U3A Healesville

University of the Third Age

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COVID-19 Information (revised 8th April): All Term 2 courses are cancelled

All courses and activities are suspended until further notice. All U3A classes and activities were suspended from Wednesday, 18th March.  This decision was made to protect the well-being of all our members and was in line with the advice of the Government and health authorities.  We continue to monitor the situation, using all information from local and federal government sources…

Two new courses for 2020

Heather Higgs has started Ukulele Jam. It is held on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm at the Court House. Heather writes This is a not a teaching class but a “jam session” for ukulele only!!! Ukulele Club and Beginners are all welcome. Bring your Ukulele books 1 and 2 and we will play and sing the night away.…

News from the U3A Committee, Term 1

– Welcome back to returning members and welcome to new members for 2020. – Classes began on 3rd February. There are several new classes and some classes have a waiting list. There have been strange noises coming from the Court House when the recorder group tunes up! – Term one concludes on Friday 27th March and term two commences on…

OER 2020 Brochure Available

The Outer East Region (OER) of U3As is a grouping of six individual U3A branches of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. For a nominal fee of $10, paid to the member’s home U3A, classes in the other five OER branches can be attended. For details of how the scheme works, a list of some of the courses available and…

Absence Management for HUMMS is active

You can now use HUMMS to let Leaders know that you will be absent from one or more classes. After logging in, select Report Absence from the left hand menu (black) and follow the instructions. Be sure to fill in the from/to dates of planned absence then the drop down menu will show all your courses for that period. It…

Courses for Term 1, 2020

Welcome to 2020 courses at Healesville! Two new courses will be launched in term 1, As We See It: A Writing Group and Recorder for All.  Please see the Course descriptions for details.  You can enrol online in the usual way (if you need a refresher, see https://healesvilleu3a.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUMMS-Procedures-Members-V2.pdf). Please also take a moment to login to your account and check that your…

Creative Writing Group’s Book Launch: Monday 18th November 2019

An exciting project is about to come to fruition, and you are invited to celebrate with us! Thanks to generous sponsorship and assistance, a quirky book “As We See it” has just been published, showcasing the creativity and fun a group of people experienced at a Healesville U3A writing course. Our goal is to encourage older people to participate in…

News from the Committee: October 2019

We now have almost 250 members. Two new classes began this term: Music Matters and Get Smart with Technology. Thanks go to everyone who assisted in the garden project. The grounds look better already and will be further enhanced with the purchase of a garden seat. The first trip for Hit the Road was enjoyed by all.  It is expected…

Recent Outings: Norfolk Island and Cranbourne Gardens

There have been two very successful trips by groups recently.   Members from the Ukulele Group attended the Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival. Here they are taking a break from performing, amongst an avenue of huge Morton Bay Figs (from the left, Heather Higgs, Doug Fudge, Bob Willis, Phill Hipwell, Joan Barlow and Roger Pape).            …