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The Financial Literacy for the Over 50's

The Financial Literacy for the Over 50's course will commence again in Term 4 for a 9 week course starting Thursday 10 October through to Thursday 5 December.

Class will take place at the Cleveland District SHS, Room T1,  3.30pm - 5.30pm

Cost is $10 plus $2.50 on the first night and then $2.50 for the second night.

To add your name to our interest list please contact the office on 3821 3888 or email admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au  


U3A Redlands Theatre Group presents


Featuring the Starlite Dancers

Based on the cartoon strips of the 1950s featuring Dottie and Denise

Sunday 22nd September 2019 2pm

Sunday 29th September 2019 2pm

Thornlands State School Hall, South Street, Thornlands. 

Tickets $12 available at U3A Office, Cleveland District SHS and at the door.


Water Exercise (mixed)

We have spaces available for Gentle Water Exercise - Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



We now have a couple of vacancies for Scrabble which is held at Victoria Point  on Tuesdays

1.00 - 4.00pm


Cycling - Pedal for Pleasure

We are adding a second ride each month: Now cycling 1st and 3rd Saturdays.


Beginners Piano Lessons - Spaces available

Wednesday mornings - If you would like to re-engage with playing the piano and theory lessons,  please contact the office for more details 


Meditation - new class - Fridays

Please contact the office for tutor contact details.

Classes will be held at Birkdale with arrival 9.15am for a 9.30am start - 10.45am finish


Cinema Appreciation - price change

Please note there has been a slight increase in cinema prices - $5.00 pensioners, $5.50 others.


Lawn Bowls - Beginners

Capalaba Bowls Club - please contact the office if any interest


Feldenkrais classes

Feldenkrais classes will start again in September at the Donald Simpson Centre.

Time:   9.15 - 11.30am

Dates: Wednesdays - 18th and 25th September and 2nd October 


Looking for a New Accompanist for our U3A Redland Singers 

The U3A Singers are looking for a new accompanist for July onwards.  The group rehearses on a Saturday morning from 9am - 11.00am at the Star of the Sea Parish Centre, Passage Street, Cleveland.  If you would like to know more please contact our office on 3821 3888 to be put in touch with Margaret Ward our Music Director. 


                            Camera Club 

21 Aug      Meeting at Hall - Speaker tba

18 Sep      Field Trip - Beth Boyd Park, Thorneside. Leader: Doug McVicar

** Please check monthly newsletter for updates.


New Class for Term 4 - Dead Poets Society

Bringing Poetry Alive 

Venue:                 Aveo Freedom Aged Care, Cinema Room

                            88 Swansea Circuit, Redland Bay

Time :                   9.30 am - 11.30 am 

Dates:                  15, 29 October, 12, 26 November, 10 December 

Cost:                    $5, including light morning tea

Tutors:                 George Chapman and Anne McBurnie

An interest list is being created in the U3A office, so please call and add your name or email admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au 


TED talks plus - Food for Thought

Venue       :          AVEO Freedom Age Care, Cinema Room

                            88 Swansea Circuit, Redland Bay

Cost          :          $5, including light morning tea

Time          :          9.30 am - 11.30 am

Tutors        :         Debra Barker and George Chapman

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit global community devoted to spreading ideas.  TED videos are short talks given by expert speakers on education, business, science, technology and creativity.

Thursday 22 August : Gene editing with CRISPR

The possibilities for curing genetic diseases are almost endless, but what are the downsides ?

Thursday 5 September : Sleep is your superpower

Do you feel guilty when you get too much sleep ? What does the research say ?

Thursday 19 September

Subject to be determined by the participants

To add your name to the interest list please contact the office 


U3A Redland Ramblers

August 22   7.00am   Greater Glider Reserve, Alexandra Hills. Meet in Wimbourne Street, opposite Chipping Drive. Moderate, recommend hiking pole. Bring money for morning tea at nearby shopping centre.


U3A Redlands - Breakfast Group Venues

25 Aug    08.30am    Cafe Arabica, 187 Middle St, Cleveland

29 Sep    08.00am     Hogan's Hotel, 381 Main Road, Wellington Point

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The U3A Redlands Canasta Group are looking for more players, spaces available.  

The group meets each Thursday from 12 noon to 4.00pm at the Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland.

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Armchair Travel meet on the first Thurdays of the month for a 9.30am start at the Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland.   

Thursday 5th September - Douro River, Portugal. Presenter Laraine Moore

Thursday 3rd October - Norway speaker Jennifer Brew

Thursday 7th Nov - South America speaker Kaye Aldous


Call out for Tutors

Do you have a skill, specific knowledge or passion you are willing to share?

Becoming a tutor of a course at U3A can open the door to a whole new world: not just for the participants but the tutor as well. If you wish further information about becoming a tutor and joining our enthusiastic band, please contact the office on 3821 3888 admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au or one of our tutor liaison officers Nahn Shimmons tutorliaisonacademic(at)u3aredlands.com.au or Karen Buhmann tutorliaisonleisure(at)u3aredlands.com.au

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Our Life in Australia program has returned to the Donald Simpson Community Centre. 

Life in Australia is held during school terms on a Monday, 9.30am in the Donald Simpson Community Centre, Cleveland. 

Aug 26 : Plane Talk by QANTAS Crew - Fredelle Briggs + Qantas Pilot

Sep 02:  Update on Australia-China Relations - Professor Colin Mackerras, Prof. Emeritus, Griffith  University

Sep 09:  Battle of the Coral Sea - Mike Sobyra, Retired Naval Officer, Board member and volunteer  with Queensland Maritime Museum.

Sep 16:  Building World Peace? Observing UN International Day of Peace - Dr Noel Preston,            Retired UCA Minister and Griffith University Lecturer.

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


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.