Calendar

 

Sep
29
Thu
Grief, loss and dementia @ healthAbility
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This session will be focused on the carer. It will provide an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia. It will provide information about the kinds of change and loss experienced with dementia, the ways people may experience and express their grief, and emotional coping strategies for family carers of someone living with dementia.

You will gain knowledge in: your own responses to grief and loss; tools to help with support; networking; and stress managment strategies you can put in place to support your wellbeing.

Heal with food – heart health @ Edendale Farm
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Organised by Vasundhara Kandpal from Green Karma, who is also Nillumbik U3A’s yoga tutor.

Dr Malcolm Mackay will discuss the role of nutrition in pulmonary heart diseases. A healthy meal box will be provided during the event.

Oct
1
Sat
North of the Yarra Quilters quilt show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Around 100 patchwork quilts made by members of the North of the Yarra Quilters Guild will be on display.

Oct
2
Sun
North of the Yarra Quilters quilt show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Around 100 patchwork quilts made by members of the North of the Yarra Quilters Guild will be on display.

Oct
4
Tue
Seniors social lunch @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a 2 course meal with friends and neighbours with live entertainment from the band Spectrum, featuring Mike Rudd.

Oct
6
Thu
Office re-opens @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Oct
8
Sat
Nillumbik climate and environment networking afternoon @ Edendale Farm
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a networking, discussion and workshop opportunity to consider Nillumbikians community might work together to support, educate and inspire our community to act on climate and protect our environment. Speakers: Matt Ruchel (Victorian National Parks Association) and Ben Ramcharan (Nillumbik Councillor). Includes afternoon tea.

Oct
10
Mon
Witness declarations and document certification @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local Justice of the Peace (JP) and U3A member Tony Rizzo will be available at Eltham Central Pavilion to witness declarations and to certify documents on Monday, 10th October, 1-3pm and again on Monday, 14th November, 1-3pm. You do not need to be a U3A member to use this free service and you can also book in your family or friends.

For us to plan the sessions and to monitor demand, please email the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au), stating which of the dates you would like to attend.

Oct
11
Tue
The work of prison chaplains @ St Margaret's Anglican Church
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cathrine Muston of the Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry will talk about the work of prison chaplains, as well as opportunities for community connection post-release. Cathrine coordinates the Get out for Good program, which provides volunteer mentors for people leaving prison.

Register with St Margaret’s Anglican Church by either phone (9439 9238) or email (parishoffice@stmargaretseltham.org.au).

Oct
13
Thu
Osteoarthritis information session @ Eltham Library
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There are good, research-based ways to manage and improve pain levels and function with osteoarthritis.

Presenters: Back In Motion Eltham’s physios Sean and Maddy.

Oct
19
Wed
Cathy Guinness on being a white woman in an Aboriginal world @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Cathy Guinness.

For 40 years, Cathy has been the partner of a prominent Yorta Yorta man, Wayne Atkinson, as he has journeyed through the political upheavals of these years as a leader – putting Aboriginal voices into history, reclaiming ownership of Aboriginal heritage, the Native Title court cases, the campaign for joint management of national parks, and now the work to tell the truth about our past.

Cathy and Wayne have also travelled around the world researching their family histories in Ireland, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India, resulting in Cathy publishing two books about her family and human rights.

Throughout these experiences, Cathy has learned from Wayne what it is to be an Aboriginal activist, and she has come to understand about being white in an Aboriginal community.

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

Oct
23
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 23 @ 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.

Oct
24
Mon
Moving together – chair-based exercise session @ healthAbility
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Moving Together group helps people to build their balance and strength, while remaining seated in a chair. The program supports people who may not be suited for our other exercise programs due to balance instability on their feet. The group is led by a physiotherapist.

Nov
4
Fri
An evening of big band music @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Listen to the Diamond Valley Big Band, including vocalists Angeline Thompson and Richard Desmond, with musical performances inspired by Glen Miller, Artie Shaw and others. Enjoy a relaxed musical evening with your friends at a table with BYO supper and BYO drinking glasses. There is also plenty of dance floor for those who like to dance.

Nov
12
Sat
Rotary Eltham Festival
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.

Nov
13
Sun
Rotary Eltham Festival
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.

Nov
14
Mon
Witness declarations and document certification @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local Justice of the Peace (JP) and U3A member Tony Rizzo will be available at Eltham Central Pavilion to witness declarations and to certify documents on Monday, 10th October, 1-3pm and again on Monday, 14th November, 1-3pm. You do not need to be a U3A member to use this free service and you can also book in your family or friends.

For us to plan the sessions and to monitor demand, please email the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au), stating which of the dates you would like to attend.

Nov
27
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Nov 27 @ 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.

Dec
6
Tue
Our Christmas breakup @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Yes, now that the lockdowns are over, we are re-starting our Christmas breakup evenings. It will be the usual mix of great food, great entertainment and an opportunity for great socialising.

More details to follow.

Dec
25
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Dec 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.

Jan
22
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jan 22 @ 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.

Feb
26
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Feb 26 @ 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.

Mar
26
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 26 @ 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.

Apr
23
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Apr 23 @ 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.

May
28
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
May 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.

Jun
25
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jun 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.

Jul
23
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jul 23 @ 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.

Aug
27
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 27 @ 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
24
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Sep 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.

Oct
22
Sun
Green wedge public lectures @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 22 @ 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.