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.