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Community at work On The Horizon DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to editor@echo.net.au.

Mullum market

Prostate cancer support

Mullumbimby Community Market is on this Saturday from 8am–2pm on the cnr of Stuart and Myocum Streets Mullumbimby. The Brunswick Valley Museum is also open during the markets. Great local artisans, massage, good food and coffee. Dinkhum Bohos playing live. Dogs not allowed inside the market.

The first meeting of the Northern Rivers Day Prostate Cancer Support Group for 2020 is to be held on Monday, 17 February 10am–12noon at the Alstonville Bowling Club, Deegan Drive, Alstonville. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Partners or carers are welcome to attend. Enquiries to Gordon 6684 1137 or 0415 664 649.

Mayor’s morning tea

U3A Ballina/Byron

Byron Seniors Festival with Mayor’s Morning tea at the Byron Theatre on 18 February, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Free entry. For more information email: seniors@byroncentre.com.au or call 6685 6807.

Negro Spirituals will be the subject of the music presentation on Tuesday, 18 February at 10am in the RSL meeting room, Mullumbimby. Enquiries 6680 7350.

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Byron orchid society

Friends of Libraries

Library lover’s day

Mullum flood meeting

Our first meeting of the year is on Sunday, 16 February at the Uniting Church hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Bring your plants for a mini show. We start with a cuppa, cake and chat from 1.15pm for a 2.00pm meeting. Our guest speaker will discuss where orchids come from, and how we can best look after them.

The Friends of Libraries (FOL) Byron Shire first meeting on Wednesday, 19 February at the Byron library at 10am. FOL is a community-based group providing much needed funds for the Byron, Brunswick and Mullumbimby libraries. They host book events for both international and local authors. They host the Annual Book Fair on the weekend of 11–12 July at the Byron Bay Surf Club. The collecting of books is now in progress for the fair; pre-loved and in good condition, especially children’s and art books, or any other genre such as fiction, non fiction, history, Australian and limited editions – all gratefully received. Call Janene 0407 855 022.

Byron Bay Library is celebrating Library Lover’s Day with a Biggest Book Club on Friday, 14 February at 2.30pm. Get together to chat about books while raising money for bushfire relief. Come by yourself, or bring your whole book club! Entry by gold coin donation and the local CWA will be serving cake and other refreshments. Bookings essential on 6685 8540.

A public meeting looking at the North Byron Flood Study and its recommendations for Mullumbimby is being held on 12 February at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services auditorium, from 6 till 8pm. The meeting is being run by the Mullumbimby Residents Association who say they will discuss key recommendations and options in the study to so that residents can prepare submissions to Council. Submissions close on 21 February.

GROW tree planting day

Exit International is a voluntary euthanasia group who meet quarterly. The next meting will be on 13 February. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information on our website www.exitinternational.net or phone local coordinator Catherine 0435 228 443.

OS garden club The next meeting of the Ocean Shores & District Garden Club is on Monday, 17 February at 1.30pm at The Hub Church hall next to Target in Ocean Shores. Leisa Russell from One Rock Bonsai will demonstrate ‘Bonsai’ potting-up for beginners. New members welcome. Phone Claire on 6680 3707 for more info.

BVU3A U3A Brunswick Valley Tuesday Forum, 18 February 10am–12noon, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Speaker Alan Mclean returns with his ‘Macca’s Mind Benders’. Visitors and potential new members most welcome. Call 6685 1732.

Dementia workshop Get support if you care with someone with dementia. A free workshop for family and friends who care for someone with dementia is taking place 10am–12.30pm Thursday, 27 February at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. The workshop will provide a space to share positive experiences and achievements, learn new coping strategies, and problem-solve with other family carers. Attendees will also learn about other dementia support services available in the Mullumbimby area. A complimentary lunch is provided. For more information, or to register, call or text 0406 409747 or email linda.wirf@socialfutures.org.au

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Cryptic Clues

Quick Clues



1. Stake palm tree – do it early! (8) 5. Conservatives provide tales without a beginning (6) 9. Drew that selection – baffled (8) 10. Declares it is the land of the free! (6) 12. Work by Mills and Boon, perhaps – manic rot (8,5) 15. Little man in the centre of two notes (5) 16. Proper direction – in near future, maybe (3,6) 17. Dizzy and disturbed – see ill pig! (9) 19. Anais queen – a Star Trek fan! (5) 20. Red Rum – a tale of crime and death (6,7) 22. Prude in the ship – and very green types! (6) 23. The way in to mesmerise (8) 25. Silly hip ads for suckers (6) 26. Worshipper – but it looks like I’m a procrastinator! (8)

1. Do something before the due time (8) 5. British conservatives (6) 9. Tricked, defeated (8) 10. Declares (6) 12. Soppy fiction book (8,5) 15. Small biting insect (5) 16. The appropriate time (3,5) 17. Great jazzman Dizzy (9) 19. Aussie slang for a keg of beer (5) 20. Whodunit (6,7) 22. Shoots, small branches (6) 23 Way in (8) 25. Sap suckers (6) 26. Worshipper of statues (8)


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DOWN 1. Image still seen after initial removal (10) 2. Pull, drag (3) 3. Drive insane (7) 4. Theme park rollercoaster (3,3,6) 6. Mexican poet Paz (7) 7. Lack of empathy, bigotry (11) 8. Not quite right, a bit off (slang) (4) 11. Not defined or settled (12) 13. Novel by George Eliot (11) 14. Annually on a regular basis (4,2,4) 18. Made angry (7) 19. Nasal orifice (7) 21. Largest content (4) 24. Small parasite (3)

1. Visual déjà vu, following an Irish wizard (10) 2. Pull to the west (3) 3. Make mad, irate, furious (7) 4. Large container – a fairground attraction (3,3,6) 6. Poet Paz finds the centre to concoct a violent epic (7) 7. Ran election about food allergy (11) 8. A bit iffy, but America on board (4) Last week’s solution N019 11. Alien rises, inside, below; dug in, E L E C T R I C S H O C L L O M C N but uncertain (12) E N V O I P H I L A N 13. R, a novel by George Eliot (11) P E L R S N 14. Unknown listener near unknown H A R T E B E E S T Z A T S O F listener – just keeps on going N E M E S I S R E L A (4,2,4) T I E E S O C I A L S N O S T 18. Unhappy 3 made angry (7) T R T A A H 19. Sort out in nothing – there’s an R I O T D R U M M E D opening in the face! (7) U C M D E A N E O L O G I S T T E 21. Continent like one article (4) K S O N A E 24. Upset can? Idiot (3) M A R K E T G A R D

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Artists get painting! The Ocean Shores Country Club – 14th Annual Art Competition is opening, May 21, 2020. Three entry categories are watercolour, pastel/drawing and acrylic/oils. All artists are welcome to enter. Organised by OSCC Art Group. Entry forms will be available early March. Contact Marilyn on 6680 4907 or osccartgroup@gmail.com for information.

GROW community gatherings held quarterly at Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Next tree planting day is on Saturday, 14 March at Mullumbimby Community Gardens, 156 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 10am–3pm. Info call 0447 820 095.

BB Hospital Auxiliary The monthly meeting of the Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary will be held at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale on Monday,17 February commencing at 1pm. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are very welcome. Enquiries 6685 3162.

OSCC art group The OSCC art group meets every Wednesday morning from 9am–12noon at the Ocean Shores Country Club to paint together and inspire each other. Space is available for other artists to join us. Visiting artist, Jan Brooks, will be hosting an art session on colour blending/feathering on 26 February, 9am–12noon at the Ocean Shores Country Club. All Artists welcome – contact Marilyn: 66 804 907.

Free exercise group Join Byron Bay’s free exercise networking group. It is open for all business people. Meet at Clarkes Beach Park carpark every Friday morning at 7.30am to walk or run the lighthouse loop. More information call Sharon on 0400 609 916.

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 editor@echo.net.au.

Neighbourhood Centre

Respite Service

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.

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 fundraiser@byronrespite.com.au, website: www.byronrespite.com.au.

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 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.

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-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. al-anon.org.au

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

Drug support groups Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the Shire – www.aa.org.au. 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 call1300 652 820 or text your postcode to 0488 811 247. www. na.org.au. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meeting held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www.al-anon.org.au.

Seniors fun Fridays Fun Fridays for seniors (60+) at Marvell Hall, Marvell Street East, Byron Bay. Mahjong and 500 at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Nancy 0498 480 373.

End-of-life choices

Parkinson’s support The Northern Rivers Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Friday, 14 February at Level 1, Crowley Education Building, 154 Cherry Street, Ballina. $5 per person (includes morning tea) RSVP Moya 0427 042 607. The coffee catch-up is on Friday 13 March, 10am at Summerland House Farm (Aruma). This is a relaxed social get-together. Please RSVP Yvonne 0429 946 146.

One Roof Byron No fixed address? Lost your housing in the last 12 months? One Roof Byron is looking for local residents interested in joining a long-term accommodation program in this shire. Enquiries: call or text Jenny 0422 455 735, 2–5pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Retirement investment

Dementia carers club Caring for someone with Dementia? Join our monthly Northern Rivers Carers Coffee Club on the second Monday of every month. Our next meeting is on Monday, 10 February at a café in Mullumbimby, 10.30–12noon. Call or text Karen on 0412 911 613 or email Karen at: dementiafriendly@ byronrespite.com.au for the location. Bring your questions, bring your concerns, let other carers know what works for you, meet new friends and expect to get great support.

Ballina coastcare Join us for morning tea to celebrate Ballina Coastcare’s 30th Anniversary on Thursday, 19 March,10.30am. Meet at the North end of Flat Rock car park. RSVP by Tuesday, 19 February via email: cathyjbyrne@gmail.com or phone or SMS Cathy on 0408 668 287. Please provide a direct phone number for wet weather arrangements. Find out more at: www.ballinacoastcare.org/ourstory. Probus club Next meeting of Hastings Point, Tweed Coast Probus club will be at Tricare, Tweed Coast Rd, on Tuesday,18 February at 10 am. Speaker, Scott Jones, on a natural solutions to divert everyday food waste away from landfill. Enquiries: Jean 02 6670 4072.

Soap Aid saving lives

A free finance seminar is running on retirement reality and investment choices at the Byron Bay Library on Wednesday, 19 February, 10.30am. Presented by the NSW Department of Human Services as part of the NSW Senior’s Festival 2020. Bookings on 13 63 57 or email fis.seminar.bookings@ humanservices.gov.au.

Soap Aid is a not-for-profit organisation recycling and sending critically needed soap to communities facing major hygiene challenges. Please drop in your partly used household or holiday rental soap to Kim at Raine & Horne, 39 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay. Call 0499 839 566. All quantities welcome. www.soapaid.org.



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.

Dzogchen meditation and study group 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month at Mullumbimby CWA Hall. Didi 0408 008 769. 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. wisdom.yoga 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. byronbaymeditationcollective.com.au or call Geo 0431 747 764. Yoga Nidra every Wednesday 1pm at the Bamboo Yoga School behind The Health Lodge 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Call Matt 0430 008 293. Integral Zen meditation Tuesdays 6–7.30pm at the Pura Vida Wellness Centre, 14a Park St. Brunswick Heads. By donation. Contact Erik 0418 337 508. Free guided meditation Mullumbimby every Friday from 12-1pm at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Paul: 0401 926 090 or email: paulebibby@gmail.com. Group Mediation: Tuesdays 11.30am at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell st, Byron Bay. Everybody welcome. Donations appreciated. Gnostic Soceiety Byron. 0412 020 234.

Support after suicide StandBy provides support to people who have lost someone to suicide. They provide free face-to-face and telephone support and are accessible 24/7. Follow-up contact is available for up to one year. Find out more at: www. standbysupport.com.au or call 13 11 14. If you, or someone you are with, are in need of immediate support please call an ambulance or police on 000.

Breast Cancer Support The Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay gets together from at the Byron Community Cabin on Carlyle Street, next to the tennis courts, from 12.30pm–2.30pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. More info on Facebook: Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay, or call 0431 207 453.

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, mazzerati2010@gmail.com.

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.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.36 – February 12, 2020  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.36 – February 12, 2020  

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