Groups and classes to suit everyone
Clara FRC offers a wide range of groups and classes to suit all members of the community. There really is something on offer for everyone.
Use the button below to fill out an Expression of Interest form to join one of our classes/groups
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
The Social Group enjoy a range of activities and are very welcoming to all.
Parent & Toddler Group
Parent & Toddler Group
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
The Baby & Toddler Group is an informal group providing an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet.
Wednesday 2.30pm - 4:30pm
Cards, bingo, pool, darts, day trips, nights away and planned meals are just some of the things the active retired have been enjoying.
A Men's Shed is a friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of activities.
A qualified counsellor attends the centre and offers and affordable and confidential one-to-one adult counselling service.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0852502640
Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
The group meet weekly to provide various classes of interest which would not otherwise be available locally to its members.
Detailed Group Information
Various Classes Available throughout the year
This is a very welcoming and friendly group where a mix of activities are on offer:
- Skin & Beauty
- Chair Yoga
- Cooking Classes
- Stool making
- Christmas wreath
- Mindfulness day
- Working with slates
If you would like to join in and meet some new people, this is a great group to be involved in. Have a chat and a laugh along the way
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30am – September – June. Closed for holidays in December
The Baby and Toddler Group is an informal group which provides an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet. This group can offer opportunities for friendship, learning, and play.
Baby/toddler group is a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in our area. It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians, babies, toddlers are welcome.
The Wednesday morning lots to do thrives, with childminders, parents and grandparents attending. Parents have taken up the responsibility of running the group. The group is vital to parents at home during the day with a little one and provides an opportunity to meet others in the community in similar circumstances, develop friendships, access and share support and prevent social isolation.
Recent activities include:
- Hey Pesto 5 week healthy eating, low cost cookery course
- Book buddies – an evidence based programme to promote vocabulary, literacy, confidence, imagination and creativity with reading, puppets and prop.
- Fancy dress party at Halloween and Christmas party with visit from Santa
- Crafts at Easter, Halloween and Christmas
- Motor and sensory activities
Wednesday 2pm – 4:30pm September-June Closed for holidays in December
Active retired is a social group for people in the community. They meet every Wednesday afternoon. They Play Cards, Bingo, Pool, and darts. Day trips, nights away, planned meals, great fun and chats togethers are just some of the activities the active retired have been enjoying.
Registration for new members – Monday 1pm Closed for holidays in December
The Men’s Shed is a hive of support for groups and committees throughout the town which in turn provide a great sense of pride and passion for its members. The Men’s Shed make crafts and useful materials to save costs for other groups. For example, they created flower boxes for the local tidy towns committee, tea coasters for the Inspire group to paint and design and boxes for the women’s group to paint for St. Patricks day. The Men’s Shed has a ripple effect throughout the community. In addition to supporting groups the shed also creates crafts for approximately 150 children in the summer and Easter camps for the local children. The shed also creates crafts, clocks, lamps etc. to sell in the Resource Shop which in turn provides further volunteer and retail experience to others in the community. Men and Women members always welcome to come down and give it a go.
Additional activities include:
- Wood turning classes
- Willow weaving classes
- Creating willow signs and fairy trails for the community project
- Creating Santa signs and reindeers
- Attending men sheds events
- Creating treasure boxes for the Easter programme
- Creating crafts for St. Patricks Day
- First Aid Workshop
- Health and safety training
Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm September – June Closed for holidays in December
This group meet every week at Clara Frc to socialise, have a cuppa and a chat with like minded women, The group enjoy a range of activities. New members are always welcome, come along, bring a friend and the first night is free.
The Examples of their activities include:
- Flower arranging
- Knit bombing for community project
- Trips away e.g. to Westport
- Table Quiz
- Felt Art
- Movie night
- Scrabble frame making
- Social Dancing
This initiative is very popular with students, teachers and the senior citizens. A group of approximately 10 senior citizens meet with pupils from the local schools on a rota basis. An estimate of 120 young people engages with the programme each year and come from the local primary schools, secondary schools and youth reach. The children prepare questions from a diverse range of subjects, the questions usually have a theme; school days, work, leisure time, etc. and it gives the children an opportunity to have their questions answered by our senior citizens. The purpose of the group is to to give the younger people an opportunity to benefit from experiences, stories, knowledge and wisdom of the older generation. It encourages the acknowledgement of the positive attributes of the young and old. It provides a sense of community while learning from each other to bridge the gap between generations.
- Quizzes on older times in Clara
- Photography project with meetings to talk about the history of photographs
- Childhood of our senior citizens
- Work life of our senior citizens
- History of our community