General Interest

 

G1   FINANCIAL MATTERS

Organiser:     Mark Randell   0429 679 317

Presenter:     Dr. Fred Guilhaus

Venue:          The Oak, 409 Mt Barker Rd, Bridgewater

Day:              Wed, fortnightly

Starts:           3rd Feb - 8th Dec (except school hols)

Time:            10am - 12 noon

 

On-going course covering world events, Australian politics, economic climate and stock market analyses.  Each participant contributes to joint discussion and gives their opinion of prospective share stocks.  All welcome, but some knowledge of share trading preferred.

G6  Film Club

Presenter       Frank Robertson 0418 448 654

Venue             Mt Barker Community Centre, Dumas Road.

Day:                2nd Wednesday of the month

Starts:            10th Feb - 8th Dec (except school holidays

Time:              1.00pm - 3.00pm

An opportunity to see films not readily available any more. Watch and discuss a wide range of classic films in a friendly, relaxed environment, commencing with Fair Wind To Java starring Fred MacMurray and Vera Ralston - romance, adventure, mystery, volcanoes .... it has the lot! Choice of feature films will be influenced by the group. Join us in the fun. BYO Jaffas!

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ONE-OFF PRESENTATIONS

M8 WHY THE UKULELE?

Organiser: Geoff Edwards    0475 404 892

Venue: The Oak,

409 Mt Barker Road,

Bridgewater

Day: Thursday 12th August

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Geoff will talk about the fun that can be had with the

ukulele and how friendly it is for people who have never

played an instrument before. You will have the

opportunity to strum one and even play a chord or two,

seeing just how friendly it is. If you like to sing, this is

the perfect accompaniment.

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G9 JOURNALISM AND WHY IT IS VITAL

Organiser: Geoff Edward    0475 404 892

Presenter : Brian Donaghy

Venue: The Oak, 409 Mt Barker Rd, Bridgewater

Day: Thursday 19th August

Time: 1: 00 pm – 3:00pm

Brian, who is passionate abut his profession, will talk

about his life working as a journalist in different parts of

the world. He will also say why journalism is vital, why

it is (but not always) fun and what we should be doing

about it in the era of Facebook, fake news and deep-fakes!

G10 WILLIAM RICKETTS (1898 – 1993)

Sculptor extraordinaire, self - proclaimed protector of aborigines,

figure of controversy

Presenters: Suzanne Arbon   0437 389 059

                     Janet Hemsley    0428 844 097

Venue: Mt Barker Town Hall, Gawler Street

Day: Monday August 23

Time: 1: 30pm – 3:00pm

Suzanne became fascinated by his work on a recent visit to his beautiful, peaceful Potter’s Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges.

Janet lived in the house he had occupied while working in Alice Springs, where her husband was caretaker of the Pichi Richi Sanctuary.

Come and learn about the amazing man and his ethereal, spiritual works.

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G7  THE SECRET DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA

 

Presenter:       Mark Randell  0429 679 317

Venue:             Coventry Library, Stirling

Day:                 Tuesday 29th June

Time:               10am - 12 noon

 

Did you know that the east coast of Australia was discovered by the Portuguese 250 years before Captain Cook? Kenneth McIntyre in his excellent book of the same title argues convincingly for Portuguese priority, but many ‘experts’ think otherwise!

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