■ THERE will be no meeting of the Hastings Point Tweed Coast Probus Club during December or January. The next meeting will be at Tricare, 87 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point, at 10am on Tuesday, February 19. The speaker will be Tweed Valley wildlife rescuer and carer Jan Pilgrim. For details, phone Jean Watson (02) 6670 4072.
■ THE Bilambil dance is on Saturday, January 12 at the Bilambil Hall. Music will be performed by the Trilogy band. Dancing beginning at 8pm. There will be supper and door prizes. All welcome for a family night.
■ FINGAL Head Coastcare meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-11am and on Saturdays from 9am-noon for regular working bees. For details, phone Kay Bolton 0402 839 479.
■ THE University of the Third Age Tweed Coast is holding an information day at Kingscliff Village Centre on Thursday, January 10. Come along and find out about the myriad courses and groups you can join, from painting to languages, book clubs to tennis, computers to dancing. It costs just $40 to join, giving you unlimited access to more than 40 different activities. For more information, phone Jeni on 0401 821 681 or visit tweedcoast.u3anet.org.au.
■ THE Kingscliff Triathlon is seeking community feedback ahead of the March 31 event. In an effort to reduce the impact of Marine Parade road closure, residents and local businesses are invited to provide feedback on the event to [email protected]ports.org.
■ TWEED Valley Friendship Force is part of an international organisation that involves travel to and hosting people from countries around the world. The group meets regularly at the Murwillumbah Golf Club. Inquiries to Lorrene on 0428 726 607 or Maureen on 0427 465 519.
■ A NEW suicide bereavement support group has started in Tweed Heads and is holding its first meeting on January 4. This is a free facilitated group open to adults who have lost someone to suicide. All discussions are open and confidential. The group meets on the first Friday of the month from 6pm-8pm NSW at Cornerstone Medical Centre, 13 Beryl St, Tweed Heads. For more information, phone 0474 206 486 or email tweed[email protected]bsa.org.au
■ TWIN Towns and District Garden Club’s next meeting will be on Monday, January 14 at South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. The hall opens at 8.30am and the general meeting starts at 10am. This month’s guest
speaker will be Heather Prior, speaking about and demonstrating the basic principles of Floral Art arranging.
■ TWEED Heads Historical Society’s Resource Centre will re-open on Tuesday, January 15.
■ THE winners of the AOOB Christmas raffle are 1st prize Lea Johansen ticket no. 11683,
2nd prize L Middis ticket no. 11556 and 3rd prize Dianna ticket no .11355.
■ THE Tweed Heads walking group called b.connected, designed for those who identify as having drug and alcohol and mental health issues, has places available. It is an outreach program of The Buttery. Participants improve their health and well-being by
walking and socialising within a supportive group. Activities are chosen by the participants. They may include walking, fishing, swimming, games such as bocce, art, music, day trips and more. The group meets every Monday in eight-week blocks from 10.30am-12.30pm in Tweed Heads. To register or for more information, phone Mark on 0437 163 511.
■ QUOTA International Tweed Heads Coolangatta’s next meeting is on Monday, February 4 at South Tweed Sports from 6.30pm (NSW). For more information, phone Judith on 0410 639 439 or Janet on 0419 921 012.
■ TWEED Bridge club is starting a new social bridge group on Wednesday, February 6 from 8.45-11am. All are welcome with or without a partner. For more information, phone Marilyn on 5590 7478 or email s.march[email protected]pond.com.
■ U3A Twin Towns invite volunteer tutors and course leaders to join us. Classes held in Coolangatta, Tugun and Tweed Heads. Share your knowledge and experience for short courses or full year classes in topics such as history, geography, philosophy, film appreciation, music, craft, technology, exercise and dance. Share your ideas. Phone (07) 5534 7333 or email u3atwin[email protected]
■ TWEED Heads Red Cross Branch meets in the community meeting room next to Woolworths at Tweed City Shopping Centre on the second Friday of the month at 10am and holds craft mornings on the third Friday of the month. Phone Joan on (02) 6674 4700.
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CHARITY: Fred’s Place is a local drop in centre for homeless and at risk people from the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast. It is operated by St Vincent de Paul and is open daily from Monday to Friday offering a place for them to visit to wash clothes, have a shower and have a snack. Co-ordinators offer them access to services such as counselling, legal aid, home assistance and medical services. Kennedy Drive Medical Centre runs a regular medical centre from the site with the support of Northern NSW Local Health District. Recently staff from Kennedy Drive Medical Centre including business owner Maureen Firehock handed out over 100 Christmas hampers to Fred’s Place clients. The hampers consisted of a selection of food as well as hats, sunglasses and sunscreen to help people through the Christmas period. Kennedy Drive staff were honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to give back to people in need from the local community.