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On the Grapevine

Belvoir Flamenco Fiestas will take place in Castlereagh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Friday, March 13.

It will feature dance and live music with colourful traditional costumes. Refreshments will be served.

Limited tickets are left so call the arts officer, Rebecca Caines, on 9049 4566 to book.

The Belvoir Parents’ Support Group invites the local community along to an information day.

The event will be held under the umbrella of the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland on Monday, March 16, from 10am to 12noon in Belvoir Activity Centre, Belvoir Drive.

For further information, contact Rowena Frazer on 9096 2428 or email

Belvoir Presbyterian Church’s lunch club invites you to its St Patrick’s Day lunch on Tuesday, March 17, from 12noon to 1.30pm.

After lunch there will be a special talk on ‘How the Irish Saved Civilisation’ by Dr R Crooks.

The Citizens Advice Bureau at Belvoir Activity Centre and Mount Oriel Clinic will be closed on Tuesday, March 17, for the Bank Holiday.

Belfast Softball Club will hold an open day on Sunday, March 29, from 2pm until 4pm at Henry Jones Memorial Playing Fields, Church Road, Castlereagh.

All gear will be provided and there will be plenty of fun and information on offer. The club is offering the chance to try a new sport, meet new people and get outdoors to socialise during the summer months.

The club also participates in local and regional tournaments.

Details are available at

Donegall Road

Blackstaff Community Development Association (BCDA) managed to get a public seat placed at the top of Donegall Road Library Hill a number of years ago.

But the site has recently become overgrown with shrubs and covered in litter.

The site is owned by the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company and a spokesman said they have no details of any arrangement to provide a seat, but that they would see about tidying up the seat area.

Sandy Row is in the middle of its Spring Festival which is hosting a wide range of activities, including the making of spring decorations, Easter cards, kite making and a magic show.

There will be Nintendo Wii competitions each night, with the big final being held in west Belfast’s Divis Community Centre on March 14.

Sandy Row is the place to be this week so pop into the Sandy Row Community Centre for details.

St Patrick's Day marks Scots/Irish week at the Park Centre, Donegall Road, beginning on Monday, March 16.

The special week will be launched by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Tom Hartley, and Dr Ian Adamson OBE of the Ulster Scots Language Society.

Events will include Ulster-Scots dancers, Irish dancing, Irish music, Belfast Celtic FC history, local photographs, Raidió Fáilte, workshops, nursery rhymes and poetry. Full programme available from the Park Centre.

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