Community Calendar



TUESDAY (March 2)

- Active Seniors Tenpin Bowling Open Day 10am and Thursday 10am at the Lismore Bowls , Your Family Fun Centre 19 Krauss Axe Lismore ph 6621 2479. Get your friends together any group of 15 or more, we can pickup in our bus. The open day will be over a 2 hr session with coaches available to help you. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
- U3A Northern Rivers 2pm to 4pm Lismore Workers Sports Club Goonellabah Annual General Meeting For further information ph 6686 4068.
- Striding Strollers group 10am to noon Heritage Park Molesworth St Lismore ph 6621 22489 for further details.
- Rainbow Region Boat Club 5pm Lake Ainsworth Lennox Head ph 6624 5481 or 048 222 3275.
- Free Walking Group for anyone 18 years and older 6am to 7am daily Meet at Lismore Heights ph 6624 8461.
- Lismore CWA Craft Classes, 9am, CWA Rooms, Spinks Park, Free lessons ph 6622 0433 or 6621 2142.
- After Birth Support Group, ph 6625 1959 for venue.
- Play Group 9.30am –11am Tintenbar Community hall ph 6687 9296.
- Lismore Toy Library, 9.30-11.30am, Lismore Town Library Magellan Street.
- Gem & Lapidary Club Workshop at Lismore showgrounds in Arts & Crafts Pavilion, 2pm to 9.30pm. New member welcome, ph 6688 8280.
- Goonellabah Quilters 9.30am to 2.30pm MacLean Ridges hall c/n MacLean Ridges Road and Cowlong Road. New Members welcome ph 6624 2956 or 6628 5399.
- Lismore Vision Impaired Group Get together at the Lismore Worker’s Club commencing at 1.30pm. All welcome. More info Ann 66293147 Anne 66252421.
- Getting to Know You 10am South Lismore Bowling Club cost $1 Everyone welcome , take own lunch.
- Coraki Uniting Church Women’s Fellowship 10am meeting at the Church hall.
- Caroona Aux 10am Uniting Church Keen St Lismore.
- Lismore City Pipe Band Ladies Auxiliary 1.30pm general meeting Band hall ph 6624 5899.
- Lismore Daylight Toastmasters Club 9.45am Lismore Workers Club ph 6624 1549 or 6621 8190.
- Alstonville –Wollongbar Quota Ladies meet at the Wollongbar Tavern ph 6628 5302 for more information.
- Lower Clarence Art Group 10am Jim Thompson Pavilion, MacLean Showground ph 6646 2191 or 6646 2448 or 6646 9028.

WEDNESDAY
- Sanctuary Northern Rivers Mullumbimby Settlement branch is holding a public meeting to inform the community of its intention to settle refugees in the local area. 7pm at the Mullumbimby High School, ph Cheerie on 0407 855273 for more information.
- Carpet Bowls - Indoor Bowls 9am at Tregeagle hall. More new members are invited to join in the fun of Carpet Bowls. Morning tea is provided. Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided Cost $3. Proceeds to Tregeagle Hall. Ph 6629 5250 or 6629 5214 for more information.
- Loss & Grief for Men, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Cost $80 and is negotiable for those with financial difficulties. For more information and to book your place contact David or Paul at Men & Family Centre on 6622 6116.
- Plateau Probus will meet at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club. Our ordinary meeting will be followed by AGM. Visitors welcome to join us at 9.15am to enjoy the fellowship over a cuppa at end of meeting.
- Carers Social Club 10am to 2pm Bonalbo Bowling Club . Pick ups can be arranged, ph Steve on 1800 043 186 for more information. This is a Tweed Valley Respite Service program.
- Divorce Assistance, 11am Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, 76 Carrington St, ph 6621 7397.
- Free Walking Group for anyone 18 years and older 5.15 to 6.30pm Meet at corner Brewster and Uralba Sts across Lismore Square ph 6628 1822
- Wardell Community Centre 9am to 4pm 9 Sinclair Street Wardell ph 6683 4867.
- Intra Drug & Alcohol Support Group, 2pm-4pm, Byron Bay, ph 6687 2835.
- Supported Playgroup for parents and children aged 18mths to 5 yrs, 10am to 12.30pm , “Southside hall ’, 41 Wilson St, South Lismore, morning tea supplied, ph 6621 2489.
- Legal Advice: Free legal advice by participating solicitors, for an appointment ph 6621 7397.
- Yoga, 6pm-7pm, Tintenbar Community Hall, ph 6687 8620.
- East Lismore Playgroup children 0-5 years. Come along and enjoy craft, fun and social interaction, 10am to 12noon, Baptist church hall ph 6625 1443 for more information.
- The Inner Wheel Club of Lismore Inc 6.30pm ph 6621 9674 or 6625 2928 for more information.
- Embroiders Guild 9.30 –3.30pm Red Dove Centre Uniting Church hall Keen St Lismore ph 6624 1102.
- Richmond River Trefoil Guild meeting to be held at Wigmore Hall Swift Street Ballina at 10am morning tewa. Members to supply plate for morning tea and lunch, ph 6686 2777 for further information.
- Summerland Early Intervention Program (SEIP) Community Group of Supporters meet Dept Health Child Care Centre Oliver Ave Goonellabah ph 6622 0255.
- National Herbalist Assoc of Australia monthly meeting 7pm Anglican church hall cnr Byron & Ashton Sts Bangalow. Practitioners only meeting ph 6688 2338 or 0401 222 661.
- For Mums and babies in Iluka area who are having difficulties with feeding, unsettled behaviour and sleep, adjustment issues and postnatal distress. 9.30am to 3pm Iluka Community Centre Duke St. For a referral, see your GP or child and family health nurse.
- Summerland Sports & Classic Car Club Monthly meeting 7.30pm Lismore Workers Club ph 0412662404 for details
- Pottsville Diabetic Support Group 2-4pm Ebb-Tide room Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre ph 6676 0411 for more information.
- Byron Shire Cancer Support Group 1pm to 3.30pm Uniting church meeting room Mullumbimby ph 6684 1677 and leave message.
- Wardell Red Cross 9.30am Wardell Memorial hall ph 6628 3566, cup of tea served before meeting, everyone welcome.

THURSDAY
- Active Seniors Tenpin Bowling Open Day ,10am at the Lismore Bowls , Your Family Fun Centre 19 Krauss Axe Lismore ph 6621 2479. Get your friends together any group of 15 or more, we can pickup in our bus. The open day will be over a 2 hr session with coaches available to help you. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
- Bridge Club 12noon Italo Club North Lismore ph 6621 5334 for more information.
- Casino Mental Health Carers Support Group meet to have a coffee , chat and to share experiences at the Casino Golf Club, West St, ph 66286416 or o4oo 567 080 for more information.
- Red Dove Social Group, 9.30am-2.30pm, small group therapy for people with dementia , ph Service Manager on 6624 6711 for more information.
- Codependants Anonymous (CODA) 12 step program meets every Thursday 5.15 to 6.30pm at Red Dove Centre, Keen St, Lismore
- GriefShare 7pm Christian Community Church 51 Deegan Drive Goonellabah ph 6624 3150 for more information.
- Wardell Community Centre 9am to 4pm 9 Sinclair Sreet Wardell ph 6683 4867.
- Intra Drug & Alcohol Support Group, 2pm-4pm, Lismore, ph 6687 2835.
- Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club Workshop 9am to 12.30pm, Arts & Crafts Pavilion Lismore Showground ph 6688 8280.
- St Carthage’s Senior Day Care Club 10am to 2pm Goonellabah Community Centre Oliver Ave ph 6620 0008 (office) or 6625 2600.
- Australian Breastfeeding Ass 10am Goonellabah Community Centre ph 6624 3507
- Casino Toastmasters 7pm R S L hall ph 6662 3841.
- Base Hospital Auxiliary meeting 2pm meeting 2nd floor near Cafeteria, Lismore Base Hospital. Everyone welcome, Stall in foyer of the hospital. ph 6624 1583 or 6624 4666.
- Lismore Area Rural Australians Refugees 5.30pm Meeting room Lismore Library ph 6688 8198.
- Rainbow Region Boat Club 5pm Lake Ainsworth Lennox Head ph 6624 5481 or 048 222 3275.

FRIDAY
- World Day of Prayer, at 7pm in the Seventh day Adventist church 44 Uralba Street Lismore. The service has been prepared by the women of Cameroon. The meeting will be followed by a supper. Everyone welcome, ph 66293315 for more information.
- U3A Friday Forum 10am to noon Lismore Workers Sports Club Goonellabah Topic: Should we always forgive and forget Gayle Taylor and Judy Mason. All members and visitors welcome. Ph 6624 3022 for further information.
- Lismore after school care, 3pm-6.30pm, Lismore Public School, Pound St, for children 5-12 years. Afternoon tea supplied, ph 042 7458178.
- Goonellabah Out of School Hours, 3pm-6pm, Goonellabah Public School Hall, ph 6624 4928.
- The Neighbourhood Club 10am Lismore City Hall ph 6621 5642.
- Free Walking Group for anyone 18 years and older 5.15 to 6.30pm Meet at corner Brewster and Uralba Sts across Lismore Square ph 6628 1822
- War Widows Guild 10.30am C W A rooms Spinks Park Lismore ph 6621 4302.
- Association of Independent Retirees Inc 9.30am Ballina R S L Club ph 6682 5445 .
- Spinners & Weavers & Dyers Group 10am to 3pm McLeans Ridges hall McLeans Ridges ph 6624 2025 or 6629 1510.
- N R Orchid Species Society 7.30pm East Lismore Public School. Plants benched ph 6624 2316.
- N R 30’s Singles Social Club ph 6680 1489 or 6624 7474 for venue.
- For Mums and babies in Casino who are having difficulties with feeding, unsettled behaviour and sleep, adjustment issues and postnatal distress 9am to 3pm Northern Rivers Family Care Centre outreach service in old Baby Health Centre 62 Simpson Parade (opp CWA hall) For referral see your GP or child and Family health nurse.
- Ballina Alzheimers Support Group 10am Fox St Cottage c/n Fox & Moon Sts Ballina ph 6686 9829.
- Community 4 Kids Playgroup 10.30am to 12.30pm Kalina Nursing Home Activities room, ph 6624 3311 or 6623 1602.
- Sands Support Group 9.30am to 11am Child and Family Health Centre 37 Oliver Ave Goonellabah.
- Lismore’s Living Library is held monthly from 11am to 1pm at the Lismore City Library, 110 Magellan St. Come along and borrow one of our ‘Living Books’ for half hour chat to learn more about the people you share this diverse community with. Details phone 66212464 or head to our website at www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au
- Old Time/New Vogue Dance 8pm Ruthven Hall on Coraki Road, admission $8, raffles, lucky door prizes, dance prizes and supper ph 6683 2430.
- Social Carpet Bowls Morning 10am to 12noon at the Tintenbar hall. They are looking for more players to their regular fortnightly Carpet Bowls mornings, ph 6687 8033 for more information.

SATURDAY
- Bridge Club 12noon Italo Club North Lismore ph 6621 5334 for more information.
- Lismore Toy Library, 9.30-11am, Lismore Town Library Magellan St
- Op Shop Goonellabah, 9am-midday, ph 6624 1799.
- Battlers Boutique Op Shop, 69 Union St, South Lismore, 9am-midday; also Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. Proceeds to Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter.
- Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club workshop 1pm to 4.30pm Arts & Crafts Pavilion Lismore Showground ph 6688 8280.
- St Mark’s Saturday Hoi 1pm to 3.30pm Anglican Auxiliary hall off West St Casino ph 6663 3366.
- Tweed Family History Society meeting 2pm Ballina Player’s Theatre 24 Swift St Ballina ph 6686 3257.
- Rainbow Region Boat Club 7am Lake Ainsworth Lennox Head ph 6624 5481 or 048 222 3275.

SUNDAY
- Rainbow Region Boat Club 7am Lake Ainsworth , Lennox Head ph 6624 5481 or 048 2223275 for more information.
- Dragon Abreast Northern NSW 8am Lennox Head Sport & Recreation Centre ph 6624 5481 or 048 2223275 for more information.
- Summerland Amateur Radio Club, 1.30pm, Richmond Hill Rd, Goonellabah. Transmitting and test equipment, Internet facilities, ph 6624 3838 or 6621 8342.
- Lismore City Library open 1pm to 4pm 110 Magellan St Lismore ph 6621 2464.
- Casino Miniature Trains on old Queensland Road near Golf Club, 10am-4pm. $4.00 fare with free admission to museum. Mid-week group bookings welcome also, ph 6662 1924.
- Pottsville Markets ph 6685 7010.
- Naval Association of Australia Lismore City Sub Section monthly meeting 10.30am Lismore & District Workers Club New members welcome ph 6628 5812 ah.

GENERAL
- Visioning Your Life 2010. Take time now to explore your creative side to find a meaningful focus for the year ahead! We will use mind maps, visualization, collage in a small, confidential group setting: Monday March 8th 10am to 3.30pm at the Family Centre Market Lane Lismore. Booking, Women’s Health Matters 6620 2999.
- Annual General Meeting of the Wardell and District Progress Association will be held in the Wardell & District War Memorial hall on Thursday 11th March at 7pm. Election of Executive office bearers, membership of $5 per family due, financial report, general business. Ballina Shire Council staff will be in attendance to present update on Wardell Streetscape Beautification Plan. For further information ph 6683 4360.
- Volunteers Needed. The Meals on Wheels Service needs volunteers to deliver meals to their clients. If you could spare 1 hour a month could you please contact Cathy or Paula on 6624 8214 or 6624 8215.
- Lismore Community Garden now has garden plots available for community groups. For more information or for an application form, please call Linda on 6620 1815 or email lcf@nrsdc.org.au
- Women’s Golf Casino Golf Clinic with Pro Ian Halliday. 4 weeks tuition from March 16 at 9.30am. We welcome beginners & ladies currently 40-45+ wanting to refresh their skills. Total cost $50 ph Ian on 6662 4047.
- The Climate Advocacy Fund- engaging for change. To be launched in March 2010, the Climate Advocacy Fund is a ground breaking way to influence corporate behavior in Australia. The fund will pursue improved climate change performance from Australia’s largest companies principally through resolutions at annual general meetings. Byron Bay Community Centre, Jonson St 17th March 2010- 6.30- 8.30pm. Lismore Workers Club, Keen St, 18th March- 12.30-2.30pm. Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, Daley St 18 March- 6.30-8.30pm. The speaker will be James Their, one of the founding directors of Australian Ethical. James is also a Churchill Fellow, having travelled to the US and Europe to study shareholder advocacy. RSVP to Sally Rowland by email to srowlandaustralianethival.com.au or ph 02 6201 1902.
- Quilt Show, All Souls Church hall Ashton St Bangalow. Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March 2010 at 9am to 4pm. Cost $5. There will be a stall of items, handmade by our members, just in time for Mother’s Day. Our local retail outlets will also have stalls. Devonshire teas and light lunches are available at Heritage House opposite All Soils hall. Bangalow markets are also on Sunday 28th March.
- Lismore Over 50’s Learning Centre offer a large range of creative and exercise classes suitable for older people. Brochures available at Lismore & G’bah libraries, ACE in Magellan St. and at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre. For more info Ann 66284564
- Inaugural Northern Rivers Dying & Death Forum Saturday 20th March 2010 8.30am to 3.30pm Invercauld House, Invercauld Road Goonellabah. Speakers Dr Joanne Doran, palliative care physician .Judy Arpana, grief and loss counselor & educator . Jennifer Lalor, a carer sharing her personal experience. Zenith Virago, founder of the Natural Death Centre . Kate Stirling, palliative care nurse specialising in Advance Care Planning. Cost $60, concession $40, includes GST, morning tea and lunch. For more information ph Kate or Janet on 6622 4453.
- Interrelate Family Centre in Lismore offers quality family relationship courses. Term 1 includes; Self Esteem and Communication, Parents not Partners, Being a Dad, Talking to your Kids about Sex, and the Challenge of Parenting, ph 6621 4970 for more information.
- Free Walking Group in East Lismore for anyone 18 years and older Times negotiable ph 6624 1249. Free Walking Group in Alstonville for anyone 18 years and older Times negotiable ph 6628 7498.
- The Tuesday Club Centre meet in the Lismore Scouts Hall, Magellan St. every school term from 9:30am to 11:30am. Come for craft activities or Friendly chat & coffee.
- Book Club. Are you interested in joining a Book Club at the Lismore City Library? We are currently taking expression of interest to start a Book Club at Lismore City Library. Please register your interest on the 1st floor of the library or phone 6621 2464.
- The latest display at Crawford House Museum is “Our Lifeblood: Red Cross Volunteers” . There are many interesting household objects dating from the turn of the century to 1960, local historical items and documents and research facilities for the descendants of Ballina Shire families. Crawford House Museum is at 10 Wardell Road Alstonville and is open Fridays 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm..
- Sleepy Care Bank. We are starting a new Adventure in which we need all the help we can get. We are collecting items that will help kids in need. The kids that we are helping are kids that go into Emergency care for a few days, kids from shelters, kids in hospital and those who have lost everything. Almost all of these kids live with second hand clothes and don’t know what it is like to have something new. So to brighten up their lives we want to give them a Sleepy Care Package from our Sleepy Care Bank. We don’t want cash all we need is for you and your friends to donate one or more of these items. If you are able to help us to donate any of these items please send us an email to sleepycarebank@internode.on.net or ring 02 6624 5535 for more information. Items needed are Boys and girls flannel pajamas size 0-16,children, boys and girls jock and undies all kids sizes. Tooth brushes and small hair brushes.
- People from all walks of life attend the family home of Bill Hawkins to assist with his basic exercise necessary after a severe car accident when he was just 19. The exercises aren’t difficult and no experience is necessary. We are extremely flexible to fit in with your availability. Anyone is welcome to join our friendly team, whether you’re retired , looking for work experience or just wanting to meet some new friends . If you can offer just offer 2 hours a week or fortnight then please phone Sharon Holmes for more information on 6624 7512 or visit our website at www.billsteam.com.au
- Youth Drop In , Community Connections has created a place for young people to hang out. 2.30pm to 5pm Tuesday and Friday 17B Keen St Lismore ph 6622 3143 for further information.
- On Track Community Programs Northern Kids Care offers families and children of parents with a mental illness support through our home visiting and Kids Time programs. For information phone 6622 0309.

 



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