U3A Forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, March 23 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm, Topic: Do humans fit the definition of a weed? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Numulgi Easter dance

Numulgi Hall Easter dance held Fri, March 23 at 8pm. Easter theme. Prizes, raffle & jackpot. Vals music, great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to Hall. Info 6628 2255.


Wilsons River Landcare group workday held Sat, March 24 at Colemans Point, Molesworth St. Info Kristen 6624 7979, Vanessa 6624 5500.

Coraki fete

Coraki Uniting Church Fete held Sat, March 24 from 9am at Adam St, Coraki. Variety of stalls, morning tea and lunch.

St Marks Dance Club

25 year celebration of St Marks Dance Club held Sat, March 24 at St Marks Auxillary Hall. Arrive 5.45 for 6pm start. RSVP. Info Pam 6662 3328 or Irene 6662 1465.

Euchre Night

Tullera Hall Euchre night held Sat, March 24 at Tullera Community Hall. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Cost $5. Please bring supper plate to share and BYO drinks. Proceeds to Hall. Info Pauline 6628 2060.

Trash & Treasure

Wollongbar Recreation & Hall Committee Trash & Treasure held Sat, March 24 at 42 Simpson St Wollongbar, opposite the school.

Senior 1st Aid courses

The Red Cross is holding two Workcover approved Senior First Aid Courses on Sat, March 24 to Sun, March 25. Bookings James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Kitten & puppy adoption day

Due to their high numbers of dumped kittens & puppies, Animal Rights & Rescue will hold a special Adoption Day on Sun, March 25 from 9am-2pm at 181a Keen St (next to Red Rooster). Info 6622 1881

Camera Club

Lismore Camera Club workshop on lighting held Sun, March 25 at Lismore Workers Club. Info Ian 6689 1945.


Northern Rivers Amateur Beekeeping Association meeting held Sun, March 25 at 354 The Channon Rd, The Channon. Morning tea at 10am, meeting starts 10.30. Info Merv 6628 3687.

First Fleeters

Northern Rivers Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters invite descendants and friends of people who came to Australia in the First Fleet to their bi-monthly meeting held Sun, March 25 at 16 Atlas St, Lismore at 11.30 am. BBQ costs $7. Info Pat 6621 3650.

RAAF meeting

RAAF Association Lismore Branch and the Ladies Auxillary meeting held Mon, March 26 at the Workers Sports Club Bistro Gbah at 10.30am. Info John 6621 2933.

CWA craft & cuppa

CWA Alstonville craft, cuppa & chat morning held Mon, March 26 from 9.30 am at the RSL Hall Bugden Ave, Alstonville. Info 6628 5660.

Crazy whist

Ballina CWA meet for a monthly game of Crazy Whist on Mon, March 26 in the CWA rooms, Captain Cook Park, River St Ballina from 9am. Admission $2, morning team & lucky door prize. All welcome.

Earth Healing Meditation

Meditation held Mon, March 26 from 7.30pm at 17 Norris St, Lismore. Working through the heart of Maitreya. Gold coin donation. Info Jackie 6621 6060.

U3A Computer Users

U3A Computer Users Group held Mon, March 26 at Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Vista. Visitors welcome. Info Graeme 6628 1348 or Brian 6624 1272.

Play readings

Lismore Theatre Club social play reading. Have a go at reading a part in a play, no exp necessary. Held Mon, March 26 at the Rochdale Theatre, Ballina Rd Gbah.Doors open 6.30 for 7pm sharp start. Free entry. Info Kas 6622 5114.


Do you have stories to tell? Toastmasters next bi monthly meeting held Tues, March 27 in Ballina at 9.45am. Info Clare 6681 3403.


Aglow, a non denominational Christian womens network, meeting held Tues, March 27 at Ballina Scout Hall, Canal Rd Ballina. Morning tea 10 am for 10.20 start. Entry $6. Guest speaker Jim Willis. Info Lyn 6680 2054.


Tuesday with U3A Workers Sports Club Gbah 2pm-4pm held Tues, March 27. Topic: U3A Network Conference. Bookings essential. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Post natal depression

Bonding with Baby, a free community information session on post natal depression held Tues, March 27 from 6pm-8.30pm at the Workers Sports Club, Gbah. Bookings essential, limited places. Info & bookings Jodie 6621 2489.

View Club

Lismore Evening VIEW Club meeting held Wed, March 28 at the Workers Sports Club, Gbah arrive 6.30 for 7pm start. Guest speaker Bev Herbert. New members and guests welcome. Info 6624 1412.

Law Week event

Know the Score, Check out the Law Open Day at Ballina Courthouse, River St Ballina held Wed, March 28 from 9.30am- 12.30pm. Info stalls, courtroom tours, BBQ and refreshments and much more.

Quit smoking

Free info session on quitting smoking held Thurs, March 29 at Casino RSM, Cantebury Rd Casino from 1-3pm. Bookings essential. Info & Bookings Jan/Maggie 6662 4444.

Breast cancer support

Lismore Breast Cancer support Group commencing Fri, March 30 at Child & Family Health, Oliver Ave Gbah. Morning tea provided. Come along & share + guest speaker. Info Karen 6624 8125 or 0431 358 125.

Living Library

Due to Easter holidays the monthly Lismore Living Librarys April session will be held on Fri, March 30 from 11am-2pm at Lismore City Library, 110 St Magellan St, Lismore. Info 6621 2464.

Dining around with friends

Dining around with Friends dinner held Sat, March 31 at the Westower Tavern, Ballina. Info 6624 5403.

Tattoo show

The 11th Lismore Charity Tattoo Show held Sat, March 31 at the Italo Club, Barrow Lane, Nth Lismore. Club opens 10 am, tattoo registrations open 1pm-2.45pm, tattoo competition starts 3pm. 27 tattoo categories & 2 piercing categories for judging. $10 entry, food & drink available. Proceeds to Sth Lismore Soup Kitchen. Info Pete 6621 8020.

Club solo

Club Solo dinner for singles (30+) held Sat, March 31 in Wollongbar. Bookings & Info Malcom 6625 2851 or Faye 6621 2144.

Volunteer Expo

Last chance to register for the Volunteer Expo to be held Lismore City Hall on May 17. Registration forms available at Lismore Neighborhood Centre or

River action

Dredge it? Get real! Living River Group meeting held every Wednesday at Caddies 3.30pm.

Fire spinning

Learn fire dance in the lead up to this years Lantern Parade. Tuesdays 6pm-8pm, 81 Orion St Lismore. All equipment provided. Info Elly 66226 333.

Volunteer for Red Cross

Lismores Red Cross Tea Rooms in Keen St are looking for new volunteers to work a few hours a week for a great cause. The tea rooms are open weekdays from 9am-2pm. Info Lyndall 6622 3244.

Lapidary Club

Lismore Gem & lapidary Club meets each week at Lismore Showground on Tues afternoons, Thurs mornings and Sat at 1pm. Comprehensive tutoring in silversmithing, wire wrapping, facetting, stone carving. New members welcome. Info 6621 9436.

Community Leadership

Community Leadership Project offers free training to community members wanting to initiate change in their community. Info Simone 6625 5800.


Players and learners can come and play Mah-jongg with the Lismore Mah-Jongg Group. Everybody is welcome to join a very friendly set of players. We meet every Wed at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. Info Kaye 6625 2474.

Indoor bowls

Workers Club indoor bowls welcomes new players every Sun 12.30pm mixed. Mon 9.30am womens & Mon 6.30 pm mixed. Bowls supplied. Info Maisie 6621 6061.

Mental health

GROW is a community mental health movement which offers support & guidance for people with mental health problems. GROW uses a 12 Step Program & a Group Method which aids the recovery & rehabilitation of mental & emotional breakdown. Free & voluntary. Info 1800 032 120 or 6621 3737.

Starlight volunteers

Starlight Foundation, an organisation which brings smiles to the faces of over 200,000 seiously ill children are looking for volunteers for Starlight Day in May. Info 1300 727 827.

Dads & kids play

Dads & Kids playgroup is dads connecting with other dads in a child (0-5 yrs) friendly and fun space every Monday from 10am-12.30pm. Plus a special weekend program for six Sunday mornings from Feb 25. Info Glenn 6622 6116.

Weight loss

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.


Welcome old students to a weekly sit every Tues 5.45pm at SCU Health & Human Sciences ground floor room Z169. Info Mark 6688 2085.

Fool play

Art exhibition at The Channon Tavern from 5pm on April Fools Day, Sun, April 1. Wine tasting, gourmet treats and musical treasures to delight your senses. Work by a variety of local artists.

Pearces Creek Hall

Pearces Creek Public Hall Harvest Festival Service conducted by the Salvation Army held Sun, April 1 at 9am & tea and gift sale held Mon, April 2 at 6.30 pm. Costs $8 for adults and $20 for families. Proceeds to Hall. Info 6629 1430

Eating disorder group

Ten week group starting in April for women troubled by eating problems/ disorders. Info Mim 6621 9800.

Lifeline volunteers

Lifeline Northern Rivers is recruiting volunteers to work as telephone councellors on their 24 hour telephone councelling service line. Training starts Tues, April 24. Info 6622 4133. Applications close Thurs, April 5.

Blakebrook centenary

Blakebrook Public School will celebrate 100 years of education in the Northern Rivers on Easter Sat, April 7. The Centenary Committee is seeking historic photos & memorabilia. All past students, staff & interested community are welcome to attend. Info Louise or Sue at the school 6629 3263. Or

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