Womens Networking Dinner held Fri, Aug 25 Caddies Caf at 6pm. Topic is Lesbian Health: Pathways & Directions with Mahamati & Lavender. Women attending for the first time especially welcomed! Info Judith 6625 1348.
Banana Ball at Numulgi Hall on Fri, Aug 25. Vals music, prizes, raffle & $25 jackpot. Great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard annual boat raffle is now on. Win a beautifully crafted 4.2m Horizon Sunrunner valued at $14,500 donated by Ballina Marineland. Raffle tickets on sale at Ballina Fair on Fri & Sat, Aug 25-26 & in the RSL car park on Sun, Aug 27.
Friends of the Cedars
The Cedars Garage Sale/Mini Fete will be held at the Cedars Nursing Home on Sat, Aug 26 from 8am. Donations of saleable goods would be greatly appreciated (includes trash & treasure, books, craft & cooking). Funds raised will enable us to purchase extras for the Cedars residents. Info Carol 6662 2145 or Janet 6662 5106.
Eltham Public School Trivia Night held Sat, Aug 26 at McLeans Ridges Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm. $10 per head. Contact 6629 1321.
St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary is holding a Bowls Day on Sat, Aug 26 at the Canal Road Bowls Club. Raffles, cakes & craft stalls please come & join us.
SCA Medieval Arts & Sciences group meets 2nd & 4th Sat each month. Next meeting Sat, Aug 26 at the Lismore Girl Guides Hall, Magellan St, from 1-4pm. Workshops on basic costuming (fabric, choice, patterns, construction techniques for European clothing 600-1600 AD). Info Annika 6624 8949.
Corks for Quota
For every wool bale of real corks from wines bottles Quota can collect they will receive a wheelchair for a victim of Motor Neurone Disease in the Corowa/Rutherglen area. Bring your corks to the Quota Arts & Craft Fair on Sat & Sun, Aug 26-27 at the Aville Leisure Ctr. For every 10 corks you receive a ticket in a wine raffle. Info Diana 6628 3834.
Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (FLRBG) meet Sat, Aug 26 at the Blue Tongue Cafe, Nth Lismore, at 9am. Next FLRBG workday held Sun, Aug 27 from 8am. We plant, mulch, weed & water, followed by a cuppa. New members welcome, join on site. Info Denis 6689 5261 or Pat 6629 1435.
St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Aug 26-27 & on Wed & Thurs, Aug 30-31. Also SFA Re-certification course on Tues, Aug 22. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.
The Ballina Arts & Craft Centre Inc (BACCI) Advanced Mosaic workshop planned for Sat & Sun, Aug 26-27 has been postponed until a date in Sept. Apologies for any inconvenience, a new date will be announced ASAP. There are still limited vacancies in the following w/shops: Sculpted Fabric on Aug 30, Digital Photography on Sept 4 & Introduction to Gilding on Sept 19. Info & bookings Faye 6686 6585 or John 6681 5874.
Northern NSW Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) will be holding its annual Poker Run on Sun, Aug 27. All proceeds to the 2LM Childrens Christmas Appeal. All bikes welcome. Sign on at Seaside Motorcycles Ballina at 9am for a 10am start. Info Wayne 6622 1124.
Northern Rivers Amateur Beekeeping Association August meeting held Sun, Aug 27 at the bee shed of Wayne Fuller, Washpool Rd, Clarenza. The activity for the day is an inspection of the honey shed with opportunities to ask Wayne questions about any beekeeping matters. All welcome. Info Julieanne 6687 8019.
Northern Rivers Union Network Information Stall will be in place at the Casino Markets (Casino Village Motorhome site) on Sun, Aug 27. Those concerned with industrial relations & Welfare to Work legislation are invited to call in. Info 6623 4700.
Horse Club day
Northern Rivers Western Performance Horse Club competition & fun day held Sun, Aug 27 at 946 Jiggi Rd, Jiggi (9.46km from Goolmangar Store). Trail events, mystery ride, western riding pattern, keyhole, flag, pole bending & barrel races. $5 per horse for members &10 for non-members plus $5 insurance levy. Canteen available. Cancellations Sue 6688 8284. Info Margaret 6663 1491.
Gem field trip
Gem & Lapidary Club Field Trips to Hogarth Range for labrodite Sun, Aug 27. Emmaville Gemfest Sept 2-4. Workshops held at the Lismore Showgrounds on Tues 2-9pm, Thurs 9am-12pm & Sat 1-4.30pm weekly. Info 6621 9436.
Lismore Branch of the RAAF Association & the Ladies Auxiliary meets Mon, Aug 28 at the Gbah Sports Club bistro at 10.30am. Info John 6621 2933.
CWA Aville weekly craft, chat & cuppa morning held Mon, Aug 28 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, from 9.30am. All welcome. Collection for August is Premmie baby knitted items. Info 6628 1295.
Ballina CWA Crazy Whist Morning held Mon, Aug 28 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.
U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, Aug 28 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Buying & using a printer. Problem solving. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.
Aville Concert Band rehearsal every Mon at the Sub Branch Hall, Aville, at 7.30pm. Players wanted. Info John 6628 7774.
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.C
The Ballina Anglican Op-Shop (corner of Grant & Tamar St, Ballina) is holding a $2 winter clothing sale from Mon, Aug 28 to Tues, Sept 5. Lots of bargains for all.
Tuesdays with U3A
U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Aug 29 at the Gbah Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Campaigning for change. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.
Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Aug 29 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.
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. New members & visitors always welcome. Info & membership details Sue 6624 6223.
Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Tues & Wed, Aug 29-30 plus Sat & Sun, Sept 16-17 & Thurs & Fri, Sept 28-29. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.
TOOT (Trains On Our Tracks) Campaign next meeting held Wed, Aug 30 at the Bangalow Bowling Club from 7-9pm. Election of office bearers & discussion of recent announcements by the NSW Government. All welcome. Info www.toot.org.au.
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.
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.
Goonellabah Linux Users Group meets Thurs, Aug 31 at the Goonellabah medical Centre at 8pm. See www.glug.mine.nu for details.
Lismore Seniors Citizens Social Club meets Thurs, Aug 31. 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.
U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Sept 1 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.
Springtime Supper Dance held Fri, Sept 1 at the Italo Club, North Lismore, from 7.30pm. Social Dance programme with Judy & Jim. Colour theme for the night is Shades of spring. Lots of lucky spots. A small plate would be appreciated please!
Lifeline Clothing Sale held Fri, Sept 1 at Nimbin Hall from 9am-1pm. Proceeds to support Lifeline. Info 6622 1166.
Volunteer Home Visitors with parenting experience & a little spare time are needed in Evans Head, Coraki, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Nimbin, Rosebank & surrounding areas. Support families with newborns & toddlers in the home. Free training starts early Sept. Info Jodie or Robyn 6621 2489.
Come & enjoy the Neily Diamond Show at the Pioneer Tavern in Wbar on Fri, Sept 1 & help raise money for the Summerland Early Intervention Programme. Show starts 8pm. Tickets $25 (includes show & nibblies). Also charity auctions & lucky door prizes. Bookings & info 6628 7282 or Vicki 6628 8429.
Blue & White Auxiliary Spring Luncheon held Mon, Sept 4 at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club at 11.30am for 12pm. $18pp. Theme is springtime. Raffle, tombolas, lucky door prizes. Proceeds to Palliative Care. Bookings by Fri, Sept 1 to Ann 6621 6368 or Teresa 6624 2193.
A free 5wk Cancer Council program for locals whose lives are affected by cancer starts Fri, Sept 1. The Living With Cancer Education Program will be held in the Fridays meeting room at the hospital from 11am-1pm. Learn practical coping mechanisms to improve your quality of life. Info Mel 6620 2848.
Bangalow Red Cross is presenting a Spring Fashion Parade at Bangalow Bowling Club on Sat, Sept 2 at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea, raffles, stalls, lucky door prizes. All welcome. Info Dot 6687 1246.
Trinity Catholic College Lismore is celebrating its 120th anniversary with a Gala Ball at the TSC Hall on Sat, Sept 2. Make up a party or we can make one up for you (tables of 8 & 10 available). Tickets $65pp (includes gourmet, three-course meal, drink on arrival & wine for your table). Tickets on sale at St Marys Site Office or phone Claire 6627 6602.
Ballina U3A is organising a session called Road Safety for Seniors (run by the NRMA) on Mon, Sept 4 at 10.30am at Fripp Oval, Canal Rd (Cricket Clubhouse next to Ballina RSL Bowlo). Free event, includes morning tea. This is aimed at drivers & other road users including mobility scooters. Open to everyone. Leave your name at the office or phone 6681 4450.
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. Turn the pain of loss into growth. A time to heal & begin again. Info & bookings Anne 6633 9183 or Pauline 6662 7681.
Heights school bday
Lismore Heights Primary School 50th Birthday held Sat, Sept 9 from 11.30am. Food, rides, raffles & fun. Photos, memorabilia & a re-know you to follow at the Workers Club (bookings essential to Karen 6622 8404 or 6629 3238). Info Amanda 6624 7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries now open for the Far North Coast CWAs 2006 round of Education Grants, worth about $350 each. 11 to give away for students in years 6-12. Entries close Sept 9. For application forms see your childs school office or visit any CWA branch. Or phone Jan 6624 153.
Wollongbar Progress Association is planning centenary celebrations for the Wollongbar Hall & community in Oct. Looking for people with old photos, stories or info about Wollongbars history. Share your memories of Wollongbar village. Info Margaret 6628 0574 or Esme 6628 0455.