Tuesday, 17th July 2018
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Diabetes Ireland at City Square Shopping Centre

Diabetes Ireland will be at the City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford City on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (lunch 1pm-2pm).

We will offer free screening, education, risk assessment and literature to the general public. We also welome people with an existing diagnosis for information.

The screening test is completed within a few minutes and the result is available immediately.

You are welcome to pop by to our stand on the day or call 021 4274229 for further information.

Samaritans seek volunteers

The increased demand for our service means that Samaritans Waterford & Southeast are always looking for new volunteers. If this is something that would interest you we would love to hear from you. Please join us for an Information Meeting on Saturday 09/06/18 at 4 pm at Samaritans Centre, 16 Beau Street, Waterford (off Catherine Street).

If possible please confirm attendance on 085 201 7917 (please leave a message) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. Samaritans offer emotional support to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives by phone, text or face to face contact at their Centre in Waterford.

Irish Wheelchair Association National Bag Pack Collection

IWA is looking for volunteers that can spare 2 hours on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of July to bag pack in their local Tesco Store. Volunteers will be bag packing in Tesco Stores nationwide as part of IWA's National Bag Pack Collection. All funds raised during the bag pack collections will be immediately invested into the range of essential services IWA provides to people with disabilities in their own homes and local communities. IWA invites all local people to get involved by filling out a registration form at http://www.iwa.ie/tesco or by contacting Holly Johnson, IWA Community Fundraising officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 087 2159482).

Summer Camps at Access I.T.

Still time to book! The Summer Computer Science Camps.

Tech Wizards Monday 13th to 17th August 2018. 10am to 12.30pm. Cost: 50 Euro.

The Tech Tweens 12 years to 14 years from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July or Monday 13th to 17th August 2018. 10am to 12.30pm, Cost: 50 Euro.

To avoid disappointment, booking in advance is advised Also booking has started for our Thursday morning ECDL course for adults, starting soon.

Call us on 051-374849 for more detail or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Access I.T. CLG is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a STAND-ALONE LECTURE - An Introduction to Aristotle's Poetics at 7:30 p.m., Monday 2nd July, at Waterford Cheshire, John's Hill

Aristotelian concepts such as catharsis and mimesis are of seminal importance within Western literary discourse. Similarly, Aristotle's ideas regarding the affective power of tragic drama continue to inform our critical evaluations of theatrical texts and performances.This lecture will explore Aristotle's Poetics in relation to his enduring importance to our understanding of the genre of tragedy. Commencing with a brief description of Aristotle's life and times, this talk will proceed by considering how the Poetics can be understood in relation to his ethical thought. It will conclude by considering how the Poetics has influenced various works of Western literature.

No prior knowledge of this lecture topic is required. For further information, please visit our Facebook page (Philosophia Waterford) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fenor Bingo

The next Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 29th June at Fenor National School at 8pm. Come along and enjoy a great night a bring a friend. Bus leaves shop at Riverstown at 7.15pm.

CAO Change of Mind deadline

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has expanded its support offering for CAO applicants and their parents ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline at 5.15pm on Sunday, 1 July.

Registrar of WIT, and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr Derek O'Byrne has urged people not to stress ahead of the deadline and to avail of supports that will help people choose a course that they will enjoy studying.

"Our ethos at WIT is to help students into the right courses for them and one of the ways we help support this apart from campus tours, school visits and open days and evenings, is taking the time to talk to people, to answer their questions, and to help them get their genuine order of preference right," says Dr O'Byrne.

"For the past number of years we have run a number of 'Ask WIT' events. Last year we added WhatsApp support to our online web chat, our two dedicated phone helplines, drop-in centre, and campus tours in the three days before 1 July. This year WIT will be providing support for one extra day." For 2018, dedicated Ask WIT events run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday June (28-30). This year WIT is providing support on Sunday via WhatsApp messaging and web chat for any last minute questions.

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