Plans are coming together for Arklow Positive Ageing Week 2018 with an array of exciting events scheduled to take place. This year’s event runs from Friday 28th September to Monday 15th October and the official launch takes place in Arklow Library. The launch will get under way at 2 p.m. and will set the tone for a wonderful schedule with events for all tastes.
Bridgewater Style Event
Weekend AM fashion presenter Judy Gilroy will make a special appearance at Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 6th October from 2-4 p.m.
Judy will be showcasing the must have looks for Autumn/Winter and eliminating all your wardrobe worries. The fashion will be showcased by models and there will be a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served and a €50 Bridgewater Centre voucher is up for grabs.
Silver & Gold Concert
The Arklow Shipping Silver Band is celebrating 50 years this year, and to mark this special milestone, is hosting a night of music and memories.
The ‘Silver & Gold’ event takes place on Saturday 6th October at 7 p.m. in St Saviour’s Church, Arklow and will feature the band joined by Festival Brass, Cruinniú, Naoimh Penston, John Bonner and Derek Broadbent and Master of Ceremonies Paul Sharkey.
Admission is €10 and tickets are available from the band or Cruinniú members, or at the door.
Cancer Support Group Exhibition
The Arklow Cancer Support art class will showcase their latest work at an exhibition at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition opens on Monday 8th October at 8 p.m. and runs for two weeks. This is Arklow Cancer Support Art Classes third art exhibition. In 2010, Arklow Cancer Support set up an art group for clients and relatives of people going through and bereaved from cancer. The art class takes place on Monday mornings at 10.30 a.m. under the instruction of Bernie Fitzgerald. Anyone who would like to join the group should contact the office at 0402 23590.
Lip Sync Legends
Arklow United Football Club will present Lip Sync Legends at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 13th October. Participants are now sought to perform as their musical idol on the night in aid of the club. Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m. For information, contact 086 1633253.
Charity Fashion Show
To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin. Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception.
The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s.
This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food. All are welcome to attend to help celebrate this milestone.
The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018
The 2018 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards is now in its third year. The competition promotes enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.
Arklow was nominated for the competition in the population category greater than 10,000. This was a fantastic opportunity for the Arklow Town Team to highlight recent and forthcoming initiatives for enterprise within the town.
During the visit to Arklow on the 25th of September, three judges met with representatives from the business and community sectors of the town and received a presentation highlighting the positive attributes of the area. Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on November 28, 2018.