Mansfield Courier

Third Age to visit shrine

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THE Mansfield University of the Third Age is hosting a tour to the Shrine of Remembranc­e in Melbourne on Monday, March 30.

Open to everyone, not just U3A members, the tour is a great opportunit­y to visit this piece of history on the eve of the Anzac centenary celebratio­ns.

Departing Mansfield at 8am sharp, the tour costs just $10 for members and $25 for non-members, with payment appreciate­d in advance.

The actual t our of t he shrine building will take place at 11am and run for 45 minutes, with a visit to the new exhibition­s, located underneath, afterwards.

It is just one day out for U3A members who will spend the next 12 months studying World War One and its aftermath.

U3A is a program of interest for retirees who enjoy extending their learning without the pressure of exams or markings, making for a fun and enjoyable way to learn in a social environmen­t.

The group credits themselves as providing an opportunit­y to extend the brain and learn something more about the world in which we live, in an atmosphere of recreation and friendship.

Meeting on the first and third Monday of the month at 10am for a morning tea prior to a 10.30am start, U3A covers a different topic every week.

This year the group is looking at many aspects of the Great War, including soldiers’ letters and diaries, the influence of the influenza epidemic, how armistice is not defeat and even a movie presentati­on of The Water Diviner.

For more informatio­n, to book your place on the Shrine of Remembranc­e tour or to become a member of the U3A in Mansfield contact Elaine Cooper on 5775 1501 or Colin Duncan on 5775 1569.

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OPEN MARKETS: Several markets in Mansfield over the next two weeks give shoppers a variety of locally produced goods to choose from.
 ??  ?? REMEMBRANC­E VISIT: Members of the Mansfield U3A will visit the Shrine of Remembranc­e in Melbourne as part of their WWI studies.
REMEMBRANC­E VISIT: Members of the Mansfield U3A will visit the Shrine of Remembranc­e in Melbourne as part of their WWI studies.
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