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Art needed now!

BACCI are still accepting late entries for their July exhibition in art, photography & craft, but you must hurry! To enter phone 6681 5874 or 6682 8477 immediately!

Medieval arts

Interested in medieval weaponry & fighting skills, costuming, textiles, embroidery, leatherwork, woodwork, brewing, cookery, calligraphy, heraldry, music, dance & archery? We are starting a local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) to study & recreate the arts & sciences of the Western European High Middle Ages (600-1600 AD). Info Annika 6622 5080 (before 8pm).

Mid-winter dance

Mid-Winter Monthly Dance held Fri, June 16 at South Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, from 7.30pm. Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. Door prizes, lots of giveaways, raffle & a great supper. Come & enjoy the warm hospitality. $7 adults, $2 high school age & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Student exhibition

Creative Workshops students from TAFE Casino will be exhibiting their end of course artworks at the Platypus Gallery, Centre St, Casino. Fri, June 16 to Fri, June 30.

St Andrews Nursing

St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary are having a Street Stall on Fri, June 16 in River Street, Ballina, from 8am. Raffles, craft & cakes available. St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary monthly meeting held Mon, June 19 at the Cherry St Bowls Club at 9.30am. New members welcome.

MND support

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW Northern Rivers Support Group will have an informal get together on Sat, June 17 at the S/Land House With No Steps, Wardell Rd, Aville, from 11am. The group is here to provide help & support for carers, those with MND & those left behind. Info Helen 6621 4018.

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.

Garden outing

The Nimbin Garden Club is having an outing to the Bruces place/garden on Sat, June 17 at 4pm. Guests are welcome for a donation of $2 at the door. Info Lindy 6689 1217.

Day of Mindfulness

Kuan Yin Meditation Centres monthly Day of Mindfulness held Sat, June 17. Guest teacher for the day is Malcolm Huxter, who has over 30yrs experience as a meditation practitioner & works as a psychologist using this understanding. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Phone Christine 6689 7116.

RSL sub-branch

City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch monthly meeting held Sat, June 17 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. The RSL Ladies Auxiliary also meets Sat, June 17 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. For transport or apologies phone 6621 3851.

Anxiety group

Anxiety Disorders Alliance (ADA) monthly meeting held Sat, June 17 at the Lismore Nhood Ctr, 76 Carrington St, from 12-1pm. Info 9879 5351 or 1800 626 055.

Art tutorial

Lismore Art Club tutorial held Sat, June 17 (3rd Sat of every month) at Wilson Park School, East Lismore, from 9am-3pm. Any adults interested in learning more about art are welcome. Info 6625 1871.

Country music

Everyone is welcome to join us for a few hours of Country Music on Sat, June 17 at the Coraki Hotel Garden Area from 11am. BBQ lunch, craft, cakes, slices, biscuits & sweets for sale. Entertainment for all ages, hosted by Lyn Manning. All proceeds to St Michaels Hostel Casino & the Heart Foundation.

Heartbeat bowls

Members are reminded that the next Bowls Day is on Mon, June 19 at the Casino RSM Club. Names to Warren 6624 1523 or Ray 6622 1792 by Sat, June 17. Anyone who has had any type of heart surgery & is a registered bowler is eligible to join Heartbeats. Phone Warren or Ray for info.

How to clinics

Adults How to Clinics & Kids W/shops held at Bunnings in Lismore. Sat, June 17 is How to build a timber fence at 10am & How to make a water feature in your garden at 1pm. Sun, June 18 is How to repair/prepare plaster walls for painting at 10am & How to install low voltage garden lighting at 1pm. Kids W/shop on Sat, June 17 is Make fridge magnets & on Sun, June 18 Make a spinning icy pole mobile. Info Brian 6621 2345.


The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invites prospective members to the following walks: Sat, June 17 is Lillian Rock & Lofts Pinnacle. Contact Bert 6686 8834. Sun, June 18 is Tuntable Falls. Easy track walk on the Nightcap Range. Contact Beverly 6683 4751. Sun, June 25 is Broadwater to Evans Head. Easy walk suitable for beginners. Contact Lindsay 6682 5586. Sun, July 2 is East Belmore Trig. Medium off-track walk on the Richmond Range. Contact Bert 6686 8834.

Market charity

UHA Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary will be Charity of the Day & holding a stall at the Lismore Carboot Market on Sun, June 18. Items for the stall would be appreciated & your support will help purchase hospital equipment. Info Helen 6621 3520.


The Northern Rivers Sub-Branch of the National Servicemens Association will gather in the Anzac Room at the Byron Bay Services Club on Sun, June 18. Coffee 10am, lunch 12noon. All ex-Nashos, partners & friends invited to attend. Info Gordon 6621 3520.

Surf safety

Lennox Head Surf Club captain Lukas Van Zwieten will lead the next activity of the Lennox Head Field Naturalists on Sun, June 18 at the Surf Club from 9-10.30am. Lukas will discuss various aspects of surf safety. Bring your swimmers (those who are game can try the rescue boards). Donation of $2. Info Barbara 6687 5609 or Sue 6687 5135.

Historical society

Aville Plateau Historical Society monthly meeting held Sun, June 18 at the RSL Hall, Budgen Ave, Aville, from 2pm. Speaker: Harold Crozier on growing up in Aville. All welcome to the meeting & a cuppa & a chat after.

Uki bazaar

Uki Buttery Bazaar held Sun, June 18. Organic produce & skin care, p,ants, books, art, crafts, bric-a-brac & lots more. Come & enjoy a day out in the lovely village atmosphere with great coffee, music, food & fun! Proceeds to community projects. Info Kara 6679 9026.

Mixed bowls

Fun day of mixed bowls held Sun, June 18 at the Lismore City Bowls Club. All welcome, including new bowlers, from young to old & in between. We have club bowls if you have none & coaching is available at 9am. Its a 9.30am start, roast pork lunch & lots of prizes. Cost is $10. Contact 6621 5991 to nominate.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, June 19 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: More on XP operating system. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Diabetes meeting

The Lismore Branch of Diabetes Australia meets Mon, June 19 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. Guest speaker Emmia Diabetic Educator.

Red Cross meet

Lismore Red Cross Branch meets Mon, June 19 at Red Cross House, 132 Keen St, Lismore, at 2pm. We extend a welcome to all members & interested persons.

Ballina CWA

Ballina CWA meets Mon, June 19 at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park in River St, Ballina (next to the RSL Club) from 9.30am. All welcome. Info Rhoda 6686 6129.

Gem club

Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club meets Mon, June 19 (changed from June 12 due to Queens birthday) 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.

Aglow Casino

Aglow Australia-Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) meets Tues, June 20 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, Casino, at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & guest speaker Pastor Joy Stiles. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day will be celebrated in Lismore on Tues, June 20 at the Red Dove in Keen St from 11am-1pm. The theme this year is keeping the flame of hope alive. Event will include Sudanese dancers, lunch by mulitcultural community & DVD from Kakuma. Proceeds to children in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Info Shauna 6625 0458.

Carers support

Ballina/Byron Carers Support Group meets Tues, June 20 at Crowley Village, Cherry St, Ballina, from 10am-12pm. We can provide respite & transport if needed. Phone 1800 059 059.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, June 20 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Food As Medicine with Holly Muggleston. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, June 20 at 7.45pm. $3 to play & please provide plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Hospital auxiliary

The next meeting of the Ballina Hospital Auxiliary is on Tues, June 20 in the hospital solarium at 1.30pm. All members or anyone interested in the work of the Auxiliary most welcome.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, June 20 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.

Day View Club

Lismore Day View Club monthly meeting & luncheon held Tues, June 20 at the Lismore Workers Club. 10.30am morning tea & meeting at 11am. Doco on The Smith Family & how our donations are working will be shown & discussed. Please bring completed knitting & sewing for the Oncology Unit at Lismore Base Hospital. Apologies & info Noeline 6624 2175.

Orchid society

City of Lismore Society meets Tues, June 20 (3rd Tues every month) at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club from 7.30pm. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Breast cancer group

Byron Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, June 21 at the Senior Citizens Hall in Marvel St (off Massinger St) in Byron from 12.30-2.30pm. Sharing connection, meditation & afternoon tea. Info Robyn 6685 7997.

Ballina Aglow

Aglow Australia Ballina warmly welcomes women to our Christian fellowship meeting on Thurs, June 22 at the Ballina RSL Club. Morning tea 10am, meeting 10.20am. Guest speaker: Pastor Gary Fisher. Entry $6pp. Info June 6628 6097.

Op-shop open

Op-Shop open to the public on Thurs, June 22 at St Pauls Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St (opposite Lismore Central) from 8.30am-2pm. Come in & browse around & have a delicious morning tea & natter. Info Dawn 6628 2343.

Church morn tea

Market Street Church morning tea held Thurs, June 22 at the old RSL building in Market St, Lismore, from 10am-12pm. Come along & enjoy home-cooked goodies. This months activity is about oral history come & share your memories with us. Transport is available. Phone Gill 6628 0585.

CASPA stall

CASPA (formerly the NC Childrens Home) will be holding a three-day stall in front of Action at Ballina Fair on Thurs, Fri & Sat, June 22-24 from 9am each day. Your support would be appreciated. Info Ellen 6681 3038.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, June 23 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How damaging is the cult of the individual? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Dining with friends

Dining Around With Friends dinner held Fri, June 23 at The Left Bank Caf. Cosy atmosphere & delicious cuisine. Bookings & info Gail 6624 5403.

Numulgi dance

The next monthly Old Time & New Vogue Dance at Numulgi Hall held Fri, June 23 at 7.30pm. Vals music, prizes, raffles, jackpot & good supper. Proceeds to the hall. All welcome. Info 6628 2255.

Wildlife caring

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are holding their 2006 Macropod TRaining Day on Sat, June 24 at the Lismore Workers Club from 9.45am-3pm. Cost $10. New members welcome (joining fee $15). Bookings essential to Karin 6688 0118.

Entertainers wanted

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

Buddhism retreat

Stillness in Action is a week-long retreat in Ballina from Sat, June 24, presented by Bobbi Allan & Simon Clough. Teaches simple meditation techniques that inspire calmness & develop confidence & joy. Nurture & refresh your body, re-ignite compassion & make new friendships. Info Simon 6624 2894 or visit

Winter fair

Wollongbar Community Preschool Winter Fair & Family Fun Day held Sat, June 24 from 10am-2pm. NBNs Big Dog at 11am, performance by Aboriginal singer/songwriter Mereki at 12pm. Also a giant wizard jumping castle, show bags, face painting, homemade cakes & craft plus heaps more. All welcome.

Botanic gardens

Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (FLRBG) meet Sat, June 24 at the Blue Tongue Cafe, Nth Lismore, at 9am. Next workday held Sun, June 25 from 8am. Info Dennis 6689 5261 or Pat 6629 1435.

Junior soccer

South Lismore Junior Carnival held Sun, June 25. Nominations now being taken. Grades 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10. Info Karen 6624 5339 or email

Uniting Church

Coraki Uniting Church Womens Fellowship will celebrate their anniversary dinner on Sun, June 25 at the church from 12pm. Dont miss out on a good variety of homemade soups & sweets. $10 family concession. Numbers for catering to 6683 2086.

Quit smoking

Free 6wk Quit Smoking Course (2hrs each session) on offer again from Thurs, June 29. Places are limited. Info Maryann 6620 7668.

School holiday art

Kids Art Lab offers a holiday art program during the upcoming school holidays from Mon, July 3 to Fri, July 14. Classes run daily from 10am-12pm. Activities include puppet making, mask making, collage, printmaking etc. Bookings 0429 384 677 or

Computers in comfort

Free computer & writing skills course for mature age learners at Wollongbar TAFE 2 mornings per week in Semester 2. Info Pam 6620 4235 or Julia 6620 4231.

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