Blind Golf Programme
Disability Sport NI have established a Blind Golf Programme at Allen Park in Antrim. The programme starts on Friday 15th June from 3pm – 4.30pm and will be running every Friday afternoon for 4 weeks.
Allen Park is located at 5 Castle Rd, Antrim BT41 4NA and can be easily accessed via taxi from Antrim train station. No previous experience or equipment is required. The sessions will be free of charge and delivered by a professional golf coach. If anyone would like to register, please email Judith Brennan on email@example.com or phone her on: 02890469925.
Would you like to join our quiz team? The Mayor’s annual fund-raising table quiz is now to be held on Thursday 31st May in the Civic Centre at 7.30 p.m. We have the core of a team, but there is room for additional members. It should be a fun evening, even if we only manage to come second! Please contact David on 07766 302496 or via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part, or if you are interested more generally in joining a regular quiz team.
Last year, Lisburn Outlook’s visit to Alltrak Rally Sports near Craigavon was one of our most successful events ever, and so in response to popular demand it is back!
On Saturday 7th July we shall once again be visiting this track, where we will have the opportunity of driving a car and later, if we wish, be driven round at speed by an experienced driver. It’s totally safe, and great fun.
If you haven’t been able to drive for years, or perhaps never, you will find this a fascinating and exhilarating experience.
The subsidised cost is again £30 per person, covering transport as well as the activity itself. We shall need to know numbers by 15th June, so if you would like to go, or to learn more, contact David on 07766 302496 or via email@example.com.
The winter is over and our ‘sip & sup’ pub evenings are back. This month we plan to meet on Wednesday, 23rdMay so please do drop in any time between 5.15 and 7 p.m. and meet up with us in the Cardan Bar, just opposite the train station on the corner of Railway Street and Bachelor’s Walk.
You will find a convivial atmosphere and the opportunity to chat, relax and perhaps have a bite to eat or a small cup or glass of something. Newcomers welcome. We hope to see you there.
Walking Group News
Our Walking Group meets twice a month at 10.30am on Tuesdays for local Lisburn walks. Our next three planned walks are:
May 15th– meet at the Civic Centre for a walk around Wallace Park.
May 29th– meet at the Civic Centre for a tow path walk.
June 5th– meet at the Linen Centre for a history tour of Lisburn.
Our Saturday morning and Thursday evening Tandem Sessions are now back in full swing with both meeting in Wallace Park. If you are interested in attending, please contact Paul on 07889 749992. We are happy to take on beginners as well as welcoming our more experienced cyclists.
Café & Co
Café & Co meet once a month in local cafes for coffee, tea, goodies, and chat! It’s a great opportunity to get together, meet new people and swap experiences and information. Our May morning will be on Thursday 17thMay at Arora Café in Bow Street Mall between 10.30am and 12 noon. We hope you can join us.
New Knit & Natter Group in Belfast
The new Belfast Knit & Natter group meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am in Café Nero beside Marks and Spencer in Belfast city centre.
You can come along for the natter – even if you don’t knit.
You can bring your own knitting/crochet or you can join in their project of making a blanket for Romania.
If you are joining in the project they are using 6mm needles and chunky wool, 20 stitches and 40 rows to create squares which are stitched together. Don’t forget darker wool is easier to see on the needles.
If you can’t make the coffee morning on the second Wednesday of the month, you can still join in by knitting at home and sending the squares down to Olive Rodgers in the RNIB office.
The next meeting is Wednesday 13th June and they are looking forward to seeing some new faces.
Disability Sport NI in co-operation with Goalball UK have announced they will be running a Goalball Roadshow open to adults & children over the age of 8 years with sight loss. The Roadshow will be held on Saturday 2nd June from 11am – 3pm in Girdwood Community Hub Belfast. Sighted friends and family are also welcome to come and play alongside (and against) their peers and relatives with sight loss. All equipment will be provided on the day so please just wear comfortable clothing and footwear and also bring along some water.
Goalball UK are bringing over 6 players (2 novice, 2 intermediate and 2 elite) to play with and against those that attend the roadshow. They will also put on a bit of a demonstration match which will be fantastic.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for people with sight loss. It is a 3 v 3 game of attack and defend for both male and females. All players regardless of how much or how little sight they have wear eye shades throughout the game. The object of the game is to bowl the ball from your side of the court across the opposing teams goal line. The ball has bells inside it so all players rely on their hearing to play. Those playing the game will try to defend the ball using their bodies. This is why we provide elbow and knee pads to all participants
If you are interested in attending or getting involved in anyway, please contact me Judith Brennan to register via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 02890469925.
Lisburn Macular Group
The Lisburn Macular Society Support Group normally meet on the second Monday of each month from 11am-12.30pm at The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn. If you would like any more information please contact Anna on 07717603551.