Saturday, October 8
Laois CONNECTS mental health week kicks off with a 4k family walk in the autumn woods at Emo Court, with special guest Olympian Jessie Barr, Zumba warm ups and facepainting, at 10am, hosted by Laois Sports Partnership.
Buy My Dress in O’Louglins Hotel, Portlaoise from 11am to 5pm.
A selection of over 1,000 new and preloved dresses will be on sale with prices starting from as low as €5.
Donations have been received for the event from Heidi Higgins, Yvonne Connolly, Annemarie Kelly, Blossomtime and Kate Cooper to name a few.
All monies raised from the sale are going to the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands(DSCM).
The Valves play Lethean from 10.30pm.
Sunday, October 9
Applefest in Abbeyleix
The event takes place in community garden (entrance between White O Donohue and Abbeyleix post office) off Main Street 2-5pm.
There'll be seasonal treats on offer from freshly pressed apple juice, toffee apples, cake and tarts.