Kiama U3A


Courses – Term 1 – 2019

ENROLMENTS:  Term 1 – 2019

MONDAY: 28th January, 2019 — 2.00pm to 4.00pm
TUESDAY: 29th January, 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

MONDAY


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:  4th February, 2019 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.

 

TUESDAY

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:  5th February, 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: 5th February, 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:  5th February, 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: 5th February, 2019  – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

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:  6th February, 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: 6th February, 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: 6th February, 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: 6th February, 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: 6th February, 2019 – Venue: 34 South Kiama Drive, Kiama Heights. Cost: Gold Coin

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

This term we will view two lecture series from the “Great Courses on Western Art” by William Kloss.  The first will explore American art; the second will deal with the history of Impressionism.  8 Sessions – Begins: 6th February, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.

 

THURSDAY

 

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: 7th February, 2019 – Venue: 91 Barney Street, Kiama.

2.00pm – 4.00pm – THE TRAGEDY OF NAZI GERMANY – with Dr. John McCarthy

1.  From Democracy to Dictatorship.  2. The NSDAP – Consolidation of Power – police state and concentration camps.  3. The German people and National Socialism – did the people know and accept it?  4.  The German people and National Socialism – 2 Opposition (“but we were always against it!”)  5.  Hitler’s war?  6.  Germany 1945 – the cost of defeat.  6 Sessions – Begins: 7th February, 2019 – Venue:  NKNC Main Hall.

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: 7th February, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall. (Please note change of day!)

 

FRIDAY

 

10.00am – 12.00 noon – OK, SO LET’S WRITE THAT NOVEL – with Peter McAra

Four tutorial sessions where participants revisit the novels they have been gestating, and briefly sketch structure, plot, characters, dialogue, etc.  Feedback and recommendations can be sought.  This approach should lay a solid foundation for eventual completion.  Bring pen and paper to each session.  4 Sessions – Begins:  8th February, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall (Please note: No session on 22nd February, 2019).

10.00am – 12.00 noon – MUSIC AS BRAIN FOOD – with Phyl Lobl (Limit of 6 People)

For people who have never played an instrument, this course offers a chance to gain musical skills, brain development and social interaction, under the tuition of a nationally-known performer.  Requirements: descant recorder or simple keyboard, (plus teaching materials at cost).  8 Sessions – Begins:  8th February, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Community Room.

10.00am  – FRIDAY AT THE MOVIES – with John Bennett

This term’s movies are: 15th February – Dr. Zhivago —- 1st March – Ryan’s Daughter —-  15th March – A Passage to India.  3 Sessions – Begins 15th February, 2019 – Venue:  23 Beatty Avenue, Jamberoo.

2.00pm – 4.00pm – MUSIC & MOVIES 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: 8th February, 2019 – Venue: NKNC Main Hall.