Clara community and family resource centre notes (February 17)

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

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justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie

Clara Community and Family Resource Centre

Clara Community and Family Resource Centre

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CENTRE:

Are you interested in helping us to make Go Karts: We hope to enter in the St Patrick’s Day parade on 17 th March. If you have any spare wheels, old pallets or paint please drop them into, or call the Centre to help with the project. Thanks so much!

Triple P Teen Group Programme: Running at the Centre from Monday 6 th March – 7.30pm to 9.30pm for 7weeks. This free programme gives you tips and strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising a teenager.

Tubber Set Dancing Classes: runs every Thursday night at 8.30pm. All welcome. New dancers wanted. Contact Sharleen on 086 3911128.

Free Electrical Recycling Day: at Clara Basketball Car Park on Saturday 25 th February 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

Inspire Group: are running a 5 week programme in lino printing. For these 5 weeks they will meet every Monday morning from 10am-12pm in the centre. Non-members are welcome for a small fee.

Carers Support Group: The Carers Support Group are continuing with their 5 week programme of Pilates Classes Mondays from 8pm – 9pm at the Resource Centre. Non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee. The next group meeting is Wednesday 22 nd February at 8pm. New ideas and new members are always welcome.

Clara Women’s Group: meet every Thursday at 7.30pm. Upcoming activities include:

  • fascinators/millinery making. If you are going to a wedding why not come along and make a unique hat for the event. Non-members welcome to attend for a small fee.
  • Fairy door
  • Clay modelling

New members are always welcome.

Clara Leading Active Retired: meet every Wednesday at 2.30pm. The Group are very active and love to play Bowling, Bingo and have day trips away. To join, just call into the centre on Wednesday. New members are always welcome.

Lots to Do Group: meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon. This week there will be a new soft play area to accommodate babies. Why not bring your baby along to have fun with a wide range of educational toys, while you can share tips and enjoy the social aspect of the group

Youth Club: is for children from 10 years and the group meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm. The group activities for the coming months are posted on our facebook page and include Circuit Training, Hip Hop Dancing, Arts and Crafts and Quiz night.

Youth Zone: continues every Friday for teenagers in Secondary School. There is a range of physical activities planned for the upcoming weeks.

Carol Nolan TD Advice Clinic is now holding clinics at the Clara Family Resource Centre. Her next clinic is on Monday 27 th February between 1pm and 2pm.  Her constituency office on Harbour Street, Tullamore is open five days per week from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. Contact number 083 8579414 or nu1carolnolan@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Counselling Services: Perhaps you’re having difficulties in your life, would it help to talk to somebody? Clara Family Resource Centre offer affordable and confidential bereavement and relationship counselling. This service is located in the centre, to arrange an appointment, contact the centre.

Offaly work and learning centre - provide weekly employment support services every Thursday at the Family Resource Centre by appointment only. To make an appointment contact Vanessa on 0877413249.

Japanese karate Classes: Tuesdays from 5.45-6.45pm for children in the centre. Also classes for adults on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. These classes help you to become more competent in the areas of self-defense, self-awareness, self-control and self-discipline. Thomas returns to the centre on Tuesday 6th September. Contact sensei Thomas on 086 8948562 for information.

Men’s Shed Group: The group meets every Monday at 2pm in the shed at the resource centre. New members always welcome.

Slimming World: Slimming World Clara is open every Monday night in the Scouts Hall at 7.30pm. The members of Slimming world enjoy healthy eating that fits their lifestyle. Please come along and enjoy a cuppa tea with us while we have the craic every Monday night. Call Sharleen 086 3911128

Computer, internet, printer and photocopier use: We have a Computer, Internet Access and printer available for use in the centre for those who need it for a very small fee. We also provide photocopier and scanning service.

Public Notice Board: If you have any information you would like shared within the community e.g. job vacancies , services offered, items for sale, babysitting, advertising community events or any other items needed to advertise please drop them into Centre and we would be happy to display them on our notice board in reception.