The Australian Navy Cadet Unit in Ballina, TS Lismore, is seeking highly motivated staff who are dedicated to working with teenagers 12.5-19yrs to teach the skills of the Royal Australian Navy. Ex-service personnel desires, preferably Navy, but not essential as full training is provided. Info Andrew 0412 647 537 or a/hrs 6628 8836.
Beginners archery course for all ages starts in November (no experience necessary). Junior quad every Thurs 4-5.30pm & club social shoot every Sat from 8.45am. Great Eastland Archers. Info Annika 6624 8949.
Lismore War Widows Guild Club meets Fri, Nov 3 at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.
Northern Rivers Species Orchid Society meets Fri, Nov 3 (1st Fri every month) at the East Lismore School at 7.30pm. Plants benched. Info Ron 6624 2316.
SANDS Support Group meets Fri, Nov 3 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.
Lismore Preschool Kindergarten in Brewster St is holding a Bush Dance on Fri, Nov 3 from 6-9pm. Sausage sizzle & drinks for sale. The band Kilkenny Moon will provide music for dancing & a great night is guaranteed for all. $10 per family & $5 single. Everyone welcome.
Far North Coast Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) meets Fri, Nov 3 at the Ballina RSL at 9.30am, followed by a guest speaker from the NRMA on The Years Ahead: Road Safety for Seniors. Investment group meeting afterwards. Visitors welcome. Info Ken 6687 7291.
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.
Community organisations are banding together to host an inaugural traditional Beggars Banquet in Byron Bay on Sat, Dec 2 at Railway Park. A feast of food, music & dances. This is an all-ages, multicultural, multi-denominational event bringing together diverse sections of the community to celebrate. A meeting of all interested parties held Fri, Nov 3 at the Byron Community Centre at 5pm. Info Ajanta 0431 905 741 or email email@example.com.
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture in Nimbin will be holding free information days every Sat during November to introduce new pathways to careers in sustainability. 2007 will be the 3rd year of delivering the accredited vocational courses in permaculture, Certificate III, IV and Diploma. Each Sat tour will begin with a presentation at 10am by Robyn Francis on the training courses, followed by a tour of the gardens & facilities. Info 6689 1755 or 0429 147 138.
Rodvalds Lith free Medieval Re-enactment Training held Sat, Nov 4 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.
Singles (over 30) night for dinner and/or coffee (children welcome) held Sat, Nov 4 at 6.30pm at a Lismore venue. Meet new friends, enjoy different company. Info Faye 6621 2144.
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.
Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens meet Sat, Nov 4 at the Blue Tongue Caf in North Lismore at 9am. Info Denis 6689 5261.
The Bentley Community Preschool invites you to have a stall at our Market Day on Sat, Nov 4 from 9am-2pm. Inside site $15, outside site $10. Table hire $5. Bookings Tanya 6663 5334.
Old Time/New Vogue Dance held Sat, Nov 4 at Ruthven Hall at the new time of 8pm. $7 admission. Lucky door prize, raffles & a great supper. Vals music. A great night of dancing. Info 6683 2430.
The Northern Rivers Tinnitus self-help group meets Sat, Nov 4 at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am. All welcome, no charge, plenty of parking. Info Eric 6622 1612 or Rhada (02) 8382 3331 or write to ATA NSW, PO Box 660, Woollahra, NSW, 1350.
Members of the Richmond-Tweed Family History Society Inc are advised that there will be no December meeting due to our cruise on the Richmond Princess set down for Dec 2. Payment & bookings must be finalised at the November meeting on Sat, Nov 4 or at the societys research rooms in Regatta Ave. Cost is $25pp. Info Robyn 6686 2592.
Sat art classes
Kids Art Lab art classes run every Saturday from 10.30am-12pm. Students cover a wide range of skills including printmaking, watercolours, drawing, ceramics, sculpture & collage. The program culminates with a students exhibition at a local caf. Info Belinda 0429 384 677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Kings gardens at Nunderi near Murwillumbah will be open this Sat & Sun, Nov 4-5 as part of Australias Open Garden Scheme. The King garden is at Lot 27 The Grover & will be open from 10am-4.30pm on both days. Entry is $5 (kids free).
Lismore Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sat, Nov 4 at St Marys Anglican Church in Ballina at 8pm & on Sun, Nov 12 at Lismore City Hall at 3pm. Tickets $15/10 or $40 for a family. Get in early to avoid disappointment. Tickets on sale at La Boutique in Ballina, Alstonville Bookworm & Lismore Music Centre. Info 6628 5361.
St Peters & St Pauls Anglican Fellowship Tregeagle present a Country Afternoon on Sun, Nov 5 at Tregeagle Hall from 1pm. Features Marge Graham, Check 2 & several other performers. Admission $6, afternoon tea provided. Lucky door prize. Info Dorothy 6629 5250.
Rainbow Dragons Abreast invite breast cancer survivors to our Come & Try Day on Sun, Nov 5 from 8am at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head. Come along for some fun & fitness, followed by a friendly cuppa! Look for the pink flags at the northern end of the lake. Info Laura 6687 6807.
About the Bahais
Devotional gathering & discussion on Bahai Perspectives on the Environment held Sun, Nov 5 at 179 Ballina Rd, Gbah, from 3-5pm. All welcome. Info 6624 1926.
Brunswick Heads Kites & Bikes Festival held Sun, Nov 5 at Banner Park & on the beach from 9am-4pm. Watch massive kites fill the skies over Brunswick, enjoy kite surfing demos, make your own kite to fly & have lots of fun! Info Lanie 6677 1661.
The next meeting of the Northern Rivers Amateur Beekeeping Association is on Sun, Nov 5 at the home of M Godfrey, 27 Godfrey Place, Alstonville. The activity will be to examine hives & recommend action to be taken. All welcome. Info Julieanne 6687 8019.
Birth Centre bday
The Natural Birth Education & Research Centre will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with a huge garage sale, sausage sizzle & Teddy Bears Picnic on Sun, Nov 5 (273 Lindendale Rd, Wollongbar). The picnic will include fun activities for the young & young at heart, market stalls & music. Local author & artist Chrissy Butler will also launch her new childrens book My Brother Jimi Jazz at 1pm. Garage sale & sausage sizzle starts at 9am, Teddy Bears Picnic from 11am. Entry $10 per family. Info 6629 5312.Train
Fundraiser to help with the campaign to get trains & hospital services on the North Coast back up to scratch held Sun, Nov 5 at the Murwillumbah Hotel at 12.30pm for 1pm. Cost $10. Info Pat 6672 5109.
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 email@example.com.
Lawn bowl lessons
The Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club is holding free lessons in Lawn Bowls on Sun, Nov 5 & 12 at 9.30am. This will be followed by a sausage sizzle. Come along & learn a new sport & stay active. Info 6624 2025.
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.
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.
A night of sublime music
Madrigals, Mozart & more... two local groups, Spirit Song 2 (a Lennox based vocal group) & Amatori (a vocal & instrumental ensemble from Mullum) will join forces to present an evening of sublime music. Held Mon, Oct 6 at the All Souls Anglican Church in Bangalow from 7.30pm. Adults $10, conc $8, students $5 & primary kids free. Be enthralled. Be entertained. Be there.
Become an Aunty
The Aunty Program provides loving mentor for girls in our local community. Women with a big heart & a few hours to spare each week are matched with a girl who has similar interests. A very rewarding experience for both. Next info session held Mon, Nov 6 from 7-8.30pm. The session is free & carries no obligation to continue. Bookings Maureen 6628 6550.
Free health info
Free Community Health & Exercise Information Session on Exercise, Feet & Posture held Mon, Nov 6 at the Nimbin Community Centre from 10am-12pm. Sore feet? Sore knees? Sore back? Join podiatrist Wendy Calder to find out how to exercise your feet & legs to support your posture & alleviate aches & pains. Morning tea provided. RSVP to Sue 6688 1454 (Tues only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U3A Computer Users Group meets Mon, Nov 6 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Effective emailing techniques. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.
Lismore Camera Club meets Mon, Nov 6 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Set subject: Slow Shutter/Fast Action. All welcome. Info Kevin 6622 7899.
The Pimlico Ladies Charitable Organisation Inc monthly Hoi Afternoon held Mon, Nov 6 at Pimlico Hall from 1.30pm. Entry $3 (includes afternoon tea & lucky door prizes) plus $1 for raffle. Proceeds to Ballina Rest Home. Return bus available from Ballina for $3. Info Gwenda 6683 4354.
Mental health group
Mental Health Family & Carers Support Group meets Mon, Nov 6 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. We are here for you. Info 6622 2669.
The Lismore Lions Club meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club. Fellowship at 6pm & dinner at 6.30pm. We are a community service club with all monies raised donated back to the community. Info 6625 2998.
Beginners Dog Obedience training course starts Mon, Nov 6 for 6wks. Also offered are ongoing intermediate & advanced training classes every Monday night in Goonellabah. Info Sally 6629 5638.
Aville Concert Band rehearsal every Mon at the RSL Hall, Aville, at 7.30pm. Experienced players wanted. Info John 6628 7774.
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.
Melbourne Cup luncheon
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.
Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group meets Tues, Nov 7 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1.30pm. All welcome! Info Ann 6688 8269 or Peg 6628 0978.
Tuesdays with U3A
U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Nov 7 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Melbourne Cup trivia bookings required. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.
Lismore Apex Club meets Tues, Nov 7 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.
PASS (Parents of Autistic Spectrum Support) next meeting held Tues, Nov 7 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10.30am. Topic: Tip on how to care for yourself. Everyone welcome. Info Susan 6622 6651.
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.
The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise invites you to join them for Russell Crowes latest movie A Good Year at Lismore Cinema on Thurs, Nov 9 from 6pm. $15pp includes food platters, chocolate coated ice cream & wine. Tickets must be pre-purchased by Tues, Nov 7 & will not be available at the door. All funds to local charities. Bookings Gae 6621 8744 or 6624 8288.
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.
Day respite groups are run on Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat from 9.30am-2.30pm. Small group therapy for people diagnosed with dementia. Held at 43 Phillip St, Gbah. Info 6624 6711.
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 www.summerlandtm.org or email email@example.com.
Fellowship of Australian Writers FNC Regional meets Wed, Nov 8 at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm. Visitors welcome. Info 6621 6015.
Australian Labor Party meets Wed, Nov 8 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Info Doug 6624 8853.
Vintage car club
Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club meets Wed, Nov 8 at the Lismore Workers Club from 7.30pm. Visitors from other clubs passing through Lismore & Casino are always welcome. Info 6621 5767.
The North Lismore Progress Association invites North & South Lismore residents to a meeting to discuss the Small Towns Programs on Wed, Nov 8 at the Italo Club from 6pm. Pieter Verasdonck from the Dept of State & Regional Development will assist with the application to obtain funding for a Community Economic Development Plan for both communities. A database for those interested in keeping up-to-date with the NLPA Small Town Project is being created. Email Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org be included. General info Aliison 6621 6079 or Vicki 6622 0712.
Lismore Soup Kitchen meets Wed, Nov 8 in Norco Lane, South Lismore, to elect office bearers. Meeting starts at 5.30pm. All interested people welcome!
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.
Day View luncheon
Alstonville Wollongbar Day View Club luncheon meeting held Mon, Nov 13 at the Pickle Palm Restaurant, Wollongbar Tavern. Fellowship at 10.30am for 11.30am luncheon. Bookings & cancellations by Wed, Nov 8 to Bev 6628 3566 or Chris 6628 5937.
Red Cross Workcover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Nov 8-9. Bookings to James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.
Poppy Day sales
The 2006 annual Poppy Day sales will be conducted on Nov 8, 9 & 10 at various locations in and around Lismore, Goonellabah, South & North Lismore. Poppies, badges & wristbands will be available. All proceeds from Poppy Day sales allow the RSL to dispense & assist welfare assistance to the ex-service community.
Lismore CWA meets Thurs, Nov 9 at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park. Morning tea at 9am & meeting from 9.30am. New members welcome. Info Maureen 6621 2142.
Alstonville Toastmasters help improve listening, speaking & presentation abilities in a supportive & friendly environment. Next meet Thurs, Nov 9 at the Alstonville Anglican Church Hall from 7pm. Guests welcome. Info Glad 6628 3626.
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.
Lifeline Clothing Sales held at Uki Hall on Thurs, Nov 9 from 9am-1pm & at Nimbin Hall on Fri, Nov 10 from 9am-1pm. Money raised for Lifeline counselling. Info 6622 4133.
The Lismore Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association meets on the 2nd Friday of each month (next one Fri, Nov 10) in the Lismore Library ground floor meeting room at 10am. Share stories & meet other mothers. Info Ros 6689 9356.
U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Nov 10 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: What do we love about being Golden Oldies? Visitors welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.
Community forum on WorkChoices & Welfare to Work held Wed, Nov 15 at the Lismore City Hall fountain room from 4.30-6.30pm. Information & discussion. Speakers include Peter Davidson (ACOSS), Michael Raper (Welfare Rights Centre), Paul Doughty (ACTU) & Dr Yvonne Hartman & Angela Pollard. All welcome. Auslan interpreters present & childcare available. To register for childcare book on 6622 3030 by Fri, Nov 10.
Learn to fish
Fishing workshops for people with disabilities held Fri & Sat, Nov 10-11 during Ballinas Rivafest. Demonstrations, display tanks, info & practical fishing sessions & BBQ (cook you catch!). Adults Friday 9.30am-1pm & children (8-16yrs) Sat 10.30am-2pm. $20 includes BBQ. Presented by Fishability and the Recreational Fishing Trust & affiliated with Island Quarry. Book early on 6686 3484.
Monthly Country Music day held Sat, Nov 11 in the garden area of Coraki Hotel from 10.30am. BBQ lunch for $4 available plus homecooking & crafts for sale. Entertainment by Richmond Valley entertainers & hosted by Lyn Manning. Proceeds to St Michaels Hostel Casino & Guide Dogs.
Goonellabah Workers Sports Club (ex-RSL) invites all members past & present & visitors both men & women for mixed bowls on Sat, Nov 11 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the bowling green. Dinner following, names in 12.30pm for 1pm start. Cost for bowls & dinner $12 or $8 for bowls or dinner only. Info Allen 6629 5250.
Toy Library 21st
Lismore Toy Library will celebrate 21 years on Sat, Nov 11 from 9.30-11.30am on the ground floor of Lismore Library, 110 Magellan St, Lismore. Cake, morning tea, themed toy displays & balloons for the kids. Everyone welcome, members past & present, friends & visitors. Come & bring the kids for a play. Info Sue 6624 6223.
Tullera Halls Euchre Night held Sat, Nov 11 at the Tullera Community Hall. Doors open at 7pm, games start at 7.30pm. $5 per head. Please bring a supper plate to share & BYO drinks. Come & have some fun while helping to raise money for our hall! Players should be 16yrs or older. Info Pauline 6628 2060.
The City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch will conduct a Remembrance Day ceremony & wreath laying on Sat, Nov 11 at the Lismore War Memorial from 10.30am. All ex-service personnel & their families, organisations & members of the public are welcome to attend & remember the 61,000 Australians who were killed, the 155,000 who were wounded & the 416,000 Australians who served in the Great War of 1914-18. Info 6621 3851 (8-11am Mon-Fri).
The Far North Coast Canoe Club has a Come & Try day on Sun, Nov 12 for a minimum fee. For people interested in becoming involved in either kayaking for recreational touring, fitness or competitively. Day runs from 8.45-11am & involves familiarisation, getting set up in a kayak, basic strokes & paddling time on the water. Register with Marion 6624 6998.
Informed Voice Magazine & the Australian Vaccination Network are presenting a seminar on childrens health & vaccinations held Wed, Nov 15 at the Byron Community Centre from 7-10pm. Looks at why children are receiving up to 50 vaccines by school age & what effect is it having on their immune systems. Bookings 1300 665 088.
Lismore Pipe Band Xmas Hoy
Lismore City Pipe Band Ladies Auxiliarys Christmas Hoy Morning held Wed, Nov 15 at the Band Hall, Brewster St, Lismore. Morning tea is available, cost is $3. 9.30am start. Lucky door prize, raffle & stall. Everyone welcome! Info Carolyne 6624 5899.
Drivers wanted for Rally for Reconciliation 19 on Fri, Nov 17. 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.
Northern Rivers Vipassana is holding a 3 day course for people who have previously completed a 10-day course from Nov 17-20 at the Gunundi Centre in East Ballina. All costs are met purely by voluntary donation after the course. Info Ian 6680 3203 or visit www.rasmi.dhamma.org/nrv/.
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.
Fine music & food
Sumptuous dinner & concert held Sat, Nov 18 at St Andrews Anglican Church. Dinner in the Parish Hall at 6pm, followed by concert in the church featuring a local opera singer, flautist, organist, trumpeter, violinist & more. Proceeds towards a new piano for the hall. Tickets $30 dinner/concert or $10 concert only from Dymocks in Lismore. Info 6625 2892.
The Red Cross is looking for caring people to join local Personal Support Teams, assisting people evacuated during disasters. Free training & lunch provided on Thurs, Nov 23 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 9.30am-3.30pm. RSVP to Lyndall on 6622 3244 by Mon, Nov 20.
See 42nd Street
Bookings are now open for the Ballina Hospital Auxiliarys charity night performance of 42nd Street to be presented by the Ballina Players on Thurs, Nov 23. Free tea, coffee & biscuits. BYO nibblies, bar service available. $25 per head. Bookings to Pam 6681 3802.
Freedom From Fluoride meets Sat, Nov 25 at the Nimbin School of Arts from 1.15-3.30pm. The Fluoride Deception will be screened & also plenty of time for questions. Refreshments provided, gold coin appreciated. Info Geoff 6624 3723.
The Anxiety Disorders Alliance will not meet in November. Next meeting held Dec 20 from 6-7pm at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre in Carrington St. Info 9879 5351 or 1800 626 055.