SPECIAL TOAST: The Tweed Valley Toastmasters Club celebrate their 25th year as a club.
SPECIAL TOAST: The Tweed Valley Toastmasters Club celebrate their 25th year as a club.

Group guide: Northern NSW


OUR next Meeting will be on Monday, June 17. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Guest speaker for May was Kim Martin "Bio organic solutions for soil and plants". Our June Guest Speaker will be Sue Gaskill "Growing beautiful African Violets. The hall opens at 8am for entry and benching, with the general meeting commencing at 9.30am. Cuttings and Trading Tables will commence selling at 8.15am, so come along and snap up a bargain.

Cost: $4 paid at the door, includes morning tea. If you're benching, it closes at 9.15am. Raffles, lucky door prizes and more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet.

Phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373 or go to twintowns gardenclub.com.



Tweed Coast

WE HAVE some exciting new groups looking for members. They include Circle Dancing, Family History, Cryptic Crosswords and Knit and Natter. It costs just $40 to join U3A Tweed Coast, giving you access to more than 40 different groups, from languages to computers, art to tennis. For more, go to tweed coast.u3anet.org.au.


Twin Towns

IF YOU'VE ever wanted to learn to sing and love the songs of the 70's, we have a wonderful new course just for you.

Come along to our new Choir Singing course and discover the joy and benefits of group singing. As well as having fun the deep breathing associated with singing helps reduce stress levels. Tuesdays, 11.15am - 12.15pm.

Phone 07 5534 7333 or email u3a1office@gmail.com.



Twin Towns Day

OUR 51st Birthday was held at South Tweed Sports Club on May. Entertainer will be the fabulous singer Romaine. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $26 which includes a 2 course luncheon. VIEW CLUBS support Learning for Life students and we are very proud of our seven students.

For bookings , phone Freda on 07 5524 1357 or Kathie on 07 5523 1009.


SOLO art exhibition by local pastel artist Terri Bradley will be held from May 20-31s, weekdays 9am-4pm at the GCCC Community Centre at Kirra Hill behind the Iron Eagle. The exhibition is of pastel paintings and all are for sale.

A Donation of 10% of all sales will be made to Four-Paws Australia who rescue injured animals and nurse them back to good health.



Coolangatta Tweed Heads

WE ASPIRE to provide Fun, Friendship and Fellowship for active retirees and meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at Tweed Heads Bowls Club. The club has regular guest speakers, monthly dine outs to local restaurants, theatre nights and other varied activities for the enjoyment of members and visitors.

Anyone interested in joining our club, recently retired or new to the area seeking more information, phone Barbara on 07 5523 4840.


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

OUR next meeting will be at Tricare, 87 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point, at 10am on Tuesday, May 21. The speaker will be Jack Sammon, a local bush poet who is regularly invited to the USA to entertain with his Australian poetry.

Phone Jean Watson on 02 6670 4072.


ON Saturday, May 11, meet at 10am, Federal Park playground, Federal NSW (undercover area next to tennis courts). Bring your excess spring harvest of veggies, fruit, seeds, cuttings, eggs, compost, worms and any other garden creations to swap with like-minded locals at this all ages, sustainable,cash free event.

Contact via Facebook thefederalexchange or email thefederalexchange@gmail.com.


WE ARE located in the School of Arts Building, 78 Walker St, Casino and have a large collection of resource materials for researching all family connections. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday at 9.30am, followed by either a guest speaker or workshop. Inquiries regarding membership can be made by visiting, phoning or emailing. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am-2pm, Wednesday 12noon-4pm and Saturday's (third Saturday of month) 9am-11.30am. Phone 02 6662 8114, email: casdfhg@australis.net or Facebook: Casino & District Family History Group Inc.


THE Ballina Hospital Auxiliary will once again be holding their Annual Craft Show over two days, June 15 and 16 at the Ballina Jockey Club. There will be 50 exhibitors selling a variety of crafts including quilting, woodwork, art, jewellery, clothing and knitting. The Auxiliary will also have their own stalls selling craft, plants and homemade jams and pickles. Refreshments will be available from the "Lamp Cafe" run by the ladies of the Auxiliary.

We purchased equipment in excess of $80,000 from July 2018 to February 2019, which includes special ED Trolleys, Defibrillator and Pulse Oximeters. We have also purchased a "SonoSite" portable scanner at a cost of $65,000 for use in the ED which will help in the diagnosis of critical ill patients.

Please visit us again this year and help us to raise even more funds for our local Ballina Hospital.


HELP improve communication skills and confidence by joining us. As well as being good for you, it's also fun. All are welcome to an open house meeting at 9.45am on Wednesday, May 15 at Cudgen Leagues Club, in Kingscliff.

For more information, send Gary an email 2018onwards@gmail.com or phone Alison on 0405 461 008.


WE HAVE a variety of classes, which are held Monday-Friday. Windows Ten classes are on Mondays at 11.30am. Another important class to our computer safety is backing-up and security held Friday at 11.30am. For further enquiries phone 07 55249 212 or by email members.tact @gmail.com. Go to tact.org.au for more. We have volunteer tutors who enjoy their students gaining the knowledge they require for the necessity of coping with the internet world enjoy your classes in a fully air conditioned atmosphere.

South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.



The Gold Coast South-Twin Towns Branch

SERVING from Tallebudgera to The Tweed, we will hold our next GM on Friday, May 24 at 10am in the 'RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room' of the Twin Towns Resort.

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. We also have a full Social Program and new members are always welcome to attend.

Phone Tom Hughes, Public officer on 07 5513 665.


WE ARE holding a High tea/fashion parade on Wednesday, June 12 at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett & Wharf Sts Tweed Heads. Doors open 9.30am for 10am start. Lots of fashions from local establishments and a delicious High Tea. There will door prizes, raffles and lots of fun. Tickets are $20 each. Tables of up to 8 can be booked. Single tickets can also be purchased.

Phone 0400721147. All proceeds go to purchasing equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Come along and support our local hospital.


WE OFFER a range of art and exercise classes for mature age people. Most classes are held at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, 181 High St, Lismore Heights.

New members are always welcome.

Phone Barbara on 02 6624 2237 or 0401 503 732 or see our facebook page: Over 50s Learning Centre Lismore.


GUEST artist Tony Wagner will be performing at 11am sharp and finished at 5pm on June 2 at the Ballina RSL Club, Auditorium (upstairs).

Ballina RSL Club, 1 Grant St, Ballina or phone Ballina RSL on (02)66819500.

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