THE ES­SEN­TIAL CO WICK­LOW WHAT’S ON GUIDE

Day-by-day plan­ner for weeks ahead

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WED­NES­DAY, AUGUST 21

MARINE DI­MEN­SIONS

Marine life ex­perts Marine Di­men­sions will bring their touch pool along to Bray Li­brary from 10 a.m. to noon. They will talk about the marine life off our coasts and chil­dren will get a chance to view liv­ing crea­tures as well as other seashore ma­te­ri­als. All ages wel­come and booking is not re­quired.

THURS­DAY, AUGUST 22

MARY COUGH­LAN

Mary Cough­lan will per­form in the As­gard Theatre in Ark­low. The con­cert starts at 8 p.m. Tick­ets cost €30 and are avail­able at gr8events.ie. RATH­DRUM FIRE­WORKS

Af­ter bad weather put paid to all the fun, the resched­uled fire­works will take place at 9.45 p.m. in Par­nell Memo­rial Park. There will be mu­sic by DJ Al­bert in Mar­ket Square from 8.30 p.m.

FRI­DAY, AUGUST 23

5K/10K AU­TUMN CHAL­LENGE

St Pa­trick’s GAA Club in Wick­low town will be host­ing this 5k/10k run and walk at the club grounds at 7 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion will take place be­tween Mon­day, August 19, and Thurs­day, August 22, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the club­house. The en­try fee is €15 for the 10k, €10 for the 5k or €5 for un­der-13s.

SATUR­DAY, AUGUST 24

MAKE-UP MASTER­CLASS

Hope Moloney will be host­ing a make-up master­class from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lit­tle Bray Community Cen­tre. Guests will get a goodie bag on ar­rival and be shown how to cre­ate two looks (fes­ti­val and glam). They will also be en­tered into a raf­fle. Tick­ets cost €25 and are avail­able by con­tact­ing Hope through her In­sta­gram page (@ hope­mol­makeup). CHAR­ITY SOC­CER MATCH

At 3 p.m., a team of over-35s will square up to a team of un­der-35s in a bid to win brag­ging rights and raise some much-needed funds for Round­wood Can­cer Sup­port. This epic clash will take place at Round­wood AFC’s grounds and all pro­ceeds will go to­wards this wor­thy lo­cal cause. There will be re­fresh­ments and fin­ger food after­wards in Ka­vanagh’s Vartry House.

SUN­DAY, AUGUST 25

LACKEN HILL WALK

Izzy from the HD Fit­ness Team will lead a free, fam­ily walk through Lacken at 10 a.m. The walk will ex­plore the hills over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful scenery, help­ing the walk­ers to get in touch with na­ture. A Chi Gong, which is a form of breath­ing ex­er­cises to re­lax the body, will be held at the top of the trail. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should visit the ‘Lacken Hill Walk’ Face­book page to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est. ICE CREAM PARTY

An ice cream party in aid of the Wick­low branch of Down Syn­drome Ire­land will take place from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. in Bal­ly­manus GAA Field, Aughrim. There will be a rodeo bull, ob­sta­cle course, bouncy cas­tle, glad­i­a­tor podium, sumo suits, bar­be­cue, chil­dren’s games and much more to en­sure ev­ery­one en­joys the last few days of the sum­mer hol­i­days. STRAT­FORD FAM­ILY BAR­BE­CUE

A fam­ily bar­be­cue will take place at the Strat­ford Community Cen­tre/ Scal­ly­wags from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. fea­tur­ing plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep the chil­dren en­ter­tained in­clud­ing face paint­ing and games. This is a fundraiser for the Strat­ford Community Cafe and shop and prom­ises to be a great fam­ily day out. Tick­ets are €10 per adult while ac­com­pa­ny­ing chil­dren are free. FAM­ILY FUN DAY

O’Con­nor’s Bar in Tinahely will be host­ing its an­nual fam­ily fun day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., fea­tur­ing mu­sic from DJ Ger, a candy cart, face-paint­ing and plenty of fun and games. SUM­MER CON­CERT

The lat­est Sum­mer Sun­days free con­cert at Bray Band­stand be­gins at 2.30 p.m. will fea­ture the Blan­chard­stown Brass Band.

MON­DAY, AUGUST 26

THE WHITE CROW

Ac­tor/direc­tor Ralph Fi­ennes ex­plores the in­cred­i­ble life of Ru­dolf Nureyev, the most cel­e­brated bal­let dancer of the 20th cen­tury, in The White Crow, which will be screened at the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre at 8 p.m. The film cen­tres on the events that took place dur­ing a trip to Paris in 1961 at the height of the Cold War where the Kirov Opera Bal­let were per­form­ing, which cul­mi­nated in Nureyev’s de­fec­tion to the West. Tick­ets cost €8/€6.50 and are avail­able from the Mer­maid.

FRI­DAY, AUGUST 30

HOWIE THE ROOKIE

Stage­mad Theatre Com­pany brings their pro­duc­tion of the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Howie the Rookie to Ark­low’s As­gard Theatre. The story tells the tale of a white-knuckle ride through a night­mare Dublin, where en­e­mies and al­lies are in­ter­change­able. Tick­ets €15. Book at gr8events. ie.

SATUR­DAY, AUGUST 31

OF­FI­CIAL OPEN­ING

Ark­low United Foot­ball Club an­nounce the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Ark­low Credit Union Park from noon. High­lights in­clude the Ark­low Vik­ings Spe­cial Olympics match from 2 p.m. Light re­fresh­ments will be served in the club­house. DAHLIA SHOW

The Del­gany and District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety will host its an­nual Dahlia show at St Pa­trick’s NS in Grey­stones from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be lots of beaut­ful flow­ers on dis­play and re­fresh­ments avail­able. PIC­NIC ON THE GREEN Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s event, The Hub, Kil­te­gan, is host­ing

Joe Burke, Beth Young and An­nema

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