U3A Ipswich and West Moreton

a community hub for seniors' activities

*** All classes are cancelled until 4pm Tuesday due to the SEQ COVID-19 lockdown ***

Use of Check in Qld app at U3A Ipswich campuses MANDATORY from July 9

The Booval and Woodend Campuses display the Queensland Government Check In Qld QR codes for members and visitors to scan with their phones. You can download the Check In Qld app from 'App Store' on iPhones or 'Google Play' on Android. Once set up, its as simple as pointing your phone camera at the QR code, click and your done!

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Vinh Truong is running ‘learn to play pickleball’ sessions at Ipswich State High School at Brassall every Wednesday and Friday night 6.30 – 8.30 pm This sport is very popular with seniors s it is easy to learn, is low stress and low impact on the body. Click on this link to see how to play pickleball. There is also a Facebook link to a demonstration at Ipswich Social Pickleball on 30 July at 7.25am here. Vinh would like to work with U3A Ipswich and if there is interest we may try to get earlier times.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Members of Wayne McDonnell’s Photography Class enjoy time with artist Lincoln Austin at his “The Space Between Us” exhibition at Ipswich Art Gallery, which runs till August 8. The exhibition brings together works from across the artist’s twenty-year career. The subject of his work is explicitly geometric, keeping the eye searching for a focal point. The use of light was of interest to our U3A photographers who all enjoyed the experience. Images (c) 2021 Wayne McDonnell.
Listening to the artist
Explanation of the work
Photography class with artist Lincoln Austin

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Is your computer like a dinosaur, or flat out like a lizard drinking?

Over time, computers slow down and need a tuning-up to regain their youthful zest. Geoff Mayhew is running "Tune-up your laptop" workshops, where you can bring along your Windows laptop (sorry, no Apple Macs) and you will learn how to get your computer running nice and fast again. These 1-day workshops are limited to 4 people at a time, and are held on Wednesday mornings from 9am till 12 noon during June and July. Bookings are necessary, and you can enrol by logging-in via the 'Members' button or 'Course' button above, or by contacting the office between 10.00am and 12 noon Monday to Friday. For class details, click the 'Courses' button above.

Visual Art and the Christian Church through the Centuries

Beginning in Term 3, an exciting new course covering the history of Eastern and Western churches through the centuries with many forms of visual art and reference material will be on offer. Led by Rev Dr Geraldine Wheeler, a former member of U3A Ipswich and West Moreton, the course will be held at the Booval campus. Register your interest by contacting the office. The course is expected to be run on either Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning or Thursday, with the room to be confirmed once numbers of attendees is known.

Sudoku is an easy to learn logic-based number placement puzzle

Term 3 sees the introduction of a Youtube-based 1-hour class for those who are beginners to experts. This fascinating puzzle game has its roots in 18th Century Europe and was popularised in Japan in 1986. The first real Sudoku was published in 1979 and was invented by Howard Garns, an American architect. The name is derived from the Japanese phrase meaning 'the numbers must be single'. Hosted by Colin James, classes will be held at Woodend Campus from 11.00 til 12.00noon on the first and third Fridays of the month, commencing July 16. To enrol, click the 'Members' button above. At the Membership Status screen, click the 'Classes 2021' button and select the class you wish to attend from the displayed list

Volunteers are our lifeblood. We need your help!

Our U3A only functions by the work of volunteers. There are many roles, from minor to major, but ALL are necessary and appreciated. Even if you only have 30 minutes once a week, there is a role for you. For example, staffing our office; helping with events such as See Create Connect Expo; become a tutor – share your passion; join the management committee. We welcome your involvement, which also offers the opportunity for social engagement and fun. To become a volunteer, please contact the office and leave a message for Figlia DiDio, Volunteer Coordinator, on (07) 3282 7484, or email at contact@u3aipswich.org.au​

Registering for your choice of classes just got easier!

Our Health and Safety is in Everyone's Hands

Welcome to U3A Ipswich’s online member services! 

One of the major benefits of the new system is the ability for members to select and register for any class themselves online. All members will be able to see the status of classes and make informed decisions on the spot. You’ll know if classes are open, fully subscribed, or on offer at the tutor’s discretion. You’ll know during which terms the classes operate, and each class’s  location. You can also cancel a class you enrolled in, as well as offer apologies for classes you’ll not be able to attend. You’ll even receive an email confirming your class enrolment and details.

You’ll have instant access to all the start dates for every class of every course at every venue – all at the click of a mouse button or tap on your smart device screen!

Not confident using high tech devices? Our volunteers in the office will be able to offer assistance through the whole process.

Wishing all in our community a safe, healthy and successful year