CELEBRATE LIFE: NSW Seniors Festival activities and events will be incorporating the theme 'Love Your Life'. Join in at Evans Head for the 'Move it or lose it' exercise class.
CELEBRATE LIFE: NSW Seniors Festival activities and events will be incorporating the theme 'Love Your Life'. Join in at Evans Head for the 'Move it or lose it' exercise class.

Calendar of events: Northern NSW

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Move it or lose it

2-5pm

We are celebrating NSW Seniors Festival this year with a focus on wellbeing. Join our "Move it or lose it” class, a gentle low impact exercise class that you can easily replicate at home. Followed by an introduction to the FoodREDi Program, which assists participants to equip families and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to eat a healthy, balanced diet on a budget.

Venue: Evans Head and Coraki, TBA.

Cost: Free

Contact: Jill Samuels at Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre. Phone 02 6682 4334. Bookings essential.

Mobile Library stop

2pm

Venue: Clifford Street, Suffolk Park.

Mobile Library stop

10.15am

Venue: Ocean Shores Community Centre, Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Move it or lose it

2-5pm

We are celebrating NSW Seniors Festival this year with a focus on wellbeing. Join our "Move it or lose it” class, a gentle low impact exercise class that you can easily replicate at home. Followed by an introduction to the FoodREDi Program, which assists participants to equip families and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to eat a healthy, balanced diet on a budget.

Venue: Evans Head and Coraki, TBA, Evans Head and Coraki.

Cost: Free

Contact: Jill Samuels - Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre. Phone 02 6682 4334. Bookings essential.

Mobile Library stop

11.15am

Venue: Wardell Public School, Richmond St, Wardell.

Mobile Library stop

2.15pm

Venue: Wollongbar Shopping Centre, Simpson Ave, Wollongbar.

nsw seniors festival
nsw seniors festival Highwaystarz-Photography

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Jam'n'Songs

1-3pm

During the NSW Seniors Festival, Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre will host a free pop-up, live music, interactive concert and afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream for seniors. The Neighbourhood Centre's own in-house and guest performers will entertain seniors with renditions of a variety of songs from the audience's generation, within a format of crowd participation.

This interaction will include group singing and percussion sessions to enhance the musical performances and provide enjoyable experiences for the audience. The Master of Ceremonies will guide and encourage participation throughout the concert. Given the event's timing, ie coinciding with Valentine's Day, the song selection will focus on love songs from bygone eras. Audience requests will be accommodated where possible and the emphasis will be on having fun, establishing new and maintaining current connections with peers and others to reminisce, within a safe and easily accessible community space.

Venue: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre, 12A Elizabeth St, Pottsville Beach.

Cost: Free

Contact: Paul Riddett - PBNC. Phone 02 6676 4555 by February 7. Bookings essential.

V Day One Billion Rising

6.30am for a 7am dance

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine's Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.

Venue: Main Beach, Byron Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: 1800 961 981.

Mobile Library stop

9.15am

Venue: Blakebrook Public School, 417 Rosehill Rd, Blakebrook.

Mobile Library stop

10.45am

Venue: Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre, 71 Cullen St, Nimbin (closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm).

HAPPINESS IS KEY: There's so much to love about life at any age and there's so much to love about NSW Seniors Festival. Love technology, love creativity, love being active and lots more!
HAPPINESS IS KEY: There's so much to love about life at any age and there's so much to love about NSW Seniors Festival. Love technology, love creativity, love being active and lots more! Creatas

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Mobile Library stop

9.45am

Venue: Philip St, Pottsville (Closed for lunch noon-1pm).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Sourdough Weekend

8-10am

If delicious sourdough, cakes and pastries straight from a 100-year-old historic wood-fired oven sounds perfect to you, then don't miss Sourdough Weekends at Harvest.

Saturday and Sunday morning between 8-10am, pick up a coffee at Harvest Deli in the quaint village of Newrybar then pop down to the old bakery for traditional sourdough, pastries, baguettes, doughnuts and all kinds of treats.

Venue: 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.

Cost: Purchase items.

Contact: Phone 02 6687 2644.

Mobile Library stop

9.30am

Venue: Bangalow Public School, Byron St, Bangalow.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

East Ballina Lions Club Community Market

7am-1pm

The East Ballina Lions invite you to the Ballina Market at Canal Rd, Ballina. Stalls offer a wide variety of goods from food to fashion and gadgets to gifts.

Visit the Cafe under the Trees for local coffee and freshly cooked food, the Ballina Shire Concert Band provide musical entertainment, and all profits from the markets are returned to the community. Free parking.

Venue: Canal Rd, Ballina.

Cost: Stall fees $15.

Contact: Phone 0422 094 338.

Cape Byron Distillery Tasting and Tour

11am-12.30pm

Visit the gin distillery and enjoy a welcome gin and tonic on arrival, a guided rainforest tour and tasting of their dry gin and slow gin. See how gin is distilled back at the distillery and cellar door. Tours and tastings are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Venue: 80 St Helena Rd, McLeods Shoot.

Cost: $65 which includes a take home gift pack.

Contact: Phone 1800 777 666 to book.

Sourdough Weekend

8-10am

If delicious sourdough, cakes and pastries straight from a 100-year-old historic wood-fired oven sounds perfect to you then don't miss Sourdough Weekends at Harvest.

Saturday and Sunday morning between 8-10am, pick up a coffee at Harvest Deli in the quaint village of Newrybar then pop down to the old bakery for traditional sourdough, pastries, baguettes, doughnuts and all kinds of treats.

Venue: 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.

Cost: Purchase items.

Contact: Phone 02 6687 2644.

Creativity and the Brain will be held at the Lismore Regional Gallery with Michelle Walker - visual thinker, facilitator and coach.
Creativity and the Brain will be held at the Lismore Regional Gallery with Michelle Walker - visual thinker, facilitator and coach. Cecilie_Arcurs

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Mobile Library stop

9.45am

Bogangar, Corner of Rosewood Ave and Hastings Rd, Bogangar.

Mobile Library stop

2.15pm

Bilambil Heights, Simpson Dr, Bilambil Heights.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Creativity and the Brain

10am-3.30pm

The event will be held at Lismore Regional Gallery events space. Guest speakers will be: Michelle Walker - visual thinker, facilitator and coach. Michelle will focus on the power of drawing and pictures to help us think and communicate better. Dr Miriam Torzillo - dance teacher and researcher, presenting "Thinking with Movement”. Lee Dunn - Lee will talk about a book she wrote about her father, Australian artist Nutter Buzzacot.

Jenifer Collins will discuss art and dementia. Jenny Dowell will facilitate a panel discussion with three local artists about art and the brain as we age.

There will also be a tour and discussion about The Terania Creek Protests, which will be on exhibition at the time.

Venue: Lismore Regional Gallery, 11 Rural St, Lismore.

Cost: Free

Contact: Joy Smith - U3A NR (Lismore). Phone 0474 644 704. Bookings recommended.

Byron Shire Senior's Festival and Expo

10am-4pm

This is a one-day festival with 25 information stalls from local organisations, entertainment, presentations and interactive activities for seniors. These represent the dynamic activities and services available for seniors in our area, from death rites, legal issues, health and wellness to drama and dancing and sports, comedy and films and presentations in the theatre. Theatre presentations: Demystifying your choices for the end of life care, The role of elders in Aboriginal society, and Natural remedies for the ageing body. Plus, enjoy head and hands massages, drama, chair yoga and drumming and Verandah Talks by the local organisations.

Venue: Byron Bay Community Centre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Cost: Free

Contact: Pippy Wardell - Byron Bay Community Centre. Phone 02 6685 6807. Bookings not required.

Mobile Library stop

2.15pm

Clunes Public School, Walker St, Clunes.

Mobile Library stop

11.15am

Dunoon Public School, 75 James St, Dunoon.

Mobile Library stop

2pm

Modanville Public School, Dunoon Rd, Modanville.

Love your life - take care of your mind, body and soul.
Love your life - take care of your mind, body and soul. Wavebreakmedia Ltd

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Mobile Library stop

11am

Tyalgum Public School, Coolman St, Tyalgum.

Mobile Library stop

2.30pm

Burringbar, Upper Burringbar Rd, Burringbar.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Mobile Library stop

9.15am

Goolmangar Public School, 1301 Nimbin Rd, Goolmangar.

Mobile Library stop

10.45am

Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre, 71 Cullen St, Nimbin. (Closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm).

nsw seniors fest
nsw seniors fest

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Mobile Library stop

9.45am

Pottsville, Philip St, Pottsville (Closed for lunch noon-1pm).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Sourdough Weekend

8-10am

If delicious sourdough, cakes and pastries straight from a 100-year-old historic wood-fired oven sounds perfect to you then don't miss Sourdough Weekends at Harvest.

Saturday and Sunday morning between 8-10am, pick up a coffee at Harvest Deli in the quaint village of Newrybar then pop down to the old bakery for traditional sourdough, pastries, baguettes, doughnuts and all kinds of treats.

Venue: 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.

Cost: Purchase items.

Contact: Phone 02 6687 2644.

Evans Head Riverside Market

7.30am-1pm

Spend a morning visiting the local community riverside market in the town of Evans Head. Artists, local produce, plants and clothes, there is so much to see and buy. Held in the grounds of Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club. Parking available.

Venue: 11-13 McDonald Pl, Evans Head.

Cost: Free entry

Contact: Phone 0435 008 092.

Mobile Library stop

9.30am

Bangalow Public School, Byron St, Bangalow.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Bangalow Market

9am-3pm

One of the largest markets in the region and a favourite with the locals. Get there early in the day and stay until lunch - food is amazing, musicians will keep you entertained and shady areas to sit and relax. The markets on the fourth Sunday of every month are a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends.

And from afar visitors are welcomed to join the day.

Venue: Bangalow Showground.

Contact: Phone 0433 605 668 or 0428 187 025.

Sourdough Weekend

8-10am

If delicious sourdough, cakes and pastries straight from a 100-year-old historic wood-fired oven sounds perfect to you then don't miss Sourdough Weekends at Harvest.

Saturday and Sunday morning between 8-10am, pick up a coffee at Harvest Deli in the quaint village of Newrybar then pop down to the old bakery for traditional sourdough, pastries, baguettes, doughnuts and all kinds of treats.

Venue: 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar.

Cost: Purchase items.

Contact: Phone 02 6687 2644.

DISCLAIMER: Dates and times are printed as given to us. No responsibility is taken for inaccuracies.


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