Items of news for inclusion in the Shotts news section should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be phoned in to 01501 825294 on a Thursday evening before 9pm. Calderhead High School parent council meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6pm in the school. If you are a parent or guardian of a pupil, you can come along and observe one of the group’s meetings. The parent council also have a Twitter account “@CalderheadPC” and the minutes of meetings can be found on the school’s website. Shotts gala day If you shop online, you can now donate to this year’s gala day by using the following link https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ causes/shottsgaladay/. 3rd Shotts Scout Group The scout hall at 100 Benhar Road, Shotts, is available for any organisations in the community to use and requests to do so should be made to Mrs Mary Lees (group scout leader) on 01501 821658. Shotts and District Rotary Club have their meetings every Wednesday evening in the Station Hotel, Shotts. For further information about any Rotary Club matter, contact David McCloy, the secretary, on 07961204871. EU Congregational Church is open for prayer and reflection on Wednesdays, from 11am with a short service at 11.30am until 12pm. This is followed by soup, tea and a chat which is served in the large hall of the church from 12pm to 1pm. On Sunday, the morning service is at 11.30am and singing group meets on Tuesdays at 7pm. Salvation Army Corps the friendship club meets on Tuesdays, from 1pm to 3pm. On Wednesday, the youth club gathers at 6pm to 8pm. The toddlers’ group is held on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am. Prayer meetings take place on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Friday Club and JAM Club take place from 5.45pm to 7.45pm. The Sunday morning meeting is at 10.45am and is led each week by Lieutenant Amy-Jo Battersby. For more information or to stay up-todate with future events, visit the group’s Facebook page. Bon Accord Club The club are taking new bookings, so do get in touch if you would like to hold an event there. The function hall is available to hire for events and weddings. For more information, contact the club on 01501 821542 or visit their Facebook page, where you can see photos of the hall dressed for weddings and events. 32 Social Club has entertainment for members and guests as follows. Tickets are on sale for the Demonstration 2018 fundraiser, featuring Bobby Parks and the Prince of Wales Accordion Band on Saturday, June 23. Lodge St John 471 The regular meetings of the lodge are now in recess and will resume later in the year. Community council meets on the first Monday of the month in the Community Centre in Kirk Road at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings. See the group’s Facebook page at Shotts Community Council or ask to be added to the emailing list to be kept up-to-date on upcoming events. Slimming group has classes every Wednesday at 9.30am, 5pm and 7pm in Epic Studios, Shottskirk Road (above Ladbrokes at Dykehead Cross). Everyone going along will be made most welcome. For more information about the classes, contact Joyce on 07538615749. Everyone welcome. Artskool is an exciting project for children and adults alike. It offers art classes for all ages. Mondays from 6pm to 7.30pm is for ages eight to 11, Tuesdays from 10.30am to noon is for adults, with a class for four to seven-year-olds at 6pm to 7.30pm. On Wednesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm, there is a class for ages 12 and upwards. Additional classes can be scheduled based on demand. For more information or to join a class, call Claudia on 07913947778. St Patrick’s Furniture Project (Shotts) Why not give the project a visit? Everyone is welcome to come along. The project’s thrift shop at 261 Station Road is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10am to 3pm; the warehouse at 100 Calderhead Road is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm. For more information on any of the above, contact the project on 01501 821187. Ironworks Bowling Club the next competition’s being played at the club will be the ladies club rinks game at 1pm today. Followed that evening by the Motherwell and Wishaw District League game between Shotts Ironworks and Motherwell Miners’ at 6.30pm. The seniors’ friendship day takes place tomorrow at 11am and is being sponsored by Mary and Jim Roy. Saturday sees the Bowls Scotland Scottish ladies game at 10am, with the Bowls Scotland men’s district final at 6.30pm on Friday, June 15. There will be bingo and dancing to Harvest on Saturday, with dancing to Satisfaction the following week. Look out for the following acts which will be coming soon: Jackie Clarke on July 21, Lee Scott on August 11 and October 13, and Gee Jay Wilson on September 8.
Allanton Parish Church service on Sunday will take place in the church at the usual time of 12.30pm. Mother and toddlers’ group meets in the church hall on Tuesdays at 9.30am, with the guild gather for their meeting at 2pm. All local ladies in the community will be made welcome to come along and join this friendly and welcoming group. Street dance classes take place in the church hall on Thursdays at 6pm to 7pm and from 7pm to 8pm. Youth group meets in the senior citizens’ centre on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm. William Colquhoun LOL 152 will hold their regular monthly meeting this Thursday, June 7, at 7pm in the senior citizens’ centre. Members are requested to bring along their district prize draw books and any members who would like to book a meal at the forthcoming demonstration, should give their names to the secretary, Brother David Armit on the night. The Worshipful Master, Brother W Clelland, requests all members of the lodge to attend this meeting.