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CDYS launch new children's group

Published 01/03/2012|14:03

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FOLLOWING the success of working with a group of children who have Asperger's Syndrome (an Autistic Spectrum Disorder) over the past year, CDYS are now running regular sessions for the benefit of these children and their families.

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A registration evening for all children's activities will be held today Thursday, March 1, in the Mallow Youth Centre 7.30pm-8.30pm. All children have to be registered with CDYS to partake in the following activities: Teen Scene - Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm for children over the age of ten years. They play pool, cards, WII games, art & crafts, music, computers, etc.

The Saturday Club will begin this Saturday, March 3, from 1011am in the Mallow Youth Centre.

Fun activities for our younger children up to ten years. Games, art & craft, drama etc. Taekwondhu – Saturdays from 12pm in the Woodview Drive Community Centre Mallow. Class run by Mark Buckley. Next class is March 10 at 1pm. Siblings are also welcome to join in with all of these sessions.

If there are any queries please contact (086) 4112118 or e-mail aspergerscdys@gmail.com

EXHIBITION: THE Gilbert Centre art group launches its exhibition on Thursday, March 1, at 7pm in the Spiralli Art Gallery.

The Gilbert Centre art group is a group of artists from the North Cork area who come together on a weekly basis to develop their creativity. This vibrant group was originally formed by a group of people with disabilities but this has expanded to accommodate people from other walks of life.

The group has exhibited work on a number of occasions and this most recent one is very exciting as it affords the group the opportunity to display their artwork in a very public location. The works of art are for sale.

Artists exhibiting are: Tom Leahy, Betty Flynn, Patrick Mansell, Anne Marie O' Keeffe, Neilus O' Flynn,. Martin Stelcik, Nora Carroll, Claire King.

VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED:

CDYS would like to congratulate our fantastic volunteers Sharon Doody and Finbarr Sheehan on their nominations for club person of the year at the Mallow Sports and Leisure Awards. The awards will be held this Friday night in Springfort hall.

Their nominations are a great reward for the hours and hours of volunteer work they have done throughout the year.

TO THE RESCUE:

PARADISE Garden owner Fionbar Ruebens wishes to thank a group of people from the Polish community who have come to his aid after he requested some assistance with the upkeep of his garden at Geraldville which is dedicated to the life of Christ.

Fionbar says a Polish group have worked hard in recent days to have the garden ready for public viewing shortly. In his statement the former beautician said he was dissapointed with the reaction he received from Mallow people.

Fionbar, who is unwell in recent times, admits he could not cope on his own if it was not for the genoristy of the Polish group.

MALLOW ANIMAL RESCUE:

THIS writer was delighted that Cathy Wilde of the Mallow Animal Rescue Group and her colleagues had a very succesful fund-raising morning in the Hibernian Hotel last Sunday which included a

Coffee Morning with Cake Sale and Bric-a -Brac with books, toys and many other items of interest.

The event was a fund-raiser for the Animal Welfare group which comsists of over 15 foster people who take care of animals until a suitable home is found for them.

GAA: ON Wednesday, March 14, Notre Dame (The Fighting Irish) College Marching band will stop in town for an overnight stay and the Carrigoon Complex will be a stop on their way. The band use the Rakes of

Mallow in their repertoire and so are very keen to see Mallow and what it has to offer. They will also be appearing on the Late Late show on the following Friday and then march in the St. Patrick's day parade in Dublin on Saturday.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, March 15, Mallow GAA host a fund-raising table quiz at 8.30pm.

On St. Patrick's night Derry Kerrisk introduces a club night to raised funds for much needed team equipment and gear. Finger food will be provided and music will be by Frank Fitzpatrick and friends. Entry fee is €10.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:

CDYS is looking for any unused or unwanted musical instruments for our successful music project. You can rest assured that your donation will go to good use.

Please contact Miriam on (022) 53526 ext 4.

CDYS BINGO: The CDYS Bingo continues this week with the jackpot reaching €1,600 in 49 calls or less. Remember all proceeds raised by the CDYS bingo goes back into CDYS and the running of the Mallow Community Youth Centre. Doors open on Sunday night at 7.30pm.

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