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U3A WONTHAGGI COURSES

Term 2 2019 — Tuesday 23 April to Friday 28 June

MondayMONDAY

MAHJONG GROUP

Convenor: Carol Cox

Weekly

1:30–4:30

Garden Room

Ideal for anyone who has, or wants to develop, an interest or a passion for this ancient game of strategies, probabilities and luck. Beginners and more experienced players are welcome to join in.

MONDAY ART GROUP

Tutor: Diana Holmberg 
and carol Price

Weekly

10:00–12:30

Mawson Hut

Anyone can paint and draw. Diana & carol will introduce the basics of drawing and painting using a variety of medium, with the focus on gouache in Term 2. A few class places are available

WRITING GROUP

Tutor: Shirley Buckley

Weekly

10:00–12:00

Garden Room

Story writing (or poetry) with some creative embellishments using various skills and ideas for getting started. Simply writing and sharing with positive criticism from the group. 

MONDAY BOOK GROUP

Convenor: Felicia Di Stefano

Monthly

(last Monday)

2:00–4:00

Mawson Hut

Members are given an opportunity to select books at the start of the year.  We meet to discuss the chosen book each month in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where all views and opinions are welcome.

YOGA & MOVEMENT

Tutor: Dot Charles

Weekly

10:00–11:00

Cape Paterson Hall

This course blends yoga with other forms of physical activity to help us combat ageing. We flex the joints, stretch the muscles and improve coordination. Requirements: a yoga mat and a water bottle.

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GARDEN CLUB

Tutor: Lorraine Carroll

Weekly

9:30–11:00

Garden Room

After gardening at home, it is great to sit and chat with others about it all. There is always something happening in our gardens to share, and new and old gardening tips to pass around. Our group watches DVDs to see how it's done, and swaps plants and produce. We occasionally visit gardens.

COMPUTER GROUP

Tutors: Steve White &
Robert Butler

Weekly

9:30–11:00

Mawson Hut

Use your computer to edit, save, or crop your digital photographs. Being able to edit mistakes in the original picture, means your computer allows you to be in control of your photographs. Learn how to use computer software that puts you in control of the final result.

US CIVIL WAR

Tutor: Graeme Charles

Weekly

11:15–12:45

Garden Room

Based on a Great Courses program as well as documentaries. Any understanding of the American nation has to be based on an understanding of the Civil War. The great issues of that time continue to resonate now.

UNDERSTANDING
THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION

Tutor: Bronwyn Miller

Weekly
1.30–3.00

Mawson Hut

This course is based on lectures from two of the Great Courses called ‘Foundations of Eastern Civilization’ and ‘Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture’.

WednesdayEDNESDAY

FITNESS, FUN & OCCASIONALLY FOOD

Convenor: Graeme Charles

Fortnightly

from 9:00am

Convenor will advise meeting point

This group is for active walkers wishing to explore South Gippsland. Walking time will generally be 2 hours duration, followed by lunch when possible. Some walks might require driving for 30 mins to access the start; we can car pool for these journey. Routes will be negotiated with group members.

ITALIAN

Tutor: Lia Pavic

Contact: Peta Campton

Weekly

9:30–12:30

Garden Room

Learn to speak, read and write a little Italian in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Beginners from 9:30 to 11:00. More Advanced from 11:00 to 12.30.

CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS

Convenor: Janeen McLachlan

Weekly

11:15–12:45

Mawson Hut

Do you like puzzles or playing detective? If you love thinking laterally and enjoy a good laugh with friends, this self-directed group is for you! Class size is limited to 18 persons.

TAI CHI

Tutor: Mary Schooneveldt

*CLASS IS FULL

Weekly

12.45–1.45

Goat Island Gallery

Tai Chi originated as a Chinese Martial Art and apparently was great training for wrestlers. However, it has evolved over the years and has become popular as a low-stress form of exercise for seniors.

AGEING

Tutor: Shirley Buckley

*CLASS IS FULL

Weekly

1:30–3.00

Garden Room

This program will share insights into the Art of Ageing and participants can learn about a number of options to support us as we change.

HISTORY OF IDEAS: about the Earth and how we got here…

Tutor: Harry Freeman and Robyn Arianrhod

Weekly

1.30–3.00

Mawson Hut

Where did the Earth come from? How did life form on the Earth? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe?’ ‘What are we all made of? We will investigate how ideas about these questions have developed over time and what the current thinking on them is.

ThursdayTHURSDAY

CRAFTAHOLICS

Tutor: Marion Kerry

Weekly

12:30–3:00

Mawson Hut

Drop in, bring your current project, swap expertise, and help each other. This is for those people with twitchy fingers, who love to create.

HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ART

Tutor: Rob Vertigan

Bimonthly

1st & 3rd weeks 11.00–12.45

Garden Room

Explore the many artists and styles that enriched European Art over the years.

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOURS

Convenor: Lyn Goodwin

Weekly

12:30–3:00

Mawson Hut

A self-support group that gets together to share their interest in, and enthusiasm for, painting with watercolours.

RECORDER CONSORT

Tutor: Harry Freeman

Weekly

9:30–11:00

Mawson Hut

A dedicated group who have been together for 10 years. If you can already play and would like to make music with others, you will be most welcome. We perform for local nursing homes and at other venues.

WALKING GROUP

Guide: Robert Butler

Weekly

9:30–10.45

Meet at U3A car park

Want some gentle exercise along the local byways? Our friendly band of walkers enjoys good fellowship plus the benefit of regular gentle exercise. A range of walks plus the occasional cup of coffee or tea. Meet at the U3A car park.

WORDS

Tutor: Lyn Street

Bimonthly

1st & 3rd weeks

1:00–2:30

Garden Room

Learn about the history and development of language from olden times to the present day.

FridayFRIDAY

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Convenor: Fred Allen

Weekly

9:30–11:00
Garden Room

This is an open forum in which members attending are free to listen or to express personal opinions on topics selected from local, national and international news media.

SHAKESPEARE

Tutor: Lyn Street

Weekly

11:15–2:00

Garden Room

Read and discuss the many and varied plays of this most famous of dramatists.

CHOIR

Convenor: Janet Allen

Conductor: Christine Ross

Weekly

2:00–3:30

Anglican Church, Inverloch

We sing together and also perform for local nursing homes and at other venues. No auditions, we just enjoy singing.

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SATURDAY BOOK CLUB

Convenor: Peta Campton

Monthly

3rd week

Inverloch

 

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