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Events for the month of October 2020
 
U3A Knox Online Arts & Crafts Showcase & Sale
Monday, October 5, 2020
to Monday, October 19, 2020

U3A Art
Hosted by U3A Knox

U3A Knox is delighted to announce an Arts & Crafts Showcase of artworks and crafted items created exclusively by our members. During this time of COVID-19 restrictions, we want to share with you and celebrate the many creative talents of U3A members.

We invite you to browse our website during October to enjoy and potentially purchase items that are on offer. Our showcase will feature many categories, including abstracts, landscapes and seascapes, still life and nature, drawing and calligraphy, photography, textiles and needlework, 3D works and papercraft. So, mark your calendars and join us in celebrating what it’s possible to achieve in our “third age”.

More details will be published on our https://www.u3aknox.org.au and https://www.facebook.com/U3AKnox pages as we near the event.


LOCATION:
Via U3A website
CONTACT NAME:
U3A Knox events committee   
PHONE:
0432123529
EMAIL:
artshow@u3aknox.org.au
WEB:
u3aknox.org.au

Author Talk – Harry Blutstein, Cold War Games
Monday, October 5, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harry Blutstein
Hosted by Eastern Regional Libraries and Knox City Council

Spies, Subterfuge and Secret Operations. The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. Cold War Games is a lively, landmark book, with fresh information from ASIO files and newly discovered documents from archives in the USSR, US and Hungary, revealing secret operations in Melbourne and showing just how pivotal the 1956 Olympic Games were for the great powers of the Cold War.

Harry Blutstein is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. Since 1972, he has been a freelance journalist and has published feature articles in a variety of major newspapers across Australia. He has released several books including An Insider’s Guide to Australia, Ascent Globalisation and Cold War Games.

To book: Click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/T5FA9

Chinese Cooking with Oddie
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Hosted by Orana Neighbourhood House

Learn how to make Chinese restaurant favourites at home, in this entertaining cooking demonstration. On the menu will be making dumplings, wontons and chicken & corn soup.


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Orana Neighbourhood House   
PHONE:
0398011895
EMAIL:
onh@netspace.net.au

Soup and Singing – by request!
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hosted by Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Do you have a favourite song or hymn? As a special treat, Brendan Scott and Jenny Dawson will be performing your ‘favourites’ by request, so you can sing along at home.

Please send your song requests to Judy Bowman via email (below) by Wednesday 30 September 2020

RSVP via email to Judy Bowman by Tuesday 6 October 2020


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Judy Bowman
EMAIL:
judy.bowman@lca.org.au

Breath Space Yoga
Thursday, October 8, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Hosted by Knox City Council with Alechia Megarry

This class will use breath guided movements inviting blood flow into the body before moving into breath practices and a mindfully guided relaxation to complete the practice. You can choose to do this on a yoga mat or carpet, or in a comfortable seated position. Making this class accessible to most. No experience required to join this restorative and relaxing class. Our trainer Alechia is a yoga, movement and mindfulness teacher, with over 20 years teaching experience. Working in yoga studios, aged care facilities and with children.

Please wear comfortable clothes. Chair, blanket, cushion, yoga mat are optional.

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/TPDXU

A morning with Athol Guy
Friday, October 9, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Athol Guy
Hosted by Knox City Council

Come along and enjoy a morning with Athol Guy. Hear him talk about his interesting life and listen to some of your favourite tunes. Athol is a familiar face in the Australian entertainment scene via his foundation and International success of the legendary “Seekers” with his lifelong friends Judith Durham, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley.

As individual Australians of the Year, with the keys to the City of Melbourne and the only group inducted into Variety’s Australian 100 Entertainers of the Century, they remain unique in the country's affections. He also has the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, and Australia's Centenary Medal.
Not as familiar is his success and activity in the worlds of television, politics, business and community. Still fully active musically – his trademark double bass always stays remarkably in tune and ready to party!

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/7HC2N

Thriving at Any Age
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Knox City Council with Linda Black

Discover the secrets to thriving emotionally and mentally as we get older, and defy the negative ageing stereotypes in common use and in the media. Linda has a Psychology Degree, a Diploma in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certificate in Psychotherapy. She believes the more well-informed we are about ageing well, including the need to maintain emotional wellbeing and positive mindset, the more we can really thrive in the later years of our lives.

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/3H5FJ

Retro Aerobics
Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hosted by Knox City Council with Lisa Westlake

Dance and laugh your way to feeling great with low impact moves and music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Fun filled, low impact fitness, top to toe!
Lisa Westlake is a physiotherapist, fitness instructor, author and presenter who’s passionate that fitness is for every body and most importantly it should be fun!

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/6KL83

Explore Knox – A Walker’s Guide
Friday, October 16, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Hosted by Knox City Council with Robyn Pascoe

This is an ideal session for anyone who enjoys walking. Come along and hear about some hidden trails within Knox that are likely to be in your 5km radius. No matter your fitness and ability, Knox is full of options to keep you engaged and interested in your local area. Robyn belongs to a local walking group and will share some of her favourite places to explore around Knox.

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/65OYW

Help Available - Gambling Harm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Hosted by Knox City Council and EACH

Problem gambling is now recognised as an addiction like any other and gamblers need support to regain control. Did you know:

• 1:5 Victorians who gamble may be experiencing harm
from gambling

• Betting has become so normal that an 8 year old child
watching AFL footy today will have never seen a game
without gambling odds!

• During the first month of COVID-19 restrictions, online
gambling increased by 67%.

This session will feature a talk from someone who has beaten their gambling addiction and help people recognise when gambling may be becoming a concern for themselves or someone they know and be aware of the help services available.

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/T2SMP

Navigating everyday life during (and after) COVID-19 – an OT perspective
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
OT
Hosted by Knox City Council

This session is being offered as part of Occupational Therapy (OT) Week. There is no doubt our normal daily life has changed as a result of COVID-19. We now participate in strict hand hygiene, wearing masks, staying at home, physical distancing, being tested if we have symptoms, following guidelines and remaining flexible to changes in directives.

Many, if not all, of us have experienced loss as well as anxiety in the face of so many unknowns during this time. However, it is also possible that some unexpected good may have emerged amongst this difficult and ongoing experience.

This talk by Knox City Council’s OT will explore ideas and provide prompts for reflection to help each of us tailor a new normal for ourselves, hold onto any hidden treasures we may have discovered along the way and attempt to live our best lives during and after this pandemic.

To book: click on the Sticky Tickets web link below


LOCATION:
Via Zoom
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Keenahan   
PHONE:
0392988828
EMAIL:
linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
WEB:
stickytickets.com.au/a1yfo/

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