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Singles group

40/60 Singles Group is holding events in Lismore & surrounding villages. For info, times, etc please phone 6683 2137 between 7 & 9pm.

Learn French

Alliance Franaise Cote Du Nord holds regular social gathering for those wanting to converse in or learn French. Info Marie 6624 2024 or Olivier 6689 0488 (a/hrs), or visit

Pagan folk

Wiccan & pagan folk merry-meet morning tea held every Fri starting April 7 at Caddies in Lismore from 10.30am. Meet & talk with like-minded people over a cuppa.

Orchid society

Northern Rivers Species Orchid Society meets Fri, April 7 (1st Fri every month) at the East Lismore School at 7.30pm. Plants benched. Info Ron 6624 2316.

SANDS support

SANDS Support Group meets Fri, April 7 at the Child & Family Health Ctr, 37 Oliver Ave, Gbah, from 9.30-11am. For any parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Info Judith 6620 2324.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, April 7 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: What is the purpose of a biological reserve? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Street stall

Street Stall held Fri, April 7 in the Lismore Uniting Church grounds (cnr Keen & Woodlark St) from 8am. Cakes, puddings & other goodies & plants. Info 6621 5801.

Heritage Fair

Heritage Fair held Sat, April 8 at Crawford House, Aville, from 10am-3.30pm. Theme: Industrial Heritage Our Working Lives. Be early for tickets to have Hans Heiming value your heirlooms ($3 per item or 2 items for $5). Also lots of entertainment, displays, stalls, BBQ & more.

Nimbin bushwalk

Nimbin Bushwalkers Club Clarrie Hall Dam Fire-trail Walk held Sat, April 8. Grade 2. Leaders Kay & Len Martin (6689 0254). Meet 10am Nimbin car park.

Bonsai clinic

Summerland Bonsai Society is offering a Free Bonsai Clinic. Bring your sick trees to the Uniting Church Hall in Keen St, Lismore, on Sat, April 8 from 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.

Aville sub-branch

Aville RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, April 8 at the Sub-Branch Hall in Bugden Ave, Aville, from 9am. Prospective members from all branches of the Service, whether ex-service or still serving, are invited to attend. Peacekeeping forces most welcome. Info Coral 6628 0302.

Ex-service women

Summerland Ex-Service Womens meeting held Sat, April 8 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. Info 6621 5297.

BBQ & Bingo

Barbecue & Bingo Night at Ruthven Hall held Sat, April 8 at 6pm with BBQ followed by Bingo about 7.30pm. $5 entry, BBQ charges vary. Dollar board $1 a square & lots of laughs & prizes to be won. A fun night for the whole family. Info 6683 2430.

RSL sub-branch

City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, April 8 at the Gbah RSL Bowlers Club Rooms at 9.30am. The RSL Ladies Auxiliary also meets Sat, April 8 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club Bistro at 9.30am. For transport or apologies phone 6621 3851.

Cake decorators

Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, April 8 at the Sth Lismore Primary School Hall at 9.30am for morning tea. Please bring your lunch. Demonstration to follow meeting. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Rock Valley party

Rock Valley Hall Committee is inviting people to a community get together on Sat, April 8 at Rock Valley Hall from 6pm. Sausage sizzle & drinks available, but BYOG. Easter eggs for kids. The theme is get to know your neighbour so bring along the family. All welcome.

Preschool protest

Community preschools protest for funding held Sat, April 8 at Heritage Park from 11am. Fun & games for children & the young at heart. Come & play & help our local preschools get the funding they need to make a difference.

Public forum

Public Forum convened by Grant Goldman (voice of the 2000 Sydney Olympics) on Sat, April 8 at the Italo Club in Nth Lismore from 7pm. Topics include quarantine border security & customs issues, new IR laws & changes to taxation & the Voice of the People Lobby Group. Entry by gold coin.

Cheap plants!

Visit the Wollongbar Garden Club stall at the Wollongbar Community Day on Sat, April 8 at the shopping centre. Next meeting Tues, April 11.

Heartbeat bowls

Members are reminded that the next heartbeat day is on Mon, April 10 at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. Morning tea 9am, play 9.30am. Names to Warren 6624 1523 or Ray 6622 1792 by noon on Sat, April 8.

Wildlife course

WIRES Northern Rivers (NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue Service) is holding a Rescue & Immediate Care Course on Sat & Sun, April 8-9 in Lismore. Learn to rescue injured wildlife, transport wildlife, provide emergency care, prepare food & much more. Info & registrations 6628 1898 or

Charity golf day

Charity Golf Day held Sun, April 9 at Casino Golf Club. Sausage sizzle at the completion of 10 holes followed by presentation of trophies. All welcome as a player or spectator. Players should register at Pro shop prior to tee off at 7.30am. Proceeds to Casino Hospital Auxiliary.

Pelican Man

Meet the Pelican Man (Lance Ferris) ex-Casino policeman on Sun, April 9 at the Casino RSM Club at 11am. Enjoy videos of his exploits rescuing sick or injured birds & marine turtles. Presentation of a Honda generator from Days Machinery & Honda Australia that Lance will use for night rescues. Entry by gold coin. All welcome.

LTC auditions

LTC auditions for Arsenic & Old Lace held at the Rochdale Theatre in Ballina Rd, Gbah. Sun, April 9 at 1pm & Mon, April 10 at 7pm. 3 females required 25-60yrs & 9 males 25-60yrs. Info Sylvia 6625 2203.

Our Victor Christ

Ballina Womens Christian Choir presents 2 performances of Nolene Princes Easter cantata Our Victor Christ. First on Sun, April 9 (Palm Sunday) at the Aville Baptist Church, Wardell Rd, at 2pm. Proceeds to Heartfelt House. Second on Fri, April 14 (Good Friday) at Ballina Presbyterian Church at 2.30pm. Proceeds to Southern Cross K-12 & Ballina High. Info Fran 6686 5859.

Easter music

A meditation on the events of Easter, Stainers Crucifixion, will be presented by St Andrews Anglican Choir. An impeccably crafted, stirring work interspersed with congregational hymn singing. Held Sun, April 9 at St Martins Anglican Church, Mullum, from 2pm & on Fri, April 14 at St Andrews Anglican Church, Lismore, from 5.30pm. Conducted by Warren Whitney.

Aville CWA

CWA Aville Great Australian Bite to raise funds for the Diabetes Association held Mon, April 10 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville, from 10am. Monthly branch meeting at 1pm. Info 6628 5660.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, April 10 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Backing up & virus protection. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Gem club

Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club meets Mon, April 10 at the Arts & Crafts Pavilion at Lismore Showground at 7.30pm. W/shops held every Tues 2-9.30pm, every Thurs 9am-1pm & every Sat 1-4.30pm (all held at the Pavilion). All welcome. Info 0428 152 037.

Extra special dance

Special Dance held Mon, April 10 due to cancellation of Good Friday dance. Held at the Italo Club, Nth Lismore, with the colour theme of red. Non-stop dancing from 7.30-10.30pm, supper following. New Vogue, R&R, Modern & Old Time. $7pp. Lucky spots etc. All welcome. Info Patsy 6625 1612.

Holiday art

Kids Art Lab will exhibit student work from Tues, April 11-Tues, April 18 at Shop 11/12 Warina Walk Arcade in Lismore. Holiday Art Programme commences Mon, April 10 from 10am-12pm at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore & runs daily (Mon-Fr) until Fri, April 21. Info 0429 384 677 or

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, April 11 at 7pm. $2 to play. Come along & join in the fun. Info 6683 2418.


Ballina Birdwing Toastmasters meet Tues, April 11 at the Ballina RSL Club from 10am-12.30pm. Stimulate your creativity, challenge your brain & be entertained. All welcome. Free entry for first-time visitors. Info Ron 6628 3381.

Multicultural group

Lismores International Rainbow Club extends an invitation to all multicultural community members & people interested in our group to attend our meeting on Tues, April 11 at the Lismore Nhood Ctr, 76 Carrington St, Lismore, from 12.30-2.30pm. Bring lunch to share. All welcome. Info Jeannette 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 1485.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, April 11 at the Richmond Tavern, Lismore, at 6.30pm for drinks & dinner at 7pm ($13 for 2-course meal). We are a mixed service club for people up to 45yrs. Info 0400 222 335.

CVS morning tea

The Ballina Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) morning tea for new volunteers held Tues, April 11 at Harmony House at 10am, followed by support group lunch for existing volunteers at 12pm. All CVS volunteers past & present welcome. New volunteers always wanted. Info Lynda or Jodi 6686 7776.

Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Assoc Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, April 11 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.

Arthritis branch

Lismore Arthritis Branch meets Tues, April 11 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St, Lismore, from 10am. All welcome. Info Ann 6629 8221.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, April 11 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 2-4pm. Class expo: introduction to 2nd term classes. Visitors welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Aussie writers

Fellowship of Australian Writers FNC Regional meets Wed, April 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. Visitors welcome. Info 6621 6015.


Do you want to improve your presentation, leadership & communication skills? Summerland Toastmasters meet Wed, April 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. All welcome. Info Mary 6624 4840.

ALP meet

Australian Labor Party meets Wed, April 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Info Doug 6624 8853.

Drug seminar

INTRA, the outreach program of The Buttery, is holding a seminar/w/shop on methamphetamines: supply, use, personal harms & social consequences on Wed, April 12 at the Byron Community Ctr from 10am-4pm. For workers in law enforcement, corrective services, accident & emergency, counselling & education. Info & bookings 6687 2835.

Vintage car club

Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club meets Wed, April 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Visitors from other clubs passing through Lismore & Casino are always welcome. Info 6621 5767.

History seminar

Transcription agent Mr Laurie Turtle will speak at an all day seminar on April 19 about NSW Probate & Deceased Estate Packages, Convict Records, Divorce Files & Insolvency. Held at the Arts Building in Casino from 10.30am. $10pp includes lunch. RSVP by Wed, April 12 to 6662 8114 or 6662 3711.

Card night Gbah

Card players for 500 needed for Wed night social get together. Info Gail 6624 5403.

Handicraft morning

Ballina CWA Handicraft & Fellowship Morning held every Wed at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park, River St, Ballina (next to RSL Club) at 9.30am. All welcome. Info Rhoda 6686 6129.

Bereavement group

Bereavement Support Group meets Thurs, April 13. 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.

Managing medication

Medication Management for Older People free info seminar held Thurs, April 13 at the Lismore Nhood Ctr, 76 Carrington St, from 10.30-11.30am. Encouraging & educating older people about the importance of managing medicines they may be taking. Info 6621 7397.


Aville Toastmasters help improve listening, speaking & presentation abilities in a supportive & friendly environment. Next meet Thurs, April 13 at the Aville Anglican Church Hall from 7pm. Guests welcome. Info Glad 6628 3626.

Laurel date change

The Lismore Laurel Club meeting planned for April 14 has been moved to April 21 due to Good Friday. It will be held in the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park from 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.

Old Richmond centenary

The Old Richmond Hill Public School (now Roy Waddell Community Centre) will hold a centenary celebration afternoon tea on April 15 from 1pm. All who have been associated with the school/community centre invited to attend. Info 6625 2024 or 6624 2223.

Free seminar

Free health seminar held April 15 at 70 Main St, Aville, from 3pm. Topic: Irritable bowl syndrome from a Traditional Chinese Medicine & naturopathic perspective. Places limited, register early. Info 6628 1920.

Easter kids camp

Camp Koinonia Evans Head are running a Kids Camp for students in years 4-6 from April 17-21. We are having a super heroes theme & are running adventure activities & a range of evening programs. Application forms & info 6682 4329.

Life Skills for Men

Self-worth, sex, relationships, fathers, communication, work. Internationally successful mens program Common Ground is again being run in Byron. Come along to a free info night on April 18 at Ambaji Wellness Ctr, 6 Marvel St, from 7-9pm. Info Michael 6622 8912.

Art club change

Due to Easter holidays the Lismore Art Club has organised an outing for April 29 instead of the usual monthly tutorial. Anyone interested in attending phone president Anne on 6625 1871.

Mob's got ScoMo all worked out

Mob's got ScoMo all worked out

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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