A dressmaking class for beginners starts next Wednesday, 7th November from 8-10pm in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. It will provide an introduction to dressmaking, such as: how to use a sewing machine; using a pattern; and cutting out a garment. There will be innovative and practical tips for altering and remodelling your clothes. This course is supported through Donegal VEC Community Education Programme. For further information, please contact the Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.
A trip is being organised to see the pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Millennium Forum on Saturday 8th December. A coach will leave St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre at 1:30pm for the 2:30pm show. Cost 10 euro per person (includes admission and transport). Places are limited. Book at the Resource Centre or phone 074 91 48551. A deposit of 5 euro will secure a place.
A Christmas Flower Arranging fundraising event will be held in the St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource on Monday, 10th December at 8pm. Please contact 074 91 48551 for further information.
St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is holding a fund-raising community bazaar on Friday, 23rd November 2012 at 7:30pm. We would be grateful if you would collect any items that could be used as prizes or for sale on the day. Collectors will be calling from Monday 12th November, alternatively items can be dropped in at the centre. For more info please contact the centre on 91 48551.
Learn how to decorate your house for Christmas on Friday, 30th November at 7.30pm with Ann from La Maison, Letterkenny with new and creative ideas, techniques, seasonal colour schemes to brighten up you home at Christmas. Entrance 5 euro, including refreshments, mulled wine and mince pies.
Switch N’ Bitch: A chance to clear out those old glad rags, jewellery, shoes, scarves, shoes ect. you no longer wear from your wardrobe and swap for a whole new look. This Woman’s Group fundraising event with a difference, will take place on Monday, 5th November 2012 at 7.30pm in the St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Everyone welcome. If you’re interested, contact Deborah Clawson at the Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.
St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project has a vacancy for one IT Worker and Office Support worker. Further details available from the Resource Centre, 074 91 48551 (St. Johnston). Applicants must be over 25 years, at least one year on benefit and eligible according to CE criteria.
Essential Computing: Basic Computer skills training including keyboard skills, Microsoft Word, letter/report writing skills, internet and email skills. The course will be accredited at FETAC Level 2. To book a place, or for more information, please contact the Resource Centre Office on 074 91 48551.
The Regional Employment Service can help long-term unemployed to get back into full-time employment, identify training opportunities, prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more. If you wish to avail of our service, the outreach officer will be in attendance in The Resource Centre, St Johnston on Tuesday 6th November from 11am to 1pm. No appointment necessary. Further enquiries to Helen or Mary 074 9128010.This service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is free and totally confidential.
Victorian Christmas event will take place on Saturday, 17th November from noon to 5pm in Monreagh Heritage Centre. There will be many features including Victorian carol singing, toy show, food demonstrations, traditional crafts, traditional music – and much more! Hot food will be available for purchase. Please contact the Heritage Centre on 074 91 40708 for more information.
Healthy Family Cooking on a Budget: Tuesdays 13th, 20th, and 27th November from 10am-noon. This programme will provide practical demonstrations, recipes and tips for providing tasty, healthy and affordable family meals. This will be a fun, interactive programme where participants will be encouraged to become actively involved in the preparation of the meals, with opportunities for questions and answers. Recipes will be provided followed by a tasting session of all food prepared. Session 3 will focus on preparation, cooking and sampling a seasonal family Christmas dinner. This programme is supported through Donegal VEC Community Education Programme. To book you place contact the Resource Office at 0749148551. Don’t miss out as places are limited.
Whist Drive: The next whist drive will be held on Monday November 26th at 8pm in St Johnston & Carrigans FRC, 5 euro per person. A light supper will be served.
Fundraising Rickety Wheel and Cake Sale: Killea Parish Hall Carrigans are holding a Fundraising Rickety Wheel and Cake Sale on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm in the Old School Hall in Carrigans.
Walk & Talk Group next Saturday outing on November 24th to Gortin Glen in Co Tyrone. Bus leaving the Resource Centre at 9am returning approx 3pm, Cost 5 euro for bus. If you wish to take part contact the Resource Centre on 074 91 48551 to book a place.
Fireworks DDTA: Dance, Drama, and Theatre Academy. Offering various disciplines in dance, drama, music and performing arts. 4-10 years (Monday 6-7pm). 10-14 years (Thursdays 6-7:pm). 14+ (Thursdays 7-8pm). To book a place, or for more inforomation, please phone Nadine Hegarty 078 5111 79704.
Craft Group every Wednesday night 8-10pm in the St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Come along to learn something new or just do your own thing. And there’s always a cup of tea and a bit of craic!
Pilates Classes: Everyone welcome! Wednesday nights 7pm. at St. Johnston & Carrigans Resource Centre. Phone 074 91 48551 for details.
Breastfeeding Support Group: Every Thursday morning in the Old Playgroup, Church Lane (situated behind St Baithin’s National School, St. Johnston), from 10.30am-12.30pm. Phone 074 91 48551 St. Johnston, or 074 91 56328 – Suzanne Harkin or Deirdre Lynch, Newtowncunningham, for details.
Ann’s Boxercise and Fitness Classes: Tuesdays 5.45pm-6.45pm and Thursdays 8pm-9pm followed by a half-hour Tone and Shape Class (9pm-9.30pm) in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Fully qualified instructor. Fantastic class for weight loss, toning, building fitness levels and stress release. Suitable for all age groups (16+) and fitness levels. Very popular workout, great fun and great results. For more information please contact Ann on 0863238437.
Irish Dancing Classes: (age 3 upwards): Every Tuesday 3.45– 4.45pm. at St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St. Johnston. For more information please contact the centre on 074 9148551.
History Links: Every Wednesday in the computer room, St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St. Johnston from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Phone 074 91 48551 for more details.
Bowling: St. Johnston and Carrigans Bowling Club, Monday and Friday, 7.00pm to 10.30pm in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St. Johnston. New members welcome.
Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please remove them by cutting around the stamp and leaving some of the envelope around it. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St. Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects.