What’s New?

Cycling Kingaroy to Murgon

A number of the members of the Cycling 1 and Cycling 2, plus a few friends, tried out the almost completed rail trail from Kingaroy to Murgon on 20 June. The weather was kind, the company was great, the trail was excellent and the rural scenery a bonus.

Book Review – We Made it! Australia at Last by Eric Wynter

Here is a book I would recommend for people in Europe, especially the UK, who have some interest in Australia and New Zealand. I think it would encourage them to visit. It is also of special interest to those of us who know Eric through U3A Sunshine Coast or Rotary

2017 U3A Trivia Challenge

1 pm for 1.30 pm start, Saturday 22 July at

IRT THE PALMS (Ex Oasis Retirement Resort)

22 Power Rd, Buderim

Entry forms must be lodged at the U3A office by 12 July. 

Term 3 U3A Lecture Program

To see the full list of interesting and informative lectures lined up for us for term 3, 2017, click .

Then click on the Read more buttons in the list to find out about the lectures and the speakers.

Nutrition Clinic

University of the Sunshine Coast dieticians are providing  sessions about nutrition to U3A members and their partners. Commencing mid June 2017, the cost will be $20 per session. Click here for details.

New class from 11 July

Positive Ageing Participatory Workshop.

This new U3A class, that John D Cooper will be co-leading with Franci Williams, will be on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 3:30pm commencing on 11 July at the Kawana Library Meeting Room.  about it. And keep an eye out for it.

To improve your mental health & well-being

join the Sunshine Coast Council’s free Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors Mental Health Program.
The 16 week program will start on Monday, July 3 at Community Focus Maroochydore from 10am to noon. The sessions will include a light lunch allowing participants to socialise and make connections with each other.  


Art Exhibition Invitation

Here is your invitation to
the see- view “ways of seeing” art exhibition.

10 am to 3 pm

24 June to 2 July

Maroochy Botanic Gardens

Holiday program at BEERWAH GRAFX

There will be a short course covering Video multicam, Microphone use/voice over, Phone photography and Photoshop Advanced.

Thursdays: 22, 29 June & 6, 13 July from 2:30 to 4:30pm

at Beerwah Library, Peachester Road, Beerwah.

For more information, contact Alister: alistairvet@nullgmail.com 

To enrol on the Membership System, go to View Courses and select Photos, Videos, Microphones, Photoshop.


News and book reviews, please!

We are always looking for items of interest to members for the U3A Sunshine Coast website and Facebook page. The website now has a special page for Book Reviews. You don’t need to be a member of a U3A Sunshine Coast book group to submit a review.

Please email news items and book reviews to news@nullu3asunshine.org.au.

History of design & architecture – part 1

In term 3, Gillian Davies is repeating the course she gave in term 1. This course covers the story of design and architecture from the ancient Egyptians to the 19th Century. (You will be amazed how much of ancient Egyptian design has carried through the centuries.) Who better to tell us the story than an ex professor of the Savannah College of Art and Design?

Coolum Bats Lecture 27 July

1.30pm Thursday 27 July, Dr Les Hall will talk about bats, and dispel many of the myths associated with them.  Dr Hall is an internationally acclaimed natural scientist and zoologist from Bats Qld Inc. His recent Maleny lecture held the audience spell bound for more than the allotted two hours.  Contact Ted Webber (5453 7742 or 0448 269981) if you’d like to attend this talk.



Never stop learning!