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News and Upcoming Events...

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Cook's Night Off meet on the first Wednesday of the month dining at a local Cleveland Restaurant.

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U3A Life in Australia, will return to the Donald Simpson Community Centre 9.30am on Monday 9 October with guest speaker Greg Hallam, Queensland Rail's historian talking on "Railway - Manly to Cleveland."  All welcome.

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The U3A Coin and Stamp Group next gather on the Thursday 21 September. They meet  on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the small hall of the Uniting Church, Passage Street, Cleveland from 2.00pm.  The topic for September will be Animals.

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Redlands U3A Musical Theatre "RUMT"

"Do you have a secret yearning to take to the stage ...... now is your chance".

Redlands U3A Musical Theatre "RUMT" invites you to learn how to make theatrical magic.  It takes many people to create the mystery of theatre - actors, singers, stage managers, scribes, directors, wardrobe, dressers, props, lighting, sound and publicity.

 Contact the U3A Redlands Office in the first instance to be put in contact with the groups Director, Sue Willingham.  End of Year Production now in rehearsal.  Join Redlands U3A Musical Theatre and have some fun.

RUMT Rehearsal on a Thursday 11.00am - 3.00pm at the Christian Faith Church Hall, Ormiston.

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'New' Board Game Players Group has commenced 1 - 4pm at the Cleveland Library on the first Saturday of the month

Do you enjoy playing different board games, why not join our new Board Game Players Group which will meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Cleveland Library from 1pm - 4pm from 9th September through until the 9th December.

The aim of the group is to promote friendly interaction and friendship while playing various board games. Currently we have Scattegories, Pictionary, Uno, RummyO and Bananagrams.  Participants are welcome to bring other board games.  To register your interest please contact the office or email admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au.  Hope to see you there.

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A series of talks for U3A Redlands by Dr George Chapman.  "A Brief History of DNA" will be held on Friday 20th and Friday 27 October from 2pm - 3pm in The Nook Room at the Redland Museum.

Talk 1 : Cracking the genetic code : 

The blueprint for living things is carried in their DNA, but it is written in code.  This talk examines how the existence of a code was deduced, how the code was cracked and it became clear how the blueprint could be passed from one generation to the next.

Talk 2 : It's in our DNA :

An account of the 15 year, $3 billion Human Genome Project, to read the entire human DNA blueprint. What is told us and how the data is being used.  Mitochondria, the cellular power houses have their own DNA.  Why is that ?  The answer will amaze you !

Please contact the office on 3821 3888 to be added to the Interest List for these lectures.

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A two week "Convict Ancestry Workshop" will run in early Term 4

Commencing on Tuesday October 3 (Part 1) and on the following Tuesday October 10 (Part 2) at the Volunteering Redlands Rooms, Raby Bay. 

Mark the date in your diary, more details to follow shortly.

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New 6 week Beginners Lawn Bowls course at the Cleveland Bowls Club coming soon

A new 6 weeks Beginners Lawn Bowls class will commence on Tuesday 3rd October at the Cleveland Bowls Club.  Come along and learn the basics of Lawn Bowls, a great way to socialise and make new friends.  Runs from 1pm - 2.30pm cost $2 per person.  If you are interested please contact the office to be put in touch with our new Tutor. 

Thank you to the Redlands RSL Community Grant Program

The U3A Redlands Management Committee wish to acknowledge and thank the Redlands RSL Community Grant program for the funds to purchase a new portable digital piano as well as upgrade the office with a new height adjustable workstation.  Thank you.

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A date for your diary

The U3A Redlands - Choir Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 2 December at 7pm in the Star of the Sea Parish Church, Passage Street, Cleveland.

Admission $5 in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  All more than welcome.

TERM 4 LAW COURSES OFFERED

Two course will be offered in Term 4, Criminal Law Part 2 (Thursday am) and Criminology (Thursday pm)  if you are interested in attending please contact the office in the first instance.  Thank you.

The U3A Redlands Office will close on Friday 15 September 12 noon and will reopen on Tuesday 3 October after the Spring term break. 

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The Intermediate French Conversation Class are looking for members who wish to hone their speaking skills.  Classes are held on Monday afternoons.  More details from the U3A Redlands office on 3821 3888.

The U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms, call 3821 3888 with enquiries.

Overview

U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.

How do I join?

You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.

 Membership application form (print version)

For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.