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May 2023

Visit to the Clarice Beckett exhibition at Geelong Art Gallery

End of the Line

Walk around Cherry Lake

Film Group 2 watched the Mary Quant doco at Kino Cinema

Visiting Riponlea Mansion

Walk in Macedon Ranges

French conversation class

Footy tipping dinner

Visiting the Dome at Melbourne Exhibition Building

April 2023

Bird watchers – watching birds

Members of the Art Group at the Hobsons Bay Art Society Art Prize and Debbie Griffiths winning entry

Cycling around Albert Park Lake

Craft Circle

Coffee morning

End of the Line to Sandringham

Local Walkers at Jawbone Reserve

Let’s Get Into Jazz visit Challis Street Saturday morning “concert”

Local Walkers in the Botanic Garden Williamstown

March 2023

Walking Football

Visit to Ballarat

International Flower Show

Film Group 2 visits French Film Festival

Jawbone Reserve talk

Sourdough break making

Art indoors

Art outdoors

Welcome Function at the Royal Yacht Club

Footy Tipping gets started

Trying croquet

Craft Group

Cycling group on the way to Parkdale/Mordialloc starting with the Punt

Friday walking group walking from Elsternwick to Brighton Beach

February 2023

Walk on Phillip Island

Film group … and Phil completes a jigsaw

Travel talks took us to Cuba, Egypt & Jordan

Coffee after walking from Williamstown to Altona

Bird watching group

Darby inspired us to drink wine other than Shiraz.

A tour around Williamstown Cemetery

First bike ride of the year to 100 Steps Altona

Friday Cryptic Crossword Group graples with DA.

January 2023

A trip to the Art Gallery Ballarat to see “Beating about the Bush” exhibition


Seniors Festival – We were excited to be part of Hobsons Bay contribution to the Victorian Seniors Festival – which this year celebrated 40 years of embracing positive and active ageing in the community. We held some demonstration classes in Williamstown and Newport libraries.

Our talented artists doing some sketches
The Spanish class hablando español
The “Speed Scrabble” challenge
The Cryptic Crossword Group solving the DA (aka Don’t Attempt) crossword in the Friday Age

Term 3

Our colourful bike group
The talented art group continued to produce some beautiful artwork

We discussed the 2020 census
We travelled to Geelong to see the Archies 100

Term 2 Elvis was IN the building (Bendigo Gallery)

We learned how to service a bike

The Trivia Group kept their minds active

Fun Dining went to Siam Kitchen Thai restaurant

We discovered a quilt lovingly made by the Craft Ladies 20 years ago.

Kerry showed how to make sourdough bread.

Thanks to a grant from Bendigo Bank we installed a defribilator at the Cottage .

Term 1


May: the nice weather continues

April: nice weather for outdoor activities

March: social function at RYCV