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On the Grapevine - May 27

MINI SOCCER — SHORTS FC is running a six week mini-soccer course for boys and girls aged 6-14 years.

The full course costs just £20 per person and it runs every Saturday from May 22 until June 26.

For further details email shortsjfc@hotmail.com or phone 9059 2236.

MOUNTPOTTINGER FUN WEEKEND — Mountpottinger Baptist Church is hosting a family fun weekend on June 12-13.

The fun begins on Saturdayt (12th) with the fun day which will include attractions such as a slide, bouncy castle and children’s games.

On Sunday (13th) there will be a special family service at 4pm with guest speaker Julie Fenton. For further information contact 9079 0998.

BLOOMFIELD COLLEGIATE REUNION —Bloomfield Collegiate's class of 1985 is holding a 25year reunion on Saturday, May 29. For further details please contact Sharon at bcsclassof85@hotmail.co.uk

GARDEN FETE — Cregagh Presbyterian Church is holding a car boot sale on the first Saturday of each month. For details contact David Gillespie on 07901856070, or Robert McNair on 9079 7431.

SUMMER FAIR —Dundonald Primary School is holding its Summer Fair and car boot sale at Church Green, Dundonald, on Saturday, June 12, from 12 noon-3pm. There will be Bouncy Castles, craft stalls, children’s games, burgers, doughnuts, crepes, teas and coffees.

Gates open for car boot sale at 11am.

All welcome, contact 07765 256161 for further details.

PETER CORRY — DUNDONALD Elim is hosting An Evening with Peter Corry, featuring Karen Marsden, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Saturday, June 12.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets are now available from 07711872204 or by emailing gme@freeola.com.

CYCLE CONVERSATION — .Add your voice to Belfast’s big cycling conversation with an open meeting at the Black Box Theatre, 5.45 pm, on Tuesday, June 1.

Belfast people interested in getting around the city by bike are invited to the conference that aims to set the agenda for city’s cycling future.

The event, organised by Belfast Friends of the Earth and sustainable transport charity Sustrans, brings together experts from the worlds of architecture, design, sustainable transport and town planning to discuss the “Belfast Cycle City: Visions for the Future”.

There will be chance to hear from Conor Murphy, Minister for Regional Development, Philip Darnton, CEO Cycling England, Ciaran Fallon, Dublin City Cycling Officer, Andrew McMurray from Belfast FoE and Steven Patterson, Director of Sustrans in Northern Ireland.

For more information contact Andrew McMurray on 0790 99 00 883 or visit www.belfastcyclecity.org.uk

HIDDEN HISTORIES — Hidden Histories 4: Journeys to the Outer Edge of Belfast explores historic sites in the Greater Belfast area each week with Stranmillis University College.

In a series of guided weekly excursions they will visit Clifton House — the original Belfast Workhouse dating from 1771; Collin Glen — once the seat of the McCance family with its woodland, fauna and wildlife; Shankill Graveyard — site of the medieval ‘Old Church’ with its neighbouring ‘Bullaun Stone’; Dundonald Motte and the Stormont estate; Mallusk graveyard with its associations with the United Irishmen and the Victorian bodysnatchers and the site of the Battle of Saintfield during the 1798 Rebellion.

For further details contact k.miller@stran.ac.uk, telephone 9038 4345.

CHARITY BUNGEE JUMP — Local charity FASA has teamed up with the Fostering Network NI to facilitate a sponsored bungee jump at Custom House square.

It is looking for people to take the plunge on Saturday, July 17 and raise vital funds for FASA which supports people with suicide, self harm and substance misuse issues.

Participants are asked to raise £160 in sponsorship. There will be food, drink and entertainment provided.

To register contact Sam: 07809 746432 or sam@fasaonline.org

Belfast Telegraph