U3A Maryborough - Class Descriptions
Steve's Introduction to Philosophysing
In 2023 are the questions from the giants of intellectual thought and wisdom still relevant?
In this course we will try to apply an understanding of the ideas from Western philosophy to the problems of navigating a 21st Century world of disinformation. In the end .... only you can decide but perhaps some tools will help!
Matters Arising from Current Affairs
Sheila leads this group through many discussions about happenings in our world.
Marcia's Exercise/Dance Fitness
Our exercise class consists of gentle warm-ups, stretching, muscle toning and co-ordination. (No floor exercises). The class is a low-impact program and members are encouraged to only do what they can manage and sit out or improvise if they are unable to do whole program. Our dance fitness helps with co-ordination and balance. We have active members aged from 55 to 95, who thoroughly enjoy our classses and nobody leaves without a smile on their face.
Line Dancing – go to MaDCOTA on Thursday – no partner is required. Lorraine is your hostess. Line Dancing is a choreographed routine of dancing in lines (so no partners are necessary). While working the brain you are using different muscles and dancing helps with your balance while moving to the beat. The music is not just country but from all genres. Music helps to stimulate emotions and also helps with anxiety/stress. It does not matter if you are not an experienced dancer. We dance for fun and the social aspect, so come along and give it a go.
This class has been together for many years. We sing many types of songs, old and new. We're a friendly bunch and enjoy our morning together. New members welcome.
Do you want to learn about Dragons, Winds, Pungs and Kengs? Join our friendly group. We offer full training in the game in a pleasant atmosphere.
Creative Writers' Group
Social fun group using our imagination. We are a friendly, stimulating and provocative group and everyone is welcome to come along and join in.
Hand and Foot (Canasta)
Hand and Foot is one of the many versions of canasta, a popular card game. There are several versions of hand and foot too. This is the way the game is played in Maryborough. The game can be played by three players using six packs of cards or four players using five packs or six players with seven packs. Playing boards are used to hold the cards. In the three-handed game, each player plays their own game whilst the four-handed has two teams, the six-handed also has teams of three players.
Monday's Beginner Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that has existed in multiple forms for thousands of years, known to aid a variety of conditions and improve your overall lifestyle. Anne is a qualified tutor of this art form who is always happy to help students. In 2023 the class will be learning some Qigong movements.
Thursday's Tai Chi
Thursday's small class enjoys practising a variety of Tai Chi routines (the 24 Form, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Energy 1 and 2). This group also learns a Fan Routine which is lots of fun, especially when fans drop to the floor!
Yoga is the science of right living and as such is intended to be incorporated into our daily life. The purpose of yoga is to unify the physical body with the mind and with the vital energy flowing within it, so that we can experience a sense of harmony and balance. We are never too young or too old to practice yoga. It encourages a strong body, a sharp mind, and it reduces stress. Come along and give it a try as we have members of all ages and abilities and Marjorie is willing to assist you to get the most out of the session.
Qi means energy or life-force and Gong means exercise. Qigong is the flow of energy, the practice of aligning breath, movement and body awareness.
Exercises are repetitive and easily followed. Breathing becomes natural with each movement as one becomes more confident.
QiGong U3A Maryborough welcomes anyone who would like to come along and try. Age and fitness level is no object,
Partner Dancing (with or without Partner)
"Fun with Dancing". Shared fun on the dance floor learning and revising partner dances to great music! Just bring your smile and let your feet do the dancing.
Cards - 500
Our group plays 500 and is welcoming to anyone from beginners to experienced players. Come along and enjoy playing cards with fun-loving people.
The group enjoys playing along with both experienced and beginners having a great time! Classes start at 1:00pm.
Pilar's Exercise Dance
For those who are looking for a little more "oomph" in their exercise routine. Come and join Pilar and groove along with the music.
Learn How to Play Chess
David is happy to teach you how to play Chess or set up playing a game with others in the class. David is flexible with his teaching time and day. Keep your brain active.
Scottish Country Dancing
Judy has a wonderful range of dances for you to learn and enjoy. Scottish Country Dancing involves engaging all of your muscles and limbs, gets your heart pumping and is a whole lot of fun.