GET TECH SAVY: The Smart Phone Course for Seniors is a two-hour free course in Ballina, delivered by local volunteers to help seniors learn more about their smart phone.
GET TECH SAVY: The Smart Phone Course for Seniors is a two-hour free course in Ballina, delivered by local volunteers to help seniors learn more about their smart phone. VeraOsco

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LAUGHTER is proven to benefit our physical, emotional and mental health, This club, which is weekly will be run by Meredith Yardley, certified Laughter Yoga Leader. It doesn't matter if you live here, or are just passing through, everyone is welcome. Tuesdays

from July 18 from 5.30-6.15pm at

St Mary's Administration Hall, Burnett St, Ballina. Bring water and wear something comfy. Cost: gold coin donation if you can afford it.


CARPET BOWLS: Fortnightly on a Friday 10am-12pm, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25. SCRABBLE: Fortnightly on a Thursday, 10am-12pm, July 20 and August 3, 17 & 31. Contact Marg on 66878033 for more information about these activities.


ON THURSDAY, August 3 and Friday, August 4

from 9.30am-4.30pm, Lennox Head's first Mental Health First Aid Course will be held at the Lennox Community Centre. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or is in a mental health crisis. Participants in this course will learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems, including signs and symptoms, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. www.communityspaces.


IF SOMEONE in your family has a drinking problem, you can see what it's doing to them. But can you see what it's doing to you? Al-Anon may help. Call 1300252666 or go to


WE WILL be holding

our Annual General Meeting on Monday, August 7 at 2pm in the auditorium of the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

All are welcome. Don't forget that the auxiliary holds bingo sessions every Sunday at 1pm

at the Tweed Heads

Bowls Club. All proceeds go to the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary to purchase equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Support your local hospital.


OUR monthly meetings are held on the first

Friday of each month at South Tweed Sports Club, Tweed Heads South at 2pm (NSW time) in the Secret Garden Room. We are a not for profit organisation raising money for local children's charities, story dogs, palliative care, baby and children's wards at Tweed Heads Hospital and Westmead Children's Hospital. New members are most welcome. For further information phone Twenette 0755232939.


WE WELCOME all Gold Coast and Tweed area residents and visitors. The Centre has a large range of activities including, bingo, new vogue dancing, computer lessons, cards, choir, indoor bowls, craft, light exercises, rock & roll, yoga, guitar & ukulele, bus trips, hairdressing and more. Our next free monthly concert will be on Monday, July 31 at 1pm Qld time featuring Dixie Jazz Band. Please phone 0755364050 or visit the centre at 2 Gerrard St, australia. Murwillumbah meeting Monday 10am

at ConXions Church,

19 Prince St.


WE ARE holding our Annual Arts Craft and Quilt Fair on July 29 from 9am-3pm at The Casino Community & Cultural Centre in Walker St, Casino. Entry is by gold coin donation. Morning teas and light lunch available.


NORTHERN Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina will launch a vibrant cross cultural exhibition in July celebrating a unique collaboration between two groups of remote indigenous women textile artists. Wahng Ngullboo Karridjarrkdurrkmirri Working Together. Bundjalung Wake Up Time & Kunwinjku Women textile artist collaboration. The exhibition is open until Sunday, July 23. The Gallery is located at

44 Cherry St, Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am-4pm and weekends from 9.30am-2.30pm. For information call 66816167 or visit


OUR next meeting will be on Monday, August 14 in the function room at the South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South. There will be an interesting guest speaker. Doors open at 8.30am and our meeting starts at 10am.

Visitors are welcome. Contact Monika on 0412638373 or email


BALLINA Shire Council's program Broadband for Seniors is launching a new course this month to help our local seniors discover the magic of smartphones. The free course will cover the fundamentals of operating a smart phone, including using the internet, sending text messages and emails, using apps and more. The program begins on July 24 to 31 at the Council's Kentwell Community Centre, Ballina. Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book call Ballina Shire Council Community Spaces on 66876291 or email communityspaces@

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