Manning Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) is back in 2021 offering more courses and activities for the retired/semi-retired over 50 age group. 

Right now, we are in the midst of our term two program bringing delight to hundreds of members old and new.

Twenty-two courses cover a range of subjects at low cost, run from two to nine weeks and are mainly held at the Manning Uniting Church, Taree. They have attracted various numbers of participants to them.

Our diverse range of courses this term includes Write Now, Philosophy, Cryptic Crosswords, Indonesian songs, Craft, Tai Chi, Time Traveller, Page to Stage, Art in the Gallery, Open Forum, Just Read, French for beginners, French comprehension and writing, Introduction to Buddhism, Folk Circle, Let’s Walk and Yoga. 

The popular ukulele groups and our Silver Tones Choir have bounced back with good numbers and enthusiastic performers. 

Manning Valley U3A Art in the Gallery participants experience Prue Sailer’s ‘Endangered’ as part of the ‘S.E.E. Strange, Endangered & Eternal’ and Rod Spicer’s ‘Up River’ exhibition at Manning Regional Gallery

Look out for courses likely to return in term three. These include old favourites such as: Card Sharps, Table Games, Line Dancing and Ballroom Dancing. Other possibilities which may be added range from physics to meditation, financial activism to pencil drawing, Islam, and some further languages.

Our motto, ‘Learning for Life!’ sums up the rewards for being a part of Manning Valley U3A. These rewards include mental stimulation, physical activities, social interaction, learning new skills and enjoyment. 

To be part of it have a look at our website,

For further information please contact Heather McLaughlin (Secretary) by email, OR by phone, 0425 757 641.

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