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Learning for Pleasure in the age of Leisure. Classes, Groups and Activities for seniors.

Friday, 8 December 2017

November Newsletter


XMAS party - see details in previous blog

It's already time to start thinking of Christmas and our party at 10am on the 29th November.  We are having a morning tea with raffles, entertainment and a quiz at Elements Living in Dennis Road Springwood.  All U3A members are invited and are welcome to bring a friend.  This is a chance for the local committee to thank tutors and students for their support over the year, and for us all to catch up with friends. Janet Palmer is back on our committee, organising the event, and she has plenty of treats and surprises in store.  Please book to help us plan the catering by sending an email to  

OPEN DAY Wed 17th January

After that, the next big event is the Open Day on 17th January when we invite the general public to come along and find out what U3A has to offer.  It will be held again at the Logan Community Centre in Jacaranda Street Logan Central.  Tutors are asked to attend or to appoint a delegate to man a table.  It will be open to the public from 10 am to 12.30 pm

New Classes for next year

We have some new classes lined up for next term - more about them next month, but you can expect a Beginners Photography class, a History Discussion Group , an ancient form of gentle exercise called Qi Gong at Meadowbrook, a new Spanish beginners class at Marsden, and a group called Take and Tell who plan group photo outings. We were unable to arrange U3A art and pottery classes at the Logan Art Association as their teachers are not volunteers.  Those interested in attending LAA classes should contact the president, Di Flack on  0400 165 767.  A social pencil colouring group meet there weekly. Nearly all our art and other classes are continuing as before in 2018.
Hope to see you at the party.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Xmas Party - Nov 29 2017

Logan Christmas Party – November 29 2017

10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Hello, this is to inform all Brisbane U3A members that the annual Logan Christmas party will take place on November 29th at the
Elements Retirement Living, 224 Dennis Road, Springwood
(directions below). The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes through until 12.30 p.m. A morning tea will be provided, and there will also be
A trivia quiz
Performances from U3A members

This is one of the few chances we have to meet U3A members from other classes and simply relax and enjoy ourselves. The truly wonderful news is that, although you should book in advance, there is no fixed charge. We would appreciate a gold coin donation (the smaller coin rather than the one dollar would be nice!) and look forward to seeing you there.

Please book your place by emailing are welcome at the same email address. Please book before November 10.

See you there! Book now to avoid disappointment - places are limited.

Getting to Elements.

Enter Dennis Road from the service road near the Freeway. Go down Dennis Road until very near its end, and you will see Elements on the left. Now, you cannot park on Elements land. However, there are many parking places on the road outside, clearly marked. Park there and enter Elements via the second entrance, near the island at the end of the road. The hall is off to the left as you enter.


Saturday, 14 October 2017

5000 Poppies - a tribute of remembrance and respect

Can you crochet? Or knit? Then you can make a poppy or two and help make the dream of 50,000  (yes 50,000) poppies a reality for the 2018 Remembrance Day. They will be a gift to the Victorian RSL.
For more details please see this blog

Photo taken from 5000 Poppies blog page

Monday, 2 October 2017

October 2017 News

Welcome to the last term of 2017

This year, instead of a lunch, the Christmas Party will be a morning tea with raffles and entertainment to be held at Elements Village in Dennis Road at 10am on 29th November. Everyone will be welcome to come along and bring a friend or partner.  More details later.

Most Term 3 classes continue in Term 4, but there are a couple of changes: 

·       Marcel is back teaching Tai Chi again.  

·       Miriam will not be holding the Israeli Folk dancing classes this term but she and her keen dancers will resume in 2018 when we may have a more suitable venue and time spot for them. 

·       Eileen Sullivan is continuing to teach her popular Creative Writing classes.  As mentioned last month, she resigned from the district working committee, but not from her tutoring role. Eileen's classes are still going strong.  

·       Howard is hoping for new students in his Recorder and Ensemble Playing class

·       Marian needs more for Hand Bell Ringing as bell-ringing does not work without enough ringers.

·       Anyone who is interested in Economics and Finance and how it affects overseas events and our daily lives, such as electricity prices, is invited to join David's fortnightly Economics class. The group discuss papers on current issues and topics such as taxation and superannuation. A background in economics is not required, just an interest in current events.  Please contact David on 3396 9036 for further information. 

New classes are lining up for 2018.  Among others, we expect a native Spanish speaker from Chile to teach a beginners Spanish class.  We also hope to line up a new Photography class, Mini Gardening, and Games including Sudoku.  Meanwhile, the district organisers under the leadership of Martin Bridgstock send their best wishes to tutors and students for another good term of "Learning for Pleasure".