Lismore PCYC is having a 35yr reunion later this year. Looking for people who were involved in the formation of the club, including original instructors & members. Info Bill 6680 1343, Neville 6624 1722 or Jim 6624 2017.
Kids Art Lab
Kids Art Lab runs art classes daily during school term. Skills covered include printmaking, painting, collage, puppet making etc. Info 0429 384 677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Dancing held every Fri at the Italo Club, Nth Lismore, at 7.30pm. New Vogue, R&R, Modern & Old Time. Supper included for $7pp. Lucky spots etc. All welcome. Info Patsy 6625 1612.
Big Bite brekkie
The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise is hosting a Big Bite Breakfast on Fri, April 28 at Caf Java in Woodlark St from 7.30am. All proceeds to Diabetes Australia. Come join us.
Sanctuary Northern Rivers social gathering held Sat, April 29 at Wade Park, East Lismore, from midday. Come & meet refugees from Sudan that have settled in Lismore & find out more about the groups wonderful work. All welcome. Info 6622 0335.
Cawongla Gypsy Fair held Sat, April 29 from 9am-2pm, & every fortnight thereafter. Tarot reader, naturopath, plants, bric-a-brac, local art, homemade jams & more. Stallholders welcome for $5. Info Majenta 6689 1243.
Great Eastland Archers welcome all ages & abilities to our club social shoots every Sat 8.45-11am (equipment hire is available). OzBow Junior Program now on Thursdays 4-5.30pm (all juniors welcome). Beginners course starting soon. Info Annika 6622 5080.
Nimbin Bushwalkers next outing Sun, April 30 from Minyon Grass to the Plunge Pool at the bottom of Minyon Falls. 2hrs Grade 3. 4km shaded walk along graded rainforest track, some rock hopping at the bottom & steep climb back. Meet 10am at Nimbin car park for car pooling or meet leader at 11am at Minyon Grass. Bring day pack, food & water. Info or directions Peter 6689 5993 or 0428 810 226.
Northern Rivers Animal Services is a self-funded non-profit charity run by volunteers who care for abandoned, abused, lost or unwanted animals. They are holding a Pet Adoption Day on Sun, April 30 at Ballina Council Animal Shelter (near the airport in the Southern Cross Industrial Estate) from 10am-2pm. Many dogs, pups, kittens & cats will be looking for loving new homes. Info 6681 1860.
Horse comp day
Northern Rivers Western Performance Horse Club invited people to a competition & fun day on Sun, April 30 at 946 Jiggi Rd, Jiggi, from 9am. 2 trail events, mystery ride, 2 western riding pattern, keyhole, flag & barrel races. $5 per horse for members or $10 + $5 insurance for non-members. $2 entry to each event. Cash prizes & canteen available. Info Margaret 6663 1491.
CWA Aville craft, chat & cuppa morning held every Mon from 9.30am in the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville. All welcome. Note: Winner of the CWA Raffle at the Heritage Fair was Ms A Sycamore from Gbah. Info 6628 5660.
Baden Powell Guild
The Far North Coast Branch of the Baden Powell Guild meets Mon, May 1 at Faye Donnellys residence, Lismore, from 7.30pm. All ex-Leaders, supporters & people interested in Scouting & Guiding are most welcome to join a happy group of people. Info Ellen 6681 3038 or Peter 6628 0350.
Lismore Camera Club meets Mon, May 1 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Set subject: Nature the Artist (a pic of something nature has created thats of outstanding interest). All welcome. Info Kevin 6622 7899.
Mental Health Family & Carers Support Group meets Mon, May 1 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. We are here for you. Info 6622 2669.
The Pimlico Ladies Charitable Organisation Inc monthly Hoi Afternoon held Mon, May 1 at Pimlico Hall from 1.30pm. Entry $3 (includes afternoon tea & lucky door prizes) plus $1 for raffle. Proceeds to Biala Special School. Return bus available from Ballina for $3. Info Gwenda 6683 4354.
Lismore People for Reconciliation meet Mon, May 1 at GunnaWannaBe, 18 Union St, Sth Lismore, from 5pm. If you are interested in helping out with, or have ideas for, Reconciliation Week or Sorry Day it would be great to hear from you or see you there. All welcome. Info Rob 6625 1485.
Calling for people to become pastoral visitors to visit our residents at Caroona Homes for the Aged. Training runs from Mon, May 1 to Fri, May 5 from 9am-3.30pm. For info phone the Chaplain on 6625 6780 or 6624 6333.
A taste of India
Women are invited to a demonstration & supper with Shireen Penny on May 5 at the Red Dove Ctr in Lismore at 7pm. Shireen come from a high caste Indian family & is an inspiring speaker with a passion to see women reach their God given destiny to love Jesus.$10pp. RSVP by Mon, May 1 to Dot 6689 1177.
Got the blues?
Ever feel youve got the blues & dont know how to get out of them? Are you a woman in mid-life or older? Book into Out of the Blues. 6 sessions providing an opportunity to learn skills to manage mood creatively. Held from Mon, May 1 (runs until June 5) from 12-2.30pm at Interrelate Family Ctr in Lismore. Lunch provided. Must commit to all sessions. Bookings 6620 2999.
Aville Concert Band rehearsal every Mon at the Sub Branch Hall, Aville, at 7.30pm. Players wanted. Info John 6628 7774.
Bingo for senior citizens held every Mon & Thurs at the Lismore City Bowling Club. Eyes down at 10am. All money paid in goes back in prizes. Tea & sandwiches available. Info 6621 5991.
Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group meets Tues, May 2 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. All welcome. Info Ann 6688 8269 or Peg 6628 0978.
The Lismore Branch of the Arthritis Foundation will be holding a Regional Meeting in lieu of its regular monthly meeting on Tues, May 2 at the Presbyterian Church Hall (188 Keen St, Lismore) from 10am. Would all members please attend. Info Ann 6629 8221.
GROWs 50th year
To celebrate GROW North Coasts 50th year a forum & discussion on Growing Into Our 50th Year will be held on Tues, May 2 at the Market Street Community Ctr from 10am. GROW members will share personal insights about their recovery from mental illness. Info 6621 3737.
Tuesday with U3A
U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, May 2 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 2-4pm. Speaker: Bryan Milner on living wills, enduring power of attorney & guardianship. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.
Are you a mid-life woman who is taking stock of her life? The free Looking Back Looking Forward group offers a supportive place, with like-minded women, to share ideas, experiences & look at new life options. 5 evening sessions starting Tues, May 2 (ends May 30) at Womens Health Matters (3rd Floor, 29 Molesworth St, Lismore) from 5.30-8pm. Light meal provided. Bookings 6620 2999.
Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce meets Wed, May 3 at the Lennox Head Surf Club from 6.45-7am. Discussion on crime in Lennox head & parking issues. $20 members & $25 non-members. Bookings by Tues, May 2 to Judy 0403 399 260.
Free weekly breastfeeding clinics with lactation consultant in Lismore to help mothers experiencing difficulties establishing & sustaining breastfeeding. Drop in clinic every Tues from 9.30am-12.30pm at Lismore Library. By appointment clinic every Tues from 1-4pm & Fridays from 9am-4pm at the Northern Rivers Family Day Care Ctr, Dalley St, Lismore. Phone 6622 8705.
Come along for fun & social interaction for children 0-5yrs & their parents/care givers. We meet every Tues & Wed at the Baptist Church Hall in Uralba St, Lismore, from 10am-12pm during school term. Info Amanda 6624 7041.
Day respite groups are run on Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat from 9.30am-2.30pm. Small group therapy for people diagnosed with dementia. Held at 43 Phillip St, Gbah. Info 6624 6711.
The North Coast Entertainment Industry Association meets on Wed, May 3 at ACE Northern Rivers, 59 Magellan St, Lismore, from 6pm. Election of office bearers. All members & interested parties encouraged to attend.
Richmond River Trefoil Guild meets Wed, May 3 at Thursday Plantation, Gallens Rd, North Ballina, from 10.30am, Speaker: State Trefoil Advisor, Patsy Hughes. Any ex Girl Guides or Support Group members will be made very welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.
Lismore City Library Reading Group meets Wed, May 3 (first Wed of every month) in the meeting room on the ground floor at 12.30pm. Everyone welcome to come along & share discussion about a chosen novel & have a free cuppa. Info 6621 2464.
Wbar TAFE if offering a free Volunteer Literacy Tutor training course in term 2. No qualifications needed but you must be competent in English language & literacy. Attend 8 sessions for 3hrs each on Wednesdays, starting May 10. If youre interested attend the info session at 11am on Wed, May 3 at Wbar campus. Info Julia or Pam 6620 4200.Mah-jongg group
Lismore Mah-jongg Group meets every Wed at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. Everybody including beginners welcome. Info Judy 6624 3346 or Yvonne 0402 057 072.
Our Kids movie
Our Kids invites people to a premiere of Mission Impossible 3 on Thurs, May 4 at the Lismore Cinemas. 6pm for wine & nibblies followed by movie. $20 includes wine, nibblies & entry. All proceeds to Our Kids. Bookings Rebekka 6620 2705.
Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, May 4 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.
Euchre games held every Thurs at the Lismore Workers Club at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held May 5 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Why should party line take precedence over electorate? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.
Far North Coast Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees meet May 5 at the Ballina RSL Club at 9.30am, followed by guest speakers Ann McDonald & Stan Gilchrist on sleep apnoea, breathing problems & snoring. Investors group after. All welcome. Info Ken 6687 7291.
The Insolvency & Trustee Service of Australia (ITSA) are visiting the Lismore Nhood Ctr on May 5. Free service to discuss issues concerning insolvency & bankruptcy. You can also lodge your Debtors Petitions & get your Bankruptcy number on the day. Info & bookings 6622 2171.
Driver wanted for Rally for Reconciliation on May 5. Licensed drivers help Aboriginal L platers get their 50hrs minimum thats required in NSW. Info 6622 1903 or Leonie 6624 7070.
The Lismore War Widows Guild Club will meet on May 19. Normal monthly meeting would of been May 5 but due to unforseen circumstances it had to be put back. The meeting will be held in the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, at 10am. Info 6621 4302.
Nimbin MardiGrass 2006 Kombi Konvoy from Lismore to Nimbin held May 6. Gather at the Conservatorium car park (cnr Magellan & Dawson St) at 1pm. Leave 2.30pm and arrive in Nimbin 3.30pm. Byron Bay contingent meet in the beach car park from 12pm. Depart 1pm. Info Alan 6622 4676 or visit Rvbyesque at 21 Carrington St, Lismore (opposite Caddies).
Dyraaba Hall Boot Market held May 6 from 8am. Lots of things for sale including bric-a-brac, dolls & bears, handmade crafts, candles, skin care, jewellery, plants, cakes, new & used items. Sausage sizzle & drinks etc. Info Toni 6667 1202 or Jo 6667 1250.
Adopt a pet
Animal Rights & Rescue Group Pet Adoptathon & annual Charity Fundraising Day held May 6-7 at the Lismore Showground Animal Nursery from 8am-2pm. Dogs, cats, kittens & puppies all looking for loving homes. Also free pet care info. Entry by gold coin. Info 6622 1881.
Free 6wk Coraki Womens Support Group starts May 9 on Tuesdays from 10am-12.30pm. Topics include healthy relationships, self-esteem, communication, conflict resolution & stress management. Morning tea provided. Bookings essential to 6662 6792.
Writer & inter-faith Minister Stephanie Dowrick will be the Working Carers Support Gateways guest host at its regular monthly online chat on May 9 from 8-9pm. Talk personally & anonymously to Stephanie about your emotional & physical needs. For info go to www.workingcarers.org.au & click on Chat Room or phone Christine 6622 8002.
Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on May 9-10, May 20-21 & May 29-30 plus May 17-18 in Ballina. Bookings James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.
2006 Mothers Day Orchid Gala held May 12-14 at the Ballina RSL Club. Market style show with orchids & flowers on show, orchid plants & accessories for sale, plus displays of coffee, olives & wine tasting. Also giant raffle with heaps of prizes. All welcome. Free entry.
Sweets & soup
Blue & White Auxiliary Sweets & Soup Lunch held May 22 at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club at 11.30am for 12pm. Raffle, lucky door prizes & tombolas. $10pp. Proceeds to St Vincents Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Bookings by May 18 to Joyce 6624 4342 or Ann 6621 6368.
Become a JP
Aboriginal community leaders who would like to become a Justice of the Peace can get info about what is required on June 9 at Yabur Yelgun. Bookings Glenn 6622 0400.