U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©
PO Box 153 Apollo Bay  Vic  3233


U3A Apollo Bay

Sharing the fun of learning

 Term 4 2018
8 Oct - 14 Dec






Film Group
No limit on Numbers attending

1:00pm for 1:30pm

3rd Monday of the month.

15 October

19 November

Room 4 Marrar Woorn

Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan Street





Book Group

2:30 PM

3rd Tuesday of the month
Term 3 starting 16 Oct

Venue on application





Cards and Board Games

 No limit on numbers

12:45 - 4:00pm

Weekly: starts 11 Oct

(also during school holidays if there is a demand)

Room 2, Marrar Woorn





Get Creative Open session please come along if you are interested in finding out more.


Friday 12 October

Room 1 Marrar Woorn

New in Term 4

If you are interested please book early as this helps with our planning and preparation. Courses/activities may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not received.


Spring has arrived and we would like to get out and about to enjoy some of our famed “tourist attactions” and benefit from some gentle exercise.  

Register your interest in joining a group to walk in some of our nearby scenic areas?  The first walk will follow the Forrest History Trail.  Other walks could include Lake Elizabeth and the Redwood Forest.

Please indicate if you would be interested in car pooling – either as driver or passenger.

Forrest History Trail Walk

Date 9 October 2018

10.30am meet at Platypi Chocolate Café  (on the right entering Forrest coming from Apollo Bay).  We will meet with Ken Widdowson, President of the Forrest Historical Society, who will introduce us to the walk and some early history while we enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate before we start.

If you like you can stay for lunch at Platypi or go to one of the other Forrest eateries.  The walk takes about 1 hour.


Dates: 10 -11.45am Wednesdays commencing  10th  October  for 11 sessions

Venue:  Room 4 Marrar Woorn

Facilitator: Ray Nichols


The European Enlightenment dramatically transformed people's understanding -- both of the world and of their actions. This course examines this dual transformation, its profound role in the creation of modern culture, and its continuing influence today. The course focuses on the following --:

• Enlightenment's championing of universalism, knowledge, nature, reason, progress, autonomy, and liberty;

• Enlightenment's attacks on parochialism, ignorance, prejudice, superstition, tradition, hierarchy, and authoritarianism;

• Enlightenment's problematical aspects, and how these prompted new upheavals, efforts to go "beyond" Enlightenment, and fierce assaults against Enlightenment -- some of which still try to restrict understanding and action.

Enrollment limited to 10 (Course is almost fully booked but if you are interested we will take your name and let you know if the is a cancellation.)


The portraits entered in this year’s Archibald Prize are on exhibition at the Geelong  Art Gallery.  We will arrange to hire the Landcare bus to take a group to the gallery and return.

Date: 23 October  leaving Apollo Bay 9am, return approx. 4.30pm

Cost and payment: ten people are required to hire the bus at a cost of $5.00 per head.  There will be a small extra payment to fill the bus with petrol on our return.

We can make a group booking  to the exhibition $12.00 per head (seniors concession show your card on request).

People can purchase their own lunch prior to our return trip.

Payment  of $17.00 will confirm your place.  There will be no refunds (unless we cancel the trip), but you can transfer your booking to someone else if you find you can’t attend.  Booking and payment must be received by  8 October. Direct debit to: U3A Apollo Bay BSB 633-000 (Bendigo Bank Apollo Bay) Account number 150859536.

Total payment = $17.00 per head

If we do not have sufficient bookings for the bus car pooling will be considered.


Dates:  Monday 10am -11.30am 29th October, 5th, and 12th November.

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn

We have rescheduled these sessions to take place this term.  For those of you who booked in term 3 we will contact you to confirm you are still able to attend.

Wendy and Di will be holding a conversation about the unconventional Bloomsbury Group. They will explore their contribution to the fields of art, literature, politics and philosophy and their influence on early 20th century life through to today.

For some background reading  Frances Partridge’s Diaries is recommend.


Dates: Friday 10am -12 noon 2nd and 9th November. Continuing 30th November and 7th December

Venue:  Room 4 Marrar Woorn

Facilitator: Cathy Donovan

Watercolour painting for beginners or those with some experience.  Bring your own materials and Cathy Donovan will help you to work on techniques and painting skills to suit your interest (with a focus on landscapes or seascapes).

Maximum 8 people.


Check out the attached update on Transition Towns Apollo Bay and …….

Make a note in your diary ….

A Transition Towns meeting is scheduled 28 October 2018 to celebrate progress by the groups, to update the community and invite their participation. Details to follow.

Computer Group: a scheduled time for this group to meet has not been included in the term 4 timetable.  If you have problems or questions about using your iPad or computer contact Penelope below and we will set up a time for you to meet the experts to help.

A couple of short courses are in the planning stage and announcements will be made later in the term.

U3A information and enrolments contact: Penelope Calcutt 0473 009 300 or email info@u3a.apollobay.org.au