Wednesday classes

French Beginners C

John Dixon  0409 709 826

8:45—10:15 am (W) (MBR Nth)
Cost $2.00

TextbookThe French Experience 1 (student course book ISBN: 9780563472568) Amy King, Marie-Therese Bougard. (There is also an option   to buy with CDs – this is not a pre-requisite and is more expensive ISBN: 9780563472582)

(There is also a workbook that is connected to the text. This is NOT required.)

Available online Australian sites with or without CD

Booktopia $30.95/$47.91, Amazon Australia $30.75/$84.95, Dymocks $31.50/$84.95.

Please bring notebook, pens and English/French dictionary.

Antiques and Collectibles

Kevin Brockhurst 0438 388 611
9:00—11:00 am (FA) (R6)
Cost $2.00
This is a discussion group about how to identify and recognize antiques and have a bit of fun in the process.

Indigenous Studies (New class)

Mike Lewis 0434 079 930
9:00 – 10:15 am (W) (MBR Sth)
Cost $2.00

This subject will cover a number of Indigenous issues, including Indigenous astronomy, Indigenous art, the 1992 Mabo case, Indigenous languages, Aboriginal history in the Redcliffe area, Indigenous discrimination, and the Uluru Statement from the Heart. A number of sessions will be presented by guest speakers.

Spanish – Intermediate

Frank Lloyd 3359 2242 or 0424 000 901
9:00 – 10:30 am (W) (R4)
Prepay $2.00

Spanish for students who have satisfactorily completed Spanish Beginners.

Emphasis: speaking based on Q & A technique.

This is a tutored class where students exchange their knowledge and help each other.

Resources:  Download short stories from internet (eBooks)

Writing for Pleasure 1

Tutor Narelle Beaumont 0427 626 524
9:00—11:00 am (FB) (R6)
Cost $2.00

Each fortnight we write to a set topic for stimulation and for our own enjoyment.  We share our work with the class in an accepting and non-critical way.

Chair Yoga With Lou

Louise Beddoes To enrol in the class contact Kerry Stephensen 0438 336 863 or kerry.stephensen@yahoo.com
9:30 – 10:30 am Wed (W) (R1 & 2)
Cost $2.00

The regular practice of yoga is life changing, bringing many benefits such as better balance, improved posture, strength and mobility.  Research shows it can help with chronic pain, improve digestion/elimination, assist healing and bolster immunity.

Perhaps the greatest benefit is a renewed sense of well-being, calm and peace.  The proof is in the pudding though, so please come along and try it for yourself.

Our class will be adapted to suit people of all abilities.  We sit and stand using chairs for support, practise both physical poses (asana) and breathe work (pranayama).

I can adapt this style of yoga to be physically demanding or extremely gentle, according to participants’ needs.

Discovering French Culture 3

Jean-Louis Durand jeanlouism.durand77@yahoo.com.au
10:30 am—12:00 noon (W) (MBR Nth)
 Cost $2.00

In this third set of classes, French culture is discovered by continuing the history of French art that was started in the previous term and conducting a comparative study of “traditional France” and the reality of today’s France. Interest in, and curiosity about, French culture and an open mind are the only prerequisites for continuing on this journey.

Spanish Beginners

Frank Lloyd 3359 2242 or 0424 000 901
10:30 – 12:00 pm (W) (R4)
Cost $2.00

Spanish for students who have little or no experience. Emphasis is on speaking and writing. This is a tutored class where students exchange their knowledge and help each other.

Travel Great Tours: A Guided Tour of Ancient Egypt

Starts 11 May
Tony Nobbs nobbs.tony@gmail.com
10:30 am—12:15 pm (W) (MBR Sth)
Cost $2.00

Note: First class is 20 July

For thousands of years, tourists and explorers have felt the lure of ancient Egypt and ventured to the Nile valley. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt around 455 BCE and wrote Egypt’s first cultural history.

Alexander the Great marvelled at the wisdom of Egypt, and Napoleon brought dozens of learned men to copy the images of the ruins of ancient tombs and temples.

Today, the wonders of ancient Egypt inspire all those who visit the greatness of a mighty empire.  We will look at this amazing land using a series of videos, by Professor Melinda Hartwig of Emory University who will guide us up the Nile together and visit Egypt’s great monuments.

Tatting (Lace Making)

Elaine Handley 5498 5717
10:45 am—1:30 pm (W) (R3)
Cost $2.00    

Students to provide their own No. 20 crochet cotton and shuttle.

Floor Yoga with Lou (New class)

Louise Beddoes. To enrol in the class contact Barbara Cooper 0438 629 757
10:45 – 11:45 am (W) (R1 & 2)
Cost $2.00

Whether you are an absolute beginner, or have been practising for years, this new yoga class at U3A will suit all abilities.

Benefits to posture, strength and mobility come with regular practice, along with a sense of calm and well-being. Research shows it can help with chronic pain, improve digestion/elimination, assist healing and bolster immunity.

If you are interested in exploring these benefits, and would like to commit to a term of yoga, please register your interest. Participation in this class requires the ability to get up and down to/from the floor with relative ease. All poses are adapted to the ability of senior participants, and are practised slowly and gently.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Yoga with Lou at U3A and sharing the benefits of this ancient art/science.

Crochet – Beginners

Annette Kitzelmann  0419 728 884 or 3283 7342
11:00 am– 1:00 pm (R5)  (R4)

Cost $2.00In this third set of classes, French culture is discovered by continuing the history of French art that was started in the previous term and conducting a comparative study of “traditional France” and the reality of today’s France. Interest in, and curiosity about, French culture and an open mind are the only prerequisites for continuing on this journey.

This is a beginners’ crochet class.  To start you will need to bring a terry tea towel, numbers 2 and 4 crochet hooks and an awl (Lincraft has these).  Also, 4 ply crochet cotton.  A ball of wool would be handy to learn stitches.

Using Apple Mac Computer Products

Graeme Collins 0416 618 764
12:15—1:45 pm (W) (R4)
Cost $2.00

This class is intended to assist members who already use, or intend to purchase, an Apple Mac device. The sessions will support understanding of the Apple Mac platform and use of its hardware and software. Please contact or message Graeme to arrange a time for help or advice with technical issues and/or assistance in wanting to learn more about the Mac system.

Sessions can also be utilised to introduce Apple’s excellent photo and video editing options, including their high-end industry standard video editing software, Final Cut Pro Version X.

Available until the end of August

Creative Sewing

Kay McLennan 3284 2593, Pat Humphreys 3284 0435, Judy Parker 0421 765 758
12:30—3:00 pm Wed (FA) (MBR Nth)
Cost $2.00

Come and join our friendly group, whatever your level of sewing, beginner or expert. Guidance given on learning how to use a sewing machine.

We make crafty items—dolls, toys, Christmas gifts, bags as well as children’s wear and adult clothing and whatever you want to make. Make new friends—come and enjoy yourself.

Discovering France Region by Region

Jean-Louis Durand jeanlouism.durand77@yahoo.com.au
12:30—2:00 pm (W) (R1 & R2)
Cost: $2.00

Historically, France ought to be understood as a project that was not completed until the late 1800s. Before that, it was a mosaic of cultures, identities, languages, traditions and allegiances.

Every session explores one of France’s twelve regions, focusing on its cultural uniqueness as it is reflected in its people and its history, geography, accent, art, monuments, gastronomy, and even wine and cheese, bon appetit!

Mah-Jong: Beginners and Intermediate

Cynthia Pugh 3203 8055, Pat Watson 3880 4282
12:45—2:45 pm (W) (MBR South)
 Cost $2.00 each class
Both classes taught together

Beginners

Learn to play a fascinating Chinese game. We will teach you the Max Robertson set of rules, outlining the most correct and popular method of play.  Students are asked to arrive in time for a 12.45 start.

Intermediate

Continue learning this fascinating Chinese game. We will teach you the Max Robertson set of rules, outlining the most correct and popular method of play.

Patchwork and Quilting

Velma Bennett 3264 8485, & Terry Keam
12:45 – 3:45 pm (FB) (MBR Nth)
Cost $2.00

Do you like sewing? Enjoy a challenge? Learn patchwork with like minded ladies.  Surprise yourself with your new skills.

Gateball

Alan James 0410 434 292
1:00—3:00 pm (W) Bramble Bay Bowls Club
Cost: $7 ($5 for Gateball Club; $2 U3A Class Fee)

Held at Bramble Bay Bowls Club, this mallet sport is played on grass, in teams of five. It is a little similar to croquet but with gates (not hoops), with different rules and processes and is very strategic. It is very good for the brain.

U3A members will be taught the skills; all equipment is supplied (including sunscreen!). Flat soled shoes and hat need to be worn.

Let’s Learn Recorder: Level 1 Plus

Valerie Huston 0428 879 549, hustonv2@gmail.com
1:15—2:45 pm (W) (R6)
Cost $2.00

This class is open to students who have attended any of the previous levels and wish to reinforce their recorder skills. Anyone who has previously learned and retained a level of reading and playing  is welcome. We play Soprano/Descant and Alto/Treble – any Tenor players welcome. If not sure of what level would be comfortable please feel free to contact me.

Ancient History: Ancient Greece – Dark Age to Golden Age

Nigel Clark 0400 292 548
2:00—3:30 pm (W) (R5)
Cost $2.00

This term we continue our study of Ancient Greece from the Dark Age, which followed the Bronze Age collapse, to the foundation of the Greek city states in the Archaic Period. We will examine the cause and effects of the Persian Wars which sealed the supremacy of Athens and led to a flowering of art, architecture, politics and philosophy which we associate with the Golden Age of Ancient Greek culture in the 5thC BCE.

Let’s Play Cards (New Class)

Jean-Louis Durand jeanlouism.durand77@yahoo.com.au
2:15 – 4:15 pm (W) (R1 & 2)
Cost $2.00

A number of members have asked for opportunities to learn and play a variety of card games. Oh, not of the over-complicated kind! Played with a good dose of gentle congeniality (over-competitive members, please abstain!), card games are triggers of fun and laughter and simply sharing a pleasant time with friends. So, if you are game, let’s play – Cards! It is happening – again!

Aviation History

Greg Anderson 3284 4370
3:00—4:30 pm (FA) (MBR Sth)
Cost $2.00

Video presentations and class discussions, covering a range of aviation topics.

The role of aircraft in the armed forces, civilian rescue and firefighting, both in fixed wing and rotary wing forms. Plus, the ground-based functions of Air Traffic Control, meteorology, aviation, legislation, air accident investigations and related topics.

(We also meet occasionally at other times for a social coffee and chat and arrange visits and tours of aviation-related venues.)

Let’s Learn Recorder: Level 2

Valerie Huston 0428 879 549, hustonv2@admin
3:00 – 4:30 pm (W) (R6)
Cost $2.00

This is for Term 2 players (including those who re-enrol in Level 1 Plus as well). Both Soprano/Descant and Alto/Treble will be the focus. Any Tenor players are most welcome as are ‘former’ recorder players who promise themselves – I must dig out my recorder/s and start playing again! Level 2 will continue last term’s work – developing technique and progressing towards more Consort/Ensemble playing. Playing together in harmony lifts our spirit.

Guitar Intermediate

Neil Linfoot 3283 2082
3:45—5:45 pm (W) (R5)
Cost $2.00

This subject is for people who have completed Guitar for Beginners, or who can show they know the material taught in that course.