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2022 Classes!

Please note that you will be able to view and enrol in 2022 classes from December 3.   

Naturally you will need to be a financial (2022) member, but we look forward to your ongoing patronage.

Merry Christmas one and all! 


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If you are interested in being part of a study on Dementia run by the University of Melbourne, please read below!

We would be incredibly grateful if you could help us to reach potentially interested caregivers and people with dementia by sharing information about HOMESIDE with your network, by including our study information in a newsletter. Please let us know if you are happy to do so or have any further questions.

I have attached the study flyer. This YouTube invitation that can also shared with carers: More information can also be found at our website:

Please contact the HOMESIDE email address: homeside-australia(at)

We plan to be recruiting into May 2022, so please let your members know they are welcome to register interest to begin in the new year.

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DATE: Monday, 6 December 2021.

TIME: 9:30am

PLACE: Donald Simpson Community Centre, Bloomfield Street, Cleveland.

Attendance is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so respond early.

Please RSVP by Friday, 26 November 2021 to admin(at) or phone: 3821 3888

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A series of fascinating talks in November ... held at 2pm

NEW DATE ... 2nd December (Thursday) - Sailing the Suez - one of the truly great waterways of the world.

Redland Museum (the Nook), 60 Smith Street, Cleveland

$4 per presentation, payable at the door, light refreshments included.

Phone Jules on 3821 3888 or email admin(at) to book your place.



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.



Laughter Yoga is Back!

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 4 Cross St. Cleveland

Day:    Every Thursday (except for the 3rd Thursday of the month)

Time:   9.30am - 10.30am

Please contact the office for more details.

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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 2021

Armchair travel will be held in the Cleveland Uniting Church - Large Hall - on 1st Thursday of the month from 9.30 - 11.00am

December 2nd - David Paul presenting Belgium and France

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  

Dec 6         U3A Redlands Annual General Meeting


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.

Thurs 9 Dec     6.30am - Oyster Point Park, Cleveland - Christmas break-up.



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)