The University of the Third Age
Learning for Pleasure in the age of Leisure. Classes, Groups and Activities for seniors.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


The Logan District U3A offer two classes this term for anyone interested in learning to play the Ukulele. The classes are held at Tall Trees -Tanah Merah on Thursday mornings.
11:00 to 12:30 for beginners. Garold Simmers will teach easy basic chords and well loved songs. You can contact him on 3399 9233.
9:30 to 10:30 for those with a basic level of playing ability. Kevin Ross will hold playing for fun sessions.  You can contact him on 3341 6391.

Last year the beginner group had loads of fun learning something new.
Dress up for end of year fun.


Classes started this week for first term.

Garold, the ukulele tutor, makes the lessons simple and fun.

'Learning for pleasure'

 Make friends.

 Keep your mind active.

Tall Trees at Tanah Merah is a great venue.

Photos by Jean

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


The Logan District of Brisbane U3A "Walking for Fitness" group meets every Thursday (6:30 am in summer and 7:00 am in winter)  in the top car park of Daisy Hill Forest Park at the end of Daisy Hill Rd, Daisy Hill.

Photos of the "Walking for Fitness" group in action:
 Leader, Kev Woodward leads the group along a track in Daisy Hill Forest. Many friendships have been forged and happy chatter is heard on the walks.

 Kev chooses different tracks each week and sets a good pace. Walking shoes and a water bottle are necessary.

At the conclusion of the walk the group enjoy a social time over morning tea. Alice always has a container of healthy muffins to share.

Besides the weekly walks in Daisy Hill Forest, you will be invited on longer walks if you wish. Here the group are doing the Gorge Walk on Stradbroke Island. 

 June and Sybil on Stradbroke Island

 The Lemon Tree Walk. They walk in all kinds of weather. 


Some of the members of the "Walking for Fitness" group. They are friendly and helpful and are happy to welcome new members so come along and get fit, make friends and have fun.

The group walk all year round and have a great end of year party at the tutors' June and Kev's home.

If you would like to join us click: U3A Brisbane for more details or ring Kevin & June on 3208 4807. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Happy new year to us all!  I hope you will find lots of interest in U3A this year.
As you can see from the attached Logan class listed updated today, we have heaps of new classes and old ones where new enrolments are welcomed.  You can enrol via the website, but I recommend contacting the tutors or group organisers to discuss their classes first. 
Please forward this to anyone who may be interested, and tell your friends who do not have email or website access about U3A, and particularly about the two brand new classes which are not listed on the printed Class Schedule or the flyers currently displayed in libraries and seniors centres.  Please mention too that tutors are usually happy to have non-members attend their first session prior to joining U3A in order to see if they want to continue.
Here is our latest news. 
New classes not listed on the printed Class Schedule
COMPUTER DISCUSSION GROUP in Beenleigh  We now have the use of a room at Beenleigh State High School and are keen to encourage tutors to offer and members to attend classes there.  It is suitable for any kind of class.  This term Ron Grauff will be continuing his very popular monthly computer discussion group (now at 2 pm on the first Monday of each month). Jiri Arnost will start a Computer class for complete beginners using the Windows 7 operating system on Fridays.  Contributions of unwanted computer equipment or an old TV set would be appreciated.
BACKGAMMON and/or CHESS FOR BEGINNERS  - Tutor:  Mark Keeff   3287 7422, Email  Mark is wheelchair bound so it would be convenient to hold classes at his home in Cornubia on Wednesday  mornings.  Depending on enrolment numbers, Mark will teach both of these games or just one of them, so contact Mark asap if you are interested.
NEW TOPICAL DISCUSSION GROUP -  Organiser: Heather Burney  3800 1259, Mobile 0420 903895  Email:    This is a brand new group on Friday mornings, and will be an ideal way to make friends and talk about topics that interest you.  There will be lots of laughs as well as serious discussion. Contact Heather for venue details. 
CREATE AN ONLINE BLOG       Bill Bohlen 3208 3729, Email:  Want to create a personal blog on the World Wide Web? Blogs can be about what happens in the blogger’s life or revolve around a particular interest. In a 4 week course on Wednesdays at 10 at the tutor's home in Daisy Hill, students will learn to create, publish and maintain their own Google blog to share with family and friends. A laptop will be needed.  Contact tutor for more details.
Notes re particular Classes
Learn to play the Ukulele – Garold, the tutor, is away until shortly before class starts, so contact Kevin for information, on 3341 6391  Or just turn up on the day.  There will be only one term of tuition but those who wish to can join the Carry on Ukulele Group at the same time and place.  
Photoshop Elements Beginners:  Those who expressed interest are asked to contact the tutor in good time to obtain notes about the course and especially about purchasing the software.
Opera Appreciation is listed as on Tuesday mornings, but Clarice is willing to consider other days, including Saturdays if this suits would-be students.  The  course will examine a broad spectrum of the opera, including many lesser-known composers, with video and audio extracts. Clarice Williams lives and breathes opera.  She is a professional opera singer who has performed  in major European cities, including London, Vienna and,. Madrid, as well as the Sydney Opera House and other Australian centres.  She is a charismatic tutor who can tell some amazing stories about what goes on backstage so this will be an entertaining as well as informative course. Come along and enjoy the fun in the comfortable lounge room at Tall Trees, Tanah Merah.