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282 March 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

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18 the advertizer Sun 25 Ma r c h Fri 30 Ma r c h every Mo n d a y Lochwinnoch Community Walk The Cross, Lochwinnoch 10.30am This event will not take place on public holidays. FitSteps with Jennifer Quarrier’s Village, 6:30pm Tel: 07709 340675 for further information Pilates Class Kilellan Halls Houston 6.15 - 7.15 & 7.30 - 8.30. For more information or to book a place call Katie on 07972 474965 Gryffe Voices Community Choir Freeland Church, Bridge of Weir 8pm to 9.45pm Join us to sing pop, rock, folk, show tunes, gospel. Contact every Tuesday Bishopton Belles Line Dancing Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Hall 6.30 - 8.30pm Beginner/Improver class. All welcome. Call David or Mair 07886 034037. Singing for Wellbeing Bishopton Community Centre 6pm - 7.15pm A fun, no pressure choir singing feel good songs. every Wednesday Knitting Group Three Sisters Bake, Quarriers 10am - 12noon Knitters of all levels welcome! Skinny Minnies Cargill Hall, Bridge of Weir 7pm - 8pm For a healthier, slimmer, more energetic you! every Th u r s d a y Weekly Volunteer Group Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch 12.30pm - 3.30pm Conservation Volunteers - adult group. Newcomers always welcome. every Fr i d a y Singing for Wellbeing Bishopton Community Centre 2pm - 3.15pm A fun, no pressure choir singing feel good songs. every Sa t u r d a y Weekly Volunteer Group Greenock Cut Visitor Centre 10.30am - 2.30pm Conservation Volunteers, adult group. Newcomers always welcome. every Su n d a y Weekly Volunteer Group Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch 10am - 12noon Youth Volunteer Group - age 14 - 18 years. Newcomers always welcome. Houston Litter Crew Co-op Car Park 10am – 11.45am All volunteers welcome and all equipment supplied. 2n d Wednesday m o n t h l y Inverclyde Carers Outreach Cargill Centre, Kilmacolm 11am - 2pm Email or call: 01475 735180. Gateway Garden Drop In Sessions Gateway Garden, Kilbarchan from 1pm Open Days with gardening and wildlife activities on offer. For more information contact 07952169341 or or join the group Kilbarchan Smile on Facebook. 2n d Th u r s d a y m o n t h l y Sòlas Bereavement Support Group Kidston Hall, Kilmacolm. 2pm - 4pm. 3rd Fr i d a y m o n t h l y Hearing Aid Clinic The Bridge, Bridge of Weir 1 - 2pm Hearing aid batteries and hearing aid checks. 2n d Sa t u r d a y m o n t h l y ‘Brunch & Browse’ St Fillan’s Hall, Kilmacolm 10am - 2pm Soups, baking, tea, coffee, books & lots of stalls l a s t Fr i d a y m o n t h l y TheTerrace St Machar’s Ranfurly Church Hall Soups, sandwiches, tea/coffee, biscuits. £4. l a s t Sa t u r d a y m o n t h l y Table Top Sale Linwood Parish Church, Blackwood Ave 11am - 1pm This is a free event. Call 01505 328802 for details. 1st SAT Cargill Centre, Kilmacolm 10am - 2pm 1st & 3rd SUN Loch Lomond Shores 10am - 3pm Tel: 07977 179 861 2n d THU & l a s t SAT Paisley Cross 10am - 2pm Tel: 01655 770217 2n d SUN Kip Marina, Inverkip 11am - 4pm Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch 11am Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice sponsored walk will return for its second year. All proceeds from the event will go towards providing care and support for individuals and families throughout the community who are affected by life limiting conditions. No minimum sponsorship amount. 10K or 5K. (5K is wheelchair and buggy accessible) Sign up online: £10 adults/ Under 16s Free Loch Thom Bimble The Cut Visitor Centre, Cornalees Bridge, Greenock 10am to 12.30pm Get outside with our Countryside Rangers for a 9km free guided walk around Loch Thom. MORE INFO: tel 01475 521 458 or book online Den Building Finlaystone Country Estate - Langbank 1pm to 3pm Join our Rangers in an afternoon of building your very own Den, pick up some bush craft skills too Mo n 26 Ma r c h Lochwinnoch RSPB Open Day RSPB, Largs Rd, Lochwinnoch 11am to 3pm Try out pond dipping, go for a walk, play in the natural play area, listen to some stories, watch some wildlife or do the treasure hunt. For more info: FREE Wed 28 Ma r c h Gateway Garden Free Drop In Session Cartside Terrace, Kilbarchan Wed 28 March from 2pm All welcome to visit for a relaxing time, with the option to join in easy gardening and bird feeding activities and to bring your gardening questions to our experts. For more information contact 07952169341 or hello@kilbarchansmile. or join the group Kilbarchan Smile on Facebook. Th u 29 Ma r c h Spring Craft Fayre Gryffe Manor Nursery, The Butts, Houston Rd, Houston 7pm (formerly known as Woodlands Day Nursery, Houston). All welcome and there’s even a fabulous raffle taking place alongside all of the other fruitful stalls! Maid of the Loch Tearoom Opens Loch Lomond The Tearoom on board the Maid of the Loch on Loch Lomond will be opening for the season on Good Friday - please come down and say hello! We will be well stocked with homemade soup, tasty fillings for sandwiches, toasties & wraps, fresh home baked scones & cakes, hot & cold drinks and delicious ice cream! Good Friday Service Kilmacolm Guide Hut 7.30pm We warmly invite you and your family to a Good Friday Service - you will be made very welcome. For more details please contact: Summer’s Here! Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch 10am to 5pm Summer hours begin, enjoy the fresh air, stop for a coffee and or appreciate the beautiful countryside. WHERE: All Visitor Centres until the end of September WHEN: Castle Semple 10am – 5pm daily Muirshiel and Greenock Cut 11am – 4pm at weekends & public holidays Sa t 31 Ma r c h Habitat Boxes The Cut Visitor Centre, Cornalees Bridge, Greenock 1pm to 3pm Build your own bird house to take home. MORE INFO: Details and bookings online or call: 01457 521 458 Easter Bunny Hunt Finlaystone Country Estate - Langbank 1pm to 3pm Take part in our special Easter Bunny Hunt. A small prize for completing this event. Sa t 31 Ma r - Sun 1 April Easter Entertainment Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch 1.30pm to 3.30pm Easter egg painting at Muirshiel Country Park and a drop in quiz along the Castle Semple lochshore. WHERE: Castle Semple and Muirshiel WHEN: 1.30 – 3.30pm MORE INFO: Details & bookings online or t 01505 842 882 0 1 5 0 5 ARE YOU PLANNING OR HAD AN EVENT? SEND IN THE DETAILS AND YOU COULD BE ON THESE VERY PAGES! 613340 2n d & 4th Wednesday BoW Senior Citizens Club Cargill Hall 7 - 9.15pm Tea, biscuits & a raffle each meeting along with entertainment. Contact Sheila Patterson for further information on 01505 690521. 1st & 3rd Th u r s m o n t h l y ‘Outlook’ Kidston Hall, Kilmacolm 2pm - 4pm Social activities group for the community in Kilmacolm. Guest speakers, afternoon tea, local issues of interest. Everyone welcome. Crafty Hobbies Carrick Centre, Main Street, Houston 7.30pm No previous craft experience necessary. Call Lorna on 01505 612844 for further details. regular updates @GryffeAds Come and sing with Gryffe Voices Community Choir Monday nights at 8pm (term time only). All welcome. More male voices needed! At Freeland Church, Main Street, Bridge of Weir 16.00 – 17.30 Paisley Arts Centre Music Seminars 14.00 – In conversation: Speaker TBA 15.00 – When is the best time Paisley Takeover to showcase your music to the Friday 2nd March industry? 19.00 – 22.00 Paisley Arts Centre 16.30 – How do you DIY in 2018? Acts: To Be Announced 18.12 – 19.00 Feel The Groove, Record Store Saturday 3rd March SAMA Live Sessions: Acts TBA 13.00 – 14.30 Paisley Arts Centre Music workshop with The Vegan 19.00 – 22.00 Paisley Arts Centre Leather Sign up via Eventbrite UK. Evening tickets include Acts: To a Be complimentary Announceddrink on arrival (over 18s). For more info visit deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!

march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: Accord Grand Ball The Magic Begins on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. ACCORD Hospice will be will be delving into the wizarding world of Harry Potter & The ACCORD Grand Ball and we can’t wait to entertain our supporters. This fascinating turn will whisk our guests through the magical world of Hogwarts to enjoy a glittering black-tie ball in the luxurious surroundings of the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow. We will welcome you in to our drinks reception courtesy of The Marriot Hotel; games and Harry Potter themed entertainment in the lobby and during the course of your feast, with our fabulous compare Mr Steve McKenna hosting and the wnderful MacDonald Brothers also performing on the evening! All witches and wizards are encouraged to attend in their finest dress robes (formal attire) and enjoy a fabulous evening supporting ACCORD Hospice. Three course wizard’s meal, bubbly on arrival and lots of entertainment! If you book by the end of the 10th month for the early owl offer of £800 table of 10 or £80 per ticket. Muggles are of course welcome! We await your reply by owl should you wish to join us. For further information please contact: David McFadden – Senior Fundraiser - 0141 581 2000, “Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event but, subject to conditions, they have kindly granted us permission to use the HARRY POTTER trade mark and other materials” 19 St James Orchestra Spring Concert St James orchestra are delighted to present their spring concert, full of musical favourites and an exciting debut performance. In honour of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth the orchestra will begin with the overture from Candide. Dvorák’s much loved 9th symphony, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’ will follow along with Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59. The orchestra will also be giving the debut performance of Summer Bummer from the Tartan Terrors – Three Orchestral Dances on the Highland Midge, Op. 23, a witty and playful piece by the orchestra’s very own Kester Clark. Conducted by Leon Reimer and led by Fiona Butcher, the orchestra will perform at Johnstone Town hall on Saturday 21st April at 7.30. Tickets will be available at Johnstone Town Hall, Paisley Arts Centre and at the door. For more information please visit or email us at Thomas Coats Memorial Concert Mozart Mass in C minor Handel The King Shall Rejoice and Zadok the Priest Haydn Symphony 70 Held on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm) in Paisley Abbey. By the Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society, with Musical Director/ Conductor Andrew Nunn with Catrin Woodruff: Soprano, Alexander Bevan: Tenor, Laura Margaret Smith: Mezzo Soprano, Colin Murray: Baritone and The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Tickets £12.00/ £5.00 students/ accompanied children free available at the door, or from Choir members, phone: 01505 816110 or 01505 612874 or email: A charity registered in Scotland SC003075 @GryffeAds

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