RED HOT: U3A Twin Towns members Kay Jacobi and Jo Caboche enjoying their Melbourne Cup Day festivities.
RED HOT: U3A Twin Towns members Kay Jacobi and Jo Caboche enjoying their Melbourne Cup Day festivities.

Community Notices: Northern NSW


THE Gold Coast South - Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia. Serving from Tallebudgera to The Tweed will hold its next General Meeting on Sunday, November 19 at 10am EST time in the RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room of the Twin Towns Resort. Details call Tom Hughes Public officer on 55130665. If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951 -1972 then why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service. New members always welcome.


THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be selling tickets for its Christmas Raffle. There is a wonderful first prize of $500 cash and also other prizes. Tickets will be on sale at various venues around the Tweed so watch out for them. All proceeds go towards purchasing equipment for the Tweed Hospital. You never know, you or a loved one may need this equipment one day.


WE ARE coming to the end of a wonderful year of being able to assist students at our friendly computer club. All tutors have gained a lot of self-satisfaction seeing students walk out of the classes with a smile on their faces. The TACT classes will finish on Thursday, December 14. The new year will start Friday, February 2, 2018 which will be the course enrolment day for new and prospective members. we restart classes Monday, February 5, classes are available Monday to Friday.The club is located at South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. For further information call 0755249212 or website:


MAGIC MILESTONE: Katie Macrae celebrated her 100th Birthday recently at the monthly meeting of the AOOB's Twin Towns Branch held at South Tweed Sports Club.
MAGIC MILESTONE: Katie Macrae celebrated her 100th Birthday recently at the monthly meeting of the AOOB's Twin Towns Branch held at South Tweed Sports Club.


COME along and support the Lions Kingscliff Beachside Markets, Marine Parade, Kingscliff. Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. All stall holder fees are collected by Kingscliff Lions Club and disbursed to the needy in our local community.


Twin Towns

WE ARE offering enrolment for 2018 from November 1. New members who sign up for 2018 can start their memberships immediately and are welcome to join in classes for the balance of 2017 at no extra charge. New and returning members who enrol in November, December and before 12 noon on January 24, 2018, go into a draw for refund of membership fee as 1st prize, and refund of course fees up to $30 as 2nd prize. Call 0755347333 or email

Tweed Coast

WE HAVE had for another great year of learning and fun. The last term ends on December 15 and we start again at the end of January. The annual fee will still be fantastic value of only $40 to attend as many of the 42 classes as you like. Our members love to learn new things, so if you have a talent or passion you could share with others why not become a group leader, we would love to hear from you. No qualifications needed just enthusiasm. There is lots of information on our website: or phone Val 0421686310.


U3A Tweed Coast's wonderful group leaders enjoying lunch recently.
U3A Tweed Coast's wonderful group leaders enjoying lunch recently.


VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) is a valued part of The Smith Family and proudly supports their Learning for Life Programmes, which help children in need to participate more fully in their education.

Murwillumbah Evening

OUR next dinner meeting will be on Monday, December 4 at Murwillumbah Services Club. The meeting starts at 6.30pm for a two course dinner at 7pm. Cost $25. This will be our Christmas party so come along and help us celebrate with a traditional Christmas meal, Christmas decorations and Christmas Trivia. Be sure to wear your festive clothes. If you would like to attend or know more about our club please contact Lesley Larsen ​on 66726753.

Coolangatta Tweed

OUR November Meeting will feature a Fashion Parade with Fashions by Kimya, modelled by members of the Club. Many members will remember Kimya and will welcome her return. The Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 16, at the South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads, commencing at 11am for 11.30am. Members are asked to call Elaine on 55244461 with apologies by Monday, November 13. Visitors are always welcome. Come along and have fun and fellowship whilst supporting a worthy cause. For more information on VIEW phone Secretary Janice on 55245707.

Twin Towns Evening

WE MEET on the second Wednesday of each month at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club 6.30pm. New members are most welcome to join a group of like minded Ladies to enjoy a great meal, conversation and Guest speakers. Our aim is to raise money and awareness of the need for education of disadvantaged Australia children. A valued part of the Smith Family. The combined clubs of the Zone will be having a Christmas service and Luncheon on Friday, December 15. To find out more: Facebook (Twin Towns Evening View) for dinners; contact Trudy on 0755241770 by 1pm on the Monday prior.


Twin Towns Evening VIEW Club recently celebrated their 28th Birthday. The theme was Fairytales and the ladies read out a very funny
Twin Towns Evening VIEW Club recently celebrated their 28th Birthday. The theme was Fairytales and the ladies read out a very funny " Fractured Fairy Story" much to everyone's enjoyment.


Northern Rivers and Gold Coast Combined

A LARGE group of members recently enjoyed a very interesting visit to impressive Government House in Brisbane. Purple Jacaranda trees were blooming profusely in the magnificent gardens and admired by all. Morning tea was a delightful affair in the beautiful Investiture Room, where aides also outlined Government House protocol. A walk through Government House was later undertaken with informed volunteers. Everyone enjoyed lunch afterwards at the historic Breakfast Creek Hotel, followed by a fascinating bus tour / commentary of Brisbane. Contact: Sandra Clarke on 0417346321.


WE ARE holding an Art Exhibtion at Kirra Hill Community Centre on Kirra Hill, November 13 to 24. Exhibitors of Heather Bell art group will be selling all genres of art just in time for Christmas. All art is reasonably priced. Open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Call Heather Bell for more information on 0438241991.


THE newly redeveloped Tweed Heads Library will open on December 6. To assist with relocating over 43,000 items, the temporary library will be closed from Monday, November 13 until Tuesday, December 5. Please continue to return your books in the external returns chute. Reservations may be collected from Kingscliff or Murwillumbah branches or from the Mobile library on Wharf street in Tweed Heads on Monday, November 13 or Monday, November 27. Wi-fi will continue to be available from external locations around the Tweed library. Enquires please phone Murwillumbah Library 66702427.

A Resilient Life - A workshop for Carers. This workshop, presented by Chad Walkaden, will address some of the challenges experienced by carers. The workshop also provides an opportunity for carers to learn about four key points that can help their life and the life of their loved ones. Thursday, November 30 from 10am-11.30am. Bookings essential. Call Murwillumbah Library on 66702427.

English Conversation Group - Is English your second language? Would you like to improve your English speaking skills? Join our English Conversation Group at Murwillumbah Library every Wednesday at 10am during school term. Call 66702427 for more information.      

Paper craft Workshop - Make something unique and beautiful using recycled paper. Wednesday, December 6 from 2.30pm -4.30pm. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Call Murwillumbah Library on 66702427.


WE are a small group called the Elders and would like to invite any seniors interested to see the show, Disney Aladdin the Broadway Musical at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in February 2018. We have a party of six that are attending but need more seniors to get a group discount on a Wednesday at 1pm. We need 20 seniors so if any group can accommodate us or anyone would like to attend, contact: Bob Sproston on 0407793739 or 0755633623. Email:

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The deadline for the December issue December 6. Email Nicky or Chris at communitynotes@seniors

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