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GROUP NEWS

Welcome to the Group news page, here we hope to keep you up to date with the latest news from your groups.

If you have news or photographs of your groups why not put them here? Below is news of the groups to date. 

Drama Group.

Thanks to all  who supported the Variety Show on 13th July.

Feedback was good. An enjoyable afternoon.

Avril & Peter 

GRUMPY OLD MEN GROUP. 

Tuesday 12th March. 
Venue: Rolls Royce Heritage Centre Museum Derby. Time: 11am.
Contact Terry on 01623 611674  

Tuesday 9th April at S80 Coffee House, 2 Mansfield Road, Cresswell,, Worksop, S80 4AA.  9.30am Breakfast.

Contact – Steve Shaw on 01623 469010 or s59shaw@ntlworld.com



 AFTERNOON TEA GROUP NEWS 

 

STARTS AGAIN IN APRIL 2019.

 BOOK CLUB
 

SUTTON IN ASHFIELD U3A BOOKGROUP

  

You don’t need to have read a book for your first visit.  New members are very welcome to join us.

   

Contact: Elaine Havercroft on 01623 558299 or email

eldrothhare@gmail.com

  

MEETING.

AUTHOR.

 Monday 18th March
   Rachel Joyce/John Harvey /Graham Greene 

BOOK CLUB NEWS.

This was the group’s first meeting of the year and it was nice to see everyone and get back into the swing of things.  All of us had been reading a lot over the break so it made for an interesting meeting.

We were updated on some Christmas reading choices; The Christmas Train by David Baldacci about a disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon who must get from Washington D.C. to L.A in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of adventures and holiday magic. An interesting and enjoyable read with a good twist at the end.  Recommended.

From the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, Fannie Flag, her bestseller – A Redbird Christmas; a heart-warming Yuletide classic about small-town America and larger-than-life wonders.  Another recommended Christmas read.

Kate’s Progress by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles about personal assistant Kate and how her latest failure on the London dating scene leads her to escape to an idyllic Exmoor village where she finds her run-down cottage on the edge of the moors.  Her attempt to lead a quiet life there is, however, thwarted by her entanglement with the Blackmore family.  Although enjoyable our reader thought that her historical oeuvre is much better, in particular The Morland Dynasty series of novels.

One of our crime buffs had two good ones to recommend.  Cast Iron by Peter May, set in France; this is the sixth book in a series featuring biologist and teacher Enzo Macleod. The back story is that some while ago Enzo gave up a potentially brilliant career in forensics, in his native Scotland, to pursue a wager. He bets some friends that he could use new scientific methods of detection to solve seven celebrated unsolved murders. He’s already addressed the first five, so now it’s time for number six.

Dead in the Water by Dana Stabenow set in Alaska, is the third in her Kate Shugak offerings.  Once, Kate Shugak was the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A's office.  Now she's gone back to her Aleut roots in the far Alaskan north where her talent for detection makes her the toughest crime-tracker in that stark and mysterious land.

Harvest by Jim Crace tells the tale of the inhabitants of a remote English village in the late 1700’s.  A newcomer has been spotted taking careful notes and making drawings of the land, his presence will threaten the village's entire way of life, as this is the time of Enclosure when people were cleared off the land to make way for more profitable enterprises.  It details the un-ravelling of the pastoral way of life in the wake of economic progress.  Good as a historical novel but our reader found it difficult to engage and sympathise with the characters.

A very enjoyable session, thanks to all those that attended.

 

BOOK CLUB PROGRAMME

 

Group leader contact details –

Elaine Havercroft 01623 558299

eldrothhare@gmail.com

 

New members welcome, you don’t need to have read a book for your first visit.

 

DATE

AUTHORS/SUBJECT

 

 

Monday 18th March

Rachel Joyce/John Harvey

 

Graham Greene

 

 

Monday 15th April

Elizabeth Chadwick

 

Penelope Fitzgerald

 

 

Monday 20th May

Agatha Christie novels + biography

 

Poetry – various poets/anthologies

 

 

Monday 17th June

The Brontes – Charlotte, Emily & Anne

 

Peter May

INDOOR CARPET BOWLS 
 
The Indoors Bowls Club continues to play indoors on The 4th Friday March and the 2nd Friday of April. From the 4th Friday in April the Group hopes to play on the Green outside situated next to the Club House on Unwin Road, Sutton in Ashfield.
Weather permitting the Group will play outdoors 1-3pm in the Summer months.
Cost is £1 to Pretty Polly Bowls Club plus 50p for tea, coffee and biscuits during the break at 2pm. 
Flat shoes are essential for this game. We look forward to seeing new members as well as previous players.
Please contact
June 07976 637601 or Elaine 07486 537421 for any further information.

Beginners Bridge.
 

We get together at the Fox & Crown, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in each month, 10am to 12am to learn the basics of playing Bridge. New starters welcome. The next few meetings are on the 22nd August and 12th September.

Contact for this group is John on 01623 439803 or John.Barsby@ntlworld.com.




 Weekly Group Meetings

 Drama Group:  Mondays, 4.00pm, at Teversal Visitor Centre.     
 
 Next meeting Mon 18th Feb at 4pm.
Contact Peter  Dowdle on 01623 455696 

 Table Tennis Group: Table Tennis will resume on January 15th.

Cost £2. Contact -  Avril  Dowdle  on  01623 455696 or Mobile: 07946 08637

 Snooker: - Wednesday 2.00pm Triple S, Mansfield Rd, Skegby NG17 3ED   

                      Contact: Bernard Jeffries 07747397350


Music Group - Wednesday 1.00pm  to 3.00pm – Polly Bowls

Bowls Club, Unwin Road, Sutton.(play, sing or listen) – come

 and have a go! £1/session  Contact Tom Staines 01623 770153

 Beadwork:- (Mondays) 


         This group is full. Contact Marilyn Jones on 01773 819155

 Kings Cards Group 

 

            Kings Cards starts on 1 October 2018 10am – 1.00 pm.


        Tin Hat, Chapel Road, Selston, Notts NG17 6BW


               Contact Richard Harrison on 01623 472493 or Mob. 07704525858


 

  Silver Cinema Group  (Tuesdays & Thursdays)


See Winter Newsletter published in January for further information. For latest film information visit www.odeon.co.uk/silvercinema then select Mansfield from list of Silver Cinemas




   

Click here for programme then click Mansfield

 

 Monthly Group Meetings

Walking Group. (1st Monday)

Monday 1st April- Meet 10am in car park opposite St. Mary's Church, Denby. DE1 3AU.

A gentle walk  around the village of Denby. (there may be some muddy or overgrown bits)

Lunch after at Denby Lodge.

Contact Avril and Peter Dowdle 01623455696 , mob 07914030240


Strollers Group. (3rd Tuesday)will meet on 19th March.

 Join us on a stroll around local areas. Please dress appropriately for the weather – especially footwear.

 Contact for this  is Lynne on 01623 439803 or mobile 07988848214.


Ten Pin Bowling (1st Friday) Mansfield Super Bowl, NG18 1LG, cost £8.00/ £5.50 for Superbowl Members; you get 2 games and shoe hire included.                                       

1st Contact: Pat 01623 552077

 Jiggle & Giggle Group  
 Jiggle and Giggle will be resting for the summer but  a new 6 week course will start later in the year.
 WATCH THIS SPACE The group will be meeting at the Teversal Visitors Centre.  

                      For more information contact   Polly Swift-Brown on 01623 614255

Indoor Bowls (2nd and 4th Friday)


Polly Bowls Club - weather permitting, on the Green next to the Club House on Unwin Road - Cost to Pretty Polly Bowls Club is £1 per player and 50p for tea, coffee and biscuits in the break . The group gathers at 1pm and leaves at 3pm including a break at 2pm for refreshments. We welcome all new members as well as previous players. Please contact Elaine Woods  07486537421 or June Hall  07976637601 for any further information.


Polly Bowls Club address – 10 Unwin Road Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4HN

Table Tennis

 This will resume on Tuesday Sept 18th , 2pm at Lammas Leisure Centre

 Craft (1st 2nd & 5th Wednesdays) 10.00am Teversal Visitor Centre.

For the Summer  will be continuing our project of making Twiddlemuffs  for dementia sufferers. To make these Twiddlemuffs, we are appealing for knitting wool, and interesting items to attach e.g. buttons, zips, large press studs, old key rings, tassels, bows.... anything that holds attention. We also will carry on working on some beadwork and revisiting earlier crafts for new members Bargello and Kumihimo. 

One of the crafts I would like to introduce is mosaics. I am appealing for colourful old/broken tiles, ceramics, pottery, glass etc.

Contact Marilyn Jones on 01773 819155.

 Calligraphy for Beginners (3rd & 4th Thursdays)10.00am, at Marilyn’s house.

This Group is Full.

           Phone Marilyn Jones for details on 01773 819155

 Art (3rd Wednesday) 

At the Teversal Visitor's Centre, 10.30 - 12.30. New members are welcome! For details of the next meeting please contact Janet Perry on 01623 443294

 Beginners Bridge (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) 10.00am  


 

We get together at the Fox & Crown, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in each month, 10am to 12am to learn the basics of playing Bridge. New starters welcome.  Next dates are 27th Feb and 13th March at 10.00.

  

 

Contact for this group is John on 01623 439803 or John.Barsby@ntlworld.com.




Board Games (4th Wednesday) Next meeting 27th March, at 10.00am at                                         

Teversal Visitor centre.

Come along and challenge those brain cells. Contact: Jenny. 01623 441402

 Grumpy Old Men (2nd Tuesday)                                        

Tuesday March 12th March.Trip to RR Heritage Centre Museum.
Venue: Rolls Royce Heritage Centre Museum Derby. Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019 Time: 11am
After the tour there is an onsite facilty where we can get lunch.

Contact for this is Terry 01623 611674

Tuesday 9th April at S80 Coffee House, 2 Mansfield Road, Cresswell,, Worksop, S80 4AA.  9.30am Breakfast.

Contact – Steve Shaw on 01623 469010 or s59shaw@ntlworld.com

  Singles Sunday Lunch 4th Sunday. ( Check monthly supplement for venue and time.)

The next Singles Sunday Lunch Group date is 

   SUNDAY 31ST MARCH 12.15-12.30
   AT THE OLD ASHFIELD RESTAURANT
   KIRKBY ROAD
   SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD
   NG17  8HX

Contact Jean Griffin for details on 07446 405301  

Book Club.  (3rd Monday)


Date of next meeting Monday 18th March. 2.00pm

New members most welcome, you don’t need to have read a book for your first visit.  Please come along and give it a whirl.

Contact: Elaine Havercroft on 01623 558299 or email

eldrothhare@gmail.com




 

International Dining. 

Wednesday March 13th - Le Mistral French Restaurant, Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NS – Contact David Swain on 01623 441206

Tuesday April 16th – Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Cattle Market House,15 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, NG18 1BJ - 7.00pm. Contact Joan Webster 01623 553192

Wednesday 22nd May – Gurkha Junction, Clerkson Street, Mansfield NG18 1BQ - Contact -Terry Hardman - more details later

For more details of all groups please contact the

Group Co-ordinator

– Avril Dowdle on 01623 455696.


 

Ladies Fun Group. Awaiting a Volunteer to lead.

Contact Avril Dowdle 01623 455696 or Mobile: 07946 086374

 Practical Philosophy (3rd Wednesday & Thursday)  Meets at my house.

 

Contact for this group is John on 01623 439803 or John.Barsby@ntlworld.com


 Fish Friday.  (3rd Friday)  

 



Next meeting is on Friday 15th March at Sea Fish (formerly Market Plaice) Sutton-in-Ashfield. Meet at 12 noon. Contact Lynne Barsby on 01623 439803 or 07988 848214





 Luncheon Group. (4th Tuesday)

No meeting planned for March at this time. Please check web site or Facebook for latest news.



              Contact Mark or Nadine Hollingworth on 01623 647491

 


Afternoon Tea Group  (4th Thursday)

This group is now having a break until April when we will start as usual.

Contact Sue on 01623 628745. 


Discussion Group (4th Thursday)
For forthcoming dates - Contact Jan Pattenden 01623 475885  
 
 Elvis Film Group.   (1st Thursday)

This group has been suspended until further notice.

Contact for this group is Lynne on 01623 439803 or mobile 07988848214.

 

North Notts. Network 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


Penque: - every Tuesday at Carr Bank Park Mansfield 2pm

Contact Paul from Sherwood U3A for details.

 



 

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