This week’s Carrick Chatter


Girvan & District Flower Club

The final Demonstration of the Season takes place in a Girvan Community Centre on Wednesday 25th May, this incorporates the AGM at 7pm. The Demonstrator is Irene Parker who is On Tour from Hexham, her chosen Title is “Colour on Contrast” Irene previously visited the Club in 2010 and we look forward to her return. Visitors (£4) are always welcome to join in Club activities.

Friday 6th May was National Flower Arrangement Day, this coincided with SAFAS Diamond Anniversary, and in celebration and by kind permission of local Dentist Tanu Sharma, Club Members displayed arrangements in their window over the weekend, at the close of the event on Sunday afternoon the arrangements were handed out to delighted passers by.

The closing event of the Season is the Annual Coffee Evening on Wednesday 22nd June at 7p.m. Donations for the Tombola Stall will be gratefully received by the committee, details of events can be found on website

Summer fete

Girvan South Parish Church annual summer fete will be on Saturday 4th June, 2016.

We will commence at 1pm with our hot food stall selling hot dogs and rolls & sausage etc. Followed by our famous teas starting at 2pm to 4 pm with tickets on sale now at £3 each.

Wellie Throwing will be at 2.30 and all our usual stalls – plants, books gifts, white elephant, face painting, toys and home baking will be ongoing from 2pm. Come along and join in the fun. You might even get the bargain you have been looking for! See you there!

A competition for companion dogs will be held at the South Parish Halls Girvan on Saturday 4 June at 3pm Prizes are donated by the Girvan Pet Shop and are for the following Categories:

1. Best Puppy - 6 to 12 months; 2. Best Junior - 12 to 24 months 3. Best intermediate - over 24 months; 4. Best Veteran over 8 years and finally Best In Show.

There is £1 entry for each category and please make sure all dogs are on their leads. The show is part of the Summer Fete which starts at 1pm with lunch snacks for sale.

Samba drumming

Carrick Rural Arts Group is holding a Samba Drumming Project starting on Wednesday 18th May for young people aged 12 to 25 yrs 7-9pm Carrick Buildings Learning Centre, Henrietta street, Girvan

All welcome no need to book just turn up.



Minishant AWI will hold its annual business meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 7.30pm in the IFE wing of Minishant Primary School.

Members are all invited to go along to what will be a short business meeting followed by tea, coffee and cakes as well as the chance of a good blether before they finish for the summer break.

They look forward to your company!


Lego Club

Are you age 5-11? Would you like to join a Lego Club at Maybole Library?

If so drop in to the library at 1 High Street and see the staff or contact them on 01655 883044.

The club meets on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and on Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm.

Big dates for the diary are Saturday June 11 – Maybole Gala and Sunday June 12 at 3pm – Service at Crossraguel

The Carrick Centre

Monday-Saturday 10 – 4.30pm Café & Soft Play

Wednesday, May 18 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5.45pm-6.45pm weekly.

Thursday, May 19 – CAROLINE’S DANCE ACADEMY Re-started. Various classes from 3.15pm onwards. Pre-school to P4. See website for more info.

Friday, May 20 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5pm-6pm weekly.

Monday, May 23 – “NEW” LMK JUST DANCE 6pm-6.45pm weekly. Fun dance fitness class £4/session. Just drop in no booking required.

Monday, May 23 – “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 which starts in September.

Friday, Jun 3 – 3rd Birthday - 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.

Tuesday, Jun 7 – Official Launch of “NEW” CARRICK TOTS. 10am-11.30am every Tuesday for Pre-school age. Parent/Carer & Toddler Group, a chance to mix & mingle for adults and children. Arts & Crafts, Reading Corner & Soft Play for all children of pre-school age.

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

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

Monday, May 23 – “Re-launch” OIR Weekly Keep Fit 2pm

The Speakers

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

“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