At the IRIS Centre we employ our own social activities organiser who produces a regular calendar of startling events which take place at the IRIS Centre every Monday. These include talks by outside speakers, activity programmes, cooking and craft work, quizzes and – if the weather’s right – trips and treats. The programme for the current season can be seen here. Those who attend Monday socials are IRIS members (see below) and pay £2 subs for the Monday events, with tea, coffee and biscuits all provided free. Those wishing to try out our Monday or Tuesday socials before committing themselves will be most welcome, and can attend three sessions free before deciding. You can see what we’ve been up to on our Facebook site here. On Tuesdays the Centre operates as a drop-in where members can come along for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee in return for a small donation. The IRIS lending library which has a small stock of audio books is available for use by members at any time at no cost, but for avid readers we would encourage them joining (free of charge) the enormous RNIB talking books library. We can advise on this, and help you register on-line to get regular supplies of the audio books you enjoy. Next to our main meeting room is our Media Room, which our members can use free of charge. The members’ computer is pre-loaded with GUIDE software for those who want to use this simple system for writing and receiving emails and surfing the net, as well as Supernova software for more advanced users. Those with i-pads, i-phones, tablets and similar devices will find they can use them all at IRIS, free of charge. IRIS is keen to see more visually impaired people exploring what new technology has to offer, and we are currently hosting sessions with Action for Blind People through which free bi-monthly taster sessions are provided and advice is offered on all aspects of new technology for those with sight loss. For details of these sessions, and to book onto them, ring IRIS on 01270 250316.