Calendar

 

Apr
14
Wed
Seniors play day @ Eltham Lions Club Rooms
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

Seniors play day @ Eltham Lions Club Rooms
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

Apr
16
Fri
Driver Education for over 55s @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4 weekly sessions starting Friday, 16th April.

Being able to continue to drive is a key factor in supporting independence as we get older.

Apr
17
Sat
Post European contact – the impact of white settlement @ St Margaret's Anglican Church
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dr Gary Presland, historian & Australian archaeologist, and author of First People: The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Central Victoria.

The hall will be open at 1:15pm to view a display on Early Eltham Shire 1830 onwards. The Eltham Book Shop will have a table of books for sale including Gary Presland’s book.

Organised by St Margaret’s Do Justice Group.

Apr
18
Sun
I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for some of their shows of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley. The relevant dates are Sunday 18th April at 2pm, Saturday, 24th April at 2pm and Thursday 29th April at 8pm.

Here's the blurb about the show: Jan has recently suffered a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg, an archaeologist, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan’s imagination gets fired up. The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg’s beautiful but manipulative sister, arrives. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the 'U3A50' discount code in the 'gift certificate / promotion code' box, then pay.

This is a cabaret table seating event with BYO food and drink. The maximum number per table is 6 people. Please note that the discount is off the Single Seat option, not Concession. This offer is only for electronic bookings, not for walk ins, and seats cannot be reserved without payment.

Ross Garnaut on change after the pandemic @ Edendale Farm
Apr 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Ross Garnaut’s latest book, Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession sieves through the current devastation and sees an opportunity for revolutionary change. By homing in on our potential for being a renewable superpower, Garnaut argues that Australia has the potential to re-set its economy, build a successful future, and be a symbol for the kind of environmentally conscious world that we all need.

Book by phone (9438 8700).

Apr
19
Mon
Office re-opens @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Aged Care information session – home care packages @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The subjects to be discussed include funding eligibility and available services.

Apr
20
Tue
Defibrillator and CPR training @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We have recently acquired some defibrillators and three of these machines will be installed at the Eltham Central Pavilion, the Eltham Guide Hall and Diamond Creek Senior Citizens. These machines can save lives but only if, when the emergency arises, people know how to use them. They are not difficult to use but you need to know how. We have therefore organised some training sessions for our membership.

Health provider Bolton Clarke representative Raquel will be giving a talk and demo on how to use the defibrillator and other CPR matters.

Book your place by emailing our course coordinator (coordinator@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Apr
21
Wed
AGM @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The AGM is the most important meeting of the year for Nillumbik U3A members. By attending, you can contribute to the running of our organisation and find out the latest on the issues facing us. This year, the focus will be on it being a social occasion where we meet to celebrate both our return to face-to-face classes and our new headquarters at Eltham Central Pavilion.

Organising this year’s AGM is a uniquely complex exercise because we don’t yet know what the number limitations and other Covid-19 restrictions will be (and, obviously, we will be compliant with whatever the restrictions are). To help us plan the process, please rsvp by Monday, 22nd March if you are planning to attend.

Because of the uncertainty, we have decided not to invite an external speaker to the AGM this year. Rather, the meeting will comprise the usual business of electing next year’s committee etc, then talks by our President (Guy) and Treasurer (Jean), and then socialising over food and drink.

It would be great if some of you would consider nominating to be on the Committee. We particularly need some people from Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and the other areas in Nillumbik outside of Eltham. If you are potentially interested, contact Guy by phone (0411 520 850) or email (guy@nillumbiku3a.org.au) and we can discuss what is involved over a coffee.

Apr
24
Sat
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Autumn plant sale @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Organised by Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra, there will be sales of native and indigenous plants plus books.

The plant sellers will include: APS Yarra Yarra growers; Goldfield Revegetation Nursery; La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary nursery; Sunvalley Plants Nursery; and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

Seniors play day @ Eltham Lions Club Rooms
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

Seniors play day @ Eltham Lions Club Rooms
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for some of their shows of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley. The relevant dates are Sunday 18th April at 2pm, Saturday, 24th April at 2pm and Thursday 29th April at 8pm.

Here's the blurb about the show: Jan has recently suffered a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg, an archaeologist, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan’s imagination gets fired up. The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg’s beautiful but manipulative sister, arrives. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the 'U3A50' discount code in the 'gift certificate / promotion code' box, then pay.

This is a cabaret table seating event with BYO food and drink. The maximum number per table is 6 people. Please note that the discount is off the Single Seat option, not Concession. This offer is only for electronic bookings, not for walk ins, and seats cannot be reserved without payment.

Climate in crisis: what can be done? @ St Margaret's Anglican Church
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Local decision makers from all levels of government will present and then answer questions. The speakers will include Nillumbik Shire Councillors, state government MP, and federal representatives.

Apr
25
Sun
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Mon
Term 2 starts
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Apr
28
Wed
Seniors social lunch @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a 2 course meal with friends and neighbours with live entertainment from Ben Clarke.

Apr
29
Thu
I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for some of their shows of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley. The relevant dates are Sunday 18th April at 2pm, Saturday, 24th April at 2pm and Thursday 29th April at 8pm.

Here's the blurb about the show: Jan has recently suffered a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg, an archaeologist, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan’s imagination gets fired up. The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg’s beautiful but manipulative sister, arrives. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the 'U3A50' discount code in the 'gift certificate / promotion code' box, then pay.

This is a cabaret table seating event with BYO food and drink. The maximum number per table is 6 people. Please note that the discount is off the Single Seat option, not Concession. This offer is only for electronic bookings, not for walk ins, and seats cannot be reserved without payment.

May
1
Sat
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
2
Sun
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
3
Mon
Driver Education for over 55s @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

4 weekly sessions starting Monday, 3rd May.

Being able to continue to drive is a key factor in supporting independence as we get older.

May
5
Wed
Music and well-being @ Online (Zoom)
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Music (instrumental and/or vocal) has been shown to be palliative plus emotion and memory producing. This talk by Louis Roller will investigate the effects of music on all sorts of conditions.

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

May
8
Sat
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
9
Sun
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
12
Wed
Aged Care information session – residential aged care @ Nillumbik Shire Council
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What should you know when considering a move into a residential aged care facility?