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U3AAT Annual General Meeting (posted 19 Feb 2017)

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 2nd April at 2pm in Room 22.  All members are invited to attend, have your say and vote!  We are all volunteers and we would love to see some new faces.  You don’t have to go onto the Committee, just helping in areas when needed is always very welcome.


New Italian for Beginners Classes with Liviana Klein (posted 18 Feb 2017)

Commencing Tuesdays, at 4-5pm,  7th March in Room 22.    Class numbers are limited, so enrol with Jane to be confirmed on the course.


Two new Book Clubs for U3A (posted 18 Feb 2017)

Monday Book Club 2pm-4pm starting Monday, 3rd April and Happy Bookers on Tuesdays from Tuesday 28th March at 1pm-3pm.  All in Room 22.  All details under Literature section.  Numbers are limited so enrol with Jane to be confirmed in the groups.


Excel courses Change of Date (posted 14 Feb 2017)

Due to attendance at a funeral on Tuesday 21st February, the presenter is unavailable to present Excel Hints and Tips scheduled for that day. This course will be held the following Tuesday 28th Feb at 2pm, pushing the Excel Workshop back to the following Tuesday 7th March. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Note, if atteendees have a laptop with Excel installed, please bring it to these two courses. Please ensure all programs on the laptop are up-to-date beforehand.


Cairns U3A courses (posted 2nd Feb 2017)

The U3A is a world-wide phenomenon and as members of U3AAT, you are welcome to attend courses at any of them. The nearest to us is in Cairns. It has over 500 members and its own building at at 129 Mulgrave Road. It also has a new web site, which is listed under “Links to other sites”. You may be interested in attending some of its classes. We are also endeavouring to exchange lecturers and I have been helping Cairns develop its new web site.

Note that Cairns charges $3 to attend its courses, whereas most of ours are free.


Courses with U3A Online (posted 2nd Feb 2017)

U3A Online is an individual, independent and autonomous U3A that offers courses and many other useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. Courses are open to all older people and disabled younger people anywhere in the world. All that’s needed to study online is access to a computer with an Internet connection – and some basic computing skills. Some courses have a leader and others are completed individually. For further details and how to enrol, visit the non-U3AAT Activities under Courses.


REMINDER for those interested in doing a course at JCU (posted 27 Jan 2017)

The U3A/JCU orientation meeting for Semester 1 2017 will be held on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 10.30 to 12.30 in room D3.003, building D3 which is clearly marked.

Requests to attend JCU need to be forwarded no later than 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017 and must include details regarding the applicant’s name, email address, subject code, full subject name and name of college administering the subject. A list of subjects and details regarding the required information can be found athttps://goo.gl/YDjOsa. A map of Cairns JCU can be found at https://maps.jcu.edu.au/campus/cairns/

JCU (James Cook University) welcomes U3A members to attend most subjects for no fee. U3A members can attend lectures, participates in practicals, workshops, tutorials and field work, depending on the subject.

Kaye Steinert is the U3A Liaison Officer for JCU and can be contacted by email only to kayesteinert@gmail.com


Classical Music Program for Thursday, 16th February 2-4pm at the Uniting Church Atherton (posted 22 Jan 2017)

“Sommernachtsmusik auf dem Münchner Königsplatz” – Summer night music at the Munich Königsplatz.   Excerpts of one of the most popular German Music Festivals, featuring some of the greatest operatic stars e.g. German Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Russian prima donna Anna Netrebko and American baritone Thomas Hampson.  Program includes excerpts of operas (Nessun dorma, Barcarole) musicals (Tonight) and operettas (Dein ist mein ganzes Herz). Also on the program the extraordinary young Russian virtuoso pianist Daniil Trifonov who will be performing in Sydney Opera House in March.  Herman will attend the premiere performance in order to relate his first hand experience in future music presentations.


Excel and Smartphone date changes (posted 12 Jan 2017)

Due to family and other commitments, these courses have been shifted from Thursdays to the preceding Tuesday afternoons at 2pm. Apologies for any inconvenience. A full description of these Computer/technology talks and the fishy talks under the Science category have now been added, so have a look and enrol if you are interested.


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