Our upcoming events

 
Jan
31
Mon
Office re-opens @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Feb
4
Fri
Information stall at Eltham Village @ Eltham Village
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In the arcade, near Coles.

Feb
6
Sun
Information stall at Hurstbridge Market @ Hurstbridge Market
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

As well as the information stall itself, Gillian Essex and Tony Hatters (aka G&T) will be providing live music entertainment.

Feb
7
Mon
Term 1 starts
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Feb
16
Wed
Graham Parslow on vintage radio @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Graham Parslow will take you through 150 years of radio, from scientific curiosity to mature technology. Radios from the 20th century will be illustrated by examples from Graham’s collection of 600 radios. It is likely that you grew up at a time when radio was a major home entertainment and fondly recollect that radio and the times your family spent by it in the kitchen or lounge. Radios are now highly collectable for their beauty and their technology, with the cabinets reflecting the tastes of society spanning art-deco to modern minimalist. After the talk, you may be tempted to collect at least one radio (if you have not already) and join the Historical Radio Society of Australia, of which Graham is the president.

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

Feb
24
Thu
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Feb
27
Sun
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
2
Wed
Gillian Essex on Grandmothers for Refugees @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grandmothers for Refugees (G4R) is a grassroots movement that has evolved from Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children. With a large membership base across both the suburbs of Melbourne and in regional Victoria, G4R’s focus is the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum. Being a grandmother is not a pre-requisite for becoming involved, as G4R also welcomes the support of ‘friends of grandmothers’, affectionally known as FROGS. G4R also collaborates at times with other like-minded groups. In addition to their advocacy role, many grandmothers – either individually or collectively at branch level – provide direct support to refugees and people seeking asylum.

In this presentation, Gillian Essex, from the Jagajaga branch, will outline the history of the movement plus explore the issues facing refugees in Australia today together with the role of G4R in advocating for them.

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

Mar
3
Thu
The 39 Steps (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The 39 Steps are: Thursday, 24th February, starting 8pm; Sunday, 27th February, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 3rd March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. He soon becomes the prime suspect. A mysterious organisation called ‘The 39 Steps’ is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt as Hannay desperately tries to prove his innocence and uncover the dangerous truth behind what ‘The 39 Steps’ really means. This is a riotous parody of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
16
Wed
Jim Connor on the Old Eltham Courthouse restoration @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The original courthouse building constructed in 1860 has recently undergone an extensive restoration, funded by the Shire of Nillumbik. Jim Connor, president of the Eltham District Historical Society, will take you through the restoration process, with a bit of history thrown in.

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

Mar
20
Sun
The Long Road (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The Long Road are: Sunday, 20th March, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 24th March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother’s determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Mar
24
Thu
The Long Road (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for The Long Road are: Sunday, 20th March, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 24th March, starting 8pm.

Here’s the blurb about the play: When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother’s determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

Apr
8
Fri
Term 1 ends
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Apr
28
Thu
One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

May
1
Sun
One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

May
5
Thu
One Act Plays Season (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

During 2022, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for One Act Plays Season are: Thursday, 28th April, starting 2pm; Sunday, 1st May, starting 2pm; and Thursday, 5th May, starting 8pm.

There will be three one act plays, with the interplay of the comedy, the whodunnit and the drama representing the human condition of life and death. The three plays are:

  • No Chocolates by Request by Chris Hodson.
  • The Patient by Agatha Christie.
  • Der Kriminal Kommissar by Michael McLean.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then the number of tickets, then enter the ‘202250’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.