Current Timetable

 

  Madeley & District U3A
December 2019  Programmes

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Week 1

Latin: Weeks 1 and 3. 2 – 3.30 at coordinators house. Please contact the coordinator, swinburnem8@gmail.com

Recorders: Monday, 2nd December, 9 – 10.30 (Last session for this year)

Table Tennis, Betley: Monday, 2nd December, 10.30 – 12 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.

French Refreshers: Monday, 2nd December, 11 – 12.30 (not this month)

Photography: Monday, 2nd December, 2 – 4

Amblers: Tuesday, 3rd December, a.m.
Please meet at the Centre for a 9.45 a.m. departure. We shall take the, by now, usual pre-Christmas walk to the Wheatsheaf for coffee, returning via Red Lane. We should be back at base by noon.

Play Reading and Drama: Wednesday, 4th December, 10.30 – 12.30

Table Tennis, Madeley: Wednesday, 4th December, 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.

Tangent Poetry Group: Thursday, 5th December, 10.30 – 12

Card and Board Games: Thursday, 5th December, 1.30 – 3 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.

T’ai Chi Chuan: Thursday, 5th December, 1.30 – 3

Week 2

French Reading: Monday, 9th December, 10-11

French Improvers: Monday, 9th December, 11 – 12.30 (not this month)

Painting and Drawing: Monday, 9th December, 2 – 4.30
(No meeting in Week 4 in December)

Music Group: Monday, 9th December, 7 – 8.30 pm
Taking a break – no

Tree Planting Group: Tuesday, 10th December, 10-11
Trees are good for other wildlife and for human well-being. They mitigate climate change and can enhance the landscape. This group aims to find suitable sites in the district where it is possible to plant more trees and, when appropriate, to do the planting and immediate aftercare ourselves. Anyone not up to the digging is very welcome in sharing other essential aspects of the project.

Book Group, First Editions: Tuesday, 10th December, 1.30 – 3.00
This month the group will discuss either ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Nikolai Gogol or Dylan Thomas’s ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Book Group, Non-fiction: Tuesday, 10th December, 2.30 – 4.00
The group will meet in Week 3 (17th December) this month, not Week 2 (10th) The group meets at 35 Greenmeadows Road, CW3 9EY

Quiz Night: Tuesday, 10th December, 7 – 9.30 p.m. in the café area of the Madeley Centre. The Quiz this month is presented by Rob Wilcox. The new caterers Taste For Life are offering the following meal choices: scampi, chips & peas; beef chilli with rice or chips; mushroom stroganoff with rice or chips; all at £6. The Bar will be open. Please arrive by 6.45 to order food and get drinks so the quiz can start promptly at 7.00pm. Come along and experience one of the best quizzes around, enjoy some excellent company, have a lot of fun, a nice meal, a drink or two, and exercise the little grey cells. Don’t think you may be “no good at quizzes”. You will be in a team with a fund of useful and useless knowledge between you, the questions are not too hard and the difficult ones have multiple choice answers, so even if you know nothing about the subject you have a one in four chance of guessing correctly. Glory and a box of choccies await the winners. Don’t be put off if you not already in a team. Sue will sort you into one as you arrive. Contact numbers: Chris Wright home: 01782 750870; Chris mobile: 07508 604339; Sue mobile: 07843 739338.

Local Outings Group, a.m. or p.m.: Wednesday, 11th December (not this month)

U3A Christmas Lunch: Wednesday, 11th December, The Wheatsheaf at Onneley, 12.30 Please contact Sheila Nolan for more information on menu choices and/or to book a place.

Table Tennis, Madeley: Wednesday, 11th December, 7.45 – 9.15
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.

Natural History: Thursday, 12th December, full day trip.
Visit to Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetlands Reserve in Lancashire to see the wintering migrant birds and resident enclosed otters. Depart Madeley Centre 09.15 am and back in Madeley no later than 16.00. Cost: £10.38 entrance per person plus transport costs (dependent on numbers but will be reasonable). Good café/eating facilities on site and visit suitable for all including those with limited mobility.

Monthly Talk: Thursday, 12th December, 2 – 3.30
From Barrow to Baghdad and Back Author and public speaker, Philip Caine, will tell us how his varied and sometimes perilous career began in Barrow in Furness and ended in Baghdad. His working life began in the hotel business and developed in the oil industry in places such as North Sea oil rigs, Algeria, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia. He spent 7 years in post-war Baghdad working with the American coalition. He has written several factitious adventure/thriller novels all inspired by his time in the Middle East. Signed or unsigned copies of these will be available for purchase. An ideal Christmas present, maybe?

Spanish: Friday, 13th December, 11 – 12.30

Week 3

Table Tennis, Madeley: Monday, 16th December, 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.

French Refreshers: Monday, 16th December, 11 – 12.30 (not this month)

Book Group, Short Cuts: Tuesday, 17th December, 10.30 – 12.00
The group is meeting on the 17th December and not 24th December this month.

Book Group, Non-fiction: Tuesday, 17th December, 2.30-4
The group meets at 35 Greenmeadows Road, CW3 9EY

Ramblers: Wednesday, 18th December, 9 – 5

Play Reading and Drama: Wednesday, 18th December, 10.30 – 12.30

Tangent Poetry Group: Thursday, 19th December, 10.30 – 12

Card and Board Games: Thursday, 19th December, 1.30 – 3.00 (not this week)
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.

T’ai Chi Chuan: Thursday, 19th December, 1.30 – 3 (not this week)

Table Tennis, Betley: Thursday, 19th December, 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.

Art Appreciation: Thursday, 19th December, 3.15 – 4.30 (not this week

Family History: Friday, 21st December, 10.30 – 12.00

Week 4

French Improvers: Monday, 23rd December, 11 – 12.30 (not this month)

Painting and Drawing: Monday, 23rd December, 2 – 4.30 (not this week)

Dining and Lunch Group: Tuesday, 24th December (not this month)

Amblers, a.m.: Wednesday, 25th December (not this week)

Discussion Group: Wednesday, 25th December, 2 – 3.30 (not this week)

Sewing, Patchwork and Quilting: Wednesday, 25th December, 2 – 4 (not this week)

Digital World: Thursday, 26th December, 11 – 12.30 & 1 – 2.30 (not this week

Table Tennis, Madeley: Thursday, 26th December, 2.30 – 4 (not this week)
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. Chris and Sue Wright, 01782-750870 (Home)
0750-8604339 (Chris Mobile) 07843-739-338 (Sue Mobile)

Spanish: Friday, 27th December, 11 – 12.30 (not this week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Response to Current Timetable

  1. Anne Mc Culloch says:

    sorry there is NO play reading on wednesday 18th December

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