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.
40 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2019. 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, daily calendar & monthly calendar are updated at this time.
The newsletter deadline is the 25th day of the month at midday - email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Patchwork - annual display of quilts
It's not too late to enrol!
Enrolment days are over, but it's not too late to enrol. Enrolment kits are available at RedB4 books next to Hide's Bakery - forms can be left at RedB4 or posted to U3A Benalla PO Box 674 Benalla 3671. They are also available here.
Be Connected @ U3A Benalla
We held the final ‘Be Connected’ session on 30th January. The ‘Be Connected’ sessions
ran for six months, which included a one month Summer School. Our total registration of participants reached just over 30.
The ‘Be Connected’ website offers a wide variety of information on using computing
devices and the internet and is aimed at helping older Australians better understand howto use their computing devices; be it a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a mobile phone. Even though the Course offered through Benalla U3A has finished, the Be Connected website remains available to all to continue honing their computing skills.
Meet and Mingle
Dennis Ginnivan, Waste and Facilities Coordinator at Benalla City Council, will be the guest speaker at U3A Meet and Mingle group at 10.00 am on Wed 20th of February 2019. The topic – ‘Waste Management' (green and yellow bins in particular). We have asked Dennis to provide information to make sure we are ‘getting it right’; to tell us what we are getting correct and what people are incorrectly putting into the bins. Some questions Dennis might answer include
. Should bottle and jars have the lids removed or left on?
. Is folded or rolled up aluminum foil ok for recycling
. Is there a preferred minimum size of paper put into the yellow bin, e.g. old raffle tickets
. Is it ok to recycle a metal kettle and a plastic kettle? Bill Parris
Collectors - 'Souvenirs' - Monday February 11 10 am.
Tech Savvy Talks 'Autonomous aircraft' & '5G' Wed 13 Feb 11am
Chat N Chew - 'The Royal Hotel' Friday 15 Feb 12 noon
Meet & Mingle 'Waste Management' - Red, Green or Yellow bin? Wednesday 20 Feb
Wine Appreciation - 'Tallis Winery, Dookie' Wednesday 27 Feb. Meet at 10 am at tennis court car park behind Aldi's.
Garden Appreciation - 'Two contrasting local gardens' Thursday Feb 28 - meet at 9.30 in Seniors car park.
See also our Monthly Calendar
Exercises for Fun 2018 was an exciting year getting to know all who attended the exercise group. We are all interested in trying to maintain our flexibility and our balance whilst keeping fit and enjoying each other’s company. Our Monday classes commence on 4th February. See you then! Helen Jeffree