Paisley and Renfrewshire events for January

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Thanks to Mhairi once again for the events.

Friday 9th January 2009

Houston and Killellan Kirk New Year Ceilidh, Houston Bowling Club.  Tickets are £7.50. Music from The Elderberries
Includes a light supper. (Over 18’s only) 7.30pm till midnight

Saturday 10th January 2009

Sark, Kilmacolm Village Centre, Don’t miss our January sale – Hugh reductions – up to 75% off ladies clothes, accessories & Jewellery. Tel: 01505 874439 Mob: 07808 774209 Email: karen@thesarkcollection.co.uk 10am till 2.30pm

Saturday 10th January 2009

Arts & Crafts for Young Teens, Lochwinnoch,RSPB Lochwinnoch,  Anyone aged 12+ who wants to try some arts and crafts workshops should come along to the classes led by professional artist, Cait Gould. Each session costs £10 which covers all materials too.
In the past the group have created stop-frame animation from characters they made in clay; mosaic frames; clay piggy banks (but being creative types, we ended up with a bird, haggis and a cat as well!). If you have a particular area of interest Cait will always try to incorporate it into the workshops. We hope to see you soon.

2pm till 4pm

Sunday 11th January 2009

A Winter Serenade of Strings, Chamber Strings of Melbourne present A Winter Serenade of Strings.

This young string orchestra who are touring the UK will perform a selection of music from Purcell, Telemann, Barber, Arensky, Sibelius and Vivaldi., This event is free to attend, with all donations going towards the Abbey’s organ restoration fund. 3pm

For more information, call Paisley Abbey on 0141 889 7654 or email info@paisleyabbey.org.uk

Monday 12th January 2009

Please Give Blood!, Boglestone Community Centre, Port Glasgow, You’ve got it in you to save a life! Visit www.scotblood.co.uk for more info. 2.30pm till 3.45pm

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Senior Citizens, Cargill Hall, Bridge of Weir, Willie Kirkwood & Friends, 7.15pm

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Please Give Blood!, Community Sports Centre, Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine, You’ve got it in you to save a life! Visit www.scotblood.co.uk for more info. 2.30pm till 3.45pm

Thursday 15th January 2009

Accord Hospice Annual Burn’s Supper, Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew, For further information please contact the Fundraising Department on 0141 581 2000.

Saturday 17th January 2009

City of Glasgow Accordeon Band, East Church Hall, Kilbarchan, Donation tickets are £6 and can be obtained by phoning 703786 or from Bobbins coffee shop- refreshments are included in the ticket price. Come along and brighten up a generally dull month after the festive season! 7.30pm

Sunday 18th January 2009

Winter Tree Identification, Finlaystone Estate, Langbank, Join the Rangers on this guided walk learn how to identify trees in the winter. Contact David Finnis on 01475 540505 or email info@finlaystone.co.uk now. 2.00pm

Sunday 18th January 2009

Kilbarchan Scout Group, Kilbarchan East Church, Kilbarchan, Kilbarchan Scout Group will be holding a Church Service to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in 2009. This will involve all scouts past and present. If any old members wish further info they can contact either Scott Tennant Tel 01505346747 scott.tennant@ntlworld.com or Ian Trushell Tel 01505702625 trushell@ntlworld.com

Monday 19th January 2009

Flexi-Care Project needs you!, Interested in volunteering? If so, the Flexi-Care project needs you!

The project supports adults and young people with learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to get involved in social and leisure activities.

Volunteers are needed to help support our activity groups and befriending services throughout Renfrewshire.

A new training programme for volunteers is due to begin on Monday 19 January 2009 and, by the end of this training, volunteers have a better understanding of the rights and needs of people with a learning disability or ASD, and the confidence to work with them.

Training runs for 8 weeks (one evening per week, from 6.45pm – 9.15pm) and all travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information:

* e-mail: flexicare.sw@renfrewshire.gov.uk
* telephone: 0141 849 1630
* or write to:

Flexi-Care
18/20 Barscube Terrace
Paisley
PA2 6XA

Tuesday 20th January 2009

Winter Tree Identification, Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, Learn how to identify trees in winter. Contact 01475 540505 or visit the website at www.finlaystone.co.uk for further information. 2pm

Wednesday 21st January 2009

Kilmacolm Horticultural Society, Masonic Hall, Glebe Road, Kilmacolm, Will be hold their next meeting on Wednesday 21st January. Lecture by Alex McAllister, president of Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society in Scotland. Everyone welcome. Refreshments. 7.30pm

Thursday 22nd January 2009

Mozart and Burns, Mozart and Burns is a special lecture given by Dr Kenneth Walton as part of the 200th anniversary of the Paisley Philosophical Institution.
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

It’s one of a series of talks and lectures with a strong Paisley or local connection , either through the speaker or the topic, taking place regularly on Thursday evenings:

* Life’s Journey, The Very Rev Sandy MacDonald – 12 February
* William Wallace and Some Lady Friends, Alan Steel – 26 February
* Civic Monumentality, Professor Sandy Stoddard – 12 March

The Paisley Philosophical Institution was founded in 1808 with the aim of “propagating knowledge in the sciences and the arts” and was instrumental in setting up the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, the Central Library and the Coats Observatory as gifts to the town. It has continued to be a significant contributor to the cultural, educational and community life of the area of the years.

Membership of the Institution is open to all and new members or visitors are always welcome. More information on the talks is available from the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire libraries, the Paisley Arts Centre and the Wynd Centre.

Friday 30th January 2009

The Clyde Consort, Houston and Killellan Kirk, The Clyde Consort, directed by Peter Yardley Jones, organist and choirmaster at Houston and Killellan Kirk, will perform a series of works on period instruments at the Kirk, including
Concerto by Germiniani
Cantata 15 by Buxtehude
Cantata 131 by JS Bach
An arrangement of Stabat Mater by JS Bach.
Tickets will be £5, with £3 concession. 7.30pm

Saturday 31st January 2009

Duchal Nursery Ceilidh, Cargill Hall, Bridge of Weir, Tickets are £20 per head, including a Burns supper and live Cèilidh band, with tables of 10-12 people. All proceeds will go towards the fund for the new nursery building. Tickets are limited, so contact Carol on 874428 if you would like to join in the fun. 7.3pm till midnight

Saturday 31st January 2009

Arts & Crafts for Young Teens, Lochwinnoch, RSPB Lochwinnoch, Anyone aged 12+ who wants to try some arts and crafts workshops should come along to the classes led by professional artist, Cait Gould. Each session costs £10 which covers all materials too.
In the past the group have created stop-frame animation from characters they made in clay; mosaic frames; clay piggy banks (but being creative types, we ended up with a bird, haggis and a cat as well!). If you have a particular area of interest Cait will always try to incorporate it into the workshops. We hope to see you soon. 2pm till 4pm

Sunday 1st February 2009

Car Boot Sale, Bridge of Weir Car Park,Set up from 8am – £5 per car. Telephone 01505 615992 for more details if required. 10am till 2pm

Sunday 1st February 2009

Sunday Snowdrop Strolls,Each Sunday during February there will be a Ranger led guided walk to discover the snowdrops at Finlaystone. Contact 01475 540505 or visit the website at www.finlaystone.co.uk for further information. 2pm