Tuesday Classes

Literature: Much Ado About Nothing
Begins: 10 October
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Convener: Alison Siliakus 6628 8108 or 0401 346 607
We will continue our study of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, including watching another version of this play, and on completion will read aloud from a ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce.
This makes rather easier reading than ‘Ulysses’ which we read a while back, but is interesting as it portrays his youth and influences. Copies of the book are easily available, if not locally, then online from The Book Depository, cost around $7.00.
All are welcome, newcomers too, and you don't have to take part in the reading aloud. For more information please phone Alison.

Yoga
Begins: 10 October
Time: 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Tutor: Connie Sporne 0413 519 775
"Hatha yoga" is the style I teach which is suitable for everyone, or, "Yoga for Health". Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic breathing exercises.
Hatha classes are a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.

Qigong and Tai Chi
Resumes: 10 October
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Convener: Narelle Evans 6628 0858
A gentle series of exercises for the body and mind. This is a continuing class. Newcomers are welcome but please contact Narelle before attending.
See also Thursday's class

Continuing Italian at Kyogle
Resumes: 10 October
Time: 9.00 to 11.00 am
Venue: Kyogle Showground, first brick building
Tutor: Kathryn Rodgers 6633 1238
This course is a continuation of work done previously.
New members are welcome if they have some knowledge of basic Italian.

Hand Embroidery
Resumes: 10 October
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 14 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville
Convener: Jenny Corless 6624 4617
Next term we are doing Christmas Origami and Silk Ribbon embroidery. No experience needed. All welcome.

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 10 October
Time: 1.40 for 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen Street
Convener: Pat MacLaren-Smith 6622 7408
Tuesdays with U3A offers a variety of educational presentations. Topics may include travel, history, science, nature, music etc. All members welcome. No need to enrol. Program for Term 4 prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray.

October 10: Afghanistan with a Chinook Helicopter Pilot
Presenter: Sana Henderson
Topic: Her personal story of experiences in Afghanistan and her role with army Chinook helicopters.
October 17: Islam
Presenter: U3A member and tutor Hendrik De Vries
Topic: What do Muslims believe in? Is Islam synonymous with jihad and/or terrorism?
Should we be worried about letting in more people from the Middle East and sub-Saharan countries?
What are the aims of al-Qaida, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Hizbullah and other Islamic groups?
Do we have to change our laws to accommodate Shari law?
October 24: The Poisoned Chalice
Presenter: U3A NR Member John Zaat
Topic: Much has been said and written about what happened at Bennelong Point after the Danish Architect Jorn Utzon left the project in 1966 and Australian architect Peter Hall was appointed to take over the task of completing the project. Unfortunately much has been based on mythology and hearsay and very little on fact or truth. A new book published this year sets out to correct the skewed history of this world-famous building. This book will recount in detail how a set of exquisite but empty roof shells sitting over a raw concrete podium were turned into a world class performing Arts Centre by Peter Hall and his team. This talk will outline the fascinating tale of how this book came to be. Copies of the book will be available.
October 31: Travelling West
Presenter: Alan MacLean Former lecturer in Business Management & Marketing at North Sydney College.
Topic: The years following World War ll were a period of social upheaval for many Australians. Many returned soldiers sought the peace and quiet of the country. The romantic imagery of the Outback took on a stronger importance. Alan will relate some humorous stories about “True blue” bush society, a style of camaraderie mostly lost to to-days generation.
November 7: MELBOURNE CUP … NO TALK
November 14: White Sherpas
Presenter: John Remynse
Topic: White Sherpas is the story of Australian Army Soldiers who, as part of their training, climbed mountains in New Zealand and the Himalayas. John will tell a tale of adventure, complete with a mountaineering drama that could have had serious consequences. During his 25 years in the army John served two tours in Vietnam then became a Senior Mountaineering instructor.
November 21: Fraud and Cyber Crime
Presenter: Senior Constable David Henderson Crime Prevention Officer
Topic: Scams and cyber crime in your local area as well as other places. David has lots of stories to tell of local people who have fallen victim to some of these phone, internet and other scams.
November 28: U3A NR CHRISTMAS LUNCH … bookings essential.
Place: Lismore Worker's Club
Time: Arrive from 11.30 am for seating
Lunch served at 12.30 pm
Cost: $30pp (includes table service 2 course festive meal, Christmas cake, drinks, tea/coffee plus entertainment)
Bookings/payments must be made by 21 November.
Bookings and payments may be made with Jan at Tuesday with U3A, John at Friday Forum, Heather at Photography or with Pat at CUG.
Cheques for payment post to U3A NR Christmas Co-ordinator
P.O. Box 4291, Goonellabah 2480.
E-mail bookings to Pat pmaclaren-smith@bigpond.com
Please advise when booking if a special meal is needed (Veg).
Please bring a small wrapped gift for a donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

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