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U3A  WONTHAGGI  COURSES

Term  1  2019 Monday 4th February To Friday 5th April

MAH JONG CLUB

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

Tutors Diana Holmberg and Carol Price

 Weekly 10.30-1.00

Mawson Hut

Anyone can paint and draw Diane and Carol share a deep love of art in all it’s forms and have a variety of artisitic skills and knowledge. They will introduce you to the basics of drawing and painting using a variety of medium. We welcome more experienced participants who wish to continue their own projects.

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

Mthly (last Monday) 2:00–4:00,

Mawson Hut

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

YOGA & MOVEMENT

Tutors:  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.

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 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.

RADIO ASTRONOMY

Tutor John Di Stefano

Weekly 11.15-1.00 Garden Room

How ‘The Dish’ works and what it is used for? How to see the stars and explore the galaxies beyond.

US CIVIL WAR

Tutor: Graham Charles

Weekly, 11.15–12.45

Mawson Hut

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.

WEDNESDAY

 

 

FITNESS, FUN & OCCASIONALLY FOOD

Tutor: Graeme Charles

 

Fortnightly, from 8:30

Meet at U3A car park

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, 9:30–12:30
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 limited to 18 persons

TAI CHI

Tutor: Mary Schooneveldt

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.

HISTORY OF IDEAS

Tutors: Harry freeman and Robyn Arianrhod

Weekly, 1.30–3.00

Mawson Hut

This course will look at the ideas that influenced the development of Mathematics and Science. The presentations will be very clear and accessible. You do not require experience in these fields.

THURSDAY

 

 

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

1st and 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.

Barbara Cummings will attend once a month to provide guidance for those working in watercolors

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.

WORDS

Tutor: Lyn Street

Bimonthly, 1:00–2:30

1st & 3rd weeks 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.

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. Term 1 begins with ‘The Tempest.’

 

 

 

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.

SATURDAY

 

 

SATURDAY BOOK CLUB

Convenor: Peta Campton

Monthly, 3rd week

Inverloch

 

There is currently one place available in this group, if anyone should be interested in joining.

TERM 2 . 2019

 

 

A PROFILE OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA

Tutor: Bronwyn Miller

Tuesday

Weekly, 1.30–3.00

Mawson Hut

This course covers the historical and cultural roots of China ; the political structure and the role of the President; China ’s macroeconomics; relationships with China over the past 30 years; China ’s global policies and International relationships.

AGEING

Tutor Shirley Buckley

Wednesday

1:30-2.30Garden 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.

YOU TOO CAN DRAW
AND PAINT

Tutor: Faye Seaton

Friday Weekly 1:00–3:30

Mawson Hut

Please note this course may begin in Term 2, but for now Faye is taking a break. Let us know on your enrolment if you would be interested in this option.

 

       

       

 We also have a large Library of Books and Music CD's for members to enjoy. 

Plus a free NBN internet service available for all members.

 

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