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Flu’s Coming Get Ready For It Now

Show flu who’s boss by getting your vaccination. The best defence against flu is to take the vaccine sooner rather than later, particularly if you have an existing condition or are over 65yrs. The vaccine contains no live viruses, so it can’t give you flu, but it can help stop you catching it.  It’s quick, safe and free to everyone in Scotland who has an underlying medical condition, is aged 65 or over, or is caring for someone who could be vulnerable.

The flu vaccine is available from October to March. Simply contact your GP practice to make an appointment, it only takes a few minutes to get vaccinated and it’ll help to keep you well over the winter.

To read or download the Flu leaflet in English, Chinese, Urdu, Polish and Easy Read versions, click here.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Vincent’s Hospice shop, Eglinton Street, Beith is looking for volunteers on Saturday mornings, from 9.30am to 12.30pm to assist in the shop. These hours are worked on a flexible rota system which is generally one Saturday per month.

The shop raises funds for the St Vincent Hospice located hear Howwood.

For more details telephone 07827 440503, or alternatively call into the shop and collect an application form.

Kids Cooking Classes

Do you have any little chefs in your family? Cooking classes at Beith Community Centre are back, so why don’t you take your little chefs along every Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm to enjoy experimenting with eco-friendly foods in a fun but safe environment. This junior cookery 6 week extravaganza runs from 22 October until the 26 November 2015.

If you want to book a six week block please call them on 01505 228141

Walktober At Culzean

To celebrate Walktober, Culzean is offering free entry to the Castle and Country Park. Go along and explore the miles of spectacular countryside that Culzean has to offer. You can take one of the free trail maps and enjoy a short stroll or dust off your walking boots for a longer hike across the estate? You can even visit the Castle and Adventure Cove play area at specially discounted rates for the weekend.

Combined Castle and Adventure cove prices are adult £10.50, concession £7.50 and family £24.50. Adventure cove only ticket for children over 5 costs £5 with accompanying adults free of charge.

For more information on what’s available you can check out their Facebook.

The Best of Big Country Tour

The Palace theatre in Kilmarnock is hosting Big Country on Saturday 24 October 2015 at 7.30pm.

Celebrating 30 years in the music business Big Country are ready to present their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their number 1 and multi-million selling it albums. The band will perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest, Home, Fields of Fire, In A Big Country, Chance, Wonderland, Look Away, The Teacher and many more! Ticket prices are £22.50. For further information or to book contact box office 01563 554900

Charity Ceilidh Night

Ayr Opportunity in Retirement (OIR) Folk Club (Vintage Blend) is joining groups across Scotland to host ceilidhs in aid of Barnardo’s Scotland.

This event takes place at Newton Church Hall in Ayr on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5.

Barnardo’s Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services supporting over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families. All funds raised at the ceilidh will go towards local services.

For more information telephone Pat Kane on 07900 466856 or email

Youth Theatre 10 Year Anniversary Spectacular

East Ayrshire Youth Theatre will be performing at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock from 30 October 2015 to 1 November 2015. The evening performances start at 7.30 pm with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday commencing at 2pm.

As part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the East Ayrshire Youth Theatre (EAYT), the final production of the year will be a spectacular montage of their musical favourites from the past decade

Why not go along and enjoy EAYT bringing back to life special moments form hit productions including Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Peter Pan, Oliver and many more! This is a production not to be missed and will be a perfect end to a wonderful celebratory year for EAYT.

Tickets are priced at £9 for adults and £7 concessions. For further information or to book telephone 01563 554900.

Volunteer Camera Operator Required

The Ayrshire Film Company (AFC) team are looking for a volunteer camera operator to film their successful Fitba Shorts Junior Football programme. The volunteer will require to be available for some, but not every, Saturday for outdoor filming.

If you think you have the skills needed for this role please contact the Ayrshire Film Company on or via their Facebook/ Twitter

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