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Tullycarnet Yarnspinners returns

Libraries NI is inviting members of the public along to the launch of the 2013/14 programme of the ever popular Tullycarnet Yarnspinners on Friday, September 6, at 11am in Tullycarnet Library.

Jane Moore, Cultural Services Manager with Libraries NI is confident that the new programme which runs until May 2014will engage the Yarnspinner audiences.

The new programme will be available at the launch and copies will be in local libraries and other outlets after Friday 6 September.

You can contact Tullycarnet Library (Kinross Avenue, Kings Road, BT5 7GF) on telephone number 028 9048 5079 or email tullycarnet.library@librariesni.org.uk

Manage your health

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) is delivering the 'Taking Control' Self-Management Programme in East Belfast. It aims to help people develop the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.

The programme is being held in Connswater Community Centre, Connswater Street, beginning on Tuesday, September 17, at 1.15 pm and continues each Tuesday, for six weeks at 1.15 pm – 3.45 pm.

Contact Pauline Millar on 0784 115 0949 or email pmillar@nichs.org.uk

Survivors of Suicide

Families and friends of those who have been lost to suicide are invited to come to the Survivors Of Suicide (SOS) support group.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Connswater Community Centre and gives people an opportunity to talk to other people who have been affected by the suicide of a friend or relative. Meetings take place at 7.30pm. For more information contact Bobby on: 07595745718.

Depression support

Aware Defeat Depression can offer help if you're experiencing depression or bipolar disorder through its free support group for people in east Belfast.

The group meet in the Holywood Arches Health Centre every other Tuesday at 7pm. The free groups are led by trained facilitators. For information or support call the helpline on 08451 20 29 61 or visit www.aware-ni.org.

Parent and toddlers group

Tots and Toddlers at Glenmachan Church of God provides a safe environment with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere for children and their carers.

The group costs £1 per session and runs every Thursday morning (during term time) from 10am-12 noon from September 5. Transport is available locally in east Belfast. For more information call: 90 761676 or visit: www.glenmachan.org

Ballymac hearing loss

ANYONE aged over 55 and living in the Ballymacarratt area of the Newtownards Road in Belfast is invited to join a new group run by charity, Action on hearing loss.

The group meet at 2pm on the first Wednesday of every month in St Patrick;s Church Hall, Newtownards Road, Belfast (opposite Templemore Avenue). For more information call Kathy McCann on: 90 239619.

District wide

Bangor Belle train trip

The Bangor Belle steam train will be running on August 24.

Organised by the Railway Preservation Society, the Bangor Belle, complete with dining car, departs Belfast Central (11.10am) and Lisburn (11.510am), returning at 5.40pm. The Belfast Belle departs Bangor at 1.40pm for a two hour round-trip. Tickets from: www.steamtrainsireland.com or by calling: 90 246609.

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