Benalla and District University of the Third Age, or U3A, provides opportunities for learning and social interaction to help people over 55 no longer in full time employment to keep physically & mentally alert.
44 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2022. 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 day of the month - email
The U3A Benalla email address is now email@example.com.
'Mt Pilot and Woolshed Falls' - Easy Walks
'The Falls Garden' Longwood - Garden Appreciation
'Bucket List' - As Time Goes By
Celebrating National Family History Month--Family Research
Indigo Winery, Beechworth - Wine Appreciation
Clarice Beckett--Art Appreciation
'How do Heat Pumps Work?' -
'Rural Crime Prevention' - Stock and Land
In October we are looking forward to celebrating Get Online Week, with a free lunch for U3A members and also for members of the older Benalla community on Wednesday 19 October at 11.45am. This lunch is being provided by a grant from the Good Things Foundation who run the Be Connected program. The theme of the lunch is “Try One Thing” and we have invited Jenny Sawyer to explain about Buying Books Online after the lunch. Last year we lunched on tables outside the auditorium under the veranda, and it was a great setting. To assist with catering, please contact Geraldine McCorkell on 0408 522 662 if you would like to attend.
The October Meet and Mingle on Wednesday 19 October at 10am is going to feature Eric Nash, Director of the Benalla Art Gallery who will speak on forthcoming events at the Benalla Gallery over the summer period and into 2023. This is directly before the Get Online Week lunch.
On Wednesday 16th November Meet and Mingle will include a concert with both the Singing for Fun Group and also the Recorder Group showing their talents. The Patchwork Group are going to bring along some of their wonderful quilts and other items for display. Members are welcome to bring along family and friends as we would like them to enjoy the morning too.
This year the U3A Benalla Christmas Party will be held at the King River Café on Wednesday 23rd November at 12 noon. A bus leaving from Benalla Bus lines at 11am. Cost of the Lunch is $35, or $45 if going by bus. Forms & money can be left in an envelope at the Redb4 bookshop in Bridge Street Benalla.
We have had several enquiries about U3A Benalla following the publication of the Benalla Rural City Community Directory 2022/23. We are at the Come and Try period of the year, and have encouraged the people who have contacted us to try at least one course between now and the end of 2022.
Information about new courses starting in 2023 will be included in next month’s Newsletter.
Cr Danny Claridge, the guest speaker at Sustainability on Friday 7 October at 10 am, will talk about the planned review of Benalla's Climate Change Adaptation and Environment plans.
'Come and Try'- invite friends to try courses and activities or try a new one yourself during October and November! Just speak to the convenor beforehand and add name/s to the roll, there's no need to formally enrol!
The Two of Us...
Bev and Julie at Woolshed Falls, Easy Walks, September 2022,