Welcome to our members newsletter for March 2024. It’s a great place to catch up on what’s happening in our organisation and around Healesville.


From the president

It was pleasing to see a number of U3A Healesville members, mainly Scrabble participants, attend the funeral of Liz Job. As we previously shared, Liz died on 3 February at about 3pm apparently following a fall. It is not yet clear what caused the fall but we do know she was attended to soon afterwards. At her funeral, her family remembered a woman who was a loving mother, adventurous, full of fun and loved her two dogs.

Liz joined U3A Healesville in 2019 and soon took over the leadership of Scrabble in the library. We are grateful for all she did as a leader and pass on our condolences to her family.

John Pascoe


Out and about

  • Cycling Group, 15 February
    It was a beautiful day when the cycling group went on their second ride for the year. The ride was out along the Dandenong Creek Trail to Croydon where they enjoyed a coffee before returning.


  • Gardening Club, 21 February

    Their first event for the year, a visit to Vicki Young's permaculture garden, was a ‘blooming’ success. Here’s Vicki showing Julian tropical fruit growing in a poly tent.


  • Friday at 5, 23 February
    Although it was a cool night – a contrast to most days earlier in that week – about 40 members came along to celebrate our first ‘Friday at 5’ for the year. It was particularly pleasing to see a number of new members join in. There were plenty of refreshments, socialising and background music from our string players.


  • Ukulele Workshop, 25 February
    This workshop, presented by Margaret Crichton in the Court House, was very popular. Players included ukulele veterans and those who only started their ukulele journey this year.


  • Thanks from Healesville Connect
    At the February Committee meeting, Jane Judd of Healesville Connect presented U3A Healesville with certificates to acknowledge the support of U3A Healesville in helping to ensure the success of the Healesville Connect picnic in January.


For your diary

  • Connecting Community: A wonderful, free 1-day festival for everyone on Sunday 10 March. Healesville Library will be open from 10am-2pm with Story Time, Zine Making and Wayapa.


  • Healesville Mini Film Festival: ‘Best of France’ on Sunday 17 March at The Memo. Includes ‘Full Time’, ‘Driving Madeleine’ and ‘Two Tickets to Greece’. Tickets available at The Memo.


  • Over 50s Active Living Sessions: Healesville Library, 18-19 March


  • Court House painting: Both rooms of the Court House will be getting a new coat of paint during the Easter holidays so it will not be open for informal classes or activities. It will look fantastic afterwards!

  • Healesville Homegrown Food Fair: Sunday 7 April, 11am-1pm at Healesville Community Garden. This free community event celebrates home gardening, local food production and our environment. It includes gardening demos, activities, stalls and free pizza!


  • Community Voices in the Park: Sunday 7 April, 12-3pm in Coronation Park. This is a free music event for amateur performers. Many of U3A Healesville’s musicians will perform on the day. The event is family and dog friendly.


  • Arvo Tea: Our first for the year, will be held on Thursday 18 April, Senior Citizens Hall, Healesville

  • U3A Healesville Annual Winter Dance: Will be held on Friday 3 May at Yarra Glen Hall

  • Term dates: Term 1 ends on Thursday 28 March and Term 2 starts on Monday 15 April



  • Recently, there was a clean-up of the Cell Block at the Court House. It’s now reorganised. Can users please ensure that it remains tidy? Thank you.

  • Covid is still around. We care for everyone’s health and wellbeing, so please stay away from class if you are unwell and also let your course leader know if you can’t attend class.

  • Please wear your name badge to your class/activities


Stay connected

Please let us know of events, activities, highlights and news about your courses that we can share with members. We love people stories! Our roving reporters are happy to chat with you. U3A Healesville is all about people, and we are here to support you.


Phone: 0490 917 975


Facebook: u3ahealesville

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We thank Ken Fewster, Healesville Senior Citizens Club and

Yarra Ranges Council for their ongoing support.


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