<hr /> <hr /> Ramblers HELENSBURGH and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers are walking this weekend. To join a walk, check our website www.hwdramblers.me.uk for walk details and contact information or phone 01389 731953.

<hr /> Charity night KNOXLAND Primary School Parent Teacher Association is holding a charity night in aid of Yorkhill Childrens Charity, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland and Knoxland Primary School on Saturday, May 9 at Dumbuck House Hotel. Tickets cost �12.50 per person on offer is a buffet, disco featuring local DJ Graeme Burch, games, photo booth, live auction and raffle. To buy tickets or donate prizes please contact Gayle Mccallum on 07709485967 or email gay_lea@hotmail.com.

<hr /> Music group EVERY Thursday from 10.30am until 12.30pm a percussion and music group for adults with physical and learning disabilities. Sing, play instruments, CDs, dance, enjoy, learn new skills, and have fun. Artizan Art Gallery Hub, 36 College Road, Dumbarton.

<hr /> Line dance LINE dance classes for retired ladies are run on Thursday mornings at 11am in Alexandria Parish Church Hall, Lomond Road, Balloch. This is a very friendly class so come along, have a blether combined with exercise and a glass of juice. The cost is �2.

<hr /> Veterans’ association THE Armed Forces Veterans Association charity office has now re-opened. The office in room two, platform two at Dumbarton Central Station is open from 8am to 4pm.

<hr /> Cine-video Club THE new season of Dumbarton Cine Video and Digital Club is under way. Members old and new, aged 16 and over, can enroll on Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 9pm. Membership costs �15 for the year and allows attendance at club activities on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons between 12.30-3.30pm. It also entitles access to a range of club equipment.

<hr /> Creative writing group EVERY Thursday 2-4pm. Discover your hidden talents and the healing, cathartic potential of writing. All adults welcome. Artizan Art Gallery Hub, 36 College Road, Dumbarton, G82. Call Pauline for details on 07910 650 311.

<hr /> Autism Forum DO you have a family member or are you a parent, guardian, carer, or professional for someone with autism or aspergers? If so, the group would like to invite you to Vale of Leven Autism and Aspergers Forum every first and third Thursday of the month, and every second and third Tuesday of the month in the West of Scotland Autism and Aspergers Cafe, Station Road, Renton. Attendees will receive a warm welcome and support. For further information, please contact VOLAAF on 01389 750 834. The forum’s AGM is being held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6.30pm.

<hr /> Writers’ group ALEXANDRIA writers’ group meets in Alexandria Library on Thursdays at 6pm. Meetings are free of charge, so head along with your writing, or come and let us help you tell your story. Phone 07922 833472 for more information.

<hr /> Clyde Shopmobility CLYDE Shopmobility is a local charity providing motorised scooters and wheelchairs to anyone who has difficulty getting around due to illness, accident, injury or disability. The Alexandria branch based at 9 Mitchell Way is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm whilst our Clydebank branch, based at 22 Alexander Street is open Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Should you require further information or wish to become a member please drop in or call Alexandria on 01389 758063 or Clydebank 0141 952 1578.

<hr /> Tai Chi Qigong class THE sessions will be held in Duntocher Village Hall, Clydebank every Thursday from 6-7pm. Tai Chi Qigong is easy exercise that is deeply relaxing and releases everyday stress. Qigong tones muscles and improves suppleness, posture, balance, breathing, circulation, and general health and fitness. The classes are open to adults of all ages, abilities and experience, in West Dunbartonshire. For more details, contact Bob McCafferty on 01389 382831 or 07816 842211.

<hr /> Wargames club DUMBARTON Wargames Club is moving to the Masonic Hall in Dumbarton. Meetings at the venue will take place every Sunday in the Main Hall between 5pm and 11pm. The first two nights are free, with prices thereafter costing �2 for members aged over 16, �1 for members aged under 16, and �3 for non-members. Full membership is open to anyone aged 12 and over and costs an annual fee of �10. People aged 12 to 16 can be accompanied by an adult – children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

<hr /> Flea Market LOCH Lomond Flea Market is held every Saturday at Loch Lomond Galleries, Main Street, Alexandria from 10am-3pm. For more information visit www.lochlomond fleamarket.co.uk or call 07799635832.