SERENADE FOR STRINGS: Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective featuring ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone.
SERENADE FOR STRINGS: Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective featuring ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone. Simon Davidson.

What's on: Northern NSW


THE Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective presents Serenade for Strings on Friday, October 25 from 7:30pm.

The orchestra will present a romantic program of the finest classical music from Beethoven to Mendelssohn mixed with an exciting new Australian work; composer Paul Stanhope's Dancing on Clouds from the Hush 18 Collective Wisdom album. Tickets $20 - $59. NORPA at Lismore City Hall.

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GET On-Line Week will be celebrated across the Richmond-Tweed Libraries with Trivia at the Library at the Goonellabah, Tweed Heads, Byron and Ballina Libraries on Thursday, October 17 from 5pm.

To celebrate get on-line week, the Libraries will hold literary-themed trivia. Bookings are essential and can be made at your local Library branch. Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be served -bring your own device or use one of the Library's and join in the fun.

A Samsung Galaxy tablet will be up for grabs as lucky door prize. Registration from 5pm and trivia from 5.30pm.


CELEBRATING their 82nd anniversary is The Glenn Miller Orchestra. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, also featuring 24 musicians, singers and dancers - this concert highlights the great 'Big Band' hits, the original Glenn Miller arrangements, the music of Legends such as The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the romantic World War II melodies made famous by Dame Vera Lynn - music which captivated millions of people worldwide - are all brought together on stage in a nostalgic concert spectacular. The Concert will also feature sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. Saturday, October 19 at the Twin Towns Auditorium, Tweed Heads.

Bookings on 1300 014 014.


THE Nimbin Community Centre is proud to host our 2nd annual Sticks n' Stones sculpture exhibition in their very own 'Quad' from October 19-27. Artists, young and old are invited to submit works for an outdoor sculpture exhibition, using all natural materials. Join the fun for opening day on Saturday, October 19 with a traditional maypole dance to weave new visions for the planet on the grass behind the Rainbow building. Bring flowers to the Nimbin Markets for a closing ceremony - creating and together dispersing a mandala to release those dreams in celebration of the cycles of nature. This is a free event at the Nimbin Community Centre, 81 Cullen St, Nimbin.

For more, phone 02 6689 0000.


'THE Rocky Horror Picture Show' gets the shadowcast treatment at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore, October 25. The campy cultural 1975 phenomenon starring Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet (dammit!) Weiss, and boyfriend Brad Majors played by Barry Bostwick, broke the mold as a hypersexual sci-fi musical that has gone on to touch (oh, has it touched) the beautiful pervs and prudes of the world. Fan rituals will be in full effect, as will the Star Court Theatre Players Shadow cast. Held from 7pm, Fixed Price: Adult $18, Concession $15.

Phone 02 6622 5005 or go to


KYOGLE Bazaar is supported by Kyogle Together a non profit organisation where all proceeds are returned to local community programs.

It will be held on October 27 from 8am to 2pm at the Ampitheatre in the heart of Kyogle, (behind the information centre). Stalls are centred around handmade but also include plants, bric a brac, local produce, woodwork, leathercraft and support stalls for local community groups.

To book a stall or for any inquiries, phone Sandii on 0457 471 583, email bazaar@kyogle or go to Facebook.


ENJOY a four-course gourmet dinner, designed and prepared by Ballina RSL Executive Chef, using the finest of the regions local produce as part of the Ballina Food and Wine opening gala dinner on Friday, October 18 from 6pm. Complimentary drinks served between 6-7pm. Available for purchase during the evening are premium beers and wines provided by Asahi Premium Beverages and De Bortoli Wines. International singing sensation Rachael Beck accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron are the feature entertainers.

Then dance the night away to Jed Zarb and Rachael. Tickers are $95, go to ballinafood


A TRAUMATIC event or traumatic period in life can have a big impact on how someone relates to them self, their body and to others. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga offers ways to safely explore sensations in the body in the present moment. This empowers someone to make decisions based on what they notice in their body, and reduces the effects of trauma. Sam Voolstra is a certified Trauma Sensitive yoga and iRest mindfulness teacher. Classes are held Wednesdays from October 30, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, fixed price: adult $108, concession $90, Yemaya Center, 115 Keen St, Lismore.

Phone Sam Voolstra on 0487 963 103, email or go to


ALSTONVILLE Agricultural Society holds an annual agricultural show on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, promoting local produce as well as horses, stud beef, poultry, working dog trials and campdraft.

It offers two jam packed days and nights with activities the whole family will enjoy - great food, entertainment, music, rides and animal displays! Now in its 131st year. 

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