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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
Web: pmhu3a.org.au or Courses

2023 Term 1

06-Feb-2023 to 31-Mar-2023


ENROLMENTS:



REFUND POLICY

Unless a course is cancelled members are not eligible for a refund of course fees except in exceptional circumstances. Members requesting a refund are required to fill in a “Refund Request” form which then goes to the executive for a decision. Refunds can only be made by bank transfer.

Membership fees are not refundable.


COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre unless otherwise stated.

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Arts, Crafts, Film, Music, Dance, Drama

Monday

Dancing - Monday Tutor: Christine Battisson

For8 weeks  OnMonday 
From:
06-Feb to 27-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: 16 Kingfisher Road  Places: 30 max (10 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

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

Textile and Fibre Art Tutor: Sue Martin

For8 weeks  OnMonday 
From:
06-Feb to 27-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 06  Places: 12 max (1 vacant)  Fee: $40.00

Advanced course requiring wide knowledge of techniques used, such as free motion/thread painting. Experienced textile artists welcome. A group for anyone wanting to learn fundamentals considered if sufficient interest. Contact Sue if interested.

Tuesday

Dramatic Fun Tutor: Julie Millar

For6 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 21-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 12 max (2 vacant)  Fee: $15.00

Drama! Drama! Drama! Enjoy some fun play reading, with different plays and skits in a happy and friendly environment. No experience necessary. No learning of lines. We emphasise fun! $5 for photocopying.

Rhythm Moves to Music Tutor: Simone Livian

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 30 max (27 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Cheer Up! Have a laugh to music. Simple moves; follow the leader using props like beach ball, scarves. Stretchy comfortable clothes, stomach not too full, welcome to bring a friend. Guys and gals welcome. Contactless with distancing a priority.

This course is closed.

Poetry for Beginners Tutor: Melanie Wass

For4 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Feb  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 10 max (8 vacant)  Fee: $10.00

Explore and play with poetry in a safe, uncomplicated space. If you’ve always wanted to have a go, we will learn together about the basics, poetic forms and how to write and read poems.

This is a new course.

This course is closed.

Wednesday

Advanced Art (No Tutoring) Tutor: Lorraine Watson

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
08-Feb to 29-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 06  Places: 14 max (3 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

For like-minded people who wish to paint or draw in a friendly and relaxed environment using any medium they prefer; the aim is to enjoy and have fun together. Lorraine is the contact person for this group. There is no tutoring provided.

This is a new course.

Card Making Techniques Tutor: Alice Totonjian

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
08-Feb to 29-Mar  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: 1/185 Lake Road  Places: 12 max (4 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.

Thursday

Dancing - Thursday for Performance Tutor: Christine Battisson

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM 

Location: 16 Kingfisher Road  Places: 10 max (3 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Practise non-partner dances for performance.

Friday

Art, Design and Culture Tutor: Michael Rogers

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 18 max (5 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Engage with Australian and international cultures through painting, photography, sculpture and architecture - the beautiful, ugly, provocative and thoughtful. Presentations by a range of speakers.

Music - Classical Music Appreciation Tutor: David Friederich

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 18 max (13 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Relax and enjoy music from the world's greatest composers with some magnificent ballet and opera highlights. You may even be surprised with music you haven't heard before.

Magic of Movies Tutor: Florence Gibbons

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 16 max (6 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

For movie lovers and people who enjoy the wonders of film-making, the magic of cinematography, music, costumes and acting. Relax on Friday into the escapism and entertainment of a movie, then enjoy a group discussion.

Art Gallery Tours Tutor: Adele Lingard

For1 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
17-Mar to 17-Mar  Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 18 max (12 vacant)  Fee: $2.50

Tour with AGNSW qualified guide Adele to Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre. Return via Grafton Gallery. This tour is on 30/31 March overnighting in Murwillumbah. Suggestions welcome. Private transport, car pooling option. Participants must attend meeting re final arrangements at U3A Friday 17 March 2pm or contact tour leader, Adele, or through the U3A office, 65844192.

This is a new course.

Board Games, Trivia, Cards, Crosswords

Tuesday

Chess on Tuesdays Tutor: Michael Powazuk

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 06  Places: 10 max (5 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?

Thursday

500 Card Game Tutor: Jane Stevenson

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 24 max (4 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.

Scrabble at Port Tutor: Celia Eastman

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 20 max (7 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.

Friday

Cryptic Crosswords via Zoom Tutor: Jim Sims

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  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.

Canasta Tutor: Hanna Filan

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  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.

This course is closed.

Exercises, Yoga, Meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi

Tuesday

Exercise at the Beach - Tuesday Tutor: Rob McCluskey

For12 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 25-Apr  Time: 07:45 AM to 08:30 AM 

Location: Town Beach  Places: 25 max (14 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.

Wednesday

Balance n Bones Tutor: Yvonne Carrick-Allan

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
08-Feb to 29-Mar  Time: 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 15 max (3 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.

Friday

Chair Yoga Plus Tutor: Karen Roberts

For6 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
17-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 20 max (0 vacant)  Fee: $15.00

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.

Waiting list!

Exercise at the Beach - Friday Tutor: Rob McCluskey

For12 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 28-Apr  Time: 07:45 AM to 08:30 AM 

Location: Town Beach  Places: 25 max (15 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.

Yogalates Tutor: Karen Roberts

For6 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
17-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 24 max (0 vacant)  Fee: $15.00

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.

Waiting list!

Qigong for Health and Vitality Tutor: Jaye Roberts

For8 weeks  OnFriday 
From:
10-Feb to 31-Mar  Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 20 max (0 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Qigong ("Cheegong") helps build our energy through slow, gentle movements, then we meditate, leaving us better able to cope in our daily lives.

Waiting list!

History, Geography, Culture, Travel

Monday

Australian History - Monday Tutor: Doug Emanuel

For8 weeks  OnMonday 
From:
06-Feb to 27-Mar  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 50 max (18 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.

Wednesday

Australian History - Wednesday Tutor: Tony Dawson

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
08-Feb to 29-Mar  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10  Places: 50 max (11 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.

Thursday

Thinking about Capitalism Tutor: David Smith

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 20 max (10 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

A series of 30 minute video lectures from the 'Great Courses' by a professor of history. Not only about economics, but also the moral, political and cultural effects of capitalism upon society at large over the last five centuries.

This is a new course.

Ancient Culture-Indigenous Australians Tutor: Ray Evans

For3 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
02-Mar to 16-Mar  Time: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 25 max (0 vacant)  Fee: $7.50

A research-based, non-political review of our Indigenous Australians before white colonisation. A look beyond the current commercial art and music of the oldest surviving culture on earth. Where did they come from? What were they like then? Why did they live as they did?

This is a new course.

Waiting list!

Philosophy, Religion, News

Monday

Jane Austen, Her Life and Writings Tutor: Karen Roberts

For7 weeks  OnMonday 
From:
13-Feb to 27-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 20 max (5 vacant)  Fee: $17.50

Jane Austen’s novels were profoundly influenced by the times in which she wrote. Two centuries later they continue to resonate with readers. Using a variety of resources, this term we will consider Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s first two major novels.

This is a new course.

Tuesday

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

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 20 max (10 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Great philosophic ideas stimulate societies and leaders. This course examines 16 of these and the debates that they spawned.

Great Rivers of the World Tutor: Frank Urban

For5 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 15 max (6 vacant)  Fee: $12.50

This course will use power-point presentations to examine the history, location and importance of major rivers including the Nile, the tropical Amazon and Congo, the Zambesi, the Mississippi and Yangtzekiang.

This is a new course.

Thursday

Newswatch - News Behind the News Tutor: Bob Pearson

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 40 max (27 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Discuss a wide range of news in a friendly, meaningful and thoughtful environment. Topics include politics, environment, energy, economy, health, science, technology, art, education and important regional news.

Languages

Tuesday

French Tunes Appreciation Tutor: Simone Livian

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 15 max (14 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Join us 2 hours in watching a variety of uplifting French YouTube hits on the big screen. We've lyrics at hand. Enjoy the culture of France through the decades. All language levels welcome, sing along optional, guys n gals. $1 each lyrics photocopies.

This is a new course.

This course is closed.

Wednesday

French for Travellers Tutor: Sue Moll

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
08-Feb to 29-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08  Places: 12 max (0 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

The aim of the course is to learn to speak basic French in scenarios we may encounter whilst travelling. Participants should have some existing knowledge of the language. New members should contact the tutor prior to enrolling or call office 658444192.

Waiting list!

Sport, Games, Nature, Walking, Garden

Tuesday

Petanque Tutor: Bruce Wyatt & Celeste Rowlands

For12 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 25-Apr  Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

Location: Woods St Petanque Pi  Places: 40 max (3 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.

Photography for Beginners Tutor: Garry Brettell

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 05  Places: 15 max (1 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.

Wednesday

Photography - U3A Photography Group Tutor: Brian Tolagson

For6 weeks  OnWednesday 
From:
15-Feb to 26-Apr  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Location: Various  Places: 15 max (8 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.

Technology, Science, Computing, Maths

Tuesday

Science the Easy Way Tutor: Reg Millar

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
From:
07-Feb to 28-Mar  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 15 max (5 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

Science for anyone who has a curiosity to learn about modern science, but without the technicalities, complexities and mathematics. Gadgets and gizmos. Matter matters. The tree of life. Weird waves and particles. Curiosity is the only course requirement.

This is a new course.

Thursday

Planet Earth Tutor: Jim Meldrum

For8 weeks  OnThursday 
From:
09-Feb to 30-Mar  Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 15 max (11 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.