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284 May 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

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kilbarchan, howwood, lochwinnoch & elderslie 34 kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Old Library Centre Friday 11th May - Jimmy Livingstone A great time was had at the Old Library Centre when Auld Hats New Heids played to a packed audience. We were all enthralled as we were brought back to the Scottish folk music scene of the 60’s and 70’s. Everyone enjoyed singing along to well known songs. Altogether a great night. So, music lovers, we have another great evening lined up for the 11th May, featuring singer/songwriter Jimmy Livingstone. He has played here before and is described as having “A timeless voice that will stop you in your tracks”. Tickets are £10 each and are available from the Old Library Centre. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start. All our usual classes are running – Yoga, Pilates, FABS (exercise for over 60’s), Bridge Club, Book Group, Craft Group and our Music and Movement for toddlers. Please contact the centre for more details. Remember we also offer office facilities – photocopying, scanning, faxing, laminating, and have computers for hire and internet use, all for a very reasonable cost. The Old Library Centre is a registered Scottish Charity and is run by volunteers. For more details please phone 01505 706070, email or visit our website kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Car Boot Sale Sunday 6th May, 12 noon till 3pm Animal Support & Rescue will be holding a fundraising Car Boot Sale. Tables cost £10 and must be pre-booked (please bring your own table). There will also be food and refreshments available. The event will be held at Mid Gavin Equestrian Centre, by Howwood which sits just behind Mid Gavin Nursery. Follow the road signs for the Nursery, from the B787 turnoff into Howwood from the A737. The Centre is not accessible from the Belltrees Road. Don’t worry about the weather - our car boot sale will be in the indoor arena. To book a space, please call Lynda on 0782 369 6662 or pop by the stables. churches in Kilbarchan, Howwood, Lochwinnoch & Elderslie............................ kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan The group has 3 meetings in May, the first being a Hat Night with general discussion on a variety of topical issues, then “The Origins of Famous Songs” and finally Superstitions. The website gives more details: and the Kilbarchan group would be happy to welcome new members, phone 703786. 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. Kilbarchan Parish Church: Services at 11am each Sunday. The Sunday School and crèche meet in the halls from 10.45am. All services are followed by refreshments in the hall. On Wednesday from 10.30am, the Midweek Fellowship takes place in the small hall. All welcome to any or all of these services. For further information about the Parish Church and all organisations, please see the website: Howwood Parish Church: Minister Rev May Bell. Sunday Service and Sunday School. 10am each Sunday. Prayer meeting held at 3 Bowfield Way, Howwood, 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Lochwinnoch Parish Church: Mary Jane Bird. Sunday 11am: Morning Worship and Sunday School. All welcome. Calder United Free Church: (Church Street, Lochwinnoch) Sunday: 11am Morning worship with Sunday School and Crèche. 6.30pm Evening Fellowship group, 7.30pm ABC’s Teen group. Wed 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Spiritualist Church, Lochlip Rd. All services commence 7.30pm. Elderslie Kirk: Sunday service every week at 11am. Minister - Rev. Robin Allison. All welcome. Weekly meetings:- Monday Club every week from 12noon - 2.30pm. Light lunch and a varied activity programme. Midweek Fellowship will meet every Wed from 10.30am for Tea/Coffee followed by a short Service of Worship at 11am. the advertizer Would you know what to do in an Emergency? New Dates for 2018!! ♥ Every week in Scotland, 70 people suffer cardiac arrest. ♥ More than 3,500 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 23rd May 7pm - 9pm Masonic Lodge Lochwinnoch Tue 19th June 7pm - 9pm The Boarding House Howwood kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Help Liz and Morag reach 500! Liz Simson and Dr Morag Thow started the L o c h w i n n o c h and Howwood Heart Start C o m m u n i t y in 2014. Liz worked as a r e s u s c i t a t i o n officer in Western infirmary and G a r t n a v e l hospitals and has been a Heart Start instructor since the late 1990s and always had a keen interest in teaching life support. Morag has been involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation improving the lives of people and their families who have a variety of cardiac conditions for over 30 years. Liz and Morag reached 400 graduates from their Heart Start Community in March 2018 and would like to reach 500 as soon as possible! So please sign up to one of their courses - there are two before the summer break, so please come and help us reach our goal of 500!!! kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan Parish Church in May Friday 1th May: Kilbarchan Boys’ Brigade holds its Annual Inspection and Display at 7.30pm in the Parish Church hall. The Inspecting Officer this year is Joan McKinnon, representing Messy Church. Saturday 12th May: We welcome the Allander Jazz Band at 7.30pm in the church hall. Tickets are £10, school-age £5, including a buffet supper and can be booked by phoning 01505 703532. This is a BYOB evening-soft drinks only please. The band plays a selection of traditional and Dixieland jazz. Saturday 19th May: Our Pancake Morning runs from 10am - 12noon in the hall, entrance £2.50, children £1. Come along and enjoy delicious freshlymade pancakes with cream and jam. Saturday 2nd June: Lilias Day - make sure you pay a visit to Kilbarchan Parish Church stalls in the park deadline date for our june issue - Friday 18th May - You don’t want to miss it!!

may 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: 35 kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan Singers Annual Summer Concert Sunday 13th May at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity & St Barnabas Church, Paisley. Conducted by Edwin Hillier, the programme includes Handel “Messiah” Part II, J S Bach “Komm, Jesu, Komm” & music by Mendelssohn, Rutter, Chilcott and the King Singers. Tickets priced £8.50 (under 18 £5) are available from Joyce 07960 307569, or at the door. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Scottish Country Dance Class Tuesdays in the McKillop Hall, Lochwinnoch at 7.30pm. We always have great fun and it's good exercise too! Phone Lorna Black 01505 843048 for more info. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Tea and a Tune Kilbarchan Parish Church Hall Sunday 20th May from 2pm. Kilbarchan Junior Choir Primary School Choir & Village Voices Doors Open 1.30pm. Tickets £5 /Family £12. Tel: Moira 01505 704948 or from Bobbins. Booking Essential. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Howwood Community Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Howwood Village Hall. Please feel free to come along - all welcome. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Local Group at HEART of their Community The Howwood Emergency Amateur Response Team (HEART) was formed to ensure the local area can continue to operate should an emergency situation occur. During the recent severe weather, the 25-strong group cleared and gritted local roads and bus stops, ensured the area around the local primary school was free of snow and ice and visited elderly residents throughout Howwood . HEART volunteer, Joe Graham, said: “In 2012, Howwood Community Council first started developing its own Community Response group, referred to as HEART, and published its own Community Resilience Plan - delivering a copy of it to every household. “Following a number of training events and responses to ‘real’ local emergencies we now have over 25 volunteers willing to assist in times of need. “In addition to its very practical purposes, Community Resilience helps put pride back into local communities allowing residents to take ownership of the hardships facing them, and to respond positively for the greater good of the community. You also get to know your neighbours better and it can be quite good fun too!” Working alongside the Council’s Civil Contingencies Service as part of the #RenReady campaign, local communities are encouraged to undertake a variety of measures to ensure they are prepared for poor weather or other emergencies. This includes preparing an emergency plan, clearing paths around homes, checking in on any vulnerable neighbours and keeping an emergency kit in their car just in case. Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “Their hard work when faced with unprecedented bad weather recently made an enormous difference to the Howwood area, and shows what can be achieved when the community comes together.” kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Kilbarchan Messy Church Saturday 19th May, 4pm–6pm Church Halls, Steeple Square. Weather permitting we hope to have fun and games outside ending with a picnic meal. If the sun doesn’t shine, we’ll do it all indoors. Children, just remember to bring an adult with you to join in the fun. This will be our last Messy Church until September. kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Lochwinnoch Golf Club Afternoon Tea kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie kilbarchan - howwood - lochwinnoch - elderslie Calder Church Summer Fayre Saturday 2nd June, 10am - 12noon in McKillop Hall, Lochwinnoch Stalls include :- Home baking, Plants and garden, Jewellery and accessories, Books, CDs & DVDs, Toys, Bottle, Soft goods, Lucky dip and more.... Adults £2, Children FREE, includes Tea/Coffee and cream scones. We are grateful for the support we always receive and look forward to your continued support! Thank you! Friday 11th May, 2pm till 4.30pm The golf club is very kindly providing a free afternoon tea and entertainment in support of Lochwinnoch Dementia Friendly Village. Come and have fun and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea with Janice and her team! Donations at the event. For more info contact Morag on 07868 752814. Saturday 16th June, 1pm - 4pm, Howwood Primary School The “How Good is Howwood” team are busy planning the annual village fete. It’s shaping up to be another brilliant day, so put the date in your diary and come along with all the family. Along with the usual craft stalls, there will be a bouncy castle, hot dogs, tea room, children’s activities, licensed bar, “beat the goalie”, baking competition and a musicals themed fancy dress competition for all ages. We have some fantastic prizes for the Grand Draw, tickets for which are on sale now from any of the team. Stall Holders Required The Howwood Village Fete is a great way to raise funds for your group or promote your business. Stalls cost £20 For any Fete enquiries/ stall bookings, please contact Lorna: or Sarah: kilbarchan, howwood, lochwinnoch & elderslie @GryffeAds

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