Whats on Inverbervie April 3

Church services

Services at Arbuuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland with Rev Dennis Rose

Today (Thursday)) 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Servie at Bervie Church

Friday April 3, 7.30pm Good Friday Service at Arbuthnott

Sunday April 5, 8am Easter Beach Service followed by Breakfast at The Church Centre, Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie

Service’s at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Saturday April 4, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday April 5, 9.30am Easter Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us tomorrow (Friday) at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

Fair Trade Café

Wednesday, April 8, 10am-11.30am Fair Trade Café, Coffee and Hot Pancakes, open to all. Please come in and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Sing-a-long at Castle

Tomorrow (Friday)starting at 2.30pm at Castle Lodge, Kirkburn,

Please join this small group who visit the Residents of Castle Lodge every four weeks. We bring back many happy memories by singing well known secular and sacred songs.

Afterwards we have a nice cuppa and some time to have a chat with the residents which is appreciated and of benefit to all concerned.

Bervie Guild

Wednesday, April 8, 7.30pm in Bervie Church will be the last meeting of the session. The musical evening, to be provided by the Salvation Army Songsters, will be an uplifting experience for all who attend.

Remember our meetings are open to all in the community, this meeting will be followed by refreshments in the Church Centre so come along and enjoy the evening and the company.

At our March meeting, Lady Arbuthnott delighted us with an illustrated talk about Arbuthnott House. Many of us will now take the opportunity to visit the house and gardens during the forthcoming open days.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Arbuthnott House and Gardens Open Day

This Saturday, April 4, from 2-5pm Arbuthnott House and Gardens will be open to the public with an Easter Trail, “Explore the garden and unearth the clues to break the code”

Reward will be achocolate egg with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Relief

Admission to the garden is £2.50 (£1 children) and £1 enrty for the Easter Trail.

Arbuthnott house will be open for Guided Tours on Easter Sunday Admission £5.

The Livingrooms

Inverbervie

An Easter Exhibition will continue to be available to view until this Saturday, April 4, from 10am-3pm during opening hours at The Livingrooms Inverbervie, Church Street.

Exhibits will depict the meaning of Easter through poetry, art, photography, story, song and even food & drink! Come and see it for yourself.

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday April 4

No sports due to a prior Hall booking

Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to Young Adult, FREE Hot

Bervie Youth Project are currently Sponsored by Stonehaven and District Lions Club and Dick Karpinski & Partner Ltd.

Story time and Rhyme Time

There will be no Rhyme Time for April owing to staff holidays

This free activity is designed for pre-school children.

Inverbervie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for more information.

Craft Workshops

Crochet for improvers with Jay Greengrass on Sunday, April 26, 10am – 2pm

Get your booking form by emailing Jay on info@rainbowknits.co.uk or phoning 01561 340 761

Angel and Fairy, Wire and Bead Workshop with Sheena at The Angel Tree on Friday April 24, 7pm-10pm booking with Sheena 07426 097146

Music Night

Saturday, April 4, Karaoke Disco with Elaine and Andy of Elliedj, 9pm til late at The Queens Arms, King Street, Inverbervie

Castle Lodge Residential Care Home

This week at Castle Lodge they were celebrating Alan and Kathy Robb’s wedding anniversary with a knees up and music by young violinists who are taught by staff member Sonja.

Community Litter Pick

Despite the weather there was a good turn out on Saturday March 28 for the community litter pick when 13 children and parents turned up and clocked up a huge 25 man hours of litter picking.

Proudly wearing their “Keep Scotland Tidy” vests and stickers, the small army of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Cubs filled the litter bins around the Royal Burgh.

Special thanks to all volunteers on the day.

Burgh Hall Annual Art Show

Saturday April 4, 7pm for the grand opening.

This will be showcasing local artists from Bervie, the surrounding area and the North East of Scotland for the 23rd year

Open Daily from Sunday to Sunday, April 5 - 12, from 2-8pm

Refreshments available daily, Adults £2 and Children £1

The event will includes the Bervie Primary School and Inverbervie Pre-School Children’s Art Competition

Art show catalogues are sponsored by local business’ and full of useful information

Moira Smith, manager of Inverbervie Pre-School, said: It’s a great art project this year, involving parents collecting natural local resources to create individual mini master pieces for the Burgh Hall art show”

Bervie Primary School, School Nursery and Inverbervie Pre School are also involved in the Childrens Art Show Competition which this year is entitled “Our Natural World”.

The competition is judged on its artistic merit by a local artist involved with the sow.

Prizes are awarded to the first place winners per age group and an overall winners shield is presented.

Hanover Court and Craigview

On Friday, March 27, we had a very successful coffee morning, Thanks to residents and friends for making it a success. Also, thanks to the committee and ladies who provided the home bakes. Ally Bally said thanks to all and the next event will be Scott Murray from The Life Boat in Montrose who will be giving a talk on the work they do. All welcome.

Quiz Night

Monthly quiz night at The Queens Arms, King Street, at 7.30pm. Cost - £2 each, up to team of six players.

Soccer 7s

There will be no Soccer 7s this Saturday, April 4, as they will stop for the Easter break.

Brighter Bervie

Lots of great Brighter Bervie activity to report in the past week. Top of the list was the Daffodil Tea last Tuesday afternoon in Bervie Church Centre. What an enjoyable occasion with a truly magnificent result: £830 raised for our ongoing community gardening work. There are so many people to thank - the fine bakers, the cheery servers, the willing washers and sweepers, the generous donors and all the kind folk who came along to support this cause. Special thanks are due to the core organising team comprising Ann Auld, Cath Avery, Audrey Paul and Mary Finch.

Debbie Ryan is progressing well with the Crown sculpture to have it ready for installation at the seafront amenity area in time for the Bervie Gala Week in June. Planning approval is now being sought.

Last week, Kirsty Maclean, the Beechgrove gardening adviser visited us for a kick-off meeting on our Voyage of Life garden project. By next week the layout plan should be finalised. From this we’ll know what quantities of materials are required for the likes of paths and edging and the all important plant list. After the Easter break we can get stuck-in to preparing the planting beds and pathways - remember we’re looking for your support to help us with these tasks and all the background activities, many of them not involving heavy manual work. For more information please contact Tom Campbell, h 01561 361350, m 07962 020397, e brighterbervie@hotmail.com

The very large planters that we received from Aberdeenshire Council have now been cut and rebuilt into more manageable sizes. These will be placed in suitable corners around the Burgh ready for filling with colourful bedding plants about the end of May.

Now that the clocks have changed we’ll be meeting twice per week for hands-on gardening activities. In addition to the regular Saturday morning sessions (09.00h - midday) we’ll also get together on Tuesday evenings from 19.30h onwards. So come along for fresh air, healthy exercise and good fun with Brighter Bervie.

Bervie Food Bank

We can only say a huge thank you to everyone for the extra donations handed in this week, we have had three pick-ups instead of the usual one, The extra Easter eggs will be a welcome treat to a family in need of support.

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust.

Business sponsors, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

The foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies, If you find yourself in personal crisis - illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances - please contact us now on facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

Citizen of the year and Young Citizen of the year 2015 Nominations

Please submit your nominations, in writing, stating your nominated person and reason for the nomination and include your name and address. These can be submitted through the Watson Bervie/Whats on Inverbervie facebook page, email to carollevans77@btinternet.com or by posting to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU.

The nomination process will be open from now until Sunday, May 31.

Whats on Inverbervie @The Mearns Leader

To let correspondent know whats on in Bervie contact Caroll Evans at carollevans77@btinternet.com , write to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587