On the grapevine June 10
Mountpottinger fun weekend
Mountpottinger Baptist Church is hosting a family fun weekend on June 12-13.
The fun begins on Saturday (12) with the fun day which will include attractions such as a slide, bouncy castle and children’s games.
On Sunday (13) there will be a special family service at 4pm with guest speaker Julie Fenton. For further information contact 9079 0998.
Mini soccer SHORTS FC is running a six week mini-soccer course for boys and girls aged six to 14 years.
The full course costs just £20 per person and it runs every Saturday until June 26.
For further details email email@example.com or phone 9059 2236.
Car boot sale
Cregagh Presbyterian Church is holding a car boot sale on the first Saturday of each month. For details contact David Gillespie on 07901856070, or Robert McNair on 9079 7431.
Family fun on your doorstep
With the school holidays just around the corner, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is urging families to get ready for the summer by taking part in any of the events which are on all around Northern Ireland as part of National Family Week which has been running all week until June 6.
Events happening during National Family Week are: Family Orienteering Activities at Orangefield and Greenville Park, Belfast on Thursday 3 June at 4 pm and at Musgrave Park. Bedtime Stories at Ormeau Library, on Thursday, June 3, at 7 pm.
DUNDONALD Elim is hosting An Evening with Peter Corry, featuring Karen Marsden, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Saturday, June 12.
The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets are now available from 07711872204 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to rock?
Castlereagh Arts’ summer school for aspiring singers, songwriters and musicians aged 13 to 21 is back.
Students will form bands, learn song writing and performance skills with music industry professionals, record their own tracks in a real studio and put on a live show for friends and family. A focus on Rock and Pop lifestyles will help the participants get a real sense of the industry and its risks and benefits. This event is funded by the Castlereagh Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with Castlereagh Arts and the SEELB.
Beginner’s School is suitable for musicians and/or vocalists aged 13 to 15 with a little musical experience. The Advanced School is suitable for competent musicians and/or vocalists aged 15 to 21 with over one year’s musical experience. Fees are £25 for one week and places are limited.
Beginners School: July 19-23.
Advanced School: July 26-30.
Classes are from 10am-4pm daily at Carryduff Primary School. All students are expected to perform in the final concert on Friday, July 30. Admission £25.
Contact the Arts Officer on 028 9049 4566 for details and an application form. Completed applications to be submitted by June 18.
CS Lewis festival weekend
All the stops are out for the CS Lewis festival in Wandsworth.
Wandsworth Community Centre have put together a wonderful programme of events to celebrate ‘the lion, with and the wardrobe’ novelist.
On Friday evening, June 25, an audio visual presentation on CS Lewis’ work will be shown at St Mark’s Church, where C S Lewis was baptised.
Then on Saturday June 26, a number of events will be taking place: people have the opportunity to go on a CS Lewis bus tour. the tour last two hours and start and stop at Holywood Arches Library. The first one is at 10am, the second at 1pm. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for children and senior citizens.
Later in the day, at 4pm a Narnia themed carnival will parade through the streets, beginning at Upper Belmont Road, turning right onto Holywood Road and finishing at St Mark’s church. From 5pm there will bean array of family fun for people of all ages at the church hall.
For tickets or more information please call 079 036 746 98
The annual 6 aside football showdown between the cream of Northern Ireland’s music industry is all set for Saturday —a massive 24 teams are taking part this year to include stars from Cashier no 9 and the Jane Bradfords, among other music journalists and festival icons.
Organised by BBC radio Ulster’s Rigsy, the event will take place at Olympia Leisure Centre on Boucher Road at 10am this Saturday, June 12. For spectators it is free entry, and a raffle will be taking place for much sought after Belsonic tickets. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Pretty in Pink breast cancer charity.
Aerobic exercise classes
Beginners are welcome at aerobic exercise classes taking place at Ballynafeigh Methodist church on the Ormeau Road on Mondays between 6pm and 7pm. The cost is £3 and participants are asked to bring along a towel or exercise mat
Charity bungee jump
Local charity FASA has teamed up with the Fostering Network NI to facilitate a sponsored bungee jump at Custom House square.It is looking for people to take the plunge on Saturday, July 17 and raise vital funds for FASA which supports people with suicide, self harm and substance misuse issues. Participants are asked to raise £160 in sponsorship. There will be food, drink and entertainment.
Gospel ‘Drive In’
Belfast minister, Rev Ralph Hall, has announced that a ‘Good News Drive-In’ will take place at Boucher Road Playing Fields from June 13-18. Rev Hall can be contacted on 07761482733.
There will be a special night of community prayer for summer work in Knockbreda Parish church halls on Wednesday June 16 from 7.30pm to 9pm.