U3A Moonee Valley runs an eclectic mix of activities for members across the year. You are welcome to attend any or all of them. You are also welcome to bring any non-member friends who may also be interested, provided there are spaces available.
Each year we hold a forum during the school vacations. Topics are aimed at the interests and needs of our age group. Past topics have included Memory Issues, Dealing with Vision Loss, Centrelink Issues, Climate Change, Human Rights, Healthy Brain Ageing and Dementia Prevention, Consumer Rights and Scams, The Westgate Bridge collapse, The Voice Campaign of 2023, a visit from the Mayor of Moonee Valley and the like.
The talks are usually held at the Windy Hill Venue, part of the Essendon Football Ground complex, which allows members to stay for lunch if they wish. Non members are also welcome.
Each month, a social lunch is held at the Keilor East RSL Bistro, which is open to all members and friends. This is held on the third Thursday of the month and you are welcome to come along and spend time eating and chatting with others.
It has become somewhat of a tradition that each year we have an outing on the Tramboat. The boat comes up the river to Maribyrnong for members to board at the Anglers Tavern for a trip down the Yarra River. Destinations have included Herring Island, Williamstown and South Wharf. Morning tea and lunch are included. This trip is always well attended and enjoyed.
From time to time you are invited to visit places of interest. We are always looking for ideas as to what attractions might interest members. Most visits are followed by lunch at a convenient restaurant or café. Some past visits have included the MCG, the Johnston Collection, Parliament House and William Angliss Institute for a tour and lunch.
Each year in the winter break, you are invited to join a group of four and test your trivia skills against other teams. There are prizes for top teams as well as door prizes. Bring your own cups and plates to make this a sustainable event and enjoy the subsidised lunch.
There are very few shows that have come to Melbourne, which have not been attended by a group of U3AMV members. Some of the musicals we have attended as a group include Chicago, Priscilla, Come From Away, Seniors Moments and Jersey Boys. Group bookings make tickets a little cheaper and allow you to share the experience.
We have a broad range of classes covering the arts, discussion groups, exercise and well-being, history & travel, languages, music, games & leisure, writing & literature, handcrafts, book clubs, science / social science and more.
We also have a great social events program that includes lunches, forums, theatre, trivia days, tram boat rides, to name a few. We look forward to welcoming you to U3A Moonee Valley.