Singles group

Singles group

40 to 60 Singles Group. Going out for dinner, lunches & BBQs. Make new friends. Phone 6683 2137 from 6-9pm.

Any spare wool?

Lismore Neighbourhood Centre is in great need of wool to complete knitting winter warmers for the homeless. If you can donate any unwanted wool please drop into 76 Carrington St, Lismore, or phone 6621 7397.

Child safety info

The Choose Right Fit Right DVDs and VHSs on new child restraint standards are now available on loan at public libraries in the Richmond-Tweed Library Network, including Lismore & Goonellabah Public Libraries. For more info, contact your local library.

Social dancing

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.

Retirees meet

Far North Coast Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) next monthly meeting held Fri, June 2 at the Ballina RSL Club from 9.30am, followed by Graham Lester speaking on prostate cancer. An investors group meeting will follow. All welcome. Info Ken 6687 7291.

War widows

The Lismore War Widows Guild Club meets Fri, June 2 at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.

Orchid society

Northern Rivers Species Orchid Society meets Fri, June 2 (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, June 2 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.

Italian National Day

Italian National Day celebrated Sat, June 3. Traditional Mass at St Carthages Cathedral at 11am, festivities at the Italo Club from 1pm (includes games, Italian feast, spaghetti eating comp, bocce, prizes, giveaways & free food & wine tastings) plus Italian Ball to follow at 7pm. Mass & afternoon activities free for all ages. Italian Ball $22pp or $20pp for tables of 10 or more. Info Severino 6622 3043 or 0419 494 819.

Garage sale

East Lismore Community Preschool fundraising Garage Sale held Sat, June 3 at the school, 24 Colleen Place, East Lismore, from 8.30am. Something for everyone. Please help us air-condition our preschool for the children.

X-Ray collection

1st ballina Scout Group are collecting old X-Ray films to be recycled. X-Ray films can be dropped off during their open day on Sat, June 3 at the Hall in Canal Rd, Ballina, from 10am-2pm. If youre worried about privacy we can cut your name of the X-Ray. This is great for the environment & will help the Scout Group raise some money. Info Debbie 6628 5080.

Ruthven dance

Old Time/New Vogue Dance held Sat, June 3 at Ruthven Hall from 7.30pm. Vals music, raffles, lucky door prize, dance giveaways, great supper & great dancing. Entry $7. Info 6683 2430.

Family history

Richmond-Tweed Family History Society meets Sat, June 3 at the Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St, from 2pm. Features Creating a Calendar with a Family History Flavour & other points of interest by members. All welcome. Info Nola 6686 3257 or Yvonne 6686 3598.

Thanksgiving day

National Day of Thanksgiving is being celebrated locally with a Lismore Thanksfest on Sat, June 3 at Magellan St Mall from 10am-2pm. Acknowledging those in our community who do good things. Live entertainment & fun activities for all. Info 6622 2935 or 6622 2426.

Wildlife caring

Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are holding an Introduction to Possums, Gliders, Echidnas & other Small Marsupials on Sat, June 3 from 9am-4pm. Cost $7.50. New members welcome (joining fee $15). Please provide your own lunch. Bookings essential to Karin 6688 0118.

Baden Powell Guild

Baden Powell Guild meets Sat, June 3 at Claire Dawsons residence, Casino, from 11am. Election of office bearers. Please bring BBQ lunch to share. Anyone interested in the Guide & Scout movements will be made especially welcome. Come along & see what were about. Info Ellen 6681 3038 or Peter 6628 0350.

Biala School reunion

Biala Special School in Ballina is inviting past and present students, their families and staff to a reunion on Sat, June 3 at the Ballina RSL Club. Tickets $30pp. Bookings & info Tricia 6686 4153 or Myee 6628 5113.

Cake decorators

Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, June 3 at the Sth Lismore Primary School Hall at 9.30am for morning tea. This will be a demonstration with meeting after. New members especially welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Seniors social

St Pauls Presbyterian Seniors Social Afternoon held Sat, June 3 at 2pm. Travelling with Lorraine & well have our sing-a-long etc & afternoon tea. For transport phone Miriam on 6624 5055. For info phone Dawn 6628 2343.

Re-enactment club

Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, June 3 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.

How to clinics

Adults How to Clinics & Kids W/shops held at Bunnings in Lismore. Sat, June 3 is How to sand & polish timber floors at 10am & How to lay a floating laminate floor (Amerind) at 1pm. Sun, June 4 is How to lay ceramic wall tiles at 10am & How to lay ceramic floor tiles at 1pm. Kids W/shop on Sat, June 3 is Make a timber car & on Sun, June 4 Make a fire breathing dragon. Info Brian 6621 2345.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, June 3-4 & Wed & Thurs, June 7-8. Also, SFA Re-certification course on Tues, June 13. Bookings & info Chris 6621 8044.

Coping with drugs

Stepping Stones to Success is a free course over 2 weekend to help families dealing with drug dependent loved one. Held Sat & Sun, June 3-4 & June 10-11 at Byron Community Ctr from 9.30am-4pm each day. You dont have to do it alone nor do you have to remain helpless. Bookings & info Theo 0402 604 354.

CWA church service

CWA Alstonville Annual Church Service held Sun, June 4 at the Alstonville Catholic Church at 8.30am. If transport is needed phone 6628 1295.

Historical society

Richmond River Historical Society meets Sun, June 4 at the Lismore Regional Museum at 2pm. Election of office bearers. Members & visitors invited to attend. Dr Robert Smith will talk about the book he & Maurie Ryan are currently writing on Lismore. Followed by interesting discussion & light refreshments. Info 6621 9993.

Garage sale

Pearces Creek community garage sale held Sun, June 4 from 9am-2pm at Pearces Creek School, cnr Eltham & Humpty Back roads. Pre-loved goods, books, toys, plants, produce, home cooking, tea & coffee, BBQ & childrens activities. Proceeds to Pearces Creek P&C & Hall Committee. Info 6628 1337.

Rainbow Dragons

Rainbow Dragons Abreast invites breast cancer survivors to our Come & Try Day on Sun, June 4 at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, at 8am. Come along to join us for some fun & fitness! Look for the pink flags at the northern end of the lake. Info Laura 6687 6807.

Scrabble club

Lismore Scrabble Club extends an invitation to meet with us for a game of lively & competitive scrabble. Club meets every Sun 12-3pm & every Wed 12-3pm. Everything provided. Info 6624 3216 or 6663 1156.

Deaf Society forum

Free Deaf & Disability Employment Forum held Mon, June 5 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-5pm. Find out how the new Welfare to Work reforms, taking effect on July 1, will impact on you. Auslan interpreters provided. All welcome.

Reconciliation meet

Lismore People for Reconciliation meet Mon, June 5 at GunnaWannaBe, 18 Union St, Sth Lismore, at 5pm. All welcome. Info Rob 6625 1485.

Lennox tree planting

Ballina Shire Council, GeoLINK & the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce are inviting people to a community tree planting to celebrate World Environment Day on Mon, June 5. Will focus on the area at the top of Lennox Point Headland & there are 500 trees to plant so we need your help! Info 6687 7666.

Aville CWA

CWA Aville craft, chat & cuppa morning held Mon, June 5 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville, from 9.30am. All welcome. Followed at 1pm by monthly branch meeting. Reminder: Collection for June is Knitting for the Needy. Info 6628 5660.

Camera club

Lismore Camera Club meets Mon, June 5 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Set subject: Emotion (people experiencing one of the human emotions ie love, hate, fear etc). All welcome. Info Kevin 6622 7899.

Mental health group

Mental Health Family & Carers Support Group meets Mon, June 5 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. We are here for you. Info 6622 2669.

Hoi afternoon

The Pimlico Ladies Charitable Organisation Inc monthly Hoi Afternoon held Mon, June 5 at Pimlico Hall from 1.30pm. Entry $3 (includes afternoon tea & lucky door prizes) plus $1 for raffle. Proceeds to Ballina Hospital Auxiliary. Return bus available from Ballina for $3. Info Gwenda 6683 4354.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, June 5 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Files & folders. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Concert band

Aville Concert Band rehearsal every Mon at the Sub Branch Hall, Aville, at 7.30pm. Players wanted. Info John 6628 7774.

ASCA meet

ASCA (Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse) meets Monday every fortnight at 17E Keen St, Lismore, at 6pm (downstairs from Mens Resource Ctr). This is a group for men & women aged 18 & over. Any survivors of child abuse wishing to share in a group environment are welcome to come along. Info Susan 6662 7014.

Seniors bingo

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.

PASS meet

PASS (Parents of Autistic Spectrum Support) meet Tues, June 6 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10.30am. We have guest speakers from the Department of Education, so teachers & parents are all welcome! Info Susan 6622 6651.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, June 6 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: 15-minute snapshots Memorable Moments. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Vision support

Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group meets Tues, June 6 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. All welcome. Info Ann 6688 8269 or Peg 6628 0978.

Red Cross appeal

Tuckurimba Branch Red Cross Winter Appeal Day held Tues, June 6 at the Wyrallah Hall from 11am. Entry $5. Ladies & gentlemen welcome. Lucky door prize (gift voucher), raffle & dollar board, delicious lunch. Play bingo in the afternoon. Info Ruth 6625 2686.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, June 6 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.

Toy library

Lismore Toy Library is open Tues & Sat from 9.30-11.30am during school term (closed during school holidays). Held in the ground floor of Lismore Library, 100 Magellan St. New members & visitors always welcome. Info & membership details Sue 6624 6223.

Reading group

Lismore City Library Reading Group meets Wed, June 7 (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.

Trefoil guild

Richmond River Trefoil Guild meets Wed, June 7 at the home of Diana Westall, 379 Dalwood Rd, Rous Mill, at 10.30am. 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 very welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Sleep disorders

Far North Coast Sleep Disorders Group meets Wed, June 7 at the Old Convent Building at St Vincents Hospital (for directions ask at the hospital reception desk) from 11am-12pm. We meet to offer support & advice to any person who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders. Info Kevin 6646 8114 or Robyn 6662 1929.

Democrats meet

Australian Democrats monthly meeting held Wed, June 7 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. All welcome. Info Julia 6624 3731.

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.

Pregnancy group

The Pregnancy & Postnatal Group held every Wed at the Lismore Uniting Church, Dibbs St, Lismore (behind Mine & Garys Fiveways) from 9.30am-12.30pm. Prenatal & postnatal yoga 9.30-11am. Morning tea & group 11am-12.30pm. Info 6621 9800.

Dads in Distress

A support group for men going through the trauma of divorce & separation. Meets every Wed night at the Men & Family Resource Ctr, 17c Keen St, Lismore, at 7.30pm. All welcome. Info 1300 853 437.

Respite for carers

MHARS is a long-standing community group offering services for people with a mental illness. We provide care for your person while you have a break or holiday. Info Jacqui on 6622 0309 (Thursdays 9-4pm).

First aid

Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid Courses held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, June 7-8, June 14-15 & June 28-29. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Kyogle craft expo

Kyogle CWA will host the Far North Coast Group Craft Expo on Thurs, June 8 at the Kyogle Memorial Hall from 9am-3pm. Find out about teaching a craft or learning & selling from the many talented people in our area. Combining with Kyogle Red Hot Special Day. Stall bookings & info Irene 6633 1352.

Toastmasters

Aville Toastmasters help improve listening, speaking & presentation abilities in a supportive & friendly environment. Next meet Thurs, June 8 at the Aville Anglican Church Hall from 7pm. Guests welcome. Info Glad 6628 3626.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, June 9 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How democratic is it to impose democracy on others? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Become a JP

Aboriginal community leaders who would like to become a Justice of the Peace can get info about what is required on Fri, June 9 at Yabur Yelgun in Molesworth St, Lismore. Questions & discussion. Bookings Glenn 6622 0400.

Les Mis tix selling

Fri, June 9 is opening night for Ballina Players Les Miserables. Tickets are selling fast so if you havent booked your seats, please do it now to avoid disappointment. June 15 is a special charity for the Ballina Hospital Auxiliary. Bookings & info to Mary at La Boutique 6686 2662.

Garage sale

Ballina Guides are holding a Garage Sale on Sat, June 10 at the Guide Hall, Swift St (next to Players Theatre) from 8am. Donations of good can be left at the hall on the day. Guides is open to girls 5-25yrs & Guide leaders will be on hand to answer questions. Info Miriam 6686 5158.

Buddhist teachings

Buddhism Diamond Way Northern Rivers invites you for a long weekend of teachings & meditation practise with visiting teacher Artur Grzelinski from New Zealand & Michael Koenen from the Northern Rivers. Held from Fri, June 10 to Mon, June 12. Cost is a donation of $10 per teaching sessions or $40 for the whole course. Info & bookings 6628 7002.

Movie fundraiser

CARS is the movie fundraiser for the Gbah Public School P&C showing at Birch Carroll & Coyle on Mon, June 12 at 3pm. Tickets $10 from the school office. A great movie for all the family on a long weekend.

Chocolate trip

Coraki CWA intend to run a bus trip to Carabba Chocolate Factory at Coffs Harbour on Wed, June 21. Cost $23. Leaves Coraki 8am if enough interest is shown. Names & money required by Wed, June 14. Info & bookings Carol 6683 2350 or Ruth 6683 2029.

LH & AMR reunion

15th LH & AMR (AIF) Association Reunion Dinner held Sat, June 17 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club at 10.30am. Program same as previous years. Dinner $25 per head. Info Leith 6624 2550.

Join the Lantern Parade

Artists, actors, performers of all varieties, craftspeople, growers & purveyors of Regional Cuisine... the Lismore Lantern Parade needs your for June 17! This year the parade will be attended by over 20,000 people & national media Australia-wide. For the first time it will host a Night Market & welcomes your wares. Night Markets start 4pm, parade starts 5.30pm. Info 6622 6333.

Entertainers wanted

Goolmangar Hall Centenary Celebrations held Sat, June 24. We would like to hear from volunteers who can dance & are familiar with the new vogue dances such as Maxina, Varsoviana, Scottische etc & would be prepared to do exhibition dance for us at the hall. If you can help or can perform a dance or musical item for us phone Kevin 6629 3272 or Coral 6629 3228.

Steps to healing

Taking the First Steps is an intensely personal course for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse starting in July at Heartfelt House near Aville. This course will lead survivors step by step through the process of change, facing the truth about past & present experiences & understanding how they relate to others. Registration is essential. Info & bookings 6628 8940.

41st Battalion bday

Reserve Forces Celebration Weekend is Sat & Sun, July 1-2 for former CMF, Reserve Forces, current 41st Battalion members & former National Servicemen. Gathering in Lismore to celebrate the 90th birthday of the 41st Battalion. Open Day Sat, July 1 at the headquarters in Military Rd, East Lismore, from 12-5pm. Bring your old photos & share in the memories. Reunion & bday dinner 7pm at the Lismore Workers Club. Dinner bookings by Tuesday, June 6. On Sunday, July 2 theres a Reserve Forces Day parade, leaving the Old Post Office in Molesworth St at 9am. Wreath laying service to follow. Info & bookings Bob 6629 1361 or Gordon 6621 3520.

Literary comp

Entries are open for the Fellowship of Australian Writers Far North Coast Regional Inc 19th Anniversary Literary Competition. For conditions of entry send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Competition Secretary, FAW Far North Coast Regional, PO Box 5093, East Lismore, 2480 or email bigv@lis.net.au. Closing date July 31.

Rotary 75th

The Rotary Club of Lismore will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Feb 24 2007 with a formal dinner dance. Any past Rotarian or Rotarian family member, past Rotary program recipient or organisation who has benefited from Rotary involvement & would like to receive an invitation to the dinner should phone Joanne on 6625 1611 or email coopers1@ceinternet.com.au.


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