Singles group

Singles group

40-60 Singles Club dinners, BBQs, lunches etc. Info 6683 2137 (after 6pm).

Donations please!

Cawongla Preschool is having a fundraising auction in early December & would appreciate donations ASAP. Please deliver any goods to the preschool (Kyogle Rd) or community centre next door between 9am & 4pm Mon-Fri or phone 33 7167 to arrange pick up. Thank you.

Laurel club

The Lismore Laurel Club of Legacy monthly meeting held Fri, Nov 10 at the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park at 10.30am. Info 6621 4302.

WorkChoices forum

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.

Permaculture info

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture in Nimbin free information days every Sat during November to introduce the accredited vocational courses in permaculture (Certificate III, IV & 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.

Country music

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.

Bowling afternoon

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.

Birth Centre bday

Due to bad weather celebrations scheduled for Nov 5 had to be postponed. The Natural Birth & Education Centre will now be celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a huge garage sale, sausage sizzle (from 9am) & Teddy Bears Picnic (from 11am) on Sat, Nov 11. Fun activities for young & young at heart, market stalls, music & launch of Chrissy Butlers kids book My Brother Jimi Jazz at 1pm. Bring teddy bears, tartan rugs & a picnic (some food & drinks available). All happening at 273 Lindendale Rd, Wbar. $10 per family. Info 6629 5312.

Ex-Service Women

Summerland Ex-Service Womens luncheon held Sat, Nov 11 at the Lismore Workers Club at 12pm. Info 6621 5297.

Bonsai society

Summerland Bonsai Society meets Sat, Nov 11 at the Uniting Church Hall, Keen St, from 1.30pm. Info Dick 6629 1401.

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 euchre

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.

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, Nov 11 at the Ballina RSL Club from 2pm. Info Coral 6686 3141.

Aville sub-branch

Aville RSL Sub-Branch meets Sat, Nov 11 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.

Remembrance Day

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).

Cake decorators

Far North Coast Branch of the Cake Decorators meet Sat, Nov 11 at the South Lismore Primary School from 9.30am for morning tea. Please bring your decorated 10 cake to be cut & packed for Meals on Wheels Christmas Cakes plus your workbox, piping gear & icing. Cakes are supplied to over 500 recipients each year. Info Lorraine 6686 2777.

Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair held Sat, Nov 11 at Emmanuel Anglican College (Horizon Dr, Ballina) from 9am-2pm. Exciting rides like mini jeeps & Dragster Slide, gourmet food & coffee, lots of stalls with plants, craft, fresh produce, trash & treasure etc plus activities & games for kids with lots of prizes. Also live entertainment all day. Come along with the family for a great day out. This is one event not to be missed. Info 6681 5054.

Bible presentation

Come & hear our speaker explore the Bibles message on The Bible Explains World Wide Sufferings this Sun, Nov 12 at the Christadelphian Hall (cnr Crown & Phyllis St, Sth Lismore) from 7-8pm. Entry is free. Info 6621 9165 or visit www.biblexplore.org.

Try canoeing

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.

Breast cancer forum

Free Public Forum on Breast Cancer in Young Women held Sun, Nov 12 at the Lismore Workers Club from 1-3.40pm. Presented by the Breast Cancer Institute & broadcast live from Westmead Hospital NSW. Expert guest speakers will discuss family history, fertility issues, breast reconstruction, surviving & more, plus a question & answer session. Register now on 9845 8468 or email publicforum@bci.org.au.

Lismore Symphony

Lismore Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sun, Nov 12 at Lismore City Hall at 3pm. Mozart, Mendelssohn & Khachaturian plus selection from West Side Story, Star wars & more. 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.

Free lawn bowls

The Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club is holding free lessons in Lawn Bowls on Sun, Nov 12 at 9.30am. This will be followed by a sausage sizzle. Come along & learn a new sport & stay active. Info 6624 2025.

Computer group

U3A Computer Users Group meets Mon, Nov 13 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Microsoft Word tips & tricks. Visitors welcome. Info Stuart 6663 7029.

Reconciliation

Lismore People for Reconciliation meet Mon, Nov 13 at GunnaWannaBe (18 Union St, Sth Lismore) at 5pm. All welcome. Info Rob 6625 1485.

CWA Aville

CWA Alstonville meets Mon, Nov 13 for a craft, chat & a cuppa from 9.30am at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave. Followed by monthly branch meeting at 1pm. All welcome. Info 6628 5660.

Gem Club meet

Gem & Lapidary Club general meeting held Mon, Nov 13 at the Lismore Showgrounds at 7.30pm. Workshops held Tues, Thurs & Sat weekly. Info Margaret 6621 9436.

Xmas shop open!

The Lismore Anglican Parish Christmas Shop will be open from Mon, Nov 13 to Sat, Nov 25 at 52 Magellan St, Lismore. Christmas gifts galore handmade with love. Includes aprons, pot plants& cushions, Xmas novelties, tea towels, tablecloths, baby clothes, cakes & puddings, hand embroidered guest towels & much more. Open Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm & Sat from 9am-12noon.

Any old X-rays?

Old X-ray films are being collected by 1st Ballina Scout Group to be recycled. The scouts will at the hall in Canal Road, Ballina, on Monday & Wednesday nights for you to drop off your old X-rays. Or call Debbie on 6628 5080 to arrange pick up.

Tuesdays with U3A

U3A Tuesday Talk held Tues, Nov 14 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: Poisons, drugs & plants with Lindsay Aitkin. Visitors very welcome. Info Pat 6628 3766.

Beyond Nukes

Beyond Nukes meets Tues, Nov 14 upstairs at the Winsome Hotel from 5.30pm. Anyone interested in working towards a nuclear free future & providing renewable energy solutions to problems created by global warming is invited to attend. Info Ruth 6689 7519 or email rainforestinfo@ozemail.com.au

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Arthritis Branch

Lismore Arthritis Branch monthly meeting held Tues, Nov 14 at the Goonellabah Senior Citizens Hall (124 Ballina Rd, Gbah) from 10am. All welcome.

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall held Tues, Nov 14 at 7pm. $2 to play & a lucky door prize. Info 6683 2418.

CWA craft

Lismore CWA holds free classes every Tuesday at the CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, from 9.30am. Come & join our friendly classes & learn something new. Info Maureen 6621 2142.

Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Association Far North Coast Sub-Branch meets Tues, Nov 14 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.

Vaccination seminar

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.

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.

Breast cancer group

Byron Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wed, Nov 15 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.

Shirley Club

The Shirley Clubs next get together is on Wed, Nov 15 at Blossoms at Wollongbar at 11am. Theres no meeting in December. The next meeting is on January 17 at 11am on the wharf at the Ballina RSL. Any new Shirleys can phone 6687 4082 to join.

Bella Italia

The new Italian Radio Program on 2NCR-FM, 92.9, goes to air every Wed night from 6-8pm. Join Angela, Luciana & friends for lots of music, interviews & local community news. You wont be disappointed!

First Aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Wed & Thurs, Nov 15-16. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Carers group Xmas

Lismore & District Carers Support Group meets Thurs, Nov 16 for their special Christmas get together at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen St, Lismore (parking at rear of church) from 10am-12pm. Those caring for a loved one with a disability, one who is frail aged or someone with a chronic illness are welcome. This is our last meeting for 2006 & its a Bring & Share morning so please bring a plate of finger food. Tea/coffee provided. Look forward to seeing you! Info Mary 6624 6742 or Norma 6624 1027.

Parents support

The Compassionate Friends is a caring support group for any parent whose child has died at any age. Sharing meeting held Thurs, Nov 16 at the Activities Ctr, rear of the Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore, at 7.30pm. Info 6621 4086 or 6621 5558.

Gbah probus

Goonellabah Probus Club meets Thurs, Nov 16 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 10am. Guest speaker: Rabbit farmer Paul McBerry. Info Margaret 6625 1816.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets Thurs, Nov 16 at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. All pensioners & superannuants welcome. The group also goes on regular outings. Info Jim 6624 2134.

U3A forum

U3A Northern Rivers Friday Forum held Fri, Nov 17 at the Gbah Sports Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: How good is the ideal of the greater good? 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, Nov 17 at the Tintenbar Hall at 9am. All welcome. For info phone Marge 6687 8033 or email maggied6@bigpond.net.au.

Monthly dance

Monthly Dance held Fri, Nov 17 at South Gundurimba Hall, Coraki Rd, from 8pm. Vals music for Old Time, Modern & New Vogue dances. Door prize, raffle & a great supper. Entry is $7 adults, $2 high school age & other kids free. Info Lorna 6629 0255 or Alan 6629 0313.

Drivers wanted

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.

Day View notice

Lismore Day View Club wishes to advise that Nov 17, as per our newsletter, is not the correct date for our November luncheon meeting. The correct date of our Christmas & election luncheon will be the normal third Tuesday of the month, Nov 21. We regret any confusion caused by this error. Info Noeline 6624 2175.

Deep ecology

ACE Byron is subsidising a luscious weekend away at Lake Arragon in Yuraygir National Park from Nov 17-19. Come & enjoy nature connection, heartfelt sharing, canoeing & gentle group Processes to nurture, reconnect & inspire. Facilitators Rohan Stewart & Isabelle Rogers both trained with Dr Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self etc. Cost is $125/80 plus food, & car pooling will be arranged. Contact ACE Byron 6684 3374.

Vipassana course

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/.

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.

Fine food & music

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.

Coraki market

The annual Market Day is on again at Coraki Uniting Church (Adam St) on Sat, Nov 18 from 9.30am. Variety of stalls. Morning tea 10am, light lunch available. Come have a browse.

Club Solo

Singles (over 30) are invited for a fun games night with a meal to meet new people & enjoy yourself. Held Sat, Nov 18 at 6.30pm. Info Faye 6621 2144 or Mal 6624 6142.

First Aid

Red Cross WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Course held in Lismore on Sat & Sun, Nov 18-19. Bookings & info James 6622 3244 or 1800 150 058.

Mental health first aid program

Primary carers of people living with a mental illness in Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle or Richmond Valley are invited to a 2-day training program in how to support someone in a mental health crisis situation who is developing a mental disorder. Teaches symptoms, causes & evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis & substance abuse. Held in Lismore on Sat, Nov 18 & 25 from 9.30am-4pm with refreshments provided. Respite & transport available. $10pp. Register with Gillian 6622 0309.

Art auction

More than 50 paintings will be up for auction in a Fine Art Auction to aid local charities on Sun, Nov 19 in the Richmond Room behind the Ballina Library at 1.30pm. Any artists who would like to contribute their paintings should phone John 0422 430 539.

Disaster volunteers

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.

Casino Aglow

Aglow Australia Casino (a non-denominational Christian womens fellowship) meets Tues, Nov 21 at the AOG Hall, 2 Dean St, at 10am. $6 includes morning tea & guest speaker Mrs Eunice Harding. Info Margaret 6663 1485.

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.

Fluoridating Nimbin

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 or Angela 6621 2348.

Xmas morning tea

Blue & White Auxiliary Christmas Morning Tea held Mon, Nov 27 at the Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club at 10am for 10.30am. $6pp. Santa will be there plus display table, raffles & tombolas. Proceeds to St Vincents Hospital Palliative Care Unit. RSVP by Nov 25 to Teresa 6624 2193 or Ann 6621 6368.

Seabirds & Turtles

Australian Seabird Rescue is holding a 1-day seminar at their centre in Ballina on Sun, Nov 26. Participants will learn all about pelicans, seabirds & marine turtles, & how to help if your injured or stranded. Pre-registration essential as numbers are limited. Info 6686 2852 or email admin@seabirdrescue.org.


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