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PMHU3A COURSES – TERM 4, 2017

Enrolments: ON LINE enrolment will be available from midnight October 9th
PORT MACQUARIE OFFICE : 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday October 9th to Friday October 13th
LAURIETON: 10:30 – 12 noon Monday October 9th at Laurieton United Service Club (LUSC). WAUCHOPE: No enrolment
Courses Venue: PMHU3A Centre, Lochinvar Place PM unless otherwise stated Phone: 6584 4192
PLEASE NOTE: PORT MACQUARIE courses are in black text; LAURIETON in blue text
GENERAL DISCLAIMER: Most activities involve some element of risk. Cycling, in particular, is an inherently dangerous activity and requires an appropriate level of fitness. While U3A maintains public liability insurance and will endeavour to protect your safety, it cannot remove all the dangers. It assumes that participants, by booking, consider themselves to have appropriate levels of fitness and mobility. Those undertaking activities should therefore be aware that they participate at their own risk.

Fee payments can be made by cash, by cheque or bank transfer. WE DO NOT HAVE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD FACILITIES.

Note: Courses that are full are shown like this. Courses that are cancelled are shown like this.

Monday Courses

Australian History - Monday

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 58 max ( 8 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Doug Emanuel

Phone: 65820077

With: Bryan Stewart

Explore the facts, mysteries, romance and uniqueness of Australia’s history, as presented by a variety of great speakers and class members.

 

Book Club at Laurieton

Duration: 2 weeks $4

Class Limit: 4 min 9 max ( 0 vacant)

Start: Mon 13 Nov 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Nov 13, Dec 11

Convener: Pat Trood

Venue: 3 Wattle Close

Phone: 65596442 0427596442

Casual, friendly group meeting to discuss common novel once a month. Books and questions accessed through local library. Class full, no vacancies. Continuing students only. No online bookings.

Computer 1: Windows Word and Excel

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 7 min 8 max ( 7 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Create letters including copy/paste, number/bullet list, header, footer, page number, margins, spelling and grammar, photos, save documents including PDF files. Must bring usb stick and $2 for notes.

Computer 2: Windows 10, Rip Music Into Your Computer And Put On USB

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 4 min 4 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Rip music CDs to audio files. Then play them in your car or on your home stereo. Must bring usb stick to class and $2 for notes.

Computer 3: Windows 10 Editing Photos

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 7 min 8 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Mon 30 Oct 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates:
Oct 30, Nov 06

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Great for editing photos, resizing, adding frames, text, remove red eye, straightening, crop.  Design the way you want.  Must bring usb stick and $2 for notes.

Computer 4: Windows 10, Internet

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 4 min 4 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Mon 30 Oct 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 30, Nov 06

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Look at Microsoft Edge and Google. Learn to surf the net, copy and paste and print from the internet. Must bring usb stick and $2 for notes.

Computer 5: Email

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 7 min 8 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Mon 13 Nov 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates:
Nov 13, 20

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Windows 10 comes with a built-in Mail app to access all your different email accounts (incl Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others) in one single app. Must bring usb stick and $2 for notes.

Computer 6: Windows 10, Movie Maker for the Family

Duration: 2 weeks $10

Class Limit: 7 min 8 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Mon 27 Nov 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates:
Nov 27, Dec 04

Convener: Sue Whitby

Phone: 0409955920

Create home movies from your photos and videos, add music. Looks professional, can be shared. You are the director. Must bring usb stick and $2 for notes.

German Conversation

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 10 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Horst Andjelic

Phone: 65843861

This informal group is intended for those who have enough grasp of German to contribute to a normal conversation on any topic.

Intermediate French

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 20 max ( 9 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Continuing course. Focus on pronunciation, French songs, basic grammar, conversational themes in a relaxed atmosphere. $1 for notes.

 

Italian Language, Laurieton

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 8 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Marie Addario

Venue: Laurieton Public Library

Phone: 65596289

Need basic knowledge of Italian grammar, understanding basic texts and taking part in basic conversation and writing sentences. Only a few vacancies so ring the convener if you would like to join the class.

Laurieton Learning Circle

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 1 min 15 max ( 7 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Jennifer Clive

Venue: Whiddon Group Retirement Village

Phone: 0407921034

With: Fay Pickering

Express an opinion, discuss current affairs, relate own experiences, and learn about topics set by the group. Research is encouraged to create discussion points, knowledge and interest.

Multicultural Dances - Beginners

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 30 max ( 13 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Christine Battisson

Venue: 16 Kingfisher Road

Phone: 65815760

Experience music and rhythms from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Please bring jazz or ballet shoes without a black sole (to prevent scuffing).

Petanque for Beginners

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 6 min 20 max ( 16 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Bruce Wyatt

Venue: Woods St Petanque Piste

Phone: 0409206971

Petanque is French bowls. The class will introduce basic rules. Then we use skills, tactics, luck and good humour to have fun. Bring own Boules if you have them but some will be available.

Rhythm Moves to Music

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Gain balance, co-ordination, gross motor skills. Wonderful for pulmonary-cardiac and fun too. Wear sports clothes and have an empty stomach.

Textile Art

Duration: 8 weeks $32

Class Limit: 5 min 8 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Sue Martin

Venue: U3A Centre - Room 06

Phone: 65936102

With: Marilyn Ferguson

Continuing course. Explore use of soldering iron and consolidate key techniques (mark making, cutting, fusing fabrics). NEW enrolments welcome but must have own equipment and free motion machining skills.

World Geography, (Man in Place) - Italian Peninsula, Part 1

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 50 max ( 14 vacant)

Start: Mon 16 Oct 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM

Dates:
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 06, 13, 20, 27, Dec 04

Convener: Brian Tolagson

Phone: 65834384

The first of a 2-part course that develops understanding and enhanced appreciation of Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City.

Tuesday Courses

Art and Culture Appreciation

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 8 min 30 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07, 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Frank Urban

Phone: 65846693

With: Lyn Rogers & Anne Thomas

Enjoy sublime pictures and stories from ten presenters about Australia, China, Classical Greece, the Holy Land, Kunstler's America, Morangi, Ribera, Russia and the Venice Biennale.

 

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth and the Rise of Humanity

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 6 min 30 max ( 12 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Carol Baker

Phone: 65820370 0405658593

Surveys the past at all possible time scales, conventional history, geological and universal scales. A fascinating eye-opening journey! Third term of continuing course but newcomers welcome. No class Nov 7 due to Melbourne Cup social event.

Camera Basics

Duration: 4 weeks $8

Class Limit: 3 min 6 max ( 5 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07

Convener: Gary Brettell

Phone: 65822565 0429030523

Take your camera off auto and learn to use other functions in the camera. Learn fundamentals and principles of photography to produce truly memorable images. Practical, hands-on course. 

 

 

Crosswordspeak

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 10 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07, 14, 21, 21, Dec 05

Convener: Dick Engel

Phone: 65836663

Learn the language of cryptic crosswords. Help to solve some harder puzzles. A chance to win a Macquarie Dictionary.

Electricity Now and In the Future

Duration: 4 weeks $8

Class Limit: 8 min 30 max ( 21 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14

Convener: Murray Champion

Phone: 0418937177

Basic Introduction to Austalian and international issues confronting us around electricity production and usage.  Be better equipped to make basic and insightful decisions about its use. No class Nov 7 due to Melbourne Cup event.

Exercise for Seniors Tuesday - at the Beach for Mature and Motivated

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 11 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07, 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: John Harlow

Venue: Town Beach,

Phone: 0407456168

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: the class continues during the holidays. A further fee is payable for the holiday classes.

Exercise for Seniors: In House for Mobility Plus

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 18 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07, 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: John Harlow

Venue: U3A Centre - Room 10

Phone: 0407456168

Group exercise programme for seniors - to maintain fitness and to try to prevent falls. Resistance bands and light dumbbells required. (Contact convener for details of where you can purchase these items).

Exercise for Seniors: Tuesday Holidays Mature and Motivated

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 16 vacant)

Start: Tue 19 Dec 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Dates:
Dec 19, Jan 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

Convener: John Harlow

Venue: Town Beach,

Phone: 0407456168

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Know Your iPad

Duration: 3 weeks $15

Class Limit: 4 min 8 max ( 5 vacant)

Start: Tue 07 Nov 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Nov 07, 14, 21

Convener: Jim Sims

Phone: 65831539 0490094426

This course will familiarise you with your iPad. It covers controls, applications, Wi-Fi and internet working. Please bring your own iPad (fully charged). 

Philosophy

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 35 max ( 0 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 07, 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: David Smith

Phone: 65820370

With: Gary Dowling & Virginia Oakley

A variety of fascinating philosophy topics and questions relevant to contemporary times, and presented by a team of U3A philosophy enthusiasts. Discussion and attendee involvement encouraged.

Photography for Beginners

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 6 min 10 max ( 0 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Gary Brettell

Phone: 65822565 0429030523

Covers composition, framing, rule of thirds, exposure, portraiture, action, travel, landscape, seascape, candid and macro photography. Lots of ‘hands-on’ content. No class Nov 7th due to Melbourne Cup social event.

Practical Childcare Activities

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 10 min 20 max ( 19 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Learn to appreciate caring for grandchildren by keeping it simple and enjoyable without using technology devices. No class Nov 7th due to Melbourne Cup social event.

Relaxation Techniques for Chair Yoga

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 10 min 20 max ( 16 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Thorough body stretches on chairs in this expertly led class. Focus on nasal breathing which helps our whole system to strengthen and relax safely. No class Nov 7th due to Melbourne Cup social event.

Stage Fun

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 5 min 30 max ( 20 vacant)

Start: Tue 17 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 05

Convener: Joan Lane

Phone: 65836549 0424579187

Reading scripts and play readings with movements. Extra cost of $15 for folder of scripts used in class. No class Nov 7 due to Melbourne Cup event.

Wednesday Courses

Australian History  - Wednesday

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 60 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Tony Dawson

Phone: 65847648 0424616026

Takes a broad look at the people, places and events that have contributed to Australia’s rich history from European discovery of the southern continent to the present day.

Card Making Techniques

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 15 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Alice Totonjian

Venue: 1/185 Lake Road

Create handmade cards using papers, embellishments, tools, adhesives for professional finish. $3 weekly fee  paid to convener for materials supplied. Bring scissors, ruler, rubber, pencil, notebook.  Ph 65815663 or email: alice@aliceinpaperland.com.au

Creating Mandalas

Duration: 4 weeks $8

Class Limit: 3 min 8 max

Start: Wed 18 Oct 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08

Convener: Su-Mei Chew

Phone: 65847128

Learn how to create a variety of mandalas, simple and geometric, free-form/organic, collage. Combine these techniques to make a mandala on canvas.  Contact convener for any additional costs.

Don't be late for Dinner

Duration: 2 weeks $4

Class Limit: 4 min 12 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Wed 08 Nov 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Dates:
Nov 08, Dec 13

Convener: Patricia White

Venue: Restaurants

Phone: 65811816

This is an uplifting and stimulating group. Join us for dinner at various Port Macquarie restaurants.

 

Fabric Colouration

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 2 min 12 max ( 8 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Shirley Capon

Phone: 0423314510

Come and have fun, colouring fabric with a unique product called, ‘Liquid Radiance’. Learn techniques to create beautiful coloured fabric for scarves, patchwork, cushions and clothing. Starter kit available for $15 (use of all colours and range of fabrics) . Or, supply own fabrics and purchase use of colours for $10.

French for Beginners

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 20 max ( 12 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Beginners learn automatic phrases by heart. Using various learning styles you will practise the French you need for your goals and purposes: for travel, fun or curiosity.

French for Travellers, Beginners

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 6 min 12 max ( 3 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Sue Moll

Phone: 65822785

Learn basic skills to travel in France including greetings, finding your way, understanding and ordering from menus. Minimal grammar presented in a fun environment with participation encouraged.

Improve Your Writing with Bessie and Tom

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 9 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Bessie Jennings

Phone: 65835255 0419482828

With: Tom Meakin

Members have a chance each week to submit something they’ve written and to receive helpful feedback; also to give feedback to others.

Indigenous Issues

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 35 max ( 23 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: John Brownsberger

Phone: 0448509754

Current indigenous issues and ideas from Aboriginal elders, TV shows coming from Aboriginal producers and actors.

Italian Language for Beginners, PMQ

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 12 max ( 3 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: John Thompson

Phone: 65838156

For students with NO prior Italian language experience. Covers basic pronunciation, grammar and useful vocabulary and expressions.

Science Forum

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 8 min 33 max ( 0 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22

Convener: Pamela Hudson

Phone: 65843827 0458770060

With: Karen Roberts

Presentations on a variety of topics given by U3A Science experts and enthusiasts. Program in newsletter and on noticeboard.

U3A Photography Group

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 3 min 20 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Wed 25 Oct 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Dates:
Oct 25, Nov 08, 22, Dec 06, Jan 17, 31

Convener: Brian Tolagson

Venue: Various

Phone: 65834384

Meeting fortnightly on alternate Wednesdays in a social environment, we photograph interesting places from the Manning to Macleay.  Beginners with SLR, point-and-shoot or phones welcome.  Members communicate by e-mail and FaceBook.

U3A Vox Choir

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 1 min 50 max ( 41 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Dec 06

Convener: Faye Davis

Phone: 65839105 0400218813

Come along and join a happy group of singers. The program includes a varied repertoire with classic, contemporary or rhythmic percussion songs. Additional $5 per term to cover cost of sheet music. Conductor is Josephine Galante.

 

Working with Literary Devices

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 6 min 12 max ( 11 vacant)

Start: Wed 18 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15, 22

Convener: Wendy Haynes

Phone: 65812440 0427240464

Each week, build skills and knowledge to transport your writing by understanding, exploring and working with literary devices including metaphors, similes, point of view.

Thursday Courses

Bridge to Bridge River Walk Camden Haven

Duration: 1 weeks $2

Class Limit: 5 min 10 max ( 7 vacant)

Start: Thu 30 Nov 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Nov 30

Convener: Michael Dodkin

Venue: Apex Park Car park

Phone: 65599105 0429992074

Nov 30, Apex Carpark next to Laurieton-Dunbogan Bridge. Casual walk exploring nature and local history along river between N Haven and Laurieton, over Stingray Creek Bridge. Bring comfortable clothing, footwear, water, hat, blockout, camera.

Cycle the Hastings

Duration: 10 weeks $20

Class Limit: 5 min 24 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07, 14, 21

Convener: Virginia Oakley

Venue: TBA

Phone: 65820760 0407123047

Cycling to improve and maintain fitness.  Rides Level 1 (flat) to Level 4 (hilly and/or long). Av 25km ride at 17-20 kph av speed. We follow 3 Cs – chat, coffee, cardio.  NO BEGINNERS. Phone convener to join. NO online enrolments. Conditions apply.

 

 

French for Travellers (Intermediate - no beginners)

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 20 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Lyn Brown

Phone: 65838202 0418212216

With: Tom Meakin

French conversation to use in French speaking countries. Grammar explained but not always in depth. A fun course, for those with considerable knowledge of the language. NO BEGINNERS.

How to Create the Life you are Meant to Live

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 6 min 12 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23

Convener: Dale Symons

Phone: 65823545 0402006287

Through focused exercises and meditations you’re guided to change mind-sets bringing you in alignment with your spiritual nature (Soul’s Purpose), which is unlimited. Bring journal, pen, folder for handouts. $5 for photocopying.

Improve Your Writing

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 3 min 10 max ( 4 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Glenys Howard

Phone: 65846031 0418232302

In this group, members read a piece of creative writing, poem, story, article and/or memoir. For all to critique.

Multicultural Dances: Intermediate

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 30 max ( 21 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Christine Battisson

Venue: 16 Kingfisher Road

Phone: 65815760

Experience music and rhythms from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Please bring jazz or ballet shoes – no black soles (to prevent scuffing).

Newswatch

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 6 min 25 max ( 10 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: John Jones

Phone: 65841242 0418240561

Dissect and discuss current news bulletins in a fun environment.

Scrabble at Port

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 8 min 20 max ( 1 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Christina Brooks

Phone: 0438490843

For those interested in, or learning to play, Scrabble, in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. Please bring your own boards.  

 

Sketch Group

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 10 max ( 3 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Dorothy Filshie

Phone: 65827813

No new enrolments in Term 4. No online booking

 

 

Starting Watercolours

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 4 min 10 max ( 3 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Jackie Deane

Phone: 65846671 0439513790

No new enrolments in term 4. No online booking. 

Tai Chi and Qigong

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 2 min 15 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

Convener: Connie Gentleman

Phone: 65845487 0408853509

With: Warren Scott

Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. NO BEGINNERS.  No class December 7.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 4 min 20 max ( 12 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

Convener: Connie Gentleman

Phone: 65845487 0408853509

With: Warren Scott & Margaret Carroll

Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. NO BEGINNERS. No class December 7th.

 

Travellers' Tales

Duration: 4 weeks $8

Class Limit: 5 min 15 max

Start: Thu 16 Nov 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Jim Meldrum

Phone: 65821324

Relax and be regaled by other members recounting their stories of travel to far-off destinations. Perhaps you have a tale to share.

Ukulele for Beginners

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 15 max ( 14 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Dec 07

Convener: Jean-Louis Cochennec

Phone: 0468481187

Beginners welcome. You need your own ukulele (PMH Library in Grant St have a limited number for borrowing on a 3-weekly loan). Get in early to secure one.

Wading through Water

Duration: 1 weeks $2

Class Limit: 3 min 15 max ( 12 vacant)

Start: Thu 19 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 19

Convener: Don McClimont

Phone: 65594991

Water has more properties than perhaps any other material! Consider this remarkable compound through the lens of art, biology, physics and chemistry.

Friday Courses

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 4 min 5 max ( 0 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Adele Lingard

Phone: 65824368 0418733946

No new enrolments. No online booking.  No class Nov 3rd due to AGM.

Chair Yoga

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 4 min 15 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 01

Convener: Karen Roberts

Phone: 65820573 0422409624

Gentle yoga sitting on chairs, or standing with chairs for support. For those with physical limitations or restricted mobility to improve strength, flexibility and mobility. No experience necessary.  No class Nov 3rd due to AGM.

Choir: Laurieton Voices

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 100 max ( 62 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Sue Bartholomew

Venue: School of Arts

Phone: 65596129

Sing for fun, friendship, fitness. With musical director, James Hannah, learn a block of well known, popular songs. Concert end of each term. No auditions. No need to read music. $16 a term (incl holidays) plus $5 a week for conductor and pianist.

Drawing Techniques

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 3 min 10 max ( 3 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Stephen Murray

Phone: 65836219

No new enrolments in Term 4. No online enrolments

Exercise for Seniors: Friday Holidays Mature and Motivated

Duration: 5 weeks $10

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 18 vacant)

Start: Fri 22 Dec 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Dates:
Dec 22, 29, Jan 05, 12, 19

Convener: John Harlow

Venue: Town Beach,

Phone: 0407456168

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Exercise for Seniors: Friday Mature and Motivated at the Beach

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 10 min 25 max ( 12 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: John Harlow

Venue: Town Beach,

Phone: 0407456168

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: the class continues during the holidays. A further fee is payable for the holiday classes.

French Songs Appreciation

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 10 min 15 max ( 9 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Simone Livian

Phone: 0420296820

Enjoy French songs with YouTube and lyrics sheets. Various genres from ballads, traditional, swing and croon. No class Nov 3rd due to AGM.

Microsoft Laptops

Duration: 5 weeks $25

Class Limit: 4 min 6 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17

Convener: David Burr

Venue: U3A Centre - Room 04

Phone: 65831814

Know your laptop and Windows! Look at the basics and build on them, with specific assistance you may require. Bring your laptop and charger.

 

 

 

Music Appreciation

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 1 min 20 max ( 10 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Michael de Groot

Phone: 65815773

Introducing less familiar music and works by composers no longer in the limelight. No class Nov 17.

Qigong for Health and Vitality

Duration: 5 weeks $10

Class Limit: 5 min 20 max ( 10 vacant)

Start: Fri 27 Oct 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24

Convener: Jaye Roberts

Phone: 65821788

Benefits of practising Qigong include improved circulation, digestion, energy, mindfulness. Especially good for relieving back and neck pain, arthritis and insomnia. Can be done sitting or standing and includes meditation.

Rubber Bridge

Duration: 7 weeks $14

Class Limit: 8 min 20 max ( 6 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Bob Morgan

Phone: 65849455

Basic understanding of contract bridge is desirable but not essential. Each session contains 20-30 min “learn to play” segment. No class November 3rd due to AGM.

Spanish Vocabulary

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 15 max ( 8 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Colleen Carmody

Phone: 0419255350

Learn and practise basic vocabulary, including verbs, to enable you to travel around Spanish speaking countries and be understood by locals.

Think Tank

Duration: 8 weeks $16

Class Limit: 5 min 20 max ( 8 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17, 24, Dec 01, 08

Convener: Betty Starr

Phone: 0437486827

Informal friendly discussion on a variety of contemporary topics – social, cultural, economic, political. Prior research facilitates a meaningful exchange of ideas.


Yogalates

Duration: 6 weeks $12

Class Limit: 6 min 25 max ( 2 vacant)

Start: Fri 20 Oct 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Dates:
Oct 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 01

Convener: Karen Roberts

Phone: 65820573 0422409624

Yoga and Pilates for strength, tone, flexibility and general wellbeing. Includes breathing practices, meditation and relaxation. Bring yoga mat/large towel, small towel/cushion and light scarf/blanket for relaxation. No experience necessary. No class Nov 3rd due to AGM.

Saturday Courses

Saturday Dinner Time at Laurieton

Duration: 2 weeks $4

Class Limit: 4 min 15 max ( 14 vacant)

Start: Sat 11 Nov 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Dates:
Nov 11, Dec 09

Convener: Jennifer Clive

Venue: Various

Phone: 0407921034

Join us once a month at 6pm for a delightful dinner in various local restaurants.

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