I hope you all had a happy, healthy and safe NYE 2012!

If you missed the Tropical Fruits art exhibition, you may be interested to know that selected works are currently on display at Serpentine Gallery in Lismore. The show attracts an eclectic c

ollection of local, metropolitan and interstate artists and artworks, including multimedia.

Northern Rivers artists who have exhibited in previous years include Karla Dickens, Jackson Gooch, Paul Bashford, Julie DeLorenzo, Christine Spedding and Leigh Arnold. RE: CREATION is at the Serpentine Community Gallery until January 27. Everyone is welcome.

This Saturday, January 21, Delicious returns for the 2012 season. They’re back for another year of crazy soirees at the mighty Lismore City Bowling Club. Team Frou Frou are all prepped and ready to kick off things with special guest DJ Syikom. Joining Syikom on the Delicious decks will be Craig Wilson AKA 1iSAMURAi.

It all kicks off at 9pm, and goes till 2am. Entry is $12 before 11pm, $15 after.

Markets anyone? The Northern Rivers has a fabulous selection of markets catering to all tastes. Lismore Car Boot Market is on the third Sunday of every month; Mullumbimby Markets, third Saturday of the month; Pottsville Markets, third Sunday of the month; and Uki Buttery Bazaar, third Sunday of the month.

How good is it to take a basket to the Farmers Market and fill it with fresh, organic, locally-grown food? Extra good, that’s how. This is the old idea of a market to support local growers and feed the townsfolk but also mixing innovative fare with the traditional. Byron’s produce includes both tropical and temperate fruit and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, coffee and a whole range of gourmet items to enhance your cuisine.

Here’s a list of dates and locations of farmers’ markets.

The New Brighton Farmers Market is on every Tuesday; Rainbow Region Organic Market Lismore, every Tuesday; Byron Farmers Market, every Thursday; Bangalow Farmers Market, every Saturday; and Lismore Farmers Market, every Saturday.

INFO: For more about groups, services, organisations or events in the Northern Rivers contact Tobin Saunders at ACON on 02 6622 1555 or tsaunders@acon.org.au

Tobin Saunders is Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON Northern Rivers.

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