Pet awareness day
Lismore City Council is hosting a Pet Awareness Day this Saturday, September 23, at Jolley Field in Uralba Street, Lismore (opposite Lismore Square).
There will free face painting, a jumping castle and sausage sizzle, free dog washing and prizes for best fancy dress and owner/pet look-a-like. A dog behaviouralist will be in attendance to discuss concerns about pet behaviour and a local veterinarian will also share his knowledge and experience.
Council will also inform pet owners of their responsibilities in regards to registration and micro-chipping, and there will be a micro-chipping service on the day at a reduced fee of $20 per animal.
All pet owners who attend should make sure dogs are on leads and all cats are in cages.
To enter the best dressed pet competition, pet owners should nominate at the registration desk before 11.30am.
Get on your bike this Sunday
Ballina is a great place to ride a bike, and to celebrate Bike Week, Ballina Shire Council is hosting Ballina Bike Sunday this Sunday, September 24.
The event will be held at Pop Denison Park in Compton Drive, East Ballina, with the first ride commencing at 7.30am when experienced cyclists are invited to take part in a 65km mystery ride, or a 53km mystery ride from 8am.
Less serious cyclists can sleep in and join in the fun at 9am with an easy family ride using the shared pathways near the park. The last ride of the day commences at 9.30am and it will be a leisurely ride around the shared pathways in town.
There will be free helmet and bike checks courtesy of Sunrise Cycles, plus cycling brochures, information and displays. The morning will conclude with a BBQ lunch and prize draws for participants.
Council will also launch the new Ballina Pathways Map on the day to help everyone walkers, cyclists, skaters and joggers enjoy the shared pathways of Ballina.
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