Bills Team

Bills Team

If youre looking to volunteer in your community then please give Bills Team a go. Were a friendly bunch & its not hard work & time are flexible to suit you. If you can offer just 2hrs per week or fortnight please contact Sharon for more info. Bill needs your help. Phone 6624 7512 or email

School alternative

ALESCO Learning Centre is a registered & accredited non-government school offering young people the opportunity to complete the school certificate in an alternative environment. We are now interviewing for 2008 enrolments. Contact ACE Lismore, 59 Magellan St, phone 6622 1903 or visit for enquiries.

Crawford House

Crawford House Museum at 10 Wardell Rd, Alstonville, is open on Fridays from 10am-4pm & Sundays from 1-4pm. The current display is Alstonville Now & Then.

Audio volunteers

Looking for readers with a bit of acting flair for an audio project to help with Aaahh workshops. Phone 6622 5990 or email

Dining with Friends

Like to meet new friends & have fun? Meet fortnightly for dinners, dancing, BBQs, wine tours & more. Info 6624 5403 or email

South Progress

South Lismore Progress Associations first meeting for 2008 is on Thurs, Jan 17 at 5.30pm at the South Lismore Bowling Club. All welcome.

Thistles 50th

Have you RSVPd for the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club 50th Year Gala Anniversary Evening? Held Sat, Jan 26 at the Lismore Workers Club from 6pm. Formal dress. $40pp. RSVP closes on Fri, Jan 18. Phone Paul 0419 639 151 or John 0401 987 686.

Pirates of Penzance

YOWL (Young Opera Workshop Lismore) is performing The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan. Lindell Claff (back from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music) will play Mabel. Performances held at the Uniting Church in Lismore (cnr Keen & Woodlark Streets) on Fri, Jan 18 at 7pm; a matinee on Sat, Jan 19 at 1pm; & Sat, Jan 19 at 7pm. Tickets $15/10 at the door. Info 6624 4216.

First aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Jan 19-20 as well as Wed & Thurs, Jan 30-31. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Single people

Club Solo meets Sun, Jan 20 for lunch. For details phone 6621 2144 or 6624 2144. Single people (over 30) most welcome.


The Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club ordinary general meeting held Sun, Jan 20 at 10am in the staff canteen at the Summerland House With No Steps, 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville. Please bring your Show & Tell. New members welcome. Info Jim 6686 8892.

Dogs of War

Lismore Dogs of War is a tabletop wargaming club for all ages. The club meets every 2nd Sunday at Armageddon Games, 79 Magellan St, Lismore, from 11am-5pm. Games played by club members include Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings & Flames of War. The club is running a special Juniors Day this Sun, Jan 20 for all those wishing to learn how to play. No cost, no obligation just come & join the fun. Email enquiries

Dads playgroup

Dads & Kids Playgroup. Join a group of Dads & Kids (0-5 year-olds) for fun, adventure & connection. Meets Mondays from 10am-12.30pm at the Scout Hall, 41 Wilson St, South Lismore. Info Michael 6622 6116.

Rifle shooting

Lismore Target Rifle Club conducts target shooting every Monday & Wednesday night at the Tuncester outdoor range. The sport gives people in the Lismore area the opportunity to participate in several different shooting disciplines that are contested at the range. The best time to visit the club is 7pm Mondays or Wednesdays. The club also provides Firearms Training & Testing. Info Kevin 6625 1133.

Greens meet

The Northern Rivers Greens next monthly meeting is on Tues, Jan 22 at 6pm. The venue is the Lismore Workers Club & the notice board in the foyer will give the exact location. All are welcome. Info David 6688 0192.

Free health talk

Free health seminar entitled Natural Support for Menopause held Tues, Jan 22 at 1pm at Womens Natural Medicine (Suite 1, 70 Main Street, Alstonville). Phone Angela 6628 1920 or email to reserve your seat.

Tarot talk

Information evening with Lyn Morris held Wed, Jan 23 at 6.30pm. If you are interested in learning more about Tarot, Qabala & related subjects then come along to the Inner Sanctvm, 68 Magellan St, Lismore. By donation. Info 6622 7478.


Summerland Toastmasters Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday night at 7pm at the Lismore Workers Club. Visitors always welcome. Come & enjoy a fun-filled, informative evening. Info Judith 6622 6582 or Mary 6624 4840.

Historical Society

Blackwall Historical Society committee & general meeting held Thurs, Jan 24 at the Wardell Community Access Space at 7pm. Our society welcomes residents of Wardell & surrounding communities to join us in conserving our local history. For info regarding membership or to donate archive materials phone Kate 6683 4678 (a/hrs) or Heidi 6683 4483 (a/hrs). Everybodys history matters.

Super pensioners

The first meeting for the Lismore Combined Pensioners & Supperannuants will be held on Thurs, Jan 24 at 10am at the Lismore Workers Club. All suppers & pensioners welcome. The election of office bearers will take place on Feb 7. Info Jim 6624 2137.


Free breastfeeding support is available. If you would like to discuss any aspects of feeding your baby drop into Southside Health & Hire Service at South Lismore on Thursdays from 9am-3pm & speak with Jeannee or Karen. Pregnant mums welcome. Info 6621 4440.

Oz Day Dance

Numulgi Hall Australia Day Dance held Fri, Jan 25 from 8pm. Old Time & new Vogue dancing to Vals music. Prizes, raffle, great supper & $80 jackpot. Adults $7, high school students $2. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Vipassana course

Northern Rivers Vipassana is holding a 3-day Old Student Course from January 25-28 (over the long weekend) at Gunundi, East Ballina, for students that have previously completed a 10-day course of Vipassana meditation. There will be a 10-day course from April 10-27 at Gunundi for anyone that would like to learn this valuable & ancient technique of meditation as originally taught by Gautama the Buddha. All costs are met by voluntary donation. All welcome to apply. Info Ian 6680 3203 or visit

First Fleeters

The Northern Rivers Chapter of First Fleeters would like to invite descendants of people who came to Australia in the First Fleet that the Australia Day meeting will be held in the park adjoining Crawford House Museum at 10 Wardell Rd, Alstonville (just around the corner from the roundabout) on Sat, Jan 26 at 11.30am. There will be a visit to Crawford House Museum ($2pp) followed by a picnic lunch. Bring lunch, drinks, table & chairs. In case of rain, the RSL Hall just down the street will be the alternative venue. Short meeting will follow. RSVP to Margaret 6686 3597.

Pimlico bus trip

St Marys Anglican Church Ballina has organised a bus trip to Pimlico on Jan 31, leaving the church at 9am. Morning tea at Pimlico, then onto Coraki for lunch. A pleasant drive home through Tregeagle & surrounds. Price $30. Put your name on the list in the office with $10 deposit to secure your seat. Balance to be paid before the trip. Info Marie 6686 3403 or Ellen 6681 4033.

Living Library

Lismores Living Library is held monthly. The next session is on Fri, Feb 1 from 11am-2pm at the Lismore City Library, 110 Magellan St, Lismore. Come along & borrow one of our Living Books for a half hour chat & learn more about the people you share this diverse community with. Info 6621 2464 or visit

Over 50s Learning

The Over 50s learning Centre Term 1 2008 Enrolment Day is Fri, Feb 1 at the Girl Guides Hall in Magellan St, Lismore, from 9am-12pm. Courses start Wed, Feb 6 & Fri, Feb 8. $60 fee.

Join Lifeline

Lifeline Northern Rivers is recruiting people to become Telephone Counsellors on Lifelines 24-hour telephone counselling line. Training commences for this daytime course on Tues, Feb 19. Phone 6622 4133 during business hours for an info package. Applications close Feb 1.

Try canoeing

The Far North Coast Canoe Club has a come & try day on Sat, Feb 2 from 9.30-11.30am for a minimum fee. This day is based on basic instruction for people interested in becoming involved with the club in the sport of kayaking for either recreational touring, fitness, fun/pleasure or competitively. You need to be able to swim & should wear appropriate clothing/life jacket & sun block. Places are limited & registration essential. Phone Marion 6624 6998.

Ballina Scouts

1st Ballina Scout Group will be holding a Registration Day on Sat, Feb 2 from 10am-2pm. All new & existing members are invited to attend & sign up for the year. 2008 is also the Year of the Scout so why not get involved in this great organisation for boys & girls from ages 6yrs & over. Info Debbie 6628 5080.

Free mums group

Bonding with Baby A Helping Hand is program offering support, guidance & education to women & their families. If you are experiencing postnatal distress, bonding difficulties or just feeling isolated with your baby we offer the chance to chat & socialise with other women who may be experiencing similar feelings. Come join us in a free, therapeutic group led by our psychologist & meet some new friends. Morning tea provided & childcare assistance offered. Group runs Mondays for 9 weeks beginning Feb 4. Info Chereece 6621 2489.

Caroona luncheon

Annual Caroona Staff Luncheon held Fri, Feb 8 at the Goonellabah Sports Club. RSVP by Tues, Feb 5 to 0400 436 512.

Toy Library

Lismore Toy Library is closed for school holidays. Reopens Tues, Feb 5 (after school holidays end) & then each Tuesday & Saturday during school term. Located on the ground floor of Lismore Library. Merry Christmas & holidays! New members always welcome. Info Lisa 6624 7336.

Childcare course

Wollongbar TAFE is offering a free womens course (CEW) in Semester 1, 2008. Designed for women interested in taking the first steps towards working in the childcare industry. This course can help you receive credit towards other childrens services courses. You will learn basic computer & job seeking skills, & it includes one weeks work experience. The course runs from 15hrs per week within school hours. An info session will be held on Tues, Feb 12 at the Wollongbar campus (room BG03) at 10.30am. For an expression of interest phone 6620 4700.

Elsa Pataky stuns in incredible beach workout

Elsa Pataky stuns in incredible beach workout

Elsa Pataky treats fans to one of her intense leg workouts on the beach

Kindness please

Kindness please

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Compassionate funds fuel fantastic night

Compassionate funds fuel fantastic night

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