wil­son. The Gala Day will be held on Satur­day 15 June 2019 with the Civic week com­menc­ing on Sun­day 9 June 2019 with the re­ti­ral of the Queen of Hearts 2018. The un­der­noted are the 2019 char­ac­ters picked from the var­i­ous schools - South­dale Pri­mary School - Queen of Hearts - Carly McComb, Chiefs - Jen­nifer Low and Lau­ryn Brolly. Cham­pion - Miller Drum­mond. Pages - Mur­ray McIvor and Adam Scott. Crown Bear­ers - Jax­son Feeney, Adam Jamieson and Cameron Knox. St An­thony’s Pri­mary School - Fairy Queen - Tiana Wat­son. Chiefs - Sum­mer Slat­tery and Re­bekah Tervit. Armadale Pri­mary School - Flower Queen - Chloe Camp­bell. Chiefs - Chloe White and Grace Lawrie. Eastertoun Pri­mary School - Rain­bow Fairy Queen - Frankie Turn­bull. Chiefs - Ella Muir and Corey Hamil­ton. Crowner of the 2019 Queen of Hearts is Mrs Jessie Hag­garty. Mem­ory Cave Café The cafe takes place on the 3rd Fri­day of each month and is held within Armadale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Li­brary for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers. The café is sup­ported by Alzheimer Scot­land and run by vol­un­teers from the Armadale com­mu­nity and is a place where car­ers and fam­ily mem­bers can drop in at any time be­tween 10am – 12 noon. The cafe pro­vides a place to meet where peo­ple un­der­stand de­men­tia, gain peer sup­port and in­for­ma­tion, and en­joy a good blether with a var­ied pro­gramme each month which in­cludes games, quizzes mu­sic and crafts. Car­ers or fam­ily mem­bers with some­one they are car­ing for with de­men­tia are al­ways made most wel­come. Christ­mas Party The Ladies Sec­tion of Armadale Bowl­ing Club’s Christ­mas Party takes place tonight Thurs­day be­gin­ning at 7.30pm. Har­mony Dance Club takes place on Tues­days at the usual time of 1.30pm – 3.30pm in Armadale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Li­brary. The group are hav­ing a break over the Christ­mas pe­riod and will fin­ish on Tues­day 18 De­cem­ber and re­sume on Tues­day 8 Jan­uary 2019. Ex­ist­ing and new mem­bers are al­ways warmly wel­comed. His­tory of Armadale As­so­ci­a­tion Meet on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month in Colin­sheil Court from 2pm- 4pm. All wel­come.

Armadale Shed is si­t­u­ated at Ma­sonic Place, 7 South Street, Armadale. Why not pop in and join them for a cup of tea or cof­fee and have a look around their work­shop. You will be warmly wel­comed. Con­tact tele­phone num­ber is 01501 735796.

1st Armadale Girls’ Brigade Meet on Tues­day evenings in Armadale Par­ish Church hall with Ex­plor­ers (P1-P3) meet­ing from 6pm-7.15pm. Ju­niors (P4-P7), 7pm-8.30pm. Bri­gaders (S1-S6) 7.45pm-9.15pm. All new and ex­ist­ing bri­gaders will be warmly wel­comed.

Armadale Par­ish Church Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices are held at 11am and all will be warmly wel­comed. The Sun­day School also meet at 11am. The Church is plan­ning to em­bark on a ma­jor project for im­prov­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity to the Church halls which are widely used by the Com­mu­nity and Church or­gan­i­sa­tions. The cost of this project is ma­jor and fund rais­ing for this work is es­sen­tial and if you can help to fund raise in any way or do­nate to­wards this work the Church would be ex­tremely grate­ful. We ask for ev­ery­one’s help as the Church is a large part of the Armadale Com­mu­nity. A Com­mu­nity Con­sul­ta­tion Sur­vey is be­ing car­ried out at the mo­ment and the Church is urg­ing peo­ple to go on line to the Armadale Par­ish Church web­site and fol­low the link to the sur­vey as the Church would like as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to com­plete the short sur­vey. Pa­per copies of the sur­vey are also avail­able. 50+ Meet­ings Monthly meet­ings take place on the first Thurs­day of the month at 10am in Armadale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Thrift Shop is held in Armadale Par­ish Church hall on Tues­days from 10am-noon. Why not come along and browse and pick up a bar­gain and en­joy a cup of tea and a blether? All wel­come. The shop will close over the fes­tive sea­son from 11 De­cem­ber and re­open on Tues­day 8 Jan­uary.

Knit and Nat­ter Knit for char­ity in Armadale Methodist Church Hall on the first and third Tues­day of the month from 2pm – 4pm. Even if you don’t knit why not come along and en­joy a cuppa and a chat. Ev­ery­one will be made most wel­come.

Smoke Free Loth­ian Stop Smok­ing Sup­port takes place in Armadale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­days from noon – 1pm. This is a free ser­vice. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact 01506 651829.

Craft Group Why not come along to the craft group who meet in Armadale Par­ish Church hall every Thurs­day af­ter­noon at 2pm. Bring along your knit­ting or craft work and en­joy tea and a chat. You will be made most wel­come. Boys’ Brigade meet every Thurs­day evening in Armadale Par­ish Church hall and it would be great to see ex­ist­ing bri­gaders and any boys who would be in­ter­ested in join­ing the Brigade. The An­chors for (P2-P3’s) meet from 5.45pm-6.45pm and the Ju­nior Sec­tion start­ing to­day for (P4/ P5/P6’s) meet from 6.45pm-8.00pm. Come along and en­rol and meet new friends and have fun.

WRI Meet in Colin­sheil Hous­ing with Care at 7pm on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month. Armadale Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Meet in Armadale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 7pm on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month. If you are in­ter­ested in the com­mu­nity, be­com­ing a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity coun­cil or would just like more in­for­ma­tion why not come along or call 07801792917. Friend­ship Group mem­bers are look­ing for­ward to the group’s Christ­mas Af­ter­noon and Carol Singing which will take place on Satur­day 8 De­cem­ber be­gin­ning at 2pm.

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