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PMHU3A COURSES - TERM 1, 2019

ENROLMENTS: ON LINE enrolments will be available from midnight Monday January 28th.

PORT MACQUARIE OFFICE: 9:30am - 3:30pm Tuesday January 29 to Friday February 1.

COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre, Lochinvar Place PMQ unless otherwise stated. Phone: 6584-4192

PLEASE NOTE: PORT MACQUARIE COURSES are in black text. LAURIETON in blue textHoliday Courses shaded in yellow.

PAY BY CASH, CHEQUE, BANK TRANSFER (BSB: 721-000, A/C 75592).  WE DO NOT TAKE DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS.

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


Monday
Aspects of Elder Law - Part 1 - Legal Documents

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $11
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25

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. Course fee includes handouts.

Monday
Australian History - Monday

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

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


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

Monday
Become the Empowered Creator of Your Life

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Dale Symons (6582 3545, 0402 006 287)


With specific meditations and exercises, be guided through goals and desires. Discover your intuitive nature, disempower blockages, empower your life. Bring writing journal, $5 for notes.  

Monday
Computer 1: Windows 10: Transferring Photos and Videos From Camera, Ipad and Android Tablet

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $10
Places: 7 max ( 7 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 04, 11

With:
Sue Whitby ( , 0409 955 920)


Transfer photos and videos to computer, rename them, create folders, back them up on usb. Edit photos in Windows 10. Bring usb stick, usb transfer cable for phone or tablet, fully charged phone or tablet. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 2: Windows 10: Using your Computer from Start

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

From 9:00 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Mar 04, 11

With:
Sue Whitby ( , 0409 955 920)


Whether you have a laptop or desktop, learn the basics. Create Microsoft accounts, use Start menu, work with files, personalise desktop, security, talk about desktop, mouse and more. How to use a USB.  Bring usb stick. $2 for notes.

Monday
German Conversation

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 11 max ( 11 vacant)

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Michael Rogers (6584 0039, 0409 072 873)
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

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

From 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Simone Livian ( , 0420 296 820)


Focus on pronunciation, basic grammar, conversational themes in relaxed atmosphere with university qualified experienced teacher.  $1 notes.

Monday
International Dances - Beginners

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

From 9:00 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

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
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 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Marie Addario (6559 6289)


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

Monday
Mahjong For Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $14
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 04, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Bridget Earle (0412 923 232)


No experience necessary. A prepared booklet showing all hands played can be bought from convener for $6. 

Monday
Rhythm Moves to Music

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

From 2:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Simone Livian ( , 0420 296 820)


Fun moving to music while practising gentle cardio-stretching for balance, co-ordination, gross motor skills. Safety first so pace yourself. Wear sports clothes. Empty stomach. For ladies/gents with trained phys-ed coach.

Monday
Singer/Songwriters and Their Poetry

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
John Lavis (0432 381 694)


Watch and listen to some popular songs, look at the lyrics and the songwriters themselves including Don McLean, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, Ed Sheeran and others.

Monday
Textile and Fibre Art

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $32
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 2:30 PM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

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


Course NOT suitable for those with breathing difficulties. Soldering iron (supplied) for creative cutting, bonding and mark making. Extra expenses for materials used. Need knowledge of garment/patchwork construction, free motion sewing, sewing machine in good working order with darning/free motion foot, visual art diary or A4 folder

Monday
World Geography - Alpine Wonderlands

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 04, 11, 18, 25, Mar 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Brian Tolagson ( , 0478 729 322)


Course this term will focus on the landscape, culture and issues in Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein.


Tuesday
Art and Culture Appreciation

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
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:
Deane Hardwick ( , 0401 297 110)


Presentations on Australian and international cultures on painting, photography, architecture and film, by a range of speakers. Visits to local galleries or museums may be included.

Tuesday
Astronomical Impacts

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

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

With:
Rodney Neasbey (0437 760 035)


A basic introduction to amateur astronomy. Look at constellations and bright navigational stars, history of space exploration and rocketry.

Tuesday
Balance 'n' Bones

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

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

With:
Yvonne Carrick-Allan ( , 0414 734 570)


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

Tuesday
Chair Stretches with Simone

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

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

With:
Simone Livian ( , 0420 296 820)


Using chairs, our trained coach supervises gentle, simple warmups/stretches. For strength, flexibility,  balance, breath awareness. Ladies/gents. Obtain permission and safety guidance from GP first.

Tuesday
Climate Change

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
3 weeks $6
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19

With:
David Smith (6582 0370)


Update on the latest reports. What are the problems and what are the solutions? Bring your questions along.

Tuesday
Computer/Technology Workshop

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
6 weeks $12
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

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

With:
Harry Bryant (6582 4036)


For Windows computers, tablets, phones.  Presentations and hands-on activities for keeping computer devices safe and clutter free, backing up, storage in the 'cloud', smart phone photos and apps. Q and A sessions.

Tuesday
Cryptic Crosswords, Advanced

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Dick Engel (6583 6663)


Join a group of experienced cryptic crossword solvers.

Tuesday
Deep Dark Web

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

From 9:30 AM To 10:30 AM
On: Mar 05

With:
Karen Roberts (6582 0573, 0422 409 624)


Presentation includes scams, frauds, home safety for seniors, personal, vehicle and family safety. Presented by Senior Constable, Steve Cherry, Crime Prevention Officer, MNC Crime Management Unit.

Tuesday
Dramatic Fun

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

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

With:
Julie Millar (6582 2205, 0407 296 858)


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

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 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
John Harlow ( , 0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: class continues in the holidays with a further fee payable.

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 8:00 AM To 8:45 AM
On: Apr 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
John Harlow ( , 0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Tuesday
Kings and Queens of England

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

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

With:
Virginia Oakley (6582 0760, 0407 123 047)


66 monarchs over 1500 years. Their stories are tales of lust and betrayal, heroism and cruelty, mysteries and murders. How has the British Monarchy managed to survive?

Tuesday
Movies

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
2 weeks $4
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 10:45 AM
On: Feb 26, Mar 26

With:
Terry Feltham (6593 6163)


Two appealing love stories. Feb 26, LAST CHANCE HARVEY, starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson and Mar 26, UNITED KINGDOM, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

Tuesday
Neoliberalism

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
3 weeks $6
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Mar 12, 19, 26

With:
David Smith (6582 0370)


The western world has followed this ideology for 40 years. It is now failing spectacularly both politically and economically. What is it and why is it failing?

Tuesday
Petanque

At: Woods St Petanque Piste
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

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

With:
Bruce Wyatt ( , 0409 206 971)
Celeste Rowlands ( , 0406 378 187)


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, A History of Western Philosophy

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

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

With:
David Smith (6582 0370)
Brian Tolagson ( , 0478 729 322)
Reg Millar (6582 2205, 0478 909 491)


Discussing the ancient Greek philosophers.

Tuesday
Photography for Beginners

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

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

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
Understanding the Brain

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

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM
On: Feb 05, 12, 19, 26, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
Carol Baker (6582 0370)


Video course over 2 terms:  watching and discussing a series of lectures by Professor Jeanette Norden. A wonderful lecturer and a fascinating subject.  No prior knowledge necessary.


Wednesday
Acrylic Painting Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 6 max ( 6 vacant)

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

With:
Adele Lingard (6582 4368, 0418 733 946)


BEGINNERS only. Painting still life on canvas using acrylic paint. Starter kit (brushes, paint, canvas) provided for $20. Bring old towel, notebook, pencil, old china plate.

Wednesday
Advanced Acrylic Painting

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

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Adele Lingard (6582 4368, 0418 733 946)


NO beginners. No new enrolments. Continuing students only.

Wednesday
Australian History  - Wednesday

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

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

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
Basic Italian

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

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

With:
John Thompson (6583 8156)


Basic course for those with a small amount of Italian pronunciation, grammar and word use. Follows text, 'Beginners Italian' by Victoria Bowles.

Wednesday
Bridge for Beginners

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

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

With:
Robert Stewart (0407 945 448)


Fun, easy way to learn Bridge. More hands-on, less talking. Gradual introductioin and discovering why Bridge is so popular.

Wednesday
Card Making Techniques

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

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

With:
Alice Totonjian (6581 5663)


Create exquisite-looking cards. Learn fundamentals of card making, including stamping, die cutting, embossing. Pay convener $5 weekly for materials.

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Wednesday
Croquet - Beginners

At: Croquet Club
4 weeks $8
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Brian Hardy (0427 661 200)


Introduction to Golf Croquet. Mallets and balls provided. Skills covered include roquet and hoop running. Need flat sole shoes, hat, sun screen. Extra $5 per week green fee at courts, Buller St next to Westport Club.

Wednesday
Dances from Around the World

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 2:30 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Christine Battisson (6581 5760)


An introductory course with dances from Latin America, Europe, Asia, Great Britain. No partner required. Wear comfortable footwear.

Wednesday
Don't Be Late for Dinner

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

From 6:30 PM To 9:30 PM
On: Feb 13, Mar 13

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
Flat/Easy Cycling

At: Settlement Point Ferry Car Park
10 weeks $20
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

From 8:15 AM To 12:15 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, Feb 27, Apr 03, 10

With:
Bruce Burgess (0490 087 711)


For those coming back to cycling to slowly improve fitness. Need own bike and be able to get to meeting place. Rides are flat, comfortable pace and no more than 15 kms. Time for coffee and chat at end of ride. Phone Bruce before enrolling at office. No online booking.

Wednesday
Improve Your Writing with Bessie and Tom

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

From 1:00 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
Bessie Jennings (6583 5255, 0419 482 828)
Tom Meakin (6583 1985, 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. Maximum number is 8 members, NO exceptions.

Wednesday
Intermediate Conversational French with Sim

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 20 vacant)

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

With:
Simone Livian ( , 0420 296 820)


Intermediate level conversation and French practice for fun and travel with university qualified experienced teacher. Welcoming new enrolments and continuing participants. $1 photocopying.

Wednesday
Magic of Musicals

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 12:30 PM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

With:
David Thomson (6584 4086)


Relive the magic of the musical with these LIVE on-stage video recordings! An American in Paris, Titanic, Les Miserables and many more.

Wednesday
Remarkable Women

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
6 weeks $12
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13

With:
Hazel Holt (6583 9016, 0409 578 422)


Researching and discussing intriguing and interesting women, who, throughout time, have made a difference, locally, nationally or internationally.  

Wednesday
Towards 2050

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

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

With:
Charlie Wallace (6559 6382)


This course uses videos and presentations to look at the future of a broad range of topics and how they could positively affect the world.

Wednesday
U3A Photography Group

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

From 9:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27, Apr 10, 24

With:
Brian Tolagson ( , 0478 729 322)


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
Cycle the Hastings

At: TBA
10 weeks $20
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

From 8:30 AM To 11:30 AM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28, Apr 04, 11

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 17-22 kph av speed. We follow 3 Cs – cardio, cycling, coffee. NO BEGINNERS. Phone convener to join. NO online enrolments. Conditions apply.

Thursday
French for Travellers (Intermediate - No Beginners)

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 22 max ( 22 vacant)

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

With:
Tom Meakin (6583 1985, 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
International Dances - Intermediate

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

From 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

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
Mahjong

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

From 12:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

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
Newswatch

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 31 max ( 31 vacant)

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

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


Discuss current events in meaningful, thoughtful, friendly environment.  Politics and society, environment and energy, business and economy, health and medicine, science and technology, arts and culture, education.

Thursday
Planet Earth

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

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

With:
Rodney Neasbey (0437 760 035)


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 ( 20 vacant)

From 9:30 AM To 12:00 PM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28, Mar 07, 14, 21, 28

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
Stage Craft

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

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

With:
Joan Lane (0484 504 334)


Look at the theatre and changes over time. From Shakespeare to modern playwrights, stage presentation, the written play itself. Importance of stage sets and props, lighting, costumes, off-stage sound effects.

Thursday
Tai Chi and Qigong

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

From 9:30 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 07, 14, 21, 28

With:
Connie Gentleman (6584 5487, 0408 853 509)


Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. All welcome.

Thursday
Travellers' Tales

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

From 1:00 PM To 3:00 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.

Thursday
Ukulele for Beginners

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

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

With:
Jean-Louis Cochennec (6582 5235, 0468 401 187)


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
Who, Me? A Writer?

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 10 vacant)

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

With:
Pamela Brewer (6584 0294, 0420 349 497)


Come write with us. Share your life story, article, poem, travel journal, or fictional product of your imagination. Dust off stories buried for years. Let our friendly group enjoy and comment. 

Thursday
Your Home Is Your Castle

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

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

With:
Glennis Slack-Smith (6582 4340, 0427 873 620)


Discover what it is that gives you joy and what are the annoying parts. Identify your individual style and the simple, inexpensive secrets to making your decor "sing" for you.


Friday
Aspects of Love, Marriage and Divorce

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $11
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

From 1:30 PM To 3:30 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01

With:
Brian Winship ( , 0408 655 361)


For fun-loving people to ponder the philosophical, legal learning and civil understanding of what we believe and associate with love, marriage and divorce.

Friday
Bridge for Beginners

At: Hamilton Green, Hastings River Drive.
8 weeks $16
Places: 50 max ( 50 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 11:00 AM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With:
Karen Roberts (6582 0573, 0422 409 624)


With Freya Luick (65846765).

Friday
Chair Yoga Plus

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
5 weeks $10
Places: 15 max ( 15 vacant)

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

With:
Karen Roberts (6582 0573, 0422 409 624)


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

Friday
Choir: Laurieton Voices

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

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

With:
Sue Bartholomew (6559 6129)


Sing for fun, friendship, fitness. With musical director/conductor, Iain Pole, 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.

Friday
Drawing Techniques

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:
Stephen Murray (6583 6219)


Develop your basic to advanced drawing skils including perspective, composition and tones while drawing people, objects, landscapes, animals etc. Need A4 drawing pad, 2B pencil, blade, soft rubber. $3 for photcopying paid in week 1.

Friday
Exercise for Seniors: Fridays 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 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With:
John Harlow ( , 0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required. Note: class continues in the holidays with a further fee payable.

Friday
Global Warming or Global Cooling?

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
7 weeks $14
Places: 25 max ( 25 vacant)

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

With:
Jocelyn Maxwell (6583 7245)


A sceptic's view of the theory of man-made global warming.

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 8:00 AM To 8:45 AM
On: Apr 05, 12, 19, 26

With:
John Harlow ( , 0407 456 168)


Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Friday
Meditation in Easy, Short Steps

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
7 weeks $14
Places: 12 max ( 12 vacant)

From 11:45 AM To 12:45 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 08, 15, 22, 29

With:
Simone Livian ( , 0420 296 820)


Curious about the uses of meditation for resting the mind? Easy, simple steps to help our sleep, avoid falls, encourage our peacefulness and our alertness.

Friday
Music Appreciation

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

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

With:
Michael de Groot (6581 5773)


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

Friday
Play Social Bridge

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

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

With:
Bob Morgan (6584 9455)


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

Friday
Qigong for Health and Vitality

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 21 max ( 21 vacant)

From 9:00 AM To 10:30 AM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

With:
Jaye Roberts (6582 1788)


Benefits 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. Wks 1-3 use DVD only.

Friday
Secret History of Australia

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 30 vacant)

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

With:
Sue Jones (6584 0280, 0419 701 286)


Shining a new light on past fabrications may be rewarding though occasionally, "rattling our cages". The story is that of the victors and thus open to challenge. Challenging and rewarding.

Friday
Spanish Vocabulary

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

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

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

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

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

With:
Hazel Holt (6583 9016, 0409 578 422)


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

Friday
Yogalates

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

From 1:00 PM To 2:30 PM
On: Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 08

With:
Karen Roberts (6582 0573, 0422 409 624)


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

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