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Cook's Night Off meet on the first Wednesday of the month dining at a local Cleveland Restaurant.

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U3A Life in Australia, Term 3 will commence again at the Donald Simpson Community Centre 9.30am on Monday 10 July.  Our guest speaker will be Phil Castle a retired journalist and amateur historian with an aviation interest.  Talking on The Stinson Air Crash in Lamington Ranges 80 years ago.  All welcome. Cost from Term 3 onwards is $5 including morning tea.

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Congratulations to Madeleine Mionnet our U3A Redlands Computer Class Co-ordinator on becoming a Queensland Community Digital Champion - connecting Queenslanders to our digital future.  Well Done !

Over the last 10 years, Madeleine has taught computer skills to more than 700 U3A Redlands members assisting them to connect to the age of technology.  Well done Madeleine on being recognised as a Community Digital Champion ! 

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The U3A Coin and Stamp Group next gather on the Thursday 20 July. They meet  on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the small hall of the Uniting Church, Passage Street, Cleveland from 2.00pm.  The topic for July is Myths and Legends.

A new class starting for Term 3 will be Creative Fun for Unbelievers

Michele will be running each session from 1pm - 4pm at the St. Pauls Anglican Church Hall, Cross Street, Cleveland on Wedneday July 12, 19 and 26 and then September 13, 20 and 27. 

This short course will challenge your own long held negative beliefs about your creative ability.  Basic creative, fun exercises that could lead on to other classes e.g. drawing/painting.  Not suitable for artists.  This process will lead to a completed framable painting on quality art paper. 

Term 3 - The Discussion and Critical Thinking Group will hold an 8 week course

8 week course starting 20 July - 7 September on a Thursday afternoon 1.30pm - 3.00pm with Dave Frampton at the RSL Moreton Shores Bay Club Rooms.    

The group is for those interested in the free and open discussion of a wide range of topics and in examining at the same time how we think and reason as we do.  This dual focus addresses both the 'what' and the 'how' of discussion, argument and reasoning.

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Term 3 - Two class

Law - Criminal Law Part 2

as well as Law - Your Rights 

Criminal Law Part 2 will continue at the Redland Museum on a Thursdays 11.00am - 12.30am

Law - Your Rights will be held at the Cleveland Library on a Thursday 1.30pm - 3.00pm.

New Members are more than welcome.  Attendance at previous sessions is not necessary.  Contact the office to be put in touch with Greg Cudmore - the class Tutor.

The Writing for Pleasure and For the Joy of Writing Groups would welcome new members for Term 3.  If you are interested in going along, please contact the office to enquire.

Term 3 -  Cookery Classes continue .....

Class participants are enjoying the class and dishes they are preparing - simple recipes such as apple crumble, chicken and almonds.  New members are most welcome.  Group meets for Term 3, each Tuesday 3.30p - 5.30pm at the Cleveland State High School, G5 Kitchens.  Contact the office in the first instance to be put in touch with the Class Tutor Jill Allen. 

Term 3 - Tahitian Dancing for Beginners with Global Groovers

Learn a lovely and gentle Tahitian Aparima "Arii Vahine" and channel your own queen of the night.  No dance experience necessary, this class will run over two terms so there will be plenty of time to learn the choreography and get the techniques right.

Time : 9.45 - 10.45am, Tuesdays during school term, commencing 11 July

Location : Thornlands Dance Palais

Term 3 - Due to popular demand a new Beginners Tai Chi - Introduction to Tai Chi Class will be offered

Tuesdays 1.00pm - 2.30pm commencing 11 July at the Thornlands Dance Palais.

Please note : For those on the waitlist for this class please contact our office on 3821 3888 to be put in contact with Nahn Shimmons so that your place in the class can be confirmed. 

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Redlands U3A Musical Theatre

After two successful performances of SS Shipenshore, RUMT is looking forward to its next production to be staged later this year.  We are always looking for new cast members and welcome anyone who would like to join the group.

Previous theatrical experience is not needed as we accept that each group member will bring his/her special talents.  Theatre has a vast number of different positions that need filling before a show is performance-ready and these include back stage crew, stage manager, scribe, prompt, props people, wardrobe as well as actors and singers.

Rehearsals are on a Thursday 11.00am - 3.00pm at the Christian Faith Church Hall, Ormiston.  For more information contact the office in the first instance to be put in touch with RUMT.

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The Armchair Travel group will meet on Thursday 6 July at the Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland for 9.30am.  We will be travelling to The Americas this month.  All welcome.

The U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms, call 3821 3888 with enquiries.


U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.

How do I join?

You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.

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For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.