Group guide: Northern NSW
NORTHERN RIVERS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THIS is our final concert for the year. Romantic Landscapes - Conducted by Camillio Manricks on Sunday, October 27 from 2.30pm NSW time at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre. Phone Murwillumbah Music on 02 6672 5404 (credit card facility). Tickets (cash only) will be available at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre Box Office from October 21-25 between 10am-3pm or at the door if not sold out (cash only please).
For inquiries, phone 0478 012 324.
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, 181 High St, Lismore Heights. New members are always welcome.
Phone Barbara 02 6624 2237 or 0401 503 732 or see our facebook page: "Over 50s Learning Centre Lismore" for more information.
BALLINA COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB INC
WE WELCOME Country Music musos of all walks to perform 3 songs either by themselves or with the band (3 copies of Lyrics/Chords please). On Sunday, November 3 at the RSL Ballina Club *Level One Auditorium* 11am-5pm.
"Free entry for Live Country Music" with Ann, Bill, Jill and Maurie. Showcase Artist John Lynch. The very popular Band "Smokehouse" attracted John to the sounds of Country Music in 1994, he just grabbed the guitar and just started singing and is now a permanent member of "Smokehouse". John was born in Tamworth so it was not surprising that Country genre was always popular and he embraces it today with great presentations of Alan Jackson, Troy Cassar-Daly and Garth Brooks. Plus a fantastic line up of Walk Up Artists. Come along on Sunday, December 1 from 11am-5pm for "Check 2 Country" Theme For The Day is White Christmas. Come dressed in White with Tinsel.
For more, phone Vice President and Secretary Keith Holmes on 02 6686 7956 or 0400 867 956 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
WE WILL next meet on October 14 at 10am (NSW time). Doors open at 8.30am. Benching will be accepted until 9.15am. Trading, Cutting and Seed tables will commence selling at 8.45am. Morning Tea (bring a mug), raffles, library, newsletter will be available at the meeting. Guest speaker will be: Michael De Good, Author of The Fragile Edge. His presentation will be, The Tweed: An Eden for Gardeners and Nature Lovers -but why? The book will be available for sale. New members and visitors welcome.
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 Drive, Tweed Heads South.
For information, phone 07 55249 212 or go to tact.org.au. Sign-on days are the last Friday of each month but students can sign in any day they wish.
ART SHOW AT TINTENBAR HALL
ONCE again the Tintenbar Community Aid Network(TinCAN) is gearing up for its Art Show, October 18,19 and 20 at the heritage Tintenbar Hall.
We are really pleased to say that a number of local businesses, as well as our main donor Boral, have again supported us with donations and vouchers to cover prizes, and we thank them for their involvement in our community.
And special thanks to local artist David Lane who has donated one of his beautiful landscapes to be raffled on the weekend of the Art Show.
You've probably heard that "medicine is an art" but it`s also said that art can be good medicine. In time for the 2019 Tintenbar Art show, the doctors and staff (and their children) at Tintenbar Medical are taking up their paintbrushes to complete their entries for this community event. All in all, at least four entries are in train and possibly more. The show is organised by the Tintenbar Community Aid Network(TinCAN) and takes place at the heritage Tintenbar Hall. The gala opening night is at 7pm Friday, October 18 - all tickets are $10 and include a complimentary drink,nibbles and musical entertainment. Winning entries will be announced on the night. Dr Lynne Davies, head of TinCAN said that "The funds raised from the Art Show go to TinCAN volunteer support and to local charities .We are really pleased to say that a number of local businesses, as well as our main donor Boral, have again supported us with donations and vouchers to cover prizes, and we thank them for their involvement in our community. And special thanks to local artist David Lane who has donated one of his beautiful landscapes to be raffled on the weekend of the Art Show. Located at the GC Community Centre on the hill behind the iron Eagle. All artwork will be for sale. Don't miss this opportunity to find a quality work of art in time for Xmas.
NEXT luncheon will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, October 17. Join our friendly ladies for coffee at 11am-11.30am start DST. October is Anti -Poverty month and our guest speaker will be Brenda Tripp from OZ Harvest an organisation who delivers food to people in need. Donations of non perishable food would be appreciated.
Bookings/Apologies phone Dianne 07 5590 9119.
JOIN us at 2pm QLD time on Thursday, October 17 to celebrate Get Online Week and improve your digital skills. Learn how to do a crossword online, find your childhood home on Google Maps, make a video call using WhatsApp and listen to a podcast. There will be a fun trivia quiz with some great prizes, lucky door prizes and a delicious afternoon tea. Everyone welcome. Bookings essential. Our office hours are 9am-12noon, Monday-Friday at 4 Boyd Street, Tugun.
Phone 07 5534 7333 or email email@example.com.
SENIORS RIGHTS SERVICE
JOIN in and have some fun with bingo, games and information for seniors on Wednesday, October 30 from 10.30am-2pm at the Lismore Workers Club, 231 Keen Street.
Free to participate, lunch provided and you might win some prizes. We are fortunate the have the Honourable Susan Ryan AO (former Age Discrimination Commissioner) attending to give a short talk about rights for seniors and the valuable contributions older Australian's make to our communities.
To register, phone 02 6621 1070 or 1800 424 079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. this event is supported by Lismore Workers Club.
TECH SAVVY SENIORS
TWIN Towns and ACE Community Colleges are offering a free course to help seniors unlock the mystery of smart phones, iPads and tablets, learn how to shop and bank online, and engage with family and friends via social media and skype. Delivered in partnership with the NSW Government and Telstra, Tech Savvy Seniors provides free training to help older people learn to make the most of the digital world. Training modules include an introduction to the internet, cyber safety, social media and online shopping. Courses commence on Friday, October 25 and run every Friday for four weeks in the ANZAC Room at Twin Towns.
Contact Maria at ACE Community Colleges on 07 5520 3026 to book your spot.
RETIRED? looking to meet new people? 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. Cost $5. This months speaker is Paul Murphy on Total Aged Care Solutions and be held on Monday, October 28.
Phone Ron or Annette on 07 5523 4016 for further information.
Coolangatta Tweed Heads
WE WELCOMED Channel 9 News presenter Bruce Paige to their recent meeting where he met with members and gave an interesting talk on his many years in the TV industry. Probus aspires to provide Fun, Friendship and Fellowship for Active Retirees, the Coolangatta Tweed Heads club meets 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, recently retired or new to the area seeking more information about the Club should contact Barbara on 07 5523 4840.
Hastings Point/Tweed Coast
OUR next meeting of the will be held on October 15 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The main speaker will be Ingrid Steynberg who for 15 years was a vet and wildlife carer in Kruger National Park, South Africa, before moving to Australia. Earlier this year Ingrid entertained us with some amazing stories and she has more to tell! Visitors welcome.
Inquiries on 02 6670 4072.
POTTSVILLE FUN CROQUET CLUB
WE HAD a wonderful day on Tuesday, September 10 to celebrate the completion of our 6m x 6m shelter. Many people came along including Geoff Provest (NSW Member for Tweed), Chris Cherry our Patron and Deputy Mayor Tweed Shire Council, Stuart Brawley Manager Parks and Active Communities, several employees from Council, members of the Men's Shed and last but not least our wonderful Club members.
A wonderful morning tea was provided by our hard working members and enjoyed by all. A superb cake was there thanks to Steve and Julie. A fruit and vegetable basket donated by Pottsville General Store/Greengrocer was won by a new member, Karen. Since 2016 we have been working towards establishing a local Croquet Club at Black Rocks Sports Ground with the help of Matt McCann Tweed Shire Council's Parks Operations Coordinator Recreation Services, Deputy Mayor, Chris Cherry and a dedicated team of volunteers.
Our "Fun Croquet" Club is a great outdoor activity for all ages, currently we have over 40 members, ages ranging from late 50s to over 90.
We currently play on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons with members coming from Mullumbimby, Mooball and Kingscliff and of course Pottsville.
We have had enquiries from Pottsville Primary School as this will make a great school holiday activity. We are seeking to provide an inclusive sporting opportunity where people can have a social game of croquet and catch up with friends, strengthening links in the community.
Our club has been successful in raising monies through donations from our members, local businesses, bbq's, volunteering at the local Enduro and raffles. Last year our club applied for lots of grants.
We were successful with NSW Government Community Building Partnership and with the help of Geoff Provest monies from Office of Sport and Ministry of Health. Our new 6m x 6m shelter was a team effort, built by Tweed Shire Council.
Our thanks to the Council for the use of their shed. As mentioned earlier play days are in Daylight Savings Time, 8.30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Visitors are most welcome.
Bring your own cup, we provide tea, coffee etc.
If you would like more information please look us up on facebook: Pottsville "Fun Croquet" Club Inc or phone 0413 335 941 or email secretary.pottsville email@example.com
NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY GATEWAY
IF YOU know how to use a computer, a mobile device and know how to access the internet, you could be a digital mentor for seniors in your community.
Northern Rivers Community Gateway is providing free training now in Ballina, Byron Bay, Casino, Lismore and Murwillumbah to give you the skills. It's fun, free, you can do it in a day and includes free morning tea and lunch.
For more, phone 02 6621 7397.
Rainbow Region Kids Spring Vacation Club
GET your kids out of the house and into some fun, safe and engaging activities during the Spring school break. Rainbow Region Kids Vacation Club is now taking bookings for the October 2019 school holidays in Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar.
For inquiries and to enrol, phone 02 6621 7397.
Community Visitors Scheme
NORTHERN Rivers Community Gateway is looking for volunteer visitors to connect with elderly people in their homes, to reduce the social isolation that many elderly people experience. Who and when you visit is up to you.
Become a community visitor, phone 02 6621 7397.