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


Sharing the fun of learning

 Term 1 2020
15 July - 20 Sept


Term Dates    1st Term 29 Jan - 27 March. 2nd Term 14 April – 26 June, 3rd Term 13 July – 18 Sept, 4th Term 5 Oct – 18 Dec.

If you have not registered for 2020 and enrolment in the courses and  activities which interest you – there is still time. 

We have some suggestions for this year’s courses and we want hear from you. The course committee is always pleased to hear from people volunteering to share an interest with others or give us ideas for courses we can follow up. If you have any topics you want to explore further let’s know what they are. You can email us with your ideas or if you would like to have a chat with the course committee about your particular interests email info@u3a.apollobay.org.au or phone Wendy on 0408 221 075.

Regular sessions held throughout the year





* Film Group
No limit on Numbers attending
The group offers suggestions for the selection of films or lend DVDs.

1:00pm for 1:30pm

3rd Monday of the month.

starting 17 February

Room 4 Marrar Woorn

* Computer Group

10:30am - 12 noon

4th Monday
starting 24 February

Room 1 Marrar Woorn

Help is at hand to allow you to make the best use of your computer or iPad.  Help for those new to the technology and for others who can’t find an answer to their problem this group is there to help.  Bring along your laptop or iPad.





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

2:30 PM

4th Tuesday of the month
starting 27 February

Venue on application

One of the group selects a book each month for members to read and discuss at the meeting.






Members will be notified in advance with date and details but generally walks will be held on a Wednesday towards the end of each month.
All welcome





* Cards and Board Games

 No limit on numbers

12:45 - 4:00pm

weekly starting 30 January
(also during school holidays if there is a demand)

Venue Room 2 Marrar Woorn

Upcoming Events

February Movie

Date/Time: Monday 17 February. Movie starts at 1.30pm.

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn

Their Finest”. The first movie for the year is rated as “A top notch British comedy”. Based on the novel by Lissa Evans and set in WW2 London, this is a witty, romantic and moving story of a young woman finding her way in the mayhem of war and the movie world.

Catrin (Gemma Atherton) is hired to work on an inspirational film to lift the spirits of the nation. Stars Sam Clafin, as the seasoned scriptwriter and Bill Nighy, a veteran actor who is hired to play in the film.

February walk

Place Melba Gully

Date Wednesday 26 February. We will notify you if the walk is cancelled due to very hot weather, fire threats etc.

Directions: drive along the Great Ocean Road to  Melba Gully Road about 3km west of Lavers Hill, turn off to the car park and picnic area. We will meet there at 10.30am

The walking circuit is about 1.5km, with some hilly section. We suggest bringing a picnic lunch before returning to Apollo Bay. Don’t forget, water, sunscreen, hat and comfortable walking shoes. Car sharing can be arranged. Indicate if you need a ride or can offer a ride.

Budj Bim

Budj Bim is Victoria's first co-managed national park as a partnership between Gunditjmara Traditional Owners and Parks Victoria. Recently placed on the National Heritage list this is an opportunity for a guided walk to learn about the history of this area from the Traditional Owners. The park is currently closed due to recent bushfires. Our plan is to assist members with carpooling and accommodation if they are interested. We will notify you as soon as we can confirm a date, hopefully in March.

Wildlife Wonders: this is a unique ecotourism experience being developed on a property just west of Apollo Bay in conjunction with the Conservation Ecology Centre. Opening later in 2020 we are arranging a special preview walk through the specially designed walking paths for viewing and observing animals and birds in their natural setting.

New one-Off courses in term 1

En Plein Air

 Cathy Donovan will guide you through the basics of how to draw what you see in 2 sessions at Marrar Woorn. The 3rd session will be at the harbour (byo chair, hat, sunscreen and drink and snack) to sketch outdoors. 

You will need to provide your own sketchpad, pencils (2B, 4B, 6B), soft eraser and a fineliner pen.
Class limited to 8 people

3 sessions of 2.5 hrs 9 - 11.30am Thursday 5, 12, 19 March

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn. Further details at the first session.

NB This is an earlier start than previously advertised

 British Theatre in the 20th Century
Di Shipham and Wendy Cookes will present a brief historical background to the development of British theatre, covering Music Hall to contemporary theatre and influential playwrights.

3 sessions,  10am – 12 noon

Thursday March 12th, 19th, 26th.

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn


Planned for term 2


Complete your membership form (attached above) with payment and return – (details included on form).


Book into activities or courses of your choice.

Let us know if you would be interested in any of the courses proposed for term 2. If we have sufficient interest detail of days and times will be sent to members.

Contact details

Email info@u3a.apollobay.org.au or phone Wendy on Mobile 0408 221 075