Tuesday Classes

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
The Wagner Ring will conclude this term and we will then examine some examples of excellent 20th/21st century opera including Brett Dean's “Hamlet”.

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. We'll try to find answers to some of your questions, and to others that you haven't even thought of.

Yoga
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
This course will not meed on 6 and 13 August.
“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: 23 July
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: 23 July
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 filet lace embroidery, done on a knotted net background, or you can work on individual projects. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 23 July
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 prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith; Gina Murray sends E-Board notices and Trish Smith collects book signatures.
Special thanks to Eric Davison for equipment handling and Robyn Hardy for photography.

July 23. Damien Butler: Invertebrates of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens and NR
Damien is Gardener at Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden and also at the LCC Waste Facility.
July 30. Alan MacLean: Happenings Good and Bad
A few examples…
The earliest known female physician, Merit Ptah, lived in ancient Egypt around 2700 BC.
In India women burned themselves alive on their husbands' funeral pyres as a sign of devotion and love.
In 1560, just days after her husband died, Mary Queen of Scots became the first recorded woman to play golf in Scotland.
Many marriages among the English nobility and gentry were business arrangements.
In the 16th century women did not wear knickers! Naughty!
It was fashionable for women to have pale skin. If you were sun-tanned it showed you were poor and you had to work in the hot sun.
August 6. Anne Meagher and her lovely dog, Maggie Story Dogs
Anne is the Lismore Coordinator of Story Dogs and, with her dog Maggie, assists children at Lismore South Public School. Story Dogs is a reading support program where selected children read to an accredited dog and its handler. “Story Dogs delivers outcomes for children challenged by reading” says Anne “and is evidenced in the before and after reading assessment levels undertaken by the school.” Anne believes that the program works as children have fun, dogs don't judge, children relax, focus improves, confidence builds and reading skills increase.
August 13. Snap Shots
U3A members share some experiences… see E-board and Facebook for more details.
August 20. The Mullumbimby Bloke, Ray Essery: Stories and Poems
Bush Poet Ray will entertain you with great stories and poems from our local region. His latest book is titled “One Hell of a Ride”.
August 27. U3A member Ray Taylor: Autumn in Japan
A trip through Japan's alpine region in November 2018 taking in some of the country's best gardens and castles during the height of Autumn.
September 3. Brunswick Valley U3A member Des Wann: The Ladies Diary: 1704 to 1840 — An Analysis of its History, Language and Content
This presentation examines one of the most unusual almanacs of the 17th and 18th century in England. Considerable original research has gone into its preparation and I am sure members will find it most intriguing for the diverse features that it highlights. I can honestly say it is very, very different to anything I have done before but also has been the most rewarding one for me personally. If you are particularly interested in English History or English Language then this talk will provide some interesting insights. And additionally there is a brief look at how mathematical problems were posed in those times.
September 10. U3A member Tony Yeates: My career as a geologist
Geology is all about the study of rocks. So geologists have to go where the rocks are. In this illustrated talk I tell you why we went to far-away places and what we got out of it.
September 17. U3A member Margaret Bruce: Gods, Gandhi, and the land of colour and festivals
A travelogue through the richest and poorest country in the world.
September 24. Martin McKenna: The Dreadlock Dog man
Martin was born in Ireland and spent some time living on the streets of Limerick as a kid with a pack of stray dogs. Martin is well known in the northern region for his skill in communications and training our four legged friends.

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