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Childminding Quality Awareness Programme Training Course

Childminding Quality Awareness Programme Training Course

11 hour training course on topics of relevance to all childminders and potential childminders on Saturday, 23rd March from 10am – 4pm in Drumshanbo. Places are limited, to secure your place please contact Orla at Leitrim County Childcare Committee, Laird House, Church Street, Drumshanbo, telephone 071 9640870, 086 1929283 or email at oral@leitrimchildcare.

Midland Retired Secondary Teachers’ Association

Midland Retired Secondary Teachers’ Association will meet on Tuesday, March 19th in Longford Library at 11am. Laura Thompson of Healthy Options will speak on all things health related and answer questions. Laura promotes holistic/natural therapies/products and is very qualified in same. Suitable for the men too!! We will then have our meeting followed by lunch. Look forward to seeing you...please bring a friend. Walks continue to Cairn Hill and in Mall in prep for The Camino Walk in April...places still available. Details Rosemary 087 7589287.

Autism Support meeting

MWB Autism Support will hold a support meeting in the Family Centre, Longford on Wednesday, 13th March at 8.30pm. This meeting is open to members and prospective new members for the group.

Men Can Make Change - Men’s Sheds

The motto of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is “Men don’t talk face to face. They talk shoulder to shoulder”. The Men’s Sheds idea was introduced from Australia in 2009 by John Evoy, the only son of a farmer from County Wexford who heads the organisation in Ireland. The aim was to act as a resource working towards where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing by becoming participants in a concept which is not about sheds being a physical structure but clubs of self-help and encouragement. John Evoy says that more sheds are popping up all the time as more men get intersted around the country. They engage in many different kinds of projects but most of all they are empowering themselves. He gets two or three requests a week for information on starting a shed, particularly from small towns and says they keep men from beconming demoralized or losing contacts after being made unemployed or retired. Everyone can benefit from a sense of achivement. That’s what this movement is all about. Meeting held in the former Mercy Convent, Mohill on Friday, March 15th at 9pm. Why not come along and find out more? The website is www.menssheds.ie

Golf Classic for National Breast Cancer Research Institute

The annual Mayo Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is back again on 19th & 20th April being held once more at Ballina Golf Club. The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is a fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer Research with all funds raised going directly to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute in Galway and their ongoing effort to promote the early diagnosis of breast cancer and to help find more effective treatments. For just €40 per individual or €160 per team of 4 you will be eligible to win some or most of the above, you will have the opportunity to play one of the finest parkland courses in the West of Ireland and most importantly, you will be supporting Breast Cancer Research. For more details, to register your name or team, please call Ballina Golf Club on 096-20150, Paul Cawley on 086- 8053755, email paul@theoptimumgroup.ie log onto www.mayopinkribbon.ie or www.ballina-golf.com

Lawn Care Clinic at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre

Lawn Care Clinic at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre, Boyle and Roscommon Town, this Saturday, 16th March at 11.30am. Find out the secret to weed-free and lush green lawn all year round. Free event. All welcome.