Do you have unwanted eyeglasses which would help those in need? Please drop them off at Terry Whites Chemist in Lismore Central or Gbah Pharmacy for collection. All gratefully received. Info Gail 6625 1814.
Y Community Leadership Project offers free training to community members wanting to initiate change in their community. Info Simone 6625 5800 or email email@example.com.
Alliance Francaise Cote Du Nord holds regular meetings & social gatherings for those wishing to learn or speak French. Info Marie 6624 2024 or Olivier 6689 0488.
40/60 Single Group holds BBQs, dinners, lunches etc. Info Narellle 6683 2137 after 7pm.
GROW is a community mental health movement which offers support & guidance for people with mental problems. GROW uses a 12 Step Program & a Group Method which aids the recovery & rehabilitaion of mental & emotional breakdown. Free & voluntary. Info 1800 032 120 or 6621 3737.
Food For Thought is a healthy lifestyle program run over seven sessions that takes a different approach to weight loss incorporating healthy eating, exercise, attitudes & support. Sessions are free. Bookings & info Emma 6620 2967.
There will be a 10 week group starting in April for women troubled by eating problems/disorders. Info Mim 6621 9800.
St Pauls 100
St Pauls Centenary Committees Trash & Treasure & Sausage Sizzle held Fri, March 9 at 188 Keen St, Lismore, next to Presbyterian Church from 8am.
Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy meeting held Fri, March 9, in CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, Lismore, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.
Sat morning art classes held in March at Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore. Activities include printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting, etc. Info & bookings Belinda 0429 384 677.
Summerland Ex-service Womens luncheon held Sat, March 10, at 12pm & meeting at 1pm at Lismore Workers Club. Info 6621 5297.
Martyn Killion & Heather Garnsey will speak on Genealogy at the Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St, Ballina on Sat, March 10 from 9am-4pm. Registration is from 8.30am. Info Nola 6686 3257.
Summerland Bonsai Society meeting held on Sat, March 10 at Uniting Church Hall, Lismore, at 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.
Rognvalds Lith training held Sat, March 10 at Trinity Oval, Bangalow Rd, from 10am-1pm. Info Jim 6622 2558.
The Northern Rivers Sub-branch of the National Servicemens Association general meeting held Sun, March 11 at Mullum RSL Club at 10.30am. Lunch at 12pm. Info Gordon 6621 3520.
Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (FLRBG) workday held Sun, March 11 from 7.30am. We plant, mulch, weed & water, followed by a cuppa tea. New members always welcome & can join us on site. Info Denis on 6689 5261 or Pat 6629 1435.
Duck Ck Mountain adult swim squads meet Mon & Thurs at Trinity Swim Centre from 6.30pm; Mon, Tues, & Fri at Lismore Memorial Baths at 6am; and Tues & Thurs at Ballina pool at 7pm. Info Therese 6624 2289 (a/h).
Alstonville Wollongbar Day View Clubs birthday lucheon held at Pickle Palm Restaurant, Wollongbar Tavern, on Mon, March 12. Fellowship starts at 10.30am for 11.30am luncheon. Info Chris 6628 5937 or Bev 6628 3566.
The Rotary Clubs of Summerland Sunrise & Ballina on Richmond are hosting a dinner with Tim Costello at Ballina Jockey Club on Mon, March 12 at 6.30pm. Tickets are $55 which includes a three course meal. Info & tix Natalie 6628 7218 or Gae 6681 1612.
Seniors Week 1
Lismore Croquet Club in Magellan St, Lismore is hosting a fun sports day on Mon, March 12 from 11.30am. Therell be a variety of mallet games for all to try. Equipment provided. Info Bev 6621 2865.
Seniors Week 2
Come along to Tintenbar Hall on Mon, March 12 from 9.30am for demonstartions, entertainment & talks. Theme is Live Life. BBQ at 12pm for $3. Info & transport Marge 6687 8033 or Caroline 6687 8420.
TAFE Outreach is offering a free course for unemployed people Mentoring In The Community preparing participants to work as volunteer mentors supporting refugees in the Lismore area. Course runs on Mons for 12 weeks from March 19 excluding school holidays. Info session on Mon, March 12. Info Sue 6623 0326.
CWA Alstonvilles Craft Chat & Cuppa morning held Mon, March 12 at RSL Hall, Budgen Ave, Aville, from 1pm. Info 6628 5660.
Blue & White Auxiliary
The Auxiliary meeting held Mon, March 12 in the Board Room of St Vincents Hospital in Lismore from 10am-12pm. New members most welcome. Info Joyce 6624 4342 or Ann 6621 6368.
U3A Compouter Users Group meeting held Lismore Workers Club on Mon, March 12 from 10am-12pm. Topic: Everything you wanted to know about podcasting. Visitors welcome. Info Graeme 6628 1348.
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).
Gem & Lapidary Club
Interested in fossicking, field trips, lapidary, silversmithing or jewellery-making? The Gem & Lapidary Club meets at the Lismore Showgrounds for workshops every Tues 2-9pm, Thurs 9am-12pm, & Sat 1-4.30pm. Info Margaret 6621 9436.
CWA craft meeting held every Tues at Spinks Park in Lismore at 9am. Info Maureen 6621 2142.
Do you have stories to tell? Toastmasters meet on the second & fourth Tuesdays of the month in Ballina at 9.45am. Next meeting is Tues, Mar 27. Info Clare 6681 3403.
Free weekly breastfeeding clinics with lactation consultant available in Lismore. Drop into the clinic Tuesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm in the parents room in Lismore City Library. The appointment clinic held Tuesdays, 1-4pm & Fridays, 9am-4pm in the Northern Rivers Family Care Centre, Dalley St, Lismore. Info 6622 8705.
Weight & exercise
Exercise & weight management session held Tues, March 13, at Birth & Beyond, Cullen St, Nimbin with physiotherapist Jane Wolhuter. Develop a weight management program. Info Sue 6688 1454.
Wollongbar Garden Club meeting held Tues, March 13 at the Community Hall in Simpson Ave from 10am. Guest speaker Elizabeth Seidl with tips on water & money saving in the garden.
Vipassana Meditation Group sit held every Tues at 5.45pm at SCU Health & Human Sciences, ground floor, room Z169. Old students welcome. Info Mark 6688 2085.
The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, NSW Branch, Far North Coast Sub-branchs monthly meeting held Tues, Mar 13 at Lismore Heights Workers Bowling Club in High St, Lismore Heights. Meeting starts at 11am followed by a social get together & a sausage sizzle. New members & visitors welcome. Info Sheldon 6624 4486 or Graeme 6624 1564.
Tuesday with U3A held at Workers Sports Club in Gbah on Tues, March 13, from 2-4pm. Topic: Tonga Kings & Democracy with Judith & Morton Kaveney. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.
Lismore Scrabble Club invites you to join us for some fun & competitive Scrabble at the Lismore Workers Club every Wed from 12-3pm. Info Svend 6663 1156.
The Far North Coast Regional of The Fellowship of Australian Writers meeting held Wed, March 14 at Lismore Workers Club at 7pm.Workshop by Prof. Bob Ross. New members & visitors welcome. Info Val 6621 6015 or Jim 6624 3436.
East Lismore Playgroup has vacancies on Weds for children 0-5 years. Playgroup held at Baptist Church Hall from 10am-12pm. Info Annette 6625 1443.
The Lismore Branch of the Australian Labor Party meeting held Wed, Mar 14 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7.30pm. New members welcome. Info Doug 6624 8853.
Gbah Probus Club meeting held Thurs, March 15 at Gbah RSL Club at 10am for election of office bearers & changeover.
Social dancing held every Friday at the Italo Club in Nth Lismore from 7.30pm. Cost is $7 including supper.
St Patricks dance
Wear your Irish greens for a St Patricks Day dance at South Gundurimba Hall on Fri, March 16 from 8pm. Dancing will be to Vals music. Prizes and supper. Cost is $7/2. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.
U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, March 16 at the Goonellabah Sports Club from 10am- 12pm. Topic: What are the dangers in adversarial politics? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.
Casino Hospital Auxiliary will hold a St Patricks Day morning tea on Fri, March 16 at St Marks Anglican Hall in Barker St, at 10am. Entry is $6 & includes morning tea & entertainment. All welcome. Bookings & info Robyn 6662 3871 or Edna 6662 1814.
The Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meeting held on Sat, March 17 at the South Lismore Primary School Hall at 9.30am for morning tea. This will be a workshop so bring workbox, paste & lunch. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.
The Coraki Country Music Club held Sat, March 17 in the garden area of the Coraki Hotel from 11am. Host is Lyn Manning. Homecooking, craft & BBQ lunch available. Celebrate St Pats Day. Info Patsy 66832257.
RSL sub branch
The City of Lismore RSL Sub Branch & Ladies Auxiliary meeting held at the Lismore Workers Club on Sat, March 17, at 9.45am. Members requiring transport & making apologies phone 6621 3851.