IT’S a big month of celebrations for the Myall U3A as it marks its 25th Anniversary in Hawks Nest.
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“As part of our celebrations this year, a remarkable week of activities is open to all in our community,” U3A President Barbara Lyle said.
With more than 240 members, the University of the Third Age also serves Tea Gardens and surrounding communities with classes in everything from art and photography to french lessons and gardening, all run by volunteers.
The celebrations will kick off on Sunday 23 September with a performance of the trio, the Charisma Ensemble in the Hawks Nest Community Hall at 2pm.
Barbara told News Of The Area, “The trio consists of three lecturers from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ros Dunlop, clarinets, David Miller A.M., piano and Julia Ryder, cello.”
“Tickets, which include afternoon tea, are $20 and are available from Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens Pharmacies.
Barbara said, “David, as Head of Performance Studies at Sydney Con, recently visited with an ensemble of graduate students, a saxophone quartet at the start of their Northern Tour, and this is another opportunity to hear him play.”
“Our Annual Art and Photography Exhibition opens on Friday evening, 28 September, and will continue throughout the weekend.”
“This has proven to be a highlight of the year, showcasing the work of local artists who belong to these groups within Myall U3A.”
And finally, in recognition of the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice at the end of WWI, the newly formed U3A Theatre is collaborating with an ensemble from the U3A Choir in ‘Remember the Armistice’.
Featuring letters, video clips and songs of the time, together with a display of memorabilia, the event is being held at the Tea Gardens Baptist Church on Saturday 29 September.
Barbara advises, “The audience arrive at 6.30pm to see some of this memorabilia before the performance begins at 7pm.”
Tickets are $15 and are also on sale at the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest Pharmacies.
Proceeds from this evening will be donated to Legacy, particularly people who are in need of counselling.
By Margie TIERNEY