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Coraki Art Prize

Entry forms for the Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize are available NOW! Find them in the usual shops, galleries & art supply stores around the Northern Rivers. A form can also be downloaded from Info Sharon 6683 2626 or Kate 6683 2325.

Singles group

40-60 Singles Club dinners, BBQs, lunches etc. Phone 6683 2137 after 6pm.

Hall for hire

1st Ballina Scout Hall in Canal Rd, Ballina, is available for hire. The hall is under 2yrs old with a full kitchen, toilet facilities & wheelchair access. To make a booking phone Lynden 6687 8130.

Workers union

Casino Northern Rivers Unionists Network is seeking people who can be pro-active in supporting persons in the area who may be experiencing difficulties in the workplace as a result of recent Industrial Relations legislation. Info Brian 0428 739 589.

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 Shauna 6625 0500 or Julie/Brian 6688 6135.

Laurel club

The Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy monthly meeting held Fri, Sept 8 at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.


The Lismore Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association meets on the 2nd Friday of the month (next one Fri, Sept 8) in the Lismore Library ground floor meeting room at 10am. Share stories & meet other mothers. Info Ros 6689 9356.

Tintenbar network

Are you interested in supporting your community & contributing if & when you can? Tintenbar Community Support Network next meeting held Fri, Sept 8 at the Tintenbar Hall. All welcome. To express your interest or for info email Lynne Davies at

Bonsai society

Summerland Bonsai Society meets Sat, Sept 9 at the Uniting Church Hall, Keen St, from 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.

Lismore Hts PS 50th 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

Fashion parade

Spring Fashion Parade by Ants Pants in Magellan St held Sat, Sept 9 in St Andrews Parish Hall, Zadoc St, Lismore, at 2pm. Entry $10. All welcome.

CWA scholarships

Entries now open for the Far North Coast CWAs 2006 round of Education Grants, worth about $350 each. 11 to give away to students in years 6-12. Entries close Sat, Sept 9. For application forms see your childs school office or visit any CWA branch. Or phone Jan 6624 1583.

Pimlico flower show

Pimlico Flower Show held Sat, Sept 9 at the Pimlico Hall from 10am. Morning tea, sausage sizzle & a variety of sweets & cake stalls will be available. All proceeds to maintenance of the hall. Free entry. Info Olive 6683 4375.

Aville sub-branch

Aville RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, Sept 9 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.

Ballina gardeners

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, Sept 9 at the Ballina RSL Club from 2pm. Info Coral 6686 3141.

Ex-Service women

Summerland Ex-Service Womens luncheon held Sat, Sept 9 at the Lismore Workers Club at 12pm. Info 6621 5297.

Seniors social

St Pauls Seniors Social Afternoon held Sat, Sept 9 at 2pm. Guest speaker from Lismore Base Hospital will talk on Your health today & tomorrow. Afternoon tea provided. Birthdays & sing-a-longs for everyone. Donation of $2 at the door appreciated. For transport phone Miriam 6624 5055. For info phone Lorraine 6625 2551.

Cake decorators

Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, Sept 9 at the Sth Lismore Primary School Hall at 9.30am for morning tea. This will be a workshop & you are asked to bring workbox & paste to make Christmas decorations for Meals on Wheels cakes. Bring your own lunch. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Medieval arts

If the culture & arts of the Middle Ages fascinates you, join us on Sat, Sept 9 from 1-4pm at the Lismore Girl Guides Hall. Info Annika 6624 8949 (before 8pm please).


The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invited prospective members to the following walks: Sat, Sept 9: Mt Nardi to Blue Knob. Long hard walk. Experience walkers only. Contact Mike 6621 5250. Sun, Sept 30 to Mon, Oct 2: Washpool & Gibralter Range National Parks. 3 day, 60km pack walk. Contact Tina or David 6629 8339 (please give reasonable notice).

Poultry auction

North Coast A&I Society (Lismore Poultry Club Inc) is holding a Purebred Poultry Auction at the Lismore Showgrounds on Sun, Sept 10 from 10am (viewing from 8.30am). Caters for serious collectors & those who just want a few chooks for the backyard. Info & catalogues from Tony 6663 1236.

Zonta movie

Zonta Northern Rivers is screening Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (rated M) as a fundraiser. This clever, witty film is about the making of a movie from an 18th century comic English novel starring Steve Coogan. Screening held Sun, Sept 10 at 4pm for 4.30pm at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore. Tickets are $15 from Caddies or at the door & include wine, nibblies & lucky door prize. Info 6622 0300.

CWA Aville

CWA Aville weekly craft, chat & cuppa morning held Mon, Sept 11 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, from 9.30am. Everyone welcome. Monthly branch meeting to follow at 1pm. Collection for September is hospital visiting goods. Info 6628 1295.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, Sept 11 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Converting your vinyl records to CDs. Practical demo. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Gem club

Gem & Lapidary Club meets at the Lismore Showgrounds for workshops with expert tuition in lapidary (shaping stones), faceting (cutting gems) & mounting these by either wire wrapping or silver settings. General meeting Mon, Sept 11 at 7.30pm. Workshops: Tues 2-9pm, Thurs 9am-12pm & Sat 1-4.30pm. Info 6621 9436.

St Andrews Auxiliary

St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary meets Mon, Sept 11 at the Cherry St Bowls Club at 9.30am. New members most welcome. The Auxiliary is also holding a Bowls Day at the Cherry St Bowls Club on Sun, Sept 17. Raffles, cakes & craft stalls. Please come & join us.

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, Sept 12 at 7pm. $2 to play & a lucky door prize. Come along & join the fun. Info 6683 2418.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Sept 12 at the Gbah Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Travel Tales southern France. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Arthritis group

Lismore Arthritis Branch meets Tues, Sept 12 at the Gbah Senior Citizens Hall, 124 Ballina Rd, Gbah, from 10am. Guest speaker: Greta Seed, an Introduction to Feldenkrais. Info Ann 6629 8221.

Multicultural group

This fortnights International Rainbow Club will be attending Southern Cross Universitys International Student Day on Tues, Sept 12. Please meet with other club members in the plaza at SCU at 12 midday. Info Sioux 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 0458.

Stay active program

The Carroll Centre at St Vincents Hospital is running Stay Active, Stay Independent (a 4wk program assisting people to maintain independent living & prevent falls). Topics include exercise, diet, medications, vision, safety, changes to memory & thinking. Starts Tues, Sept 12 from 1-3.30pm. No cost. Registration essential to 6627 9393.


Ballina Birdwing Toastmasters meet Tues, Sept 12 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.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Sept 12 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.

Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Association Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, Sept 12 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.

CWA craft

Lismore CWA holds free craft classes every Tuesday at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, from 9.30am. Come & join our friendly classes & learn something new. Info Maureen 6621 2142.

Breastfeeding clinic

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.

Social group

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.

Toy library

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.

Aussie writers

Fellowship of Australian Writers FNC Regional meets Wed, Sept 13 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm. Visitors welcome. Info 6621 6015.

ALP meet

Australian Labor Party meets Wed, Sept 13 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Info Doug 6624 8853.

Vintage car club

Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club meets Wed, Sept 13 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Visitors from other clubs passing through Lismore & Casino are always welcome. Info 6621 5767.

Indoor bowls day

Indoor Bowls Day held Wed, Sept 13 at Tregeagle Hall at 9.15am. Proceeds to St Peters & St Pauls Anglican Fellowship, Tregeagle. Morning tea & lunch provided. Entry $5. All welcome.

Friends of the ABC

Friends of the ABC meet Wed, Sept 13 at the Lismore Workers Club at 6.30pm. New members welcome. Info Doug 6624 8853.

Handicraft morning

Ballina CWA Handicraft & Fellowship Morning held every Wed at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park, River St, Ballina (next to RSL Club) at 9.30am. All welcome. Info Rhoda 6686 6129.

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. Elders also hold a small, informal service each Wednesday at 12 midday at the Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen St, Lismore. All welcome.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Sept 13-14 plus Sat & Sun, Sept 16-17. Also, SFA one-day flexible learning course & SFA Re-certification course on Tues, Sept 19. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

Circle dancing

Rikuday Circle Dancing learn circle dances from Israel, Europe & the Middle East. Beginners to intermediate levels. Held every Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm at the Red Dove Centre (ground floor), cnr Woodlark & Keen St. $10/8/5 (students). Info Liora 6624 4216.


Aville Toastmasters help improve listening, speaking & presentation abilities in a supportive & friendly environment. Next meet Thurs, Sept 14 at the Aville Anglican Church Hall from 7pm. Guests welcome. Info Glad 6628 3626.

RAAF meeting

Lismore Branch of the RAAF Association & the Ladies Auxiliary are holding a Battle of Britain Remembrance Ceremony on Thurs, Sept 14 at the Memorial in front of the Gbah Sports Club at 11.30am, followed by a luncheon. Info John 6621 2933.

Lismore CWA

Lismore CWA meets Thurs, Sept 14 at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park. Morning tea at 9am & meeting from 9.30am. New members welcome. Info Maureen 6621 2142.

Hot Taps

Have a good laugh while you look in on 7 party goers trapped in an upstairs bathroom, gradually weaving their tangled web tighter and tighter, until... Ballina Players production of Hot Taps has opened & continues every Thurs, Fri and Sat until Sept 23 with a matinee on Sun, Sept 17. Tickets from Marys La Boutique or 6686 2662.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Sept 15 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Can you judge a book by its cover? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Weaving w/shop

Workshop on Driftwood Loom Weaving held Fri, Sept 15 at McLeans Ridges Hall. Bring driftwood, bits of yarn, string or old clothing cut into strips & a crochet hook. Its fun to be creative & recycle! Cost $20/12. Sponsored by Lismore Spinners & Weavers. Info Lorraine 6624 2025 or Jenni 6689 1748.

Monthly dance

Monthly Dance held Fri, Sept 15 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. Dress in your best springtime gear & join the fun. $7 adults, $2 high school & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Orchid show

Woodburn Orchid Society annual Spring Show held Fri-Sun, Sept 15, 16 & 17 at the Woodburn Memorial Hall. Show times are: Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm & Sunday 9am-3pm. Entry $2. Info 6645 2974 (a/hrs).

Trivia night

Trivia Night held Sat, Sept 16 at Tullera Hall from 7pm. $10 per player (teams of 8 per table). Heaps of prizes to be won. BYO drinks & nibblies to share with your team. Come along & join the fun. Bookings essential. Info Pauline 6628 2060.

Fashion parade

Lismore branch of the Arthritis Foundation of NSW is holding a Fashion Parade on Sat, Sept 16 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St, Lismore (opposite Woolworths) from 1.30pm. $8 includes afternoon tea & a lucky door prize. Info Ann 6629 8221.

Spring fair

St Marks Anglican Church Fair & Spring Flower Show held Sat, Sept 16 in the Parish Hall, Barker St, Casino, from 8.30am-1.30pm. Variety of stalls, homemade goodies, raffles, cut flower & decorative sections, competitions, quilting demo & more. Special competitions for the prettiest vase & vase with character (both less than 30cm high). Exhibits need to be benched before 9am for 10am judging. Everyone welcome. Info Joan 6663 3366.

Meditation day

Kuan Yin Meditation Centres Monthly Day of Mindfulness on Sat, Sept 16 will be led by Judy Arpana. Judy teaches in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition & has led workshops in Australia & overseas. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.

Variety muster

Ruthven Variety Muster held Sat, Sept 16 at Ruthven Hall to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Starts 7pm & costs $5 (free for high school age & under). Tombola raffles, Blarney Stone, lucky door prize & supper. Entertainers from Maclean, Coutts Crossing, Brisbane & the local area. Info 6683 2430, 6683 2418 or 6683 2327.

Country music

Country music day held Sat, Sept 16 in the garden area of Coraki Hotel from 11am. Free event with country music singers Lyn & Philip Manning, Gloria & Jim Lee, Colleen & Brian Rice, Laurette Knight, Charlie Rapmund & other local country entertainers. BBQ lunch for $4 plus homecooking & crafts for sale. Proceeds to St Michaels Hostel Casino & the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Italian dinner

Coming & join Dining Around With Friends on Sat, Sept 16 at Ristorante Italiano in Alstonville. Also social golf day at Teven on Sun, Sept 17 with BBQ, wine tour at Mt Tamborine & much more. Info Gail 6624 5403.

Sacred Sundays

Come & join us for a day of celebration in song & dance on Sun, Sept 17 at 12 Chilcott St, Gundurimba (5kms south of Lismore in a beautiful natural setting). We sing spiritual songs & chants in harmony. No singing experience required, just an open heart & the desire to connect with others. Suggested donation $10 & a plate of food to share. Phone Wendy 6622 0468 for directions.

Singles BBQ

Northern Rivers Christian Singles Club Solo meets for a BBQ lunch on Sun, Sept 17. Children welcome, BYO everything. Info Mal 6624 6142 or Faye 6621 2144.

Casino Aglow

Aglow Australia Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) meets Tues, Sept 19 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & guest speaker Mrs Jennifer Sipe. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

Swim seminar

Swim Australia is holding a Learn to Swim Seminar at the Trinity Catholic College Sports Centre on Thurs, Sept 21. Hosted by world-renowned swimming instructor Dave DuBois. A must attend event for teachers & those responsible for the training & supervision of Learn to Swim instructors, swim school owners & managers. Info (07) 3376 0933 or email

Day of peace

International day of Peace on Thurs, Sept 21 will be celebrated in Byron with a 24-hour vigil starting at dawn at the Peace Pole. Anyone who can lead bhajans, chants or acappella are welcome to come on the day as these will be interspersed with silent prayer & meditation. Info Margeaux 6685 8382, 0401 249 732 or

Trip to Maclean

St Marys Anglican Church Ballina has organised a bus trip to Maclean on Thurs, Sept 21 leaving the church at 9am. Morning tea on the way, lunch & Scottish items at the Uniting Church Hall, plus tour of the town. Come along for a fun-filled day. Total cost $31. Info Ellen 6681 3038 or Marie 6686 4033.

Pets day out

Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Ballina & District Centre is holding a Pets Day Out on Sun, Sept 24 at the Mitchell Centre, 75 North Teven Rd, from 10am-3pm. Displays, demos, stalls, blessing of the pets, competitions, Ironman/Irondog challenge & canine fashion parade. Also a Most Popular Choice Photo Comp, so bring along your favourite pics of your pets. Info Kerry 6687 8266.

Choral classics

Concert of Choral Classics held Sun, Sept 24 at St Carthages Cathedral from 2pm. The Brisbane Concert Choir will perform a magnificent program including Allegris Misere, a selection of Brahms Liebeslieder, Mozarts Regina Coeli & many more. Sublime music & a wonderful setting. Entry $15/12. Info Anne 6627 9340 or Penny 6628 5361.

Mallanganee PS Centenary

Mallanganee Primary School Centenary of Education held Sat, Sept 30 from 9.30am. Displays to view, lunch to be had, catch up with old friends & photos following formal proceedings. Dinner dance that evening at 6pm (bookings essential). Registration & info 6664 5108.

Wollongbar history

Wollongbar Progress Association is planning centenary celebrations for the Wollongbar Hall & community in October. 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.

Show talk

A demonstration & talk on the finer points of the correct presentation of your cooking, culinary (jams, pickles etc), handicrafts, flowers, floral art, fruit & vegetables for public displays & shows will be given by very experienced local judges. Held Tues, Oct 3 at the Aville Uniting Church Hall from 9am. Please bring pen & paper for notes. Info 6628 0295.

Construction course

EastCoast Training is running a Certificate II in Construction. Learn how to interpret plans, conduct measurements & calculations, basic levelling procedures, painting & decorating activities. Starts Mon, Oct 16. Upon completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment. Info Lisa 6681 6188.

Business admin

EastCoast Training is running a Certificate II in Business. Learn how to produce word processed documents, spreadsheets, prioritise & complete daily work activities & work effectively with others. Course starts Mon, Oct 23. Upon completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment. Info Lisa 6681 6188.

Rous PS turns 125

Rous Public School 125th anniversary celebrated on Nov 4 at the school. A great day of activities are planned. A bush dance will conclude an exciting day. If youve ever had anything to do with us or would simply like to share the day keep Nov 4 free. Info 6629 5294.

Bonsai reunion

Summerland Bonsai Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sat, Dec 9 with a reunion. The society wishes to contact as many past members as possible. Info Verlie 6621 3850.

Rotary 75th

The Rotary Club of Lismore will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Feb 24 2007 with a formal dinner dance. Any past Rotarian or Rotarian family member, past Rotary program recipient or organisation who has benefited from Rotary involvement are welcome to attend. Info Joanne 6625 1611 or email

Blakebrook PS

Blakebrook Public School is celebrating 100 years of Education in the Northern Rivers on Easter Saturday, April 7, 2007. All past students, staff & interested community are invited to attend. The Centenary Committee is seeking historic photos & memorabilia. Info Louise or Sue 6629 3263 or email the Committee

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