On the grapevine - June 17
Titanic hospice run
The ‘Titanic Run for Northern Ireland Hospice’ takes place at 2pm on Sunday, June 27. The event, supported by Sport NI, Belfast Harbour and Northern Ireland Science Park, takes place in Belfast’s Titanic area and participants can run, jog or walk the 5k route.
There are a great range of activities and entertainments planned on the day to add to the enjoyment for participants and spectators alike, including a display of vintage cars and motorbikes, face painting, children’s inflatable slide, cartoon characters, live music, living history performances, plus an opportunity to have guided tours of the Titanic’s Dock and Pump House, with proceeds from the tours going to the hospice. Food will also be available in the Pump House Café or alternatively bring a picnic.
Entry fee costs £10 per person with each entrant receiving a Hospice’ T-shirt. To register for the run and to obtain further information about the event call 028 90777123 or go online to download a registration form and details at : www.nihospice.org
Connswater Shopping Centre is hosting World Cup Festive Fever over the next three Saturdays with lots of games such as Beat the Keeper, balloon modelling, face painting and more.
Family fun day
DUNDONALD Presbyterian Church will be holding a Family Fun Day in the grounds of the Church Hall on Saturday June 26, from 2-5pm. There'll be a barbecue, Wii games, balloon modelling, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more besides. We also hope to have a visit from a fire engine.
New minister Rev. William McCully, will be there and everyone is welcome.
Admission for the Fun Day is £5 for adults (including barbecue) and children can come in for free.||
St Dorothea's big day out
St Dorothea's is getting ready for its spectacular big day out — this year the event will be opened by North Down Harley Davidson motorcycling club.
It is taking place on Saturday June 19, from 2pm at St Dorothea's church hall and grounds, situated on the corner of Gilnahirk Road and Lower Braniel Road. Of particular interest to many will be: the caged pet show, the Comber silver band playing throughout the day, and a variety of stalls; plant, cakes, home made produce. Harley Davidson bikes will be on display throughout the day.
Children will be catered for, on the day there will be a bouncy slide, archery, football, and fancy dress competition. Local scouts will be offering 'village fete' type games for children of all ages to participate in, including zap the rat.
There will also be a ballot consisting of twenty fabulous prizes - top prize being a Stena Line return ticket for one car and two passengers from Larne to Stranraer.
Visitors can also try the chocolate fountain, crepes, traybakes, home made fudge, ice cream and ginger bread men. There will be a barbecue all afternoon, alongside tea and refreshments.
If you require more information ||please contact the Parish office on 90 704 123.
Thro' in the wardrobe
There will be a clothes swap event in aid of Action Cancer at Belmont Tower on June 23 from 7.30-9.00pm. It will include a raffle with fabulous prizes and a small works art auction, £5 admission.
Your items to be swapped can be dropped off at Belmont Tower, or at the Cregagh or Ormeau Action Cancer shops, anytime between now andJune 22. They should be in a tied bag labelled 'Belmont Clothes Swap event' and with your name clearly marked.
There will also be a raffle with a myriad of marvellous prizes and an auction of small art works by local artists and crafts people.
For more info call Susan Whitla on 07786151387.
CS Lewis festival weekend
All the stops are out for the CS Lewisfestival in Wandsworth.
Wandsworth Community Centre have put together a wonderful programme of events to celebrate ‘the lion, with and the wardrobe’ novelist.
On Friday evening, June 25, an audio visual presentation on CS lewis’ work will be shown at St Mark’s Church, where C S Lewis was baptised.
Then on Saturday June 26, a number of events will be taking place: people have the opportunity to go on a CS Lewis bus tour. the tour last two hours and start and stop at Holywood Arches Library. The first one is at 10am, the second at 1pm. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for children and senior citizens.
Later in the day, at 4pm a Narnia themed carnival will parade through the streets, beginning at Upper Belmont Road, turning right onto Holywood Road and finishing at St Mark’s church. From 5pm there will be an array of family fun for people of all ages at the church hall.
To book, call 079 036 746 98
Sea Bangor maritime festival
With top Northern Ireland music acts, fabulous food and entertainment, you won’t want to miss the Sea Bangor Maritime Festival when it returns to the Bangor seafront on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 June, 10am – 6pm.
In the tented village you can catch performances from County Antrim born singer-songwriter Ben Glover, Stompy, rootsy folk-like Farriers, Belfast born Suzanne Savage and Bangor-based American singer-songwriter Gentry Morris and the sensitive song writing talents of Ria Maguire.
On Sunday at the McKee Clock, it’s time forThe Belfast Community Gospel Choir, led by Marie Lacey.
The McKee Clock will also play host to The Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra. Siobhan Pettit will also be entertaining the crowds when she performs with her jazz quintet, a 9-piece big band called Nightswing.
There will also be performances by the Newtownards silver band and the Downshire Brass band.
For further information on this event please contact Bangor Tourist Information Centre on (028) 9127 0069 or email email@example.com