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Par­ent­ing cour­ses free

Bray Area Part­ner­ship is of­fer­ing two free Par­ents Plus par­ent­ing cour­ses in Bray.

The first is Par­ent­ing When Sep­a­rated, for par­ents who are pre­par­ing for, go­ing through, or have gone through a sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. It starts on Fe­bru­ary 28 and runs for six weeks one evening a week.

The sec­ond is Par­ent­ing six- to 11-year-olds, start­ing on March 1 and run­ning for six weeks one morn­ing a week. It cov­ers top­ics such as play and spe­cial time with your child, set­ting rules, rou­tines, man­ag­ing mis­be­haviour and talk­ing prob­lems through with your child.

Par­ents Plus cour­ses are prac­ti­cal, pos­i­tive and ev­i­dence-based and feed­back from par­ents who have at­tended to date has been ex­tremely pos­i­tive.

To find out more see bra­yarea­part­ner­ or call Sinéad Roarke at 01 286 8266.

En­niskerry Gar­den­ing Club lec­ture

Hor­ti­cul­tur­ist John Stephene­son will give a talk at Pow­er­scourt Parochial Hall (be­side pop­pies) on Wed­nes­day, March 1, at 8 p.m.

The talk will be on ‘pre­par­ing your gar­den for spring and sum­mer’.

John worked for 35 years in the Na­tional Gar­den Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Kilquade, and teaches in the Dublin School of Hor­ti­cul­ture. He also worked for some time in Hol­land, so has great ex­pe­ri­ence grow­ing bulbs.

John will be happy to take your gar­den­ing ques­tions af­ter his talk.

Tea or cof­fee and bis­cuits will be served af­ter the lec­ture. Ad­mis­sion is €7 for non-mem­bers.

Build bet­ter re­la­tion­ships

If you are in­ter­ested in learn­ing how to build bet­ter re­la­tion­ships you might be in­ter­ested in join­ing a small group who meet on the first Mon­day of each month at 7.30 p.m. The group met for the first time on Mon­day in the Villa Pacis, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bray.

The group acts as a learn­ing co-op­er­a­tive, some with a few years’ ex­pe­ri­ence, as they learn to ap­ply the prac­ti­cal in­sights of Dr Wil­liam Glasser’s Choice The­ory Psy­chol­ogy. Peo­ple join the group for the learn­ing challenge, for fun and to be in­spired. Do­na­tions to cover cost of room.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Mau­reen at 086 8756603.

Ladies in the Blues show

Back by pub­lic de­mand af­ter their sell-out show. Ladies In the Blues is a live music theatre show chart­ing the jour­ney of pi­o­neer­ing women in the blues such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Maimie Smith, who made early blues record­ings. The four Ir­ish women of the blues – Flo McSweeney, Clara Rose, Emma Ni­co­lai and Jhil Quinn are ac­com­pa­nied by a crack­ing live blues band fea­tur­ing Ire­land’s great­est ex­po­nents of the blues in­clud­ing Ed Deane and James Delaney. Join them at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on March 3 and 4. Tick­ets: €20/18

Train and model fair

The next train and model col­lec­tors fair will take place at Bray Wheel­ers club­house on Schools road on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ad­mis­sion of €1 will go to char­ity.

Pres past pupils Mass

The an­nual Mass for Past Pupils of Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege Bray is tak­ing place on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, at mid­day in the col­lege.

All past pupils and their fam­i­lies are wel­come to at­tend and light re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter­wards.

A Bray Manin the Great War

This ex­hi­bi­tion, which is on view in Stil­lor­gan Li­brary, Stil­lor­gan, Co. Dublin, dur­ing nor­mal open­ing hours, cu­rated by Seán Downes, is about Pte. John Cleary, ‘D’ Coy, ninth Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, aged 29, who was killed in ac­tion in France on April 27, 1916, and has no known grave but is com­mem­o­rated on the Loos Me­mo­rial, France. He was the son of Wil­liam and Mar­garet Cleary, Rail­way Ter­race Bray, and hus­band of El­iz­a­beth Cleary, Bow­den Cot­tage. Bray.

Jean But­ler & Neil Martin

Join Jean But­ler and Neil Martin at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on March 2. But­ler’s new show, ‘This is an Ir­ish Dance’, cre­ated and per­formed with Belfast-based cel­list Neil Martin, is in­spired by the in­ter­de­pen­dent re­la­tion­ship be­tween tra­di­tional music and dance and the for­mal spa­tial re­la­tion­ship be­tween dancer and mu­si­cian that char­ac­ter­izes her tra­di­tion. Tick­ets: €20/18.

Alzheimer’s Café times

The Alzheimer’s Café in Bray meets from 2.30 p.m. till 4 p.m. on the last Thurs­day of each month at the Or­chard, Bray Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion, Kil­lar­ney Road.

The Alzheimer’s Café is for peo­ple all over Wick­low and south Dublin. The café is a re­laxed place where peo­ple with de­men­tia, their fam­i­lies and friends, health and so­cial care pro­fes­sion­als come to­gether for ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port over a cup of tea.

It is a safe space where peo­ple can share ex­pe­ri­ences and talk about de­men­tia.

This is a vol­un­tary joint ini­tia­tive by St Colum­cille’s Hos­pi­tal and Com­mu­nity Health in south Dublin and Wick­low.

The ser­vice is free of charge and wel­comes peo­ple with all types of de­men­tia and their fam­ily mem­bers and car­ers.

Ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy

The ex­hi­bi­tion ‘So­lace’ by Der­val Free­man will take place at Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre from Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, till Sun­day, March 12.

An open­ing re­cep­tion will take place on Fri­day, March 3, from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. Der­val’s love of the en­vi­ron­ment is ex­pressed in her work, in­spired by her treks of dis­cov­ery through the se­cluded coun­try­side into which she is in­evitably drawn.

Book clubs at the­li­brary

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’s 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.

Cy­cling group with Michael

Any­one, who would like a cy­cle with other peo­ple is wel­come to join a Bray group that meets ev­ery morn­ing.

The group meets for a one-hour ride (ap­prox­i­mately) at 10.15 a.m. at the Bal­ly­waltrim Com­mu­nity Cen­tre car park on the Boghall Road.

All adults are wel­come, in­clud­ing be­gin­ners. Call Michael at 087 9144775 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Francessco Tur­risi night

Mu­si­cian Francesco Tur­risi will per­form at the Town Hall in Bray on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24.

Francesco and two in­vited guests will per­form a short solo set each, fol­lowed by a trio set with orig­i­nal music and im­pro­vi­sa­tion.

Tick­ets are €16 from mer­maid­arts­cen­

5km or 10km challenge

The third an­nual Loreto Bray 5km or 10km Challenge takes place at mid­day on Satur­day, April 1, in the beau­ti­ful grounds of Kil­rud­dery House.

This year the school is fundrais­ing to re­place the data pro­jec­tors in the class­rooms. The lo­cal spon­sors to date in­clude Mc­Don­alds, Nis­san, School Ware­house, Fleur­tique and Ori­flame.

This is a great fam­ily day out while rais­ing much needed funds for the school.

Go to ath­let­ic­sire­ for reg­is­tra­tion.

SVP seek­ing vol­un­teers

St Vincent de Paul So­ci­ety is look­ing for vol­un­teers. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not be­come a vol­un­teer and help make a dif­fer­ence?

To find out more email nu­ala­gal­ or call 01 8198441.

An Bothán group for men

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 have ac­quired a good strong book­case for the An Bothán li­brary. Vis­i­tors are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion call Jim at 086 8030445 or email jim­fly­n­n­tours@hot­

Warmer homes

Bray Area Part­ner­ship’s Warmer Homes Scheme is open to those liv­ing in the Bray, County Wick­low or South Dublin ar­eas.

To qual­ify for the scheme, ap­pli­cants must be owner oc­cu­piers and in re­ceipt of ei­ther fuel al­lowance, fam­ily in­come sup­ple­ment or job seek­ers al­lowance for more than six months with a child.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Warmer Homes team at 01 2866080.

Hear­ing loss test for free

Hid­den hear­ing, 55 Main Street, Bray, is of­fer­ing free pro­fes­sional ear wax re­moval to peo­ple over the age of 55.

Ear wax is a nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring sub­stance in the ear canal and helps to keep ears healthy and pre­vent in­fec­tion.

Pa­tients will also re­ceive a free hear­ing screen­ing to fur­ther di­ag­nose or rule out any hear­ing is­sues.

To book a free con­sul­ta­tion call 1800 882 884 or visit hid­den­hear­

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 in­for­ma­tion call 089 2442845.

Grow Men­tal health group

Grow Com­mu­nity Men­tal Health Move­ment meets ev­ery Tues­day at 11 a.m. in the Parish Cen­tre, Queen of Peace Church, Put­land Road, Bray.

If you are lonely, iso­lated or suf­fer­ing from stress why not come learn a prac­ti­cal psy­chol­ogy of men­tal health.

GROW is a mu­tual help, mu­tual sup­port group for per­sonal growth and change, that meets weekly us­ing a 12 step pro­gramme of re­cov­ery.

Con­tact Leo at 086 8033124. Web­site: In­fo­line: 1890 474 474

His­tory talk by John Fin­lay

How much has Wick­low changed in over a hun­dred years, how much of it re­mains the same or slightly changed?

Find out in the next talk in the ‘win­ter series of lec­tures’ which takes place in the new talks venue, the Boathouse (CCE Cen­tre), at the seafront in Wick­low Town.

The speaker will be John Fin­lay, so­ci­ety chair­man, who will take his au­di­ence on a ‘pic­to­rial and scenic tour of Wick­low past’ through many im­ages in his col­lec­tion. Some of the im­ages will quite rare so this will be a treat in­deed.

The talk is on Fe­bru­ary 27 at 8 p.m. All are wel­come and the talk is free of charge. There’ll be a do­na­tion box.

So­ci­ety mem­bers and friends are busy at the mo­ment putting ar­ti­cles to­gether for the 2017 is­sue of the an­nual Wick­low His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Jour­nal,

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