Give glasses

Give glasses

Unwanted eye glasses needed by the Blind Mission for needy people in developing countries. Glasses can be left at Terry White Chemist in Lismore.

Volunteers wanted

Receptionists, information officers, computer tutors, interviewers, personal support workers, drivers. For these & many other positions available contact Jeannette on 6621 7397.

Living library

Lismores Living Library is a project to celebrate diversity in our local community & break down barriers & prejudices between groups by bringing people together. The group meets fortnightly. If you feel inspired to support the project or want more info phone Sabina 6688 6214 or Julie/Brian 6688 6135.

Socrates club

New group to discuss key political social issues. Non partisan. Info Kathryn 6622 6425 or 0412 797 972.

Venue for hire

Clovass Community Centre between Lismore & Casino is available for hire to the community. Ideal for parties, club gatherings, sporting activities, playgroups, markets etc. Plenty of parking, shade, toilets/kitchen, childrens play areas and meeting room. New members also needed for the committee. Info Tracey 6663 1190 or Pam 6663 1191.

Get Skilled course

There are a few places left in the Lismore TAFE free 17wk Get Skilled course for unemployed people interested in working in horticulture. You can get a Certificate I in Work Skills Horticulture. Info megan 6623 0273.

Learn French

Alliance Franaise Cote Du Nord holds regular social gathering for those wanting to converse in or learn French. Info Marie 6624 2024 or Olivier 6689 0488 (a/hrs), or visit www.alliance.summerland.net.au.

Darts club

Lismore Workers Darts Club meets every Fri at the Lismore Workers Club. Names in by 7.45pm, games start by 8pm. $3pp. Prizes paid to 8th place & for highest scores & pegouts. Covered footwear required. Info Gerald 6622 2235.

Cash housie

Rescue Helicopter Cash Housie held every Fri at the Lismore City Bowling Club, Molesworth St, Lismore. Eyes down 7.30pm. Info 6627 4444.

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.

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.

Bushwalk

Bushwalk: The Real Mulgum Falls held Sat, July 29. 4-5hrs return. No tracks, rock hopping & creek crossing & a scramble up the lower falls by rope to the Real Mulgum Falls. Meet 10am at Nimbin carpark, 10.15am at the end of Gungas Rd. Bring day pack, food & water. Info 6633 3138.

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.

Bushwalking

The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invites prospective members to the following walks: Sun, July 30 is Mt Nardi-Mt Neville. 13km return. Easy. Contact Mike 6621 5250. Sun, Aug 13 is Royal Camp SF (Mongogarie area). Short off-track walk. Easy. Limited numbers. Contact Marja 6664 1272.

Try croquet

Come & have a go at Club Croquet a game everyone can play. Family & beginners afternoon every Sun 2pm (children 9yrs & over). Come along to the Lismore Croquet lawns beside the fire station in Molesworth St. Wear joggers or flat-soled shoes. First time is free! Also adult beginners session Thurs 8-11am. Info 6621 2865.

Womens course

Free Work Opportunities for Women course will begin at Wbar TAFE on Mon, July 31. In a friendly environment get training & experience that will increase your chances of getting work, particularly in the horticulture industry. 2 days per wk (Mon/Tues) within school hrs & 1 wk work experience. Info Klara 6620 4236.

Young Labor

Next meeting of Young Labor held Mon, July 31 at the Lismore Workers Club, 6pm dinner, 7pm meeting. Ages 15-26. Info Adam 0421 786 410 or atkins99@yahoo.com.

Indoor bowls

Clunes Hall Indoor Bowls Day held Mon, July 31. Morning tea 9.30am. Lunch provided. Donation $5. Everyone welcome. Info 6629 1274.

Dads playgroup

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

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, July 31 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Why should you worry about passwords. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Aville CWA

CWA Aville weekly craft, chat & cuppa morning held Mon, July 31 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Aville, from 9.30am. Collection for July, SES, can be delivered here. Info 6628 5660.

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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).

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Aug 1 at the Gbah Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Snap Shots sharing experiences. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Aug 1 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.

Vision support

Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group meets Tues, Aug 1 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. All welcome. Info Ann 6688 8269 or Peg 6628 0978.

Dance sport

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.

Toastmasters

Interested in learning communication skills in a supportive environment while having fun? Come to Lismore Daylight Toastmasters at the Lismore Workers Club every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9.45am-12pm. Info Gwen 6621 8190.

Gem club

Lismore Gem Club workshops: Tues, Aug 1 from 2-9pm; Thurs, Aug 3 from 9am -12pm; and Sat, Aug 5 from 1-4.30pm. Info Margaret 6621 9436.

Latin dancing

Latin Dance Classes including salsa, cha cha & merenge held Tues & Fri at the Winsome Hotel from 6pm. Social dances also held on the third Friday of every month (next ones are Aug 18 & Sept 15). Info 6622 1112 or Jacquie 6622 7301.

Art camp

ArtCamp International, a 5-day artists retreat sharing Ginyelah (consciousness) held from Tues, Aug 1 to Sun, Aug 6 at Nimbin Rocks. Camp with Bundjalung custodians & get mentoring & tutoring from established artists. Info & bookings 6689 1766.

Sleep disorders

Far North Coast Sleep Disorders Group meets Wed, Aug 2 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.

Trefoil Guild bday

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

Rainforest walk

A Ramble Round Ron Ronans Rainforest Regen held Wed, Aug 2 at No 5263 Kyogle Rd (left just before Cawongla). 3hrs through the bush, some tracks some not, great variety of vegetation. Meet 10am at Nimbin carpark for car pooling or 10.30am at Rons place. Bring food for picnic & water. Info 6633 7207.

Democrats meet

Australian Democrats monthly meeting held Wed, Aug 2 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. All welcome. Info Julia 6624 3731.

Chapel open

When the worries of the world are pressing & you just need to spend a short time in quiet reflection or prayer, Lismore Uniting Church chapel is open 9am-3pm each day for you. Also Elders hold a small, informal service every Wed at 12pm in the Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen St, Lismore. All welcome.

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 from 10am-12.30pm. Entry $10. Info Tash 6687 5632.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Aug 2-3 plus Sat & Sun, Aug 5-6. Also, SFA Re-certification course on Tues, Aug 8. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

Senior citizens

Lismore Seniors Citizens Social Club meets Thurs, Aug 3. Morning tea 9.30am, meeting 10.15am. Weekly activities include cards Mon & Fri plus indoor bowls Tues, Thurs & Fri. Also club entertainment days & outings. Info Shirley 6624 1304.

Help your kids

Lismore TAFE is offering a free 16wk one-day-per-week course for parents of primary school children. Learn how to Help your Kids with reading, writing, maths & computers. Starts Thurs, Aug 3. Info Megan 6623 0273.

Crochet & art

Crochet/art lessons. Come along & bring a friend to the introductory evening on Thursdays. Interested people phone Julie 6625 2943 or Jenny 0427 519 955.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Aug 4 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Is there a tide in the affairs of men? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Bentley Art Prize

Bentley Art Prize will be held on Aug 4, 5 & 6 at the Bentley Hall. Bennets Bus will be leaving the Plaza Bus Stop in Casino at 10am on Sat, Aug 5 & will return at 3pm. $5pp return. Info & bookings Joy 6662 4554 or Helen 6663 5283.

Hall open day

Meerschaum Vale Community Hall open day held Sat, Aug 5 from 2pm to celebrate the completion of the renovations & commencement of our centenary celebrations. All people, past & present, who have been associated with the hall welcome. Info 6683 4232.

Garage sale

Charity Garage Sale held Sat, Aug 5 at 10 Second Ave (off Ballina Rd, East Lismore). Proceeds to Pregnancy Support. Donation of goods appreciated. Bring a friend!

Fruits working B

Working Bee at the Fruit Bowl clubhouse on Sat, Aug 5 from 12pm. Please bring paints & creative know-how to the working bee so we can make banners for the same sex marriage protest on Aug 13.

Photography exhibit

The Womens Health Centre is hosting Light, Stills, Emotion a young womens photography exhibition reflecting on healthy & unhealthy relationships. Exhibition held at the Lismore Library from Aug 7-18. Official opening Mon, Aug 7 from 4-6pm. All welcome. Info 6621 9800.

Self confidence

Building Self Confidence runs from Mon, Aug 7 to Sept 11 at Womens Health Matters (3rd floor, 29 Molesworth St, Lismore) from 5.30-8pm. This small, confidential group will focus on developing self-esteem while providing skills to communicate confidently. Free group, refreshments provided. Bookings 6620 2999.

Free IT course

EastCoast Training is running a free computer course for seniors starting Mon, Aug 7 for 2 day per wk. Learn basic computer skills such as sending & receiving info over the internet & email. Info & bookings Lisa 6681 6188.

Youth art w/shops

Ballina District Community Services Association is running 7wks of painting workshops leading up to Youth Art Express 2006. Workshop 1 runs at the Ballina Youth Activity Centre from 3.30-5.30pm every Tuesday from Aug 8. Workshop 2 will run at the Wardell Community Access Space from 3.30-5.30pm every Wednesday from Aug 9. Bookings Grant 6681 5511.

Womens course

Work Opportunities for Women course being held at Lismore TAFE from Aug 9 to Dec 1 on Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays from 9.30am-3pm (excluding school holidays). Free course for unemployed women who are seeking skills to enable them to return to work or study. Info Kaylene 6623 0284.

Fundraising lunch

Relay for Life 2006 Luncheon (raising funds for cancer) held Thurs, Aug 10 from 11.30am. $15pp. Info Christine 6624 5445.

Mature workers

There are vacancies in a free TAFE outreach course for mature unemployed people. Covers computing & internet skills, work & study options & senior first aid. Runs at Lismore TAFE on Fridays from Aug 11 to Dec 1 from 9am-3.30pm. Info Kaylene 6623 0284 or Sue 6623 0326.

Aunty program

Looking for aunties warm hearted women who have a few hours each week they could spend being a mentor, role model & confidante to a girl aged between 4 & 16. Next info/orientation sessions are on Aug 16 at 7pm in Aville & Aug 17 at 6pm in Byron Bay. Other volunteers also needed behind the scenes. Info Maureen 6628 6550.

Sibling workshop

Workshop for siblings; brothers & sisters of people with disabilities, genetic conditions or special needs held Sat, Aug 19 at Invercauld House in Gbah from 10am-4pm. Share your stories in a relaxed, fun setting. Lunch & snacks provided. Info & bookings Rachel 9697 9111.

HSC maths support

Lismore TAFE is offering personalised support for year 11 & 12 HSC maths students. Course will run at the Learning Centre on Tuesday evenings from 4-7pm for 6wks (now until Aug 22). Each student can book up to 15hrs personalised coaching. Info & bookings Maureen 6623 0282.

Art wanted

Art wanted for the CASPA Annual Art Sale held from Oct 20-22 at the Clunes Old School. Works on sale all weekend. If youre interested send a pic of the artwork & dimensions to kathy.klem@caspa.asn.au. Info Kay 0408 834 799.


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