U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©
PO Box 153 Apollo Bay  Vic  3233


Sharing the fun of learning

 Term 2 2019
23 April - 28 June






* Film Group
No limit on Numbers attending

1:00pm for 1:30pm

3rd Monday of the month.

starting 20 May 2019

Room 4 Marrar Woorn

* Computer Group

facilitator:  Bill Gross

10:30am - 12 noon

4th Monday
starting 27 May

Room 1 Marrar Woorn





Book Group
One of the group selects a book eah month for members to read an discuss at the meeting

2:30 PM

3rd Tuesday of the month
starting 21 May

Venue on application





* Cards and Board Games

 No limit on numbers

12:45 - 4:00pm

3rd Tuesday of the month
starting 25 April
(also during school holidays)

Venue on application

*   These sessions are open to members without pre-booking

If you are interested please book early as this helps with our planning and preparation. Courses/activities may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not received.


*Members are invited to come along to a walk to be selected each month. The walks will include some of the trails and beauty spots throughout the district.  We can arrange car pooling and depending on the walk selected take a picnic or finish the walk with lunch at a local café.  An indication of the length and difficulty of the walk will be provided so that you can decide if this will suit your capabilities.  A fixed day of the month will not be set so check the Apollo Bay News or email notifications for details.

Offered in Term 2


A seminar conducted by Ray Nichols

This is a new course from Ray. The premise of this course is that democracy can be our strongest defense against the state and the powerful.  But this is not always the case!  The reasons will be examined and democracy will be re-examined.  

To ensure enjoyment and full participation in this course Ray limits numbers to 12. TERM 2 IS FULLY BOOKED.

We will take expressions of interest for Term 4 starting 9 October to 11 December 2019. Those who booked at Enrolment Day and were unable to get into the term 2 sessions, they have their name on the list for term 4.

Weekly starting Wednesday 24 April, 10am -12 noon, Room 4 Marrar Woorn.

The Great Literary Exodus to Paris in the 1920’s and 1930’s

Brought to you by Di Shipham and Wendy Cookes.

The sessions run in 2018 on Bloomsbury invoked much interest in the literary scene so Di and Wendy have decided to explore the vast exodus of literary talent to Paris in the 1920’s and 30’s …… Hemingway, Joyce, Scott Fitzgerald etc. A chance to re-read some old favorites?


Explore their lives?

Their influence on one another?

Join in the conversation – or just listen.

Time/Dates: 10am-12noon Tuesday 28 May, 4 June, 11 June

Venue: Room 4  Marrar Woorn

Courses in the pipeline

The Heide Circle

Continuing with previous themes of artists and their influences we can look at the group of Austalian artists who at various times lived and worked at Heide, the home of John and Sunday Reed in the suburb of Bulleen, Melbourne. Many well known modernist artists such as Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Danila Vassilleff and Joy Hester were among those who produced their most famous works at Heide.  We will look into the influence of the Reeds on Australian modern art and discuss some of the work of the artists.  

Could be held in term 2 Time/Dates to be confirmed.

Social Issues Learning Circle (SILC)

Rob Salter from Yarra City U3A has shared an idea for an activity that has been running successfully in their U3A.  It is called the Social Issues Learning Circle. It's like a book group except instead of reading a book each month, we read some online articles articles (or watch videos or listen to audios) prior to the session about a particular issue, like asylum seekers or the Murray-Darling Basin water issue, and then discuss this issue at the session. Topics are chosen by the group, and one or two people prepare for and facilitate each session. About two weeks before the session, they email the group members, with links to the readings, videos and audios in the email.

Would you may be interested in trying similar sessions? Could start in Term 2.

Journey with Fluxes

If you missed out last year Victoria Howlett will repeat her fascinating tour of aspects of the ‘discovery’ of ceramic glazes. Illustrated topics cover many eras and include the techniques of the Egyptian and Chinese, Greek Red & Black Figure ware, Terra sigillata, & several glaze types including Shino, Celadon, Lead, Raku & others; many of which are in our own NGV collection.  (Note this is not a practical glaze making course.)

Could be held in term 4. Time/Dates to be confirmed

Please contact Penelope Calcutt on Mob. 0473 009 300  if you would be interested in participating in these  sessions.

Term Dates:  2nd Term 23 April – 28 June, 3rd Term 15 July – 20 Sept, 4th Term 7 Oct – 20 Dec.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 30 April, 2pm at the Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan Street.  

All members and visitors are invited to the meeting and to join us for afternoon tea.

For course enrolments email info@u3a.apollobay.org.au or phone Penelope Calcutt on Mobile 0473 009 300

Regular sessions held throughout the year