Lake Macquarie U3A arranges courses, study groups, talks and workshops sprinkled with enjoyable social activities – always keeping in mind that it is not a social club, but offers learning opportunities in a social environment. Our success depends on the enthusiasm, willing participation and commitment of our members. Most courses and talks are given by members but sometimes non-members who have a special interest offer to give a course or present a talk.

Two Course Programs are offered each year covering the following periods:

  • February to June,
  • July to November.

Course lengths may vary from one to eight sessions. All courses are quite informal, and there are no exams.

We offer a wide variety of courses including: History, Current Affairs, Book Reading, Languages for Beginners or Conversation, (French, German, Italian), Bridge, Mah Jong, Trivial Pursuit, Choir, Orchestra, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Embroidery, Painting, Card Making, Drawing, Ukulele and Recorder, Tap, Jazz, Line Dancing, Peace & Circle, Belly Dancing, Fitness & Exercise, Philosophy, Poetry, Story Writing, Play Reading, Psychology and Meditation. In addition there are day excursions, social events and weekly talks.

Enrolment in the majority of courses offered is free for financial members. (See Enrolment details in Membership Section of this website). Please note that there may be additional costs for day excursions and some courses may require an additional payment for materials. These details are highlighted in the course Program.

Courses are conducted during the day at various venues in the Toronto and the neighbouring areas. Find out more about our venues.

Some courses and excursions may have limited places available. All details of courses, excursions and talks including scheduled course times and venues are published in the course program at the beginning of each new semester.

U3A operates in accordance with COVID safety guidelines and management practices:



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2021 Semester 1 Program


110 Table Tennis in the Morning       NEW COURSE

Monday 10.30-12.30
Bolton Point Hall
Course Leader:  Terry Biden
This class is for fun and exercise for any level of experience. Wear comfortable clothes and enclosed footwear, bring along a bat and ball and a smile and you’re very welcome. A one-off fee of $15 (for new players only) dontributes to equipment purchase, transporting of tables, maintenance, and so on.

209 German Intermediate   CANCELLED

102 Let’s Talk Italian     new leader        MANDY LEA

slightly changed description –

This course is suitable for those who are reasonably proficient in the Italian language.  The focus will be on developing and improving speaking and conversational skills.  Emphasis will be placed on enjoying speaking the language


2020 Semester 1 Program

2019 Semester 2 Program