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Rambling in the Redlands - Term 4

Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month except school holidays. We enjoy early morning walks for up to 2 hours from 6.30am in summer and 7am in winter. Please dress sensibly. Sturdy shoes are essential and we encourage the use of a hiking pole, especially on the bush walks. Given the current Covid 19 pandemic, please consider your personal safety, physical ability and the distancing requirements when deciding whether or not to participate in the planned walks. Happy Rambling!

8 October 6.30am      Scribbly Gums and Redlands Track Park. This is a bush walk so bring hiking pole, moderate. Meet at the corner of McDonald Rd and Flinders Street, Alexandra Hills. Bring money for morning tea at local cafe.

22 October 6.30am     The "Four Lakes" walk around Ransome. Park near the sign for Mookin-Bah Reserve, 450 Chelsea Rd. This is approx. half way between Rickertt Rd and the Lota Boardwalk. Mostly pathway, wonderful birdlife. Easy to moderate. Morning tea at leisure.


U3A Breakfast Group

Our Sunday morning Breakfast Group has resumed their meetings. 


27 September 8.00am Thyme Cafe (Muma'z Cafe), 73A Panorama Drive, Thornlands

25 October      8.00am  Hogan's Hotel, 381 Main Road, Wellington Pt

29 November   8.00am  Lighthouse Cafe, 237 Shore St North, Cleveland


Jonola - Canasta

Looking for members to join the group - beginners welcome. We meet at Donald Simpson Community Centre every Thursday from 12.15pm - 4.15pm.

Contact Marcell 0n 3207 9339 or 0418 110 555.

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New Course ***   QiGong Class - suitable for Beginners 

Class commenced Tuesday 1 September

Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise.  Qigong coordinates deep breathing with body postures and movements and mental concentration.

Qigong is a series of gentle exercises suitable for all age groups and is easier to follow than Tai Chi.

This class is suitable for beginners.  

Class Time  :   Tuesday 9.00am - 10.00am

Venue          :   Wellington Point Recreational Hall

Please contact the Tutor, Nahn Shimmons on 0438 131 442 with enquiries.


Keep your Brain in Shape

Coming up in the next few weeks, the following sessions are being offered via Zoom

Presentations - Mondays 9.30 – 11.00

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Thursday 24th September 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am – Ron Baker

Since the 1960s, Brisbane has undergone considerable change, with its city skyline dramatically altered as new buildings reach for the sky. Unfortunately, this progress has resulted in the loss of many of our fine buildings.

Ron Baker, an esteemed and decorated retired heritage architect, will remind us of the long-lost buildings that once graced our city. How many lost buildings can you recall?

BYO Coffee and Discussion - Tuesdays 9.30-11.00 hosted by Julie Porteous

22 SeptemberDementia - current research  presented by Professor Elizabeth Coulson – hosted by Di Cartmill

29 September - Social Justice is a central concept in life today. Is it fair? - hosted by Julie Porteous

Around the World Virtual Tour - every second Friday 9.30 - 11.00

18 SeptemberGeorge Chapman - Andes to Amazon: Travels in Southern Peru.

2 OctoberJulie Porteous – Travels in Ecuador - Quito, Galapagos Islands and Napo River Rainforest Cruise. 

Dead Poets Society - every second Thursday 9.30 - 11.00

24 September – George Chapman invites new members to join the group. We 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.

To register your interest and obtain the session link, please advise: vicepresident(at) at least 24 hours prior to the session you wish to join.



Due to Covid restrictions, the office is currently closed. Please telephone (07) 3821 3888 or email admin(at), for any inquiries regarding payments or enrolments. Thank you.



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.