Calendar

 

Feb
27
Tue
Strong people stay young Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday and Friday.

A referral is required to attend this class. Contact healthAbility for more information.

This is a strength training program designed to increase people’s muscle strength. It is focused on the model developed by Dr Miriam Nelson for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and improving your general health and wellbeing. The group is supervised by volunteers who have been trained by physiotherapists.

Feb
28
Wed
North East Link Program (Wiebke Wenzel) @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The presentation will be led by Wiebke Wenzel, who works for North East Link.

Two current major road projects will transform the Greensborough to Rosanna area. The 6.5km North East Link tunnels from Watsonia to Bulleen will fix the missing link in our city’s freeway network, hopefully take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and reduce travel times by up to 35 minutes. The M80 Ring Road Completion will upgrade the M80 Ring Road, connect to the new North East Link tunnels and move through-traffic under a new Grimshaw Street interchange.

Go and learn about the designs, what’s happening in construction and what to expect in 2024 when travelling through the area.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

Yoga at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Monday morning and Wednesday evening.

These free classes are aimed at making fitness and wellness classes more accessible to people living in rural Nillumbik.

Book by calling Diamond Creek Community Centre on 9438 5299.

Feb
29
Thu
Aged Care drop-in information sessions – Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Thursday.

Go along and find out more about: government-subsidised aged care supports and services; support to access services; and advocacy and service linkage. For people over 65, their carers and families.

Just turn up.

Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

Discuss the issues of climate change with other like-minded locals.

Yes, Prime Minister (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During 2024, 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 Yes, Prime Minister are Thursday, 29th February and Sundays, 18th and 25th February.

The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion-pound loan. Moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.

By the writers of the original television series.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then either individual tickets or a full table of 6, then the number of ‘U3A member’ tickets, then enter the ‘502024’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
1
Fri
Strong people stay young Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday and Friday.

A referral is required to attend this class. Contact healthAbility for more information.

This is a strength training program designed to increase people’s muscle strength. It is focused on the model developed by Dr Miriam Nelson for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and improving your general health and wellbeing. The group is supervised by volunteers who have been trained by physiotherapists.

Friday folkies (guitar playing) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Every Friday.

‘Friday folkies’ are a guitar group who meet weekly. Drop ins welcome.

Mar
2
Sat
Nillumbik climate month – Positive everyday choices (Lucinda Flynn) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

How can the average person make a positive impact on climate change with the everyday choices they make, and the changes they implement?

Nillumbik climate month – Hope and courage in the climate crisis (John Wiseman) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This presentation will cover topics including social justice, citizen engagement, sustainability transitions, climate change risks and solutions.

Mar
3
Sun
Nillumbik climate month – Carbon in the soil (Bev Middleton) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This presentation will discuss the importance and benefits of healthy living soil and empowering the community to take action.

Nillumbik climate month – Practical solutions for your food waste (Bev Middleton) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Find the method that suits you for dealing with your food waste.

Nillumbik climate month – The impact of fire (Mike Clarke) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This session will discuss the impact of fire upon fauna in areas of Victoria, threatened species and threatening processes.

Mar
4
Mon
Yoga at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Every Monday morning and Wednesday evening.

These free classes are aimed at making fitness and wellness classes more accessible to people living in rural Nillumbik.

Book by calling Diamond Creek Community Centre on 9438 5299.

Meditation at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Every Monday.

Join this free weekly session for beginners and those who like to meditate with others.

Just turn up.

Hurstbridge Memory Care Cafe @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday.

The Memory Care Cafe is a place where people with memory loss or impairment and their carers can come together for afternoon tea and connection in a welcoming place.

Basic tech help @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Monday.

Do you have a question about accessing the library’s Digital Library, formatting a document or how to send an email on your tablet? They are there to help.

Book by calling Eltham Library on 9439 9266.

Mar
5
Tue
Strong people stay young Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday and Friday.

A referral is required to attend this class. Contact healthAbility for more information.

This is a strength training program designed to increase people’s muscle strength. It is focused on the model developed by Dr Miriam Nelson for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and improving your general health and wellbeing. The group is supervised by volunteers who have been trained by physiotherapists.

Mar
6
Wed
Fun quiz @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fun is guaranteed … all the good stuff – questions on history, geography, arts, literature, Australiana, etc plus a few surprises. And none of those annoying (for us retirees) questions about social media, rap music, sports and the like. Just take your brain and sense of humour … and a ‘smidge of smugness’ when you nod your head as you know the answer!

Your host: David O’Brien.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

Yoga at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Monday morning and Wednesday evening.

These free classes are aimed at making fitness and wellness classes more accessible to people living in rural Nillumbik.

Book by calling Diamond Creek Community Centre on 9438 5299.

Mar
7
Thu
Aged Care drop-in information sessions – Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Thursday.

Go along and find out more about: government-subsidised aged care supports and services; support to access services; and advocacy and service linkage. For people over 65, their carers and families.

Just turn up.

Mar
8
Fri
Strong people stay young Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday and Friday.

A referral is required to attend this class. Contact healthAbility for more information.

This is a strength training program designed to increase people’s muscle strength. It is focused on the model developed by Dr Miriam Nelson for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and improving your general health and wellbeing. The group is supervised by volunteers who have been trained by physiotherapists.

Friday folkies (guitar playing) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Every Friday.

‘Friday folkies’ are a guitar group who meet weekly. Drop ins welcome.

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

On the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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.

Mar
11
Mon
Yoga at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Every Monday morning and Wednesday evening.

These free classes are aimed at making fitness and wellness classes more accessible to people living in rural Nillumbik.

Book by calling Diamond Creek Community Centre on 9438 5299.

Meditation at the Hurstbridge Hub @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Every Monday.

Join this free weekly session for beginners and those who like to meditate with others.

Just turn up.

Hurstbridge Memory Care Cafe @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday.

The Memory Care Cafe is a place where people with memory loss or impairment and their carers can come together for afternoon tea and connection in a welcoming place.

Basic tech help @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Monday.

Do you have a question about accessing the library’s Digital Library, formatting a document or how to send an email on your tablet? They are there to help.

Book by calling Eltham Library on 9439 9266.

Mar
12
Tue
Strong people stay young Hurstbridge @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Tuesday and Friday.

A referral is required to attend this class. Contact healthAbility for more information.

This is a strength training program designed to increase people’s muscle strength. It is focused on the model developed by Dr Miriam Nelson for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and improving your general health and wellbeing. The group is supervised by volunteers who have been trained by physiotherapists.

Mar
13
Wed
What is bluegrass music? (John Boothroyd) @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

John Boothroyd will talk about bluegrass music, a genre of American roots music that evolved in the 1940s by the ‘father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. The talk will centre on how the music developed from early settlers from Britain and Ireland in the 18th century to the Appalachian region of America. They brought their musical traditions with them and their old ballads, love songs, instrumental and dance tunes lived on in their often isolated mountain communities over many years.

Bluegrass today enjoys a large following in America and elsewhere. Its down to earth feel, with its influences of folk, blues, Americana and old-time country music giving it wide appeal. It often features fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass and close vocal harmonies.

John will also play some examples of the music from recordings during the presentation.

John has been involved with old-time country music and bluegrass since the late 1960s, as teacher, performer and author.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.