Beaudesert U3A to hold open day for 2019 sign-on

U3A CLASS: The 2019 aqua aerobics season has already started at Beaudesert Pool.
U3A CLASS: The 2019 aqua aerobics season has already started at Beaudesert Pool.

BEAUDESERT University of the Third Age will hold an open day for people to check out the offerings for 2019 and have a chat to the teachers. 

The event is scheduled for Friday January 18 at Centacare, Petersen street from 10am to midday.

U3A president Andy Fechner said community members were invited to attend.

“You can see some of the activities in action or on display and talk to tutors,” he said.

“These include mosaics, mahjong, scrapbooking, computer/technology, jigsaw library, croquet and Nordic walking.” 

Mr Fechner said it was also the regular meeting day at Centacare for their largest group –  BUGs (Beaudesert U3A Gardeners) and guests were also welcome to involve themselves in that, as well as joining the group for a free morning tea.

“As U3A is essentially an organisation which encourages ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ for seniors, we're happy to be involved in the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Be Healthy and Active program, which has been promoted this week via a mailout throughout the Scenic Rim,” Mr Fechner said.

“Our component includes three active sports  –  aqua aerobics, table tennis and line dancing - and one more sedentary –  card playing at Beaudesert and Kooralbyn.”

BOOT SCOOT: Head to the U3A open day to sign on for line dancing classes or a variety of other activities.

BOOT SCOOT: Head to the U3A open day to sign on for line dancing classes or a variety of other activities.

Mr Fechner said all the activities were free except for small donations towards coffee and room hire, usually $2 to $3 per session. 

“Anyone who then wishes to join U3A at the end of the term is most welcome,” he said.

“As U3A follows school terms for most activities, these groups will all start in the week from Tuesday, January 29, with the exception of aqua aerobics which is already under way at the Beaudesert swimming pool twice weekly.”

Unfortunately U3A tutor Colin has been taken suddenly ill and the model train course planned for this year had to be cancelled.