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Monday, 5th September 2016, 10:27 am
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 11:31 am
Children from Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir Lecky Road pictured with dance tutor Laura Doherty from Flaunt Ur Step at the Gasyard Centre on Thursday afternoon as part of the Gaelscoil Summer Scheme. DER3416GS



Trocaire is now recruiting new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your services please visit www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/volunteer or freephone 08009121200



Parents of children attending primary one in schools the Long Tower parish are invited to Mass in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Sunday, 11th September at 12 noon.

Blessing of motorbikers


A blessing of motorbikers will take place in St. Aegnus’ Church, Burt on Sunday, September 11 at 1.30 p.m. This year there will be a short prayer service and blessing for all bikers and their bikes. There will be a collection taken up for the RNLI at the church.

tea dances

Join the Mayor

The Mayor’s tea dance will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at the Guildhall.

Mayor Hilary McClintock is inviting older people from throughout the district to come from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

The traditional tea dances are held at the historic Guildhall on the first Wednesday of each month.

Free tickets are available from Council Offices by telephoning Andrea Campbell on 028 7137 6545.

Next month’s dance will be on October 5.

Open day

Diverse City community partnership

The DiverseCity Community Partnership (DCCP) will hold an Open Day on Friday 9th September at 10.30am in their premises at 10 - 14 Bishop Street.

The NW Civic Activism Project will also a MacMillan Coffee morning in conjunction with the Open Day so there will be tea/coffee and buns, all FREE!

At 12.30pm there will be a lunchtime event (including lunch) giving all the Partnership organisations an opportunity to share information on the work that they are involved in and to give visitors the chance to see the facilities available for hire.

Foyle Hospice

Weekly draw

The winners in the Foyle Hospice weekly draw for September 2 were 1st £1,000 Sharon Devlin (promoter Deborah Devine), 2nd £300 Mary Lavery (promoter Kathleen Gallagher), 3rd £200 John Lynch (Foyle Hospice), 4th £100 Paul O’Neill (Foyle Hospice), 5th £50 Rosemary Shaw (promoter Eleanor Devine).

Enrolment day

Adult and

children’s courses

The Eden Place Arts Centre will hold an enrolment day on Monday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The price for a nine week adult course is £40. 
There is a six week watercolour for beginners and basket weaving costing £30. Courses for children and young people are £20.

There are a number of courses including wood scultpure, recreational art, stained glass and photography.

The centre is based at Pilot’s Row.

Bus trip


A Legion of Mary Bus to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 25. The cost is £15 per person. For further information please contact Kathleen on 71268019 or Maureen on 07864878284

U3A open day

Autumn programme

The U3A will hold an open and enrolment day for their new Autumn programme today (Tuesday, September 6), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. membership is open to all retired people. 
There is no age limit. 
There are a huge variety of classes, courses and activities to choose from - Art, Languages, Physical Activities, Social and Recreational Activities and cards and games. U3A Foyle is based in GRansha Park. For more information contact Christine on [email protected] or visit the website on www.u3afoyle.com

Climb Ben Nevis

Children in Crossfire

Climb Ben Nevis from October 21 to 23 with Children in CRossfire, flying from Derry airport, call 71269898, email [email protected] or full details on www.childrenincrossfire.org

Epilepsy meeting

Foyle branch

Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland Foyle branch will have a coffee and chat meeting this morning (Tuesday, September 6) at 11 a.m. in Foyle Street LIbrary, Coffee Shop (ground floor, back corner). Have a cuppa and chat to others with an interest in Epilepsy. Everyone welcome.

Memory walk

Alzheimer’s Society

The Foyle Memory Walk will take place from Ebrington Square on Sunday, September 18. 
There is a 2.5 km or 10 km option. 
Register your team now on www.memorywalk.org.uk or ring 03003305452