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Cheap and Cheerful is the theme for today’s Jumble Sale and Coffee Morning in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centrefrom 11 am to 4 pm. All monies raised will be shared between the Counselling Service and the Resource Centre. No electrical items please.

St Johnston and Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following post, which is supported by the Department of Social Protection. One Youth Worker. It is based in St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment. Free training is available within budgets. Job Descriptions and application forms available from St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551. Closing Date will be Friday 13th June.

Father Dan Carr’s celebration of the Golden Anniversary of his ordination that was to take place this Friday 29 May has been postponed to Friday 12 June due to tragic circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

St Johnston and Carrigans Women’s Group invite you to a Breast Awareness Evening next Thursday, 4th June from 8 to 9.30 pm. €3 entry fee which will include a light supper. The Breast Research Nurse with Breast Centre NW will be giving a talk on Breast Awareness based on results from recent research in Donegal.

Fresh Produce is series of workshops which will be facilitated by Darran McGlynn to enable young people from the area to engage with contemporary visual art and making. Contact Deborah at the Resource Centre (0749148551) or via facebook as soon as possible.

Do you want a career in childcare? A childcare position will start in September (pending garda vetting) based at Stepping Stones Playgroup, St Johnston. This is a developmental opportunity and no experience is necessary. Please call Mary Ryan 91 48512 if interested. Closing date 19th June.

Stepping Stones Playgroup will present a Children’s Art Exhibition and a cooking demo by Chef Martin Anderson next Tuesday. 9 June at 8 pm in the Resource Centre. Admission is €7 including food, refreshments and spot prizes.

The Annual Social Services Bus Run takes place tomorrow leaving Carrigans at 12 noon and St Johnston at 12.15pm. To book a seat contact Sarah at 087 7489181 or the Resource Centre at (074) 91 48551.

There will be a Table Quiz for Trinity Court Interchurch in Maggie’s Tavern, Carrickmore, St Johnston at 9 pm on 12 June. Tables of 4 and it will be €5 per participant. There will be a raffle with great prizes.

Taughboyne History Group last meeting before the summer will be Wednesday 10 June at 7.30 pm in the Resource Centre. If you feel you can help us with our local folklore project or have information on how any local placenames were derived we would be delighted to hear from you. If you have any local photographs - the older the better - that you would like to show us please get in touch and leave a message 91 48551.

If you have any items associated with the Glentown Quarry, photos, articles, oral tradition etc, please leave a message at the centre. It is hoped that anybody who can help may be able to arrange to meet with Mr Holmes who is researching this subject at the centre or elsewhere.

There will be a 5 week session of baby massage starting on Friday June 12 running to July 10. Please call 91 48551 for further information.

The popular Bluegrass Band ‘Knotty Pine’ will be performing live at the Bluegrass Festival on Saturday 4 July at Monreagh Ulster Scots Education and Heritage Centre. Call 074 91 40708 or email office@monreagh.net