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Lockdown Lookups #6

Various zoom sessions on offer, either free or for reasonable cost. Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne offer a Spring Online Season Pass to at least 12 online sessions for $90. Or you can explore the ins and outs – and prices – of individual sessions here. Dates throughout September, and October and November.Please […]

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Lockdown Lookups #5

Melbourne Writers Festival, from 3 to 12 September, have cancelled all live events but are offering online programs instead as MWF Digital. For each event, if you select Book Now you can read the range of ticket prices for each. For more information you need to explore the website menu (because it is not easy […]

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Lockdown Lookups #4

Monty Don’s own garden at Longmeadow. About him. Good causes. Dogs.Monty Don’s Italian Gardens Kakadu National Park Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens UK Kew Botanic Gardens Botanc Gardens of South Australia 9 selected gardens UK National Trust selection Blenheim Palace Versailles St Petersburg, Russia Visit Paris video (allow time to load) Antarctica – webcams and timelapse […]

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Lockdown Lookups #3

Did you find the online jigsaw puzzles, in #2? This page at Scienceworks has some jigsaws. Links to other jigsaws are at the end of the page: Melbourne Museum and the Immigration Museum Melbourne Zoo animals at home live includes Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range. Keep scrolling to hear from some keepers and to […]

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Lockdown Lookups #2

Online courses and help available Stay in Touch offers help to Seniors. Free training sessions for seniors on Tuesdays. They also offer a range of services for fees. You can hire a personal tutor. Laneway Learning online classes – for a small fee each course. You can choose your preferred category (to the right). Also, […]

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Lockdown Lookups #1

You can come back to this news item time and again, to choose from links for something different to do in lockdown. Neighbourhood Watch has been around for yonks and is worth checking for what they are up to currently. You can join one of their LGA groups if you wish. Learn about Citizen Scientists: […]

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Week Mon 26 to Fri 30 July

The following zoom sessions will go ahead. MondayFrench  Literature and Conversation – Elizabeth SpriggCurrent Affairs  – Myra Mortensen-WilliamsEnhance and Grow the Artist in You-  David PincusFilm discussion  Group B – Andrew Porter TuesdayChess  Partners – Ken Ray and Tom NadebaumCanning Stock Route – Paul ClaytonFrench Conversation  via Zoom-  Sue MajewskiThe Smile – Prof Louis RollerComparative Religion – Albert Isaacs […]

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Courses – semester 2 and year long

Semester 2 courses can be viewed on Tuesday 29 June. Enrolments start on Monday 5 July. Year-long coursesIf you are already enrolled in any of these, it is for the whole year. You do not have to enrol again in these. Monday morning Current Affairs discussion with Myra Mortensen French Literature and Conversation with Elizabeth […]

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