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Port Macquarie Hastings U3A Inc
2 Lochinvar Place
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444
phone: 02 6584 4192
mail: office@pmhu3a.org.au
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PMHU3A Courses - 2022 Term 4

Term Dates 2022

25 Jul to 16 Sep

17 Oct to 9 Dec



COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre unless otherwise stated.

Please consider others and make sure that you comply with our rules in order to continue to try to keep everyone safe.

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38 courses.

Monday

Monday

Australian History - Monday Tutor: Doug Emanuel

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 50 max (50 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Modern Australian History classes began when PMHU3A started in 2005 and remain a very popular class. We did not learn a great deal of Australian History at school so this course is an opportunity to catch up on our unique interesting and rich past from pre-colonial days until the present.

 

Monday

Cryptic Crosswords via ZOOM Tutor: Jim Sims

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 12-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom Places: 8 max (8 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Solve moderately difficult cryptics with a friendly group of people via Zoom hook-up. Convener will send Zoom link to enrolled members.

 

Monday

Dancing - Monday Tutor: Christine Battisson

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: 16 Kingfisher Road Places: 30 max (30 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Non-partner dances from around the world. Wear jazz or ballet shoes without black soles (to prevent scuffing).

 

Monday

Playwriting-Scriptwriting Workshop Tutor: Brenda Davies

For6 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 10 max (10 vacant) Fee: $12.00

Learn to craft your own short play in a fun and supportive environment. Tutor has Master's degree in scriptwriting and heaps of practical theatre experience.

 

Monday

Sociology, An Introduction Tutor: Catherine Settle

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 18 max (18 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This course introduces you to the social science of sociology. Firstly, we explore foundational theories and concepts. Then, we apply these insights to various topics, including: the process of socialisation, families, relationships, and intimacy; sex and gender; social class and inequality; education; race and ethnicity; and the body, disability, health, and illness.

 

Monday

Textile and Fibre Art Tutor: Sue Martin

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 06 Places: 12 max (12 vacant) Fee: $40.00

No new enrolments, as group is preparing for an exhibition in early 2023.

This course has been cancelled.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Chess on Tuesdays Tutor: Michael Powazuk

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 10 max (10 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Some experience necessary. A good opportunity to improve your chess playing skills. Game sets provided. Perhaps this is the term for you to reignite your passion for chess.

 

Tuesday

Dramatic Fun Tutor: Julie Millar

For4 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 15-Nov  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 12 max (12 vacant) Fee: $12.50

Drama! Drama! Drama! Agatha Christies "MOUSETRAP" is coming to Dramatic Fun. Enjoy some fun with this play and other skit readings in a happy and friendly environment. No experience necessary. No learning of lines. We emphasise fun! $5 for terms photocopying.

 

Tuesday

Exercise at the Beach - Tuesday Tutor: Rob McCluskey

For15 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 31-Jan  Time: 07:45 AM to 08:30 AM

Location: Town Beach Places: 25 max (25 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Advanced exercise for seniors. Yoga mat or towel exercise band and light hand weights required. Plenty of social interaction and banter enjoyed by all. We are based at a picnic shelter just behind the sand at Town Beach. Course continues in term break.

 

Tuesday

Great Ideas in Western Philosophy Tutor: Reg Millar & Brian Tolagson

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 16 max (16 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Economics as we know it evolved with the development of capitalism theory as a philosophical concept. This discussion course traces not only the history of its development but also subsequent matters like welfare, international economics and globalisation.

 

Tuesday

Meditation/Relaxation Tutor: Pam Sainsbury

For7 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 10 max (10 vacant) Fee: $17.50

Meditation with visualisations. Please bring pillow, mat or rug if you want to lie on the floor. You can sit in a chair as well.

 

Tuesday

Petanque Tutor: Bruce Wyatt & Celeste Rowlands

For15 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 30-Jan  Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Woods St Petanque Pi Places: 40 max (40 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Pétanque (or Boules) is French bowls. Beginners are welcome and will be coached. We introduce basic rules. Then we use skills, tactics, luck and good humour to have fun. Course continues during holiday break.

 

Tuesday

Philosophy As a Guide to Living Tutor: Carol Baker

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 25 max (25 vacant) Fee: $20.00

In this Great Course, Professor Stephen Erickson presents a thoughtful, stimulating and accessible discussion of how some of the greatest minds of the past three centuries have pondered why we are here and what journey we might be on. This course continues from term 3 but new members are welcome.

 

Tuesday

Photography for Beginners Tutor: Garry Brettell

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 15 max (15 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Covers composition, framing, rule of thirds, exposure, portraiture, action, travel, landscape, seascape, candid and macro photography. Lots of hands-on content.

 

Tuesday

Planet Earth Tutor: Jim Meldrum

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 15 max (15 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Let's take a look at our planet from its place in the cosmos to the everyday things we've done to make it a place of wonder.

 

Tuesday

The Crusades Tutor: Virginia Oakley & Mike Oakley

For7 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 35 max (35 vacant) Fee: $20.00

’The Crusades are a tale of truth and folly, courage and greed, hope and disillusion’. This course will attempt to understand the scope and lasting effects of the Crusades.

 

Wednesday

Wednesday

Acrylic Painting - Advanced Tutor: Adele Lingard

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 06 Places: 16 max (16 vacant) Fee: $20.00

No beginners. Students who have completed beginners' course qualify for advanced class.

 

Wednesday

Australian History - Wednesday Tutor: Tony Dawson

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 50 max (50 vacant) Fee: $20.00

A broad look at people places and events that have contributed to our rich history from pre-colonial days to the present.

 

Wednesday

Balance n Bones Tutor: Yvonne Carrick-Allan

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 15 max (15 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Based on a DVD exercise program made especially for NSW U3A. For strength, coordination and balance. Bring hand weights. Can be done seated.

 

Wednesday

Card Making Techniques Tutor: Alice Totonjian

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 1/185 Lake Road Places: 12 max (12 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Create exquisite cards. Learn fundamentals including stamping die cutting embossing. Pay convener $6 weekly for materials. A minimum of 5 enrolments is required for the course to proceed.

This course has been cancelled.

Wednesday

Chess - Advanced and New Players Tutor: Bruce See

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 09:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08 Places: 18 max (18 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This course is designed for people who have done the basic course but would like to go over it again. This will consolidate what you know and will concentrate on the most difficult areas of bidding and play.

 

Wednesday

Cultivate Wellbeing through Mindfulness Tutor: Carol Baker

For4 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 16-Nov to 07-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 20 max (20 vacant) Fee: $10.00

Mindfulness is about living with awareness in the present moment (which is the only moment we ever really have). We will practise using the breath to anchor our awareness, and also do guided meditations on positive emotions such as gratitude, compassion, loving-kindness and generosity.

 

Wednesday

Fitness Fun! Tutor: Brenda Davies

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 16 max (16 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Exercises and activities to work cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. Will include some fun and games. A workout for the body and the soul! Wear comfy clothes and bring a towel, stretch band and hand weights.

 

Wednesday

French for Travellers Tutor: Glenn Broomham

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 10 max (10 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Did you study French in High School? If so this class is for you to build on what you learned all those years ago and learn how to make yourself understood (and understand the replies) in any French speaking country. A friendly class with lots of opportunity to participate.

 

Wednesday

Photography - U3A Photography Group Tutor: Brian Tolagson

For6 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 26-Oct to 01-Feb  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Various Places: 15 max (15 vacant) Fee: $15.00

Meeting fortnightly, we photograph interesting places in the Hastings area. Beginners with SLR, point-and-shoot or phones welcome. We communicate by e-mail.

 

Thursday

Thursday

500 Card Game Tutor: Jane Stevenson

For8 weeks . OnThursday  From: 20-Oct to 08-Dec  Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 24 max (24 vacant) Fee: $20.00

'500' is a popular card game played by four players. It involves trumps and the taking of tricks. Both beginners and experienced players are welcome.

 

Thursday

Creative Writing Tutor: Melanie Wass & Rob Smith

For8 weeks . OnThursday  From: 20-Oct to 08-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 8 max (8 vacant) Fee: $20.00

NB This is a self-managing group, with Rob Smith doing the admin in Melanie's absence. Get serious and produce a short story series, novel or memoir. Write 1000+ words each week resulting in a rough first draft. Group feedback and support.

 

Thursday

Scrabble at Port Tutor: Celia Eastman

For8 weeks . OnThursday  From: 20-Oct to 08-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 20 max (20 vacant) Fee: $20.00

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

 

Thursday

Understanding the Cosmos through Hubble Tutor: David Smith & Carol Baker

For8 weeks . OnThursday  From: 20-Oct to 08-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08 Places: 25 max (25 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This is a video course from the Great Courses, supplemented with lectures by Dave and Carol.

 

Friday

Friday

Ageing - Challenges and Opportunities Tutor: Karen Roberts

For7 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 30 max (30 vacant) Fee: $17.50

Examines various aspects of how we change as we age. Considers the ones we are stuck with, and those we can modify. Uses videos, guest speakers and some practical activities.

 

Friday

Canasta Tutor: Hanna Filan

For8 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 12 max (12 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Continuation of the canasta course, learning and playing this fun and relaxing game together.

 

Friday

Chair Yoga Plus Tutor: Karen Roberts

For7 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 15 max (15 vacant) Fee: $17.50

Modified yoga and other forms of movement done sitting on chairs or standing with chairs for support. For those with physical limitations or restricted mobility. Improve strength, flexibility, mobility.

 

Friday

Exercise at the Beach - Friday Tutor: Rob McCluskey

For15 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 27-Jan  Time: 07:45 AM to 08:30 AM

Location: Town Beach Places: 25 max (25 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Advanced exercise for seniors. Yoga mat or towel, exercise band and light hand weights required. Plenty of social interaction and banter enjoyed by all. We are based at a picnic shelter just behind the sand at Town Beach. Course continues in the holidays. Course continues in holiday break.

 

Friday

Magic of Movies Tutor: Florence Gibbons

For8 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05 Places: 16 max (16 vacant) Fee: $20.00

For movie lovers and people who enjoy the adventures and the wonders of film making or for someone who just wants to escape.

 

Friday

Music - Classical Music Appreciation Tutor: David Friederich

For8 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08 Places: 18 max (18 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Relax and enjoy music from the world's greatest composers plus some magnificent ballet and opera highlights.

 

Friday

U3A End of Year Concert 2022 Tutor: Christine Battisson

For1 weeks . OnFriday  From: 18-Nov to 18-Nov  Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Location: Tenison Woods Centre Places: 60 max (60 vacant) Fee: $5.00

 

Friday

Yogalates Tutor: Karen Roberts

For7 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 20 max (20 vacant) Fee: $17.50

Yoga + Pilates for strength, flexibility, general wellbeing. Includes breathing practices, meditation, relaxation. Bring mat/towel, cushion and scarf/blanket for relaxation. Beginners welcome. Some classes use videos.

 

Saturday

Saturday

Healing Touch Tutor: Pam Sainsbury

For1 weeks . OnSaturday  From: 22-Oct to 22-Oct  Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 10 max (10 vacant) Fee: $2.50

Healing Touch encourages people to explore energy healing to enhance their own and others wellness. The goal is to establish harmony and balance within the energy system allowing self-healing to occur. Pam has extensive experience in this modality. She will demonstrate how Healing Touch is done. Attendees will have an opportunity to work on their own healing.