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Safety, Awareness and Advocacy Workshops

Able Australia in partnership with Ipswich City Council are holding the following workshops: Safe Banking, Home and Property Security, Fraud and Scam Awareness, Personal Safety Strategies, Emergency and Fire Safety, Mental Health, and Seniors Advocacy. Workshops will be held 10:00am to 12:30pm at: GOODNA 16 September (Workshop 1) and 13 October (Workshop 2); REDBANK PLAINS 20 September (Workshop 1) and 28 October (Workshop 2); ROSEWOOD 30 September (Workshop 1) and 27 October (Workshop 2); RIVERVIEW 5 October (Workshop 1) and 3 November (Workshop 2). In recognition of your attendance at the workshops, you will receive security items at no cost. Please register with Jessy at Able Australia on 5600 0733 or email alps@ableaustralia.org.au

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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 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.

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