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Community at work Regular As Clockwork DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Please note that, owing to space restrictions, not all entries may be included each week. Email copy marked ‘Regular As Clockwork’ to every Wednesday 10–12noon 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.

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.

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:

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,

Alateen meeting Alateen meeting every Thursday at

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Choose from 50 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

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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; Ukulele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings needed, information seniors@byroncommuntycentre. com 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.

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Social sporting groups

Adult Children Of Alcoholic Parents and/or Dysfunctional Families (ACA) help & recovery group meets in East Lismore every Friday 10–11.30am corner 215 Dibbs St and Wyrallah Rd in small Quakers hut next to Community Hall.



5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-year-olds 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 www.




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Cryptic Clues

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1. Turns off the fridge and discovers soft, red muck (8) 5. A round boat without a prow for the prophet (6) 10. A 26 for a hectare, roughly, in the west (7,8) 11. No lecher – not right to be involved in a military formation (7) 12. Real beauty – on who causes a 7! (7) 13. Mutant hound – aim: to produce a sort of a person (8) 15. Silent diplomacy guards the individual (5) 18. Conservative returns after the outskirts of Sydney – she could be 5! (5) 20. Reportedly burdens sailor with a sort of guide (8) 23. Time and the queen to rule, they say, for the land (7) 25. Time and the queen could possibly, they say, be a boring pest (7) 26. A prophecy of the invention of organic spittoon (15) 27. Posed anger, but it’s supposed to be funny (6) 28. Private and confidential – no pearls required (8)

1. Prepares by thawing (8) 5. Ancient seer (6) 10. Nightly prediction of rain or shine (7,8) 11. Level of military command (7) 12. A real good-looker (7) 13. Similar to a living person (8) 15. Unspoken (5) 18. Prophetess (5) 20 Guiding light (8) 23. Lie of the land (7) 25. White ant (7) 26. Prediction, prophecy (15) 27. Irony, parody (6) 28. Not for publication (8)


1. Water diviner (6) 2. Photographer’s accessory (9) 3. Polonius’s daughter (7) 4. Northern Italian city (5) 6. Perform a version of a past event (7) 7. Collision, major downturn (5) 8. Totality, the complete package (8) 9. Askew, off kilter (8) 14. An ingratiating and obsequious DOWN demeanour (8) 1. Words fail me over an Englishman 16. An alliance of compatible political who is looking for water (6) interests (9) 2. It shines light on gaudy onion, 17. Elements with the same mass but perhaps (9) different charges (8) 3. Vain hope: suffer over Laertes’s sister (7) 19. Beginner, student (7) 4. One in spin in an Italian city (5) 21. Rivers or creeks (7) 6. Respond about a small measure – play it again! (7) 22. Core of a nut (6) 7. Credit remains collapse in a heap (5) 24. Nest, perch (5) 8. A legal matter in something that’s 25. Hackneyed, overused (5) real – the whole thing (8) 9. Prunes subconscious with Morrow – Last week’s solution N265 seriously askew! (8) B A T H I N G C A P 14. Lies in, so lapses into servility (8) N U E E O E T H E R E A L S E 16. Sexual intercourse, including Pacino, E D A T in the federal government (9) P L A C E S D R E A 17. I find nothing in Dr Marie but elements of O I O R similar weights and different charges (8) A P P R E H E N S I O 19. Big wage earner, but a beginner (7) E C I O U N D E R W R I 21. Courses provide a way with lots of A L I A paper (7) S T R A I N A T R E 22. The officer, it is said, it is a bit of a nut (6) R R G I I 24. Perch in Bounder Road (5) F I A S C O O R A T A A U N T 25. Time for a ceremony, but it’s F L O W T O S S A S hackneyed (5)

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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 is closed for renovations until further notice.

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 meeting held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www.

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.

Breast Cancer Support The Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron Bay (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12–2pm every third Wednesday of the month. A NEW Support group will start 17 October and every third Wednesday of the month for partners and families afterwards at 2pm, same place. More info on Facebook: Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay or call 0431 207 453.

Meditation 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 Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. Byron MindfulnessInsight meditation MindfulnessInsight Meditation Sangha and Pairoj Brahma, and Maggie Clark from 6.45 till 8.45pm. Tuesdays @ theYurt, Temple Byron Contact: Maggie 0409 611 845, 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: www. 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. Free Community Yoga Nidra every Wednesday 1pm at the Bamboo Yoga School behind The Health Lodge 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Call Matt 0430 008 293.

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 Lynne on 0428 665 948.

Library fun

U3A discussion group

Baby Bounce session Mullumbimby – Tuesday 11.30am, Brunswick Heads – Friday 10am, Byron Bay – Wednesday 10am. Storytime for toddlers and

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

On The Horizon

Time to sing

Potters & Sculptors

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

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:

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.

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.



Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10–11am. Ukelele class at 11.45am. Enquiries 0425 363 589, Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm-8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir meets weekly at the Uniting Church, corner Dalley Street and Whian street, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. Raise the Roof Choir: Gospel, bluegrass & more. 1–3pm Tuesdays, Suffolk Park Hall. 6–8pm Tuesdays, Bruns Uniting Hall. Weekly Uki & Channon sessions. 0417 277 211. Brunswick Valley Choir Monday nights at Bruns Bowlo, 6.30pm ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Picture House Choir - quick sing fix at Brunswick Picture House on Monday mornings 9.30am till 10.30am Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Rebel Rebel Girls Choir for ages 8 to 12. Meet Friday at 4pm, Ocean Shores. Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Time to Sing Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.

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.

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.

Rainbow Dragons 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,

Muslim prayer Friday Muslim prayer. Jumu’ah service held weekly at the Cavanbah Centre, 12:30 pm. Remembrance of Allah.

PFLAG PFLAG – Parents, Families And Friends Of Lesbians And Gays Northern Rivers has relaunched with new energy. Email, find them on Facebook or call 0467 382 010.

Grief support 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.

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.

Baby massage 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

Toy Library The Byron Shire Toy Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am–12 noon, at the Children’s Centre, Coogera Cct, Suffolk Park. Come and see the large range of preschoolers toys available for loan.

Byron FLEA 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.

Over-60s fun activities Seniors Activities Tuesdays at the Byron Community Centre, Jonson St, Byron Bay. Elder Beats seniors drumming 10.30–11.30 am with Gareth Jones in the theatre, 11.30 Morning tea in the Cavenbah room, 12.00–1.00 Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukelele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings, further information or call 6685 6807. Fridays at Marvell Hall play mahjong, canasta, 500 etc and enjoy a cuppa at 1.30–5pm. Marvell Street East, Byron Bay. Enqs: Nancy 0498 480 373

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

End-of-life choices

Woodchop Carnival

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 is on 7 February. Further information on their website or phone local coordinator Elaine 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.

Free Woodchop Carnival starts on Wednesday 16 January with both afternoon and evening sessions running until Saturday 19 at Banner Park Brunswick Heads.

Travel Back in time to the Roman empire on Wednesday 23 January at 10am via a live, guided tour of the National Museum of Australia’s blockbuster summer exhibition Rome: City + Empire. This features more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects that tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire. Bookings essential: 6685 8540.

Free kids events

One Roof Byron

Closing dates

Byron Bay Library has two amazing free family events in January 2019. Lionhearted craft is on Wednesday 16 January at 10.30am. Create a unique and stunning lion-head fabric wall hanging. This is suitable for children aged six and over. Numbers are limited so book early on 6685 8540.

No fixed address? Lost your housing in the last 12 months? One Roof Byron is looking for people interested in joining a long-term accommodation program in this Shire. Enquiries: call/text Jenny 0422 455 735 9am–4.30pm, Monday to Wednesday.

The Byron Community Centre is closed for the holidays till 7 January 2019. The Seniors Choir and Ukulele will start again on 9 January 2019 and the Seniors Drumming and Chair Yoga will start on 15 January 2019. We wish everyone a Happy New Year.

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Fireworks in Brunswick Heads Saturdays January 12 9pm as part of the Festival of the Fish & Chips.


pre-school children Mullumbimby – Friday 10.30am, Brunswick Heads – Monday 10.30am, Byron Bay – Tuesday 10.30am.

Food Box Food Box is closed till 24 January 2019. Veges will still be available on Thursdays from 8.30am on the verandah – bring your own bags.

Free youth DJ class Free Friday night beats and DJ workshops for young people 10–24 from 5 till 7pm at One Vision Studios, 4/10 Wollongbar Street, Byron Bay.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.31 – January 9, 2019  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.31 – January 9, 2019  

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