Tuesday Classes

NEW - Opera Begins: 30 January
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Convener: Lindsay Aitkin 0402 003 453 lindsayaitkin@dodo.com.au
We continue our study of opera beginning with two comedies, The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville, that show the influence of the Enlightenment on opera stories. We then examine the development of stories through Wagner and the realism of Puccini.

NEW - Language Miscellany Begins: 30 January
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen Street, Lismore
Convener: 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.

Begins: 30 January
Time: 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Tutor: Connie Sporne 0413 519 775
"Hatha yoga" is the style I teach which is suitable for everyone, or, "Yoga for Health". Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic breathing exercises.
Hatha classes are 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
Resumes: 30 January
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Convener: 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
Resumes: 30 January
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 14 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville
Convener: Jenny Corless 6624 4617
This term we are doing Fabric Murals. No experience needed. All welcome.

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 6 February
Time: 1.40 for 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen Street
Convener: 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 I prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray. Special thanks to Eric Davison, equipment person.

February 6: "Wunderbar" from the 2014 Vienna New Year's Day Concert
Presenter: Des Wann. Brunswick Valley U3A
Topic: A recap of some ballet scenes from one of Des's popular earlier talks to Lismore U3A.
February 13: Synopsis of travels touring USA
Presenter: Trish Warwarek. Ballina/Byron U3A
Topic: After 20 years in the RAAF, Trish retired, and with her husband Murray, purchased a motorhome in Florida. They spent 6 months a year (for the next 9 years) touring USA. The presentation will cover a synopsis of their travels.
February 20: Travels to the High Arctic
Presenters: Peter and Barbara Swain U3A NR (Lismore)
Topic: An illustrated talk about their expedition on an ice-strengthened ship with just 52 passengers to the High Arctic. From Iceland to the fjords of eastern Greenland and north to remote Svarlbard with enormous icebergs, calving glaciers, Arctic fox, walrus, blue whales and a distant polar bear.
After a coffee break we do Highlights of Provence from sophisticated Nice to the flamingos and fighting bulls of the Camargue and the lavendar fields of the Luberon.
February 27: Love Food Hate Waste
Presenter: Linda Tohver, Education Co-ordinator with ‘Love Food Hate Waste Program’
Topic: NSW Householders throw away more than $2.5 billion of food each year, most of which could have been eaten. Linda Tohver, Education Co-ordinator with NE Waste manages the Love Food Hate Waste Program, and will provide an overview of why we are wasting food, what the main impacts are in relation to food waste, and what we can all do to reduce our food waste. Linda will provide menu-planning ideas, clever food storage hints, declutter your pantry and fridge, the difference between best before and use by, as well as some delicious leftover recipe ideas.
March 6: U3ANR AGM
Meet and welcome your Committee for 2018……see how your U3A operates and feel free to ask questions. Afternoon tea will be provided.
March 13: Celebrate Seniors Week…Full day 10.00 am to 3.30 pm
  • Morning tea and a light lunch provided.
  • Morning session will be guest presentations
  • Lunch breakentertainment provided
  • Fun afternoon.
    Bookings are essential for catering. Book with Pat secretary@u3anriv.org.au OR Jan on Wednesday 24 January Open Day. Final bookings 6 March.
March 20: Snap Shots
U3A members share experiences, passions, holiday mishaps and other interesting stories.
March 27: A Mystery Travel Tour
Presenter: U3A NR Member Ron Taylor
Topic: Ron has travelled extensively in 2017 and will offer glimpses into the many varied and exotic places visited. More details on e-board closer to the date.
April 3: Splice the Mainbrace
Presenter: Alan MacLean
Topic: Rum has been an integral part of powerful navies of the worlds; a sedative for childbirth; anaesthesia prior to surgical procedures; a system of currency; a preventative for scurvy.
Hear why the Brits are known as Limeys — the Dutch gave you courage — and the truth about sweet Fanny Adams.
April 10: Local Aboriginal Heritage
Presenter: Ashley Moran
Topic: Ashley is a Heritage Conservation Officer based in Alstonville.
A proud Bundjalung man who is passionate about educating the broader public on Aboriginal Heritage values. He has close family ties with the Widjabul Wyabul clan of Lismore and the Arakwai, Nyangbul clan groups in the Byron Bay and Ballina areas.
Ashley has a wealth of knowledge and experience in local Aboriginal history, cultural heritage management. He also improves community knowledge in traditional land management practices.

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