Learning for Leisure and Pleasure

Course Enrolment and Descriptions

Classes for 2018


 Good news!  Our annual membership will remain at $30 for the year. Please note, courses which previously asked for a $2 donation towards the cost of the venue hire, will now be FREE!

New courses for 2018:  Kayaking, Learn to Dance, Zumba, Pryography, Film & Music Appreciation, Topairy and Beginner Ukulele will be offered. Information about these courses are available by contacting Leoni Read 0429 705 062 /64 911 632


Tai Chi [beginner] Leader: Sue Crowley 10 – 11am Sheffield Uniting  Church Hall
 Film & Music Appreciation  Medical Centre Activities Room 1 – 3pm
UFO Sewing Group           (unfinished objects) Leader: Carol Hillier 1-4pm  Working Art Space, Albert St.
Beginner Guitar


Leader: Michael Reilly Sheffield Town Hall Supper Room

Advanced 10.00 – 11.00 am Beginners 11.00 am– 12.00

Weigh – Me/Jazzercise Leader: Lynne Ellis 12.00 – 1.00 pm Sheffield Uniting  Church

It’s easy for your weight to creep up as you get older.   – designed for those who are keen to keep their weight under control.

Table Tennis Leader: Graham Verrall  2-4 pm at the Sheffield Uniting Church
Walking for Leisure  Leader: Margaret McLachlan.

Meet 9am in the Don Store Carpark fortnightly

Balance and Bones [Easy] Leader: Narelle Newton 9.00 –  10 am Kentish Health Centre
Improve your Art Skills Leader: Patricia Kirckaldy  11 am – 3 pm Roland Art Gallery
Geology Trips [Fortnightly] Leader: John Earthrowl  1– 3pm at the Sheffield Uniting Church. John will send details for each trip.
Cryptic Crosswords Leader: Margaret Hughes 2pm, 2 Roland Court, Sheffield.
Tai Chi (Railton) Leader: Sue Crowley 4 – 5 pm,  Kings Hall, Railton
Kentish Local History [monthly, last Thurs] Leader: Barbara Wells 10 am – 12 at the Kentish Museum
Pyrography (NEW!) Leader: Nita Pountney 10:30 am – 12  Working Art Space, Albert St.
Beginner Ukulele  (Practice each Thursday) Leader: John Beck  10:30 am – 12 Sheffield Uniting  Church Hall
Coffee & Book Club  [monthly, last Thurs] Leader: Jenni Ashford  4 – 5 pm at the Sheffield Library, Henry St
Beginner Woodwork for Women   (6 places) Leader: Peter Bramwell   2pm – 4  Held at the Men’s Shed, Spring St
 Zumba (NEW!)  Leader: Colette Binder 2-4 pm Kentish Health Centre
Coffee & Book Club (NEW!) Leader:Jenni Ashford 4-5pm, Sheffield Library, Henry St
Balance and Bones [Adv.]   Leader: Narelle Newton 9.00 – 10.00 am Kentish Health Centre
Gardening Sheffield Leader: Leoni Read 10.00 – 12  Meet at Blacksmith Cafe
The Art of Topiary(NEW!) Leader: Leonie Read 10  – 12 Meet  fortnightly at Railton Neighbourhood Centre
Tai Chi (Advanced)        Leader: Sue Crowley 10 – 11 am Sheffield Uniting  Church
Café French /German Leader: Robyn Kelly        10 – 11am in the Fudge Café
Beginner Woodwork for Women   (6 places) Leader: Peter Bramwell    Held at Men’s Shed, Spring St


Writers Workshops  – Leader: Dian Kennedy


Just a reminder that the annual membership of $30 can be paid by EFT or direct deposit to the Kentish U3A Bendigo Bank account –  BSB 633000 A/C 156837346.  Please put your name in the EFT description.

Most groups have vacancies. If you would like to join, contact Leoni Read 0429 705 062 /64 911 632

Don’t forget if you are over 50, it’s important to keep your mind and body active.


Courses information

Our Tutors are free to design their classes and courses as they wish.   

There are usually no classes on public holidays.

Most courses continue to run through the school holidays.  Check with your tutor about this. 

Suggestions of new classes and offers to conduct classes are most welcome.


Semester Dates for 2018.   

Our classes are roughly aligned with Tertiary Semester dates but this varies from class to class. 

Semester 1     Sign on day for 2018 will be on 16.02.2018 at the Sheffield Uniting Church at 11.00am

Semester 1 finish         29 June

Semester 2     Registration Day             6 July       10am -12pm

Semester 2 commences  9 July

                       Semester 2 finish           30 November


How to enroll in classes in 2018

There are no class/tuition fees. These are covered by your annual membership fee.

However particular courses may involve a fee to cover ingredients or materials eg cooking classes.

Members are no longer required to make a $2 donation per session to help cover power and heating costs in some venues. 

Membership fees expire on 28.02.2019 and new fees will be required to enroll in classes in 2019.