first_imgRAPHOE NOTESSYMPATHYThe Management Committee, Staff and Volunteers of Raphoe Family Resource Centre would like to extend deepest sympathy to our esteemed Chairperson, Amanda O’ Loughlin, her children Eoin, Nicole, Tommy, Ellie Mae on the recent sad passing of husband and father, Tom. May he rest in peace. MONDAY MORNING DROP-INThe Monday morning drop-in continues in the Family Resource Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm each Monday so why not call in when you are passing for a cup of tea and a chat or bring a newspaper or book and relax in a warm friendly environment. The Family Resource Centre has a book library and you can swop a book anytime you are in. We look forward to seeing you.NEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES:Mondays: – Computer class from 3.00-4.00 p.m. for 3rd & 4th Classes Computers for 5th & 6th Classes, from 4.00-5.00 p.m. Coming soon Young Women’s group for 12 – 15 year olds from 5.30- 7.00p.mTuesdays: – Transition programme (with Springboard) for 6th class in Raphoe Central National School from 2.00 – 2.45 p.m.Homework Club for 3rd & 4th Class from 3.00 – 4.00p.m.Homework Club for 5th & 6th Class from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.Wednesdays: – Transition programme (with Springboard) for 6th class in St. Eunan’s National School from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m. Recreational for Junior & Senior infants from 2.00 – 3.00.Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.Homework Support for 1st – 6th Class primary students from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.Youth Cafe for 1st -5th and Transition year students from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Thursdays: – Recreational for Junior & Senior infants from 2.00 – 3.00.Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.Coming soon Young Men’s group for 12 – 15 year olds from 5.30- 7.00p.mFriday’s:- Movie Night for 4 -8 year olds from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. on Friday 22nd February.Movie Night for 9-12 year olds from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. on Friday 1st March.Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise.THE EXCHANGE PROJECTThe Family Resource Centre has been invited by the Playhouse in Derry to participate in an exciting cross-border and cross-community youth project for young people aged between 12 and 16 years of age.Up to 150 young people from 5 youth projects in Donegal and 5 in Derry will be involved in developing a Urban Arts Project in each of their areas as well as each project ‘twinning’ with a project on a cross-border basis. The young people themselves will decide on their own Urban Arts Project, whether that might be animation, D-Jaying, mural painting, production of a DVD or a drama sketch.A field trip to each of the community projects will take place at the end to celebrate the achievements.The Exchange Project commences in March when youth leaders will undertake 30 hours of community arts training, followed by 8 weeks of contact time in each project with a professional community arts practitioner during April and May. In July the cross-border partnership work will take place while in August a 4 day Urban Arts Project will be developed with all 150 young people participating in the one location with the celebratory field trip taking place in September.If you are in the 12-16 years age bracket and would like to take part please contact Diane on 074 9145796. As places are limited it is advisable to book your place early.International Women’s DayInternational Women’s Day held annually on 8th March is an International Day of Celebration where thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Raphoe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a Coffee morning on Friday 8th March where there will be a display celebrating the lives of Women. More details to follow watch this space.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 WALKSIf 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 meets in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.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 CLUB STYLEZumba Club Style classes continues every Monday Night in Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 7.00 p.m. Class cost €5.00 per night. For more information contact 0447519620071FOX 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: -0858409804/0876142326WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group next meeting is due to take place 4th March at 8.00 p.m.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.BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS:Do you know that Raphoe Family Resource Centre is available for children’s birthday parties and special occasions? To find out more please contact the Centre on 074 9145796.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 21st February in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 8th March. For further details contact Joe Magee 074 9145451 after 7.00 p.m., or Sammy Magee on 0749145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.ST. MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSTraining every Wednesday Night at 8:15p.m.If you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill,have fun and meet new friends then this is the team for you!RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Sunday next Raphoe’s female middle-weight Caroline Connolly will box in the finals of the National Senior Championships in Dublin when she is faces 3 times National Senior Champion, Sinead Kavanagh of Drimnagh Dublin in 75kgs division.On Sunday evening last Raphoe boxers Keith Mc Kinney, Patrick Friel and Denis Lafferty were in action at a major tournament in St Mary’s Hall Convoy and Club coach Gary Mc Cullagh said he was over the moon with the performances of his three up and coming boxing stars.On Sunday evening next Raphoe boxers, Liam Crawford, Charlie Mc Donagh and Denis Lafferty will be in action in Dunfanaghy when the local club play host to a highly rated Co. Roscommon select in the Osman Centre Dunfanaghy and this tournament gets under way at 3p.m. sharp. Raphoe boxing coach Gary Mc Cullagh is at an advanced stage with the match-making for the clubs major boxing show on Friday 15th March in the Cathedral Hall. More details of this tournament will appear in the press in the coming weeks.LAUNCH OF DONEGAL BORDER VILLAGES WEBSITEOn Thursday 14th February Raphoe Family Resource Centre hosted the launch of Donegal Co. Council’s Border Villages Social Integration Project’s Donegal Border Villages Website www.donegalbordervillages.com The website, which was launched by the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Frank Mc Brearty will afford local community groups, organizations and individuals to access information on what is taking place in their local areas, and to upload information about events and activities on to the website. Staff from the Family Resource Centre have been trained to upload information so please feel free to contact the Centre on 074 9145796 or email [email protected] note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 16th, 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