Around Town

Can you help Bill?

Need work experience? Looking to meet other people? Retired? Bill's Team needs volunteers now to assist a young man with his basic rehab. No experience required. It's not hard work. Can you spare just 2hrs per week or fortnight? We are extremely flexible to suit you. Uni students welcome. Win free fuel voucher! Info Sharon 6624 7512 or visit www.billsteam.com.au .

Auto Lovin' Chics

D you feel isolated because you're the only chic in your group who loves driving? Visit the Australian Women's Motorsport Network at www.awmn.com.au & meet like-minded women. For info, email Sue support@awmn.com.au.

Eckart Tolle group

DVD screening & meditation. Meets fortnightly from 7-9pm at 7 Ridgeland Cl, Richmond Hill. Next meeting Tues, Oct 27. Info Doug or Naomi 6625 2364.

Mah-Jongg

Players & learners welcome to the Lismore Mah-Jongg Group. Lismore Workers Club every Wednesday at 9.45am. Info Pat 6624 6267 or Mavis 6624 4228.

Scrabble Club

Come along & join us at the Lismore Scrabble Club for some friendly, competitive Scrabble. Every Wednesday from 12-3pm at the Lismore Workers Club. Everything provided. All welcome. Info Svend 6663 1156 or email Louise louisefrare@ yahoo.com.au.

Buddhist teachings

Buddhism Diamond Way Northern Rivers meets for meditation & practical teachings on Wednesdays in Alstonville at 7pm. Newcomers welcome. Info 6628 7002.

Tai Chi classes

Learn Tai Chi from a qualified teacher. Classes suitable for all ages. Located at Silver Cloud Studios, 14 Foleys Rd, South Lismore, Tuesdays 6-7pm. $5 per class. Info Jim 6622 1383.

Children's groups

Children's programs are being run at Goonellabah Library. This includes Storytime every Tuesday morning at 10am and Baby Bounce every Tuesday morning at 11.30am.

Join Rotary now!

The Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise meets Friday mornings at 7.15am at Gossips Cafe in the Civic Hotel. Business people who would like to attend phone 6681 1495 or 6628 6185.

Sunday swimming

We're back for the season! Swimmers of all ages & abilities welcome to join us at the Lismore Memorial Baths each Sunday at 8.30am. . Cost is pool entry plus a gold coin to enter but your first visit is FREE! Info John 6629 3151.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing at the Italo Club in North Lismore every Friday night from 7.30pm. Includes Vogue, Old Time, Modern, R&R, lucky door prize & spots, Monte Carlo & supper. Only $7pp. Also air-con for your comfort. Info Patsy 6625 1612.

Try archery

Great sport for families (some of the best archers are women). Come along on Saturday morning for competition tournament, have a look & talk to other archers, or come & try archery in the afternoon. Held at Arthur Park, North Lismore. Tutoring available Equipment for hire to get started. Info Graham 6622 1949 or 0431 594 217.

Free event guide

Post your community event or gig on Lismore's Community Radio 92.9FM (2NCR) for free. For events email csa@2ncr.org.au & for gigs email gigguide@2ncr.org.au or phone 6622 7939.

Adult swimming

Don't let winter weather stop you from swimming to keep fit. Join the Duck Creek Mountain Swimmers at Trinity pool on Monday & Thursday nights from 6.15pm. All ages from 20yrs & over welcome, all fitness levels catered for. Coaching at both sessions concentrating on stroke technique & improving fitness. Cost $8 per session or $40 per month. Info Therese 6624 2289.

Kung fu

Learn a martial art that co-ordinates body & mind. Chinese combat exercises that build reflexes, timing & hitting like you've never seen before. Men & women welcome. Classes held Mon & Thurs from 6-7.30pm at Silver Cloud Studios, 14 Foleys Rd, South Lismore. Info Gerard 0449 105 678.

Life Drawing

The Serpentine Community Gallery (Bridge St, North Lismore) host a life drawing (human figure) group on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. $10/8 covers models' fees. You need to bring all your own drawing materials. To book, text Clare 0421 443 751.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a group for mums & their kids aged 0-5yrs. MOPS operates Tuesdays from 10am-12pm during school term & is hosted by Southern Cross Presbyterian Church, 10 Park Ave, East Lismore. Info 6621 3655.

Shukokai karate

Helps develop self-esteem, greater fitness, discipline & self-defence skills. Sessions are held at the YWCA in Rous Rd on Wednesdays from 6-8pm. All are welcome. Info Barry 6625 0091.

Free Counselling

Free Gestalt psychotherapy/counselling sessions available. For individuals and couples. Phone 66942212.

Overeaters Anonymous

OA is a self supporting 12 step program for people who have compulsive issues around food and eating related behaviours. The group meets at 5pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month at the Old Chapel, Family Care Unit, St Vincent's Hospital Lismore. Newcomers welcome. Info Ina 6621 3745 or email inah555@hotmail.com.

Kennel Club

Lismore District Kennel Club Inc (obedience section) weekly obedience & agility classes held every Monday night at Clifford Park in Goonellabah at 6.30pm. There is a $10 joining fee & then only $3 per week for up to 3 classes. Info about obedience Deb 0414 878 079 or for agility Nicole 6628 5299.

Meditations

Heartflow meditations held each Monday from 7.30-8.30pm & a cup of tea afterwards at 17 Norris St, Lismore. Gold coin donation & all proceeds to Academy of Root Development, empowering women in the Bihar area of India. All meditations conducted in the light of Maitreya's heart. Info Jacqui 6621 6060 (weeknights after 6pm or weekends).

Free gardening Training

Free hands-on training in organic gardening with Rainbow Region Community Farms on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 3pm. Free transport available from Lismore to venue in Lindendale. All volunteer workers receive free seasonally available produce. Info 0434 455 530.

Speaking french

Alliance Française Côte du Nord holds regular meetings & social gatherings for those wishing to learn or speak French. Info Olivier 6689 0488 or Marie 6624 2024, or www.afcdn.org.au.

Furniture pick-up

Lifeline Furniture Bargain Centre at 23 Three Chain Rd needs donations of saleable furniture & electrical items (sorry, no computers) which are sold at cheap prices in order to finance our life saving & life changing 131 114 telephone service. For free pick-up within 5km of most towns, phone 6621 8516.

Numulgi Hall 90th

Numulgi Hall 90th Anniversary celebrations held Fri, Oct 23 starting at 6pm with a get together. There will be displays of photos, newspaper clippings etc. Light refreshments will be served followed by an Anniversary Dance at 8pm. Val's music with Old Time & New Vogue dancing. Lucky door, prizes, raffle & $5 jackpot. Adults $8, high school $2, children free. Great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

U3A Forum

U3A Friday Forum held Fri, Oct 23 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 10am-12 noon. Topic: Can we be too clean? All welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

Classes for over 50s

Enrolment day for term 4 of Lismore's over 50s learning Centre Inc. is Fri, Oct 23, from 9am till noon in the Girl Guides Hall in Magellan St, Lismore. Brochures available at Lismore and G'bah libraries and ACE Lismore. For info, phone Ann 6628 4564.

Climate Quilt Display

The Northern Rivers 350 Climate Quilt will be on display in the environment section of the Lismore City Council marquee at the North Coast National Show at Lismore showgrounds from Thurs 22 till Fri 23 October. On Sat 24 October, the quilt will be on view in Ballina at the 350 Climate Quilt Fair in Missingham Park. Info at 66333208.

Twilight fete

St. Mary's Anglican Church, Ballina are holding a Twilight Fete on Fri, Oct 23 from 5pm. Stalls include cakes, jams, pickles, plants, craft, white elephant, jewellery and books. A BBQ, crepes, tea, coffee and drinks will be available. Pet owners bring your pets along for the annual Blessing of the Pets by Rev. Bruce Henzell.

Numulgi Hall 90th

Numulgi Hall 90th Anniversary celebrations held Fri, Oct 23 starting at 6pm with a get together. There will be displays of photos, newspaper clippings etc. Light refreshments will be served followed by an Anniversary Dance at 8pm. Val's music with Old Time & New Vogue dancing. Lucky door, prizes, raffle & $5 jackpot. Adults $8, high school $2, children free. Great supper. All welcome. Proceeds to hall. Info 6628 2255.

350 Bike Ride

Get on your bike and ride into the Lismore Show on Sat, Oct 24 to highlight the importance of climate change action. Bring your bike, colourful clothes and your passion, for a ride (or walk) around the oval during the Saturday night grand parade. The group will assemble into the 350 number to highlight the amount of parts per million of carbon that scientists believe should be in the air for the climate to remain safe. Email yesaction.nr@gmail.com if you wish to attend, or go to www.350.org.au for more info.

UN Day service

A UN Day Commemoration Service will be held at Canungra on Oct 24. All military & motorcyclists & supporters are invited to DJ Smith Park for the service at 11am. Dress code for service members is club colours & medals. Food & drinks available at the RSL afterwards. All motorcyclists & supporters from the Northern Rivers are invited on a day ride, departing from the car park opposite Oakes Oval at 0830 on Sat, Oct 24. Info www.militarybrotherhood

.com.au.

350 Climate Fair

The 350 Climate Fair will be held on Sat, Oct 24, from 10am till 2pm at Missingham Park Ballina. The day will be informative and fun, with presentations and activities.

UN Day service

A UN Day Commemoration Service will be held at Canungra on Oct 24. All military & motorcyclists & supporters are invited to DJ Smith Park for the service at 11am. Dress code for service members is club colours & medals. Food & drinks available at the RSL afterwards. All motorcyclists & supporters from the Northern Rivers are invited on a day ride, departing from the car park opposite Oakes Oval at 0830 on Sat, Oct 24. Info www.militarybrotherhood

.com.au.

RAAF meeting

RAAF Association Lismore and the ladies Auxiliary meets on Mon, Oct 26 at 10.30am in the Lismore Workers' Sports Club Bistro Goonellbah. Info John 6621 2933.

Computer group

Computer Users Group University of the Third Age Northern Rivers meets on Mon, Oct 26 at the Lismore Workers Club from 10am-12pm. Topic: Blogs & how to get the best out of your digital camera.

Play reading night

Lismore Theatre Company holds monthly play reading nights on the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Entry is free. Read a part in an informal round table session without having to get up on stage. Held at the Rochdale Theatre, Ballina Rd, Goonellabah. Next reading Mon, Oct 26. Doors open 6.30pm, reading starts at 7pm. Just turn up or for info phone Brian 0412 911 191 or Kas 6622 5114.

Crazy Whist

CWA Ballina branch holds Crazy Whist on the 4th Monday of the month (next gathering Mon, Oct 26) at the CWA Hall in Captain Cook Park (next to the RSL Club) at 9am. Lucky door prize & morning tea. All welcome. Info Betty 6686 4652.

Tuesday with U3A

Tuesdays with the University of the Third Age Northern Rivers held Tues, Oct 27 at the Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 2-4pm. Topic: The Significance of Mangroves in our Eco-System: Discover the secrets hidden within Australia's amazing mangroves with Molly Crawford. Plus U3A members share interesting experiences & adventures in their lives. Visitors most welcome. Tea/coffee $1.50. Info Diane 6686 4968.

Super pensioners

Lismore Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association meets every government pension day (next meeting Thurs, Oct 29) at the Lismore Workers Club at 10am. Info Veronica 6621 4654.

Camp Quality

Our local Camp Quality Group provides "fun therapy" for families living with childhood cancer. The committee is currently looking for members to help with raising funds & awareness in our community. Next meeting Thurs, Oct 29 at the Cherry St Bowls & Recreation Club, Ballina, at 6.30pm. Info Paul 0408 765 124.

Breastfeeding

The Lismore Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association is holding a coffee morning on Thurs, Oct 29 from 10am. Everyone welcome. Info Elizabeth 6624 8839. For 24hr breastfeeding helpline call 1800 mum2mum (1800 686 2 686).

Coffee Camp PS

Coffee Camp Public School will celebrate its centenary on Oct 29, 2010. Please contact us if you know of any past students & staff we can place on a mailing list. Displays will be held & we are also looking for photos, memorabilia etc for displays. Email scanned photos to eelryan@harboursat

.com.au or we will scan them for you. Next Centenary Committee meeting held Sat, Oct 31 2009 at 3pm at the school. Please come along, or phone Therese 6689 1794 or Val 6689 1353.

Choral concerts

Some fine choral music will be on the program at two upcoming concerts, including Faure's Messe Basse & Cantique de Jean Racine, an earlier work, also by Faure. These pieces are written specifically to be performed in the intimate space of a church rather than a concert hall. Also on the program will be Te Deum by Purcell & a selection of shorter works. A delightful, relaxing program. This concert is being performed at St Kevin's in Bangalow on Thurs, Oct 29 at 7.30pm & at St Mary's in Casino on Sun, Nov 1 at 2pm. Tickets $10. Info 0429 185 361.

Autism group

The Far North Coast Centre for Autism's next monthly Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support meeting held Fri, Oct 30 at the Far North Coast Centre for Autism, 23 Commercial Rd, Alstonville, from 10am-11.30am. Different presentations every month.by an Aspect staff member & also an opportunity to meet other parents for a cuppa & chat.

U3A Forum

U3A Friday Forum held Fri, Oct 30 at Goonellabah Workers Sports Club from 10am-12 noon. Topic: Are there a argument for teaching grammar? All welcome. Info Shirley 6624 3022.

The Channon Chuck Out

An individual household garage sale will be held in the Channon village on Sat, Oct 31 from 8am. Info Kate 6688 6267.

Deep ecology

Deep ecology workshop called Touching the Earth held on the weekend of Oct 30-Nov 1 at the Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon. The weekend will include mediation, yoga, wholesome food, & experiential deep ecology processes. Cost is $140/100 with all proceeds to benefit local sustainable community project & a reforestation project in India. Info & registration www.touchingtheearth

.0x3e.com.

Orchid show

The Northern Rivers Species Orchid Show will be at the Lismore Shopping Square in October from Thurs 29 till Sat 31 during shopping centre hours. There will be orchid plants for sale. More info phone 6662 4080.

Euchre Night

A fundraising Euchre night will be held at Tullera Hall on Sat, Oct 31. Doors open at 7pm, games start at 7.30pm. Cost $5 per head. Please bring a supper plate to share and BYO drinks. Players should be 16 years and older. Enquiries Pauline 6628 2060

Author visits library

Author Tewodros Fekadu (pronounced Teh-wo-dros Fe-kar-du) will be presenting his story at Lismore City Library on Oct 31 at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome to hear how he survived a poverty stricken childhood and life on the streets of Ethiopia to achieve a phenomenal life spanning three continents and four languages.

Bird Sale

Northern Rivers Finch Club 2009 Bird Sale held on Nov 1 at the Lismore Showground main pavilion. Birds benched 8-9.30am. Viewing 9.30-10am. Sale starts 10am. Entry $2 (children under 16 free). Bird types include finches, canaries, budgies, doves, parrots & quail. No poultry. Info Sharon 6625 1279 or Max 6628 2197 (6-8pm).

Meditation weekend

Natural Mind Meditation Weekend with John & Bobbi Allan at Angel's Beach, Ballina, from Fri, Oct 30 until Sun, Nov 1. The weekend balances silence & conversation, solitude & community, & is suitable for both beginners & experienced meditators. Info 6688 6147 or bobbi@stillnessinaction

.net.

Big Band Concert

Northern Rivers Big Band and The Country Experience are holding a charity concert to benefit Southern Cross Lads on Sun, Nov 1 atLismore Workers Club from 2-5pm. Tickets $15.

Stamp & Coin Fair

Richmond River Philatelic Society is holding its annual Stamp and Coin Fair on Sun, Nov 1 at the Lismore Workers Club from 9.30am till 3.30pm. Admission is free. Dealer and club circuit books available to buy, sell or swap. Info Hans 6621 2931 or 0439 919 311.

Melbourne Cup lunch

Melbourne Cup Luncheon & Fashion Parade held Tues, Nov 3 from 11.30am. Tickets $25from Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club. Complimentary champagne on arrival, roast lunch, delicious dessert. Prize for best dressed lady, . Proceeds to the Blue & White Auxiliary St Vincent's Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Bookings by Thurs, Oct 29. Info Annette 6624 1510 or Una 6624 1820.

Moon Circles

Join Hélène Collard each fortnight on the new and full Moon for the Northern Rivers Moon Circles. These ceremonial gatherings include: practical discussion of astrology, , meditation & the use of intentions to facilitate individual & collective growth. $10/$5 concession. The next Moon Circle is Nov 3 at 7pm. Info Hélène 0405 656 7970.

Vision Support

Meeting at the Lismore Workers Club on Tues, Nov 3, at 1.30pm, the Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group welcomes all interested persons. For info, phone Ann on 6629 3147 or 6625 2421.

Charity Golf Day

A golf tournament to raise money for local charities will be held at Lismore Golf Club on Fri, Nov 6. Registration at 12 noon, BBQ lunch at 12.30pm and first tee off at 1pm with presentations at 4.30pm. Info & registration 6621 7136 or email sales@shawsbt.com.au.

Italian dinner

The Italian Society are having a fundraising dinner at the Italo Club on Nov 7 to raise money towards the Italian Monument to honour Lismore's italian communities. Tickets are $25 for a three course meal Bookings by Nov 1. Info Luciana 6624 6258.

Suicide Intervention Course

Bookings are now being taken for the Lifeline Northern Rivers Suicide Intervention Course at Goonellabah Community Centre on Nov 4-5 from 9am-5pm. Info 6622 4133 or email lifeline@lis.net.au.

TinCAN AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Tintenbar Community Aid Network Inc. (TinCAN) will be held at 5.30pm, Fri, Nov 6 at the Tintenbar Hall (where hold most of our activities). All welcome. Don't forget our carpet bowls mornings and Scrabble and games get-togethers every two weeks. The A.G.M. will be held at the Tintenbar Hall Info Marg 6687 8033.


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