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What next? - Wexford Credit Union is hosting a free seminar for 5th and 6th year students at the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Thursday, January 23, from 7-9 p.m.

Designed to inform school leavers about their future options, the seminar will feature presentations by vice-president of the Students Union of Ireland Darren Malone, mental health professional Niall O'Muiri, nutritional therapist Ellen Hogan and life coach Leonard Kelly.

In addition, all students who attend will be in with a chance of winning an iPhone and other cash spot prizes.

Library

Wednesday, January 15, at 10.30 a.m.

Baby Rhyme Time

Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m.

Mother and Baby Yoga

Join Vivian for mother and baby yoga. This is also a chance to meet other local mothers. Booking is essential. Please phone 053 9196760.

Wednesday, January 15 at 2 p.m.

Arts Officer Liz Burns from Wexford County Council will hold a series of information clinics in January 2020 to discuss funding and other opportunities through the Arts Office.

Four free information clinics will be held around County Wexford. All are welcome to attend. These clinics will be of particular interest to artists, community groups, festivals and schools.

Booking is essential. Please phone 053 9196760.

Saturday, January 18, at 10.30 a.m.

Pre-School Storytime

Info evening

An Information Evening for all incoming first year students and their parents/guardians will take place in Presentation Secondary School, Wexford on Thursday, January 16. The school will be open from 5.30 p.m. should families wish to walk around the campus and have light refreshments.

The Information Meeting formally begins in the school's Concert Hall at 6.30 p.m. On arrival at the school, please sign in at the reception area and receive your Information pack.

Workshop

A workshop aimed at people aged between 18-30 will take place in FDYS, Francis Street on Wednesday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m.

'Be the Spark' is a workshop focusing on funding applications for a European 'Solidarity Project' a scheme which offers grants of up to €8,000 for young people to implement local initiatives in response to a 'solidarity' issue.

Find out more and register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/be-the-spark-tickets-88856908405

Bingo

Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at the TAG Centre. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and bingo starts at 8 p.m.

This week's jackpot is a rollover and will be €725. Last week's winners: Double book - Denise Power; Single Book - Imelda Power.

Wexara

Wexford Active Retirement Group (Wexara) has its monthly lunch on Wednesday, January 15, at 1 p.m. at the Maldron Hotel.

Its next Retirement Group meeting is on Wednesday, January 29, at 2.30 p.m. at Clonard Community Church.

New members are always welcome. For further information, contact Tony on 087 6094587

Secret singers

A fun, social, supportive group course of confidence-building and singing classes to prepare for a fully staged performance begins on January 23 at the Allied Hub, Whitemill Road, Wexford.

Running for eight weeks, the course takes place at 7.30 to 9.45 p.m. every Thursday night from January 23 until March 12 and culminates in a performance concert at Wexford Arts Centre on Friday, March 13. The maximum class size for this course is eight people and a deposit of €100 is required to secure your place. The course is run by Aideen Ni Riada. Go to Eventbrite.ie for further information.

U3A

On Wednesday, January 15, at 2.30 p.m. in the Pike Room of the Talbot Hotel, there will be a second opportunity to hear Eithne Scallan's lecture on the 'Post Boxes of Wexford'. The University of the Third Age (U3A) also has an interesting line-up of talks planned for the coming months and all those who wish to join the group are welcome to do by contacting u3awexford@gmail.com.

Obituaries

This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge, and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction.

Please contact Simon at 053 914 0145 or email s.bourke@peoplenews.ie if this is something that interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.

Fashion show

The Fashion Society of IT Carlow, Wexford Campus host their first-ever fashion show at the Talbot Hotel on January 31 from 7-9 p.m.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. and refreshments available upon your arrival.

Limited tickets are available. Visit Eventbrite.ie for further details.

e-Safety for parents

Wexford Educate Together NS will host an e-Safety Talk for Parents and a 6th Class Appyness Showcase on Wednesday, January 15, from 7 p.m. to approximately 8.15 p.m. Zeeko, an internet safety training provider, will provide a talk for parents and a group of sixth class students will kick off the session by showcasing an 'Appyness' lesson for parents.

Beat belly fat

Five Ways to Beat Belly Fat, a short talk with nutritional therapist Betty O'Neill, takes place in the Natural Health Store on 24 North Main Street, Wexford on Thursday, January 16, from 1.10 p.m. to 2 p.m. This talk is free.

Parent First Aid

A two-hour workshop for parents and childminders takes place in the Maldron Hotel, Wexford on Wednesday, January 15, from 7-9 p.m.

Learn essential life-saving skills and how to act quickly in the event of a family medical emergency. The following topics will be covered: Activation of the Emergency Services, CPR, How to deal with Choking, Burns and Scalds, Meningitis, Bleeding/Dressing Wounds and Breaks/Fractures and other critical areas. Tickets are €40. Contact peter@parentfirstaid.ie to book.

ICA Guild meeting

The Wexford town ICA Guild holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 16, at 7.30 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. The competition is 'an unusual object', any sort of object.

There will also be a mindfulness talk to get everyone inspired for the year ahead and some meditation.

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