Yoga Yoga (with a wee bit of Mindfulness) Class, Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Mondays 7.30-9pm. All welcome. Please contact Gillian on 01877 387201 or 07738225996 for further details.
Parish Church The service on Sunday will be at the usual time of 11.15am with worship being conducted by Rev Maggie Roderick.
\Balfron Balfron Parish Church Sunday worship will be led by Mr Darren Jalland. It will be a joint service at Fintry Kirk at 10.30am.
\Buchlyvie Yoga Yoga class in Buchlyvie Village Hall on Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am. All welcome. Please contact Gillian on 01877 387201 or 07738225996 for further details.
Church The service this Sunday at 11.15am will be led by the Worship group and will include a mini "Songs of Praise" with some favourite hymns chosen by members of the congregation. All welcome.
\Callander St Andrew's Scottish Episcopal Church Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday, July 1, also Wednesday 10am. All welcome. Rector, Richard Grosse 01877 382887 Callander Kirk On Sunday, July 1, Early Worship at 10am in Kirk Hall conducted by David Warnock, morning service at 11.15am in Callander Kirk conducted by Rob Rawson. Trossachs monthly service at 3pm conducted by Rev June Cloggie. Songs of Praise at 8pm in Callander Kirk.
\Drymen Drymen Church Our morning service at 11.30am will include a short celebration of communion. Holiday at Home is from July 2-4 from 11am until 4pm for our more mature members and friends. Three days of food, fun and fellowship.
\Fintry Fintry Kirk Please note new time for the services on Sundays, July 1 and July 8 at Fintry Kirk will be at 10.30am. This will be a joint service with Balfron and will be led by Mr Darren Jalland. A creche is available for children. Tea/coffee after the service.
\Gartmore Gartmore Church Sunday, July 1, service at 10am with The Worship Group. Tea and Coffee will be served after the service. All welcome.
\Killearn Killearn Tennis Club Strawberries and Cream fun day will take place on Sunday, July 8 from 2pm to 4pm. Non members are welcome. PS3 per person. For 2018 summer camps, camp number one takes place from Monday, July 9, to Friday, July 13, from 10am to 12pm. For all ages. Members cost is PS10 a day or PS50 for the full week. Non members is PS12 a day and PS60 for the full week. Camp two takes place from July 13 to July 17, from 10am to 12pm. For all ages. Members cost is PS10 a day or PS50 for the week. For non members it is PS12 a day or PS60 for the week. Phone 07986221506 for more.
\Kinlochard Yoga Yoga (with a wee bit of Mindfulness) Class, Kinlochard Village Hall, Tuesdays 7.15-8.45pm. All welcome. Please contact Gillian on 01877 387201 or 07738225996 for further details.
\Kippen School At the Primary 7 Leavers' Assembly in the school hall last Thursday, parents, guests, staff and pupils enjoyed watching, through the media of film, a take off of the Oscar Awards for 2018 transferred to Kippen Primary School P7 pupils. It was well done, entertaining and interesting, as was their finale the hearily sung Leaving. Headteacher Mrs Carole Logan warmly thanked the pupils and their teacher Mrs Stone before asking Mrs Dunlop to present this year's awards: Senior Citizenship Trophy (Nicola Furay Memorial) Zara Mailer; Junior Citizenship Trophy (Ross Marshall Memorial) Duncan MacEwen; Connolly Cup for Sports Achievement, Murray Robb; and Caitlin Bradwell received a highly commended certificate for sportsmanship. Good wishes were expressed to each pupil as they received achievement certificates, a class photograph courtesy of Whyler Photographers, and a splendid class year book from the Parent Council, before refreshments were enjoyed by all. The end of term service took place in the church today (Friday) and the Summer holidays from school began. Flower Show Schedules are now available in McNicoll's Stores for the 117th annual flower show in the village hall on Sunday, August 19 at 12.30pm. The industrial section challenge this year is for a clootie dumpling, with suggested recipe on the back of the syllabus.
Heritage Exhibition Dates for this annual event are Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 17-19, from 2-5pm. Main venue is again the Reading Room which in addition to a century of photographs will include exhibits from the Old Kirkyard at the Cross. Also open will be the Old Smiddy, but unfortunately the former Boatyard will not be available. Classics in Kippen 'Summer Serenade': this concert will be an evening of light arias, songs and ensembles from the classical and music theatre, performed by some of our local Royal Conservatoire of Scotland singers in Kippen Parish Church on Friday, July 27 at 7.30pm. All profit will go towards buying staging for future performances and would become a community asset. Tickets PS15, concessions PS12, from Kath Coubrough or at the door on the night. This will be a lovely evening, not to be missed. Kippen Church Morning service on Sunday at 11am will be led by Rev Ellen Larson Davidson. Please note the earlier time for Summer services.
All are welcome. Kippen School Service will take place today (Friday) at 11am. All welcome. Now that our organist has retired, it's good to have the excellent piano playing of Kath Coubrough most Sundays. Cappuccino Chatter/Otago All welcome at Cappuccino Chatter in Church House on Wednesday morning from 10.30-11.30am. Please note that the Otago exercise class is now on holiday until September as is the Traidcraft Stall.
Bowling In Monday evening's rink game, points were gained by Bill Boyd, Donald Smith, Sandra Boyd, Roseanne Ditch, Andy Mayhew, Doris Sinclair, Willie Mills and Max Taylor. The Duncan McNaughton Memorial Trophy played for on Sunday was won by Eileen Mayhew, Reg Pender and Alan Patrick (Kippen/Twechar) with Dorkis McKenzie, Mary Gordon and Jock McKenzie (Buchanan Arms) runners-up. Sincere thanks go to JD Bilsland for supporting and sponsoring this competition. Bowling has been a pleasure in the recent weather.
Kippen Golfing Society As last year was such a success we agreed to play for the Robert Chapman Greensomes Trophies again at Balfron Golf Club on Wednesday June 20 at 2pm in a Stableford format. There were 18 members taking part on a very windy but fine afternoon. Most participants returned to the Cross Keys for the evening meal.The results were as follows: winners, Frank Walker and Rob McQuater, 41 points (ih 21 points); runners-up, Douglas Laing and Denis Buchanan, 41 points (ih 20 points). There was also a prize for the golfer 'nearest the pin' on the sixth hole and this was won by Denis Buchanan.
\Port of Menteith Village Hall The Port of Menteith Village Hall AGM will take place on July 9 at 7.30pm. Please note that it is your village hall and for it to remain open you need to be actively involved. Parish Church Morning worship on Sunday, July 1, will be at 10am and led by Rev Maggie Roderick. All welcome.
\Thornhill Norrieston Church The Rev Ellen Larson Davidson will lead the worship at 10am this Sunday. All welcome.
Thornhill Players Thornhill Players and Friends are again taking part in Callander SummerFest this year. The evening's performance starts with a jolly Victorian drama 'Curses, Foiled Again' and then, after a short interval, follows with a Variety Show, something for all the family to enjoy. The show will be performed at McLaren High School on Friday July 20. The doors and our licensed bar will open at 7pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 10pm. Tickets will be on sale at the Summerfest box office and through the website.