BRAY AND DISTRICT NEWS ROUND-UP
Come all ye singers and listeners to the Bray Singers’ Circle at 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, in the Tennis Club on Vevay Road.
This month, there will be three-ina-row from the incomparable Robert Kelly. Every style of song is welcome, unaccompanied or with acoustic self-accompaniment.
The subscription is €3. For more information call 087 230 2049, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Bray Singers’ Circle on Facebook.
A week-long course of beginner iPad classes will take place in Ballywaltrim, Bray and Greystones Libraries this September and October.
The classes will cover topics such as internet safety, voice and video calls, social media, apps and online shopping.
Participants will attend for one twohour class each day for one week. Both morning and afternoon class times are available. iPads will be provided to participants for each class.
Classes in Ballywaltrim commence on Tuesday, September 19, in Greystones on Monday, October 2, and in Bray on Monday, October 9.
There is no charge to sign up but places are limited with small class sizes people are asked to book as soon as possible. To book a spot, call Ballywaltrim Library on 01 2723205, Greystones Library on 01 2873548 or Bray Library on 01 2862600.
Fr Pat Mc Namara will celebrate Mass in Portuguese at the Holy Redeemer Chapel 2:30pm, Saturday 16th of September.
All are welcome, refreshments afterword in the Coffee Dock
Mental health organisation Awarehosts a support group every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis Centre, on the grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Putland Road in Bray.
Aware support groups offer individuals the opportunity to talk openly about depression, bipolar and other related mood disorders and their impact.
For more information, visit www. aware.ie
People want to remain living in their own homes and their communities and HomeLink reaches out to older people making them feel more comfortable so they can live at home for longer.
The staff and volunteers contact members with regular phone calls, arrange small repairs and organise a range of social events throughout the year.
Homelink has two events taking place in the coming week.
First up is a sing-along in Quinn’s Bar at the Royal Hotel in Bray from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, September 14).
A coffee morning will be held in Brady’s of Shankill from 11 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. next Tuesday, September 19.
If a parent, relative or neighbour would like to attend social events, could benefit from HomeLink’s regular calls, gardening, maintenance, or the installation of security features in the home, contact HomeLink on 01 2014473.
Alternatively if anyone would like to make a donation or get involved in organising an event to support HomeLink, they can email email@example.com
Bray Cualann Society
The autumn programme of the Bray Cualann Historical Society commences at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, in the Royal Hotel on Main Street, Bray, at which Neal Doherty will present his lecture ‘The Streets of Dublin.’
The story of Dublin can be explored through its streets and public spaces. From the Vikings onwards, the city streets were shaped by abbeys, churches, developers, viceroys, local heroes and villains, tradespeople, playwrights, poets, writers and many more. In his lecture Neil Doherty will unveil the hidden history behind many of Dublin’s streets, lanes, alleys and public parks. The lecture will explores not just the origins of the street names, but also the architecture, the events and the people that shaped and reshaped the streets people walk on every day.
All welcome to attend this lectures - members go free while there is a €5 charge for visitors.
Full information on the society’s programme are available on its website www.braycualannhistoricalsociety.ie.
Bray Musical Society are putting on Aladdin from November 24 to 26 and December 1 to 2 in St Patrick’s School, Bray.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in St Cronan’s school Bray.
Contact 086 2663250 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Train and model fair
The next Bray train and model collectors fair will take place this Sunday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bray Wheelers Clubhouse.
The admission charge of €1 will go to charity. People can buy, sell or swap, source, restore or chat. There will be tin toys, models, cars, kits and more.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bray Tidy Towns will take place on Thursday, September 21, in the Royal Hotel at 8 p.m.
The organisation would like to invite all volunteers to attend and those interested in getting involved. New faces are always welcome.
Bray Greystones badminton club welcome beginners, back to badminton players and juniors every Thursday night in BIFE, Novara Road, Bray, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
For further information, contact Mary on 089 4132070
Signal Arts Centre presents ‘Thoughts on Paper, Canvas & Cloth’, an exhibition of art works from St John of God Carmona Services and Sunbeam House Services until Sunday, September 24.
This exhibition presents a visual feast for the senses. Most of the artists from both services have been attending the School House for Art in Enniskerry every Wednesday for art skill and technique based workshops with artists Fiona O Farrell and Eithne Griffin. Other artists also included in this exhibition have attended in the past and everyone is delighted to be involved again. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Café in Bray meets from 2.30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Orchard, Bray Old Folks Association, Killarney Road.
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.
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.
The group meets weekly, using a 12 step programme of recovery.
Contact Leo at 086 8033124 or visit www.grow.ie.
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.
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 on this call 089 2442845.