Sanctuary Northern Rivers is a non-profit group assisting refugees in Lismore. Two more Sudanese families are expected before the end of the year. Are you interested in helping to support these refugees during the early part of their settlement? Info Denise 6686 7131.
The website byronevents.net is now offering a local carpool feature for those who need a lift or wish to offer a lift around the Byron Bay, Lismore, Nimbin, Tweed areas. Go to the website & follow the ShareRide link. There is also Australia-wide ride sharing.
There are some vacancies in a short course for women, Work Opportunities for Women: Working in Horticulture, planned for Wollongbar campus next term. Info 6620 4200.
Xmas in July
Come & celebrate Christmas in July with Dining Around With Friends at Basilico Restaurant. Traditional Christmas fare with all the trimmings. Bookings & info 6624 5403.
Spinners & weavers
Would you like to learn to felt wool, spin wool, weave fibre, knit, crochet or needle felt? Then come & join the Lismore Spinners & Weavers at McLeans Ridges Hall on the 1st, 3rd or 5th Friday of the month at 10am. Morning tea supplied but bring your own lunch. Info Lorraine 6624 2025 or Kay 6629 1510.
Lismore War Widows Guild Club meets Fri, July 7 at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.
Northern Rivers Species Orchid Society meets Fri, July 7 (1st Fri every month) at the East Lismore School at 7.30pm. Plants benched. Info Ron 6624 2316.
SANDS Support Group meets Fri, July 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.
Far North Coast Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) meets Fri, July 7 at the Gbah Sports & Rec Club at 9.30am. Committee persons will be voted on. President Bob Smith is retiring & a new president will have to be chosen. Investors group to follow. All welcome. Info Delma 6628 5795.
The 35th anniversary of the Lismore & District Police Citizens Boys Club will be held on Sat, July 15 at the PCYC to coincide with their open day from 10am-2pm. A reunion dinner will also be held at the Lismore Workers Club at 6.30pm. $25pp. Bookings by Fri, July 7 to 6621 7401.
Ballina art exhibit
Ballina Arts & Crafts Exhibition at the Ballina RSL Club opens Fri, July 7 & continues over Sat & Sun, July 8-9 with some wonderful arts & crafts on display, together with must-see demos ranging from gilding to fabric sculpture. Entry fee for Sat & Sun is just $2, which goes towards construction of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery. Info 6681 5874 or 6682 8477.
Summerland Ex-Service Womens luncheon held Sat, July 8 at the Lismore Workers Club from 12 noon. Info 6621 5297.
Ballina garden club
Ballina & District Garden Club is interested in recruiting new members. If youre interested in gardening & being part of a small, friendly organisation you are most welcome. Next meeting held Sat, July 8 at the Ballina RSL Club from 2pm. Info Coral 6686 3141.
Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, July 8 at the South Lismore Primary School Hall from 9.30am for morning tea. Election of office bearers followed by demonstration. New members especially welcome. Bring your own lunch. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.
Aville RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, July 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 also most welcome. Info Coral 6628 0302.
Come & hear our speaker answer the question One Bible, Many Churches Why? from 7-8pm on Sun, July 9 at the Christadelphian Hall, cnr Crown & Phyllis St, Sth Lismore. Entry is free. Info 6621 9165 or www.biblexplore.org.
The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invites prospective members to the following walks: Sat, July 8 Mr Barney/Leaning Peak. Very hard includes abseiling. Experienced walkers only. Contact Karl 6624 2575. Sun, July 9 Angourie to Shelly Beach. Easy 12km walk suitable for beginners. Contact Ed or Denise 6621 5367. Sun, July 16 Hogarth Range. Easy, numbers limited. Contact Marja 6664 1272.
CWA Aville craft, chat & cuppa morning Mon, July 10 from 9.30am. Also Land Cookery Competition (entries by 9.30am) followed by branch meeting at 1pm (bring special & unusual aprons for display). All held at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave. Info 6628 5660.
Gem & Lapidary Club general meeting held Mon, July 10 at the Lismore Showgrounds at 7.30pm. Workshops: Tues 2-9pm, Thurs 9am-1pm & Sat 1-4.30pm. Info 6625 0051.
Overeaters Anonymous meets every Mon upstairs in the Red Dove Ctr (behind the Uniting Church in Keen St) from 6.15pm. OA is a 12-step program for people who have ongoing issues surrounding food & eating related behaviours. OA is a self-supporting program: there are no dues or fees. Info Ina 6621 3745.
Earth Healing Meditations held every Mon from 7.30pm at 1/138 Laurel Ave, Lismore, working through the heart of Maitreya. Gold coin donation. Info Jackie 6621 6060 (weekends).
Alcoholics Anonymous is a group providing support & encouragement on the road to sobriety. Meetings held in Lismore Mon-Fri at the Red Dove Ctr from 12.15pm. AA meetings also held at Riverlands every Mon 6.30pm, Wed 7.30pm & Thurs 7pm & at the Lismore Nhood Ctr every Fri 7pm. All welcome. Confidentiality respected. Info Barbara 6622 1670.
School holiday art
Kids Art Lab Holiday Program is running each day (Mon-Fri) from 10am-12pm at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium, conveniently located in the Lismore CBD. Schedule includes printmaking, water colour painting, perspective drawing, collage, puppet making etc. Bookings & info Belinda 0429 384 677 or email@example.com.
Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, July 11 at 7pm. $2 to play. Join the locals for 2hrs of fun. Info 6683 2418.
Lismore Arthritis Branch meets Tues, July 11 at the Gbah Senior Citizens Hall, 124 Ballina Rd, Gbah, from 10am. Speaker: Norm Smith on Bowen Therapy. All welcome. Info Ann 6629 8221.
International Rainbow Club excursion to Protestors Falls held Tues, July 11. Bus will leave from the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre at 9.50am & will arrive back at 3pm. Please bring picnic food to share. Multicultural community members & people interested in our group welcome. Info Bookings Jeannette 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 0458.
Vietnam Veterans Association Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, July 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.
Ballina Birdwing Toastmasters meet Tues, July 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.
Casino Dance Sport invites ladies who enjoy dancing & dance music to join them each Tuesday at the Casino RSM Club from 12-4pm. $4 per session. Info 6662 2171 or 6662 4898.
Free weekly breastfeeding clinics 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. 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.
Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Tues & Wed, July 11-12 & also Wed & Thurs, July 19-20 & Sat & Sun, July 28-29. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.
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.
Fellowship of Australian Writers FNC Regional meets Wed, July 12 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm. Visitors welcome. Info 6621 6015.
Australian Labor Party meets Wed, July 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Info Doug 6624 8853.
Vintage car club
Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club meets Wed, July 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Visitors from other clubs passing through Lismore & Casino are always welcome. Info 6621 5767.
Do you want to improve your presentation, leadership & communication skills? Summerland Toastmasters meet Wed, July 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. All welcome. Info Mary 6624 4840.
Politics in the pub
Discussion & screening of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil held Wed, July 12 from 6.30pm at Mary Gilhooleys Pub (meeting room), Woodlark St, Lismore. Entry $7/5. Socialist Alliance branch meeting at 5.30pm. Info Nick 6622 2021.
Northern Rivers Christian Singles Club Solo meets for a meal on Sat, July 15 in Wollongbar at 6.30pm. Info & bookings (by Wed, July 12) to Faye 6621 2144 or Mal 6624 6142.
Lismore CWA meets Thurs, July 13 at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park. Morning tea at 9am & meeting from 9.30am. New members welcome. Info Maureen 6621 2142.
National Diabetes Week held from July 9-15. A diabetes display is being held at Lismore Shopping Square on Thurs, July 13. Diabetes educators, a dietician & a podiatrist will be on hand to discuss all aspects of diabetes. Info 6620 2967.
Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, July 13 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.
Aville Toastmasters help improve listening, speaking & presentation abilities in a supportive & friendly environment. Next meet Thurs, July 13 at the Aville Anglican Church Hall from 7pm. Guests welcome. Info Glad 6628 3626.
Air rifle club
The Lismore Workers Air Rifle Club Inc is looking for new members. Juniors from the age of 12yrs welcome. Shoots held on Thursday nights from 7-8.30pm & on Saturday mornings from 9-11am. Info Ollie 6624 7497.
CASPA (Child & Adolescent Specialist Programs & Accommodation) which cares for kids locally is having a fundraising stall inside In Your Dream, 106 Keen St, Lismore, on Thurs & Fri, July 13-14 from 9am each day. For sale will be marmalades, chutneys, pickles, knitted woollen garments for babies and children & other craft. Your support would be appreciated. Info Sue/Vera 6621 2324.
Street Stall held Fri, July 14 in the Lismore Uniting Church grounds, cnr of Keen & Woodlark St, from 8am. Cakes, puddings & other goodies. Info 6621 5801.
St Marys bus trip
St Marys Anglican Church Ballina bus trip held July 20. Leave at 9am & travel to Ponweisers gallery. Morning tea at Woodburn & visit to Jane Elwells. Travel to Lismore for lunch & a visit to Margaret Olleys exhibition. Morning tea, bus fare & entrance $21. A deposit of $10 will secure a seat. Balance due by Fri, July 14. Info Ellen 6681 3038 or Marie 6686 4033.
Northern Rivers Branch of Auswide Motorhome Club Inc will get together at Camp Marsh, Rock Valley, from July 14-16. Interested motorhomers contact Judy (07) 5524 3430 or Joy (07) 5578 3048.
Day of Mindfulness
Kuan Yin Meditation Centres Day of Mindfulness for Sat, July 15 will be a beach meditation walk, guided by Carol Perry, a teach in the Insight Teachers Circle of Australia with over 30yrs experience. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.
Blue & White Auxiliary Curry Luncheon held Mon, July 24 at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club at 11.30am for 12pm. Display table, tombolas, raffles, lucky door prizes. $12pp. Proceeds to Palliative Care. Bookings by Thurs, July 20 to Joyce 6624 4342 or Ann 6621 6368.
Euchre Night at Tullera Hall on Sat, July 22. Doors open 7pm, games from 7.30pm. $5 per player (must be 16yrs plus). Prizes to be won & supper to be shared (please bring a plate of goodies). Spread the word the more the merrier! Info Pauline 6628 2060.
Riding for Disabled
Riding for the Disabled Association NSW Ballina & District Centre urgently needs helpers. Helper training session held Sat, July 22 at The Mitchell Centre on North Teven Rd from 1-3pm so people can find out what RDA is all about. Info Helen 6683 4208.
Pelvic floor course
Free 3wk Pelvic Floor Course starts Mon, July 24. Come & find out about different types of bladder problems & how they can be treated or prevented. Held every Mon for 3wk from 11.30am-2pm (light lunch provided) at Womens health Matters in Lismore. Must attend all sessions & bookings are essential to 6620 2999.
Be a counsellor
Become a trained volunteer telephone counsellor. Lifelines telephone counsellor training course starts Tues, July 25. Info & bookings 6622 4133 (b/hrs).