This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.

Ballantrae and St Colmon Churches are running this on Thursdays at 7pm from 22nd September at St Colmon Kirk Hall, Manse Road, Colmonell. Come along and enjoy a two course meal, a film and relaxed discussions. Phone Stephen on 01465 831252 for more information.”


Car Boot sale

Come and bag a bargain at CRAGs Monthly Car Booty with vintage goodies jewellery crafts toys books DVDs clothes bric a brac, some fab home baking and teas and coffees. Stalls are £10, all funds to the lantern project. Telephone 01465 715621

Samba workshop

On Wednesday 21st September. Free Samba Drumming Workshops start in the Town House, Knockcushan Street 7-9pm for S1 and above. No experience needed full tuition provided contact 01465715621.

Flower club

The new Season of the Girvan and District Flower Club is almost upon us and once again we look forward to welcoming members and visitors alike.

The inaugural meeting of the Club was held in The Unitas Hall in Girvan in November 1973 and was set up to form Fun and Friendship through Flowers, since November 1977 the Demonstrations have been held in Girvan Community Centre on the fourth Wednesday of the month where Fun and Friendship still flourishes, so if Fun & Friendship appeals to you, Girvan Community Centre on Wednesday 28th September at 7.15 p.m. is the place to be. The Demonstrator is Ada Paul from Ayr and her Demonstration is entitled “Life’s Tapestry”. Ada previously demonstrated to the Club in 2009 so we very much look forward to her return visit.

Membership for the Season is £22 and visitors £4 per night.

Information on all aspects of the Club can be found on our website The website was set up by a good friend of the club Brian Robertson formerly of Girvan, over the summer Brian has revamped it, so well worth a look.

Girvan ACE

Girls R ACE are doing a geocache and beach fire on Wednesday 28th September. If you want to join us call the ACE office: 07920406982 for more details and to book your place. Meet at the Town house in Girvan at 6pm, pick-up 8pm at the town house. £3 per person. Girls aged 12-25.

Living with Leisure

We are pleased to welcome all over 50s to our opening session on Monday, 26th September in the Community Centre at 1.45p.m, doors open at 1.15p.m. We are looking forward to a presentation by Ms. Heather Baillie about the work of Age Scotland and how it can help us in a variety of ways. A year’s subscription is only £2.00 and a weekly fee of £1.00.

South Parish Church

Please come along to an evening of popular music by the well known duo MUSIC BOX who are playing in our Church hall on Tuesday 4th October from 7.30 pm. Tickets are on sale now costing only £4 each. Get yours soon to avoid disappointment.

On Saturday 5th November from 10 am until 2 pm we are having a Craft Fair and Car Boot Sale in both our halls. If you would like to reserve a table for either please contact Anne (01465 713427). Tables cost the usual £10 each. This could be when your Christmas shopping begins. Come along and find a bargain.



President Mrs Nancy Agnew welcomed members old and new to the first meting of the new session, held on Wednesday 14th September.

The guest speaker for the evening was Hayley McCrindle from Girvan, who gave a talk on the healing properties of Aloe Vera. Hayley explained that the plant features as an ingredient in over 200 different products, sold in over 160 countries. Hayley invited members to sample a selection of her products, some of which were purchased.

Anna Ferguson gave the vote of thanks. Competition winners were: Edible Necklace 1st Marion McQuiston 2nd Pauline Wood 3rd Nancy Agnew; Animal Brooch 1st Marion McQuiston 2nd Irene Wilson 3rd Janet McGradey

The next meeting is on Wednesday 12th October and will feature a talk given by Youdon on nomadic survival - mothers and babies. This is an open night and everyone is welcome. The annual whist drive will be held on Friday 7th October at 7.30pm in Colmonell Community Centre.



Ayrshire LEADER is looking for exciting projects to launch the new ‘Crowdfund Ayrshire’ platform. The projects will be given huge exposure and support on how to successfully crowdfund.

If your project has what it takes to raise money through the crowd then tell us why!

Request a Crowdfunding Pitch form by emailing

Ahead of the campaign launch Ayrshire LEADER is holding a ‘Crowdfund Information’ session on Thursday 22nd September at 6pm at the Local Action Hub.


Carrick Centre

Mondays – “NEW” Youth Choir – 6.30pm. FREE & FUN for ages 8-17. Enjoy singing/dancing/acting. Contact Deirdre Cuthbertson 01655/883222.

Tuesdays – “NEW” TECH DROP IN for over 55s – FREE - 1.30pm-3.30pm. Whatever you want to know from sending a text to setting up your iPad just drop in and our tech expert will help you.

Tuesdays – “NEW” CARRICK TOTS. 10am-11.30am every Tuesday for Pre-school age. Parent/Carer & Toddler Group. Great group for meeting and chatting with other adults and for children to meet and play. Arts & Crafts, Reading Corner & Soft Play for all children of pre-school age.

Wednesdays – UK Taekwon-Do. New extra hour start time now 6pm.

Thursdays – NEW extra class – HARMONISE YOGA 8pm-9pm

Thursdays - “NEW” BOYS STREET & BREAK DANCE CLASSES – Contact Centre for more info. Taken by 2 experienced male dance teachers. £5/class. Every Thursday

Thursdays – “CAROLINES DANCE ACADEMY” back to normal times. See website for details.

Friday, Sep 30 – CARRICK CINEMA CLUB SEASON RE-STARTS – Showing “Florence Foster Jenkins” PG. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. ALL WELCOME. See website for more details.

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.

NEW Maybole over 50s group – lots happening, more info. at

Tuesdays – BADMINTON starts back for all, age 16+ @ Carrick Academy