Program

You can see videos of some of our activities on the Events page.

Current Courses Semester 1, 2021:

Book Club

Course Leader: Keith Ellis (8566 2789)
Meeting Place: Home of Geoff Sclare & Trish Simpson.
29 Whittaker St, Kapunda.
Time/Frequency: Third Monday of each month
3-5pm. Commencing 5 February 2021
Cost : Nil
Anyone wishing to join please contact Keith direct as numbers may be limited.

Tai Chi

Course Leader: Sandy Lucas (0438 662 315)
Email kirabin02@gmail.com
Meeting Place: Institute 7 Hill Street Kapunda
Dates/times: Mondays 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Commences: Monday 1 February 2021
Cost: $2 per session
Brief Synopsis: For beginners and those who wish to continue from previous classes.

Balance And Bones

Course Leader: Jillian May (0418 114 263)
Email: jcmay1430@gmail.com
Meeting Place: Institute 7 Hill Street Kapunda
Date/Time: Thursday 9-9.45 am
Commencing: 4 February 2021
Cost: $2 per session.
Brief Synopsis: Video especially designed by U3A to improve bone density and balance, so easily learned and beneficial for health.

Walking for Fun and Fitness

Course Leader: Kath O’Connor (8566 3121)
Meeting Place: Outside Library/Tourist cnr Hill and Main Street Kapunda
Time/Frequency: Mon to Friday 8 am for 30 to 40 Minutes
Cost: Nil
Brief Synopsis: Walking in a group is safer and more fun. It is often hard to get motivated, with walking known to be a good form of exercise, why not see if walking with others helps?
Wear comfortable shoes, clothing, hat – bring water and check with doctor if you have any health issues so you can advise Kath, thank you.

Beginners Petanque (Social Group)

Course Leader: David McKinnon (0466 689 128 )
Lin Leske (8566 3086)
Meeting Place: U3A Garden
Date/Time: Thursdays
Commencing: February 2021
Cost: $2 per session
Brief Synopsis: Culminating in a Social Gathering at “The Pines” a beginners Group, starting off in the U3A Gardens, on pathways there.

French App Duolingo

Course Leader: David McKinnon (0466 689 128)
Meeting Place: Virtual. Those interested will be contacted by email. Caters for most levels.
Date/Time: To be advised
Commencing: February 2021
Cost: $2 per session.
Brief Synopsis: Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 300 million users. The company’s mission is to make education free, fun and ac-cessible to all. Designed to feel like a game and scientifi-cally proven effective!

KaDenCe (Choir Group)

Course Leader: Marilyn O’Brien 0428 300 749
Meeting Place: Institute 7 Hill Street Kapunda
Date/Time: Mondays 630-9.30 pm
Commencing: 1 Feb. 2021 Public Holidays excepted)
Cost: $2
Brief Synopsis: The Choir sings in 4 parts – SATB

Ukulele for Beginners

Course leader: Sandra Heath (0473 559 783)
Meeting Place: St John’s Lutheran Church Hall 22 South Terrace Kapunda
Dates: Wednesdays, starting January 27 for 10 weeks during Term 1 only.
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $20 for the course [includes all notes and songs]. Paid in advance.
Brief Synopsis: Want to have fun and wow your friends sing-ing and playing along on your ukulele? Get started on the right note by coming along to 10 easy, relaxed sessions strumming and picking your way through many of your fa-vourite songs. No music knowledge or experience required just enthusiasm, persistence and a big smile! BYO uke, clip-on tuner and black student music stand. NB. This is the only Beginners Course for the year so please come along and enjoy yourself. Covid-Safe Plan. Restrictions and Guidelines apply.

Ukulele – ‘The Ukupundas’

Course Leader: Sandra Heath (0473 559 783)
Meeting Place: St John’s Lutheran Church Hall 22 South Terrace Kapunda
Dates: Wednesdays during school terms starting January 27.
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Cost: $2 per session paid in advance for the term [total cost varies due to length of terms.]
Brief Synopsis: Do you already play the ukulele and wish to perk up your skills by going beyond the basics? Then ‘The Ukupundas’ are for you. Learn new strum-ming patterns/picking techniques and add new chords and unique arrangements to your bag of tricks. Have fun jamming along with ‘The Ukupundas’ and, as a member of the ‘band’, go out and entertain various community and social groups. Covid-Safe Plan. Restrictions and Guidelines apply.

Ukulele Fingerstyle – ‘Pickulele’

Course leader: Sandra Heath (0473 559 783)
Meeting Place: St John’s Lutheran Church Hall 22 South Terrace Kapunda
Dates: Wednesdays during school terms starting January 27.
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Cost: $2 per session paid in advance for the term [total cost varies due to length of terms.]
Brief Synopsis: Take your ukulele playing to the next level by learning a variety of fingerpicking techniques, musical terms and knowledge. Using music/tablature notation, play instrumental pieces ranging from pop to classical. As an ensemble, we play an array of parts in-terweaving melody, harmony and rhythm to produce delightful music. Covid-Safe Plan. Restrictions and Guidelines apply.

Sing-along with the ukes

Course Leader: Sandra Heath (0473 559 783)
Meeting Place: St John’s Lutheran Church Hall
Dates: Wednesdays during school terms
starting January 27.
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $2 per session paid in advance for the term [total cost varies due to length of terms.]
Brief Synopsis: Come and have a fun time singing songs from all eras and musical genres. Led by the ukes, sing songs from pop to rock, traditional to swing, calypso to ragtime and country. Covid-Safe Plan. Restrictions and Guidelines apply.

U3A Community Garden

Course Leader: David McKinnon Ph: 0466 689 128 Email: mackindavid@gmail.com
Meeting Place: Garden on Corner of Nash & Mildred Streets, Kapunda
Date/Time: Wednesdays, noon
Commencing: 3rd Feb. 2021
Cost: $2.00 per session
Brief Synopsis: Not only into gardening together, but sharing produce, cuttings, making whicker bas-kets, insect hotels, salves & lotions, watering, composting – too many things to list. If you enjoy gardening and having a cuppa and yarn – join….

Beginners Tablet & Smart Phone

Course Leader: Ken Lyons (Library) 8525 3290 Email: klyons@light.sa.gov.au
Meeting Place: Kapunda Library
Date/Time: Tuesday 9.30-10.30 am for six weeks, a break of 1 week, then a further 6 weeks.
Commencing: 2nd Feb. 2021
Cost: None. Participants must bring own tablet / smart phone
Brief Synopsis: Ken will explain the uses of your devices and assist with things like –
How to use Zoom or similar to get in touch with family/friends remotely & Using your Mobile Phone to sign in on a QR code when shopping.

Craft Group

Course Leader: Cynthia Mattchoss (8566 2443)
Meeting Place: SA CWA Hall
Date / Time: Meeting first and third =Mondays of each month, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Cost: $3 per session
Commences: 1st February 2021
Brief Synopsis: Formerly known as Patchwork and Quilting, this group has evolved to include all kinds of handicrafts and has a high social content.

Possible Courses to be introduced later this semester.

Please let us know if you are interested in the following activities either held in the past or proposed by mem-bers.
Please indicate your preferences on your Course Selection Form.
1. Vegetarian Cooking: Normally held once in each semester.
2. Just Eat It: DVD related to “The War On Waste” which has been shown in the past.
3. Round Table Discussion Group: Member suggestion, to be discussed with interested members.
4. Slide Copying: U3A equipment and instructions are available for members in a group situation and also on loan for this activity.
5. Digital Camera Forum: Discussion group similar to the Computer Forum but related to photography.

Registration and Enrolment Form

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