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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 3, 2020

ENROLMENTS: ON LINE after midnight Sunday August 2nd
COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre, Lochinvar Place PMQ unless otherwise stated. Phone: 6584-4192

Copy of Term 3 program is available on our web site.

PLEASE NOTE, we have a COVID-Safe Plan in place and need all those coming to the centre to follow the rules below:

  • One way system - Follow direction arrows. Enter via the front door. Exit through back door near Room 10. 
  • On arrival, go straight to your class room.
  • Follow social distancing room plans and hand sanitising. Wear face masks if appropriate.
  • Leave promptly at the end of class. Do not stand around in the room or corridors speaking with other members.
  • No food, drink or mugs will be provided by us but hot water will be available in the urns.
  • These rules are for the safety of all involved and must be followed. Compliance will be monitored and our situation reassessed at the end of the first two weeks.
Monday
Australian History - Monday, Session 1

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 19 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Doug Emanuel 65820077

Monday Australian History began when PMHU3A started in 2005 and remains a very popular class. We did not learn a great deal of Australian History at school, so this is our opportunity to catch up on our unique, interesting and rich past from pre-colonial days to the present.

Monday
Australian History - Monday, Session 2

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 19 max (FULL)

From 11:30 am To 01:00 pm
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Doug Emanuel 65820077

Monday Australian History began when PMHU3A started in 2005 and remains a very popular class. We did not learn a great deal of Australian History at school, so this is our opportunity to catch up on our unique, interesting and rich past from pre-colonial days to the present.

Monday
Circle and Line Dances from Around the World - Group 1

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
7 weeks $0
Places: 10 max (FULL)

From 09:30 am To 10:30 am
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Christine Battisson 65815760

Non-partner dances from around the world.

Monday
Circle and Line Dances from Around the World - Group 2

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
7 weeks $0
Places: 10 max ( 1 vacant)

From 10:45 am To 11:45 am
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Christine Battisson 65815760

Non-partner dances from around the world.

Monday
Computer 1 - Windows 10 - eBay

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $0
Places: 4 max ( 2 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 10

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. $2.00 for notes.

 

Monday
Computer 2 - Windows 10 - One Drive

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $0
Places: 4 max ( 1 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 17

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

Get to your files from anywhere on any device with Microsoft OneDrive. Backup your photos and files with OneDrive. Great for storing your documents, photos and so on. $2.00 for notes.

Monday
Computer 3 - Windows 10 - How to Make Folders, Copy and Paste

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $0
Places: 4 max ( 2 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 24

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

You create folders to store and organize your pictures, documents and so on. Then you will be shown how to copy and paste the item into that folder. Then back them up on your USB stick. Bring a usb stick to class. $2.00 for notes.

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Monday
Computing 4 - Windows 10 - Personalised Photo Book

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
2 weeks $0
Places: 4 max (FULL)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 31, Sep 07

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. $2.00 for notes each week.

Monday
Computing 5 - Windows 10 - Maintenance

At: U3A Centre - Room 04
1 week $0
Places: 4 max (FULL)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Sep 14

With:
Sue Whitby 0409955920

What we are going to cover are the most basic techniques and tools to help you. Therefore, we take you through only the things you need to know to practise good computer maintenance. $2.00 for notes.

Monday
Pathway to God - Unbelief, Faith, Knowledge

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
4 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 7 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 01:30 pm
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31

With:
Brian Winship 0408655361

God is not dead but traditional, conservative and ritualistic religion is dying.  This course will lead you reasonably, to a higher consciousness bringing the presence of God into your life and human being.

Monday
Rhythm Moves to Music

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 14 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

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

Monday
Textile and Fibre Art

At: U3A Centre - Room 06
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 02:30 pm
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

With:
Sue Martin 65852721
Marilyn Ferguson 0409314131

This is an advanced group working towards a major project. No new enrolments in Term 3. 

Monday
Ukulele for Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $0
Places: 8 max ( 6 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21

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
Astrology - Corona Virus

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
1 week $0
Places: 20 max ( 18 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 25

With:
Diane Smith 0432302832

Introduction and explanation of Corona Virus through the eyes of an Astrologer.

Tuesday
Balance N Bones

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
5 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 15 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:00 pm
On: Aug 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

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
Egypt - The Story of Egypt

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
2 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 10 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 04:00 pm
On: Aug 11, 18

With:
Virginia Oakley 0407123047

Will cover the content from weeks 7 and 8 in Term 1. Only class members from Term 1 may enrol.

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

At: Town Beach,
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 8 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

With:
Rob McCluskey 0412014849

Advanced exercise for seniors. Yoga mat or towel and light hand weights required.

Tuesday
Harari's Triology

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 19 max ( 10 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

With:
David Smith 65820793

A review of historian Harari's three books: Sapiens, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. An insightful and thought provoking look at humanity's social, economic and political evolution in the past, present and future.

 

Tuesday
Learn ZOOM on ZOOM - Course 1

At: TBA
3 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 8 vacant)

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

With:
David Burr 0412831814

This course is for members who want to use ZOOM to be in contact with family and friends or participate in online classes. Perhaps you could also learn to be a convener and present a course via ZOOM. You will need to have ZOOM installed on your computer or the equipment to install the program.

Tuesday
Learn ZOOM on ZOOM - Course 2

At: TBA
3 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 9 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Sep 08, 15, 22

With:
David Burr 0412831814

This course is for members who want to use ZOOM to be in contact with family and friends or participate in online classes. Perhaps you could also learn to be a convener and present a course via ZOOM! You will need to have ZOOM installed on your computer or the equipment to install the program.

Tuesday
Meditation and Relaxation - Via ZOOM

At: TBA
6 weeks $0
Places: 10 max ( 7 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:15 pm
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

Learn about and practise the various types of meditation followed by deep relaxation. No experience necessary.  Convener will contact class members with ZOOM link.

Tuesday
Mindfulness Exercises

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 6 vacant)

From 12:00 pm To 01:30 pm
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

With:
Simone Livian 0420296820

Use mindfulness skills as a way to manage stress, anxiety and strong emotions. Learn to relax, appreciate what works in your life rather than focusing on what doesn't. 

Tuesday
Petanque

At: Woods St Petanque Piste
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

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
Photography for Beginners

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
7 weeks $0
Places: 7 max ( 1 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15, 22

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
Playwriting Workshop

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
6 weeks $0
Places: 6 max ( 3 vacant)

From 10:30 am To 12:30 pm
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 08, 15

With:
Brenda Davies 0407462716

Learn to craft your own short play in a fun and supportive environment. Tutor has Master’s degree and heaps of practical theatre experience.

Tuesday
Tai Chi

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 11 vacant)

From 12:30 pm To 01:30 pm
On: Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 01, 07, 14, 21

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.

Wednesday
Acrylic Painting - Advanced and Beginners - Session 1 (Via ZOOM)

At: TBA
7 weeks $0
Places: 10 max ( 8 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 10:45 am
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Adele Lingard 0418733946

Note, this course continues with members from Term 1. No new enrolments. Convener will contact class members with details of the ZOOM link. 

Wednesday
Acrylic Painting - Advanced and Beginners - Session 2 (Via ZOOM)

At: TBA
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 9 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 12:15 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

With:
Adele Lingard 0418733946

Note, this course continues with members from Term 1. No new enrolments. Convener will contact class members with details of the ZOOM link. 

Wednesday
Australian History - Wednesday - Session 1

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

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
Australian History - Wednesday - Session 2

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 13 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 01:00 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

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 $0
Places: 9 max ( 2 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

With:
Alice Totonjian 65815663

Learn the techniques of making fun and unique handmade cards. A fun and creative class. Pay convener $6 weekly for materials.

Wednesday
Cycling - Flat/Easy

At: Various
9 weeks $0
Places: 10 max ( 8 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 12:30 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, Oct 07

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.     

NO NEW ENROLMENTS.

Wednesday
French - Intermediate Conversation for Travellers with Tom - Via ZOOM

At: TBA
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 17 vacant)

From 02:00 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

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. Convener will contact class members with ZOOM link.

Wednesday
French - Intermediate on Wednesday with Sim

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 8 vacant)

From 01:30 pm To 03:30 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09, 16, 23

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". Both continuing and new students. $1 for notes covers whole term.

Wednesday
Photography - U3A Photography Group

At: Various
5 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 18 vacant)

From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 02, 09

With:
Brian Tolagson 0478729322

Meeting WEEKLY this term, we photograph interesting places from Laurieton to Port Macquarie.  Beginners with SLR, point-and-shoot or phones welcome.  Members communicate by e-mail and FaceBook.

Wednesday
Write To Be Read

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
3 weeks $0
Places: 6 max ( 3 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 01:30 pm
On: Aug 19, Sep 02, 16

With:
Rita Spencer 0428656271

Life stories deserve to be read. Workshop writing with your reader in mind; writing to appeal, entertain, captivate, while conveying the facts. Guidelines, exercises, discussions.

Thursday
Circle and Line Dances from Around the World - Performance Group

At: 16 Kingfisher Road
7 weeks $0
Places: 10 max (FULL)

From 12:30 pm To 02:30 pm
On: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Christine Battisson 65815760

Practise non-partner dances for performance.

Thursday
Cycle the Hastings

At: Various
9 weeks $0
Places: 34 max ( 12 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 12:00 pm
On: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 03, 10, 17, 24, Oct 01, 08

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.               

NO NEW ENROLMENTS.

Thursday
French - Intermediate on Thursday with Sim

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 8 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 01:30 pm
On: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 03, 10, 17, 24

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". Both continuing and new students. $1 for notes covers whole term.

Thursday
History of Countries

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 19 max (FULL)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 03, 10, 17, 24

With:
Frank Urban 65846693

Enthusiasts and expats will use vibrant powerpoint illustrations to present the history of Bhutan, Canada, Chile, the Czechs, Malta, New Guinea, Oman, Uganda, Ukraine and Yorkshire. 

 

Thursday
Planet Earth

At: U3A Centre - Room 05
7 weeks $0
Places: 7 max ( 4 vacant)

From 09:00 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 03, 10, 17, 24

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.

Friday
Chair Yoga

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 15 max ( 7 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:00 am
On: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25

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

At: Town Beach,
7 weeks $0
Places: 20 max ( 7 vacant)

From 08:00 am To 08:45 am
On: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Rob McCluskey 0412014849

Advanced exercise for seniors. Yoga mat or towels and light hand weights required.

Friday
Music - Classical Music Appreciation

At: U3A Centre - Room 08
7 weeks $0
Places: 9 max ( 3 vacant)

From 09:30 am To 11:30 am
On: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
David Friederich 65823005

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

Friday
Yoga

At: U3A Centre - Room 10
7 weeks $0
Places: 18 max ( 1 vacant)

From 11:30 am To 01:00 pm
On: Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25

With:
Karen Roberts 0422409624

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

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