June 2021

Note the Film/Music group is now held on Wednesdays

As our contribution to the Sheffield Winter Solstice Festival, the Kentish U3A Inc. is going to hold an Open Morning at the Uniting Church from 9.30 am until 12 on Thursday 24th June.  Morning tea will be available in the kitchen.
We are hoping to have the Ukulele Group in full swing, as well as a few other groups giving short demonstrations.  The Tai Chi has already offered, and hopefully we will have demonstrations from the Art, Table Tennis, Petanque and Zumba groups too.
We are also intending to show photographs and a video of our activities.

Sadly the Geology course to be run by Keith Corbett has been postponed indefinitely for health reasons.

The short course  – How to use the “Check-In Tas” phone app has been postponed sorry.  Details of what will be covered will be available at the Open morning.  It may be run in June or July depending on availability of the tutor and numbers interested.  The aim is to focus on improving knowledge of phones and tablets. 

April 2021 – focus on table tennis

U3A Table Tennis meets Tuesdays each week in the Sheffield Town Hall and plays from 2 -4 pm.  We do not play competition but playing games helps to bring out the best playing. We have around a dozen or more players listed, with 8-10 or so regulars each week.  The hall is ideally suited to the sport, but we often have to run after the ball after a wayward (or winning) hit.  That is about to change as the Devonport Table Tennis Club have given us on loan 15 barriers to keep the ball inside our playing area. Thank you from all our players for this generous offer.

On a sad note though our coach Graham Verrall and his lovely wife Athalie are leaving us to return to South Australia.  Many thanks Graham for getting the table tennis group started and many hours of working with us all to improve our games.



Kentish U3A Classes have been back in action since early July 2020  – all with Covid-19 safe work plans.

The Kentish U3A  committee has carefully considered our classes to ensure the safety of our members. Some classes have not resumed. All have changed. Some tutors sadly have not returned.

Social Distancing and careful hygiene are still the most powerful weapons we have against Coronavirus.

Following the templates from Worksafe Tasmania we have modified the delivery of classes and activities.  Plans have been written to ensure we have thought about the safety of our members and tutors.  Thanks to all tutors who have helped us design the new plans.

While there have been no known active cases in Tasmania for some months, the imminent opening of our borders to travel from declared ‘safe’ states leaves no room for complacency.

We do not wish to give the virus a chance to infect any of us. Not one.

And we do not wish to experience a second wave in our community.

Please follow the Coronavirus plans designed for your classes.

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