Welcome back everyone after our short break.  As of Monday, 15 July 2019 all classes should run as normal.

The Committee and Members of U3A Kyneton would like to take this opportunity to thank Jan McIver for all her hard work and efforts.  Jan will no longer run the Thai Chi class, but is willing to help with new recruits if she is needed.

Jan McIver is a Founding Member of U3A Kyneton; she has not only been a Committee Member but also served as President for two years. We hope Jan will continue to come to our Friday Afternoon sessions and Coffee at Kaddy’s as she will be sorely missed.  Helen Cashmore wrote a very nice letter about all the work Jan has done with U3A Kyneton, a copy will be available to read at our Friday Afternoon session.

Please note that Film Club will not be on this week as Linda and Peter Johnson will be in Darwin.  The next Film Club will be Tuesday, 23 July 2019.

Please see below the events for this week:

Monday, 15 July

10.30am Intermediate French at Grist Bakery

10.30am Poetry Group – private house

2.30pm Learning Italian – Training Room KCLC

Tuesday, 16 July

8.55am Bike Riding Group – Meet at Kyneton Information Centre

10.30am Absolute Beginners French – Grist Bakery

1.00pm Mah Jong – Uniting Church

3.30pm Tai Chi – Red Brick Hall

Wednesday, 17 July

10.30am Coffee @ Kaddy’s

10.30am Advanced French – Grist Bakery

2.30pm Computer Workshop – private house

4.30pm Table Tennis – Aquatic Centre

Thursday, 18 July

No events

Friday, 19 July

Friday Afternoon at U3A Kyneton

Speaker:  Janet Wood

Topic:  Ancient Roots: Modern Botany:  the Greek invention of botany

Ancient Greece was much more than the Parthenon, Plato and Sophocles’ plays.  This session will trace the origins of our interest in what grows, where and why as we join Theophrastus on a guide and tour of the tree-lined Lyceum.

An abiding interest in ancient Greek civilisation and, more recently, in gardens and gardening, Janet combines both in a study of ancient gardens, notions of nature and the plants beloved of the gods and humankind.