Mondays from 9.30 to 11.30 Main room, Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre
Have you heard the saying "If you don't move it, you lose it"?
Well, these mild exercises to music are fun for all ages and will be held weekly.
Come along, enjoy the morning, and socialise with a cuppa after. All members welcome!
Recorder Group with Janet Douglas
Main session on the fourth Wednesday from 10 am to 12 midday, with a lunchtime practice session on the first Wednesday from 12.15 to 1.15 pm.
‘I wish I hadn’t given up learning …music, the violin. piano, recorder, guitar…’ Music teacher Janet Douglas says she would be very wealthy if she received $1 every time she heard an older person say this! .Janet believes it’s never too late to learn music or to learn a musical instrument and considers the recorder a good choice as it is such an accessible instrument. A group for beginners to intermediate, there will also be scope for more proficient users of the recorder to play together and mentor others. Unlike most U3A courses, there will be homework. You will need to practise--there’s no other way to learn and improve!
Some Moments in Australian History with Meg Dillon
Second and fourth Fridays 1.30 to 3.30pm first semester only.
“History” is very much a “shape shifter”. It’s a personal presentation that reflects a particular historian’s point of view. So there is no such thing as infallible history only various propositions about what probably happened. We can never truly recreate the past, but only interpret it according to the best evidence that has survived and our personal beliefs about what the evidence shows.
We will use discussion, art, photos and videos where possible to explore the following five topics that are based mostly in the nineteenth century.
· The indomitable Captain William Bligh: Hero or Villain?
· The Squatter Kings in Grass Castles
· The Large Hole in the Ground
· The Boom/Bust Years. Is it all about greed?
· The Growth of the Labour Movement in the 1890s
Stock and Land (Name to be finalised when group meets)
Led by David Palmer & Kathy Murphy on first Tuesday 10-12
Are you a regular watcher of ‘Country Wide’ or reader of ‘Stock and Land’ or ‘The Weekly Times’? Did you grow up on, run, still run, or downshift into Benalla from a farm? Perhaps you studied or taught food and agriculture related courses or worked in an area related to agriculture? Or perhaps, like most of us, you are interested in where food comes from. This group aims to provide a regular forum for members with interest and experience in agriculture to discuss agricultural issues and current developments in farming. Monthly two-hour sessions will feature well informed speakers from particular areas of farming who will share their story, their understanding of current issues and developments in their field of farming. This will be followed by questions and discussion. The group will also discuss current news and events in farming and share stories of ‘our farms’.
Apple iPad for Beginners
1st and 3rd Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00 pm U3A Meeting Room
Contact Jenny Sawyer Ph: 0409545182
Do you have an Apple iPad and don't know where to start?
We hold two sessions per month for beginners keen to develop skills and confidence in using and managing their device for emails, photography, internet searching and more.
Tech Savvy mentors will provide one to one assistance and small group tuition.
You can borrow one of our iPads if you don't have your own.
Tech Savvy Projects with Bev Lee will be offered by Bev Lee and specialist tutors on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday between 1 and 4.30 pm in the U3A Meeting Room.
Have you a project you’d like to work on using information technology? Tech Savvy Projects provides the opportunity for members to complete family history projects using Ancestry.com; create a photo-book; develop a blog or a website; or even create a small robot using an Arduino board. An alternate fortnightly session will provide a drop in opportunity to gain additional support for projects. Small group sessions.
U3A Benalla Travel Club
Judy Perry is convening a new activity - the U3A Benalla Travel Club - for those who love to travel but don't always want to travel alone. The Benalla U3A Travel Club will particularly appeal to budget solo and 'timid travellers'. Two trips inside Australia and one overseas trip each year will be preplanned by the convenor, experienced traveller Judy Perry, in consultation with group members. Regular sessions will be held each month to discuss plans and trips. A wonderful chance to keep your travel options open!