Current Timetable

 

  Madeley & District U3A
October 2017 Programme

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

OCTOBER

 

Photography Monday 2nd  October 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 meets again in spring

Table Tennis Betley Monday 2nd October 10.30 – 12

Music Group meets again in the New Year

Tennis Monday 2nd October 2-4 please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

French Refreshers No meeting today

Amblers Tuesday 3rd   October

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 3rd October 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 3rd October 3-4.30

Archaeology Wednesday 4th October 11-12.30 new group all welcome

Table Tennis Wednesday 4th October 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 5th   October 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 5th   October 1.30-3.00

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 5th   October 1.30-3.00

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER – U3A BARN DANCE Madley centre Hall, starting 7.15pm. Tickets from Steve Hurd stevejhurd@gmail.com 01782 750338 price £7.50. Bring a snack for the interval.

French Improvers  Monday 9th  October 9 – 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 9th October 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.

Tennis Monday 9th October 2-4 please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Quiz Night Tuesday Oct 10th.  7.00-9.15pm  

The popular quiz night resumes on Tuesday 10th Oct  and thereafter on every second Tuesday till next June.
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: Chicken curry, rice, naan;  Vegetarian lasagne, garlic bread;  Scampi, chips peas.  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 10th   October, 1.30 – 3
First Edition Bookgroup will meet on Tuesday 10th October at 1.30pm to discuss ‘The Children of Dynmouth’ by William Trevor.

Latin Novices  Tuesday 10th October 10.30-12.00
This group has room for one more member who has some knowledge of Latin. Please contact the coordinator   Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

U3A OUTING TO MIDDLEPORT POTTERY Wednesday 11th October – To reserve a place contact: Steve Hurd stevejhurd@gmail.com 01782 750338 price £7 (+£1 U3A contribution).

Table Tennis Wednesday  11th October 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 12th October 2.00 to 3.30
 Uganda: Escaping its troubled past
Steve Hurd will present his personal insights into the country of Uganda, in East Africa. He will take us on a whistle stop tour of the rich history of Uganda. The country is in the part of the world where early man evolved – the cradle of humankind. But, in the past two hundred years, the country has faced many challenges – among the greatest being British Colonialism and life under Idi Amin Dada, the Last King of Scotland. The talk ends with a glimpse of the wonderful place Uganda is today – an unspoilt, little frequented, tourist paradise with gorillas, chimps and large mammals in abundance in the National Parks. The talk will try to show how the country is shaking off its troubled history and embracing the modern world of mass tourism and mobile telephony. Followed by Tea and Chat in the cafeteria.

Table Tennis Monday 16th October 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 October 11am

Tennis Monday 16th October 2-4 please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Latin Refreshers  Tuesday 17th October 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

Non Fiction Book Group  Tuesday 17th October 2.30 (meets at coordinator’s house 01782 752556) We will discuss The Edge of the World by Michael Pye billed by the Guardian as a radical perspective on the modern world in which the author argues that the North Sea and not the Roman Empire was at the heart of Europe’s greatest recent advances. Hope to see you-a reminder to bring your U3A membership card with you please.

Ramble Wednesday 18th October Walk will start from Grindon, take in the Manifold Valley and lunch at Ye Olde Royal Oak in Whetton.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 19th     October 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 19th     October 1.30-3.00

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 19th     October 1.30-3.00

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 19th  October 2.30-4

Art Appreciation
Members of the Art Appreciation group will be visiting Florence this month so there will be no meeting in October.

Family History  Friday 20th  October 10.30-12 in MC

An informal session. Ideas for future research, progress reports,  Conference feedback,Arrangements for visit. All welcome.

French Reading Group
The next French reading group is  on November 6th at ten am  in cafe area

Tennis Monday 23rd October 2-4 please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Painting and Drawing Monday 23rd October 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 23rd October 11-12.30

Latin Novices  Tuesday 24th October 2-3.30 at coordinator’s house T
his group has room for one more member who has some knowledge of Latin.

Shortcuts Book Group  Tuesday 24th October

The book to be discussed is Vinland by George McKay Brown.
Our November 28th  choice is : Foster by Clare Keegan.

Amble Wednesday 25th October

Sewing,Patchwork and Quilting Group Wednesday 25th October 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

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 25th October 2pm

Table Tennis Thursday 26th     October 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 26th     October 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

Tennis Monday 30th October 2-4 please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Dining Club Tuesday 31st October  7.15
The dining club are meeting on Tuesday 31st October at the Swan in Wybunbury, 7.15 for 7.30pm. Cost is £16 payable in advance of the day. Please let Sheila Nolan know if you wish to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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