Calendar

 

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.

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
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.

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
11
Tue
Lighthouses and the Coldstream Guards @ Eltham Living & Learning Centre
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Many people wonder what it would be like to live on a lighthouse and what sorts of people chose that lifestyle. U3A member June Rushton will begin her talk with the story of her father and his time as a Coldstream Guard, the oldest, continuously serving, regular regiment in the British Army. As part of the Household Division, one of its principal roles is the protection of the monarchy. She will then tell how her family moved to Australia and ended up as a lighthouse family living on Bruny Island, Swan Island and Cape Sorrell before transferring over to Victorian stations at Wilsons Promontory, Cape Otway and Cape Nelson.

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

May
23
Sun
Eltham Orchestras’ variety concert @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

In their first performance for over a year, The Eltham Orchestras’ variety concert will feature the orchestra itself, orchestra strings and beginner strings.

May
26
Wed
Biggest Morning Tea @ Eltham Central Pavilion
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will once again be part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, an annual Cancer Council fund raising event. This will be a great opportunity to socialise with other U3A members and will also raise funds to go towards research and provide support for people with cancer and their loved ones. All that is required on the day is for you come along with some cash (yes, cash please!) to donate to this worthy cause. There’ll be a cuppa, some nibbles provided by U3A and lots of friendly company.

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

For those unable to attend but who would like to make a donation, you can place some money in an envelope marked The Biggest Morning Tea and drop it into the Office (whilst it is open) or into the letterbox on the outside wall (at other times).

Jun
4
Fri
A guided tour of Montsalvat by Vincent Galante @ Montsalvat
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vincent Galante will lead another tour of Montsalvat. The cost will be $5 per person to be paid on the day. The last tour was a sellout so book your place quickly!

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