Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Feature - ■ Compiled by Co­lette Keane co­lette.keane@ex­am­

1 Salty Sun­days Spend a Sun­day in Novem­ber with mu­si­cian John Spil­lane at Inchy­doney Is­land Lodge & Spa. The Salty Sun­days pack­age is avail­able to­mor­row and Nov 19 for €99 per per­son shar­ing and in­cludes overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion in a deluxe room, break­fast, fish and chips with a pint of Mur­phy’s or glass of wine and a live per­for­mance by John Spil­lane. in2 chy­doney­is­

One for Ev­ery­one... Pen­neys and RTÉ’s lim­ited edi­tion Late Late Toy Show col­lec­tion will be avail­able from Tues­day, with Pen­neys do­nat­ing €75,000 to Tem­ple Street Foun­da­tion and CMRF Crum­lin. There is Late Late Toy Show nov­elty jumpers and loungewear sets, baby sleep suits and bib and a Christ­mas tree bauble. There’s even a stock­ing to hang by the fire­place. Prices from €5. The Late Late Toy 3 Show is on De­cem­ber 1. Bal­let Beauty Cork City Bal­let presents Tchaikovsky’s mas­ter­piece - The Sleep­ing Beauty - at the Cork Opera House from Thurs­day un­til Satur­day, with a mati­nee on Satur­day at 2.30pm. The lead­ing role of Princess Au­rora will be danced by Eka­te­rina Bortyakova, and her Prince will be her hus­band Akzhol Mus­sakhanov, both prin­ci­pal dancers with the Moscow State Bal­let. They will be joined by soloists and a full corps de bal­let from Cork City Bal­let. Tick­ets from €25 with fam­ily ticket €120. cork4 city­bal­

Crafty Idea Re-stock­ing your yarn, learn to knit or mas­ter the art of tai­lor­ing at the Knit­ting & Stitch­ing Show at the Sim­mon­scourt, RDS from Thurs­day un­til Sun­day. It is the big­gest tex­tile event in the coun­try, with hun­dreds of work­shops, demon­stra­tions, in­ter­ac­tive fea­tures, pro­fes­sion­ally cu­rated gal­leries, as well as 150 ex­hibitors. Tick­ets from €14.50. theknit­tin­gand­stitch­ing­ 5

Park It

Cork city’s free preChrist­mas park­ing scheme con­tin­ues un­til the end of this month. Free park­ing is on of­fer at Paul Street and North Main Street car parks ev­ery Mon­day to Thurs­day morn­ing, be­tween 10am to noon. On Satur­days the Black Ash park and ride fa­cil­ity is also free. There is free late night park­ing on Thurs­days and Fri­days be­tween 6.30pm and mid­night in Paul Street car park and from 6.30pm to 9.30pm in North Main Street car park.

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