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284 May 2018 - 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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46 the advertizer Sa t 12 Ma y Th u 17 - Sa t 19 Ma y Sa t 19 Ma y Sun 20 Ma y Kilmacolm & Port Glasgow Show Knapps Loch, Bridge of Weir Road, Kilmacolm From 9am The 183rd Kilmacolm & Port Glasgow Agricultural Show. With sheep, cows, horses (light and heavy), children’s cattle, and dogs. Children’s Pet Show, Industrial Tent, Dog Show, sheep shearing & cow milking demos, exhibitions, fair rides, food, trade and refreshments & lots of entertainment! St Columba’s School Pipe Band, dancing, Country Capers and much more. Prize Draw with fabulous prizes! A great day out for the whole family - human and hairy! More information, schedules and online entry for Light Horses are available on the website www. Sun 13 Ma y Gourock Highland Games The Battery Park Eldon Street Greenock PA16 7QG 12noon With have pipe band and drum major competitions; highland dance competitions; heavyweight events; mini highland games; children’s entertainment; gift and craft stalls – a great day out for all the family. It is free entry and open to all. No parking at the site but good public transport links. On street parking in surround area. Kilbarchan Singers Annual Summer Concert Holy Trinity and Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Moss Street, Paisley 7.30pm 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. Th u 17 Ma y Outlook Kidston Hall, High Street, Kilmacolm 2pm to 4pm Clydeside Singers. “Abigail’s Party” Kilbarchan Performing Arts Centre, 8 Steeple Square, Kilbarchan 7.30 St. Paul’s Church Dramatic Society (Amateur) presents Abigail’s Party. Mike Leigh’s classic stage (and screen) play. Tickets £12 (£10) available from Mrs. Linda Rae 07901 334952. Mrs Wendy Young 01505 320554 or in person at Top Cards, High Street, Johnstone. Www. Fri 18 Ma y The Arkleston Singers Summer Concert Lylesland Church, 123 Rowan St, Paisley 7.30pm Music to suit all tastes ranging from the sublime ‘Stabat Mater’ by Paul Mealor, through some jazzy numbers to upbeat choral arrangements of Adele favourites. With the Arkleston Chamber Ensemble and soprano soloist Krista Schaeffer. Tickets £10 available from 0141 580 6292, from, from members of the choir or at the door. Advertizer Issue Deadline The Advertizer - Neva Place, Bridge of Weir If you would like anything published in our next issue, please email info@advertizer. or call the office on 01505 613340. Don’t miss out! Sa t 19 Ma y Rotary Charity Car Wash Beaton Brothers, 1 Station Road, Bridge of Weir An opportunity to give your car a special treat! Proceeds to Rotary charitable causes. British Pipe Band Championships St. James Playing Fields, Paisley, PA3 2LB 9am to 6.30pm Enjoy the spectacle of over 4,000 elite-level pipers and drummers competing for some of the prestigious titles in world bagpiping. Featuring food village, children’s entertainment zone, Slug in a Bottle craft market, and much, much more. With free event parking and a free shuttle bus to and from the event site, it’s easy to join us and enjoy this spectacular event. OK Fest (re-arranged date) The Old Kirk, 40 High Street, Kilmacolm 2pm to 4pm Poetry and Literature readings. OK Fest (re-arranged date) The Old Kirk, 40 High Street, Kilmacolm 7pm to 9pm Riverside Youth Band. Kilmacolm Horticultural Society Royal Afternoon Tea Party Kilmacolm Community Centre, Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm 2pm to 4pm The Royal Wedding in the morning will keep many people entertained. But in the afternoon - lets get together, celebrate, - please join us for afternoon tea, music, tombola stalls and the Spring Plant Stall. Plus a special Raffle. Pay at the door £3. Hats are optional! Family Quiz Night St Machar’s Church, Kilbarchan Rd, Bridge of Weir 7pm to 9pm We invite you to come and enjoy an evening of fun and laughter. Tickets: £3 {available from Morven on 01505 612286}. BYOB Focus Rally Freeland Church, Main Street, Bridge of Weir 7pm Guest Speaker: Andy Bathgate, CEO Scripture Union, Scotland “The King of Love” with Freeland Praise Band. Meal provided. RSVP Lesley Smith 07872605099 Kilbarchan Messy Church Kilbarchan Parish Church Hall, Steeple Street 4pm to 6pm 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. Wheels to Water Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch 10am to 3.30 Scotland’s only Centre of Excellence for accessible sailing will be very busy today with limited car parking as lots of people try the accessible activities like canoeing, rowing and cycling on offer at Castle Semple Centre. Take away service only in the café. More info: Kilbarchan Parish Church Pancake Morning Kilbarchan Parish Church Hall, Steeple Street 10am to 12noon Come along and enjoy delicious freshly-made pancakes with cream and jam. Entrance £2:50, children £1. Paisley Philharmonic Choir Concert Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley 7.30pm Paisley Philharmonic Choir with interim conductor Harold Thalange and accompanist Tim Lambourn. Performing The Imperial “Nelson” Mass and Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese by Franz Joseph Haydn. Soloists: Nia Coleman, soprano, Marion Ramsay, contralto, Alistair Digges, tenor, and Andrew McTaggart, bass. 38 piece orchestra. Tickets £10, available from choir members and at the door. Jump back to the 90s Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew 2pm St. Vincent’s Hospice are taking you back to the 90s as they host an Afternoon with Stepz. Starts at 2pm with sparkling drinks reception and the chance to browse and shop in their vintage stall and range of luxury goods. Followed by delicious afternoon tea. Hosted by Steve McKenna. Tickets £28. For more information, phone St. Vincent’s Hospice on 01505 705 635 or email Kilbarchan Smile - Gateway Community Garden Drop In Session Cartside Terrace, Kilbarchan 1pm to 3pm For delicious new potatoes and fresh veg later in the year, come and join in our easy planting in raised beds and grow-sacks. Help the bees with wild flower seed planting and support the birds with food and nesting materials. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments provided. To find out more it’s: or 07952 169341 OR join the group Kilbarchan Smile on Facebook. Tea and a Tune Kilbarchan Parish Church, Church Street, Kilbarchan 2pm Kilbarchan Junior Choir & Village Voices offer a hugely entertaining afternoon of song and fun. Directed by the wonderfully inspiring Moira Gray both choirs are open to join to anyone interested, no experience necessary 01505 704948. Tickets: £5 / Family £12. Available from Moira on 01505 704948 or in person from Bobbins. YOUR TICKET TO LOCAL EVENTS /GryffeAds /content/what-s-on 01505 613340 deadline date for our june issue - Friday 18th May - You don’t want to miss it!!

may 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: 47 Wed 23 Ma y Kilbarchan Smile - Gateway community Garden Drop In Session Cartside Terrace, Kilbarchan 2pm-4pm For delicious new potatoes and fresh veg later in the year, come and join in our easy planting in raised beds and grow-sacks. Help the bees with wild flower seed planting and support the birds with food and nesting materials. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments provided. To find out more it’s: or 07952 169341 OR join the group Kilbarchan Smile on Facebook. Fri 25 - Mo n 28 Ma y Junior Water Sports Training Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch 10am to 3.30 Look online for details of the paddling and sailing courses on over the local holiday weekend. Fri 25 Ma y RAMH 40th Anniversary Dinner and Quiz Normandy Hotel, Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew Join us for RAMH’s 40th Anniversary Dinner & Quiz for a fizz reception, 3 course meal plus coffee, 8 rounds of celeb-hosted quiz, prizes and surprises. Book now: £400 for a team of 10, and £40 for individual tickets. All Proceeds go directly towards mental health services for local people. Contact: or phone 0141 847 8900. Sa t 26 Ma y Moth Night The Cut Visitor Centre, Cornalees Bridge, Greenock 9.30pm to late See what moths are found around the Visitor Centre and find out how to identify them. Details & bookings online or t 01457 521 458 Music & Beer Festival Habbies, Kilbarchan 9pm Habbie’s Bank Holiday Music & Beer Festival Featuring explosive Rockabilly and Rock’n’Roll from Cherry Red 53 Free Sa t 26 - Mo n 28 Ma y Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch Join us for a walk in the Park! Walks marked as easy, moderate or strenuous. Some last 1 hour some 4-6 hours. There will be a walk for you! Walks start at Visitor Centres or Train Stations. More info: www.clydemuirshiel. Sun 27 Ma y Erskine Motorbike Meet 2018 Erskine Care Home, Bishopton PA7 5PU 1pm to 5pm Afternoon of family fun featuring live music, family entertainment, stall village, Motorbike stands, Street food, and much more! All are welcome to watch the 100’s of motorbikes, trikes and scooters turn out with their riders to show their support and respect for the veterans Erskine cares for! Parade leaves from Park Mains High School, Erskine PA8 6EY. Muster Time – midday onwards, Departure time – 12:40pm, Arrival time at Erskine Motorbike Meet PA7 5PU – 13:00pm Gateway Garden Party Cartside Terrace, Kilbarchan 12noon to 4pm This family fun day will feature a range of activities, stalls and performances (TBC). Young Habbies can join Kilbarchan storyteller Anne Pitcher for some interactive storytelling fun (2pm) along with puppets, props, sound makers and songs. Food and refreshments (while stocks last). Free. Find Kilbarchan Smile on Facebook. Music & Beer Festival Habbies, Kilbarchan Habbie’s (and Trust) Bank Holiday Music & Beer Festival Live Music, Bouncy Castle and BBQ throughout the day (weather permitting) More Live Music continues early evening at The Trust Habbies, New Street & The Trust Low Barholm. Kilbarchan. Free Tue 29 Ma y Highland Hustle Ceilidh Guide Centre, Barn Green Kilbarchan 3.30pm (Nursery-P3) & 4.15pm (P4-P7) Highland Hustle Tots (and Juniors) Ceilidh Special Lilifest Ceilidh for mini-hustlers! £4per child (£2 for additional siblings) @ HighlandHustleKilbarchan on Facebook / Tue 29 Ma y Kilmacolm Heritage Gallery Official Opening The Cargill Centre, Kilmacolm 2pm The Gallery tells the story of the early settlers 5000 years ago, notable people of the area and deals with key changes in education and events including the railway and its impact on architecture, farming and employment. Book launch Old Library Centre, 9 High Barholm, Kilbarchan 7.30pm Kilbarchan and the Handloom Weavers by Helen Calcluth, published by Renfrewshire Local History Forum. Kilbarchan and the Handloom Weavers covers the history of the Kilbarchan weavers from the 17th century to the 1950s when the last Kilbarchan weaver plied his trade. Some unique photographs of village life are included and the book is well referenced. See for more details. Th u 31 Ma y Big Vern ‘n’ the Shootahs Kilbarchan Performing Arts Centre, 8 Steeple Square, Kilbarchan 7.30pm Performing their classic funk, soul and party music mixed with some great stage routines in a one-off gig at this intimate venue. Tickets £15. BYOB (£1 corkage charge) more information available online at liliasday. / or in person from Bobbins, Kilbarchan. Habbie’s & Trust Pre-Gig Food Offer: £6 for a main course or 2 courses for a tenner (on presentation of ticket/proof of purchase) Habbie’s & Trust Post-Gig Drinks Offer: ½ price Beer or Wine (one per person) Lilias Quiz at The Trust The Trust, Kilbarchan 8pm Special Lilias-Day-themed quiz night to test your local knowledge. Fri 1 Ju n e Thunder Road The Trust, Kilbarchan 9pm The infamous Thunder Road return to Kilbarchan as part of Lilifest. Fri 1 - Sa t 2 Ju n e Flower Festival St Columba’s Church, Duchal Rd, Kilmacolm 10am to 4pm Fantastic flower festival. This is a community event and all proceeds will be directed to Ardgowan Hospice. Tickets available from Rosie Third 873088, or on the door. £3.50 (kids free) @GryffeAds

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