Current Program

Please see below for:

Our safety rules

Please do not attend any of our classes if you are feeling unwell or have the slightest suspicion that you might have been infected with COVID-19.

Special interest groups

The following groups are scheduled to meet regularly during Term 4 of 2022 (Note: our Mah Jong group will not be meeting this term):

  • Creative Writing: Leader: 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: St David's Church Hall, Toukley. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Book Chat: Secretary: Pam McGlinn, ph: 4390 2451. Choose your own book to talk about, relating to the theme, genre or author set for the particular day. Give Pam a ring for a list of topics, or just pop in to any class and listen to what we talk about. Venue: The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), Bay Village Rd, Bateau 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: the Diggers Club (Diggers@theentrance). Secretary: Betty Siegman, mob: 0409 476 868. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Brain Ticklers: Exercise your thinking skills in a non-competitive environment. Secretary: Rhonda MacDiarmid, mob: 0403 293 175. Venue: The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay. Dates and times: see Newsletter.
  • Music Appreciation: A varied program of mostly classics, some well known and loved, and some we have not heard before. Leader: Betty Siegman, mob: 0409 476 868. Venue: private residence, Long Jetty: Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • My Memoirs: If you have been thinking of recording some of your memories for your family, why not make a start NOW? Bring a pen or pencil along, and some paper, or a notebook. Write down your thoughts, short stories, or parts of your life. There'll be tips and guidance offered. Leader: John Haydon, mob: 0403 797 585. Venue: The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Movie Appreciation: Leaders: John and Rita Richards, ph: 4388 4945. Please check with Rita before attending, as places are limited. Venue: Chittaway Bay. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Discussion Group: Leader: Helen Rawlings, mob: 0452 160 952. This new group focusses on current events reported in the newspaper during the week. Bring along a cutting or two, or a copy of a news article on your iPad or phone. After several news items have been introduced by the class leader and discussed by the group, other members of the class can introduce their chosen news topics, each followed by discussion. Come along and try us out! Venue: the Diggers Club (Diggers@theentrance). Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Walks: Suitable shoes, sunscreen, hat and water are required. Walkers must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Locations: various. Leader: Helen Rawlings, mob: 0452 160 952. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Play Reading: A popular group. 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: The Entrance Community Centre. 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.

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

Book Chat has a devoted group of followers. A particular topic is chosen for the day, and each person may bring along a book of their choice that is relevant to the topic.

Talks and presentations during Term 4, 2022

Term 4 starts on Monday 10 October 2022 and ends on Tuesday 6 December 2022.

The talks that will be given during Term 4 are as follows:

"Transformation in Remote Nepali Communities" (A talk illustrated with on-screen photos of these communities and their environment).

"Art During Plague" (An illustrated lecture on achievements in various pursuits during times of plague).

"Land Of The Rising Sun" (Travels in the southern part of Japan).

"Fijian Shadows: Living through the Coup of 2000"

The talks will be presented on Friday mornings (10 a.m. - 12 noon) at TELJ RSL Hall, Hume Boulevard (near Brooke Ave) Killarney Vale (see map for location).

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 to be posted to you, please phone the Newsletter Editor, Betty Siegman on 02 4332 0870.

Term Dates, 2022

Our talks and courses take place during the NSW school terms (for government schools). For the 2022 year, our terms are as follows:

Term 1

Monday 1 February 2022 to Friday 8 April 2022

Term 2

Tuesday 26 April 2022 to Friday 1 July 2022

Term 3

Monday 18 July 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022

Term 4

Monday 10 October 2022 to Tuesday 6 December 2022

Enquiries: Pam McGlinn. Ph: 02 4390 2451

Page last updated: 23 September 2022.

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