This week’s Carrick Chatter


New gardening club

We are inviting the older person or those who have retired to join us in a therapeutic Gardening Club over five weeks in Girvan Community Garden.

You don’t need to have any gardening skills or experience just come along and take part. We would be delighted to see you there.

It will start on 26th of May (Thurs) from 10am-12noon. Get in touch with us via email; or call 01465713439 or you can pop in and see us in the garden on a Tues from 10-2pm or Sun from 1pm.

Bowling Club

A Beetle Drive will be held in Girvan Bowling Club on Tuesday 17th May at 7-30pm, £1 entry, everyone welcome.



Ballantrae Rural AGM was held in BRICC House, President Jessie Brown welcomed everyone, minutes were read. The annual trophies were presented; Milroy Basket for most points Janette Sloan and Jessie Brown, Jubilee Rose Bowl for runner up, Rossie McKinley.

Nicol Quaich for most points in bulb show Jessie Brown, Dickie Trophy for best bulbs Jessie Brown. Jessie gave the presidents report for year.

Rossie reported on competitions showing 13 different members took part. Treasurer Margaret Marshall gave her report showing a small profit. Rural will take a stall at gala, the hamper items to be handed in to Jean Dunlop.

The annual outing was discussed and was desided to go to Gemmels, Cumnock Outlet Centre and then to Malin Court for tea on 11th June, names to Jessie or shop. A lively game of beetle with Fay Agnew winning. A Taste and Try supper was enjoyed. Jessie thanked all who had contributed, she also thanked office bearers and members who helped over the past session. A raffle was drawn and Jessie wished everyone a nice summer break.


Charity Walk

Lendalfoot Community Association are having a CHARITY WALK in aid of AYRSHIRE HOSPICE on FRIDAY 20TH MAY Leaving the Hall at 7.30pm Anyone wishing to come along and join us will be made very welcome. Refreshments in the Hall after the walk.


The Carrick Centre

Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm – Café & Soft Play Open

Wednesday, May 11 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5.45pm-6.45pm weekly.

Thursday, May 12 – CAROLINE’S DANCE ACADEMY Re-started. Various classes from 3.15pm onwards. Pre-school to P4. See website for more info.

Friday, May 13 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5pm-6pm weekly.

Monday, May 16 – “NEW” LMK JUST DANCE 6pm-6.45pm weekly. Fun dance fitness class £4/session. Just drop in no booking required.

Monday, May 16 – “NEW” LMK POWERHOOP 6.45pm-7.30pm weekly. No hooping experience needed. £4 session. Booking Essential due to space

Friday, May 27 – FAMILY FUN NIGHT 6.30pm-8.30pm Free Entry. Open to Everyone. Fun for all the family! Pony Rides, Bouncy Castle, Prize Games and more.

Wednesday, Jun 1 – 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. In June come along and discuss a book you have read and make suggestions for books to review next session.

Friday, Jun 3 - 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, Jun 4 - CAR BOOT 10am-2pm - SPRING CLEANING then why not book a stall OR Fancy a bargain then drop in for a browse. Café/Soft Play open too: 10am -4.30pm.

Friday, Jun 10 – “COCKTAIL NIGHT for the Girls” – 7pm-midnight. Looking for fun night out with the girls? or Mums night out before the kids finish for school holidays? Tickets on sale now. All Entertainment, Light Supper & 2 Cocktails included in price. Only £16pp. Licensed Bar, Disco & Special Performance from David Monaghan 5x Scottish Champion Bartender.

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.

Town Hall

Monday, May 16 – “Re-launch” OIR Weekly Keep Fit 2pm

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 Speakers

“New” weekly activities now launched at The Speakers with Coffee & Snacks available:

Mon - Fri – Drop in for Game of Pool/Snooker 10am-4pm

Mondays – “Computing for beginners” 10am

Mondays - Camera Club 2pm

Tuesdays – “Knit & Knatter” 10am

Tuesdays – “Scrabble” 10.30am, “Backgammon for Beginners” 11am

Wednesdays – Walking Club 10am

Thursdays – Walking Club 10am

Saturday, Jun 11 – TEQUILA 9pm-1pm. Admission Free.


Tuesdays – “Re-launch” OIR Weekly Swimming Club

Thursdays – “Re-launch” OIR Weekly Swimming Club


Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes (H4H) are asking the nation to start the day in the best possible way; with a good deed! Their latest fundraising initiative is a great way to fundraise with friends and family or with work colleagues.

Everyone says that breakfast is the most important part of the day, and in this case, it is! Whether you go for a healthy option, a good fry up or try something new, a ‘Heroes Breakfast’ is one of the easiest way to raise funds for our heroes.

A free fundraising pack is available to everyone who registers and includes collection boxes, a sweepstake game, balloons and Heroes Breakfast banner.

The ‘Heroes Breakfast’ campaign is from 13 – 26 June 2016, however if this isn’t convenient please feel free to choose a date that is.

To register or for more information visit or call 01980 846459.