Creativity is par for U3A’s course

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Creativity: Janis Taber shows some of her creations at this month’s two-day art and craft show run by Hastings U3A. Picture: Yanni

THE creative results from attending courses at Hastings U3A were on show at the “university’s” Community Art and Craft Show.

Held in the Hastings Community Hall over two days, the show gave members of the public a chance to find out more about the activities and courses run by Hastings U3A (university of the third age).

The name U3A derives from the number three signifying a lifetime of three segments: childhood independence; employment, parental responsibility; and the third age of being over 45 and retired or semi-retired.

The not-for-profit organisation provide opportunities for its members to share knowledge and skills. Courses and activities are based on an annual membership fee.

There are cultural, social and physical activities, with no ability limits, no exams and no certificates. Tutors, leaders and office bearers provide their services free.

Courses and activities include table tennis, angling, book club, walking group, computer courses, acrylic and watercolour art groups, French and German language courses, gourmet and lunch society groups.

Anyone paying their 2020 membership this month (October) will get up to three months free 2019 membership.

Details of courses and activities at www.hastingsu3a.org.au or call into the U3A office, 13 Teal Court, Hastings 10am-1pm Monday and Tuesday 1-4pm Thursdays.

First published in the Western Port News – 9 October 2019

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