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Term 1   2018 Courses:  February 5th - March 29th 

 

 

 

 

Term 1. 2018 Courses:

MONDAY

 

 

MAH JONG CLUB

Coordinator: 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 BOOK GROUP 

Coordinator: Felicia Di Stafano

Mthly (last Monday)

2:00-4:00, Mawson Hut

A variety of books and authors will be read and discussed.

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. 

YOGA & MOVEMENT

Tutors:  Dot Charles

Ken MacKenzie

 

Weekly, 10:0011:00

@ 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.

TUESDAY

 

 

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 DVD's to see how it's done, swaps plants and produce.  We occasionally visit gardens.

SCIENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Tutor: John Di Stefano

 

Weekly 11:15-12:45 @ Garden Room

This course will explore Science that has impacted upon our lives and development. Further details will 
be available on registration day. The course is does not require any prior knowledge or expertise.

COMPUTER GROUP

Tutors: Steve White & Robert Butler

Weekly 9:30-11:00

@ Mawson Hut

In term 1 2018 will work with Digital Photographs. Items covered includes: Editing, Cropping, removing 
Red Eyes, adding a title. Downloading a free program via the internet, Saving the final result. We will work 
to restore some of your old family photographs (maybe they are cracked or torn). You will need to have a 
memory stick to save your work.

MUSIC AS A MIRROR OF HISTORY

Tutor: Graham Charles

Weekly 11.15-12.45

@Mawson Hut

Based on a Great Courses program the program will explore music. Music is a treasure chest of social, 
cultural, historical and philosophical aspects of composers lives and the society in which they lived
 

WEDNESDAY

 

 

FITNESS, FUN & OCCASIONALLY FOOD

Tutor: Graeme Charles

 

Fortnightly

8:30-finish

@ U3A carpark

This group is for active walkers wishing to explore South Gippsland . Walking time will be generally of 
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 9:3012:30
@ 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 & enjoy a good laugh with friends, 
this self-directed group is for you! Class size limited to 18 persons

PHILOSOPHY

Tutor: Maddy Harford

Weekly 1.30 3.00

@ Mawson Hut

 

Utilising a Great Course DVD (video), this course in 36 sessions will explore the Philosophies and 
Philosophers of the 20th Century

TAI CHI   

Tutor Mary Schoonerveldt

Weekly 12.45-1.45

Goat Island Gallery

 

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

THURSDAY

 

 

CRAFTAHOLICS
Tutor: Marion Kerry

Weekly 12:303:00
@ 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. 

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
@ U3A Wonthaggi carpark

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 from the local area plus the occasional 
reward of a cup of coffee or tea. We usually meet at the U3A carpark.

WORDS
Tutor: Lyn Street

Fortnightly 1:00-2:30

1st & 3rd Thurs of Month

@ Garden Room

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

 

FRIDAY

 

 

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. The objective is to encourage participation with a view to broadening personal understanding.

SHAKESPEARE
Tutor: Lyn Street

Weekly 11:15-1:30
@ Garden Room

Read & discuss the many and varied plays of this most famous of dramatists. Term 1: 
Much ado about Nothing followed by Richard 111.

CHOIR

Convenor: Janet Allen

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.

Conductor: Christine Ross.

YOU TOO CAN DRAW & PAINT

Tutor: Faye Seaton

Weekly 1:00-3:30

@ Mawson Hut

In this class we explore pencil and charcoal techniques, basic drawing subjects, pastels, acrylic and mixed-media.

SATURDAY

 

 

SATURDAY BOOK CLUB

 

Monthly @ Inverloch

 

       

 

Other classes or activities that have yet to be confirmed will be detailed on the U3a facebook page and website as they become available. The courses and schedules above were compiled on 3/12/2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We also have a large Library of Books, Videos and Music CD's for members to enjoy. Plus our own FREE internet service available for all members.

 

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