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Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the fun at the Super Mario World Festival in the Dunanney Centre, Rathcoole, on Saturday, August 17from 11am - 1pm.

This fun filled event promises plenty to keep youngsters entertained, with indoor and outdoor activities including a pirate run, balloon modelling and baking class.A balloon modeller will create a special memento of your day and you can meet Mario and the Princess in person.

Entry is free. Most activities are suitable for 4-Places are limited for certain activities so will be allocated on a first come first served policy.


The New Mossley Allotments project launched last week, with 71 plots (mixture of half and full plots) now available for Housing Executive tenants in the area to lease.

Located at Ballyearl Rise, a plot can be leased for £30 per year for a full plot and £15 a year for a half plot.

For more information or to be added to the waiting list please contact the council's Leisure Administration team on: 90 340042.


The Woodland Trust is encouraging people to strap on their walking shoes and explore the five hectares of stunning wildflowers which have been created at Carnmoney Hill, Newtownabbey.

A leaflet to help plan your route is available. Tel: 91 275787 or visit: to obtain a leaflet or for further information.


NI Chest, Heart & Stroke is running a free 6 week self-management programme in the Newtownabbey area, for people with a long term Chest, Heart or Stroke condition.

The Programme is delivered under licence from Stanford University, California. It has been widely evaluated across the world and results show positive outcomes in terms of patients being empowered to taking more responsibility for their health, to make better choices and to feel that they can get on with their lives.

The Programme is being held in The Ashley Rm, Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Doagh Rd Newtownabbey. Commencing on Monday, September 2, 2013 and continues every Monday for six weeks from 10.30am-1pm.


With the Brighter Nights programme well underway children in Newtownabbey can be sure of no more dull weekends regardless of the weather.

Jenni Coulter, Arts and Development officer for Newtownabbey Borough Council said: "Every Friday sees a different theme such as Circus Skills which we had on the first night."

Brighter Nights is a CAN Peace lll Partnership project and takes place in Lilian Bland Community Park every Friday night during summer from 6.30-8.30pm.

For more information see


A new benefits and advice service is available at the Woodvale office of MLA William Humphrey.

The Cithrah Foundation is a Northern Ireland Christian-based advice organisation.

An outreach officer from Cithrah provides a clinic at Park Gate House, 35 Woodvale Road, alternate Wednesday mornings 9.30am-1pm.

Cithrah also provide counselling and support for domestic abuse victims, both male and female, and referrals to support agencies.

The organisation operates a purpose-build refuge in the East Antrim area, for women and children. It runs a Drop-In Centre at 29 West Street, Carrickfergus, and operates a 24 hour domestic abuse line 028 9335 1199. To make an appointment call: 90 744008.

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