Calendar

 

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.

Feb
29
Thu
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.

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
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.

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.

Mar
16
Sat
Nillumbik climate month – Urban trees for heat mitigation (Greg Moore) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This session will discuss the significance of urban tree canopy and its importance in mitigating heat island effects in cities.

Nillumbik climate month – Healing land and sea (Jane Morton, Dave Maher and Elly Hanrahan) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This session will discuss restoring ecosystems on land and sea, and the role that this could play in averting climate collapse.

Mar
17
Sun
Nillumbik climate month – Health impacts of heat (Dr Kristen Pearson) @ Edendale Farm
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This session will discuss the health impacts of heat and other frequent, extreme weather events in a destabilising climate.

Mar
18
Mon
Defibrillator and CPR training (Eltham) @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We have defibrillators installed in many of our facilities and it is important that many of us are familiar with how to use this equipment. So, it would be good if you could attend if you have not been before or as a refresher.

Book your place by contacting the Office by phone (0468 300 764) or email (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Mar
21
Thu
Happy Sad Man (film) @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Happy Sad Man is a film that explores hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness. The raw vulnerability of these stories will inspire you to hold some of the men in your life that bit closer.

The Happy Sad Man film maker, Genevieve Bailey, will be present and will coordinate open discussions with the audience after the screening.

Mar
28
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Mar
29
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Apr
17
Wed
AGM @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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.

For catering and quorum reasons, we are asking you to email us if you are planning to attend.

After the meeting, there will be time to catch up and socialise over free food and drink.

Apr
25
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Apr
26
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

May
30
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

May
31
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Jun
27
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Jun
28
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Jul
25
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Jul
26
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Aug
29
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Aug 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.

Aug
30
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Sep
26
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Sep
27
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.

Oct
25
Fri
Free community meal @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On the last Friday of each month.

The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. No booking required.