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New Mahjong Group 

Monday 9am  - 12 noon 

Alexandra Hills Community Hall from 13 July.

If you wish to join this group please contact the Tutor, Anne on 0400 100 332 to register your interest.  Limited spaces available.


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**** NEW ZOOM CLASS - iphoneography ****

A new course will commence on July 22. Anyone who is interested please contact the Tutor, Lurline Slater, on 0405 112 656 to register their interest.

Having both an iPhone and an iPad is a distinct advantage but not necessary. With Zoom meetings two devices are needed and a computer, PC/Mac can take the place of iPad. Please note this is not for Android phones. Lessons are on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.


Keep your Brain in Shape

 Expressions of Interest are called for the following Zoom sessions :

Around the World Virtual Tour

Friday 10 July, 9.30 – 11.00 - Patagonia, hosted by Julie Porteous

The trip to Patagonia, includes Ushuaia and Cape Horn and the Terra del Fuego NP


Monday 13 July, 9.30 – 11.00 – Jean Perlin - Tibet: Journey to the Holy Mountain
A journey from Lhasa to Rongbuk monastery and Mount Everest Base Camp, then along the Tibetan Plateau to Mount Kailash, a holy mountain for Buddhists and Hindus.

Dead Poets Society

Thursday 16 July, 9.30 – 11.00 – hosted by George Chapman
We invite new members to join our group, who meet fortnightly to read and discuss poets and poetry - some of which they have penned themselves.   Serious, moving, dramatic, hilarious - if you love poetry this is the class for you.

 ***Special Presentation***

Monday 20 July, 9.30 – 11.00 Thomas Keneally – hosted by Liz Jeffs (U3A Redlands member, tutor and author of 17 Browning Street).

Tom Keneally, Australian novelist, playwright and author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, including Schindler's Ark, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and Australians Volume 1, 11 and 111, will share some of his life story and tell us about his latest novel, the dickens boy
Based on the true story of the youngest son of Charles Dickens being sent to Australia at the age of sixteen to learn how 'to apply himself'. It is a wonderful tale of the outback and the characters the lad encountered. 

Around the World Virtual Tour

Friday 24 July, 9.30 – 11.00Travels in Southern Brazil, hosted by George Chapman
Enjoy a Journey to Iguazu, Pantanal, Amazon, Brasilia, and Rio.

 Please advise expression of interest to: vicepresident(at)

at least 24 hours prior to the session you wish to join.



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

Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Ovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global situation is still evolving and we will update this advice if the circumstances warrant. 


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) or one of our tutor liaison officers Nahn Shimmons tutorliaisonacademic(at) or Karen Buhmann tutorliaisonleisure(at)