NB-Course Book Changes

Semester 2: July – December 2021
Course Book Changes/Updates

Any changes to the Semester 2 Course Book are shown below in venue/page order.
To avoid any confusion, please update your copy of the Course Book to reflect these changes.

Forestville: Forest Community Arts Centre

HOW COVID HAS CHANGED THE WORLD – Presented by Peter Nixon – Page 39
This four week series, commencing 12 October, will now be presented via Zoom..
Dates: Tuesdays 12, 19, 26 October and 2 November, all at 1.30-3.30pm
Bookings: By email to Jen Hill – jenhill949@gmail.com

Frenchs Forest: Lionel Watts Community Centre

FRIDAYS IN THE FOREST – Page 40
The presentation by Mayor Michael Regan on 30 July has been CANCELLED due to the lockdown. We hope the Mayor will be able to join us on another occasion.
The presentations scheduled for 27 August “Jack Mundey and the Green Bans” with The Hon Dr Meredith Burgmann and 24 September “Character Actors in the Movies” with John Flint and Nora Hinchen are also CANCELLED due to the extended lockdown.

The presentation on 29 October “The Norfolk Island Story” has been CANCELLED.
In its place John Watt will present “Rest of the Best at The Stadium” starring Nat King Cole, Shirley Bassey, The Platters and many other favourites.
We are hoping this presentation will be able to proceed – please note the following:
This is a reservation only 4sq meeting, bookings at john@wattever.com or 0407 547 583.
For those already booked and do not wish to attend please let John know as other members will want to take your place.

Mona Vale: Memorial Hall

MONDAY AT THE MOVIES (MAM) – Page 41
This course will be moving to Mona Vale Memorial Hall in the not too distant future. In the meantime it will remain at its present venue, Nelson Heather Community Centre, Warriewood, which is due to be closed by the Council (date to be confirmed). Details of MAM’s current venue will be posted each month in the newsletter.
Please note in your Course Book that the last session is on Monday 6 December, not 12 December as per the Course Book.
Any queries, please phone Heather Leggat, 0413 531 431.

Narrabeen: Tramshed Arts and Community Cenre

TOPICS OF OUR TIMES (max 25) – Page 43
Due to the lockdown, this course will now be conducted via Zoom, from the comfort of your own home.
To book, please contact Peggy Crocker on 9975 6828 or by email fripeg@optusnet.com.au

TUESDAYS AT THE TRAMSHED – Page 43
The first presentation in the series ‘A Soviet Childhood – Estonia in the 1980s’ has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 7 September, in place of ‘The Defeat of the Spanish Armada’. There will be no presentation on 3 August.
Leader and Bookings: Rosemary McCulloch, email ramccull@gmail.com or phone
0448 095 958

Newport: Community Centre

TOPICS OF INTEREST AT NEWPORT – Pages 44 and 45
Due to the lockdown, and uncertainty as to when we will re-open, the following presentations in this series have been CANCELLED.
* ‘The status of IVF today’ with Kate Munnings on 27 July and ‘Cry Quietly’ with Mike Musgrave on 4 August.
* The two part presentation ‘Sketches of Fiji’ by Andrew Drysdale scheduled for 24 August and 1 September.
Hopefully these presenters will be back at a later date.

North Curl Curl: Community Centre

New course, not in current course book:
Are you interested in joining a Book Club?
The good news is that one is starting on alternate Tuesday mornings, 10.00am-12.00noon, from 13 July.
Please contact Ruth Buchanan by email for further details and to book in.

THURSDAYS AT NORTH CURL CURL – Pages 45 and 46
Presentations in this series are being rescheduled or transferred to Zoom (see below). Details will be announced as soon as new dates are confirmed – keep watching this space. Bookings for all presentations should be sent via email to Ruth Buchanan, or by phone to 0401 203 368.

3. Val de Rome’s talk on Plastic Free Living (previously 8 July – Page 45) is now taking place on 30 September and will be held via Zoom.

6. A Brief History of Human Wisdom – presented by Peter Nixon – Page 45
This four week series will now be presented via Zoom, hosted by Ian Thompson.
Dates: Thursday 5, 12, 19 and 26 August all at 10.00am

8. Impressions of Mongolia and Alaska – Page 45
Kevin and Glenys Murray will present their talk on their travels via Zoom on 16 September at 10.00am.

CURLY QUESTIONS IN SCIENCE – Pages 46 and 47
Due to the current COVID lockdown all presentations in this series will continue via Zoom until it is safe to return to face to face.
The presentation scheduled for 17 August “The World’s Deepest Dive” will now take place in 2022 and is replaced by “Social Insects” presented by Ian Thompson via Zoom.
The presentation scheduled for 31 August ‘The Birth of Radio Astronomy in Australia’ is postponed until 2022. It will be replaced by two topics ‘A piece of Pi’ and ‘Tessellations’, presented by Dick Whitaker via Zoom.
The presentation on 14 September ‘An Overview of the Recycling Industry‘ with David Malone will be via Zoom.
The presentation on 28 September ‘The Story of Sand’ with Ian Thompson will be via Zoom.

Check the full program and book in the usual way, by email to Vivien Wilson on either vivienwilson988@gmail.com (preferred) or vnewilson@optusnet.com.au