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Current Program

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Special interest groups

The following special interest groups meet regularly during term time. Most classes may be joined at any time, however for some groups (marked with an asterisk below), it is necessary to contact the course secretary before joining the group.

Discussion Group Prior notice not required. Currently, members take turns in chairing the meetings and bring along topics for discussion. Venue: diggers@the entrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter. Information: Tony Thomson ph 4358 3655

image offering hover link to more informationDiscussion Group: Prior notice not required. Currently, members take turns in chairing the meetings and bring along topics for discussion. Venue: diggers@the entrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter. Information: Tony Thomson ph 4358 3655

French Conversation* Venue: Canton Beach (At Home). Secretary: Henriette Vanechop ph 4396 7847. Contact Henriette if you are interested in learning French, either at a beginner level or to improve your conversational French. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationFrench Conversation At Home: Venue: Canton Beach. Secretary: Henriette Vanechop ph 4396 7847. Contact Henriette if you are interested in learning French, either at a beginner level or to improve your conversational French. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Creative Writing* Secretary: Pam McGlinn ph 4390 2451. Please contact Pam in advance if you would like to join the group and try your hand at writing. Venue: Toukley. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationCreative Writing: Secretary: Pam McGlinn ph 4390 2451. Please contact Pam in advance if you would like to join the group and try your hand at writing. Venue: Toukley. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Music Appreciation A varied program of mostly classics, some well known and loved, and some we have not heard before. Secretary: Betty Siegmann ph 4332 0870. Venue: Berkeley Vale: Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationMusic Appreciation: a varied program of mostly classics, some well known and loved, and some we have not heard before. Secretary: Betty Siegmann ph 4332 0870. Venue: Berkeley Vale: Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Reading Group Secretary: Vicki Rollinson ph 4389 1984. Give Vicki a ring for a list of reading matter for this year. Or just pop in to any class and listen to what we talk about: all sorts of books. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationReading Group: Secretary: Vicki Rollinson ph 4389 1984. Give Vicki a ring for a list of reading matter for this year. Or just pop in to any class and listen to what we talk about: all sorts of books. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Movie Appreciation* Secretary: John Richards ph 4388 4945. Please book with John before attending, as places are limited. Venue: Chittaway Bay. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationMovie Appreciation: Secretary: John Richards ph 4388 4945. Please book with John before attending, as places are limited. Venue: Chittaway Bay. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Cryptic Crosswords Not only do we learn the tricks of doing cryptic crosswords, but we have lots of fun doing so. Bookings not required. Come along and see if this is for you. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Secretary: Betty Siegmann ph 4332 0870. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationCryptic Crosswords: Beginners are always welcome. Not only do we learn the tricks of doing cryptic crosswords, but we have lots of fun doing so. Bookings not required. Come along and see if this is for you. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Secretary: Betty Siegmann ph 4332 0870. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Mah Jong* A game that originated in China and involves skill, strategy and calculation. Come and try your luck at this fascinating game. Please contact the secretary if you wish to join the group. Secretary: Pam McGlinn ph 4390 2451. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationMah Jong: a game that originated in China and involves skill, strategy and calculation. Come and try your luck at this fascinating game. Please contact the secretary if you wish to join the group. Secretary: Pam McGlinn ph 4390 2451. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Keeping The Marbles Rolling* Improve your mental skills by following Peter Beale's program designed to exercise seven major mental functions, conducted in a non-competitive environment. New attendees must pay $25 for course materials (continuers pay $10). Course Secretary: Rhonda MacDiarmid ph: 4332 2300. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationKeeping The Marbles Rolling: Improve your mental skills by following Peter Beale's program designed to exercise seven major mental functions, conducted in a non-competitive environment. New attendees must pay $25 for course materials (continuers pay $10). Course Secretary: Rhonda MacDiarmid ph: 4332 2300. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

Walks Most outings start and return to the same point, so are suitable for those who just wish to stroll or for those who prefer a longer more energetic walk. Suitable shoes, sunscreen, hat and water are required. Locations: various. Leader: Barbara Skurr ph: 4392 4158. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationWalks: Most outings start and return to the same point, so are suitable for those who just wish to stroll or for those who prefer a longer more energetic walk. Suitable shoes, sunscreen, hat and water are required. Locations: various. Leader: Barbara Skurr ph: 4392 4158. Dates and time: see Newsletter.

Conversations In small groups, we reminisce and share experiences, ideas, and opinions as prompted by short video talks. Secretary: Betty Siegman ph: 4332 0870. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationConversations: in small groups, we reminisce and share experiences, ideas, and opinions as prompted by short video talks. Secretary: Betty Siegman ph: 4332 0870. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

Play Reading*A popular group, returning with a new leader. There are many plays ready to go, and lots of fun to be had. Men are always needed, so if your desire is to play the dashing hero or the dastardly villain, here is your chance! Please contact Christine before your first attendance. Leader: Christine Kilner ph: 4399 2748. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

image offering hover link to more informationPlay Reading: A popular group, returning with a new leader. There are many plays ready to go, and lots of fun to be had. Men are always needed, so if your desire is to play the dashing hero or the dastardly villain, here is your chance! Please contact Christine before your first attendance. Leader: Christine Kilner ph: 4399 2748. Venue: diggers@theentrance. Dates and times: see Newsletter.

The special interest groups are very popular with their members.

The Creative Writing group is particularly keen, and may write poems, essays, diaries, or a variety of other subjects.

French Conversation does require some prior knowledge of the subject.

Cryptic Crosswords require only general knowledge - you will be taught how to analyse the clues.

The Reading Group has a devoted group of followers - a particular genre of novel, or author, or perhaps non fiction style of writing is chosen, and each person selects their own book.

Talks and lectures during Term 2, 2014

Term 2 starts on Monday, 28 April 2014 and ends on Friday, 27 June 2014

During Term 2 there will be talks on:

François-Maurice Lepailleur (Canadian patriot transported to NSW in 1838)

Doris Day - An Amazing Career

Pam and Ted's Outback Safari

Richard III

Unless otherwise indicated, these talks will be presented on Friday mornings (10 a.m. - 12 noon) in our meeting room at diggers@theentrance.

Detailed timetable and newsletter

Before the beginning of each Term, our Newsletter is sent to each member containing full details of the current Term programme and a detailed timetable. The Newsletter provides more information about the talks, courses and special interest groups, and about any outings that have been arranged.

A copy of our latest Newsletter, including the latest timetable, can be viewed or printed from our Resource Library

If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter please phone the Newsletter Editor, Betty Siegman on 02 4332 0870.

Term Dates, 2014

Our talks and courses take place during the NSW school terms (for government schools) and for the 2014 year are as follows:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 to Friday, 11 April 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014 to Friday, 27 June 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014 to Friday, 19 September 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 to 8 December 2014

Paul Callaghan

Publicity Officer

Ph: 02 4334 1027

Page last updated:

14 April 2014

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