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On Tuesday this week about 50 Hubbers gathered to hear Susi Prescott talk about her journey to discover her family history. Susi was lucky enough to be able to travel the world to find stories of some of her ancestors first hand. If your ancestors have been in Australia for many generations this is easier than if they have lived all over the world as Susi's had.
Many of us find family history fascinating. My interest was sparked by a huge blueprint Family Tree from my father's side which stretched back to the 16th century. As I worked through the ancestors in this tree using the internet's many resources I was able to discover that some of the ancestors in this tree were not what they seemed. This makes it all the more exciting, and it is an ongoing project. Next year we will begin a Family History Group facilitated by Kristine Newton who is a member of the Society of Genealogists – as well as a Hubber. So keep watching the newsletter for the starting date.
I have also heard a few Hubbers say they are looking forward to the return of the Christmas Choir. Peter Butt who has organised the choir is back on the podium and practices start on Wednesday November 22 at the Crows Nest Uniting Church. See more details below – and mark your diaries.
The Hub usually winds down over Christmas – but some activities, such as the Long Walks will keep going if the weather permits and there is enough enthusiasm. So will the coffee mornings at Botanica and the Hub Happy Hour at Bar Quattro, a great chance to get together with Hub friends.
Have you booked for the Hub Christmas Party? I do hope so. Bookings close today! Friday 17th. It is the Hub's 10th Birthday – I hope to see many of you there.
Carol Fallows, Susi Prescott, family historian and author and Kristine Newton,
who will facilitate the Family History Group in 2024.
There are a number of vacancies especially the Tuesday 4.00pm class. There are 7 weeks left in this Term. The cost is $8 per class. Please contact the Hub if you are interested in joining this class. The teacher is Amelia.
‘Hub Christmas Carolling’
CALLING ALL SINGERS (and those who just like to sing). The Hub Christmas Choir is up and running after 3 years of Covid. Come and join us for fun carols at Waverton village.
PERFORMANCES: Waverton village, Tuesday 19 Dec, 5 pm—6 pm, and Thursday 21 December, 5 pm—6 pm
PRACTICES: 4 Wednesday evenings at Crows Nest Uniting Church, Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft (near fire station) 6 pm—7 pm: 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec. (Please attend at least 3 practices, unless you are an experienced musician or invited artist.)
PARKING FOR PRACTICES: Free Council parking at Nicholson parking station (about 50 metres from practice venue)
PRIOR SINGING EXPERIENCE? Unnecessary (but helpful if you can keep basically in tune!)
ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Peter Butt on 0438 687 440
NEW GROUPS PLANNED TO START IN 2024
Family History Group 2024
Did you spend your COVID days learning about your family history? And learnt that there was so much more to learn? Wondering where to go to from here?
If this is you, then you might be interested in joining a local group who can share, collaborate, learn, brainstorm and sympathise together while breaking down those brickwalls.
The Hub art class will return on Wednesday mornings in 2024. The class will encompass both painting and drawing and be suitable for both people with experience and new comers interested in beginning to draw or paint. Numbers will be limited. In order to help us cater to people’s interests could you please let us know
If you are interested in this class
Whether your preference is for painting or drawing
Whether you consider yourself experienced or a beginner
The Hub is organising a theatre party to see David Williamson’s new play, The Great Divide at the Ensemble on Thursday 18 April at 11.00 am. The Ensemble has a shuttle bus to take people to and from Milson’s Point Station. The cost of the tickets is $83.00.
The bookings will open in March
Plus all the Exercise Classes and these activities;
Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park,
The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica
Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Cafe Quattro
Boules - Thursday4.00pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader
NON HUB ACTIVITIES
School for Life Documentary Premiere
School for Life and Brightworks invites you to the premiere Q&A screening of ,
Come & hear Roslyn Barnes. She is a professional interpreter and teacher of Australian Sign language (AUSLAN) and is a passionate advocate for those who are both Deaf and Blind.
Roslyn will speak of the difficulties faced by those who are both Deaf and Blind. Importantly, she will speak about "Social Haptics", which is a special system of touch gestures to enable communication with them. She will also advise how to guide and support such people in everyday situations.
The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am. Breakfast is served during the talk.
This is a national play writing competition for people 60 and over.
Submit a 15 to 20 minute stage play on any topic(politics, dating apps, shoehorns).
The best entries will be showcased in a soirée-style event with live music, March 2024 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney. The script assessors are renowned playwrights Justin Fleming, Catherine Zimdahl and Stephen Sewell.
Submissions close Friday 15 December. Please submit now if your script is ready.Guidelines and entry form are at:
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