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Thursday, 9th March, 2017 1:00am

CSM open day

The Cork School of Music will hold an open day this Friday 10 March in the school on Union Quay. The Instrumental Open Day will take place between 3.30 and 5.30pm. There will also be an enrolment information session for new students between 7.30 and 8.30pm. The school’s application period will run from Monday 13 March to Friday 5 May. For more information, call 021-4807310 or visit www.csm.cit.ie.

Broken jewellery collection

Students Ruth O’Mahony, Sarah O’Sullivan, Sinead Singleton, Caoimhe Egan, Aoife Twomey and Rose Duggan from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal are spearheading an initiative run by the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) to reduce waste by donating broken pieces of jewellery and buttons to the fashion students in the College of Art and Design in Limerick, Dublin and Galway. The drop off points for broken jewellery include SMGS Blarney, Whitechurch NS, Whitechurch Community Centre, St Vincent De Paul Blarney, Carrignavar Pharmacy, Image Beauty and Tanning Farranree and Matt O’Connell Food Dublin Hill.

Young at Heart cookbook

Douglas Young at Heart has just released its intergenerational cookbook featuring recipes from a mixture of school children and older citizens. All proceeds from the book will go to Young at Heart and the Irish Association for Autism. The book will be officially launched this evening Thursday 9 March at 7.30pm in St Columba’s Hall, Douglas. All are welcome.

ARC Ball

There will be a black tie ball in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House, inspired by Emma Crowley’s ‘The Big C - Emma’s Journey’ Facebook blog, on Saturday 25 March at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. There are limited tables remaining at €900 for a table of ten. Individual tickets are €90 each. The night will include a drinks reception, a five-course meal with wine, and entertainment from The Jabronis and a DJ. To support the event, call Hilary on 021-4275050. The event is sponsored by Floortech Ltd, the Induchem Group and Total Produce.

Playwrights festival

Scripts, a playwriting festival dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works. Established and emerging playwrights are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, What Next?. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March. Playwrights must be available to be in Birr, Co. Offaly for the festival from Sunday 9 July - Thursday 13 July. Playwrights can submit plays by e-mail to submissions.scripts@gmail.com or by post to “Scripts”, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly. For more information, log on to www.scriptsireland.com.

Songwriter Cub Cork

The Songwriter Club Cork will meet at Hollyhill Community Library this Saturday 13 March from 11am to 2pm. The idea behind the club is to bring songwriters together every couple of months to chat about all things song-writing, share ideas, set up collaborating groups and also to have fun getting to know each other. All songwriters, whatever the genre, whatever the standard, are welcome to attend this free event.

Free CPR training

There will be free CPR and AED (defibrillator) training session in St Luke’s Church Douglas Parish Hall, (Canon Packham Hall) on the second Tuesday of every month. The next session is Tuesday 14 March between 6.45pm until 8pm for beginners, with a session for people with experience from 8pm-9pm. Everyone welcome.

French language group

The Cork French Language Exchange group meets every Monday evening from 8pm for a free English/French language exchange where you can practise your French/English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Meetings take place at Electric Bar on South Mall. Contact corkfrench@gmail.com or 085-1741504 for more information.

CSM open day

The Cork School of Music will hold an open day this Friday 10 March in the school on Union Quay. The Instrumental Open Day will take place from 3.30-5.30pm. There will also be an enrolment information session for new students between 7.30 and 8.30pm. The school’s application period will run from Monday 13 March to Friday 5 May. For more information, call 021-4807310 or visit csm.cit.ie.

Broken jewellery collection

Students Ruth O’Mahony, Sarah O’Sullivan, Sinead Singleton, Caoimhe Egan, Aoife Twomey and Rose Duggan from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal are spearheading an initiative run by the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) to reduce waste by donating broken pieces of jewellery and buttons to the fashion students in the College of Art and Design in Limerick, Dublin and Galway.

The drop off points for broken jewellery include SMGS Blarney, Whitechurch NS, Whitechurch Community Centre, St Vincent De Paul Blarney, Carrignavar Pharmacy, Image Beauty and Tanning Farranree and Matt O’Connell Food Dublin Hill.

Young at Heart cookbook

Douglas Young at Heart has just released its intergenerational cookbook featuring recipes from a mixture of school children and older citizens.

All proceeds from the book will go to Young at Heart and the Irish Association for Autism. The book will be launched this evening Thursday 9 March at 7.30pm in St Columba’s Hall, Douglas.

ARC Ball

There will be a black tie ball in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House, inspired by Emma Crowley’s ‘The Big C - Emma’s Journey’ Facebook blog, on Saturday 25 March at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. There are limited tables remaining at €900 for a table of ten. Individual tickets are €90 each.

The night will include a drinks reception, a five-course meal with wine, and entertainment from The Jabronis and a DJ. To support the event, call Hilary on 021-4275050. The event is sponsored by Floortech Ltd, the Induchem Group and Total Produce.

castlemagner AGM

The Castlemagner Residents’ Association will hold its Annual General Meeting today (Thursday) at 8.30pm in the community hall.

The Residents’ Association is looking to welcome new and existing members along on the night.

There will be updates on the clean-ups, estate upkeep and general information of parish happenings.

There will also be members of the Castlemagner GAA Club there to explain about the GAA development project for the area and what the longterm master plans are.

Songwriter Club Cork

The Songwriter Club Cork will meet at Hollyhill Community Library this Saturday 13 March from 11am to 2pm. The idea behind the club is to bring songwriters together every couple of months to chat about all things song-writing, share ideas, set up collaborating groups and also to have fun getting to know each other. All songwriters, whatever the genre, whatever the standard, are welcome to attend this free event.

Free CPR training

There will be a free CPR and AED (defibrillator) training session in St Luke’s Church Douglas Parish Hall, (Canon Packham Hall) on the second Tuesday of every month.

The next session is Tuesday 14 March from 6.45-8pm for beginners, with a session for people with experience from 8-9pm. Everyone welcome.

French language group

The Cork French Language Exchange group meets every Monday evening from 8pm for a free English/French language exchange where you can practise your French/English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Meetings take place at Electric Bar on South Mall. Contact corkfrench@gmail.com or 085-1741504 for more information.

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