Classes by Day

BASIC SCRAPBOOKING/CARDMAKING      9.30am
Learn how to journal and mount your photos. Bring your own albums to work on. Some paper etc. will be available. Tools will be provided for use. 

COMPUTER SKILLS      Fortnightly 9.30am – 11.30am

Discussions, information, tips & tricks to get the most out of the many services and facilities available using devices (computers, phones, tablets) in the on-line world.

GERMAN (ELEMENTARY) – LANGUAGE & CULTURE     2.00pm – 3.30pm
The course is best suited to participants who have had some exposure to German language and are looking to extend their language skills. The program uses a variety of course materials, supplemented by authentic texts including songs as well as information on current affairs. Emphasis is placed on the development of reading and listening skills. Please discuss with Tutor before enrolling.

BIRDING – FORTNIGHTLY   7.00am
Discover the diverse birdlife of the Crows Nest / Toowoomba / Lockyer Valley regions. Expect 40+ species each outing. Learn identification skills and when and where to find particular species. Requirements: binoculars, walking shoes,hat, water bottle, morning tea. Outings are usually 3-4 hours duration.

Term 1 & 4 – 7.00am start
Term 2 & 3 – 8.00am start

FORAGING IN YOUR BACKYARD – FORTNIGHTLY       Term 2,  1.00pm
Looking at everyday weeds and herbs found in our gardens and backyards for their nutritional and medicinal uses. Simple workshops are included. Lyn is a qualified nutritionist and herbalist.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR FUN – MONTHLY     Terms 1 & 4,  1.00pm
First meeting 31st January at 1.00pm at the Crows Nest Community Centre. Lyn is convening a general interest group for people who want to get out and about and take photographs and learn from each other. Bring cameras and/or phones, tripods and other photography gear you like. We will gather for 1-2 hours.

SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY & THE MIND OF GOD – FORTNIGHTLY      Terms 1 & 2,  9.30am
Computers and TV screens teach us about virtual reality and feedback systems. When Plato, Jesus, Newton and Einstein chose to share the way they saw reality, it was hard to describe the pictures in their heads.

1. We start with Einstein, using games, pictures and his own words to see the relative reality he saw.

2. We use role plays to show the reality Dr. Glasser taught world wide.

3. We see how needs, wants and behaviours describe a positive feedback system.

When you can see and do what Einstein called Relativity, and Glasser called Choice Theory, it is possible for you too to build a better reality. Do this and expect change for the better.

WALKING GROUP      1st & 3rd  Wednesday  each month
“Wandering the Neighbourhood”. This group will endeavour to take into account the reasons people like to walk and the ability of the participants, whether they be temporary or permanent. We will be aiming to take in the local Crows Nest area and surrounding towns, parks and dams.

Term 1 & 4 – 8.00am
Term 2 & 3 – 9.00am

LUNCH IN THE COUNTRY     12.00noon
A friendly gathering, once a month, to share stories, tell tall tales and enjoy good food. Open to all U3A members. Come and enjoy. 
 
SEW EASY COUNTRY CRAFTS – FORTNIGHTLY      9.00am – 11.00am
Beginners course in hand applique & candle wicking (whitework embroidery). Members can create a variety of personalised projects using a needle & thread, completing at home on machine.
 
SYMPHONIC SOUNDS      10.00am – 12.00noon
Listening to and discussing Classical music in a relaxed, social setting
 
TECHNOLOGY – BE SKILLED ONLINE     Terms 1 & 2,  10.00am – 11.30am    10.30am – 11.45am
Classes are conducted in a friendly and supportive manner that enables you to learn at your own pace: basics to building on skills you have. Topics (to be advised) may include: cybersafety, social media including Facebook, tablets / smart phones, Microsoft Publisher and Powerpoint, navigating TRC and Library websites, accessing electronic resources, Ancestry and local History websites. Workshops by TRC Librarians. There is no Term class fee; but U3A membership is required.


UKULELE FOR FUN     1.30pm

From Beginners to Advanced players – we use U3A Ukulele music books and recorded backing music to play, and sing to, our favourite tunes as well as some challenging ones. All for fun – come along!

TOOWOOMBA CINEMA OUTING & LUNCH GROUP     8.30am
Like-minded people gather to watch, enjoy, then review a movie, over lunch. Hoping to establish a carpool, for members to travel together.

Contacts

For all enquiries regarding classes and activities phone

Crows Nest Coordinator

Penny Protheroe
Anne-Marie Villiers

Tutor Coordinator

David Weston