KIDS AND KOFFEE
Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ takes place every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. It costs just €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children are very welcome. Its a community-run group and a great place to meet and make friends over a cup of tea or beaker of juice. If you’d like to join us, call Kyra on 0860651485, or just come along on Friday.
BALLYROAN VINTAGE CLUB
Will hold a social night in Scully’s Lounge on Saturday November 9. Music is provided by Har+Joe Up Front and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of music and craic and all proceeds will go to Abbeyleix Distict Hospital and Sue Ryder Foundation. More info available from 086 3058010.
LAOIS COMMUNITY FORUM AWARDS
Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards available. Entry deadline extended to Thursday, November 7 before 5pm. There are five categories in the g roup/clubs section while there is also an Unsung Hero Award. Forms www.laoiscommunityforum.ie
Team Hope Shoebox Appeal
The Team Hope Children’s Shoebox Appeal is underway around the country. Completed shoeboxes can be dropped off in Portlaoise at Axa, the parish centre, Tesco, and TK Maxx; in Abbeyleix at the golf club or library; in Mountmellick at the library or the post office; and in Mountrath at Centra.
The closing date for this year’s appeal is November 11. To find out how you can participate, log on to www.teamhope.ie to download your leaflet or contact Tania Thompson.