The mobile blood clinic will be in St Patrick’s BNS on Thursday September 18 from 5pm to 8.30 pm
SOCCER CHILDREN’S DISCO
Mountmellick Soccer Club is holding their monthly children’s disco (ages up to and including 14 years) on Friday September 26 from 7pm to 9pm at Conor Davis Park. Admission €5 includes minerals and snacks.
Monthly social dance is on Saturday September 27 with dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30pm in the Owenass Hall. Music by Checkers. Refreshments served.
Mountmellick Community School and Mountmellick Sports Complex will held a monster auction on Sunday September 28 in the complex. If you wish to donate items e.g. Tools, motor accessories, home or office furniture call 057 8697970 or 087 6834053.
LINE DANCING CLASSES
Line dancing classes have resumed in the ICA hall Davitt Road (opposite school). Why not come along on Thursday night September 18 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm? All welcome.
The AGM is on Thursday September 18. New members always welcome.
INTERNET FOR SENIORS
Senior surfer internet training begins in the library on Tuesday September 23. It is a 6 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Cost €25 per person. To enquire call Orla Mulligan at Laois Partnership, email@example.com or 057 8661900. There are 12 places available which will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Introduction to computers begins on Wednesday September 24 in the library. This is a 10 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Cost €25 per person. To enquire call Orla Mulligan at Laois Partnership, firstname.lastname@example.org or 057 8661900. There are 12 places available which will be filled on a first come first served basis.
An exhibition titled ‘Traversing the Littoral’ by artist Karen Hendy will run in the library gallery until the end of September.
Junior Bookclubs in the library for ages 8 to 9 and 10 to 12 resume in September. If you would like to join or to find out more details about the bookclubs please contact 057 8644572.
CHILDREN’S SEWING GROUP
A children’s sewing group will begin in the library for ages 10 to 12 which will meet every fortnight. If you would like to join this group, call 057 8644572.
LAOIS SOCIAL HISTORY
A series of folklore cds covering all aspects of the social history of Laois are available to borrow from the library.
LOOMING AT LIBRARY
Loom banding continues every second Saturday at the library. The next session is on Saturday September 20 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All are welcome.
We are investigating obtaining premises, shed or disused building that can house the tools of the trade. If anyone knows of such a place please call 087 657 8736.
New members welcome, call secretary Emma 087 6962626.
Badminton training is on Monday nights at 8.45pm and Wednesdays at 8.30pm in the Macra Hall. New members welcome along. Enquiries call Trevor 087 9143226.
Mondays: Boccia in Macra Hall 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am. Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Fridays: ‘Go for Life Games’ Macra Hall 7.30pm.
Active retirement meetings resume on Wednesday September 10 from 10.3oam to 12.30pm at MDA. New members always welcome phone 086 0618955.
There was a good turnout at the registration night for the coming year’s music classes. Classes return from tonight Tuesday September 16. We are delighted to see there will be a number of adults attending our classes this year and if there are any more adults who would like to learn some tunes or take up a new challenge you are very welcome. Call 085 7138940 for information. On Culture Night Friday September 19 we will play music in St Vincent’s hospital from 6pm. We will be busking for fun (not a fundraiser) at Supervalu on Saturday October 4 at 3pm.The AGM is on Tuesday October 21 in the ICA Hall at 8pm. We will be putting out dates for our monthly sessions and hope to have workshops in old style traditional dancing and storytelling in the coming months.
SYLVIA PLATH TALK
Dr Arthur Broomfield will give a talk on the works of poet Sylvia Plath at the library on Friday September 19 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The focus will be on Plath’s works included in the leaving certificate programme.
ADULT ART WORKSHOP
This will be held in The Forum Hostel on Friday September 19 from 7pm to 8pm with Collette Dunne. Limited places, book at 057 867557.
THE IRISH MIDLANDS CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Enjoy chamber, classical and concert music on Friday September 19 at 8pm in the Arts Centre. For information call 086 3751604.
Applications for stalls at this year’s fair now being accepted and can be requested by private messaging our Facebook page or calling 087 7951042. Completed forms must be returned by September 29.
LAOIS MARTIAL ARTS
Classes available: ladies and gents kickboxing and self defence classes for all ages, Ladies and gents TRX suspension training and ladies keep fit classes. Call 086 3399287 or find us on Facebook.
Classes in the sports complex. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Junior (5 to 14) 6pm to 7pm. Senior (14 +) 8pm to 9.30pm. Ladies bootcamp on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. Ladies core & kettlebell workout on Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. New members welcome, contact Tommy Delaney 086 8496205.
September 4. Old school. Top score M Gowing. Lady 1 J O’Shea. 2 Mrs Gorman, B Hogan. Gent 1 S Duff. 2 J Delaney. Half 1 N Thompson. 2 T Dunne. Best of three S Wilkinson, P Dowling. Worst of three D Byrne. Raffle M Gowing, T Jacob, P Dowling, J Delaney.
Jackpot winner S Heary, Askea. Match 3 (€36) D Keenan, E O’Neill, S Lynch.
€50 A Ward. €20 G Meskell, N Conroy, G Donoher, D Hayden.
Hospice Coffee Morning
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning to support hospice care takes place on Thursday September 18. All monies raised in Laois go directly to Laois Hospice. Laois Hospice is asking people in workplaces, homes and local organisations to host a coffee morning and collect a donation from their guest for each cup of coffee provided. Laois Hospice Foundation is totally voluntary, depending on the good will of the public to maintain and expand hospice services. To host a coffee morning please contact Mary Delaney, Secretary, or Laois Hospice Foundation for your supply of Bewley’s coffee at 086 8157280. Thank you for your continued support.
Application forms available for stands at this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday December 14, 1-6pm in O’Connell Square. Contact Lisa 0863557846 or Mary 0877951042.