Manning Valley U3A (University of the Third Age) will hold its term one enrolment morning on Tuesday January 29 from 9.30am to 11am at the Manning Uniting Church, Albert Street, Taree.
A highlight will be the special presentation at 10.30am to distribute the profits from the Silver Tones choir concerts to the Samaritans Foundation and the Great Lakes and Manning Homelessness Support Service.
Manning Valley U3A is part of a worldwide movement founded on the idea that semi-retired and retired people can use their leisure time to teach and learn together.
The organisation offers a broad range of courses, such as art, choir, ballroom dancing and line dancing, Tai Chi, exercise, ukulele, music making, philosophy, play reading and poetry, cards and table games, craft, Spanish conversation, film appreciation, as well as other beneficial learning and social experiences.
New courses this term will be Understanding the Internet and Just Read, a group discussing books that members are currently reading.
Expressions of interest will be sought for a beginner’s ukulele course in term two or three, and a weight loss support group.
Courses normally run for eight to 10 weeks during school terms.
No formal qualifications are required to participate and there are no assessments or exams.
Most courses begin on Monday, February 4, with late enrolments accepted until Friday, February 8.
A small, yearly membership fee is charged and nominal course fees to cover costs apply to most courses.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or membership officer Judith on 6551 0315.