FUN AND GAMES: Some happy mah-jong players from U3A Twin Towns.
FUN AND GAMES: Some happy mah-jong players from U3A Twin Towns.

Group guide


Banora Point

NEW to Tweed area? Retired or semi retired? Join us at Banora Point Probus. 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. The Speaker for September 24 is Roslyn Dunbar-Wells BA PHD (Music Ed) L Mus A. Phone Annette or Ron on (07) 5523 4016.

Coolangatta Tweed Heads

ARE you new to the area, recently retired or looking to meet people for friendship, fellowship and fun? Probus Club is holding an open day from 9.45am Wednesday, October 3, at Tweed Heads Bowls Club, come along to hear an interesting guest speaker, meet our members and learn about the fun activities you can enjoy at our club.

Phone Shirley on (07) 5599 7316.

The Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

WE WILL meet at Tricare Retirement Village, 87 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point, at 10am on Tuesday, September 18, when the speaker will be Kim Elderton, a clinical nurse specialist with experience on hospital ships; and then on Tuesday, October 16, when the speaker will be Jan Pilgrim, rescuer/carer from the Tweed Valley Wildlife Association. Inquiries with Jean Watson on (02) 6670 4072.


Supporting The Smith Family Learning For Life Program.

Coolangatta Tweed

OUR next luncheon will be September 20 at the South Tweed Sports Club from 11am for a 11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of each month and have interesting guest speakers and social outings.

All ladies welcome. Apologies/bookings via phone with Elaine on (07) 5524 4461.


Twin Towns

WE NOW have classes in Pen and Ink. Learn techniques for how to use watercolour pencils and black pen to make the most beautiful art you can manage. In addition, U3A Twin Towns offers cards and games you can learn mah-jong on Fridays at 10am. Phone (07) 5534 7333 or email

Twin Towns Evening

TWEED Heads Bowls Club was the venue for area NJ 2 VIEW Club's Gala luncheon, hosted by National Councillor Rosie McDermott. Members came from clubs from Tweed to Ballina for a really great day of fellowship, fun and fantastic entertainment. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm for 7pm. Phone (02) 6674 3115.


WE OFFER a range of art and exercise classes for mature age people. Most classes are held at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, High St, Lismore Heights. Enrolment day term 4 in 2018 is Friday, October 5. Classes can be joined any time during the term and 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.


FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron St and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.

All welcome. For more information phone Bronwyn on (07) 5593 9319.


CARPET Bowls: fortnightly on a Friday from 10am-noon, September 7 and 21 and October 5 and 19.

Book now for our community bus trip, Learn the Story of New Italy, on Friday, September 28. The bus will leave Tintenbar Hall at 10am and arrive back about 3.30pm. Phone Marg on (02) 6687 8033 for more information.


THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Spring Carnival of Craft on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, from 9am-3pm in the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Cnr Brett and Wharf Sts, Tweed Heads. There will be lots of different craft stalls including candle and soap makers, photographic art, weavers, wood craft, hand-crafted jewellery, fancy coat hangers, tea towels, card/paper craft and many more crafts.

We will also have cakes, plants and light refreshments with a sausage sizzle on the Saturday. Entry is $5 per person and all proceeds go to buying equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Come along and have a really fun day.


NATIONAL Servicemen's Association Of Australia Qld, Gold Coast South - Twin Towns Branch NSW. Our general meetings are held bi Monthly on odd months from 10am Queensland time. Venue: RSL Twin-Towns, Anzac Room, Tweed Heads. Our next GM will be held on Friday, September 21. For veterans who served in any Forces of the Commonwealth between 1951 -1972. Why not join us and re-kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service? New members are always welcome to attend.

For further information phone Tom Hughes Public officer on (07) 5513 0665.


OUR next Meeting will be on Monday, October 8. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed, in the downstairs auditorium. Our guest speaker will be Shyamli Long, demonstrating how to make the Japanese inspired Kokedamas, a process that Shyamli describes as, "wrapping a plant's root system in sphagnum and binding it with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form”.

They are a wonderful idea for gifts or for those of us with that small garden space, such as apartments. The hall opens at 8.30am for entry and benching. Cuttings and trading tables will start selling at 8.45am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Morning tea is available and the general meeting starts at 10am. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door. 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.


THE annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a family oriented day filled with stalls, activities and entertainment, all centred around the magnificent Richmond River.

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Woodburn Riverside Festival has continued to go from strength to strength, and Sunshine Sugar has been a proud supporter since its inception.

The Broadwater Sugar Mill will again be entering a vessel in the iconic Raft Race, hoping to out-perform last year's effort.

Being held on Saturday, October 13, at Riverside Park, Woodburn; the festival brings the local community together to celebrate not only the splendour of the river, but the important role it has played in developing and sustaining the Richmond Valley. With a full schedule of activities from 9am to 9pm, there should be something for everyone on offer.

Along with amusement rides, performances by local schools, markets, barbecue, and a live band; the infamous and extremely competitive Council Challenge race between Richmond Valley Council and Lismore City Council will take place ahead of the open raft race and mini biathlon.

The event culminates in the evening, with a fireworks display over the river. Go to facebook. com/woodburnevent team/.

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