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AUTUMN SHOW: Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold its Autumn Show on Saturday, September 2 at Pobalscoil Neasain, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle. It is open to the public for viewing from 2.30pm-4.30pm. There will be exhibits of plants, flowers, cookery, vegetables, fruit, crafts and art, and children's classes, plant sale and book sale. Entry forms and show rules are available at or from the secretary Ann Campbell, phone 086-8183709.

FIRST AID: Order of Malta Ireland is a voluntary organisation that provides Ambulance, First Aid and Community Care services throughout Ireland. The Baldoyle Unit Order of Malta Ambulance Corps is running a First Aid Responder (FAR) course on Wednesday evenings starting on September 27 at 8pm in Baldoyle Community Hall. Email for more details and to book a place on the course.
FLOWER SHOW: Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society’s annual Flower Show will take place on Sunday, September 3. Exhibits are to be staged before 11.30am, and it is open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm in Balbriggan Community College, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan. 
Admission is €3. For more information, phone 087-7520506.

NEW MEMBERS: Balbriggan Men's Shed is open for new members. They meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm in the Shed behind St Peter and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan. No skills necessary. Open to all men in the community. Join the group for a cuppa and hear more about this exciting initiative. This is a social enterprise supported by Balbriggan Parish, Fingal County Council, Progressive Credit Union and Blanchardstown Area Partnership.
BRIDGE FESTIVAL: The CRC Bridge Festival will take place on Monday, September 4 at 7.15pm. All grades catered for including novices. The admission is €10 and includes refreshments, competition and spot prizes. There will be a separate raffle sponsored by local businesses. 

AUDITIONS: Seafield Singers, established since 1990, has had many successful concerts in Clontarf and other areas. They have limited spaces for sopranos and altos. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Parish Hall, St John the Baptist Church, Seafield Road West. The choir will be holding auditions on Thursday, September 7. For more information phone the secretary on 01-8212165.  
LECTURE: On Wednesday, August 23, Bernardine Ruddy, President of the Old Dublin Society, will present her lecture, 'So Many Sweet Flowers - From Clontarf to Killiney - Watson's Nurseries' at 6pm in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All are welcome. Admission is free but booking is essential. Call Pearse Street Library on 01-6744999 or

DRIVERS: KARE Social Services are currently looking for meals-on-wheels drivers in the local areas of Killester, Artane, Raheny, Donaghmede and Kilbarrack. Would you like to volunteer your time on one day a week for one hour? This is a vital service in the community. Contact KARE Social Services on 01-8058574 for more information.
FLOWER SHOW: Naul Gardening & Flower Club’s annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 at Clann Mhuire GAA Hall Naul. It is open to the public from 2.30pm to 5.30pm on the Saturday and 12noon to 4.30pm on the Sunday. There will be an auction of flowers at the close of show. Admission for adults is €3 and children go free. For more information on the schedule, phone 086-2850561. 
MARKET FUNDRAISER: Raheny Country Market will host a Tea/Coffee Morning, in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, during the market in Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, Raheny this Friday, August 18 from 10.30am to 12noon. All support is welcome. 

RAHENY LADYBIRDS: Calling all girls aged 5 to 7 years old. Raheny Ladybirds meets every Saturday from 12.45 to 1.45pm in the hall at All Saints’ Church, Howth Road, Raheny (across the road from Super Valu). There will be games, music and song, fun and challenges, indoor and outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Now taking names for start in September-December 2017. Text or call Andrea on 087-6301634 with any questions, or if you require further information. 
BRIDGE: Bridge refresher classes for novice to improvers will start on Friday, September 1 at 9.45am at St Mary’s Church, Howth (at entrance to Deer Park). Phone Jim Browne on 086-3726939 or Úna Bowler on 087-4181896 for more information. 

PITCH & PUTT: Howth Ladies’ Pitch & Putt Club is now open for new members.  The club plays every Sunday morning throughout the year at Deerpark, Howth and offers ladies a friendly and healthy atmosphere and an opportunity to meet new friends. Experienced golfers and beginners are welcome.                               For more information contact Barbara on 085-7297688.
TABLE QUIZ: Swords Tidy Towns is holding its annual fundraising Table Quiz Night in the Boro Pub, Main Street, Swords, on Thursday, September 14 at 8pm sharp. The cost is €10 per person. Swords Tidy Towns relies entirely on the support and generosity of the people of Swords. For further information, email or contact Ken on 086-6008313. 

BEREAVEMENT: Bethany trained members are available to provide support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. They provide a free, confidential service. The group meets on the second and last Monday of every month from 7.30pm at the Parish Office, Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords. Contact Terri on 01- 8403243, Brid on 086-6006397 or Mary on 01-8402652 for further information. Open to all Fingal residents.  
BINGO: St Francis of Assisi Charity Bingo in Priorswood will re-commence after the summer break on Tuesday, September 5 in Martin's Lounge at 8.30pm.
GOLDEN YEARS: Are you over 65? The Golden Years Senior Centre is looking for new members to join its fun-filled social club. If you are looking to get out of the house and meet new people, this social club is ideal for you. Limited transport to and from the centre will also be offered, please contact 01-8771608 to join. 
WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk.
For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286. 

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open Public Meeting for information and education in St Brendan’s Parish Centre (old church), Coolock Village, on the first Tuesday of every month from 8.30pm-9.30pm. 
All are welcome. For more details phone AA office on 01-8420700, 9.30am-5pm; after hours 6pm-10pm/weekends 10am-6pm, phone 01-8527000. 
TABLE TENNIS: Balgriffin Table Tennis Club is recruiting adult members for the new season. The club is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. You may also ‘Pay & Play’ for €5 per night. Phone Denis Kelly on 086-0760717 for more