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On the grapevine - August 11

EAST BELFAST

Tullycarnet senior citizens’ summer scheme

This community event for the elderly will be held in Tullycarnet Resource Centre, Kinross Avenue, Dundonald. It will comprise of four 2 hour sessions spread over 4 weeks. Activities include light sports, games and crafts with the elderly. A free light lunch will be served after each session.

On Thursday, August 18, from 12 noon – 2pm: A Day at the Races involving wooden horses, hurdles and bucks fizz!

Thursday, August 25, 12 noon – 2pm: Indoor Gardening and Card Making involving plant pots seeds and paint.

Thursday, September 1, 12 noon – 2pm: Drawing Games and Name that Tune involving markers and memory challenges.

Thursday, September 8, 12 noon – 2pm: The Olympic Games involving wellie boot flinging competitions and prizes. For details contact Michelle Singleton, 9050 1133.

Family fun day

Dundonald Presbyetrian Church is having a Family Fun Day on Saturday August 13 from 2pm — 5pm.

There'll be a bouncy castle, clowns, face painting, birds of prey, afternoon tea, BBQ etc. Admission is free for children, £5 for adults (includes BBQ burger/afternoon tea.

DISTRICT-WIDE

Belfast healthy cities

Belfast Healthy Cities is pleased to announce Equity in Health - Leadership for the Common Good training — a series of masterclasses focusing on cross sectoral collaboration for middle and senior managers in the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.

For full details view the training brochure or book online. Places are limited to 24 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with a balance of participants across sectors.

A second presentation of the course may be on offer, so please register your interest. For further information contact Caroline Scott 028 9032 8811 or caroline@belfasthealthycities.com

This programme is offered free of charge, with the support of the Public Health Agency.

CITY CENTRE

Back to school with RNIB

This Saturday August 13, from 11am to 4pm, the Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland, (RNIB NI), will be holding a ‘Back to School’ day in our Linenhall street shop, Belfast.

Parents, blind and partially sighted young people, and anyone who works in education, can call in and brows our extensive range of products which are designed to assist blind and partially sighted people in many aspects of daily living.

There will also be a children's entertainer as well as refreshments available through out the day.

Amy Stewart, RNIB NI Shop Manager said, “We want to give parents/guardians and, everyone who works with children, a better understanding of what products are available from RNIB NI to support blind and partially sighted young people in education.”

For further information, please call our Linenhall street shop on 9032 9373

Type 2 Diabetes test

The Diabetes UK Roadshow will visit the front of the City Hall in Belfast on Thursday August 18 and Friday August 19 from 9am to 5pm to help people find out more about diabetes and discover whether they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

The roadshow,supported by the Big Lottery Fund, aims to identify some of the estimated 10,000 people in Northern Ireland who have Type 2 diabetes but are not aware of it.

The roadshow will also raise awareness of risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. In 2010 Diabetes UK’s Roadshow programme carried out nearly 10,000 risk assessments and more than half of those people were referred to their local GP.

CASTLEREAGH

North of Ireland Dahlia society

The 35th largest Dahlia and Gladiolus Show in Ireland will take place at Knockbreda Parish Church Halls , Purdy’s Lane on Wednesday August 31 (from 5-8pm) and Thursday September 1 (2-5pm). Admission is free and there will be a sale of plants and flowers too.

SOUTH BELFAST

Collectables and antique fair

A collectors and antiques fair is to take place this Saturday August 13 from 9.30am-4pm at Windsor Presbyterian Church Hall on the Lisburn Road.

This month there will be a special exhibition of White Star and Titanic memorabila.

There will also be items on display which have not been seen before as well as other collectables for sale.

The entrance is free and we do give the church a fee for the use of the hall so everyone benefits.

If you would like to be an exhibitor contact Bobby 07500 186 526 or email junkmanni@yahoo.com or contact John on 07565 203 975 or email jb@a2zeeantiques.com|

NORTH DOWN

Free family fun day

This Saturday August 13, Helen’s Bay Organic Gardens (9c Coastguard Avenue, beside Crawfordsburn Park) will be hosting a free family fun event.

You can expect organic food and drinks, face painting, treasure hunt, farm tour, and live music from ‘Katie & the Carniva’l and ‘White Mansions’. Visit http://www.rootandbranchorganic.com

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