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If you like financial discussions (Superannuation, Aged Care, Aged Pensions, Retirement living options, cash flow and budgeting etc), drinking tea or coffee, and a social outing at the same time ... 

in 2022 - from Tue 1st Feb, then every first Tue of each month all through the year, Carol Roberts will run a Coffee Q & A Financial Literacy session at 9.00am at Uncle Bobs Bakery Redland Bay.

All welcome - if you are a U3A member there will be no charge; everyone buys their own coffee.

Carol will stay and answer questions until about 11.00am.  Carol does not  give financial advice, just factual information!

Please phone (3821 3888) or email (admin(at) to express your interest!

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Thursday Feb 17, 7:30am - 10:30am (approx) Great Glider Conservation Area, very easy walk!  Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy shoes, snack and morning tea. 

Phone Lynn Roberts (tutor / leader) 0418 100 419 for more details.

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Basic Japanese classes starting in 2022!   

Will be held late afternoon in Cleveland District SHS.

Express your interest by emailing admin(at), or phoning 3821 3888

(after January 24).



We apologise, and are sure you understand, that we have cancelled the Information Day (21st January 2022).

More news as it comes to hand.   Stay safe and well.

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We (in the U3A Redlands office) are having a break from this Friday 10th December, and will return to happily assist you on Monday 24th January, 2022!
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2022 Classes!

You should now be able to view and enrol into classes for 2022.

Naturally you will need to be a financial (2022) member, but we look forward to your ongoing patronage.   If you have any issues, please contact the office (school term times).




Enrol first on the U3A Redlands website before contacting Lurline (0405 112 656) for further information regarding course.


Be Independent. Be Connected

Haven’t seen the grandkids for a while? Can’t make it to the shops this week? Need a hand to use your device?

Be Connected Program - Term 4

We can help get you get started on the internet and to use your smartphone, computer or device:

  • learn to video call friends and family;
  • order groceries to be delivered;
  • discover a world of entertainment online;
  • find a recipe, knitting or crochet pattern, and
  • find new or old friends who share your interests and hobbies.

If you’ve never used a computer before, or you just want help with your current device.

Getting local support makes going online or using your device easy.

Classes started in September at Birkdale School of Arts. You may still Register your place with our Be Connected Co-ordinator Debbie Mitchell by emailing bcproject(at) or phone U3A Office on 3821 3888.


NEW SECURITY RULES - Cleveland District SHS

As part of a Queensland Government initiative the school gates at Cleveland District SHS (where our Head Office is located) will now be locked between 0930am and 1430pm. Access will then be freely available until 1745pm when the school gates will again be locked.

If you are visiting U3A Redlands before 0930am, you will have unrestricted access to the Head Office. If, however, you visit between 0930am and midday, you will need to either:

  • Phone the office 3821 3888 when you arrive at the school, and Jules or the Volunteer of the Day will unlock the gate for you (please use the main gate leading to the School Admin building) or,
  • Go to the School Admin block and ask them to phone Jules.

We know this is an inconvenience, however it is Qld legislation and will be happening in all schools, both primary and high, across the State. Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.


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Camera and Photography Tutorials and Discussions

A new class will commence via Zoom from Wednesday 3 March, 1.00 pm - 2.30pm each first Wednesday of the month during term time.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants prior to each class. Please note an email address is required to attend this class and some knowledge of how to attend a meeting via Zoom. If you require assistance with Zoom please contact enquiries(at)

This class is open to all U3A Redlands members

Discussions will be on various topics relating to your camera and photography subjects.  Please contact the class Tutor, John Burt on john4163(at) to register your interest.


Armchair Travel 2022 ... more adventures to come!

Armchair travel will be held in the Cleveland Uniting Church - Large Hall - on 1st Thursday of the month 

To comply with Covid-19 Restrictions attendance at this course is limited to 60 people, on a first come first in basis.
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LIFE IN AUSTRALIA at the Donald Simpson Centre is now LIFE MATTERS!

Jan 31   Australia Trivia Fun (Colin Sutcliffe, OAM)

Feb 7    Qld Rail Travel and Holiday Packages (Amanda Harvey, QR Business Development Associate) ... Intro by John Butters OAM


Rambling in the Redlands 

What:      Walking - exercise and appreciation of the outdoors

When:     2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month except during school holidays

Duration: Up to 2 hours - Start Time: 6.30am summer; 7.00am winter

Requirements: Sturdy shoes, water, hat. A hiking pole is encouraged. Insect repellent is useful.

See you in 2022!



1. Wash hands regularly with appropriate sanitisers or soap and water.  Carry a personal sanitiser pack, and avoid touching your face if possible.

2. Members who have travelled recently from China or other countries with infection outbreaks, should self-isolate at home for two weeks afterwards.

3. People with upper respiratory systems - fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat - should avoid classes until the nature of their illness is clear and they no longer have such symptoms.  Please also read these advisory documents:

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), Qld Government & Coronavirus (COVID-19), Australian Government or Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Ovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)