NAAS WHIST: The results for Sunday 16 September. Top scorer is Pat Starken, top lad Peg O'Rourke, top gent Jack Goulding, 1st Half Tom McKiverigan, 2nd Half Nora Starken. Quarters Tom Burne, Mick Humphries, 2nd Petty Morrin, 3rd Mary Deegan, 4th Esther Kelly, Lowest score Carmel Rowley, Longest Sitting Patricia Murray.

Whist every Sunday night in the care of the aged centre at 9pm and bingo in the centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Please support.

PILATES: A controlled lengthening and strengthening workout that centres the mind and body using slow, controlled and fluid moves. A total body and mind workout of floor exercise with no impact. Pilates will create strength into the lower back and the abdominals, increase flexibility, posture and muscle tone. Six-week course starting Wednesday 19 September 8pm to 9pm and new morning class Wednesday 26 September 10.30am to 11.30am in Fairgreen Holistic Clinic. Contact Grainne on 087-6374030.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: Naas Local Employment Service (OBAIR) Offer a free service to jobseekers who are unemployed and in receipt of social welfare payments, one parent families, early school leavers, people finishing a CE scheme or if you are a dependant spouse.

They offer training courses, employment initiatives/ schemes, one-to-one mediation support, interview skills and CV preparation. There is also a drop-in service for anyone who would like to access Fs vacancies/courses via touch-screen computer. Contact Bernie, the Information Officer at the Head Office, Unit 5 Rathasker Square, Kilcullen Road, Naas, Phone 045-895555.

COFFEE MORNING: The Naas Court Hotel will host a Coffee Morning in aid of St Brigid's Hospice at the hotel on Main St, Naas, on Thursday morning, 20 September, from 9am to 11am. All are welcome. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

LOSE WEIGHT & TONE UP: A new six-week Step-n-tone class is now available on Wednesdays in Naas Town Hall at 6.30pm. This class is great for burning calories and increasing your fitness level.A new tummy and thigh class is also on in the town hall on Wednesdays at 9pm. This class is an inch loss class that concentrates on the upper, middle and lower tummies. Both classes are suitable for the complete beginner. For further information and to book your place phone Yvonne on 087-6619122.

FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB: The new season for Naas Flower and Garden Club begins on Monday 24 September at 7.45pm in the Teagasc centre, Friary Road, Naas, with a floral demonstration by Lorcan Burke. New members and visitors very welcome. Admission €5.

BADMINTON: Naas GAA Junior Badminton Club will start on Saturday 28 September from 1pm to 5pm. New members welcome. Existing members come at usual times. Enquiries Nuala McCann 045-876731.

BASKETBALL REFEREES: Qualified basketball referees are needed urgently to referee Senior/Junior games in Naas and the greater Dublin area during the coming 2007/8 season. Contact Clare Masterson of Naas Basketball Club, Ladies section, for further information on 086-825 8805. All enquiries welcome.

GUITAR LESSONS: The Moon Rose guitar programme begins in Naas on Thursday 20 September. This year sees the introduction of an extra programme specifically for adults who would like to learn to play guitar.

All classes will be facilitated by leading guitar teacher Pauric Mather who originally created the Moon Rose Guitar Programme.

For more information and enrolment call Moon Rose Guitar Academy on 045-883358 or 087-7776000.

NAAS COUNRTY MARKET: The market was the winner of the all-Ireland East Foods Best Country Market Award 2007, is held every Friday at the Town Hall from 10am to 12pm. Best produce, seasonal vegetables, plants, flowers, home baking, free range eggs and crafts.

NAAS MACRA: New members welcome. Ladies and gents (17-35). Lots to look forward to, including weekly sports night, social outings, outdoor activities, travel and weekends away. Eve 086-3935581 or Mark 086-8740994.

ACORN CLUB: We are a group of creative, fun-loving over 50s who meet every Thursday from 2.30 to 4.30pm at Naas Adult Basic and Community Education Centre. Upcoming topics include local history, laughter yoga, art, aromatherapy, circle dancing, trip to an organic farm, talk on osteoporosis and much more. The cost is between €2 to €5 per session depending on the activity. Contact Susan at 045-881863 for more information. Come and Join Us!

JOEY'S: The hours of service for the 2-6-year-old drop-in service at Joey's have changed to 10am-2pm Mon-Fri. Each child will be fully supervised by Joey's staff while the parents get some precious 'me-time' to get to that appointment or just do the shopping. Pre-booking is essential to secure places by calling 045-856666 or dropping in at the Town Centre (above M&S).

STAGE ACADEMY: Joey's Play Centre is taking final bookings for its second Stage Academy which starts on 19 September. This will be a mix of contemporary dance and acting and has been developed with young children in mind. It will run every Wednesday for 4-6-year-olds and two class times will be available from 3.30-4.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm. Bookings can be made over the phone on 045-856666 or via


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