U3A Bermagui & District Courses Offered for Term 3 2018
Term 3 registration is Wednesday 25th July 2018 10 am to 12 noon, Bermagui Country Club Auditorium.
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Day Course Leader Sessions Time Location Contact
Mondays Continuing Ukelele  Angela Clements 30-Jul, 6-Aug, 13-Aug, 20-Aug, 27-Aug, 3-Sep, 10-Sep, 17-Sep, 24-Sep 14:00 - 16:00 Bermagui Country Club Angela Clements
0434 893 572
This course will continue on from where we left off at Easter (so it is not for beginners). You need to be able to tune your uke before class & know at least a handful of chords. Playing together & continuing the fun we will develop our strumming techniques, extend the number of chords we can play, perhaps even have a very gentle look at some fingerstyle playing & demystifying TAB. The more you play, the more magic it gets!  Cost: $3 per session.
Monday Gulaga - Volcano? Bruce Leaver 30-Jul 10:00-12:00 Hall, BCCentre Bruce Leaver
6493 6924
There are common references to Gulaga as a remnant ancient volcano. Others disagree. Let's look at what the earth history of this enigmatic mountain tells us about its origins. Cost: $3.
Monday Wild Life Crime  Don McDowell 6-Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Hall, BCCentre Chris Mason
4476 1434
The session looks at wildlife protection and conservation issues from three distinct but related perspectives: the types of crime being perpetuated and by which types of groups; the policies that governments adhere to; and the intersection of laws that the various stakeholders apply to control wildlife crime. Overlaying these, we will examine how effective - or otherwise - enforcement programs are in reality. The subject will be further explored to determine its social impact on society as well as on biodiversity, and the economic outcomes from this crime genre, inviting comments, questions and answers. The presenter, Don McDowell, had spent considerable time in the 1990s and '000s researching and reporting on these issues for State and National governments here and abroad in Africa and Europe. Cost: $3.
Mondays Learn, Engage, Celebrate: Aboriginal Culture and People Debra Cushion 17-Sep, 24-Sep 13:30 - 15:30 Hall, BCCentre Debra Cushion
0419 253 700
U3A Bermagui may be the first U3A to develop a Community Engagement Plan with local Aboriginal Communities. These sessions will provide you with information about the CEP and the process and progress to date. This course will provide opportunities to discuss the key issues that might arise around these plans and their implementation.
Tuesdays Parlons Francais  Valerie Holton 31-Jul, 7-Aug, 14-Aug, 21-Aug, 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep, 18-Sep, 25-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Presenter's home Valerie Holton
0457 286 606
In these classes we will speak ONLY French. Bring your French/English dictionary and let's see how we go. You will need to be able to speak some French and be able to ask and answer simple questions. We will discuss grammar problems as they arise. I am not a French scholar and the idea of these classes is to use and improve our French speaking skills. Coffee/tea provided. Morning snack to share to be provided by a different member each week. Max: 10. No other cost.
Tuesdays Classical Music  Malcolm Halliday 7-Aug, 21-Aug, 4-Sep, 18-Sep 14:00 - 16:30 Presenter's home Malcolm Halliday
6493 4537
Relaxed listening to classical music from Malcolm Halliday's personal library. No cost.
Tuesday Demystifying Apple Technology  Michael Gross 7-Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Rm 1, BCCentre Michael Gross
0401 993 788
Demystifying Apple Technology will cover a variety of everyday problems faced by users of Apple products on iPhones, iPad and Apple laptops and desktops. I also cover related technologies as required, eg, NBN and other broadband methods, printers and scanners and anything else that you can connect a MAC to. Cost: $2.
Tuesdays Watercolour Painting  Jenny Halliday  7-Aug, 21-Aug, 4-Sep, 18-Sep 14:00 - 16:00 Bermagui Country Club  Jenny Halliday
6493 4537
Receive tuition in watercolour painting from well known local artist, Jenny Halliday. Cost: $2. 
Tuesdays Flyfishing  Mick Curry 14-Aug, 21-Aug, 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep,18-Sep, 25-Sep 13:30 - 15:30 Presenter's home Mick Curry
0429 023 769
This course is for beginners who have never cast a fly but also open to those who have previously done the beginners course and want to progress to intermediate fly casting. It will also cover all the equipment and how to set it up and how to tie your own practice flies. Equipment will be provided but if you have your own outfit bring it along for casting practice. No cost.
Tuesday Lunch with a Local Treasure Mary Williams 21-Aug 12:00 - 14:30 Supper Room, Cobargo School of Arts Hall Dawn Hollins
0429 923 005
Mary Williams is well-known as the cheery face of Cobargo CWA and as a regular on the television series River Cottage Australia. With husband David she moved to Cobargo in 1999 after teaching English in city and country schools. Mary is passionate about lifelong learning and combines that with a commitment to her local and wider community. She is an informed and lively speaker and will energise us before lunch provided by Cobargo Red Cross members. Cost: $16 payable in advance at Registration Day.
Tuesdays Writers of Giiyong  Debra Cushion 21-Aug, 4-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Well Thumbed Books, Cobargo Debra Cushion
0419 253 700
Giiyong (“come to welcome” in the Dhurga language) will be a gathering of writers, artists, musicians, and more. So welcome to some of our First Nations writers who will be at the Giiyong Festival – Bruce Pascoe (did you know Bruce has written some children’s and young adults books?), Ali Cobby Eckerman, Jared Thomas and Jane Harrison over our two workshops. It will give us even greater exposure to some of our First Nations writers. Cost: $2.
Tuesday Answering your Apple Questions on the Fly Michael Gross 28-Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Rm 1 BCCentre Michael Gross
0401 993 788
This course will be constructed on the fly purely from the Apple (and associated technology) related questions you bring with you on the day. Cost: $2.
Wednesdays Mindfulness Meditation  Sheila Brice 1-Aug, 8-Aug, 15-Aug, 22-Aug, 29-Aug, 5-Sep, 12-Sep, 19-Sep 10:00 - 11:30 Presenter's home Sheila Brice
0422 142 685
What is all the hype about mindfulness meditation? Can meditation really reduce the effects of chronic pain, aging, stress and disease? Together we will look at the latest research into brain plasticity, cells and stress reduction to see what it is telling us about the benefits of meditation and living mindfully. Each session will comprise of an inquiry into the topic as well as a guided mindfulness meditation time with the aim of participants developing techniques to continue their practice at home. Suitable for continuing or new meditators. Cost: $2.
Wednesdays The Great Southern Forest  Dr Rosemary Beaumont 1-Aug, 8-Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Hall, BCCentre and field trip Kerry Davies
6493 4323
This talk will be over two sessions. Session 1 (in class): Historic, current and future conditions of forest management in SE NSW. Session 2 (road trip): To nearby forests, one pre and one post logging (details to be provided at Session 1). Exploration of positive viable alternatives for our forest and communities. Cost: $2.
Wednesdays Rug Hooking  Lindsay Potter 8-Aug, 5-Sep 11:00 - 13:00 Presenter's home Dawn Hollins
0429 923 005
This friendly group welcomes new members. Rug hooking is a simple, cheap and cheerful craft which uses recycled fabrics to create useful and decorative objects. Bring a contribution towards a shared lunch. Drinks provided. No cost.
Wednesday Keeping Your Garden Tools Nice! Keith Mundy 15-Aug 13:30 - 15:30 Tilba Nursery, The Avenue, Tilba Tilba Debra Cushion
0419 253 700
An opportunity to learn about caring for your gardening tools, to get maximum effectiveness and life from them. Bring along your pruners, shears, secateurs and spades to pick up tips on cleaning, sharpening and use. NB: Please don’t bring pruning saws. Advice will be given on these, but not a demonstration. Cost: $2. Come along early and have lunch or a coffee at La Galette (in the Pam’s Store premises). 
Wednesday Identifying Local Trees and Native Plants  Merryn Carey 12-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Dignams Creek National Park Dawn Hollins
0429 923 005
Merryn Carey is qualified in Agriculture and Environmental Management and runs South Coast Flora in Dignams Creek where she specialises in the propagation of local native tubestock and edible plants. She'll guide us to three different sites in the Dignams Creek area and show us the basics so that we can identify eucalypts and other native vegetation for ourselves. There will be handouts and reference books. You may like to bring a camera and favourite field guide to assist with identification. We will be walking short distances in the bush so appropriate clothing and footware is essential. BYO drinks and snacks. If it is windy or wet the excursion will be postponed to Wed. 19 September. Meet at the corner of Dignams Creek Road and Narira Road, 1 km from the Princes Highway.Cost: Gold coin donation. Max: 25.
Thursday What's a Rural Women's Gathering? Julie Novotny 2-Aug 10:30 - 12:00 The Funhouse Studio, 3 Hill St, Bega NSW 2550, Australia Dawn Hollins
0429 923 005
The first Rural Women's Gathering was held in Orange in 1993 by the newly formed Rural Women's Network under the auspices of the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Any woman living in rural NSW can receive the excellent free quarterly magazine 'The Country Web' and attend the annual Gathering held in a different centre each year. In 2018 the inspirational offering of workshops, tours, information and skills sharing and guest speakers will be in our backyard in Merimbula in October. Find out how the Rural Women's Gathering 'Sapphire Coast Connections' can bring knowledge, energy and fun into your life! Cost: $2 to cover morning tea on arrival.
Thursdays Windows Computers  Hans Wiedeman 2-Aug, 9-Aug, 16-Aug, 23-Aug, 30-Aug, 6-Sep, 13-Sep, 20-Sep, 27-Sep 10:00 - 12:30 Rm 1 BCCentre Hans Wiedeman
6493 8427
Windows 10 explained. Learn how windows 10 works and get results. Cost: $3.
Thursday The Magic in Children's Books  Hilary James 30-Aug, 6-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Hall, BCCentre Hilary James
0402 819 377
Classic children’s books and their artists. Which ones still stay richly with you? Covering the nineteenth century and through the twentieth century to the 1960’s. It will be both a talk and a sharing. Cost: $3.
Thursday Hitler's Rise to Power  Ted Beardow 13-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Hall, BCCentre Ted Beardow
6493 4323
This class follows on from last year’s presentation on Hitler’s youth and early life. We will discuss the beginnings of the Nazi party, the farcical “beerhall putsch” of 1923, Hitler’s return to politics, his rise to national prominence as Chancellor in Depression-devastated Germany, the Reichstag fire, his use of the1933 Enabling Law to crush opposition, the gangster nature of his regime shown by events like the 1934 “Night of the Long Knives”, the Fuhrer cult and his final achievement of absolute power in what was arguably at that time the world’s military superpower. Cost: $3.
Fridays Stitchers & Crafters  Rosemary Knight 27-Jul, 3-Aug, 10-Aug, 17-Aug, 24-Aug, 31-Aug, 7-Sep, 14-Sep, 21-Sep, 28-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Bermagui Country Club Rosemary Knight
0400 070 150
The 'Stitchers and Crafters' interest group is your opportunity to grab two hours 'me time' to pursue your favourite portable hobby in a friendly and flexible group. We work on our own projects and can teach and learn new skills with each other. This is the ideal group for those who can't attend every week. Any handy-crafter is welcome to join - we are not limited to needle and thread! Supply own materials. Cost: $2 for venue hire. 
Fridays Book Chat  Wendy Tucker 3-Aug, 31-Aug, 28-Sep 10:00 - 12:00 Bermagui Library Wendy Tucker
0403 587 091
Let’s talk about our favourite books and authors. Bring a book (fiction or non-fiction) that you have read recently. Or a well-loved favourite. Talk about your book. Maybe read a paragraph. Recommend or otherwise. Borrow and lend if you wish. No cost.
Fridays Film & Lunch  Jane Doust 3-Aug, 7-Sep, 5-Oct 10:00 - 12:00 Kinema, Narooma  Jane Doust
4473 7265
Are you interested in seeing a good film once a month? We will meet at the Kinema in Narooma at 10.00am. Details of the movie and lunch will be phoned or emailed beforehand. Movie is $10 per person and lunch at own cost. New members welcome.
Fridays Moove 'n Groove  Mary Lightfoot 3-Aug, 10-Aug, 17-Aug, 24-Aug, 31-Aug, 7-Sep, 14-Sep, 21-Sep, 28-Sep 14:30 - 15:30 Hall, BCCentre Mary Lightfoot
6493 3628
This is an exercise/dance to music class. A blend of aerobic exercise, Latin, African and Middle Eastern moves and rhythms at an easy pace, for flexibility, strength, balance, co-ordination and FUN. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring water and a yoga/floor mat. Cost: $3.
Sundays Boules & Picnic  Chris Tay 12-Aug, 26-Aug, 9-Sep, 23-Sep 10:30 - 13:30 Bermagui Country Club Chris Tay
0481 171 400
We meet fortnightly at the clay tennis courts next to to the Country Club to play this traditional French bowling game (also known as Petanque). No experience necessary, only a sense of humour and reasonable fitness. The rules are simple and a score is recorded for each player, with an award given to the highest scorer at the end of term. Weather permitting we share a BYO picnic food at nearby tables and buy our drinks from the Club Bar. Cost: $4 per person