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Free Easter activities

Throughout the Easter holidays, libraries will be holding a variety of free activities for children.

Activities include Easter egg hunts, colouring competitions and craft sessions.

Activities vary in each library, so please contact your local library for details:

Knit and natter group

If a 'Knit and Natter' sounds up your street, a group with just that name will be meeting in the Boghall Community Wing between 10.30am and 12noon every Wednesday from 30 April.

The group is run by Ageing Well in partnership with Cyrenians Golden Years project.
It's a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise and enjoy a good old natter whilst enjoying a knitting session. Needles and wool etc will be provided, however feel free to bring your own. Tea and coffee will also be available.

The cost per session is £1.20.

More folk needed to make a drama

Local amateur dramatics group The New Town Entertainers is looking for new members to take part in this year's winter pantomime.

The group, who rehearse at Craigsfarm, are actively looking for dancers, singers and actors of all abilities to take part in their annual pantomime. Although this years is yet to be announced, the Entertainers are starting their search early.

If you believe that you have what it takes to help out either onstage or off, please get in touch with Jan Dignon on 01506 431803

Entries taken for triathlon

The Fauldhouse Triathlon on Sunday 22 June, is billed as ideal for novices.

Starting from Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, it comprises a 750m swim, 14.5k cycle and a 5k run.

However, a limited number of places are available.

Visit grctri.wordpress.com for fuller information and details.

Help with heritage

The Heritage Lottery Fund is looking to help groups in West Lothian explore their local heritage.

For it's got money to give away to support local organisations to develop projects.

Grants start from £3,000, and projects could involve anything from exploring local archive collections to recording people's memories.

For fuller details, phone 0131 240 1586, and ask for Megan Braithwaite.

Kidzeco builds on its success

Building on its success over the last three years in Bathgate, Community Interest Company, Kidzeco, has now opened another store in Livingston, at the former Blockbuster unit at The Centre.

The shop has a host of pre-loved baby and children's goods and maternity wear, as well as an extensive family area.

A variety of kids classes will be starting up.

The shop is also looking for donations.

"We want to let people know that we're here," said managing director Tracy Murdoch, "and people are welcome to come in and see the selection of pre-loved goods that we have for sale.

"We will also shortly be starting up more classes for birth - five-year-olds."
Kidzeco is also looking for a sessional play worker for 10 hours a week.

Anyone interested in the role should contact Tracy at the shop number, 01506 238283, or email tracy.murdoch@kidzeco.net

Also in the pipeline are a fund-raising bonnie baby competition and a maternity wear fashion show.

Grant available for community groups

Community organisations in West Lothian are being encouraged to apply for a springtime funding boost from ARISE.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for groups based in West Lothian.

To request an application form, please email arise@onlybeattie.com

Last updated 11/04/2014

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