Kiama U3A

COURSES – Term 4 – 2017


ENROLMENTS:     For Term 4 – 2017

MONDAY 9th October, 2017  —   2.00pm to 4.00pm
TUESDAY 10th October, 2017 —    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:  16th October, 2017   –    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:  17th October, 2017 –  Venue: Masonic Hall, Kiama.  (Please note this class is not accepting new members this term)

10.15am – 11.15 am -TAI CHI/QIGONG – Second Class with Liz Stomps

This class continues on its Tai Chi journey through Yang and Sun styles and including Qigong.  Fluid, gentle and circular movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo, yet strengthening and mobilising joints and muscles, where breathing is deepened, aiding mental concentration. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.
8 Sessions – Begins: 17th October, 2017 – Venue:  Masonic Hall, Kiama. (Please not 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: 17th October, 2017 –  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:  17th October, 2017  –   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 17th October, 2017  – 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:  18th October, 2017. –  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: 18th October, 2017 – 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:  18th October, 2017 –   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 18th October, 2017.


2.00pm – 4.00pm – INSURRECTION, TERRORISM AND ISIS – with Glenn Kolomeitz

Glenn will give an updated version of the course he presented to U3A some time ago.   3 Sessions –  Begins TBA – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.  $5





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

A change of pace for Term 4.  We examine the collection at the Louvre in a series of 12 lectures from the Great Courses entitled Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre with Professor Richard Brettell.  Following each lecture we will take a closer look at some of the works.  In the last two weeks we will look at the BBC series Baroque:  from St Peters to St Pauls with Waldemar Januszczak.   8 Sessions – Begins: 19th October,, 2017 –  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 movies are: Oliver Twist, Hobson’s Choice, Bridge on the River Kwai (Part 1)  3 Sessions  –  Begins: 20th October, 10th November, 8th December, 2017  – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall. $5


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:  20th October, 2017 –   Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.