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Exploring Melbourne’s Gardens

LOCATION: We meet at South Morang Station at 9.00am to catch the next train on the 4th Sunday of the Month. TRAVELLING IN LAST CARRIAGE. Can get on at other stations.

AIMS: Knowledge of gardens history, style & importance and enjoy a day outdoors
COST: Some Gardens may Charge Entry Fee

DESCRIPTION: Visiting important gardens around Melbourne usually arriving home after 4.00 p.m. Sometimes tram or bus journeys might be needed. Walk leisurely around the Gardens stop for discussions take photos The group will stop for lunch or coffee. Below are some of the Gardens to visit. They were especially selected for easy access: * Royal Botanic Gardens (at least 3 times!) * Maranoa Gardens Balwyn * Heide Gardens Templestowe (this visit depends on available and convenient transport) * Carlton Gardens * Fitzroy Gardens * Treasury Gardens * St Kilda Botanical Gardens * Rippon Lee Estate * Canterbury Gardens.

Discover Melbourne by Train – GROUP 2

LOCATION: Meet at South Morang Station at 9.00am. TRAVELING IN LAST CARRIAGE: Can Get on at Other Stations.

DESCRIPTION: 3rd Sunday of the Month. A Day Trip to Melbourne by Train Tram or Bus Lunch can be bought and purchased on trip

REQUIREMENTS: Casual clothing & sturdy shoes, water bottle, hat (for warm weather) and LANYARDS are essential. Bring your MYKI Card. Weekend travel is free for Seniors but you still need to have your MYKI card

Discover Melbourne By Train

LOCATION: South Morang Station.

DESCRIPTION: 2nd Sunday of the Month TRAVELLING IN LAST CARRIAGE. Can get on at other stations. We enjoy periods of walking and sometimes use tram or buses as part of the experience. The aim is to explore both the CBD and the historical buildings of the area and outer Melbourne. Walking is involved in this activity but the pace is very casual with lots of stops as needed.

Annual Labour Day Picnic at Yan Yean

LOCATION: Yan Yean Reservoir Park Recreation Road Yan Yean

DESCRIPTION: This is the Whittlesea U3A Annual Labour Day Picnic hosted by Marion. Starting at 9.00 am participants stay talking until they have all had enough. B.Y.O. Everything. Food chairs drinks and whatever it takes to have a good time.

Lalor Lazy Walking Group

Commencing from the front of Lalor Library in May Road.

It would be suitable for those with low fitness levels who would like the companionship of others.

REQUIREMENTS: Comfortable walking shoes, bottle of water, comfortable clothing according to weather

DESCRIPTION: A gentle one hour walk through the leafy streets of Lalor, followed by morning tea and a chat.

Exploring Melbourne’s Gardens

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

Visiting Important Gardens around Melbourne

LOCATION: We meet at South Morang Station at 9.00am to catch the next train on the 4th Sunday of the Month. TRAVELLING IN LAST CARRIAGE. Can Get on at Other Stations. Usually arriving home after 4.00 p.m. Sometimes tram or bus journeys might be needed.

REQUIREMENTS: A fair amount of walking is expected so a Good Level of fitness is necessary. Casual Clothing & Sturdy Shoes, Water bottle, Hat (for warm weather)appropriate Clothing for weather, Camera BYO Lunch or you can Buy Lunch. The U3A membership Lanyards and your MYKI/ Pension Cards are Essential. Sunday is free travel for Seniors but you still require your MYKI card.

Leisurely Sunday Bike Rides

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

LOCATION: Starting points vary from week to week with Various Locations in Bundoora, Epping and South Morang.

DESCRIPTION: A bike ride of about 20 km at a leisurely pace, mostly along safe off road bike paths with a half way rest/coffee/refreshment break. These rides are conducted by the Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group (BUG).
Shirley’s email is: shirley.louie@bigpond.com

Discover Melbourne by Train – GROUP 2

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

3rd Sunday of the Month. NO TRAIN TRIP ON JULY & AUGUST

LOCATION: Meet at South Morang Station at 9.00am. TRAVELING IN LAST CARRIAGE: Can Get on at Other Stations.

REQUIREMENTS: Casual Clothing & Sturdy Shoes, Water bottle, Hat (for warm weather) and LANYARDS are Essential. Bring your MYKI Card. Weekend travel is free for Seniors but you still need to have your MYKI card

Discover Melbourne By Train

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

LOCATION: We meet at South Morang Station at 8.15am to catch the next train on the 2nd Sunday of the Month.
TRAVELLING IN LAST CARRIAGE. Can Get on at Other Stations. Usually arriving home after 3.00 p.m. We can enjoy periods of walking or sometimes tram or bus journeys.

Gardening for Enjoyment

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

LOCATION: Lalor Links Community Garden, 405 Station street, Lalor Vic 3075

DESCRIPTION: The class is hosted at the Lalor Links Community Garden which supports gardening activities, learning about sustainability, sharing produce, upcycling, social groups, eating, cooking, making art, or simply enjoying being in nature.