Current Timetable

  Madeley & District U3A

December 2018  Programme

 

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SUNDAY

Matt Walklate’s Irish Band

U3A Members’ Invitation to Music at the Madeley Centre
Sunday December 2nd Bar 7pm, music from 7.30pm
Tickets £10 on the door, buy 3 and get the 4th free.

WEEK 1

French Refreshers  Monday 3rd  December 11-12.30

Photography Monday 3rd December 2pm – 3.30pm
Everyone welcome.  Our next indoor meeting is Monday 3rd December at 2:00pm in the Madeley Centre. It will follow the usual format i.e. Photo of the Month (POTM) , then photos you wish to share (good or those you need help with), finally a technical session on a majority consensus topic.

Tennis   Monday 3rd December 2pm – 4pm 
Please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Table Tennis (Betley) – Monday 3rd December 10.30-12

Amblers  Tuesday 4th December 9.30 for 9.45 depart

December amble will be the same we have done for the last 6 years (where does time go?)From the Centre up to the Wheatsheaf for coffee and a ‘bickie’ returning via Red Lane. Please meet at 9.30 for departure at 9.45am

There will be no amble in January as the first Tuesday is New Year’s Day 2019
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2019 to all recipients (ambling or not)

Quiz   Tuesday Dec 4th (not 11th) at 7.00pm in the cafe area of The Madeley Centre.
This one devised and presented by Rob Wilcox.

Meal choice:    Scampi, chips, peas;  Irish stew with crusty bread;  Vegetarian chilli with rice and garlic bread.  All @ £6.  If you want something different or have particular dietary requirements please contact Just Jane IN ADVANCE on 01782-750002.   Drinks available.

Have a Go Talks   Tuesday 4th December 3-4.30

Latin Tuesday 4th December 10.30-12 at the coordinator’s house
This group is full.

Table Tennis Wednesday  5th d 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.

Archaeology  Wednesday 5th December 11-12.30

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 6th December 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 6th December 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 6th December 1.30-3.00

Gardening Group Friday 7th December

The above group is meeting on the 7th Dec at 10am at the Madeley Centre .
We plan to discuss  and share ideas for our gardens for next year.

Week 2

Music Monday 10th December 7-8.30
The U3A Music Group extends an invitation to all U3A members to a “Taste for Folk”, and introduction to the folk music scene presented by musician David Barker, supported by fiddle and guitar.

David’s summary: “For this session I’d like to give a flavour of what constitutes ‘folk’ music – or what we think of as folk music – in this country. This is a broad subject, not helped by a general uncertainty about what is – and is not – folk music. However, there should be something to appeal whether it be a humerous song, a ballad, a jig or other tunes used for dancing. I’ll bring along the fiddle and perhaps a guitar and we’ll see what transpires.”

French Reading Monday 10th December 9.30 in the café area

Tennis Monday 10th December 2-4
please contact the coordinator if you wish to play.

French Improvers  Monday 10th  December 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 10th December 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.

Non Fiction Book Group Tuesday 11th December 2.30 at coordinator’s house

First Editions Book Group Tuesday 11th   December, 1.30 – 3
We will be discussing a couple of Christmas Stories.. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH Wednesday 12th December

Table Tennis Wednesday  12th 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 13th December 9.30-11
Tony Polwart, late of Keele University and known to many of you no doubt, will draw on his extensive botanical knowledge to address an unusual aspect of plant biology which has long interested him. He will be asking ‘Can Plants Communicate’?  This should prove a fascinating and thought provoking presentation.

MONTHLY TALK : Thursday 13th    December 2.00 to 3.30
Brian Anderson will give an illustrated talk entitled: The Venice Carnevale

Originating in 1162, the Venice Carnevale has always been a time of excitement and merriment, the last fling before Ash Wednesday and the rigours of Lent. Usually over 11 days in February or March each year, adults don sumptuous masks and costumes and go out on the town to celebrate in style. This talk reveals the history and myths behind the great festival tradition of Venice, illustrating spectacular Carnevale masks and costumes set against the backdrop of the stunning buildings and ravishing vistas

Spanish   Friday 14th December 11 – 12.30

Week 3

Philosophy The Philosophy group will not be meeting in December.

The next meeting will be Monday January 21st, 2.00pm-3.30pm. The topic we shall be discussing is “Ethics & Morality: Living the Good Life”. New members are especially welcome to come and join us.  “Happy Christmas everybody”

French Refreshers Monday 17th 11-12.30

Table Tennis Monday 17th 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.

Tennis Monday 17th December 2-4
please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Latin no meeting today

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 18th December  10.30-12

Ramblers Wednesday 19th

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 20th December 10.30-12

Card & Board Games no meeting today

Tai Chi Chuan    no meeting today

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 20th December 2.20-4

Art Appreciation No meeting this month

Family History  Friday 21st December 10.30-12
We will meet for an informal Christmassy session!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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