Group guide: Northern NSW
THE NSW Seniors Festival will be taking place between February 13-24, 2019. To have your event published into our Calendar of Events, email a brief description, including the event name, date, time and contact details to editor@seniors newspaper.com.au by Friday, January 4, 2019.
Coolangatta Tweed Heads
WE RECENTLY awarded a Life Membership to long time member John McKean. Presenting the award to John at a morning tea with a small group of fellow members, club president Bruce Cowled mentioned John's outstanding contribution over a period of 15 years including eight years as secretary fostering the Probus aspirations of providing fun, friendship and fellowship for members.
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at Tweed Heads Bowls Club featuring a guest speaker and has monthly dine-outs to local restaurants and other activities for the enjoyment of members and visitors. Anyone interested in joining, recently retired or new to the area, phone Barbara on (07) 5523 4840.
Hastings Point/Tweed Coast
THERE will be no meeting during December 2018 or January 2019. The next meeting will be at Tricare, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point, at 10am on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The speaker will be Jan Pilgrim, rescuer/carer with Tweed Valley Wildlife. Inquiries with Jean Watson on (02) 6670 4072.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
RECYCLING PLASTIC BOTTLES - Do you recycle your plastic bottles at the Tweed City Return & Earn Station? From now until February 24 you will be able to donate to the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary by using the donation button when you return your bottles.
This is a great way to recycle and also help the local hospital. The auxiliary would like to thank everyone who supported its many fundraising activities during 2018. All the funds raised go towards purchasing equipment for the local hospital.
We wish all the members who have worked so hard during the year and all the supporters, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. The Sunday Bingo will continue every Sunday at noon at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club over the Christmas break. We look forward to your support in 2019.
LAWN BOWLS COOLANGATTA
KNOWN as the "friendliest little club on the coast” we are seeking new female and male members.
No experience necessary. Free coaching with bowls provided. Twilight bowls and Barefoot Bowls are popular. Great game and lots of new friends.
Phone the club on (07) 5536 6677 or Pam on 0411 650 709 or drop in for a drink and ask about Free Coaching. At 67 Scott Street. Look forward to welcoming you. You'll be glad you did.
THE University of the Third Age Tweed Coast is a wonderful friendly community organisation offering more than 40 different learning and social groups, from painting to languages, book clubs to tennis, computers to dancing. It costs just $40 to join U3A Tweed Coast, giving you unlimited access to the activities until December 2019. For more information, phone Jeni on 0401 821 681 or check our website: tweedcoast.u3anet.org. au.
Jude stitches up Bangalow Show: A beautiful knitted woollen cardigan based on Japanese characters has stolen the show at Bangalow.
It is the inspired creation of Jude Vernon of Kingscliff who put her knitting skills to the test for her University of the Third Age (U3A) Tweed Coast group Knit and Natter. Jude's six-year-old granddaughter will be the lucky recipient of her gorgeous creation this Christmas. Happy days.
NEW volunteer tutors and course leaders are always welcome.
Share your knowledge and experience for short courses or full year classes in topics such as history, geography, philosophy, film appreciation, music, craft, technology, exercise and dance. Share your ideas with the friendly members at U3A Twin Towns. Located at 4 Boyd Street, Tugun, we run more than 40 classes per week. For more, phone (07) 5534 7333 or email u3atwintowns@gmail. com.
OUR final meeting for the year was held at the Oasis Room of the Tweed Heads Bowls Club. Always a great Christmas party. There will be no meeting in January.
The AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Subs are due then. All info on our Facebook page 'Twin Towns Evening View'. Thanks to all our supporters for a great year. For more information, phone (07) 5536 2277.