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282 MAR18 - Gryffe Advertizer

The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.

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houston, crosslee & brookfield 42 houston, crosslee & brookfield Houston & Killellan Kirk Carnival THE BLUE PLANET Saturday 12th May 12.30 pm at the Church West Halls. This year the theme is hoping to encourage local awareness to environmental issues. We need to be thinking about how we can teach and learn about recycling, litter, avoiding waste of any kind and looking after our environment for ourselves and the wildlife in our areas. We will have many of our usual stalls, although we are not having a book stall, soft goods or jewellery stall they are going to be replaced with a nearly new clothes stall for under fives. Another new stall will be a Home Produce ,preserves in glass jars etc., and Church Stall for information on Church activities and organizations. Three will be a performance area in front of the Carrick Centre where you will be entertained by local artistes. One of the most important parts of the Carnival is the parade and we would like to see more groups becoming part of this. This is a fantastic way of encouraging people to get involved in the community, get whatever organization you are in dressed up and join in this once a year event. This is an opportunity to show how you can help save the planet. We are always looking for volunteers, home baking, home produce and your support. Next months issue will give contact numbers for uplifting goods. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie The Old Library Centre There are busy times ahead at the Old Library Centre with events so get your diaries out and make note of the following dates. FLORAL ART DEMONSTRATION by Dawn Stevenson Tuesday 27th March - 10am to 12noon Tickets for this will be £3.50 which includes the cost of tea/coffee and a biscuit at the interval. There will be a raffle for the displays created at the end. Dawn is kindly donating her time to raise funds for the centre so do come along and support this. AULD HATS NEW HEIDS CONCERT Saturday 7th April They played a very entertaining gig last year to a sell out audience. Tickets are £12 each, phone, email or come into the centre to book your tickets. PSYCHIC SALLY BUXTON Thursday 26th April at 8pm The ever popular psychic joins us for an interesting evening. People will know that this sells out quickly and we usually have a waiting list for tickets. Tickets will be £10 each. JIMMY LIVINGSTON in CONCERT Friday 11th May Tickets £12 each. Jimmy last played here in October 2014 and was very warmly received. Please contact the Old Library Centre, details below, for more information or to book any of these events. INTERMEDIATE YOGA Classes take place at the Old Library Centre on Monday nights from 7.30pm – 9pm. It is for those with a regular practice who wish to challenge themselves. Arm balances, headstands, handstands, lots of fun poses – why not give it a try. Contact Marian on 07585 006537 The Old Library Centre is a registered Scottish Charity and is ran by volunteers. For more details please phone 01505 706070, email kipcokil@hotmail.com or visit our website www.kipcokil.com kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Do you enjoy a cuppa? The Kilbarchan Singers are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 10th March from 10am - 12noon. It is being held in Kilbarchan Parish Church Hall, Steeple Square, Kilbarchan. Entry is £2.50 which includes coffee/tea & cakes. And have the chance to win a prize in the tombola. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Lilias Day 2018! kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan Fairtrade Group the advertizer To mark the 50th anniversary of the revival of Lilias Day we are going all out to make this a year to remember. We have a fantastic line up of entertainment and as always we need your involvement. You can help us by: • Getting in touch with us if you were a previous Miss Lilias. • Joining the parade - costume fitting on Sunday 11th March, 3pm - 5pm (change to previously advertised time), Old Library Centre, Kilbarchan. • Taking a stall - booking night on Tuesday 13th March, 7pm - 9pm, Old Library Centre. • Decorating your house - 50th anniversary themes welcome! • Having a float - this a fantastic way for local organisations to be centre stage for the day. • Buying a raffle ticket (or 10!) for your chance to win £1,000 on the day. • Volunteering to help us on the day. Lilias Day is a really big event that requires lots of manpower to make sure it runs smoothly. If you could spare a couple of hours to help on the gates or steward the parade, please get in touch. For any if the above contact us on info@liliasday.co.uk or message us on Facebook. On Friday 2nd March there will be a Fairtrade Curry Night in Bobbins, starting at 7pm. Last minute tickets may still be available at Bobbins. On Sunday 11th March, from noon until 1pm there will be a Fairtrade stall in Kilbarchan Parish Church hall, to which all are welcome. At its February meeting the group met a request from Kilbarchan Primary School Fairtrade Committee for funding to enable it to stock its Fairtrade stall. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Gryffe Scottish Country Dance Club Kilbarchan Guide Centre, Barn Green, Kilbarchan Our club will be holding it’s Easter fundraising dance once again on Wednesday 4th April with music provided by Marian Anderson. Tickets are £7 including a raffle and the usual excellent supper. Programme:- Miss Allie Anderson. Westminster Reel. Silver Tassie. Pelorus Jack. Bratach Bana. Byron Strathspey. Follow me Home. Summer Assembly. Blooms of Bon Accord. Braes of Tulliemet. Good Hearted Glasgow. Butterscotch and Honey. Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan. Quarrie’s Jig. Miss Gibson’s Strathspey. Highland Rambler. Contact Les Lambert on 01505 704398 or email leslambert08@gmail.com Would you know what to do in an Emergency? New Dates for 2018!! ♥ Every week in Scotland, 70 people suffer cardiac arrest. ♥ More than 3500 people per year in Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service following a cardiac arrest. ♥ Only one in 20 people will survive. ♥ Without resuscitation, cardiac arrest is always fatal ♥ But, performing CPR could double that person’s chance of survival Heartstart courses are free of charge and it only takes two hours to learn the skills which may someday save a life: ♥ Recovery position ♥ CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ♥ Heart Attack ♥ Choking ♥ Serious bleeding To learn the simple skills that save lives, contact Morag Thow on 07868 752814 to book onto one of our courses: Wed 28th March 7-9pm Masonic Lodge Lochwinnoch Tue 17th April 7-9pm The Boarding House Howwood Wed 23rd May 7-9pm Masonic Lodge Lochwinnoch Tue 19th June 7-9pm The Boarding House Howwood deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!

march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@advertizer.co.uk 43 kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Scone-noisseur of the World comes to Lochwinnoch Have you got what it takes to be a baking world beater? Are you a budding scone-noisseur with the skills to match? The inaugural ‘world championship’ of scone making is coming to the Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch on Sunday 18 March 2018. Twenty-four contestants will have 45 minutes to bake the perfect plain scone – which will then be judged by some of the county’s most eager scone-scoffers, including head adjudicator, author, historian and broadcaster Vanessa Collingridge. In addition to the prestigious and unique ‘Scone-Noisseur of the world’ title the winner will also scoop a bespoke trophy from world-renowned ceramics professional and Lochwinnoch resident Wendy Kershaw. The concept is the brainchild of Lochwinnoch Community Councillor David Bain: ‘Lochwinnoch is a small village in Renfrewshire where we pride ourselves on our culture and heritage. A very successful arts and literary festival has been running for several years, and from these and other past events we know that Lochwinnoch has some sensational bakers. Now is the chance for locals, and non-locals alike, to pick up their rolling pins, dust off their flour and compete for the title of Scone-noisseur of the world. Scotland already hosts both the unofficial world porridge making championships and the stoneskimming contest. Now, given the mania for bake-off, we want to give a global gloss to Lochwinnoch scones.’ Head judge Vanessa Collingridge, who also lives in Lochwinnoch, is well known on television and radio and has written two biographies, one of the 18th century explorer James Cook and another on Celtic warrior queen Boudica. But could judging the Scone-noisseur of the world contest be her toughest challenge yet? She said, ‘This is a brilliant idea and a great way to put Lochwinnoch on the map. I am hugely looking forward to seeing what scones will be produced in this, the world’s inaugural scone making contest!’ Bagging the chance to bake could not be easier. Entry costs just £10 and forms are available from loch.bain@btinternet.com or at local shops in the village. Those judged second and third will be presented with specially made plates from Wendy Kershaw, and every one of the 24 entrants will receive a special Lochwinnoch tea-towel. The baking will all take place at Lochwinnoch cake shop The Cakery No 5, which has generously offered its support, and under the supervision of Lochwinnoch SWI. For further details please contact: loch.bain@btinternet.com or call 07795 645048 kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Howwood News Howwood Community Council is organising a Senior Citizens Scottish Evening on Saturday 3rd March in Howwood Village Hall at 6pm for 6.30pm start. This event is open to all Howwood Residents who are Senior Citizens. Tickets are £4 each and are available from Linda Smith, Millar Leon, Bill David and CC members. Howwood Annual Village Cleanup VOLUNTEERS WANTED Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th have been set as dates for the Annual Village Cleanup. If you can spare a couple of hours to help clean up your Village we will be at Village Hall from 10am till 12noon then 2pm till 4pm each day. All children to be accompanied by an adult, we will provide bags, tabards etc. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Howwood W.I. Tuesday 20th March Flower Demonstration By Dawn Stevenson Competition: Floral Ornament; Hostesses: Margaret Jamieson & Cath Love ; Vote of Thanks: Irene MacTaggart New members will be made very welcome. For further information please contact Irene MacTaggart on 01505 704800. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan During the month of March, the group has 2 meetings. The first is an illustrated talk from a Milliner and then a discussion about 70 years of the NHS in Scotland. We would be delighted to welcome new members, please phone 703786 for more information or see the website: www.nwr.org.uk kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Knitting Bee Meets fortnightly on a Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Knit Knax, 37 High Street Johnstone, also weekly Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. Contact: Pamela 07743 156738 or email bknitting@hotmail.co.uk. kilbarchan, howwood, lochwinnoch & elderslie @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk

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