Group guide: Northern NSW




OUR next meeting will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, July 18. All women are very welcome to join our friendly ladies for coffee and chat at 11am for a 11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our very interesting guest speaker is Rob Preston from Australia Post.

For bookings/apologies, phone Elaine on 07 5524 4461 Monday before the meeting. We support the Smith Family's learning for life program helping disadvantaged Australian children reach their full potential


Twin Towns Day

OUR next luncheon will be on Thursday, August 1 at the South Tweed Sports Club commencing at 11am for a short meeting, then a display of craft by one of our talented members, followed by a sumptuous two-course luncheon and all this for $27. Like all VIEW Clubs, our aim is to raise money to support our Learning for Life students, (8) all hand picked by our support group The Smith Family. Social days to various venues are also enjoyed by members and friends and we invite women of all ages to come and participate in any of our functions.

Phone Kathie on 0407 709 629 or Freda on 07 5524 1357


IN CONJUNCTION with the Rotary Club of Mt Warning AM Murwillumbah, we are holding our 29th Antiques and Collectables Exhibition and Trading Fair at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Saturday, August 3 from 8.30am to 3pm. Admission is adults $6 and school children $1. Proceeds from this event are being donated to Tweed Palliative Support Inc.

There will be many items on display and more than 121 metres of items for sale, such as china and glassware, tools and old bottles, linen and lace, fishing gear and garage collectables.

As well as modern collectables such as Coca Cola items and promotional toys, a valuer from Brisbane will be attending. A barbecue and canteen will be run by the Rotary Club.

Phone Trevor on 02 6677 9577 or 0439 779 577.


COME and join in for a social game. Beginners and visitors welcome at Black Rocks Sports Field. Games starts at 9.30am on Tuesday and 2pm on Thursday. $5 per game.

Phone for more information on 0413 335 941.


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.



Tweed Coast Inc

OUR First Friday Forum will be held on August 2, addresses seniors' access to My Aged Care. The presenter Gerard Dunlop is a widely experienced aged care advocate with the Seniors' Rights Service (Northern Rivers region). He also has the role of navigator to guide people wishing to access the My Aged Care system.

Gerard is a skilled communicator who has worked tirelessly to connect older people with agencies in our region. Hearing Gerard and audience questions could be of critical value to you down the track.

The forum will start at 2pm sharp on Friday, August 2 at The Uniting Church Hall, 24A Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff. Everyone is welcome, Admission $2 includes a friendly afternoon tea.

For more phone Doug on 07 5524 3846.


OUR next meetings will be on Monday, August 12 (members only event) and September 9. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. August 12: Please note our 40th birthday meeting is for members and officially invited guests. September 9: guest speaker is Marty Skok. The Tweed: An Eden for Gardeners and Nature Lovers - but why? Native and honey bees; GCCC native bee hive grant information; Skok's raw honey for sale. The hall opens at 8am for entry and benching, with the general meeting commencing at 9.30am. Cuttings and trading tables will start selling at 8.15am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door, which includes morning tea. Remember, if you're benching, it closes at 9.15am. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much 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 twintownsgardenclub. com.


BEGINNERS classes starting now. Special offer - 8 beginner hour lessons for $70*conditions apply. Mondays: 9.30am beginners; 10.30am early intermediate; 11.15am intermediate and Wednesday's: 9.30am beginners; 10.30am early intermediate; 11.15am intermediate at Parkwood/Arundel Community Centre (ac)- (entry is across the road from 174/or aged care centre construction) Napper Rd Arundel/Parkwood. Fridays: 9.30am beginners; 10.30am early intermediate at Pottsville Community Hall, 1 Tweed Coast Rd (opp Ambrose Brown Park) Pottsville.

Phone 0403 225 313, email or go to


ARE you looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon or a Thursday evening? The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary holds bingo session every Sunday from noon and Thursday evening from 7pm in the Tweed Heads Bowls Club. There are great cash prizes and lots of fun to be had. All proceeds from both sessions go to purchasing equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Why not come along for a good time and also support the local hospital?


WE MEET on the first Saturday of the month at the Roundhouse Palm Lake Resort, 1 Orion Drive, Yamba commencing at 10am. At our meetings we discuss the numerous fundraisers we hold throughout the year as well as raffles. Blood donor days are held at the Yamba Bowlo each month and we assist with the paper work and provide snacks and drinks to the donors. These dates are advertised in our local newspapers and throughout doctors' surgeries etc in our area. Although we are a small club we are able to raise much-needed funds for the many disasters both here in Australia and overseas as well as funds needed for the numerous organisations who need ongoing assistance. We also provide Trauma Teddies to doctors' surgeries, dentists, pathology departments, hospital emergency and ambulance stations. We are always looking for new members and welcome anyone to come along and enjoy the friendship and companionship of our members.

Contact Annette via email or phone 0400 319 384.


TECH SAVVY: Catch up with the latest at Tweed classes
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Gold Coast South-Twin Towns

SERVING from Tallebudgera to The Tweed, we will hold our next general meeting on Friday, July 26 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.

For more, phone Tom Hughes, publicity officer on 07 5513 0665.



Banora Point

RETIRED? Looking to meet new people? Banora Point Probus meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. Cost $5. We are a mixed club and have an interesting outing each month. This month's speaker is Marion Charlton operating officer Gold Coast Airport, and will be held on Monday, July 22.

Phone Ron or Annette on 07 5523 4016.


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

WE WILL next meet on Tuesday, July 16 at 10am at Tricare, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The main speaker will be Pete Ceglinski, CEO and co-founder of Sea Bin Project. Pete was on ABC radio discussing a new project with Tweed Shire Council to help develop solutions for cleaner and more sustainable marinas, rivers, public waterways, etc. Seabin V5 is a debris interceptor device for mismanaged waste, plastic and micro fibres before they reach the ocean.

Visitors welcome. Phone 02 6670 4072.


WE ARE holding our annual Craft Fair at the Casino Community and Cultural Centre, Walker Street, in Casino on Saturday, July 27 from 9am to 3pm. A wonderful variety of stallholders will have a very interesting and varied array of goods to peruse. Raffles and light lunch and morning tea available for purchase. Entry by gold coin donation.

For more, phone Lenore on 0414 918 167.


WE MEET on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome.

For further information, phone Bronwyn on 07 5593 9319.


WE HAVE Live Music Days on the first Sunday of the month from February to December at the Ballina RSL Club, Grant Street, Ballina from 11am-5pm.

We have four local bands alternating each month and a wide range of walk up artists that entertain us for the afternoon.

Entry is free although we do have raffles. Next Sunday dates are: August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

For more information, email Keith


COME along to our friendly computer classes in a fully air-conditioned atmosphere, held Monday to Friday from 9.30am. There are a number of interesting useful information classes to benefit you when exploring your computer eg exploring word, photo management, android tablets, smart phones, basic computer skills. TACT is located at South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South.

For information, phone 07 5524 9212 or go to Sign in days are the last Friday of each month. Students can sign in any day they wish.


Tax Help: Are your tax affairs simple? Do you earn around $60,000 or less?

Get free help with your tax return from a Tax Help volunteer. Tweed Heads Library, phone 07 5569 3150 to book a Tax Help session. Appointments available Fridays from August 2. Create your myGov account and link to the ATO before your Tax Help appointment. Go to taxhelp.

Tony Park Author Talk: Tweed Heads library is proud to present author Tony Park. Tony will be discussing his latest book Ghosts of the Past. Bookings essential. Friday, August 9 at 10am. Tweed Heads Library, phone 07 5569 3150.

Benefits for NSW Concession Card Holders: Are you eligible for discounts, rebates and concessions?

Join our free talk by Service NSW to find out about the benefits available to all NSW Concession card holders. Bookings essential. Wednesday, August 14 from 3pm at Kingscliff Library 02 6674 1607.

Tech Help for Seniors: Need help or advice with your mobile device? Students from Wollumbin High School are offering free one-on-one assistance for seniors with questions about their technological devices - all questions are good questions.

Bookings essential. Thursday, August 15 from 9.30am at Murwillumbah Library.

Phone 02 6670 2427 to book a 30-minute session.


GET INVOLVED:NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program has $200,000 in funding available for local  activities.
GET INVOLVED:NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program has $200,000 in funding available for local activities. FatCamera



School holidays vacation club: Get your grandkids out of the house and into some fun, safe and engaging activities during the winter school holidays.

Rainbow Region Kids Vacation Club is now taking bookings for the July 2019 school holidays in Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar. This service is Child Care Subsidy approved.

Cart Cafe: The Cart Cafe is a social enterprise that employs people who are experiencing barriers to employment. It operates from two sites in Lismore and has a mobile coffee cart that is available for events in your area. Buy a coffee to support your community and get double points on your loyalty card every Tuesday. For more details, phone 02 6621 7397.

Community rooms available to use: Northern Rivers Community Gateway has two community rooms in Lismore that are available for hire and are priced to make them accessible for most community purposes including meetings, training and conferences. They have great facilities, technology and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. For more details and availability, phone 02 6621 7397.


WE ARE inviting councils and local organisations across the state to apply for a 2020 NSW Seniors Festival Grant.

The grants program has $200,000 in funding available for local events and activities that encourage people over 60 to remain active, healthy and engaged in their local communities during the festival. Funding categories available:

Category 1: Up to $1,000 for small-scale local community events and activities; Category 2: $1,001 - $5,000 for larger local community events and activities; Category 3: $5,001 - $10,000 for large scale community and regional events and activities. Available to local councils only.

The 2020 NSW Seniors Festival will run from Wednesday, February 12 to Sunday, February 23. The NSW Seniors Festival Expo is an annual free event that attracts more than 17,000 seniors across two days.

For more information , go to

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