Singles group

Singles group

40-60 Singles Club. Dinners, BBQs, lunches etc. Phone 6683 2137 after 6pm or Mike on 6667 3351.

Dine with friends

Dining Around With Friends gourmet pizza night held Fri, Sept 29 at Fire in the Belly. Come & have a great meal & meet some new people. Info 6624 5403.

Tintenbar network

Are you interested in supporting your community & contributing if & when you can? Tintenbar Community Aid Network (Tin Can) meets Fri, Sept 29 at the Tintenbar Hall. All welcome. For info email Lynne at or phone Marge 6687 8033.

Monster book sale

Friends of the Ballina Shire Libraries present their annual fundraiser, a 2 day Monster Book Sale, on Fri & Sat, Sept 29-30 in the Richmond Room (back of the Ballina library, Regatta Ave, Ballina). Runs from 9am-1.30pm on both days. Books from 50c bargains galore. Info 6686 0027.

Fete & pet blessing

Anglican Parish of Ballina Church Fete & Blessing of the Pets held Sat, Sept 30 from 8am-1pm (Blessing of the Pets at 10am) on the cnr of Norton & Burnett St, Ballina (under the large palm trees). Lots of yummy home cooking, BBQ, Xmas goodies, crafts, plants, kids activities, white elephant, books & lots more bargains. First 25 kids get a free balloon. Note: pets must be restrained or caged.

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.

Tullera euchre

Tullera Halls Euchre Night held Sat, Sept 30 at 7pm for 7.30pm. $5 per head. Please bring a plate to share & BYO drinks. Come & have some fun while helping raise money for our hall! NB: Must be 16yrs to play. Bookings & info 6628 2488 or Pauline 6628 2060.

Kadina reunion

Kadina Class of 96 10-year Reunion held Sat, Sept 30 at the Hilltop Pub in Gbah from 3pm. Info

Mallanganee school

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.

Railway book

Railway enthusiasts will be delighted with the publication of Ian Kirklands book Out of Puff The Ballina Train. To reserve a copy phone Ian 6687 8335 or email by Sat, Sept 30.

Footie & bowls

Yellow Tail NRL Grand Final Fun Day of Lawn Bowls held Sun, Oct 1 at the Lismore City Bowls Club. All welcome. If youve never played but would like to give it a go come on down, bring your family or a few friends. Lots of prizes, BBQ lunch. Coaching from 9am, games from 9.30am. $10 includes lunch & bowls. Phone 6621 5991 or Dave 6624 7101.

Open garden

The Koonorigan community is hosting an Open Garden on Sun, Oct 1 at The Dunbars, 317 Koonorigan Rd, from 10am-4pm to raise funds for the Community Centre. The garden features landscaping with beautiful bromeliads, clivias of all colours, succulents & other water wise plants. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome. Info Gloria 6689 9281.

About the Bahais

Devotional gathering & discussion on The Spiritual Solution to the Economic Problem held Sun, Oct 1 at 179 Ballina Rd, Gbah, from 3-5pm. All welcome. Info 6624 1926.

Social tennis

Social Tennis held Mon, Oct 2 (long weekend public holiday) at the Gbah Tennis Club (near the soccer field off Rous Rd, opposite Caroona Home for the Aged). Cost is $1 each for balls. $2 per hour for non club members. Info Richard 6624 2311 or 0417 242 333.

Camera club

Lismore Camera Club meets Mon, Oct 2 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Set subject: Texture or corrugated iron. All welcome. Info Kevin 6622 7899.

Hoi afternoon

The Pimlico Ladies Charitable Organisation Inc monthly Hoi Afternoon held Mon, Oct 2 at Pimlico Hall from 1.30pm. Entry $3 (includes afternoon tea & lucky door prizes) plus $1 for raffle. Proceeds to Vision Australia. Return bus available from Ballina for $3. Info Gwenda 6683 4354.

Holiday art classes

Kids Art Lab Holiday Programme runs from Mon, Oct 2 to Fri, Oct 13. Classes held daily (10am-12pm) in a fully-equipped art-making studio at the Conservatorium. Activities include printmaking, painting, collage, puppet making & perspective drawing. Bookings Belinda 0429 384 677 or email

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.

ACE art exhibit

During October drawings by past & present students of Nola Littlejohns Life Drawing class will be on display at the College. You are invited to join us at 59 Magellan St, Lismore, on Tues, Oct 3 at 5.30pm for a 6pm opening of the exhibition.

Trefoil guild

Richmond River Trefoil Guild meets Wed, Oct 4 at 10.30am at the home of F Seiffert, 28 Simes St, Lismore Heights. If you have any used postage stamps please bring them along. Any ex Girl Guides or Support Group members who have made their promise over the years & still have Guding in their heart will be made most welcome. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

ARRG info stand

The Animal Rights & Rescue Group is having an Information Stall at Lismore Shopping Square on Wed, Oct 4 from 9am-3pm to celebrate World Animal Day. Talk to our volunteers about the work we do, get free pet care info or register for our assisted cat desexing program before the summer cat breeding season starts. Proceeds to hep provide animal welfare. Info 6622 1881.

NLPA meeting

North Lismore Progress Association invites interested members of the north and south Lismore communities to a meeting to discuss the Small Town Program. Pieter Verasdonck from DSRD will address the meeting on the benefits of creating a Community Economic Development (CED) Plan for both communities. Meeting held Wed, Oct 4 at the Italo Club in Nth Lismore at 6pm. Info Aliison 6621 6079.

Democrats meet

Australian Democrats monthly meeting held Wed, Oct 4 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7pm. All welcome. Info Julia 6624 3731.

Sleep disorders

Far North Coast Sleep Disorders Group meets Wed, Oct 4 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.

Day View Club

Alstonville Wollongbar Day View Club luncheon meeting held Mon, Oct 9 at the Pickle Palm Restaurant, Wbar Tavern. Fellowship 10.30am & luncheon 11.30am. We are small club looking for ladies to expand our club. Bookings & cancellations by Wed, Oct 4 to Chris 6628 5973 or Bev 6628 3566.

Singles dinner

Singles over 30 (20 men & 20 women) are wanted for a Sophisticated Singles dinner at the Nightcap Restaurant in Wollongbar on Thurs, Oct 19. $25pp includes 4-course meal, tea/coffee & lots of fun. RSVP by Wed, Oct 4 to Wollongbar TAFE 6620 4389.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, Oct 5 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.

Blackwall history

The Blackwall Historical Society meets to elect office bearers on Thurs, Oct 5 at the Wardell Community Access Space (9 Sinclair St, Wardell) from 7pm. Election of office bearers, adopt constitution & general business. All welcome. Residents of Wardell & surrounding communities welcome to join us in conserving our local history. Info Kate 6683 4678 or Heidi 6683 4483.

First aid

Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Thurs & Fri, Oct 5-6 as well as Sat & Sun, Oct 7-8 plus Sat & Sun, Oct 28-29. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Retirees meet

Far North Coast Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) next monthly meeting held Fri, Oct 6 at the Gbah Sports Club from 9.30am with guest speaker Dr Nicola Foster speaking on osteoporosis problems. An investors group meeting will be held afterwards. Info Ken 6687 7291. Also, A.I.R. national conference held Oct 16-19 at the Ballina RSL Club. Info Doug 6628 1623.

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 including lunch. Bus departs Casino at 8.30am. $35 includes morning tea & lunch. Info & bookings by Fri, Oct 6 to Janet 6662 5106 or Kay 6662 3711.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Oct 7-8 plus Wed & Thurs, Oct 11-12. Also SFA one-day flexible learning courses & SFA Re-certification courses on Tues, Oct 3 & 17. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

Channon Market turns 30!

The Channon Craft Market, held every second Sunday of the month, is celebrating 30yrs of existence on Sun, Oct 8. Our colourful & unique market at The Channon is the longest running in the region & to celebrate this milestone there will be festivities through the day including old fashioned games, films & good music. Market runs until 3.30pm.

Trivia night

Quota International of Lismore is holding a Trivia Night on Oct 14 at the East Lismore Bowling Club at 6.30pm for 7pm to raise funds for the Lismore Cancer Care Unit. $10 per head. RSVP by Oct 7 to Debbie 6621 2770.

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.

Social lawn bowls

Far North Coast Sub-Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association annual fundraising Social Lawn Bowls Day held Sun, Oct 15 at the Lismore Hts Workers Bowls Club. Open to bowlers, non-bowlers & mixed bowls. 9am start & $10 cost, which includes bowls, lunch & great prizes to be won. Proceeds to the 2LM Childrens Christmas Appeal. Info & bookings Tony 6624 4020 or Sheldon 6624 4486.

Deal with anger

Making Choices, a course to deal with your anger & its effect on your relationships, starts Thurs, Oct 19. 8 sessions every Thursday from 6-8.30pm. Cost $80. Info & bookings 6621 4970.

Spring seminars

Interrelate Family Centre is running a number of Spring Seminars. These include: Being a Dad on 3 Tuesdays, Oct 17, 24 & 31 from 6-8.30pm (cost $30). Creating Positive Relationships starting Oct 18 (cost $10). Positive Parenting starting Oct 23 (cost $10). Being a Grandparent starting Oct 30 (cost $10). Info & bookings 6621 4970.

Xmas craft w/shop

Blue & White Auxiliary Christmas Craft Workshop held Mon, Oct 23 at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club from 10am. $12pp includes morning tea, lunch & craft kit plus trading table, raffle & tombolas. Bring glue & scissors! RSVP by Fri, Oct 20 to Teresa 6624 2193 or Ann 6621 6368.

Wildlife caring

Help Australian native wildlife & attend the WIRES Rescue & Immediate Care Course on Oct 21-22 at Southern Cross University. 2-day course will qualify you to become a member of WIRES & teach you how to safely rescue & provide emergency care for injured & orphaned native wildlife. Info & bookings 6628 1898 or visit

Parenting program

Local parents are being given the opportunity to hone their parenting skills through a new, low-cost program of effective behaviour modification for children. The Parent Education Program is ideal for parents of children aged 5-18yrs. Starts in Lismore on Oct 24 & is open to couples or singles. $30 fee to cover costs. To enrol phone the Anglican Parish on 6621 3200.

Self esteem course

Self Esteem & Communication course (to learn self-awareness, communication & assertiveness skills) starts Wed, Oct 25. 6 sessions every Wednesday from 6-9pm. Cost $80. Info & bookings 6621 4970.

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