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Semester 2, 2018

Armchair Travel: — Iceland                                                                                                    Armchair Travel — South Africa’s Garden Route                                                                             Armchair Travel – Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian Railways                                         Armchair Travel – Cambodia: Canary in the Coalmine                                                           Armchair Travel — Self-driving Canal Boating in Europe                                                     Armchair Travel — Cuba – 2010: Resilience to prosperity? The third path

Art with Sally Sadler                                                                                                                               Basic First Aid/ CPR – accredited training                                                                                      Beauty and the Beast                                                                                                                             Beginners Ukulele                                                                                                                    Continuation Ukulele and singers jam session                                                                                   Discover Tasmania’s Arboretum                                                                                                  Discover Wynyard’s Community Gardens                                                                                       Dying 2 Know Your Options?                                                                                           EXCURSION: Fossil Bluff’s Secrets                                                                                                     Film Appreciation                                                                                                                            Harmonica (continuation)                                                                                                                     How Surnames Began                                                                                                              Huntington’s Disease — Tasmania’s curse                                                                                        In the Wake of Bass and Flinders – Tasmania from the outside looking in.                           Introduction to Live Well Tasmania and the NICE program                                       Introduction to Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention                                                                The Lobster Ponds                                                                                                                                   Magnificent Desolation – The Story of the Moon                                                                    Mode and Effects of 2011 Christchurch NZ Earthquakes                                           Murchison: the good, the bad and the legacy                                                                                 Music Appreciation                                                                                                                               Poetry Readings                                                                                                                                  RACT – Driving Years Ahead                                                                                                   Regional History of North-West Tasmania                                                                                        Righting Wrongs                                                                                                                                 Ropes and Knots

Serendipity — Preparing PowerPoint Presentations                                                                         Serendipity — Windfarms and Wildlife                                                                                  Serendipity – Ships and Ports                                                                                                 Serendipity — The Future of Banking…… Do we need them?                                                   Serendipity — I would if I could with wood                                                                               Serendipity – Lord Howe Island                                                                                                Serendipity – The Good Oil on Fats                                                                                              Serendipity — Doctors and Dinosaurs

Tastes of the wild: native edible plants in our garden and kitchen                                       Theatre and Drama For Fun                                                                                                           Treasure Hunting at Doctors Rocks.                                                                                                    Wine Appreciation                                                                                                                           Words, words, words

Semester 1, 2018

Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                                                 Armchair Trave:  Alaska, Guatemala, Iceland                                                                                Art with Sally Sadler                                                                                                                        Asbestos                                                                                                                                    Beachcombing                                                                                                                                        Book Club #1 (Ongoing from 2017)                                                                                                     Book Club # 2                                                                                                                                       Chess — How to beat your grandchildren                                                                                       Doctors Rocks Treasure Hunting                                                                                                         Flowerdale Flowers Excursion                                                                                                        Fossil Bluff: What the rocks tell us about climate change                                                            Harmonica for beginners                                                                                                           Kitchen Knife Skills                                                                                                                              Maths for grandparents                                                                                                               Cooking With Curie — Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it                                                           Origins of Language                                                                                                                              Politics in the 21st century; change and dysfunction                                                                         Scottish Country Dancing                                                                                                                    Ukulele and Singers Jam                                                                                                                       Video — Introduction to Digital Film Making                                                                                  Visit to SED Industry                                                                                                                               Magic of Watercolour                                                                                                                            Why Things Happen

Serendipity                                                                                                                                 Electric Vehicles                                                                                                                                        How to build a ukulele                                                                                                                            Ships                                                                                                                                                    How Things Work                                                                                                                           Waterbirds in  our region                                                                                                                    History of Optics in Art                                                                                                                         Climate Change                                                                                                                             Native Orchids of NW Tasmania                                                                                                           On Splintered Rails Part 2 Marrawah Tram                                                                              Plant Names and Their Meanings                                                                                                        Visit to the United Nations in New York                                                                                             Voluntary Euthanasia                                                                                                                   Australian Electoral Systems; How they work

Semester 1, 2017

Home Brewing for Beginners                                                                                                              Home Brewing with Grain                                                                                                                      Book Group                                                                                                                                           Cooking Like a Mad Scientist                                                                                                            Living With the Law                                                                                                                        Mahjongg                                                                                                                                                 Maths                                                                                                                                                Every Picture Tells a Story                                                                                                                      Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden Tour                                                                                      Wonder of Water Colour                                                                                                               Alexander Technique                                                                                                                               Balls and Bands                                                                                                                                   End of Term Picnic at The Gardens                                                                                       Christchurch Earthquake                                                                                                              History of Goldie Street                                                                                                                  Southern Prospect Visit                                                                                                                      Ukulele for Beginners                                                                                                                        Ukulele Players and Singers (continuation)                                                                                  Ukulele Players & Singers Concert Practice                                                                             Wandering Wynyard (Seniors Week)

Serendipity                                                                                                                                     Mars as the Abode of Life                                                                                                                    Public Speaking                                                                                                                             Edible Tasmanian Native Plants                                                                                                           How Do You Find Ore Deposits?                                                                                                         Birds in Our Region                                                                                                                                  News and Views                                                                                                                                 Fritz Haber: Benefactor or Monster?                                                                                                 Blood, Guts and Biochemistry                                                                                                               The Rock Readers: How Earth’s deep time was discovered                                                        Pilbara Rock Art                                                                                                                                      Beauty and the Beast

Cooking Styles in Our Area                                                                                                   Understanding International Politics                                                                                                 Maths Mayhem                                                                                                                           Photography in the Digital Age                                                                                                Science: Anthropocene – how we created our own time marker for future rocks                       Science: Tickling the Dragon’s Tail                                                                                                  Science: Local Lithology                                                                                                                         Write Now

Term 1, 2017

Amigarumi                                                                                                                                 Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                                                   Art En Plein Air                                                                                                                                   Art – Mixed Media Mayhem                                                                                                           Basic Kayaking                                                                                                                                 Book Group  (through year)                                                                                                     Clogging                                                                                                                                   Economics                                                                                                                                     French Conversation                                                                                                                 Health:  Alexander History                                                                                                       Health:  The Alexander Technique                                                                                           Health:  Mindfulness – What’s It All About?                                                                       Health:  Chi Ball                                                                                                                                 Mahjongg (Japanese Rules)                                                                                                   Recycling                                                                                                                                                   Sock Knitting – More Advanced                                                                                             Singing:  Let’s Sing Out Load!                                                                                                         Something in the Air (juggling with scarves)                                                                                   Ukulele


Black and Shiny Words (Geology)                                                                                             There’s A Hole In My Tent! (The impact of photography on Western art)                       Where Do Numbers Come From?                                                                                                   Sex, Death and Geological Triumph                                                                                                 Politics                                                                                                                                                   The once and future elements                                                                                                         The Good Oil on Fats  (healthy nutrition)                                                                                   Plant Names and Their Meanings: An Introduction to Plant Nomenclature                       How Do Mineral Deposits Form?                                                                                                 Tulips – where in the world do they go?                                                                                           On Splintered Rails (The history of Tasmanian tramways)                                                   From Rocky Cape to the Rocky Mountains:   Geological Connections between Tasmania and the Western United States

Term 2 2016

Art                                                                                                                                                     Cryptic Crosswords                                                                                                                           German                                                                                                                                                   Science:  Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                                   Science:  Rock Words (geology)                                                                                               Science:  The Universe Is So Big and I Am So Small                                                                 Science:  Tour of Tas. Advanced Minerals                                                                                 Writing:  Creative Writing                                                                                                               Writing:  Poetry                                                                                                                                   Writing:  Journalism                                                                                                                   Writing:  Self-Publishing                                                                                                                     Knitting Socks                                                                                                                               Health Matters:  CPR & Stroke Recognition                                                                               Health Matters:  Hearing                                                                                                                     Health Matters:  Herb and Drug Interactions – What’s good and what’s not                   Health Matters:  Palliative Care                                                                                                     Health Matters:  Living Well – Increase your own community’s health and wellbeing           Health Matters:  How To Maximise Your Mental Health                                                         Health Matters:  Buteyko Breathing                                                                                               Over The Rainbow:  A love story                                                                                                       Sudoku for Beginners                                                                                                                             Ukulele for Beginners                                                                                                               Upwords                                                                                                                                                 Picnic at Hanging Bluff (end of year celebration)                                                         E-bikes:  A wonderful way to see the world                                                                           Introduction to Family History Research                                                                                         History of Mythology                                                                                                                     Tools and Trailers:  Blade Sharpening                                                                                           Tools and Trailers:  Basic Tools                                                                                                     Tools and Trailers:  Let’s Make Something                                                                                         Tools and Trailers:  Trailer Reversing                                                                                   Introduction to Line Dancing                                                                                                                 Money, Debt, Deficit and Other Myths:  The challenges for economic orthodoxy                     Introduction to Scottish Dancing

Serendipity                                                                                                                                 Fiery Words (Geology)                                                                                                         Cheesemaking at Home                                                                                                                 What the Rocks at Fossil Bluff Tell Us About Climate Change                                                 One Picture – A Thousand Words:  Maps past and present                                                     Two Cultures:  Art and Science                                                                                                         The Ship, The Pinhole & the Prism (The invention of perspective in Western art)

Term 1 2016

Aerobics:  An Introduction                                                                                                                    Bird  Identification for Beginners
Eco Spirituality
Gin:  Dutch Courage , Mothers’ Ruin or the Cocktail Queen?                                                        Living with the Law in Tasmania
Real Estate:  How to Negotiate
A Musical Journey from Europe to Tasmania
Coffee Shop German
Serendipity:  So Many Gods                                                                                                                Serendipity:  China – Beyond the  Tourist Bubble                                                                          Serendipity: Dance of the Dragon                                                                                                       Serendipity: Earthy Words                                                                                                                    Serendipity: Beachcombing
Serendipity:  Stopping the Rot
Serendipity:   Artistic Creativity –  Origins and Processes
Serendipity:   Deep Down where Sun Don’t Shine (science of speleology)
Serendipity:   Liquid Gold (cider making)                                                                                           Train Your Memory                                                                                                                                  You, Me and Almost Everything  Else:  The Inside Story  (introduction to chemistry)           The World’s a Stage
Italian for Fun
Rock Words (geology)
Stretching for Seniors
Taking Better Photos

Term 2 2015

All the Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling Real Estate                                                                    Art Basics:  The Building Blocks of Drawing and Painting                                                     Becoming a Tutor with U3A                                                                                                                  Bird Identification for Beginners                                                                                                        Coffee Shop French                                                                                                                            Creative Writing                                                                                                                                 Electoral Matters                                                                                                                                  Health: It’s your choice – let’s talk about it!                                                                                       Reading With Curiosity                                                                                                                   Relaxation and Meditation                                                                                                         Serendipity:   Rock Words                                                                                              Serendipity:   Outer Mongolia                                                                                                      Serendipity:  Caring for Your Back                                                                                     Serendipity:   Great Scientists – Men and Women Who Made a Difference                              Serendipity:   Eating Wild Tasmanian (Plants)                                                                                  The Great War:  Causes and Consequences 1914 – 2014

Term 1 2015

Enjoying Drama and Theatre
Cryptic Crosswords
Group Exercise for Active Older Adults
Better Ways of Living in Your “Place”
Music for an Enquiring Mind
Introducing the Law
Bird Identification
Regional History
Life, the Universe and Everything Else