Community Event U3A Arts & Crafts Market – 26/10/2019

By Barry Clark, U3A Public Relations

Bribie Island ARTS & CRAFT MARKET (1)

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With just a few weeks before Christmas is upon us, here is an opportunity to find unique gifts for everyone. There are so many talented and skilled people on Bribie who create the most remarkable things. On SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER they will display a huge range of works that are all for sale at bargain prices. The annual U3A ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET DAY is where many students at U3A classes display their talents.

This will be held at U3A Centre in the main RECREATION HALL on First Avenue and will open at 9 am and finish at noon. This is a once a year opportunity to see and buy some of their remarkable creative work. Bribie University of the Third Age (U3A) conduct over 30 Arts & Craft classes each week, and this annual Market Day on Saturday 26th October is where they display and offer for sale a wide range of handmade item to both the Members and the general public.

Items for sale include the following:

  • Handicraft, Painting,
  • Drawing, Acrylic,
  • Sewing, Gift cards,
  • Crochet, Mixed Media,
  • Pottery, Needlework,
  • Silk Painting.

This special annual Market Day is a great opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts for friends and family at very attractive prices. Makers are generally, just recovering the basic cost of materials and not the hundreds of hours of skill and patience involved in their creative hobby. In addition to viewing the displays, there will also be several subject Tutors showing what they do, and the opportunity to appreciate some of the many classes on offer next year.

The U3A Market Day on Saturday 26th October will open at 9 am at the U3A Centre in the Recreation Hall on First Avenue and run for just three hours until 12 noon. Morning tea will be available. The Hall will be buzzing with buyers and sellers with a range of unique items, and those who have not yet discovered the delights of U3A will have an opportunity to view the classrooms and facilities.

Other U3A activities All existing U3A members are reminded to pay their annual $10 membership fee during the month of October. New members are welcome to join U3A at any time and can enroll in any advertised courses that have vacancies or go on the waitlist. On Friday 1st November at 1pm an “Insight” presentation will be given by visiting international specialist Doctor Bill Code who will speak about his research on “Solving the Brain Puzzle” Term 4 Classes for this year at U3A will finish on Friday 6th December, but membership renewal and payment for next year’s classes can be done before term ends.

Timetables and Newsletters can be found at the Bribie Library, Neighbourhood and Information Centre and all information are on the web site and you can contact U3A on 3408 1450 during office hours. Term 1 next year starts on 28th January and runs until 3rd April.

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