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Super spring sale

The Lismore Challenge nursery Super Spring Sale will be held at the Lismore Show this year. Huge range of flowering shrubs, ground covers & advanced trees to choose from, all at drastically reduced prices. This only happens twice a year, so dont miss out! The Challenge stall will be located inside the main entrance gates at the Showgrounds on the right hand side. Look for the signs.

Garden Club at Show

The Lismore Garden Club, for the first time in years, will have a stand at the North Coast National Show. They will be giving away free samples & gardening advice. So if youre a gardener, drop in & say Gday.

Gem Club at Show

Come & visit the Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club Rooms in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion at the North Coast National Show to view displays & sales, demonstrations including jewellery making, beading & glass bead making & talk to enthusiastic & informative members. Info 6621 9436.Charity

Xmas cards

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.

Volunteer options

Are you interested in making a positive contribution to your community? Do you have skills you would like to use? Would you like to learn new skills? Many worthwhile volunteering experiences are on offer administration, driving, social support, aged care, outdoor, childcare & youth work. For info phone Sioux at the Volunteer Referral Centre 6621 7397.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Oct 20 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Are Left & Right still relevant in politics? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

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.

Join Relay for Life

The 2006 Relay for Life is looking for people to take part in the fundraiser on Nov 4 & 5 where people walk around Lismore rugby ground in teams to raise money for the Cancer Council. Get a team together or join as an individual & be placed with a team. Early bird special of $11 registration ends on Fri, Oct 20 & becomes $15 after that. Lots of fun for a good cause! To register phone Sandra 6681 1933.

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.

Garage sale

Dunoon Primary School is holding a Garage Sale on Sat, Oct 21 from 9am-1pm as a fundraiser for the schools Marimba Band & their upcoming trip to Sydney. Toys, clothes & household items. Come & grab a bargain & support the school. All welcome.

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.


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.

Re-enactment club

Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, Oct 21 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, Oct 21 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.45am. The RSL Ladies Auxiliary also meets Sat, Oct 21 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, Oct 21 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 21 (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.

MND support

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW Northern Rivers Support Group will have an informal get together on Sat, Oct 21 at the S/Land House With No Steps, Wardell Rd, Aville, from 11am. The group is here to provide help & support for carers, those with MND & those left behind. Info Helen 6621 4018.

All ages gig

Upsurge, a new all ages gig, is on Sat, Oct 21 at Lismore City Hall from 7pm. Biggest light sound show on the North Coast. $1000s prizes. Awesome local bands. Only $5 entry.

Nimbin spring fair

Nimbin Headers Spring Fair held Sat, Oct 21 in Cecil Street, Nimbin, from 10am-10pm. Five bands including Diana Anaid & Ted Cox & the Henchmen. Also markets, soccer & volleyball. Free entry!

Saturday art classes

Saturday morning Art Classes begin Sat, Oct 28 from 10.30am-12pm. Processes covered over the 10-week semester include printmaking, watercolours, sculpture, drawing, paper mache etc. Open house held Sat, Oct 21 from 11am-3pm. Info Belinda 0429 383 677 or email


The Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club invites prospective members to the following walks. Sat, Oct 21 is Mt Barney, Logans Ridge. Steep exposed climb for fit, experienced walkers only. Contact Mike 6621 5250. Sat, Oct 28 is Mt Ernest traverse. Hard, for experienced walkers only. Contact Neil 6683 4524. Sat, Nov 4 is Mt Glennie. Medium, required some fitness. Contact Bert 6686 8834. Sat, Nov 11 is Border Ranges. Medium, requires some fitness. Contact Neil 6683 4524.

Wildlife caring

Help Australian native wildlife & attend the WIRES Rescue & Immediate Care Course on Sat & Sun, 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

Charity Sports Day

Lismore 000 Charity Sports Day held Sun, Oct 22. Bowls at the East Lismore Bowls Club from 9am-12pm. $10 includes morning tea. Phone 6621 5098. Also golf at the Lismore Golf Club with lunch from 12pm & shotgun start for golf at 1pm. Cost $25. Plays bowls, play golf or play both! Proceeds to the 2LM Childrens Xmas Appeal, SES, Lismore Base Hospital childrens ward, Lismore Ambulance Service, Rural Fire Service & Rescue Helicopter. Info & bookings 6623 1599 or 0419 275 840.

Botanic gardens

Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (FLRBG) next workday will be Sun, Oct 22 from 8am. We mulch, weed & water, followed by a cuppa. New members always welcome & can join on site. Info Denis 6689 5261 or Pat 6629 1435. Next meeting for Friends of LRBG will be Sat, Nov 4 at the Blue Tongue Caf in North Lismore from 9am. Info Denis 6689 5261.

Computer group

U3A Computer Users Group meets Mon, Oct 23 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Why & how to organise data. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

RAAF meeting

RAAF Association Lismore Branch & the Ladies Auxiliary meets Mon, Oct 23 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club Bistro at 10.30am. Info John 6621 2933.

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.

Crazy whist

Ballina CWA Crazy Whist Morning held Mon, Oct 23 at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park, River St, Ballina (next to the RSL) from 9am. Lucky door prize & morning tea. Entry $2. All welcome. Info 6686 6129.

Angels Dunecare

Angels Beach Dunecare & Reafforestation Group Inc meets to elect its management committee for 2007 on Mon, Oct 23 at 5.30pm at 45 Silver Gull Drive, Angels Beach. All members, friends & supporters welcome. New memberships can be taken out on the night. Info & apologies 6681 3557.

CWA Aville

CWA Alstonville meets Mon, Oct 23 for a craft, chat & a suppa from 9.30am at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave. Open to all. Also, CWA Alstonville will be at the CWA Far North Coast Group Conference on Thurs, Oct 26 at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club. Info 6628 5660.

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 Mon, Oct 23 to Gae 6621 8744 or Sharon 6621 2401.

Greens meeting

The Northern Rivers Greens monthly meeting will be held on Tues, Oct 24 at the Lismore Workers Club at 6pm. New & old members most welcome. Info David 6688 0192.

Bible presentation

Come & hear the Bibles message on There will be a world war at Jerusalem. Free event held on Tues, Oct 24 from 7-8pm at 2 locations the Christadelphian Hall (cnr Crown & Phyllis St, Sth Lismore) & the Civi Hall in Canterbury St, Casino. Info 6621 9165 or visit

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Oct 24 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Scandinavia with Emma Quested. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, Oct 24 at 7pm. $2 to play & a lucky door prize. Come along & join 2hrs of fun. Info 6683 2418.

Lismore Apex

Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Oct 24 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.

Multicultural group

The International Rainbow Clubs next meeting on Tues, Oct 24 will be a Japanese cooking lesson & lunch held at the ZAZ Hotel, 114 Keen St, Lismore, from 12-2.30pm. A nominal fee of $3 will be charged to cover costs. Multicultural community members & people interested in our group welcome. Info Sioux 6621 7397 or Shauna 6625 0458.


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 Tues, Oct 24 & is open to couples or singles. $30 fee to cover costs. To enrol phone the Anglican Parish on 6621 3200.

Womens Health

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.

Evening VIEW

The Lismore Evening VIEW Clubs next meeting is on Wed, Oct 25 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club at 6.30 for 7pm. New members & visitors most welcome. Apologies & guests to Helen 6624 4537.

Ukulele Collective

North Coast Ukulele Collective meets Wed, Oct 25 at the Suffolk Park Hotel. 6.30pm friends, fun & a few drinks & 7.30pm sharp the music starts. Come along for a jam at this smoke-free, family friendly free event. Info

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.

MS support

Northern Rivers Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets Wed, Oct 25 at the Activity Ctr, Crowley Village (end of Cherry St) Ballina, from 10am-12.30pm. Wheelchair/scooter access & climate control. No charge. Info Peter 6628 1761 or just drop along & make yourself known.


Learn & practice communication & leadership skills in a supportive environment. Summerland Toastmasters meet at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at the Lismore Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Visit or email

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.

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 31. Bookings to Chris 6621 8044.

Publicity workshop

Richmond Valley Council event workshop 2 held Thurs, Oct 26 at the Coraki Bowling Club from 10am-3pm. Practical workshop on event publicity/promotion & the media. Learn to promote your event, what makes a good press release & what to do when media focus is negative. $20 includes lunch & refreshments. Info & bookings 6660 0203 or email

Ballina Aglow

Aglow Australia Ballina warmly welcomes women to our Christian fellowship meeting on Thurs, Oct 26 at the Ballina RSL Club. Morning tea 10am. Guest speaker: Reverend Joan Morton. Entry $20pp. Info & bookings June 6628 6097.

Op-shop open

Op-Shop open to the public on Thurs, Oct 26 at St Pauls Presbyterian Church Hall, 188 Keen St (opposite Lismore Central) from 8.30am-2pm. Come in & browse around & have a delicious morning tea & natter. Info Dawn 6628 2343.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Oct 27 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Is it in the interests of our leaders to keep us in fear? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Numulgi dance

The next Numulgi Old Time & New Vogue Dance is on Fri, Oct 27 at Numulgi Hall from 7.30pm. Vals music, prizes, raffle & $55 jackpot. Great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

Reclaim the Night

The Lismore & District Womens Health Centre is providing free transport to the Reclaim the Night Rally in Byron bay on Fri, Oct 27. Mini buses will leave Lismore from 4.30pm onwards. To reserve a place phone 6621 9800.

Senior first aid

Do you know what to do in the case of an emergency or accident? No? Then this course is definitely for you! EastCoast Training & Parasol EMT are conducting a Statement of Attainment in Senior First Aid, valid for 3yrs after completion. Held Fri, Oct 27 at the ECT Training Room, 58 Tamar St, Ballina, from 8.30am-5pm. $140 for full course, $125 for refresher course. Info & bookings Lisa 6681 6188 or 0404 135 164.

Red Cross 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.

Northies reunion

Northies Reunion Morning Tea held Sat, Oct 28 at the Italo Australia Club in Barrow Lane, North Lismore, from 9.30am-12.30pm. Includes the book launch of Northies Memories. All Northies & their partners welcome. Admission $6, book $10. Info Helen 6624 2233 or Nea 6624 3894.

Riding for Disabled

Riding for the Disabled Association NSW Ballina & District Centre offers equine assisted activities & a riding program for children & adults with disabilities. The need for new helpers is urgent. A helper training session is being held on Sat, Oct 28 from 1-3pm at The Mitchell Centre on Nth Teven Rd, North Teven. Info Helen 6683 4208.

Breast cancer event

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month a Mini-Field of Women will Walk for Life through Lismores CBD on Sat, Oct 28 from 10am (meet on the cnr of Spinks Park & Magellan St). Also that day a Mini-Field Silhouette Sponsorship Celebration & Remembrance held in Heritage Park & from 12-3pm therell be guest speakers & events in the park. Bring a picnic or enjoy light refreshments from Bakers Delight. You can also buy fundraising memberships, pins & wristbands on the day. All welcome.

Enter the Art Prize!

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.

Clunes indoor bowls

Clunes Hall Indoor Bowls Day held Mon, Oct 30. Morning tea 9.30am, lunch provided. Donation $5. All welcome. Info 6628 7068.

Loss & grief group

Exploring Loss & Grief is a series of group workshops for men. What is loss & grief? How has it affected you? How can you deal with it? What if you dont? The workshops are open to men of all ages. Begins Mon, Oct 30 and runs for 8wks from 6.30-9pm at the Men & Family Centre, 17e Keen St, Lismore. $80 for all 8 sessions (cost negotiable for those in difficult financial circumstances). Bookings & info Chris or Paul 6622 6116.

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.

Cartoon workshop

A special Brian Doyle Cartoon Funshop will be held on Sat, Nov 4 at Wilson Park Public School from 9.30-11.30am. Children & adults of all ages can learn to think & draw like a cartoonist. Its lots of fun & no experience is necessary. Cost is $5 & all you need is A4 paper & pencils. RSVP by Tues, Oct 31 to Gail 6621 7937.

Buddhist teachings

The Art of Joy, a Buddhist teaching night with visiting Buddhist teacher Zsuzsa Koszegi is being held on Wed, Nov 1 at 5 Daley St, Alstonville, from 7pm. This is a must not miss opportunity to see Diamond Way Buddhism methods applied in the modern world from a teacher who has travelled extensively & studied with a number of masters from the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism including His Holiness 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje. Entry is $15. Info 6628 7002 or visit

Anti-fluoride meet

Freedom From Fluoride planning & action meeting held Thurs, Nov 2 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

Living Library launch

Lismores Living Library will be launched on Fri, Nov 3 at the Lismore Library from 10am-4.30pm. The Living Library is an innovative concept where you borrow human beings to talk about their experiences, from hippies & priests to farmers & police officers. Come & find out about this unique idea. All welcome. Info Sabina 6688 6214.

Rous PS turns 125

Rous Public School 125th anniversary celebrated on Sat, 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 Sat, Nov 4 free. Info 6629 5294.

Craft fair in Ballina

Ballina Girl Guides Craft Fair held Sat, Nov 4 from 8am-5pm at the Swift Street Guide Hall next to Players Theatre. $2 adults, children free. $5 for a stallholder site. All money raised goes toward hall upgrade. Info 6686 5158.

Euthanasia society

Ian Cohen MLC, Leader of the NSW Greens, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NSW. The meeting is on Mon, Nov 6 at the Ballina Bowling & Recreation Club in Cherry St, Ballina, from 9.30am. All genuinely interested people welcome. Gold coin donation. Info 6680 1961.

Melbourne Cup lunch

The Lismore Lions Club is holding a Melbourne Cup Luncheon & Fashion Parade on Tues, Nov 7 at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club from 12pm. Fashions from Sunnies Plus & Antz Pants plus sweeps, lucky door prizes & raffles. Tickets are $20 & prior booking & payment can be made at the club. Please book early. All proceeds to the oncology ward at Lismore Base Hospital & the Lismore SES.

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Community groups rally for homeless

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Art recognises the memory

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Give me Fisherman's Co-op over swanksville any day

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