Courses

The Courses are grouped by day. Click on a day to view the courses on that day.

[You may also download the Course Information Sheet, as distributed in the last newsletter.]

  • Stretch and Flex

    Stretch and Flex

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Understand fitness principles through practical exercises, including Yoga. Cost $5 per visit.

    For further information, contact Ann Mader on 0408 973 376

    Mah Jong

    Mah Jong

    Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre

    96 Russell St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Learn to play this game of strategy and calculation. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. It is similar to the card game “Rummy”.

    For further information, contact Judith Henderson on 0408 973 376 or 6331 510

    Current Affairs

    Current Affairs

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Discussion group on current politics: international, national, local, you.

    For further information, contact Lindsay Cox on 0429 916 618

    Singing For Pleasure

    Singing For Pleasure

    Harmonikos

    126 Bentinck St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Improve your voice, learn to sing as a unit, and experience the joy of singing.

    For further information, contact Marie O’Donnell on 0408 371 092.

    Tai Chi Beginners

    Tai Chi Beginners

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    During the year you will learn three short Tai Chi for Health sets based on three different classical styles of tai chi. The slow rhythmic movements promote physical and mental relaxation, improved mobility and balance. Cost is $5 per class.

    For further information, contact Larraine Griffin on 6331 6018

    Tai Chi Continuing

    Tai Chi Continuing

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    During the year you will learn three short Tai Chi for Health sets based on three different classical styles of tai chi. The slow rhythmic movements promote physical and mental relaxation, improved mobility and balance. Cost is $5 per class.

    For further information, contact Larraine Griffin on 0435 786 485

    Writing Your Own Story

    Writing Your Own Story

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Everyone has a story to tell. Share yours with others who want to listen.

    For further information, contact Peter Hodgson on 6332 3021

    Cryptic Crosswords

    Cryptic Crosswords

    Macquarie Care

    A group for people who enjoy solving cryptic crosswords with others. An understanding of how cryptic clues work is necessary.

    For further information, contact Lesley Carroll on 6334 3054

    Literature

    Literature

    Room 31, CSU

    Topic: “Twentieth Century Dystopias”. Class members are asked to read these three books in preparation for the term “Brave New World” (1932 Aldous Huxley); “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949 George Orwell) and “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1986 Margaret Atwood).

    The facilitator is Sandra Chapman.

  • Bonsai Buddies Advanced

    Bonsai Buddies Advanced

    Home of Dianna Baillie

    5 Country Way
    Abercrombie, NSW 2795
    Australia
    02 8209 3313

    Explore the world of Bonsai.

    For further information, contact Dianna Baillie on 0466 955 946

    Creative Writing

    Creative Writing

    Crago Mill Café

    A structured writing class, with term assignments, based on 600 words or so per week, to be read to the class. It still has plenty of room for your interests – literary, poetic, humorous, dramatic, sci-fi – or whatever you do. No critiquing, only warm acceptance by all.

    The class will be taken by Rhonda Scott while Jenny Maclennan is overseas, but unfortunately, no new members can be accepted.

    French

    French

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Learn to speak French

    History of the Middle East

    History of the Middle East

    Room 31, CSU

    Review the first 3000 years of human history and civilisation in the Valley of the Nile River in North Africa and the impact on history of the flow of the Nile River.

    For further information, contact Carla Archer on 6331 4326

    Revitalise

    Revitalise

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    A low impact workout designed for all fitness levels. The cost is $5 per visit.

    For further information, contact Pixie Lincoln on 0402 116 367

    Discover Recorders

    Discover Recorders

    Bathurst Baptist Church

    188 Eglinton Rd
    Abercrombie, NSW 2795
    Australia

    An introduction to recorder playing for people who have little or no experience in playing them.

    For further information, contact Kay Campbell on 0404 641 254

    Read and Share

    Read and Share

    Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre

    96 Russell St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Book discussion groups held on 3rd and 4th Tuesdays. Reading group members will need to source their own reading copies.

    For further information, contact Allison Aspden on 6332 3036 or Denise Payne on 6332 4869

    Craft

    Craft

    Room 31, CSU

    The course will provide beginners with required skills or improve the skills of others

    For further information, contact Dorothy Butler on 6331 2265

  • Geocaching

    Geocaching

    Bathurst Library Foyer

    All equipment and instruction provided. A great outdoor activity finding ‘treasure’ using a GPS.

    For further information, contact Lesley Buchan on 6337 4161

    Just Write

    Just Write

    Bathurst Guide Hall

    Just write, whether it is poetry, fact, fiction or your life story. Join a group of like-minded people who enjoy writing.

    For further information, contact Wendy Casey on 6337 5025

    Spanish

    Spanish

    Crago Mill Café

    The Spanish class has been meeting for some time, but we always welcome anyone with an interest in the language. As a beginner, you will be helped and you will hardly notice you don’t speak Spanish. Purchase of a book required.

    The course will be facilitated by Manuel Pro while Jenny Maclennan is overseas.

    Unfortunately, no new members can be accepted for this term.

    Yoga

    Yoga

    Bathurst Library Meeting Room

    Gentle stretching combined with deep breathing enables each participant to feel relaxed and revitalised at class end. No experience required. Bring rug, mat and pillow.

    For further information, contact Chris Stopford on 6359 5211

    Art Attack Wednesday

    Art Attack Wednesday

    Room 31, CSU

    For artists, who create their own paintings with encouragement from other students.

    For further information, contact Jennifer Edmonds on 6337 4834

    Philosophy

    Philosophy

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    A general discussion on Philosophical topics to increase understanding of the world we live in.

    For further information, contact Brian Sherman on 6331 7219

    Learn to Play Bridge

    Learn to Play Bridge

    Bathurst Bridge Club

    Enjoy learning to play Bridge.

    For further information, contact Bob Dillon on 6331 8414

    Creative Calligraphy

    Creative Calligraphy

    Seymour Centre

    55 Seymour St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Discover the art of beautiful writing. Learn an ancient calligraphy alphabet called UNCIAL. With some practice you will enjoy adding a creative lettering style to your hand written messages. Cost $8 for pen and paper.

    For further information, contact Kimberley Cole on 0410 558 133

  • Bonsai Buddies Continuing

    Bonsai Buddies Continuing

    Home of Dianna Baillie

    5 Country Way
    Abercrombie, NSW 2795
    Australia
    02 8209 3313

    We will continue to explore the world of Bonsai. Beginners are welcome as well.

    For further information, contact Dianna Baillie on 0466 955 946

    Craft Collective

    Craft Collective

    Church of Hope

    200 Gilmour St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Bring along your current craft project or why not learn a new one? Members enjoy sharing their skills.

    For further information, contact Margaret Connoly on 6332 6701

    Getting It All Down

    Getting It All Down

    Bathurst Baptist Church

    188 Eglinton Rd
    Abercrombie, NSW 2795
    Australia

    A fun way to record your personal reminiscences and reflections.

    For further information, contact James McBryde on 6358 0002

    Revitalise

    Revitalise

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    A low impact workout designed for all fitness levels. You may choose Aquarobics or use the gym equipment. The cost is $5 per visit.

    For further information, contact Pixie Lincoln on 0402 116 367

    Tai Chi Beginners

    Tai Chi Beginners

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    During the year you will learn three short Tai Chi for Health sets based on three different classical styles of tai chi. The slow rhythmic movements promote physical and mental relaxation, improved mobility and balance. Cost is $5 per class.

    For further information, contact Larraine Griffin on 6331 6018

    Tai Chi Continuing

    Tai Chi Continuing

    Dedicated To Fitness (DTF)

    21 Bradwardine Rd
    Robin Hill, NSW 2795
    Australia

    During the year you will learn three short Tai Chi for Health sets based on three different classical styles of tai chi. The slow rhythmic movements promote physical and mental relaxation, improved mobility and balance. Cost is $5 per class.

    For further information, contact Larraine Griffin on 0435 786 485

    Social Scrabble

    Social Scrabble

    Bathurst Library Meeting Room

    Beginners and more advanced players are invited to play for fun. Bring a set if you can.

    For further information, contact Anne Ford on 0427 592 051

    Memorable Movies

    Memorable Movies

    Room 31, CSU

    Do you want to indulge in seeing great movies from bygone years? Come along to this session.

    For further information, contact Allison Aspden on 6332 3036

    Cryptic Crosswords

    Cryptic Crosswords

    Home of Lesley Carroll

    200 George Street
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    A group for people who enjoy solving cryptic crosswords with others. An understanding of how cryptic clues work is necessary.

    For further information, contact Lesley Carroll on 6334 3054

  • Quilting and Craft

    Quilting and Craft

    Bathurst Baptist Church

    188 Eglinton Rd
    Abercrombie, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Quilting and Craft provides a venue for happy ladies to share or learn various types of quilting or any material/wool crafts.

    For further information, contact Sue Cowdroy on 6331 8124

    Stitch ‘n Chat

    Stitch ‘n Chat

    Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre

    96 Russell St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Stitch, knit or crochet with a group of like- minded members who love to chat.

    For further information, contact Rhonda Henry on 6331 2773

    Table Tennis

    Table Tennis

    Bathurst Guide Hall

    Join a small group of enthusiasts to have some fun and get some exercise as well. Limit of 16.

    For further information, contact Nada Hribernik on 0419 784 310

    Metaphysics

    Metaphysics

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    Investigate the mysteries of life and creation.

    For further information, contact Brian Sherman on 6331 7219

    Art Attack Friday

    Art Attack Friday

    Room 31, CSU

    For artists, who create their own paintings with encouragement from other students.

    For further information, contact Jennifer Edmonds on 6337 4834

    Chess

    Chess

    Panthers

    132 Piper St
    Bathurst, NSW 2795
    Australia

    We will teach novices and improve the skills of others.

    For further information, contact Joe Buchta on 6334 2541

    Shakespeare

    Shakespeare

    Bathurst Library Meeting Room

    A Mid Summers Night Dream, is a magical play with some of Shakespeare’s loveliest lyric verse. The story follows the antics of the Romantic Lovers, mischievous fairies and rude mechanicals, through an enchanted fantasy, governed by Moonlight . Or is it just an erotic nightmare. You decide.

    For further information, contact Petah Burns 6334 4208

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