sight seeing with Mary…
On the third Sunday of the month, note not during school holidays, join our Whittlesea U3A volunteer Mary to discover the delights and sounds of Melbourne by train, tram or bus using our MYKI. Sunday is the day that we can have free travel as Seniors throughout zones one and two. Learn to use your MYKI on our Melbourne transport system. This is a Mystery tour of Melbourne and you do not know where you may end up, the beach the hills, or the Yarra. At Federation Square they perform events where you can experience or learn about our communities. Food of course is important and we share a meal, or bring your own. Various locations, whether you are in Belgrave or Williamstown or along the Yarra River will be where we eat. Meet on third Sunday at South Morang station at 8.15 am and along the way others join us in the last carriage.Bring your camera and walking shoes and of course your MYKI.
January Discovering Melbourne by Train
On Sunday 9th January twenty one Whittlesea U3A members enjoyed a great day in Melbourne visiting the numerous Piano’s in the Arts Centre travelling exhibition – “Play Me, I’m Yours”. This exhibition involved finding the hiding spots of the numerous piano’s around Melbourne. Along the way Helen, Elaine, and Heather entertained Melbourne by tinkling the keyboards. Various other community members along Swanston Street, Federation Square and the Arts Centre entertained us along with musicians of note. Each piano was decorated by organisations in Melbourne and one notable piano was decorated by Melbourne U3A. Just rambling along Swanston Street, finding nooks we did not know about, and hearing beautiful music filled out our morning. At Melbourne Square we encountered a group of people knitting to cover the limbs of trees in the area in different patterns and colours. Fascinating. Lunch, yummy and then Mary said we were going to Altona by train. Off we followed and surprise, surprise there was another piano for us to play and enjoy. A beautiful afternoon was had at the beach, watching the life savers and having an ice-cream. Unfortunately one member was stuck when the door in the council toilets would not open. The friendly life savers came to the rescue and all was well. Back to the city by train and home we went, another enjoyable day, thank you Mary.