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WHO WILL WIN COMMUNITY GONGS? The names of the finalists of eight accolades have been announced in an inaugural Clarkston Community Awards. The I Love Clarkston Business Improvement District has launched the awards, sponsored by East Renfrewshire Council, in recognition of the community members, groups and businesses that improve the lives of local residents and the community. Eight winners of the awards will be announced at a special ceremony at the Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock on March 1. The headline accolade will be the Clarkston Community Champion, which will be presented to a

nominee for their “achievements and immense endeavours” within Clarkston and the wider East Renfrewshire area. The short list is made up of Iain Winters, the lollipop man at Carolside Primary school; Kathryn Schalchi, a cub scout leader from 121st Clarkston Scout Group; Russell Macmillan, who launched East Renfrewshire Good Causes as a thank you following a lifesaving transplant operation; and Steve Malloy, the treasurer of The Rotary Club of Eastwood. BID Manager, Andy Dunlop, said: “We know there are many special people doing great work in the area, and we’re very pleased to be able to give them the recognition they deserve.” Another category is the Inspirational Leader Award with finalists

Chris McKenna (Williamwood High School); Claire Murray (Anytime Fitness Clarkston); Richard Schofield (Clarkston Community Choir) and Marion Connaghan (All Star Junior Netballers). The Kyle Bremner Award for Young Person of the Year sees Adam Thomson, Abby Turnbull, Michael Sinclair and Ross Nisbett as finalists. Group of the Year will be chosen from 1st Stamperland Brownies; Carolside Sports Club; Clarkston Community Choir; Harlequin Eastwood Theatre for Youth and Off Grid Kids. In the Independent Business of the Year category is Dandy's Delicatessen; Distinction Health and Beauty; Eat Deli; gifted

Glasgow and The Wee Chocolate Company. A winner of the Customer Service Star Award will be chosen from Debbie Stewart at Abientot; Jane Watt at Café Roma Clarkston; Pamela Coulter at Lloyds Pharmacy, Seres Road; PaperIsle and Skinfiniti Glasgow. The National Business of the Year Award includes finalists Anytime Fitness Clarkston; Bluebird Care Glasgow South; Costa Coffee Clarkston and Scotmid Cooperative. See facebook.com/iloveclarkston for further details.

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PLOTTING NEW SCHOOL PLANS Busby Primary pupils are set to have direct access to the school's much-loved eco garden as part of new development plans. Planning permission has been granted for a new state-ofthe-art nursery building to be created within the school grounds, as part of the council's drive to deliver increased free childcare by August 2020. The development will increase the number of free places available in Busby Nursery Class, as well as providing extra car parking and more space within the school building.

Planning permission has been granted for a state-ofthe-art nursery in the grounds of Bubsy Primary grounds

A total of 100 places are currently available across two buildings for Busby Nursery Class.

existing temporary modular facility is removed, and provide the school with additional classroom space because the rooms currently used by the nursery will no longer be needed for this use.

Creating a bespoke 120-place facility will bring all children together in one, purpose-built space, with a dedicated outdoor As well as building the nursery, play area for the nursery class. a new link path will be created It will also increase the between the school playground available car parking, once the and eco garden to connect the

areas together and provide direct access to this space for the primary pupils. This is in addition to the recently completed MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area), which is used daily on a rotaz basis during break times, with each year group having access at least once a week.

Council leader Tony Buchanan said: “We are committed to providing the very best facilities for all our children and young people, to support their learning journey. The new development will improve access to outdoor space by creating a direct link to the eco garden, allowing pupils to benefit from this area on a regular basis.”

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GET SET TO LAUGH OUT LOUD performed for children at the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and on Broadway. Raymond Mearns, one of Scotland’s top live stand-up comedians, also takes to the stage in April with his show: Confessions of a Control Freak.

Locals can look forward to several weeks of comedy with a series of brilliant stand-up shows for both adults and children. Eastwood Park Theatre is hosting two of Scotland’s top stand-up comedians, Des McLean and Gary Little, for one night only as they team up for one big show on Saturday March 9. The pioneer of stand-up comedy for children, James Campbell, is also coming to the theatre as

part of the Whyte and Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival on Saturday March 30 at 2pm. The Hilariously Funny World Of show is suitable for children over the age of six. James also writes the hilarious Boyface books and has

Anthony McReavy from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We’re delighted to bring a cracking comedy line up to Eastwood Park Theatre as part of our 2019 season. “We’re pleased to offer children the chance to experience standup comedy that is tailored to their age in a live theatre environment with James Campbell as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival and to welcome comedians Des McLean, Gary Little and Raymond Mearns. “We’re also bringing The Pantaloons back, this time with their hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time, The Odyssey at Clarkston Halls in March, which is not to be missed.” Book the shows by calling 0141 577 4956 or visit www. eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk.

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A church in Newton Mearns is looking forward to welcoming one of Scotland’s top male voice choirs for a fund-raising event this month. Broom Church is hosting the special evening on March 17 at 7pm with entertainment from Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. Profits from ticket sales will go towards the purchase of a new sound system. Pat Mackenzie, the fundraising convener, said: “Broom Church has been collecting funds towards a new sound system that will cost about £4000 and this choir evening is one of the fund-raisers. “We’re looking forward to hosting this musical event and we would like to extend a warm welcome to all music lovers in

the community, as well as our church members.” Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir is conducted by the highly respected William Barr (pictured) and has 40 members hailing from all parts of west and central Scotland. One of the members is also a regular at Broom Church. As well as their annual concerts in the Glasgow City Halls and the City Chambers, the choir takes part in massed choral events and can be booked to help with fundraising endeavours. They will be singing a wide repertoire of songs at Broom

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NEW #NOONEISLONELY out for, and use, the hashtag on social media posts that are connected with people gathering together, as well as events and any messages focused on reducing loneliness. Ruth Gallagher, CEO of Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire said: “The movement will encourage us to make sure that local information is available in as many places as possible, making it easier for people to find out what’s out there for them. Tackling loneliness isn’t just about getting people to join in groups and activities.�

A new local campaign is calling for people and organisations to collaborate to tackle a growing problem of loneliness in the modern world. Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire hopes to gather together leaders from different local organisations and businesses to join a local movement, #NoOneIsLonely. Scientific studies show that people live longer and happier lives when they have good social connections and close friendships, yet on the flipside loneliness has

become a public health issue that can affect all ages and stages of life. #NoOneIsLonely is in its early stages but the group is keen to hear from those that share the belief that more could be done to tackle loneliness in our communities. One route to raising awareness is to encourage people to look

The Market Pace in Newton Mearns is one organisation that is already involved in #NoOneIsLonely. In their sewing classes they not only encourage friendship and connections but also sew cushions for sale, bearing the movement hashtag, as an added means to spread the campaign message. For further information call: 0141 876 9555, email: francesca. mckay@va-er.org.uk or paulina. litynska@va-er.org.uk or connect on Twitter: @FrancescaMcka

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A weekly walking group for parents and babies returns to its summer home this month – and hopes to expand to include more people. The Whitelee Stroller Sliders will meet again at Whitelees Windfarm, near Eaglesham, from March 5. Over the winter, the group has been “on tour” while the visitor centre has been closed on Tuesdays.

ranger and starts at 10.15am. The group is for parents and babies in buggies and this year the invitation is being expanded to include mums-to-be. Rennie Mason, from the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service, said: “There are many benefits of our Stroller Sliders walks including fitness and wellbeing, and also the chance to meet new people and to enjoy being outdoors as a group.

The Stroller Sliders return to their meeting base at the Windfarm, gathering by the noticeboard at the main entrance, at 10am. The walk, which usually extends to about four miles in total, is supported by a countryside

“The parents and grandparents enjoy a good chat as they walk and many have a coffee and cake in the café afterwards. We are usually finished the walk by 11.30 to noon. “This year we are keen to see more people coming along, especially expectant mothers. Walking is a great way to stay fit and healthy throughout pregnancy. The walking pace is brisk but not strenuous and we make it as accessible as possible to all.” It is recommended that parents use buggies/strollers that can cope with the rough but good

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The artworks were used to produce a 2019 calendar, which has been distributed to schools, libraries and council offices throughout the area.

The winning pupils were chosen from more than 1000 entries to the popular East Renfrewshire Council competition, which has been running for more than 30 years.

Councillor Fletcher said: “The calendar looks fantastic and I was delighted to present all of the winners with their prizes again this year.

Winners included pupils from Giffnock Primary, St Cadoc’s Primary, Eaglesham Primary, Crookfur Primary and St Thomas’s Primary. They were presented with prizes and certificates by Provost Jim Fletcher at a special ceremony.

“Congratulations to all of them and thank you to everyone who entered for their hard work and efforts – the standard of entries was extremely high. “This annual competition is a great way of getting everyone to concentrate their minds on such an important subject.”

MSP ROSS 'THINKS ALLOWED' The youngest ever MSP and a member of the National Youth Assembly will give a talk at a Giffnock event this month. Ross Greer will be at Orchardhill Church on March 7 to argue that the church needs to rage against and overthrow established hierarchies. Entitled, “A Revolutionary Movement? Saving the Kirk”, the talk is part of a Thinking Allowed series of lectures. Ross believes that faith should be at the vanguard of creating a just world for people and the planet. The talk, which starts at 8pm, will be followed by open discussion. Further details at www.orchardhill.org.uk or tel: 0141 638 3604.

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COME JOIN THE DANCE Local people are invited to a dance the night away at a ceilidh event to help raise funds for an emergency and lifesaving support group. The event takes place at Whitecraigs Rugby Club Newton Mearns on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 7.30pm. The fund-raising evening, which includes music from the Kilbride ceilidh band and a buffet, as well as a raffle and a silent auction, is being organised by Broom, Kirkhill and Mearnskirk Community Council in aid of the Newton Mearns First Responders group. Proceeds from the event will go to help pay for vital training equipment and running costs for the First Responders. The Newton Mearns First Responders is a group of local volunteers, who are trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service to enable them to respond to emergency calls in the area.

They respond first-hand to life-threatening events, such as heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrest, and remain with the person until the ambulance or paramedic arrives.

night. We are sure people will have a lot of fun swirling and burling the night away.”

Members of the group also participate in local community clubs and events to pass on skills that can save lives.

allow our vital volunteer group to continue to serve the community.

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The music and action continues until midnight. Tickets cost £15 (including the buffet) and are available on tel: 07789 482343 or by emailing bkandmcc@gmail.com. For more information about the Newton Mearns First Responders see Facebook: www.facebook. com/firstrespondernm.

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A fascinating presentation about the varied wildlife of a North Ayrshire peninsula takes place this month. The Clarkston and East Kilbride Scottish Wildlife Trust evening welcomes Tom Byars, who will talk about the wildlife of the Ardeer Peninsula, near Irvine. The Ardeer Peninsula is around 3km long and extends southeast from Stevenston towards Irvine, comprising a vast sand dune system.

lovage; birds include wigeon, teal, whooper swan, shoveler and gadwall; while invertebrates include beetles and dune chafer. The SWT event takes place on March 18, from 7.30pm to 9pm, in Duff Memorial Hall, Main Street, Busby. Everyone is welcome and the suggested donation is ÂŁ3 for non-members and ÂŁ2 for SWT members, while children are free. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN FLOWERS

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Members and newcomers alike are invited to this month’s Mearns & Whitecraigs Flower Club meeting. Taking place on March 13, from 2pm to 4.30pm, in Broom Parish Church, Newton Mearns, the topic of the afternoon will be Around the World. The floral art demonstration is presented by Kath Gibson. The club’s meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month and after the demonstration there is tea and a raffle for the flowers.

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The lives of those lost during the Holocaust were poignantly remembered during a special memorial day event in Giffnock. The National Holocaust Memorial Day event was held at Eastwood Park Theatre to commemorate those who died during the World War II atrocity, and also to remember the stories of those who were fortunate to survive. The evening, on January 28, included music, talks and poetry recalling emotional accounts of the Holocaust.

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The memorial was jointly hosted by two councils, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire, and held in partnership with Interfaith Scotland, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Scottish Government, who were represented by Aileen Campbell, the Cabinet Secretary

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Dyslexia Scotland Regular monthly events usually taking place in Mearns Castle High School showing films and offering Dyslexia support. dyslexiascotland.er@gmail.com

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CHARITY LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE ARE YOU READY LOOK BACK AND LEARN TO RUN? A charity that offers support for parents, teachers and children with dyslexia has announced the launch of a new and accessible website. Dyslexia Scotwest is an information and advocacy service dedicated to assisting dyslexic people in the west of Scotland.

features such as text-to-speech functionality, an interactive dictionary and a translation tool with more than 100 languages.

The 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.

“Specialist dyslexia software allows users to change the text fonts, text colours and background colours, too, so it can be more easily read. We are delighted with the results.”

Now Dyslexia Scotwest is proud to launch a comprehensive new website. The charity’s CEO, Duncan Cumming, said: “The website has been designed to be highly accessible and includes a number of excellent

The charity also relies on donations and fund-raising events. They are keen to sell tickets for a Ladies Lunch, which takes place at the Marriott Hotel Glasgow on June 1. For information about tickets or about the charity see www. dyslexiasw.com.

Keen runners are invited to enter a relay running race this month. Entries are open up to the day of the 49th Allan Scally Road Race 4 x 5k event. The relays take place at Glasgow Green on Saturday March 2 at noon. The event is organised by the Shettleston Harriers on a trafficfree course described as “fast and flat”. The Allan Scally Road Race incorporates Scottish Students Championships. The cost of pre-entry is £28 per team of four by March 1 at 10am. The cost to enter on the day is £36 per team by 11:30am. There is more than £1500 to be won in cash prizes. See shettlestonharriers.org.uk/ the-allan-scally-race.

History fans are encouraged to sign up to a series of four sessions at Giffnock Library. Hands on Heritage, on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10am to 1pm, offers the opportunity to learn about the region’s history collections. Participants can also attempt a variety of tasks, working on items from the East Renfrewshire Heritage collection, while being supported by the Local Studies Librarian. A spokesperson said: “The four weekly sessions are ideal for people who would like to gain a bit of experience in heritage, or those who just enjoy learning about and exploring local history.” To book see: www.erculture andleisure.org/article/8027/ Local-and-family-history-classes.

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Newton Mearns Parish Church 12.30-2.30pm. Singing for the Brain is run by The Richmond Fellowhsip Scotland and uses singing to bring people with dementia together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. 0141 881 2076 • kpeocock@trfs.org.uk Weekly

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Coffee Morning Newton Mearns Parish Church 10am. Our monthly Coffee Mornings resume today, hosted by 79th Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade. All the usual stalls. We look forward to seeing you there.

Goalkeeping Academy Giffnock North Amateur Athletic Club 10am. Shot stoppers, looking for new goalkeepers to help train with this long-established, successful club. www.shotstoppersgoalkeeping.co.uk

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Early Kickers Football The Maccabi Centre 10am, Football and other ball skills for ages 3-6. 0141 638 6177 suefaber@maccabigbscotland.org Weekly

Little Gift Eastwood Park Theatre 1 & 4pm. A brand new show for audiences aged 3-7 years created by Andy Manley in collaboration with M6 Theatre Company. One day, a surprise visitor plants a little seed of hope and turns this lonely life upside down. www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk

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Greenbank Parish Church 7-9pm. All sorts of activities are available at SNAP! Youth Club such as baking, music, sports, board games and arts and crafts. If you are in P7-S3 why not come along and join us? snap@greenbankglasgow.org.uk

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Broom Parish Church 10am. During the school term. Parents have the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea or coffee while children between birth and 3 years old play together.

Stamperland Parish Church 9.45am Primary 1. 10.30am P2. 11.15am P3. Fun and engaging music classes for children led by a qualified music specialist with over 10 years teaching experience. Tea/ coffee available for accompanying adults. rootsintomusic@hotmail.com

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Monday 4th Bookbug Session Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions! Busby Library; (0-4yrs), WED, 9.30am. FRI, 9.30am. Clarkston Library; (0-4yrs), TUE, 10.30am. Storytime (3-5yrs), TUE (School term), 2.15pm. (0-18months), WED, 2pm. (0-4yrs), SAT, 10.30am. Mearns Library; (0-4yrs), WED, 2pm. THU, 10.30am. SAT, 10.30am. (0-18months), MON, 2pm. www.ercultureandleisure.org Weekly during term-time

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Maccabi Centre 7.20pm. Supported play, where those who have had bridge lessons, or are returning to bridge, can play and get coaching at the same time. bridge.eastren@gmail.com Weekly

Eastwood Choral Society Park Church, Ravenscliffe Drive 7:30pm. Vibrant mixed voice adult choir. All voices welcome (particularly tenors!) No auditions required. Our repertoire is largely choral and classical. Bring a mug for break time tea and biscuits! gillatecs@gmail.com Weekly until May 6th

Outside Lidl 10am. Two walks are offered; one for beginners and one for people who wish to walk a little further. sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Whitelee Stroller Striders Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre 10.15am. Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group. The group is a fun and enjoyable way to socialise with new parents and welcomes new members. 0141 614 0962 Weekly until November More information on page 8

Woodlands at top of Aidans Brae 9:45-11.15am. Outdoor play group for 2 year olds in a fully enclosed space. Mud kitchen, sand pit, slide, ball runs, fire, stories, natural arts & crafts, songs and snacks. Bookable in 6 week blocks. 07769 229503 offgridkidsclarkston@gmail.com

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Newton Mearns Parish Church 10am. Singing our own arrangements of pop, Motown and chart songs with no auditions and no need to read music. www.rockchoir.com

Broomburn Medical Centre 10am. New health walk for people looking to start some form of gentle exercise, meet new people and enjoy outdoors. We welcome everyone to come and join us.

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Broomburn Medical Centre 9.30am. For people looking to start walking, all are welcome to come along and join in. sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Off Grid Toddlers Off Grid Community, Aidans Brae 12-2pm. Outdoor parent and toddler group based in the woodlands at the top of Aidans Brae, Clarkston. We have a mud kitchen, sand pit, water play, climbing etc. 07769 229503 ogktoddlers@gmail.co.uk Weekly during term time Also runs Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Shirokawa Karate Academy Williamwood Parish Church 5pm. We have classes to suit all fitness and ability levels from 6 years to adult. www.shirokawa.co.uk Weekly

Scottish Country Dancing Shawlands Academy 7.15-8.45pm. General. Come and join us for fun, fitness and friendship. You will be made very welcome. Facebook: RSCDS Glasgow branch www.rscdsglasgow.org

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Mearns Primary School 6.15pm. Provides a gentle introduction to playing football using fun-based football activities. www.ercultureandleisure.org Weekly

Walking Football Mearns Primary School 7.30pm. Friendly, relaxed and fun football for anyone 50 plus. www.ercultureandleisure.org Weekly

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Social Table Tennis The Maccabi Centre. 1.15-3pm. All levels. All welcome 0141 638 6177 suefaber@maccabigbscotland.org Weekly

Women’s Health Coffee Morning Event Nuffield Health East Kilbride Fitness & Wellbeing Club, Stroud Road, 4 The Boardwalk G75 0YW 10:30am. Free. This event is for mums to be and for anyone who is suffering with women’s health issues including pelvic health, endometriosis and menopause. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/your-completeguide-to-womens-health-mar19

Eastwood Park Theatre 7.30pm. A new play about one of Scotland's great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston who brought hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands. www.eastwood parktheatre.co.uk

AutoScots Car Club Mearns Primary, Hunter Drive, Newton Mearns G77 6DP 7.30pm. AutoScots Car Club, the Club for Classic, Retro and Sports Car enthusiasts, we’re open to all marques, no need to change your club when you change your car. douglas.hunter@btinternet.com First Monday of the month

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Calendar of events Blether and a Brew Mearns Kirk Halls 2pm. A warm welcome, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits all provided! Come and join us for a relaxed, friendly afternoon. All are welcome, no need to book. Suggested donation of £1. 07858 552767 hello@mkhelpinghands.org.uk

Eastwood Bereavement Support Mearns Kirk Church Hall 7pm. Support to anyone who might be struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one either recently or some time ago. l.ronald@hotmail.co.uk First Tuesday of the month

121st ClarkstonYoga Flow Class Maccabi Halls 6.30-7.45pm. For many of us life can be challenging. Yoga can give you balance, harmony and a wonderful sense of well-being. ritakinloch@aol.com Weekly

Tuesday Evening Walking Group Greenbank Parish Church 7pm. We are a friendly bunch of all ages; we walk around Clarkston area for 1 hour chatting all the way. www.greenbankglasgow.org.uk Weekly

Glasgow Scout Group 21 Aidan’s Brae, Clarkston Beavers, WED: 6-7pm. THU: 6.157.15pm. FRI: 6.15-7.15pm. Cubs, MON: 6.30-8pm. WED: 6.45-8.15pm. FRI: 6.45-8.15pm. Scouts, MON: 7.309.30pm. FRI: 8-10pm. Explorers, TUE: 8-10pm. www.121glasgowscouts.org.uk

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Baljaffray Church 6.30pm. Please come along and join us. No partner required.

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Wednesday 6th

Knitting Class Greenbank Church, Clarkston 7.15-8.45pm. Friendly and informal knitting class for new or experienced knitters. Come along and enjoy tea/ coffee and a yarn! 07929 984873 helenhoward@knittingforall.co.uk Weekly

Community Choir Stamperland Church Hall 7.30pm. The group’s evolving fourpart repertoire spans everything from Bach to The Beatles and songs from popular classics and musicals. New members are invited to come along to a weekly rehearsal to see if they enjoy the experience. www.singglasgow.co.uk Weekly

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Walk the Block Clarkston Hall 7pm. If 5k runs or the latest muddy fitness challenge are not for you. Or, if you just like the idea of meeting more people within your community and improving your fitness and wellbeing at the same time. Facebook Weekly

Rouken Glen Short Walk Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen Park 10.30am. A peaceful stroll along pathways within Rouken Glen Park. For beginners or people recovering from an injury or illness. sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk Weekly

Eastwood Leisure Centre 1.30pm. Two hours of enjoyable ballroom and sequence dancing with tea and biscuits. Organised and run by the participants themselves. midden@sharps.me.uk Weekly

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Eastwood Sub-Aqua Club Eastwood Park Leisure Pool 7.30pm. For those already qualified in scuba as well as people new t o the sport. Minimum age is 14 and all equipment is provided. www.eastwooddivers.co.uk Weekly

Thursday 7th Meet our Consultants on Cataract 1-2-1 Nuffield Health 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. Opportunity to ask questions and receive expert advice if you are considering treatment. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/meet-our-consultanton-cataract-surgery

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Fencing Club Mearns Castle High School Eastwood Park Leisure Centre 6pm. Looking for new members aged 9.30m. For people looking to start 10-18yrs. Fencing is a social activity and walking. All welcome to come along the members of the club are there to and join in. learn a new skill, keep fit and enjoy sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk themselves. Weekly www.bladesoffire.com

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What's On Calendar | March 2019 Social Table Tennis The Maccabi Centre. 8:15-10pm. All levels. All welcome 0141 638 6177 suefaber@maccabigbscotland.org Weekly

Meet our Consultants on Managing Arthritis Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital 82 Braidholm Road G46 6ED 7pm. Free. Do you suffer from arthritis or joint pain? Meet Dr Bawa our Consultant Rheumatologist who has broad clinical experience in all areas of Rheumatology. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/your-completeguide-to-arthritis-mar19

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Eastwood Park Theatre 7:30am. Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name. www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk

Friends of Greenbank Garden Coach House at Greenbank. 2pm. The speaker, Richard Williams, NTS General Manager, Glasgow and West, will discuss "National Trust: conservation, access and relevance in the 21st century". Tickets £5 (including refreshments) available from Greenbank shop.

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39th Annual Christian Aid Art Exhibiton and Sale Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park 10am, Admission Adult £3.00. Child £1.00, refreshments included. Stalls and home baking. susanmleslie4@gmail.com

Thursday 14th Wednesday 13th Mearns and Whitecraigs Flower Club Broom Parish Church 2pm. Monthly demonstrations. The club holds practical workshops from time to time to offer members the chance to learn new skills. www.safas.org.uk/Mearns Second Wednesday every month

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Saturday 9th Big Glasgow Brewery Day Out Various Locations 12pm. We will visit not one, not two, but THREE breweries in the same day sampling the best of the local craft beer scene. We will visit WEST On The Green, Drygate at Tennents Wellpark Brewery and then Shilling Brewing Co in the city centre. Contact va Facebook to book. www.facebook.com/ events/2217390385144258

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Coco Eastwood Park Theatre 10:30am. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-greatgrandfather, a legendary singer. www.facebook.com/ ERCultureandLeisure

Nuffield Health Central Fitness & Wellbeing Club, 141 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8HB 7pm. Free. Hosted by Mr Kumar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in foot and ankle surgery. Booking essential. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ glasgow/events/a-complete-guide-tofoot-and-ankle-pain-mar19

Woodlands at top of Aidans Brae 1-3pm. Outdoor Saturday Club based in woodlands in Clarkston for 5-12 year olds. Den building, mud kitchen, arts and crafts and child-led free play. 07769 229503 offgridkidsclarkston@gmail.com Also runs on 23rd February

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Crookfur, Greenfarm and Mearns Village Community Council Fairweather Hall, G77 6BB 7pm, We are a group comprising local residents who aim to give a voice to local people’s concerns and needs. cgmvcommunitycouncil@gmail.com Second Thursday of the month

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Clarkston Halls 7:30pm. Orchids – Care & Cultivation by Peter Timoney. Peter comes from Bonhard Garden near Scone and will host a hands-on workshop on how to care for Orchids. If you have any problem plants, bring them along, even just for repotting. 0141 620 1435

Clarkston Hall 7:30pm. A saunter through the Southside – Muirend, Cathcart and Langside – a film presentation by Tom Marchant. 0141 6395 411

Saturday 16th The Odyssey Clarkston Hall 7:30pm. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons bring their hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk

Fundraiser Ceildh Whitecraigs Rugby Club 7:30pm. In support of Newton Mearns First Responders. Tickets are £15 and include a buffet. 07789 482 343 • bkandmcc@gmail

Tuesday 19th Blether and a Brew Mearns Kirk Halls 2pm. A warm welcome, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits all provided! Come and join us for a relaxed, friendly afternoon. All are welcome, no need to book. Suggested donation of £1. 07858 552767 hello@mkhelpinghands.org.uk

The Wedding Singer Eastwood Park Theatre 7:30pm. Following sold-out performances of 9 to 5 and Hairspray, Theatre South Productions are delighted to bring you this hilarious 80s musical, based on the hit Adam Sandler film! www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk Running unti Saturday

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U3A Meeting Newton Mearns Parish Church 2.30pm. Duncan Milne will be talking about 'Secret Classrooms of the Cold War'. Sounds fascinating come and find out what it's all about. u3asites.org.uk/eastrenfrewshire

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Tuesday 26th Busby Flower Club Monthly Meeting Redhurst Hotel 7.30pm. Members old and new, visitors and those keen to see what a Flower Club offers. £5 for non members. www.safas.org.uk/Busby

Wednesday 20th Nuffield Health Central Fitness & Wellbeing Club, 141 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8HB 7pm. Are you suffering from back or sciatica pain? Free information evening hosted by renowned Consultant Spinal Surgeons Mr Fraser Dean and Mr Nicholas Brownson. 0330 134 6841 www.nuffieldhealth.com/ hospitals/glasgow/events/ meet-our-consultants-on-back-andsciatica-pain

The Market Place Barrhead 5pm. Talk about different books chosen monthly by the group members. www.themarketplace-scot.org.uk

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Friday 22nd Relight the 90s Tribute Act The Busby Hotel Relight the 90s with this fab tribute night! Includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, 3-course meal & a DJ until 1am. £27.50 per person. 0141 644 2661

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Two Clarkston comics will be regaling audiences with their “mid-laugh crisis” at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival this month. Kenny Sinclair and Ronnie Black’s hour-long show, Hairline & Waistlines, will be performed at The Iron Horse Pub, Glasgow, on March 23. In the show, Ronnie and Kenny reminisce about the days when their waistlines and hairlines were not where they are now. Ronnie said: “It’s all about how we have put weight on, taken

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weight off and have hair but not where it’s needed. The show is also about sharing the trials and tribulations of an ever-changing world while recalling simpler times.” Critics have described the show as “hilarious, relatable and selfdeprecating with a lovely warm presence and really connectable on stage”.


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TH DUO It is the second time that the comedy friends are coming together for Hairline & Waistlines. The pair also performed at the monthly sell-out comedy gigs that Ronnie and another local resident Graham Stewart run at The Cartvale pub in Busby. Ronnie turned to stand-up comedy some four years ago to cope with the trauma of a prolonged stay in hospital. The following year, he had a sell-out show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Another of his one-man shows, Absolutely Flabuless – based on how he has lost almost four stones – is also a sell-out success this year. Kenny is a regular feature at comedy nights across the country. Having recently returned from performing in Australia and Malaysia, and having performed at last year’s Aberdeen International Comedy Festival, Hairline & Waistlines will be his first show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. To find out more and for tickets see glasgowcomedyfestival.com/ shows/2558.

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AWARD FOR CHARITY FOUNDERS The two founders of a local charity that champions the support of young people have been honoured as local citizens of the year. Ashley and Paul McIlvenny were presented with the 2018 East Renfrewshire Council Provost Award for their charity, Include Me 2 Club. The couple set up the charity almost 10 years ago. It aims to support young people with additional needs or disabilities by giving them a safe space to enjoy music, sports and learn new skills. The mission for Paul and Ashley is to change the face of social care and empower and engage members of the community and their families to excel in life.

Paul and Ashley McIlvenny receiving their award from Provost Jim Fletcher

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Ashley said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been nominated by so many people in our community for this fantastic award.

“We are privileged to be surrounded by so many amazing people, including our members, volunteers, supporters and the wider community who come out week after week and time after time to benefit everyone we reach.”

“Having started Include Me 2 Club in 2010, little did we know the impact it would have or the needs and demands there are for

Paul added: “We especially would like to thank our family and friends, many whom are involved with the organisation at some

The Provost Award was set up to champion the unsung heroes in the community. Councillor Fletcher said: “It was an honour to present the 2018 award to Paul and Ashley and hear about the exciting future plans they have for their charity.” To find out more about the Barrhead-based club see www.includeme2club.org.uk.

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LET’S MAKE A HAPPY PLACE RESEARCH The aim is to encourage cheer and happiness, conversation starters and present a brighter commute to work.

Maria Hendry, of Tomorrow’s Older People, said: “Anyone is welcome to get on board. Joining in our station planting group is a great opportunity for local people to get involved in their community, brighten up everyone’s day and get creative about growing new connections.” Tomorrow's Older People, managed by Kinworks are looking for volunteers to help brighten local train stations

A community fund is calling for volunteers with gardening knowhow, or those willing to learn, to help to brighten up five train stations. Tomorrow’s Older People, which is managed by Kinworks, was set up to spread happiness in East Renfrewshire by encouraging organisations and people to proactively design services and support that will affect their quality of life in older age. It is widely recognised that it is harder to make friends as you

The added cheer is also a means to highlight the local work of Kinworks, a Community Interest Company that was founded by Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire and Thrive Associates Ltd in a bid to make changes for the better through collective impact.

age. Tomorrow’s Older People is working to change that by promoting a message of happy connections.

For more information or to offer your help email maria. hendry@kinworks.org.uk or call 07927 966 904.

Having adopted five local railway stations – Giffnock, Thornliebank, Busby, Williamwood and Muirend – the group is now planning to brighten up the stations with flower containers.

There are further details at www.tomorrowsolderpeopleeastren.org.uk, on Twitter: @tomorrows_UK and on Facebook: www.facebook. com/tomorrowseastren.

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