What’s on in Carrick

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Creative Little Hut, run by Julie Campbell, will be coming to Girvan Community Garden on Sat 10th and Sun 11th of Dec to host a ‘Make It &Take It’ weekend.

Julie will be running 4 sessions each day in the garden cabin where you will make beautiful Christmas tags for those special presents. You don’t need any experience. The sessions last one hour and cost £5 per person.

All materials and refreshments are included. Times of slots are as follows - 11am-12 noon or 12.30pm-1.30pm or 2pm-3pm and last one of the day is 3.30pm-4.30pm. Plenty of opportunities to take part. Julie can take up to 6 people for each session.

Please book your spot in advance to avoid disappointment. Contact Julie Campbell on 01465 713439 or email creativeLhut@aol.co.uk



President Mrs. Nancy Agnew welcomed members to the November meeting. Business was discussed and Ann Robertson and Tricia McIlwraith reported on their enjoyable day at the federation. A card and voucher were given to Morag Mair on her retirement. A note of thanks was received from the nomadic charity for the donation of £100 and baby items.

The speakers for the evening were John McIntosh and Liam Wright from Hendrie’s Butchers, Girvan. An informative talk was given by them on the various cuts of meat. John told us how much things had changed since he started work with George Hendrie 45 years ago. Currently, a staff of ten are employed at the shop. Liam spoke of the different dishes he likes to make, which included curries, stovies, and marinated meats. In 2012 Hendrie’s Butchers won Best Slice Sausage in Scotland award. John kindly donated a £25 meat voucher to the raffle, which was won by Eleanor Farquar. Margaret Robertson gave the vote of thanks.

Competition winners were: Jar of Chutney 1st - Isobel Hainey 2nd - Rosemary McTaggart 3rd - Janet McGradey; Gravy Boat; 1st - Anna Ferguson 2nd - Lexie Eaglesham 3rd - Marion McQuiston. The next meeting is on Wednesday 14th December - a Christmas dinner at Woodlands Bay Hotel.


Carpet Bowling

J. Gregg’s Singles Prize 1/11/16; Winner - B. McClymont; Beaten Finalist – D. Walker; Beaten Semi Finalists – J. Gregg; D. Faulds

E. McIntyre’s Pairs Prize 8/11/16; Winners - D. Seaton (S), A. McGinlay; Beaten Finalists - D. Faulds (S), H. Murray; Beaten Semi-Finalists - J. Gregg (S), W. Buchanan; A. Nutt (S), H. Brown

Invitation Pairs Prize 15/11/16; Winners - A. McGinlay (S), E. Whittington; Beaten Finalists - J. Davidson (S), I. Greive; Beaten Semi-Finalists - J. Gregg (S), J. Strain; I. Buchanan (S), B. Buchanan


Car boot sale

It’s a Cracker - the last CRAG Car Boot Sale of 2016 takes place this Sunday 27th November at 11am in the Catholic Hall, Henrietta Street Girvan. With a great mixture of Crafts, Antiques, Collectables, Bric a Brac, Christmas Decorations, Toys, CDs, DVDs, Clothes, Books and much more, come down and grab a wee pre Christmas bargain but remember to get there early. Then have a nice cuppa and some of our fantastic home baking. Doors open at 9am for Stall Holders all stalls are £10.. its going to be busy so last chance to book for the last booty of 2016.

To book Telephone 01465715621 or txt 07791109505 or catch us in Facebook at the Carrick Light Fest all funds to the 2017 Lantern Project.


Advent service

Shops have been advertising the message, that Christmas is coming, for weeks already, but to most churches, Advent - and the waiting and getting ready for Christmas starts on 27 November, the first Sunday of Advent.

To celebrate this, South Parish in Girvan are holding a special Advent Service. The Celtic Voices, led by David Hunter, will be singing at the family morning service which starts at 9.45am on 27 November. The South Choir will also make a contribution. After this, all are invited to refreshments, including mince pies, in the large hall (no charge)

Other Advent services in December are: 4th - Communion; 11th - Choir contribution; 18th - Nativity Play; 24th -Watch night at 11pm; 25th - Christmas Service at 9.45am.


Community council

The Ballantrae Community Council will be holding its last meeting of 2016 on Tuesday 29th November at 7pm in the village hall, all are welcome.


History Society

The November Meeting of the Girvan & District History Society will take place in the Mc Kechnie Institute Dalrymple Street. Girvan, on Thursday 24th. Our speaker for the evening will be Jean Brittain. The title of her talk is, “Stones of Destiny”- Supernatural Rock Power in Ayrshire.

The legends of Ailsa Craig, the Market Cross as a legal witness, the tester lifts for manhood, and the luck in granny’s pebble brooch. The stories as to why stones have mattered so much to our superstitious ancestors

Stones have a deeply elemental place in our culture far beyond being mere landscape features or pretty baubles. Jean will tell us about the ones with extra powers to change the fate of living beings. The origins of the beliefs in these inanimate geological chunks of rock may be more curious than you thought.

Entrance: Member £1, non-Members £2, this includes a cup of tea and a biscuit1. All interested parties most welcome.

Girvan & District Flower Club

The Annual Open Evening takes place in Girvan Academy Theatre on Wednesday 23rd November 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

The Demonstrator Kathleen Williams is a well known Area Demonstrator and is “On Tour from Oldham” the title chosen by Kathleen is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”.

Tickets costing £6 (refreshments included) are available from committee members and Fiofin Designs, Dalrymple Street. There are also Quiz Sheets (£1) available with winner to be announced in December.

The Club look forward to welcoming members and visitors to this the last event of the year, it is sure to put you in a Festive Mood and give you ideas and inspiration for your Christmas Floral Arrangements.


Gentle yoga classes

Gentle Yoga classes will be running at Dailly Activity Centre every Friday , initially for six weeks from the 11th November. Time : 2.00-3.00pm, suitable for complete beginners , and those coming back to Yoga - all welcome. For more details call Fiona on 01465 811427, or contact the Activity Centre.


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.

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.

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.

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

Directed by Stephen Spielberg and featuring Tom Hanks. 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. Tickets £7/£5(conc.) call 01655 883222 to book.