Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

On the grapevine

BALLYCAIRN’S GRAND PLANT SALE

BALLYCAIRN Presbyterian Church, Ballylesson, Shaw’s Bridge is holding its annual Grand Plant Sale this Friday, May 14, from 7pm to 9pm and on Saturday May 15, from 10am to 1pm.

Many members of the congregation will be involved selling hundreds of quality bedding and pot plants as well as a wide selection of planted tubs, hanging baskets herbs and tomato plants.

The popular ‘Cards for all Occasions’ stall will be there and teas will be available on both days.

The funds raised from this event will go towards necessary repairs and alterations to the church property.

The Sunday morning service will commence at the usual time of 11.30 with the minister, Rev Clarke Deering, officiating.

NEARLY NEW SALE

The Belfast branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is holding its next Nearly New Sale on Saturday, May 22 at Newtownbreda Church Halls (St John's), 374-376 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3HX from 10.30am to 1pm.

The NCT Nearly New Sale is a fantastic alternative to forking out for brand new baby products and offers you the chance to ease the strain on your budget and the environment by getting nearly new goods for much less.

This sale gives parents the opportunity to buy top quality clothes, toys and accessories for babies and toddlers in 'nearly new' condition at knock down prices--no more than a third of the original price. All profits from the sale goes towards helping the NCT Charity support its services and campaigns.

If you want to sell your nearly new baby and toddler clothes, toys and goods, you need to register with us as a seller as soon as possible. The quickest way to do this is to contact sale coordinator Doro by email at nctbelfast@googlemail.com. Sellers keep 70% of what they sell and 30% goes to the NCT.

The Hullabaloo Interactive Puppet Theatre will be performing 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at 11am. Tickets are £2 per child or £5 per family. There will also be various complementary therapists on hand offering taster sessions, stall vendors and a kids' arts and craft area.

THE DIAMOND CLUB

IS LOOKING out for new members and all seniors are invited to join.

Members of the club meet together in St Aidan's Church Hall, Donegall Road on Wednesday mornings at 11.00am.

There is a variety of themes and often speakers.

The group grew out of the HighWay 2 Health programme, so it tends to focus on a good healthy life style.

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

BELFAST Operatic company will be performing songs from the shows at Glenburn Methodist Hall on Friday, May 14 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Please contact Rosemary Purdon if you would like to place a booking on 028 9079 0281

SALE IN BLYTHE STREET

THERE will be a sale on Saturday May 15 at Blythe Street. Gates open at 10am. Entrance is £1 with a tea and a scone included in the price.

SWIMMING CLUB

Tyndale Reformed Church, Donegall Avenue, would like to remind parents that their swimming group has started again.

PANTS IN THE PARK

Golden pants will be invading Ormeau Park on Sunday 4 July for Prostate UK’s 5km charity fun run ‘Pants in the Park’, healthcare provider Simplyhealth.

Prostate UK needs as many people as possible to register for the event and join them in helping to raise funds.

The 5km course can be run, walked, skipped or crawled – it’s up to you. The only rule is that you wear your pants, Superman style, on the outside.”

It’s a great day out with a carnival atmosphere. Visit www.pantsinthepark.org to sign up today.

INTERNET SAFETY

Are your children safe while online? Find out what you can do to keep them safe in Chat rooms, away from Cyber – bullying and exploitation.

Parents & Internet Safety Classes will be held in the Windsor Women's Centre at Lower Broadway

Starting Monday, June 14 until Monday, June 28. Classes are free and run from 10am until 12.30pm. For more details phone 90235451.

CLOTHES SWAP

THE Parent teacher Association at An Droichead have organisied another clothes swap fundraiser night which will take place at the Cooke Street school on Friday, May 21.

Doors open for browsing at 7.30pm and the official swap begins at 8.30pm. If last october’s swap is anything to go by, Friday will be an unmissable night.

There will be music, nibbles and It Bring Your Own so there’s no excuse. Entry costs £5 and all money raised goes to the school

POLISH CULTURAL WEEK

THE Golden Thread Gallery joins organisations across Northern Ireland in celebrating Polish week.

On Friday, May 14 at 6pm, the gallery will be hosting a Polska Party.

The evening will be filled with Polish wedding party traditions and food, drink and music offered is offered to all those who attend.

For the full programme of events visit www.polishculturalweek.com

SKY DIVE FOR MENINGITIS RESEARCH

ARE YOU a dare devil? If so, Meningitis Research Foundation wants you to take to the skies, and have the experience of a lifetim and freefall form 13,000 feet.

Whether you’re an experienced jumper or have never jumped before, you can jump at the chance to raise some much-needed funds for the Foundation.

Jumpers can take part for free providing they raise the £355 (minimum amount) of sponsorship!

The Foundation relies on voluntary donations to fund its work in research, awareness and support for people affected by the diseases. Your help could save a life.

To secure your place, call the skydive hotline on 90 321283,

or email keli@meningitis-ni.org

OPEN DOOR AT HENDERSON COURT

NEXT week Clanmil Housing will open the doors of its Henderson Court independent living scheme at Knocknagoney Road, Belfast to welcome local people who are invited to come along and see for themselves the facilities on offer.

Open viewing between 11am and 1pm from Monday 17th May will give visitors to the scheme a chance to meet staff and tenants and get a flavour of life at Henderson Courts by joining in some of the scheme’s activities:

Henderson Court provides accommodation for older people who want to continue to live independently, in a smaller and easier-to-manage bungalow but who also appreciate the security, friendship and support provided. Linda Englsih. Scheme Co-Ordinator at Henderson Court said: “Here at Henderson Court we provide beautiful homes where people can live independently as they grow older. We also provide support which is tailored to each tenant’s individual needs.”

PETER CORRY IN CONCERT

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 gme@freeola.com

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