St Johnston & Carrigans

Spring Courses: The following courses are pending due to funding if anyone is interested please contact the Resource Centre for more information. Phone 074 9148551 or e-mail stjohnresource@eircom.net. They include Car Maintenance, D.I.Y Furniture Upholstery, Occupational First Aid, Needlework, Electric Form Filling For Farmers, Genealogy, Mapping your Family Tree, Yoga, Yoga starting Tuesday 1st February from 6.45pm – 8.00pm. Cost: €35euro for six weeks.

Spring Courses: The following courses are pending due to funding if anyone is interested please contact the Resource Centre for more information. Phone 074 9148551 or e-mail stjohnresource@eircom.net. They include Car Maintenance, D.I.Y Furniture Upholstery, Occupational First Aid, Needlework, Electric Form Filling For Farmers, Genealogy, Mapping your Family Tree, Yoga, Yoga starting Tuesday 1st February from 6.45pm – 8.00pm. Cost: €35euro for six weeks.

A Burns Celebration: A Burns celebration was held in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on Thursday 20th of January 2011. It was organised by Newtowncunningham Community Development Initiative as part of their Peace and Reconciliation Project. A good crowd was in attendance to see the haggis being piped into the hall. Haggis, “Neeps” and “Tatties” were served and this was followed by music and dancing. All agreed it had been a very enjoyable evening.

FETAC Training: The Resource Centre are to deliver one of the modules from the youth work level 5 certificate “Working with young people”. The Learning outcomes will be as follows: Unit1 – Good Practice in Youth Work. Unit2 – relating to young people. Unit3 – Working with groups in youth work. Unit4 – Organising youth work activities. Please Contact the Resource Centre for further information and an application form. An introductory meeting will be held in the Resource Centre on Wednesday 9th Febraury 2011 at 10.00am. The course will run every Wednesday from 10am – 2pm. Further information will be given at the introduction meeting. Phone 074 9148551 or e-mail stjohnresource@eircom.net

Parent Toddler Group: This group is back and running every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in the old playgroup building, at St. Johnston. This group provides a relaxed setting for young children to meet socialise and play with their own age group and for mums/dads/grandparents or carers to have a cuppa and a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.

Summer Play Scheme: A meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th February at 7pm, the purpose of this meeting is to confirm dates for the summer play scheme. If you are interested in being part of the planning group for the scheme we look forward to seeing you there.

1st Year Group: This group will be back up and running from Tuesday 1st of February 2011, from 7pm to 8.30pm and is open to all young people in first year. The group will take part in group and social activities on a weekly basis so why not come along for the craic.

Guitar Lessons: Guitar lessons began on the 18th of January and will run to the 8th of March 2011. Guitar lessons times are as follows. Beginner 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Improvers(1)5.00pm to 6.00pm, Improvers(2)6.00pm to 7.00pm For further information please contact the Resource Centre, Tel 074 9148551. E-mail stjohnresource@eircom.net

Leaving Certificate Maths Grinds: We plan to run group maths grinds for honours and pass level Leaving Cert Students, starting Tuesday 1st of February 2011, the tutor will be Paddy Cleary. There will be a cost of €10 euro per person per session, places are limited, so to avoid disappointment contact the Resource Centre as soon as possible to reserve a place.

Homework Club: The Family Resource Centre plan to start up the homework Club for 3rd and 4th class starting Monday 31st January, from 3pm to 4.30pm Snacks will be provided for the children followed by half an hour on homework the occasional trip. It will cost €10 quid per child for membership which will cover them from the 31st of January to the 11th of April 2011. In order for your son/daughter to take part, a permission slip and fee of €10 must be returned to the Resource Centre by Friday the 28th of January 2011. Places for this programme are limited, so to avoid disappointment please return your form to the Resource Centre. For the children’s safety we would appreciate if parents would make arrangements for their children to be collected from the Family Resource Centre at 4.30pm after the home work club.

Health, Sports and Fitness: Are you aged between 18 and 30, looking for a new direction? In partnership with the Donegal Learning for Living programme we are offering a 25 week, 15 hours per week health, sport and fitness course including FETAC level 3 in general education. Information evening on Tuesday 8th February 7pm in the community café.

Baby Massage: Baby Massage class will start on Thursday the 3rd of February 2011, which is a 5 week programme and will be held in the Old Playgroup in St. Johnston. The class will open to parents with new born babies and those up to the age of seven months. Places are limited so in order to secure your place please contact the Family Resource Centre at 074 9148551 or E-mail stjohnresource@eircom.net

AGM: The AGM of St. Johnston and Carrigans Community Employment Project will be held on the 28th February 2011 at 7.30pm at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Rd, St. Johnston. Everyone welcome.

Lunch Club: Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every second Wednesday from 11am-1.30pm. New members always welcome! Next Date Wednesday 26th of January 2011 at 11am. Transport can be provided. For more information contact: Tricia Devine or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.

Bodyrox School of Dance: Bodyrox School of Dance Hip Hop takes place in the Resource centre on Wednesday evenings. Its children aged from 4 to 10 at 5pm to 6pm. Then from 6pm to 7pm, its children 10 plus. €5 euros per class.

Jiving Group: Are you interested in keeping fit and having fun while practicing your Jiving skills or learning to Jive? If so, come and join us at the Resource Centre. The Jiving Group is on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and finishes at 10pm. It will be on the same time every Wednesday. Admission 5 euros. Contact Marie at 087 6152761, Nora at 087 2614240.

Boxercise: Boxercise is a fun and effective way for keeping fit and staying in shape.

In addition to the Thursday night class and on Tuesday morning 10-11am.

Pilates: Class takes place on 7 to 8pm on Wednesday in the resource centre, everybody welcome. Pilates is a great way to tone the body and support weight loss.

Lunch Club Appeal: If you have any unwanted gifts that could be used by the St. Johnston and Carrigans Lunch Club to raise funds, we would be grateful if you would drop them into the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Thank you Please come along – it’s a great opportunity to meet people and have a bite to eat.

Rural Transport Bus: Rural Transport Bus to Lifford/Strabane. Departs Carrigans, Thursdays 10 am. Pickup in St.Johnston at 10.10 am. Returns 1 pm arriving back in St Johnston at 1.20 pm and Carrigans at 1.30 pm. Why not leave the car behind and enjoy a trip on this bus service? It’s a great way to get out and about and meet other travellers. You can call 074 97 41644 to book or you can hail the bus.

Monday Art Class: The Monday evening Art Class will take place on Mondays, 8-10 pm in the Old Playgroup building, Church Lane, St Johnston. This class is for complete beginners and improvers. All paints, brushes and paper is provided. Why not come along and give it a go?

Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Center Centre offers a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124.

50/50 Bonus Ball: This fundraiser is available in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. The cost is 1 Euro per line number. 50% goes to the Winner and 50% goes toward the Community Drop-in Cafe in St. Johnston Main Street. The draw is made against the Lotto Bonus Ball every week.

Bowling: Fridays 7.30pm to 10pm in the Resource Centre. Everyone welcome.

Clothes Bank: There is a Clothes Bank at the Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.

MABS: Experiencing Financial difficulties? Problems paying off Debts? Need Advice on Money Management? Then Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) can help you. MABS provides a free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. If you wish to call MABS, the telephone number is Letterkenny (074) 91 29909. You can ask them to meet you at St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre if you wish. MABS will listen to you non-judgementally and will give you tips for helping your financial situation and can mediate between you and your creditors.

Books: There is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book. We welcome donations of books so if you have any books lying around the house that you don’t want anymore, you are welcome to bring them to the centre.

Library Service: At St. Johnston and Carrigans FRC, we run a Taobh Tire Donegal County Library Book borrowing service. This ‘taster’ library service includes: Adult and Children’s books, ‘Talking’ Books, Music CDs, DVD’s, Videos, and Magazines. In the computer suite we have a dedicated on-line computer service to the main library. You can also join the Taobh Tire Donegal County Library from St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre if you wish.

Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St. Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.

Battery Recycling: St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!