Kiama U3A

COURSES – Term 1 – 2018


ENROLMENTS:     For Term 1 – 2018

MONDAY 29th January, 2018  —   2.00pm to 4.00pm
TUESDAY 30th January, 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:  5th February, 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:  6th February, 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: 6th Februayr, 2018 –  Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.


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:  6th February, 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: 6th February, 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:  7th February, 2018 –  Venue: NKNC Main Hall.


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: 7th February, 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:  7th February, 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: 7th February, 2018.  (NOTE: There will be no session on Wednesday 7th March,2018)


2.00pm – 4.00pm – INTRODUCTION TO DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTS – with Tom Mylne

Seven sessions, introducing the following topics: 1) What is Language?  2) Lexicon and Morphology;  3) Phonetics of Vowels;  4) Syntax of Phrases;  5) Phonetics of Consonants;  6) Syntax of Sentences;  7) Topic to be negotiated.            7 Sessions (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no session on the 7th March,2018).  Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.






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

We return to the lectures of Sharon Hirsh.  She will be discussing art periods and styles and what characterises them.  So, if you want to know how to distinguish between Neoclassicism and the Romantics, or what makes Baroque, come along for some tips.  The second half of each session will feature a DVD series called “How Art Made the World”, looking at art from cave paintings the modern world, including it’s use in propaganda.   8 Sessions – Begins: 8th February, 2018 –  Venue: NKNC Main Hall.






10.15- 12.30pm  –  FRIDAY AT THE MOVIES – with John Bennett.

John has an extensive collection of movies;  during these sessions he will play a movie and then encourage discussion of it. This term’s films are “Hobson’s Choice (9th Feb.) and “Lawrence of Arabia” (30th March)  —                2 Sessions  –  Begins:  1st Session: 9th February, 2018 Venue: NKNC Main Hall.  2nd Session: 30th March, 2018 Venue: 23 Beatty Avenue, Jamberoo.


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:  9th February, 2018 –   Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.


2.00pm – 4.00pm – OK, LET’S WRITE THAT NOVEL – with Peter McAra

Four tutorial-based sessions where participants will visit novels they’ve been gestating, and during the sessions briefly sketch structure, plot, characters, dialogue, etc.  If participants wish, they may then solicit group feedback and/or tutor’s suggestions and recommendations.  This step-by-step approach should create a solid foundation for eventual completion of individual novels.  Please bring a pen and paper to each session.   4 Sessions Begins: 9th February, 2018  Venue: NKNC Community Room.