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Legacy raffle

Lismore Legacy Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Raffle winners are: 1st prize O Mitchell, 2nd prize Maryanne, 3rd prize K Earley. The Ladies Auxiliary thanks the public for their support.

BACCI raffle

Results of the BACCI 2006 Christmas raffle are: 1st prize (pastel portrait by Vivienne Sigley) went to Peter Kerkenezov, ticket mauve T94. 2nd prize: (dinner voucher at Sandbar & Restaurant) went to Caitlin Bazar of Ballina, ticket green T70. Bonus hamper draw: Ian Lambert, ticket yellow F38. The Ballina Arts & Craft centre Inc thanks all ticket purchasers for their generosity & wishes you & all your supporters a very happy Christmas & a bright New Year.

CWA raffle

CWA Alstonville brought a successful year to a close with their Christmas Party held at the House With No Steps. A busy year which included stalls in May & Sept at the Aville Plaza; stalls at the Heritage Fair, Quota Fair & Aville Show; and for the first time a Christmas raffle. The lucky winners were: 1st prize (a beautifully dressed doll made a CWA member) to Lorna Hutchinson; 2nd prize (clock radio) to Margaret Tulk; and 3rd prize (Xmas cake) to Olga Scanlon. This CWA Aville also presented a Xmas donation of $115 to the Alstonville Rural Service.

Meerschaum Vale book out now

As part of our centenary a calendar (2007) showcasing historic Meerschaum Vale has been produced. Wonderful photographs dating from 1920s to current, reproduced & presented in sepia tones. The calendar would make a great Christmas gift as well as an historic keepsake. Priced at $10 all proceeds to the halls maintenance. Available by phoning 6687 8771 & also at Star Office Supplies, Keen St, Lismore.


SALL & CODA (12 step program). If you are suffering m the effects of sex, love addiction &/or co-dependency issues & would like to address them in a safe & supportive environment contact Sylvia 6621 8690 to arrange a suitable meeting time for everyone interested.

Charity Xmas cards

Heartfelt House has beautiful packets of 8 Christmas cards for sale, with a mixture of 4 designs. Only $9.95 each and all proceeds go to Heartfelt House for their valuable work supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse. Cards available now at the Alstonville Bookworm & NRMA Ballina. Or phone 6628 8940.

Gbah Xmas Party

Everyone is invited to the 2006 Goonellabah Community Christmas Party on Fri, Dec 15 at Elders Park, McDermott Ave, from 4-7pm. Bring your bikes for the opening of the new bike track, lots of childrens activities, annual hamper raffle, BBQ & refreshments. Santa will also make a visit! Info Lismore City Council 6625 0500. Wet weather venue Goonellabah Soccer Club.

Gundurimba Xmas dance

Next Monthly Dance the special Christmas dance! held Fri, Dec 15 at South Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, at 8pm. Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. Door prize & plenty of Christmas giveaways throughout the night, plus a raffle with several prizes & a great supper. We invite one & all to come along & share with us. Entry is $7 adults, $2 high school goers & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Greens Xmas party

Greens Christmas Gathering held Fri, Dec 15 at the Northern Rivers Hotel beer garden from 5.30-8pm. Children welcome, dinner available. Info David 6688 0192.

Holiday art exhibit

Kids Art Lab Holiday Exhibition commences Fri, Dec 15 at 6pm at the Booyun Room Gallery, 43 Bridge St, North Lismore. Santa Claus will open the exhibition, which showcases the work of local artists aged 4-17. Works displayed include photography, painting, sculpture, watercolours, etc. Info Belinda 0429 384 677 or email

Club Solo

Singles (over 30) casual get-together in Lismore on Sat, Dec 16 at 6.30pm. Info 6625 2851 or 6624 3623.

Ballina book launch

Ballinas Sesquicentenary Book Committee invites you to attend the book launch of Historys Ebb & Flow On The Richmond River 1856 Ballina & District 2006 Limited Edition. Launch held Sat, Dec 16 at the Richmond Room, Regatta Ave, Ballina, from 10.30am. Info Margaret 6686 0027.

Wbar Hall dance

Old time Christmas dance held Sat, Dec 16 at the Wollongbar Hall, Simpson Ave, Wollongbar. Vals music, $6 or $15 for a family, please bring a plate. Lucky door, prize for best Christmas outfit, lucky spot. Info 6628 0455.

Day of Mindfulness

Kuan Yin Meditation Centres last monthly Day of Mindfulness for the year will be on Sat, Dec 16. The teacher for the day will be Ellen Davison. Ellen has over 30yrs experience as a practitioner & currently teaches in both the Zen & Insight Vipassana traditions. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.

$5 plant sale

$5 carpark plant sale held Sat & Sun, Dec 16-17 at the Summerland House With No Steps, 5mins along Wardell Rd. Ground covers, shrubs, lots of flowers & natives. Also gift shop $5 sale. Dont miss out!

Uki bazaar

Uki Buttery Bazaar held Sun, Dec 17. Lovely village market set in the historic Buttery grounds. Live music, great coffee, food & fun! Plants, books, art, crafts, fresh produce, skin care & organics, bric-a-brac & lots more! Proceeds go to community projects. Info 6679 9026.

Carols at the Common

The Clunes Christmas carols will be held in the Village Common, Walker St, Clunes, on Sun, Dec 17 from 5.30pm. Accomplished Clunes muso Tony Narvo has put together a star-studded show with something for everyone including a delightful childrens signing choir. Santa will visit, a sausage sizzle, cold drinks, coffee & cake will all be available & glow sticks can be purchased on the night. Bring a picnic rug & enjoy the picturesque grounds of the Clunes old school. Admission free.

Red Cross meet

Lismore Red Cross Branch meets Mon, Dec 18 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, Dec 18 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.

T Thorn Coyle

T Thorn Coyle is visiting the Northern Rivers. He will present a workshop called Introduction to the Iron pentacle on Mon, Dec 18 at the Ambaji Wellness Centre from 7.30pm. Entry is $8/6. He will also present The Triple Soul on Dec 20 from 9am-4pm at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin. The cost is $90/35 (sliding scale). Bookings & info Ruth 6689 7519 or email

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, Dec 19 at 7.45pm. $3 to play. Please provide a plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Orchid society

City of Lismore Society meets Tues, Dec 19 (3rd Tues every month) at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club from 7.30pm. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Casino Aglow

Come & join Aglow Australia Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) for a morning of fun as we celebrate Christmas in a new & joyous way. Eunice & friends with their puppets will be our special guests on Tues, Dec 19 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, at 10am. Finger food & tea/coffee will be served at 11.45am. Entry $6. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

Crop circle info

The North Coast Raelians present Crop Circles & the Sand Circles of Byron Bay What are they trying to tell us. Free public talk held Tues, Dec 19 at the Byron Community Centre at 7.30pm. A beautiful presentation with wonderful images of the crop circles & sand circles! Info 6629 5358.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Dec 19 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.

Climate talk

On Tues, Dec 19 from 7-8.30pm the Rainforest Information Centre will host a Climate Study/Action Telephone Conference featuring Philip Sutton, convenor of the Greenleap Strategic Institute. The telephone conference series brings perspectives on climate change to a wide audience across Australia without requiring people to travel in a carbon intensive way. The talk is entitled Avoiding Climate Disaster: How Big Should the Cuts Be? Talks are free except for the cost of the call which will be less than $5 with an international calling card. To register, email For info, visit

Community garden

Rainbow Region Community Farms is holding its next community garden meeting on Tues, Dec 19 at Lismore TAFE college (G Block, ground floor, room 1) at 3pm. This meeting is open to anyone interested in getting involved in a community garden in Lismore or surrounding villages. We are now officially taking memberships for 2007 as well. Info Carla 6663 1332 or visit

Anxiety Alliance

Anxiety Disorders Alliance (ADA) last meeting for 2006 held Wed, Dec 20 at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, 76 Carrington St, from 6-7pm. Info 9879 5351 or 1800 626 055.

Soul workshop

On Wed, Dec 20, practitioner & student of magic T Thorn Coyle will be visiting from the US & offering an all-day workshop on The Triple Soul. The workshop will include devotional dance, energy work & song to better communicate with all parts of our soul. The workshop will take place at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin. Bookings 6689 7519 or email

Breast cancer group

Byron Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, Dec 20 at the Senior Citizens Hall in Marvel St (off Massinger St) in Byron from 12.30-2.30pm. Sharing connection, meditation & afternoon tea. Info Robyn 6685 7997 or Barb 6685 4748.

Aaahh workshop

The Aaahh is a communal experiential approach to communication & self-realisation. Are you open minded? Bring a friend along & join us for an interactive, new & unusual approach to communication, relationships & conflict resolution. Introduction Workshop hosted by Caron David & Moti will be held Thurs, Dec 21 at 20 Parkes St, Lismore (near Lismore Workers Club) at 7pm. Entry by donation. Limited spaces available. To reserve a seat phone 6624 7570 or email For info visit


RSL Sub-Branch

The City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch office will close for general business from Thurs, Dec 21 & will re-open on Mon, Jan 15, 2007. Membership renewals can be made at the office on Wednesdays & Thursdays during this period, between 8am & 11.30am.

Santa photos help Our Kids

Help the Our Kids foundation by having your Santa photos done at Lismore Central Shopping Centre (Conway St, down town). The Winning Image will be donating 5% of all Xmas photo sales to support Our Kids. These Santa photos have already started & run from now until Dec 22. Held Mon-Wed from 10am-2pm, Thursday 2-6pm plus Fri & Sat, 10am-2pm. For more info phone The Winning Image 6622 0592.

Xmas Eve carols

The Pearces Creek Public Hall Inc will be holding the 29th Christmas Eve Carol Service in the hall at 7pm. Conducted by the Salvation Army. Light supper to follow. All welcome.

New Years dance

New Years Eve Dance at Numulgi Hall on Sun, Dec 31 from 8pm. Vals music, prizes, raffle & $65 jackpot. Come & celebrate. Great supper. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Holiday art classes

Kids Art Lab Holiday Art Classes run daily (Mon-Fri 10am-12pm) from Wed, Jan 2, 2007, through to Fri, Jan 26. Activities include printmaking,sculpture, painting, drawing, mask making & tie-dye. Bookings & schedules Belinda 0429 384 677 or email

Tertiary prep

Info packages are now available for the Tertiary Preparation Certificate IV at Wollongbar TAFE in 2007. This HSC-equivalent course for mature-aged students can be completed in 2 semesters (20hrs per wk) or part-time over a longer period. Especially suits those who left school some time ago & only went to year 10, & also suitable for those whose UAI was not high enough for the uni course of their choice. Completing students receive a Tertiary Entrance Score thats recognised like a UAI. Info 6620 4200.

Computer Catch-Up

This free course at Wollongbar TAFE in semester 1 2007 will help those who think technology has passed them by. Update your writing skills for work, life or study while learning basic computer use. Held Thursday & Friday mornings in a relaxed & supportive atmosphere. Youll work on projects of your own choosing with no tests. Info Julia or Pam 6620 4200.

CWA Alstonville

CWA Alstonville will be in recess until February 2007. Craft, chat & cuppa mornings on Mondays from 9.30am & branch meetings (2nd Monday each month at 1pm) will recommence then. All held at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Alstonville. Info 6628 5660.


In Semester 1, 2007, Wollongbar TAFE will offer a free Work Opportunities for Women course. Get the skills employers say they want while learning in a relaxed, friendly environment. Held Mondays & Tuesdays in school hours & includes a weeks work experience in a field youve chosen. Information Session held Tues, Feb 6 at 10.30am. Phone 6620 4200.

Rotary 75th

The Rotary Club of Lismore will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Feb 24 2007 with a formal dinner dance. Any past Rotarian or Rotarian family member, past Rotary program recipient or organisation who has benefited from Rotary involvement are welcome to attend. Info Joanne 6625 1611 or email

Blakebrook PS

Blakebrook Public School is celebrating 100 years of Education in the Northern Rivers on Easter Saturday, April 7, 2007. All past students, staff & interested community are invited to attend. The Centenary Committee is seeking historic photos & memorabilia. Info Louise or Sue 6629 3263 or email the Committee

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Community groups rally for homeless

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Art recognises the memory

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Give me Fisherman's Co-op over swanksville any day

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