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U3A Breakfast Group Venues

25 July 0830    Point of View Restaurant, 1 Main Rd. Wellington Pt

29 Aug  0830    Mila Cafe, Old Cleveland Rd. East, Wellington Pt



Now open for new intake, from July 12 until Nov 22.  

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 - Starts in Term 3

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 are starting 10.30am Monday 12 July at Birkdale School of Arts. Register your place with our Be Connected Co-ordinator Debbie Mitchell by emailing debbie.dl.mitchell(at) or phone U3A Office on 3821 3888.


Preventing Dementia Online Course

U3A Redlands District members are invited to join the world-renowned online brain health course that is starting soon. COST IS FREE

The Preventing Dementia MOOC (massive open online course) examines the latest evidence on dementia risk factors and ways to reduce the risk. Being part of an online community of participants can also reduce feelings of isolation. You are never too young or too old to do something about your dementia risk.

The course duration is 4 weeks with estimated effort required of 2 hours per week and closes 25th June 2021.  You will have access day or night on your smart phone, tablet or computer. 

Enrolments are now open, so please email:  admin(at)


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.



Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners is BACK!

Starting on June 10, at 1:45pm, in the Victoria Point library.   

For further details please contact Graham Applegate on 3409 4499 or gapplegate(at)



Laughter Yoga - A New Class Commencing in Term 2 - Update

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

To comply with Covid-19 Restrictions attendance at this course is limited to 60 people, on a first come first in basis.  

July 1   - Belgium and France (battlefields) with David Paul


BYO Coffee & Discussion Group via Zoom  

The group meets via Zoom at 9:30am on Tuesdays (weekly). New members are very welcome to join our group - topics vary and occasionally we have a guest speaker.   For more information and to join one of our sessions please contact Julie Porteous - vicepresident(at)

On 22nd June the topic will be "The Arab Israeli Dispute"; guest speaker - Coral Johnson (U3A Brisbane).  Israel / Palestine is in the news again; what is the problem?  Why is it so difficult to resolve?  Coral lived in Jerusalem between 2000 and 2006 during which time she set up a School of English in East Jerusalem and where she taught for 3 years.  She is currently a U3A Brisbane Tutor and each year she facilitates a 2-term course on the background to the Arab / Israeli Dispute.

On 29th June the discussion topic will be "Immigration".

On 6th July - TBA.

The BYO Coffee & Discussion group will continue in Term 3 from 20 July.

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LIFE IN AUSTRALIA has returned to the Donald Simpson Centre  

We are pleased to announce that the Life in Australia programme will return to the Donald Simpson Community Centre from February 1st from 9.30am - 11.00am.   

The number restrictions on Life in Australia have been lifted so there is room for new members and previous members who may wish to return.

Various speakers present on a different topic each week. 

June 21     A Life of Music and Service - Patrick Pickett, Queensland Pops Orchestra Conductor and Director

Term 3

July 12     Australia's Involvement in Wars post WW2 -Costs and Consequences - Annette Brownlie, Retired Nurse and President , Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

July 19     Railway from Manly to Cleveland - Greg Hallam, Qld. Rail Historian

July 26     Australia's Naval Involvement in WW2 - Mike Sobrya, Retired Naval Officer; Board Member and Volunteer with Qld. Maritime Museum.

Aug 2       The Joy of Writing - Paul Bland, Retired Secondary School Principal and Priest.



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.

Term 2, 2021

June 24        7.00am   Thorneside - shoreline and parks 

Term 3, 2021

July 22         7.00am   Wynnum-Manly Esplanade

August 12    7.00am   King Island, Wellington Pt.         



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)