Lunch Club outing to Arena 7

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Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre next Wednesday, March 9th when the group are going to Arena 7. A bus will leave the centre at 10.30am please contact the centre if you wish to get involved. The Lunch Club runs every second Wednesday and transport can be provided.

For more information contact: Tricia Devine or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.

Forever Crafts group is organising a shopping trip to Belfast next Tuesday, March 8th, leaving St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre at 8.30am. The cost will be 10 euro for the bus and a stop will be made for breakfast in the morning and on the return journey for dinner in the “Oakleaf”. Cost to be finalised. Please Contact Mary McAnaney on 91 40375 or Pearl Millar on 91 48133.

The Scrap-booking Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre at 11am until 4pm. For more information call Mary McAnaney on 91 40375

The Stepping Stones Playgroup recently held a fundraising morning in aid of Heart Children Ireland. The children all bought a windmill in aid of the fundraiser. Thanks to all who supported this worthwhile event.

The playgroup will be closed on Thursday 17th and 18th of March for the bank holiday and re-open on Monday 21st March.

The playgroup will hold their enrolment day on Wednesday 23rd March from 1pm to 3pm. for children wishing to start the Playgroup on September 11th. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunisation records as well as their PPS Number.

The Regional Employment Service can help unemployed people get back in to full/part time employment, identify training opportunities, how to prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more. The Outreach Officer will be in attendance in the Resource Centre today from 11am to 1pm. Ring Helen or Mary on 074 9128010 to arrange an appointment. This Service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is free and totally confidential.

The Walk and Talk Group are planning to go to Buncrana on Monday, 28th February 2011, to walk the coast path to Fr. Hegarty’s Rock. Anyone interested in joining us should meet at the Drop-In Centre, Main Street, St. Johnston at 10.15am. We plan to car share so don’t worry if you have no transport. Please bring waterproofs and sensible shoes, also a packed lunch as there will be no shops nearby. We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information please contact the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, telephone 074 9148551, e-mail:

Youth Club - Thursday 6.30pm - 8pm 5th, 6th class and first years;Thursday 8.00pm - 9.45pm 2nd year and over. Friday Drop in, 6.30pm - 8pm 1st year and over, 8pm - 10pm 2nd year and over

The Family Resource Centre runs a Homework Club for 3rd and 4th class on Mondays, from 3pm to 4.30pm Baby Massage

The class is open to parents with new born babies and those up to the age of seven months. Places are limited so in order to secure your place please contact the Family Resource Centre at 074 9148551 or E-mail

The AGM of St. Johnston and Carrigans Community Employment Project will be held on Monday 28th March at 8.00pm at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Rd, St. Johnston.

Everyone welcome.

Rural Transport Bus to Lifford/Strabane. Departs Carrigans, Thursdays 10 am. Pickup in St.Johnston at 10.10 am. Returns 1 pm arriving back in St Johnston at 1.20 pm and Carrigans at 1.30 pm. Why not leave the car behind and enjoy a trip on this bus service? It’s a great way to get out and about and meet other travellers. You can call 074 97 41644 to book or you can hail the bus.

50/50 Bonus Ball fundraiser is available in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. The cost is 1 euro per line number. 50% goes to the Winner and 50% goes toward the Community Drop-in Cafe in St. Johnston Main Street. The draw is made against the Lotto Bonus Ball every week.

Bowling: Fridays 7.30pm to 10pm in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone welcome.

If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St. Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects.

St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!