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Charity quiz night — a charity quiz night for Changing Faces NI is to take place at Ormeau Golf Club on Friday, March 19, at 8pm.

UK charity Changing Faces supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body from any cause.

It has been working for and on behalf of children, young people and adults (and their families) in Northern Ireland since 2007.

Admission for the quiz night is £5 per person. For further information contact the charity’s Northern Ireland office on 0845 4500 732 or email nireland@changingfaces.org.uk.

St Patrick’s Day — this year a St Patrick’s parade will take place in Sandy Row on Monday, March 15 (a few days before St Patrick's Day itself) and anyone can join.

The parade starts at 2pm from the playing fields at the far end of Blythe Street.

The parade will be followed by a junior disco and barbecue. The organisers at the Sandy Row Community Centre are encouraging everyone to go along and enjoy the day.

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Bingo evening — an evening of bingo will be held at the Sandy Row Community House, 17b City Way, at 7.30pm on Monday, March 15, and supper will be supplied.

For enquiries e-mail anna.mcavoy@btinternet.com.

Community week — organisers are preparing for the Blackstaff Community Week, due to start on Monday, April 26.

The main object of the week is to get as many people as possible participating in doing just one thing for the week that will make a difference to their street and the general environment.

It could be anything from painting their front door and window frames to providing solar lights in gardens or on front walls.

There will be a number of community events and these will be announced closer to the time.

If your church, club, school or organisation would like to get involved then please e-mail blackstaffcda@yahoo.co.uk or phone 9029 2631.

Good News Club — the Good News Club at Fane Street Primary School, held each Thursday from 2pm until 2.45pm, will give children the opportunity to learn sign language in easy stages as they go through the alphabet, linked to games, craft work, singing and bible stories.

Please contact the school on Tel: 9038 1945 for more information.

Family meetings — Tyndale Reformed Church, Donegall Avenue, has organised a series of Sunday evening family meetings at 6.30pm discussing the Old Testament tabernacle in the wilderness.

Walking tour — the Blackstaff Way walking tour continues from the Welcome Centre, Donegall Place, every Saturday at 11am.

The tour takes in part of Sandy Row including the famous Boyne Bridge.

Tickets cost £6 and are available at the time of the tour from the staff inside the Belfast Welcome Centre.

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