BCDA Coffee Morning
Come along and join us on Thursday 30th March 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm.
This month you’ll get a bowl of stew with your tea or coffee…..a real bargain for £3.00 admission, and you won’t need to worry about lunch when you get home!!
Ballygally Shield will also be on show, in case you weren’t able to make it to the Coffee Morning last month.
Don't forget Larne Half Marathon this Saturday!
The 2017 AES Larne Half Marathon takes place next Saturday 18th March 2017, and this year’s event has sold out in record time with 2000 participants confirmed to run the beautiful coastal route. Attracting participants from throughout Ireland, and even some from the mainland, it is a fantastic event which showcases all that is good about local sport and the Larne area overall.
The marathon will start at 11am from Larne Leisure Centre, with the Walk going a bit earlier at 10.00am, and club officials are once again keen to ensure that all local people understand how the event will unfold as the runners make their way around the route. The club are extremely grateful for the ongoing support that all the local residents give to the event, and how they help to create a great atmosphere along the route.
Naturally, with so many participants travelling from outside the borough, traffic is likely to be particularly heavy from 9.30am around the Circular Road, Curran Road, Tower Road, Leisure Centre and Redlands so please allow for this if heading towards these areas.
The race itself starts at 11am, and runners will head down Bay Road, Curran Road and then towards Larne Main Street from around 11.05am – 11.25am. The PSNI will be assisting with traffic control during these periods and club officials would appeal for patience and consideration towards runners as the race procession makes its way through along main street and back on to Victoria Road before heading towards Coast Road.
From 11.20am the Coast Road will see the majority of the action for the remainder of the half marathon as the runners head towards Ballygally before looping round at Weyburn Road and heading back for Larne Leisure Centre along the Coast Road once again. Coastal traffic will be encouraged to use alternative traffic diversions from the Victoria Road/Glenarm Road Junction in place from 11.20am to roughly 12.45pm. Any essential coastal traffic is asked to use alternative routes along the Old Glenarm Road, and officials would ask that drivers requiring access to the Coast Road would try and enter on to the Coast Road at a convenient place (Drains Bay, Ballygally, Drumnagreagh). With so many runners due to be on the route, drivers are also asked to allow extra time for coastal journeys (residents, Cairndhu Golf Club, Carnfunnock traffic) and exercise extreme caution for runners when travelling on the route.
Ballygally residents will also be impacted from around 11.30am to 12.50pm and residents are asked once again to allow extra time for planned journeys within this time. Marshals in Ballygally will help to manage traffic flow and runners, and the slightly changed route at Grace Avenue North is aimed to ease congestion at the Coast Road/Cairncastle Road Junction.
The club have organised for a large team of volunteer marshals who will be positioned throughout the route to ensure that any questions from the public are answered, and that both runners and traffic are considered safely. Members of the public are asked to work along with the marshals in order to create an atmosphere that everyone can safely enjoy. The club have also organised entertainment at several points along the route and any spectators are encouraged to get to their positions early, and avoid parking at junctions to the Coast Road.
If you would like more on the route, or you are a participant and you need to consult the race instructions, please visit the official Larne Half Marathon website on www.larnehalfmarathon.webs.com
Larne Athletic club would like to thank the Larne community for its ongoing support of a great event, and it looks forward to another great event that everyone from the area can feel a part of and be proud of.
BCDA Coffee Morning
Come along and join us at our first Coffee Morning of 2017!!
Thursday 26th January 2017
BCDA events & activities
Ballygally Hall’s primary function is to provide a safe, welcoming facility where people can socialise, develop new skills and have fun together! To this end, BCDA and partnering individuals/organisations offer a wide range of events throughout the year which are open to all. Provided below is more information on the following:
> Upcoming community events
> Regular clubs & classes
Also provided at the bottom of the page is an up-to-date:
> Events calendar
Book Your Party at Ballygally Hall
We offer a huge range of birthday party styles including Disco, Magic Show, Puppet Show, Ballet, Taekwondo, Judo, Toddler Soccer, Circus Skills, Bushcraft, Junglenastix, Craft, Jewellery Making, Zumba, Japanese, as well as traditional parties with games and craft on a theme of the child’s choice. We can also organise face painting, balloon modelling, catering, balloons and party bags. Contact us for more information.
OCTOBER Events Timetable
As the nights are drawing in, why not come along to Ballygally Hall for some heat, some light and some company? There is a wide variety of activities available!
> Regular clubs & classes
A list of all our classes and events happening in January
Little Treasures' Parents & Toddlers
Little Treasures was set up in September 2015 by 2 volunteers, Carol Lindsay and Carol McCormick, for the benefit of the local community. It is a great place to meet, to have fun and make friends.
A fee of £2:50 is charged per adult and children are free of charge.
All new members will be made very welcome.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Antenatal Yoga Classes with Sue McBride
Suitable for all stages of Pregnancy.
Why not come along and give your mind and body a treat, and spend a peaceful hour to yourself?!
Everyone welcome, whether you’ve never bowled before or your a seasoned player, come along and join the fun!!
At Ballygally Hall, we have two Yoga instructors.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Yoga with Suzanna McBride.
Suzanna also runs a ‘Yoga Sunday’ once a month. Why not come and join her on Sunday 13th March 10.00am-12midday, and get yourself prepared for the week ahead??
TUESDAY 8.00-9.00pm and THURSDAY 9.30-10.30am
Yoga with Angela Gorman
No need to book, just turn up.
Please bring a mat with you if possible and a blanket for relaxation.
TUESDAY 11.00am – 12 midday
Informal Class run by LBC sports instructor designed to increase mobility through gentle exercise and keep elderly joints supple!
Men’s Exercise Class
Ladies’ Exercise Class
£3 per class.
Art class suitable for all primary school children.
£5 a class.
Baby Sensory classes will be starting on Wednesday 7th December 2016 in Ballygally Hall!
Amazing classes for babies from 0 to 13 months. Every week is different! Come along and enjoy experiencing music, instruments, light shows, puppet shows, ideas to take home, messy play, baby massage and baby signing with your little one. Also lots of opportunities to make new friends!
Visit http://www.babysensory.com/en/classdetails/newtownabbey to book your place!
Pilates class with Karen Leitch.
A system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
1st Ballygally Beavers
In this the fiftieth year of the Beaver Scouts, for the first time ever Ballygally will have its own Beaver Scout colony starting on Thursday 10th September at 5pm.
Take part in activities based around 6 zones – beliefs and attitudes, community, fitness, creative, global, and outdoor adventure.
Earn badges, have fun!
Suitable for boys and girls aged 6 years and 7 years.
1st Ballygally Squirrels
1st Ballygally Squirrels are now well settled in to Ballygally Hall on Thursday evenings, 5.15-6.00pm.
All 4 and 5 year old boys and girls welcome!
Work towards your SMILE badges!
Games, craft, stories, cookery, outdoor treasure hunts, drama, helping charities, learning about other languages and cultures, and have lots of fun!!
1st Ballygally Cubs
1st Ballygally Cubs are now up and running!
If your child is aged 8 to 10 and a half and would like to get involved please bring them along!
Develop your artistic talents at our art class..
BCDA Coffee Morning
Thursday 26th January
Come along and join us for the first cuppa of 2017!!
Saturday 4th February
Why not come along and give Decoupage a go!!
Workshop costs £30.00 and includes all materials
All profits going to NI CANCER FUND FOR CHILDREN
Book your place through Ballygally Hall or Heavenly Blessings Facebook page (£10 deposit required)
Saturday 18th February
Saturday 11th March
We are delighted to be able to offer a Needle felting Workshop with Amanda McAfee.
Whether you have done Needle felting before or not, why not come along-if you’re a beginner you can make a lovely picture like the one above, or if you have done some Needle felting before, come along with your idea and Amanda will provide all the materials and guidance to help you achieve your goal!
Cost: £22.00 per head, this includes all materials and refreshments. £10.00 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place.
Booking is essential as there are only 10 spaces-contact Ballygally Hall to book your place!
Meditation and Relaxation Seminar
Saturday 25 th February 2017
10.30am – 4.00pm
£50 All welcome
Registration at 10am
Bookings: Sarah Leavey: 07706 803444 or Caroline 07761258863
De-stress, recharge and relax and try out our easy and effective meditation, concentration, relaxation techniques and some gentle Dru yoga. Join us for the day, learn how to unwind and completely recharge your batteries. It’s guaranteed to be easy, fun, uplifting and informative.
Make time for YOU:
• get your head around mindfulness, meditation, and contemplation
• experience techniques to awaken your spirit and calm a racing mind
• try some gentle Dru Yoga Therapeutic movements designed to decrease pain, stiffness and inflammation; boost vitality and heal emotions like grief and anxiety
All levels of experience, age, ability and agility welcome. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow and lunch. Please note you will not be asked to sit on the floor, chairs are provided for meditation.