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Port Macquarie Hastings U3A Inc.
PO Box 1210
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
email:office@pmhu3a.org.au
phone:02 6584 4192
web:www.pmhu3a.org.au

PMHU3A COURSES - TERM 1, 2020

ENROLMENTS: ON LINE after midnight Tuesday January 28th. Then ...
PORT MACQUARIE OFFICE: 9:30am - 3:30pm Tuesday 28th Jan - Friday 31st Jan.
COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre, Lochinvar Place PMQ unless otherwise stated. Phone: 6584-4192

PAY BY CASH, CHEQUE, OR BANK TRANSFER (BSB: 932-000, ACCOUNT NAME: PMHU3A, A/C No. 500072357). WE DO NOT TAKE DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS. If paying by Bank Transfer you MUST quote your reservation number.  Note, course refunds are only given if a course is cancelled. Those refunds are by EFT.

Copy of Term 1 program is $1 at U3A Office.

Monday
Aspects of Faith - The God Experience in Both Jesus of Nazareth and Paul of Tarsus

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $8
Places: 30 max ( 14 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Brian Winship 0408655361

A non-religious look at Christianity, free of the shackles of religion practised, preached and ritualised by traditional Christians.

Monday
Australian History - Monday

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 55 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24, Mar 02, 09, 23, 30

With:
Doug Emanuel 65820077
Bryan Stewart 65820347

Explore the facts, mysteries, romance and uniqueness of our history, presented by invited speakers and class members.

Monday
Computer 1 - Windows 10 - Transferring Photos and Videos from Phone, Camera, Ipad and Android Tablet

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $10
Places: 8 max (FULL)

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

Transfer photos and videos to your computer, rename them, create a folder and back them up on a usb. Bring the usb transfer cable and fully charged phone, tablet and camera to class. We will do some editing of your photos. Bring usb stick to class and $2 for notes each week.

 

Monday
Computer 2 - Windows 10 - Photo Editing

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $10
Places: 8 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 17, 24

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

This simple editing program is great for editing your photos, resizing, adding frames and text, remove red eye, straightening, crop. Make your own desktop photo. Design the way you want. Let’s get creative. Bring usb stick to class and $2 for notes each week.

Monday
Computer 3 - Windows 10 - Personalised Photo Book

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $10
Places: 8 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Mar 02, 09

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

Personalised photo books created using your own photos are the perfect way to display photos from weddings, holidays, family gatherings, babies or special occasions. Bring usb stick to class and $2 for notes each week.

Monday
Computing 4 - Windows 10 - eBay

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Mar 23

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

eBay is the world's online marketplace. Our class today will cover everything you need to get started – from registering your account to finding and paying for your items. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Electricity Now and In the Future

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 19 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Murray Champion 0418937177

Basic introduction to Australian and international issues confronting us around electricity production and usage. Be better equipped to make basic and insightful decisions about its use.

Monday
German Conversation

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 7 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Michael Rogers 0409072873

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

Monday
International Dances - Beginners

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
7 weeks $14
Places: 30 max ( 10 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 03, 10, 24, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Christine Battisson 65815760

Experience world music and rhythms in relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Wear jazz or ballet shoes without black sole (to prevent scuffing).

Monday
Rhythm Moves to Music

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 5 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

Well structured, active moves to music. Mainly empty stomach. Have doctors' go ahead. Qualified coach.

Monday
Tai Chi

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
4 weeks $8
Places: 20 max ( 9 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 01:30 pm
On: Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Eleanor Pinkerton 0405026847

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise program to improve mind/body balance. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It also provides stress relief.

Monday
Textile and Fibre Art

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $24
Places: 12 max ( 2 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 02:30 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Sue Martin 65852721
Marilyn Ferguson 0409314131

This is an advanced group and welcomes members who have the specific skills necessary to participate in this group. New members please ring Sue before enrolling.

Monday
Ukulele for Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
8 weeks $16
Places: 9 max (FULL)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 03, 10, 17, 24, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Jean-Louis Cochennec 0468401187

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

Tuesday
Apple iPads

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
6 weeks $12
Places: 7 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 04, 11, 25, Mar 03, 10, 24

With:
David Burr 0412831814

Things have certainly changed with the new IOS13. Course covers the basics through the new procedures and compatibility with Google and Microsoft, including course notes.

Tuesday
Art, Design and Culture

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Deane Hardwick 0401297110
Peter Buckley 0427234938

Australian and international cultures presented through painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, music and design (including fashion and landscape) by a range of speakers. Possible local gallery visits.

Tuesday
Balance 'n' Bones

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 1 vacant)

From 12:15 pm To 01:15 pm
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

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

Tuesday
Bush Fire Preparedness, Keeping You and Your Family Safe

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
1 week $0
Places: 50 max ( 44 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: Mar 17

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

Come along to this very informative, important and timely presentation by Peter Nash, from Camden Haven Rural Fire Brigade. Topics include - preparing homes and property for the next fire season, finding out about current fires and their likely impact, making good decisions about leaving or staying to defend property, where to go if we leave, pets, and safe travel while away from home.

Tuesday
Cryptic Crosswords - Advanced

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 6 max ( 1 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Jim Sims 0490094426

Join a group of experienced cryptic crossworders.

Tuesday
Dramatic Fun

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 14 max (FULL)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 04, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Julie Millar 0407296858

Drama! Drama! Drama! Enjoy some fun with play and skit readings in a happy and friendly environment. No experience necessary. No learning of lines. We emphasise fun! $5 for term's photocopying.

Tuesday
Egypt - The Story of Egypt

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
7 weeks $14
Places: 34 max (FULL)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Virginia Oakley 0407123047

In 1956 Egypt became independent, and ruled by Egyptians, for the first time in 2,500 years. This course explores the fascinating history of Egypt from 3,100BC to the present day.

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

At: Town Beach,
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 11 vacant)

From 07:30 am To 08:15 am
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Rob McCluskey 0412014849
Peter Langran 0466367883

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Tuesday
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $14
Places: 30 max ( 9 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17

With:
Carol Baker 65820793

This fascinating video course with Prof Grant Hardy surveys the East's most influential philosophers and thinkers from India, China, Japan and Korea over 3500 years.  $2 photocopying.

 

Tuesday
Movie 1 - February

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
1 week $2
Places: 50 max ( 35 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 25

With:
Terry Feltham 0473160305

Movie 1 - "Oranges and Sunshine". Tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom during WW2.

 

Tuesday
Movie 2 - March

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
1 week $2
Places: 50 max ( 40 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:00 pm
On: Mar 24

With:
Terry Feltham 0473160305

"The Keeper" - Based on the true story of a German prisoner of war who becomes the star goalkeeper for Manchester City. 

Tuesday
Petanque - Tuesdays

At: Woods St Petanque Piste
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 9 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Bruce Wyatt 0409206971
Celeste Rowlands 0406378187

Petanque (or Boules) is French bowls. Beginners welcome and will be coached. We introduce basic rules. Then we use skills, tactics, luck and good humour to have fun.

Tuesday
Philosophy - History of Western Philosophy, the 19th Century

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
David Smith 65820793
Brian Tolagson 0478729322
Reg Millar 0478909491
Carol Baker 65820793

The 19th century gave rise to utilitarianism, German idealism, Marxism, existentialism, positivism, pragmatism, transcendentalism and more and includes Mill, Hegel, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Pierce, Emerson and others.

Tuesday
Photography for Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
6 weeks $12
Places: 10 max ( 2 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 04, 11, Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Garry Brettell 0429030523

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

Wednesday
Acrylic Painting - Advanced

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 3 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Adele Lingard 0418733946

Advanced class for those students who have attended the beginners group.

Wednesday
Acrylic Painting - Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 7 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Adele Lingard 0418733946

Please bring small canvas 16x16 (40.6x 40.6cms), apron, china plate, 2 small containers for water and brushes. Glad wrap and A4 visual diary.

Wednesday
Australian History  - Wednesday

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 65 max ( 7 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Tony Dawson 0424616026

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

Wednesday
Card Making Techniques

At: 1/185 Lake Road
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Alice Totonjian 65815663

Create exquisite cards. Learn fundamentals including stamping, die cutting, embossing. Pay convener $6 weekly for materials.

Wednesday
Cycling - Flat/Easy

At: Various
10 weeks $20
Places: 10 max (FULL)

From 08:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25, Apr 01, 08

With:
Simon Abell 0490500456

For those coming back to cycling to slowly improve fitness. Need own bike and be able to get to meeting place. Rides are mostly flat, comfortable pace and no more than 20 kms. Time for coffee and chat at end of ride. Phone Simon before enrolling at office. No online booking.

Wednesday
Don't Be Late for Dinner

At: Restaurants
2 weeks $4
Places: 11 max (FULL)

From 06:30 pm To 09:30 pm
On: Feb 12, Mar 11

With:
Julie Millar 0407296858

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

Wednesday
French - Intermediate on Wednesday with Sim

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 10 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

Intermediate level conversational practice for fun and travel in a relaxed atmosphere with qualified, French native speaker. Uses "Berlitz Confident French". $1 for notes covers whole term.

Wednesday
Laurieton - Italian Language

At: Laurieton Public Library
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 2 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:45 am
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Marie Addario 65596289

Need basic knowledge of Italian grammar, understanding basic texts and taking part in basic conversation and writing sentences.  Phone convener to join the class.

Wednesday
Photography - U3A Photography Group

At: Various
6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max ( 7 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 12, 26, Mar 11, 25, Apr 08, 22

With:
Brian Tolagson 0478729322

Meet at interesting places from Forster to South West Rocks. Beginners with SLR, point-and-shoot or phones welcome.  Members communicate by e-mail and FaceBook.

Wednesday
Qigong - Breathing Exercises

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 20 max ( 10 vacant)

From 02:30 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Deborah Flynn 0415912427

Gentle, relaxing exercises to promote the flow of Qi (life energy) throughout the body, thereby improving general health and wellbeing. Includes seated meditation.

Wednesday
Remarkable Women

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 11:15 am
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11

With:
Hazel Holt 0409578422

From the pages of history come fascinating stories about remarkable women, good and bad; and little snippets of historical interest!

Wednesday
Writing with Melanie and Hans

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 1 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Melanie Wass 0419988303
Hans Von Chrismar 0478083542

Develop your writing skills further. Bring something you have written and receive helpful feedback each week. Laugh, cry, and we always learn.

Wednesday
Yoga - Slow and Mindful

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
6 weeks $12
Places: 15 max ( 1 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 02:00 pm
On: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 04, 11, 18

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

Combines therapeutic approach of somatic yoga and rejuvenation of yin style yoga. Improve flexibilty and reduce pain. Bring mat/large towel, firm cushion, small blanket. Photocopies $1 for term.

Thursday
Chess for Beginners and Experienced Players

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
6 weeks $12
Places: 10 max ( 4 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Louis Richardson 65827148

This course will cater for both beginners and experienced players. Please bring a chess set if you have one.

Thursday
Cycle the Hastings

At: Various
10 weeks $20
Places: 31 max ( 1 vacant)

From 08:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26, Apr 02, 09

With:
Andrew Moll 65822785
Val Mudford 0459572291

Cycling to improve and maintain fitness. Rides Level 1 (flat) to Level 4 (hilly and/or long). Av 25km ride at 17-22 kph av speed. We follow 3 Cs – cardio, cycling, coffee. NO BEGINNERS. Phone convener to join. NO online enrolments. Conditions apply.

Thursday
Drawing and Painting Workshop

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max (FULL)

From 12:30 pm To 02:30 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Raymond Evans 0421452983

Workshop without lessons - for artists who know the basics and like to work in a congenial group. Mesdames Filshie and Dean will visit with guidance and encouragement.

 

Thursday
French - Intermediate Conversation for Travellers with Tom

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max (FULL)

From 11:45 am To 01:45 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Tom Meakin 0439198751

Small group and whole class conversation and practice using realistic scenarios that might arise in France. NOT a course for beginners. Students will be invited (not forced) to prepare conversation topics for the class to explore. Guest French speakers will be invited too.

Thursday
French - Intermediate on Thursday with Sim

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 8 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

Intermediate level conversational practice for fun and travel in a relaxed atmosphere with qualified, French native speaker. Uses "Berlitz Confident French". $1 for notes covers whole term.

Thursday
History of Countries

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 28 max ( 7 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Frank Urban 65846693

Enthusiasts and expats will use vibrant powerpoint illustrations to present the history of China, Conquistadores, Croatia, India, Malta, New Guinea, South Africa, Welsh Borders and Zimbabwe.

Thursday
International Dances - Intermediate

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 20 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Christine Battisson 65815760

Experience world music and rhythms in relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Wear jazz or ballet shoes without black sole (to prevent scuffing).

Thursday
Italian Conversation

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 11 max (FULL)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Anne Flinter 0408267482

Basic Italian conversation with a native speaker.  The course is designed for those who have some knowledge of Italian grammar who wish to improve their conversation skills.

Thursday
Mahjong

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 36 max ( 18 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Audrey Bryant 65824036

Mahjong for experienced players only. Western style play. A prepared booklet, showing all hands played, may be bought from convener for $6.

Thursday
Newswatch

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 40 max ( 11 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Rita Spencer 0428656271
Gary Dowling 0410421425

Discuss a wide range of news in a friendly environment.  Investigate how news reports can obscure reality and our own biases play tricks on us.

Thursday
Planet Earth

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 12 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Jim Meldrum 65821324

Formation of earth/moon system, tectonic plates, earth's crust and volcanism, erosion, transportation and deposition, stratification of the earth's crust.

Thursday
Scrabble at Port

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Celia Eastman 0473612439

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

Thursday
Travellers' Tales

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 19 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Jim Meldrum 65821324

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

Thursday
Understanding Dementia Online Course

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
5 weeks $10
Places: 10 max ( 9 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 01:30 pm
On: Feb 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19

With:
Harry Bryant 65824036

Using Uni of Tasmania FREE online course. Do background reading at home. Meet in class to share. Learn about causes, symptoms, the needs of people living with dementia, their families, carers. Enrol asap at https://mooc.utas.edu.au/courses

Thursday
Writing for Fun

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 11 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Melanie Wass 0419988303

Have a go at writing - for BEGINNERS. Explore writing through a number of safe and fun activities and exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Bring pen and paper.

Friday
Aspects of Elder Law - Aged Care (Home Care Services, Residential Aged Care and Nursing Services)

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
4 weeks $8
Places: 30 max ( 22 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28

With:
Brian Winship 0408655361

It is not easy growing old.  Stop avoiding thinking and talking about ageing. Confront the current cruel and harmful aged care system and learn about this shocking tale of neglect.

Friday
Bridge - Basics of Contract Bridge

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Bob Morgan 0409962456

Learn to play this challenging trick taking card game with an experienced trainer, player and ABF qualified director. For beginners and players wanting to refresh the basics.

 

Friday
Bridge - Social Bridge for Experienced Players

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 2 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Bob Morgan 0409962456

Improve your play by playing in a relaxed social atmosphere. Some knowledge of contract bridge is essential.

Friday
Chair Yoga Plus

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max (FULL)

From 11:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

Modified yoga and dance moves sitting on chairs, or standing with chairs for support. For those with physical limitations or restricted mobility. Improve strength, flexibility, mobility.

Friday
Drawing Techniques

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
7 weeks $14
Places: 10 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20

With:
Stephen Murray 65836219

New members welcome

Friday
Exercise for Seniors - Fridays at the Beach, Mature and Motivated

At: Town Beach,
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 15 vacant)

From 07:30 am To 08:15 am
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Rob McCluskey 0412014849
Peter Langran 0466367883

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Friday
Laurieton - Laurieton Voices Choir

At: School of Arts
8 weeks $16
Places: 100 max ( 60 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Sue Bartholomew 65596129

Sing for fun, friendship, fitness and learn well-known, popular songs. End of term concert. No auditions. No need to read music. Includes holidays. Extra $5 weekly for conductor and pianist. Musical director/conductor is Iain Pole, 

Friday
Meditation in Easy, Short Steps - Fridays

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 9 vacant)

From 11:45 am To 12:45 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

Simple steps to help with sleep, avoid falls, encourage peacefulness and alertness. Have mainly empty stomach. Qualified, experienced meditation instructor.

Friday
Music - Classical Music Appreciation

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 9 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
David Friederich 65823005

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

Friday
Qigong for Health and Vitality

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 28 max (FULL)

From 09:00 am To 10:30 am
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Jaye Roberts 65821788

Improve circulation, digestion, energy, mindfulness. Especially good for relieving back and neck pain, arthritis, insomnia. Done sitting or standing. Includes meditation.

Friday
Spanish

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 4 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Colleen Carmody 0419255350

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

Friday
Stress Management

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $8
Places: 12 max ( 4 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Eleanor Pinkerton 0405026847

Stress affects every aspect of our lives, yet we often deal with it badly. Join Eleanor to learn better ways to manage stress.

Friday
Think Tank

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 24 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Hazel Holt 0409578422

Open, informative, thought provoking and challenging discussions about local and social issues, politics, current world and every day events in a relaxed, very friendly atmosphere.

Friday
Yogalates

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 29 max (FULL)

From 01:00 pm To 02:30 pm
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

Yoga + Pilates for strength, flexibility, general wellbeing. Includes breathing practices, meditation, relaxation. Bring mat/towel, cushion and scarf/blanket for relaxation. No experience necessary.

Saturday
Textile and Fibre Art - Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
2 weeks $8
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 02:30 pm
On: Feb 15, Mar 21

With:
Sue Martin 65852721

Colouring and creating fabric. Enjoy the creative process of colouring, adding design and creating fabric. There is also an additional cost for materials used in class, $10 - $15.00.

Saturday
Writing Life Stories

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
1 week $2
Places: 30 max ( 20 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 11:30 am
On: Feb 15

With:
Rita Spencer 0428656271

Rita will explain the genre of creative non-fiction, and how it can turn our memories and facts into a captivating 'good read'. Rita is a published author and book editor.

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