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Events in February 2024

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28 January, 2024
29 January, 2024
30 January, 2024
31 January, 2024
1 February, 2024
2 February, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Friday Forum - Discussion Group


2 February, 2024

Hosted by Barbara Whybird

Barb hosts a lively discussion about a different topic on the first Friday each month at 10am in Glyn Davies Room (Room 22).  The discussion topic are as follows for the next three months.

April - "Green Washing"

May - "Amazing Animal Stories"

June - "We Are Not All in the Same Boat"

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
3 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: "Word Weavers" Writing Group


3 February, 2024

Des O'Neill hosts the "Word Weavers" writing group on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in 2024, starting on Sat, 3rd February.  This group is open to all members, it does not matter what level of writing skill you have, all are welcome.  Enrol online or email Des at:  dbon5204@hotmail.com

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
4 February, 2024
5 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: Monday Book Club


5 February, 2024

Hosted by Jenny Todd

This group is currently full, but a waiting list is maintained for any vacancies that come up in the group.  Enrol under Language and Literature.

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
6 February, 2024
7 February, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Forum - Friends of Wisdom


7 February, 2024

Hosted by David Turnbull

A quote from the Introduction to a book called "The Human Condition" by Hannah Arendt 
"What I propose in the following is a reconsideration of the human condition from the vantage point of our newest experiences and our most recent fears. This, obviously, is a matter of thought, and thoughtlessness - the heedless recklessness or hopeless confusion or complacent repetition of “truths” which have become trivial and empty - seems to me among the outstanding characteristics of our time. What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing ( p.5)."
I would like to take this quotation, very explicitly, as our overarching theme. The aim of our group is to articulate thoughts that exemplify having thought long and hard about topics that have been rendered trivial and empty, either by the media or in everyday life. The way we will do this is to start by writing down some of these thoughts.
What I propose for the group is that each of us bring along a page of around 300 words, on any topic you like, so long as it shows that you are thinking. This might be a synopsis of a potentially much longer piece, or an actual piece you have already written.
What I want us to investigate are topics that are hard. This may mean hard even to put into words. You may feel like you are up against "the limits of my language" (Wittgenstein). So this group will be a challenge.
The role of each of us in the group will be to ask questions. By doing this it may stimulate more thinking and promote a philosophical conversation amongst ourselves.
Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
8 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: Thursday Book Club


8 February, 2024

Hosted by Members of the Group

This group meets on the second Thursday of each month, starting on February 8th at 2pm in Room 22.  Please enrol if you would like to join this group.

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
9 February, 2024
10 February, 2024
11 February, 2024
12 February, 2024
13 February, 2024(2 events)

10:00 am: Being Smart with your Smartphone


13 February, 2024

A Smartphone can replace your purse or wallet. Your mobile is your credit card, your ID, your airline boarding pass. You can’t get lost, can always find somewhere to eat, drink and buy things and know what hour it will rain. It will turn on your TV, smart lights, air conditioner and vacuum cleaner. You will know what your friends had for breakfast!

Your mobile will even tell you where you have been, how fit you are, what your pulse and breathing rates are, tell you the news, wake you up, tell you your daily schedule, play songs and movies, in fact, rule your life! It will also know more about you than anybody else!

As well, you can even use one to make and receive phone calls!

So do you want to outsmart your smartphone? Come along and listen to Alf Hogan tell you how (unless you have one of those fruit flavoured ones).

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia

2:00 pm: Learn Conversational Italian as a Second Language


13 February, 2024

Sam Manca teaches Conversational Italian every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm in Room 22.  Enrol today to let us know if you are interested.

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
14 February, 2024
15 February, 2024
16 February, 2024
17 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: "Word Weavers" Writing group


17 February, 2024

Des O'Neill hosts the "Word Weavers" writing group on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in 2024, starting on Sat 20th January.  This group is open to all members, it does not matter what level of writing skill you have, all are welcome.  Enrol online or email Des at:  dbon5204@hotmail.com

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
18 February, 2024
19 February, 2024
20 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: Learn Conversational Italian as a Second Language


20 February, 2024

Sam Manca teaches Conversational Italian every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm in Room 22.  Enrol today to let us know if you are interested.

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
21 February, 2024
22 February, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Talk - Sue and Akpene (Care Finders)


22 February, 2024

Better Together Community Support, Atherton

Akpene (Penny)  and Sue are Care Finders at Better Together.

The Care Finder service is a new program funded by the Commonwealth government to provide FACE-FACE support for seniors in our community to access aged care and other relevant services at a place of their choosing (e.g. their home etc).

This is a FREE service and was implemented in response to the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety because My Aged Care (MAC) can be difficult to navigate.

We will talk about who can access our services and make referrals.  The talk will be held in Room 22.  Please enrol online
Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
23 February, 2024
24 February, 2024
25 February, 2024
26 February, 2024
27 February, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: Learn Conversational Italian as a Second Language


27 February, 2024

Sam Manca teaches Conversational Italian every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm in Room 22.  Enrol today to let us know if you are interested.

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
28 February, 2024
29 February, 2024
1 March, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Friday Forum - Discussion Group


1 March, 2024

Hosted by Barbara Whybird

Barb hosts a lively discussion about a different topic on the first Friday each month at 10am in Glyn Davies Room (Room 22).  The discussion topic are as follows for the next three months.

April - "Green Washing"

May - "Amazing Animal Stories"

June - "We Are Not All in the Same Boat"

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia
2 March, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: "Word Weavers" Writing Group


2 March, 2024

Des O'Neill hosts the "Word Weavers" writing group on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in 2024, starting on Sat, 3rd February.  This group is open to all members, it does not matter what level of writing skill you have, all are welcome.  Enrol online or email Des at:  dbon5204@hotmail.com

Glyn Davies Room (Room 22)
42 Mabel Street
Room 22
Atherton, Qld 4883
Australia