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Other activities

Event organisers external to U3A occasionally provide us with details of activities which might be of interest to our members. Since these activities are not run by U3A, they are generally available to non U3A members as well, although this may not always be the case - check with the activity organiser
For further details of an event please follow the link to the Host website.

Better Living with Your Lung Disease Education Seminar

Hosted by: Lung Foundation Australia

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Come along to this patient seminar and hear informative presentations from expert speakers that will help you to live well with your lung condition.

Program:

  • 09:45am - Registration, morning tea & tradestands
  • 10:15am - Welcome, Lung Foundation of Australia
  • 10:40am - Comorbidities & lung disease; Dr Mark Hurwitz, Clinical Associate Professor, ANU Medical School
  • 11:30am - Breathing & activity; Kate Erwin, Physiotherapist & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Canberra Hospital
  • 12:15pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Supporting you to live better with your lung disease; Sharon Gavioli, Registered Nurse & Lung Foundation Information & Support Centre Manager

Date: Tuesday 10 April, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Registration

Venue: Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden

Cost: $20 includes morning tea & lunch. (Discounts apply for Love Your Lungs club members)

Contact: Ashleigh Ricardo 1800 654 301

ACT Legislative Assembly - Community Seminar (Free)

Tuesday 10 April 2018

The ACT Legislative Assembly offers two full day programs each year about the operation of the Assembly and the various roles that MLAs undertake. The program includes a mock Hare-Clark election; a meet the members’ session; a session on the importance of committees in the Assembly and a visit to question time.

SESSION 1:

  • Date: Tuesday 10 April, 9:30am - 3:15pm
  • Venue: Reception room, ACT Legislative Assembly (entry via Civic Square)
  • Cost: Free

The full program is available here

</b>Register:</b> by email to or phone 6205 3025.
Further information: contact Education and Engagement Officer on 6205 3016.

SESSION 2 - Note for your diary!

  • Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

Australian National Herbarium - Tour

Hosted by: Heritage Festival Event - LIMITED NUMBERS

Tuesday 17 April 2018

When: Tuesday 17 April, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Where: Corner Glasshouse Lane and Christian Road, CSIRO Black Mountain, ACT

Bookings: ESSENTIAL via this link

Australian National Insect Collection - Tour

Hosted by: Heritage Festival Event - LIMITED NUMBERS

Tuesday 17 April 2018

When: Tuesday 17 April, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Where: North Science, CSIRO Black Mountain, ACT

Bookings: ESSENTIAL via this link

Andrew Pike: Adventures in the Film Trade; A Pictorial Presentaton

Hosted by: Friends of the National Film and Sound Archives

Friday 20 April 2018

For U3A members with an interest in films, Andrew Pike will take us on a journey through the Australian film trade, viewed from the perspective of a Canberra-based distributor and exhibitor. As the principal of distribution company Ronin Films, and the operator of the fondly remembered Electric Shadows cinemas, Andrew's pictorial presentation focuses on what he describes as the ‘bizarre and forgotten’ aspects of the field. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

When: Friday 20 April, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Where: Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG)

Cost: Gold coin donation at the door

Further details: Sue Terry on 0419 417 510

Advance Care Planning Information Session

Hosted by: COTA ACT

Wednesday 9 May 2018

COTA ACT is working with the ACT government to provide information on Advance Care Planning (ACP) concepts, including completed Enduring Power of Attorney.

  • If you were very unwell and not able to communicate your preferences to others, who would you want to speak for you? What would you want them to say?
  • Advance Care Planning helps to ensure that your loved ones and your doctors know what your health and personal preferences really are.

When: Wednesday 9 May, 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Hughes Community Centre Hall

Light refreshments provided; for catering purposes please
RSVP: COTA ACT on 6282 3777

Canberra Spinners & Weavers - Workshops

Various dates: February - June 2018

Venue: Textile Works, 70 MacLaurin Crescent, Chifley.

Further Details & Registration: CSW website here or by email to

Note: Membership of Canberra Spinners and Weavers is not required to join the workshops.

18-2 Introduction to Spinning
Tutors: Susan Weisser, Leigh Casey
Mondays: 30 April - 21 May (Evenings)

18-3 Natural Dyeing: “Colours of Canberra”
Tutor: Sally Blake
Weekend: 5 - 6 May (9:30-4:00)

18-4 Experimental Knitting: "Random, Feral, & Seemingly Chaotic”
Tutors: Lynne Johnson & Jenny Harber
Sundays 17 & 24 June (9.30-4.00)

18-5 Two Tie (Summer & Winter Weave)
Tutor: Kay Faulkner
Friday - Saturday 8 - 9 June (9:30-4:00)

18-6 Basketry - Random Weave Natural Fibres (Memory Vessels)
Tutor: Ann McMahon
Weekend: 30 June - 1 July (9.30-4:00)

We welcome your comments and feedback via the U3A ACT Facebook site.