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What's On - Your Social Diary

Thursday, 23rd January, 2014 1:49pm

What's On - Your Social Diary

Here is a look at what's on locally over the coming number of days:THURSDAY, JANUARY 23TABLE QUIZThe Athlone Film Club is holding a table quiz in the Dean Crowe Theatre at 8pm.Knit and NatterMoate Knit & Natter meets every Thursday from 11.00am to 1.00pm in Tuar Ard Restaurant & Coffee Shop. The group is very informal and suits all abilities incl. total beginners, both knitting and crochet is catered for  and best of all it is free. If you are interested in joining us call : Yvonne (087 4126939) or Theresa (087 2651884)  or just drop in and introduce yourself.OPEN EVENINGAll sixth class girls and their guardians are invited to attend the Our Lady’s Bower open evening on Thursday, January 23, at 6.30pm.FRIDAY, JANUARY 24Trad on the ProMIreland’s number one music, song and dance experience comes to the Hodson Bay Hotel later this month. Trad on the Prom, which is now in its tenth consecutive season, comes to Athlone on January 24 and 25, at 9pm each night. For tickets, priced at €30 each, you can phone the Hodson Bay Hotel on 090 6442000, log onto or call 087 2388489.SATURDAY, JANUARY 25Couch to 10K cycleLecarrow Lazers Cycling Club is running a couch to 10km cycle for anyone interested in taking up cycling from 14 years of age upwards. Meet in canal car park Lecarrow at 10.30am every Saturday morning. Training will be given by Cycling Ireland coaches and members from the club. Participants must have a road worthy bike and wear a helmet at all times and bring a drink. Contact Dermot at 086 3552969 for more information.ORDER OF MALTAThe Athlone unit of the Order of Malta is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a dinner dance in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel at 7.30pm. Tickets: €35. Prior booking required. ContactSUNDAY, JANUARY 26Rosemount GAA Social InitiativeIn partnership with Athlone Community Gardai, the social initiative is holding its annual social on Sunday, January 26 from 4pm to 8pm. This year the social will take place in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone. Admission by ticket only: €5. Rethinking Dyslexia Screening The Big Picture - Rethinking Dyslexia, an uplifting documentary/movie for both children and adults will be screened at the Dean Crowe Theatre on Sunday, January 26, at 3pm. Made by HBO and directed by James Redford (son of Robert Redford), this film is an inspiration for all who struggle with dyslexia. Admission is €9 for adults or €7 concession. For more information you can log onto or www.dsylexiadublin.ieCOMMUNITY GARDAI SOCIALAthlone Community Gardaí are holding their annual Elder Persons Event in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone on Sunday, January 26, from 4pm to 8pm.  This event is open to all members of the Elder Community in Athlone and the surrounding area.  There are a number of well known acts performing on the day including TR Dallas, Pascal Brennan and Andrew Kenny who is currently competing on TG4’s Glór Tíre.  Light refreshments will also provided on the day.   Tickets are €5 and are available in Athlone Garda Station from the Community Gardaí. MONDAY, JANUARY 27Set DancingSet dancing classes resume in Dun na Si, Moate, on Monday, January 13 at 8.30pm. All welcome.TUESDAY, JANUARY 28Art ClassesAdult art classes on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Dean Egan Bridgeways Resource Centre, Ballymahon. Improvers meet on Wednesday, January 15 from 7pm to 9pm at Sister of Mercy House, beside the Country Shop, Ballymahon.Toastmasters Open NightAn Open Night of the well-known public speaking club of Athlone takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm, in The Prince of Wales, Athlone. The Open Night will host a speech from Westmeath’s Gerry Duffy on his extraordinary achievements as an athlete and motivator and how he overcame his fear of public-speaking and other short speeches from club Members. This meeting is open to the public who would like to experience what a Toastmasters meeting is like. There is no need to be a member to attend.  Just walk in, meet positive people, boost your confidence and improve your public speaking skills. €5 on the door; to book your place email: Club President Sébastien Rolland, or see COMING SOON TABLE QUIZFLEADH CHEOIL TABLE QUIZA fundraising event for this summer’s Leinster Fleadh Cheoil takes place on Thursday, January 30, with a Table Quiz in the Grand Hotel, Moate €40 for a table of four. For more information check out or email/phone, 087 7924778MOATE SHOW TABLE QUIZThe Moate Agricultural Show Society is hosting its annual table quiz in the Grand Hotel on Friday, January 31.Brendan GraceBrendan Grace returns to Athlone on Friday, January 31, for an appearance at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Tickets are €30 Tel. 090 6442600 and Gallen Conal Gallen presents 'A Bit on the Side’ at the Dean Crowe Theatre on Saturday, February 1, at 8pm. Tickets are €25. Phone: 090 6492129 or log onto www.conalgallen.netComedyDouble Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (2007 & 2011) Andrew Maxwell brings his new show 'Banana Kingdom’ to the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland on March 8 next. Tickets only €18 available at reception.Irish Wheelchair Association DinnerThe annual dinner of the Irish Wheelchair Association Athlone branch takes place in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, January 31, at 8.30pm. Music by “All for One”. Tickets €20 avail from any committee member.   DINNER DANCEThe annual Clann na nGael dinner dance will take place in the Athlone Springs Hotel, on Friday night, February 7 at 8pm. Tickets €20, available from any member of the committee.MUSICALSt Joseph’s College and St Aloysius College presents 'Grease The Musical’ in St Joseph’s College, Summerhill, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 30 - February 1. Booking email: or 6492383.COMEDY NIGHTComedy Night with stars of Dragon’s Den, Bull Island & Joe Duffy Funny FridayMaryland GAA are hosting a comedy night Surviving Santa Ponsa on February 8 at 8pm in The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Stars of Joe Duffy’s Funny Friday and Bull Island are coming for one night only to entertain you.Tickets (priced €15) are available from all committee members, players and the hotel.Email: Phone: 0863414143UNDERAGE RUGBYIreland Under 20s take on Scotland on Friday, January 31 in Dubarry Park, Athlone. Kick off at 7pmTOMMY FLEMINGTommy Fleming will be performing at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday, February 8 next.Doors open at 730pm. Show starts at 8pm. Ticket prices: €30ATHLETICSThe Athlone Indoor Arena at AIT hosts the AAI Open Games on February 2 next. Further details from Athletics Ireland.


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