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GRUMPY OLD MAN GROUP April 21

Hi,

it looks as if we may be getting to the point where we can actually meet and complain to each other how bad it has been face to face.

What an awful thought!!!!

Seriously though, won't it be nice to be able, even, to just sit with a coffe and be able to hold a conversation.

I will try to find a venue where we can meet in 2 groups of 6 and be able to shout to each other.

Meanwhile keep smiling and still stay safe.

JohnH  

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MESSAGE FROM THE GROUPS CO-ORDINATOR

 14th May 2021

Dear All,

Hope you are well and looking forward to the restart of our U3A. We are hoping to start main meetings in July.

I am very keen to get some Interest groups restarted before this if possible as I know members are deperate to get going again. If you think that it would be possible for your group to operate in some form under current guidelines please let me know. Maybe a rota system could be introduced if numbers are kept to six. When indoor venues are opened up some groups might be able to meet. 

Insurance is still an issue, so Group Leaders must ensure that people attending meetings are fully paid up for this year (if they paid last year, this just means the £3.50 insurance) It is possible however to meet informally amongst friends as long as they are aware of it being outside of the U3a.

I hope all Group Leaders will feel able to continue with their groups when we resume and are bursting with new ideas! If you are unable to carry on, please try to find a replacement within your group but let me know if you can't.

Hoping to see you soon. Please keep in touch.

Kind regards

Avril Dowdle (Group Co Ordinator)
 

 

 URGENT GROUP NEWS

IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT SITUATION ALL GROUPS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS, THE AGM and ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS on THE 2nd THURSDAY Cancelled until further Notice with immediate effect. 

 


For details of forthcoming trips please see the events page.

There are a number of groups already started and even more in the pipeline which are only waiting for someone to take on the role of coordinator.(see the list below)
The coordinator does not have to be the one to do the activity, just to be the contact point.(see the notice board.) If you feel you want to be involved, get in touch with Avril on 01623 455696.

Group Name

Description

Contact


Date

Time

Afternoon Tea Group.

On-going.

Contact Sue.  01623 628745 

4th Thursday
Various venues 

2.30pm.

Art Group.

A chance to exercise your artistic tendencies among a small group of friendly people.
All are at different stages in development so beginner or experienced come along. 

Contact
Janet. - 01623 443294

3rd Wednesday
Teversal Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Street, Teversal. NG17 3HJ

10.30-12.30am

Board & Card Games

 Sounds boring - far from it. Come along and join our friendly group.

Contact
 Jenny - 01623 441402

4th Wednesday
each month
 Teversal Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Street, Teversal. NG17 3HJ.

10.00 - 12.00

Book Club

 

A group of friendly readers, discussing books and authors. Trying new genres and writers.

 

Contact Elaine 01623 558299

eldrothhare@gmail.com



3rd Monday

At Sutton-in-Ashfield Library

Bowling
(Ten Pin)

"Ten Pin Bowling" An enjoyable way to keep fit and have a laugh too.



Contact

Contact Janet Perry

on 01623 443294.

 




 

1st Friday.

Mansfield SuperBowl
£5-00 for 2 games including Drinks and shoe hire.
Membership required @ £5.00 per year.

1.30pm START.
School holidays, 10.30 Start.

BRIDGE
for
Beginners. 

This is a group for beginners and those who want to learn the game.

Contact
John. - 01623 439803

2nd & 4th
Wednesday.

Fox and Crown at Sutton

10.00 - 12.00 am.
 

Chess by email

Interested in Chess? Why not join the newly formed Group "U3A National Chess by email"?

For more details and an explanation, see the Notice Board.

to suit you

Craft Group.

We try a variety of crafts and readily welcome new members and ideas.
Contact Pam Shaw on
01623 469010 or 0771 3570457

1st, 2nd & 5th Wednesdays
Teversal Visitor Centre.

10.30am

Croquet
Group

Try your hand, Limited numbers, so get in quick.

Contact Richard Tel: 01623 472493  Mobil: 07704 525858

Mondays.

Suspended for winter 

10.00 'til 1300.

Discussion Group 2

Check with Gill for places.



Gill
01623 450003

4th Thursday

1.45pm.

Dominoes Group
Check with Mark for places.


Mark 01623 647491
2nd Tuesday
 
 7.00pm at the Teversal Visitors Centre .
7pm - 9pm.

Drama Group

 

Come along and join in the creative fun with a friendly group.

 
Check with Peter for places.



Peter
01623 455696

Meet 2 weeks out of 3 on Mondays at Teversal Visitor Centre 

4.00pm.

Events

A chance to try those one off activities and events.

 

Watch the Notice Board.

 

Fish Friday

Why not come along and enjoy some nice fish and chips with a little bit of good company.


Sandra Lee
01623 471087.

3rd Friday

Various Venues, see Newsletter.

12.00 noon.

Grumpy Old Man Group.

Are you Crabby, cantankerous, malcontented or grumpy?

Don’t worry you’re not alone, this group is for you.

Come along and enjoy a good GRUMP in like-minded company.

 Contact John.

01623 628745 

 2nd Tuesday
Various locations.

Various times and venues.

Herb Group



This is a NEW GROUP that will start on the 16th of May to promote the growing and culinary use of herbs.





 
 

Contact Sandy Roberts

on

01623 441529

3rd Thursday
Cost £1.50
Coffe or tea & biscuits 

Teversal Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Street, Teversal, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 3HJ.

Check times with Sandy.

Indoor Bowls

The Sutton in Ashfield U3A Indoors Bowls Group meets at the Pretty Polly Bowls Club, Unwin Road, Sutton in Ashfield on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

The entrance cost is £1 and there is a break during the afternoon when the opportunity to make tea or coffee with biscuits is open to players.

Bowls are provided but flat footwear is need to play safely.



Contact
June 07976 637601
And
Elaine 07486 537421
 
 

2nd & 4th Friday
Cost £1.50
Coffe or tea & biscuits 

1pm - 3pm

International Dining

There's more to life than fish & chips.
Why not join us for a sample


Avril
01623 455696

Various.
See the Notice Board or calendar for details.

TBA

Kings Cards

This game is based on Rummy and is very easy to learn and we play for fun.  Everyone welcome.

 




Contact Richard 

01623 472493/mobile 07704 525858 




 

Now Started

10.00am

Luncheon Group

Why eat lunch on your own? Come and join us and try different fair, at different places, with good company.



Mark
01623 647491

4th Tuesday.
Various venues.
 Check calender or diary

12.00

Mind Your Language
We will be looking at origins of 'surnames'. Also anagrams and games.
All welcome.
 Contact 
Jean Page
01623 558379.
4th Tuesday.
Teversal Visitor Centre,
Canarvon Street,
Teversal
NG17 3HJ

 
7 pm.

Practical Philosophy

This will be an introduction to a learning/discussion group on Philosophy, with an emphasis on Ethics. At the moment the group is full but if you think you might be interested in future let me know and I'll put you on a waiting list.

Contact John on John.Barsby@ntlworld.com or
01623 439803 

3rd Wednesday and Thursday at John's house

10 am - 12 am

Singles Sunday Lunch Club.

A chance to get together for convivial company for a Sunday lunch.

Contact Jean Griffin for details: 07446 405301

Various Locations

Last Sunday each month.

Snooker.

No matter if you have played before or just want to have a go,
there will be someone to have a game with.


 Contact:
Geoff Needham 
on 01623 822073

Every Wednesday.
2.00pm
Triple S, Mansfiedl Rd., Skegby

2.00pm

Strollers.

A gentle walk, with friendly people, easy on the body, giving you gentle exercise and then at the end the chance of a drink, and a chat.


Gill Hefford
07717628879

3rd Tuesday. Various venues- please see Noticeboard.

10.00am

Table Tennis Group

A chance to get fit, have a laugh and meet up with friends.

Contact -  Avril
01623 455696
                                       or Mobile: 07946 08637                                        

1st , 3rd and 5th Tuesdays. 
 2.00pm - 4.00pm. at the Lammas.

 Cost £2.

Contact -  Avril 01623 455696 or Mobile: 07946 08637 

2-4pm

Trips

Fancy a day out to places of interest?



Avril,
01623 455696

Various.
watch the diary and
calendar for information.

TBA

Walking

Just a walk in the park, or join the Proclaimers and "Walk for miles and miles"
You tell me.

Contact
David Swain,
01623 441206  or 07866 906235

1st Monday

Various locations
& Venues
Check Diary or Calender

Various.

Wine Appreciation

TBA



TBA

TBA

TBA

Proposed Groups
       
         
         

 North Notts. Neighbourhood Groups.

 

Tai Chi: - Wednesdays, 1.30pm Willets Court Community Centre.


Contact Avril 01623 455696.


Singing For Fun Carole from Ashfield U3A will be looking for new members for her group, if you are interested call Carole on 01773-777071.


Petanque. every Tuesday at Carr Bank Park Mansfield 2pm


Contact Paul from Sherwood U3A for details.

We are members of the "North Notts Neighbourhood Group", the group incorporates the following local U3A's.

Ashfield, Dukeries, Forest Town, Hucknall, Mansfield,  Rainworth, Sherwood, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Warsop (Links Below)

Members of any of these U3As are eligible to attend meetings if places are available.

Ashfield U3A (NNNG)

Dukeries U3A (NNNG)

Forest Town U3A (NNNG)

Hucknall U3A (NNNG)

Mansfield U3A (NNNG)

Rainworth U3A (NNNG)

Sherwood U3A (NNNG)

Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A (NNNG)

Warsop U3A (NNNG)

Interested in any of these groups?
Groups are open to all U3A members.
Contact Avril 01623 455696


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MONTHLY MEETINGS - (Second Thursday each Month 10.00am start) 
 

NEXT MEETING:  Monthly Meetings CANCELLED until further notice.

In the present climate look after yourself and stay save 

 

 

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