The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria

 

The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria step back in time to bring you a showcase of music and dance from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, performed in vibrant court dress, with live music on period instruments. After enjoying an hour of music and dance, you will be able to view the instruments and costumes, and chat with the performers.

The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria are a small non-profit group aiming to keep the dance, music and theatrical arts from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods alive and in the public eye.

Montsalvat Winterfest

 

Enjoy live music and entertainment. Join them for a guided lantern walk through the Montsalvat grounds. Take your own cushion, let the kids enjoy storytime in front of the fireplace, and indulge in food and mulled wine.

The Christmas Hills Makers Exchange

 

This event will feature various musical instrument makers, painters, crafters, photographers, writers and musicians who live and/or work in Nillumbik.

Detox your home

 

Dispose of your toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals and pesticides, for free.

Tour of Ellis Cottage

 

This guided tour will be led by Jean Verso from Nillumbik Historical Society.

Ellis Cottage is historically significant for its association with the Ellis family, who were pioneers of the Diamond Creek district and the benefactors of the historic gateway at the Nillumbik Cemetery. It illustrates the development of farming in the area.

Book your place by emailing the Office. Pay $7.50 on the day to cover coffee/tea and biscuits.

Still worried about Covid?

 

Whilst the recent easing of Covid restrictions has been welcomed by some of our members, it has caused some worry to others. Nillumbik U3A member and recently retired Doctor, Greg Papworth, will be available at Old Eltham Courthouse to discuss any concerns, questions or issues that you might have about the current situation. He will also discuss the latest statistics and trends plus our first flu season for three years.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

If you would like to have attended the session but can’t make it on the 6th May, email the Office and we will organise another session.

Coping with grief and loss

 

This workshop will discuss: understanding grief and the different types of grief; understanding the grief and loss process; understanding the different models of grief; strategies for managing grief and loss; strategies when supporting another person experiencing grief and loss; and how to seek professional help for your mental health and wellbeing.

Presenters: Clinical Psychologist Stephanie Perin and Mental Health Nurse Tanya Cottrell, both from the Healthy Ageing Service, St Vincent’s Aged Mental Health.

Making sense of your energy bills

 

The session will help you understand: what’ss on your energy bill; gas and electricity charges; if you’re on the best deal for your household (and, if not, how to change); and what concessions are available and are you eligible? It will be presented by the Australian Energy Foundation.

Carers coffee morning

 

Go along and connect with other local unpaid carers over a cuppa to share stories and knowledge, socialise with others and be inspired.

Carers and NDIS info session

 

Hear about what supports and services you can access through the Carer Gateway or through the NDIS.

Presenters: Nicholas Colicchia, from Merri Health, and a representative from Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Craft and cuppa for carers and friends

 

Have a cuppa and connect with other local carers and parents. Feel free to bring along a friend with you. You can BYO a craft project that you are working on or go along and see what materials they have available for you to be inspired and start something new.

Carers and Aged Care info session

 

Hear about what supports and services you can access through the Carer Gateway or through the Aged Care system.

Presenters: Nicholas Colicchia, from Merri Health, and Stacie Synon, Aged Care Navigation and Advocacy Officer at Nillumbik Council.

Celebrating NAIDOC 2022

 

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and Do Justice Group invite you to celebrate NAIDOC 2022 with them. Members of the Yoor-rook (meaning ‘truth’) Justice Commission will be there to discuss their role.

Introduction to winemaking course (4 sessions)

 

4 sessions, starting Saturday, 7th August and ending Saturday, 18th September, each 2-4pm.

Join members of the Eltham & District Winemaker’s Guild (EDWG) to learn about the art of winemaking using a fruit available throughout the year – raspberries (the frozen kind). The techniques taught can, however, be applied to all types of winemaking. An EDWG member mentor will be available as needed.

Over the 4 sessions, you will join your instructors and fellow winemakers online, follow the instructors as they take you through the notes and, over the sessions, you will make your first wine.

Book your place by phone (0408 031581).

Our art exhibition at Eltham Library

 

When Covid-19 sent Australians into a pandemic reality in 2020, all Australians were forced to develop new ways to be and work together. These events, especially the lockdowns, inspired the artistic reflections our Painting and Drawing Class. The resulting PAN Art collection of paintings, drawings, film and text is being exhibited at Eltham Library from 17th December to 16th January. Each day, we will have members from the class at the exhibition selling both their art cards and their Panart booklet.

Judy Racz art exhibition

 

Judy is a member of our Hurstbridge Art Group and a selection of her acrylic flow paintings is being exhibited at Bridges Restaurant at 1075 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road until 4th July, Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am to late. Please ring the restaurant on 9718 0099 before attending in case of private functions. If you want to know more about what flow painting is, you can watch this video by U3A member Jo Ball.

Habitat planting on the Diamond Creek

 

Join the Friends of Edendale, Edendale Farm and Melbourne Water in a family re-vegetation activity along the Diamond Creek near Edendale to help re-build habitat for our local platypus and their friends. The goal is to plant 500 indigenous plants on the day.

The Pebbled Beach at Pentecost by Andrew Lemon

 

Andrew Lemon, a historian who lives in Eltham, will discuss his debut and about-to-be published novel The Pebbled Beach at Pentecost.

The novel is “set against the wilds of Vanuatu is a unique fusion of authentic history and informed invention – a tragic story of colonialism in Australia and the Pacific, told with compassion, humour and a deep understanding of time and place.

Nillumbik Reconciliation Group Sorry Day

 

Welcome to Country, clapsticks, music and smoking ceremony. Led by a Wurundjeri Elder. Ceremony to be followed by a short bush walk along the Diamond Creek.

Habitat planting on the Diamond Creek

 

Join the Friends of Edendale, Edendale Farm and Melbourne Water in a family re-vegetation activity along the Diamond Creek near Edendale to help re-build habitat for our local platypus and their friends. The goal is to plant 500 indigenous plants on the day.

Planting in Diamond Creek

 

This planting event, to be held on National Tree Day, is part of an ongoing re-vegetation project that aims to improve water quality whilst strengthening the habitat corridor of the Diamond Creek.

Friends of Edendale

 

Two sessions, one starting at 11am and the other at 1pm.

A Friends of Edendale group has just been formed. Go to their first activity and help at Edendale and to plant along the Diamond Creek.

Just turn up.

Sign up for their free newsletter.

Friends of Edendale

 

Two sessions, one starting at 11am and the other at 1pm.

A Friends of Edendale group has just been formed. Go to their first activity and help at Edendale and to plant along the Diamond Creek.

Just turn up.

Sign up for their free newsletter.

Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary

 

You will learn: all about the bee, biology, diseases and honey; types of equipment and hives required; and regulations and purchasing bees. Presenter: Benedict Hughes. The workshop is suitable for participants aged from 10 years onwards.

There are some other associated events as part of celebrating World Bee Day on 20th May. See graphic right.

Loving Country with Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou

 

Co-author Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou will discuss their new book, Loving Country, which offers a new way to travel and discover Australia through an Indigenous narrative. It shows travellers how to see the country as herself, to know her whole and old story, and to find the way to fall in love with her, our home.

Book by phone (9439 8700).

Post European contact – the impact of white settlement

 

Speaker: Dr Gary Presland, historian & Australian archaeologist, and author of First People: The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Central Victoria.

The hall will be open at 1:15pm to view a display on Early Eltham Shire 1830 onwards. The Eltham Book Shop will have a table of books for sale including Gary Presland’s book.

Organised by St Margaret’s Do Justice Group.

Seniors social lunch

 

Enjoy a 2 course meal with friends and neighbours with live entertainment from pianist Hana Zreikat.

Eltham Orchestras’ variety concert

 

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

Ross Garnaut on change after the pandemic

 

Ross Garnaut’s latest book, Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession sieves through the current devastation and sees an opportunity for revolutionary change. By homing in on our potential for being a renewable superpower, Garnaut argues that Australia has the potential to re-set its economy, build a successful future, and be a symbol for the kind of environmentally conscious world that we all need.

Book by phone (9438 8700).

Climate in crisis: what can be done?

 

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.

Multi-cultural morning tea

 

We are planning to make our morning teas a regular event and this will be the next one.

We have many members who come from different cultures so we would like attendees to bring along a small plate of food reflective of the many different cultures found in Australia. Get out your mother’s old family recipes or, for those cooks that like a challenge, google “cakes/biscuits from different countries” and see what appeals to you.

It will be a great opportunity to socialise and to savour the delights of our multi-cultural society.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Biggest Morning Tea

 

We will once again be part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, an annual Cancer Council fundraising 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. The Cancer Council has provided us with a speaker who will enlighten us on the fundraising and research aspects of the Cancer Council.

This year we are asking members to bring a small plate to share with other members. Tea, coffee and champagne will be provided for those who would like it. Please bring some cash (yes, cash please!) to donate to this worthy cause.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Eltham Football Club Good Friday game

 

The local footy season starts on Good Friday, 2nd April and Eltham Football Club, with whom we share the Eltham Central Pavilion, are playing at home against Greensborough-based St Marys. There will be several games on the day but the main game will start at 2.10pm.

It would be great if a group of us could go along to watch the game. It only costs $10 and food and drinks will be available (plus, we are told, a bouncy castle!). I (Guy), for one, will be going. If you would like to join me, Email me.

Defibrillator and CPR training

 

We have recently acquired some defibrillators and three of these machines will be installed at the Eltham Central Pavilion, the Eltham Guide Hall and Diamond Creek Senior Citizens. These machines can save lives but only if, when the emergency arises, people know how to use them. They are not difficult to use but you need to know how. We have therefore organised some training sessions for our membership.

Health provider Bolton Clarke representative Raquel will be giving a talk and demo on how to use the defibrillator and other CPR matters.

Book your place by emailing our course coordinator (coordinator@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Defibrillator and CPR training

 

We have recently acquired some defibrillators and three of these machines will be installed at the Eltham Central Pavilion, the Eltham Guide Hall and Diamond Creek Senior Citizens. These machines can save lives but only if, when the emergency arises, people know how to use them. They are not difficult to use but you need to know how. We have therefore organised some training sessions for our membership.

Health provider Bolton Clarke representative Raquel will be giving a talk and demo on how to use the defibrillator and other CPR matters.

Book your place by emailing our course coordinator (coordinator@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Community barbecue

 

This will be a social barbecue with a chance to mingle with members of different community groups. The bar will be open, with drinks at bar prices and all proceeds going to the Slovenian Club.

Register your attendance with Gemma Whyte by phone (9070 3454) or email (elthamlionsclub@gmail.com).

Seniors play day

 

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

 

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.

Researching Aboriginal family history

 

Tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family histories poses a unique set of challenges.

In this webinar organised by Yarra Plenty Regional Library, join Jenny Bates (Koorie Heritage Trust), Maxine Briggs (Koorie Heritage Unit at State Library Victoria), and Tsari Anderson (Koorie Records Unit at Public Records Office Victoria and National Archives of Australia) to learn their tips and tricks. Topics will include: how to get started, staying organised, an overview of useful records available, ideas for researching names and places, and how to access conditions of records.

Bookings are essential.

An introduction to modern art

 

This talk will be given by Guy Palmer, tutor of our History of Modern Art course.

The date most commonly identified as marking the birth of ‘modern art’ is 1863, the year that Manet exhibited his painting Le déjeuner sur l’herbe in the Salon des Refusés in Paris. Manet was one of a group of friends who came to be known as the Impressionists, with Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Degas being the most famous of the other members of the group.

In the 50 or so years following the impressionists, there were all sorts of movements/groups who took modern art in a variety of interesting directions, including a number of ‘post-impressionists’ (Cezanne, van Gogh et al), Fauvism (Matisse, Derain et al), Expressionism (Kirchner, Kandinsky et al) and Cubism (Picasso, Braque et al). Between the two world wars came Dadaism and Surrealism. Then, after the second world war, the USA became the focal point of new artistic movements (Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, etc).

In this talk, Guy will briefly run through all this history, discussing how the styles of the various movements differed, and illustrating with lots of paintings..

Register your interest by email to the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au). You will then be sent the relevant Zoom link to your email address (the one registered with U3A) 24-36 hours before the event.

Bunnings sausage sizzle

 

Our first ever Sunday Bunnings sausage sizzle! Why not go along and chat to our hardworking cooks, perhaps also buying a sausage?

Navigating your Aged Care journey

 

A panel of Aged Care speakers will provide the information to assist you in preparing to navigate your own, or your loved ones, journey through the Aged Care system. The information and advice will cover: home care packages, assessing options, searching for services, understanding & covering costs, estate planning and property management.

Open Cellars Weekend

 

On both 20th and 21st of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Giammarino Wines, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Massaros, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch, Shaws Road Winery, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

Incredible Edible Eltham – Winter vegetable planting workshop

 

It’s time to think about your Winter veggie planting. As a prelude to the early April Winter planting at the Incredible Edible Eltham planter boxes at the railway station and outside healthAbility, presenters Guy Palmer and Evan Gellert will discuss what could be planted and why. They will compare and contrast this with what they will be planting in their home veggie patches. The discussion will include broad beans, garlic, peas, brassicas, root vegetables and leafy greens, including particular considerations when growing some of these veggies. They will also demonstrate some of the tools that they use (soil blockers, temperature probes, etc). The history, and possible future, of Incredible Edible Eltham will be touched on.

Refreshments will be provided.

Click here to read about Incredible Edible Eltham.

Numbers are limited so please register.

Diamond Creek Rotary Spring Town Fair

 

The activities will include carnival rides, craft stalls, food stalls, sporting clubs, CFA Tug-O-War, novelty races, a light parade, live music, demonstrations, displays and presentations.

The fair also provides opportunity for community groups, such as schools, churches, sporting clubs to fund raise and to promote their activities.

Rotary Eltham Festival

 

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.

Rotary Eltham Festival

 

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.

On The Hill Festival

 

This annual festival celebrates the craft, writing, food and produce created locally. It includes live music, food and a variety of entertainment to suit the whole family.

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

 

The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history and is a celebration of our heritage, environment and community. Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approach the township of Hurstbridge. As visitors stroll the main street, they enjoy an extensive array of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free.

Introduction to home brewing

 

The purpose of the meeting is twofold.

First, for those interested in starting brewing beer at home, go long and learn how it’s done and what types of kits are available on the market.

Second, for more experienced home brewers, discuss the possible formation of a local grain brewing group.

The event is sponsored by Hurstbridge Men’s Shed.

Get on with life

 

Three guest speakers will focus on strengthening social connections, along with physical and mental activities in our communities. They are: Gerard Mansour, Commission for Senior Victorians; Tony Shaw, ex-AFL player; and Carol O’Halloran, Channel C31 TV Presenter of Over 50 So What! program.

A light breakfast and beverages will be available at no charge to all attendees.

There will be a number of information stalls, including one by Nillumbik U3A

Ageing well: a personal perspective

 

Janice Crosswhite, OAM, will share her personal perspective on how she has remained resilient throughout her life despite challenges faced on both a professional and personal level and will provide her suggestions and strategies for ageing well into the future.

Nillumbik repair cafe

 

Repair cafes are places where, at zero cost, you can take your broken stuff to receive a new lease on life. You sit with the volunteer repairer while they talk you through what they’re doing.

Grandparents morning tea

 

The morning tea will include food, tea, coffee, and sharing experiences and learning from each other.

Grandparents morning tea

 

The morning tea will include food, tea, coffee, and sharing experiences and learning from each other.

Grandparents morning tea

 

The morning tea will include food, tea, coffee, and sharing experiences and learning from each other.

Grief and bereavement

 

Learn more about grief, mourning and bereavement. Also hear some suggestions on how to support someone who is grieving.

Facilitated by a Bereavement Counsellor from The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.

Summer’s End Marketplace

 

There will be an artisan market, food trucks, an artistic demonstration by Australian illustrator Marc McBride and musical entertainment throughout. Plus you can roam the grounds and galleries.

Afterwards, there will be an outdoor screening of Judy & Punch, 8-10pm (cost: $25).

Smart gardening for seniors

 

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.

Adjusting to the new normal

 

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.

Living your best life: advance care planning

 

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.

Voluntary assisted dying

 

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.

Get connected with Zoom

 

Handy tips and tricks for planning and hosting interactive and engaging Zoom meetings.

Death cafe – bringing death to life

 

Meet strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. There will be a directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.

Autumn plant sale

 

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, Goldfields Revegetation Nursery, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Nursery, Sunvalley Plants Nursery and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

Home Harvest Picnic

 

This will be the ninth annual home harvest picnic, where trained cooks produce a shared meal from homegrown produce. As well as the meal itself, there will be community stalls, music and family activities. You have three options:

  1. Register as a grower ($0): supply some of your homegrown produce and receive a prepared basket for you and up to three guests.
  2. Purchase a picnic basket ($10 per person).
  3. Bring your own picnic ($0).

Green wedge public lectures

 

These are free monthly lectures open to everyone. The cover topics such as environmental issues, mental health and spirituality.

Cinema Nova monthly matinee

 

Cinema Nova has started a monthly matinee program: a morning tea screening of a newly released film with complimentary tea or coffee and an in-cinema conversation with their resident film critic. The program is geared toward an older audience.

Open Farm Day

 

Open Farm Day is your chance to visit working farms and meet local farmers. The activities will include farm tours, live demonstrations, farm animals and product tastings. The farms participating in 2019 included Apted’s Orchards (Arthurs Creek), Balashi Flowers (Doreen), Edendale Community Environment Farm (Eltham), Easthill Estate (Kangaroo Ground), Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard (Cottles Bridge), Kings of Kangaroo Ground (Kangaroo Ground), Nillumbik Estate (Smiths Gully), Omaru Alpacas (Cottles Bridge), Shaws Road Winery (Arthurs Creek), Sugarloaf Produce (Strathewen), Turners Bakehouse Eatery (Mernda), Weeping Grevillea Nursery (Kangaroo Ground), Yarrambat Estate Vineyard (Yarrambat) and Yarra Valley Custom Meats (Dixons Creek).

Artists Open Studios

 

28 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms.

AGM

 

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. This year, the focus will be on it being a social occasion where we meet to celebrate our successful return to face-to-face classes and our other recent achievements.

It would be great if some of you would consider nominating to be on the Committee. We particularly need some people from Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and the other areas in Nillumbik outside of Eltham. If you are potentially interested, contact Guy by phone (0411 520 850) or email (guy@nillumbiku3a.org.au) and we can discuss what is involved over a coffee.

This girl can

 

VicHealth data suggests that women are twice as likely as men to worry about being too unfit to exercise. Join Eltham Leisure Centre alongside Richmond Football Club and VicHealth to learn more about the barriers that prevent women from being active, and effective ways to help overcome these.

Hosted by Richmond Football Club’s Tiffany Cherry, you will hear from Peggy O’Neal (Richmond Premiership President) Kate Sheahan (AFLW Football Operations Manager), Sabrina Frederick (AFLW star), Karen Egan (Nillumbik Council mayor) and representatives from VicHealth. Additionally, they are offering all attendees the opportunity to participate in yoga, body balance and spin class post event at Eltham Leisure Centre (five minute walk).

Poverty

 

Presenter: Guy Palmer. Guy used to be the Director of a UK-based think tank (New Policy Institute) dedicated to issues of social justice. In this presentation, he will talk about some of the key concepts of first poverty, including underlying philosophical issues and major policy challenges. He will also provide some information about scale, trends over time and comparisons between countries.

Book by email to the Office (u3a.nillumbik@gmail.com).

Urban Nillumbik networking event

 

One or two representatives from your group are invited to an informal networking event to meet other local community groups and organisations in urban Nillumbik (Diamond Creek, Eltham, Greensborough, Research, North Warrandyte and Yarrambat). The intentions of the network are to: share information; provide an opportunity to connect with other groups; strengthen community partnerships; hear about funding and grants available; and identify training and development opportunities.

RSVP by email (anna.maio@nillumbik.vic.gov.au) for catering purposes.

Healthy and active ageing expo

 

The inaugural Healthy and Active Ageing Expo is a free event for Nillumbik and Banyule residents to showcase a range of health and wellbeing activities and services within the local community including: healthy cooking demonstrations, tastings and recipes; bike n blend smoothies; health checks; massages; information sessions; fun exercise activities; and giveaways.

A morning tea for new members

 

Is your Nillumbik U3A member number 1420 or greater? (Don’t know your ID number? Look on your name tag.)

If so, this means that you have joined our U3A sometime since late 2020 and that you are invited to our upcoming new members’ morning tea:

  • Meet some of our Committee members.
  • Meet other new members.
  • See our refurbished classroom.
  • Find out more about our book swap.
  • Find out more about our classes, especially those that have spaces available.

Spaces are limited so RSVPs are essential. Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Old Eltham Courthouse is on the corner of Main Road and Brougham Street. Enter via Brougham Street.

Communication and hearing tactics for hearing impaired people and friends

 

U3A member Catherine Blakey will discuss communication and hearing tactics for hearing impaired people and their family, friends and colleagues.

As a person with a lifelong hearing loss, and as a hearing aid user for 60 years, Catherine has developed many hearing tactics. Hearing tactics are assertive approaches towards communication that you can actively use to improve your social interaction and communication in the environment. You can take charge of some situations to best suit your needs. This helps family and friends to send, receive and understand the message.

Read Catherine’s advice on this subject for our classes.

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

What is the best painting of the last 150 years?

 

What is the best painting of the last 150 years? Well, it will be up to you to decide! This will be our first face-to-face event for some time and it should be a fun afternoon. All members are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Guy Palmer has shortlisted 100 paintings and organised them into pairs. You will vote which of the pair you prefer and whichever painting gets the most votes moves forward into the next round. So, for example, in the first round, you might choose your favourite Monet, your favourite Renoir, your favourite Pissarro, etc then in subsequent rounds, you choose between these to get to your favourite Impressionist painting. Then your favourite Impressionist is pitted against your favourite post-Impressionist. And so on until we have a winner.

As we go, people can comment on why they voted as they did and can even comment on other people’s comments. Throughout, Guy will provide brief introductions to the various art movements and painters.

Guy is our History of Art tutor.

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