SPORTS Grants For Scouts And School -- GREENOCK and District Scouts have been awarded £2,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities programme towards the cost of sports equipment so that the range of physical outdoor activities can be developed further. Meanwhile All Saints Primary School in Greenock will receive £1,300 to run a basketball club for primary six and seven pupils.
CADDLEHILL Annual Plant Sale -- CADDLEHILL Allotment Gardens, at the top of Kelly Street, Greenock, hold their annual plant sale on Saturday and Sunday (25/6 May) continuing until items are sold. On sale will be flowers, vegetables and compost. There will be a tea room. Gates open at 10am.
SCHOOL Staging Hairspray -- INVERCLYDE Academy Student Theatre Company are staging the musical Hairspray from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June at the school in Cumberland Road, Greenock. For tickets, call the school on 01475 715100.
WESTBURN Church Fete -- WESTBURN Church are holding a fete in the church halls and grounds in Nelson Street, Greenock on Saturday (25 May) from 10am to 3pm. Entry ticket is by a donation of £2 which will include tea or coffee. There will be a range of stalls including tea room, home baking, fancy goods, bric-a-brac, books and CDs, plant stall, and barbeque. Other attractions include a bouncy castle, Zorb ball, face-painting, lucky dip and tuck shop. The fete will be opened by David Faller of Inverclyde Radio.
BROOMHILL Association's AGM -- BROOMHILL Tenants and Residents Association annual general meeting is on Tuesday 4 June at 7pm in Prospecthill Christian Fellowship’s hall in Prospecthill Street, Greenock. The Jericho Boys will be performing a scene from their latest play "Frankie Says Relapse". Local councillors, police and community wardens are expected to attend. Members of the public will be asked to approve an addition to the constitution stating that no committee member shall hold more than one office-bearer role.
CONCERT For Women’s Aid - A CONCERT by local singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon has been organised by Greenock Baptist Church with proceeds going to Inverclyde Women’s Aid. It takes place on Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm in Greenock Town Hall saloon. Tickets are £10, available from the Women's Aid office in George Square or online through the church website – click here
SPRING Bling Tabletop Sale -- INVERCLYDE Youth For Christ are holding a spring bling tabletop sale at Greenock Methodist Church, Ardgowan Street on Saturday 25 May, noon to 2pm. Items on sale will include jewellery, shoes, cakes, books, music, accessories and bric-a-brac. Entry is £1.50.
BRASS Band’s Summer Concert -- RIVERSIDE Youth Band's summer concert is on Friday 7 June at 7.30pm in Port Glasgow Town Hall. Tickets priced £5 can be purchased from any band member or check the band's website for details -- www.riversideyouthband.co.uk. There is free admission for children under 12-years-old accompanied by an adult.
WHERRIES Night In Aid Of Scout Group -- INVERCLYDE folk band The Wherries are having a concert in Lyle Kirk’s Newark Street building in Greenock to raise funds for the Finnart Explorer Scout Unit and participants going on a trip to Estonia. It takes place on Friday 7 June at 7pm. Tickets are £10 and a light supper will be provided. Those going are welcome to take their own refreshments (excluding spirits). Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, call 01475 791210 or 01475 731233.
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