TALENTED TONI: Twin Towns Day VIEW club hosted Toni Cameron, the daughter of the great Jack Evans at their recent luncheon.
TALENTED TONI: Twin Towns Day VIEW club hosted Toni Cameron, the daughter of the great Jack Evans at their recent luncheon.

Group guide: Northern NSW

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FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10:30am at the HACC Community Centre, corner Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome.

For further information, phone Bronwyn on 07 5593 9319.


WE MEET at the South Tweed Sports Club on the second Monday of the month at 8.30am. In December the meeting is replaced by a Christmas Luncheon and awards ceremony. August 12, 2019 will be our 40th year - we have great plans - prizes galore. Members only. Our next club Meeting will be on Monday, September 9. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Guest Speaker: Marty Skok.

The Tweed: An Eden for Gardeners and Nature Lovers -but why? Native & 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 commence 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 your 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.

For more information, phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373 or go to twintownsgardenclub. com.



Tweed Coast

SOS for new Course Leaders U3A Tweed Coast, launches into Term 3 with one life-changing gap. We've Seniors keen to learn about their tablet/computer/ internet/phone technology. Can you help? Some are beginners, some more advanced. Our course leaders are unpaid volunteers. Joining U3A to teach reduces membership fee to $5 per annum. It connects you with like-minded people to bring a thankful smile to your day. You can also access other courses. More information? Hit or cut corners and ring Doug on 07 5524 3846.


WE PROUDLY present 'A Brown Slouch Hat' - A musical meander through the war years at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on September 6, 13 & 20 at 7.30pm and September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 2pm. Devised, Written and Directed by Doug Williams. Adult: $18; Concession: $15; Child: $10; Table of 8: $13. Tickets available from Tweed & Murwillumbah Information Centres, go to tweedtheatre.com.au, phone 1800 674 414 or at the door.




NEXT luncheon will be the August 15 at the South Tweed Sports Club, staring 11-11.30am.

All ladies are very welcome to come along and enjoy the company of our friendly ladies. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Guest speaker is Detective Sergeant Brad Foster on safety. Bookings/apologies phone Elaine 07 5524 4461 Monday prior to our luncheon.



AT THE July meeting Merrelle Trill was presented with her member's badge and officially welcomed to the club. The lucky door prize was received by Lyn Irving and the raffle prize went to Barbara Franks. Grafton VIEW was formed in 1967. Club members are involved in raising donations for the Learning for Life Program, which is targeted towards the education of disadvantaged students, whom we support. VIEW is a not for profit organisation.

If you truly believe that supporting a child's education is the best way to break the cycle of disadvantage, then all you need to do is come along to enjoy a meal in friendship with entertainment, which is usually an interesting and motivated guest speaker. The daytime meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, commencing at 10.30am at the Grafton District Services Club, Mary Street, Grafton. For more, phone Helen on 02 6642 3867. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a lovely lunch, friendship and entertainment. At the same time you will be making a huge difference in the lives of disadvantaged students. If you wish to attend the meeting, phone Vorna on 0266424719 for catering purposes.


Twin Towns Day

OUR club proved once again we have interesting and entertaining luncheons when we had the daughter of the late, great Jack Evans. Daughter Toni Cameron is famous in her own right being a natural swimmer, table tennis player, extensive globe trotter, and she is very proud to recall stories of her early days with her dad the famous Jack Evans who was the Tweed's life saver, shark catcher and owner of the Snapper Rocks Porpoise pool which was situated in the rightly named Jack Evans Boat Harbour. Our club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the South Tweed Sports club at 10.30am for 11am, for tasty two-course luncheon, included for $26.

Our club is very proud in supporting our seven "Learning for Life" students, hand picked especially for us by "The Smith Famil". Ladies of all ages enjoy their time with our club and the more the merrier. Interested?

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



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 is $5. We are a mixed club and have interesting speakers, as well outing each month. This months speaker is Dennis Smith Living with Parkinson's and will be held on Monday, August 26.

Phone Ron or Annette on 07 5523 4016.


AUGUST is the National Family History Month. During this time, events which focus on family history, heraldry and related subjects.

These events include how to start your research, free research assistance, ebooks about family research, assistance with DNA and medical connections, special interest groups etc. As part of the August celebrations, the Casino and District Family History Group will offer a day of free research to all group members and the public. Our opening hours will be the usual Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-2pm and Wednesday 12-4pm. We will also be opening for an evening on Tuesday, August 20 from 6.30-9.30pm.

For more, phone 02 6662 8114.


JOIN in on Sunday September 1 for the Fathers Day's Dads doing it Proud, at RSL Ballina Club, Boardwalk Lounge, 11am-5pm. Free entry for the live country music with Mike Aleman's Sandfire. The special guest artist is Laura Downing. She is one of Australia's most popular performers. Laura is a country musician and stand-up comedian, and yodels, and has won competitions across Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe.

Her latest award came for Female Vocalist of year in Queensland for 2018. There's also a fantastic line up of walk-up artists. Ballina Country Music Club welcomes Country Music musos of all walks to perform three songs either by themselves or with the band.

For more details, phone Keith Holmes on 02 6686 7956 or 0400 867 956 or email holmeskm@bigpond.com.


THERE are activities for Seniors at Tintenbar Hall in August and September. The social, chatty game Carpet bowls is on fortnightly from 10am-12pm on August 9 and 23, and September 13 and 27.

Morning tea is served. For more information, phone Marg on 02 6687 8033.


IMPROVE communication skills and confidence by joining in. As well as being good for you, it's also fun. You are welcome to visit on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9.45am for a 10am start. Finish time is around 12pm.

For further information, email 2018onwards@gmail.com or phone Alison on 0405 461 008.


JOIN us on Saturday, August, 24 at the fabulous Star Casino, Gold Coast where guests will be treated to canapes upon arrival, a scrumptious three course meal and five hour drink package. Your night will be fulfilled with entertainment including our host, talkback radio broadcaster and channel nine commentator Mr Ray Hadley OAM and the Queensland Police Service band, Band of Blues. The ball is a tri-agency ball hosted by the Queensland Police Service, together with the New South Wales Police Force and Australian Federal Police.

Last year, an idea regarding police supporting community organisations was conceptualised through the Police and Community Charity Ball being born. Little did we know how strong the response would be from our peers and very generous community. This year we want to achieve more!

Monies raised will be achieved through live and silent auctions and raffles throughout the night. All funds raised will be donated evenly to the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation and the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Inc. to help families in our community who are facing difficult medical challenges. You can help these families by supporting this years Ball.

Get a table or group together and join us for an amazing evening for a very worthy cause. Don't forget to dress to impress. Tickets range from: $0 - $155.56. Purchase at: eventbrite.com.au/.

mud trail time

THIS month take a day out and wind your way around 21 pottery studios. You can meet the artist and if you a fancy a lovely piece of pottery - make a purchase. The studios are open to public from Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18.

There's a host of associated activities including demonstrations and workshops. Email murwillumbahpotters@gmail.com or go to northcoastmudtrail.com.au.

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