Beat the Drum – Unique Event

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By admin, October 19, 2015 9:25 pm

gameliLatest Fairtrade event in Lenzie features Gameli Tordzro from Ghana, demonstrating genuine African drumming.  Thursday 22nd October in Lenzie Academy, starting at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to try your hand at drumming and find out some of the secrets, you can take part in an interactive workshop.  And that’s not all!   You have the chance to hear and see presentations by school pupils who have been involved in projects featuring Fairtrade products made in Africa.  There are also tasty snacks, sweet and savoury, made with Fairtrade products.   And can you imagine bamboo socks?  Yes they do exist and more and more people are discovering how comfortable they are.

Stall browsing opens at 6:45 pm and the event is all over by 8:30.  Admission to cover catering costs – £2 for adults and £1 for school age.

Surfers Surgery

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By admin, October 18, 2015 3:20 pm
October 22, 2015
10:00 amto11:30 am

Want to know a bit more about using the internet, or want some advice?  Come along to a ’surgery’ in Dean House, Kirkintilloch Road.  We will try to answer you questions and deal with issues and problems that you raise.  Coffee and cake isn’t bad either.

Fairtrade Event – Lenzie Academy

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By admin, October 18, 2015 12:58 pm
October 22, 2015
7:00 pm

Beat the Drum for Fairtrade

On 22 October 2015 Lenzie Academy will once again play host to a Lenzie Fair Trade event.  Beat the Drum for Fair Trade is an evening of African entertainment and food to remind us all exactly why we must continue to support farmers and producers in developing countries.  The evening will include a demonstration of African drumming by Gameli Tordzro from Ghana.  Gameli is the Artistic Director of Pan African Arts Scotland and will also encourage any aspiring drummers present to participate in an interactive drumming workshop.  There will be some short presentations from school pupils who have chosen to become involved in Fair Trade projects based in Africa, and the opportunity to taste snacks – both sweet and savoury – made with Fair Trade products from various African countries.  African dancers will also be there to show off their skills, but be warned – participation is mandatory!  As ever, there will be the opportunity to browse and buy from Fair Trade food and related gift stalls.  Our brand new breathable bamboo socks are bang on trend for A/W 2015!  The event will be open for stall browsing at 6.45pm on the evening, and will start promptly at 7pm, ending at 8.30pm to allow younger people to come along.  There will be an admission charge of £2 per adult and £1 per school age child to cover catering costs.

Love reading but can’t get to the library?

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By admin, October 1, 2015 4:30 pm


E-books not your thing?  If you are not able to visit your library , the library may be able to come to you.  This service is free and will deliver books and music to your home if you are eligible; ie if you can’t leave your home, have a short or long term illness or manage vision/hearing loss.  It’s really easy. Once you are “in the system” the library (Lenzie Library if you live locally) will contact you to discuss your reading preferences.  If you would like to listen to music or watch DVDs this will also be noted.  Thereafter you will receive visits about once a month from a local volunteer who will deliver your selection.  All library materials can be borrowed: fiction and non-fiction books, large print, hardback, paperback, audio CDs and Playaway (a small device which plays a pre-recorded book); DVDs; and even books and DVDs in languages other than English (if available).  Interested?  Call Outreach and Access at the East Dunbartonshire Home Library Service (part of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture) on 0141 777 3143 or ask a friend or neighbour to pop into the local library to collect a form for you.  Happy reading!

October meeting

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By admin, August 7, 2015 8:01 am
October 21, 2015
7:00 pm

In Committee Room of Lenzie Hall (downstairs)

Monthly Meeting of Lenzie Community Council will be held on

Wednesday 21st October 2015 In the Committee Room of Lenzie Hall at 7:00 pm


  1. Attendance

  2. Apologies – Sandra Thornton; Christine Morrison

  3. Police Report

  4. Community Warden

  5. Minutes of 16th September 2015 meeting

  6. Matters arising – Walks guide; Royal Bank site

  7. Treasurer’s Report

  8. Planning – Weekly list;

  9. AGM arrangements

    10. Potential for Co-Housing project

11. Any Other Competent Business – Sub Station site Millersneuk Drive

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