Current Timetable

  Madeley & District U3A

February 2019  Programme

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FEBRUARY

New class starting in March:-
Starting MARCH a short 16 week session of Hula Hooping.  Come along and give it a try. I am sure you will be surprised how well you remember how to hoop. You get your heart pumping and your muscles working whilst learning new tricks  to upbeat music . Classes will be, hopefully, at 8.30am on a Monday but this is yet to be confirmed. Hoops provided. Interested? Contact  Edwina.fowler@live.com

Week 1

Gardening Group Friday 1st February 10am

French Refreshers  Monday 4th   February 11-12.30

Photography Monday 4th  February 2pm – 3.3opm
everyone welcome

Croquet restarts in Spring

Tennis   restarts in Spring

Table Tennis (Betley) – Monday 4th February 10.30-12

Amblers Tuesday 5th    February

Please meet at the centre at 9.30 for a 9.45 am start. We shall take New Road and the footpaths through Madeley Manor to the main road. Direction Newcastle to the Old Swan then NE through the estate, taking the footpath through the wood, across the playing field to The Crewe Arms. Next down towards the tile works and the footpath NW to the A525. Under the Motorway and through the kennels, behind the school, to Post Office Square. Return to Centre via The Holborn and Poolside.

ETA 11.15 for caffeine.

Have a Go Talks   have finished

Latin is having a break

Table Tennis Wednesday 6th  February 3.30-5
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Archaeology  Wednesday 6th   February 11-12.30

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 7th    February 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 7th   February 1.30-3.00
We play 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a wide variety of card games.   Do come and join us.  We have a lot of fun.

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 7th   February 1.30-3.00

Week 2

Spanish   Friday 8th February 11-12.30

Music Monday 11th February 7-8.30
MUSIC THROUGH A LIFE

Steve Hurd will give a quirky presentation of pieces of music that he remembers from different stages in his long (?) life.  It includes some early “low brow” music, reflecting his lowly beginnings, such as “The Baby’s Dimple” and “Blue Toothbrush”, as well as some more “high brow” music, like a Beethoven Sonata. You may not like all the music but I can guarantee – you will not be bored!  (This replaces the previously advertised session on the Beethoven Sonatas).

French Improvers  11th   February 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 11th  February 2-4.30
This newly launched group invites anyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists to meet, share art and ideas and generally enjoy painting and drawing together. No experience is necessary. Any medium may be used, including pencils, paints, inks and pastels. We hope to include some demonstrations in our programme and maybe the occasional workshop.

Quiz night. Tuesday 12th  February 6.45 -9.00
Teams of 4 or 5 contest for the glory of winning and sharing a box of choccies, but more importantly to have a very sociable and fun night out, with the option of a great value meal. Questions are projected on a screen to help the hard of hearing.
Meal choice: to be decided All @ £6.   Drinks available. Do come along and enjoy. Please don’t think you are “no good at quizzes” or “don’t know anything”. If you are not already in a team we will soon sort you into one, hopefully with people who are ace at quizzes.

 First Editions Book Group Tuesday 12th    February, 1.30 – 3
First Edition Bookgroup Tuesday 12th February 1.30 -3pm. We will be discussing  ‘ Regeneration’  by Pat Barker and selecting novels for the coming months.

Non Fiction Book Group Tuesday 12th   February 2.30-4
On 12 February at 2.30 pm we will discuss The Phoney Victory by Peter Hitchens.

Local visit Wednesday 13th February, Rode Hall for a Snowdrop Walk 10.15 depart – walk starts 11am
Cost: £5 to Rode Hall + £1 to U3A + contribution to car driver. The distance is about 12.5 miles depending on which route you take. We will work out the petrol contribution on the day once we know how many people and cars we have.

It would help me to know beforehand if you intend to come, so that I can give a rough idea of numbers to Rode Hall. It would also be helpful if you could give me a contact telephone number in case of last-minute problems. However, there are no maximum or minimum numbers so it is not too critical if you change your mind at the last minute.

Table Tennis Wednesday  13th February 7.45-9.15 pm
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Natural History Thursday 14th February 10,30-12

MONTHLY TALK : Thursday 14th    February 2.00 to 3.30

The Atlantic Telegraph

In the times before instant news, the speed at which news could travel was dictated by a swift horse or sailing ship. Now just imagine the way in which the electric telegraph changed the world in the nineteenth century – news could be received within minutes of an event. The biggest challenge was to link Britain to the United States with a cable under the ocean.  There were colossal engineering challenges and huge amounts of money at stake. The talk is supported with some examples of submarine cables and is most definitely not technical.

Week 3

Family History  Friday 15th  February 10.30-12
Irene will talk about adoption/ children’s homes for the first part and then we will do a “round the room brick wall” session. Bring any names and dates you may want to research. All welcome.

Philosophy Monday 18th February 2-3.30
In our daily lives we frequently look to Ethics and moral ideas to help us decide how things are and how they ought to be made better.

This month the philosophy group are continuing our discussion of Ethics and the various ideas philosophers have come up with to help decide what is right and what is wrong for living a good fulfilled life, from Aristotle to the present day. New members are always welcome.

French Refreshers Monday 18th 11-12.30

Table Tennis Monday 18th February 10.45-12.15
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Latin is having a break

Ramblers Wednesday 20th February, leave 9am
An easy walk around Ellesmere Lake in Shropshire (less than 6 miles) with Lunch in the Boat House. Leaving 9am and back by 4pm at the very latest.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 21st     February 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 21st     February 1.30-3.00
We play 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a wide variety of card games.   Do come and join us.

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 21st     February 1.30-3.00

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 21st    February 2.30-4

Art Appreciation Thursday 21st February 3.15 -4.30

We will take a look at the work of Fernand Léger (1881-1955) who was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. There is an exhibition of some of his work at the Liverpool Tate at the moment and a trip to see the exhibition will be arranged for Friday March 1st.

Week 4

Spanish Friday 22nd February 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 25th February 2-4.30
This newly launched group invites anyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists to meet, share art and ideas and generally enjoy painting and drawing together. No experience is necessary. Any medium may be used, including pencils, paints, inks and pastels. We hope to include some demonstrations in our programme and maybe the occasional workshop.

French Improvers Monday 25th February 11-12.30

Lunch Club  Tuesday 26th February

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 26th February 10.30 -12

Amble Wednesday 27th February

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 27th February 3pm

Sewing, Patchwork and Quilting Group Wednesday 27th February 2-4
Sewing and Patchwork/Quilting are very popular hobbies and many would like to learn or expand their knowledge and meet with like minded individuals. We are a very informal group working on our individual projects with guidance from group members. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested or just pop along to one

Table Tennis Thursday 28th     February 2.30 – 4
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Digital World Thursday 28th February 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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