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Australian History Exceptionalism Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Semester 1 follows on from pre discovery - Settlement to Federation.  Semester 2 from Federation to today and to the future. This course is not just a timeline of our history, it is about our “Exceptionalism”. What made us as we are today, and who were the real people behind these events? There are many “Historical Surprises” in this course. It is interactive, research based self-discovery as well as group meetings to discuss. It covers the real significance of our Exceptionalism.

Celtic Spirituality Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am

This course explores Celtic spirituality through the study of the history of early Christianity in Britain and Ireland.  It also examines in depth the spirituality of two Irish sixth century saints, and how Celtic spirituality is relevant to us today. Because of the inclusive nature of Celtic spirituality, the course is structured to appeal to those of all faiths and beliefs

Computer Skills Made Easy Monday 9.30 - 11.30am

Discussions, information, tips & tricks to get the most out of the services, instructions, promotions and facilities available using devices (computers, phones, tablets, etc.) in the on-line world

Crosswords / Cryptic Crosswords / Sudoku Friday 9.00am - 11.00am

Enjoy a social time learning clues and tricks to solve these puzzles

Discussion Group - Share your Ideas (fortnightly) Friday 9.30am - 11.30am

Exchange of views on current news. Enlightened discussion of local topics, regional and national issues. Challenges of hypothetical scenarios. Occasional guest speaker to stimulate debate. Lively movement through talking points

German Elementry Monday 1.00pm - 2.30pm

This is an elementary German course which assumes no previous knowledge of the language and aims to develop both basic conversational skills and an appreciation of the context in which German is spoken

Introduction to Theology (alternate Wednesdays) 9.30 am - 11.30am

What is Theology and how do we “Do Theology”? These are two of the many topics covered in this course. It also explores the impact of feminism, pluralism, liberation, the environment, and science on classical theology. This is NOT a course about religion or doctrines but one which expands our thinking about the meaning and purpose of life. Suitable for people of all faiths and beliefs

Lawn Bowls Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Learn to play lawn bowls in a relaxed fun atmosphere. Flat soled shoes and a sense of humour required. Bowls supplied

Medieval Women Mystics Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am

In this course we will explore life in the middle ages, attitudes to women, women in medieval art, and the beguines. We will also study in depth the lives and legacies of medieval women mystics, including Julian of Norwich, Hildergard of Bingen, Joan of Arc, Catherine of Sienna, & many more.

Mosaics Fortnightly Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm


Support is offered to those who wish to make outdoor mosaic art. Use of tiles, crockery, cups and other objects to create visual art.

Plein Air Drawing and Painting Monday 4.00pm

A jovial meeting of artists in the outdoors - “plein air”. Any skill level: beginners onwards. Bring your own art equipment, afternoon tea and a folding chair

Symphonic Sounds Thursday 10.00am - 12.00noon

Listening to classical music. One major work - coffee -  music brought in by participants

Ukulele for Fun - Beginners Friday 2.15pm - 3.15pm

A beginner’s course for those who want to have fun playing the ukulele

Ukulele for Fun - Advanced Friday 1.00pm - 2.00pm

A course for students who can play and want to continue having fun playing the ukulele
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