Local events on today and tomorrow

Today (Wednesday)

1. Ballina Day View Club luncheon 11am Ballina RSL Club Guest speaker Charles Nicholson an SES volunteer and a retired paramedic. To keep a Mothers Day Theme View Point for the day will be “Granny’s Bragging Stories” Bookings for the 28th Birthday Show and lunch to be held on 16th June are now open with Patricia Beaver . For bookings and cancellations please call Shirley on 6683 4406

2. Carers Social Club, Would you like to have a relaxing break from your care duties? Then the “Connect U Social Club” is the program for you, meeting at MacLean, 10am to 2pm. Meet others in an informal setting; enjoy activities, relaxation, information and a fun day out. Pick ups can be arranged. Please call Christabelle on 042 7250 407 for more information or just drop in and say Hi. It’s all free and lunch included. This is a Tweed Valley Respite Service program.

3. 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

4. Red Dove Social Group, 9.30am-2.30pm, , small group therapy for people with dementia , ph service manager on 6624 6711 for more information.

5. CWA Ballina Branch Handicraft and CUPPA morning 9am to 12noon CWA rooms , captain Cook Park, River St (next to Ballina RSL Club) Everyone welcome ph 6686 4652.

6. Dads in Distress 7.30pm Men & Family Resource Centre 17c Keen St Lismore ph 1300 853 437.

7. Free Service for pregnant women & new mothers 10am to 1pm Natures Child 122 Centennial Ct Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate ph 6685 5780.

8. Housie 7pm at hall in Rhodes St, Sth Lismore opposite school. More helpers required please. Ph:66213827

9. Northern Rivers Gambling Service 10am to 11am The Buttery ph 6687 2520 for more information.

10. Community Garden workshop 2pm to 5pm Cost $10 ph Carla 0400 680 300.

11. Free Immunisation Clinic 2.30pm to 4pm Child & Family Health Care Centre Oliver Ave Goonellabah ph 6620 2967.

12. Brunzwick AM Toastmaster Club 9.45am to noon Seventh-day Adventist Church hall cnr Shara Boulevard and Bonool Circuit North Ocean Shores ph 6685 8024.

13. Lismore Evening VIEW Club 6.30pm for 7pm at Lismore Workers Heights Bowling Club, High St, Lismore Heights. Guest speaker is well known identity, Tony Madden New members welcome. Apologies ph 6621 3399.

14. Ballina Laurel Club of Legacy meeting 1pm Ballina RSL Club, all legacy widows welcome ph 6687 6761 or 6686 0817.

15. Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club 7.30pm Lismore Workers Club ph 6624 1766.

16. Indoor Bowls at Ruthven Hall 7pm $2 to play. Join the locals for two hours of fun ph 6683 2148

Tomorrow (Thursday)

1. Change Program in Byron /Mullumbimby area, designed for men who are experiencing the impact of significant change in their lives & relationships. For more information please contact Lismore Men & Family Centre ph 6622 6116.

2. Homework Centre, 3pm-6pm, C-Block Community Connections Youth Space, Keen St, Lismore, behind Lismore City Library. For young people 12 to 18 years, ph 6621 1729, 6621 5025 or 6622 3143.

3. Ballina RSL Women’s Bowling Club invite visitors and other bowlers of other clubs to have a game with them commencing 9.30am. Please have your name in by 8am.

4. SWAN (Safe Water Action Network), 7.30pm, Lismore Workers Club. Be an active member of the community and help keep our water safe from fluoridation, ph 6629 6358.

5. Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club workshop 9am to 12noon Arts & Crafts Pavilion Lismore Showground ph 6688 8280.

6. Bellydancing / Pilates Bollywood 6pm to 7.30pm Tintenbar hall ph 6633 5150

7. Scrabble 10am to noon Tintenbar hall ph 6687 8033.

8. Christian Men’s Network 7pm Potters House Christian Centre cnr Eggins St & County Lane Lismore.

9. Richmond River Philatelic Society 7.30pm Lismore & District Workers Club ph 6621 9311.

10. Alstonville Toastmasters 7pm Anglican Church hall Alstonville ph 6628 3626.

11. Brunswick Valley Communicators 7.30pm Anglican Family Centre, Ocean Shores ph 6684 3349.

12. International Training in Communication 7.30pm Pioneer hall Mullumbimby ph 6680 1511.

13. Parents in Pain Inc offers friendship, support & understanding to families who have a member affected by drug addiction . ph 6628 7949.

14. NR Gambling Service at Casino Family Support Service ph 6662 6792.

15. Bangalow Quilters St Kevin’s church hall Bangalow ph 6687 1453 or 6688 4324.

Friday (May 28)

1. Fundraiser Luncheon for Gemika 12.00 to 13.30 Cost $70 per head. at the Lismore Workers Club . Gemika was born with a complex genetic condition called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). This luncheon is to raise money for Gemma & Sione Tonga to take Gemika to attend the Cornelia de Lange Foundation Conference in Dallas Texas from 24-27 June 2010. Gemika will receive free head to toe consultation with CdLS specialists. For more information ph 0411269321 or email: gemika_myangel@hotmailo.com

2. Cash Housie 7.30pm Lismore City Bowling Club. This will be the last Cash Housie at the City Bowling Club. Proceeds to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. They neew your help to continue to save lives. Please donate by phone (02 6627 4444 . By mail: P.O Box 822 Lismore NSW 2480. Online: www.helirescue.com.au Or at any Westpac bank.

3. U3A Friday Forum 10am, Lismore Workers Sports Club. Topic: “Are role models more effective than criticism?” Ph 6624 3022 for further information.

4. Blast 4 Youth, 3pm-5pm, YWCA, Level 1, 33-35 Rous Road, Goonellabah. Cost Free. Activities include computer access, art, craft, dance, music and video/ help with homework ph 6625 6602.

5. Jelly Beans Playgroup, 10am-midday, Senior Citizen’s Hall, 124 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah. Please bring fruit and drink for morning tea. No other food, as we cater for children with allergies. All welcome, ph 6624 7617.

6. Baby Playgroup for new parents with a baby under 18months, our baby playgroup offers a therapeutic experience for both parent and baby to explore. Come along and enjoy morning tea, informal support and make new friends. Held every Friday morning 10am to 12noon during school terms at 41 Wilson St South Lismore ph Sophie 6621 2489.

7. Mullumbimby Hospital Auxiliary Hospital 2pm meeting room ph 6684 2263.

8. Numulgi Beef Week Dance 7.30pm Old time & New Vogue Dancing to Val’s music, Country & Western Theme. Prizes, Raffles & Jackpot $85. Adults $8. High school students $2, children free. Great supper. All welcome ph 6628 2255.

9. For Mums and babies in Evans Head 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 , Evans Head Community Centre .For referral see your GP or child and Family health nurse.

10. Community 4 Kids Playgroup 10.30am to 12.30pm Kalina Nursing Home Activities room, ph 6624 3311 or 6623 1602.

11. Northern Rivers Community Transport- Dunoon Access Shopping Bus runs today. $10 return. Also picks up Tullera, Modenville, The Channon, Numulgi, Woodlawn, Nth Lismore. Enq & bookings 66247070 or driver Graeme Manning 0448484995.

12. Women’s Networking Dinner 6pm Caddies Café Carrington St Lismore ph 6625 1348.

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