KeepActive : Groups, clubs and meetings for older people in and around Inverness held on Friday
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The list which follows shows the name, venue and contact details of organisations offering 37 activities which take place on a Friday and which may be of interest to older folk in Inverness and the surrounding area.

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Ardersier : Senior Citizens Group, Senior Citizens Hall Click for contact details
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In the Senior Citizens Hall.

Speakers and activities.

All welcome.

Friday from : 1400 to 1600 Fortnightly
Cost
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Ardersier : Ardersier Lunch Club, War Memorial Hall Click for contact details
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Meets weekly in Memorial Hall.

Friday from : 1200 to 1300 Weekly
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Balloch : Balloch Indoor Bowling Club, Balloch Hall Click for contact details
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Indoor Bowls

Friday from : 1930 to 2130 Weekly

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   September – April
Cost
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Beauly : Beauly Men's Shed, Beauly Shinty Clubhouse Click for contact details
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Open on Fridays from 10-12pm for social contact and mainly wood-working projects.

It is behind the Beauly Shinty Clubhouse, best accessed from Braeview car park in Beauly.

Friday from : 1000 to 1200 Weekly
Cost
   £1 donation for tea/coffee

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Beauly : Over 50s Art Class, Phipps Hall Click for contact details
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Friday from : 1100 to 1300 Weekly
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Beauly : Senior Citizens Bowling, Phipps Hall Click for contact details
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Indoor Bowls - social activity which can also improve fitness, coordination and skill development.

Friday from : 1400 to 2200 Weekly
Cost
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Culloden : Stand Up - Go Otago, Culloden Library Click for contact details
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Otago is gentle exercise to keep you fit, flexible and fabulous designed with the more mature adult in mind.

Improve your strength, balance and flexibility and have a good time.

Join us after class for a cuppa, a chance to relax and meet new people.

A new 9 week pilot programme programme starts 29 April to 24 June.

If it's your first week please come at 12.00 to register.

Friday from : 1230 to 1330 Weekly
Cost
   £5.50 per week for adults, £2.75 per week for concessions (60+)

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Dingwall : FitFellas, Dingwall Community Centre Click for contact details
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Men only exercise for the over 60's

Exercise for the unenthusiastic!

45 minute circuit based classes.

Nothing too complicated - take it at your own pace.

Friday from : 1100 to 1145 Weekly
Cost
   £5 - first class free

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Drumnadrochit : Craigmonie Centre, Craigmonie Centre Click for contact details
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Adult learning sessions most days of the week.

A wide range of activities with flexible timetables such as plays, concerts, craft club, scrabble, knitting etc either at the centre or at the library .

All ages welcome.

Call or email for information or just drop in to see what is being arranged.

Friday from : 1000 to 1800 Weekly
Cost
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Farr : Seniors Lunch Club, Farr Hall Click for contact details
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Friday from : 1400 to 1500 Monthly

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   Fourth Friday of month
Cost
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Inverness : Duncraig Bowling Club, Cameron Youth Centre Click for contact details
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Indoor bowling.

Friday from : 1745 to 2100 Weekly
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Inverness : Friendship Club, Crown Church Hall Click for contact details
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This Club is aimed at the 50+ age group both male and female and anyone (including people from other churches) is welcome.

There is usually a speaker followed by afternoon tea and a time for fellowship together.

Transport to and from the Club can be arranged.

Friday from : 1400 to 1600 Weekly

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   In the Lounge at Crown Church.
   
   September through to April.
Cost
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Inverness : Family Prize Bingo, Hilton Community Centre Click for contact details
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Family Prize Bingo open to all ages and run by the centre.

Friday from : 1930 to 2130 Monthly

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   First Friday of month apart from January
Cost
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Inverness : Inverness Canoe Club, Inverness Aquadome Click for contact details
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Inverness Canoe Club was formed in 1996 and now has over 250 members paddling at all levels - from beginners to the very experienced. We are active in most recreational areas of paddlesport including sea, white water and open canoe and we hope you will find a place in the club that will suit your particular interests.

Pool sessions are held on Friday nights during the winter months in the Inverness Aquadome. An introductory course, run in the spring, allows beginners to gain confidence in the pool, before progressing outside onto the Caledonian Canal at the Muirtown Basin and then onto the river and the sea.

A wide range of canoes and kayaks available for hire to members and a number of qualified coaches cover all paddling disciplines.

Friday from : 1900 to 2100 Weekly

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   Wednesday nights between May and September
   Friday nights during the winter months in the Inverness Aquadome
Cost
   Student/Unwaged/Retired Membership (Age 65+): £10 per year

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Inverness : Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis, Inverness Gaelic School Click for contact details
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The Gaelic Society of Inverness was established in 1871 for the purpose of “cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic-speaking people”.

Friday from : 1930 to 2100 Monthly

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   We meet from September to March
Cost
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Inverness : Inverness Curling Club, Inverness Ice Centre Click for contact details
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Inverness Curling Club is one of the clubs playing at Inverness Ice Centre and has been established since 1968.

There are plenty of opportunities to play in internal club games and in the Inverness Province Leagues, which are played between all the clubs at the Inverness Ice Centre. We all play for fun and competitively. With a membership of approximately 30, the club is friendly and sociable.

We welcome everyone.

We are a mixed club with players of all abilities ranging from beginners to very experienced curlers and have several experienced coaches who would be more than willing to help any curler (club member or not!) if asked.

Friday from : 1800 to 2100 Weekly

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   Most of the games are played at 6.50pm or 9.00pm during the week, but there are also a number of Saturday Bonspiels.
   
   Monday 19.00 - 21.00 and 21.05 -23.05
   Tuesday 18.50 - 20.50 and 21.00 - 23.00
   Wednesday 18.50 - 20.50 and 21.00 - 23.00
   Thursday 19.30 - 21.30 and 21.35 - 23.35
   Friday 19.30 - 21.30 and 21.35 - 23.35
Cost
   All clubs have Membership Fee and ours is in line with the other clubs.
   
   We also collect the Scottish Curling Subscription (£20-2018/2019), the Inverness Ice Centre Levy (£20 2017/2018 under review), and the Inverness Province Subscription (£4-2018/2019) so that there is only one outlay each year.
   
   Our club Subscriptions are currently £9.50.
   
   Ice charges are £11 per game at present.
   
   You really need to join a club to be included in a team to partake in regular games. The Province games are roughly every three weeks and the club games are fitted in around other games when ice is available. No club has a regular "club night" for ice.

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Inverness : 50+ Fitness Session, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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Gentle, dynamic movements set to easy listening music.

Ideal for improving mobility and flexibility.

Friday from : 1015 to 1100 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Member - no charge
   Adult Studio class – £5.80
   Concession Studio class – £3.20
   TOFFS (The over fifties fitness session) – £3.30

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Inverness : Badminton (TOFFS), Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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Inverness Leisure’s sports halls are host to our “TOFFS” group (The Over Fifties Fitness Session) which is a three-times weekly exercise and fitness activity programme devised for our more mature customers and which attracts a growing number of participants.

Badmington is played at all levels.

Come along and challenge your fellow TOFFS to a game or two!

Friday from : 0930 to 1200 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Members - no charge
   TOFFS (The over fifties fitness session) – £3.10

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Inverness : Bums and Tums, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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Bums & Tums – have fun whilst strengthening your lower body and core muscles to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Friday from : 1130 to 1210 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Member - no charge
   Adult Studio class – £5.80
   Concession Studio class – £3.20
   TOFFS (The over fifties fitness session) – £3.30

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Inverness : Easyline, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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Resistance based class using intelligent machines: the more you push or pull, the greater the resistance.

Excellent for beginners or injury rehabilitation.

Friday from : 1115 to 1200 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Members - no charge
   Adult Studio class – £5.80
   Concession Studio class – £3.20
   TOFFS (The over fifties fitness session) – £3.30

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Inverness : Fit Steps, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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Exercise class delivered through dance.

Basic Ballroom dance steps choreographed into a fun exercise routine

Friday from : 1220 to 1305 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Member - no charge
   Adult Studio class – £5.80
   Concession Studio class – £3.20

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Inverness : TOFFS - The Over Fifties Fitness Session, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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We offer a wide range of activities for all fitness levels and abilities.

Whether you are looking to improve your health and lifestyle, feel good about yourself, socialise or try something new, we will have something for you!

Friday from : 0930 to 1200 Weekly
Cost
   The joining fee and admission fees for TOFFs vary depending on the price plan:
   
   Joining Fee
   All Inclusive – no joining fee
   Budget – no joining fee
   Pay As You Go - £17.50 joining fee (includes gym induction and t-shirt)
   
   Admission Fees
   All Inclusive – no admission fee
   Budget – no admission fee
   Pay As You Go - £3.30 daily
   
   

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Inverness : Tai Chi, Inverness Leisure Click for contact details
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A powerful, full body workout that improves balance, flexibility, and core strength.

It addresses the health of mind and spirit as well as the body, reducing stress, anxiety and enhancing self-esteem.

Friday from : 1100 to 1200 Weekly
Cost
   High Life Member - no charge
   Adult Studio class – £5.80
   Concession Studio class – £3.20
   TOFFS (The over fifties fitness session) – £3.30

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Inverness : Dalneigh Bingo, James Cameron Community Centre Click for contact details
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Come and try your luck, fabulous prizes to be won at our extremely popular family bingo. Half way through we stop for tea and cake, or juice for the kids. It’s really fun, and a great way to meet new friends.

Organised and run by Dalneigh Residents Association.

Friday from : 1900 to 2100 Monthly
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Inverness : Fraser Park Bowling Club, MacEwen Drive Click for contact details
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Outdoor bowls / lawn bowls

Open to anyone of any age – we welcome new players and visitors - social activity which may also improve fitness, coordination and skill development.

Affiliated to Bowls Scotland, Northern Counties and Northern Counties Ladies Bowling Associations, Inverness Bowling Association, Inverness Senior League.

The club holds friendly inter-club matches

Friday from : 1900 to 2100 Weekly

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   May through to September, both months inclusive.
Cost
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Inverness : Maggie's Highlands, Maggie's Highlands Click for contact details
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Provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

In the grounds of Raigmore Hospital, our Centre is a warm and welcoming place, with professional staff on hand to offer the support you need to find your way through cancer.

Our Centre is a place to find practical help about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts offer emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.

We offer support for anyone affected by cancer at any stage, and their family and friends. You may have been recently diagnosed, completed treatment and be in remission or have a family member or friend that has received a diagnosis.

Friday from : 0900 to 1700 Weekly
Cost
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Inverness : Ashton Bowlers, Raigmore Community Centre Click for contact details
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Indoor bowling.

Friday from : 1400 to 1600 Weekly
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Inverness : The Olive Grove, The Olive Grove Click for contact details
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A tea room which is a place of warm welcome and hospitality, and offers the premises to local groups to rent outside of opening hours. The tearoom is entirely run by volunteers, mostly from the local churches, and all profits are distributed to local causes.

Serves fairly traded tea, coffee and hot chocolate, and homemade soup, homemade bread and delicious scones and cakes freshly made on the premises, along with a selection of sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, bacon rolls, paninis etc.

Vegetarians and those on gluten free diets can be catered for.

Vegetarians and those on gluten free diets can be catered for.

Friday from : 1000 to 1600 Weekly
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Inverness : At One With Music - Lunchtime Concerts, The Spectrum Centre Click for contact details
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Lunchtime concerts are the perfect way to break your day and refresh your mind. We provide top quality music to those who prefer not to leave their homes in the evening and provide performance experience for young professional musicians early in their careers.

8 december - Duo B!z'art - piano four-hands duo from Belgium

19 January - Prof Richard Michael Bem - renowned organist teacher and broadcaster on the art of jazz improvisation

23 February - Daniel Rodriguez Hart - young Cuban pianist

23 March - Adam Brown - Scots born guitar graduate

Friday from : 1300 to 1355 Monthly

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   Doors open 12.30 - Hidden Gem Cafe open
Cost
   Adults £6
   Children £1

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Inverness : Glints of Gold, The Spectrum Centre Click for contact details
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The over 50s social club Glints of Gold, supported by NHS Highland hosts a programme of events.

The main objective of the club is to increase social opportunities for older people through a wide range of events and activities.

Friday from : 1400 to 1500 Weekly
Cost
   £3.50 per person.

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Inverness : Highland Disabled Ramblers, Various locations within 50 miles of Inverness Click for contact details
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Highland Disabled Ramblers is a small charity run by volunteers, to enable people with mobility problems to access the countryside in a safe and companionable way.

We organise a programme of leisurely monthly rambles of 3 to 4 miles leaving from different places locally on different days of the week, within a radius of 40 miles of Inverness. (Please click on the link to go to our website for the list of rambles for this year and the days of the week on which the rambles take place.)

Members book scooters in advance, which we transport to the start of each ramble, but they must make their own way to the start. Volunteers ensure the safety of members and provide companionship along the way.

Membership is open to anyone over 18 years. Anyone requiring assistance needs to bring a family member, friend or carer as we do not have qualified carers.

Volunteer van drivers and walking companions are most welcome (references reqd.).

Friday from : 1030 to 1430 Monthly

Note
   Rambles are held on a monthly basis, but during the summer it is sometimes twice a month; on weekdays or on Saturdays.
Cost
   An annual single membership costs £15.00 and a family membership costs £20.00. Carers come along free

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Nairn : Nairn Sailing Club, Nairn Sailing Club Click for contact details
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Nairn Sailing Club is a friendly and informal club based on the harbour front in Nairn. We have a popular cruiser section offering racing and social cruises throughout the year. We also have a thriving dinghy section.

Please take time to browse our website and contact us if you want any further information or would like to join.

We also have regular club nights each Friday during the season and hold regular social events at our clubhouse

Friday from : 1900 to 2100 Weekly

Note
   See calendar on website for full details
Cost
   Single Membership £65.00

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Nairn : Nairn Art Society, The Laing Hall Click for contact details
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Awaken the artist within you and explore hidden talents.

Our doors are open to anyone who loves painting, drawing and all things arty.

The society owns its own art studio situated in Laing Hall. Although many members paint at home, the structured workshops and daily sessions offer support and guidance from fellow peers. Painting and drawing in all mediums and styles is undertaken and the studio provides a friendly atmosphere to all who create their artwork within.

The hall is only used by our society which helps to keep it a creative haven.

We currently have 70 members ranging from 15 to fabulous! If you are new, you are welcome to have a few taster sessions to decide if its something you would enjoy.

Equipment,brushes, canvases etc. are available to use and a wide selection of books for reference, to borrow and to buy.

Friday from : 1400 to 1600 Weekly

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   MONDAY - Tutored- any medium
   
   TUESDAY - Tutored drawing
   
   WEDNESDAY Am/Pm - Working with fellow artists. Any medium you prefer
   
   THURSDAY - Workshop with professional artist.(Booked in advance)
   
   FRIDAY - Working with fellow artists. Any medium
Cost
   All members pay an annual fee of £30 and each class costs £2

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North Kessock : North Kessock Outdoor Bowling Club, North Kessock Bowling Club Click for contact details
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A lawn bowls club which welcomes new players and visitors and is a member of the Scottish Bowling Association.

The club holds friendly interclub matches and also takes part in league matches across Scotland.

Friday from : 1900 to 2100 Weekly

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   Summer time only
Cost
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North Kessock : Inverness Radio Control Club, Village Hall Click for contact details
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1/12 scale Mardave mini stock cars on purpose built indoor carpet track.

Pit tables, seating, drinks and fun guaranteed.

Friday from : 1730 to 2130 Weekly
Cost
   Members £7, Non-Members £8
   
   IRCC Membership £16 p/a

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Smithton : U3A, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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University of the Third Age.

Groups include Archaeology, Music Study. Art Appreciation, Nature Wanderers, Books, Philosophy, Photography, Bridge, Psychology, Classical Civilisation, Recorders, Current Affairs, Science, Family History, Walking, Geology, Table Tennis, History, Theatre, IT, Topical Issues.

Please refer to the U3A site for full details of groups and activities.

Friday from : 1000 to 1200

Note
   Meet in various locations including Gordon Hall, Smithton Free Church and in members' houses.
   
   According to the group, meetings can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or variable.
   
   Please contact U3A for exact times and locations.
Cost
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