Community News – September 28, 2011

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Don’t Dress for Dinner!

NEED cheering up as autumn approaches? You are invited to get tickets for the next production by Kirkintilloch Players which runs from October 11 to 15 in the Turret Theatre, Eastside, Kirkintilloch.

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ is sure to have you amused and entertained. A confusion of relationships mixed up with some cordon bleu cookery is a recipe for laughter in this fast-moving comedy/farce.

Tickets are available now from The Old Sweetie Shop, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch.

Bet you want a lovely cuppa!

IF you want to have a lovely cuppa while helping a great charity, you ‘bet-ter’ get along to William Hill in Industry Street, Kirkintilloch.

An all-day coffee “morning” will take place from 10am-8pm this Friday, September 30, and staff will be following a Stepford Wives dress theme.

They will be offering tea, coffee and hot chocolate to purchase on the day, as well as delicious cakes.

There will also be a football quiz with a prize for the winner and anyone who contributes will be entered into a free prize draw with some great prizes from local businesses – such as the Ashoka, Ghiloni’s, the Kirky Puffer, Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, the Miners Club, the Hermitage and, of course, William Hill.

There is also a prize from Lorraine Kelly, The Stand comedy club, Rangers FC and more.

Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to drop in on the day. The prize draw will be held on Saturday, October 1, between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Domino results

KIRKINTILLOCH and District Domino League results:

September 5: Rangers Tournament – won by McGinley’s.

September 12: League – Waterside 6 Rangers 6; Kirky Miners Welfare 4 Chase 8; Redbrae 6 McGinley’s 6.

There were no league games on Monday as the Redbrae were holding a memorial tournament.

New session for Inner Wheel

THE first meeting of the Inner Wheel Club of Kirkintilloch 2011/2012 session took place in Smiths Hotel on Tuesday, September 13.

New president Kathleen Macpherson welcomed everybody back after the summer break. Everyone is looking forward to a lot of friendship and laughter whilst achieving the aims of Inner Wheel:

* To promote true friendship.

* To encourage the ideals of personal service.

* To foster international understanding.

Members spent the first evening catching up with news, learning details of the year ahead and also trying to guess who was who from photographs of mothers taken quite a few years ago!

Not an easy task, but a very enjoyable happy evening!

The main charity this year will be Revive (MS Support) which reaches out to people living with Multiple Sclerosis. The overseas charity will be Plan UK global children’s charity. Members look forward to a speaker from each of these organisations later on in the syllabus.

Members are planning an informal afternoon tea together later this month, then will meet again on Tuesday, October 11, when a musical evening is planned.

Daytime bridge

HILTON Bridge Club (Bishopbriggs) has restarted for session 2011-12 and has a few vacancies for new members. A basic knowledge for ACOL is required.

The club meets on Wednesdays at 10am in St James the Less Church Hall, Hilton Road, Bishopbriggs. Further info from Joan Honeker – 01360 620550 or Margaret Donaldson – 0141 563 4018.


A SPECIAL ‘autojumble’ event is being held in Lenzie by the Scottish Western Thoroughbred Vehicle Club on Saturday, October 22.

People are being invited to go along between 11am and 4pm at St Cyprian’s Church Hall, Beech Road, Lenzie. Admission is £1, children free. Refreshments available.

Afternoon tea in Auchinloch

AUCHINLOCH village is hosting an afternoon of tea and coffee, plus home baking. You are invited to enjoy the company of old and new friends at Auchinloch Village Hall on Saturday, October 8, from 2pm-4pm. There will also be stalls and a raffle. Entry fee is £1, children – 50p.

Event on care costs in Kirky

A FUNDRAISING care seminar is being held in Kirkintilloch.

Solicitors W.W. & J. McClure are hosting a free care costs event to raise awareness amongst Strathkelvin residents about protecting their home and assets from the expensive costs of residential care.

As part of the seminar W.W. & J. McClure will be offering a free will-writing service for all those attending – asking for a donation to the Children’s Hospice Association for Scotland (CHAS) from anyone who wishes to take advantage of the service. Over the past few years the firm has raised several thousand pounds for the charity CHAS.

The seminar will take place at Smiths Hotel, David Donnelly Place, Kirkintilloch, today (Wednesday) at 10am. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

Have a shot at using a bow!

PEOPLE are being urged to have a go at longbow on Sunday, October 2 – 2pm-4pm.

You are invited to take a shot at medieval archery at Mugdock Country Park – see if you can hit the target with the Green Hollow Bowmen.

Watch the demonstration at 2pm or turn up and join in at any time. Meet in the walled garden near the visitor centre. Cost £1. Contact the Ranger Service on 0141 956 6586 or e-mail

Get out and about on stroll

A RANGER-led walk will be held from Kilmardinny to Milngavie, next Wednesday, October 5, from 11.20am. This walk is about an hour long on mainly level established footpaths with some patches of uneven ground. Minibus transport is available from Lennoxtown at 11am. Booking essential – call 956 6586.