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All stars cricket

Livingston Cricket Club has launched All Stars Cricket for boys and girls from five - eight-years-old with eight weeks of non-stop fun.

The activity and game-based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing youngsters with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The 8-week programme will run at Livingston Cricket Club from Sunday 12 May to Sunday 30 June between 10am - 1pm.

The cost is £40 per child and every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to their door. 

To book, click on the link: All Stars Cricket

Autism fundraiser at Inveralmond

Local parent Laura MacDonald is holding her annual autism awareness fundraiser for Signpost at Inveralmond Community High School from 12noon - 4pm on Saturday 30 March.

Entry is £5 per family and activities include fun events for kids, 3g football pitches, beat the goalie, soak your parent, critters disco, party games, karaoke party games, cakes, jewellery, beauty, handmade crafts, pens, sweets, massages, manicures, make up trials, raffle and tombola.

Craft fayre tables are available for £10.

The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day is Tuesday 2 April.

Health walk

The Livingston Health Walk takes place every Wednesday from 7pm, with setting-off locations changing on a monthly basis.

Everyone is welcome.

If you're thinking about coming along, the group will be happy to see you. All fitness levels are welcome.

Fuller information is available from the group's Facebook page at the following link: Livingston Health Walk

Free computer classes and workshops

A free programme of computer classes and workshops will be run from the end of January, providing support for beginner to certificated level.

The courses are ideal for: employability, multimedia, smartphones and tablets.

If you wish to book a course, get in touch with Isobel on 01506 283930

Tea Dance

An Ageing Well Tea Dance for the over 50s will take place at Howden Park Centre from 1.30pm - 4pm on Friday 15 March.

Enjoy a full entertaining afternoon with friends old and new.

The first half hour is tea and coffee and social time, followed by a sing song from 1.30pm.

The cost is £3 per session.

For fuller information, contact Avril on 07768 090 008 or 015056 237950.

Feed the birds

Swan and duck food pellets, containing the correct nutrients, are now available from the Lanthorn Community Centre.

A small bag of food is 20p and a large bag costs £1.

The birds appreciate being fed the correct nutrients.

Volunteers wanted for West Lothian Carers

Carers of West Lothian's Young Carers Support Service is looking to recruit volunteers to help out with its young carer groups.

The groups work with eight to 18-year-old young people and cover the whole of West Lothian.

For fuller information, or to request an application form, please get in touch with Wilma on 01506 448009.

A tea dance takes place at Howden Park Centre from 1.30pm - 4pm on Friday 22 June.

The cost is £2.50. 

Camera club at Crofthead

Livingston Camera Club meets at Crofthead  Farm Community Centre every Monday evening from 7.15pm - 9.30pm.

The annual subscription is £25 and there is a weekly attendance fee of £2.50 (concessions available).

Newcomers are welcome.

Dementia cafés

Café Connect Extra  Café , Dedridge,  is a meeting place where people who have any form of dementia,  and their carers,  can come to meet others in a similar situation for support and social contact, a cup of  tea or coffee and  home baking.  Carers  on their own are also welcome, as are people with dementia who  are able to make their own way there. Come along for the whole session, or you are welcome to just drop in for as long as you like. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month.