Fourth term activities announced for Ararat U3A

ARARAT - Fourth term activities for the Ararat and District U3A began this week, with lots of events and courses planned.

Bushwalking will continue on Fridays, with walks to include Cathcart Cemetery, Spring Lead Cemetery, Crossing Mt Ararat from Rocky Point to Moyston Road and other walks.

Walks will be held on October 26 and November 3,9 16 23 and 30. Meet at the Guide Hall (Alexandra Hall) at 9am with walks taking around three hours approximately. The leader is Margaret Farrer, contact her on 5352 2127 for details.

Frank Kitchen leads the popular sessions on British history.

This term the course will look at the lives of some of the people who made a contribution to Great Britain. Participants will study the social conditions at the time and sessions will look at: King Edward 1 who expanded the kingdom into Scotland and Wales 1271-1307; William Tyndale who translated the Bible into English and enriched the English language 1492-1536; Oliver Cromwell who beheaded a king and established a Republic 1599 -1658; John Wesley who founded the Methodist church and gave poor people hope 1703-1787; Lord Nelson the admiral who took on the French and ensured that Britannia ruled the waves, died 1805; John Wilkinson industrialist who built out of iron. Railroads, bridges, the first iron boat 1767- 1805; David Lloyd George the Prime Minister who won the First World War 1914-1918; The course will be held on Wednesdays through to December 5 at NMIT from 9.15am to 10.15am. Contact Frank Kitchen on 5352 3080 for details.

For those game, why not 'Play the stock exchange without losing'?

Join the growing number who make a fortune on the Australian Stock Exchange. You can invest $50,000 on the stock exchange and see what you can do with your investment over three months.

This is a competition run by the Australian Stock Exchange ASX, you can register with the ASX website and all you need is an email address or you can contact Alex Orszaski who is happy to co-ordinate the program.

This course is held on Mondays until November 12 at NMIT at 9.30am. Contact Alex Orszaski on alexorsz@netconnect.com.au or 5352 2953 for details..

Keith Little leads the popular Climate Change course.

The aim of the course is to study the science of energy warming the atmosphere and the short and long term effects. At least eight people are needed to run this course, which will be held at 10.30am on Wednesdays at NMIT.

Tutor David Mitchell leads the Learn to Turn woodturning course.

Enjoy turning with wood to make a wooden biro, a bowl or whatever you can make with a lathe. Amaze your family and friends with your handcrafted Christmas presents.

The course will be held on Mondays at 1pm through to December 3 at the Ararat Woodies Shed next to the Ararat Bowling Green. Contact David Mitchell on 0427522034 for details.

Other continuing programs include: Art with tutor Margaret Wright (53521532) on October 23 and November 13 and 27 at 10am at NMIT; Scrabble with Glenda Hurstfield (5352 1329) on Tuesdays at 2pm at the Ararat Retirement Village; Solo with Alwyn Kitchen (5352 3080) at 2pm on Tuesdays; Family history meets each Monday at NMIT at 10.30am commencing on Monday October 29; Computers - The computer room at NMIT is open on Mondays.

For further information on Ararat U3A contact president Alwyn Kitchen on 5352 3080 akitchen@tpg.com.au

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