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

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".