From the President

24 August 2016

Letter from Williamstown MA 01267

By the time you read this Newsletter I will be in Williamstown, Massachusetts. My family has moved here from Potsdam NY; I'm sure I will soon find my bearings and discover lots of things to do and places to go to.

I hope you all had a great day out on the trip to the Litchfield Shire. It would have been a full bus load made up of U3A members and other local seniors wanting a day out. On… Read More...

Bits & Pieces

24 August 2016

More on a couple of our Meetings

With more than fifty years of teaching experience behind him, Tom Dinning, our speaker on 1 September, is currently teaching photography at Casuarina College adult night classes. He’ll be telling us something of the history of photography, the way it has been used in the past, the impact it has had on our lives and… Read More...

24 August 2016

Christmas Lunch and Raffle

Our Christmas lunch will be held on 1 December at Sage Resort on Lee Point Road; you’ll find details about the lunch on the reservation form which is on page 11. The traditional Raffle Tickets will be attached to the next edition of the Newsletter.

24 August 2016

Pre-Cyclone Season Clean-Up

It hardly seems any time at all since the Dry set in and yet we’re already preparing for the Wet with the City of Darwin conducting its annual pre-cyclone season clean-up across the city. If you have items which may become a dangerous hazard in the event of a cyclone that you would like to be collected, you are asked… Read More...

24 August 2016

More on rubbish

At the interesting Q&A session we had during our visit to the Recycling Facility in August, we learnt from Sandrine Ricardo that if you have difficulty maneuvering your wheelie bin to and from the pavement on rubbish collection days, you can arrange for assistance by calling the City of Darwin on 8930 0300. Read More...
24 August 2016

Daylight Saving Time

If you’re calling interstate, don’t forget that the clocks go forward an hour at 2am on 2 October in all states and territories, except in Queensland, W Australia and, of course, here in the Territory. Read More...
24 August 2016

Aboriginal Art on Show

Until 30 September, CDU Art Gallery is hosting Salon 16 (also known as the Salon des Refusės) which showcases some of the art works submitted for this year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), but which just failed to make the cut.

The Gallery, which is situated in Building Orange 12… Read More...

24 August 2016

A Collection of Collectives

One of the (many) peculiarities of the English language is the multitude of names given to collections or groups – mainly wildlife, but also people and things. We are all familiar with a pride of lions, a mob of kangaroos or even a murmuration of starlings, but how about a confusion of guinea fowl, a journey of… Read More...

25 July 2016

Do you have a favourite item at home?

Or a collection of interesting objects? Would you like to share your interest (passion) for ten minutes or so with other members? You have the chance to do so on 23 August whe n there’s another session of Collectibles. If you’d like to show and tell please call Gayle on 8945 5406 so that she can draw up a running… Read More...

25 July 2016

2016 Census

This year’s Census, which takes place on the night of 9 August , will rely heavily on the ele ctronic transmission of the data – more than two thirds of the population are expected to complete the census online. When contacted about the procedure to be followed by members preferring to complete a paper form, the… Read More...

25 July 2016

Don’t throw them away!

If you still have brochures from the federal election, the NT Library would like to receive these as well as those you will be shortly be getting in your letterbox in the run - up to the Territory election. You can send brochures, flyers and other election material, free of charge, to Election Material, Reply Paid 42,… Read More...

25 July 2016

Railway Picnic

As customary on Picnic Day – which this year falls on 1 August - there will be a traditional railway picnic at the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct . There’ll be food, drinks, fairground train rides, guided walks of the precinct and games from the 1920 railway picnic. New this year is the WW2 exhibition and… Read More...

25 July 2016

This month’s computer tip

If you’ve recently upgraded you operating system to Windows 10 and are frustrated at needing to sign in every time you use your PC, you can eliminate this annoying feature by following these steps.

Click the start button on the left of the task bar; select ‘settings’, then ‘accounts’; click on ‘sign - in options’ and… Read More...