Tuesday, 25th April 2017
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Waterford Intellectual Disability Association AGM

The Waterford Intellectual Disability Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the main building of the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St, Waterford on Tuesday February 28th at 7.30pm. WIDA is funded by the HSE and provides residential services for adults with an intellectual disability, respite services for adults and children, adult day centres at Spring Garden in Cherrymount and a training programme for adults at our new centre in Killure Manor, St Johns Park. We also provide a community inclusion service from the Edmund Rice Centre as well as supporting adults working in the community.

The adults and children that avail of our services are drawn from the city and county as well as south Kilkenny and south Tipperary. Despite the extremely difficult economic situation we have striven to maintain a high level of quality in all our services. The next few years will be very important for the future of intellectual disability services and we need to ensure we continue to enhance our existing services and develop new ones in order to provide opportunities and quality support for people with an intellectual disability while continuing to promote greater inclusion in our community.

We would encourage families who avail of our services as well as those who feel they can be of help to our organisation to attend. Please note there are parking facilities at the Edmund Rice Centre with access from the Convent Hill entrance only.

Fundraising fashion show at The Tower Hotel

Waterford Musical Society will host a fundraising fashion show at The Tower Hotel on Thursday March 2nd at 8pm. All proceeds will help fund their upcoming production of "Man of La Mancha" at the Theatre Royal. This now annual event was sold out last year to a capacity crowd of 300. Tickets are ?10 and in high demand as always, so get yours early.

Showcasing this year are: Red Lane Boutique, The Hanger, Tony Roche Menswear, The Shoe Centre,Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, Pamela Scott, All About Eve, Carraig Donn, MotherCare and Pinky (Teens).

Doors open at 7.30pm for this free seating event. Goody Bags compliments of Mulligans Pharmacy, will be given on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are now available from any committee member or through the WMS Facebook page.

Public meeting

A public meeting to discuss the development of a Community All Weather Playing Field in the Manor St. John Complex will take place on Thursday 23 February @ 7pm at The Parish Hall, St. Pauls Church, Lisduggan Waterford City. All are welcome

Valentine's Bingo

A special Valentine's Bingo will take place on Friday 17th February at Fenor National School at 8pm. Free Bus will leave from Shop in Riverstown at 7.15pm. A great night assured. Make sure you are there.

Morning Prayer Group, Prayer and Praise

A Morning Prayer Group - Prayer and Praise- takes place every Thursday in the Parish Centre attached to St. Joseph’s and St. Benildus Church, shortly after the 10.30 a.m. mass. The session lasts approximately one hour. All are welcome.

Further enquiries can be made at the Parish Centre by ringing: 051 – 878 977.

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Valentine’s Day with Access I.T. - To help you get a better understanding of online dating why not come and join in our Free Workshop. Learn about the best Dating Websites, the Do’s and Don’ts and creating a great profile. The workshop takes place on Tuesday 14th Feb 10am to 12pm.

Also available our new computer courses starting Feb 2017 include beginners, ECDL course morning and evenings.

For further information on these or any of our computer courses call us on 051-590873 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Access I.T. is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford. You can follow us on Facebook and twitter or download our free app from the app store. http://www.accessitltd.ie

Upcoming Parents Plus Parenting Programme

St Brigid’s Family & Community Centre is organising a Parents Plus Parenting Programme for parents/guardians of primary school age children.

This programme is for parents/guardians who would like to help their children reach their full potential and solve childhood issues in a positive way. The course does not propose to find all the answers but hopes to help parents gain support of other parents and find down-to-earth solutions for difficult situations. The focus of the course is positive and aims to build on your strengths as a parent and what you are already doing right.

The course will take place on Wednesdays from 10.00am – 12.30pm from 15th February to 5th April 2017 in St Brigid’s Family & Community Centre, 37 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford. There is no charge for this course. Places are limited, for more information or to book your place please contact Mags or Carmel on 051 – 375261.

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. Please join the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterfor every Wednesday night, 7.30 p.m. (15th February to 26th April). Donation: ?5 including light refreshments. All are welcome.

Spring French film show

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange are having their Spring French film showing “Alceste a bicyclette”, (sub-titled) in Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 6.30p.m. Contribution €12 (includes nibbles prior to film). Bookings can be made by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by text to Jane at 087 2594081 or Frances at 087 1500779.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Paddy Scanlon will lead a moderate walk to Crotty’s Rock on Sunday next, Feburary 19th. Meet at the Hypermarket at 10am. Boots essential, food, hot drink, hat, gloves and extra clothes suitable for winter walking advised. All further details from Dick by text on 086 2652768.

Medugorje Healing Mass

The above Mass will be held on Wednesday the 22nd of February in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass. Celebrant: Fr. R. Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass. Contact Maura at 051-376552/ 085-7022103. Ferrybank Library events

Gymboree – Saturday 25th February at 11:00am in Ferrybank Library. This is suitable from babies to 6yrs. Spaces limited so early booking advisable.

Age Action Computer Classes - this programme delivers one-to-one training on computers, tablets and smart phones to people over the age of 55. This five week course takes place in Ferrybank Library on Wednesday mornings for two hours. We are now taking names for future classes. If you would like to take part in these classes please contact the Library on 051 897200

Knitting & Crochet Circle meets every Thursday morning at 10:00am Anyone who wishes to join this group, whether it is to learn a new craft or to participate in this happy group, come along any Thursday morning of your choice, you will be more than welcome!

Adult Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month to discuss a book that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc.... Some of the benefits of being in a book club is that you meet interesting people, you read books that you wouldn’t otherwise read and sometimes it’s fun just to chat. If you would like to be part of this friendly and informal book club, please come along to the next meeting on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Newcomers are always welcome!

Exhibition Space Available - If you would like to exhibit Crafts, Painting, Photographs etc... contact the library on 051 897200 to discuss.

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz takes place in Tramore Golf Club this Friday 10th February in aid of Waterford & Tramore ARCH Club. Registration takes place at 8pm and quiz starts at 8.30pm sharp. The ARCH Club is a friendship Club for people with special needs, club meets every Thursday in Tramore community Centre, Pond Road at 7.30pm.

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