This week’s Carrick Chatter

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With advancing years it is not always easy to do small jobs around your home. South Ayrshire Care and Repair are there to help us. On Monday, 31st October, Lorna will be visiting Girvan Living with Leisure to tell us how they can offer the help you need. Over 50s are willing to join us in the Community Centre at 1.45pm, doors open at 1.15pm.

Girvan & District Flower Club‘s next Demonstration takes place in Girvan Community Centre, Dalrymple Street, on Wednesday 26th October at 7.15pm.

The Demonstrator is Mrs Audrey Buchan who is On Tour from Montrose, the title chosen by Audrey for her demonstration is “A Floral Journey”. The Club welcomes everyone to join us on this journey with Audrey, visitors £4, membership for the Season is £22.

Another date for your diary is Wednesday 23rd November, the Annual Open Evening takes place in Girvan Academy Theatre and the Demonstrator is Kathleen Williams On Tour from Oldham, tickets will be on sale at October demonstration.

Girvan & District History Society will hold the first meeting of the Winter session in the Mc Kechnie Institute, Dalrymple street, Girvan on Thursday 27th. at 7.30 p.m. when the Guest Speaker Mary Hogg will deliver a talk about ‘Scotland’s History through the Graveyard’.

Mary is a member of Maybole History Society and a keen photographer and researcher on the history of Ayrshire. Scotland graveyards are a rich resource, particularly from the mid 18th century when headstones became more popular. Mary will trace some significant historical and family events through the photographic evidence contained in the inscriptions. South Ayrshire’s Kirkyards and Cemeteries are fascinating places to visit and Mary’s talk will reveal some hidden secrets and obscure facts.

Entrance £1 for Members and £2 for visitors, includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. All interested parties are made most welcome, so please come and join us for an excellent evening’s entertainment.



St Colmon Church Annual Fundraising Auction will be held in the Kirk Hall, Manse Road, Colmonell at 2pm Saturday 5th November. Viewing from 1pm. Auctioneer Dr Tom Smith. Admission £1. Refreshments 50p.

Remembrance day

FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER; Pinwherry School War Memorial 11am then refreshments in Pinwherry Hall. Heronsford War Memorial at 2pm.

SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER; Colmonell War Memorial 9.30am to St Colmon Church at 10am; Ballantrae Church 11.30 to Ballantrae War Memorial at 12.30pm; Barrhill War Memorial at 3pm.


Carpet Bowling

P. Hetherington’s Singles Prize 11/10/16; Winner – R. O’Hare; Beaten Finalist – D. Faulds; Beaten Semi Finalists – D. McTaggart; J. Gregg.



Friday Oct 28 SPOOKY HALLOWEEN 3.30pm-4.30pm.FREE. Suitable for ages 5 to 11. Booking required. Tel: 01655 883044

The Carrick Centre

The Carrick Centre Youth Programme Events/Groups

*Thursdays – “NEW” YOUTH CAFÉ starts for S1 & S2 - 7.30pm-9pm. Every Thursday.

*Sundays – BRIDGE YOUTH GROUP for P4-P7 - 6.30pm-9pm. Every Sunday.

*Wednesdays from Oct 19 – Nov 23 - FREE Street Dancing programme 6.30pm-8pm for P6 - S2. Contact Ryan at the centre on 01655 883222.

Monday, Oct 31 - Youth Choir on holiday 31st Oct but back as normal 6.30pm. on Mon, Nov 7th. This is a FREE & FUN choir for ages 8-17. Enjoy singing/dancing/acting? contact Deirdre Cuthbertson for more info. on 01655/883222.

Tuesdays – 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.

Wednesday, Oct 26 – “NEW” PILATES class - 12.30pm-1.30pm Open to all abilities. To book contact Kirsty Anderson

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, £4/each class if book both classes.

Saturday, Oct 29 – BAROQUE MUSIC CONCERT by The Carrick Ensemble, Centre Fundraiser. Doors open 7pm. Concerts starts 7.30pm. Tickets £7/£5(conc.) call 01655 883222 to book. The Carrick Ensemble is a chamber orchestra founded by Robert De Mey and Paul Woods. The lively Brandenburg Concertos will be featured in the programme, along with Concertos by Handel and Vivaldi.

Wednesday Nov 2 – 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.

Friday Nov 4 - 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.

Friday Nov 11 – CHRISTMAS FAYRE – 7pm-9pm. Free Entry. Start your Christmas Shopping in the lovely atmosphere of the Centre at night with a special visit from Santa. Also stall bookings being taken now £10/stall. Just call 01655 883222 or email: to book or for more info.

Friday, Nov 25 – CARRICK CINEMA CLUB – Showing “Bridge of Spies” (Cert 12)

Directed by Stephen Spielberg and featuring Tom Hanks. Set in the Cold War and full of tense drama. See website for more info. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Lime Tree larder ice cream on sale. Tickets £5.

Saturday, Nov 26 – BAROQUE MUSIC CONCERT by The Carrick Ensemble, Centre Fundraiser. Doors open 7pm. Concerts starts 7.30pm. Tickets £7/£5(conc.) call 01655 883222 to book. The Carrick Ensemble is a chamber orchestra founded by Robert De Mey and Paul Woods. The lively Brandenburg Concertos will be featured in the programme, along with the sparkling Christmas Concerto by Corelli.

Friday, Dec 16 – CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT – Still to book your Christmas Night Out? 7pm till late. Still some space remaining. Call or drop into the Centre to book. Delicious 4 course buffet, licensed bar & entertainment to party the night away only £18pp. Over 21s.

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

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.

Friday, Oct 28 – “NEW” WALKING FOOTBALL 3PM-4PM – Just come along.

Sunday, Nov 13 – Remembrance Sunday Service 10am

The Speakers

Sunday, Oct 30 – Monthly Quiz 3pm. Great family fun. Teams min2, max6. £5entry/team. Winning team wins entry pot.

Saturday, Nov 5 – Bakerloo Line 8.30pm till close. Tickets £3/ea

Saturday, Dec 17 – Ulterior Motive Party Night. Tickets £5ea includes a light buffet.

Maybole Over 50s Organisation @ The Speakers

Thursday, Oct 27 – PAINTING – 10.30am

Tuesday, Nov 1 – PRIZE BINGO 2pm. £3 for 6 games. Prize Bingo will be on 1st Tuesday of every month.

Thursday, Nov 3 – Heartstart Emergency First Aid course 10.30am-12.30pm. Great opportunity to find out what to do in an emergency. Contact Anne Walker on 07846 18075 to attend.

Thursday, Nov 3 – Maybole over 50s - General Meeting 1.30pm

and 1st Thursday of every month

Thursday, Nov 3 – Talk by Donald Reid “LOST MINING VILLAGES OF THE DOON VALLEY” – 2pm.

Thursday, Nov 10 – PAINTING – 10.30am

Saturday, Nov 12 – TABLE TOP SALE - 10am – 1pm (tables £5)

Thursday, Nov 17 – Slide Show & Presentation by Camera Club & Walking Group 2pm. Organised by Tony Kerrigan & Senga Walker.

Saturday, Dec 17 – XMAS PARTY – Tickets £5 available now from The Speakers and include buffet & live entertainment.

Weekly activities: Keep Fit, Camera club, Swimming, Scrabble, Knit and Natter, Backgammon, Walking, Ukulele for Beginners, German Conversation, Swimming and Painting. For more information see or contact Secretary, Anne Walker, on 07846 180753.