Carrick Chatter

On the 20 March there will be a family service in the South Parish Church, Girvan, at 9.45.

The choir will be singing and the Sunday School will also take part.

Following this there will be a late breakfast for members and friends in the Old Hall.

Craft Fair

Girvan South Parish Church is holding a Craft Fair and Car Boot sale on Saturday 2nd April from 10 am to 2 pm. If you would like to reserve a table now is the time to phone Anne on 01465 713427. Tables cost only £10. We have a few left. Please come along and support this event. We will be delighted to see you.

Flower Club

Girvan and District Flower Club’s next Demonstration takes place in Girvan Community Centre, Dalrymple Street on Wednesday 23rd March at 7.15pm.

In a change to the syllabus the club are delighted to have as Demonstrator Liz Bishop from Sheffield who is On Tour, the title of her Demonstration “A Touch of Eurasian”.

Liz is a Freelance Florist, a qualified NAFAS Area Demonstrator and member of various Flower Clubs in the North East Area, her great passion is tropical flowers, vibrant colours and exotic plant foliage.

We look forward to welcoming members and visitors (£4) to what promises to be a most interesting, entertaining and colourful night.

The Donation Box will once more be in place at this demonstration for the Tombola Stall at the Coffee Evening, although this doesn’t take place until June, donations are most welcome at any time.

Minishant

SWI

The next meeting of Minishant SWI will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 7.30pm in the IFE wing of Minishant school.

Speaker will be Dougie from Scotplants.

Competitions for the evening will be: 1) Three girdle treacle scones 2) Foliage-only pot plant

Carrick

Chess Club

The club played two rounds against Stewarton recently. The first round was played in the town hall, the second in Stewarton.

The first round was won by Carrick 3-2; the second round was a draw with 2.5 each.

Results over both games were: Siegrun Macgilchrist 0.5 - 1.5 Stuart Lampard; Kenny Brooksbank 0 - 2 John Montgomery; Steell MacFadzean 1.5 - 0.5 Alan Steel; Athol Macgilchrist 1.5 - 0.5 Vincent Lampard; Charlie Roy 2 - 0 Keith Mackie.

The club meets on Wednesdays from 7.30-10pm in Maybole Town Hall.

If they could get some enthusiastic parents to look after juniors, the club could start an hour earlier.

Maybole

New venture

The Opportunities in Retirement group in Maybole is starting a new venture in partnership with Carrick Community Leisure Group.

Peter Mason, chair of the local OIR, told us, “We would like everyone in North Carrick to know that a new facility in the Speakers Club, Maybole, will be officially opened on Friday, April 1 between the hours of 11am and 3pm.”

He continued, “The launch will be hosted by Maybole OIR and a presentation of some of the new things on offer will be on display.

“These include crafts such as knitting, jewellery making etc; indoor curling, table tennis, walking groups, pool, snooker, darts, gardening club, bus pass travel club, swimming, indoor bowling, photography classes, podiatry, computing lessons, board games, draughts, cards, backgammon, chess, line dancing, bingo and tea dances. The list is endless.

“Come along, get a coffee and have a chat. A full programme of events will be published weekly of what’s on in the new Speakers and also on the Maybole OIR Face book page and local information screens.

“At some point during the opening, there will be one game of Irish bingo with the winner receiving a £10 voucher for the butchers, kindly donated by Carrick Clean & Care.

“You don’t have to take part in a group, you can just drop in and have a coffee or tea and a scone and have a chat with old and new friends.

“On Monday, April 4 the real work starts with some sort of entertainment which will be on every day Monday through to Friday. The new programme is being drawn up as we speak.”

“This venture is not just for the OIR,” he added. “If you are a carer and just want a break and a chat come along. This is a brand new way of looking after the over 50s in North Carrick.

“This is a programme that a lot of people have put a lot of time and effort into getting off the ground and we need North Carrick to support it or we will lose it.

“We are hoping through time to arrange pickups in the villages to bring people into the group and enjoy the camaraderie that we know will be there.

“Please contact us if you want more information or just turn up on the day and spend some time in a great atmosphere, in great company and see what we have to offer.”

Town Hall

Saturday, April 2 – Coffee Morning Fundraiser, Maybole Bowling Club. 10am-12noon. welcome.

The Carrick Centre

Wednesday, March 16 – “Sign & Be Heard” Beginners Course 7pm-9pm

Thursday, March 17 - New Dance Classes for Age 2+. Caroline’s Dance Academy: Various Classes, Various Ages 3.15pm-6pm. Tap, Modern, Majorette, Street, Freestyle, Cheerleading. To register or for more info. contact: Caroline on 07710114389/01416399590 or email:maxxicda@outlook.com

Friday, March 18 – Carrick Cinema Club showing “The Lady in the Van” Cert12A. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £5 at door. Members Free. Delicious Lime Tree larder ice cream on sale. See website for more info.

Monday, March 21 - New Dance Classes for Age 2+. Caroline’s Dance Academy: Various Classes, Various Ages Mondays 6.30pm-9.15pm Tap, Modern, Majorette, Street, Freestyle, Cheerleading. To register or for more info. contact: Caroline on 07710114389/01416399590 or email:maxxicda@outlook.com

Wednesday, March 30 – Alzheimer Scotland “Football Memories” 10.30am-12noon. All welcome. An afternoon of reminiscence about the beautiful game with pies, banter and scores settled. Contact Jim Baird on 07584327875 for more info and how to attend.

Thursday, March 31 – Holiday Notification – Tai Chi will not be on Mar 31st or Apr 7th

Friday, April 1 – The Carick Senior Citizens Lunch Club 12noon-2pm. All welcome. £3pp.

Saturday, April 2 – START SPRING CLEANING and book a stall. CAR BOOT starts again this month 10am-2pm. Fancy a bargain then drop in for a browse. Café open too: 10am -4.30pm

Monday, April 4 – Spring Hols “Get Active” – Ball Games. Ages Primary 1-3. 1pm-3pm. Book now at reception or call 01655 883222

Wednesday, April 6 - The Book Club – 11am-12.30pm. FREE & ALL WELCOME. Love reading? The book club is a friendly informal get together and the group would love to see you along. April book: “Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler. For next month’s see website.

Wednesday, April 6 - Spring Hols “Get Active” – Archery/Basketball. Ages Primary 4-7. 1pm-3pm. Book now at reception or call 01655 883222

Thursday, April 7 – Holiday Notification – Tai Chi will not be on Mar 31st or Apr 7th

Saturday, April 9 – COFFEE MORNING “Crossroads Caring for Carers South Ayrshire”. ALL WELCOME. 10am-12noon. Adults £3, Children FREE.

Monday, April 11 – Spring Hols “Get Active” – Fun Games/Parachute. Ages Primary 1-3. 1pm-3pm. Book now at reception or call 01655 883222

Wednesday, April 13 - Spring Hols “Get Active” – Football/Handball. Ages Primary 4-7. 1pm-3pm. Book now at reception or call 01655 883222

Mondays & Fridays. SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK is in the Centre 10am-12noon. All Donations of non-perishable goods greatly appreciated. There is also a drop off box available in the Centre out with these times.

Memorial Park Golf Clubhouse

Friday, April 1 – Golf Taster Evening 6pm. For ladies and girls, age 14 and over. Free