Mudgee U3A is set to embark on their third decade of offering low cost, quality life-long learning for semi-retirees and retirees.
Their 2019 enrolment and showcase morning will be held at The Stables in Mudgee, from 9.30am to midday this Saturday (January 12). Ahead of the Term 1 start on February 4.
Last year the local organisation celebrated 20 years of the University of the Third Age in the Mid-Western Region.
Volunteer presenters offer courses for local retired and semi-retired people in fields including art, history, language, literature, music, photography, and technology.
There are no entry requirements beyond an interest and curiosity of a subject and no exams.
The 2019 programme includes 38 courses by 33 presenters.
New for this year are; ‘Drumming’; ‘Calligraphy’; ‘Cooking for One’; ‘Classical Music’; ‘Cryptic Crosswords’; ‘Floral Art’; ‘Re-purposing Old Books’; ‘Successful Sudoku’; ‘Just Jazz’; and ‘Train your Brain’.
Mudgee U3A president, Judith Darling, said that the enrolment day and showcase is the ideal time to find out more about the organisation, with the course presenters on hand to answer questions you might have.
Membership fees are kept low and cover administration, postage costs and insurance.
And operate on a sliding scale, depending on when you join.
There is no charge for the residents of aged care facilities.
The U3A year is four terms, run close to be close to the NSW public school terms dates.
The Mudgee branch, founded in 1998, is one of 61 voluntary, non-profit associations across NSW and the ACT and covers the Mid Western Regional Council area.
The U3A organisation, which operates worldwide, began in France in 1968 to provide educational opportunities for older adults.
- Visit www.mudgeedistrictu3a.org.au for more information.