Kiama U3A

COURSES – Term 3 – 2018


ENROLMENTS:     For Term 3 – 2018

MONDAY:  23rd July, 2018  —   2.00pm to 4.00pm

TUESDAY: 24th July, 2018 —   2.00pm to 3.00pm

At the North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre, Kiama Downs.

If you are unable to attend on one of the enrolment days, please

arrange for a friend or a committee member to enrol for you.


Course Fee for 8 weeks: $12

Course Fee for 4 weeks: $6

Course Fee for single day course : $2





2.00pm – 4.00pm – Monday Talks

Our Monday Talks given by guest speakers cover a wide range of topics – see “Monday Talk” section of this site for details.
Begins:  30th July, 2018   –    Time: 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m.  Venue: NKNC Main Hall.






9am – 10 am – TAI CHI/QIGONG – First Class with Carol Fury  

This class continues with Qigong exercises practising the movements of Tai Chi forms promotes health and well being and improves balance.  Please wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.
8 Sessions – Begins:  31st July, 2018 –  Venue: Masonic Hall, Kiama.  (Please note this class is not accepting new members this term)

8.30a.m. – 9.30a.m.  TAI CHI BEGINNERS  –  with Kathie Pearson

Please wear comfortable clothing, supportive shoes, and a ready smile.  8 Sessions –  Begins: 31st July, 2018 –  Venue:  NKNC Main Hall. (Please note this class is accepting new members this term)


12.30pm – 1.45pm – TWINKLING TOES – with Maureen Mulready

Experienced or beginners welcome to join an active dance class – mostly tap.  The class will consist of warm-ups, mastering new and old steps, combinations and routines.   Tap or solid-soled shoes needed.  Fun and Fitness guaranteed!

8 Sessions –  Begins:  31st July, 2018 –   Venue:  NKNC Main Hall


2.00 – 4.00pm – WHAT’S IN THE NEWS? – with Brian Cowling

An informal group discussion on what’s happening locally, nationally and world-wide.    8 Sessions – Begins:  31st July, 2018  – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.






8.30am to 9.30am – TAI CHI QIGONG –  with Shirley Gould 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS:  Everyone welcome, Gentle exercise in sturdy shoes and loose-fitting clothing.  8 Sessions – Begins:  1st August, 2018 –  Venue: NKNC Main Hall. (Please note this class is accepting new members this term – BUT they must have prior experience of Tai Chi)


9.45am – 10.45am – TAI CHI QIGONG –  with Shirley Gould

ADVANCED CLASS:  These classes continue on their journey through Yang and sun styles and include Qigong. The fluid, gentle movements are relaxed and slow in tempo, improving balance, yet strengthening and mobilising joints and muscles: breathing is deepened, aiding concentration. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes for exercise.
8 Sessions –  Begins: 1st August, 2018 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall. (Please note this class is accepting new members this term – BUT they must have prior experience of Tai Chi)


11.00am – 1.00pm  –  TABLE TENNIS – with Laurie Gilbert

Here is your chance to get fit and enjoy yourself on our new Table Tennis equipment.  8 Sessions – Begins: 1st August, 2018 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.


1.30pm – 3.30pm – MAHJONG – with  Marion Rattray & Marie Stuart

This charming game from China captivated the world in the Twentieth Century, becoming a craze in the US, Britain, Japan and Australia in particular.  Learning the basics is easy, but becoming a champion requires skill, strategy, courage – and luck!   8 Sessions –  Begins:  1st August, 2018 –   Venue:  Kiama Uniting Church Hall, Bong Bong Street Kiama.    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE  


2.00pm – 4.00pm – BOOK GROUP – with Ken Methold

A book club with a difference – you read your own book, then come and discuss it.   MEETS FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH  –Venue:  34 South Kiama Drive, Kiama Heights   Cost $2 each session – Begins: 1st August, 2018.






10.00am – 12.00 noon – MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS  – with Ann Barbato

Come and learn to meditate sitting on comfortable chairs.  Meditation is a tool to deepen awareness, improve mental tranquillity and the ability to cope with stress.  A short daily practice develops clearer thinking, improved memory and concentration, and helps to normalise blood pressure.  Participants should commit to all four sessions, and to doing 10 minutes of meditation a day.  4 Sessions – Begins: 2nd August, 2018 – Venue: 91 Barney Street Kiama.


2.00pm – 4.00pm –  FINE ART APPRECIATION  – with Peter Clarke

Term 3 continues our exploration of “The World’s Greatest Paintings”, a personal selection by William Kloss, an art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institute.  The lectures are from the “Great Courses” series, and we will complete the remaining 8 lectures in this series.  We will also complete the remaining 16 lectures of the “Museum Masterpieces:  The National Gallery London”, presented by Catherine Scallen, Associate Professor of Art History at Case Western University.   8 Sessions – Begins: 2nd August, 2018 –  Venue: NKNC Main Hall.






10.00am – 12.00 noon  –  WRITING CLUB – with Helen Hedley & Patricia Thornton

Life is a collection of stories and we all have so many buried away.  Join us in sharing a love of writing (and reading).  This group is not designed to be critical but forgiving, writing short pieces that can include jokes, anecdotes, verse, interesting (even strange or unusual) facts.  We will share our efforts in an open forum and enjoy the stimulation and discussion that yarns and stories can generate.  8 Sessions – Begins: 3rd August, 2018 –  Venue: NKNC Community Room.



2.00pm – 4.00pm  – MUSIC &  MOVIES FOR PLEASURE – A GATHERING OF MUSIC LOVERS – with Janet Granger and Peter Clarke

Janet and Peter continues this popular course – with a little help from their friends.    8 Sessions  –  Begins: 3rd August, 2018 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.