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WEDNESDAY, OC­TO­BER 11 AF­TER­NOON TEA DANCE

Portview, Ark­low 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As the end of Pos­i­tive Age­ing Week 2017 ap­proaches, Ark­low Pos­i­tive Age­ing in­vite their friends from far and near to join them for a cuppa and a spin around the dance­floor.

TINE THING HELSETH AND GUNNAR FLAGSTAD

Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre 8 p.m.

Per­form­ing trum­pet con­cer­tos by fa­mil­iar names like Mozart, Al­bi­noni and Haydn as well as newly-com­posed works, Helseth is un­abashed in her mis­sion to open up the reper­toire to new styles, new ways of mak­ing mu­sic, and es­pe­cially new au­di­ences: on­stage, she loves noth­ing bet­ter than shar­ing de­tails about a favourite work. For this tour, she is ac­com­pa­nied by reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tor Gunnar Flagstad on piano. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Mer­maid and cost €16.

THURSDAY, OC­TO­BER 12 COF­FEE MORN­ING

St Brid­get’s Hall, Carnew 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vernie and Joan in­vite ev­ery­one in the lo­cal com­mu­nity to their an­nual cof­fee morn­ing, which will be rais­ing funds for the South East Cancer Trust and the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit in Gorey Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal.

MER­MAID DANCE ARTISTS

Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre 8 p.m.

A thought pro­vok­ing evening of dance ex­plor­ing re­la­tion­ships with close friends and our­selves. In Hear My Hands Karen Glee­son, Der­mot Mar­rey and Eoin Mur­phy will look at sign lan­guage and move­ment. Nick Bryson has col­lab­o­rated with Elena Gian­notti to make Bet­ter than Noth­ing (Grasp­ing Zero and the Hu­man Con­di­tion) ask­ing us to re­think the num­ber zero. In­ter­na­tional guest Jeff Wal­lace re­turns with The Na­ture of The Cut which ex­plores the dif­fer­ent qual­i­ties of hu­man en­deav­our. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Mer­maid, cost €12.

FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 13 ALL SAINTS AND SINGERS

All Saint’s Church, Carnew 7.30 p.m.

Ark­low Gospel Choir, Deirdre Starr, The Tul­low Singers, The Quaid Fam­ily, Mags Austin and pupils of Kil­com­mon NS and All Saint’s NS will per­form dur­ing this fundrais­ing evening of song and in­stru­men­tal mu­sic. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from both schools, the rec­tory or on the door, cost €10. THE WOMAN IS PRESENT

Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre 8 p.m.

The Woman is Present: Women’s Sto­ries of WWII is a cre­ative re-imag­in­ing of mo­ments from the lives of women dur­ing WWII re­call­ing sto­ries of brav­ery, sac­ri­fice and love amidst the hor­ror of war, as women stood up against Fas­cism and to­tal­i­tar­i­an­ism and re­fused to ac­cept op­pres­sion. The per­for­mance is fol­lowed by a post-show dis­cus­sion with the artists and in­vited guest speak­ers to ex­plore pow­er­ful women’s sto­ries in his­tory and themes of gen­der equal­ity and peace. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Mer­maid, cost €16.

THE WHISTLING GIRL

Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Ti­na­hely 8.30 p.m.

Singer and ac­tress Honor Hef­fer­nan and com­poser/key­board player Trevor Knight present their new cabaret-style show. Knight has trans­formed the po­ems of Dorothy Parker into songs per­formed by Hef­fer­nan, with the help of band mem­bers Gar­van Gal­lagher (bass), Tom Jamieson (drums), Ed Deane (elec­tric gui­tar), Ciaran Wilde (sax­o­phone) and Bill Black­more (horns). Tick­ets are avail­able from the Court­house and cost €16/€14.

SO­CIAL DANCE

Parkview Ho­tel 8.30 p.m.

Jimmy Ho­gan will pro­vide the mu­sic for this so­cial dance in aid of Wick­low lifeboats. En­try is €10.

SATURDAY, OC­TO­BER 14 HAL­LOWEEN AC­TIV­I­TIES

Bray Li­brary 10.30 a.m.

Chil­dren aged over five are in­vited along to some spooky sto­ry­telling and Hal­loween crafts. Cos­tumes not manda­tory but welcome. No need to book.

RUN THE RIDGE

Laragh GAA grounds 11 a.m.

Take on this chal­leng­ing run along the spec­tac­u­lar Der­ry­bawn Ridge (a 20km mixed moun­tain and trail run) or opt for an 8km trail-only route through Der­ry­bawn Woods. Sup­ported by Glendalough AC, this is a fundraiser for Laragh GAA Club. The 20km be­gins at 11 a.m. with the 8km start­ing at 11.30 a.m. It costs €35 for the the 20km chal­lenge or €25 for the 8km short course – reg­is­ter at www.run­theridge.ie

LAK­ERS SPON­SORED WALKS

Glendalough Up­per Car Park Noon, 1.30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Lak­ers in­vite vol­un­teers to take part in one of three walks from Glendalough. Walk A is medium to dif­fi­cult hill walk and starts at noon (reg­is­tra­tion at 11.30 a.m.); Walk B is a mod­er­ate wood­land walk and starts at 2 p.m. (reg­is­tra­tion at 1.30 p.m.); and Walk C is a wheel­chair-friendly easy route, start­ing at 3 p.m. (reg­is­tra­tion at 2.30 p.m.). For more in­for­ma­tion or a spon­sor­ship card, call the Lak­ers of­fice on 01 2022694.

WALK AND TALK

Cen­tra, Dunlavin 1 p.m. Join in this fam­ily walk to raise money for the Ir­ish Cancer So­ci­ety.

VA­RI­ETY CON­CERT

Tramway Theatre, Bless­ing­ton 8 p.m.

Richie, Lor­raine and Young Wil­lough­bys, Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege, The Bal­ly­more Eus­tace Pre­lude En­sem­ble, Mil­len­nium Choir and Fei­dhlim, and Muirine will all per­form at this fundrais­ing show in aid of Bless­ing­ton and Balt­in­glass Day Care. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Par­ish Of­fice, Hen­nessy’s Of­fice Shop or by call­ing 087 2934806, 087 9195991 or 087245046 and cost €12.

HARVEST HOO­LEY

Cul­lens Bar, Bal­ly­knockan

This harvest hoo­ley char­ity event will fea­ture mu­sic by Paul Ryan. A raf­fle will be held and food served. Ad­mis­sion is €10.

SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 15 ROAD RACE AND FAM­ILY WALK

Hume­wood Cas­tle, Kil­te­gan 10.30 a.m.

Kil­te­gan Camo­gie Club host their main an­nual fundraiser in the beau­ti­ful grounds of Hume­wood Cas­tle. Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to ‘run wild in the cas­tle’ dur­ing the 10k road race or 6k fam­ily walk/run. Reg­is­tra­tion will be from 10 a.m. at St Peter’s Hall, Kil­te­gan and the cost of en­try is: €10 for an adult, €5 for sec­ondary school stu­dents, free for pri­mary school pupils and €25 for a fam­ily.

RUT WATCH 2017

The Spinc trail, Glendalough 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wick­low’s large deer pop­u­la­tion are par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive in au­tumn when they ‘rut’. National Park and Wildlife staff will have tele­scopes set up along The Spinc for any­one walk­ing the trail to stop, view the deer and dis­cuss the deer and their ecol­ogy with the staff. No dogs. Walk­ers are ad­vised to visit the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice at the Up­per Lake in Glendalough for di­rec­tions to the tele­scopes.

BRIDGE FUNDRAISER

Round­wood Par­ish Hall 7 p.m.

A char­ity bridge night will be held as part of Maria Magee’s Strictly An Tochar fundrais­ing cam­paign. There will be a raf­fle, no part­ner is re­quired and en­try is €10.

THURSDAY, OC­TO­BER 19 WICK­LOW AU­TUMN RACE SE­RIES

The Mur­rough, Wick­low town 7.30 p.m.

Rug, jog or walk this flat 3k race around the Wick­low seafront. All prof­its from this race will go back into the or­gan­i­sa­tion of grass­roots athletics in the county. Reg­is­tra­tion will take place at 7 p.m. out­side the Leitrim Lounge with the race start­ing at 7.30 p.m. En­try fee is €5.

DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LON­DON

Whale Theatre, Grey­stones 8 p.m.

Phe­lim Drew re­turns to the Whale Theatre with his one-man show. A man drift­ing through life, in 1920’s Paris, scrap­ing by in dead end jobs and gen­er­ally soak­ing up the rich un­der­belly of Parisian life, finds him­self fall­ing help­lessly short and dis­cov­er­ing a very dif­fer­ent view of life, look­ing up from be­low. This pow­er­ful per­for­mance brings Or­well’s clas­sic to the stage with hu­mour, em­pa­thy and wit. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Whale, cost €18.

FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 20

MUR­DER AND MYS­TERY DIN­NER

Delgany Golf Club

En­joy a de­li­cious meal with an ex­tra serv­ing of mur­der this Hal­lowe’en. While or­gan­is­ers have said no din­ers will be harmed in the course of the evening, they are warn­ing that spa­ces are lim­ited and early book­ing is ad­vised. To book a ta­ble, call 01 2874536.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE DIN­NER DANCE

Bray Golf Club 8 p.m.

Tick­ets for this won­der­ful par­ish night out are avail­able from Villa Pacis or after 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sun­days.

KIL­BRIDE PAR­ISH DANCE

Grey­stones Rugby Club 8 p.m.

While also be­ing a ma­jor fundraiser in the par­ish calendar, the sup­per dance is also lots of fun. Din­ner will be served at 9 p.m. Tick­ets cost €25 and are avail­able by call­ing Ge­orgina on 087 6716745.

BRAY & DIS­TRICT CHAM­BER EN­DEAV­OUR AWARDS

Royal Ho­tel 8 p.m.

Bray & Dis­trict Cham­ber will re­ward in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity groups who have made an out­stand- ing con­tri­bu­tion to the area. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the cham­ber on 01 2828248 or email­ing info@ bray­cham­ber.ie

SATURDAY, OC­TO­BER 21 STRICTLY AN TOCHAR

Aras an Tochar 7.30 p.m.

Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to see some hot-footed lo­cals strut their stuff! Doors 6.30 p.m. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from Round­wood Post Of­fice, Liz Byrne 087 6736066 or Phil Power on 287 6468060, cost €25.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING

Russ­bor­ough House 7.30 p.m.

Guests will en­joy a welcome drink in the en­trance hall be­fore ex­plor­ing the house by candlelight and tak­ing in the harpist’s per­for­mance in the mu­sic room be­fore a fine meal in the can­dlelit restau­rant. Tick­ets cost €75 and are avail­able by call­ing 045 865239.

MASQUERADE BALL

Avon Ri, Bless­ing­ton 8 p.m.

The Avon Rí presents its an­nual ball, which will fea­ture live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment, a raf­fle and spot prizes as well as a de­li­cious four­course meal. Tick­ets cost €65.

HAZEL O’CON­NOR

Whale Theatre, Grey­stones 8 p.m.

Hazel O’Con­nor per­forms with the cel­e­brated Ir­ish harpist Cor­mac de Barra. Her husky voice re­mains charged with pas­sion and her en­thu­si­asm, love of mu­sic, and wicked sense of hu­mour, is ever present. Cor­mac de Barra is not only one of her co-writ­ers, but has also been her mu­si­cal part­ner. The com­bi­na­tion of De Barra’s harp with Hazel’s un­for­get­table voice is truly mag­i­cal. Tick­ets, avail­able from the Whale, cost €24.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM

Ja­cob’s Well, Rath­drum 8.30 p.m.

This Texas Hold ‘Em poker tour­na­ment will be a char­ity fundraiser for Rath­drum First Re­spon­ders. Tick­ets cost €30 and there will be a maximum of three buy-ins at €10 each.

PULLED

Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Ti­na­hely 8.30 p.m.

Meet Amanda and Michelle as they re­trace their drink-fu­elled steps from the night be­fore through a trail of Twit­ter, Face­book and self­ies. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Court­house, cost €14 (€12 con­ces­sion).

SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 22 CIARAN JONES ME­MO­RIAL MASS AND WALK

Manor Kil­bride 11 a.m.

The late Garda Ciaran Jones will be re­mem­bered with a spe­cial Mass at 11 a.m. and me­mo­rial walk at noon. There will be a re­cep­tion in the com­mu­nity hall at 2 p.m. once the walk­ers re­turn.

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