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Festive Fayre This year's Ballintotis Festive Fayre will take place on Sunday December 3rd from 11am to 4pm at the Community Centre. To book your stand please call John on 086-8778182. The Fayre is themed around Christmas gift ideas and already has created plenty of interest since last year's inaugural event. There is no charge for stands, but space is booking up, so don't delay in reserving your space.

Caretaker Positions Vacant

Ballintotis Area Community Council has a Vacancy for a Caretaker Position at the Community Centre. This position is under the TUS Scheme operated by SECAD and is for 19.5 hours per week. Please note applicants must be in receipt of Social Welfare for a year unbroken to be eligible. Anybody interested is asked to please call 087-6433948.

Flower Arranging Classes

It's Week 5 on this Thursday October November 9th and suffice to say the event has been a great success under the guidance of Paula McAuliffe. It's the final class for the present but the good news is that a special 2 hour class will take place in mid December focused entirely on Christmas arrangements. It looks as if there is also a great demand for the continuation of the classes in the New Year. With this in mind, we may very well see the start of the Ballintotis Flower & Garden Club. Please call 087-9050767 for more information re forthcoming classes.

Cookery Classes

A new 4 week Cookery Class will commence next week in the Community Centre on Thursday November 16th at 8pm. Healthy snacks, lunches, dinners and time saving tips will all feature on the menu. Please call 087-9050767 for more information or to book your place.

Tuesday Club

The upcoming Tuesday Club dates in November and December are as follows -

Tuesday November 14th – District Nurse - useful Information

Tuesday November 28th Visit from a Chiropractor

Tuesday December 12th Christmas Decorations

Annual Quiz

The Annual Quiz organised on behalf of Ballintotis Area Community Council will be held at the Two Mile Inn on Friday November 24th at 8.30pm. Please get your team of 3 or 4 together and join in the fun of what is always a very enjoyable social occasion.

Dublin Marathon

Congratulations to the Ballintotis Fit4 Life members who took part in the recent Dublin City Marathon. Hopefully all are now recovering and enjoying a well earned rest. Some of the Dublin brigade along with more club members are already looking forward to running either the Waterford Half Marathon on December 2nd or the Dungarvan 10 Mile Race in early February. Sunday week, November 19th also sees the start of the very popular Cloyne Commons 4K Winter Series. As usual it's a 9.30am start. Next Wednesday the 5K and 10K Run in the Dark Races take place in Cork City Centre at 9pm, whilst on this Sunday the Cork BHAA host the HSE 5K in Mahon at 11am. In the meantime, training for all club members takes place each Thursday from Castlemartyr National School beginning at 7.15pm. Please bring high viz.

Noreen's Fundraising Ventures

Noreen Cashman wishes to thank all those who sponsored her to run the Marathon in aid of Ballintotis National School raising over 1,000 euro in the process - a fantastic achievement. Well done Noreen on your great running and fund-raising!

Gentle Movement, Relaxation & Meditation Classes

Classes continue on November 19th and December 10th Time will be taken to draw inwards, focusing on easy movements & breath followed by stillness/meditation to close. Bring: A yoga mat & blanket to cover the body. Some mats will be available on the night. Text if you wish to have one of these. Plenty of chairs are available in the hall. You are welcome to attend just one night or all three Sunday evenings. (Cost: €5 per night) Please contact Brighid Liston with any questions you have via email or phone brighid.liston@icloud.com 0877521347

Community Council Meeting

The Monthly Meeting of Ballintotis Area Community Council takes place on this Wednesday November 8th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.

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