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Port Macquarie Hastings U3A Inc
2 Lochinvar Place
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444
phone:02 6584 4192
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2023 Term 4

16-Oct-2023 to 08-Dec-2023



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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Crochet Tutor: Wendy Byron

For8 weeks  OnMonday 
16-Oct to 04-Dec  Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

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

This is an 8 week course that teaches someone how to crochet. No prior knowledge of crochet is required. Please bring a 4mm crochet hook to the first lesson - yarn will be supplied. Further materials needed will be discussed at the first lesson.

This is a new course.


Experincing Medieval Europe Tutor: Sue Moll

For8 weeks  OnTuesday 
17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 04  Places: 15 max (15 vacant)  Fee: $20.00

This course is a journey through the cities of Europe in the Middle Ages to visit 12 of the most diverse and interesting survivals from that long ago time. It is a Great Course with lecturer Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett from the University of Toronto.

This is a new course.

How the Internet Works Tutor: Kerry Hinton

For7 weeks  OnTuesday 
17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: Laurieton Public Lib  Places: 12 max (12 vacant)  Fee: $17.50

This course provides a gentle introduction to how the Internet provides the many services we use daily. Previous knowledge of the Internet is not required. PLEASE NOTE this class is held at the Laurieton Library, 9 Laurie St, Laurieton Please note also that there will be no class on Tuesday 14th November.

This is a new course.

The Power of Mind over Body Tutor: Carol Baker

For6 weeks  OnTuesday 
17-Oct to 28-Nov  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09  Places: 20 max (20 vacant)  Fee: $15.00

This Great Course by Jo Marchant PhD unpacks the latest science behind the brain-body connection and explores the cutting-edge therapies that claim to reduce pain, slow disease, and eliminate fatigue, not via pharmaceutical or surgical intervention but simply by targeting how a person thinks and feels. Please note this is a 6 week-only course, there are no sessions on 24th October and 5th December.

This is a new course.


Living a Good Life - Ethics Tutor: Clyde Appleby

For8 weeks  OnWednesday 
18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

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

Living a Good Course - An Introduction to Normative Ethics; Drawing upon my Navy Chaplain experience and other resources, we will examine the foundations, concepts, theories, and applications that guide us in living a good ethical life. Various case studies and ethical dilemma scenarios will be considered through class discussion.

This is a new course.


Petanque Thursday Tutor: Bruce Wyatt & Celeste Rowlands

For14 weeks  OnThursday 
19-Oct to 01-Feb  Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM 

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.

This is a new course.