With great regret, the Management Committee advises members that all U3A Gympie classes will be suspended for term two.
Suspension of classes is a precautionary measure with our members’ well-being of utmost importance.
During this time, we will publish two newsletters a month, to keep members informed. You can also visit our Facebook page and our website.
ASIAN COOKING – We are currently seeking a Tutor for this class. If you can help, please phone 0490 757 458.
AQUA-JOULES & AQUA-JETS – Suitable for all fitness levels, Aqua-Joules & Aqua-Jets jump into a heated pool and go through a range of gentle actions to help maintain and improve your fitness level. Using the water to cushion your body we do things like running in the water, using pool noodles to create muscle strengthening resistance and even some aerobic activity. Pool admission charge extra.
BEGINNERS MAHJONG – Learn how to play this ancient game. Ad hoc class – $2.00 per session
BOARD GAMES – Spend a pleasant morning playing Rummikub, Scrabble and/or other board games. Ad hoc class – $2.00 per session
BOOK CLUBS – Book Clubs promote healthy ageing by stimulating and enlarging our minds through the adventures we experience in the books we read each month. We have three book clubs, Bookworms (Wednesday), Bookmarks (Wednesday) and Bookends (Thursday), with classes reading a different book each month. We meet for 2 hours to talk about the chosen book. But that’s not all we do. We share, we laugh, we are shocked and amazed, we shed a tear – we even discuss the book. Some of us do research online for reviews and information, but our morning is relaxed and informal with a welcome break for morning tea. Being in a book club challenges us to read an eclectic range of books that we may not have chosen for ourselves – with some good and some not so good. . *** Phone 0490 757 458 to register your interest in joining a group, or in starting another. ***
COOKING – A great class to join for ideas and inspiration for healthy cooking with wholesome ingredients. Whether you cook for just one, or for many,
whether you are an absolute beginner or practiced cook, there is something for you in this class. Vegetables – Meat – Fish – Poultry – Herbs – Spices Contribution to ingredients cost is $3.00 per session
THE COOKING CLASS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE REST OF TERM ONE. PLEASE CONTACT CLASS COORDINATOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. 0490 757 458
CRAFT GROUP – Join the Gympie Library Craft Group and enjoy the company of other crafters. Share what you are working on, share ideas for your next project and share skills. Bring your current project, get some helpful hints and some instructions if you need them.
CREATIVE WRITING – Each member of the class takes a turn to plan a lesson. Homework is shared and friendly suggestions made to help improve our writing styles. This semester Creative Writing is exploring how to write a novel using movies as example storylines.
DRAWING – Do you draw stick figures and lollypop trees, but wish you could do better? If you have always wanted to “have a go at art” but were not sure where to start, this is the class for you. It offers instruction for beginners and challenges for the more experienced students. Absolute beginners welcome.
FRENCH – This was such a popular class that we now have two classes – Beginners and Advanced.
GARDEN GROUP – Meets on the first Friday of every month. The venue varies, so ring Karen on 0477 045 067 for more information.
GERMAN – Tutored by Heidi Kath
LAPTOP COMPUTERS – Bring your personal device and learn how to get more out of it by using the various programs installed. As the year progresses we build on our knowledge and skills – by the end of the year you will, hopefully, be so confident you become a class helper.
At times we offer short courses for absolute beginners to computing.
LINE DANCING – another way to improve your fitness, and lots of fun to boot! Now in airconditioned facilities.
MAHJONG PLAYERS – Once you know the basics, join the players group for an enjoyable friendly game each week. Ad hoc class – $2.00 per session
MEMOIR WRITING – A really interesting class comparing and sharing life experiences before setting it down on the page.
MY KIND OF POETRY – Details to follow.
PHOTOGRAPHY – We are currently seeking a Tutor for this class. If you can help, please phone 0490 757 458.
RETRO JUKEBOX SINGERS – If you enjoy singing rock and roll hits from the fifties and sixties, this is the class for you. We practise weekly and perform for various community groups throughout the year. You may also like to put on your best rock-a-billy outfit for performances – most of us do! It’s always fun. Remember – you are never too old to rock and roll.
SINGING FOR PLEASURE – Sings a variety of old time songs, taking turns to select the repertoire.
SMARTPHONES & TABLETS – Bring your personal device and learn how to get more out of it by using all those confusing aps! At the very least you will learn how to use your phone to make phone calls, send and receives emails and access the internet. You will also learn how to adjust your settings to make your phone or tablet more user friendly.
Suitable for absolute beginners.