This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Royal Aeronautical Society

This month’s talk is by Eric Gillies. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the Aerospace Sciences Division of the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow,

Eric will discuss the air combat fighters of 2016 and 1916, the Typhoon and the Sopwith Camel, and focus on their instability, agility and, in the case of the Camel, curious handling characteristics. Described as “highly strung, skittish and easily spooked”, the Sopwith Camel was nevertheless one of the most successful fighters of World War 1. It first flew 100 years ago (December 1916)-it is a wholly different beast to the Typhoon fighter of today, but at the Camel’s heart lies a surprising similarity.

The lecture is on Monday the 10th of October and starts at 7:30pm, the venue is the Aviator Suite, Prestwick International Airport.

Visitors and Guests are welcome, and an opportunity to meet over tea or coffee will be available in the Aviator Suite (situated on the upper floor of the terminal building) during the evening. The lecture will begin at 7:30pm. Entry is free to students in full time education; otherwise there is an entry fee of £3 for visitors. The airport parking fee for visitors is £2.50, payable at the Information Desk.

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SWI Ayrshire

SWI Ayrshire Federation Show 2016 committee are to host a baking and craft competition which will take place in the Concert Hall, Troon on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2016.

Members of many of the Scottish Women’s Institutes throughout Ayrshire have been busy throughout the year making and preparing entries for various team competitions to include a Farmers Market theme and also Busy Bee with both articles in handcraft and produce/baking.

There is also a great selection of individual classes for members to take part in including many types of handcrafts with knitting, crochet, sewing, painting and floral art all in the schedule and also baking and produce classes with hopefully something to suit everyone to try.

For the first time there will be a competition for the various Young Farmers Clubs in Ayrshire, kindly sponsored by Craig Wilson Ltd. If there are any Craft Clubs within Ayrshire who would like to take part in future Shows but whose members are not part of SWI they would be glad to hear from them as well.

Judging will take place on the afternoon of Friday 15 October and the Show will be open to the public in the Concert Hall, Troon on Saturday 16 October 2016 from 10am till 4pm with the presentation of prizes at 3.15pm.

It wouldn’t be the WI without a cup of tea so there will be a tearoom and also a sales table which will be in the Walker Hall. If you are interested in crafts, baking or would just like more information about SWI they will be very pleased to see you at Troon on Saturday 16 October.

Anyone wishing more information please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Dunlop on 01292 590175, Creena Young on 01655 740214 or Margaret Dykes on 01560 600287.


Carnival Capers

There are only two weeks left to make so come and come and make a lantern for the magical Life Cycles Carnival of Light 2016 on the 22nd October when Girvan plays host to the fabulous River of Light Lantern Procession with Samba Ya Bamba beating out some drumtastic rhythms and the Life Cycles Final show with fire light lanterns and music on the Girvan Shorefront.

Come and get with it with a withy and tissue paper and go wild in the country and make your own magical willow and tissue paper for the lantern parade. Workshops are free children should be accompanied

Girvan in the Scout Hall from 11am to 5pm this Saturday 8th October and the last workshop on the 15th October. There are still a few spaces left in the Girvan Primary Workshops this week please get in touch if you don’t have a form P4-7. Maybole Carrick Centre, Tuesday October 11th and Wednesday October 12th 1pm -5pm.

Living With Leisure

On Monday, 10th October, we are pleased to welcome back Mrs Jenni McKeand to talk about her work with Alzheimer Scotland in South Ayrshire. All over 50’s are welcome to join us in the Community Centre, Dalrymple Street, doors open at 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start.


The Carrick Centre

Thursday, Oct 6 – “NEW” YOUTH CAFÉ starts for S1 & S2 - 7.30pm-9pm. Every Thursday from 6th Oct.

Sunday, Oct 9 – BRIDGE YOUTH GROUP restarted for P4-P7 - 6.30pm-9pm. Every Sunday.

Wednesday, Oct 19 - FREE 6 week Street Dancing programme 6.30pm-8pm for P6 - S2. Limited places available so contact Ryan at the centre on 01655 883222.

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 a tech expert will help you.

Tuesdays – “NEW” CARRICK TOTS. 10am-11.30am every Tuesday for Pre-school age. Also looking for Helpers. 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.

Wednesday Oct 5 – 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. First Wednesday each month. See website for this month’s book.

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

Thursdays - “NEW” BOYS & GIRLS STREET & BREAK DANCE CLASSES: 4pm-4.45pm Street Dance for age 4yrs plus. 4.45pm-5.30pm Break Dancing for all ages. Taken by 2 experienced male dance teachers. £5/class.

Thursdays – “CAROLINES DANCE ACADEMY” – Various dance classes see website for more info.

Friday, Oct 7 – THE CARRICK SENIORS LUNCH, 12noon-1.30pm. All welcome. Enjoy great company over a lovely 2 course lunch with tea/coffee prepared by wonderful volunteers £3pp. Available first Friday each month.

Town Hall

Wednesdays – CARRICK CHESS CLUB. Beginners of all ages 6.30pm-7.30pm. Experienced players 7.30pm – 10pm. Please note we would like ALL beginners to join us as well as juniors.

Fridays – LINE DANCING back on 1.15pm-2.45pm. ALL WELCOME

The Speakers

Saturday, Oct 15 – Ulterior Motive Live Music 9pm till close. FREE.

Sunday, Oct 30 – Monthly Quiz 3pm. Great family fun.