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BANORA POINT

■ 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.

BILAMBIL

■ 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

■ 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.

KINGSCLIFF

■ 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.

MURWILLUMBAH

■ 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.

TWEED HEADS

■ 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.

YOUR EVENT: Please send in your di­ary en­tries and pho­tos of your group when pos­si­ble to di­[email protected]­dai­lynews.com.au

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.

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