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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.


Meditation - Contemplative Meditation

Please note new class times of 9.15am - 11.00am on Fridays at the same venue, Old Uniting Church building (at rear) Cleveland.


Lawn Bowls - Beginners at Capalaba

Term 2 classes will commence on Wednesday 1st May


iPhoneography - Going beyond happy snaps and selfies

Classes are continuing into Term 2 

We will be closed for the Easter Holidays from 12 noon Friday 5 April and will return to work on Tuesday 23 April at 9.00am.  Happy Easter to all our members, wishing you all a safe and happy holiday.

Redlands Ramblers

Due Easter and Anzac Day holidays, walks not planned for April. However Phyllis and Jean are willing to lead a walk around Minnippi Parkland,Tingalpa on:

April 11 : 7.00am - Meet in second car park over the creek on the Carindale side off Meadowlands Rd, Morning tea at local cafe optional.

May 9 : 7.00am King Island, Wellington Point. Meet in car park at the Point Reserve. Bring morning tea. Low tide at 7.20am

May 23 : 7.00am Hilliards Creek, Ormiston. Park in the Softball Club car park off the Delancey St roundabout. Bring money for morning tea at a local cafe.

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A new Beginners Spanish Class will be offered in Term 2.  Limited spaces available

Fridays 11.00am - 12.30pm at the Victoria Point Library, Eprapah Meeting Room with Beverley Ross.  To register your interest in this class please contact the office to be put in touch with the Tutor.

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

Thursday 2 May - speaker Julie Porteous giving a presentation on Japan All Over.  

Thursday 6 June - speaker Diana Webster giving a presentation on Southern Africa. 

All welcome.

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The Breakfast Group

Meet on Sunday 28 April for 8.00am at Mila Cafe, Old Cld Road East, Wellington Point.

Meet on Sunday 26 May for 8.30am at Elaine's on Gordon, 1/22 Bainbridge Street, Ormiston

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The Camera Club

April 17th : A meeting will be held on  at 9.15am for a 9.30am start at the Uniting Church Hall, Passage St. Cleveland. Speaker will be Victoria Purdy.

May 15 : A Field Trip to Mt Cotton Community Park with leader Karolyn Campbell

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Expressions of Interest needed for a brand new -Total Beginners Italian Course - to be offered in Term 2.   April - June 2019

To register your interest please contact the office to be put in touch with the Tutor, Greg Cudmore.

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New 10 week Course commencing Term 2 

Contract and Consumer Law 

Thursdays 1.30pm - 3.00pm in the Cleveland Library 

Please contact the office on admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au to be put in touch with the Tutor, Greg Cudmore.


New Class - Financial Literacy for Over 50's - Interest List for Term 2

Due to popularity a new course is being offered in Term 2.  Limited spaces available. 

Please get in contact the U3A Redlands Office at admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au to be added to the interest list. 

Subjects to include Budgeting Basics, Managing Debt, Centrelink, Superannuation and Pensions, Property, Retirement Villages, Aged Care, Estate Planning and more.

Classes to be held at Cleveland State High School on Thursdays 3.30 - 5.30pm from 2 May, 9 week course.


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. 

April 22 : Easter Monday - no gathering

Term 2 will return on April 29 with Building Compassionate Communities - Terry Ayling of the Australian Compassion Council and Coordinator of Gold Coast City Compassion Project. Intro by Noel Preston.

May 6 : Labour Day

May 13 : Kathleen Noonan - Much appreciated journalist and commentator on current issues. Intro by Glenice Palmer

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Caravan, Cabin & Camping Club - Update

The next adventures have been arranged - 

** As April will be a busy time for many with Easter and Anzac Day we are not organising an event for April.

Friday 24th to Monday 27th May to Kenilworth Showgrounds.

This site has no cabins for which we are sorry but there is a pub very nearby.  It is pet friendly. To book ring (new) onsite Caretakers Tony and Erin 7am - 6pm daily. When booking mention you are with U3A Redlands as they are keeping us together. Payment once set up. Have cash in case no Eftpos. * Please inform (stand-in co-ordinator)  Bob Woods.

Friday 28th June to Monday 1st July to Boonah Showground

Contact Pauline to book and obtain a small discount. This park has amenities block, dump point, power, camp kitchen, laundry and is pet friendly. The town is 3 minutes walk away. For those who book cabins, try the Boonah Motel or The Australian Pub (not ensuited). We shall have a cent auction so if you want to join in please bring an item/s worth $5 minimum per person of new quality to participate.

Please note Pauline and Janis will be away from 29 Mar to 2 June so between those dates we are uncontactable. Please ring U3A office with any questions.

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.