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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.

Please consider others

PAYMENT METHODS:


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday

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!

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.

Friday

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.