Beaudesert U3A to have Come and Try period

Beaudesert U3A members playing croquet. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia
Beaudesert U3A members playing croquet. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia

BEAUDESERT’S University of the Third Age is inviting seniors to take part in five of their activities during a Come and Try period.

Attendees can play a game of tennis, table tennis or croquet,  join the walking group and meet the computer and technical members in May and June for $2 per session over the next nine weeks.

The five U3A groups are welcoming Scenic Rim residents during this period as part of Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Be Healthy and Active Program.

Last year as Beaudesert U3A were preparing for their Open Day, president Andy Fechner spoke of the benefits of joining the club.

“We have a pretty popular array of courses and because we are growing all the time, we have been opening up more courses each year,” he said.

Mr Fechner said the group was about connecting seniors to lifelong learning.

“We provide social interaction for people who have little time on their hands, those who are new to the area or for people who want company,” he said.

“We’re all about making new friends, learning and sharing new skills.

“People join as members but can share an interest and teach others.”

Details for the five activities:

Beaudesert U3A members meet at the Tennis Centre on Bromelton Street from 8am to 12pm on Wednesdays for a social game.

Table tennis is also played on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm at the Uniting Church hall.

Contact Tex on 5541 4772 for tennis and Pam or Des on 5541 2662 or 0448 133 146 for table tennis.

The Nordic Walkers meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6am to explore the streets and parks of Beaudesert.

Contact Lawrie on 0423 322 975. 

The croquet group hold session on Tuesdays at Everdell Park at Gleneagle from 8am to 11.30am.

Contact George 5541 0706 or Trish 0429 489 989.

Questions on gadgets and gizmos can be answered  every first and third Monday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Centacare on Petersen Street.

Call George on 5541 0706.