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May
22
Wed
Downsizing in Nillumbik (Andrew Lemon) @ Eltham Central Pavilion
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

An article last year in CopperLine News struck a chord. Where, it asked, do our ageing residents go if the time comes to leave their family home but they still want to live in Nillumbik? A small meeting of local residents got together to discuss the matter and an informal group called Downsizing in Nillumbik emerged. They have started exploring solutions to what is self-evidently a shortage of housing for the aged in this Shire, asking how to alleviate this without spoiling the area that we all love. Federal and State governments, responding to a much broader housing crisis, are looking for broad scale solutions, and these have local ramifications.

In this talk, Andrew Lemon will discuss the issues, considering how Nillumbik’s housing mix has developed and what the future might bring. Housing is a big political and social issue in Australia today but, being Nillumbik, the problems present themselves here in a unique way.

Nillumbik Council has recently released a draft Housing Strategy and is inviting feedback. Closing date: 27th May.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

May
23
Thu
Biggest Morning Tea @ Eltham Central Pavilion
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy morning tea, mix with fellow U3A members and win great prizes.

The guest speakers will be Alan and Fiona White, who will share their experiences as a couple dealing with prostate cancer and discuss how important early intervention is in dealing with this type of cancer. Alan is the author of We’ve lost my prostate … mate.

Last year, we raised around $1,500 and we would like to do that again if not better it.

More information about the raffle to follow.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

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
4
Tue
Bunnings garden club @ Bunnings Eltham
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caring for indoor plants over winter. Therapeutic plants such as lavender, mint and camomile. Make your own teas.

D.I.Y – make your own window seal planter box.

Jun
5
Wed
Fun quiz @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Winter approaches, the year has flown – so go and enjoy a lovely indoor activity with like-minded people. Oh yes – the Fun Quiz is on again. Your quizmaster has collated and/or written (and checked!) 115 questions across 11 themes, with new ones like ‘Odd One Out’ and ‘Mysteries’. Be entertained, learn ‘stuff’ and nod your head in quiet smugness.

Your host: David O’Brien.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

Jun
12
Wed
Concussion/CTE and the future of Australian football (John Hennessy) @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Until quite recently, concussion was thought to be a reversible brain injury. Today, it is recognised as a major cause of early death and disability, affecting the lives of people of all ages. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – concussion and CTE – is now an existential threat to contact sports around the world. In Australia, two out of every three people with brain injury acquired it before the age of 25. Australian football has one of the highest rates of TBI of any team sport in the world and concussion is the number one cause of hospitalisations in the sport, which have doubled in the past decade. Australia is seen as lagging many other countries in mitigating TBI in sport. In 2023, an Australian Government Senate Inquiry was held into the issue of concussion and CTE in sport.

John Hennessy was the first Corporate Planner in the VFL/AFL and was directly involved in planning the expansion of the VFL into a national competition, including ground rationalisation, the establishment of teams in Sydney and Brisbane and the establishment of the AFL Commission. Today, he is a Board member of the Community Concussion Research Foundation and FifthQtr Foundation, an organisation committed to improving the lives of past AFL players.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

Jun
21
Fri
A cabaret evening of big band music @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Enjoy a relaxed musical evening with your friends at a table with BYO supper, drinks and glassware (they will provide coffee and tea). Listen to the Nillumbik U3A Diamond Valley Big Band, including vocalists Angeline Thompson, Belinda Coco, Richard Desmond and James Maddocks. There will be plenty of dance floor for those who like to dance.

Take some small denomination cash to participate in the raffle.

Tickets can be booked individually or in groups. The preferred method of payment is online but if you would prefer to pay by cash or card at the door, email the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au) so that they can reserve a place for you.

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
16
Tue
Xmas in July @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

More information to follow in due course.

Jul
18
Thu
Tutor morning tea @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More information to follow in due course.

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
15
Thu
Eltham Rotary Art Show gala opening night @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Attend the opening, preview the show and find out the awards.

Aug
16
Fri
Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Aug
17
Sat
Eltham Rotary Art Show @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2024 show will focus on 3D art: ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

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.

Oct
31
Thu
Climate cafe @ Platform 3095 Cafe
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On the last Thursday of each month.

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

Nov
9
Sat
Eltham & District Woodworkers Annual Exhibition @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

There will be extensive displays of their members’ work, with many items for sale. There will also be demonstrations of various woodworking techniques. Current groups include cabinet making, carving, woodturning, musical instrument, box making, pyrography and scroll sawing.

Nov
10
Sun
Eltham & District Woodworkers Annual Exhibition @ Eltham Community and Reception Centre,
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

There will be extensive displays of their members’ work, with many items for sale. There will also be demonstrations of various woodworking techniques. Current groups include cabinet making, carving, woodturning, musical instrument, box making, pyrography and scroll sawing.

Nov
16
Sat
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
17
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
23
Sat
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.

Nov
24
Sun
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios @ Various around
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists Open Studios will be on Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, each 10am-5pm.

Around 30 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the studio guide.