U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age

U3A quilts take over the pews


The U3A Quilting Group members are doing a small exhibition of their work in St Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Clare, on Saturday 29 September and Sunday 1 October of the 2017 October long weekend.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm both days. Entry is a gold coin donation. Tickets in a free quilt raffle will be available as well as morning and afternoon tea.

All proceeds to Church charities. The quilts will be displayed over the backs of the pews and there will be a church service at 9.30 am on the Sunday at which Reverend David Thompson is going to talk about the importance to the community of groups like ours.

The hall behind St Barnabas’ is a venue for many U3A groups but for those of you unfamiliar with the site, it is set well back at 25 Farrell Flat Road. Drive up as there is plenty of off-road parking.

For further information you can contact Diane Richardson on 8842 2932 or 0408 823 008.

Annual Art Exhibition

U3A Lower North's Annual Art Exhibition has a new venue and a new time of year.

The 2016 exhibition ran from Friday 16 December to Monday 19 December in the front rooms of the Clare Town Hall. This coincided with the Christmas Tree display in the Town Hall.

Mayor Allan Aughey dropped by on Saturday morning to chat with artists and tutor Gerald Moore as space limitations prevented an official opening.

Sales of art topped $1,000 and the art group's extensive range of greeting cards brought in another $400 between this exhibition and the Christmas Craft Fair.

Over the years the exhibition has had a couple of different venues but this is the first time it has been in the very centre of Clare. Its success, both in visitor numbers and sales, probably means the new home and date is locked in for some time to come. 

Helping to organize this exhibition, was Pauline Reid. Being a member of both the management committee and the art group, Pauline is ideally placed to liaise between all parties.