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Dining with Friends

Like to meet new friends & have fun? Meet fortnightly for dinners, dancing, BBQs, wine tours & more. Single people over 35 most welcome. Info 6624 5403 or email harvey002@bigpond.com.

Free 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, tolerant & relaxed. Info & venue details 6624 7209.

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.

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.

Over 50s Centre

The Lismore Over 50s Learning Centre has planned a reunion for all pst & present members on April 9 to coincide with Seniors Week. A morning tea will be held at the South Lismore Bowls Club at 10am. For info visit the Girl Guides Hall in Magellan St on Fri, March 28 from 9am-3pm. Info Ann 6628 4564 (evenings). Numbers needed for catering.

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.

Singles lunch

Club Solo meets for lunch on Sun, March 30 at 12pm at Lennox Head. For details & bookings phone 6621 2144 or 6624 6142 by Fri, March 28. Single people (over 30) most welcome.

Caniaba Euchre

Caniaba Public School is having a Euchre Night at Caniaba Hall on Sat, March 29 at 7pm. Come & enjoy some fun. Lucky door prize & raffle on the night. $5 per adult. BYO drinks & nibblies. Supper will be provided. Info Tania 0411 445 442.

Coraki Fete

The annual Coraki Fete will be held on Sat, March 29 at the church, Adam St, from 9am. There will be a variety of stalls & morning tea. Come have a browse theres something for everyone!

Tullera Euchre

Tullera Halls Euchre Night held Sat, March 29 at the Tullera Community Hall. Doors open at 7pm, games start at 7.30pm. $5 per head. Please bring a supper plate to share & BYO drinks. Come & have some fun while helping raise money for our hall. Players should be 16yrs or older. Info Pauline 6628 2060.

Quilt Fair trip

The CWA Lismore Branch is running a bus trip to the Craft & Quilt Fair at the Gold Coast on Sat, April 5. Bus departs Lismore 8.30am & travels via Alstonville & Ballina. $25pp. Bookings & payment no later than Sat, March 29. Everyone welcome. Info Elaine 6621 7125.

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.

Historical Society

Richmond River Historical Society quarterly meeting held Sun, March 30 at 2pm at Lismore Regional Museum, 165 Molesworth St, Lismore. Guest speaker, Heritage Advisor Ken Young, recently completed a Conservation Management Plan for the museum building. His talk is entitled Theres Life in the Old Girl Yet. Info 6621 9993.

Amateur Beekeeping

The next meeting of the Northern Rivers Amateur Beekeeping Association is on Sun, March 30 at the home of Gwen Kent (Easthayes, 957 Teven Rd, Tuckombil) from 10am for morning tea (please provide something for morning tea). Activity of the day is equipment so bring along anything within reason that needs assembling (bee boxes, frames etc) & any questions in this regard. At 12.30pm there is a BBQ lunch. Cost $5pp (small salad please). 1.30pm meeting. Info Merv 6628 3687 or 0428 431 970.

Telecross info

There is a need for volunteers from the Northern Rivers area to make one friendly phone call each day to a frail aged/disabled person. A short 30-minute info session will be held at 130 Keen St, Lismore, at 10.30am on Mon, March 31. Any interested persons most welcome. Phone Bernadette 6622 0788.

Play reading night

Lismore Theatre Company holds monthly play reading nights on the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary entry is free. Read a part in an informal round table session without having to get up on stage. Held at the Rochdale Theatre, Ballina Rd, Goonellabah. Next reading Mon, March 31 (5th Monday due to Easter). Doors open 6.30pm, reading starts at 7pm. Just turn up or for info phone Brian 0412 911 191 or Kas 6622 5114.

Indoor bowls

Clunes Indoor Bowls Day held Mon, March 31 at 9.30am. $5 includes lunch & morning tea. Info E. Dye 6629 1358.

Computer group

Computer Users Group U3A Northern Rivers meets Mon, March 31 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Tips & tricks for scanning. 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.

Lady Day

St Marys Anglican Church celebrates Lady Day (Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Northern Zone Day meeting on Tues, April 1. 9.30am morning tea, 10am Holy Eucharist & Banner Parade. Guest speaker is Mrs Beverley Owens, a Triple Certificate nurse who has worked for CMS for a number of years in Tanzania. She has also served for 20yrs with Anglicare as Deputy Director Nursing. She will encourage us to think outside the square & grow in our relationship with Christ & each other. Lunch will then be served. Cost is $8 with proceeds to Northern Outreach (Nungalinya College, Darwin). For catering purposes, tickets available at the Parish Office.

Tuesdays with U3A

Tuesdays with U3A Northern Rivers meets Tues, April 1 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Holidaying in Switzerland/Venice with Alec Cruickshank. Visitors welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Deutsche Gruppe

Speakers of German & people wanting to practice or improve their German are invited to a special get together on Tues, April 1 at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre from 1.30-3.30pm. There will be refreshments (with a German touch) and a German library, so bring along any German books, magazines, sheet music, comics... anything you want to part with & donate to the library. You might even find some treasures amongst what others have brought along. The aim of the get together is to meet new people, make new connections, have a great time & of course practice the German language. Entry is by gold coin. Info Sabina 6688 6214 or Helen 6624 4537.

Vision support

The Lismore Vision Impaired Support Groups next get together is on Tues, April 1 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. All welcome. Info Ann 6688 8269 or Anne 6625 2421.

Free mentoring course

Indigenous Success Australia is running a free, nationally-accredited mentoring course for Indigenous & non-Indigenous people wishing to become mentors for Aboriginal people in new employment. The course will be held from Tues, April 1 to Fri, April 4 from 9am each day at ACE (59 Magellan St, Lismore). Morning tea & lunch provided. RSVP & info Flic 0431 444 705.

Sleep Disorders

Far North Coast Sleep Disorders Group meets Wed, April 2 from 11am-12pm at the Caritas Christus building behind the administration office at St Vincents Hospital, Dalley St, Lismore. For directions ask at the main hospital reception. We meet to offer support & advice to any persons who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders. Info Kevin 6646 8114 or Robyn 6662 1929.

Breast Cancer Support

Lismore Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month (next meeting Wed, April 2) at The Quaker Hut, Dibbs St, East Lismore from 6-8pm. Light refreshments. Optional bring a small plate to share. Info Margaret (a/hrs) 6689 9302 or Sue 6620 7664.

Plateau Probus

Alstonville Plateau Mixed Probus Club meets Wed, April 2 at the Alstonville Plateau Bowling Club at 9.15am. This will be an Open Morning with a display of art by Bob & Jean Hall. One of the paintings will be a lucky door prize. Everyone is welcome to join us at 9.15am & enjoy the fellowship over refreshments at the end of the meeting.

Business After Hours

Lismore Chamber of Commerce & ACE North Coast invite you to the next Business After Hours on Wed, April 2 at ACE North Coast (59 Magellan St, Lismore) from 5.30-7pm. Business After Hours is a great opportunity for you to network & promote your business to other local business people. By attending you can foster relationships & promote your business & product to a variety of people. RSVP to Molly 6621 4366 or email admin@luo.com.au.

Trefoil Guild

Richmond River Trefoil Guild meets Wed, April 2 at 10.30am at Windara Nursery, Sextonville Rd via Casino (turn off Bruxner Highway). Any ex Girl Guides or Support Group members who have made their promise over the years & still have Guiding in their hearts will be made most welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

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.

Scrabble morning

The friendly people of Tintenbar are playing Scrabble & other games at the beautiful Tintenbar Hall on Thurs, April 3 from 10am-12pm with morning tea. No need to book, just come along, or phone Marg 6687 8033 for info.

Super pensioners

The Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets every government pension day (next meeting Thurs, April 3) at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. Info Jim 6624 2134.

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.

U3A forum

U3A Friday Forum held Fri, April 4 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How helpful or fair is private coaching? All welcome. Info Lavender 0448 251 348.

Baby Death Group

Northern Rivers Baby Death Support Group meets Fri, April 4 at the Child & Family Health Centre, Oliver Ave, Goonellabah, from 9.30-11am. All welcome. Info Judith 6620 2324.

War widows

The monthly meeting of the Lismore War Widows Guild Club of Australia NSW Ltd is on Fri, April 4 at 10.30am in the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park. Info 6621 4302.

Retirees meet

Association of Independent Retirees meet Fri, April 4 at 9.30am at the Ballina RSL. Guest speaker: Allan Clarke from Border Range Fresh Farmed Rabbit, who will discuss raising farmed meat rabbits, an exciting new Australian industry. An investment group meeting to follow for those interested in thew stock market. Also, for those intending to retire in the next year or three, there is a free seminar at the Ballina RSL on Wed, April 9 from 5-8.30pm. A panel of experts will answer hypothetical questions on problems you may face. Quite educational, tea & sandwiches available. Info Ken 6687 7291.

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.

Ruthven Dance

Old Time/New Vogue Dance at Ruthven Hall on Sat, April 5. Vals music, lucky door, raffles, prizes & a great supper. Please note starting time is 7.30pm. Info 6683 2430.

First aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid (Workplace Level 2) Course in Lismore on Sat & Sun, April 5-6 as well as Wed & Thurs, April 16-17 & Tues & Wed, April 29-30. Bookings to James 1300 367 428 or www.redcross.org.au/firstaid.

The Moses Code

Join us for a spiritual film release of The Moses Code combined with a Prayer Vigil focused on shifting the planetary consciousness in over 100 gatherings worldwide. This is a chance for humanity to give from our souls to create people on the deepest level. Held Sun, April 6. Info Jenny 0416 249 286 or emailjenhardy@aapt.net.au.

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.

Living with Quality

The Carroll Centres Day Rehabilitation Unit is running another Living With Quality group for people with long-term physical disabilities who are under 60. The group gives people living with physical disabilities a chance to get together to hear & talk about issues that affect their lives. Meeting together to learn & talk can be one way of building connections, strength & hopefully, quality of life. Topics include everything from pain management & relationships to exercise & relaxation. Runs for 7 sessions every Friday from Fri, April 18 to June 13 from 1-3.30pm at the Carroll Centre in the St Vincents Hospital grounds. Afternoon tea provided. Your own transport is essential. Info & registration (by Mon, April 7) to 6627 9393.

Over 50s reunion

Lismore Over 50s learning Centre is holding a reunion for all past & present members on Wed, April 9 at the South Lismore Bowling Club starting with morning tea at 10am. Held especially to coincide with Seniors Week. A 25th anniversary year book will be available for $10. Info Ann 6628 4564 (evenings). Numbers needed for catering.

Historical trip

Alstonville Plateau Historical Society is having a guided bus tour during Heritage Week on April 12. Start at Crawford House, continue to Ballina & follow the Ballina-Booyong railway line, stop for lunch at Eltham Valley Pantry & visit Peter Sandersons replica of the line at Clunes. $40pp. Bookings Jane 6628 3925.

CPR course

Red Cross is holding a WorkCover approved Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course in Lismore on Sat, April 12. Bookings James 1300 367 428 or www.redcross.org.au/firstaid.

Woolworths reunion

Past & present employees of Lismore 2666 & Lismore 2550 are invited to a reunion on May 3 2008. Info Lyn at Woolworths Lismore Central.

Volunteer Expo

After its great success in 2007, a second Lismore Community Volunteer Expo is set for Thurs, May 15. Non-profit organisations in the Lismore district that need volunteers for their service are invited to contact the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre on 6621 7397 for details.

Where are they now?

Lismore High School students, year of 1958. Next year marks 50yrs since we left school. Plans are underway for a reunion to be held on Oct 4 & 5 2008 for all students who attended &/or completed the Leaving Certificate of 1958. Info & contact details from former students & teachers would be appreciated. Contact Coral 6628 0473 or Jeanette 6629 1430.


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