This week’s Carrick Chatter



The April meeting of Kirmichael SWI was held on Monday 11th. This was the AGM and the presentation of the annual trophies. This was followed by a quiz then a Taste and Try.

The prize winners were:

McGawn Cup for most points in produce competitions through the session: 1st Margaret Thomson 2nd Jennifer Hardie 3rd Jean Wragg

Paterson Trophy for most points in craft competitions: 1st Nancy Thom 2nd= Jennifer Hardie, Grace Patrick

Elizabeth Caldwell Trophy for most points over all: 1st Jennifer Hardie2nd Margaret Thomson 3rd Nancy Thom


Scout Auction

On Saturday 30 April the Ballantrae Scout Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) will be holding an Auction in the Community Hall, Main Street, Ballantrae as their major fund-raising event of the year. Viewing is from 1pm with the auction commencing at 2pm. Entry £1, with accompanied children free. Auctioneer Dr Tom Smith.

This year, as well as having traditional “lots” comprising bric-a-brac, some unusual items have already been donated including a studio photoshoot, a bottle of House of Commons Speaker’s Malt Whisky signed by SNP MPs, and a carriage ride for 4 in a horse drawn carriage followed by a champagne picnic lunch at Glenapp Castle. If you would like to support the Ballantrae Scout Group by donating something (no furniture or electrical goods please), please contact Andy McAlpine on 07920517700.


Flower Club

The Club’s penultimate Demonstration of the Season takes place on Wednesday 27th April at 7.15 p.m. in Girvan Community Centre, it will be a first visit to the Club for Demonstrator Margo Black from Airdrie and the title chosen by Margo for her Demonstration is “Zest for Life”.

We look forward to welcoming Margo, as always visitors (£4) are most welcome to come and enjoy the evening along with members. The last Demonstration incorporating the AGM takes place on 25th May and features Irene Parker from Hexham, the final event of the Season, the annual “Coffee Evening” is on 22nd June and donations for the Tombola Stall can be placed in the box at the Demonstrations.


Litter pick

There is a village litterpick this Saturday morning, 23rd April at approx. 10am-12noon. Meet at Dailly Scout Hall, West End, wear tough shoes & clothes for the weather, litterpickers/gloves provided & refreshments available, all help much appreciated, for more information please call Fiona on 811427.


Carrick Centre

Wednesday, April 20 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5.45pm-6.45pm weekly.

Thursday, April 21 – CAROLINE’S DANCE ACADEMY Re-starts. See website for more info. on classes available.


Friday, April 22 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5pm-6pm weekly.

Friday, April 22 – CARRICK CINEMA CLUB showing “Sunset Song” Cert15. 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, April 25 – “NEW” LMK JUST DANCE 6pm-6.45pm weekly. Fun dance fitness class £4/session. Just drop in no booking required.

Monday, April 25 – “NEW” LMK POWERHOOP 6.45pm-7.30pm weekly. No hooping experience needed. £4 session. Booking Essential due to space

Wednesday, April 27 – 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.

Friday, April 29 – CAMERON’S CONCERT in aid of Yorkhill Children’s Hospital with “Hugh & Friends” – 7.30pm. Tickets £5, Children £3.

Wednesday, May 4 – 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. May book: “Where my heart used to beat” by Sebastian Faulkes. For next month’s see website.

Thursday, May 5 – POLLING STATION – Café, Soft Play, Groups & Activities available as normal.

Friday, May 6 - THE CARRICK SENIORS LUNCH CLUB, 12noon-2pm. All welcome. Enjoy great company over a lovely 2 course lunch with tea/coffee prepared by wonderful volunteers £3pp. Available first Friday each month.

Saturday, May 7 - CAR BOOT 10am-2pm - SPRING CLEANING then why not book a stall OR Fancy a bargain then drop in for a browse. Café open too: 10am -4.30pm.

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.

The Speakers

April 23 – TEQUILA 9pm-1pm. Admission Free.

May 7 – ADDICTION 9pm-1pm. Admission Free.

Town Hall

Friday, May 20 – BINGO NIGHT St Cuthbert’s P.S. Fundraiser. Doors open 6pm. Tickets Price £7. Licensed Bar (over 18s only). To book place/table or call 07392025199



The next meeting on April 21 at 7.30pm is in Minishant Primary School’s IFE wing. Entertainment will be provided by Hugh and Friends and the meeting is open to all ladies; visitors will be very welcome.

Competitions for the evening will be a) 3 squares carrot cake and b) a bookmark in any craft.


Cancer Support 6k Family Fun Run

Registration is now open for the Ayrshire Cancer Support annual 6k Family Fun Run on Sunday 24th April 2016, along the Ayr Esplanade. Let’s hope there are no April showers!!!!

It’s time to look out those trainers now and run for charity. You don’t have to be super fit to take part, you can walk or run. This is a great family event not to be missed, the kids can even dress up in their favourite costumes. Registration is open from 10am. Karen Murrie from GLOW Fitness will do the warm up before the race starts at 11.00am. Entry costs £10 Adults (includes a free ACS t/shirt), 5-16 Years £6, Under 4’s free. Family of £28 (2 adults + 2 children)