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CanTeen raffle

Winner of the Farmer Charlies Evans Head raffle in aid of CanTeen is Mrs Pat Jordan from Cedar St, Evans Head.

Lung support

Richmond River Lung Support Group meets Fri, March 10 at the CWA Hall in River St, Ballina from 12.15pm. Bring your lunch (tea/coffee available). Anyone with a breathing problems welcome. Info Pauline 6687 1998.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, March 10 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How acceptable is voluntary euthanasia? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Laurel club

Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy monthly meeting held Fri, March 10 in the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, Lismore, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.

Yamba bus trip

St Mary Anglican Church Bus Trip leaves the church at 8.15am on March 16 for morning tea in Iluka. Then board a ferry for Yamba, visit an art gallery, lunch & home. Cost for tea, ferry & lunch $32pp. Deposit of $10 will secure a seat. Balance by Fri, March 10. Info Ellen 6681 3038.

Koala care

Friends of the Koala will hold a w/shop on basic koala rescue, handling & care on Sat, March 11 from 9am-4pm. $6pp. Find out how you can get involved & help the local koala population survive. Register on 6622 1233.

Cake decorators

Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, March 11 at the Sth Lismore Primary School Hall at 9.30am for morning tea. Please bring your lunch. This is a w/shop so bring paste & work boxes. New members welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Ulysses info day

Information Day for the Ulysses Club held Sat, March 11 at City Bikeworz, 232 Union St, Sth Lismore. Members of the Northern Rivers Ulysses Branch will be at City Bikeworz from 8am-12pm (sausage sizzle to follow). Also a ride from 10am-11.30am. If youre interested in joining a group who enjoy day trips on motorbikes, making good friends & socialising then come along!

Kidney assoc

Northern Rivers Kidney Association meets Sat, March 11 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am. Election of office bearers. All welcome.

Crop circles

Free public awareness lecture on Crop Circle & Byron Sand Circles held Sat, March 11 at the Byron Community Ctr from 7.30pm. What are they trying to tell us? All welcome. Info 6629 5358.

Bonsai society

Summerland Bonsai Society meets Sat, march 11 at the Uniting Church Hall in Keen St from 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.

Garage sale

Animal Rights & Rescue Group Op-Shop Garage Sale held Sat, March 11 at 181a Keen St, Lismore, from 9am-3pm. Everything 20% off!

Country music

Country Music held Sat, March 11 in the Coraki Hotel garden area from 11am. BBQ lunch, craft & homecooking available. Entertainment for all ages. Proceeds to St Michaels Hostel Casino & Leukaemia research.

Re-enactment club

Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, March 11 at Rugby Rd Park (off Bangalow Rd behind Trinity in Lismore) from 10am-1pm. All welcome to learn & train in medieval combat training. Info Jim 6622 2558.

Aville RSL

Aville RSL Sub Branch meets Sat, March 11 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville, from 9am. Prospective members from all branches of the service, whether ex-service or serving, invited to attend. Peacekeeping forces most welcome. Info Coral 6628 0302.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid course held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, March 11-12. Also SFA on March 15-16 & SFA Re-certification course held March 21. Bookings Chris 6621 8044.


Northern Rivers Sub Branch of the National Servicemens Association meets Sun, March 12 at the Casino RSM Club. Coffee 10am, meeting 10.30am, lunch 12pm. All former National Servicemen & their partners welcome. Info 6621 3520.

Try kayaking

The Far North Coast Canoe Club is having a come & try day on Sun, March 12 from 8.45am-11am for a minimum fee. For people interested in becoming involved with the club in the sport of kayaking for recreation, fitness or competitively. If you wish to come phone Marion 6624 6998.

Special bowls day

Lismore City Bowls Club is having a special bowls day on Sun, March 12. It will be a day to thank our good sponsors of 2005. Includes a game of mixed bowls & great lunch. Please RSVP to or phone 6621 5991. We need to know numbers.

Debutantes wanted

Blue & White Auxiliary 10th annual Debutante Ball held May 6 at the Lismore Workers Club. Proceeds to St Vincents Hospital Palliative Care. Practice starts Sun, March 12. Info 6621 6724 or Joyce 6624 4342.

St Andrews auxiliary

St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary meets Mon, March 13 in the boardroom at the Cherry Street Bowling Club at 9.30am. New members most welcome.

Aville CWA

CWA Aville craft chat & cuppa morning held Mon, March 13 from 9.30am, followed by monthly branch meeting at 1pm in the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville. Info 6628 5660.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, March 13 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Broadband discussion. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Seniors concert

Seniors Week Concert Live Life held April 5 at the Ballina RSL Club. Booking seating plan for tickets available from the club from Mon, March 13 at a coast of $5, which includes the concert at 10am followed by lunch at 12pm.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, March 14 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Travel Tales the Fraser Island U3A Group. Visitors welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Wbar garden club

Wollongbar garden Club meets Tues, March 14 at the Community Hall, Simpson Ave, Wbar, at 10am. Come along & join us for morning tea & enjoy friendship through gardening.

Arthritis meet

Lismore Arthritis Branch meets Tues, March 14 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St, Lismore, at 10am. Speaker: naturopath Tony Boutros. All welcome. Info Ann 6629 8221.

Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Assoc Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, March 14 at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club at 11am. Followed by social get together & BBQ. Wheelchair access. New members & visitors welcome. Info Sheldon 6624 4486 or Graeme 6624 1564.


Ballina Birdwing Toastmasters meet Tues, March 14 at the Ballina RSL Club from 10am-12.30pm. Special meeting where people can sample the wares of the club. The audience will be privileged to hear the very first speech of one of the clubs new members as well as a presentation by an old hand. All welcome. Info Ron 6628 3381.

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, March 14 at 7pm. $2 to play. Please note bowls now held on Tuesday nights. Come along & join the fun. Info 6683 2418.

Multicultural group

Lismores International Rainbow Club invites all multicultural community members to attend our group. Next meeting Tues, March 14 at the Lismore Nhood Ctr, 76 Carrington St, Lismore, from 12.30-2.30pm. Please bring lunch to share. All welcome. For transport & info phone Jeannette 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 1485.

Card night

Card players for Wed night 500, 21 etc social get together. Info Gail 6624 5403.

First aid

Red Cross WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Tues & Wed, March 14-15. Also SFA on March 18-19 & March 29-30. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Youth networks

New to the area, lonely or isolated or just want to increase your range of social networks. If youre between 17-25yrs come along to Community Connections, Lismores principal youth service, at 17B Keen Street on Wed, March 15 from 5.30-7.30pm for an informal evening of general introductions & light refreshments. Info 6622 3143. Please note this is NOT a dating service.

Christian singles

Northern Rivers Christian Singles Club Solo will meet on March 18 for a meal in Lismore from 6.30pm. Make new friends. Info & bookings by Wed, March 15 to Mal 6624 6142 or Meryl 6624 8478.

Charity tea party

Blue & White Auxiliary Mad Hatters Tea Party held March 20 at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club at 10am for 10.30am start. $8pp. Guest speaker, tombolas, lucky door prizes, raffles. Proceeds to Palliative Care. RSVP by Wed, March 15 to Joyce 6624 4342 or Ann 6621 6368.

Free square dance

Looking for an activity that offers fun, friendship & fitness? Then look no further than Modern American Square Dancing. Suitable for families, couple or singles (you dont have to bring a partner) & for all ages from 8-108yrs. March is National Square Dance Month & free lessons will be available in Casino every Wed & Aville every Fri for all this month. Theres no obligation, so why not give it a go. Info Wilma 6662 6647.

Parents support

The Compassionate Friends is a caring support group for any parent whose child has died at any age. Sharing meeting held Thurs, March 16 at the Activities Ctr, rear of the Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore, at 7.30pm. Info 6621 4086 or 6621 5558.

Gbah probus

The Goonellabah Probus Club meets Thurs, March 16 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club at 10am for its changeover luncheon. Info Margaret 6625 1816.

Carers group

Lismore & District Carers Group meets Thurs, March 16 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen St, Lismore from 10am-12pm. Those caring for a loved one with a disability, one who is frail aged or someone with a chronic illness are welcome. Info Mary 6624 6742.

Bereavement group

The Bereavement Support Groups first meeting for 2006 is on Thurs, March 16. This is a closed sharing support group for people who have lost someone close to them. Group meets fortnightly for 6 meetings from 4.45-6.15pm. Info 6620 2492.

Anxiety alliance

Anxiety Disorders Alliance (ADA) first monthly meeting held Thurs, March 16 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm. Info (02) 9817 2383 or 1800 626 077.

Spiritsong II

Spiritsong II meets in North Ballina every Thurs from 7.30pm during term time. The choir sings Music through the Ages, both a cappella & accompanied. Info 6687 6657 or 6628 5660.

Clothing sales

Lifeline Clothing Sales held Thurs, March 16 at Uki Hall from 9am-1pm & on Fri, March 17 at Nimbin Memorial Hall from 9am-1pm. Proceeds support Lifeline counselling.

Art folio course

There are several vacancies for an outreach course in Preparing an Art Portfolio in painting & drawing. The course is open to unemployed adults & will run on Thursdays & Fridays for 15wks from 9.30am-3pm. Info Frances 6626 6445.

Drivers wanted

Rally for Reconciliation 14 held March 17. Licensed drivers wanted to supervise Aboriginal L platers working towards their 50hrs driving experience required to sit their P plate test. Info 6622 1903 or Leonie 6624 7070.

Social dance

The Italo Club, Nth Lismore, holds a dance every Fri at 7.30pm. New Vogue, R&R, Modern & Old Time. Supper included for $7pp. Lucky spots etc. All welcome. On March 17 there is a special St Patricks Day Dance with a wearin of green all 40 shades along with a traditional green supper. Info Patsy 6625 1612.

Irish breakfast

Rotary Club of S/Land Sunrise Irish Breakfast to celebrate 10yrs of community service held March 17 at Mary Gilhooleys from 7.15am. Feast on a full Irish brekkie for $20 & meet other business & community-minded folk while enjoying special Irish entertainment. Bookings & info Gae 6621 8744 or Terry 6686 7003.

St Pats dance

Saint Patricks Day Dance held March 17 at Sth Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, from 8pm. Everyone invited to wear your green & celebrate this day. Door prize, giveaways, raffle & great supper. Please note start time is back to 8pm due to daylight saving. Entry $7 adults, $2 high school age & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Craft & Quilt Fair

Lismore Over 50s Learning Ctr has organised a bus trip to the Gold Coast Craft & Quilt Fair on March 25 departing Lismore at 8.30am. Bookings & fares received no later than March 17. $25pp. Info Elaine 6621 7125.

AA rally

Alcoholics Anonymous Rally held March 17-19 at the Gunundi Ctr, Shelly Beach Rd, Ballina. All welcome.

Woodwork show

Aville Agricultural Society Woodwork Show held March 18 at the Aville Showground from 9am-4pm. Sales, displays & demos. Free entry. Refreshments available. Info & site bookings 6628 1568.

Day of Mindfulness

Kuan Yin Meditation Ctrs monthly Day of Mindfulness held March 18. Guest teacher for the day is Barry Farrin, a teacher in the Zen tradition from the Forest Way meditation ctr on the Sunshine Coast. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.

Charity golf day

Lismore Lions Club Miss Personality Quest entrant Libby McMahon invited you to a Charity Golf Day on March 19 at the Lismore Workers Golf Club. Sign-on 11am, shotgun start at 12pm. $25pp includes lunch. Info Tony 6628 1365.

Disaster volunteers

Red Cross is looking for people to join local Personal Support Teams, assisting people evacuated during disasters. Free training & lunch provided on March 23 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 9.30am-3.30pm. RSVP to Lyndall (by March 20) 6622 3244.

Casino Aglow

Aglow Australia-Casino (a Christian womens fellowship) meets March 21 at the Senior Citizens Hall (behind ANZ) at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & speaker Pastor Craig Fraser. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

Tenancy training

The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service is running a two-day training session for volunteers who are interested in giving phone advice to tenants on the Residential Tenancy Law in NSW. Training held March 23-24 in Lismore. Info & registration 6621 1022.

Mob's got ScoMo all worked out

Mob's got ScoMo all worked out

Have ScoMo's scare tactics gone to far?

Strength in diversity

Strength in diversity

Multicultural women's group offers support to newcomers to region

'Together we have achieved a lot'

'Together we have achieved a lot'

Thank you to everyone