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 2 of 2024:

  • 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.
  • Italian Conversation: Enjoy learning to speak some simple Italian in a light-hearted and fun way! Please contact Jeannine in advance before attending this new class. Secretary: Jeannine Asciak, mob. 0438 926 927, venue: Canton Beach Sports Club, Hibbard St, Toukley. 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: Sue Taylor, mob: 0411 685 412. 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.
  • 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 2, 2024

Term 2 starts on Monday 29 April 2024 and ends on Friday 5 July 2024.

The talks that will be given during Term 2 are as follows:

"Indonesia" (A brief history of Indonesia, the recent election, and the forthcoming new President)

"Aged Care Advocate" (About the Seniors Rights Service: what they are and what they do)

"Australian History Part 1: William Bligh"

"Bridges" (Learn about the different types of bridges for particular situations, including the very small, the very high, and the very long)

"Australian History Part 2: Lachlan Macquarie" (About the man who served as Governor of NSW from 1810 to 1821)

"Travels in the Arctic" (Experiences travelling in three regions of the Arctic: Svaarlbad, Iceland and Norway)

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, 2024

Our talks and courses take place during the NSW school terms (for government schools). For the 2024 year, our terms are as follows:

Term 1

Tuesday 30 January 2024 to Friday 12 April 2024

Term 2

Monday 29 April 2024 to Friday 5 July 2024

Term 3

Monday 22 July 2024 to Friday 27 September 2024

Term 4

Monday 14 October 2024 to (circa) Wednesday 4 December 2024

Enquiries: Pam (02 4390 2451) or Christine (0426 278 902)

Page last updated: 28 April 2024.

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