Benalla and District University of the Third Age, or U3A, provides opportunities for learning and social interaction to help older people no longer in full time employment keep physically & mentally alert.
44 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2021. To find out more about a particular group, click on Groups on the menu at the top of the page.
There are no prerequisites or exams!
Our monthly newsletter is produced towards the end of the month The website's home page, group pages, & calendar are also updated then.
The newsletter deadline is the 25th of the month at midday - email to
As Time Goes By - Childhood Memories
Tech Talks - 'An Introduction to Quantum Computing'
We are closed, then open, then closed again! This has become our normal, and I so hope that the next opening will last.
Now that we are open again, as I read the rules, small classes of 10 or less can start again. Hopefully next week we can have all our classes running.
Our Covid Safe Plan is continually being revised--click here to read Version 4. It is most important to sign in with the QR Code using the Services Victoria App. If you are unable to do this, a Sign In sheet is available.
My thanks go again to our fantastic Convenors. With every new start up, they are up and running, welcoming our members back with well organised classes and big smiles. Numbers attending classes are down on previous years--this is happening across most U3A’s. There are many reasons for this, as we know.
Benalla U3A will continue to offer current courses and hope to add more next year.
The room opposite the U3A Classroom in the Seniors Building is now available as a classroom for small classes, meetings and ‘lab’ style computer/other sessions. A PC with speakers has been installed, with a connected wall mounted television and white board to come. We are working on a system for room bookings for this room – more news in the next newsletter.
We are having a very wet and cold winter. Stay warm and healthy and I’ll see you out and about at U3A.
Would you like to enrol in a new unit in Semester 2? Please let the convenor know about your interest in enrolling in their unit.
You will find their contact details in the Program Guide.
Easing of Lockdown restrictions: Classes of up to 10 people (including convenor) and activities which can be run in separated groups each of up to10 people (including convenor) can recommence from Wed. 28 July. Masks to be worn.
Singing for Fun: Under current Covid restrictions there is a max-imum group size of 10 people (still adhering to the 1 person per 4sqm) each group of 10 must stay the same and cannot change or mingle. it is therefore impossible to hold Singing for Fun on Thursday 5th August 2021. We are hopeful that Harmony will be able to be held on Thursday 12 August 2021.. Margaret Jenkins
Some recent 'happy snaps'!
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