Tuesday Classes

Literature and Opera
Begins: 22 October
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Conveners: Alison Siliakus 6628 8108
Phil West 6624 3966
We will read aloud and discuss The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Published in 1951, it is a book widely recognised as a major contribution to the post-war social development of our society. The novel's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage rebellion. It has sold over 65 million copies each year.

Language Miscellany
Begins: 15 October
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 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: 29 October
Time: 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 118 Woodlark St., Lismore (access via ramp to the rear)
Tutor: Connie Sporne 0413 519 775
** Class will not meet 15 and 22 October.
“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. 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
Begins: 15 October
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 am
Venue: Uniting Church 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
Resumes: 15 October
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 beaded light holders, and fabric no-sew star decorations, — or perhaps working on unfinished projects! Everyone is very welcome to join us.

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 22 October
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 IV prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray.

October 22. U3A member Richard Swinton: Adventures of a bird watching virgin in deepest Tasmania
A small, but weird, group of characters from all over the world travelling in a minibus looking for birds spectacular and otherwise.
October 29. Gerard Dunlop: Seniors Rights Service
  • Who we are and what we do.
  • What is the role of an advocate.
  • Aged Care Services.
  • Your rights.
November 5. Melbourne Cup No talk this week.
November 12. Joanne Cooper Chairman Lord Taveners N.S.W.
Giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance.
November 19. U3A members Peter and Barbara Swain
Recently emerged from the yoke of communism, Armenia and Georgia are rebuilding their countries and ties with Europe. Communism brought education and medical care but the widespread industrialisation collapsed when faced with free market forces.
Armenia struggles with antipathy towards neighbouring Turkey and Azerbaijan, and Geogia treads the political tightrope between Russia and ‘the West’.
Now, monasteries are being treasured and restored as Christianity regains its place, tourism is increasing by leaps and bounds.
Peter and Barbara spent a month exploring the two countries and invite members to share their experiences and photos — vibrant cities, ancient monasteries, cave towns, wineries, fabulous mountain landscapes with carpets of spring flowers in the remote communities of the Sveneti, close to the border with Russia — with a few surprises thrown in!
November 26. U3A NR Christmas Lunch
Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year … see you at Open Day.

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