FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES EVENT: Gay Bilson was in conversation with author John Newton about his new book The Oldest Foods on Earth. They are pictured with Mary Nelson from Friends of the Libraries last week at Byron Bay Library.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES EVENT: Gay Bilson was in conversation with author John Newton about his new book The Oldest Foods on Earth. They are pictured with Mary Nelson from Friends of the Libraries last week at Byron Bay Library. Christian Morrow

This week’s Community Calendar

Northern Rivers Sub-branch of the National Servicemens’ Association general meeting and lunch is on from 10am at the Byron Bay Services Club on Sunday, July 17. For more information phone Len Evans on 66252699.

A meeting will be held in the dining area at the rear of the Billinudgel Hotel on Thursday, July 21 at 5.30pm to elect new trustees for the Billinudgel School of Arts. All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

ADFAS Byron Bay presents ‘Telling Time Through the Ages’ - an illustrated lecture which explores the concept of time and how mankind has devised methods of telling time throughout the ages, from the ‘tick-tock’ of nature to the burning of wax to the various alarm devices used today. It will also explore the social context of who needed to know the time and when. Lecturer Kevin Karney has had a lifelong interest in the subject of time telling - from both a technical and historical perspective. He is a member of both the British Sundial Society and the North American Sundial Society. The lecture will be held on Monday, July 11 at the A&I Hall, Station Street, Bangalow at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Guests welcome ($25 includes welcome drink and light supper).

LADIES and guests are most welcome to attend the monthly meeting of Mullumbimby Branch CWA on Wednesday, July 13 at 10am in the CWA rooms, Tincogan Street Mullumbimby. A light lunch follows at noon. Membership enquires should be made to Sue on 66841675.

#STARTUPBYRON "Un-networking" meet-up today (Thursday) July 7 at 5.30pm at The Sun Bistro (Industrial Estate). #StartupByron is a free, open and inclusive group focused on connecting anyone interested in startups. From bootstrapping new ideas to instilling innovation DNA into existing products or businesses, come along, meet and find out what's happening in Byron Bay and the region. Event details at /startupbyron-un- networking

BRUNSWICK Valley VIEW Club's next lunch meeting is Thursday, July 14 at 10.30am. Three members will speak about their recent overseas trips. Apologies to Rae on 0427103072 by Monday, July 11.

BYRON Bay Garden Club will meet on Saturday (July 9) at 1.15pm at the Byron Bay Services Club. Lunch will be at 12.30pm. Inquiries and new members phone Jeni on 66857816.

Byron Sophia Philosophical Group. Jiddu Krishnamurti, religious philosopher, author and educator in Facing the World in Crisis series. Question and answer meeting number one Krishnamurti’s public talks in Brockwood Park, England in 1985. The question: “What is one’s responsibility toward the present world crisis? Which may lead to a discussion exploring new insights. The DVD (with subtitles) is presented by Gerald Reardon, Krishnamurti Australia, Inc. today, Thursday (July 7) from 1-3pm at the Masonic Centre, 6 Byron St. Byron Bay. For more information phone Celia 66843623.

BYRON’S Main Beach foreshore will become a hub for local creative artists and hand-made, hand-baked and hand-grown products on Saturday (July 9) from 8am to 3pm. Take some time out to enjoy a fabulous day with hundreds of original art, craft, jewellery and clothing stalls. Come and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with family and friends over a coffee, gourmet treats, brunch or lunch while you listen to some fabulous live music.

SUFFOLK Park Dune Care next working morning is on Saturday (July 9) at 8.30am. Members will be working at the beach end of Macgregor St in front of Tuckeroo for weeding, planting and clearing followed by morning tea. All welcome. Phone Helen on 66854964.

VINNIE’S Byron Bay is having a bowerbird sale of all things bright and beautiful in its Marvel Street store, the week beginning July 18 (while stock lasts). Come on in and collect a piece of silver, crystal, jewellery or other shiny treasure for your collection.

NEWRYBAR Hall will host a Christmas in July high tea. Catch up with friends and enjoy a delicious high tea on Sunday, July 17 at 2.30pm. Get a group together or share a table. Cost is adults $30 and children 10yrs and under $15. Please advise any special dietary requirements. Bookings close July 13 and are essential for catering purposes. Book/enquire by email events.newrybarhall or phone 66291227. This is a fundraiser for improvements to the hall.

FRIENDS of Libraries Byron Shire and Mullumbimby Library present Byron Trails: 50 walking adventures in Byron Bay and Beyond by Mairead Cleary, in conversation with Jessie Blackadder on Thursday, July 14 at 5.30pm for a 6pm start at the Mullumbimby Library. Bookings essential to 66842992, refreshments available and lucky door prize. Cash only for book purchase at $30.

THERE is now a general cancer support group in Byron Bay for anyone living in the Northern Rivers. Meetings will be monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10am and held at the Cancer Council building in Byron. The aim of the group is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for people with cancer to discuss how they are feeling. For more information please contact Ken on 0411233755 or David on 0428187025

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