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A new Beginners iPad class will be offered in Term 1, 2018. 

On Tuesdays during school terms only.  Two session times -  12.30 - 1.20pm and 1.30 - 2.20pm.  Class will be held in Belmont. Please note cost will be $5 per session.

One - on - One tutoring for Apple iPad and iPad Mini.  Learn how to use your iPad successfully.  Basic understanding of operating your Device from the beginner level.  Students must bring their own Device. 

Photos are being compiled for our 20 Year Anniversary Book - Notice

We are compiling photos taken at various U3A classes and events over the last 20 years and these may be included in the 20 Year Anniversary Book being compiled at the moment.  If anyone of our members is concerned about this would they please notify the office to be put in contact with June Busfield.  Thank you.

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Learning and Thinking Styles (Gregorc)

A series of two talks that will explore our preferred learning and thinking styles based on the Gregorc Mind Styles model.  Further discussion will consider the implications for us in our own life.

Talk 1 : Friday 9 March 2018   1.30 - 3.30pm

Talk 2 : Friday 16 March 2018   1.30 - 3.30pm

To be held In The Nook Room, Redland Museum, Smith Street, Cleveland

$5 - including hand-outs, style delineator and light refreshments at the conclusion. Max Number of participants 25.  For bookings contact the office in the first instance.  This is a U3A Redlands Activity.

The U3A Redlands Office is currently closed for the holidays and will reopen on Monday 29 January 2018 at 9.00am.  

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Publishing Your Book - presented by Dan Kelly of Boolarong Press

A series of three seminars that explore the publishing process - from writing your own memoirs or biography to publishing them cost effectively.  Each seminar will run for approximately 90 - 120 minutes.

Seminar 1   -  2nd February 2018   :  Writing and Publishing Memoirs and Biographies

Seminar 2  -   9th February 2018     : How to Publish Your Book

Seminar 3  -   16th February 2018   : How to Set up a Book in Microsoft Word

Time :  1.-00 - 3.00pm  at the Redland Museum, Nook Room.

Cost $4 per session -  Bookings contact the U3A Redlands Office.    This is a U3A Redlands Event.

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A new course Researching Convict Ancestors Online will run on Tuesday 30th January and 6th February at the Volunteering Redland Rooms, Raby Bay.  Time  :  9.30 - 11.30am.  Cost $5.  For Bookings contact Penny Stewart the Tutor or email our office at admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au

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Two courses will be offered in Term 2, 2018 -    Family Law on a Thursday 1.30 in the Cleveland Library (tbc) as well as Mythbusters on a Thursday 11.00am venue to be confirmed.  Greg Cudmore, Tutor for these two classes will be attending our Enrolment Day taking names for the interest list.  Otherwise contact the U3A Redlands office in the New Year (after 29 Jan) to be added to the List of those wishing to attend.

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A new series of Maritime History Lectures will be presented by Russell Twomey in February and March

Come along and hear our very popular speaker entertain you with tales from Maritime History.  Lectures will be held in the airconditioned Nook Room at the Redland Museum on four Thursdays. Commencing on February 15, then 8 and 15 March and final lecture on March 22.

15 February        The First ANZAC Convey 1914

8 March              Great Maritime Explorers - Mapping Australia's Coastline

15 March             The Golden Age of Pirates

22 March             Famous Shipwrecks in History

Contact the office to add your name to the Interest List.  

Please note : Lectures to commence 1pm.  Cost will be $4 per session.

This is a U3A Redlands Activity.

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Unfortunately the new Piano/Keyboard for Beginners groups are full to capacity and are unable to take on anymore participants at the moment.  Anyone who registered their interest at Enrolment Day will be added to the Wait List.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Seeking Volunteer Tutor in Spanish Language 

We are seeking the assistance of a Volunteer Tutor in the Spanish Language, to compliment our existing language classes.  The organisation currently has a number of language classes and is seeking to expand the offerings with the addition of Spanish.

We require a volunteer who would enjoy tutoring senior participants at the beginner level.  Good language skills would be required and teaching skills would be advantageous.

Contact the office in the first instance.

A New Tai Chi Advanced Group will meet weekly from Thursday 1st of February 5.30 pm - 6.30pm at the Wellington Point State High School grounds.  To be put in touch with the Tutor contact the office in the first instance.  

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A New 5 week Beginners Lawn Bowls Course will be run at the Cleveland Bowls Club, Middle Street, Cleveland. 1.00pm - 2.30pm each Tuesday from 13 February - 13 March  Contact the office to be put in touch with the Tutor, Donald Blair.

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.