What’s On – Wednesday June 24 – Tuesday June 30

Wednesday June 24 to Tuesday June 30

If you have an event that you’d like to see promoted on the Lennox Wave’s What’s On page, send the details—date, time, location and contact—to Megan Spyker at events@lennoxwave.com.

Lennox Events

Lennox Landcare

Wed 24 June– From 8.30am, working at Boulder Beach and meeting at the Coast Road car-park.

Club Lennox

Thurs 25 June– BINGO 1pm – 3pm. Prize pool to be won!

Thurs 25 June– Trivia from 7pm

Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 June– Club Raffles at 5.30pm

Sun 28 June – From 4pm, John Gift will provide an afternoon of hits. Think Creedence, The Eagles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. Free entry!

The Lennox Hotel

Wed 24 June– Get Quizzed Trivia from 7pm (registrations from 6.30pm).  All questions come with a visual and involve everything from pick the song in the video clip, to pick the sound all the way to spot the difference.

Thurs 25 June— Jam Night from 8pm. The legendary Lennox Jam night has been running for many years and brings musicians in from all around the Northern Rivers areas and beyond. Come on down, bring your instrument. All are welcome who are looking to gain experience or just want to mingle with musicians.

Fri 26 June – From 9.30pm, Vernas Keep

Sat 27 June – From 9.30pm, Dirty Channel

Sun 28 June – From 5pm, Jock Barnes

Mon 29 June — Poker 888 from 8pm


Lifeball – Lennox Head Community & Cultural Centre

Tues 30 June – Every Tuesday at 9.30am for the over 50’s. Lifeball is a game designed to keep people over 50 fit and healthy. Similar to netball and basketball, it’s great for physical, mental and social health. If you’d like to give it a try contact Yvonne on 0448 004161 or Trish on 0411 272 685.

Out of Town

Northern Rivers Community Gallery – Cherry St, Ballina

24 June – 19 July 2015

Launch Event: Thursday 25 June 2015

Annual NAIDOC Exhibition Group Show

This vibrant exhibition coincides with NAIDOC Week celebrations featuring a diverse selection of works by Aboriginal artists living and working in the Northern Rivers Region. This year’s NAIDOC theme ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’, is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.

TELLING OF THE STARS – Southern Cross Distance Education Students

The Telling of the Stars installation is a collection of small star like woven forms created by female students from the Southern Cross Distance Education program with Lismore based artist Penny Evans. The first twinkle of this collaborative project began as an idea to link students from the program with artist Penny Evans in a series of mentor based creative workshops. Visitors can create and add a star to the installation in a workshop with Penny Evans.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Kentwell Community Hall, Ballina

Thurs 25 June – 10am-11.30am. For any woman, or friends and family, diagnosed with, or recovering from, breast cancer. Held on the 1st Thursday of the month the meeting includes a sharing of morning tea and information, followed by a guest speaker and a relaxation session.

Bangalow Market – Bangalow Showground

Sun 28 June – On the 4th Sunday of every month from 9am – 3pm

Macadamia Castle School Holiday Fun

Mon 29 June – Fri 10 July:

Kids activity winter holidays (7 – 11 years) During the school holidays your kids can become Wildlife Guardians and spend the day with the keepers behind-the-scenes in the Animal Park. Activities include:

  • learning about conservation and caring for our wildlife
  • design and build a reptile enclosure
  • create enrichment for the wombats and native birds
  • mini-golf and much more

Numbers are strictly limited so book in early to avoid disappointment Limit 15 per workshop Time: 9 am to 3.30 pm (register 8.30 am) Cost:  $75 Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water & certificate of participation Sign in from 8.30 am. Parents collect children inside park at 3.30 pm

Keeper For a Day special events (12 – 18 years) Be a Park Keeper for A Day – Your teenagers can spend a day behind the scenes with one of the senior keepers. Find out what working in a captive animal facility is all about.  Learn about the conservation of our local wildlife, animal husbandry practises and work at creating and providing enrichment for our animals. Space is limited to 5 participants per day so book your place early. Runs during school holidays only Limit 6 per workshop Time: 9 am to 3.30 pm (register 8.30 am) COST:  $125 per participant Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water, certificate of participation & Keeper For a Day cap.

Meet Minnie the wombat!

The Castle’s newest arrival Minnie the wombat is maximum cute & cuddly!  She is an orphaned baby wombat that now has a comfortable air conditioned home at the Castle. Minnie will be learning all the tricks to being a wombat from her new best friend Kahlua, our 27kg female wombat. Her keepers are introducing Minnie to the public twice daily at 10 am and 1:30 pm.  There are very limited photo opportunities with Minnie at both times.

Exclusive Behind The Scenes Picnic with Minnie

At 4 pm your group (up to 4) can join Minnie for a very special event. Take her for her a walk, feed her and spend some time getting to know her. Bookings are essential for this extra special activity. Cost $60 – limited to 4 people per session (children must be accompanied by an adult).


Alstonville Showground Market – Sun 28 June

Byron Farmers Market – Thurs 25 June from 8am – 11am, at the Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay.

Bangalow Farmers Market – Sat 27 June from 8am -11am, at the Bangalow Hotel Carpark.

Lismore Farmers Market — Sat 27 June, Lismore Showgrounds Alexandra Parade, Lismore

Ballina Farmers Market – Sun 28 June from 6am – 5pm at Missingham Bridge.


Future Markets

Lennox Head Market – 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month

Byron Bay Market – Butler St Reserve – 1st Sunday of the month

Channon Market – Coronation Park, The Channon – 2nd Sunday of the month

Lismore Car Boot Market – Lismore Shopping Square, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the

Mullumbimby Museum Market — Stuart Street, 3rd Sunday of the month


Upcoming Events

School Holiday Fun – Water Lab Wednesdays – Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre, 2101 Dunoon Rd, Dorroughby

Wed 1 July & 8 July – Aimed at kids 5-11 years (with supervising adult) to discover more about water with fun experiments, investigations and games. Details www.rouswater.nsw.gov.au

School Holiday Fun – Explore the flora and fauna of Rous Waters Rainforest Reserve at Rocky Creek Dam

Join the Rous Water Bush Regeneration Team on a guided walk featuring 30 years of rainforest regeneration at the Dam, 1.30 – 3.30 pm. Details www.rouswater.nsw.gov.au

The Arty Party – Spinks Park, Lismore Thurs 2 July from 10.30am – 2.30pm. A free family-friendly day of playful art making in the school holidays. Spinks Park in Lismore will be transformed into a place of wonder & play with arty activities galore. * Play fun and kooky drawing games with the wonderful characters Herman & Hetty Houndstooth. * Create a colourful cubby house installation with the characters at the Projecto Connecto area  * Hilarious performances by ’The Colours’ from Roundabout Theatre with lots of audience participation * Learn body percussion with renowned musician Greg Sheehan  * Get up and dance with ‘The Cassettes’ founder Marissa Treichel  * Craft and paper plane making workshops with Lismore Yarn Guerrillas, The Knitting Nannas, The CWA and The Lismore Environment Centre,  Bring the whole family, bring a picnic & bring your wonderful imagination More information at http://100wonderplace.com.au

Tintenbar Hall

Thurs 9 & 23 July – Scrabble from 10am –noon

Fri 3, 17 & 31 July – Carpet bowls from 10am – noon

Thurs 2, 16 & 30 July – Shopping bus, pick up from home, starts pickup at 9am. Goes to the Ballina CBD and Ballina Fair (there is a small charge for bus)

Contact Marg on 6687 8033 for more information

Skullcandy OZ Grom Open 2015 – Lennox Head Foreshore

Fri 3 – Wed 8 July – Australia’s premier boardriding club Le Ba Boardriders has again teamed up with Skullcandy Headphones for the 2015″SKULLCANDY OZ GROM OPEN”, a premium junior surfing event during July at Lennox Head NSW. The event will showcase the cream of Junior Surfing and also include the new exciting Pro Junior event. The same panel of judges with WSL experience will be judging at the event again in 2015. The event will have live webcast for the last 4 days of the 6 day format.

Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner

Fri 10 July – Wendy Matthews and Rachel Beck will be performing at the dinner. For further details of the event, go to the website.

Flavour of the Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour

Sat 11 July – Tour includes visits to Zentvelds Coffee Plantation, Harvest Café, Duck Creek Macadamias, Deli Delights at Coles and Eltham Valley Pecan Orchard. For more details go to the website.

Ballina Wine and Food Festival – Ballina Jockey Club

Sun 12 July – Tickets are $20 and performers include Wendy Matthews and Rachel Beck. Go the website for further details.

Opera at the Channon

Sun 26 JulyPrivate bus from Lennox Head to Opera at the Channon. Secure a seat on the 20 seater bus at $20 per head. Bus will depart from Lennox Head at 10 am return after Opera – departing at 4.15 pm. Take your own picnic lunch and drinks. Buy independently Opera tickets from web-site – cost is $65. If interested contact Sue Brennan 0409 728 8140409 728 814 or sueblu9@bigpond.com Need to know by Friday 26 June to secure bus.


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