AroundTown

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 sholmes@aapt.net.au.

Disordered eating

The Northern Rivers Support Group for people with eating problems is now being run monthly in Lismore. This mutual support group is confidential & recovery focussed. For info phone the Eating Disorders Foundation on (02) 9412 4499.

Meditation

Learn the ancient Quan Yin Method of Meditation on the Inner Light & Sound under the guidance of the Supreme Master Ching Hai. Awaken your own inherent wisdom become more positive, compassionate & relaxed. Info & venue details 6624 7209.

Open Dances

March is National Square Dance Month & to celebrate local clubs are issuing an open house invitation to everyone to come along & enjoy a free nights entertainment at Alstonville, Ballina, Casino & Lismore. Fun to watch even more fun to try! For Alstonville & Casino phone Wilma 6662 6647, or for Ballina & Lismore phone Frances 6624 1885.

Laurel Club

The monthly meeting of the Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy will be held on Fri, March 14 at 10.30am at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park. Info 6621 4302.

Dunoon bus

Northern Rivers Community Transport Dunoon Shopping Bus runs on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month. $10 return. Also picks up Tullera, Modanville, The Channon, Numulgi & Woodlawn. Commences Fri, March 14. Bookings & info NRCT 6624 7070 or driver Graeme 0408 484 995.

Kirby lecture

Justice Michael Kirby Lecture Series. Southern Cross University & the School of Law & Justice invites you to a keynote address by the Solicitor-General for the State of Victoria, Pamela Tate, on Fri, March 14 at the Whitebrook Theatre at SCUs Lismore campus at 6pm. Ms Tates address will discuss human rights in Australia. Cost $15pp. Fundraising dinner 7.30pm at Zest Function Centre on the Lismore campus. Cost $100pp (which includes lecture). Info Alice 6626 9607.

Monthly dance

South Gundurimba Hall next Monthly Dance held Fri, March 14 in the South Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, at 8pm. This dance will be to celebrate St Patricks Day & the theme is of course green. We encourage all to present a green theme & there will be a range of prizes for those best dressed to suit that theme. Dancing will be to Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. Door prize, giveaways & raffle. Entry $7 adults, $2 high school goers & other children free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Trash & Treasure

St Pauls Presbyterian Church is holding its Trash & Treasure Sale & Sausage Sizzle & Morning Tea & Lunch this Fri, March 14 at 188 Keen St (the hall next to the Presbyterian Church) from 8am. All welcome.

Lung support

Lismore Lung Support Group meets Fri, March 14 at 1.30pm at the Lismore Workers Club. All welcome.

Swing lessons

Swing Dance lessons with the Summerland Rockers at the Italo Club, Nth Lismore, this Fri, March 14 (due to 21st being Good Friday) then back to 1st & 3rd Friday of each month in April. Beginners lessons 7pm & intermediate/advanced 7.40pm. Info Karen 6621 7921.

Join Rotary

The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise meets Fridays at 7.15am for a breakfast meeting at mary Gilhooleys in Lismore. Enquiries to 6683 4107.

Bike workshops

Come & Learn How to Fix Your Bike held Fri & Sat, March 14-15, over three sessions. Friday 6-9pm, Sat 9am-12pm & Sat 1-4pm. All sessions include how to do routine safety maintenance checks, helmet adjustment etc. The workshops are free but you need to pay a $15 deposit to be refunded on completion. Bookings required to 6621 6276.

Greatest Shave

Worlds Greatest Shave for a Cure held Sat, March 15 at Lismore Shopping Square from 10am-2pm. This is the 10th anniversary of the first big shave held in Lismore which became the Worlds Greatest Shave. So why not shave or colour your hair for this special occasion & help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Register now on 1800 500 088 or visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com.

RSL Sub-Branch

The City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch & the RSL Womens Auxiliary monthly meeting held at the Lismore Workers Club on Sat, March 15 at 9.45am. Members requiring transport or apologies should phone 6621 3851.

Art tutorial

Lismore Art Clubs tutorial this month will be held this Sat, March 15 at Wilson Park School, East Lismore, from 9am-3pm. Info 6625 1871 or 6625 1032.

Koala training

The Koala Care Centre in Lismore enables those who want to work directly with koalas to do so on a rostered basis. An Introduction to Friends of the Koala is being offering at the Lismore Workers Club on Sat, March 15 from 10am-12pm. A half-day Basic Training course will be held on April 12. To learn more about Friends of the Koala, its work & how you can make a difference phone 6622 1233, email info@friendsofthekoala.org or visit www.friendsofthekoala.org.

Garage sale

The Friends of the Carmelite Nuns will be holding their 16th annual Garage Sale at 9 Star Avenue, Goonellabah, on Sat, March 15 & Sun, March 16 at 7am. This is Steptoes at its best. See you there.

Meditation

Kuan Yin Meditation Centres Day of Mindfulness for March 15 & 16 will be 2 days with visiting teacher, Patrick Kearney. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.

Multicultural dinner

The International Rainbow Clubs next multicultural dinner World on a Plate is on Sun, March 16 at the Lismore City Bowling Club from 6pm. $20 adults, $8 kids. This months dinner is celebrating Harmony Day & St Patricks Day. Bookings & tickets from Council 6627 4100 or the Bowlo 6621 5991.

Woodcrafters

The Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club Inc meets Sun, March 16 at 10am at the Summerland House With No Steps (staff canteen), 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville. Please bring your Show & Tell. New members welcome. Info Jim 6686 8892.

Historical society

Alstonville Plateau Historical Society monthly meeting held Sun, March 16 at 2pm in the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Alstonville. Guest speaker is Mrs Betty Harriman, who will talk about the history of the Country Womens Association.

Healing service

Alstonville Healing Service a door for healing & hope. Held Sun, March 16 at 6.30pm at St Bartholomews Anglican Church, The Avenue, Alstonville. This month a special pre-Easter reflection: The cost of the Cross 30 piece of silver.

First fleeters

The Northern Rivers Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters would like to invite & inform descendants of people who came to Australia with the First Fleet that the bi-monthly meeting is on Sun, March 16 at 11.30am at 269 Richmond Hill Rd, Richmond Hill. There will be a BBQ supplied at a cost of $8. Info & apologies to Don or Vilmai 6624 2972.

Lismore Red Cross

Lismore Red Cross Branch March meeting held Mon, March 17 at 2pm at Red Cross House, 132 Keen St, Lismore. We extend a welcome to all members & interested persons.

Reconciliation

The next meeting of Lismore People for Reconciliation is on Mon, March 17 at 5pm at GunnaWannaBe, 18 Union St, South Lismore. From now until Sorry Day we will be meeting on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month. Info Thelma 6622 7094 after 5pm. All welcome!

Prostate cancer

Every month, on the third Monday, about 30 men with prostate cancer meet for support & information. Wives, partners, friends & newly diagnosed most welcome. Next meeting is Mon, March 17 from 10am-12pm at the Alstonville Bowling Club. Info Pat 6622 1545.

RAAF meeting

RAAF Association Lismore Branch & the Ladies Auxiliary meets Mon, March 17 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club bistro at 10.30am. Info John 6621 2933.

Camera Club

Lismore Camera Club meets Mon, March 17 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7.30pm. Viewpoint: Back to Basics. All welcome.

Computer group

Computer Users Group U3A Northern Rivers meets Mon, March 17 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: General discussion internet tips for travellers. Visitors very welcome. Info Brian 6624 1272.

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.

Meditations

Earth Healing Meditations through the heart of Maitreya are held every Monday night from 7.30-8.30pm at 17 Norris St, Lismore, with a cup of tea afterwards. Small group. Gold coin donation. Info Jacqui 6621 6060 (after 6pm).

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.

Free health talk

Free health seminar entitled Combating Stress, Depression & Anxiety Naturally held Tues, March 18 at 1pm at Womens Natural Medicine (Suite 1, 70 Main Street, Alstonville). Phone Angela 6628 1920 or email info@womensnatmed.com.au to reserve your seat.

Tuesdays with U3A

Tuesdays with U3A Northern Rivers meets Tues, March 18 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Collectables. Visitors welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Casino Aglow

Aglow Casino invites all women to come & hear our guest speaker, Ps Steve Mitchell, on Tues, March 18 at 10am at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St. Aglow is a non-denominational network of caring Christian women. Entry is $6 & includes morning tea. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

Day View Club

A special luncheon meeting of the Lismore Day View Club will be held on Tues, March 18 at the Lismore Workers Club commencing at 10.30am for morning tea. National councillor Gwynne Glendenning will address the members on future proposed activities within our club. Apologies & info Noeline 6624 2175.

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, March 18 at 8pm. $3 to play. Please provide plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, NSW Branch, Far North Coast Sub-Branch will hold their monthly meeting on Tues, March 18 at the Lismore Heights Workers Bowling Club. The meeting commences at 11am & is followed by a social get together & sausage sizzle. The venue has access for disabled veterans including those in wheelchairs. New members & visitors always welcome. Info Sheldon 6624 4486 or Graeme 6624 1564.

Hospital Auxiliary

Ballina Hospital Auxiliary meets Tues, March 18 at 1.30pm in the hospital solarium. All welcome. New members needed.

Orchid Society

City of Lismore Orchid Society meets on the third Tuesday of every month (next meeting Tues, March 18) at 7.30pm at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowls Club. All welcome. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Kyogle CWA

The winner of the Kyogle CWA raffle was Karen Mazzer. Thank you to all those who supported both the raffle & the cake stall. Kyogle CWA meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in the supper room of the Kyogle Memorial Institute from 10am. New & existing members all welcome.

Mental health

GROW is a non-government community mental health support group to help people with personal growth, recovery & prevention of mental health problems. 2 GROW groups meet weekly every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am at the GROW Community Centre, cnr Wyrallah Rd & Ballina St, Lismore. Info Dave 6621 3737.

Breast cancer group

Lismore Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, March 19 from 6-8pm at The Quaker Hut in Dibbs St, East Lismore. Info Margaret 6689 9302 (a/hrs) or Sue 6620 7664.

Toastmasters

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.

Square dancing

Learn Modern Square Dancing. Wednesday at West Ballina Lions Club Hall, Brunswick St, Ballina & Thursday at East Lismore Uniting Church Hall, Wyrallah Rd, East Lismore. Info 6624 1885 or 0407 663 017.

Super pensioners

The Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets every second Thursday (next meeting Thurs, March 20) at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. Info Jim 6624 2134.

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a caring support group for any parent whose child has died at any age. The next sharing meeting is on Thurs, March 20 at the Activities Centre (rear of the Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore) at 7.30pm. The Baptist Church is the large A-frame building near Lismore Base Hospital. Info 6621 4086 or 6621 5558.

Tregeagle Playgroup

Come join us for a relaxing cuppa & friendly chat. Kids (0-5yrs) for informal play. Meets Thursdays 10am-12pm at Tregeagle Hall, Tregeagle. Info Catherine 6629 8578.

Air Rifle Club

Lismore Workers Air Rifle Club conducts target shooting on Thursday nights starting at 6.30pm at the Goonellabah Sport Club at 202 Oliver Ave, Goonellabah. Anyone can come along & have a look & talk to Ollie. We teach the juniors from the age of 12yrs. Ollie also conducts firearms training & testing. Info Ollie 6624 7497.

GriefShare

GriefShare recovery support group meets each Thursday evening at 7pm at the Christian Community Church at 51 Deegan Dr, Goonellabah (St Peters Anglican Church). GriefShare features nationally recognised experts on grief & recovery topics. Seminar sessions include The Journey of Grief, The Effects of Grief, When Your Spouse Dies, Your Family & Grief, Why? and Stuck in Grief. Info 6624 3150.

Breastfeeding

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.

Gbah Playgroup

Noahs Ark Community Playgroup meets every Thursday from 9.45-11.30am at the Lismore Church of Christ, cnr Rous Rd & Pleasant St. Parents/carers & kids 0-5yrs welcome. Please bring a piece of fruit to share. Info 0410 194 718.

No U3A forum

The regular U3A Friday Forum will not be held on Fri, March 21 due to Good Friday. Info Lavender 0448 251 348.

Easter music

St Andrews Choir, Lismore, presents a program of words & music relating the messages of Easter. Music will include much-cherished hymns & sacred works through the ages from the pen of Mozart to that of Stainer & many in between. Held at St Andrews Anglican Church, Lismore, on Fri, March 21, at 5.30pm.

Buddhism talks

Buddhism Diamond Way Northern Rivers presents a series of talks on Love & Partnership by Buddhism teachers & long-term partners Maike Brill & Rob Sok over the Easter long weekend in Alstonville. Talks may be attended individually or as a whole. Info 6628 7002 or visit www.diamondway.org.au.

Aville Ratepayers

The Alstonville & District Citizens & Ratepayers Association meets Tues, March 25 at 7.30pm at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls & Sports Club. Beyondblue, the national depression initiative, & COTA are working together to train peer educators to present this important topic to Alstonville residents. After the presentation there will be a general meeting including topics such as Alstonville bypass, anti-social behaviour, service signs & bollards in Freeborn Place laneway. Info Bob 6628 0506 or Di 6628 5416.

Easter Dance

Numulgi Hall Easter Dance held Fri, March 28 at 8pm. Old Time & New Vogue dancing to Vals music. Prizes, raffle, great supper & $20 jackpot. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Free training

The Lismore & District Womens Health Centre & the Law & Justice Foundation of NSW are offering a free half-day info forum on Responding to Victims of Sexual Assault. The forum is for workers in the non-government sector & will look at the myths, realities & impacts of sexual assault, as well as ways of getting help. Held Thurs, March 27 from 9am-12.30pm or 1.30-5pm at the Comfort Inn, 202 Molesworth St, Lismore. Numbers limited. Phone 9819 7357.

Community Mates

Community Mates is a 10-week training program for people who want to work actively with their mates in their community. We (YWCA & the Men & Family Centre) are offering a free course in effective communication skills. The course, Skilled Mates, runs from March 27 to May 29 from 9.30am-1pm every Thursday & covers topics such as communication skills for helping others, building rapport, listening skills, empathy, dealing with conflict, coaching, mentoring, planning, setting up community groups & more. The course will be held at 101A Rous Rd, Goonellabah. Transport is available. To register phone 6625 5804 or email communityleadership@ywcansw.com.au.

New Italy Day

New Italy Descendants Day 2008. The descendants of the infamous Marquis De Rays expedition are holding the 127th anniversary of their arrival at new Italy (10km south of Woodburn) on Sun, March 30. Celebrations commence with mass at 10am. Food & entertainment for the remainder of the day.

RC collectors

Something new is happening in Casino for Red Cross Calling this year. Volunteers who have collected funds for Red Cross Calling may return their kits for the first time in person to the Red Cross Tea Rooms (Simpsons Parade, Casino, behind ANZ) on Sun, March 30 from 1-5pm. Donate online today at www.redcross.org.au, phone 1800 811 700 or at any Coles.

Family history

Richmond-Tweed Family History Seminar held Sat, April 5 at the Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St. Registration 8.30am for 9am start through to 4pm. Seminar will feature researching Scottish family history, migration & tartans, genetics & genealogy, web searching. $25 includes am/pm teas & lunch. Bookings & payment made prior to seminar please. Phone Nola 6686 3257.

Senior Week fun

Seniors Week is fast approaching with lots of interesting events taking place. The people of Tintenbar, with the help of TinCAN & the Tintenbar Red Cross, are holding an event called Old & Smart Young at Heart with lots of entertainment, fun & a free lunch on Mon, April 7. Put this date in your calendar so you dont miss out. Runs from 10.30am-2pm. Info Marg 6687 8033.


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