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Clarence River U3A

The word is out about the Twilight Time Cruise which includes light entertainment with ‘Full Circle’ and delicious hot and cold canapés. Hot and cold drinks will be available for purchase on board.

Cost: members $25, guests $35; bookings and payment essential. Payment is required by 19/09/2019 to your group leader or by Direct Deposit: Use your name as Reference BSB 062 688 Account No. 10064425

For more information contact treasurer Belinda Flowers at

On Saturday August 24, the day after the meeting, ‘Joy of Gardening’ members and friends are off on a coach trip to Woolgoolga, to Woolgoolga Bollywood markets on reserve, then museum and Sikh temple, followed by Coffs Botanic Gardens. The member’s cost will be around $20, and there are still places; pick-ups as usual starting 7.30am at the depot, Yamba 7.45, Palmers 7.55, plus Freedom Fields 8.10, Cowper 8.25 and Glenugie; payment by direct debit using your name and ‘gardening’ as reference to BSB 062 688, CRU3a account number 100644425.

At the AGM on Tuesday August 27 at TDCC, 10am to 12pm. ‘Joy of Gardening’ will display the best of our pot plants to show what we do, doors open at 8.30 or you can drop them in Monday afternoon. Notify Ros on to you are bringing.

Another ‘Joy of Gardening’ outing, on Sunday September 22 is a return trip to car boot market and winners of Lismore garden competition. Cost and times to be confirmed

At the moment there are still places for ‘A Little Bit of Culture’s’ trip to QPAC on Saturday October 5 to see the matinee performance of Muriel’s Wedding. The cost is $210 which includes ticket, coach travel, scrumptious morning tea and lucky seat prizes…a great day for friends and family. Contact Patricia

The bus trip Lismore on Sunday 21was terrific.  Lismore GC hosted morning and afternoon teas and two great gardens. Market was interesting, and the Lismore Nursery in Union St a great find, with a huge range of plants all in A1 condition.

The ‘Croquet’ group has applied to the NSW Government for a grant to build a covered viewing, seating and storage area at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre. These facilities will also be open for use by other CRU3A groups.

But, there’s a catch! Of course there is competition for such grants so community members are being asked to vote. So you can help the Croquet group’s application by casting your vote at and follow the instructions. You will need to have a Service NSW account or create one. By the way, you can vote for up to five applicants but please ensure that you make the CRU3A Croquet group your number one vote.

Pauline Keegan