Current Timetable

 Madeley & District U3A
March 2017 Programme

NB APRIL FOLLOWS

The U3A Photo Album is kept on Facebook facebook

Most groups are open to new members.
Download interest group coordinators’ contact details.

 French Reading Group Monday 27th   10am bar area

Painting and Drawing Monday 27th  March 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 27th March. No Meeting Today.

Dining Club  Tuesday 28th  March EVENING SPICE, MADELEY
Tuesday, March 28th March at The Evening Spice Restaurant, Madeley. 7.30pm.
This will be a specially selected set meal, served to share between small groups.

Latin Novices  Tuesday 28th March 2-3.30 at coordinator’s house This group has room for one new member who has some knowledge of Latin.

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 28th March 10.30 -12
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (two of these short stories, including The Peaches)

Tangents Poetry Thursday 30th March    10.30 – 12.30
March 30th there will be an extra meeting for members to share with the group poems to celebrate their time with Phil Crumpton. Copies of selected poems will be needed to share with the group.

Madeley & District U3A
April 2017 Programme

Photography Monday 3rd  April 2pm – 3.30pm everyone welcome. In addition, we meet on the Monday, two weeks after the indoor meeting, in Madeley Centre for a prompt 10am departure for an outdoor trip (various locations, car share if necessary). Contact the coordinator for further details.

Croquet starts when weather improves

Table Tennis Betley Monday 3rd April 10.30 – 12

Music Group – Monday 3rd April 7-8.30

Tennis   starts when weather improves

Amblers Tuesday 4th   April 9.45 depart from centre

Poolside to The Holborne, then on to Netherset Hey Lane  and Hey Sprink.
Walk SW through edge of woodland to mainline railway.
Return via disused mineral line to Netherset Hey Farm. The way is a little overgrown with brambles for the first 15 yards.
Retrace steps to the village.
There are no stiles and two short, steep climbs (only about 5 m in length).
A walking pole is advisable.

We should be back for 11.30 am.

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 4th April 10.30-12.00 This group is following a course book, but it may be still be possible for you to join in if you have some Latin which you would like to brush up. Please contact the coordinator.   Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

Geology Tuesday 4th April 3-4.30

Table Tennis Wednesday 5th April 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.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 6th   April 10.30-12

Thursday 6th April 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 6th   April 1.30-3.00 Currently some of us are learning to play Mahjong, your welcome to join us but we also have 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a variety of other games.   We have a lot of fun .
Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 6th   April 1.30-3.00

French Improvers  Monday 10th  April 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 10th April 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.

Quiz night. Tuesday 11th April 7.00-9.00 Our next quiz night will be in the cafe area of the Madeley Centre from 7.00pm.

 

Choice of 3 meals, incl. vegetarian, all at £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 soon sort you into one with some very sociable people.  £1pp.

 

Bring friends who are not U3A members and can come on a “sampler” session.

 First Editions Book Group Tuesday 11th   April, 1.30 – 3 First Edition bookgroup will meet on Tuesday 11th April at 1.30pm  to discuss Francis Spufford’s  first novel ‘Golden Hill’.

Latin Novices  Tuesday 11th April NO MEETING TODAY

Non Fiction Book Group Tuesday 11th April 2.30-4 We are discussing: Theodore Zeldin (2015) “The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future”. Meeting at 31 Greenmeadows Road, Madeley. Contact: stevejhurd@gmail.com 01782 750338

Table Tennis Wednesday  12th April 7.15 – 8.45 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.

 

Monthly Talk Thursday  13th April, 2.00-3.15 (followed by Tea and Chat)

The Samaritans

Every single day, around 16 people decide to end their own life across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Christine Benson will talk to us about the vital work carried out by the Samaritans do to help people who feel desperate.

CENTRE CLOSED MONDAY

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 18th April 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. .   Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

Ramblers Wednesday 19th   April 9am departure from the Madeley Centre for a splendid walk of 9 miles over the Long Mynd in Shropshire.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 20th     April 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 20th     April 1.30-3.00 Currently some of us are learning to play Mahjong, your welcome to join us but we also have 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a variety of other games.   We have a lot of fun .
Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 20th     April 1.30-3.00

Art Appreciation Thursday 20th April 3.15 -4.30

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 20th April 2.30-4

Thursday 20th April 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.

Family History  Friday 21st  April 10.30-12

This month we will have a Questions and Answers (hopefully) or /Suggestions/Advice session. We will try to pool our knowledge and, with the help of Find My Past online, we hope to be able to overcome some problems encountered in our research. So, come prepared with a question!
French Reading Group Monday 24th 10am bar area

Painting and Drawing Monday 24th April 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 24th April 11-12.30

Latin Novices  Tuesday 25th April 2-3.30 at coordinator’s house This group has room for one more member who has some knowledge of Latin.

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 25th April 10.30 -12 Shortcuts Is a small, friendly group specialising in the study of short stories, novella and books of around 200 pages. Additional members would be very welcome.

April’s choice is a short story entitled: ‘Grave Tidings.’

Lunch Club Tuesday

Amble Wednesday 26th April

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 26th April 2pm

Sewing,Patchwork and Quilting Group Wednesday 26th April 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 of our groups. We have members who are just starting out with this hobby and others who have completed lots of projects

Thursday 27th    April 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 27th     April 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 27th      April 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

 

 

 

 

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