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Op shop sale

The Ballina Anglican Op Shop, cnr of Grant and Tamar St, Ballina, are holding a half price winter clothing sale until the end of July. Why not drop in for some bargains. Love to see you there.

Over 50s classes

Over 50s Learning Centre 3rd term Enrolment Day held Fri, July 21 at the Girl Guides Hall in Magellan St, Lismore, from 9.30am-12pm. Huge range of interesting & unusual classes to choose from. Wednesday classes start July 26, Friday classes start July 28. Info & brochures Ann 6621 7790 or Peggy 6624 1847.

Xmas in July

Come celebrate Christmas in July with Dining Around With Friends on Fri, July 21 at Basilico Restaurant. Traditional Christmas fare with all the trimmings. Bookings & info Gail 6624 5403.

Monthly dance

Monthly Dance held Fri, July 21 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 & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Leaders wanted

YWCA Community leadership Program. Place still available for residents of Gbah to become community leaders. Broaden your skills & employment opportunities & become active in your community. Free course in partnership with TAFE. Runs on Wednesday & Fridays for 11wks starting Fri, July 21. Info Jodie 6623 1600.

Euchre night

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.

Navy cadets

The Unit Committee of T.S Lismore Navy Cadet Unit is meeting to elect new office bearers on Sat, July 22 at the Cadet Unit, Endeavour Close, Ballina, from 1.30pm. All parents & interested members of the community invited to attend.

Medieval arts

Are you interested in Medieval (600-1600 AD) costuming, textiles, embroidery, leatherwork, woodwork, brewing, cookery, calligraphy, heraldry, music, dance, weaponry, rapier or archery? Workshop on Persona: choosing a time, place & culture to play held Sat, July 22 at the Lismore Girl Guides Hall, Magellan St, from 12-3pm. Info Annika 6622 5080.

Wildlife caring

Help Australian native wildlife & join WIRES by attending our next Rescue & Immediate Care Course on Sat & Sun, July 22 & 23. Info & registration 6628 1898 or

Botanic gardens

Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (FLRBG) meets Sat, July 22 at the Blue Tongue Caf in Nth Lismore from 9am. Election of office bearers. Next workday held Sun, July 23 from 8am. New members always welcome, join on site. Info Dennis 6689 5261 or Pat 6629 1435.

First fleeters

Northern Rivers Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters wish to invite & inform descendants & friends of people who came to Australia in the First Fleet that their election of office bearers & bi-monthly meeting is on Sun, July 23 at 16 Atlas St, Lismore, from 11.30am. BBQ supplied at a cost of $7. All welcome. Info Pat 6621 3650.

Beekeepers meet

Northern Rivers Amateur Beekeeping Club meets Sun, July 23 at 10.30am at the home of Robert & Elizabeth Dyason, Coombell Farm Forestry Centre, 8705 Summerland Way, Leeville. The topic for the day is Tree identification & honey production. Info 6687 8019.

Graze & praise

Want to try something different? Lismore Uniting Church now have Graze & Praise, where people can enjoy a meal followed by an informal service. The next is Sun, July 23 at 80 Keen St, Lismore, at 5pm. Please come & enjoy. Info 6621 5801.


The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invites prospective members to the following walks: Sun, July 23 is Buckombil Hill Meerschaum Vale. Easy, suitable for beginners, numbers limited. Contact Beverly or Ken 6683 4751. Sun, July 29 is Dome Mt (Woodenbong area). Off track, medium-hard. Contact Mike 6621 5250.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, July 24 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: DVD brands & spreadsheets. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Crazy whist

Ballina CWA Crazy Whist Morning held Mon, July 24 at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park, River St, Ballina (next to the RSL) from 9am. Lucky door prize & morning tea. Entry $2. All welcome. Info 6686 6129.

RAAF meeting

RAAF Association Lismore Branch & the Ladies Auxiliary meets Mon, July 24 at the Gbah Sports Club Bistro at 10.30am. Info John 6621 2933.

Diabetes meeting

Lismore Branch of Diabetes Australia meets to elect office bearers on Mon, July 24 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. Note change of date. Info 6624 1194.

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.

After-school art

Kids Art Lab Semester 3 has started. Classes for primary students are Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri from 4-5.30pm. High school students Tues 4-5.30pm. Class meets once a week & runs for 11 consecutive wks. Includes photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, mosaics. Info Belinda 0429 384 677 or

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, July 25 at 7pm. $2 to play. Join the locals for 2hrs of fun. Info 6683 2418.

Free taster course

Need work or further education & training? Wollongbar TAFE is offering a free course to improve your chances of gaining work, particularly in childcare. 3 day per wk within school house beginning Tues, July 25. Info Pam 6620 4235.

Be a counsellor

Become a trained volunteer telephone counsellor. Lifelines telephone counsellor training course starts Tues, July 25. Info & bookings 6622 4133 (b/hrs).

Tertiary info day

Northern Rivers Tertiary Information Day for year 11 and 12 students & their parents held Tues, July 25 at Southern Cross University from 9am-1.30pm. Over 40 institutions represented including universities, private colleges, TAFE, Defence Force etc. Free entry. All welcome.

Aville ratepayers

Alstonville Ratepayers meets held Tues, July 25 at the Aville Leisure & Entertainment Ctr at 7.30pm. Agenda includes: fluoridation, bypass, BSC rate increase, police up date, membership drive, urban water, Lumley Park & lots of other local issues. All welcome. Info 6628 0111.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, July 25 at the Gbah Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Luck of the Draw with Ted Sly. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Multicultural group

International Rainbow Club meets Tues, July 25 from 12.30-2.30pm at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, 76 Carrington St, Lismore. Multicultural community members & people interested in our group welcome. Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch. Info Jeannette 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 0458.

Gem club w/shops

Lismore Gem Club Workshops held Tues, July 25 from 2-9pm; Thurs, July 27 from 9am-12pm & Sat, July 29 from 1-4.30pm. Info Margaret 6621 9436.

Womens self-defence

Free workshop for Lismore women & girls in simple-to-learn self-defence techniques for your protection held Wed, July 26 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10-11.30am & 6.30-8pm. Be empowered to remain calm when facing danger. Gold coin donation to Kids in Community (morning tea/supper included). Register now on 6622 4799.

Evening VIEW Club

Lismore Evening VIEW Club meets Wed, July 26 at the Gbah Sports Club at 6.30pm for 7pm. Apologies & guests to Helen 6624 4537.

Mums & bubs

Byron Mums & Bubs Group is a safe place to stretch, share, support & socialise with other mothers. Meet every Wed at the Buddha Bar Studio Space, Gordon St, from 10am-12.30pm. Wed, July 26 is salsa with Alison & natural homemade toys for bubs. Entry $10. Info Tash 6687 5632.

Escaping problems

You are invited to a night of music, light refreshments & a presentation How to Escape the Problems of this World on Wed, July 26 at 5 Market St, Lismore, from 7pm. Gain real power over your life. Light supper served & no charge. All welcome. Info Garry 0403 070 899.

MS support

Northern Rivers Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets Wed, July 26 at the Activity Ctr, Crowley Village (end of Cherry St) Ballina, from 10am-12.30pm. Guest is Sally Preston, who will lead a discussion on Brain Gym. Wheelchair/scooter access & climate control. $2 helps cover morning tea. All welcome. Info Peter 6628 1761 or just drop on by.

Euthanasia society

Professor Colleen Cartwright, Professor of Aged Services at SCU, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Northern Rivers branch of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society on Thurs, July 27 at the Gbah Sports Club at 2pm. She will talk on issues concerning our control of medical treatment in critical &/or end of life situations. All welcome. Info Bryan 6680 1961.

Op-shop open

Op-Shop open to the public on Thurs, July 27 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.

CWA Council

CWA Alstonville at CWA Far North Coast Group Council meeting on Thurs, July 27 in Kyogle. Info 6625 1514.

Anti-fluoride meet

The next meeting of Freedom From Fluoride will be held on Thurs, July 27 at the Lismore Workers Club at 6.30pm. Its not too late to prevent fluoridation of the Lismore water supply. We need YOUR contribution.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, July 27 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.

Ballina Aglow

Aglow Australia Ballina warmly welcomes women to our Christian fellowship meeting on Thurs, July 27 at the Ballina RSL Club. Morning tea 10am, meeting 10.20am. Guest speaker: Captain Marilyn Smith. Entry $6pp. Info June 6628 6097.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, July 28 at the Gbah RSL Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How much method is there in madness? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Numulgi dance

Numulgi Hall Old Time & New Vogue Dance held Fri, July 28 at 7.30pm. Vals music, prizes, raffle & a $40 jackpot plus a great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Drivers needed

Rally for Reconciliation 17 (celebrating the 104th anniversary of the birth of Albert Namajira) held Fri, July 28. Licensed drivers help supervise Aboriginal L platers working towards the 50hrs minimum driving now required in NSW. Info 6622 1903 or Leonie 6624 7070.

Awareness retreat

Sticking to the Truth residential workshop held from Fri, July 28 to Sun, July 30 at Samaya Retreat in Rosebank. The w/shop is about awareness of what is true for you. $50 includes accommodation. Need to bring bedding & food to share. Places limited & bookings essential to

First aid

Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid course held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, July 29-30; Thurs & Fri, Aug 10-11; Sat & Sun, Aug 19-20; Tues & Wed, Aug 29-30. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Dads playgroup

Dads & Kids Playgroup meets every Monday from July 31 in Lismore. Info from Glenn at the Men & Family Centre on 6622 6116.

Trefoil Guild bday

The 23rd birthday meeting of the Richmond River Trefoil Guild will be held on Wed, Aug 2 at the Ballina Bowling Club, Cherry St, from 12pm. Numbers are required by Mon, July 31 to Lorraine 6686 2777.

Womens course

Are you a mid-life woman taking stock of her life? The free Looking Back Looking Forward group will offer a supportive place with like-minded women to share ideas, experiences & look at new life options. Runs from July 31 to Sept 4 from 12-2.30pm in Lismore. Bookings 6620 2999.

Land Cookery Day

Ballina CWA The Land Cookery Day held in our rooms, Captain Cook Park, River St (next to RSL) on Aug 9. The contest is NOT restricted to members of the CWA & is open to anyone residing in NSW. For a schedule phone 6686 7654.

Self esteem course

Interrelate presents a Self Esteem & Communication course from Wed, Aug 9 to Sept 20 (excluding Aug 23) from 6.30-9.30pm. Learn self awareness, assertiveness & communication skills. Cost $80. Bookings & info 6621 4970.

Intimacy with God

A weekend retreat for women arranged by the FNC Committee of Christian Women Communicating International will be held at Camp Drew, Lennox Head, from Aug 18-20. Sue Ellen Strachan, who has been involved with church in Siberia & Russia plus youth work, will speak about intimacy with God. Day visitors welcome. Info & bookings Enid 6687 6895 or Marge 6633 1214.

Carers forum

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Association of Genetic Support & The Spastic Centre are presenting a forum for carers & families of people with disabilities, neuromuscular disorders & rare genetic conditions. Held Sat, Aug 19 at Invercauld House, Gbah, from 10am-4pm. Info Rachel 9697 9111 or

Beginning experience

A personal encounter weekend for those who are grieving the loss of a partner through separation, divorce or death will be held from Sept 8-10 in Yamba. Offers people the opportunity to turn the pain of loss into a growth. A time to heal & begin again. Info & bookings Anne 6633 9183, Pauline 6662 7681 or Joe 6662 1161.

Be tick aware

Be tick aware

Government funding for research into tick bites as season ends

Another successful year for junior cricket in Lismore

Another successful year for junior cricket in Lismore

Far North Coast team among best in carnival

A day in the life of the 'usual stuff' with friends

A day in the life of the 'usual stuff' with friends

Friendship can be a fickly beast