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    Snapped when unfurled in our front garden at Valetta Street, Malvern.

  • New courses added

    Have you seen the latest new additions to our U-MAS program?

    Douglas Heywood, renowned conductor and music educator, is conducting 6 music sessions featuring Verdi, Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, and Vaughan Williams for us. Opportunities for face-to-face activities include 3 morning teas near Valetta St, or you could help celebrate the 175th birthday of the Royal Botanical Gardens with a walk exploring favourite garden places, and possibly lunch afterwards. Just add these to your cart in U-MAS, then go to the checkout to complete your extra enrolments. No extra cost!

    A reminder of other events: Don’t overlook our Autumn armchair travel that gives us snapshots of Europe, tramping in New Zealand, and other adventures. Lively Current Affairs will keep you posted with up-to-date news. Or perhaps you may prefer some extra Great Music. Who knows who is waiting for us in the wings. We have walks to take us into history, with enjoyable companionship.

    It is never too late to renew or join U3A Stonnington. I am looking forward to catching up with you.
    Elizabeth Brown

  • More things to do

    Select each link and explore the details for real things you can go out to, or virtual ones to explore at home.

    The Senior newspaper used to turn up regularly on the foyer table at Valetta St so here it is for those who want to keep up with the paper while our premises remain closed.

    Works of Mirka Mora are showing at the Jewish Museum, There is MIRKA, MIRKA+ and a guided walk of Mirka's St Kilda on Sunday 28 February. Find details of the museum at 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, accessibility, opening hours, closed holy days, and more. If all that is not enough then try their Virtual Museum Tour from the comfort of home. You might want to try their fortnightly missive by email which is called Spiel

    Botanic Gardens at Melbourne and Cranbourne are open currently for visits. Or you can enjoy the Virtual Garden without leaving home. You can also sign up to get their ENEWS regularly for topics of your choice, which is worth a look.

  • Places to go after lockdown ends

    Here are some ideas for you to look into to get ready for the end of the lockdown.

    Concrete Playground Melbourne has things to do and places to eat, plus there will be music at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. A good one to keep an eye on regularly.

    laneway learning has cheap, fun classes in anything and everything. Sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with their evolving program.

    Rippon Lea Estate gives free admission to their gardens to resident families of Glen Eira and of Port Phillip. Use one of those two links to apply for the entry card.

    Rain Room at Jackalope Pavilion, cnr Acland and Jackson Streets, St Kilda is an art installation you walk through without getting wet. Prices link.  

  • CovidSafe Plan

    Our Valetta Street centre remains closed and no sessions are being held there.

    Access is strictly by appointment only and subject to our CovidSafe Plan for each person entering the premises.

    You can join, renew membership, and enrol in courses online, or get individual help if you cannot go online.

  • Help if you cannot go online

    We can help you find and choose courses and then to enrol and pay the fee.

    Trained volunteers are ready to help if you cannot go online.

    Simply phone us on 9500 1288 or use if you need help.

  • No sessions at Valetta Street

    Covid-19 remains a problem for our community. In order to stay safe, our current plan is to offer courses remotely as last year. Valetta St will not reopen until further notice.

  • The Knowledge Hub is back

    Once again you can choose from nearly 50 online sources to keep up to date via The Knowledge Hub. This is a collection of think tanks and research bodies, the majority of which claim to be independent in their aims and origins. They are prominent as influencers for ideas and directions in public policy formulation in Australia and our Asia-Pacific region. Some have a wider world reach. Sample one or two a day until you have a preferred group that become your daily briefing on current issues for Australia and the world.

  • This new website

    This new website offers you online enrolments but not payments.  It works well on a smartphone or a tablet.