Tuesday Classes

NEW - Shakespeare: Measure for Measure Begins: 1 May
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Convener: Alison Siliakus 6628 8108 or 0401 346 607
The format of the Shakespeare class is to read aloud and discuss the entire play over a whole term. We begin by watching a DVD with subtitles and before or during reading, I will introduce the play, putting it into context etc.
“Measure for Measure” is a very interesting play usually grouped in with “The Problem Plays” and no doubt there will be a lot of discussion! For those of you who avoid tragedies, it has a happy ending. You will need a text, usually at a reasonable price from shops, online or to download. I have two volumes of complete works I can lend out.

Language Miscellany
Begins: 1 May
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.

Yoga
Begins: 1 May
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: 1 May
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: 1 May
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 14 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville
Convener: Sue Beacroft 6621 7348
This term we are doing Corn Pad Embroidery. No experience needed. All welcome.

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 1 May
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 IV prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray.
Special thanks to Eric Davison, equipment person.

May 1: Orchids with Ken Woods
All you need to know about orchids presented in a fun way … Ken will be assisted in doing a practical demonstration by popular Lismore U3A member Frank Ward.
You don't need a green thumb just have an appreciation for these beautiful blooms.
One lucky person will go home to-day with a beautiful plant.
May 8: An African Safari presented by U3A NR members
Seven people who met throuugh U3A — John & Helen Zaat, Dot Smith, Robyn King-Hardy, Trish Smith, Heather Boulton and her sister Christina — took a trip to South Africa.
They had lots of fun and would like to share the highlights.
Is Victoria Falls impressive? Why is John called Mr Party? What is a sundowner cruise ? Was the zebra crossing? Did we smile at a crocodile? What is the Tablecloth? Is the Blue Train blue? Is there a London double decker bus tour in the middle of the Karoo?
All these questions and more will be answered by these intrepid travellers.
May 15: NO Tuesday with U3A To-Day … see you next week
May 22: Andrew Greene Volunteer Support Co-Ordinator, St Vincent de Paul
  • Behind the scenes look at Vinnies shops
  • The donations that are left in our bins — the wonderful and the weird.
    • What happens to unsalable clothes?
    • Challenges into the next decade.
    • Where does the money go that is raised by the shops? (E.g. “Breaking the Barriers” program for disadvantaged and vulnerable children)
May 29: Tony Browne Senior Project Officer — Digital Health. All you need to know about ‘My Health Record’.
By the end of 2018 everyone will have their health information as a digital rec­ord. Tony will explain how to talk with your doctor about this and the many benefits you will have by doing this. Questions will be very welcome.
June 5: Des Wann presenting “Phil Coulter — An Irish Treasure”
Des is a member of Brunswick Valley U3A.
It is interesting that we can easily remember a melody, song or performer but have no idea who the composer is. You might remember the wonderful songs performed by the Fureys, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. Well, Phil Coulter was either the composer or producer for these songs and performers.
To-day look forward to a most enjoyable afternoon of wonderful music written and performed by Phil in more recent times.
June 12: U3A NR Member Ron Taylor
A photo and video presentation of a recent trip to Peru — includes Lima, the World Heritage cities of Cusco and Arequipo and a cruise on Lake Titicaca. Fly over the Nazca Lines and venture into the Amazon Basin jungles, learn about ancient Inca culture and travel to the amazing Machi Picchu.
Over two Tuesdays — to be continued on June 26.
June 19: U3A NR Member Tony Yeates — Australia's Drainage
We generally think that drainage means water running down rivers into the sea. That may be so in our region but it is not so in the more arid parts. Come and find out why during this illustrated talk.
June 26: U3A NR Member Ron Taylor
Part 2 of Ron's travels.
July 3: John Kincade NCAS executive Director.
North Coast Academy of Sport balances the demands of training, competitions, nutrition, psychology and motivation around young athletes who are all keen to kick some sporting goals.
John Kincade will tell a little bit about how they keep “all the balls in the air”.

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