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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 Beryl Sutcliffe tutorliaisonacademic(at) or Ian McFadzen tutorliaisonleisure(at)


Spanish - basic

We have a new Spanish class commencing in 2019 for students with a basic knowledge of the language only. Term 1 classes will be on Mondays and Fridays at Victoria Point Library. Class numbers will be limited to assist with student/tutor contact.


Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is about sound reasoning and logical argument. We investigate what it is that makes opinions, beliefs and decisions rational or irrational, and the hidden biases and fallacies that can distract us. Every session includes a discussion on a topic chosen by a group member.

This new course is offered on Tuesday afternoons over 24 weeks running from Week 1 to Week 8 in each of Terms 1, 2 and 3 in 2019.

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Tai Chi for Beginners

 The much awaited Beginners Tai Chi and Qi Gong is starting in Term 1, 2019.

Classes will be held 08.00 - 09.00am on Tuesdays at the Thornlands Dance Palais, Thornlands commencing 19th February.

For bookings please phone U3A office on 3821 3888, email us at admin(at) or come along to Enrolment Day at Faith Lutheran College Thornlands on Friday 18th January where you will be able to meet your Tutor Nahn Shimmons. 

Cost: $5.00 per session


Beginners Lawn Bowls in Capalaba

Commencing Wednesday 10 October. Games will be played between 9:00 - 11:00 am

These classes will be held at Capalaba Bowls Club,

113 Ney Road, Capalaba

Please contact our office to confirm your attendance

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Mythbusters "Making Sense of our Crazy World" continues in Term 4

Venue: Cleveland Library.

Time: Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:00pm

Tutor: Greg Cudmore

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U3A Redlands District inc.


Date:             Monday 3 December 2018, commencing at 9.30am

Venue:          Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland  

Please note the change of venue from previous years. The Donald Simpson Centre auditorium is not available due to renovations being carried out from the beginning of December.

Important:  Following is a Notice of Motion that will be proposed at the AGM



The membership fees for U3A Redlands District Inc. have not been increased since 1998. After reviewing our administrative costs, the Committee has unanimously agreed that the following motion to increase fees be proposed at the AGM on 3 December 2018. This increase would be effective from 1 January 2019.

Motion:  That the membership fees be increased for 2019 to $30 a single member and $55 for a couple with a membership for a half year of $25 for a single member and $45 for a couple. 

Should you have any questions, please contact a Committee Member.

New and renewing members who pay by 31 December 2018 can pay the current 2018 membership fee of $20 for a single and $35 for a couple.

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Life in Australia 

Life in Australia is held every Monday at 9.30 in the Donald Simpson Community Centre.

November 19 - The Expedition of Ludwig Leichhardt from Jimbour to Port Essington - A special DVD compiled by our much esteemed late John Hale. Into by Brian

November 26 - Discovering China: An update - Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO DUniv Griffith University. A specialist in Chinese Culture. Intro by Glenice

December 3 - Annual General Meeting for U3A Redlands District Inc. - in Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street - attendance is free. Please join us for morning tea after the AGM to celebrate 20th Anniversary.

Please check the September Newsletter for weekly topics


U3A Rambling in the Redlands

Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 6.30am in summer and 7am in winter.

November 22nd at 6.30am - Collins Park Redland Bay:

A new walk near a Taj Mahal pagoda style shade area. Collins Park is between Acer Place and Valencia Springs Drive. Suggest take School of Arts Road onto Collins Street. Heading south, turn right into Donald Road towards Sapium Road. Follow Sapium Road and turn left into Unwin Road, then left again into Acer Place to park. Easy. Bring morning tea.

December 13th at 6.30am - Break Up: Brisbane Koala Park, Alperton Road, Burbank.

Short walk followed by byo breakfast/morning tea. BBQ facilities and toilets available.

Please check the Home Page of this website for the September Newsletter (Page 25) for further details.


Term 1 dates for 2019

Monday 29th January - Friday 5th April 2019

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Caravan Club

U3A Redlands are compiling a list of interested members to consider forming a Caravan Club. 

We have several members who have suggested this new lifestyle program and our co-ordinators will contact those interested with details of a venue and time very soon to discuss ideas. Please call the office on 3821 3888 to add your details to our "Interest List"

More details to follow.

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20th Anniversary Book

Our 20th Anniversary Book 'Learning for Pleasure' is now available for sale from the U3A Redlands Office, F5, Cleveland District State High School.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 12 noon during school terms.  Cost $15.

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Redlands U3A Singers Christmas Concert

Venue: St Paul's Anglican Church, Cnr. Cross and North Streets, Cleveland

Date:    Friday 14th December 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: $10.00 available from the U3A Office from mid November, or at the door.

Proceeds to aid the Bush Ministry Fund