Community Diary November 17



Al-Anon Family Groups Is your life affected by someone else’s drinking? 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.


The Anglican Parish of Kingscliff are holding a fundraising Christmas Cake stall on November 26 from 8am at St James’ Church Kingscliff. Christmas cakes and puddings a speciality  along with other homemade goodies

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 9.45 am and welcome you to join us.  Please call Lynda on 0434 103 409 for more information.

Kingscliff Mixed Probus Club holds its meeting at the Kingscliff Beach and Bowls Club on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am and outings on the third Wednesday of the month. Visitors are very welcome.  Phone Norma on 02 66763360.

Friends of the Library Kingscliff invite you to come to the library in Turnock St, Kingscliiff and snap up some bargains every Saturday morning between 9.15-11.45am. Books include hardback fiction and large print. Prices range from all now 50c. Donations of clean books in good condition are always welcome. Enquiries to Librarian Larry Price Phone 02 6674 1607.


Friends of The Tweed Regional Museum has released the latest calendar 2017, with a collection of historical and incredible Tweed images. Printed on high gloss stock the calendar was printed locally by Print Spot and is available for $12 at The Tweed Regional Museum, Murwillumbah, Cartridge World, Tweed Heads South and at  Anderson’s, Main Street Murwillumbah.

Murwillumbah Toastmasters Club offers a supportive and friendly environment in which to develop and enhance public speaking skills and more.  This fun loving dinner club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 6.45 p.m. 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.

Murwillumbah Toddler Tunes and Stories is an enjoyable, free activity for children and their families. It takes place in Murwillumbah on Thursday mornings from 10am till 11am during school terms at the Martin Watt Centre, Wollumbin St Murwillumbah (access through the Presbyterian Church Office/Office street entry).  Phone a family support worker on 0455 911715 or 0413 879279 if you need to know more or would like to book your spot.

Film Chat 3rd Friday of the month after the 6pm film Regent Cinema.  18th of November Special Event; The Bentley Effect followed by a Q&A panel with the filmmaker and local CSG activists

Car Boot Sale to be held in the Anglican Church grounds Byangum Rd Murwillumbah on Saturday November 26th, from 8.30 until 12pm. Site fee $12.00. Bookings essential, morning teas a/v,  join the fun and find your Christmas bargains. If wet stalls in the Undercroft. Enquiries Merilyn Gilmore 02 6672 2013.

The Murwillumbah Autumn Club offers activities including Euchre & Craft, Stretch your mind, Country Music Nights, Relaxation & Meditation and gentle yoga. For more informatin contact Noela Gresham 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 The Murwillumbah Cancer Support Group meets from 10am to 12 midday on the second Monday of every month at the Community Health Centre on the corner of Nullum and Wollumbin streets. These informal meetings offer mutual, practical and emotional support. For more information, call Cancer Liaison Nurse on 6672252.

Tweed Valley Spanish Language Conversation Group. Hola amigos, we meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1.30pm and the 4th Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Regent Cinema (in the lobby or out on the balcony) 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 6.30 for 7.00pm. Contact Peter 66721471 or Bob 66722258.

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.


Business Networking Group second Thursday of the month. Open to all businesses and creatives looking to connect. $30 includes breakfast. All proceeds go to Movember.  All welcome. Corner Stop Espresso Bar, Coronation Ave Pottsville. For enquires Phone 0418723908.

Pottsville Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Pottsville Neighbourhood Centre, 12 Elizabeth Street from 2pm until 4pm.  All are welcome. Any queries call 02 6676 4555.


The Tumbulgum Christmas Dance is now being held on Saturday November 19 at the Tumbulgum Hall at 8pm. Dancing to Trilogy band with a special visit from Santa. Supper, door prizes and raffles. All welcome for a great family night.

Tumbulgum Public School and Catholic School former students and staff, together with past and present Tumbulgum residents, are invited to the Informal get together on Saturday 26 November, 2016 from 11am (DST)  at Tumbulgum Tavern. Please RSVP by 22 Nov, email Brian


Community Transport is seeking a volunteer social bus coordinator. Organising and participating on an outing for frail aged people. First Monday of each month for Tweed Heads clients. Please contact Amanda on 1300 875 895

Smokehouse Country Music Club meets at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club on Sunday 27th November at 1pm EST.   $3 entry.  Singers welcome, please bring 3 copies of chorded song charts for Smokehouse Backing Band. Come along for a great afternoon of Country Music, dancing and friendly company.   Practice on Tuesday 22nd November.  For more information: contact Colin on: 0755 904465.

U3A  members may re-enroll  for 2017 from 1st November 2016. Early birds who pay  their enrolment by 12 noon January 18,  2017 go into a draw for refund of their membership fees. Classes finish 15th December, 2016 Classes resume February 6, 2017. Check with tutors for their final class for 2016

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 the 20th November 2016.  At 10am QLD Time & 11am NSW Time in the “RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room” of the Twin Towns Services Club. If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth “between” 1951 -1972 then why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. For further information contact: Tom Hughes Public officer on 07 5513 0665.

Tickets for the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas Raffle are now on sale at various venues around the Tweed.  The tickets are $2 each and will be on sale until Friday 16 December when the raffle will be drawn.  The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary recently advertised that the 1st prize in the Christmas Raffle was a giant Christmas stocking valued at $500.  This is incorrect and should have been that the 1st prize is $500 cash.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.All proceeds from the raffle will go to purchasing necessary equipment for the Tweed Hospital.

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

Exercise for over 50s, Tuesdays. 1pm Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Gerrard St. Ph 5536 4050

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10:30 am 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 is a dynamic group which 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.


Tweed Climate Action is meeting for a picnic and AGM at Crams Farm on Saturday November 19th. Meet people who care about the future and enjoy a spring day at this beautiful reserve. See for details.

The Annual Uki Red Cross Christmas Appeal will be held in Uki Hall, Friday 2nd December 2016. Goods on sale from 9.00am, Lunch served 12.00pm – 1.30pm. Donations of cash, cooking, produce, jams, and any saleable goods, gratefully accepted. Goods and/or items may be left with Joy Armour, Pauline Carroll, or at the Uki Hall on the day. For further information phone Joy 66795297 or Pauline 66795176