Please note: As from July 9, we will be in lockdown again due to COVID-19. We will be unable to run any face to face classes for at least the next 6 weeks. As far as possible we will continue classes using technology such as Zoom video conferencing wherever possible.
We are, however, pleased to announce that we will be extending your 2020 membership into 2021. That means that if you have paid your annual subscription for 2020, you won't have to pay again next year.
Are you 50+ and retired or semi-retired?
Want to keep your brain and body active?
Want to develop new social networks?
Want to share your views on current affairs with others?
Membership is open to anyone who is 50+ and retired or no longer working full time, and interested in participating in any of our social, creative, educational, physical and leisure activities. Together we explore ideas and develop new interests and skills in a sociable and supportive environment.
For details about our current offerings and timetable, please feel free to explore our Courses. You can view our courses without having to join.
If you have an idea for another course, or wish to share your expertise or hobby by presenting one, our Course Coordinator would love to hear from you!
Prospective members Find out how to join U3A Emerald and enrol in courses via our Membership page.
Existing members Member login: enrol in a course or update your details.
Our tutors and course leaders, who are all volunteers, offer a wide-ranging program so there is sure to be something that attracts your interest. Our classes generally run from the beginning of February through to the end of November each year. One low annual membership fee of $40 entitles you to participate in as many of these courses as your time and interests allow.
Daily Events (for classes that have resumed)
Note: You must enrol in a course before attending.
Wed 5th Aug, starting at: 09:30 AM
Leader: Dot Radings, Venue: Various
The bushwalking group will meet in the carpark behind St Joseph's Church every Wednesday at 9.30, then will carpool to the start of the walk (about 20 min drive). Walks will generally be somewhere in the area between Lysterfield, Ferntree Gully, Mt Dandenong and Gembrook. Expect to walk about 6-8 km each week in a time of about 1 and a half hours. There will be some rough paths. The leader will carry a basic first aid kit.
20ART003: Botanical Art
Wed 5th Aug, starting at: 01:30 PM
Leader: Kay Craig, Venue: Hills Hub MP 1
This is a class where people interested in art, plants, and botany can learn to draw and paint plants in watercolour with botanical accuracy. Those taking part may be complete beginners or have some drawing or painting experience.
20MUS002: Over The Hills Singers
Wed 5th Aug, starting at: 04:00 PM
Leader: Mal Bowmaker, Venue: Zoom
Two hours weekly of fun, social contact and well-being through singing. Our program incorporates preparation for singing - relaxation, breathing and vocal exercises, canons, rounds, unison songs and part-singing of various genres - traditional, folk, musicals, spirituals, modern.
20LAN09: Online Spanish Conversation Group
Wed 5th Aug, starting at: 05:00 PM
Leader: Tony Forster, Venue: Zoom
Level beginner to intermediate.
If you know just enough Spanish to get you to the railway station then this discussion group is for you! We have no teacher, we are just a group of people wanting to practice our poor Spanish.
How do I wear a mask correctly? (surgical mask – single use) Before putting on the mask, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use a hand sanitiser that is made up of over 60% alcohol. Check for defects in the mask, such as tears or broken loops. Position
As from July 9, we will be in lockdown again due to COVID-19. We will be unable to run any face to face classes for at least the next 6 weeks. As far as possible we will continue classes using technology such as Zoom video conferencing wherever possible.