U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Social Group

If you need to contact the Social Committee or have any suggestions for trips that may be of interest, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For bookings for social events contact the U3A office on 3236 3055, or visit the 97 Creek St office.

NOTE: Bus pick-ups on the southside often use Stop 59 at corner Kessels Rd and Springfield St Macgregor (outside Greencross Vets). This map and image will assist in locating the bus stop:
Stop 59 Kessels Rd Macgregor

NOTE: Bus pick-ups on the southside often use Stop 59 at corner Kessels Rd and Springfield St Macgregor (outside Greencross Vets). This map and image will assist in locating the bus stop:
Stop 59 Kessels Rd Macgregor
Stop 59 Kessels Rd Macgregor

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QPAC DISCOVERY TOUR FRIDAY 30th AUGUST 2019

QPAC Backstage Tour

Learn about the inner workings of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, explore the theatres and discover the history and architecture of QPAC. The tour also includes a visit to the Tony Gould Gallery, where you can see the exhibition I am Spartacus! Revolutionaries, Radicals and Theatres of Dissent. Lunch is included at the QPAC Cafe - a selection of assorted finger sandwiches and tea/coffee.

DATE:   Friday 30th August 2019, 10.30am
COST:   $20, concession $19
MEETING POINT: QPAC Cafe (directly opposite main foyer entrance to Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall)
CLOSING DATE: 23 August 2019.

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ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY, CABOOLTURE, WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2019

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

Be in awe with a guided tour of medieval, Edwardian and Victorian Stained Glass in the Abbey Church, followed by a self guided tour of the Abbey Museum Archaeological Gallery - a journey through the history of humankind.

After lunch, a presentation on life in the Middle Ages - I Love the Knight Life.

Morning Tea and Lunch included. Lunch: 2 courses - cold meat, salad, dessert, plus tea and coffee. Please note: Vegetarians can be catered for, but NOT Gluten-free.

DATE:   Wednesday 11th September 2019
COST:   $45
DEPART:   8.30am from Kessels Rd - Translink Bus Stop 59, near corner of Kessels Rd and Springfield St, Macgregor
                  (the Kessels Rd Veterinary Clinic is behind the bus stop).
                  or 9.00am from Roma Street (Stop 125, outside Transit Centre – opposite Police Headquarters)

CLOSING DATE: 4th September 2019.

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MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL, 9TH OCTOBER 2019, QPAC LYRIC THEATRE

Muriel's Wedding

Unemployable. Undateable. Unstoppable! Everyone is talking about Muriel!
One of the most loved and hilarious Aussie films, comes to life on stage in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical! Muriel’s Wedding the Musical features an incredible soundtrack of addictive new songs by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, plus all your favourite ABBA hits!

DATE:   1pm Wednesday 9th October 2019, QPAC Lyric Theatre
Duration: 2 hours and 44 min (includes interval, subject to change without notice)
COST:   $90, no concession available
BOOKINGS CLOSE: 2nd August 2019

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MARY VALLEY RATTLER, WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER 2019

Mary Valley Rattler

Experience Queensland’s scenic Mary Valley on the historic Rattler diesel steam locomotive. Admire the region’s gorgeous landscape of valleys and waterways, including the Yabba, Kandanga and Amamoor Creeks, and watch for a variety of birds in a lush forest reserve. Marvel at the restored Gympie Station and enjoy lunch at Platform No. 1 Cafe (alternate drop main meal with cake/slice for dessert plus tea/coffee.) Train ride on M.V.Rattler 1.30 – 2.30pm, with comfort stop on way home.

DATE:   Wednesday 30th October 2019
COST:   Senior $88, maximum 2 seats per person
DEPART:   7.30am from Kessels Rd - Translink Bus Stop 59, near corner of Kessels Rd and Springfield St, Macgregor
                  (the Kessels Rd Veterinary Clinic is behind the bus stop).
                  or 8.00am from Roma Street (Stop 125, outside Transit Centre – opposite Police Headquarters)
RETURN: 5.30 pm Roma St; 6:00 pm Kessels Rd.
CLOSING DATE: 23rd October 2019.

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CHICAGO, THE MUSICAL, THURSDAY EVENING 28TH NOVEMBER 2019, QPAC LYRIC THEATRE

Chicago

A true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. No wonder CHICAGO has been honoured with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
It would be a crime to miss it!

DATE:   7.30pm Thursday 28th November 2019, QPAC Lyric Theatre.
Duration: 2 hours and 30 min (includes interval, subject to change without notice)
COST:   Concession $90, Full $110
BOOKINGS CLOSE: 20th September 2019

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BRISBANE RIVER CRUISE TO LUNCH, MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2019

Brisbane City Cruise to Lunch

Cruise to John Oxley Landing, Newstead Park. Complementary morning tea, guided tour and complementary Drink on return trip included. Arrive approximately 11.15 then 5 minute walk and 10 stairs to Breakfast Creek Hotel for lunch. We have been requested to pre-order lunch. Please peruse the menu: River Cruise Lunch Menu and inform the Office staff of your choice when making your booking.

DATE:   Monday 25th November 2019
COST:   Seniors $55, maximum 2 seats per member
BOARDING:   10.15am from Jetty A, in front of Wheel of Brisbane, Southbank; departure 10.30 am
RETURN: Depart 1.15 pm from John Oxley Landing (and enjoy beverage on cruise back to Southbank, arrive 2.00 pm)
CLOSING DATE: 18th November 2019.

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