Feb 22 2006 Wishaw Press
THE World Day of Prayer service will be held this year in Calderhead Erskine Parish Church on Friday, March 3, at 7pm. The theme for this year is `Signs of the Times' chosen by the Christian Women of South Africa. The speaker is Tracy Godfrey, captain of Shotts Corps of the Salvation Army. Tea after the service.
THE next regular meeting of Bertram Shotts Royal Arch Chapter takes place on Thursday, March 2, at 7.30pm. On this evening the MMM Affiliation Degree and EM Degree will be carried out by Robert Burns, Royal Arch Chapter No 143.
ST Patrick's Primary School PTA have a prize bingo night in the parish centre on Monday, February 27, at 7.30pm.
THE fun continued at 1st Shotts Company, The Girls’ Brigade, last Wednesday night when prizes were given to Explorers Aileen McLuskie (Mr Happy) and Caitlyn Thomson (Little Miss Chatterbox) for the pictures they created. The Juniors (P4-5) were looking at `Charities’ and creating posters for their charity event in March to raise money for the new Maggie’s Centre at Wishaw General. The older Juniors (P6-7) had a look at Fair Trade goods from around the world and enjoyed sampling some of them. Brigaders continued with two sections of their badge work - Healthy Lifestyle and Child Development. Three of the Juniors, Emma Taylor, Corrina King and Stacey McArdle took part in the Motherwell and Wishaw Rosebowl competition last Sunday where they had to complete tasks connected with all five senses. S5 Brigaders are reminded to bring their Queen’s Award voluntary service cards/ forms tonight (Wednesday) and think about their topic.
TO celebrate St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Parish Centre have an Irish cabaret night on Saturday, March 18, from 8pm till late. The evening will feature Frankie Carroll and the John McKenna School of Irish dancers. A traditional Irish supper will be served. Tickets cost £8 and are available by telephoning 820621 or 820870.
AT Shotts Ironworks Bowling Club there's bingo in the clubhouse on Thursday at 8.15pm. Saturday night dancing. Tickets are now on sale for the cabaret night on Friday, April 7.
THE Thrift Shop at Dykehead Cross has new opening days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10am till 3pm. Closed all day Wednesday.
SUNDAY meetings at the Salvation Army Hall in Torbothie are at 10.45am and 6pm. The Friendship Club meets every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. The Parent and Toddlers Group meets each Thursday morning. The Friday Club and Jam Club meets each Friday at the usual times. On Saturday, February 25, there will be a silver tray social evening with special guests Dan and Carol Ann Rous. Admission is free.
On the first Sunday of each month, starting on March 5, the 6pm service will be an informal `cafe church'.
AT Calderhead Erskine Parish Church the fundraising group are holding a pancake morning this Saturday between 10am and noon. There will also be a stall. Donations of baking and items for the stall will be gratefully received. The hall will be open from 9am. Tea tickets £1.50 or pay at the door.
New members will join at both Shotts and Allanton churches this Sunday. Also on Sunday the Kirk Session meets at 10.45am in the guild room.
The enquirers class takes place tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm in the manse. There will be a special meeting of the Kirk Session on Saturday from 10am till noon in the manse for those elders who were unable to attend the meeting on January 14. They will look at `Mind the Gap'. The Women's Fellowship will host a Body Shop evening on Thursday, March 9, at 7.30pm.
Communion services will take place on Sunday, March 5, at 11am and 12.30pm with an evening communion service in Allanton Church at 6pm.
The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation will take place on Thursday, March 16, at 7pm in the church. After business there will be entertainment by Shotts EU Congregational Church Singing Group. Tea will be served. On the same evening the Congregational Board will meet at 6.45pm in the guild room. Anyone who requires coin-a-day money to be collected can contact Elizabeth Eadie.
SLIMMING and positive eating classes are held in Shotts Masonic Hall, Station Road, on Wednesday at 7pm and Thursdays at 10am.
THE Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) hold weekly clinics in the Healthy Living Centre, Kirk Road, Shotts on Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 1pm.
SLIMMING classes are held on Wednesdays in the band hall, Windsor Street, at 10.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Information about the classes can be obtained by telephoning 01501 820037.
AT the 32 Social Club this Saturday night there's dancing to Split Ends plus Play Your Cards Right.
Tickets are now on sale for a 70s theme night in the club on Saturday, March 25. The event is in aid of the Marie Curie nurses.
SHOTTS Bon Accord Social Club have entertainment for members and guests including Wednesday night double bingo in the hall; Friday night double bingo in the lounge; Saturday night cabaret in the lounge; Sunday night dancing to Toledo plus bingo. The Bon Accord presents a quiz night with Hugh Dallas on Friday, February 24, at 8pm. Cost to enter a four-man team is £20 with a £200 prize for the winners. To enter, or for more information, contact Peter or Bobby, tel: 01501 821542.
ENTERTAINMENT at Torbothie Quoiting Club includes double bingo session on Thursday; bingo in the lounge on Friday night; bingo on Sunday; and ladies section double bingo with snowball on Tuesday. All bingo starts at 9pm.
AT Springhill Marble Club the entertainment for members and friends includes Monday, Tuesday and Thursday bingo at 9pm. Sunday dancing to Flix from 4.30 - 7.30pm after the bingo. Entry is free. Bowls tonight (Wednesday) when Marble B play away and Marble A at home.
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