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New computer courses from Geoff - Getting the most from your Computer

October 5,12,19,26 from 10-12am at Booval Campus. This 4 week hands-on course is for both beginners and those with intermediate skills who want to learn how to use their computers better. Subjects covered include Internet browsing and email tips, using emails and letters including adding photos and internet articles, plus open sessions to discuss issues you have with using technology. There is a limit of 5 people on the course, and you will be using the U3A Windows Computers (not Apple Mac). (This course contains similar content to my Tips and Tricks Courses held previously).

Why we need to understand “The Cloud”.

October 5,12,19,26 from 1-3pm at Booval Campus. This 4 week course is suitable for everybody and contains the best bits of my previous Computers, Cloud and Confusion course. Topics covered include; What is the Cloud, Why are computers, phones and tablets connected to the Cloud, Tracking: they know where we are, Saving money when buying technology. This course is limited to 10 people in a discussion style format and whilst we won't be using computers you may want to bring your mobile phone to try things out.

Theatre Night - 28 September 2022 - Incinerator Theatre

DELIVER US FROM MAMA: Mama can't help meddle in the life of her children (where have you heard that before I wonder...), and now she has completely outdone herself!. She's arranged a family get together in California so she can 'make their lives more successful'. However, her son's wife has just gone into labour. The problem? Mama has also arranged for the expectant mother to be on the other side of the country, in Alabama, at the same time. This triggers an hilarious race to beat the stork... there's a strange alien encounter, a last minute wedding with off-their-rockers relatives, a wild high-speed police chase, a crazy night court session, and lots more. Fasten your seatbelts, this is one zany family road trip. Tickets are $25.00 including supper, tea and coffee. Please deposit your payment to U3A Ipswich bank account: BSB 633000 Acc 158945501, with your surname and initial. Arrive at 7.00pm - theatre doors close at 8.00pm. Date: 28 September 2022. Incinerator Theatre, 15 Burley Griffin Drive, Ipswich

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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 Jill Gibson, Volunteer Coordinator, on (07) 3282 7484, or email at volunteer@u3aipswich.org.au​

Courses News…. There is a new class “Papercrafts” starting Monday 11 July, from 10.00 to 12.00 at Booval Central Room with tutors Judalyn Morgans and Kath Pfizner Card making and more, each session will include making a card then other papercraft items such as gift bags, embellishments etc. Learn different techniques to enhance your creations There is a cost per session of $5 to cover cost of materials. To enrol, please use the Members button above to login and select the course. You may also email tutors@u3aipswich.org.au for assistance to enrol.

Chair Yoga/Pilates will recommence on Tuesday 12 July from 1.00 to 2.00pm with Sandra Kovac at Shalom House at Booval. To enrol, please use the Members button above to login and select the course. You may also email tutors@u3aipswich.org.au for assistance to enrol.

IT'S BACK AT LAST! Movement to Music - an easy moving class, walking to music.

Not difficult to do, if you can walk you can do this! Great fun - much laughter - many mistakes, [making more laughter.] Great social interaction - good company - music to lift your spirit Come along and try it - the worst that can happen is you get addicted to it! Starting on Tuesday 26th April 2022 with Marie Davidson from 9am to 10.15am in the Fellowship Centre at Booval. You can register for the class online or contact the office Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon on 3282 7484.

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Drawing with Ink Pens

Yvonne James is starting a new class: Drawing with Ink Pens. In this class we will use a variety of ink pens in order to gain confidence in using various techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, scribbling and stippling. We will then put our new knowledge and skills to use by drawing and shading a few simple projects.

Craft Dabblers Workshop

Kath Pfitzner has a new course in 2022: Craft Dabblers Workshops. A place to try new crafts, or practice ones you already know. The 2nd Friday of each month will be a chance to have a go at something different. All materials will be provided, so there will be a fee to cover their cost..But the emphasis will be on readily available, inexpensive or recycled materials, to keep this as low as possible. Suggested workshops are: candle making on 11th Feb, bath bombs and shower melts on 11th Mar and Macrame bottle totes on 8th April with discussion about future workshops.

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 as it is easy to learn, is low stress and has 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.

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Welcome to U3A Ipswich’s online member services! 

Our online system provides the ability for members to select and enrol in any class themselves online. All members are 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 all the dates the classes operate, and each class’s  location. You can also cancel a class you enrolled in, as well as register absence apologies for classes you’ll not be able to attend. You’ll even receive an email confirming your class enrolment and details.

You 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 are able to offer assistance through the whole process.

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