12 things to do in the Clarence Valley

Relay for Life

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday

WHERE: Yamba Public School

DETAILS: The Lower Clarence community will be raising funds for the Relay for Life this weekend with an overnight walk around the Yamba Public School oval from 3pm Saturday to 9am Sunday.

They money raised will go towards research, prevention, information and support services offered by the Cancer Council.

>> RAIN HAIL OR SHINE: Relay will be on this weekend


John Ashby with his son Joel Ashby - Joel wrote a letter talking about why his dad is his inspiration for taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.
John Ashby with his son Joel Ashby - Joel wrote a letter talking about why his dad is his inspiration for taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life. Adam Hourigan


Harmony Day

WHEN: 10am to 9pm, Sunday

WHERE: Harwood Hotel

DETAILS: Celebrate a harmonious Clarence Valley this weekend with Harmony Day at the Harwood Hotel. There will be food from many nations, children's events, raffles, dancing, talks and music from North Coast performers.

>> Clarence Valley comes together to celebrate harmony

There will be a range of guest speakers, including NSW minister for multiculturalism John Ajaka, and lecturers from Macquarie University.

Lower Clarence Cricket grand final

WHEN: 1pm, Saturday

WHERE: Wherrett Park, Maclean

DETAILS: Wanderers play Harwood in the 2017 Lower Clarence Cricket Association 1st Grade grand final at Barry Watts Oval. Meanwhile, Maclean United take on Woodford Island Warriors in the 2nd Grade grand final at Wherrett Park 3 and Harwood Gold plays Iluka Red in the 3rd Grade decider at Wherrett Park 1.

Due to wet weather, the date and grounds of the LCCA finals could change.

Wherrett Park in Maclean inundated with water after heavy rainfalls on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017.
Wherrett Park in Maclean inundated with water after heavy rainfalls on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017. MEGASHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Showground Markets

WHEN: Saturday

WHERE: Grafton Showgrounds

DETAILS: The Showground Markets are home to a wide variety of stalls including all kinds of poultry, cage birds, clothing, plants, jewellery, home-made cakes, produce, handicrafts, woodwork, second hand goods and bric-a-brac, coffee and food, and musical entertainment.

Open Mic Night

WHEN: Saturday, 7pm

WHERE: Iluka Bowling Club

DETAILS: Sing your lungs out in Iluka this weekend with the open mic night at Iluka Bowling Club.

Intro to Yoga

WHEN: Saturday, 2pm

WHERE: Evolve Yoga and Meditation

DETAILS: Learn the basics of yoga this weekend with Nitya at Evolve Yoga and Meditation from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Bookings are essential, call Nitya on 0411309678.

Psychic Channelling and Healing Night

WHEN: Friday, 7pm

WHERE: Maclean Bowling Club

DETAILS: Seven Psychics come together for a night filled with psychic messages and healing for you. Katrina Neia Wai opens the evening with a short meditation and channelled messages from loved ones.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling Katrina on 0434761362 for $45.

Body, Mind and Soul Festival

WHEN: Saturday, 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Maclean Bowling Club

DETAILS: Get in touch with your inner spiritual being with aura photos, astrologists, psychics, clairvoyants, spiritual healers, books, CDs, crystals, oracle cards, jewellery, dream catchers, spirit artists, transformational workshop and so much more.

Ashby Markets

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Ashby Community Centre

DETAILS: Stalls include fruit and vegetables, homemade cakes, slices, second hand goods and the arts and crafts of talented locals. If you get peckish, the community centre canteen has some delicious food.

Show and Shine

WHEN: Saturday, 12pm

WHERE: Coutts Crossing Tavern

DETAILS: Get your dose of cars and bikes this weekend at the Coutts Crossing Tavern Show and Shine.

Registration closes at 11am and the show begins at midday.

There will be raffles, food stalls, trophies and trade stalls.

Lower Clarence Magpies trial game

WHEN: Saturday, 4pm

WHERE: Yamba Sports Complex

DETAILS: Throw your support behind the Lower Clarence Magpies when they play their trial game against the Tweed Coast Raiders.

Reserve grade kicks off at 4pm, followed by the first grade game.

Trash and Treasure

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Squatters Rest, Tucabia

DETAILS: Enjoy homemade gifts, bric-a-brac,homemade cakes and biscuits, locally made jewellery, fruit and vegetables, plants, sausage sizzle-egg and bacon rolls, the damper, teach and coffee at these Trash and Treasure Markets.

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Theft from Grafton shop caught on CCTV footage

WANTED: Police would like to speak to this man, who was captured on CCTV walking into Grafton retailer Orange Daze on Tuesday afternoon.

Can you assist police with this investigation?

$150,000 worth of drugs removed from Clarence Valley

CROPPED: Forty mature marijuana plants, with an estimated street value $80,000, were allegedly seized by police during a search warrant on an Iluka Rd house yesterday.

Marijuana, crystal meth and cocaine siezed in three separate raids

See Park tree has happy Christmas tale

FAMILY CONNECTION: Sisters Linda Ford and Edith Sly hug the now huge hoop pine that is planted in See Park. The tree was once their Christmas tree.

Hoop pine once a family Christmas tree

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HAPPY TO BE HERE: American country singer Eric Paslay will play CMC Rocks 2017.

Country music singer is touring overseas for the first time.

Pitching in to help Tyirra's brave fight

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12 things to do in the Clarence Valley

John Ashby and his son Joel are taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

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"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

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It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

MILLIONAIRES ROW: The Housing Commission house in Keats St, Byron Bay which sold at auction on Saturday for $1.65 million.

Buying a home in Bay Bay is a dream too far for some

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

Stylish Coast home lures buyers from four states

PRIZED POSITION: The six-bedroom house with swimming pool and floodlit tennis court is on 4562sq

Expansive property boasts serious space

$1.8m of red soil goes under the hammer in Bundaberg

SOLD: The property at Howletts Rd, Alloway, which went under the hammer on the weekend for $1.8 million.

Red soil, fruit trees and a backing onto the Elliott River

More than 70 beach evacuations just over Christmas

Great white sharks have been responsible for two fatal attacks on North Coast beaches in recent years.

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