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Story and Pics by MJ Donovan

Today I was invited by Karen and Eric Wallwork to join them on the Howes Way Walk. It was a great way to learn about the history of Beachmere including the names of various streets along the way. You will also see the new sign Moreton Bay Regional Council has erected to highlight the way to the Conservation Park.

I was fascinated that there was an old convent and Sisters of St Joseph retreat house on Coronation Avenue, and pleasantly amazed how much more information I found out about Beachmere on the walk.

The Howes Way Walk is one of five walks on offer in the Walking Group Class in Term Two at U3A Beachmere. Each walk should cover a minimum of 2.5km ending with a cool drink or a “cuppa” at the U3A rooms in Progress Avenue.

Participants need to be able to walk this distance on and off pathways. The last walk in the series is along the sandy track towards the Caboolture River inlet. Good walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water is needed. If you think this is for you, U3A Beachmere Term Two Sign On Day is Wednesday, 17 April from 11am till 2pm at the Community Hall in Progress Ave. The U3A office will also be open Thursday, 18 April between 8.30am and 2.30pm for class sign on.

U3A Beachmere has a wide range of classes for Term Two and Term Two Programs are available on the BANG website or from the U3A Beachmere office.

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