Tuesday Classes

Understanding your Digital SLR Camera
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen St., Lismore
Tutor: Peter Hunter
Due to unforeseen circumstance this class has been cancelled.

Current, Controversial and/or Curious
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Upstairs, Goonellabah Sports Centre, Oliver Avenue
Convener: Pam Parish 6624 4609 or 0429 901 371
This is an ongoing group and open to everyone. Discussion follows any chosen topic of individual or group interest.

Literature and Opera
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Conveners: Lindsay Aitkin 0402 003 453
Alison Siliakus 6628 8108 or 0401 346 607
“The Ring of the Nibelungs” is an extraordinary achievement. Wagner wrote both the words and the music of this 16 hour monodrama. We will precede each of the four subtitled opera DVDs with a tutorial DVD which explains the sources of the text and how the music is constructed. The course may continue into Term 3. We take advantage of the large screen in St Matthews Community Centre.

Language Miscellany
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen St., Lismore
Contact: Shirley Beaver 0434 905 364 beaver121@optusnet.com.au
An interactive course for language lovers. We'll be looking at some of the peculiarities of language in general and the English language in particular. Are there word usages that annoy you? Phrases and idioms that puzzle you? Sentences that you have to read ten times, but still can't understand? We'll try to find answers to some of your questions, and to others that you haven't even thought of.

Time: 8.30 am to 9.45 am
New Venue : UC Hall, 118 Woodlark St., Lismore (access via ramp to the rear)
Tutor: Connie Sporne 0413 519 775
“Hatha yoga” or “Yoga for Health”, which is suitable for everyone, is the style I teach. Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic breathing exercises. A good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.

Qigong and Tai Chi
Begins: 14 May
New Venue : UC Hall, 118 Woodlark St., Lismore (access via ramp to the rear)
Tutor: Narelle Evans 6628 0858
A gentle series of exercises for the body and mind. This is a continuing class. Newcomers are welcome but please contact Narelle before attending.
See also Thursday's class.

Hand Embroidery
Time: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 14 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville
Convener: Sue Beacroft 6621 7348
This term we will be offering Hardanger embroidery for those who are interested. It uses counted threads and drawn threads. Later in the term we will offer Macrame. Some people will be continuing with their own projects. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesdays With U3A
Time: 1.40 for 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen St., Lismore
Contact: Pat MacLaren-Smith 6622 7408
Tuesdays with U3A offers a variety of educational presentations. Topics may include travel, history, science, nature, music etc. All members welcome.
No need to enrol.
Program for Term II prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray and Trish Smith.
Special thanks to equipment people Jim Hindmarsh, Peter Wiblin and Eric Davison. Photos taken mainly by Robyn Hardy.

April 30. Barrington Pheloung: My Life in Music
Barrington Somers Pheloung is an Australian composer. He is best known for the theme and incidental music to the “Inspector Morse” television series.
May 7. U3A member Ron Taylor: “A Passage Through Vietnam”
We start this journey wandering through the markets and temples of the capital, Hanoi. We then embark on a cruise through the World Heritage Area of Halong Bay. From there we travel south to the towns of Hue, Danang and Hoi An, stopping at the new Ba Na Hills theme park to see the incredible Golden Bridge. From Hoi An we continue south to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and cruise the maze of the Mekong River Delta and its floating markets. We then head back north where we hike through the terraced rice fields and villages of the Sapa Hills before travelling back to conclude our Vietnam adventure in the back streets of Hanoi.
May 14. U3A member Kevin Spinks: Rookie Cop in Coonamble
Kevin will share his experiences as a rookie cop in Coonamble.
After the break, a brief glimpse at Birdsville and the Big Red Bash.
May 21. Greg Telford: My Story
I am of Aboriginal Islander descendant from the North Coast area of New South Wales, I am 59 years old and will be sharing my life story, of growing up with violence and abuse, alcohol and other drugs, then finding love and recovery. I am now assisting others to find their pathway and journey to healing and a new way of living.
May 28. U3A member Brian Sykes: A journey through Arnhem Land,
a large wilderness area in the Northern Territory containing Kakadu National Park and the Yolngu lands, with boundless wildlife and extensive ancient and modern aboriginal art sites.
See swamps, with thousands of water birds, rocky Arnhem land escarpments with hidden secrets and a forgotten early settlement.
June 4. U3A member Richard Swinton: Outback tales continued
We meet a crazy station manager on the NT border who guides us to his property by aeroplane! Bull catcher on Ord River Station. I revisit the northwest of Australia, where I worked in 1969. Lots of people stories.
June 11. Ken Woods: Orchids
Mothers' Day will have come and gone, and perhaps you received an orchid? Ken will discuss how we can look after them and will tell the history of orchids, and modern hybrids. There will be a visual display of orchids at Ken's home.
June 18. Jan Olley: Birds of Backyards
Jan Olley is from Byron Bay Bird Buddies (BBB), a community education and conservation group focusing on the preservation of habitat for resident and migratory shorebirds. It actively advocates for the conservation of all bird habitats on the north coast of NSW.
The “Birds of Backyards” presentation will focus on what will attract birds to our backyards and broadly discuss some of the 300 and more bird species that inhabit the Northern Rivers.
June 25. U3A member Chris Rolfe: Meandering through the Rocky Mountains in Autumn
More information will be made available on E-Board and Facebook closer to the date!
Martin McKenna, who was originally planned to talk today, regrettably had to cancel at short notice. His talk will still take place at a future date.
July 2. Des Wann: “Mathematics and Me”
This talk is mainly about fascinating numbers but will also cover some other interesting and mysterious aspects of mathematics. Included will be a segment involving audience participation in performance of a few intriguing mathematical ‘tricks’. You don't need to have any ability in mathematics to enjoy this enlightening experience!

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