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1 C’EST LA VIE!: Mermaid Arts Centre will screen the film C’est La Vie! on Monday, October 15, at 8 p.m. Max is a veteran wedding planner who is thinking about selling on his business. For now, however, there’s something more pressing to worry about: organising a lavish wedding in a 17th century chateau. It’s no small task - there are dozens of people to manage, unreliable electricity, a lastminute musician change, and an increasingly demanding groom. Soon, things start going very wrong indeed. Can Max and his team sort everything out without the guests noticing? The latest film from Untouchable directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano is a gloriously manic French comedy. It hits the ground running and barely takes a breath as wedding disaster after disaster unfold. With larger-thanlife characters and laugh-out-loud set pieces, C’est La Vie! is a delight. Tickets to the movie are €8.50 or €7 concession and available at mermaidartscentre.ie or at the box office, which can be contacted on 01 2724030. 2 DUNLAVIN FLOWER/HARVEST FESTIVAL: This takes place from Friday, October 12 to Sunday 14 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Dunlavin and St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dunlavin. A Harvest Service takes place at St Nicholas Church of Ireland on October 12 at 7.30 p.m. followed by tea and coffee. On the same day, judging of flower arrangements will take place in both churches on Friday afternoon. Arrangements can be viewed by the public on Saturday and Sunday in both churches. The closing Harvest Service will take place at St Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church at 3 p.m. followed by tea and coffee. For information contact (045) 401871. 3 FASHION SHOW: There will be a in Baltinglass on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. The show takes place in Baltinglass Golf Club. Admission is €20 and tickets can be bought in advance from the Golf Club, Upstairs in Quinns or in Daisy-ADay and include cheese and wine reception and there will also be a raffle. The show will include designs from Upstairs at Quinns, Buy Design, Secret Kloset, Kaideen Menswear, and hats from Daisy-A-Day. 4 SPONSORED WALK: The annual sponsored walk in Glendalough in aid of the Lakers Social and Recreational Club takes place on Saturday, October 13. There are three different walks to pick from. There is a medium to difficult hill walk which involves The Spinc, with registration at 11.30 a.m. There is also a woodland walk along the Grey Road, with registration at 1.30 p.m. The third walk is an easy, flat walk along the Green Road. The start time is 2 p.m. 5 RUT WATCH: A free rut watch takes place in Wicklow Mountains National Park on Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wicklow has a large population of hybrid Sika deer. Every autumn the stags vye for females during the rut. Telescopes will be set up by Glenealo footbridge on the White walking trail in Glendalough, so that anyone passing can stop and watch the action. Please be aware that there is a hike of 1.5 hours to reach the telescopes. Those taking part should wear hiking boots and bring rain gear. Binoculars are also useful. No dogs allowed. 6 A NIGHT FOR PAUL: Musician Paul Fairclough from Bray is very sick and in need of support from the music and wider communities. In light of this, Gerry and Ken Doyle have organised a benefit concert for him. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at the Royal Hotel in Bray at 8 p.m. Entry is €10 with tickets, if there are any left, at the door or from hotel reception. The amazing line-up will include Bagatelle, Ger Doyle and Friends, Bree Harris, Woodsy and Friends, Sonny Condell and Robbie Overson, and Brian Meakin. There is also a gofundme.com under ‘A Night for Paul’. 7 LIP SYNC CHALLENGE: Arklow United FC, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations will host a Lip Sync Challenge at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday, October 13. Twelve acts have been undergoing a rigorous training programme with professional choreographers, and will take to the stage in aid of Arklow United FC, Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Arklow Cancer Support. Prize money of €1,000 is up for grabs for the winning act who will be chosen on the night, through a combination of audience and judges’ votes. A very limited number of tickets are available from TRTV, Main Street, Arklow and each of the acts are accepting sponsorship. For more details call 086 1633253. Have you an event for our What’s On pages? email the details (with a picture, if possible) to: email@example.com
Paul Fairclough and Bree Harris. SEE NUMBER 6
Sika deer. SEE NUMBER 5
C’est La Vie. SEE NUMBER 1