Community Noticeboard – October 5, 2011

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LOCAL news and snippets from around the villages of East Dunbartonshire

Adventure time for Lenzie BB

BOYS from the Junior, Company and Senior sections of 1st Lenzie Boys’ Brigade recently joined with other groups of boys and girls from different parts of Scotland for a ‘Spree in the Highlands’.

The event – held at the Abernethy Trust Outdoor Centre, near Nethybridge – included a full programme over a packed weekend.

Events/activities included swimming, a climbing wall, table tennis, pool, computer games and also outdoor pursuits – such as inflatables, a water slide, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, assault and adventure courses, a zip wire, a king swing and abseiling.

There was also a spiritual programme entitled ‘Where is Your Treasure’ led by separate speakers for the under 12s and teenagers and by the band ‘Shivering Timbers’.

On the Saturday evening a ‘Spree’s Got Talent’ show was held with appropriate comments from judges purporting to be Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.

The 1st Lenzie BB pipers were adjudged the best act despite very strong competition – particularly from two young girl singers.

The 1st Lenzie Boys’ Brigade – which meets in Lenzie Union Parish Church New Hall – is now under way for the 2011/12 session although it is never too late to join.

Boys from P4 to P6 will be made very welcome on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm and boys from P7 to age 18 on Friday evenings – 7.30pm to 10pm.

Go along on the appropriate evening or contact the company captain, Ken Roberts, on 0141 775 0008.

The company would also be delighted to hear from any prospective officers/leaders, particularly for the Friday meetings.

Ladies day was great success

LADIES at Lenzie Golf Club teed-up an amazing sum for Macmillan Cancer Support recently.

Their Open Day secured a fantastic £1,100 for the charity and a great day was had by all.

Pictured (from left) are Mary Hood, Ladies Vice Captain; Gina Coleman, Dumbarton GC and Sharon Edgar Lenzie GC (winners); and Carolyn Mackay, Ladies Captain.

Dark comedy on at the Fort

BLACK comedy is the order of the day at the Fort Theatre, in Bishopbriggs, next week.

The Antonine Theatre Group will present ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’, a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh – the genius behind cult movie ‘In Bruges’.

The play will run from October 11-15, with nightly performances at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 on Tuesday and Wednesday and £7.50 adult/ £7 members/ £6.50 concessions for the rest of the run. To book tickets call 0141 772 7054 or 0141 573 6620.

Nursery Needs

A charity which creates employment for adults with support needs, desperately needs donations of cots, prams, buggies and toys.

Nursery Needs, which is now based in Kilsyth, is well supported by people from East Dunbartonshire.

However, Project worker Alison Urquhart said: “Since our move to Kilsyth, as soon as we receive donations, they are sold! We would love to hear from people who no longer need their prams, cots, or high chairs. If you’re clearing out before Christmas, please give us a ring and we will be happy to collect, if this suits you best.”

The charity, part of Watch Us Grow, is now based at 11 Main Street, Kilsyth – call 01236 728339.

Bucket appeal

SHOPPERS will be asked to help a charity for soldiers and their families this weekend.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is collecting donations from Tesco stores on Friday, October 7, and on Saturday.

Volunteers, including soldiers and their families, will be turning out to help raise as much as possible from the Big Bucket event.