Group guide: Northern NSW
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FAMILY History Group is holding a special information session 2-3.30pm on Thursday, November 29 at Tweed Heads Library. The session is open to everyone and will include a brief overview of family history, a discussion about DNA testing and look at some family tree software.
We meet every second week to exchange information about researching, organising and recording histories with a particular emphasis on the myriad free resources available. For more information go to tweedcoastu3anet.org.au or email tweedcoastu3a @gmail.com.
WE INVITE you to our Annual Concert Extravaganza on Friday, November 23 at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett St, Tweed Heads. Come along and bring your friends, lucky seat prizes to be won. Enjoy our talented students presenting line dancing, jazz, tap, ukulele and Singing4Fun. Bookings at Boyd St,Tugun. Tickets just $5 and includes morning tea. Phone (07)55347333.
WE MEET on the third Thursday of the month at the South Tweed Sports Club from 11am for a 11.30am start. There will be a trading table.
All ladies very welcome. For apologies/bookings phone Elaine on (07) 5524 4461.
LISMORE OVER 50S LEARNING CENTRE
WE OFFER a range of art and exercise classes for mature age people. Most classes are held at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, High St, Lismore Heights. New members always welcome.
Inquiries, phone Barbara on (02) 6624 2237, 0401 503 732 or see our Facebook page: Over 50s Learning Centre Lismore.
NEW YEARS EVE SUPER HOP
TWO great Rock 'n Roll bands Dance On & Route 66. Lucky door prizes and raffles. Cafe and bar open New Years Eve - Monday, December 31 (NSW time) from 7.45pm to 12.30pm. $20 per person.
Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club, Soorley Street, Tweed Heads South. For bookings phone (07) 5524 4544.
NEW to Tweed Area? Retired or Semi Retired? Join us at Banora Point Probus. We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club, and have interesting speakers, as well as an outing each month.
Phone Annette or We meet on the Fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club, and have interesting speakers, as well as an outing each month. The Speaker for Nov. is Dr. Sandi Rogers, Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. Phone Annette or Ron on (07) 5523 4016.
OUR members had a delightful day out recently. Starting with morning tea by the river at Brunswick Heads, followed by a drive to Ballina on roads we rarely travel in our regular lives. A highlight was a visit to the historic Ballina Manor, pictured here. A delightful lunch at Ballina RSL and a visit to the Thursday tea-tree plantation rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day. For more information about our Club, phone Barbara on (07) 5523 4840
Hastings Point/Tweed Coast
WE WILL meet at 10am at Tricare, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point, on Tuesday, November 20.
The Speaker is Senior Constable Bradley Foster, Crime Prevention Officer, Tweed/Byron and on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Speaker will be Jan Pilgrim, Rescuer/Carer, Tweed Valley Wildlife. Inquiries with Jean Watson on (02) 6670 4072.
GRAFTON SENIOR CITIZENS
WE HAVE recently completed a great day trip to Eungai Creek Buffalo, featuring tastings, an interesting talk and organised lunch. Final trip for year is annual picnic to Brooms Head on November 23. The annual Christmas luncheon will be held at the Racecourse upstairs function room, on December 7 and will include entertainment, competitions, organised lunch. Weekly activities will each have their own Christmas break up party and will be in recess from mid December, for 4 to 6 weeks.
First trip for 2019, is to Daniel O'Donnell stage show, at Twin Towns, on March 3, 2019. Tickets have been purchased and all sold, but reserves will be noted. Phone Sandra, Publicity Officer & Tour Organiser / Hostess on 0417 464 946.
THE monthly meetings of the AOOB Twin Towns Branch are held on the first Friday of each month at 2pm in the Secret Garden Room at South Tweed Sports Club. We have a Guest Speaker as well as fun and friendship, plus Bus Trips.
We also raise money for Tweed Palliative Care, Story Dogs, the Children's and Women's Units at The Tweed Hospital and local children's charities. New members are very welcome. For further information phone Twenette on (07) 5523 2939.
Twin Towns & District Garden Club
OUR next Meeting will be on Monday, January 14 2018 which follows our Presentation Lunch in December. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Guest speaker for January will be 'Country Women's Association' and another surprise speaker. Our Guest Speaker in November was Shelly Gilbert with her "Beezwax Wraps". An alternative to wrapping and sealing with plastic. An awesome success.
The hall opens at 8.30am (NSW) or entry and benching. Cuttings and Trading Tables will commence selling at 8.45am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Morning Tea is available with the general meeting commencing at 10am. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet.
For more information phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373 or go to twintownsgardenclub.com.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
WE ARE having a Mini Fete on Saturday, November 24 in the Civic Centre, Brett St, Tweed Heads. Doors open 8am and close 2pm. We will have lots of stalls, including craft, pre-loved clothes, Christmas gift lines as well as refreshments and a BBQ. Put the date in your diaries and come along and pick up some bargains.
Christmas Raffle tickets will be sold on the day. First prize is $500 cash with 3 other prizes. The raffle will be drawn on December 14. Recycling plastic bottles - the Auxiliary name will be on the donation button at the recycling station in Tweed City from November 26 to February 24. Why not save your recyclable bottles and take them along to 'return & earn'. All monies raised will go towards equipment for the hospital.
NRCG DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS
THE Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches four exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street, Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am-4pm and weekends from 9.30am-2.30pm. For further information contact the Gallery on (02) 6681 6167 or go to rcgballina.com.au.
NOMINATE A LOCAL HERO
BALLINA Shire Australia Day Awards. Heroes may not wear a cape and mask but they often go about their good deeds without too much fanfare. You might come across them daily, or maybe only every so often - but local heroes make an impression through the positive contribution they make locally, nationally or even internationally.
Each year Ballina Shire Council recognises our local heroes through the Australia Day Awards.
However, there's a catch for the awards to be a success - and that's community participation. We are urging you, the community, to nominate someone who is a local hero in your eyes. Whether they are a friend, family member, associate or community leader - if they are someone you admire or are inspired by, nominate them today. There are six categories for nomination: Young Citizen of the Year (30 years of age or under); Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years of age or over); Local Hero; Sports Award (individual, team or administrator); Arts/Cultural Award and Community Event of the Year.
It is easy to nominate, collect a nomination form from Council's Customer Service Centre, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina, download ballina.nsw.gov.au, or contact Tracy Lister, Council's Coordinator Communications on 1300 864 444. Nominations close Friday 3 December 2018.
Award nominees and winners will be announced at the official Australia Day ceremony on Saturday, January 26 2019 at the Lennox Community Centre.
All exhibitions open Wednesday, November 28 and continue until Sunday, December 23.
The official launch event is Thursday, November 29 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and all are welcome to attend.