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We’re turning 31!

Please put Wednesday 8 September in your calendar. U3A Nunawading is about to celebrate its 31st anniversary. Our 30th anniversary last year was postponed due to COVID, so we are hoping to hold a fun event in the Hub this year for members. We’ll provide more information closer to the date. Whatever we do, it will be in line with COVID restrictions at the time.

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Four O’clock Forums

Now that we are settled into our new home, we are very pleased to be able to offer members the opportunity of listening to some excellent ‘outside’ speakers.
From July we will be hosting a program of forums to be held at 4 o’clock on the fourth Wednesday of the month …

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Delighted member wins delayed raffle

After a year’s delay due to the 2020 Covid lockdowns and our move to the Nunawading Community Hub, our Patchwork Doona Cover raffle was finally drawn during Meryl McEwan’s Patchwork 2 Class on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Winning ticket holder Vivian Diep was absolutely delighted when she received a phone call to advise her that she had won.

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Anyone for table tennis?

You may not know but we have been running a Table Tennis Class for years at the Kilsyth Sports Centre with beginners as well as veterans made most welcome. In this article, Class Leader Colin Smith gives an insight into our fun ‘ping pong’ class.

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Piper sets the mood

U3A Nunawading’s Military History Class participated in a presentation and discussion on Thursday 13 May on The Wars of Scottish Independence.

Bagpipes were at the front of most Scottish Wars to frighten the enemy …

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Community Support Register

Whitehorse Community Support Register is a joint initiative between the City of Whitehorse, Neighbourhood Watch and Victoria Police and operates out of the Box Hill Police Station.
The free program is run by accredited volunteers and designed to help seniors living in Whitehorse to feel safe and connected to their community.

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Course Administration

I hope you are starting to feel a little more at home at the Hub as we move into Term 2. We will, of course, have Covid restrictions with us for some time but I think we are all adapting to the new way of doing things at U3A very well.

There have been a number of changes to our timetable to get the maximum use of our larger rooms …

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New classes starting Term 2

We have a number of new classes currently taking enrolments including:
– Lawn Bowls, which was suspended due to Covid last year,
– Beginners Spanish 2
– Calligraphy Chinese 2
– a range of computer classes online
– and our new gardening group.

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Our library finds a new home

Although we had a very large collection of books at Silver Grove, donated by members over many years, they were not easily accessible, being housed as they were in a compactus in the front office.

Now, with the move to the Hub, our books are fully on show for all to see and borrow.

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