• Keep up to date with bulletin and time table information – however, for short term notifications and anything arising during the month, this website will have the latest information, so please look around.
  • Don’t forget to check out our “Did You Know That …?” and “Useful Info & Links” which covers most aspects of every day life.
  • Please also note dates and events as shown below.
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Upcoming Dates in 2021

October 2021 has been proclaimed as Seniors’ Month!

Cairns U3A will celebrate through various events:

19 October, 10 am – 2 pm – Cairns U3A Open Day with displays & information about our activities. 

31 October, 2.30 pmHalloween Lady Douglas Cruise, cost $40 which includes 1, ½ hours cruising, a snack box with cheese and one drink from the bar. Drinks are also available to purchase on board.

Register with Jo and Jeanie via email on coursecoord.u3adouglas@gmail.com and pay online or in person at the October Meet and Greet on 18 October, to secure your place. Bendigo Bank – BSB 633 000, Account 183 234 764, please enter your surnameLadyDouglas.

Don’t forget to dress up, limited places!

Queensland Arts Competition – Photography

This competition opened on 1 October and closes on 31 October, 5pm. It is open to Queensland U3A members and Seniors who reside in Queensland. To find out more click here. To access the entry form and entry information click here.



  • 16 November, 9 am – Death In Paradise Race Around the Shire
    • Get excited for a race around the shire – walk, bike, piggyback, skate to collect the clues, complete the challenges and solve the cold case murder mystery of Mary Raintree in 1900.
    • Teams can be 2 or as many as you like. If you would like to participate and need a team we can link you up with one.
    • Think of a great name for your team and get dressed up. There will be a prize for the best dressed on the day.
    • It starts at 9am at Palmers Golf Course Club (parking is available)
    • The cost of $40 includes instructions, registration, event materials and lunch consisting of a plated hamburger, salad, chips – vegetarian option available.
    • You will a hat, comfortable shoes and water.
    • Register your interest with Jo via email on u3adouglas@gmail.com.
    • Pay registration fee online to secure your place – Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000, Account 183 234 764, please include your “surnameGreat race“.
    • You can also pay at the Meet and Greet at Palmers on Monday 18th October, 2pm.
      You can watch the Trailer – please click here.
    • To get more details about the victim and potential murderer, please click here