Calendar

 

Jul
2
Sat
Heritage walk around Eltham Lower Park @ Main Road car park
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A walk of around 3.5km.

Jul
3
Sun
The Wind in the Willows (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are offering U3A members half price tickets for their Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The Wind in the Willows are 3rd and 10th July.

This is a youth production so you may wish to take your grandchildren to see it. It is an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original book and includes a number of songs. Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the gruff Badger and the infamous Toad of Toad Hall (poop-poop!). Together they explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and try to keep Toad out of trouble!

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets (adult only, not concession), then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Jul
4
Mon
NAIDOC Week community walk through Bunjil Reserve @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Jul 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Uncle Dave Wandin will do Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and talk about indigenous plant use for food, fibre and medicine.

Jul
9
Sat
Nillumbik repair cafe @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Repair cafes are places where, at zero cost, you can take your broken stuff to receive a new lease on life. You sit with the volunteer repairer while they talk you through what they’re doing.

Jul
10
Sun
The Wind in the Willows (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are offering U3A members half price tickets for their Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The Wind in the Willows are 3rd and 10th July.

This is a youth production so you may wish to take your grandchildren to see it. It is an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original book and includes a number of songs. Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the gruff Badger and the infamous Toad of Toad Hall (poop-poop!). Together they explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and try to keep Toad out of trouble!

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets (adult only, not concession), then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Jul
11
Mon
Office re-opens @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Meeting of tutors and class reps @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The topics to be covered will include:

  • Use of the Old Eltham Courthouse.
  • Hard of hearing issues.
  • Bring along a friend (Term 3).
  • Mini expo (October).
  • Starting a new class.
  • New class codes for 2023.
  • Any questions, suggestions, etc.

Members of the Committee have also been invited to the meeting.

Register your planned attendance by emailing the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Jul
14
Thu
Multi-cultural morning tea @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We are planning to make our morning teas a regular event and this will be the next one.

We have many members who come from different cultures so we would like attendees to bring along a small plate of food reflective of the many different cultures found in Australia. Get out your mother’s old family recipes or, for those cooks that like a challenge, google “cakes/biscuits from different countries” and see what appeals to you.

It will be a great opportunity to socialise and to savour the delights of our multi-cultural society.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Office open @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Jul
17
Sun
It’s showtime! @ Doncaster Secondary College Performing Arts Centre
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Legends of Brass will be playing music from the movies, theatre and the classics.

Jul
18
Mon
Term 3 starts
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Jul
20
Wed
A morning tea for new members @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Is your Nillumbik U3A member number 1420 or greater? (Don’t know your ID number? Look on your name tag.)

If so, this means that you have joined our U3A sometime since late 2020 and that you are invited to our upcoming new members’ morning tea:

  • Meet some of our Committee members.
  • Meet other new members.
  • See our refurbished classroom.
  • Find out more about our book swap.
  • Find out more about our classes, especially those that have spaces available.

Spaces are limited so RSVPs are essential. Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Old Eltham Courthouse is on the corner of Main Road and Brougham Street. Enter via Brougham Street.

Jul
21
Thu
Cinema Nova monthly matinee @ Cinema Nova
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cinema Nova has started a monthly matinee program: a morning tea screening of a newly released film with complimentary tea or coffee and an in-cinema conversation with their resident film critic. The program is geared toward an older audience.

Ageing well: a personal perspective @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Janice Crosswhite, OAM, will share her personal perspective on how she has remained resilient throughout her life despite challenges faced on both a professional and personal level and will provide her suggestions and strategies for ageing well into the future.

Jul
24
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

These are free monthly lectures open to everyone. The cover topics such as environmental issues, mental health and spirituality.

Celebrating NAIDOC 2022 @ St Margaret's Anglican Church
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and Do Justice Group invite you to celebrate NAIDOC 2022 with them. Members of the Yoor-rook (meaning ‘truth’) Justice Commission will be there to discuss their role.

Jul
26
Tue
Craft and cuppa for carers and friends @ Diamond Creek Neighbourhood House
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Have a cuppa and connect with other local carers and parents. Feel free to bring along a friend with you. You can BYO a craft project that you are working on or go along and see what materials they have available for you to be inspired and start something new.

Jul
27
Wed
Brenda Fitzpatrick on unlikely heroes in unlikely places @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Brenda Fitzpatrick.

Brenda will talk about the many unlikely heroes that she has met in unlikely places during her work.

Brenda Fitzpatrick has a PhD in Global Politics and is an Australian writer who has spent time in war zones and refugee camps, and has travelled widely in Africa and elsewhere. At one time, she worked for an international humanitarian agency, writing and speaking about human rights – especially about women and girls in war – and reporting on humanitarian needs in places of conflict and disasters. Her book, Tactical Rape in War and Conflict (2016) was about the use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war and how this is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security.. Her more recent novel, Gwennie’s Girl (2019) was her first foray into fiction and used stories that she heard and experienced.

Book your place by emailing the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Aug
4
Thu
Death cafe – bringing death to life @ Bridges Restaurant
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. There will be a directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.

Aug
13
Sat
Nillumbik repair cafe @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Repair cafes are places where, at zero cost, you can take your broken stuff to receive a new lease on life. You sit with the volunteer repairer while they talk you through what they’re doing.

Aug
18
Thu
Cinema Nova monthly matinee @ Cinema Nova
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cinema Nova has started a monthly matinee program: a morning tea screening of a newly released film with complimentary tea or coffee and an in-cinema conversation with their resident film critic. The program is geared toward an older audience.

Aug
28
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

These are free monthly lectures open to everyone. The cover topics such as environmental issues, mental health and spirituality.

Sep
7
Wed
Angel Flight @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Reg Shiel and Warren Sparrow, from Angel Flight Australia, will discuss what they do and why.

Angel Flight Australia is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. All flights are free and assist passengers travelling to and from medical facilities almost anywhere in Australia. They do hundreds of flights each year in and out of Melbourne and have many volunteers who live in Melbourne.

Sep
8
Thu
Moon over Buffalo (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 8th September, starting 8pm; Sunday, 11th September, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 15th September, starting 8pm.

An acting couple Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in the Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is enroute to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this screwball comedy.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets (adult only, not concession), then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Sep
10
Sat
Nillumbik repair cafe @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Repair cafes are places where, at zero cost, you can take your broken stuff to receive a new lease on life. You sit with the volunteer repairer while they talk you through what they’re doing.

Sep
11
Sun
Moon over Buffalo (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 8th September, starting 8pm; Sunday, 11th September, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 15th September, starting 8pm.

An acting couple Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in the Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is enroute to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this screwball comedy.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets (adult only, not concession), then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Sep
15
Thu
Cinema Nova monthly matinee @ Cinema Nova
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cinema Nova has started a monthly matinee program: a morning tea screening of a newly released film with complimentary tea or coffee and an in-cinema conversation with their resident film critic. The program is geared toward an older audience.

Moon over Buffalo (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 8th September, starting 8pm; Sunday, 11th September, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 15th September, starting 8pm.

An acting couple Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in the Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is enroute to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this screwball comedy.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets (adult only, not concession), then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Sep
16
Fri
Term 3 ends
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Sep
25
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

These are free monthly lectures open to everyone. The cover topics such as environmental issues, mental health and spirituality.