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‘Connect’ computer workshops for women are now running at the Ballynafeigh Community Development Association’s community house on Thursdays from 10am to 12.30pm.

Sessions are to include IT basics, connecting Ipods and mp3 players, digital cameras and printing and driving theory.

Limited childcare places are available. For more details contact Hilary or Jayne, Tel: 90491161 or email

‘Create’ workshops for women are also now running at the BCDA community house.

The introductory workshops in the creative industries for women will include knitting, jewellry-making, flower arranging, crocheting and Christmas crafts.

It will be run on Tuesdays from 10am to 12.30pm. Limited childcare places are available.

For more details contact Hilary or Jayne, Tel: 90491161 or email

Donegall Road

A missionary sale will be held in Richview Church Halls, Pembroke Street, on Saturday, November 14, at 10.15am.

A selection of stalls will be available including a white elephant stall, cake stall, gift ideas, bouncy castle, car washing.

There will also be hot food stalls for beefburgers, hot dogs and pancakes.

Admission is £1 and will include tea or coffee.

South Belfast MLA Anna Lo is to hold a satellite constituency surgery at Richview Regeneration Centre at 339–341 Donegall Road on the first Monday of every month and at Belvoir Activity Centre on the second Wednesday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Tel: 9033 0811 for further information.

South Belfast MLA Michael McGimpsey has announced that he has started a new weekly advice surgery every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm in Richview Regeneration Centre at 339–341 Donegall Road.

Jimmy Spratt MLA and Councillor Christopher Stalford operate a surgery in Sandy Row Orange Hall every Saturday (except July) at 11am.

Fane Street Primary School’s information morning will be held in Windsor Women's Centre, lower Broadway on Friday, November 20, at 10.30am. You are invited to go along and find out more about the school and to have an opportunity to hear about the nursery and primary one admissions criteria for 2010 to 2011.

Major renovation work at St Aidan’s Parish Church, Blythe Street, has recently been completed. The rector, Rev Terence P Kerr, is keen to see more local people using the church.

Lisburn Road

A lecture entitled ‘A Tale of Two Theories’, by creationist, theologian and philosopher Clifford Goldstein is to take place tomorrow, Friday, November 13, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 74 Lisburn Road.

The lecture starts at 7.30pm and admission is free.

For more information visit or call Adam on 07889 920990.

Malone Road

A talk entitled ‘Spirituality, Healing, and Medicine — Explore the Connection’ is to take place today, Thursday, November 12, at the Wellington Park Hotel.

The speaker is Robert Ennemoser, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing.

The talk is being sponsored by the Christian Science Church in Belfast.

For more information contact the Christian Science Board of Lectureship office at Tel: 01564 730048 or visit


The Markets Development Association (MDA) is to run midnight soccer for local young people again at 7pm on weekends at St Malachy’s pitch. For more information contact MDA, Tel: 9024 8338.

Shaftesbury Square

There are free courses in English, maths and IT now available in south Belfast.

The training provider, GEMS NI, helps support people from long term unemployment, economic inactivity and worklessness to work, helping build confidence, self-esteem and skills in the process.

A GEMS NI spokesman said the courses are free and offer an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification for people aged 19 to 65.

A financial incentive is also available for adults who complete the training. Contact Shane on 9033 2313 for further information.

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