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Probus Club of Unley - Previous Outings

24th August, Friday: Visit to workshop of artist and sculptor Silvio Apponyi OAM

24 members, hosted by member Stan Davis, enjoyed an outing to the Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail with a visit to the studio of Silvio Apponyi who won a German Academic Exchange Scholarship, and went on to study for a year at the Munich Acadamy. The Hills Sculpture trail features sculptures crafted by master sculptors from many parts of the world.  Some of these were 'Stargate' (picture below) 'Angel of Hahndord', 'Le Pelleton'' 'Journeys' and 'Hydris'. At his studio members marvelled at the amount of work that is involved in the constructing of a sculpture. A delicious lunch was enjoyed at the Kelsey Cottage Cafe.  

27th May, Thursday: Fun and fellowship with games at the Biggest Morning Tea

Members arrived at the hall with their cards, board games, tower game, upwords and many others. Members showed remarkable dexterity with the 'pull the piece from the tower' game, great concentration with various card games, steady nerves with '21' and great vocabulary knowledge with UpWords. There were other activities as well, members tried their hand at quoits, guess the 7 types of tea in the cups and other paper sheets with puzzlers. However the most important ingredient was the fun and fellowship as games were played all in the interests of raising money for cancer research. And to make the morning more enjoyable, organisers Josie and Noushe provided a delicious morning tea. What an enjoyable way to spend the morning.

The Morning Tea

Checking the Players

Visit to Planetarium Tuesday 27th April

27 members were enthralled and amazed as we watched the night sky from dusk to dawn. We learnt how early mariners were able to navigate using the stars. Communication with far flung planets is complicated by the astounding distances when light years are used to measure distance. 


Following the visit we enjoyed a sumptous lunch at the Mawson Lakes Hotel, finishing with a complimentary coffee and cake. 


Thanks to Josie for the work she put into organising the event.


St Patricks Day Mystery Tour  

Many Mysteries Solved on St Patrick’s Day, 17th March

On a fine sunny day 41 members and friends from the Unley Probus Club, SA went on a Mystery Bus Tour.  Not only was the destination a mystery, but some of the questions and games on the bus were also a mystery.  Did we know the national Anthem of Ireland or the colours of the Irish flag.
Helen certainly did and had the appropriate hair colours to prove it.


Some  questions were challenging with two more quirky questions like; how did the leprechaun beat the Irishman to the pot of gold?  Did a Leprechaun secretly get on the bus?

Be assured, there was no time to nod off. 

The first stop was at the Davidson Reserve, Kapunda, for a cuppa, biscuit and a chat.  The next mystery had many of us puzzled, how come the urn had hot water in it?  There was no power point to be seen around the picnic table. 

Irish magic. Plug the electric cord into the air and ....hot water

A local tour guide joined us on the bus as we meandered through the 10 kilometre 'Kapunda Heritage Trail' past the town's historic buildings, churches and remnants of previous lifestyles.

There were some quirky sites in Kapunda  with bears seen climbing windmills.

Kapunda is Australia's oldest commercial copper mining town (1844).  We stopped at the historic mine site, and followed the walking trail past the Steel Horse Statue, Whim, Open Cut Mine and Chimney. 

We drove past "Eringa", the home of Sir Sidney's Kidman, The Cattle King'. (1870 - 1921) which, since 1922 has been used as the Kapunda High School.

Returning to one of the historic hotels, we enjoyed a two-course lunch, drinks and friendly chatter.

Thinking we were heading home after lunch turned into another mystery.  The cry went up, “Where are we going now?”  Mystery solved when we ended up at the well-known Virginia Nursery.  It took a strong-willed person not to buy an item or two either from the homewares shop, the restaurant or from the beautiful display of plants from ground covers to trees. 

 

"What IS in that bag?"

Our driver, stored our loot carefully in the luggage hold and as we returned to Adelaide members were busy sharing their stories about the day’s outings, sending photos to each other’s phones while being challenged again by questions by our wonderful Outing’s Officer, Josie and ably assisted by Noushe.  A huge thank you to all who made this day not only a mystery day, but a great fun day.



Australia Day Picnic


Christmas Lunch at Hawthorn Bowling Club

Melbourne Cup Lunch at the Clarence Gardens Bowling Club

Picnic in the  Park

Glenelg tram trip and brunch

High Tea - a Wohlers Experience

Tour of Dunluce Castle

Tailem Bend Motor Sports Park

Tour of Wallis Auchendarroch  House and Garden

Christmas in July at the Sicilia Sports Club

Mystery film at the Ingle Theatre

Parliament House

Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tour.

Adeliade Magistrates Court

Tour ABC Studios


Entertainment by Concordia Junior Choir

      Adelaide Wine Centre

 

 

Showing off their smart new outfits on the "Food secrets of Glynde & Stepney Outing"

 

Dinner Dance Sicilia Social & Sports Club 

    

  Art Gallery

Ayres House

 

Monato Zoo       Lunch in Ketabi Cafe at Monato Zoo

 

 

 Melbourne Cup Luncheon at the Home of President Lelene and John Schwerdt

Checking the odds

Theyr'e racing!!

 

 ABC Studios Collinswood

  

Members on screen

     

                                             

South Australian Art Gallery

 

Migration Museum

 

Club BBQ

West End Brewery

 

 

David Roche Museum

 

At our club BBQ it was decided to have icecreams instead of cakes which proved a huge hit.

 

The Club paid a visit to the Army Museum at Keswick Barracks. Lots of interesting exhibits and a very informative guide to explain.  This was followed by a barbecue cooked by Defence Staff.  A very enjoyable outing.

 

The Club held a Caravan & Cabin Getaway to the Clare Valley. Some members visited Martindale Hall, one of Australia's finest historical homes.  Martindale Hall was featured in the 1975 film "Picnic at Hanging Rock" directed by Peter Weir.