Heartfelt House has beautiful packets of 8 Christmas cards for sale, with a mixture of 4 designs. Only $9.95 each and all proceeds go to Heartfelt House for their valuable work supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse. Cards available now at the Alstonville Bookworm & NRMA Ballina. Or phone 6628 8940.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers urgently required to join our friendly team & assist Bill with his rehab after an MVA. Also a chance to meet new people & gain work experience. All ages okay & no experience necessary. If you can spare just 2hrs per week or fortnight we want to hear from you. Info Sharon 6624 7512.
Alliance Franaise Cote Du Nord holds regular social gathering for those wanting to converse in or learn French. Info Marie 6624 2024 or Olivier 6689 0488 (a/hrs), or visit www.alliance.summerland.net.au.
Lismore Workers Darts Club meets every Fri at the Lismore Workers Club. Names in by 7.45pm, games start by 8pm. $3pp. Prizes paid to 8th place & for highest scores & pegouts. Covered footwear required. Info Gerald 6622 2235.
Rescue Helicopter Cash Housie held every Fri at the Lismore City Bowling Club, Molesworth St, Lismore. Eyes down 7.30pm. Info 6627 4444.
Social Dancing held every Fri at the Italo Club, Nth Lismore, at 7.30pm. New Vogue, R&R, Modern & Old Time. Supper included for $7pp. Lucky spots etc. All welcome. Info Patsy 6625 1612.
Summerland Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Fri morning at 7.15am for a breakfast meeting at Mary Gilhooleys Pub. Rotarians wishing to Make-up most welcome. Info Gae 6624 8288.
Spinners & weavers
Would you like to learn to felt wool, spin wool, weave fibre, knit, crochet or needle felt? Then come & join the Lismore Spinners & Weavers at McLeans Ridges Hall on the 1st, 3rd or 5th Friday of the month at 10am. Morning tea supplied but bring your own lunch. Info Lorraine 6624 2025 or Kay 6629 1510.
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.
Lismore War Widows Guild Club meets Fri, Oct 6 at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.
Northern Rivers Species Orchid Society meets Fri, Oct 6 (1st Fri every month) at the East Lismore School at 7.30pm. Plants benched. Info Ron 6624 2316.
SANDS Support Group meets Fri, Oct 6 at the Child & Family Health Ctr, 37 Oliver Ave, Gbah, from 9.30-11am. For any parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Info Judith 6620 2324.
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.
Old Time/New Vogue Dance held Sat, Oct 7 at Ruthven Hall from 7.30pm. Vals music, raffles, lucky door & great supper. $7 entry. Info 6683 2430.
Aville Wbar Rural Fire Brigade annual Plant Sale held Sat, Oct 7 in the Alstonville Plaza. Excellent & diverse range of plants to suit all gardens. Thank you to local businesses for their generous support. Proceeds to help the brigades valuable work. All welcome.
Lifeline Northern Rivers Garage Sale held Sat, Oct 7 from 8am-1pm at the Distribution Centre, 23 Chain Rd, South Lismore. Clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture, fluffy toys & books. Come & grab a bargain!
Dining Around With Friends will launch the business in Ballina with a cocktail party on Sat, Oct 7 at 7pm. Come along, have fun & a few laughs & meet some new people. Bookings & info Gail 6624 5403.
Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, Oct 7 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.
A womens dance is being held this Sat, Oct 7 at Winsome Hotel as a fundraiser for the Lesbian Health Program at ACON & the Lesbian Counselling Service at Womens Health. Starts 8pm & costs $15/10.
Far North Coast Branch of Cake Decorators meet Sat, Oct 7 at the South Lismore Primary School Hall from 9.30am for morning tea. This is an all-day Demonstration Day with demonstrators coming from Brisbane plus visitors from the Gold Coast, Kyogle, Grafton & Brisbane. $20 includes morning/afternoon tea & lunch. Members are reminded that the Lismore Show Cake Judging is on Oct 16 (cakes to be at the showground pavilion before 10.45am). Info Lorraine 6686 2777.
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 Sat, Oct 7 to Debbie 6621 2770.
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.
The Northern Rivers Sub-Branch of the National Servicemens Association will be holding their annual Fish & Chips Picnic Day on Sun, Oct 8 at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads. All former Nashos & partners welcome. Info Gordon 6621 3520.
Mental Health Family & Carers Support Group meets Mon, Oct 9 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. We are here for you. Info 6622 2669.
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.
Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, Oct 10 at 7pm. $2 to play & a lucky door prize. Come along & join 2hrs of fun. Info 6683 2418.
Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Oct 10 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.
Ballina Birdwing Toastmasters meet Tues, Oct 10 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.
International Rainbow Clubs next meeting is a day trip to Byron Bay Lighthouse for a picnic. The bus leaves Lismore Neighbourhood Centre (76 Carrington St) on Tues, October 10 at 9.30am & returns at 3.30pm. Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch. Multicultural community members & people interested in our group welcome. Info & bookings 6621 7397 or 6625 0458.
Weight loss program
Professor Trims Weight Loss Program for Men, Club Gutless, is a free monthly education & support group. Next meeting held Tues, Oct 10 at the Lismore Workers Club from 6.30-7.30pm. With a focus on lifestyle modification, topics include healthy eating strategies, exercise, barriers to healthy weight management, problem sharing & peer support. Info Tim 0428 382 761.
Are you interested in lapidary, jewellery making, silver smithing or faceting? Gem & Lapidary Club meets at the Lismore Showgrounds for workshops on Tuesdays 2-9pm, Thursdays 9am-12pm & Saturdays 1-4.30pm with a wide range of interests & knowledge available. Info 6621 9436.
Vietnam Veterans Association Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, Oct 10 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.
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 6621 2142.
Come & hear our speaker on The Nation of Israel A Unique Historical Event. Free event held on Tues, Oct 10 from 7-8pm at 2 locations the Christadelphian Hall (cnr Crown & Phyllis St, Sth Lismore) & the Civi Hall in Canterbury St, Casino. Then Tues, Oct 24 same time & locations There will be a world war at Jerusalem. Info 6621 9165 or visit www.biblexplore.org.
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.
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.
Fellowship of Australian Writers FNC Regional meets Wed, Oct 11 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm. Visitors welcome. Info 6621 6015.
Australian Labor Party meets Wed, Oct 11 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Info Doug 6624 8853.
Vintage car club
Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club meets Wed, Oct 11 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Visitors from other clubs passing through Lismore & Casino are always welcome. Info 6621 5767.
Experience the Power of Kabbalah, a free event with Melissa Saunders, held Wed, Oct 11 at the Gbah Sports Club from 7.30pm. Video screening, info to take home & a video conference with a Kabbalah teacher from New York. Learn how to experience a lasting sense of wholeness & peace thats unshakable, no matter what is happening around you. All welcome. Info Melissa 0428 639 003.
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.
Goonellabah Linux Users Group meets Thurs, Oct 12 at the Goonellabah Medical Centre at 8pm. See www.glug.mine.nu for details.
Lismore Seniors Citizens Social Club meets Thurs, Oct 12. 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.
Lismore CWA meets Thurs, Oct 12 at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park. Morning tea at 9am & meeting from 9.30am. New members welcome. Info Maureen 6621 2142.
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.
Street Stall held Fri, Oct 13 in the Lismore Uniting Church grounds (cnr Keen & Woodlark St) from 8am. Cakes, slices, jams & other goodies. Info 6621 5801.
Black Friday dance
Black Friday Dance held Fri, Oct 13 at the Italo Club in North Lismore from 7.30pm. Dress to suit the mood of Black Friday. All welcome. Lots of fun!
The Lismore Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association meets on the 2nd Friday of each month (next one Fri, Oct 13) in the Lismore Library ground floor meeting room at 10am. Share stories & meet other mothers. Info Ros 6689 9356.
Free health info
Free Community health & Exercise Information Session of Osteoporosis & Maintain a healthy Lifestyle held Fri, Oct 13 at the Nimbin Community Centre Dance Studio. Osteoporosis from 10-11am & Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle from 11.30am-12.30pm. Experts will discuss heaps of handy hints on these two topics. Info Sue 6688 1454 (Mon/Tues) or 6689 1731.
Free 6wk Quit Smoking course runs from Oct 19 to Nov 23. No pressure to quit. RSVP to Maryann on 6620 7668 by Fri, Oct 13.
Lismore Anglican Parish Market Day & BBQ held Sat, Oct 14 at St Andrews Church Grounds & Parish Hall from 8am. Alfresco breakfast & all-day BBQ plus heaps of stalls including craft, cakes, plants, homemade cooking & produce. Also kids activities (jumping castle, face painting, balloon shaping etc) & much more. Bring your family & friends for a fun-filled day.
WorkChoices/Welfare Reforms Rally held Sat, Oct 14 at 12pm at Railway Park, Byron Bay. Guest speakers are Lee Rhiannon & John Bailey. All welcome.
Death by chocolate
Death by Chocolate Jazz Afternoon held Sun, Oct 15 at the Seagulls Leagues Club in Ballina from 2-6pm. Entry $5 or $20 for a family. Great afternoon for all. Bar will be open & afternoon tea supplied.
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.
Aville Plateau Historical Society meets to elect office bearers on Sun, Oct 15 at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, at 2pm. For nomination forms for vacant positions phone 6628 1557. New members very welcome.
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.
The Duck Creek Mountain adult swim club is recommencing training at Trinity pool on Mon, Oct 16 at 6.15pm with coach Ken Malcolm. Thereafter every Mon & Thurs nights. Emphasis on fitness & stroke technique learn to train smarter not harder. $30 per month for pool entry & coaching (one months free club membership). Info Therese 6624 2289 (a/hrs) or email email@example.com.
Aglow Australia Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) meets Tues, Oct 17 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & guest speaker Mrs Eunice Harding. Info Margaret 6663 1485.
Day View bday
The Lismore Day View Clubs 39th Birthday Celebration Luncheon is on Tues, Oct 17 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10.30am. Please contact our secretary should you wish to bring a friend of alter your acceptance details. Theme for the occasion is Happy Days & a fun time is guaranteed. Apologies & info Noeline 6624 2175.
Wise Men of Wardell
The Blackwall Historical Society is presenting a special talk called The Three Wise Men of Wardell on Thurs, Oct 19 at the Wardell Access Space at 10am. Guest speakers are Barry Johnson, Norm Parry & Malcolm Parry, who have a wealth of knowledge over 200yrs between them. Be enthralled, be entertained. Light refreshments to follow. Info 6683 4561.Community gardensLismore City Farm & Community Gardens first meeting held Thurs, Oct 19 at ACE North Coast in Magellan St, Lismore, from 1pm. Come along & get involved. Info Carla 6663 1332.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.wirenr.org.
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.
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. 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.
Lismore & District Womens Health Centre meets to elect office bearers on Wed, Oct 25 at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre at 5.30pm. All welcome. Refreshments provided. RSVP to 6621 9800.
Free Lesbian Relationships group starts Wed, Oct 25 at 5pm for a 5.30pm sharp start (runs till 7.30pm). For venue info & registration phone Amber 6622 1555 or Gayle 6621 2685.
Pink Ribbon brekkie
The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise, in conjunction with the Cancer Council of Australia, is hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Fri, Oct 27 at Mary Gilhooleys Pub from 7.15am. Wear your best pink outfit & join the fight against breast cancer by either buying a pink ribbon or making a donation. $15 includes delicious full breakfast, giveaways, raffles & guest speaker. RSVP by Oct 23 to Gae 6621 8744 or Sharon 6621 2401.
Art Prize open
The Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize is already showing signs of being bigger & better than previous years! New workshops & demos are being set for the last weekend in October card making, fabric sculpture, film, hip hop & more. Entry forms for the Art Prize are available now from local galleries, picture framing shops & art supply stores. Info Sharon 6683 2626 or Kate 6683 2325.
Biala Support Services will be running a Garage Sale in November this year. To make it a success we need items for the sale. Drop items off at the school in Fox St, Ballina, or for pick up phone 6686 4763 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.
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.