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His­tory talks

Bray Library, Eglin­ton Road,, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sun­beam House, will con­clude their weekly se­ries of 60-minute lo­cal his­tory talks on as­pects of Bray and County Wick­low his­tory at 2 p.m. on Fri­day, June 3.

James Scan­nell, vice-chair­per­son of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will present his lec­ture ‘From Grand Jury to County Coun­cil: Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment in County Wick­low’. All are wel­come and ad­mis­sion is free.

Changes to Dart ser­vices

Due to es­sen­tial en­gi­neer­ing works as part of the City Cen­tre Res­ig­nalling Project, there will be ma­jor dis­rup­tion to Dart and Com­muter ser­vices. This in­cludes No Dart ser­vices be­tween Con­nolly and Dun Laoghaire on Satur­day, Sun­day and Mon­day, June 4, 5 and 6.

Dart ser­vices will op­er­ate be­tween Howth or Malahide and Dublin Con­nolly, and be­tween Dun Laoghaire and Bray or Grey­stones only.

Dublin Bus will ac­cept rail tick­ets on sched­uled ser­vices be­tween Dun Laoghaire and the city cen­tre. Ross­lare ser­vices will op­er­ate to and from Bray. A di­rect bus trans­fer will op­er­ate to and from Dublin Con­nolly and Bray to con­nect with Ross­lare ser­vice. Bus trans­fer will de­part at the sched­uled train de­par­ture time.

Com­puter classes

Age Ac­tion hopes to ex­pand its free, one-to-one, train­ing in com­put­ers, smart­phones and new tech­nol­ogy for older peo­ple to Bray next month and is look­ing for vol­un­teers and learn­ers across north Wick­low.

Justin Moran, Head of Ad­vo­cacy and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Age Ac­tion, said: ‘We’re look­ing to let peo­ple know these cour­ses are avail­able and also that we are ur­gently seek­ing vol­un­teers who would be in­ter­ested in help­ing our se­nior cit­i­zens master new tech­nol­ogy.

‘For many older peo­ple the big­gest chal­lenge to learn­ing these new skills is fear. That is why Age Ac­tion set up its enor­mously suc­cess­ful Get­ting Started pro­gramme which pro­vides one-to-one com­puter train­ing for those over 55.’

Any­one in­ter­ested in the class or vol­un­teer­ing can call 01 4756989 or email get­tingstarted@age­ac­tion.ie.

Bray Ac­tive Re­tire­ment

The next Bray Ac­tive Re­tire­ment meet­ing takes place on Fri­day, June 10.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Gloria Marsh whose paint­ing Gone Fish­ing re­ceived hon­ourable men­tion at the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment AGM in Ca­van in April.

The 1916 Free­dom Tour has been re­ar­ranged. It will now take place on Wed­nes­day, July 6. They will meet at the Dart Sta­tion at 10.30 a.m. The tour starts at Mer­rion Square at mid­day.

The Net­work­ing for Older Peo­ple Meet­ing at the Brock­agh Cen­tre on Fri­day, May 13, was a great suc­cess. It was chaired by May Quaid of Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Ire­land.

There were very good con­tri­bu­tions from TDs Pat Casey, An­drew Doyle and John Brady which prompted a lively ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

An Bothán men’s group

An Bothán, a men’s group, meets ev­ery thurs­day be­tween 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Spark­tech, St Kevin’s Square, Bray. They will be start­ing a new pro­gramme of or­na­men­tal glass cut­ting and join­ing.

They in­vite any­one in­ter­ested to come and join them. Con­tact Jim at 086 8030445.

Spike Mil­li­gan’s Puck­oon

On Fri­day, June 3, Puck­oon comes to Mer­maid. Based on the book by Spike Mil­li­gan, this show has had au­di­ences all across Ire­land scream­ing with laugh­ter at its goon­ish blend of the­atri­cal anar­chy, mu­si­cal wit, and im­pos­si­ble plot.

Ire­land 1922, and the Ul­ster Boundary Com­mis­sion has drawn the new bor­der straight through the small town of Puck­oon. With the church sep­a­rated from its own grave­yard and drink now 30 per cent cheaper in one cor­ner of the pub, life in the newly di­vided vil­lage will never be the same again.

Tick­ets are €20 or €18 con­ces­sion.

Brian Kennedy

On Satur­day, June 4, Brian Kennedy re­turns to Mer­maid. A multi-plat­inum sell­ing singer/song­writer and highly re­garded ra­dio/tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter, he is a Doc­tor of Let­ters from the Uni­ver­sity of Ul­ster, a pub­lished au­thor of two suc­cess­ful nov­els – not sur­pris­ingly, for a lyri­cist of his cal­i­bre.

Brian main­tains a firm be­lief that ‘mu­sic is the lan­guage of emo­tion,’ and he prizes the live gig above all else. See­ing and hear­ing him is the only way to ex­pe­ri­ence this na­tional trea­sure of a man.

For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion call Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on 01 2724030 or go to mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie.

Mini Marathon com­ing­soon

The 2016 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day, June 6.

Open Door is ap­peal­ing to women to sup­port the cen­tre by tak­ing part.

Open Door will pro­vide trans­port from Bray to the event and re­turn­ing to the cen­tre af­ter the race for a re­cep­tion with straw­ber­ries and cream and a glass of bub­bly.

Reg­is­ter at vhi­women’smin­i­marathon.ie and then con­tact Suzanne on 01 2867123 to book your Open Door char­ity pack with spon­sor­ship card and t-shirt.

Your sup­port will help pro­vide ac­tiv­i­ties for adults with phys­i­cal and sen­sory dis­abil­i­ties. Find out more about Open Door at open­door.ie.

Vin­tage Car Club pic­n­inc

Bray Vin­tage Car Club will have a show and picnic on Bray seafront on Sun­day, June 5, from mid­day till 4 p.m.

The event will in­clude a French clas­sic car gath­er­ing and a teddy bear’s picnic. There will be mu­sic, face paint­ing and more.

All funds raised on the day will go to Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port.

Sun­beam seeks hosts

Sun­beam House Ser­vices is seek­ing hosts in the com­mu­nity to pro­vide short breaks for adults with an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion has head­quar­ters in Bray and serves County Wick­low.

They pro­vide ser­vices to clients and now of­fer short break op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Hosts can pro­vide clients with a short break in your own home of one to two nights per month.

The guest is treated as a mem­ber of your own fam­ily who joins in all the reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties that the hosts are in­volved in.

Ap­pli­cants are wel­come whether they are mar­ried, sin­gle, co­hab­it­ing or re­tired. To find out more con­tact Home Share co­or­di­na­tor He­lana Healy at 086 1302170.

Kids’ yoga

A new term of yoga classes is un­der way at Com­mon Ground, Bev­erly Stu­dios, Church Ter­race, on Wed­nes­days.

Classes for those aged four to seven will be from 3 p.m. and for eight to 12 from 4 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. To find out more call 01 9033538 or 086 195750.

Book clubs

There are two book clubs at Bray Library. The Fam­ily Book Club is for ages eight to 12 and par­ents and meets on a Satur­day at 2.45 p.m.

The Adult Book Club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m.

The library on Eglin­ton Road is open to­day (Wed­nes­day) and to­mor­row.

The usual open­ing hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day; and 1 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tues­day and Thurs­day. For more in­for­ma­tion call 01 2862600.

Co­caine Anony­mous

If you think you have a prob­lem with co­caine, al­co­hol, or any other mind al­ter­ing sub­stance, there is a Co­caine Anony­mous meet­ing ev­ery week in Bray. The meet­ing takes place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sun­days at one Cas­tle Street. For more in­for­ma­tion call 089 2442845.

Bee­tle drive for Home Link

A bee­tle drive game in aid of Home Link takes place on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at the Lit­tle Flower Hall. The next event will take place on June 8. The game takes place at 2 p.m. and ad­mis­sion is €5 per per­son.

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