first_imgRAPHOE NOTES WEEK ENDING 19th JANUARYRAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTREMINDFULNESS MEDITATION: “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday”-Author unknown. The Family Resource Centre is hoping to run a short course on Mindfulness Meditation and is interested in determining interest in such a course. Meditation can help to reduce the stress levels that cause worry. In today’s environment we could all do with being able to switch off from the anxieties that we carry with us throughout the day. Numerous studies have shown that meditation has health benefits. Many of these benefits are related to the decrease in stress that occurs through meditation. It is anticipated that this course will fill up quickly so to secure your place please telephone 074 9145796.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.HEALTHY WALKS If you are in and around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on our Healthy walk every Thursday morning at 9.30 a.m. The group meet in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.NEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES:The Family Resource Centre is pleased to announce that its afterschool programme is now being extended to include several new activities. On Mondays Computer Clubs will take place for 3rd & 4th classes from 3-4pm and for 5th & 6th classes from 4-5pm (places are limited). A Homework Support Group will meet on Wednesdays from 5.30-6.30pm for 1st-6th classes and if you feel your young person would benefit from being supported in doing homework in a peaceful environment please contact any of the Youth Team on 074 9145796 as places are limited to ensure that each young person attending receives adequate support. The Youth Team are Robert, Diane, Melissa, Charlotte and Colin.In the coming weeks a Young Women’s Group and a Young Men’s Group will be established for 12-15 year olds with the Young Women’s Group taking place on Monday evenings from 5.30-7.00pm and the Young Men’s Group on Thursdays from 5.30-7.00pm. Follow us on facebook for more information on these over the coming weeksFriday nights see the return of the Movie Nite and Discos for primary school children aged 6-12 years. A tuck shop will be provided. The first Movie Nite will be held on Friday 25th January from 7.00-8.30pm with the first Disco taking place on Friday 1st February from 7.00-9.00pm. Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise. LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meet every Wednesday morning at 10.30am –12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it be an aunt / uncle/ childminder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.ZUMBA CLASSTaking place in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Monday from 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. €5.00 per class FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASSDance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: -0858409804/0876142326MEALS-ON-WHEELSIf you are a car owner with some time to spare on a Monday or a Wednesday and would be willing to deliver meals please contact 074 9145796.WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group meet every fortnight on a Monday at 8.00 p.m. in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. For further information contact Melanie on 074 9145796.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP Co Ltd CASTLE ROADENROLMENTAnyone interested in enrolling a child for anytime during 2013/2014 should collect their enrolment forms from the Playgroup during the week beginning 21st January between the hours 9.30-12.30pm.To ensure your Child’s placement we would request that you and your child attend one of our enrolment meetings which will take place on Wednesday 30th January between 1.30-3pm OR Wednesday 30th January between 7pm-8pmNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHIn the recent spate of burglaries in East Donegal, there has been an interest in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch. Raphoe Community In Action propose to call a public information evening, where Garda will be in attendance. If interested please contact Raphoe Community In Action on 074 9173966.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUBRaphoe Friday Seniors Club: Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.DOG FOULINGThank you to all responsible dog owners who do clean up after their dogs in Raphoe. Sadly not all owners are cleaning up after their dogs. We all know that Dog Mess is dirty, unpleasant; a potential risk to health and quite rightly it concerns most of us wherever we live. In recent times this problem seems to have increased all around the town and on popular walking routes such as the racecourse and Strabane and Derry Road areas. All owners of Dogs are responsible for the cleaning up any mess left by their animals. Dogs fouling on footpaths, at or near schools, playing fields and other areas where children or the general public are can cause a severe health risk. Always clean up after your dog. It is simply no longer socially acceptable to allow your dog to foul public spaces.Poop-scoop Always carry your poop-scoop or a suitable bag with you and always clean up after your dog. This is your responsibility towards your fellow citizens, and stops dogs (and their owners) getting a bad reputation.The Law.Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when their dog fouls in a public place. Please act responsibly – clean up after your dog and dispose of the dirt in a suitable sanitary manner; use a paper bag. Dog dirt is a health hazard and some day your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to ‘do the right thing’. Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a €150 euro “on-the-spot” fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to €3,000 euro.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBCongratulations goes to the clubs young female boxer Cody Lafferty who was in action at a major boxing tournament in Newtownstewart on Friday night last and the Ballindrait school girl turned ina vintage performance of ring craft when she boxed a highly entertaining contest with Tyron’s Grainne Gallagher of the Two-Castles Boxing club. Well done Cody from all your club mates.The Raphoe Club will host its annual boxing showpiece in the Cathedral Hall on Friday 15th March and club coach and matchmaker Gary Mc Cullagh hopes to have 14 star-studded contests down for decision on the night that will feature now fewer than 6 Ulster, 3 Connaught and 4 National Champions in action on the night. A very special thanks goes to our main sponsor Mike Kelly (building & Scaffolding Contractor) and to all the generous business people of Raphoe for their continued support and to Ronnie Goudie of the Cathedral Hall Committee for all his help. More details of this major tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Best wishes goes to former All-Ireland Super-heavyweight Champion Eamonn Coyle who has inducted onto Donegal’s Elite Hall of Fame Sports People and Eamonn will be honoured at the awards night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday 25th January. Congratulations Eamonn from everyone at the Raphoe Boxing Club.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img

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