Greystones notes February 16

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INSIGHTS INTO DEMENTIA

A course for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimers.

Five week course starts Wednesday,  25 February, 2015.

Kilian House Family Centre;  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Details from Christine Carr,  Alzheimer Society of Ireland

2073834 or [email protected]

 

SINGING WORKSHOP FOR TEENAGERS DURING MID TERM BREAK

Monday,  16 February,  Greystones Studios,  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Led by local singing teacher,  Dara MacMahon.

Chance to have fun and sing and sing in a group-based environment.

A taster for the new Youth Choir starting on 28 February, 2015.

Open to secondary school students.

Cost is €20,  €15 for siblings.

Details from 086 8146926 or [email protected].

 

GREYSTONES YOUTH CHOIR FOR TEENAGERS  STARTING 28 FEBRUARY

Greystones Studios,  4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

12 to 18 years of age.

 

Led by local singing teacher,  Dara MacMahon.

Choir will focus on contemporary songs that appeal to this age group.

Rock and pop to jazz,  folk,  musicals and classical.

Approach will be relaxed and fun with an emphasis on performance.

 

Cost is €80 for ten weeks.

Details from 086 8146926 or [email protected].

 

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL SOCIAL INNOVATION SCHEME 2015

As part of its commitment to supporting local community development,  Wicklow County Council is delighted to announce the Social Innovation Scheme.

 

This is a one-off grant scheme for community groups who are running,  or would like to run,  a socially innovative project.

 

This means a project that is:

          A new idea that addresses unmet needs, or

          A new way of doing something that you have always done, or

          Adding a new aspect to something that you have always done.

 

Total funding under the scheme is €60,000.

Maximum award to any group is €10,000.

Grant is subject o group providing minimum 50% matched funding.

Projects must be capable of being completed before the end of 2015.

 

Further explanation of the scheme and applications forms from:

          Office of Community,  Cultural and Social Development

          Wicklow County Council

          County Buildings

          WICKLOW

 

          0404 20208;  [email protected]

 

Forms should be returned no later than Thursday,  26 March, 2015.

 

GREYSTONES ENTERPRISE TOWN EXPOS

20 and 21 March, 2015,  details below.

 

Business Expo

Set up a stall free of charge.

Trade & network with other local businesses & traders.

 

Family Fun Day

Clubs & Societies can exhibit what they have to offer.

They can sign up Members.

Show off trophies !!

 

Bank of Ireland will invite Prominent Local Business Speakers.

Sporting heroes will make an appearance.

Face painting and school exhibitions on the Saturday morning.

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your business,  group or club !!

Full details from [email protected]

 

GREYSTONES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Yes !! The Greystones parade is going ahead this year !!

Groups or organisations who participated before will be contacted.

 

If you are new,  or if you do not receive a letter,  please let GMD know.

Details from Greystones Municipal District,  2876694 or [email protected].

 

Help is very much needed to run our big annual event.

Please don’t leave it to others.  Get involved now !!

Help make this year’s parade a success once again !!

 

Reminder that Parade Awards are presented under the following categories.:

 

          Most Original Entry

          Most Topical Entry

          Best Traditional Irish Float

          Best Sports Entry

          Best Social/Cultural Entry

          Most Colourful Entry

          Most Entertaining Entry

          Best Commercial Entry

          Best Uniformed Organisation

          Best Musical Entry

          Overall Parade Winner

          Best Dressed Shop Window

 

WICKLOW-WURZBURG PARTNERSHIP

VISIT TO WURZBURG:  6 TO 10 MAY 2015

All welcome to join the partnership for a visit to Wurzburg.

Celebrate the signing of the partnership agreement in 2000.

The German visitors will be coming to Wicklow in April.

This trip is part of the ongoing partnership between Wicklow and Wurzburg.

It is an excellent opportunity to share experiences with our partners.

Not to be missed !!

Full details from George Jones,  2875678 or [email protected].

 

Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre

www.greystonesara.com

 

Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.

 

Membership is now due !!

 

Spanish Classes

These classes are now up and running.

 

Art Classes on Monday Afternoon

Some places are still available.

 

Computer Classes                                                               27 February 2015

Kilian House Family Centre

 

 

14 February 2015

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day !!

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  SASS Social Singles Dance Night

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Join the Hot Spot Music Club for their Social Dance Night for over 35s.

Fun filled night suitable for everyone.

Aims to provide an evening filled with great dance music from the 60s to the 80s. 

 

Special guest Mr. Rudi Valentine from New York !!

Best IceBreaker Man in the business !!

Great craic and fun games.

Fun ice breaker games for people to get to know each other.

 

If you are single,  separated,  divorced or just new in town,  this is an opportunity to meet other like-minded people and have some fun.

 

Doors open,  8:30 p.m.

Admission €10.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

15 February 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Café Jam with the Kelly Brothers

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Valentine’s Day theme and music continues with the Kelly Brothers.

They will woo you with melodious harmonies and songs from the 60s to the 80s.

 

Doors open,  4:00 p.m.  Free

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

16 February 2015

La Touche Wine Course

La Touche Wines,  La Touche Place;  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

The famous wine courses are back !!

Conducted by lecturer,  Mr. Paul Coleman.

Tonight’s course features Tuscany and Piedmonte in Italy.

Cost is €30 for the evening + includes some of the best wines of the area.Places limited,  please book early,  2873826 or [email protected].

 

Special note:  Tonight’s course is booked out.

Please ring to be placed on waiting list.

 

17 February 2015

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Worship + Reconciliation Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

Please note:

Next Soup & Sandwiches on 21 April, 2015.

 

18 February 2015

Ash Wednesday

 

21 February 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Celtic Soul:  A Tribute to Van Morrison

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Celtic Soul return to pay homage to one of the truly great singer/songwriters of all time,  out very own Van Morrison.  with more years than they care to remember playing in blues,  folk,  trad and jazz bands,  Celtic Soul have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music authentically.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €10.00/€12.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

22 February 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Proteus Jazz Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Sunday Soiree with eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis,  Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon.

 

Excellent jazz singer,  Aran McMahon,  will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s,  50s and 60s.  Includes sax,  piano,  bass,  jazz guitar. 

 

Special guests will also join Proteus on the day.

 

Doors open,  4:00 p.m.

Admission free but donations appreciated.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

 

24 February 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

You can follow GMD on Facebook !!

 

25 February 2015

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

 

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.

 

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

 

This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer. 

 

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and [email protected]

 

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

Can we help you or someone you know ??

 

26 February 2015

Greystones Toastmasters

Glenview Hotel;  8:00 p.m.

 

Toastmasters in an international speaking club.

You will learn leadership + speaking skills in a friendly environment.

 

Come along to Greystones Toastmasters meetings work.

Observe some of the speakers in action + see for yourself.

Opportunity to chat to Members during the coffee break.

 

Please feel free to bring a friend.

There is no obligation to join.

 

27 February 2015

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Computer Classes Resume

Kilian House Family Centre

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Ronan O Snodaigh (Kila)

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Ronan O Snodaigh,  lead singer and percussionist with Irish band,  Kila,  performs an intimate solo concert.  Known as one of Ireland’s greatest bodhran players and gaeilgoir singer songwriters,  Ronan also has a repertoire of fabulous guitar-based folk songs from his solo albums.

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.

Admission €8.00/€10.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

4 March 2015

Delgany + District Horticultural Society 2015 AGM + Spring Lecture

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road,  Greystones

 

          8:00 p.m.      Annual General Meeting

          8:30 p.m.      Lecture: 

Garden Birds,  How to ID them

Some Irish Folklore About Them

Glynn Andersen       

Head Guide National Botanic Gardens

Author Birds of Ireland,  Facts,  Folklore + History

 

Details from 2874400;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

10 March 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

15 March 2015

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day !!

 

17 March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day

Join Greystones for its annual jam packed event.

Parade leaves South Beach Car Park at 12:00 p.m.

Application forms available now.

 

20 March 2015

Bank of Ireland Business Expo

Set up a stall free of charge.

Trade & network with other local businesses & traders.

 

21 March 2015

Bank of Ireland Family Fun Day

Clubs & Societies can exhibit what they have to offer.

They can sign up Members.

Show off trophies !!

 

Bank of Ireland will invite Prominent Local Business Speakers.

Sporting heroes will make an appearance.

Face painting and school exhibitions on the Saturday morning.

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your business,  group or club !!

Full details from [email protected]

 

22 March 2015

Greystones Folk Group Annual Sale

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support and The Five Loaves Bray.

 

All donations of cakes,  fashion items,  jewellery,  bric a brac,  toys, plants welcome.

Items can be collected.

Details from Jo,  086 6051294,  and Margaret,  087 2430694.

 

24 March 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

28 March 2015

Summertime Begins Tonight

Turns clocks forward  one hour before going to bed !!

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Celtic Soul:  Love Minus Zero: Tribute to Bob Dylan

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fanatic from the start,  or a new fan,  you won’t want to miss this superb authentic Bob Dylan tribute band,  Love Minus Zero.

 

Featuring musicians of the highest standard,  including double bass and violin,  this six piece highly professional outfit authentically recreates and interprets the music and songs of one of the greatest artists of our time.

 

This is a two hour show.  Doors at 9:00 p.m. 

Love Minus Zero takes to the stage at 10:00 p.m. sharp.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €9.00/€10.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

3 April 2015

Good Friday

 

5 April 2015

Easter Sunday

 

6 April 2015

Easter Monday

 

7 April 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

21 April 2015

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

4 May 2015

May Bank Holiday

 

6 to 10 May 2015

Wicklow-Wurzburg Partnership

Visit to Wurzburg

All welcome to join the partnership for a visit to Wurzburg.

Celebrate the signing of the partnership agreement in 2000.

 

This trip is part of the ongoing partnership between Wicklow and Wurzburg.

It is an excellent opportunity to share experiences with our partners.

Not to be missed !!

 

The German visitors will be coming to Wicklow in April.

Full details from George Jones,  2875678 or [email protected].

 

19 May 2015

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

1 June 2015

June Bank Holiday

 

21 June 2015

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day !!

 

3 August 2015

August Bank Holiday

 

26 October 2015

October Bank Holiday

 

25 December 2015

Christmas Day

 

26 December 2015

St. Stephens Day

 

28 December 2015

Bank Holiday

 

 

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