Gem club

Gem club

The Gem & Lapidary Club is getting ready for the North Coast National. Come & see us at the Show in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion at Lismore Showgrounds. Info 6621 9436.

Street stall

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!

Laurel club

The Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy monthly meeting held Fri, Oct 13 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 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 & Maintaining 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.

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 Fri, Oct 13.

Market day

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 rally

WorkChoices/Welfare Reforms Rally held Sat, Oct 14 at 12pm at Railway Park, Byron Bay. Guest speakers are Lee Rhiannon & John Bailey. All welcome.

Spring fundraiser

The Australian Sjogrens Syndrome Association is presenting a Spring Fundraising Event on Sat, Oct 14 at the Pioneer Hall in Mullumbimby from 1-5pm. Quality afternoon tea & Muscular Corrective Therapy provided by the Association of Muscle Doctors Australia. 20min treatments $20. All welcome.

Feros open day

Feros Village Nursing Home (Byron Bay Rd, Bangalow) is having an Open Day/BBQ on Sat, Oct 14 from 11am. Anyone needing to find out about aged care services is invited to attend. Day includes tours, sausage sizzle ($2), activities & entertainment. Feros Care also welcome volunteers. If youre interested, come & see us on the day. Info 6687 2379.

Ex-service women

Summerland Ex-Service Womens meeting held Sat, Oct 14 at the Lismore Workers Club at 1pm. Info 6621 5297.

Aville sub-branch

Aville RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, Oct 14 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, Oct 14 at the Ballina RSL Club from 2pm. Info Coral 6686 3141.

Bonsai society

Summerland Bonsai Society meets Sat, Oct 14 at the Uniting Church Hall, Keen St, from 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.

Sole parents

Sole Parents are Super Parents will hold their next outing at the Amphitheatre in Ballina on Sat, Oct 14 from 1-3pm. Tea, coffee & drinks provided. BYO finger food to share. Info Brett 6686 7740.

Craft workshops

BACCI (Ballina Arts & Craft Centre Inc) is presenting the last of its art & craft workshops for 2006. Fabric Sculpture with Yvonne Pickenswill is on Sat, Oct 14 from 10am-4pm in the Lions West Hall, Ballina. Advanced Mosaic with Scott Harrower is on Sat & Sun, Oct 28-29 in Northlakes Community Hall, Ballina. Info & bookings Faye 6686 6585.

Carers Week lunch

The Lismore & District Carers Support Group invites all carers to join our Carers Week Celebration Luncheon on Wed, Oct 18 at Luv a Coffee in Carrington St, Lismore (next to Lismore Central Shopping Centre). Meet at noon for 12.30pm luncheon. RSVP by Sat, Oct 14 to Mary 6624 6742 (leave name & number on answering machine if no-ones home). Look forward forward to seeing you!

Got an old X-ray?

The 1st Ballina Scout Group are still collecting old X-Ray films to be recycled. The scouts will be at the hall in Canal Rd this Sun, Oct 15 from 9am-2pm if youd like to drop them off. To arrange pick up phone Debbie 6628 5080.

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.

Historical society

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.

Train show

The Northern Rivers Model Railroaders monthly Train Show held Sun, Oct 15 at the clubrooms in 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.

Scrabble club

Lismore Scrabble Club extends an invitation to meet with us for a game of lively & competitive scrabble. Club meets every Sun 12-3pm & every Wed 12-3pm. Everything provided. Info 6624 3216 or 6663 1156.

Try croquet

Come & have a go at Club Croquet a game everyone can play. Family & beginners afternoon every Sun 2pm (children 9yrs & over). Come along to the Lismore Croquet lawns beside the fire station in Molesworth St. Wear joggers or flat-soled shoes. First time is free! Also adult beginners session Thurs 8-11am. Info 6621 2865.

Adult swimming

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

Diabetes branch

Lismore Branch of Diabetics Australia meets Mon, Oct 16 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. General business. All welcome. Info 6624 4058.

Red Cross meet

Lismore Red Cross Branch meets Mon, Oct 16 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, Oct 16 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.

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.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Oct 17 at the Gbah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Campaigning for Change with Dorothy Buckley. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Sanctuary meet

Sanctuary Northern Rivers meets Tues, Oct 17 to elect office bearers. Held at the Lismore Workers Club from 5.30pm. Info Michael 6629 1540 or Patricia 6628 2881.

Casino Aglow

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.

Ruthven euchre

Euchre at Ruthven Hall on Tues, Oct 17 at 7.45pm. $3 to play. Please provide a plate for supper. Info 6683 2128.

Beyond Nukes

Beyond Nukes meets Tues, Oct 17 upstairs at the Winsome Hotel from 5.30pm. Anyone interested in working towards a nuclear free future & providing renewable energy solutions to the problems created by global warming is invited to attend. Info Ruth 6689 7519 or email

Ballina auxiliary

Ballina Hospital Auxiliary meets Tues, Oct 17 in the hospital solarium at 1.30pm. All members & other interested people welcome.

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.

Orchid society

City of Lismore Society meets Tues, Oct 17 (3rd Tues every month) at the Lismore Workers Hts Bowling Club from 7.30pm. Info Ron 6624 2316.


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, Oct 17) from 9.45am-12pm. Info Gwen 6621 8190.

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). Also, Creating Positive Relationships starting Oct 18 (cost $10); Positive Parenting starting Oct 23 (cost $10); and Being a Grandparent starting Oct 30 (cost $10). Info & bookings 6621 4970.

Breast cancer group

Byron Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, Oct 18 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.

Learn mah-jongg

Learn to play Mah-jongg with the Lismore Mah-Jongg Group. All are welcome. We meet every Wednesday at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. Info 6622 4631 or 0402 057 072.

Christian singles

Northern Rivers Christian Singles Club Solo meets in Lismore on Sat, Oct 21 at 6.30pm for a meal. Bookings by Wed, Oct 18 to Maryanne 6624 3623 or Malcolm 6625 2851 for catering numbers.

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 over 200yrs of local knowledge between them. Be enthralled, be entertained. Light refreshments to follow. Info 6683 4561.

Quit smoking

Free Information Session for smokers who want to quit held Thurs, Oct 19 at the Casino Community Health Centre, Canterbury St, Casino, from 9.30am-12noon. Includes a talk by a local pharmacist on how to quit. Morning tea provided. Info Jan 6662 4444.

Parents support

The Compassionate Friends is a caring support group for any parent whose child has died at any age. Sharing meeting held Thurs, Oct 19 at the Activities Ctr, rear of the Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore, at 7.30pm. Info 6621 4086 or 6621 5558.

Anti-fluoride meet

Freedom From Fluoride planning & action meeting held Thurs, Oct 19 at the Lismore Workers Club from 6.30-8pm. We are happy to provide a speaker for your group. For info on how to help stop a poison being added to our water supply phone Angela 6621 2348 or Doug 6624 8853. Do some research

Community garden

Lismore City Farm & Community Garden first meeting held Thurs, Oct 19 at ACE North Coast, Magellan St, Lismore, at 1pm. Come along & get involved. Info Carla 6663 1332.

Circle dancing

Learn & dance at the Red Dove Uniting Church on Thurs, Oct 19 at the from 5.30-7pm. $10/8 or students $5. Info Liora 6624 4216.

Gbah probus

Goonellabah Probus Club meets Thurs, Oct 19 at the Gbah Workers Sports Club from 10am. Guest speaker: Michelle Edmonds on the cochlear ear implant. Info Margaret 6625 1816.

Fashion parade

Bangalow Chamber of Commerces Annual Fashion Parade Wrapped in Banaglow held Thurs, Oct 19 at the Bangalow A&I Hall from 6.30pm. Quality local fashions & loads of fun! Tickets $22 LazyBones & Bangalow 2479.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, Oct 19 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.

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.

Parenting adolescents

Parenting Adolescents Workshop for parents who have kids aged 10-17yrs. Series of 7 workshops at Community Connections North Coast on Thursday evenings starting Thurs, Oct 19 from 6-8.30pm (please note there will be a break on Nov 9). The workshops are free, organised by Community Connections YouthLinx project & funded by FaCSIA. Supper will be provided. Places are limited & bookings essential. RSVP to Elly or Barbara 6622 3143.

Air rifle club

The Lismore Workers Air Rifle Club Inc is looking for new members. Juniors from the age of 12yrs welcome. Shoots held on Thursday nights from 7-8.30pm & on Saturday mornings from 9-11am. Info Ollie 6624 7497.

Tintenbar network

Are you interested in supporting your community & contributing if & when you can? Tintenbar Community Aid Network (Tin Can) meets Fri, Oct 20 at the Tintenbar Hall. All welcome. For info phone Marge 6687 8033 or email

Thai banquet

Dining Around With Friends Thai dinner held Fri, Oct 20 at PJ Thai in Lismore. Also wine tour to Mt Tamborine on Sun, Nov 5. Info & bookings Gail 6624 5403.

Monthly dance

Monthly Dance held Fri, Oct 20 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. Entry is $7 adults, $2 high school age & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Over 50s learning

The Lismore Over 50s Learning Centre Term 4 Enrolment Day held Fri, Oct 20 at the Girl Guides Hall in Magellan St from 9.30am-12pm. Classes start Wed, Oct 25 & Fri, Oct 27. Huge variety of classes to choose from! Info Ann 6628 4564.

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.

APHS birthday

Alstonville Plateau Historical Society will be 5yrs old on Sat, Oct 21. The society has provided a venue for community events & historical displays at Crawford House Museum, has hosted Heritage Week activities & published several books on local history. Hopefully they will continue for many years. People are invited to visit Crawford House Museum at 10 Wardell Rd, Alstonville, on Fridays 10am-4pm & Sundays 1-4pm. All welcome.

Country music

Monthly Country Music day held Sat, Oct 21 in the garden area of Coraki Hotel from 11am. BBQ lunch for $4 plus homecooking & crafts for sale. Entertainment by country singers from the Richmond River district. Hosted by Lyn Manning. Proceeds to St Michaels Hostel Casino & Lismore Base Hospital childrens ward.

Charity ball

Life Savers for Cancer Research Charity Ball held Sat, Oct 21 at the Ballina Beach Resort in aid of the Ballina Surf Lifesaving Club & Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Meet 2006 Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer & enjoy a Caribbean theme with traditional cuisine & Jamaican band. Tickets available now at First Pacific Credit Union in Ballina, or phone Sharon 0428 862 011.

Day of Mindfulness

Kuan Yin Meditation Centres monthly Day of Mindfulness on Sat, Oct 21 will be led by Sexton Bourke, a teacher in both the Insight Vipassana & Zen traditions. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators. Info Christine 6689 7116.

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

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.

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.

Womens Health Ctr

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.

Lesbian group

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.

First aid

St John Ambulance WorkCover-approved Senior First Aid courses held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Oct 25-26 & on Sat & Sun, Oct 28-29. Also, SFA one-day flexible learning courses & SFA Re-certification courses on Tues, Oct 17 & 31. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

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.

More first aid

Red Cross Advanced CPR & use of Oxygen Equipment course on Fri, Oct 27 in Lismore. Red Cross is also holding a Workcover approved Senior First Aid Course on Sat & Sun, Oct 28-29 in Lismore. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

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.

Got the blues?

Ever feel youve got the blues & dont know how to get out of them? Are you a woman in mid-life or older? Book into Out of the Blues, which includes 6 evening sessions to learn skills to manage moods creatively. Starts Tues, Oct 31 (runs until Dec 5) from 5.30-8pm at Womens Health Matters, 3rd floor, 29 Molesworth St, Lismore. Free light meal provided. Bookings 6620 2999.

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.

Body image workshop

The Aunty Program is hosting a free Mirror Mirror body image & self-esteem workshop in Tyagarah on Sun, Nov 5 for girls aged 10-12yrs. This will help girls explore issues such as food, fashion & body image. To apply girls simply need to say why they would like to attend & post or deliver their reasons to Rhonda, the Aunty Program, Shop 1/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, 2481, or email

Drivers wanted

Drivers wanted for Rally for Reconciliation 19 on Fri, Nov 10. 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.

Free workshops

Need a career change? Qualification upgrade? Free workshops for people over 40 held at ACE North Coast on Nov 17 & 24 from 9.30am-4.30pm. Learn about training, qualification & career options. Register with ACE North Coast 6622 1903 or Malcolm 0403 019 985.

Sth Soccer 60th

South Lismore Soccer Club 60th Anniversary Dinner held Sat, Dec 2 at the South Lismore Bowling Club from 6pm. Reserve your tickets now with Darren 6628 2301 or email

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