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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Monday
Aspects of Elder Law - Succession Rules for Proper Distribution of Your Estate

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $10
Places: 30 max ( 26 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20

With: Brian Winship (0408655361)

Succession rules and practical guidance about will making, roles and responsibilities of executors, granting of probate and distribution of your estate. Course fee includes handouts.

Monday
Australian History - Monday

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 52 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

With: Doug Emanuel (65820077)
Bryan Stewart (65820347)

Explore the facts, mysteries, romance and uniqueness of Australia’s history, presented by invited speakers and class members. No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Monday
Computer 1: Windows 10: Email

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

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Apr 29

With: Sue Whitby (0409955920)

Mail app, in Windows 10 you can access all your email accounts (Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, Bigpond, Hotmail) in one single app. How to send and receive photos and documents and save them into the computer. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 2: Windows 10: One Drive

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

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 13

With: Sue Whitby (0409955920)

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. $2 for notes.

Monday
Computer 3: Windows 10: Photo Editing

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $10
Places: 8 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: May 20, 27

With: Sue Whitby (0409955920)

This simple editing program is great for editing photos, resizing, adding frames and text, removing red eye, straightening, cropping. Make your own desktop photo. Design the way you want. Get creative. Bring usb stick to class. $2 for notes.

 

Monday
German Conversation

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
7 weeks $14
Places: 10 max ( 3 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

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. No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Monday
International Dances - Beginners

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
7 weeks $14
Places: 30 max ( 12 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:30 am
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 18

With: Christine Battisson (65815760)

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). No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Monday
Italian Language, Laurieton

At: Laurieton Public Library
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 4 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 10, 17

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.

Monday
Mahjong For Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $14
Places: 12 max ( 8 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

With: Bridget Earle (0412923232)

No experience necessary. A prepared booklet showing all hands played can be bought from convener for $6. No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Monday
Rhythm Moves to Music

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 25 max ( 9 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

Well structured, active moves to music. Mainly empty stomach. Have doctors' go ahead. University qualified experienced adult instructor. No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Monday
Textile and Fibre Art

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

From 09:30 am To 02:30 pm
On: May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

With: Sue Martin (65852721)
Marilyn Ferguson (0409314131)

Use of and creating with 3D techniques. 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. No class week 1 or long weekend, Monday June 10.

Monday
World Geography - The Low Countries

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

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20, 27, Jun 03, 17

With: Brian Tolagson (0478729322)

Improve your understanding of this important part of Europe in 16 presentations on arts, terrain, history and economies. No class long weekend Monday, June 10.

Tuesday
Analogue and Digital Computers - A History

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $2
Places: 8 max ( 7 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 07

With: Don McClimont (65594991)

A history of both systems with numerous practical demonstrations. What was a 'core store", a "nixie tube"? See both in action. Be entertained and learn.

Tuesday
Art and Culture Appreciation

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Deane Hardwick (0401297110)

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 ( 23 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Rodney Neasbey (0437760035)

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
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 7 vacant)

From 12:15 pm To 01:15 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Yvonne Carrick-Allan (0414734570)

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

Tuesday
Crusades

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $14
Places: 30 max ( 5 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Virginia Oakley (0407123047)

It has been said that, "The Crusades are a tale of truth and folly, courage and greed, hope and disillusion." This course will attempt to understand the scope and lasting effects of the Crusades.

Tuesday
Cryptic Crosswords, Advanced

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 3 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 11:30 am
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Dick Engel (65836663)

Join a group of experienced cryptic crossword solvers.

Tuesday
Dramatic Fun

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 15 max ( 4 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Apr 30, May 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Julie Millar (0407296858)

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 ( 11 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: John Harlow (0407456168)
Peter Langran (0466367883)

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 ( 19 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: Jun 25, Jul 02, 09, 16

With: John Harlow (0407456168)
Peter Langran (0466367883)

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Tuesday
Movies

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
2 weeks $4
Places: 50 max ( 40 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 21, Jun 18

With: Terry Feltham (65936163)

Two based-in-history movies - The Green Book set in the 1960s USA Deep South and Bohemian Rhapsody tracing the meteoric rise of the band, Queen.  

Tuesday
Neoliberalism

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 17 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: May 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: David Smith (65820370)

Our economic system is failing us. We will look at why and how and at possible alternatives to address the problems.

Tuesday
Petanque

At: Woods St Petanque Piste
8 weeks $16
Places: 28 max ( 9 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Bruce Wyatt (0409206971)
Celeste Rowlands (0406378187)

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 ( 12 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: David Smith (65820370)
Brian Tolagson (0478729322)
Reg Millar (0478909491)

From the defeat of Alexander in 323BCE to the Renaissance in the 14th Century. Modern western philosophy arose as a reaction to this period, so it is crucial to understand the Dark and Middle Ages if we want to understand Modernity.

Tuesday
Photography for Beginners

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

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

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.

Tuesday
Tennis - Play Touch Tennis

At: Westport Courts in Woods St
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 8 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 10:00 am
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Cheryl Beard (0418210177)

Touch Tennis is played on quarter size synthetic grass courts using foam balls. Anyone can play! Wear sneakers. Bring your racquet or use ours. $5 extra per week paid to convener.

Tuesday
Understanding the Brain

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 30 max ( 14 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Apr 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28, Jun 04, 11, 18

With: Carol Baker (65820370)

Second term of a 2-term course -  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 - Advanced

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 4 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Adele Lingard (0418733946)

No beginners. Continuing students only.

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: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Adele Lingard (0418733946)

NO new enrolments. Continuing students only.

Wednesday
Australian History  - Wednesday

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 65 max ( 9 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Tony Dawson (0424616026)

Takes a broad look at the people, places and events that have contributed to Australia's rich history from pre-colonial days to the present.

Wednesday
Bridge for Beginners Continuing

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 8 max ( 3 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Robert Stewart (0407945448)

Only members from term 1 can enrol in term 2. No new enrolments.

Wednesday
Card Making Techniques

At: 1/185 Lake Road
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 6 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Alice Totonjian (65815663)

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 (FULL)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: May 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Brian Hardy (0427661200)

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. Courts are in Buller St next to Westport Club.

Wednesday
Cycling - Flat/Easy

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

From 09:30 am To 12:30 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19, 26, Jul 03

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: May 08, Jun 12

With: Julie Millar (0407296858)

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

Wednesday
French - Intermediate Conversational French with Sim

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

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

Intermediate level conversation and French practice for fun and travel with university qualified experienced teacher. $1 photocopying.

Wednesday
Interior Decorating on a Budget

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

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22

With: Glennis Slack-Smith (0427873620)

Discover what gives you joy and what are the annoying parts. Identify your individual style and simple, inexpensive secrets of interior decorating to make your decor "sing" for you.

Wednesday
International Dances - from Around the World

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

From 12:30 pm To 01:30 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Christine Battisson (65815760)

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

Wednesday
Italian - Basic

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 14 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: John Thompson (65838156)

Basic course for those who already have a good understanding of Italian grammar and pronunciation. Follows text, 'Beginners Italian' by Victoria Bowles. Contact convener if new to this course.

Wednesday
Photography - U3A Photography Group

At: Various
6 weeks $12
Places: 20 max ( 10 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 08, 22, Jun 05, 19, Jul 03, 17

With: Brian Tolagson (0478729322)

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.

Wednesday
Remarkable Women

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
6 weeks $12
Places: 16 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05

With: Hazel Holt (0409578422)

Revealing what history forgets … continuing their stories -  intriguing, interesting women, who,  throughout time, have made a difference, in all fields of human endeavour.

Wednesday
Samsung and Other Non-iPads

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

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: May 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: David Burr (0412831814)

This course is NOT for iPads. Introduction, Controls, Settings, Home Screens. Downloading and using Apps. Course notes available. Charge your Tablet and come along.

Wednesday
Towards 2050

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
8 weeks $16
Places: 25 max ( 13 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Charlie Wallace (65596382)

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
Writing with Bessie and Hans

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

From 01:00 pm To 03:30 pm
On: May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Jun 05, 12, 19

With: Bessie Jennings (0419482828)
Hans Von Chrismar (0478083542)

Submit something you have written and receive helpful feedback. We laugh a lot, sometimes we cry but always we learn under Bessie's kind but firm hand.

Thursday
Chair Stretches with Simone

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

From 11:30 am To 12:30 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

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. Mainly Empty stomach.

Thursday
Cycle the Hastings

At: Various
10 weeks $20
Places: 30 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:30 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20, 27, Jul 04

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

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 10 max ( 2 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 02:30 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Dorothy Filshie (65827813)

A casual class for those interested in improving their art skills by working on their own projects using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour, in the company of like-minded people.

Thursday
French - for Travellers, Intermediate, No Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 22 max ( 7 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Tom Meakin (0439198751)

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
French - Intermediate

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 11 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

Focus on pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational themes in a relaxed atmosphere with universtity qualified experienced teacher. $1 for notes.

Thursday
Health and Fitness

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
3 weeks $6
Places: 10 max ( 9 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: May 30, Jun 06, 13

With: Michael Walter (0410625957)

Awaken your youth! (barring permanent problems). Sacrifices with food and drink must be made. Bring bottled water and exercise mat. Wear loose-fitting clothes and suitable shoes.

Thursday
International Dances - Intermediate

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

From 01:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Christine Battisson (65815760)

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
Kinesiology - Meridian Tapping Techniques for Wellbeing

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
4 weeks $8
Places: 10 max ( 3 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 02:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Dale Symons (0402006287)

What is Kinesiology? Find out and learn some simple techniques to use whenever you want to lower your stress, promote wellness and focus energy to achieve your goals.

Thursday
Mahjong

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

From 12:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

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 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 33 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: John Jones (0418240561)
John Peasley (0409369882)

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
Scrabble at Port

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 20 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Christina Brooks (0438490843)

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

Thursday
Tai Chi and Qigong

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

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23

With: Connie Gentleman (0408853509)

Tai Chi for good health and relaxation. All welcome.

Thursday
Travellers' Tales

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
8 weeks $16
Places: 15 max ( 13 vacant)

From 01:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Jim Meldrum (65821324)

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 05
8 weeks $16
Places: 14 max ( 12 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Jun 06, 13, 20

With: Jean-Louis Cochennec (0468401187)

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.

Friday
Bridge - Social Bridge for Experienced Players

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
8 weeks $16
Places: 17 max (FULL)

From 01:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Bob Morgan (65849455)

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
7 weeks $14
Places: 16 max ( 1 vacant)

From 10:45 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14

With: Karen Roberts (0422409624)

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

Friday
Choir: Laurieton Voices

At: School of Arts
8 weeks $16
Places: 100 max ( 62 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Sue Bartholomew (65596129)

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

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
8 weeks $16
Places: 11 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Stephen Murray (65836219)

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 ( 12 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: John Harlow (0407456168)
Peter Langran (0466367883)

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

Friday
Golden Rules for Living the Good Life

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 22 vacant)

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

With: Brian Winship (0408655361)

Involving ethics and philosophy to provide participants with profound and practical principles for how to live a good and meaningful life.

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

At: Town Beach,
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 20 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: Jun 28, Jul 05, 12, 19

With: John Harlow (0407456168)
Peter Langran (0466367883)

Advanced exercise for seniors. Towels and light dumbbells required.

Friday
Meditation in Easy, Short Steps - Fridays

At: U3A Centre - Room 09
8 weeks $16
Places: 12 max ( 6 vacant)

From 11:45 am To 12:45 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

Curious about the uses of meditation for resting the mind? Easy, simple steps to help with sleep, avoid falls, encourage peacefulness and alertness. Have mainly empty stomach. Qualified, experienced yoga meditation instructor.

Friday
Music Appreciation

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

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Michael de Groot (65815773)
Celeste Rowlands (0406378187)

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

Friday
Preventing Dementia Online Course

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

From 09:30 am To 10:30 am
On: May 24, 31, Jun 07, 14

With: Karen Roberts (0422409624)

A free course through University of Tasmania. Enrol at Https://mooc.utas.edu.au/courses, asap but before May 19th, do the required work at home over the 4 weeks. Class will then meet to discuss each week's information.

Friday
Qigong for Health and Vitality

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $14
Places: 20 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 10:30 am
On: May 03, 10, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Jaye Roberts (65821788)

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.

Friday
Spanish

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
4 weeks $8
Places: 15 max ( 11 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Colleen Carmody (0419255350)

Learn and practise basic vocabulary 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: 18 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14, 21

With: Hazel Holt (0409578422)

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
7 weeks $14
Places: 29 max (FULL)

From 01:00 pm To 02:30 pm
On: May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07, 14

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
Board Games and Card Games

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
4 weeks $8
Places: 25 max ( 20 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 04, 11, 18, 25

With: Lorraine Beukers (0411468689)

A chance to play your favourite board or card games or to learn some new ones. Some games and packs of cards will be provided but please also bring your own favourites.

Saturday
French - Beginner French

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
4 weeks $8
Places: 9 max (FULL)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 04, 11, 18, 25

With: Sue Moll (65822785)

Come along and learn how to speak French at the basic level.  Extra cost of $2 for photocopies of exercises to help with familiarisation of everyday expressions.      

Saturday
Meditation in Easy, Short Steps - Saturdays

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
4 weeks $8
Places: 12 max ( 6 vacant)

From 10:30 am To 11:30 am
On: May 04, 11, 18, 25

With: Simone Livian (0420296820)

Curious about the uses of meditation for resting the mind? Easy, simple steps to help with sleep, avoid falls, encourage  peacefulness and alertness. Have mainly empty stomach. Qualified, experienced yoga meditation instructor.

Saturday
Planet Earth

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

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 04, 11, 18, 25

With: Rodney Neasbey (0437760035)

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

Saturday
Yoga for Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
4 weeks $8
Places: 15 max ( 8 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 10:00 am
On: May 04, 11, 18, 25

With: Karen Roberts (0422409624)

Gentle yoga poses for improving strength, mobility and and balance. Can be done sitting in chairs. Includes relaxation techniques. Bring mat or towel and small head cushion.

Saturday
zzzzzTestForNick

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

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: May 18, 25

With: Karen Roberts (0422409624)
Sue Moll (65822785)
Andrew Moll (65822785)

This is just for Nick & Karen to test mail out and stuff

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