Current Program

Please see below for:

Our safety rules

Until further notice:

  • Please do not attend any class if you are feeling unwell;
  • Bring and wear a face-mask;*
  • Bring your own coffee cup;
  • Maximum number of persons is 25 (unless the 2 square metres per person rule allows more).*

(* in accordance with current NSW Health regulations and/or recommendations)

Special interest groups

Our classes have re-opened and will continue with safeguards during Term 2, 2021 (see Our safety rules above).

Before attending a group for the first time, new members should contact the course leader/secretary.

The following groups will meet regularly during the term, subject to any further developments:

  • 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: Margareta Tauni, ph: 0420 791 374. Choose your own book to talk about, relating to the theme, genre or author set for the particular day. Give Margareta 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: Guides Hall, Killarney Vale. Secretary: Betty Siegman, ph: 4332 0870. 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). Secretary: Rhonda MacDiarmid, ph: 4332 2300. Venue: Guides Hall, Killarney Vale. 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, ph: 4332 0870. 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, ph: 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: Leaders: Gloria Watson, ph: 4332 7077 and Helen Rawlings, ph 4334 5818. 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: Guides Hall, Killarney Vale. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Mah Jong: Mah Jong is an interesting game. Please contact the secretary if you wish to join the group. Secretary: Rhonda MacDiarmid; ph: 4332 2300. Venue: Killarney Vale. Dates and time: see Newsletter.
  • Walks: Suitable shoes, sunscreen, hat and water are required. Locations: various. Leader: Helen Rawlings, ph: 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 during Term 2, 2021

Several talks are scheduled for presentation during Term 2, which commences on Monday 19 April 2021 and ends on Friday 25 June 2021.

Please also note Our safety rules above.

The talks that are planned are:

"The Duke And Duchess Of Windsor - and some jewellery" (A blend of history, jewellery and social commentary);

"Policy Of Internment" (How Australia dealt with enemy alien residents and recent immigrants during World War II);

"How They Got Rid Of The Cattle King - rural socialism in NSW?" (How Sidney Kidman was driven out of NSW);

"The History of BHP" (followed by an account of the life of Essington Lewis, the Australian industrialist).

These 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, 2021

Our talks and courses take place during the NSW school terms (for government schools). For the 2021 year, our terms are as follows:

Term 1

Wednesday 27 January 2021 to Wednesday 31 March 2021

Term 2

Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3

Monday 12 July 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4

Tuesday 5 October 2021 to (circa) Wednesday 8 December 2021

Enquiries: Pam McGlinn. Ph: 02 4390 2451

Page last updated: 7 April 2021

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