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City centre No tricks just treats at Linen Hall Library October in the Linen Hall Library features a fabulous feast of exhibitions plus a variety of other events – including a fancy-dress party and chance to win a year’s free membership to the Library – and activities to keep all ages entertained. Flow - An Inter-Governmental Art Exhibition Forty pieces of government owned artwork are included in this stunning exhibition including TP Flanagan, William Ashford, Basil Blackshaw and Patrick Collins. The powerful natural resource of water and how it interacts with man is the theme. Running currently until Saturday October 23. Exhibition/Free Troubled Images Running currently until Friday December 24. The Troubled Images exhibition, dramatically displayed over six floors in the Library’s Vertical Gallery, features political posters from all sides of the recent ‘Troubles’. Provocative, powerful and sometimes humourous – they capture the emotions and moods of the province’s recent unrest. Exhibition/Free Habits, Humans and Healthcare: Biodiversity meets Drug Discovery Wednesday October 6, 6.30pm/Talk/Free Professor Christopher Shaw discusses how the world is perilously close to destroying its natural habitat which is vital for the development of life-saving drugs. (This talk is organised by The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society) Linen Hall Library Book and Print Sale Monday October 18 until Saturday October 23. Always popular and just in time for Christmas!! The Linen Hall Library will delve deep into its attic to offer a vast selection of books, and limited and reproduction prints. Get in early. First come, first served!!! Sale hours will be: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, and Sat 10am – 3pm. Linen Hall Reading Group Thursday October 28 at 1.10pm/Free Everyone is invited to join the Linen Hall’s popular reading group that meets on the last Thursday of every month. This month’s title up for discussion is The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor. This title is a controversial attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena. Readings for Children Saturday October 30 at 11.00am/Free Ghostly ghouls visit and scary tales will be told at this special Halloween-themed reading. Come dressed in fancy dress – best will win a year’s free membership to the Library. Sandy Row Halo — is there anybody there? is the title of the Alpha Course for young people (P7 Year 12) every Tuesday from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Friendship House, Blythe Street. Play morning A Play Morning is held on a Monday from 10am until 11.30am in Sandy Row Methodist Church. All baby pre-school age children and their parents or careers will be warmly welcomed for fun play and a cuppa! Contact 028 9066 4172 if you would like more details. Donegall Road Debt problems? Debt Action NI is there to help you. Free debt advice will be given in Southcity Resource & Development Centre, located at 2 Maldon Street, just off the Donegall Road. Call 028 90504959 between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday to make a confidential appointment. Good news once again The Thursday Good News Club in Fane Street Primary School has started again and is held every Thursday from 2pm for P2 to P3 pupils. P1 will join in after Christmas. The club attracts boys and girls from the Donegall Road, Lisburn Road and the greater South Belfast area. Other after school clubs include football and a film club on a Wednesday. For information on other clubs and activities, details are available from the school. Recruiting new members Blackstaff Community Development Association & Homeowners have delivered post cards to homes in the redevelopment and improvement area of the Village and Monarch. The card invites residents to join the associations to help plan the future development of the area. If for some reason you did not get a card then please send your name and address as a membership application to Billy Dickson, 31 Broadway Parade. South belfast All for chari-tea National charity Epilepsy Action is urging tea drinkers in Northern Ireland to have a diamond cuppa as part of National Tea Break 2010. This year's event, on Friday October 22, marks the eighth time running for the grand scale tea party. National Tea Break encourages tea lovers to get together to help raise vital funds for Epilepsy Action, simply by drinking tea and eating cake. Michael White, fundraising events officer at Epilepsy Action, said: “It’s a great way to get together and have fun with friends, family and colleagues, while raising vital funds for a great cause. Don’t worry if you can't hold a tea break on October 22; just choose a day that best suits you.” Everyone who registers to be a National Tea Break organiser will receive an organiser's pack containing an organiser's guide full of useful hints and tips, posters to promote the event and lots more. For more information about National Tea Break, or to register for an organiser’s pack, visit www.epilepsy.org.uk/teabreak or call Michael White, fundraising events officer, on 0113 210 8800.