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.
MAHJONG SOCIAL – 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 DEMONSTRATIONS – Rediscover some of the old but proven techniques; learn some new techniques and even venture to produce our own recipes. Through demonstrations and taste tests we will enjoy breaking down and producing some family staples.
Once we all feel confident with basics we will move onto some more intricate recipes, side dishes and desserts. This is where the importance of presentation, colour and flavours will shine.
CRAFT GROUP – Wednesday weekly classes, venue currently unavailable, Phone 0490 757 458 for more information
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 – We are currently seeking a Tutor for this class. If you can help, please phone 0490 757 458.
GARDEN GROUP – Meets on the first Friday of every month. The venue varies, so ring 0477 045 067 for more information.
GERMAN – Every lesson we do a bit of grammar, add vocabulary, take turns in reading , make time for “conversation”, where one tries to find the right words to make sentences from. Sometimes, by translating, we discover cultural differences that manifest themselves in language: Habits, do’s and don’ts, etiquette, which adds an extra dimension to the mere process of learning a language, almost like looking into another people’s soul.
LAPTOP COMPUTERS BEGINNERS & ADVANCED – 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. Please wear sensible shoes (sneakers), bring your own water and hand towel. Look forward to seeing you there
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. – SORRY WAIT LISTING ONLY FOR THIS CLASS
MY KIND OF POETRY – Please phone 0477 045 067 for more information.
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 apps! 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.
TAI CHI – At U3A we are learning Khor style Tai Chi. Khor style, created by Grandmaster Gary Khor, is a variation of “Yang” style. It is a product of a lifetime study and refinement of “Tai Qi Quan”. Khor style takes into account the latest scientific knowledge about body mechanics and functionality, as well as deep studies of traditional Chinese knowledge and the contribution of many practitioners and researchers throughout the world.