Kentish U3A

Learning for Leisure and Pleasure

Course Enrollment and Descriptions

Classes for 2018

 Good news!  Our annual membership for 2018 will remain at $30 for the year. Please note, courses which previously asked for a $2 donation towards the cost of the venue hire, are now FREE!


Sign up Day Sheffield Uniting Church Hall 11 am – 12.30 pm Friday Feb 16th
Semester 1 starts Week beginning Monday Feb 19th
AGM Sheffield Uniting Church Hall 11 am Friday Feb 23rd

 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: Maths for Fun, Badminton, Kayaking, Tennis and Beginner Ukulele will be offered. INFORMATION ABOUT THESE COURSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SIGN UP DAY,

Take note that in 2018, Gardening Sheffield Group is going to meet from 10 – 12 on Fridays.

Tai Chi [beginner] Leader: Sue Crowley 10 – 11am Sheffield Uniting  Church Hall
UFO Sewing Group (Unfinished Objects) Leader: Cheryl Gurnhill 1.00 – 4 pm Jill May’s house, 25 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 Leader: Lynne Ellis 12.00 – 1.00 pm Sheffield Uniting  Church
Table Tennis Leader: Graham Verrall  1 – 3pm at the Sheffield Uniting Church
Walking for Leisure [Fortnightly] Leader: Margaret McLachlan. Meet 9am in the Don Store Carpark
Balance and Bones [Easy] Leader: Narelle Newton 9.00 –  10 am Kentish Health Centre
Badminton Leader: Elaine Brooks   10.15 – 12 at Lower Barrington Hall.  Women only.
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
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
Beginner Ukulele (First and Third Thurs) Leader: John Beck  10 am – 12 Sheffield Uniting  Church Hall
Coffee & Book Club  [monthly, last Thurs] Leader: Jenni Ashford  4 – 5 pm at the Sheffield Library, Henry St
Balance and Bones (Advanced)        Leader: Narelle Newton 9.00 – 10.00 am Kentish Health Centre
Gardening Sheffield Leader: Leoni Read 10.00 – 12  Meet at Blacksmith Cafe
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   9am – 12   Men’s Shed, Spring St

Writers Workshops  – Leader: Dian Kennedy at the Sheffield Uniting Church                                                    1 – 3 pm     Saturday March 17 and Saturday May 19th. Bookings essential

Weigh- Me/JazzerciseIt’s easy for your weight to creep up as you get older.  You might be interested to talk to Lynne Ellis at the U3A Sign-Up Day about a suggested new group: Weigh- Me/Jazzercise – designed for those who are keen to keep their weight under control.

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. 

Classes are still being arranged for next year.


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 2     To be announced.


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 27.02.2018 and new fees will be required to enroll in classes in 2018. 

Sign on day is 16.02.2018.