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Launch of Bearsden Festival 2019 ....... 3 The Steamie on Stage .......................... 4 Charity Launch New Site ...................... 5 Meet Up for the Over-60s .................... 6 New Mural for Underpass .................... 6 Rugby Classes for Tots .......................... 7 Ride on for Free Swim........................... 8 Army Cadets Recruiting ..................... 10 Senior Citizen Services ....................... 10 Linda's Running For Alex ................... 11 Do Kiltwalk for Charity ...................... 12 Late News ........................................... 12 Fashion Show for Funds ..................... 14 What's Up Doc? .................................. 14 Help Make Town Bloom .................... 17 Support Groups .................................. 17 Countdown to Your Wedding .... 18&19 Can You Help in Care.......................... 20 Focus on Eyes ...................................... 20

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LAUNCH OF BEARSDEN FESTIVAL 2019 The Bearsden Festival returns this summer for what promises to be an innovative, informative and inspiring 10-day event. As organisers launch the programme for the community festival, which takes place from May 10 to 19, they are calling for volunteers. The festival is also announcing new Community Awards to recognise the brilliant work of volunteers. To nominate, pick up a form in outlets

across Bearsden or find one on the festival website, and get entries in by March 28. The Awards Ceremony will be at the Festival Opening Night on May 10.

Bearsden Festival was founded in 2013 by New Kilpatrick Church minister Roddy Hamilton as a way to bring the community together. Designed and steered by a group of volunteers on the Bearsden Festival Association, this year the festival has taken on a fresh impetus with a focus on mental health. Festival coordinator Trish Robertson said: “Some personal experiences brought this year's theme to

Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health, and a great local team of healthy living bloggers ayearofsmallchanges.com. the fore and we’ve spent the last four months speaking to children and young people, teachers, voluntary organisations, care homes and local residents about the issues we should be touching on and the kinds of events that will appeal to different people. “We’ll soon be publishing a programme that we hope has something for everyone, including people who feel well, those who want to find out more, those who want to find ways to be more aware and those with experience of mental illness, memory loss, stress and loneliness. This important topic has also brought many new partners on board, such as Alzheimer Scotland, East

“Our festival is also tied into the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (mhfestival.com), a well-established month-long programme of events.” The festival has received funding from Awards for All, Glasgow Flightpath, the Council and many other donations so most of the events will be free. They are now looking for volunteers. Isobel Millar, volunteer manager, said: “We are running a much larger programme across multiple venues and we’re going to need a lot of helpers. If you can give us a few hours of your time, please register your interest on the website under Friends.” See www.bearsdenfestival.org

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However, when it was first written, Roper found it difficult to get the play produced. It was turned down because it was thought that nothing really happens in the story.

This month, a number of S5 school students from the Players will also perform a piece from The Steamie as part of their Higher Drama assessment.

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CHARITY LAUNCH NEW SITE

A charity that offers support for parents, teachers and children with dyslexia has announced the launch of a new and accessible website. Dyslexia Scotwest, which has close connections to Milngavie, is an information and advocacy service dedicated to assisting dyslexic people in the west of Scotland. The two main aims of the charity are to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and to offer help and support to anyone with an interest in dyslexia. These goals are achieved in a variety of ways, including a helpline (0141 357 5700) and items of literature. Now Dyslexia Scotwest is proud to launch a comprehensive new website. The charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CEO, Duncan Cumming, of Milngavie,

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A club for people aged over 60 is keen to welcome new members who would like regular social contact with others. The club was started some 20 years ago by the late Connie McCorquindale as a way to encourage the older generation to enjoy each other's company on a regular basis. The Over 60s Club meets at Westerton Hall on Maxwell Avenue every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. It offers people the opportunity to get together in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere, to play cards and various board games, including Scrabble.

Work has started on a new mural in the underpass near Milngavie railway station. The artwork, being created by Glasgow street artist Art Pistol, is in two parts. Suggestions for the introduction of any new activities are always welcomed by the group. A spokesperson said: "We are always happy to see new people coming along to our get-togethers and they will find they are among friends. “With tea and biscuits and plenty of chat, it always makes for a pleasant afternoon.” The cost of the weekly meetups is a donation of £1.50. To find out more call Ellen Gray on 0141 570 0791 or simply pop along to Westerton Hall on Thursday afternoons.

On one side of the underpass, there will be a “to scale” map of the route of the West Highland Way (WHW). The other side will feature a map showing Milngavie’s position between the city and the countryside. The mural is being supported by Milngavie BID and aims to improve the look of the underpass, which many WHW walkers pass through on their way to the start of the longdistance trail. The mural will be completed when dry weather allows.

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A fun-packed rugby-themed play programme is aiming to improve the physical and mental well-being of youngsters. Rugbytots offers weekly sessions for children aged two to seven across Glasgow, including Saturday classes at St Andrew’s RC Church, Bearsden. There are classes for three age ranges. It was in 2006 that a rugby-playing parent, Max Webb, spotted a gap in the market for pre-school rugby classes for his three young boys. Today, more than 60,000 children in 17 countries

are part of the Rugbytots family. In the UK, 800 coaches deliver more than 4,000 classes every week. A spokesperson for the popular activity programme said: “The sessions are a lot of fun, while also promoting sport as beneficial for physical and mental health. Children can expect activities such as running across the jungle, wading through the quick sand or

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RIDE ON FOR FREE SWIM November 4, 2018, saw 100 free swimming sessions given out. Comments from swimmers at the time included: “What a great idea – please extend to other places.” Cycling swimmers are also being encouraged to use active travel routes in East Dunbartonshire. Councillor Susan Murray, Vice Convener of Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said: “I am glad that the trial initiative proved popular with people of all ages and it's great to see it being extended to all other leisure centres.

Local leisure centres are offering free swim sessions if you cycle to the swimming pool

Local people are being urged to take advantage of a free swim campaign at a Bearsden leisure centre this month. If swimmers ride a bike to Allander Leisure Centre – and take a selfie to prove they did so – they will be eligible for a free pool entry. The initiative will continue until Sunday March 24. Two other pools in the region, the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre,

are also part of the campaign being run by East Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust. The scheme is funded by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme, which is aimed at encouraging active travel. A trial at the Leisuredrome between October 8 and

“Cycling and swimming are excellent ways to keep fit – contributing to health and wellbeing – and I hope as many people as possible can take advantage of this great initiative." For more information, including opening times at the leisure centres, visit www.edlc.co.uk For more information on local active travel routes, including the East Dunbartonshire Cycle Map with 17 routes, visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/ healthyhabits.

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LINDA’S RUNNING FOR ALEX Linda Robertson during Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon last year, with her son Ruairi who ran the short section with her

to complete the London Marathon in April. She said: “Alexander is now six and he is the bravest wee boy in the world. He spent more than two years in an out of hospital receiving treatment for his cancer and then in 2018 he had a great year. “However, December brought sad news that there's been a new growth and he started chemotherapy again recently. He needs to have chemo every week for the next year.

A Milngavie mum who launched a poignant charity fund-raiser late last year is back running again for the same cause. This time, Linda Robertson is training to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. It is her first marathon and she has pledged to once again raise money for The Everest Centre, a specialist project within the Brain Tumour Charity that researches slow growing brain tumours in children.

Linda’s cousin’s son Alexander was diagnosed with the cancer when he was aged two. In December, she inspired the Milngavie Mums’ Marcothon, which saw 33 women raise almost £10,000 by running every day in December. Now Linda, who has two young sons, is training

“It is important to me that I can try to do something to support a charity that researches the rare form of cancer.” Money raised through Linda’s marathon challenge will also go to The Dementia Revolution, which is the official charity of the London Marathon this year. Linda said: “I'm training to run the London Marathon because, bluntly, I can. And the people who rely on the charities I'm raising money for, can't.” If you can support Linda, please do so at uk.virginmoneygiving. com/lindaslondonmarathon.

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DO KILTWALK FOR CHARITY and were surprised by their enthusiastic response. Knowing how people can become socially isolated as a result of the stigma associated with addiction I expected that they might be reluctant to participate in such a public event. But I was wrong. “It was an excellent teambuilding exercise and helped us to break down a few barriers. The Kiltwalk was a memorable and positive experience.“

The Scottish Families charity are looking for people to take part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk taking place in April

A charity that runs support groups in Milngavie is looking for people to put on their walking boots and take part in a fund-raising challenge. Scottish Families would like to hear from willing participants for the Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday April 28, whether they choose to walk six, 15 or 23 miles. Last year, walkers collected more than £15,000 for Scottish Families, which supports people living with the consequences of a loved one’s drug or alcohol use, and this year they want to raise more.

Colin, from a local family support group, took part in the Kiltwalk last year for Scottish Families with other family members. He said: “I have rarely got involved in fundraising activities for a charity but I made an exception last year and I’m very glad I did. “When Scottish Families sent us information about the Kiltwalk we shared it with our group

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Katie Quinn, fundraising officer with Scottish Families, which also has active groups in Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch, said: “When you walk with Scottish Families we will pay for your place and send you a fundraising pack including a Scottish Families t-shirt. “With three different distances to choose from you don’t need to be super fit to take part – just come ready to have some fun. “It’s a fantastic day and raises funds for those who need it most.” To sign-up see www.sfad.org.uk/ get-involved/kiltwalk-application, tel: 0141 465 7523 or call info@sfad.org.uk.

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March 2019 | What's Up Doc?

FASHION SHOW FOR SCHOOL FUNDS A Bearsden primary school is holding a fund-raising fashion show and pop-up shop this month. Castlehill Primary School will host the event at Bearsden Academy on March 13 from 6.30pm. Top High Street fashion brands will be on sale with at least a 50 per cent discount. The funds raised will go to the primary school, which incorporates a mainstream school, nursery and Enhanced Learning Resource supporting children with various needs across East Dunbartonshire.

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community will come along, enjoy themselves and help to raise funds for the school and nursery.” The event will be run by Colours [Fun]draising Fashion Shows, who supply the models and compere, while parent volunteers have been involved in advertising and selling tickets. They will also be serving interval drinks and snacks.

Elaine Sibbald, co-chair of the Fundraising Team for Castlehill PS, said: “This event is a first for the school.

Several local traders with stalls will be at the event, too, and there will be time for people to browse and buy before and after the show, as well as at the interval.

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Local News | March 2019

HELP MAKE TOWN BLOOM Now they are calling out for more volunteers to help with their work. The gardening group meets outside the Fraser Centre on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from 10am to noon. The next dates are March 13 and 23.

Milngavie in Bloom is encouraging more local people to join them to help improve the centre of Milngavie

Milngavie in Bloom is hoping to encourage more local people to “help make the town a brighter and better place”. The group, which was founded in 2008, has played an important role in improving the centre of Milngavie, as well as the start of the West Highland Way, the Antonine Garden beside Waitrose and the Allander walkway. Milngavie in Bloom volunteers also support other groups with their gardens, such as Alzheimer

Scotland, Carers Link, Gavin’s Mill, the Italian garden at Allander Road and local schools. The group will again enter the Beautiful Scotland campaign in 2019. Milngavie has been awarded silver gilt in the “medium town” category for the past three years – and this year they are going for gold.

There are other working groups, including Clean Sweep, with details found on the website. Douglas Cameron, the chair of Milngavie in Bloom, said: “We welcome young and old, men and women to join our regular volunteer meet ups and you do not have to be from Milngavie to help and nor do you need to be a gardener. “If you would rather help in your own time you can adopt a container or a garden and help to keep it weed free and the flowers deadheaded. “It is a great way to get exercise outdoors whatever you are capable of and to meet others who want to make Milngavie a better place for residents and visitors.” See the website milngavieinbloom.webplus. net or contact milngavie-inbloom@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

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Al-Anon Understanding, strength and hope for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Local meetings available. 24hr helpline: 020 7403 0888

Alzheimer’s Scotland 7-9pm, Alzheimer Scotland provides services across Scotland to help you live as well as possible with dementia. Meet at the Bearsden Dementia Resource Centre first Monday of every month. Tel: 0141 946 0966

Babycafé Open to all mums to be and breastfeeding mums for some peer support, and free tea and cake. Runs every Tuesday 2-4pm, in Hillhead Community Centre, 169 Meiklhill Road, Kirkintilloch. Tel: 0141 777 3099

Breathe Easy Support group for those with lung conditions and their carers. Meet at Community Room, Waitrose, Milngavie, 2.00pm first Wed of the month Call: 0141 956 1791

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March 2019 | Countdown to your Wedding

Countdown to your Wedding Many couples, when planning their wedding, feel rather overwhelmed by the whole thing.

It’s important that you both enjoy the build-up to your wedding because it’s a very special time. You’ll have found the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with and have a wonderful

day ahead to look forward to… so don’t spoil it by getting overstressed. We have collated this handy checklist which can help you schedule for your big day.

Things to Do When Your Get Engaged

> Announce your engagement > If sets of parents are yet to meet, arrange a get together > Set a wedding budget > Decide on guest numbers > Decide what tasks need completing and who is responsible > Choose a wedding location > Book ceremony reception site > Arrange a meeting with your priest or minister to set a date > For a civil wedding book the registry office or civil venue

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3 Months To Go

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> Determine the colours, style and theme of your wedding

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12 Months To Go

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> Have a bridal shower

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1 Day Before

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1 Month To Go

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> Choose gifts for the wedding party

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> Select venue decorations

> Purchase decorations for ceremony and reception

> Select music DJ and live band for the ceremony and reception > Book the entertainers

10 Months To Go > Choose a photographer

> Choose your best man and bridesmaids’ outfits

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CAN YOU HELP IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE? Focus on Eyes

A local health and social care service is looking for new members.

The East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnerships Public, Service User and Carer (PSCU) representatives group wants to hear from any residents who might have an interest in, or are a user of, local health and social care services.

If you have time, you can also participate in meetings to develop the future of vital services such as children’s social work and home care.

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Calendar of events "Women of Milngavie" Exhibition

Friday 1st World Day of Prayer New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden 10.30am. An interdenominational and ecumenical annual Service for all ages. This year Slovenia is the focus and a very warm welcome awaits you at our Service. 0141 942 8484 â&#x20AC;˘ mmsalmond@aol.com

Milngavie Music Club Cairns Church, Buchanan St, Milngavie 7.30 pm. Anna Huntley mezzo soprano and Emma Abbate piano Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben; Britten: Cabaret Songs; Brahms: Four Songs; and English songs by other composers. 0141 942 3102 â&#x20AC;˘ enquiries@milngaviemusic.org

Gillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yoga Classes St Joseph's Church Hall 10.15-11.15am. Gentle hatha yoga class. 07443 417371 Weekly

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Milngavie Heritage Centre, former Courtroom, Milngavie Town Hall 10am-4pm. As part of Local History Week, the exhibition will draw on information from a wide variety of sources on women who have lived, worked and contributed to Milngavie and its community in the past, and its surrounding area. Entry is free but donations are welcome. www.milngavieheritage.org Runs until 9th March (except Sun 3rd Mar)

Pilates St Andrews Church Hall, Milngavie 9:30am, Kick start your weekend with Pilates Matwork. A general level class for adults where beginners and those with some experience are equally welcome. Mats are provided and booking essential. 07493 140708 â&#x20AC;˘ amgpilates@outlook.com Weekly

Men Behaving Dadly

Allander Leisure Centre 7pm. Badminton Club. 07825 054629 Weekly

Saturday 2nd Milngavie Folk Club: Vagabond Voices St Andrews Church Hall, Milngavie 7:30pm, Yvonne Lyon and Dean Owens. Yvonne is among the best and brightest talent currently emerging from Scotland. Dean is one of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most acclaimed and established singer songwriters. Tickets ÂŁ10 available from Haydock Music, The Iron Chef and from the link below. tickets.jmsconcerts.co.uk

Allander Evangelical Church 9.30-11.am. Dads bring along their kids (aged 0-4 years) and while the kids play with the numerous toys provided the dads enjoy a bacon roll with tea or coffee and chat with other dads. ÂŁ2.50 per dad. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Fortnightly

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New Kilpatrick New Halls 7.30-9.30pm. Join us on Monday evenings. Enjoy weekly fun at our friendly Scottish country dancing club learning dances to great music. No need to bring a partner. 0141 563 8790 treasurerNKCDC@gmail.com Weekly

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Monday 4th Army Cadets Force

ACF Hut, Strathblane Road, Milngavie 7-9pm. The ACF offers a variety of militarythemed activities along with adventurous training and STEM, young people 12-18 yrs. Weekly

Sculpt Callanetics: MAE Technique

St Andrews Church, Bearsden 5.30pm. Tighten and reshape your body quickly while increasing strength and flexibility. For all agest and fitness levels. First class free. Booking essential. 07880 640065 â&#x20AC;˘ FB #sculptcallanetics

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Milngavie & Bearsden Historical Society

Lesser Hall, Bearsden Hub, Bearsden Cross 7.30pm. The next history talk will be given by Alan MacDonald on the topic "Scottish Paintings throughout the Ages" Visitors welcome. ÂŁ4. www.mbhistorical.org

Daisy Baby Classes

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Relaxing, supportive and progressive classes for babies from 6 weeks-20 months. Designed to support your babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development at every stage. Baby massage and yoga. Themed sensory play. Educational support. Meet new mums. Booking required. 07793 076733 angela-govenden@thedaisyfoundation.com Weekly

Toddler Time

Allander Evangelical Church 9.30-11.00am. Open to all parents and carers for kids aged 0-3 with craft, toys, refreshments, singing and a short thought for the day. Toddler Time is an excellent place to get to know other parents in the local area. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Runs Mon-Wed every week

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Mugdock Cinema 7.30pm. Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kate, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kate settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theatre and party scene of New York. Booking essential. Cost ÂŁ4 each. 0141 956 6100

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What's On Calendar | March 2019 Bumps and Bundles

Bearsden Chess Club

Bearsden Baptist Church 9.30am. Parent and toddler group meets every Monday that isn’t a holiday. 0141 563 7830 • 07982 248764 www.bearsdenbaptistchurch.com Weekly

Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie 7.45pm. Meets every Tuesday with a junior section at 6:30pm. A thriving and welcoming club. 0141 569 3361 james.burt@ntlworld.com Weekly until May

Bearsden Bridge Academy The Court Room, Milngavie 4pm Improvers Class. 5.30pm Beginners Class. 7pm Improvers. We are unique in this area in that anyone is welcome to join us on a Monday evening without a partner, so why not come along and join us? pfe263@gmail.com Weekly until May

Art at the Grange 2 Grange Avenue, Milngavie Offering art classes suitable for all ages and levels. Please see our website for full listings. www.artatthegrange.com

Forever Active (55+) Allander Sports Centre 11am. Badminton, table tennis and soft tennis with a swim included. Just turn up! www.edlc.co.uk Weekly. Also runs on Thursdays

Antonine Bridge Club Bearsden Ski Club 7pm. New members (pairs) and visitors welcome to this friendly, competitive club. 0141 942 8262 www.bridgewebs.com/antonine Weekly

Self Defence & Martial Arts Bearsden Academy 7pm Juniors. 8pm Seniors. Have you ever wanted to learn self defence but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of self defence and martial arts in a friendly, relaxed environment. bearsdenmartialarts@hotmail.com www.bearsdenmartialarts.org

Ceilidh Dancing

St Joseph's Church Hall, Milngavie 7.30-9pm. A new class for anyone wanting to learn ceilidh dancing. All welcome. 07902 127370 Facebook: RSCDS Glasgow branch www.rscdsglasgow.org Weekly until end of March

Kelvin Choir

Upper Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Bearsden 7.30-9.45pm. Love to sing? Come and join Kelvin Choir. Kelvin Choir is a four-part, non-audition community choir that is always looking to welcome new members to its ranks. kelvin.choir@virginmedia.com www.kelvinchoir.com Weekly until May Westerton Hall 7.30-9pm. Beginners. Come and join us for fun, fitness and friendship. You will be made very welcome. 07902 127370 Facebook: RSCDS Glasgow branch www.rscdsglasgow.org Weekly until end of March

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The Fraser Centre 1:15pm. £1, includes tea and biscuits/cake. New members welcome. Weekly

Milngavie Choir

Baby and Toddler Group

Cairns Church Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome especially if they are wearing trousers. You don't have to be able to read music but it helps the others if you can. info@milngavie-choir.org.uk www.milngavie-choir.btck.co.uk 0141 942 1945 Weekly until May

Allander Indoor Bowling Club Allander Leisure Centre 12-2pm (other times available). Rinks are available for non members – ladies and gents. Come along for a free 2 hour trial, £4 thereafter. No experience necessary, equipment supplied. Warm and friendly environment. New members welcome. 0141 943 0655 • www.allanderbowling.co.uk Weekly until April

New Kilpatrick Church New Halls, Kirk Place, Bearsden G61 3RT 9.30-11.30am. A small, friendly group, welcoming parents, carers and grandparents and all children up to nursery stage. 0141 942 8827 mail@nkchurch.org.uk

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Allander Leisure Centre 6.30pm. For mixed to any ability. laura.sherriff@eastdunbarton.gov.uk Weekly

MONDAY 4th Evening Dementia Carers Group, Bearsden Bearsden Dementia Resource Centre 7-9pm

TUESDAY 5th Carers Chair Yoga Milngavie Youth Café – 11am-12pm. Weekly

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Wednesday 6th Milngavie in Bloom: Litter Picking

Outside Fraser Centre 10am. Come and help clean up Milngavie with volunteers from the Clean Sweep branch of Milngavie in Bloom. 0141 956 6147 • ronamacleod@hotmail.co.uk

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Community Room, Waitrose, Milngavie 2pm. First Wednesday in month save Jun, Dec & Jan. Long term lung sufferers and carers meet to share and learn. bill.underes@virginmedia.com 0141 956 1791

THURSDAY 14th Crafty Carers Milngavie Milngavie Enterprise Centre 1.30-3.30pm

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Main Hall, Bearsden Cross Church 7.30pm. Westerton Male Voice Choir warmly welcomes fresh voices. You don't have to be an experienced singer and will have the chance to view and participate in a rehearsal evening. 0141 956 5868 • www.wmvc.scot alistair.angus@googlemail.com Weekly

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March 2019 | What's On Calendar

Calendar of events Bearsden Daytime Disco

St Andrew's Church, Bearsden 12.15-1.45pm. Healthy and fun community disco. All generations welcome. Adults £5 includes light lunch and drinks. Kids go free. Optional £2 for kids lunch or bring your own. weekdaywowfactor@gmail.com www.weekdaywowfactor.com 07717 732542 Weekly

Lets Dance: Weekly Workshops

#One2Seven Allander Evangelical Church 6.30-7.45pm. Our One2Seven club is for all kids in Primary 1-7. We teach bible stories, sing, play games, do crafts and lots more. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Weekly

Ladies Bridge Club Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 1.15-4.15pm. New members welcome. 0141 584 9514 • 0141 942 6559 Weekly until 27 March

Mugdock Country Park Weekly dance classes for children and adults. Lorna: 01360 551689 • 07500 213473 www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk

Defence and Martial Arts

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Craigdhu Writers

Milngavie Community Centre, Quiet Room 10am. Our group of creative thinkers meet to enjoy each other’s readings and writings. All writers are warmly invited to attend our relaxed and friendly creative environment. craigdhuwriters@btinternet.com Weekly

Meditation & Mindfulness

Bearsden Hall, Lesser Hall 11.15am. Experience the wonderful benefits of meditation and feel realigned and de-stressed. No booking required. Weekly

Douglas Academy, Milngavie 7pm Juniors. 8pm Seniors. Have you ever wanted to learn self defence but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of self defence and martial arts in a friendly, relaxed environment. 4 week block. bearsdenmartialarts@hotmail.com www.bearsdenmartialarts.org Weekly during term time

Scottish Country Dancing Milngavie Town Hall 7.30-9.15pm. General. Come and join us for fun, fitness and friendship. You will be made very welcome. Facebook: RSCDS Glasgow branch www.rscdsglasgow.org 07902 127370 Weekly until end of March

St Paul's Lunch Club

St Paul's Church, Milngavie 12-1pm. Come enjoy home made soup, assorted rolls and delicious home baking, all for a very modest cost. All are welcome for a warm friendly atmosphere. 07803 934688 • annsmacleod@gmail.com

Burnbrae Bridge Club

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Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 6.30-10pm. We are a friendly and relaxed bridge club that welcomes new members and their partners. Visitors welcome. 0141 563 8988 • sheana.donald@ntlworld.com

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Adult Ballet Class

Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie 7.30pm. Ballet class with Margaret McBain. 0141 956 3388 • 07778 137623 mar.macbain@ntlworld.com Weekly

Social Bridge

Baljaffray Parish Church 6:30pm. Please come along and join us, no partner required. jeanf.kent@gmail.com Weekly until June

An Introduction to Self Yoga Class

All Saints’ Church Hall, Bearsden 8-9pm. New members welcome. 07963 936780 • jane.tait@ntlworld.com Weekly

Hilton Bridge Club

St James the Less Church Hall 10am. A friendly, relaxed Bridge Club. New members and visitors welcome. 07910 776591 Weekly

Gill’s Yoga Class

St Andrew’s Church Hall, Stewart St 7.30pm. Yoga strength and flexibility. 07443 417371 Weekly

Pilates

10am at St Andrew's Church Hall, Milngavie and 7pm at Waitrose Community Room, Milngavie. Pilates Fundamental Matwork classes. A general level class where beginners and those with some experience are equally welcome. Mats are provided and booking essential. 07493 140708 • amgpilates@outlook.com Weekly

Thursday 7th Meet our Consultants on Cataract 1-2-1

Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, Beaconsfield Road G12 0PJ 9am. Free. Are you affected by cataracts and would like to explore their options for treatment. Free ten minute 1-2-1 appointment with our consultant ophthalmologist Mr Gerard McGowan. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/meet-our-consultant-oncataract-surgery

Milngavie Heritage Group: Walking Tour

Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie 2pm. In conjunction with the heritage exhibition "Women of Milngavie", we have organised a walking tour of the Joan Eardley exhibition in two of the galleries. The tour will be conducted by Anne Morrison, the niece of the internationally renowned artist. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. www.milngavieheritage.org

Westerton Scottish Country Dance Club Westerton Village Hall 7.30-9.30pm. No need for partner. Esther Liddell: 0141 942 4468 Noreen Simpson: 07851 398 264 Weekly

Bearsden & Milngavie NS Bridge Club

Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 6.45-10pm. Friendly, well established bridge club. New members are welcome. 0141 942 0552 • cullenjim@ntlworld.com Weekly until May

Stamp & Postcard Group

Waitrose, Milngavie 10.30am-12pm. Drop-in meeting for anyone interested in stamp or postcard collecting. 07833 706962

Circle Dancing

St Andrew's Church, Milngavie 2-4pm. A style of dance done in a circle or semi-circle to musical accompaniment. All welcome. No partner required. www.circledancingforall.org.uk Weekly

Betsy Barclay’s Ladies Leisure Circle (Golden Girls)

West Highland Gate (Temporarily) 7pm. Meets first Thursday of every month for meal and live entertainment. 0141 942 5241 First Thursday of the month

Westerton Over Sixties Club

Westerton Hall 2-4pm. Board games, tea and biscuits, chat. All welcome. Come and enjoy the fun. 0141 570 0791 • ellen.gray@outlook.com Weekly

Jog Scotland

Milngavie Clock 6.30pm. A relaxed and friendly run, covering between 6-10k. All runners welcome. Free jogscotlandmilngavie@gmail.com Weekly

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What's On Calendar | March 2019 Children’s Karate & Kobudo Classes

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Mugdock Country Park 7-8.30pm. Learn some fascinating facts about space then search the March skies for spring constellations and planets. Indoor presentation if weather is bad. Booking essential. Cost £5 0141 956 6100

Saturday 9th Milngavie Makers Market

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Killermont Church, Bearsden 7.30pm. An evening of classic pop songs from the 1920s-2019s sung by a small group from the City of Glasgow Chorus. Great musical arrangements of songs we know and love. Includes tea, coffee and home baking at interval. Tickets £6 can be purchased from members of Killermont Guild or at the door.

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Mugdock Country Park 2-4pm. Lighting fires, building shelters and other survival essentials. Outdoor activities for 12-16 year olds. Booking essential. Cost £7. 0141 956 6100

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St Andrew's RC Church, Bearsden 7.45pm. Charles MacKay will give an illustrated talk on "Clydeside Aviation" from 1785-1919. All are welcome to attend, admission is £4 for non members. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. www.bmdfas.org.uk

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Milngavie Community Education Centre 1:30pm. Open to all levels and skills. Beginners are welcome to our "Have a Go" sessions where we will provide all the materials for a small charge. 07414 749559 wilcockjean@hotmail.com

Thursday 14th Bearsden Writers

Waitrose Community Room 10am-12pm. A new group of writers based in Scotland and we meet once a month to take forward our writing and publishing ventures. Local writer Vivien Martin from iScot Magazine will be giving a talk on writing 'Non-Fiction.' All welcome. bearsdenwriters@gmail.com

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Baljaffray Parish Church 7.30pm. Come and join us for a great night of entertainment with Graeme Clark from Wet Wet Wet and JJ Gilmour, former Silencers frontman. £20. tickets.jmsconcerts.co.uk

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Bearsden Cross Church 11.30am. Roxburgh Quartet play Hadyn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 and Borodin String Quartet No. 2. Tickets £10 including coffee and cake (served from 10.45 onwards) available from Purple Edge, the Church Office or at the door. 0141 942 0507 secretary@bearsdencross.org

Nuffield Health Central Fitness & Wellbeing Club, 141 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8HB 7pm. Free. Hosted by Mr Kumar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/a-complete-guide-tofoot-and-ankle-pain-mar19 St Andrews Church, Bearsden Cross 12.15-1.45pm. Meet new people, chat, lunch and maybe some dancing. £5 entry includes lunch. 07717 732542 Facebook: WeekdayWowFactor

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U3A Monthly Meeting

Mugdock Castle Open Day

St Andrew’s Church Hall, Bearsden 11am. Jon Cossar will give a talk on 'Rwanda - a photo journal'. 07592 501648 • https://u3asites.org.uk/bam

Wednesday 20th Meet Consultants on Back & Sciatica Pain

Nuffield Health Central Fitness & Wellbeing Club, 141 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8HB 7pm. Are you suffering from back or sciatica pain? Free information evening with Consultant Spinal Surgeons Mr Fraser Dean and Mr Nicholas Brownson. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/meet-our-consultants-onback-and-sciatica-pain

Baljaffray Parish Church 12-4pm. Come down to the Castle and have an opportunity to climb the tower and take in the magnificent views of the Park and beyond. You can also find out about becoming a Volunteer Castle Steward. Refreshment stall available. FREE entry to the tower. 0141 956 6100

Third Wednesday of the month

Cani-fit Time Trial at Mugdock

Mugdock Country Park 9am-12pm. Come and join the Cani-Fit team for a fun timed event. It’s not a race, simply come along and see how you get on around our marked trail at Mugdock Country Park. The route will be 5k and the trails mostly open and fast park paths with some muddy technical sections, grass trails and wooded areas. Nicolas: 07745 815374 www.cani-fit.com/event/cani-fit-time-trial-2

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Gavin's Mill, 3 Gavin's Mill Road, Tesco Carpark 7.30pm. Experience the art of yarn spinning with Odet Beauvoisin. 0141 955 0437 office@gavinsmill.org

Meet Consultants on Knee & Sports Injuries Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, 82 Braidholm Road G46 6ED 7pm. Free. Do you suffer from knee or sports injuries? Information evening with Mr William Leach, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Consultant to some of the biggest names in football. Presentation with Q&A. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/a-complete-guide-toknee-and-sports-injuries-mar19Date

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Baljaffray Parish Church 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Capercaillie, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including the BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and The McGarrigle Sisters. £20. tickets.jmsconcerts.co.uk

Westerton Hall, Bearsden 7pm. Residents living in the Bearsden West area are welcome to come along and discuss local issues which impact on their community – roads, pavements, transport, cleansing, education, social care, green spaces etc. Please email or come along to the meeting if there is any issue you would like to raise. 0141 570 2960 bearsdenwest@gmail.com Last Wednesday of the month

Big Spring Clean: Milngavie in Bloom, Clean Sweep

Tesco Carpark in front of Gavin's Mill 10am. Volunteers welcome to help clean up the local area including Lennox Park, West Highland Way, Precinct, carparks, banks of the Allander River and approach roads to Milngavie. Litter picks, and green bags provided, but strong shoes and gloves should be worn. Children accompanied by parents will be welcome. 0141 956 6147 • ronamacleod@hotmail.co.uk

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A Bearsden primary school welcomed a visit from a netball star on behalf of NSPCC Scotland. Ella Gibbons, who plays with Strathclyde Sirens, took the charity’s Speak Out Stay Safe campaign to Mosshead PS. The programme aims to help children to understand abuse and to recognise the signs that it is happening, as well as how to get help. NSPCC Scotland has been working in partnership with Strathclyde Sirens, the nation’s only semi-professional women’s sports team, since 2017. Ella said: “The message of the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe campaign is very powerful and I am delighted the Strathclyde Sirens are on board to promote it.”

The organisers of a festival in Milngavie are calling for organisations and volunteers to bring new ideas to the summer event. Milngavie Community Development Trust will once again support the popular Milngavie Week, which this year will take place from Saturday June 8 to Saturday June 15.  One of the co-ordinators, Wilson Blakey, said: “Milngavie Week gets bigger and bigger every year as more and more individuals and organisations become involved. “It would be great to hear from anyone who can think of something new they could put on during the event week. We would be more than happy to support great ideas.”

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RESTAURANT PAIR TAKES TO THE STAGE A couple who own a Bearsden restaurant will take part in a game show-style panel at a major hospitality and tourism event this month. Martin and Sharlene Thliveros, of Monadh Kitchen, will face two other couples at ScotHot in the SEC, Glasgow, on March 13. The session is called Teamwork Makes The Dream Work and is part

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DOUBLE DISPLAY AT GALLERY The Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie plays host to two exciting exhibitions this month. From March 2 to April 4, there will be a display of the actor Steven Berkoff’s photography from a period when he was with The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. The focus is the Gorbals in 1966. When Berkoff had time off from acting, he would explore with his camera and photograph the decay at that time of the Gorbals. Then from March 16 to April 4, there will be an exhibition that showcases selected works by two Saturday art classes, one at the Gallery and the other at Auld Kirk Museum.

This is a highlight show for families and young people in East Dunbartonshire and the exhibition allows the young people a professional exhibition setting and platform to highlight their views, aspirations and talents through creativity.

The work in the Young People’s Art 2019: In Conversation With... display has this year been inspired by East Dunbartonshire’s permanent collection and Archives.

The Lillie Art Gallery opening times are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Sometimes the gallery may be closed for installation or deinstallation of exhibitions.

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Please call 0141 956 5536 to check opening times if visiting the museum outwith exhibition dates.

COMMUNITY AWARDS RECOGNISING VOLUNTEERS Bearsden Festival Association is launching four Community Awards to raise awareness of all the brilliant voluntary work going on in Bearsden. Enter nominations by 28 March.

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A Bearsden man decided to delve into the often complicated and contradictory world of Scottish politics and society – and write a book. Andrew Conway’s book, How Scotland Works: A Guide for Citizens, is the result of his own interest in understanding the nation’s political debate in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the political turbulence of the 2014 and 2016 referendums.

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The publication of the book, by Luath Press, has also seen Andrew invited to speak at events. He will be on the stage at Aye Write in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow on March 16, from 1.15pm to 2.15pm. He is also available for visits to local schools to talk to pupils about how society works. Andrew, who is a former pupil of Bearsden Academy, said: “Many people have told me that this is ‘exactly the sort of book’ they want to read and another recurring comment from folk, including teachers, is that schools could make good use of the book to teach young people about the society they are about to enter as adults.” How Scotland Works is published by Luath Press and available for £12.99 at www.luath.co.uk. It is also available for sale on Amazon.

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HISTORY IN THE SPOTLIGHT History is brought to life in the region this month with a series of events and activities to celebrate the annual Local History Week. The week-long event, organised by East Dunbartonshire Libraries, runs from March 2 to 9. Exhibitions celebrating East Dunbartonshire's rich history have been organised at venues across the area. In Milngavie, there will be a display of old photographs of the town at Milngavie Library from March 2 to 30. A Women of Milngavie Exhibition in Milngavie Town Hall also takes place from March 2 to 9, from 10am to 4pm. As part of another exhibition, Women of Milngavie, a talk

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about the life and work of the artist Joan Eardley by the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s niece, Anne Morrison, will take place at the Lillie Art Gallery on Thursday March 7 at 2pm. Bearsden also plays host to a Local History Week event with Bearsden in Pictures at Bearsden Library, from March 2 to 9. Other events take place at the newly refurbished Kirkintilloch Town Hall, which plays host to an illustrated talk called Your House Through Time, on March 6 at 7pm.

Lennoxtown Library is the venue for the Irish Family History talk by John Slavin of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society on March 7 at 2pm. Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said: "Local History Week offers a great opportunity for the people of East Dunbartonshire to discover more about the history of the area. There is something on for everyone so check out the programme online or pick up a copy at your local library.â&#x20AC;? For further information, call 0141 777 3142 or email: libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk.

An event aims to encourage local people to get fit and make a difference to conservation. Green Fitness is run by the Cairnhill Woods Group on the first Sunday of each month. Participants meet outside Westerton Parish Church, on Crarae Avenue, on March 3 at 2pm. The group is part of the national charity, Trust for Conservation Volunteers, and works with East Dunbartonshire Council to improve the woods and other local green spaces for present and future generations. Cairnhill Woods is officially designated a Local Nature Conservation Site. For more information call 07961 320292 or email: cairnhillwoodsgroup@gmail.com

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A Milngavie author is delighted to announce the publication of the first in a new series of modern romantic fiction books. Joan Fleming (pictured), who also lived in Bearsden for many years,

The novel tells the story of a local teacher and lady golf captain, Mandy Campbell, who strives for equal status in a male-dominated club in the village of Rowanbrae.

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Despite their rivalry, she becomes attracted to the gents' captain, Gavin Simpson, but does he return her affection?

ST PATRICK’S SHAMROCK St Patricks Day takes place on 17th, but how did the shamrock become associated with the Saint? According to Irish legend, he used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

Troubles increase with her mother's drinking, and when a student's mother threatens legal action against the school. Will Mandy have to leave Rowanbrae to find the peace she craves? Joan, who was formerly a modern languages teacher, including a number of years in Bearsden Academy, said:

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