Current Timetable

 Madeley & District U3A
September 2016 Programme

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Most groups are open to new members. For information about individual interest groups please contact the group coordinator, whose details are on the following list :
Madeley U3A Group Coordinators

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 1st   September 10.30-12

Thursday 1st September Tea & Chat from 3pm
Whether you are at a loose end or not, come along to the cafeteria in the Madeley Centre to share a drink and perhaps even a cake with other members of the U3A. It is a good opportunity to meet new people, cement friendships and catch up on the news.

Card & Board Games Thursday 1st   September 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 1st   September 1.30-3.00

Table Tennis Monday 5th September 10.30 -12   Betley Village Hall

Photography Monday 5th  September
The next outing will be on 5th September and it was decided to go back to Nantwich to do the rest of the town, Welsh Row and up to the canal. It should be lovely. There are lots of lovely buildings there and a tea stop at the canal, always important. Meet at the centre for car share at 1pm or outside the Cheshire Cat on Welsh Row at 1.40pm ish. If you could please let me know if you will be attending, and where you will meet, then you won`t get left behind.

Hula Hooping Monday 5th September 8-9am
You have seen it on morning television now come and have a go: Learn how to Hula with weighted hoops, burn lots of calories as wellas toning up your arms, tum and legs.Hoops provided, learn to dance with your hoop and really have some fun………

Croquet Monday 5th  September 2pm – 4pm  The Old Vicarage everyone welcome

Music Group – Tuesday 6th September 7-8.30
We will be listening to our cherished Summertime Music of all types.
Come and join us!

Amblers Tuesday 6th  September

Tennis Tuesday 6th September 2-3.30
At the Old Vicarage (courtesy of Roger and Gillian Goodwin).  Park in the carpark opp. church and make your way up the drive and round the top of the house to the left.  Do not ring the door bell, just go directly to the court.  Bring your own racket.

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 6th  September 10.30-12.00
We can accept new members in this group if they have some distant-in-the –past knowledge. Please contact the coordinator   Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

French Conversation Tuesday 6th September 2-3.30

Table Tennis Wednesday 7th  September 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.

U3A 5TH ANNIVERSARY BUFFET LUNCH (Reservation only)
Thursday 8th September
From 12.00-1.30 – a superior finger buffet lunch (there will be complimentary water, but the bar will be open for those who would like to take something a little stronger). We hope to have one or two speeches and, perhaps even, balloons! If one or two members would like to add to the festivities by saying a few words to express what the U3A has meant to them that would be most welcome. This will be followed by:

MONTHLY TALK:  2.00- 3.30 A Walk Along the Canals
Mervyn Edwards is the author of nearly twenty published books on North Staffordshire history and is a weekly columnist for the Sentinel’s The Way We Were nostalgia magazine. He has appeared on TV’s The One Show and 24 Hours in the Past, and is a familiar voice on Radio Stoke. He was a local history tutor for the Workers’ Educational Association for eight years and helped to develop the education department at the now-defunct Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.
There is a wealth of history to be discovered from the surviving buildings overlooking our canals, but if you’re finding it difficult getting down to the towpaths, then re-live the halcyon days of the Canal Age through Mervyn Edwards’ slides. Hear about the engineering miracle performed at Harecastle Hill from a speaker who has actually had a go at “legging”. He’s also actually walked the full length of the Caldon Canal and back (34 miles!) in one day. Revisit some of the industry that overlooked the canals, including the potbanks and the atmospheric “Shelton Bar.” What were the pleasures and the perils of the canals for children at play in the 20th century? Which pubs were associated with the canals when working boats were operating? Discover the legacy of James Brindley – the Father of the British Waterways – with Mervyn Edwards.
At Tea and Chat, after the talk, we will blow out 5 candles on a birthday cake.

French Improvers  Monday 12th   September 11-12.30
French Experience Book 2 Unit 4 Environnement.

Croquet Monday 12th  September 2pm – 4pm at The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Painting and Drawing Monday 12th  September 7-9
We are a mixed ability group working in a variety of mediums and styles including oils, pastels and water colours and assisted by advice from a professional artist, Graham Coates. We welcome new comers, whether complete beginners or more experienced artists.

Hula Hooping Tuesday 13th   September 10-11am

Quiz night. Tuesday 13th  September 7.00-9.00
Our next quiz night will be in the cafe area of the Madeley Centre from 7.00pm.  There will be a meal choice at a cost of £5. You can place your order as you arrive,  but if you have any particular dietary requirements please contact Just Jane in advance,  tel  01782-750002.  Meals will be served at 7.45. Drinks available. No booking required, just turn up at 7.00pm, bring a pen and if you are not already arranged in a team we will sort you into one. £1pp.

 First Editions Book Group Tuesday 13th September, 1.30 – 3

Latin Novices  Tuesday 13th  September 10.30-12.00 This group is full

Tennis Tuesday 13th 2-3.30

Table Tennis 7.45-9.15 Wednesday Tuesday 14th

Non Fiction Book Group Wednesday 14th September 3.00-4.30
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  by Charles Townshend
This book examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and religious extremism. How does terrorism end? Is one person’s terrorist another’s freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or war?

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 15th September 10.30-12

Beginners Italian Thursday 15th September 9.30-11
This is the first meeting of a new session. We will start working through the BBC “Talk Italian” Book 2 course.

Card & Board Games Thursday 15th     September 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 15th     September 1.30-3.00

Art Appreciation Thursday 15th September 3.15 -4.30
A piece of art from my house. Bring along a picture, sculpture of other work of art and talk about it for 5-10 minutes.

Thursday 15th September Tea & Chat from 3pm
Whether you are at a loose end or not, come along to the cafeteria in the Madeley Centre to share a drink and perhaps even a cake with other members of the U3A. It is a good opportunity to meet new people, cement friendships and catch up on the news.

Table Tennis Betley Thursday 15th September 2.30-4

Family History  Friday 16th  September 10.30-12 Madeley Centre

Irene will talk about Manorial Records and their place in searching for family history. All welcome.

Film & Theatre Group next meeting October

Hula Hooping Monday 19th   September 8am –

Table Tennis Monday 19th  September 10.45-12.15

Croquet  Monday 19th  September 2pm – 4pm at The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 20th  September 10.30-12.00
This group is following a course book, but it may still be possible for you to join in if you have some Latin which you would like to brush up. Please contact the coordinator.

French Conversation Tuesday 20th  September 2-3.30

Tennis Tuesday 20th September 2-3.30
At the Old Vicarage (courtesy of Roger and Gillian Goodwin).  Park in the carpark opp. church and make your way up the drive and round the top of the house to the left.  Do not ring the door bell, just go directly to the court.  Bring your own racket.

Ramblers Wednesday 21st September
Ted Oxer 80th Birthday Walk to Kinder Scout
This is a tough walk to prove that Ted can still perform remarkable feats at the age of 80. The walk will start from Edale and take us on to Kinder Scout via Jacobs Ladder. Although the walk is under 7 miles it is harder than our usual walks, as it involves walking over rough ground and ascent onto a 2,000ft peat plateau. At this height the weather is unpredictable so you need good boots, warm clothes, waterproofs and food and drink for a packed lunch (there is no pub until the end). If you find yourself struggling there is no easy way down. The walk is within the abilities of most regular members of the Rambling Group.

Thursday 22nd    September Tea & Chat from 3pm
Whether you are at a loose end or not, come along to the cafeteria in the Madeley Centre to share a drink and perhaps even a cake with other members of the U3A. It is a good opportunity to meet new people, cement friendships and catch up on the news.

Table Tennis Thursday 22nd     September 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 22nd September 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

French Reading Group Monday 26th  10am café area

Ukelele Monday 19th  September 2-3 at Poolside Cottacge
The Uke group will be meeting at Poolside Cottage, on Monday 26th September at 2pm, so dust off your Uke, trim your fingernails, find your music, and bring your five favourite songs. Everyone welcome

Croquet    Monday 26th  September 2pm – 4pm at The Old Vicarage everyone welcome
This will be the last meeting this season.

Painting and Drawing Monday 26th  September 7-9
We are a mixed ability group working in a variety of mediums and styles including oils, pastels and water colours and assisted by advice from a professional artist, Graham Coates. We welcome new comers, whether complete beginners or more experienced artists.

French Improvers Monday 26th September 11-12.30
Dinner Club: Tuesday, September 27th at 7 30pm

A Chinese meal at The New Ambrosia Restaurant, Loggerheads. A choice of soups, and then five main dishes to share. £16 pp. Reservations to Sheila Nolan please.

Tennis Tuesday 27th September 2-3.30
At the Old Vicarage (courtesy of Roger and Gillian Goodwin).  Park in the carpark opp. church and make your way up the drive and round the top of the house to the left.  Do not knock at the door.

Latin Novices  Tuesday 27th  September 2-3.30 at coordinator’s house This group is full.

Shortcuts Book Group next meeting October 25th

Hula Hooping Tuesday 27th September 10-11am

Amble Wednesday 28th  September

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 28th September 2pm in cafe

Patchwork and Quilting Wednesday 28th September 2-4

Tangents Poetry Thursday 29th    10.30 – 12.30

Tea and Chat Thursday 29th 3pm

 

 

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