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CELEBRATIONS AT STREAMVALE

Streamvale farm is celebrating the harvest season with three weeks of fun and farming.

Festivities begin on Sunday September 29 with a charity day to mark 26 years of fun and farming at the farm.

Families are invited to come along for the 1987 entrance fee of £5 per family.

All proceeds go to Streamvale's chosen charity for the year – the National Autistic Society.

Three weeks of festivities will follow the charity day, with harvesting displays, storytelling, big tractors, scarecrow hunting and "shopping play" with local produce. Visit: www.streamvale.com for info.

DIVORCING OR SEPARATING?

A support group for those going through a separation or divorce will run weekly in Orangefield Church, 464 Castlereagh Road, starting on Monday, September 23 from 7.30-9.30pm

The evenings give opportunities to discuss such topics and to gain support from others on similar journeys, although your journey will be very unique to you.

The first evening will begin with a meal, followed by a DVD covering issues you may be experiencing.

For more information and to register for catering on the first evening, call: 90 799391 or email: office@orangefield.org.uk

DUNDONALD GIRLS' PARADE

Girls aged 3-18 years old are welcome to come along to Dundonald Presbyterian Girls' Brigade.

There are also a number of special events and outings throughout the year, which coupled with the range of weekly activities, offers girls a great opportunity to find friends, faith and lots of fun.

Explorers are aged three years to P4 and they meet on Saturday mornings from 10.30am-12 noon.

Juniors are aged P5-P7 and they meet on Monday evenings from 6.30-8pm.

The Senior section, for years eight to ten and the Brigader section for year 11s, meet on Monday's from 7-9pm.

New members will be warmly welcomed. For further information please contact Paula Arrell on: 07961 904118 or call into the Church Halls (opposite Dundonald Library) for a chat.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

Families and friends of those who have been lost to suicide are invited to come to the Survivors Of Suicide (SOS) support group.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Connswater Community Centre and gives people an opportunity to talk to other people who have been affected by the suicide of a friend or relative.

Meetings take place at 7.30pm. For more information contact Bobby on: 07595745718.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Aware Defeat Depression can offer help if you're experiencing depression or bipolar disorder through its free support group for people in east Belfast.

The group meet in the Holywood Arches Health Centre every other Tuesday at 7pm.

The free groups are led by trained facilitators. For information or support call the helpline on 08451 20 29 61 or visit www.aware-ni.org.

DISTRICT WIDE

MEET SANTA AT THE ZOO

Tickets for a 'zoo-per' Christmas spectacle go on sale on October 1.

Be one of the first to snap up tickets for the annual yuletide extravaganza in Santa's specially created grotto at the zoo. Visit: www.belfastzoo.co.uk/events or call: 90 776277 for more info.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

ANYONE who has a gambling problem is welcome to come along to Belfast Gamblers Anonymous.

The group is now meeting at 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA. For details call: 90 249185 or visit www.belfastga.co.uk

LYNDA BRYANS AT ST ANNE'S

Well known TV and radio presenter, Lynda Bryans is speaking at the evening healing service in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, on September 30, at 8pm.

Her theme will be, 'Dealing with depression through faith.' She has personal experience of dealing with this illness. Everyone is welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Diabetes UK is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to fill the final few spaces at their collection weekend at Tesco stores across Northern Ireland on October 4, 5 and 6.

The Big Collection is a nationwide fundraising event for Diabetes UK. To register as a volunteer, visit: www.diabetes.org.uk/big-collection

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