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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

Getting it right for your child workshop

Carers of West Lothian are holding a 'Getting it Right for Your Child' workshop from 10.30am - 2.15pm on Thursday 31 January.

Aimed at parents or carers of a disabled child or young person, or a child with additional support needs, the workshop will take place at Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, EH54 6AX

The workshop is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will explore topics such as:

  • your rights and the rights of your child
  • where to go for information, support or advocacy
  • support you need for your child and how to prepare for an assessment or important meeting.

For fuller information, and to register interest, contact: Carers of West Lothian on 01506 448000 or email Carers of West Lothian

Open day at bike library

West Lothian Bike Library is holding an open day at Crofthead Farm, Dedridge, from 11am - 2pm on Saturday 19 January.

The Open Day will provide a good opportunity for anyone who received a new bike at Christmas to have it security-marked by British Transport Police - free of charge.

Other activities on the day include: Try an eBike, crime prevention advice, adaptive bike demonstrations, Spokes and Sustrans information stall, donate your pre-loved bikes to help your community, reconditioned bikes for sale and free cycle safety checks.

The cafe will be open on the day.

For fuller information, visit the website: West Lothian Bike Library 

Tea Dance

An Ageing Well Tea Dance for the over 50s will take place at Howden Park Centre from 1.30pm - 4pm on Friday 11 January.

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.