Do you want an active, stimulating retirement? At our U3A members provide each other with interest groups, courses and activities. Topics cater to a wide range of interests ... Computing, Languages, Exercise, History, Arts and Crafts, Philosophy, Writing, Dance, Science, Games, Cycling ... to name just a few of the sixty and more groups offered each term. Events include guest speakers and social gatherings and it all happens in a welcoming and friendly environment.
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PMHU3A COURSES - TERM 1, 2018

Enrolments: ON LINE enrolments will be available from midnight 22nd January.

PORT MACQUARIE OFFICE: 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday January 22nd to Friday February 2nd. (no enrolment Australia Day)

Laurieton: 10:30 - 12 noon Monday January 22nd

Courses Venue: PMHU3A Centre, Lochinvar Place PM unless otherwise stated: Phone: 6584-4192

Please Note: PORT MACQUARIE COURSES are in black text. LAURIETON in blue textHoliday Courses shaded in yellow


Monday
Aspects of Elder Law

4 weeks $12
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Brian Winship (0408 655 361)


Improve your understanding of the background of legal documents such as Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Advanced Health Care Directive and how to complete them in draft form. Includes  handouts. The PMQ Manager of the Public Trustees and Guardian's Office will attend week 4.

Monday
Australian History - Monday

8 weeks $16
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Doug Emanuel (6582 0077 ) Bryan Stewart (6582 0347 )


Explore the facts, mysteries, romance and uniqueness of Australia’s history, as presented by a variety of great speakers and class members.

 

Monday
Book Club at Laurieton

At: 3 Wattle Close
2 weeks $4
Places: 9 max

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 12, Mar 12

With: Pat Trood (6559 6442 0427 596 442)


Casual, friendly group meeting to a discuss common novel once a month. Books and questions accessed through local library. Class full, no vacancies. Continuing students only. No online bookings.

Monday
Computer 1: Windows 10 - Transferring Photos and Videos from Camera

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 05

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Transferring photos and videos from camera to computer, how to rename them, create a folder then back them up on usb stick. Bring camera and SD card to class.  Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 2: Windows 10 - Transferring Photos and Videos from IPhone or Android Phone

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 12

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Transferring photos and videos from mobile phones into the computer, how to rename them, create a folder then back them up to a usb stick. Bring the usb transfer cable for phone to class and fully charged phone. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 3: Windows 10 - Transferring Photos and Videos from iPad or Android Tablet

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 19

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Transferring photos and videos from tablet to computer, show you how to rename them, create a folder and backing them up on a usb. Bring the usb transfer cable for phone to class and fully charged phone. Bring usb stick to class $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 4: Windows 10 - Maintenance for Computer

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 26

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Computer maintenance is the practice of keeping computers in a good state of repair. Disk cleanup, Disk defragmentation, Computer security, Windows updates, delete temporary Internet files like cookies and more. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 5: How to Use Windows 10

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Mar 05

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Whether you're using a new computer with Windows 10 or an older computer that was recently upgraded, this class will show you the basics of using this version of Windows. How do I get my Google page back? Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 6: Windows 10 - One Drive

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 7 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Mar 12

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Backup your photos and files with OneDrive, it is great for storing your data. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 7: Windows 10 - Photo Editing

1 week $5
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Mar 19

With: Sue Whitby (0409 955 920)


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. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

Monday
German Conversation

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Horst Andjelic (6584 3861 )


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

Monday
Intermediate French

8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:30 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Simone Livian (0420 296 820)


Focus on pronunciation, French songs, basic grammar, conversational themes in a relaxed atmosphere. $1 for notes.

 

Monday
Italian Language, Laurieton

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

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Marie Addario (6559 6289 )


Need basic knowledge of Italian grammar, understanding basic texts and taking part in basic conversation and writing sentences. Only a few vacancies so ring the convener if you would like to join the class.

Monday
Joy of Reading

3 weeks $6
Places: 14 max ( 14 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 26, Mar 19

With: Rita Spencer (6582 2086 0428 656 271)


Tell us about what you are reading now or once enjoyed - intriguing stories, artful writing, fresh imaginings. Get ideas from each other. Discuss what's next.

Monday
Laurieton Learning Circle

At: Whiddon Group Retirement Village
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Jennifer Clive (0407 921 034) Fay Pickering (6559 8548 )


Express an opinion, discuss current affairs, relate own experiences, and learn about topics set by the group. Research is encouraged to create discussion points, knowledge and interest.

Monday
Mahjong for Beginners

5 weeks $10
Places: 16 max ( 15 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05

With: Bridget Earle (0412 923 232)


No experience necessary in this introduction to Mahjong. A prepared booklet showing all hands played can be bought from convener for $6.

Monday
Multicultural Dances - Beginners

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

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Christine Battisson (6581 5760 )


Experience music and rhythms from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Please bring jazz or ballet shoes without a black sole (to prevent scuffing).

Monday
Rhythm Moves to Music

8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Simone Livian (0420 296 820)


Gain balance, co-ordination, gross motor skills. Wonderful for pulmonary-cardiac and fun too. Wear sports clothes and pace your own self. Empty stomach essential.

Monday
Textile Art, Advanced Free Motion Sewing led by Wendy Duffy

8 weeks $32
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 2:30 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Sue Martin (6585 2721 ) Marilyn Ferguson (6582 0134 0409 314 131)


Incorporating thread sketching and painting. NOT a course for beginners as there is an extensive list of skill requirements and equipment needed to participate in this course. See requirement list at U3A office or phone Sue or Marilyn.

Monday
World Geography, (Man in Place) - Italian Peninsula, Part 2

8 weeks $16
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 11:15 AM To 1:15 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With: Brian Tolagson (6583 4384 )


The second term of a 2-part course that develops understanding and enhanced appreciation of Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City.


Tuesday
Acrylic Painting

8 weeks $16
Places: 6 max ( 5 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Adele Lingard (6582 4368 0418 733 946)


Not a beginners course as participants need to have completed at least one term of the 2017 course or have similar skills or experience. Kit (brushes, paint, canvas) is available for $20 and payable in week 1. Bring apron, notebook, pencil, old tea towel and old china plate.

Tuesday
Art and Culture Appreciation

8 weeks $16
Places: 32 max ( 32 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Deane Hardwick (0401 297 110) Lyn Rogers (6584 0039 0409 072 873) Frank Urban (6584 6693 )


Twelve enthusiasts present paintings, photographs and architecture from peons to princes, including Aborigines, Alexandria, Ankor, Basel, Bonetti, El Greco, Faberge, Laungodoc, sculpture parks, Sicily, Turkey, Venice and wildlife.

Tuesday
Astronomical Impacts

6 weeks $12
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 13, 20, 27

With: Rodney Neasbey (6584 4368 0437 760 035)


Astronomy in prehistory, astronomers in history, gunpowder and rockets, USSR vs USA in space exploration, spinoffs from astronomy and the space industry, solar system bodies.

Tuesday
Balance 'n' Bones

6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 12:30 PM To 1:30 PM
On: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 13, 20, 27

With: Karen Roberts (6582 0573 0422 409 624)


A DVD exercise program developed especially for U3A members to improve strength, coordination and balance. Small hand weights used. Can be done seated.

Tuesday
Big History of Civilisations

8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: John Peasley (0409 369 882) John Jones (6584 1242 0418 240 561)


A DVD series that covers the history of civilisation, an astonishing story of migration, innovation and social development as humans have populated the planet and left their mark. 

Tuesday
Computer and Technology Workshop

6 weeks $12
Places: 10 max ( 9 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 13, 20, 27

With: Harry Bryant (6582 4036 )


Covers computers, tablets and mobile phones. Involves formal presentations with topics selected in advance by participants followed by open question and answer session.

Tuesday
Cryptic Crosswords, Advanced

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Dick Engel (6583 6663 )


Intended for experienced solvers from previous groups.

Tuesday
Cryptic Crosswords, Introductory

8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Dick Engel (6583 6663 )


Intended for beginners or people new to these groups. Learn new ways to tackle easy cryptics.

Tuesday
Exercise for Seniors: In House for Mobility Plus

8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: John Harlow (0407 456 168)


Group exercise program for seniors - to maintain fitness and to try to prevent falls. Resistance bands and light dumbbells required. (Contact convener for details of where you can purchase these items).

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

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

From 8:00 AM To 8:45 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: John Harlow (0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: the class continues during the holidays. A further fee is payable for the holiday classes.

Tuesday
Fabric Colouration

At: 7 North Court
6 weeks $12
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Shirley Capon (0423 314 510)


Come and have fun, colouring fabric with a unique product called, ‘Liquid Radiance’. Learn techniques to create beautiful coloured fabric for scarves, patchwork, cushions and clothing. Starter kit available for $15 (use of all colours and range of fabrics). Or, supply own fabrics and purchase use of colours for $10.

Tuesday
French Songs Appreciation

8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Simone Livian (0420 296 820)


Enjoy French songs with YouTube and lyrics sheets. Various genres from ballads, traditional, swing and school days tunes. $1 for photocopies of lyrics.

Tuesday
Holiday Exercise Class on Tuesdays - At the Beach for Mature and Motivated

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

From 8:30 AM To 9:15 AM
On: Apr 03, 10, 17, 24

With: John Harlow (0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Tuesday
Petanque

At: Woods St Petanque Piste
5 weeks $10
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 8:30 AM To 10:30 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06

With: Bruce Wyatt (0409 206 971)


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

Tuesday
Philosophy

8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Brian Tolagson (6583 4384 ) Reg Millar (6582 2205 0478 909 491) Sue Jones (6584 0280 0419 701 286)


A variety of fascinating philosophy topics and questions relevant to contemporary times, and presented by a team of U3A philosophy enthusiasts. Discussion and attendee involvement encouraged.

Tuesday
Photography for Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With: Gary Brettell (6582 2565 0429 030 523)


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

Tuesday
Yoga for Blokes

6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 3:15 PM
On: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 13, 20, 27

With: Karen Roberts (6582 0573 0422 409 624)


Poses, breathing practices, meditation and relaxation to improve flexibility and mobility, relax body and mind. Can be done seated. Bring a towel or mat and cushion. No experience necessary.


Wednesday
Australian History  - Wednesday

8 weeks $16
Places: 60 max ( 58 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Tony Dawson (6584 7648 0424 616 026)


Takes a broad look at the people, places and events that have contributed to Australia's rich history from European discovery of the southern continent to the present day.

Wednesday
Broadway Musicals of the 50s and 60s

8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: David Thomson (6584 4086 )


Enjoy the lesser-known musical gems of the 50s and 60s, chosen for maximum pleasure. The presentations are primarily audio, a listening experience, enhanced with some powerpoint visuals, some live DVDs, all tuneful and engaging.

Wednesday
Don't be Late for Dinner

At: Restaurants
2 weeks $4
Places: 12 max ( 11 vacant)

From 6:30 PM To 9:30 PM
On: Feb 14, Mar 14

With: Julie Millar (6582 2205 0407 296 858)


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

Wednesday
France for Travellers

8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Sue Moll (6582 2785 )


Learn basic skills to travel in France including greetings, finding your way, understanding and ordering from menus. Minimal grammar presented in a fun environment with participation encouraged. Enjoy videos of France and French culture.

Wednesday
French for Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Simone Livian (0420 296 820)


Beginners learn automatic phrases by heart. Using various learning styles you will practise the French you need for your goals and purposes: for travel, fun or curiosity. $1 for photocopies.

Wednesday
Improve Your Writing with Bessie and Tom

8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Bessie Jennings (6583 5255 0419 482 828) Tom Meakin (0439 198 751)


Members have a chance each week to submit something they’ve written and to receive helpful feedback; also to give feedback to others.

Wednesday
Indigenous Issues

8 weeks $16
Places: 35 max ( 35 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: John Brownsberger (0448 509 754)


Current indigenous issues and ideas from Aboriginal elders and TV shows coming from Aboriginal producers and actors.

Wednesday
Italian, Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 9 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: John Thompson (6583 8156 )


For students who have a little knowledge of Italian and/or beginners.

Wednesday
Science Forum

8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 29 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Pamela Hudson (6584 3827 0458 770 060) Karen Roberts (6582 0573 0422 409 624)


Presentations on a variety of topics given by U3A Science experts and enthusiasts. Program is on display at the U3A office.

Wednesday
Techniques of Card Making

At: 1/185 Lake Road
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 11 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Alice Totonjian (6581 5663 )


Learn to make exquisite-looking cards by learning the fundamentals of card making, including stamping, die cutting, embossing and more.  $3 weekly fee  paid to convener for materials supplied. Email:  

Wednesday
Travellers' Tales

8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

With: Jim Meldrum (6582 1324 )


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

Wednesday
U3A Photography Group

At: Various
6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max ( 19 vacant)

From 10:15 AM To 12:15 PM
On: Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28, Apr 11, 25

With: Brian Tolagson (6583 4384 )


Meeting fortnightly on alternate Wednesdays in a social environment, we photograph interesting places from the Manning to Macleay.  Beginners with SLR, point-and-shoot or phones welcome.  Members communicate by e-mail and FaceBook.


Thursday
Bridge to Bridge River Walk Camden Haven

At: Apex Park Car park
1 week $2
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 8:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Mar 29

With: Michael Dodkin (6559 9105 0429 992 074)


Meet Apex Carpark next to Laurieton-Dunbogan Bridge. Casual walk exploring nature and local history along river between North Haven and Laurieton, over Stingray Creek Bridge. Bring comfortable clothing, footwear, water, hat, blockout, camera. Contact Michael if you want to organise a group for another date or time that suits you better.

Thursday
Cycle the Hastings

At: TBA
10 weeks $20
Places: 24 max ( 24 vacant)

From 8:30 AM To 12:30 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Apr 05, 12

With: Virginia Oakley (6582 0760 0407 123 047)


Cycling to improve and maintain fitness. Rides Level 1 (flat) to Level 4 (hilly and/or long). Av 25km ride at 17-20 kph av speed. We follow 3 Cs – chat, coffee, cardio. NO BEGINNERS. Please phone convener to join. NO online enrolments. Conditions apply.

Thursday
French for Travellers (Intermediate - no beginners)

8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Tom Meakin (0439 198 751)


French conversation to use in French speaking countries. Grammar explained but not always in depth. A fun course, for those with considerable knowledge of the language. NO BEGINNERS.

Thursday
How to Create the Life you are Meant to Live

8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Dale Symons (6582 3545 0402 006 287)


Through focused exercises and meditations you’re guided to change mind-sets bringing you in alignment with your spiritual nature (Soul’s Purpose), which is unlimited. Bring journal, pen, folder for handouts. $5 for photocopying.

Thursday
Improve Your Writing

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, Dec 15, Mar 22, 29

With: Pamela Brewer (6584 0294 0420 349 497)


In this group, members read a piece of their own creative writing, poem, story, article and/or memoir. For all to then critque.

Thursday
Mahjong

8 weeks $16
Places: 32 max ( 30 vacant)

From 12:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Audrey Bryant (6582 4036 )


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

Thursday
Multicultural Dances - Intermediate

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

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Christine Battisson (6581 5760 )


Experience music and rhythms from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. No partner necessary. Please bring jazz or ballet shoes – no black soles (to prevent scuffing).

Thursday
Newswatch

8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: John Jones (6584 1242 0418 240 561) John Peasley (0409 369 882)


Dissect and discuss current news. Swearing and character assassinations not permitted, only deep, meaningful and thoughtful sharing in a very friendful environment.

Thursday
Planet Earth

8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Rodney Neasbey (6584 4368 0437 760 035)


Covers a basic introduction to geology, palaeontology, how the earth works, tectonic forces, volcanism.

Thursday
Scrabble at Port

8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Christina Brooks (0438 490 843)


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

Thursday
Sketch Group, Advanced

8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Dorothy Filshie (6582 7813 )


For students who have attended at least one term of the U3A 2017 Sketch Group or have similar advanced experience and skills. Participants will work on individually themed sketchbooks, taking turns at organising sessions.

Thursday
Tai Chi and Qigong

8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 10:30 AM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Connie Gentleman (6584 5487 0408 853 509) Margaret Carroll (6582 5478 0447 627 443)


Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. NO BEGINNERS. 

Thursday
Tai Chi and Qigong with Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Connie Gentleman (6584 5487 0408 853 509) Margaret Carroll (6582 5478 0447 627 443)


Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. Beginners welcome.

Thursday
Trails of Evidence. How Forensic Science Works

6 weeks $12
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Pamela Hudson (6584 3827 0458 770 060)


DVD presentation over three terms covering evidence collection, crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis. Real World Forensic Science.

Thursday
Ukulele for Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 14 max ( 14 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Jean-Louis Cochennec (0468 481 187)


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

Thursday
Watercolours, Beginners

8 weeks $16
Places: 9 max ( 7 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With: Jackie Deane (6584 6671 0439 513 790)


Learn basic watercolour techniques. Requirement list supplied at office or from Jackie.


Friday
Bridge for Beginners

At: Hamilton Green, Hastings River Drive.
7 weeks $14
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Freya Luick (6584 6765 )


Learn to play duplicate bridge in easy stages. Start playing bridge at an elementary level and talk about various bids one can make for the best results.

Friday
Chair Yoga

7 weeks $14
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Karen Roberts (6582 0573 0422 409 624)


Modified yoga sitting on chairs, or standing with chairs for support. For those with physical limitations or restricted mobility to improve strength, flexibility and mobility. No experience necessary. 

Friday
Choir: Laurieton Voices

At: School of Arts
8 weeks $16
Places: 100 max ( 84 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23, Apr 06

With: Sue Bartholomew (6559 6129 )


Sing for fun, friendship, fitness. With musical director, James Hannah, learn a block of well-known, popular songs. Concert end of each term. No auditions. No need to read music.  Includes holidays. $5 a week extra for conductor and pianist.

Friday
Contract Bridge

7 weeks $14
Places: 16 max ( 16 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Bob Morgan (6584 9455 )


Improve your play and enhance your enjoyment of Contract Bridge by playing socially in a friendly atmosphere. Some knowledge of the game is desirable but not essential.

Friday
Drawing Techniques

7 weeks $14
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Stephen Murray (6583 6219 )


Develop your basic to advanced drawing skills including perspective, composition and tones while drawing people, objects, landscapes, animals etc. Please contact convener for list of equipment.

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

At: Town Beach,
7 weeks $14
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 8:00 AM To 8:45 AM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: John Harlow (0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: the class continues during the holidays. A further fee is payable for the holiday classes.

Friday
Holiday Exercise Class on Fridays - At the Beach for Mature and Motivated

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

From 8:30 AM To 9:15 AM
On: Apr 06, 13, 20, 27

With: John Harlow (0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Friday
Laurieton Lunch Bunch

At: Various
2 weeks $4
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 12:30 PM To 2:00 PM
On: Feb 02, Mar 02

With: Ida Bruno (6559 6656 0438 234 818)


Join us once a month for a delightful lunch in various local restaurants.

Friday
Microsoft Laptops

5 weeks $25
Places: 6 max ( 5 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09

With: David Burr (6583 1814 )


Know your laptop and Windows! Look at the basics and build on them, with specific assistance you may require. Bring your laptop and charger.

Friday
Music Appreciation

7 weeks $14
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Michael de Groot (6581 5773 )


Introducing less familiar music and works by composers no longer in the limelight.

Friday
Qigong for Health and Vitality

7 weeks $14
Places: 20 max ( 19 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 10:30 AM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Jaye Roberts (6582 1788 )


Benefits of practising Qigong include improved circulation, digestion, energy, mindfulness. Especially good for relieving back and neck pain, arthritis and insomnia. Can be done sitting or standing and includes meditation.

Friday
Spanish Vocabulary

7 weeks $14
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:30 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Colleen Carmody (0419 255 350)


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

Friday
Think Tank

7 weeks $14
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Hazel Holt (6583 9016 0409 578 422)


Informal friendly discussion on a variety of contemporary topics – social, cultural, economic, political. Prior research facilitates a meaningful exchange of ideas.

Friday
Yogalates

7 weeks $14
Places: 25 max ( 21 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 2:30 PM
On: Feb 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Karen Roberts (6582 0573 0422 409 624)


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


Saturday
Saturday Dinner Time at Laurieton

At: Various
2 weeks $4
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 6:30 PM To 9:30 PM
On: Feb 10, Mar 10

With: Jennifer Clive (0407 921 034)


Join us once a month at 6pm for a delightful dinner in various local restaurants.

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