Community Diary October 20



Club Banora Garden Club meet at 9.45am on the first Tuesday of every month in the Tuscany Room at Club Banora, Leisure Drive, Banora Point. Each meeting features a guest speaker garden displays, ‘’Lucky Door’’ prize raffles, morning tea and lots of social activities. Either just turn up on the day or phone Maria 5524 8234 or Jenny 0437 016 034.

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 & other meeting times 1300 252 666. Please put this announcement in the next community diary


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 at  Cudgen Leagues Club,  Wommin Bay Road, Kingscliff and welcome you to join us.  Please call Lynda 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.


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
Next film – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years, 21st of Oct.

Caldera Environment Centre AGM November 8 5.30pm at the shop 4 Queen Street Murwillumbah

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!!. Enquiries  Merilyn Gilmore 02 6672 2013

Lions Book Stall, 20-22 October at the Undercroft, Byangum Rd, Murwillumbah. Thousands of books; raising funds for medical research. Th 12 to 5, Fr 7 to 5, Sat 8 to 2. Donations of clean items received on the day.  Helpers always welcome, more info call 0413043593.

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 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

Murwillumbah and District Garden Club October meeting is on Monday 24th from 7pm at the Jessie McMillan Hall Wollumbin Street  Murwillumbah . There will be discussion on the recent flower show., benching, discussion on entries in the  horticulture section of Murwillumbah Show and end of year luncheon. Queries to Wayne 0348 470 033.
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

The Compassionate Friends is an interntional organisation offering friendship and understanding to each other after the death of a child. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at Murwillumbah Autumn Club, 16 Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah commencing 10.30am. For more information please contact:  Lorraine on 02 6672 3219 or Judy on 0416 015 030.

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.

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


Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Watch. Next meeting:  Thursday 3rd November 2016. Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Place:  Reef Room, Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre, Elizabeth Street, Pottsville Beach.

Businesses 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 Beach Neighbourhood Centre (PBNC) is again offering free Tax Help. Until the end of October, the centre’s qualified volunteer, Garry, will assist people to complete their tax returns. If your tax affairs are simple and you earn $50,000 pa or less, you could be eligible for this assistance. For more information visit PBNC’s facebook site or contact Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 6676 4555

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


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


Twin Towns Day VIEW Club November meeting on  Thursday November 3rd. This is one of their biggest days as Portophino Fashion has their parades and you can buy the outfits, plus heaps more for sale. It all takes place in the downstairs auditorium at South Tweed Sports Club. The meeting starts at 1am DST with a morning cuppa.  Just ring Freda on 0755 241357 if you have to apologise or if you are bringing guests.

South Tweed Social Euchre Club will be hosting a euchre tournament on sunday the 6th of November 2016. everyone is invited to attend and entry fee is $20.00 which includes a hot lunch, there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for more information call brian 0410810750 or

Smokehouse Country Music Club meets at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club on Sunday 23rd October 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 18th October.  For more information: contact Colin on: 0755 904465.

U3A Twin Towns Inc. are looking for volunteer tutors.  Anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with other members and contributing to a vibrant, diverse and interesting course program is most welcome to contact our course Co-ordinator, Alison Watson. Classes are run in Tweed Heads, Coolangatta and at 4 Boyd Street Tugun. Please telephone 07 55 347 333 or find us on Facebook or

The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is organising a Warehouse Shopping Trip on Tuesday 8 November departing from in front of the Tweed Heads Bowling club at 7.15 am sharp. Cost is $48 per person which includes morning tea and lunch. We will be visiting several shopping outlets in the Brisbane are. This is always a fun day and will be raising money for the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary to purchase much needed equipment for the Tweed Hospital. For more information ring Denise on 55998956 or Jean on 55999273.

U3A Twin Towns Inc. presents a free concert by our wonderful members performing at the Scout Hall in Coolangatta, opposite the Bowling Club, on 21st October, the doors open at 10am.(Queensland time). Concert begins at 10.30. (Qld).The U3A ukulele players will be performing at the concert to entertain you. All welcome to attend the free concert and  enjoy the free morning tea. No booking needed.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Fete and Raffle. The raffle was drawn at the Fete on Saturday 15 October and the winners are: 1st Prize J Wall Ticket No 52944, 2nd Prize A Simpson Ticket No 52374, 3rd Prize K Twist Ticket No 52505. The next fundraiser is the Warehouse Trip on Tuesday 8 November. For more information ring Denise on 07 55998956 or Jean on 07 55999273.

Alateen Meeting starting at 5.00-6.00pm 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 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.

Quota International of Tweed Heads/Coolangatta Inc meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club in Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. Enquiries to President Yvonne Williams on 07 5524 1186 or Judith Turner on 07 5536 5563

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.

Tweed Coolangatta Lions Club meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6.30pm in Tweeds Heads Bowling Club. Contact Kelly Adams 0415923137.


Northern Rivers Guardians meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month at Mavis’s Kitchen, Mt Warning Rd, Uki.  All members welcome. Join us in our work for a sustainable Northern Rivers.