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Community at work Regular As Clockwork DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY


U3A discussion group

Lions Club

Low-cost food

Town Choir

Please note that, owing to space restrictions, not all entries may be included each week. Email copy marked ‘Regular As Clockwork’ to

Bangalow Land and Rivercare working bee every Saturday 8.30–10.30am. See or call Liz 6687 1309.

Brunswick Valley U3A audiovisual discussion group, Thursdays 10am Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Info 0432 165 006.

C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.

Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Timber Slab factory, Jubilee Ave, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome.

Craft group

Quota Club

Interested in making new friends and helping our community? Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm Ocean Shores Country Club. Info: Joan Towers 0400 484 419.

The Uniting Craft & Social Group meets every Monday 9.30am–2.30pm at the Uniting Church in Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. Bring lunch and whatever else you need. All welcome. Do you prefer patchwork and quilting? Come along on Monday evening same place at 6pm. Enquiries Tilly 6685 5985.

Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.

Bush School

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is peer-support group of men and women for whom sex and/or romance have become a problem. For details of weekly meetings, phone 0452 074 974 or visit

Neighbourhood Centre Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.

#StartupByron #StartupByron Un-Networking meets the first Thursday of every month, focused on connecting anyone interested in startups or small biz. See startinno. com/events/2015/5/7/startupbyron-unnetworking.

Respite Service Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email, website:

Junior chess club The Mullum junior chess club meets after school until 4.45pm Tuesdays in room F4 at Mullumbimby High School. All ages, all standards, encouragement and professional coaching. Ph Mike 6684 6281.

Bridge club The Brunswick Valley Bridge Club meets every Saturday and Monday at 12.15pm at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. Visitors welcomed. For further information/partner ring Phyllis Keyte on 6684 1103.

ESL classes Free English as a Second Language classes in Mullumbimby, suitable for beginners to advanced learners. More info call 0421 796 529 or 6674 7267.

Meditation Buddhist meditation teaching and practice now at the Living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Contact Mishaela on 0438 858 842 or mishaela@ Dzogchen Meditation Group – 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at Brunswick Heads Community Centre. Contact Katie 0417 798 726 or qld@ for more info. Mindfulness Meditation with Pairoj Brahma, Melli O’Brien and Heather Albrecht Every Tuesday 7.15–9pm at the yurt, Temple Byron (www.templebyron. com). No fees, contact 0423 241 916, 401 359 559. www.themindfulnesssummit. com. Healing Meditation 7.30pm Sunday mornings in Myocum. Dean 0414 364 415 or wwwunityhousebyron.

On The Horizon DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to

Dunecare Day The Green and Clean Awareness Team’s monthly Dunecare Day Sunday 15 January 9am–12 noon, meeting in front of the Beach Cafe at Clarkes Beach. Enquiries Udo 0413 173 786 or Veda 6685 7991.

Rate rise Join a strategy group to stop the planned Special Rate Variation. Text 0434 193 901.

Library fun Baby Bounce session Mullumbimby – Tuesday 11.30am, Brunswick Heads – Friday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Friday 10am. Storytime for toddlers and preschool children Mullumbimby – Friday 10.30am, Brunswick Heads – Monday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Tuesday 10.30am.

Spanish conversation A Spanish conversation group meets every Monday evening in Mullumbimby in order to improve language skills and cultural knowledge. Phone Paco 6684 0242.

Men’s Groups Complete Men has regular fortnightly men’s groups on different nights in both Byron and Mullum. Call Tim Fisk 0422 508 533.

No-interest loans

Repair Cafe

Byron Community No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) is a not-for-profit community program providing people on low incomes with safe, fair interest-free loans of up to $1,000 for purchasing essential goods and services. Contact the Byron Community Centre to find out more.

Mullumbimby’s Repair Cafe at the Mullumbimby campus of Byron Community College in Burringbar Street on Saturdays 9am till 12 noon. Volunteers will be there to help you fix things that might otherwise end up in the tip, or to advise how it might be done.

Budgeting Support Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.

Museums Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum at corner of Myocum & Stuart Sts Mullumbimby open every Friday 10am–12 noon and market Saturdays 9am–1pm. Discover your local history. Bangalow Museum & Tea Room open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm, Cnr Ashton & Deacon Sts Bangalow. Volunteers sought, please contact the museum 6687 2183.

Drug support groups Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the shire – Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges because of the alcohol or drug use of someone close to you? Learn coping skills and gain support from others. Confidential meetings in Byron Bay 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, upstairs at 75 Jonson Street (stairs beside Westpac Bank). Phone Jane 0410 494 933. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. For information and meetings call 6680 7280. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meetings held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www.

Byron Market Byron Market Sunday 15 January at the Butler St Reserve, 8am–3pm. Kellie Knight and the Daze and Tim Stokes playing. Please leave dogs at home.

Family Fireworks Family Fireworks, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads Saturday 14 January at 9pm. Woodchop carnival follows, 18–21 January.

Food Box update Food Box at the Mullum Uniting Church will re-open on 19 January.

Byron library fun Friday 13 January at 10.30am – Marble run fun! For children aged three and up. Friday 20 January at 10.30am – Mystery celebrity magician! Bookings required for all activities on 6685 8540.

North Coast news daily:

Rainbow Dragons Abreast

Each Thursday during term time the Brunswick Bush School takes kids 6–13 years out into the bush to learn, grow and connect with each other. Facebook: Brunswick Bush School and email:

Toastmasters Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meetings coaching in communication and self-development run on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6.40pm at Byron Services Club, Byron Bay; MullumMagic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday in Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Contact Ashni 0439 843 657 or Mani on 0488 433 047.

CoDA Co-dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a worldwide network of groups of men and women learning how to develop and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. For more information visit www.codependentsanonymous. or phone 9281 3330.

Rainbow Dragons Abreast (RDA) welcomes breast cancer survivors for a paddle at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, on Sundays 7.30 for 8am start. Info Marian 6688 4058, mazzerati2010@

Byron FLEA

Op shops

Bridge Club

Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8am–12 noon. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Anglican Church Mullumbimby Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm. Volunteers needed, enq Liz 6684 2622 nights. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am-3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am-2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon–Fri 10am– 5pm, Sat 9am–2pm.

The Brunswick Valley Bridge Club meets every Saturday and Monday at 12.15pm at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. All welcome. Info: Silvia Van Rossum 6676 3720.

Carers’ support


Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.

Calling all fellas who as a boy or man went on a Pathways, Making Men or Men2B Rite of Passage camp: weekly Monday night men’s group 7–9.30pm at the CWA Hall Mullum. Email or call Karim 0403 755 192.

Byron FLEA at the YAC (1 Gilmore Crescent) 2nd Saturday of every month from 8am till 1pm. Free stalls for young people. Call Berri 0490 026 840.

Sex & Love Addicts Anon

CWA Bangalow Interested women are welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–1pm and the second Monday evening of each month 5–7pm in the Bangalow CWA rooms for craft and friendship. Rooms are open daily Monday–Saturday 9am–noon.

Potters & Sculptors Mullumbimby Potters & Sculptors at the Community Art Gallery at the Drill Hall, is open every Tues & Thurs 10am–2pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month (Mullum Market Day) 10am– 4pm. Pottery and sculpture crafted by local artisans for sale, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Enquiries:

Mullum CWA Mullumbimby Branch CWA Handicraft Group in the CWA rooms Tincogan Street Mullumbimby each 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month throughout 2016. Classes in knitting, crochet, embroidery and sewing are offered. Enquiries Margaret 66842956.

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Byron Girls Group A fun, creative and supportive group for girls aged 12–18 every Wednesday 4–6pm at the Byron Youth Service. Contact Lotte 0490 026 840 for details.

Cryptic Clues

Quick Clues

Bay Community Singers



1. Two in one puma slaughter – could be deadly! (6,9) 9. Confused cognition, concealed identity (9) 10. Farrow embraces a new madness (5) 11. Strays around the ring, making mistakes (6) 12. “The droning sound of a rodent,” said Spooner, referring to the dormitory’s female supervisor (5,3) 13. Bats around the English, and perspires (6) 15. Kids lied unconvincingly – not appreciated (8) 18. Prayer for the hirsute, holding back a thousand and fifty (4,4) 19. New in classes, uses cocaine (6) 21. Common sense about Australian and English – sick in the stomach … (8) 23. … clears the throat, making firm sounds of disgust. (6) 26. Head ache, including temperature – that’s the end (5) 27. Take a leisurely look over a new number, and fawn outrageously! (5,4) 28. Trainer got set – is prepared for the trots! (15)

1. Inflammation of both lungs (6,9) 9. Disguised, with identity concealed (9) 10. Obsession, madness (5) 11. Mistakes (6) 12. Woman in charge of a dormitory or fraternity (5,3) 13. Perspires (6) 15. Not loved, regarded with aversion (8) 18. Ave Maria (4,4) 19. Grunts, noises of contempt (6) 21. Sick, feeling the need to vomit (8) 23. Sharp and noisy expulsions of air from the lungs (6) 26. Demise, expiration (5) 27. Excessively fawn or flatter, suck up to (5,4) 28. Inflammation of the stomach and intestines (15)

Bay Community Singers is a singalong group for seniors and anyone else, Mondays, Byron Community Centre, 10.30–11.30am. Entry by donation. 0417 277 211,

$1,000 GRANTS JAN/FEB 2017 PERIOD The Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby are offering

BI-MONTHLY GRANTS up to $1,000 These grants can be applied for by any Not-For-Profit organisation or group which supports our local community within the Byron Shire (except Bangalow who have their own Lions Club) i.e. Church groups, health groups, local charities, service groups, any humanitarian purposes. These grants will be offered every two months. Contact the Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby PO Box 12 Mullumbimby Email: An application will be sent to you. Applications must be received by 14th February 2017. The $1,000 grant for Nov/Dec was awarded to: The Byron Bay Rainbow Swim Club Teaching disabled children to swim Unsuccessful applications do not carry forward, a new application is required. Any questions phone Tony Cornell 6680 2011, Joan Towers 0400 484 419 or Claire Harris 6680 3707.



1. Motorists, initiators (7) 2. Open sore (5) 3. Power to which a base must be raised to produce a given number (9) 4. Hurt, agony (4) 5. Thrifty, frugal (8) 6. Viral disease producing swelling of the glands (5) 7. One who does not use cigarettes or a DOWN pipe (3-6) 1. Deceased: streams of motorists (7) 8. Surprised, shocked (7) 2. Horribly cruel affliction (5) 14. Pain killing injections into the spinal 3. Record a sound of a musical pattern – column (9) actually it’s a mathematical function! (9) 16. Master of an estate (9) 4. Father in agony (4) 17. Plausible, open to debate (8) 5. English comedian embraces working 18. Look of guilt or shame (7) on the cheap (8) 6. Mother rider – it affects the testicles! (5) 20. Siblings, nurses or nuns (7) 22. Anaesthetic liquid (5) 7. Norm, Ken, so much better – kicked 24. Exult, feel smug satisfaction (5) the cigarettes! (3-6) 8. Capone, carrying a gun, caused panic 25. Fortified wine (4) (7) Last week’s solution N160 14. Pairs duel, needing pain-killing A S H E N E U R I P I D E S injections (9) E O O M E O A I S O M E T I M E S S O L O N 16. Los Angeles, north; Alexander C E E A T S G U becomes the holder of an estate (9) H O R A C E C A T U L L U S 17. Bug a real problem? It can be debated Y A T U M E (8) L I O N S S H A R E M I N D 18. Execute the setter, perhaps – he’s U N E E A M S I guilty and ashamed (7) S P I N N E O N L I G H T S O I T T R H 20. On board, tries desperately for nurses M E N A N D E R S A P P H O (7) I S D R A C E N 22. Number three event (5) D H O T I N O V E L E T T E 24. Achieve goal over time, and exult! (5) A U G A I E A S S O P H O C L E S S P L I T 25. Left a drink (4)

The Byron Shire Echo January 11, 2017 55

Byron Shire Echo – Issue 31.31 – 11/01/2017  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

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