Classes by Day

GERMAN ELEMENTARY     2.00pm – 4.00pm
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.
COMPUTER SKILLS .     9.30am – 11.30am

Discussions, information, tips & tricks to get the most out of the many devices,services and facilities, available in the on-line world of the 21st century.

BASIC SCRAPBOOKING     Fortnightly    11.30am – 1.30
pmMounting photos, journaling and creating a simple presentation.  

WRITING GROUP –  Fortnightly     Starting May 9th  9.00am to 12.00noon
Write down your memories for family or create a novel, a non-fiction book or children’s book.   Planning, writing, publishing and marketing.  
Best strategies shared for a complete book.

ANCIENT MEDICINE for MODERN TIMES         fortnightly      1.30pm – 3.30pm   Term 1 & 3
Explore the holistic natural medicine systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation. Practise these ancient sciences together to help you to improve your health on a daily basis. Learn about preventative health methods, which includes how foods, herbs, your emotions, and the climate we live in impact our daily life.

FOOD and HERBS and USEFUL WEEDS          fortnightly      1.00pm – 2.30pm     In recess until term 4
This class looks at how to utilise food, herbs and other useful plants as medicine. Includes a couple of workshops. Commencing 3rd May
OUR FAMILY REMEMBERS              Tuesday   11.00am – 1.00pm
For those who like history and have some online skills. This research project is to access war records and family memories of those who fought in 20th and 21st century wars. There will be workshops on how to gather information from National Archives, War Memorials, Trove and family records, as well as guest speakers. Research to include those who served from Crows Nest and district including those on the Cenotaph, and present members of Crows Nest and
district . Our U3A research team will gather information for presentation on a Day of Remembrance with support from Crows Nest R.S.L

WALKING GROUP         1st & 3rd  Wednesday  each month  8.00am

Walks will be through local parks and streets, finishing at a local coffee shop for morning tea.
First and Third Wednesday each month.

CROWS NEST & DISTRICT HISTORY     Term 1 & 4   6.00pm – 8.00pm
This evening course explores the selection of the Crows Nest run; the pioneering families which led to the establishment of districts, hamlets and a town, the notable people & folklore which contributes to our modern day history.
SEW EASY COUNTRY CRAFTS      9.00am – 11.00am
Beginners course in hand applique & candlewicking (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
FORAGING IN YOUR BACKYARD     10.30am – 11.45am    10.30am – 11.45am
What do nasturtiums, violets, dandelion, plantain, rosemary, clover, basil, potatoes and veg have in common? This class looks at food, herbs and common backyard weeds and their use as food and medicine. Simple workshops are included. Run fortnightly from Thursday 13th October.


A friendly gathering of Crows Nest and District members to share stories and enjoy good food. Occasional special guest by invitation. Each month, July 21, August 18, Sept 15

UKULELE FOR FUN – ADVANCED     1.00pm – 2.00pm
Let’s ‘jam’ and have fun continuing and developing our skills.
UKULELE FOR FUN – BEGINNERS      2.15pm – 3.15pm

Even if you think you don’t have musical skills, you’ll be surprised! Come along and have fun in a relaxed environment.


Discover the diverse bird life of the Crows Nest/Toowoomba/Lockyer Valley regions. Suitable for beginners and experienced birders alike. Requirements: Binoculars, walking shoes, hat, water bottle and morning tea.

Terms 1 and 4, 7am start

Terms 2 and 3, 7:30am start

For those who like history, family history and learning research skills. There will be a focus on the amazing stories of family members who served in war. Workshops on how to gather information from Ancestry, National Archives, Trove and family records etc. The group may then display findings on a Day of Remembrance.

Mounting photos, journaling and creating a simple presentation. Bring your unfinished projects or start a new one. Some materials will be supplied.


For all enquiries regarding classes and activities phone

Crows Nest Coordinator

Penny Protheroe
Anne-Marie Villiers

Tutor Coordinator

David Weston