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New Timetable spring 2018

Try Something New For 2018!!

All our classes are now in full swing but it’s not too late to join the fun, exercise, stretch, get creative or socialize in are many regular classes which are sure to blast away the dark January blues. Here is just a reminder of our great range of regular events at the Brockagh Resource Centre( go to www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/events for more details): Tai Chi & QiGong, Taekwon-Do(youths & adults), Taekwon-Do(children), H.I.F.D(Dance Fitness), Morning Yoga (Louise), Chair Yoga (Louise), Evening Yoga (Viva), Badminton (senior & junior classes), Pilates, Adult Art, We Love Art (kids), Elevation Dance, Elevation Drama, Irish Dancing, Active Retirement(back on Jan 23rd), Happy Days, Walking Group.

Mindcraft Workshop

Would you like to try your hand at some different crafts in a beautiful, relaxed setting? Not only is it lots of fun but it’s good for your health too. Join us on Saturday Feb 3rd, from 10am to 4pm at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. To book contact Linda 087 269 4954 or Mairead 086 8272332.

Start Your Own Business Course

This is an essential course for anyone thinking of starting their own business. The objective of the Start Your Own Business Programme is to assist participants in assessing the viability of business ideas and in understanding the essential elements required to start up and run their own business. This is an evening course that runs over 10 wks delivered by experienced trainers who run their own business. An additional benefit of this course is the peer support participants will get by being in a group of likeminded individuals. Starting on 3rd of May, 2018, 7-10pm once a week. Full outline available at www.localenterprise.ie/wicklow.

Free Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course are run throughout the year, two hours one day a week. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs, podcasts, TV players, social media and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Wicklow Willow Courses 2018

Scarecrow Building Workshop: this workshop is for those of you who are interested in decorating your garden come the Spring with a beautiful willow scarecrow, duration one and half days on March 24th and 25th.

Full day basket making workshop: Sunday 15th of April. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about  workshops in 2018.

 

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime 2018

Join Roundwood Variety Group for this year’s spectacular family panto! Always a fantastic show for all the family in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This year the show is on January 26th, 27th and 28th. Contact the group at roundwoodvarietygroup@gmail.com.

 

Glendalough Car Boot Sales 2018

Our first  Car Boot of the year is  on Sun 4th of March and then each first Sunday after until November 2018. Great value on, homebaking, clothes and accessories, books, candles, presents and much more. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up on the morning.

 

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from  9am-10am. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners.  Registered members of An Comhdhail,  fully Garda Vetted and insured.  Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email: mcgrathfloodschool@gmail.com, Facebook.com/mgfschool or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”. 

Pilates at the Brockagh 

Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity. The duration of the class is six weeks and will start at 9.30am to 10.30am on Thursdays. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Tai Chi and QiGong                          

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To learn more about the classes contact Ann Martin 087 608 1219 (solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com). Ann Martin is a registered Instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong www.jadesuntaichi.com. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Ann to book in. 

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie for more information. 

We Love Art  Classes on Monday afternoons are for Primary school children. They are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche. Classes are small, and divided by age group. Please view timetable below for classes times. In the classes we work with lots of different art and craft forms. Children learn new skills and techniques and have fun experimenting with materials and making creative decisions about their work.Phone/text: Almha 086 3897732 Email: weloveartcrafts@gmail.com. 

Adult Art This painting class will help you to find your own artistic style in your preferred medium. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Take up a new hobby or develop your skills and techniques in a friendly and informal group. Classes are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche.Wednesday mornings 11-12.30pm.     Call Almha on 086 3897732.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults (classes are ongoing)

Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens).

Tae kwon-Do for Children (classes are ongoing)

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs). 

H.I.F.D (high intensity fitness dance) (classes are ongoing)is an hour of dancing cardio workout to burn fat in a fun way on Wed evenings 7-8pm . Pay as You Go at €6 or €5 each night when you do two of his classes in Annamoe or Laragh in a week. 

Evening Yoga with Viva  

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advanced every Wednesday evening at 7pm. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night if needed. Call Viva on 086 3409629.

 

AA Meetings  (Ongoing)

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

 

Citizen’s Information Clinic

C.I.C have now an office in the Brockagh Resource Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10-12 providing valuable personal advice relating to your rights and entitlements on a large range of matters. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service.  For more information go to www. citizensinformation.ie. 

Happy Days Baby & Toddler Group

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities such as teddy bears picnic, sing along song/storytime  and of course light refreshments are provided. Contact Sandra 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am. This is a gently-paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilizing the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise on 087-603220 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga

Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 12.45 pm. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life. The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement whilst seated or through use of the chair whilst standing. Call Louise on 087-6032202. (booking is essential).

Tai Chi and QiGong

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Go to http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more about the classes and tutor Ann Martin 087 608 1219 (conrymartin@gmail.com). Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, call Annto book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors

Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Classes for 2016 will end on Monday, Dec 19th and return Monday, Jan 9th.

Drama School 

Drama classes are a fantastic way of developing confidence and encouraging creativity and imagination. Drama modules will incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills.

Students will also learn from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama syllabus and be afforded opportunities to take graded examinations under a fully qualified teacher. Elevation holds a 100% pass rate in IBSD examinations. Elevation Drama Junior (5.45-6.45pm) is held at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class. Class times and ages are as follows: Pre Pri Ballet (3.15pm), Gr2 (4pm), Gr 4 & G1 (5pm). If you have any questions, phone Kate on 086-8256775 or log onto www. www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate to find out more about her dance class. To find class times click on the Timetable link at the top of page.

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