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Community at work 1 Korau Place, Suffolk Park. Enquiries 07 5590 7746.

On The Horizon


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Our 33rd Birthday luncheon and entertainment, Thursday 9 August, 10.30am for morning tea at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Visitors welcome. Phone Maureen 0408 294 973 with apologies or to secure a seat.

BV Probus Club

BH Progress Association Meeting 6 August at the Brunswick Heads Community Centre opposite the surf club at 7pm. All residents welcome.

Women’s books group New book group, Women Who Love Books Too Much, starting in August in Mullumbimby. Enquiries ph 0430 175 923 or

Candlelight kirtan Evening of sacred sound with Pralad and the Chants, 6–7.30pm Sunday 5 August,

The Brunswick Valley Probus Club meeting is on Tuesday 7 August, 10am at the Ocean Shores Country Club. Guest Speaker is Dr Liz Hawkins from Dolphin Research Australia. Enquires Margaret 6680 3316.

BB Hospital Auxiliary The Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Street Stall in Bangalow Friday 3 August with home cooking, craft, plants and more. Enquiries 6685 3162.

Mullum CWA Mullumbimby branch of the Country

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Evensong Sunday 5 August at 5pm at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre, 14 Kingsley, Street Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Contact John Power 0403 905 543.

Morning coffee


Animal welfare AGM

Wildlife Rescue

The AGM of the North Coast Branch of the Animal Welfare League NSW will be held on Saturday 4 August at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 5pm. Members and friends welcome.

Home-based volunteer phone coordinators wanted for Wildlife Rescue. Computer and reliable internet connection required. Experience with native animals preferred. No costs incurred; Centrelink approved. Three month training period provided Enquiries on 02 5615 8074

Voluntary euthanasia Exit International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit members. The next meeting will be held on 9 August. Further information on our website or phone local coordinator Elaine 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.

Community Alliance for Byron Shire is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 7 August at 6pm at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Angela Dunlop: 0413 100 796

U3A Ballina/Byron. Beverly Rutter presents a poetry session on Tuesday August 7 at 10 am in the RSL meeting rooms. Everyone welcome. Enquiries 6680 7350.

Labyrinth Walk

Cty Shopping Bus

Walk the Labyrinth at Byron Bay Uniting Church 1st Sunday of the month (April 2018 2nd Sunday) between 2.30 and 4pm. Introductory talk at 2pm. Info: Lauall Greer 0438 608 776.

Seats available on fortnightly Community Transport Shopping Bus from Suffolk Park/Byron Bay to Byron town centre. The door-to-door bus costs $6 and is available to people who can’t access mainstream transport due to age, disability or other reason. Call Amanda 1300 875 895.

Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron Mindfulness-Insight Meditation Sangha & Pairoj Brahma 7pm–9pm Tuesdays at The Yurt, Temple Byron www. No fees. Andrew 0426 119 171, Pairoj 0423 241 916. Buddhist meditation and conversation with John Allan, Mondays 6.30–8.30 pm, The Yurt, Temple Byron. No fees. John 0428 991 189. Byron yoga philosophy club free meditation classes Monday, 6pm, 1 Korau Place Suffolk Park. Go to www. or phone Kris 0435 300 743. Community Yoga Nidra class free, Wednesdays 1–1.30pm at the Bamboo Yoga School, behind The Health Lodge, 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Matt 0430 008 293. Meditation Collective Mondays 6.30pm at Temple Byron. For more info: au or call Geo 0431 747 764. Archetypal Meditation at St Paul’s Spirituality Centre Wednesdays 2–3pm 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). John Power: 0403 905 543.

Regular As Clockwork

Muslim Prayer Friday Muslim prayer. Jumu’ah service held weekly at the Cavanbah Centre at 12:30 pm. Come to the remembrance of Allah

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.

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

Low-cost or free food Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Thursday 9–11am at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details. C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to www.c3byronbay. com to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.


U3A Ballina/Byron


The Good Grief Group meets every Monday 6–7.30pm upstairs at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. This is a safe place for people to share their grief and bereavement.

Ocean Shores Art Expo’s 15th celebration on Friday 24 till Sunday 26 August, 10am– 4pm at the Ocean Shores Public School. Over 300 artworks for sale on the theme ‘Treasures’ plus a huge display of student works. Awards night at 7pm, over $5000 in prizes with food, wine & music. $15 entry. Info at

North Coast Primary Health Network and Northern NSW Local Health District hosting a two day Consumer Representative training on 2 and 3 August in Goonellabah. If you’re interested in participating as a health consumer representative or finding out more, contact Corinne Martin on

Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: Can sense of beauty overcome our daily turmoil? Thursday 2 August, 1.30–3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell St, Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.

Grief support

Ocean Shores Art Expo

Consumer rep training

Byron Sophia

Any cryptic crossword tragics out there – beginners or advanced. If you’d like to share your obsession with others and get together once a week at Marvell Hall as part of the new seniors’ activities, please ring Christine 0407 857 991. As a team we might be able to conquer DA!

The Tweed Gold Coast Family History and Heritage Association Inc will be holding its annual antique and collectables fair at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on 11 and 12 August 2018. 9am till 5pm on Saturday and 10am till 3pm on Sunday. $5 entry fee.

0438 882 817 or corinne.martin@ncahs. You can visit www. for further information.

Free Devotional Sound Healing CDs. Humanity Rising: I am spirit first. Call Bassam and Anne on 0429 858 500.

Wires Volunteers Home-based volunteer coordinators wanted For Wildlife Rescue Inc. Computer with reliable internet connection required. Experience with native animals preferred. No costs incurred; Centrelink approved 3-month training period provided. 6628 1898

Breast Cancer Support

Antiques & collectables

Free #StartupByron Meet-up Thursday August 2, 5–7pm at The Sun Bistro (Byron Arts & Industry Estate). Whether you’re an existing entrepreneur or wantrepreneur, just connecting with what’s happening in Byron Bay and the region. More at startupbyron-meetup-sunbistro.

Helen Hamilton from the Liberation Larder is coming for coffee Tuesday 7 August at 10am. St Paul’s Spirituality Centre, 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay (200 metres off Jonson Street). Contact Sue 6685 3680.

Cryptic Crossword Club

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Big Ride for Palestine cyclists – Brisbane to Byron Bay – will arrive at the Peace Pole, Bay Street, Byron Bay around 3pm on 12 August. They oppose the 51-yearold Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12pm–2pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Family and friends welcome. Phone Ingrid 0431 207 453.


Quick Clues

Ride for Palestine

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Cryptic Clues

Women’s Association meets Wednesday 8 August at 10am at the CWA Rooms. Bring a plate for a light lunch. New members welcome. Info: Jenny 6684 7282 or Sue 6684 1675.





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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:

Alateen Meeting Alateen Meeting every Thursday at 5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-yearolds meet St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, 13 Powell Street, corner of Florence Street Tweed Heads. Al-Anon family groups for older members at the same time and place. 1300 ALANON 1300 252 666

Craft group 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.

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.

Social sporting groups Bangalow: Senior social table tennis at Bangalow Bowling Club on Sundays 2–4pm. All levels welcomed. Call Margot 0412 394 932. Mullumbimby : Tuesday Ladies Group of Riverside Tennis Club welcomes new players 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058. Tuesdays: 10.30am. Byron: Drumming with Gareth Jones at Byron Theatre; Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell 12 till 1pm. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukelele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings needed, information or call 6685 6807. South Golden Shores Community Centre every Monday at 10.30. Phone 0435 780 017. Bangalow Bowlo Sundays at 3pm. All welcome. Enquiries Margot 0412 394 932.

Free Sound Healing CDs

Language exchange Byron language exchange club runs every 2nd Friday from 6pm. Practise other languages or help someone with your English! Find us on Facebook. Contact

Museums Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc Museum corner of Myocum and Stuart Sts Mullumbimby, open Tuesdays and Fridays 10–12 and market Saturdays 9–1. Discover your local history, join our team – 6684 4367. Bangalow Heritage House Museum & Cafe Open Monday–Friday 10am–3pm. Corner Ashton & Deacon Streets Bangalow. Available for event hire and welcomes all groups and visitors. Phone 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. 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.

CI Contact Improvisation Saturdays in Mullumbimby 10–12 noon at St Martin’s, Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby. All levels of dancers welcome. Enquiries 0402 059 564.

Toastmasters Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters meet for coaching in communication and self-development on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6.40pm at Byron Services Club, Byron Bay; www.byronbaytoastmasters. org. Mullum Magic Toastmasters meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday Presbyterian Church Hall, 101 Stuart Street Mullumbimby 7–9 pm. Contact Megan 0424 002 636 or Bruce 0418 515 991.

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Seniors computer club Byron Shire seniors computer club invites interested seniors to come to learn how to use your photos creatively. Meets at Ocean Shores Community Centre, Wednesdays 1–3pm during school terms. For more information phone Gloria on 0428 845 339.

French Conversation Alliance Française – French Conversation in Lismore. Café Conversation every Thursday at Miss Lizzie’s, Woodlark St, Lismore, 5–6pm. Come and speak French. For more info:

Time to sing Come sing inspiring songs and make new friends, Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.

Quota Club 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.

Lions 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.

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.

Volunteer hub


Baby massage

Choose from 40 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email

Buddhist meditation teaching and practice at the living Yoga Sanga, first floor, 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 6–7.30pm, Mondays. Mishaela, 0438 858 842 or Dzogchen Meditation and study group 1st and 3rd

At the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre. Friday mornings, weekly, baby massage classes for expectant and new parents and carers. Gold coin contribution. Bookings essential. Linda 0411 985 557

Byron Shire Echo archives:

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.08 – August 1, 2018  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.08 – August 1, 2018  

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