Calendar

 

Jan
31
Mon
Office re-opens @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Feb
1
Tue
Adjusting to the new normal @ Diamond Creek Living & Learning Centre
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

After spending months in lockdown, it’s normal to feel unsure or anxious about re-entering community life. In this session, you will learn some new skills and brainstorm helpful strategies in the company of peers.

Presented in collaboration with St Vincent’s Healthy Ageing Service.

Feb
2
Wed
Drama for seniors (10 sessions) @ Eltham Living & Learning Centre
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10 consecutive Wednesdays, from 2nd February to 6th April, each 10-11am.

The classes will encourage spontaneity and originality, with the goal being to make you laugh, have fun and explore your creative side. The program will include: mime; improvisation; movement; voice projection using puppets; lots of props; and colourful hats.

Tutor: Lynne Bartlett.

Feb
3
Thu
Digital essentials level 1 (10 sessions) @ Eltham Living & Learning Centre
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

10 consecutive Thursdays, from 3rd February, each 1-4pm.

The topics to be covered include: using your smartphone; using SMS; connecting and working safely; navigating the Internet; using email; using social media; using apps; everyday technology; and staying safe online.

Feb
4
Fri
Drama for seniors (10 sessions) @ Diamond Creek Living & Learning Centre
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10 consecutive Fridays, from 4th February to 8th April, each 10-11am.

The classes will encourage spontaneity and originality, with the goal being to make you laugh, have fun and explore your creative side. The program will include: mime; improvisation; movement; voice projection using puppets; lots of props; and colourful hats.

Tutor: Lynne Bartlett.

Information stall at Eltham Village @ Eltham Village
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In the arcade, near Coles.

Feb
6
Sun
Information stall at Hurstbridge Market @ Hurstbridge Market
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

As well as the information stall itself, Gillian Essex and Tony Hatters (aka G&T) will be providing live music entertainment.

Feb
7
Mon
Term 1 starts
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Feb
16
Wed
Graham Parslow on vintage radio @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Graham Parslow will take you through 150 years of radio, from scientific curiosity to mature technology. Radios from the 20th century will be illustrated by examples from Graham’s collection of 600 radios. It is likely that you grew up at a time when radio was a major home entertainment and fondly recollect that radio and the times your family spent by it in the kitchen or lounge. Radios are now highly collectable for their beauty and their technology, with the cabinets reflecting the tastes of society spanning art-deco to modern minimalist. After the talk, you may be tempted to collect at least one radio (if you have not already) and join the Historical Radio Society of Australia, of which Graham is the president.

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

Feb
18
Fri
Age on the page – poetry workshop @ Eltham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Anne Carson will guide you through the process of writing a poem.

In late 2021, Nillumbik residents over 55 years old were invited to submit poems that challenged ageist stereotypes. Read these poems.

Feb
21
Mon
Driver Education for over 55s @ Eltham Library
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
24
Thu
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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 The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Feb
27
Sun
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Feb
28
Mon
Driver Education for over 55s @ Eltham Library
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
2
Wed
Gillian Essex on Grandmothers for Refugees @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grandmothers for Refugees (G4R) is a grassroots movement that has evolved from Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children. With a large membership base across both the suburbs of Melbourne and in regional Victoria, G4R’s focus is the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum. Being a grandmother is not a pre-requisite for becoming involved, as G4R also welcomes the support of ‘friends of grandmothers’, affectionally known as FROGS. G4R also collaborates at times with other like-minded groups. In addition to their advocacy role, many grandmothers – either individually or collectively at branch level – provide direct support to refugees and people seeking asylum.

In this presentation, Gillian Essex, from the Jagajaga branch, will outline the history of the movement plus explore the issues facing refugees in Australia today together with the role of G4R in advocating for them.

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

Mar
3
Thu
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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 The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
7
Mon
Driver Education for over 55s @ Eltham Library
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
16
Wed
Jim Connor on the Old Eltham Courthouse restoration @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The original courthouse building constructed in 1860 has recently undergone an extensive restoration, funded by the Shire of Nillumbik. Jim Connor, president of the Eltham District Historical Society, will take you through the restoration process, with a bit of history thrown in.

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

Mar
17
Thu
Smart gardening for seniors @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide tips on how older adults can garden smartly and safely.
Gardening is a popular hobby, but bending, kneeling and working the soil can become physically challenging as you grow older. With this workshop you will learn how to continue enjoying your garden to the fullest.

Mar
20
Sun
The Long Road (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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 The Long Road are: Sunday, 20th March, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 24th March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother’s determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
21
Mon
Driver Education for over 55s @ Eltham Library
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
22
Tue
Living your best life: advance care planning @ St Andrews Community Centre
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Advance care planning gives you a voice in your health care, no matter what the future brings. Learn how to create a plan to document your preferences for future health care for a time where you may no longer be able to communicate your decisions.

Presented by Banksia Palliative Care Service.

Mar
24
Thu
The Long Road (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 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 The Long Road are: Sunday, 20th March, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 24th March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother’s determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Apr
8
Fri
Term 1 ends
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Apr
28
Thu
Voluntary assisted dying @ Diamond Valley Library
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Voluntary assisted dying is available to Victorians who are approaching their end of life and meet defined eligibility criteria. This session is for anyone who wants to know more about this law, how to access it and some considerations for a person and/or their loved ones.

Presented by a clinician from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigator Service.

One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Apr 28 @ 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, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

May
1
Sun
One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
May 1 @ 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, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

May
5
Thu
One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
May 5 @ 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, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

May
25
Wed
Dying matters – all you need to know about palliative care @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as well as possible for as long as possible, when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Learn about palliative care and to start the conversation about living, dying and grieving well.

Presented in collaboration with Banksia Palliative Care Service.