Community Diary May 18



Al-Anon Family Groups Is your life affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Banora Point Group meets Monday nights at 7.30pm Cnr Leisure & Woodlands Drives, Salvation Army Hall (external right side door). Enquires and other meeting times 1300 252 666 or go to

Banora Point Probus Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club. We have interesting speakers and an outing each month. The speaker for May is a representative from Fair Trading. Contact Colin on 5590 7454 or Norma on 07 5590 5919.


U3A Tweed Coast will present an afternoon of entertainment at Kingscliff Uniting Church Hall, 24A Kingscliff Street, on Friday, June 2 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. For just a $2 donation, enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea at the conclusion of the concert. Enquiries to Lorraine 0457 936 202.

Tweed Valley Toastmasters offers a supportive and friendly environment in which to develop and enhance public speaking skills and more. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9.45am and welcome you to join us. Please call Lynda on 0434 103 409 for more information.

The Tweed Valley – Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen’s Assoc meet the third Tuesday of the month at Cudgen Leagues Club, at 10am. Any Ex-service personnel (not necessarily a Nasho) are welcome to attend. Interesting guest speakers and organised day coach tours. Enquiries Kevin 02 6672 8786.

Kingscliff Mixed Probus Club holds its meeting at the Kingscliff Beach and Bowls Club on the first Wednesday of the month and outings on the third Wednesday of the month. Visitors are very welcome. Phone Norma on 02 6676 3360.

Friends of the Library Kingscliff invite you to come to the library in Turnock St, Kingscliiff and snap up some bargains every Saturday morning. Books include hardback fiction and large print. Prices are $1 or less. Donations of clean books in good condition are always welcome. Enquiries to Librarian Larry Price Phone 02 6674 1607.


Murwillumbah and District Garden Club May 22 meeting guest speaker orchid grower Ken Eldridge of Murwillumbah will speak about his passion for orchids at the Jessie McMillan Hall, Wollumbin Street from 7pm. There will be benching, monthly meeting and chat with a cuppa. New members and guests are welcome. Queries president Wayne Tagget 0438 470 033.

U3A Tweed Coast offers Murwillumbah Mahjong Group, 10am-12pm Tuesdays. For details, contact Janice 0488 570 350.

Autoimmune Resource & Research Centre group for people with Lupus, Sjogren’s, Scleroderma, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Graves etc. Bringing people together in local areas to talk, laugh & support each other with. Wednesday, May 24 10.30am at the Murwillumbah Service Club. RSVP: Please text Bev on 0438 347 444.

Murwillumbah Evening VIEW Club next dinner meeting will be on Monday, June 5 at the Tumbulgum Tavern. The meeting starts at 6:30pm for dinner at 7pm. This month we will be celebrating our 40th Birthday theme: The Captain’s Table. Dress: Evening Wear Cost: $30. Members please remember, if you are unable to attend the meeting or will be bringing a guest, please contact Gloria Martin on 02 6672 3794 by 10am on Thursday before the meeting.

Car Boot Sale to be held in the Anglican Church grounds Byangum Rd on Saturday June 10 from 8.30am until 12pm. Site fee $12.00. Bookings Essential. Morning tea available. Join the fun and find a bargain. If wet stalls will be available in the Undercroft. Enquiries Merilyn Gilmore 02 6672 2013.

Murwillumbah Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 6.45pm at the Courthouse Hotel (upstairs), Main Street, Murwillumbah and we invite you to join us. Please call Elle on 0488 488 385 for more information.

Film Chat 3rd Friday of the month after the 6pm film Regent Cinema.

Murwillumbah Autumn Club weekly activities include Stretch your Mind with Louise Wednesday 12.30pm-2pm, Dance for Every Body Tuesday 9.30am, Country Music Nights fortnightly Fridays 7.30pm, Euchre and Craft Wednesday 9am, Line Dancing Wednesday 5.30pm. Contact Noela 02 6672 2262.

Murwillumbah on the Move walking group for the Heart Foundation meets at Knox Park at 6.55am each Wednesday and Saturday for an hour long walk around the town area. Walk at your own pace with this friendly group while keeping fit. Look for the red hats. Queries Jim 02 66724313 or Zdenka 02 66727847.

The Murwillumbah Cancer Support Group meets from 10am to 12pm on the second Monday of every month at the Community Health Centre. However, please note that for June only we will meet on the first Monday of the month which is Monday, June 5. These informal meetings offer mutual, practical and emotional support. For more information, call Cancer Liaison Nurse on 6672 0252.

Tweed Valley Spanish Language Conversation Group. Hola amigos, we meet on the second Saturday of the month at 1.30pm and the 4th Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Regent Cinema 5 Brisbane Street Murwillumbah. We are a social group only, there are no fees and all levels are welcome. For more information contact John (02) 6672 3471 or

The Murwillumbah Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Murwillumbah Services Club 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Contact Peter 6672 1471 or Bob 6672 2258.

Al Anon meetings Monday 10am ConXions Church, 19 Prince St Murwillumbah. 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? Call 0437955868.


Bush Poets at the Tumbulgum Hall, Saturday, June 24 (afternoon). Presented by Friends of the Tweed Regional Museum.

The Miss Tweed Ball 2017 will continue with Tumbulgum on May 20, Burringbar on May 27, Crystal Creek on June 3, Uki on June 17, Tyalgum on June 24. Dancing from 8pm to midnight, supper included. Tickets are available at the door; there will be raffles, lucky spot prizes, and a variety of dances.


Combined Tweed View Clubs invite everyone to “Walk with View” on Sunday, May 28. Starting at 11am from the Northern end of the Tweed Boat Harbour and strolling along Wharf street and back. There is no cost to anyone. At the finish of the 30 to 40 minute walk, there will be a BYO Barbeque in the park. Call Rosie 0407 892 952 for further info. “We like to wear Purple”

The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its Annual Fashion Parade on Friday, May 26 at the Twin Towns Function Centre, 8 Boyd Street, Tweed Heads. Doors open at 9.30am for a 10am start. Morning Tea is included in admission of $20 per person. Tickets are available from May 12 at the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. Pre-purchase your tickets as seating is limited. Lucky door prizes and the raffle will be drawn on the day.

The Gold Coast South – Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia serving from Tallebudgera to The Tweed will hold its next General Meeting on Sunday, May 21 at 10am EST Time in the “RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room” of the Twin Towns Resort. For further information contact: Tom Hughes Public officer on 07 5513 0665.
Quota International of Tweed Heads/Coolangatta meets the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month at South Tweed Sports – Fellowship 6pm, meeting 6.15pm. Contact: President: Judith 0410 639 439, Vice President: Janet 0419 921 012.

Tweed Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at the Community Room, Tweed City Shopping Centre at 10am. Our aim is to provide friendship, understanding and information to anyone affected by Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Please contact Helen on 02 6676 2549 for more details.

Alateen Meeting starting at 5-6pm every Thursday. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help 8 -16 year olds. St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall 13 Powell St (corner Florence St) Tweed Heads 1300 252 666

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10330am (NSW time) at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For further information call Bronwyn on 5593 9319.

The Blind & Vision Impaired Support Group are seeking a female carer, who would be working in conjunction with a volunteer driver, to accompany members on outings. Times flexible, short training provided. Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads areas. If interested please contact Chris Johnstone on (07) 5523 0306. The group meets regularly for enjoyable social and support functions. We welcome new members. Some transport is available. Call Chris on 07 5523 0306 or Jenny on 02 6679 3490.