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Volunteer at ACON

Would you like to use your existing administration/reception/community skills to contribute to your community. Lismore ACON (AIDS Council) is seeking caring reliable volunteers to assist front of house & event organisation. Join a great team of volunteers & learn more about your community. Info Sioux 6622 1555.

Cadet staff

The Australian Navy Cadet Unit in Ballina, TS Lismore, is seeking highly motivated staff who are dedicated to working with teenagers 12.5-19yrs to teach the skills of the Royal Australian Navy. Ex-service personnel desires, preferably Navy, but not essential as full training is provided. Info Andrew 0412 647 537 or a/hrs 6628 8836.

Tintenbar network

Are you interested in supporting your community & contributing if & when you can? Tintenbar Community Aid Network (Tin Can) meets Fri, Nov 17 at the Tintenbar Hall at 9am. All welcome. For info phone Marge 6687 8033 or email

Monthly dance

Monthly Dance held Fri, Nov 17 at South Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, from 8pm. Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. Door prize, raffle & a great supper. Entry is $7 adults, $2 high school age & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Beggars banquet

Byrons Beggars Banquet, a free feast for the whole community, will be held on Sat, Dec 2 in Byrons Railway Park from 10.30am. The event is picnic style & all proceeds go to the Beggars Banquet Fund, managed by Byron Youth Service, to resolve homelessness issues in the Shire. More volunteers are needed for the feast. Next meeting Fri, Nov 17 at ACE (Byron Community Ctr) at 5pm. Info Ajanta 0431 905 741 or email

Day View notice

Lismore Day View Club wishes to advise that Nov 17, as per our newsletter, is not the correct date for our November luncheon meeting. The correct date of our Christmas & election luncheon will be the normal third Tuesday of the month, Nov 21. We regret any confusion caused by this error. Info Noeline 6624 2175.

Free workshops

Need a career change? Qualification upgrade? Free workshops for people over 40 held at ACE North Coast on Fri, Nov 17 & Fri, Nov 24 from 9.30am-4.30pm. Learn about training, qualification & career options. Register with ACE North Coast 6622 1903 or Malcolm 0403 019 985.

Permaculture info

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture in Nimbin free information days every Sat during November to introduce the accredited vocational courses in permaculture (Certificate III, IV & Diploma) Each Sat tour will begin with a presentation at 10am by Robyn Francis on the training courses, followed by a tour of the gardens & facilities. Info 6689 1755 or 0429 147 138.

Fine food & music

Sumptuous dinner & concert held Sat, Nov 18 at St Andrews Anglican Church. Dinner in the Parish Hall at 6pm, followed by concert in the church featuring a local opera singer, flautist, organist, trumpeter, violinist & more. Proceeds towards a new piano for the hall. Tickets $30 dinner/concert or $10 concert only from Dymocks in Lismore. Info 6625 2892.

Coraki market

The annual Market Day is on again at Coraki Uniting Church (Adam St) on Sat, Nov 18 from 9.30am. Variety of stalls. Morning tea 10am, light lunch available. Come have a browse.

Garage sale

Massive Garage Sale held Mon, Nov 20 at the Goonellabah Tennis Centre, Reserve St (near Soccer Club, off Rous Rd) from 7.30am. Furniture, bric-a-brac, native plants & much, much more.

Club Solo

Singles (over 30) are invited for a fun games night with a meal to meet new people & enjoy yourself. Held Sat, Nov 18 at 6.30pm. Info Faye 6621 2144 or Mal 6624 6142.

Open garden

Open garden fundraiser for Country Labor candidate for Ballina, Melanie Doriean, held Sat, Nov 18 at Flouchwinds at 4 Mollys Grass Rd, Rous Mill, from 10am-4pm. Entry $2 or $5 for a family of four. Refreshments available for purchase. Info Don 6681 1293.

RSL sub-branch

City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch monthly meeting held Sat, Nov 18 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. The RSL Ladies Auxiliary also meets Sat, Nov 18 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. For transport or apologies phone 6621 3851.

Rock Valley BBQ

Annual Family BBQ Rock Valley Hall Fundraiser held Sat, Nov 18 from 6pm. Steak, salad & sweets, Santa for the kids, lucky wheel, supper provided & fully licensed. Bring the kids, bring the grandkids & support our local hall.

Re-enactment club

Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, Nov 18 at Rugby Rd Park (off Bangalow Rd behind Trinity in Lismore) from 10am-1pm. All welcome to learn & train in medieval combat training. Info Jim 6622 2558.

Art Club tutorial

Lismore Art Club Inc will hold its last tutorial for the year on the 3rd Sat (Nov 18) with an outing & outdoor painting day for members. Sat, Dec 2 will be the quarterly meeting & Christmas get together. Info 6625 1871 or 6625 1032.

Mental health first aid program

Primary carers of people living with a mental illness in Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle or Richmond Valley are invited to a 2-day training program in how to support someone in a mental health crisis situation who is developing a mental disorder. Teaches symptoms, causes & evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis & substance abuse. Held in Lismore on Sat, Nov 18 & 25 from 9.30am-4pm with refreshments provided. Respite & transport available. $10pp. Register with Gillian 6622 0309.

First Aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Nov 18-19. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Celebration w/shop

A weekend course with Neil Cameron called The Art of Celebration is on this Sat & Sun, Nov 18-19 at Griffith Universitys Gold Coast campus. Neil, the director of the Woodford Fire Events until 2001, is bringing together festival organisers, artists, cultural activists & community members to explore the history of festivals & why humans compulsively celebrate. Cost is $120pp to be paid on the day. Includes an evening feast & good times. Info & registration Jyllie 0412 732 102 or Kate 0402 071 984.

More first aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Nov 18-19 plus Wed & Thurs, Nov 22-23. Also, SFA one-day flexible learning courses & SFA Re-certification courses on Tuesdays, Nov 28 & Dec 12. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

Art auction

More than 50 paintings will be up for auction in a special Fine Art Auction to aid local charities on Sun, Nov 19 in the Richmond Room behind the Ballina Library at 1.30pm. Money raised will go towards new equipment for Ballina Hospitals X-ray Unit & also the Biala Special School. Centrepieces of the auction are 2 large late 19th century Ballina scenes by international & local artists, John Hagan. All welcome for a great night of fun & fundraising! Info John 0422 430 539.

Stamp & Coin Fair

Our North Coast members of the Richmond River Philatelic Society, commonly called the Lismore Stamp Club, are holding their annual Stamp & Coin Fair on Sun, Nov 19 at the Lismore Workers Club from 9.30am-4pm. Dealer & club circuit books available to buy, sell or swap. Lucky door prizes, free guessing competition & a bargain table. Free entry.

Uki Bazaar

Uki Buttery Bazaar held Sun, Nov 19. Lovely village market set in the historic Buttery grounds. Organic produce & skin care, plants, books, art, crafts, bric-a-brac & lots more! Great coffee, live music, food & fun! Proceeds to community projects. Info 6679 9026.


The Northern Rivers Sub-Branch of the National Servicemens Association will be holding a general meeting on Sun, Nov 19 at the Kyogle Bowling Club. Coffee at 10am, meeting 10.30am, lunch 12noon. All Nashos welcome. Info Gordon 6621 3520.

Charity bowls day

Charity Fun Bowls Day in aid of Canteen (the Australian Organisation for Young People Living With Cancer) held Sun, Nov 19 at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club. Triples, bowler & non-bowlers (at least one member in each team). Bowls available, 9am roll up, mufti dress. $10pp includes sausage sizzle at 12.30pm. Also raffle for a signed Roosters guernsey. Info & bookings 6624 3040.

St Marks Singers

St Marks Singers from Casino will be performing a concert at St Marys Anglican Church (cnr Norton & Burner St, Ballina) on Sun, Nov 19 at 1.30pm. $6 includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to the drought appeal. Info Ellen 6681 3038.

Try croquet

Come & have a go at Club Croquet a game everyone can play. Family & beginners afternoon every Sun 2pm (children 9yrs & over). Come along to the Lismore Croquet lawns beside the fire station in Molesworth St. Wear joggers or flat-soled shoes. First time is free! Also adult beginners session Thurs 8-11am. Info 6621 2865.

Computer group

U3A Computer Users Group meets Mon, Nov 20 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Burning CDs & DVDs/Backing up hard drive. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Diabetes meeting

Diabetic meeting held Mon, Nov 20 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. Guest speaker: Adam Leahy, D.I.A. Care. Info 6624 4058.

Red Cross meet

Lismore Red Cross Branch meets Mon, Nov 20 at Red Cross House, 132 Keen St, Lismore, at 2pm. We extend a welcome to all members & interested persons.

Ballina CWA

Ballina CWA meets Mon, Nov 20 at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park in River St, Ballina (next to the RSL Club) from 9.30am. All welcome. Info Rhoda 6686 6129.

Hospitality Cert

EastCoast Training is running a Certificate II in Hospitality. Learn how to follow workplace hygiene procedures, organise & prepare food & receive & stock kitchen supplies. This course involves hands-on project work. Course starts Mon, Nov 20 & upon completion you receive a Statement of Attainment. Info Lisa 6681 6188.

CWA Aville Xmas

CWA Alstonville Christmas Party held Mon, Nov 20 at the Summerland House With No Steps at 11.30am for 12noon. Info 6628 5660.


EastCoast Training is running a Certificate III in Horticulture. Gain the know of plants & their cultures, as well as how to maintain nursery plants. This course involves nursery site inspections. Course starts Mon, Nov 20 & upon completion you receive a Statement of Attainment. Info Lisa 6681 6188.

Lismore Lions

The Lismore Lions Club meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club. Fellowship at 6pm & dinner at 6.30pm. We are a community service club with all monies raised donated back to the community. Info 6625 2998.

CASPA Xmas Shop

CASPA (formerly North Coast Childrens Home) 53rd Christmas Shop commences Mon, Nov 20 at the top of the ascending travellator in Lismore Central. Handmade Christmas novelties, sewing, knitting, crocheting, Christmas cakes & puddings including diabetic, biscuits, marmalades & pickles. Please support & help CASPA care for kids!

Disaster volunteers

The Red Cross is looking for caring people to join local Personal Support Teams, assisting people evacuated during disasters. Free training & lunch provided on Thurs, Nov 23 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 9.30am-3.30pm. RSVP to Lyndall on 6622 3244 by Mon, Nov 20.

Casino Aglow

Aglow Australia Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) meets Tues, Nov 21 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & guest speaker Mrs Eunice Harding. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Nov 21 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Venice & Northern Germany with Diana & Christopher McCartney-Filgate. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Community gardens

Rainbow Region Community Farms next public meeting held Tues, Nov 21 at Lismore TAFE (cnr Keen & Conway St) from 6pm. This meeting is open to anyone interested in being a part of a community garden in Lismore & surrounding villages. Come along & get involved, become a member & have your say. Volunteers needed.Info Carla 6663 1332.

Ruthven euchre

Ruthven Hall has Euchre on Tues, Nov 21 at 7.45pm. $3 to play. Please provide a plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Indigenous art

Free fun workshop for indigenous visual artists held Tues, Nov 21 at Cabbage Tree Island from 9am. Work with Karla Dickens on mixed media, collage & textiles or with Burri Jerome & learn about landscape painting. Becci Zillig from Planet Corroboree in Byron will also talk about the type of art that sells in her gallery. Info & registrations 6628 8120 or Jan 6621 4590.

Red Cross Appeal

Red Cross Tuckurimba Branch Summer Appeal Day held Tues, Nov 21 at Wyrallah Hall from 11am. Entry $5. Ladies & gentlemen welcome. Lucky door prize, raffle & dollar board, delicious lunch, & play Bingo in the afternoon. Info Ruth 6625 2686.

Orchid society

City of Lismore Society meets Tues, Nov 21 (3rd Tues every month) at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club from 7.30pm. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Day View Xmas

The Lismore Day View Club Christmas Luncheon & election meeting is on Tues, Nov 21 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10.30am. A money tree will be conducted for the Smith Family Christmas Appeal. Apologies & info to Noeline 6624 2175.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Nov 21 at the Richmond Tavern, Lismore, at 6.30pm for drinks & dinner at 7pm ($13 for 2-course meal). We are a mixed service club for people up to 45yrs. Info 0400 222 335.

Hospital Auxiliary

The Ballina Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting & luncheon held Tues, Nov 21 in the hospital solarium from 12noon. All members invited to attend. Also, dont forget the charity night of Players presentation of 42nd Street on Thurs, Nov 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets $25pp. Bookings to Pam 6681 3802.

Breastfeeding clinic

Free weekly breastfeeding clinics in Lismore to help mothers experiencing difficulties establishing & sustaining breastfeeding. Drop in clinic every Tues from 9.30am-12.30pm at Lismore Library. By appointment clinic every Tues from 1-4pm & Fridays from 9am-4pm at the Northern Rivers Family Day Care Ctr. Phone 6622 8705.


Playgroup is a fun, inexpensive way for children 0-5yrs & their parents/carers to socialise, make friends & have a lot of fun. East Lismore Playgroup meets in the Lismore Baptist Church Hall every Tuesday & Wednesday (excluding school holidays) from 10am-12noon. Info Annette 6625 1443.

MS support

Northern Rivers Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets Wed, Nov 22 at the Activity Ctr, Crowley Village (end of Cherry St) Ballina, from 10am-12.30pm. We will be having a relaxed early Christmas morning tea/luncheon. Guest speakers from previous meetings are invited to drop by for a chat & a Christmas catch up. Wheelchair/scooter access & climate control. No charge. Info Peter 6628 1761 or just drop along & make yourself known.

River meeting

Free public meeting called Save our Richmond River system: Ecology on the Brink? held Wed, Nov 22 at ACE North Coast in Lismore from 4.30pm. Will explore why the Richmond Rivers health is deteriorating & what can be done. Info Jasper 0427 022 069 or Joe 6621 4878.

See 42nd Street

Bookings are now open for the Ballina Hospital Auxiliarys charity night performance of 42nd Street to be presented by the Ballina Players on Thurs, Nov 23. Free tea, coffee & biscuits. BYO nibblies, bar service available. $25 per head. Bookings to Pam 6681 3802.

Ballina Aglow

Aglow Australia Ballina warmly welcomes women to our Christian fellowship meeting on Thurs, Nov 23 at the Ballina RSL Club (last meeting for 2006 with meetings to recommence in January 2007). Morning tea 10am, meeting at 10.20am. Guest speaker: Eunice Harding. Entry $6pp. Info & bookings June 6628 6097.

Linux meeting

Goonellabah Linux Users Group meets Thurs, Nov 23 at the Goonellabah Medical Centre at 8pm. See for details.

Op-shop open

Op-Shop open to the public on Thurs, Nov 23 at St Pauls Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St (opposite Lismore Central) from 8.30am-2pm. Come in & browse around & have a delicious morning tea & natter. Info Dawn 6628 2343.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Nov 24 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How widespread is racism? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Numulgi Xmas dance

Numulgi Hall Christmas Dance held Fri, Nov 24 at 8pm. Vals music, prizes, raffle, great supper & $60 jackpot. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Reef & beef dinner

Summerland House With No Steps next themes evening is a Reef & Beef Dinner on Fri, Nov 24. 3 delicious courses for $29.50 per head & all for a good cause. Bookings & info 6628 0610.

Tintenbar Hall

50s Rock n Roll Night at Tintenbar Hall on Fri, Nov 24 from 7.30-11.30pm. DJ Jason Sines, Rock n Roll demos, Rodger & his Codger (back by popular demand), guest compere Fiona Quinlan & Red Croos Girls as hosts. Lucky door prize, best outfit, lucky spot & raffles. $10 per person, bring a plate for supper. Info Niki 6628 5957 or Tony 6687 8870.

Christmas Carnival

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, South Lismore, is holding their Christmas Carnival on Fri & Sat, Nov 24-25 in the school grounds, Rhodes St, from 6pm. This is a wonderful night out for family & friends. Lots of tempting food, fun, games, activities & entertainment for klids, cake & craft stalls, raffles, Chocolate Wheel & more. Come & celebrate the spirit of Christmas!

Fluoridating Nimbin

Freedom From Fluoride meets Sat, Nov 25 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 1.15-3.30pm. The Fluoride Deception will be screened & also plenty of time for questions. Refreshments provided, gold coin appreciated. Info Geoff 6624 3723 or Angela 6621 2348.

A Christmas Choir

Enjoy music by G F Handel, Sally Deford & others by the Alstonville Chorale accompanied by ensemble, grand piano & organ. 50 voices sing The Christmas Story. Sat, Nov 25 at 11am at the SDA Church, Uralba St, Lismore. Free entry. Air-conditioned comfort!

Church market

Tis a Month Till Christmas is the theme of a Church Market on Sat, Nov 25 at the Uniting Church Hall & grounds in Alstonville from 8am. Be early for Christmas gift bargains. Lots of stalls including cakes, crafts & Xmas gifts, pre-loved treasures, fresh produce, plants, bargain op-shop & more. Also BBQ to raise funds for Young Christians to attend an annual event in Perth. All welcome.

Church open day

Market Street Church Open Day held Sat, Nov 25 at 5 Market St, Lismore. Have a look at our refurbished meeting place, meet some of the people, hear about miracles & at the same time take the opportunity to financially support the Australian Red Cross Association. Also activities for kids & nibblies for adults.

Free seminar

Mind Your Body, a free introduction to the Alexander Technique, held Sat, Nov 25 at the Yogalates Studio, 72 Byron St, Bangalow, from 3.30-5.30pm. The Alexander Technique is a life-changing method of pain remediation, movement awareness & performance improvement. It offers a holistic approach to mind/body integration that helps release you from stressful habits. Registration & info Belinda 6687 2732 or email

Xmas morning tea

Blue & White Auxiliary Christmas Morning Tea held Mon, Nov 27 at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club at 10am for 10.30am. $6pp. Santa will be there plus display table, raffles & tombolas. Proceeds to St Vincents Hospital Palliative Care Unit. RSVP by Sat, Nov 25 to Teresa 6624 2193 or Ann 6621 6368.

Latin night

Come join the Dining Around With Friends Christmas Party (Latin theme) on Sat, Dec 2 at Blossoms Caf, Alstonville Garden Centre, Wollongbar. South American BBQ, sangria, complimentary beer & wine with dinner, music & dancing. Bookings essential by Sat, Nov 25. Info Gail 6624 5403.

First aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Mullumbimby on Sat & Sun, Nov 25-26. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Seabirds & Turtles

Australian Seabird Rescue is holding a 1-day seminar at their centre in Ballina on Sun, Nov 26. Participants will learn all about pelicans, seabirds & marine turtles, & how to help if your injured or stranded. Pre-registration essential as numbers are limited. Info 6686 2852 or email

Casino craft market

CMCA Casino Village Craft Market held Sun, Nov 26 from 8am at 69 Light St, Casino (the old airport site). Get all your Xmas shopping done in one place! Fresh fruit & veg, homemade jams & cakes, toys, local gourmet foods, craft & jewellery, bric-a-brac, plants & much more. Also a jumping castle, face painting, kids costumes & live entertainment.

Charity Golf Classic

Summerland House With Steps Charity Golf Classic held Sun, Nov 26 at the Ballina Golf Club. 4 ball ambrose, midday shotgun start. $25pp includes lunch, with proceeds to the House With No Steps water theme park. All welcome, including players without official handicaps. Bookings & info 6686 2766 or 6686 0144.

Sth Soccer 60th

South Lismore Soccer Club 60th Anniversary Dinner held Sat, Dec 2 at the South Lismore Bowling Club from 6pm. Reserve your tickets now with Darren 6628 2301 or email

Motorcycle Toy Run

North Coast Childrens Motorcycle Toy Run held Sat, Dec 2 with riders travelling from Ballina to Lismore to raise money for the 2LM Childrens Christmas Appeal. Breakfast 8am in the Ballina Seagulls Rugby League car park, ride begins 10am. Gold coin entry for the ride. Open to all registered motorcycles whether they are Harley Davidsons, scooters, trail bikes or whatever. L & P platers most welcome. Info 6622 5669.

Sara Storer show

Sara Storer will be performing at the Summerland House With No Steps on Sat, Dec 2 in a show called Boots, Buckles & Wheels Under the Stars to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. Open air film premiere, wheel chair dancing, line dancing, country rock band, live theatre, performances & poetry. Runs from 5-11pm. Entry by donation. Info 6628 0610.

Multiple birth Xmas

All families of twins, triplets, quads & more are invited to the Northern Rivers Multiple Birth Group Christmas Party on Sun, Dec 3 at the Summerland House No Steps near Alstonville from 10am-midday. Fun & games for the kids. Info Elisa 6622 2464 or Annette 6681 6342.

Wardell Xmas Party

The usual Wardell Town Christmas Party will be held on Tues, Dec 5 in the Wardell Memorial Hall from 9.45am with morning tea. Entertainment by Gloria & Jim, plus country & western singers. No presents (instead a donation to the Wardell Fire Brigade appreciated). Organised by the Wardell Uniting Church. All are welcome, young & old. Info Sylvia 6683 4059.

Woodger reunion

Reunion of descendants of John Woodger, formerly of West Peckham, Kent, & his wife Jane Butler held at Sutton Forest NSW on March 3 & 4, 2007. Reunion dinner & church service. Any family members wishing to attend phone Mary on (03) 9848 1012 ASAP.

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