The Rotary club of Girvan had a wonderful time on March 18.
We had a superb meal at Malin Court. I suspect that few of us had imagined a great interest in the history of men’s clothing.
Perhaps we thought our women would enjoy it. Graham Hunter has a vast collection of men’s clothes starting in the 18th century and he gave us a fascinating account of the development of fashion through the ages . An enormous plus was Laurie’s presentation of how he would have looked at various times in the 19th century .
He proved much more than a model and played a large part in entertaining us .
We learnt that men’s clothes almost always arose for a practical reason. It often happened because of a new behaviour , for example cycling, or country pursuits, for example shorter top hats because tall ones kept getting knocked off while you were beating to drive out pheasants in the forest.
The women did love it but I can’t imagine any of us weren’t fascinated .
It was wonderful to see at the end of the evening how some of us would have looked. Their presentation was very worthwhile and we would recommend anyone who has the chance to go to one of their presentations.
There will be a prize bingo night in the Catholic Hall on Friday, March 28. Doors open 6.30pm with eyes down 7-9pm.
Admission is 50p including tea and biscuits. Five games of line and house, invterval with mini raffle followed by five games of line and house. All proceeds to church maintenance fund.
South Carrick Community Leisure are looking for volunteers to help them bagpack over the Easter Weekend in ASDA on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April from 11am-4pm. Anyone interested should contact Sconaid Clark on 01465 714616.
Girvan Carers group for carers of people with dementia held its latest meeting last month.
The group will host a monthly meeting for carers of people with dementia. They can chat and share experiences over a cup of tea or coffee and will receive practical and emotional support. There are also occasional invited speakers on topics of interest.
The meetings will be on the last Thursday of each month; Thursday March 27 and April 24 with other dates to follow from 2pm-4pm in Age Concern, Duff Street, Girvan. If interested or to find out how to join the group call Jenni McKeand, link worker on 01292 318005.
The South Carrick Community Leisure 50/50 club is a fundraising venture to raise money for the new community and leisure complex which will include a modern swimming pool.
All funds raises are split 50:50 with half the money going towards prizes and half contributing towards funds for the new building.
A draw will be completed in the first week of each month and a 1st prize of £25 and a 2nd prize of £10 will be awarded to the first two names drawn.
The December draw is a special Christmas draw with a first prize of £150, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25.
Payment to join the club can either be made in cash or by cheque made payable to South Carrick Community Leisure. Forward your completed form and payment to Eleanor McCarrey, Secretary SCCL 13 Kirkpatrick Street, Girvan or contact Sconaid Clark on 01465 714616.
Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia South Ayrshire Service is holding a singing group for people with dementia and their carers.
Girvan Melody Memories is on one Thursday per month from 2.30pm-4pm at Age Concern, Duff Street, Girvan.
There is a small charge of £1.50 per person to cover the cost of refreshments and hall hire. The latest meeting was held on Thursday 13 March with a meeting also scheduled for April 15 with other dates to follow.
These groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.
All the groups ran by South Ayrshire Service are entirely funded by fundraising and donations. If you are interested, call Jenni McKeand, link worker on 01292 318005.
Tomato Workshop, Saturday 29th of March. Learn how to look after your plants over the growing season. Reap the rewards with some juicy tomatoes! Free Workshop. Starts at 1pm. Please book your place in advance. Call 01465 713439.
Car Boot Sale
CRAG are holding the first Car Boot Sale of 2014 on Sunday 30th March starting at 11 am in the Catholic Hall, Henrietta Street, Girvan. Stalls are £10 - to book please phone Ingrid on 01465 715621 or Erica on 01465 713826. There will also be a tombola stall and home baking, teas and coffees.
At 1.30pm we are holding a public meeting appealing for anyone who could help fundraise, plan and organise the Festival of Light in 2014. Please come along to the Catholic Hall if you are interested - free cup of tea and cake.
There is a quiz night at the Carrick Centre on Saturday 29 March at 7.30pm. The cost is £10 for a team of four and you can book your table via the centre or go along on the night.
Take your own food and drink although tea and coffee will be available. Why not go along and have a great night out.
Spotty Zebras session
Spotty Zebras would like to advertise another special evening session at Kidzplay in Prestwick on Saturday 29th March 6-8pm.
This event is open to all families with disabled children in Ayrshire who would like to attend, whether or not they are members of Spotty Zebras. The age range is 0-18, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and the whole family is welcome to come along.
Kidzplay will not be open to the general public for this session. Usual charges apply (£4.50 per child except babies and non-walking toddlers). Teas/coffees and bakery goods will be available for purchase but not hot food.
Come along and meet other folk in a similar situation while your children play! For information contact Kidzplay on 01292 475215 or Spotty Zebras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballantrae Parish Church’s Malawi link is holding an afternoon cream tea on Saturday 29 March 2014 from 2pm until 4pm in the Community Hall. Entry is £3 for adults and £1 for children.
Winners; G. Parker, C. Ward
Runners-up; P. Robertson, H. McClung
D. Walker’s Pairs Prize
Winners B. McClymont(s)/A. Brown;
Beaten Finalists; W. Buchanan(s) W. Grieve
Beaten Semi Finalists; D. Walker(s)/ J. Davidson and D. McTaggart(s)/R. O’Hare
President , Moira Yuille gave a warm welcome to a good turnout of guests to our Coffee Evening and Fashion Show.
She then introduced Gillian from Shimmer, a local shop where there is a wide choice of clothing and accessories to browse through and where you are really spoilt for choice.
Gillian’s models then did an excellent job in showing off a selection of clothing which is in store .
Following the show secretary, Jane Pitt gave the vote of thanks to Gillian and her models for putting on such a lovely display. Tea or coffee was then served accompanied by a delicious selection of home baking provided by members.
Moira then announced competition winners for the evening. Individual Cheesecake: 1 Isabel Wilson 2 Jane Pitt 3Anne Heriot.
Mother’s Day Card: 1 Anne Heriot 2 Edna Gardener 3 Isabel Wilson
The president thanked everyone for coming along, members for providing food and raffles and wished everyone a safe journey home.
The next meeting will be Wednesday,16th April At Dailly Community Centre. The speakers will be from Girvan Community Garden and there will be some hands-on activities!
Dailly Community is taking part in the “Clean up Scotland” campaign this year.
There will be a litterpick on Saturday March 29, meeting at the Scout Hall, West End at 10am.
Please come along and help out - wear tough shoes/old clothes - litterpickers/gloves and bin bags will be provided.
The last meeting of the session was held on March 19.
The entertainment took the form of a ‘cook and taste’ which were sampled and enjoyed by members. The evening was voted a huge success.
Competition winners; Decorated egg; 1 F. Murray 2 B. Shaw 3 M. Boyle; Marmalade; 1 F. Murray 2 M. McWhirter 3 K. Rae.
Winners for the year prize were; 1 Belle Shaw 2 Frances Murray 3 Christine Welsh.