Kiama U3A

Learn, Laugh, Live

Courses – Term 4 – 2019

ENROLMENTS:  Term  – 2019

MONDAY: 14 October, 2019 — 2.00pm to 4.00pm
TUESDAY: 15 October, 2019 — 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:  $15
Course Fee for 4 weeks:  $8
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 “Talks” section of this site for details.  Begins:  29th July, 2019 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.


TUESDAY  –  Courses begin on 22 October 2019

9.00am – 10.00am – 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:  30th July, 2019 – Venue: Masonic Hall, Kiama (Please note this class is not accepting new members this term.)

8.30am – 9.30am – TAI CHI BEGINNERS – with Kathie Pearson

Please wear comfortable clothing, supportive shoes, and a ready smile. 8 Sessions – Begins: 30th July, 2019 – 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:  30th July, 2019 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.

2.00pm – 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: 30th July, 2019  – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.


WEDNESDAY  –  Courses begin on 23 October 2019


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:  31st July, 2019 – 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 movements are relaxed and slow in tempo, improving balance, yet strengthening and mobilising joints and muscles: breath control, aiding concentration. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes for exercise.  8 Sessions –  Begins: 31st July, 2019 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall. (Please note this class is accepting new members – 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: 31st July, 2019 – 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 U.S., Britain, Japan and Australia in particular.  Learning the basics is easy, but becoming a champion requires skill, strategy, courage and luck!  8 Sessions – Begins: 31st July, 2019 – Venue: Kiama Uniting Church Hall, Bong Bong Street, Kiama. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE>

2.00pm – 4.00pm – FIRST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB – with Brian Cowling

A book club with a difference – You select your own book, then review it for everyone else!  Begins: 7th August, 2019 – Venue: 34 South Kiama Drive, Kiama Heights. Cost: Gold Coin

2.00 – 4.00 – DRAMA WORKSOP  -with Dot Ramsey.

Come along and let yourself go for some fun and laughter at the U3A Drama Workshop, where you will learn by experience, involvement and activity.  What will you learn?  The art of improvisation, ensemble and group devising performance development, script interaction and scene work.  No previous experience is necessary, just the willingness to participate.  Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.  Bring your bottle of water, open-mindedness and enthusiasm.                                                                                                                                        

THURSDAY – Courses begin on 24 October 2019


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: 15th August, 2019 – Venue: 91 Barney Street, Kiama.

10.30am – 12.30pm –  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: 1st August, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall. 

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

For Term 3 I intend to present another lecture series from The Great Courses on Western art.  Each series is of 36 thirty-minute lectures, and we will view three lectures each week.  The Term 3 series is by one of our favourite presenters, William Kloss, titled Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance.  8 Sessions  Begins:  1st August, 2019  Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.



FRIDAY – Courses begin on 25 October 2019

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

Janet and Peter continues this popular course – with a little help from their friends.  8 Sessions – Begins: 2nd August, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.