Earth Healing Meditations held every Monday from 7.30pm at 17 Norris Street, Lismore, working through the heart of Maitreya. Gold coin donation. Info Jackie 6621 6060 (weekends).

GROW group

GROW groups for personal growth after breakdown or prevention of breakdown meet at The Sue Griffin House, 125 Ballina St, Lismore, at 10.30am Tuesdays. No introductions needed, just come along. Info 1800 032 120.

Monthly dance

South Gundurimba Hall Inc will hold its New Year Dance on Fri, Jan 19 at 8pm. Dancing will be to Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. There will be a door prize, a raffle & giveaways throughout the night. A great supper will be served. Cost is $7 for adults, $2 for high school children & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

U3A courses

To find out about U3A courses visit the U3A stall at Ballina Fair from Wed-Fri, Jan 17-19, 10am-3pm. Courses on offer include craft activities, passive recreation, languages, computer courses, history, current affairs, creative writing, book discussion, poetry, genealogy, bush walking, yoga, tai chi, table tennis & a heap of social activities. Joining fee is $5 plus $30 annual fee ($45 couple). Classes are free. Info 6681 4450 or write to PO Box 55, Ballina, 2478.

Lismore RSL

The City of Lismore RSL Sub Branch & the RSL Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the Lismore Workers Club on Sat, Jan 20 at 9.45am. Members requiring transport or apologies phone 6621 3851.

Senior first aid

The Red Cross is holding a WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course in Lismore next Wed & Thurs, Jan 17-18, and Tues & Wed, Jan 23-24. Bookings James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

More first aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid courses will be held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Jan 17-18 and Sat & Sun, Jan 27-28. Also SFA one-day Flexible Learning courses and SFA Re-certification course on Tues, Jan 23 & Tues, Feb 6. Bookings Chris 6621 8044.

Shirley Club

The next meeting of the Shirley Club is at Ballina RSL Club on the wharf next Wed, Jan 17 at 11am. All old & new members welcome. Info 6687 4082.

Sustainable energy

On Wed, Jan 17, from 7-8.30pm, the Rainforest Information Centre will host a Climate Study/Action Telephone Conference featuring Mark Diesendorf of The Sustanability Centre speaking on A Sustainable Energy Future for Australia. The telephone conference brings perspectives on climate change to a wide audience without requiring people to travel in a carbon intensive way. Info & registration

Climate action

Lismore Climate Action Group meets next Tues, Jan 16 at the Winsome Hotel in Lismore at 5.30pm. Anyone interested in providing solutions to problems created by global warming is invited to attend. Info Ruth 6689 7519 or email

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, Jan 16 at 7.45pm. $3 to play. Please provide a plate for supper.

Orchid Society

The City of Lismore Orchid Society meets Tues Jan 16 (every third Tuesday) at the Workers Heights Bowls Club at 7.30pm. All welcome. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Lapidary Club

Lapidary Clubs first general meeting held Mon, Jan 15 at Lismore Showgrounds at 7.30pm. Workshops held every Tues 2-9.30pm, Thurs 9am-12noon & Sat 1-4.30pm. First field trip for the year is to Nundle for the Australia Day weekend. Info Margaret 6621 9436.

Model Railroaders

The Northern Rivers Model Railroaders will be holding their two-day train show this Sat & Sun, Jan 13-14 at the club rooms at Mcleans Ridges Rd Wollongbar. There will be both HO & N scale layouts to view & a self-drive layout for the kids to drive trains. All questions on construction of the layouts will be answered & techniques explained. Info David at

Disability jobs

Lismore Challenge has a number of vacancies available for people with disabilities in its Business Services Section in East Lismore. Opportunities exist in both their landscape maintenance crew (Challenge Green Team) & the City Farm nursery.There are also vacancies in the nursery products section. If you can work outside using mowers & brushcutters or if you can work indoors folding & gluing paper, & are currently receiving a Disability Support Pension, then this may be for you. Info Denise 6627 4904.

Apprentice course

The Access programme is a free apprenticeship course designed for people just out of school. Eligible people get free accredited training & tailored support to overcome barriers to employment & enhance their chances of achieving an Australian Apprenticeship. This is a hands-on course designed to deliver skills for entrants into the construction industry. Info Phil 6681 6188.

Kids Art Lab

Holiday art classes are held daily from 10am-12 noon at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore. Activities include printmaking, watercolours, mask making, paper weaving, book making, still life with pastels, collage, sculpture etc. Bookings & info Belinda 0429 384 677 or email

ACON volunteers

ACON is seeking caring, reliable individuals to volunteer in its Lismore office. Community, reception, event & gardening skills appreciated. Join a great team & expand your community networks. Info Sioux 6622 1555.

Be a JP

ACE Lismore will hold a session on Becoming a Justice of the Peace on Fri, Feb 23 from 11am-2pm. Requirements for becoming a JP will be discussed & facilitated. Bookings 6622 1903.

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