· Galas - 1 July:Winchburgh and District Children's Gala Day; Seafield and District Children's Gala.
· A craft fayre fundraiser -for Crofthead Care Home will take place at Fauldhouse Miners Welfare from 12noon - 3pm on Sunday 9 July. There will be more than 40 stalls, hosting a wide range of crafts. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will also be available, as will cake and candy. There will also be a kids' corner, with sand art, face painting and a sweetie stall. Entrance is £2 for adults and £1 for children under 16. The entrance fee includes tea, coffee and biscuits and also a strip of raffle tickets.
· Mid Calder Colts 2005 - is looking for experienced footballers born in 2005 to join its squad, in preparation for moving to the 11-a-side league next year. Head coach is ex-professional footballer Chris Innes, who is qualified to UEFA Level 4 A Licence. There are also three additional SYFA qualified coaches. Parents or carers of youngsters looking to play for the team should email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07793 147 796.
· Bathgate Thistle White 2005 - is looking for one or two additional players for midfield/forward positions, as the team makes the transition to 11-a-sides in the West Lothian top league after the summer. Training is on Mondays and Wednesdays at Bathgate Sports Centre. Parents or carers of youngsters wishing to play for the team should please contact the coaches on 07753 309 684 or 07904 640 514.
· A family fun day - to help raise money for the Sick Kids Foundation, will take place at Inveralmond Community High School from 12noon - 2pm this Sunday, 2 July. Admission is £2 per adult and £1 for children. Stalls include candyfloss, bouncy castle, face painting, glitter tattoos, sand art and much more.
· Athletics- Registration is still open for Livingston Athletic Club's 5-day summer athletics
·camps, for ages 5-13, with a choice of four weeks between 17 July to 11 August. The holiday camp will give young athletes the chance to experience a week of athletics training. Each day is filled with fun games, technique sessions and competition. The sessions will be tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners to those who have already taken part in athletics. Fuller information and online registration is available at the club website http://www.livingstonac.com/page.php?pid=2048
· West Lothian Youth Foundation (WLYF) - is running various football holiday coaching courses over the summer holidays. Camps will be held at Livingston FC, Armadale Academy and Fauldhouse Partnership Centre over July and August. There is a 20 per cent discount when booking in a sibling into any of the camps. These are open to boys and girls aged 3-15 years, all experience levels welcome To book a place, contact www.wlyf.org.uk/contact-us/ or call 01506 417000.
· The Busy Project - is running a summer activity programme in Broxburn and Uphall for young people from P7 - S6. All events are run by the charity, which has been working in the area for 12 years. The programme includes a two-day Cooking Club, where young people will learn to cook a three-course meal. The Storytelling Club offers two days of workshops, using art and music to develop skills in creative writing. And the programme also offers an Adventure Club, which involves two days of kayaking, paddle-boarding, mountain biking and campfire and survival skills. Numbers are limited, so early booking is required. The full dates, prices and bookings can be obtained from the website: www.thebusyproject.org.uk
· The Military Museum Scotland - is now based in the former Legion hall in Wilkieston, where it displays military artefacts dating from WWI right up to the modern day. The museum has a café/gift shop, wheelchair access and facilities for less-abled visitors. The WWI Trench is also accessible by wheelchair users.
· West Lothian Wolves basketball club - is holding Summer Skills Development Camps from 17 July - 2 August. The programme will be open to ages seven to 18 and will split into three camps across nine days, based on level. For fuller information, and to register, visit the page:
· The Food Train in West Lothian - is looking for more volunteer helpers. The group provides support to older people in West Lothian to enable them to stay independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Volunteer drivers, helpers and shoppers provide a vital grocery deliver service to older people, including help with household tasks, help to deliver library books and visiting older people on a one-to-one basis taking library books. Anyone interested in volunteering for the food rain should contact: Jenny or Lorna on 01506 413013 or email email@example.com with information.
· Carers of West Lothian -has launched a new outreach service at Murieston Medical Practice. If you are looking after someone who can't manage without your help, and would like to know how Carers of West Lothian can help you, phone 01506 448000 to make an appointment. The service at Murieston is available on the first Monday of each month from 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 4pm - 6pm.
· East Calder and District Gala day -is looking for more people to become involved. The gala will 100 years old in 2020. Anyone able to help should contact Eddy Goodfellow on 01506 495082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Dad Network - has set up a regional group in West Lothian. The group is designed to offer an open forum to discuss issues that dads face, as well as seeking and giving advice and offering dad-to-dad support. The aim of the regional groups is to create and strengthen a local network and to interact through events that will occur throughout the year. Fuller information is available at the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheDadNetworkWestLothian/
· Progressive Football Development's Livingston Football Academy - have spaces for children born in 2009 (super 5's), 2010s (fun 4s) & 2011/12 (pre academy). The social enterprise company's professional and SFA qualified coaches aim to bring the best out of any young player, supporting their development progress. For more information please visit them on Facebook, visit their website at www.progressivefootball.com or phone 0131 203 380.
· Almond Valley Vintage Association - is holding its annual rally at Oatridge College, Ecclesmachan, on Sunday 16 July from 10am to 4pm. Come along to see over 100 vintage vehicles including cars, bikes, lorries and more. Tickets cost £3 adults/£5 for a family, and can be bought on the day.
· Annet House Museum - will be relocating to the new Linlithgow Partnership Centre in 2018. Linlithgow Heritage Trust would like to hear people's thoughts about the new museum. Please take a few minutes to fill in their survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FKCR3YL
· Local charity Astro Gymnastics - is taking bookings for the summer programme at its Bellsquarry base. Classes include aerial skills, freestyle gymnastics, acrobatic and tumble gymnastic sessions and a summer school, which culminates in a short display. Classes are aimed at age five and upwards. Fuller information is available at www.astrogymnastics.co.uk To book, phone 01506 237072 or e-mail email@example.com
· The Livingston 41 Club - is looking for new members. The club is an organisation for men over the age of 40 to join once they graduate from the Round Table or individuals who are interested in friendship, fun and giving something back to their community. In February, the 41 Club, in partnership with the Livingston Round Table had it its first organized event, The Livingston Valentines Ball. The event raised £4,000, which was distributed amongst four beneficiaries. The 41 Club continues to assist The Livingston Round Table in all of its activities that currently include the Livingston Beer Festival and Santa and his Sleigh. Anyone interested in looking at what the 41 club has to offer, should email firstname.lastname@example.org
· The West Lothian Festival of Running - will take place in Meadow Park, Bathgate, on Sunday 20 August. It features a Kids Kilometre, 2k, 5k and a half marathon event. West Lothian Run is also looking for a number of volunteers to assist with its Little Runners group, which meets at 11am on Sunday mornings. Anyone able to help can private message West Lothian Run on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WestLothianRun/
· The National Autistic Society - will be running a free social skills course from 6pm - 8pm every Thursday at Livingston Station Community Centre. The course is open to individuals in West Lothian aged 16 and over with Autism or Asperger's. For fuller information, please contact Brian on 07435 786 016.
· Blackburn and Seafield Parish Church - is holding a holiday club for all children aged five - 12. This is a free week running from Monday 17 - Friday 21 July from 10.30am - 12.30pm daily (2.30pm on the Tuesday). The week will be full of exploring and adventures. For fuller information, contact 07894 728 667. A registration form is also available at the link below: www.blackburnandseafieldchurch.co.uk/holidayclub.html
Fauldhouse Community Development Trust (FCDT)
· Annual Fair Day -Information and application forms are now available for anyone wishing to take a stall at Fauldhouse Community Development Trust's (FCDT) Annual Fair Day, from 11am - 2pm on Saturday 2 September. Information and application forms are also available for anyone wishing to put on an event as part of FCDT's Septemberfest17 event, which runs from Saturday 2 - Saturday 30 September. For fuller information, or an application form, Contact Lesley at The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, 01501 773 699 or email email@example.com Information is also at available from the link: www.fauldhouse.org.uk/publications/documents/
· Eastfield Development Centre - The Fauldhouse Community Development Trust working with local residents has recently taken over the management of the Eastfield Development Centre. It is hoped to have the centre open by August. You can keep updated with all the developments by liking the Facebook page - www.facebook.com/eastfieldcentre/
· Opening hours -The Hub is open Mondays to Thursdays 9am - 4.45pm and Fridays 9am-3pm (plus evenings and weekends as required).
· Citizens Advice at The Hub - Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian and Fauldhouse Community Development Trust are currently working on a joint project to provide residents of Fauldhouse with a free, confidential and impartial advice service on a wide range of issues including: Debt and Money advice, benefit issues (including appeals), relationship, employment, housing, utilities, charitable applications. The service will be held at The Hub on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Sessions will be by appointment only. Please contact FCDT at The Hub on 01501 773 699 to book an appointment. Or drop into The Hub at 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse EH47 9HX.
· Time to Focus Photography Group at The Hub - Timebank is facilitating a new group. If you are interested in photography or video and like walking then come along and find out more. Whether it's using the camera on your phone, an instant camera or a digital camera. All ability levels are welcome. Contact Ann on 01501 773 699 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come along on the day. It's going to be a light-hearted fun course. Tuesdays 1pm - 2.30pm, The Hub.
· FABTimebank - Do you have a list of things that you would like done and could do with a hand? Do you have some time on your hands? Find out more about FABTimebank, a new way of working together, swapping skills and having some fun. Application forms are available from The Hub or download or from the website: http://fauldhouse.org.uk/projects/fabtimebank/ For fuller details, contact Ann Holloway - FABTimebank Development Worker on 01501 773699 or email: email@example.com
· Timebank Social at The Hub -It's open to individuals, groups, organisations/partners. It's your chance to find out more about Timebanking, how you can get involved, what help is needed for The Eastfield Centre and what's going on in The Hub/FCDT. Feel free to bring a friend and have some tea/coffee. You can even bring a cake to share if you like. From 10.30am - 12.30pm every last Friday of the month.
· My Happiness Project at The Hub -Timebank is facilitating a new course, which will be run by one of the Timebank members. Regular sessions will be held on the second Thursday of the month from 7pm - 9pm.
· Blackburn, Seafield and District Credit Union - is available at The Hub from 12noon - 1pm on Fridays.