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.
36 courses and activities are being offered in 2018. 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!
The newsletter deadline is the third Wednesday of the month at midday. Our monthly newsletter will be posted or emailed at the end of that week. The website's home page, group pages, daily calendar & monthly calendar are updated at this time.
Newsletter items are to be forwarded by midday Wednesday 28th February 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following courses and activities are in the final planning stages!
'Come and try sessions'
Prospective members are invited to sit in on courses of interest from October to Enrolment Day in January. For more information, contact the convenor of the course or call Lorraine 5762 1531.
On Monday 13 November around 60 people witnessed the launch of the refurbished Seniors Building. Cathy McGowan MP and Elsie Mutton, U3A Network President, were complimentary about the space we have and the outlook from our room.
This year we are trialling a new 'Summer Program' for people who would like to meet up with other U3A members and spend time together during the summer break.
Monday 4 December, 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Come along to play 'Trivial Pursuit 1980', enjoy afternoon tea together and chat with others.
Morning of Memories
Monday 11 December 9.45 to 11.45 am
Bring along photos and holiday stories to share!
Christmas Sing Along
Monday 18 December 1.30 to 3.30 pm
Many groups have planned additional activities in December - these are listed in the newsletter reports; on the 'What's On' page and on the website's calendar.
The Program Committee has been working on some new and exciting courses for 2018--course information will be sent out in December.
I am looking forward to seeing you at our Christmas Lunch at Whorouly on 22nd November.
Bill’s Railways – ‘The New River Steam Train’
Tuesday 12 December 10 am to 12 midday
A session featuring the famous “New River steam train” which runs in West Virginia for two weekends in November to view the famous colours of “the Fall”; a DVD showing spectacular coverage of the “Cardinal” train on its run between Chicago &Washington, traversing the route of the New River Gorge after a heavy snowfall - and more.
Phone Bill Dewing (5762 5883), or join him on the day
Opening of the Upgrade to Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre
"U3A Benalla and District have done a great job with Benalla Rural City Council delivering this project. " Cathy McGowan MP
See also our Monthly Calendar