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Here is the 2024 listing of all coming Harbourside North Region’s talks and courses

On this page, the program is presented as a week-by-week listing of, first, all talks, and then, all courses at Harbourside North’s venues. (Yes, it’s a long listing).

Semester 2 (see new Coursebook)

Talks in week beginning Monday 8 July

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 8 July 10:30 to 12:30: A brief history of modern Ireland and Northern Ireland
Why has a small island helped populate many countries, including Australia, over the centuries? A brief summary of modern Ireland and Northern Ireland’s complex history after 1920.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 8 July 10:30 to 12:30: Voluntary assisted dying
How we die is important to us. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 (NSW) gives us new options and the Act’s creation and operation will be discussed.
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 9 July 10:30 to 12:30: Music can change the world
Despite Beethoven’s assertion, it probably can’t, but music has often played a part in world events – sometimes for the better. A look at the stories behind some influential music.
Presenter: Graham Spindler
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 10 July 10:00 to 12:00: The greatest sea voyage in maritime history
In 1521 the Spanish complete the first circumnavigation of the world.
Presenter: Ian Burnett
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 12 July 10:30 to 12:30: Impressions of Siberia and Russia
We share our experiences travelling from Vladivostok to St Petersburg, exploring the fascinating history, geography, culture, architecture, lifestyles and landscapes of Siberia and Russia.
Presenters: Kevin and Glenys Murray
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Talks in week beginning Monday 15 July

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 15 July 10:30 to 12:30: Voluntary assisted dying
VAD is now legalised in all Australian States with safeguards in place for all involved in the process for legal, ethical and social reasons.
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 15 July 10:30 to 12:30: Colourful Lives (replaces previously scheduled talk “Stroke”)
Colours in Nature attract some colourful people e.g. Lear, Sybil, Cassab. They even have birds or fish named after them. How and why is the story of their lives so interesting.
Presenter: Chloë Mason
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 16 July 10:30 to 12:30: Visual literacy in the age of the digital screen
The way we experience the moving image from the cinema to black and white tv to Netflix on a smartphone. Why personal photography has never been so important.
Presenter: Martin Wetherill
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 16 July 10:30 to 12:30: Captain Cook Graving Dock
The construction of the dock was the second largest engineering project in Australia – even larger than the Harbour Bridge.
Presenter: Noel Phelan
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 16 July 10:00 to 12:00: A fateful feast: The final meal on RMS Titanic
The Titanic provides an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian world, illuminating its strict class distinctions, its obsession with etiquette and fashion, and its love
Presenter: Diana Noyce
Bookings: Dianna Brookes dianna.brookes@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8031

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 17 July 10:00 to 12:00: Pattern formation in nature
How have natural processes produced the dazzling variety of patterns we see around us, from zebra stripes to sand ripples.
Presenter: Adj Prof Laurie Wilson
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 19 July 10:30 to 12:30: Relativity: Einstein’s theory in everyday terms
Einstein’s relativity explained for the first time how the fabric of the universe is distorted under extreme conditions – at very high speeds and with strong gravity. Includes visual demonstrations.
Presenter: Ian Bryce
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 19 July 10:30 to 12:30: China: an ancient civilization’s rise to become a superpower
China is the world’s oldest continuing civilisation. It still maintains fascinating cultural traditions as it takes on the world.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 22 July

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 22 July 10:30 to 12:30: Mary Wollstonecraft
This writer and early feminist from the 18th century revisits the planet to tell us about her tumultuous life and those of her daughters.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 22 July 10:30 to 12:30: Weapons of mass destruction
The story of making and dropping of atomic bombs over the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the subsequent nuclear weapons race.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 23 July 10:30 to 12:30: Isfahan: Pearl of Islam
Under the Safavids (1500-1722) Persia entered a golden age with its capital, Isfahan, still one of the most dazzling and perfectly preserved cities of the Islamic world.
Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 23 July 10:30 to 12:30: Pergamon: ancient city in western Turkey
After the death of Alexander the Great, a line of kings created one of the most dynamic Hellenistic kingdoms in the Mediterranean; its capital enriched with temples, theatre and gymnasiums.
Presenter: Michael Birrell
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 12:00: The Sackler story
How Valium, OxyContin, philanthropy, art galleries, museums, laboratories, lies, addictions, death, court cases and millions of dollars make up the story of the Sackler family.
Presenter: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: Dianna Brooks dianna.brookes@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8031

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 24 July 10:00 to 12:00: First Nations people and the criminal justice system
With less than 3% of the population, First Nations people are grossly over-represented in the criminal justice system. Why – and what can be done about it?
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 25 July 10:00 to 12:00: History of moral thought
How humans, over the centuries, have struggled to define what is right or wrong behaviour and why.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Zoom login at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81965843187?pwd=3YML4F7EVpqWGlIaVpxbJQIkBRxqkR.1
or Meeting ID = 819 6584 3187 and Passcode = 090742

Talks in week beginning Monday 29 July

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 29 July 10:30 to 12:30: Why our favourite classical singers are special
Our speakers will share their favourite singers, including Dimitri Hvonrostovsky, Jose Diego Florez and a few surprises.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen and Anne Richardson
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 29 July 10:30 to 12:30: Weapons of mass destruction
The story of making and dropping of atomic bombs over the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the subsequent nuclear weapons race.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 30 July 10:30 to 12:30: When Britain bullied China
In early 19th century, Barbarians forced their way into the peaceful Celestial Empire. It was the beginning of a century of humiliation for China. How and why did this happen?
Presenter: Gordon Mar
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to 12:00: Twelve photographs that made Australia
These photographs from the 1840s to the early 2000s show how our country, its people and the way we view the world have changed.
Presenter: Adj Prof Laurie Wilson
Bookings: Dianna Brooks dianna.brookes@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8031

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 2 August 10:30 to 12:30: Spiritualist-inspired artist between the wars
Spiritualism was embraced by artists around the world from the 1880s. It continues to delight and surprise today. Hear about spiritualist artists such as Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and Af Klint.
Presenter: Ann Sutherland
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 2 August 10:30 to 12:30: Australians in WWI and WWII
The British Empire was at its peak at the outbreak of WWI in August 1914 and, when Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, Prime Minister Menzies followed suit.
Presenter: Dr John Walsh
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 5 August

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 5 August 10:30 to 12:30: Drugs that affect mood and behaviour (part 1)
Learn how alcohol, cannabis and benzodiazepines (Valium-like drugs) work in the body and the dangers associated with their use.
Presenter: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 5 August 10:30 to 12:30: What is democracy all about?
With the US elections pending and mini-dictators moving some European countries away from democracy, it is timely to analyze how this political experiment that was born less than 200 years ago, is coping.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 6 August 10:30 to 12:30: Sir Douglas Mawson
Includes a new 50 minute DVD on Mawson; a distinguished Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer and his incredible survival when things went badly wrong in the frozen southern continent.
Presenter: Garry Lowder
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 6 August 10:30 to 12:30: Rhyme and reason: political satire and nursery rhymes
Author, Susan Ackroyd, shows how nursery rhymes that were formed as political comments in the medieval ages, are still cited today without awareness of the past political comments.
Presenter: Susan Ackroyd
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 6 August 10:00 to 12:00: First nations people: over-represented in the criminal justice system
We will explore how this has come to pass, what the present situation is and how things might be improved in the future.
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
Bookings: Kate Caro kxcaro@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8056

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 7 August 10:00 to 12:00: Human gut – the ultimate grinding machine
There is no better grinding machine in the world than our gut. The harsh food we eat is pounded, nutrients extracted and the waste expelled. See how this is done.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 8 August 10:00 to 12:00: History of moral thought
How humans, over the centuries, have struggled to define what is right or wrong behaviour and why.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Talks in week beginning Monday 12 August

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 12 August 10:30 to 12:30: Drugs that affect mood and behaviour (part 2)
‘Ice’, Ecstasy and cocaine are just some of the illicit substances causing problems today. How do they work in the body and what dangers are associated with their use?
Presenter: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 12 August 10:30 to 12:30: What is democracy all about?
With the US elections pending and mini-dictators moving some European countries away from democracy, it is timely to analyze how this political experiment that was born less than 200 years ago, is coping.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 13 August 10:30 to 12:30: Northbridge
The story of the suspension bridge and the development of the area.
Presenter: Ron Besdansky
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 13 August 10:30 to 12:30: Dougga: A Roman city in western Tunisia
In Roman times the city became an important metropolis enriched with all the attributes of a provincial city. Due to its isolated location, many of these monuments survive remarkably well.
Presenter: Michael Birrell
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 13 August 10:00 to 12:00: A history of the future
For centuries, people have attempted to predict how we
Presenter: Laurie Wison
Bookings: Kate Caro kxcaro@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8056

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 14 August 10:00 to 12:00: 26 Extraordinary years at the ABC
In over 1700 programs on religion for the ABC, Rachael explored everything from the sublime to the ridiculous and from archbishops to aliens. There was never a dull moment.
Presenter: Rachael Kohn
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 16 August 10:30 to 12:30: Twelve photographs that made Australia
Twelve photographs from the 1840s to the early 2000s show how our country, its people, the way we view the world, and how photographic technology has changed.
Presenter: Laurie Wilson
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Talks in week beginning Monday 19 August

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 19 August 10:30 to 12:30: A water view to die for – David Williamson
David Williamson, Australia’s best known playwright, accurately tells the quirky ambitions of Australians, especially real estate and death choices.
Presenter: Nora Hinchen
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 19 August 10:30 to 12:30: Flight to resilience – navigating life’s challenges
A journey of resilience, drawing from my experience as an air force and Qantas pilot. The power of remaining calm in the face of adversity and the importance of preparation.
Presenter: Richard de Crespigny
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 20 August 10:30 to 12:30: Top medical advances in history and recent breakthroughs
There is little doubt that identifying diseases and their treatment is as old as humanity itself. We discuss the treatment advances old and new.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 20 August 10:30 to 12:30: Vincent van Gogh
Although today Van Gogh is one of the most liked artists, he sold only one painting in his life. We shall view his paintings and discuss his life.
Presenter: Reinhard Ronnebeck
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 20 August 10:00 to 12:00: Cities in the sands: Palmyra ‘Bride of the Desert’
The colonnaded streets, oriental temples, and caravanserais of Palmyra bear witness to a caravan city that considered itself a worthy rival of Rome.
Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com (preferred) 0423 397 343

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 21 August 10:00 to 12:00: Caravaggio and the power of the cinematic image
How a radical painter of the 16th Century changed Italian Baroque Art and how understanding of his images can improve photography.
Presenter: Martin Wetherill
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 22 August 10:00 to 12:00: History of moral thought
How humans, over the centuries, have struggled to define what is right or wrong behaviour and why.
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 23 August 10:30 to 12:30: The evolutionary origins of humans
The evolutionary origins of humans are determined by the latest fossil and genetic evidence.
Presenter: Kevin Murray
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Talks in week beginning Monday 26 August

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 26 August 10:30 to 12:30: Nikola Tesla
Discover the life and accomplishments of the engineer who contributed to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Presenter: Prof Don Napper
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 26 August 10:30 to 12:30: Mozart at the movies
Mozart’s compositions provide sound tracks for many films. This presentation contains movie scenes, with episodes from Mozart’s life and extracts from his letters when he wrote those works.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 27 August 10:30 to 12:30: From a star to the New Yorker
As the morning/evening star, Venus is a conspicuous planet. Myths emerged to explain the constellations with a female identity/goddess to creation stories, fertility and victory.
Presenter: Robijn Alexanda
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 27 August 10:00 to 12:00: Cities in the sands: ‘Petra Rose-Red City’
For centuries Petra, with its stunning rock-hewn temples and tombs, remained hidden from the west before emerging as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world.
Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com (preferred) 0423 397 343

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 28 August 10:00 to 12:00: Visual literacy in the age of the digital screen
Why personal photography has never been so important. The way we experience the moving image from the cinema to black and white TV to Netflix on a smartphone.
Presenter: Martin Wetherill
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 30 August 10:30 to 12:30: Voluntary assisted dying
How we die is important to us, our families, our associates and all involved in the process. The VAD Act gives us new options.
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 30 August 10:30 to 12:30: Treasures in Sydney Churches
Objects employed for ritual use and religious devotion in services reveal some surprising works of art.
Presenter: Robijn Alexanda
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 2 September

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 2 September 10:30 to 12:30: Liguria and Piedmont: North west Italy
Their history (especially their part in the unification of Italy), their capitals (Genoa and Turin), the towns of Asti, Alba and the Italian Riviera (cinqueterra), festivals, cuisine and famous wine.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen and John Flint OAM
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 2 September 10:30 to 12:30: Science is in ALL things
What have mauve, Newton, beetle eyes, X-rays, seances got in common? They’ve all featured on RN’s ‘The Science Show.’ Is there a future for thought-provoking legacy listening?
Presenter: Sharon Carleton
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 3 September 10:30 to 12:30: Ships of the Gods of ancient Egypt
The Nile River was the source of life of the Ancient Egyptians. Boats explained the concept of a sky boat that served the souls of the deceased in the afterlife.
Presenter: Robijn Alexanda
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 4 September 10:00 to 12:00: Energy resources
Renewables, fossil fuel, nuclear energy, hydro power. How is Australia tackling these issues?
Presenter: Peter Nixon
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 5 September 10:00 to 12:00: Managing stress
How to minimise stress and improve health, performance and longevity.
Presenter: Dr Judy Ford
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Talks in week beginning Monday 9 September

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 9 September 10:30 to 12:30: Liguria and Piedmont: North west Italy
Their history (especially their part in the unification of Italy), their capitals (Genoa and Turin), the towns of Asti, Alba and the Italian Riviera (cinqueterra), festivals, cuisine and famous wine.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen and John Flint OAM
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 9 September 10:30 to 12:30: Logic and reasoning: The path to knowledge
Scientists, doctors, magistrates and jurists all share the need to make critical decisions. This presentation will describe how deduction and induction provides the confidence we seek.
Presenter: Ian Bryce
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 10 September 10:30 to 12:30: Most scenic railway journeys in the world
As train travel is getting more popular with the tourists, we look at the best scenic railway journeys in all the five continents.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayke
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 10 September 10:30 to 12:30: Isfahan: Pearl of Islam
Under the Safavids (1500-1722) Persia entered a golden age with its capital, Isfahan, still one of the most dazzling and perfectly preserved cities of the Islamic world.
Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 10 September 10:00 to 12:00: What is democracy really about?
With the US elections in November and a dangerous sociopath and fan of dictators, a possible winner, is it time to consider what democracy aims to achieve?
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 11 September 10:00 to 12:00: Energy resources
Renewables, fossil fuel, nuclear energy, hydro power. How is Australia tackling these issues?
Presenter: Peter Nixon
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 13 September 10:30 to 12:30: Caravaggio and the power of the cinematic image
How a radical painter of the 16th Century changed Italian Baroque Art and how understanding of his images can improve photography.
Presenter: Martin Wetherill
Bookings: Robert Henderson robkit.henderson@bigpond.com (preferred) 0419 223 001

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 13 September 10:30 to 12:30: Brain health
A wellness expert explores how to maintain brain health. What can be done to prevent a decline of cognitive function?
Presenter: Gayle Nelson
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 16 September

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 16 September 10:30 to 12:30: Charles Darwin
Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species, first published 150 years ago, is one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history.
Presenter: Ian Burnet
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 16 September 10:30 to 12:30: St Kilda Archipelago
The history of a group of islands off the north west of Scotland. The population lived there for thousands of years as Celts until evacuation in 1930.
Presenter: Winsome Baker
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 17 September 10:30 to 12:30: Tramways of the north shore
The development and construction of tramways on the North Shore.
Presenter: Ron Besdansky
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 17 September 10:00 to 12:00: What is democracy really about?
With the US elections in November and a dangerous sociopath and fan of dictators, a possible winner, is it time to consider what democracy aims to achieve?
Presenter: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 18 September 10:00 to 12:00: Great river systems on our planet
Our rocky planet has many surprises. We look at some of the great rivers and the diverse civilisations they pass through.
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 19 September 10:00 to 12:00: Putting alternative medicine to the test
The evolution of the clinical trial and how alternative medicine fares when subjected to modern clinical trials.
Presenter: Kevin Murray
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 20 September 10:30 to 12:30: Visual literacy in the age of the digital screen
Why personal photography has never been so important. The way we experience the moving image from the cinema to black and white TV to Netflix on a smartphone.
Presenter: Martin Wetherill
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Talks in week beginning Monday 23 September

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 23 September 10:30 to 12:30: Service NSW
Information on services provided by Service NSW, especially the Savings Finder Program, which includes rebates and savings.
Presenter: Giselle Coelho
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 23 September 10:30 to 12:30: Colour
What is colour? How have we analysed it from both scientific and artistic point of view, and how is colour created in nature, and in our attempts to imitate nature.
Presenter: Dr Laurie Wilson
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 24 September 10:30 to 12:30: Australia’s origins: how we got here
How did Australia’s origins link with the larger history of movements of human beings across the globe.
Presenter: Emeritus Prof John Gascoigne
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 24 September 10:30 to 12:30: The evolution of our universe
From the Big Bang to the present, including the appearance of life on earth.
Presenter: Kevin Murray
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 24 September 10:00 to 12:00: Spymasters and codebreakers of WWII
The career of Leo Marks and his uncanny ability to crack ciphers. He sent many spies to Europe – not all happy endings! Meanwhile Australians were busy in the Pacific.
Presenter: Ian Bryce
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 25 September 10:00 to 12:00: Quackery – a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything
The golden age of quacksalvers – a historical look at quackery during the Middle Ages and the toxic treatments that these medical-peddlers offered, including early surgical procedures and leech-therapy.
Presenter: Ian Thompson
No booking required

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 27 September 10:30 to 12:30: Nikola Tesla – Brilliant engineer but tragic eccentric
Discover the life and accomplishments of the engineer who contributed to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Presenter: Emeritus Prof Don Napper
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 30 September

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 30 September 10:30 to 12:30: Greg Mortimer
Greg and Tim McCartney Snape were the first Australians to climb Mt Everest. Greg has had a career as an adventurer and businessman, taking people to the ends of the world.
Presenter: Greg Mortimer
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 1 October 10:30 to 12:30: The world’s greatest churches
DVD series about churches from early caves to the
Presenter: Barbara Boston
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 1 October 10:30 to 12:30: Favourite opera singers
Anne and Nora have been listening to classical music all their lives. They will share their favourite singers with you, and tell you why they think those singers are special.
Presenters: Anne Richardson and Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 1 October 10:00 to 12:00: Arthur Phillip
From Ship’s Boy to Admiral, farmer, global adventurer, spy and our first Governor. His mysterious death still engages and intrigues the historians.
Presenters: Geoff Davidson
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 2 October 10:00 to 12:00: Religion’s effects on European society and politics (1)
Pre-Christian European societies emerged from religious cults through to worship of Greek, Roman and Scandinavian deities before Christianity became the religion of the Roman empire.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 3 October 10:00 to 12:00: Australian native plants
Discover the many fascinating ways our plants have adapted to cope with existence on the second driest continent. Find out which plants would be suitable for your garden or balcony.
Presenter: Judith Sleijpen
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 4 October 10:30 to 12:30: Physics of the mind: exploring our very essence
Our brain is made of atoms, but is consciousness a spark of something else? What are freewill and consciousness? Where does ethics come from? Can we construct our own morality?
Presenter: Ian Bryce
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Talks in week beginning Monday 7 October

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 7 October 10:30 to 12:30: The temples of Java
How Hinduism and Buddhism came to Java, The history of the massive temples complexes of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple and Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple outside of India.
Presenter: Ian Burnett
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 8 October 10:30 to 12:30: The world’s greatest churches
DVD series about churches from early caves to the
Presenter: Barbara Boston
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 8 October 10:00 to 12:00: Iconic Australian inventions of our time
A look at the people and science behind some of our classic Australian discoveries and inventions from the 19th century colonial era through to our present time.
Presenter: Ian Thompson
Bookings: Dianna Brooks dianna.brookes@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8031

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 9 October 10:00 to 12:00: Religion’s effects on European society and politics (2)
Philosophical and political differences led to turbulent times in Europe. Religious wars tore societies apart resulting in the loss of millions of lives. Europe was now ready for the Enlightenment.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
No booking required

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 11 October 10:30 to 12:30: Aged care in Australia
What is aged care, how does it work, and how is it changing?
Presenter: Cameron Kirby
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 14 October

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 14 October 10:30 to 12:30: Move to improve
Staying strong, healthy and active is necessary for an independent lifestyle, regardless of age, ability or circumstances. We all can do something to achieve realistic health and fitness goals.
Presenter: Sally Castell
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 14 October 10:30 to 12:30: Favourite singers
Anne and Nora have been listening to classical music all their lives. They will share their favourite singers with you, and tell you why they think those singers are special.
Presenters: Anne Richardson and Nora Hinchen
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 15 October 10:30 to 12:30: The world’s greatest churches
DVD series about churches from early caves to the
Presenter: Barbara Boston
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 15 October 10:00 to 12:00: Edna O’Brien: Love and evil
Often said to be Ireland’s greatest living writer, famous for The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien has recently written about some of the world’s most horrific events.
Presenter: Jenny Rudd O’Neill
Bookings: Dianna Brookes dianna.brookes@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8031

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 16 October 10:00 to 12:00: Religion’s effects on European society and politics (3)
Christianity had a profound influence on art, architecture, and music. European trade and colonisation spread Christianity outside Europe. Christians frequently demonstrated intolerance to other faiths and cultures.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 17 Oct 10:00 to 12:00: Cultivating Compassion – Going Beyond Crises
Based on his latest book (launched December 2023 on invitation in a Buddhist Monastery, Taiwan), Stephen demonstrates the power of compassion to build trust across difference from personal to international life.
Presenter: Stephen Hill
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 18 October 10:30 to 12:30: A saint from All Saints
A mystery story which embraces life in 19th and 20th century Australia, spanning adventure, commitment, courage, heroism, kinship, sickness and health and happy and sad times.
Presenter: Chris Schofield
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Talks in week beginning Monday 21 October

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 21 October 10:30 to 12:30: Hearing loss and hearing aids
Why do people mumble? Hear from an audiologist about innovative technology to hear better in noisy environments.
Presenter: Damian O’Connor
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 21 October 10:30 to 12:30: Australian innovation: Beyond Hills hoist, Vegemite, Victa
A surprising range of Australian ideas had changed our lives and spread around the world. Innovation continues today.
Presenter: Debbie Rudder
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 22 October 10:30 to 12:30: The world of Turks and the Ottoman Empire
The Turkic nomads emerged from the Asian steppes and replaced the Arabs in controlling the Islamic world.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 22 October 10:30 to 12:30: How DNA made you and me
DNA is the blueprint for all living beings. How does ATGC build our body’s features and behaviours?
Presenter: Punchi Dassanayake
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 22 October 10:00 to 12:00: Australian Skeptics’ scientific investigations
The Skeptics offer a large prize for real evidence of the paranormal or new science. We have investigated many dubious claims, activities and conspiracies, many challenging the laws of physics.
Presenter: Ian Bryce
Bookings: Kate Caro kxcaro@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8056

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 23 October 10:00 to 12:00: A brief history of gold
Why have humans been besotted, for over 5,000 years, with gold? What is it about the metal that has driven people to go to such extreme ends to acquire it?
Presenter: Garry Lowder
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 25 October 10:30 to 12:30: Sydney art exhibitions this summer
A preview of summer exhibitions in the major Sydney art galleries.
Presenter: Ann Sutherland
Bookings: Rosemary Sparkes rosemaryannesparkes@gmail.com (preferred) 0400 181 091

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 25 October 10:30 to 12:30: Why does carbon dioxide cause global warming?
Trace amounts of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, cause climate change, whereas the far more prevalent atmospheric molecules that we breathe, oxygen and nitrogen do not. Why is it so?
Presenter: Emeritus Prof Don Napper
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 28 October

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 29 October 10:30 to 12:30: The world’s greatest churches
DVD series about churches from early caves to the
Presenter: Barbara Boston
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 29 October 10:00 to 12:00: Fiji – an insider’s perspective (part 1)
Fiji’s past through the early cannibal and tribal warfare days, arrival of the missionaries, white settlers, and the early colonial days.
Presenter: Andrew Drysdale
Bookings: Kate Caro kxcaro@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8056

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 30 October 10:00 to 12:00: A planet, its people and their rocky relationship
We owe our very existence to special features of our planet and its dynamic behaviour. We take a geological reality check of sea level change, ocean acidification, and renewable energy.
Presenter: Garry Lowder
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 31 October 10:00 to 12:00: Safeguarding our health
It is near impossible to avoid illnesses. What defences do we have to safeguard and restore health?
Presenter: Sunny Ko
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Talks in week beginning Monday 4 November

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 4 November 10:30 to 12:30: Frontiers of medical imaging
X-rays, CT (computer tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, PET (positron resonance imaging). Our speaker was involved in important developments for medical ultrasound, in Sydney.
Presenter: Adj Prof. Laurie Wilson
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 4 November 10:30 to 12:30: Anne Bronte: First whistleblower on the abuse of women
Anne Bronte, a sickly consumptive, stood up against the outcry from the pillars of Victorian patriarchal society, about forced marriage and ill-treatment of wives.
Presenter: Catherine Whittaker
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 5 November 10:30 to 12:30: The world’s greatest churches
DVD series about churches from early caves to the
Presenter: Barbara Boston
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 5 November 10:00 to 12:00: Favourite opera singers
Anne and Nora have been listening to classical music all their lives. They will share their favourite singers with you, and tell you why they think those singers are special.
Presenters: Anne Richardson and Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 6 November 10:00 to 12:00: The world in a grain of sand
We look at beach and desert sand and how it has transformed our world, including the hidden social and environmental costs of sand mining, together with why Australia is selling sand to Saudi Arabia.
Presenter: Ian Thompson
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 8 November 10:30 to 12:30: Money laundering
What is money laundering and what is the reported financial impact on both the Australian and the global economy?
Presenter: Elizabeth Goodbody
Bookings: Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 9955 7628

Venue: WILLOUGHBY: HYEGROVE DISPLAY SUITE
Friday 8 November 10:30 to 12:30: Artificial Intelligence – past, present and future
An easy-to-follow introduction to the state of AI in popular culture and the real world, including the arguments about its potential benefits, risks and what the future may hold.
Presenter: Jeff Burgess
Bookings: Rohan Kirby rohan@hyegrove.com.au (preferred) 0475 775 000

Talks in week beginning Monday 11 November

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 11 November 10:30 to 12:30: The Sacklers
How Valium, Oxycontin, philanthropy, art galleries, laboratories, lies, addiction, death, court cases and millions of dollars make up the story of the Sackler family.
Presenter: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 11 November 10:30 to 12:30: Is social work practice a reflection of recent societal change?
Some recent significant changes in Australia will be linked to the joys and challenges of preparing students for the workforce.
Presenters: Louise Bain and Eva Benjamin
No booking required

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Tuesday 12 November 10:30 to 12:30: Chinese coolies in France in WWI
A little-known chapter in the history of WWI when China sent thousands of coolies to work, and some to die, on the battlefields of Europe. A story untold, until today.
Presenter: Gordon Mar
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston barbboston2013@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 2967

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 12 November 10:30 to 12:30: Rossini: Prodigy, celebrity and wit
Spanning the years from Beethoven to Wagner, Rossini was not only a great operatic composer, but also a celebrated bon-vivant, chef and raconteur, whose parties were sought-after occasions.
Presenter: Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 12 November 10:00 to 12:00: Historic Anglo-French global rivalry
The Anglo-French rivalry spilled out of Europe leading to colonial expansion with deadly consequences for people in Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
Presenter: Himanshu Jhala
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8048

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 13 November 10:00 to 12:00: Olympe de Gouges – Humanist, feminist, educationalist, enlightenment thinker
Olympe de Gouges was guillotined for sedition in 1793. Why was she nominated twice to receive a place in The Pantheon and a bust of her placed in the French National Assembly in 2016?
Presenter: Chris Serrano
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 14 November 10:00 to 12:00: All you need to know about retirement villages
Hear from an industry expert about the different forms of seniors living, why residents choose retirement villages, the protections under the Retirement Villages Act and the legal and fee structures.
Presenter: Cameron Kirby
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Talks in week beginning Monday 18 November

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 18 November 10:30 to 12:30: AI technology
Should we be concerned about our increasing use of technology? Are we becoming too dependent on the internet, the web, social media and artificial intelligence?
Presenter: Dr Jennifer Sansom
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 18 November 10:30 to 12:30: Liguria and Piedmont
Ligura and Piedmont are regions in northwest Italy. This presentation covers aspects of their history, as well as visiting cities, towns and villages, plus their festivals and cuisine.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen and John Flint
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 19 November 10:30 to 12:30: Rossini: Prodigy, celebrity and wit
Spanning the years from Beethoven to Wagner, Rossini was not only a great operatic composer, but also a celebrated bon-vivant, chef and raconteur, whose parties were sought-after occasions.
Presenter: Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 19 November 10:00 to 12:00: The fifth dimension: Cyberspace. Cold War to Code War
Historically conflicts have been fought on land, sea, in air and more recently space. Wars are now also being fought in cyberspace. What does this mean for us?
Presenter: Dr Jennifer Sansom
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com (preferred) 0423 397 343

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 20 November 10:00 to 12:00: Voluntary assisted dying
The legal history of voluntary dying will be discussed, leading to the operation of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 (NSW) that began on 28 November 2023.
Presenter: Nicholas Cowdery AO KC
No booking required

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 22 November 10:30 to 12:30: Fiji – an insider’s perspective (part 1)
Fiji’s past through the early cannibal and tribal warfare days, arrival of the missionaries, white settlers, and the early colonial days.
Presenter: Andrew Drysdale
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

Talks in week beginning Monday 25 November

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 25 November 10:30 to 12:30: AI: The fifth dimension: Cyberspace
AI is increasingly intertwined with humans. Vast resources are committed to AI. Will it be friend or foe?
Presenter: Dr Jennifer Sansom
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL
Monday 25 November 10:30 to 12:30: u3a Christmas party and carols
With popular music from the 50’s to the 70’s
Presenter: Graham Ball
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Judy Harris judyaharris222@gmail.com (preferred) 0447 194 510

Venue: MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Monday 25 November 10:30 to 12:30: Liguria and Piedmont
Ligura and Piedmont are regions in northwest Italy. This presentation covers aspects of their history, as well as visiting cities, towns and villages, plus their festivals and cuisine.
Presenters: Nora Hinchen and John Flint
No booking required

Venue: GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT
Tuesday 26 November 10:00 to 12:00: Fiji – an insider’s perspective (part 2)
The final colonial days, independence followed by political upheavals and the rebuilding. What does the future hold?
Presenter: Andrew Drysdale
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com (preferred) 0423 397 343

Venue: MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE
Wednesday 27 November 10:00 to 12:00: The science of religion
Examining theories and evidence, from evolution and the cognitive sciences, that seek to explain the experience of religious belief as a purely naturalistic phenomenon, originating entirely in the human brain.
Presenter: Kevin Murray
No booking required

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 28 November 10:00 to 12:00: Feeding and watering our future world
“There will be more food eaten in the next 50 years than in the whole history of humanity” (Prof Megan Clark). The challenges, successes and misconceptions of providing global food security from an Australian perspective.
Presenter: Chris Russell
Bookings: Please book by Tuesday afternoon before the presentation at : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 29 November 10:30 to 12:30: Fiji – an insider’s perspective (part 2)
The final colonial days, independence followed by political upheavals and the rebuilding. What does the future hold?
Presenter: Andrew Drysdale
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411

 

Courses in week beginning Monday 8 July

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 8 July 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 9 July 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 10 July 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 11 July 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 11 July 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 12 July 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 12 July 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 15 July

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 18 July 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 18 July 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 19 July 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: OUT THERE
Friday 19 July Lunchtime: THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP – Every Third Friday of the month from 19 Jul
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore sfennamore@yahoo.com 9955 1962

Courses in week beginning Monday 22 July

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 22 July 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 24 July 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 24 July 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 25 July 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 25 July 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 26 July 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 26 July 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 29 July

Venue: LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE
Monday 29 July 10:30 to 12:30: BOOK GROUP – Every fourth Monday from 1 Jul
Group discussion enhances our appreciation of the book read. New members welcome.
Bookings: Vanessa Follett 0490 652 292
Leader: Janice Gentle

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 1 August 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 1 August 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 1 August 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 2 August 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 5 August

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 5 August 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 6 August 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 7 August 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 7 August 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 8 August 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 8 August 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 8 August 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 8 August 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 9 August 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 9 August 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 12 August

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 13 August 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 15 August 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 15 August 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 15 August 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 16 August 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: OUT THERE
Friday 16 August Lunchtime: THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP – Every Third Friday of the month from 19 Jul
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore sfennamore@yahoo.com 9955 1962

Courses in week beginning Monday 19 August

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 19 August 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 20 August 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 21 August 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 21 August 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 22 August 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 22 August 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 22 August 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 22 August 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 23 August 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 23 August 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 26 August

Venue: LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE
Monday 26 August 10:30 to 12:30: BOOK GROUP – Every fourth Monday from 1 Jul
Group discussion enhances our appreciation of the book read. New members welcome.
Bookings: Vanessa Follett 0490 652 292
Leader: Janice Gentle

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 27 August 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 29 August 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 29 August 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 29 August 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 30 August 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 2 September

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 2 September 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 3 September 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 4 September 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 4 September 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 5 September 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 5 September 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 5 September 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 5 September 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 6 September 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 6 September 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 9 September

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 10 September 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 12 September 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 12 September 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 12 September 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 12 September 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 13 September 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 16 September

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 16 September 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 17 September 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 18 September 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 18 September 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 19 September 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 19 September 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 19 September 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 19 September 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 20 September 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 20 September 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Venue: OUT THERE
Friday 20 September Lunchtime: THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP – Every Third Friday of the month from 19 Jul
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore sfennamore@yahoo.com 9955 1962

Courses in week beginning Monday 23 September

Venue: LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE
Monday 23 September 10:30 to 12:30: BOOK GROUP – Every fourth Monday from 1 Jul
Group discussion enhances our appreciation of the book read. New members welcome.
Bookings: Vanessa Follett 0490 652 292
Leader: Janice Gentle

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 24 September 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 26 September 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 26 September 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 26 September 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 26 September 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 27 September 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 30 September

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 30 September 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 1 October 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 2 October 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 2 October 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 3 October 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 3 October 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 3 October 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 3 October 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 4 October 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 4 October 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 7 October

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 8 October 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 10 October 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 10 October 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 10 October 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 10 October 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 11 October 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 14 October

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 14 October 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 15 October 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 16 October 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 16 October 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 17 October 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 17 October 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 17 October 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 17 October 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 18 October 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 18 October 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Venue: OUT THERE
Friday 18 October Lunchtime: THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP – Every Third Friday of the month from 19 Jul
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore sfennamore@yahoo.com 9955 1962

Courses in week beginning Monday 21 October

Venue: LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE
Monday 21 October 10:30 to 12:30: BOOK GROUP – Every fourth Monday from 1 Jul
Group discussion enhances our appreciation of the book read. New members welcome.
Bookings: Vanessa Follett 0490 652 292
Leader: Janice Gentle

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 22 October 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 24 October 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 24 October 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 24 October 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 24 October 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 25 October 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 28 October

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 28 October 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 29 October 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 30 October 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 30 October 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 31 October 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 31 October 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 31 October 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 31 October 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 1 November 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 1 November 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Courses in week beginning Monday 4 November

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 5 November 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 7 November 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 7 November 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 7 November 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 7 November 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 8 November 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 11 November

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 11 November 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 12 November 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 13 November 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 13 November 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 14 November 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 14 November 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 14 November 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 14 November 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 15 November 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 15 November 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

Venue: OUT THERE
Friday 15 November Lunchtime: THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP – Every Third Friday of the month from 19 Jul
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore sfennamore@yahoo.com 9955 1962

Courses in week beginning Monday 18 November

Venue: LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE
Monday 18 November 10:30 to 12:30: BOOK GROUP – Every fourth Monday from 1 Jul
Group discussion enhances our appreciation of the book read. New members welcome.
Bookings: Vanessa Follett 0490 652 292
Leader: Janice Gentle

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Tuesday 19 November 10:00 to 12:00: LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Tuesdays from 30 Jul
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford 9953 6993
Leader: Mary Billing

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 21 November 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 21 November 10:00 to 12:00: DISCUSSION GROUP 1 – Alternate Thursdays from 4 Jul
Conversation beckons! Everything everywhere is changing and all at once! Cultural, economic, technological, climatic, medical, demographic, financial, scientific, historical, geopolitical, social, national and international. Come and discuss our brave new world!
Leader and Bookings: Jill Tukian jill.tukian@me.com (preferred) 0431 053 395

Venue: MOSMAN: THE GARRISON
Thursday 21 November 10:30 to 12:30: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (max 15) – Alternate Thursdays from 12 Sep
We will use practical exercises and discussion to build a story of your life, or part of it, or the life of someone you knew well. We are a friendly, supportive group.
Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0413 377 212
Leader: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@gmail.com

Venue: ZOOM
Thursday 21 November 10:00 to 11:30: TALKING POINTS ON ZOOM – Alternate Thursdays from 1 Aug
Topics discussed include issues in the news and other matters of the times. Everyone is encouraged to participate and new members are most welcome. The talking points for each session are sent to participants 3 days before the meeting.
Bookings: : https://sydneyu3a.org OR Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein and Ric Einstein

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 22 November 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Courses in week beginning Monday 25 November

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Monday 25 November 10:30 to 12:30: ADVANCED RECORDER – Alternate Mondays from 8 Jul
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Bookings: Alice Wheelright aliswinn1@gmail.com (preferred) 0468 844 852
Leader: Bernie Williams bernardokw43@gmail.com

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesday 26 November 10:00 to 12:00: POETRY – Alternate Tuesdays from 9 Jul
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 0432 543 611

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesday 27 November 10:30 to 12:30: INTERMEDIATE RECORDER GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 26 Jun
This group has some experience playing descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor Learn to Play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor and plays 5-part music.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 0404 839 826

Venue: THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Wednesday 27 November 10:00 to 12:00: TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP – Alternate Wednesdays from 24 Jul
We cover local and international topics in the news. At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting, we hear short introductions then keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172
Leader: Peter Trout

Venue: CASTLE COVE: THE RESIDENCES
Thursday 28 November 10:30 to 12:30: MAHJONG WESTERN STYLE – Every Thursday from 4 Jul
Join us for MahJong. We use the British rules, without scoring. The first player to get to MahJong wins. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is available. We follow the Mahjong Players Companion by Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney, available online.
Leader and Bookings Beverley Morrison bmorrison6@bigpond.com 0417 990 699

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 28 November 10:30 to 12:30: DISCUSSION GROUP 2 – Alternate Thursdays from 11 Jul
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously.
Leader and Bookings: Chris Patten chrisfpatten@gmail.com (preferred) 0417 219 847

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 28 November 1:00 to 3:00: GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS (max 12) – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
An ongoing course for learners who completed a similar course recently. Focuses on reading short texts and discussing them. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Thursday 28 November 10:30 to 12:30: REVISITING GERMAN (max 12) ** NEW ** – Alternate Thursdays from 8 Aug
A course for learners who studied German in the past and would like to refresh their speaking skills. Focuses on conversation about everyday topics. Materials supplied.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss bossbettina3@gmail.com (preferred) 0466 979 460

Venue: CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 29 November 1:00 to 2:30: Salsa plus more… ** NEW ** – Every Friday from 12 Jul
Join us for some fun and fitness through dancing. No partners required. Start with gentle basic salsa, move at your own pace. Later explore other Latin/ballroom dances with DanceSport registered coach.
Bookings: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
Leader: Nazni Farooq

Venue: MCMAHONS POINT: COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 29 November 10:00 to 12:00: BOOK GROUP – Alternate Fridays from 12 Jul
This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585