Community Noticeboard - August 24, 2011

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Clubs are back up and running

IT’S time to make Contact again in Kirkintilloch.

The popular Contact Point clubs for older people and people with disabilities were due to start again yesterday (Tuesday, August 23 – 1.30pm to 3.30pm) and today (Wednesday, August 24 – 10am to noon).

The clubs are held in the fully-accessible Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch.

A varied programme of events is being planned for the months ahead with something to suit everyone.

You are invited to go along and join in the fun. Volunteers who would like to help will also be made most welcome

For more information call 0141 578 0183. This is the same number to access Contact Point’s free, confidential information service on disability, health or carer issues.

Join the 50+ dance classes

ABBA to Salsa is on offer to people aged over 50 who want to get a bit more active.

It is part of a new programme from North Lanarkshire Council’s Arts In Action.

People over 50 are being invited along to the 50+ Stretch and Dance Class. If you would like to learn some gentle, fun new dance styles then this is the class for you.

Each class begins with some stretching and strengthening exercises to improve general fitness and flexibility.

You then have the chance to learn anything from Abba moves to Salsa.

You are asked to wear comfortable clothes.

The class takes place on Fridays, 10.30am-11.30am, at Muirhead Community Centre, Cumbernauld Road.

The classes are suitable for all adults 50+. Each class costs £3 (£2.75 Passport to Leisure). For further information call 01236 812200.

BB begins again in Kirkintilloch

THE 2011-12 session of the 1st Kirkintilloch Company of the Boys’ Brigade will start on Friday, September 2, in St Columba’s Church Hall, Old Aisle Road, Kirkintilloch. The brand new Anchor Section for boys in P1 to P3 meets from 6.15pm to 7.15pm, the Junior Section for boys in P4 to P6 meets from 6.45pm-8.15pm, while the Company Section for boys in P7-15-years-old and Seniors for boys aged 15-18 meet from 7.30pm to 10pm. They offer interesting and varied programmes with something to suit everyone.

Any potential new recruits who want to see what they have to offer will be made most welcome.

For further details visit

‘Trades’ honour for Lenzie man

FORMER Lenzie Academy pupil and electrical engineer John Lindsay has been given the prestigious role of Collector of the Incorporation of Weavers – one of the ancient craft authorities forming part of The Trades House of Glasgow.

The institution is made up of 14 crafts – each raising and distributing donations, scholarships, etc., for purposes associated with their trades throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Overall the Trades House charitable works contribute around £600,000 annually to help needy and deserving causes in the area.

John – from Lenzie – has been involved for around 10 years and, now retired, is becoming more active within the organisation – recently taking on the honorary role of collector.

The picture shows Deacon Convenor of the Incorporation of Weavers, Aileen Brodie, with Collector John Lindsay in their chains of office.

John (65) started his career in M & C Switchgear in Kirkintilloch, worked with various consulting engineers on mainly hospital projects – and finished as an area maintenance manager for air traffic systems!

John is married to Gillian and they have a son, Ian, and daughter, Jennifer.

People’s Bible is on the way

THE People’s Bible is a brand new project to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and it will be coming to Lenzie on Sunday, September 11. The travelling ‘Pod’ will be sited at Lenzie Station car park.

People across the country are being invited to write out two verses of the Bible onto paper with a digital pen.

This pen connects to the website and within five minutes those actual handwritten verses will be visible there.

The aim is to encourage hundreds of thousands of people across Great Britain to take up the challenge to ‘make your mark in history’ by contributing to the first-ever digital handwritten Bible – which will remain on the Internet for perpetuity.

The project was launched on June 19 at Edinburgh Castle – the anniversary of the birth of King James VI of Scotland when he was born in the castle in 1566.

It will end at a special service on November 16 at Westminster Abbey.

HRH The Prince of Wales has written the first two verses (Genesis 1:1–2) of the new digital hand-written Bible, along with other high-profile personalities.

These verses can be viewed at

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