first_imgRAPHOE NOTES RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centre: Spooktacular Halloween PartyThe Family Resource Centre is hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Party in the Volt House Hall on Friday 30th October at 1.00-2.00pm for 3-6 year olds and from 2.30-3.30pm for 7-12 year olds. Spot Prizes for best dressed. Admission €1.00 per child. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult. Dare to be there!Tiny TunesHi folks, Tiny Tunes will be in the Volt Hall on Wednesday the 4th November at 10.30am for the final time this year! This is a free event and open to everyone! Tiny Tunes provides music and movement classes for babies and pre-school children. It’s fun, engaging and interactive for you and your child. It enhances many areas of your child’s development and love of music through singing, dancing, movement games, instruments and stories! This activity is made possible through funding received by the nine Family Resource Centres in Donegal from the Katharine Howard Foundation. Junior JivingThe Family Resource Centre is intending to run jiving classes for children and young people commencing on Friday 6th November from 4.14-5.15pm in the Volt House Hall. Cost €2 per class. The jiving will only start if there are sufficient numbers so please contact us on 087 3641503 or through Facebook to register your child/young person.Annual General MeetingThe Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Family Resource Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015 in the Volt House. Everyone welcome.Women’s GroupThe next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 9th November at 8.00pm in the Volt House. Please note that there won’t be a meeting on Monday 26th October due to the Bank Holiday. Parents Plus – RaphoeParents Plus-Raphoe is starting in the beginning of November 2015. Have you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated?Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t?)Now is the time to make the changes!Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Springboard Family Support Project is now taking names for a free Parents Plus 8 week programme.The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential. Topics include:· Being a responsive parent;· Encouraging and supporting children;· Promoting children’s language and development;· Helping children concentrate and learn;· Building co-operation in young children;· Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems;This programme is free of charge.For further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 0749145796 / 0873641503 or [email protected] Springboard Family Support Project on 0749173918Little Smiles with Big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre.  Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder 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 Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.A light lunch is provided at a small cost of 50 cent per family. Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am.  All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!Raphoe Boxing ClubThe boxers and officials of Raphoe Boxing Club would like to convey a sincere thanks to Paul Mc Glinchey (Kitchens & Bedroom Furniture) for his generosity towards the local Boxing Club as it is greatly appreciated. Everyone at the Raphoe Club is looking forward to our forthcoming major boxing tournament that will take place in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when we will play host to one of England’s premier boxing club’s Tenbury Wells Boxing Club. A party of 20 will spend 5 days in Raphoe and we would like to sincerely thank Marcus Roulston of Brown’s Restaurants, our major sponsor and all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their generous financial support for without them we would fail to exist. Head Coach Gary Mc Cullagh has paired 14 quality contests for the night and the Brendan Ryan and Billy ‘Spider’ Kelly Memorial Shields will be presented on the night as well as the Boxer of the Year Award. The action gets underway at 8.00pm and everyone is welcome.Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney AssociationThe Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association invites you to its Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny on Sunday November 2015 at 3.00pm. The Service will honour and remember the special people who have donated their organs so that others may live. Families of organ donors, transplant recipients, patients and carers will actively participate in the Service.ThanksRaphoe Senior Citizens Committee would like to say a huge thanks to the Members of the Northern Star Masonic Lodge who recently held ‘A Night at the Races’ and presented us with a cheque for €1,686.50, which will go towards our Annual Senior Citizens Party this year.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to [email protected] or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Raphoe noteslast_img read more