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  Madeley & District U3A

Trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Dear U3A members.,
There are still a few places left on our visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 21st May, so if you would like to come along, please let me know as soon as possible. Reply to Linda please.
We shall be leaving the Madeley Centre at 9.00am (please meet at 8.50) to travel with Stanton’s Coaches to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield. On arrival, we have time to enjoy our coffee/tea and Danish Pastries before our tour at 11.30am. The guided tour, entitled Art and the Landscape, takes about 1 hour, after which we are free to have lunch and explore the rest of this fascinating park. We plan to leave for home at 3.30pm, to be back at the Madeley Centre by around 5.30pm.
The cost of the trip, which includes the coach, coffee and pastries and the tour, is £17 per person.
If you would like to take part in this visit, please contact Linda Polwart on lindapolwart@yahoo.co.uk or 07989 312255.

 

April 2019  Programme

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APRIL

Week 1

HULA HOOP CLASS: Monday 1st  April 8.30 – 9.30
Get your week off to a great start learning how to hoop the way you did as a youngster. We use weighted hoops and great music. Come along and give it a try.  Main Hall 8.30 Wear close fitting clothes

French Refreshers  Monday 1st  April 11-12.30

Photography Monday 1st April  2-4
everyone welcome

Table Tennis (Betley) – Monday 1st April 10.30-12

Amblers next amble is in May

 

Table Tennis Wednesday 3rd 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.

Archaeology  Wednesday 3rd April 11-12.30

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 4th   April 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 4th   April 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 4th   April 1.30-3.00

Gardening Group Friday 5th April 10am
Next meeting is 5th April meeting at the Madeley centre at 10am to visit a members local garden.

Week 2

HULA HOOP CLASS: Monday 8th  April 8.30 – 9.30                                                              Get your week off to a great start learning how to hoop the way you did as a youngster. We use weighted hoops and great music. Come along and give it a try.  Main Hall 8.30 Wear close fitting clothes

Music Monday 8th April 7-8.30

French Improvers  Monday 8th  April 11-12.30

Painting and Drawing Monday 8th April 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.

Quiz night. Tuesday 9th April 6.45 -9.00

Come along.   There’s a very interesting, challenging and fun set of questions, devised by Chris Machin, Gill Plant, Roger Brown and Chris Wright.  80% plus success anticipated.  Don’t worry if you are not already in a team;  Sue will sort you into one as you arrive.  We will trial again the system of giving teams of four a 3 point bonus over teams of five to compensate for the extra player.  No £1000 jackpot, but a box of chocs for the winning team.

Meal choice:     Chicken curry, rice, naan;  Vegetarian lasagne;   Gammon, egg, chips.  All @ £6.  If you want something different or have particular dietary requirements please contact Just Jane IN ADVANCE on 01782-750002.   Drinks available.

Please arrive by 6.45 to place food orders, get drinks etc in time.    Bring friends who are not yet U3A members and can come on a “taster” basis.  £1pp

 

 First Editions Book Group Tuesday 9th   April, 1.30 – 3
The book for this month is ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ by John Fowles.

Local Visits Wednesday 10th April

Secret Bunker, Hack Green, Nantwich, CW5 8AL

Date and Time: Wednesday April 10th, 10.30 am (at the bunker) . Meet probably 9.30-9.45

Cost: £8.50 (group rate for which we need a minimum of 10 people) + £1 to U3A + petrol costs to driver.

Access: There are 30 steps and no lift.

Table Tennis Wednesday  10th April 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 11th April 10am meet at the centre

 

A Walk in the Woods. We will be travelling to Keele by bus from Newcastle Road in Madeley at 10.14 for a walk through Springpool Wood.

Along the way we will be listening for birdsong and spotting birds, examining some of the specimen trees, looking for fish in at least one of the pools, and trying to identify wild flowers, many of which should be in flower or nearly so. The walk will last for one hour and we will be taking the 12.20 return bus to Madeley. Sturdy footwear is advisable and don’t forget your bus pass! For anyone wishing to rendevous at the Keele end, we will be arriving at the Horwood Hall bus stop at 10.25.

 

MONTHLY TALK : Thursday 11th    April 2.00 to 3.30

Philip Astley  & me

A talk about Andrew Van Buren’s journey to gain recognition of the Original Ringmaster, Military Hero & Creator of the Modern Circus – Philip Astley.

Andrew takes you on the journey from Philip Astley’s birth in Newcastle-under-Lyme through to creating an art form that has influenced, literature, art, popular culture as well as the entertainment world. Andrew also shares his vision of a lifeline through tourism for the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, which is already working on the World Stage. 

Andrew himself is a world travelling illusionist and has appeared before Royalty and on the TV.

Spanish   Friday 12 th April 11-12.30

Family History Friday 12th April 10.30-12
We will continue discussing how to research records of the Workhouses. All welcome.

 

Week 3

HULA HOOP CLASS: Monday 15th  April 8.30 –  9.30
Get your week off to a great start learning how to hoop the way you did as a youngster. We use weighted hoops and great music. Come along and give it a try.  Main Hall 8.30 Wear close fitting clothes

Philosophy no meeting this month

French Refreshers Monday 15th 11-12.30

Table Tennis Monday 15th April 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.

Ramblers Wednesday 17th   April Walk to be announced.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 18th April 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 18th April 1.30-3.00
We play 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a wide variety of card games.   Do come and join us.

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 18th April 1.30-3.00

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 18th April 2.20-4

Art Appreciation Thursday 18th April 3.15 -4.30
Hilary will lead a discussion of the work of Pierre Bonnard, French painter, illustrator, and printmaker, known especially for the stylized decorative qualities of his paintings and his bold use of colour.

CENTRE CLOSED

Week 4

CENTRE CLOSED

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 23rd April 10.30 -12
April 23rd: Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

Amble Wednesday 24th April

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 24th April 2-3.30pm

Sewing,Patchwork and Quilting Group Wednesday 24th 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

Table Tennis Thursday 25th 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 25th April 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

Spanish Friday 26th April 11-12.30

Wk 5

FRENCH READING GROUP Monday 29th April 10am

HULA HOOP CLASS: Monday 29th  April 8.30 – 9.30
Get your week off to a great start learning how to hoop the way you did as a youngster. We use weighted hoops and great music. Come along and give it a try.  Main Hall 8.30 Wear close fitting clothes

Lunch Club  Tuesday 30th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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