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Become a carer

Do you love animals & the company of a pet, but dont want the responsibility of a pet for life right now? Then why not become a temporary foster carer for the Animal Rights & Rescue Group! Give a pet a second chance at life. Info 6622 1881.

Migrant support

The Richmond Tweed Community Settlement Services Scheme (CSSS) provides info, assessment & referral services to new migrants, refugees & humanitarian entrants. They can help with immigrations queries, income support, educational needs, employment & training, health housing & more. For appointments phone 6621 7397.

Volunteers wanted

The North Coast National is looking for volunteers. Need people for various jobs including setting up of pavilions & site displays, office work, grounds staff, gate keepers, kitchen helpers, handymen & performers. Info Julie 6621 5916.

Become a Scout

1st Ballina Scout Group is growing in numbers. To keep up with our growing Joey Mob and Cub pack we are looking for enthusiastic & energetic new leaders to join our groups. If youre interested phone 0400 143 082.

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.

Crop circle talk

Sand Circles of Byron bay & Crop Circles what are they trying to tell us? is a free public talk on Fri, Sept 15 at the Byron Community Ctr. A beautiful presentation with wonderful images of the Crop Circles & Sand Circles! Info 6629 5358.

Motorhome w/end cancelled

Northern Rivers Branch, Auswide Motorhome Club Inc wish to advise that the weekend advertised for Sept 15-17 at Cresswells has been cancelled due to wet weather. No alternative venue has been planned because of inclement weather for the week. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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

Come & 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.

Lifesavers sign-on

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Surf Life Saving Club nippers sign-on for the 2006/07 season held Sat, Sept 16 at the Ballina Fair Swim & Gym from 10.30am-12.30pm. Info Sandra 6681 1270 (a/hrs) or visit

Spring dance

Goolmangar Hall Committee is holding a dance to raise funds for repairs on Sat, Sept 16 from 7pm. $10 per head or $20 per family includes supper & prizes. Soft drinks on sale, BYO other drinks.

Singing sensation

What happens when three of the regions best loved choirs get together to perform a concert. A sensational singing experience! The Acapelicans, SpiritSong 2 & the Nouveau Singers will be singing on Sat, Sept 16 at the Ballina Masonic Hall at 7.30pm. Also performance by Lennox Head Public School Choir. Adult $10, student $5, family $20 (includes supper) at the door.

Re-enactment club

Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, Sept 16 at Rugby Rd Park (off Bangalow Rd behind Trinity in Lismore) from 10am-1pm. All welcome to learn & train in medieval combat training. Info Jim 6622 2558.

RSL sub-branch

City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch monthly meeting held Sat, Sept 16 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. The RSL Ladies Auxiliary also meets Sat, Sept 16 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. For transport or apologies phone 6621 3851.

Anxiety group

Anxiety Disorders Alliance (ADA) monthly meeting held Sat, Sept 16 at the Lismore Nhood Ctr, 76 Carrington St, from 12-1pm. Info 9879 5351 or 1800 626 055.

Art tutorial

Lismore Art Club tutorial held Sat, Sept 16 (3rd Sat of every month) at Wilson Park School, East Lismore, from 9am-3pm. Any adults interested in learning more about art are welcome. Info 6625 1871.

Sole parents

Sole Parents are Super Parents next outing held Sat, Sept 16 at The Amphitheatre in Ballina from 1-3pm. Tea/coffee & drinks provided. BYO finger food to share. Info Brett 6686 7740.

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.

Help Lifeline

Lifeline Northern Rivers will be the chosen charity at the Lismore Carboot Markets this Sun, Sept 17. Please give generously to the volunteers bearing buckets.

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.

Bowls day

St Andrews Nursing Home Auxiliary is holding a Bowls Day at the Cherry St Bowls Club on Sun, Sept 17. Raffles, cakes & craft stalls. Please come & join us.

Christian songs

Seacoast Christian Outreach Centre, North Creek Rd, Ballina, present world renowned singer/songwriter Andrew Ironside on Sun, Sept 17 at 6pm. Info Jim 0414 813 290.

Free family fun

Lismore City Council & Gbah Rotary invite you to a Free Family Fun Day on Sun, Sept 17 to commemorate the opening of Kadina Park (opposite Kadina High School, Gbah). Runs from 10am-2pm with official opening at 11.30am. Come & enjoy a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, bungee trampoline, PCYC games , face painting & balloons all for free! Info 6625 0500.

Historical society

Ian Evans OAM will be the guest speaker when the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society meet on Sun, Sept 17 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, from 2pm. Ian is the author of The Federation House A Restoration Guide & he will speak about the bizarre practice of placing object within sealed voids in old houses to protect the owners & their families from the forces of darkness. Info Margaret 6686 0027.

Train show

The Northern Rivers Model Railroaders monthly Train Show held Sun, Sept 17 at the clubrooms, cnr McLeans Ridges Rd, Wbar. There will be both HO & N scale layouts to view & a self-drive layout for the kids to drive trains. Techniques explained & any questions answered.

Uki bazaar

Uki Buttery Bazaar held Sun, Sept 17.Lovely village market set in historic Buttery grounds. Organic produce & skin care, plants, books, art, crafts, bric-a-brac & lots more! Great coffee, music, fun & food. Proceeds to community projects. Info 6679 9026.

Gem club

Gem & Lapidary Club meets at the Lismore Showgrounds for workshops on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays weekly. Next field trip to Drake for gold is Sun, Sept 17. Info 6621 9436.

Computer group

U3A Northern Rivers Computer Users Group meets Mon, Sept 18 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Virus & firewall protection. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Red Cross meet

Lismore Red Cross Branch meets Mon, Sept 18 at Red Cross House, 132 Keen St, Lismore, at 2pm. We extend a welcome to all members & interested persons.

Ballina CWA

Ballina CWA meets Mon, Sept 18 at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park in River St, Ballina (next to the RSL Club) from 9.30am. All welcome. Info Rhoda 6686 6129.

Diabetes meet

Lismore Branch of Diabetes Australia meets Mon, Sept 18 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. A Diabetes Educator will be the guest. Also general business. All welcome. Info 6624 4058.

ASCA meet

ASCA (Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse) meets Monday every fortnight at 17E Keen St, Lismore, at 6pm (downstairs from Mens Resource Ctr). This is a group for men & women aged 18 & over. Any survivors of child abuse wishing to share in a group environment welcome. Info Susan 6662 7014.

Dads playgroup

Dads & Kids Playgroup meets every Monday from 10am-12.30pm in Lismore for children 0-5yrs. Dads connecting with other Dads in a child friendly & fun environment. Info Glenn at the Men & Family Centre 6622 6116.


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).

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, Sept 19 at 7.45pm. $3 to play. Please provide a plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Sept 19 at the Gbah Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Lets have some laughter. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Anti-nuclear meet

Beyond Nukes meeting held Tues, Sept 19 upstairs at the Winsome Hotel from 5.30pm. Anyone interested in working towards a nuclear free future is most welcome to attend. Info Ruth 6689 7519 or email

Day View Club

Lismore Day VIEW Club monthly luncheon meeting held Tues, Sept 19 at the Lismore Workers Club. Morning tea 10.30am, meeting at 11am. Guest speaker is Dr Brian Pezutti. Members are requested to pay for our Happy Days 49th birthday celebration at this meeting. New members welcome. Info & apologies Noeline 6624 2175.

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.

Gilding workshop

BACCIs next workshop is Gilding with Metal Leaf with well known local artist Martin Adlington. Held Tues, Sept 19 at the Lions West Hall from 9.30am-1pm. Learn the basics of gilding onto a variety of objects using imitation gold & silver leaf & antique varnishing techniques. Its simple & fun! Info Faye 6686 6585 or 6681 5874.


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 (next Tues, Sept 19) from 9.45am-12pm. Info Gwen 6621 8190.

Orchid society

City of Lismore Society meets Tues, Sept 19 (3rd Tues every month) at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club from 7.30pm. Info Ron 6624 2316.

Breast cancer group

Byron Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, Sept 20 at the Senior Citizens Hall in Marvel St (off Massinger St) in Byron from 12.30-2.30pm. Sharing connection, meditation & afternoon tea. Info Robyn 6685 7997 or Barb 6685 4748.

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.

Respite for carers

MHARS is a long-standing community group offering services for people with a mental illness. We provide care for your person while you have a break or holiday. Info Jacqui on 6622 0309 (Thursdays 9am-4pm).

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 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.

Gbah probus

Goonellabah Probus Club meets Thurs, Sept 21 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am. Guest speaker: Jim Brigginshaw. Info Margaret 6625 1816.

Wardell progress

Wardell & District Progress Association meets Thurs, Sept 21 at the Wardell Hall from 7pm. General business & update on council activities in the area. Please come along & support us. Info Pat 6683 4360.

Anti-fluoride meet

Freedom From Fluoride Lismore meets Thurs, Sept 21 at the Lismore Workers Club at 6.30pm. Its not too late to prevent mass medication with fluoride, a toxic industrial waste product. We need YOUR contribution. Info Angela 6621 2348.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, Sept 21 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.

Carers group

Lismore & District Carers Support Group meets Thurs, Sept 21 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen St, Lismore (parking at rear of church) from 10am-12pm (morning tea provided small donation appreciated). Those caring for a loved one with a disability, one who is frail aged or someone with a chronic illness are welcome. Look forward to seeing you! Info Mary 6624 6742.

Parents support

The Compassionate Friends is a caring support group for any parent whose child has died at any age. Sharing meeting held Thurs, Sept 21 at the Activities Ctr, rear of the Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore, at 7.30pm. Info 6621 4086 or 6621 5558.

Orchid show

The Casino & District Orchid Society will host its Spring Orchid Show at the Presbyterian Hall in Hickey St, Casino, on Thurs & Fri, Sept 21-22 from 9am-5pm & on Sun, Sept 23 from 9am-12pm. There will be displays of orchids, potted plants & floral art. Exhibitions need to be benched by 7pm on Wed, Sept 20. Also sale tables of orchids, potted plus & homecooking plus orchid growers will happily discuss orchid culture. All welcome.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Sept 22 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: When has the pen ever been mightier than the sword? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Numulgi dance

The next Numulgi Old Time & New Vogue Dance is on Fri, Sept 22 at 7.30pm. Vals music, prizes, raffle & jackpot. Great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Free exercise info

Free Community Health & Exercise Information Session held Fri, Sept 22 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 10am-12.30pm. Exercise & Stress Management from 10-11am, then morning tea followed by Exercise & Diabetes from 11.30-12.30pm. Find out how exercise can make a difference in your life. Info Sue 6688 1454 (Tues only) or 6689 1731.

Family fun day

Ballina Hospital Auxiliary Family Dun & Market Day held Sat, Sept 23 at Missingham Bridge Park from 9am. Dancers, performers & competitions for best decorated mobility scooter, best decorated saucer & lots of cake comps. Entries must be in by 9.30am on the day. Info 6686 9135.

Giant garage sale

Bexhill P&C 7th annual Giant Garage Sale & Spring Plants Sale held Sat & Sun, Sept 23 & 24 at the Bexhill Hall from 8.30am-2pm. Come & grab a bargain & help our wonderful school. Lots of plants, bric-a-brac, books, clothes, toys, furniture, cakes, coffee, BBQ & more. Info 6628 4223.

Social group

40-60 Social Group is having a workday mostly ladies. Handymen needed. Country BBQ held Sun, Sept 24. Info Mick 6667 3351.

Musicale afternoon

Ballina Womens Christian Choir presents a Musicale Afternoon on Sun, Sept 24 at St Marys Anglican Church at 1.30pm. The Choir is celebrating 20yrs of ministry in song, & invites past members to join the cutting of the cake. Entry $8 single or $15 double. All proceeds to Hope Haven Women & Childrens Refuge & the Sheraton House Mens Shelter.

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. Entry $15/12. Info Anne 6627 9340 or Penny 6628 5361.

Drivers wanted

Drivers wanted for Rally for Reconciliation 18 on Fri, Sept 29. Licensed drivers help supervise Aboriginal learner drivers who are working toward the 50hrs minimum now required in NSW. Info 6622 1903 or Leonie 6624 7070.

Mallanganee education

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.

Trivia fundraiser

Lismore Uniting Church are holding a Trivia Night on Sat, Sept 30 at 6.30pm at the Red Dove Ctr, 80 Keen St, Lismore. Raising funds to send some of our youth to Perth for the National Christian Youth Convention. Please come along & join a table or get a table of 6 together for a night of fun! Info 6621 5801.

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! Info Margaret 6628 0574 or Esme 6628 0455.

Holiday art classes

Kids Art Lab School Holiday Art Classes run from Mon, Oct 2 to Fri, Oct 13. Held in a fully-equipped art-making studio from 10am-12pm daily. Activities include printmaking, painting, perspective drawing, mask making, puppets etc. Bookings Belinda 0429 384 677 or email

Quit smoking

Free 6wk Quit Smoking course runs from Oct 19 to Nov 23. No pressure to quit. RSVP to Maryann on 6620 7668 by Oct 13.

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.

Cruise the Clarence

The Casino Family History Group is conducting a bus trip to Grafton on Oct 16. Visit Alumny Public Schools Living Museum & go on a 2hr cruise on the Clarence River. Bus departs Casino at 8.30am. $35 includes morning tea & lunch. Info & bookings Janet 6662 5106 or Kay 6662 3711.

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.

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