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Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2017

Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2017 to announce programme on Monday 18 September

Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing is back! The programme for the 2017 festival will be announced at a launch event on Monday 18 September, 11am at Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford. All are welcome to attend. Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing is a fun, accessible, multidisciplinary festival in Waterford, which champions the links between arts and wellbeing with a wide-ranging programme of innovative, free events for all ages across all artforms, including music, art, dance, film and literature. Now in its 5th year, the 2017 festival takes place Monday 9 – Sunday 15 October and coincides with World Mental Health Day and World Hospice Day. Well Festival is funded by the Arts Council, Waterford City and County Council and Sanofi, and is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Libraries. Further details from and follow the Well Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 22nd September at 8pm in Fenor National School Hall. Bus will leave the Shop, Riverstown, Tramore at 7.15pm. Great night assured.

Ferrybank Library

Junior Book Club

All 4th, 5th and 6 classes are invited to join the Junior Book Club and enjoy a fun time discussing your favourite books with like-minded kids! Find out about new books and exciting new story lines!

Date: Saturday 30th September [the last Saturday of each month]. Time: 11:30 – 12:30. Venue: Ferrybank Library [051 897200]

Storytime for Toddlers

Join us here in Ferrybank Library for toddler storytime on Thursday 14th September from 10:00 – 10:30am Bring your little ones to enjoy stories, rhymes and colouring fun!!

FREE Declutter Talk

If you would like to break free from the overwhelm of clutter so that you can enjoy a simpler, happier life then this FREE Declutter talk is for you. The talk will cover a variety of practical wardrobe and home decluttering information, tips and guidelines on organisation, storage and lifestyle as well as uniquely-specialised and essential area of decluttering mindset, challenges and benefits.

Date : Tuesday 10th October 2017. Time: 2:30pm

Venue: Ferrybank Library [051 897200].

Spaces are limited, so in order to avoid disappointment, reserve your place ASAP

Get Brewing and Host a Coffee Morning for Waterford Hospice

Representatives of hospice and homecare services from Waterford Hospice gathered at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross to launch Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s and called on the people of Ireland to host a coffee morning on Thursday 14th September to help raise vital funds for their local hospice and homecare service.

Lectio Divina

Reflections on the Sunday Gospels to deepen your knowledge of the Word of God in the weekly Liturgy

“There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in His Word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina” - Pope Francis

Facilitated by the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford every Wednesday night, 7.30 p.m. (from 13th September)

Donation: Eu5 including light refreshments. All are welcome.

Traveller Pride Event 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our Traveller Pride Event taking place in John Robert Square, Waterford City on Friday 15th. September from 11a.m. to 4p.m. This is an annual event that highlights, celebrates and showcases Travellers' contribution to Irish society. All are welcome to view the display and speak with the Team, all members of the Traveller community.

The Waterford Traveller Pride Event will follow on from eight previous successful events down through the years were many members of the public and a number of school groups came to visit and learn about the Traveller culture and ways.

On Friday 15th. the public can experience how Travellers lived in the past with a Traveller camp site set up in John Roberts square. This will include story-telling and tin smiting and would be a great opportunity to foster cross community understanding between Traveller and Settled people.

It is organised by Waterford Traveller Community Development Project (a Traveller led organisation).

Traveller heritage over the years has shown richness in crafts and the decorative arts. These include metal work, sewing and wagon making of which the modern day Caravan is likely to have been fashioned.

We celebrate our heritage, in this very special year where our community was finally formally recognised by the Irish state as an ethnic minority within Irish society.

We look forward to seeing you in John Robert’s Sq. on Friday 15th September 2017.

Medjugorje Healing Mass

The above Mass will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford, starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass. Celebrant: Fr. Richard Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light refreshments after Mass. Contact Maura 085 7022103 / 051 376552.

Social dancing

Social dancing at the Tower Hotel Waterford starting on Wednesday Sept 13th and every every week from 9pm to 11.30 pm Live music. Admission Eu9. Free parking.

Irish Wildlife Trust Cliff Walk at Ardmore

A Cliff Walk at Ardmore will take place on the 17th September, meeting in the parking area in front of the church near the seafront at 2 pm. Leaving Miller's March at 12 .30pm. All welcome.

St Brigids Family & Community Centre

New Parenting Group: After the September back to school rush, would you as a parent like some ‘me time’ to relax? If so, then come along to a new Parenting Group taking place on Wednesday 20th September from 10.00am - 11.30am in St Brigids FCC, 37 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford.

Michael Dalton (Mindfulness/Mediation Teacher) will facilitate a free one hour session of mindfulness/meditation for Parents. Afterwards there will be time to plan future meet ups and chat over a cuppa with other parents. The main focus of the Parenting Group is in relation to parenting primary school age children but may be relevant to parenting other age groups too.

To book your place or if you would like more information please phone Mags in St Brigids on 051 375261.

Waterford Contact Project: Are you interested in volunteering with Older People? If so, this could be for you! The Waterford Contact Project is a befriending/visiting programme for older people in Waterford city and close environs. The Project, based in St Brigid’s Family & Community Centre, is currently recruiting Volunteers (aged 18 & over) to visit older people in their own homes once per week for a chat & social company. The Project is holding a Volunteer Information meeting on Thursday 21st September 7.30p.m. – 9pm in St Brigids Family & Community Centre. To register for the meeting or if you would like more information please phone Mags in St Brigid’s on 051 375261.

Presentation Convent Class of 1977

Graduation Reunion 1977 - 2017. A graduation reunion dinner will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, The Mall, Waterford. All past pupils from both primary and post-primary level are invited to The Tower Hotel for an evening of reminiscing and laughter. The event costs E30 commencing at 7:30 p.m. with a wine reception followed by dinner. A non-refundable deposit of E5.00 is required to secure a booking with the balance due by 11th November 2017. Further information can be had by contacting Maureen on 087-9652370 or Kathleen on 086-3478382.


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