AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
A pre-Christmas afternoon tea dance will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. Music will be by the Wicklow Man. All are welcome but groups must book in advance by calling the centre at 0404 45600. There will be a small charge to cover refreshments. Donations of raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.
RECYCLE CLOTHES WEEK
The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh will be collecting clothes in aid of the centre from Monday, November 5, to Friday, November 9. You can drop in your clothes bag throughout the week up till midday on the Friday. Thank you for your support.
Representatives from the village attended a recent function in Brooklodge to acknowledge the efforts with the Pure Mile project (from Ballard wood to the village). Hopefully, more work will be planned to enhance this stretch of road next year.
In order to celebrate our impressive results in the recent Tidy Towns competition and also to announce the winners in the kerbside garden competition, a get-together is planned for Friday, November 16, at 9 p.m. in Lynhams. The prizes for the garden competition will be sponsored by Avon Motors and will be awarded to winners in three categories − small, medium and larger garden.
All are very welcome. It is an opportunity to thank everyone for their help throughout the year with litter picking, weeding, erecting granite stones, strimming verges, painting, planting shrubs and the numerous other tasks that helped improve our score by 13 points. Keep up the great work.
ST KEVIN’S PARISH
The new email address for St Kevin’s parish office is email@example.com.
A Mass of remembrance for those who died during the year will take place in St Kevin’s church at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.
Once again we see the return of our very popular and successful Christmas Fair at the Brockagh Resource Centre, laragh, Glendalough. A terrific selection of unusual gifts, with many handmade items, giving you some great ideas for your Christmas shopping. Do all your Christmas shopping, under one roof with free parking and free admission. Come along on Sunday, December 9, making it a day out for all the family. Contact Michelle at 0404 45600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like a trader booking form.
TAMING THE MONKEY MIND
Taming the Monkey Mind is a six-week programme that consists of one and a half hours each week. Participants can expect to learn mindfulness practices for life to bring more ease and calm into the day, ease a racing mind, reduce stress and increase calm and well-being, reconnect with what makes them truly happy. The course will be coming soon to the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh depending on numbers. To find out more go to mindfulme.ie, 087 2186209, email@example.com.
Tuesdays mornings 10.30 – midday at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art and crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area. Contact us at 0404 45600 at the centre for more information.
Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley at 087 2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. (seniors and teens). Children’s classes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. (4-7 years), 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. (8-12 years).
GO FOR LIFE
The group meet most Tuesdays, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, music come along on at 11 a.m., they welcome any newcomer. The group meet for lunch once a month at various venues. For further information, call Denise at the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or drop in.