RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Week ending Friday 3rd February 2012
ON-LINE COMMUNITY DIARY LAUNCH
The Family Resource Centre in association with Donegal Local Development Company Limited’s Volunteering in the Community Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the Raphoe On-line Community Diary at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st February in the Family Resource Centre.
The On-line Community Diary is an initiative undertaken by Melissa Laird and Jason Toner, two of the participants from the Volunteering in the Community Project. The On-line Community Diary provides the opportunity for local groups, organizations, sports clubs, schools, Churches etc to promote an upcoming event and to avoid clashing with another event, a common enough occurrence in small communities. The Diary page is still under construction but for a preview please log on to www.raphoecommunitydiary.com
The Launch will include a step-by-step guide to accessing the On-line Diary demonstrated by Melissa and Jason. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch and light refreshments will be available.
For those organisations without Internet access you can contact the Family Resource Centre with details of your event and these will be uploaded for you by staff. We would like to thank Mr Lee Scanlon for his support in developing the On-line Diary.
Jason and Melissa are currently drafting a Directory of community, sporting, recreational and educational organizations and if you would like to have your organization included please telephone 074 9145796.
The Volunteering in the Community Programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.
SPEAKING UP REACHING OUT PROJECT
The selection of participants for this new free cross-border project for people with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities is now taking place. The project, a joint initiative between the Family Resource Centre and Mencap is a training and development project with a focus on raising disability awareness within communities and community organizations and workplaces. Twenty participants from a selected area of Donegal and from the Strabane District Council area will come together from early February until end of November 2012 to undertake training in personal development, computers, disability awareness training, communication skills, group work and of course to meet new friends and to have fun.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project or wish to participate then please telephone Tony on 074 9145796.
The Speaking Up Reaching Out Project is a project supported by the European Union INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Community Awareness Programme.
TRAINING PROGRAMMESCOMMUNITY GARDENING
Raphoe Family Resource Centre has had many queries from members of the community around organising an accredited community gardening course. We are hoping to run this course in Feb/ Mar 2012. The programme will approximately last for 6 weeks and will cover topics such as soil preparation, planting seeds, planting out, sowing indoors and pest control in the garden. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 074 9145796.
If you’re in or around Raphoe and would like to keep fit join us on a Healthy Walk every Thursday meeting at the Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 9.30a.m. Everyone Welcome!
RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES /
Tuesday: – 3rd & 4th Classes from 3.15 – 4.00pm; and for 5th & 6th Classes from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.15 – 3.15pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for 1st – 3rd Secondary Students 7.15 – 9.00 p.m.
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants from 2.15 – 3.15; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for Transition / 4th and 5th years from 7pm – 9pm.
Registration forms are now available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
Pilates Class in Raphoe Family Resource Centre, every Monday from 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
JOAN’S JIVE CLASSES FOR WOMEN & MEN
Jiving with Joan has resumed in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Tuesday Night from 8.30 p.m. – 10.00 a.m. All Welcome
STAGE DOOR DRAMA
Drama class every Monday from 5.00 – 6.00p.m. Information please contact Aisling on 0876360059
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASS
Dance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: – 0858409804 / 0876142326
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
The boxers and officers of the Raphoe boxing club would like to extend best wishes for every success to Eamon Coyle former Ulster and National Super- Heavyweight Champion who has been nominated for the “Hall of Fame Award” at the forthcoming Donegal Sports Star Awards.
The Raphoe club will host their first tournament of the 2012 season on Friday the 23rd March in the Cathedral Hall Raphoe when club coaches Brendan and Danny Ryan and Tommy Stewart will have 14 quality contests down for decision and more details of this major tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.
The Raphoe club have been granted planning permission for new changing rooms with toilet and showers and everyone at the club would like to say a special thanks to Paul Quinn Architectural Services Tullyvinney Raphoe and to Councillor Frank McBrearty and Senator Jimmy Harte for all the hard work they have done for the boxing club over the years as it is greatly appreciated.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
SLIMMING WORLD GROUP
Slimming World Group meets in the Volt House Hall the Diamond, Raphoe, Every Thursday at 5.30 p.m. & 7.30pm. Tel. Dervla on 086 1211004.
ST MARY’S GAA
Anyone between the ages of 14 -30 interested in Cardiac Screening contact Julia Blake at 0862611290.
Boxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Tues Morn 10-11am & Thurs Evening 6-7pm. Fantastic all over body workout and very good fun. Female instructor. Info @ 0863238437.
Saint Eunan’s N.S. Raphoe Enrolment for September 2012 Parents wishing to enroll their children in St Eunan’s for September 2012 may do so by calling to the school office. Enrolment forms are now available. It would be great if you could bring along your child’s Birth and Baptismal Cert. Alternatively you can telephone the school on 074 9145764, and the secretary will post one out. It is proposed later on in the year to hold an information night for parents. The school also intends holding a fun day for the community later on when the weather improves. Enrolment will be left open until the end of the year. However, we would encourage parents to enroll their children as soon as possible.
Leslie Matthews Big Fundraising “Leap Year” Concert in aid of The Donegal Hospice in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 8.00p.m sharp (doors open at 7.15p.m). Admission €10 or £10 pay at the door (tickets can be purchased from The Mount Errigal Hotel.
Irish dance classes for girls and boys in Cathedral Hall Raphoe each Wednesday evening from 4.00p.m to 5.30p.m.
RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTER
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