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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. 

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT FELLY PRIORY (September)

Our first visit to Felley Priory tea rooms was a very enjoyable experience.

The tables looked lovely and the sandwiches, scones and cakes were very good indeed.

Little extra’s, like fresh salad to dress the assorted sandwiches, with bowls of crisps, coleslaw, chutney, mayonnaise and dressing to accompany them.

The scones were presented with fresh strawberries and plenty of cream and jam in individual pots.

The cakes were also presented with fresh orange slices (twisted) and strawberry and kiwi pieces to decorate the plate.

All this with plenty of tea and coffee, served by very friendly staff.

The venue does not have a drinks licence but they are happy to supply glasses on request. One of the photo’s shows the outside seating area, which also has an undercover section.

This will certainly be a return visit for us.

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Afternoon Tea Group.

Here we are enjoying ourselves at the “Corinthian Restaurant” in Nottingham.

We can certainly recommend this venue .

There was a generous selection of sandwiches, freshly made scones, a selection of small cakes, a delicious Posset and came with a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee each.

All this and white linen and china too. 10/10

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Walking Group Monday 1st October. 

Mondays walk at Langwith - Whaley Thorns.
Eight u3a members were guided through the park and along the Archaeological Way by Dave Evans, guide, based at the Heritage  Centre.

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WALKING GROUP.

A pleasant walk around Wollaton Hall Park in the warm summer sun.

Looks like it was too much for 2 old deer though!!

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International Dining Group – 4th October, 2018

 

A great meal at ANYAS Polish Restaurant, Sherwood.


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 International Dining Group – 18th September, 2018
 

Ciao Bella, Mansfield

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 International Dining Group – 18th July 2018
 

YAMAS Restaurant, Nottingham.                              Tapas menu                         

Great evening, well organized - our thanks to Ann Bulmer

 

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 We certainly enjoyed the evening!        

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Ann asks Terry, - "Are you sure these  are not forgeries?"

 

Drama Group.

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

Feedback was good. An enjoyable afternoon.

Avril & Peter 

 

Hostess Christmas Lunch.

Tuesday 11th December. - 31 places have been booked and deposits paid. This is now full.

GRUMPY OLD MEN GROUP. 

Tuesday November 13th at 10.00am  Kings Mill Farm (opp Kings Mill Hospital) Kings Mill Road East, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4JP

 Please confirm attendance to Steve Shaw on 01623 469010 or email s59shaw@ntlworld.com

Wednesday 5th December.

Christmas Meal at the Countryman

Contact Mark for more details on 01623 647491. 

 AFTERNOON TEA GROUP NEWS 

 

NOW FINISHED UNTI APRIL 2019

 BOOK CLUB
 

M J Arlidge’s crime/detective novel Little Boy Blue although readable was felt to be quite staccato because of the short chapters.  It was agreed that it is better to read these books in order, as it seems the next book follows on from this. The Only Poet by Rebecca West is an erotic tale of one woman looking back on her romantic life, now she is 80 years old.  West herself had an eventful life, she had an affair with H G Wells for 10 years and had an illegitimate child with him.  The Only Poet would seem to reflect some of this relationship.

Next months’ authors Peter James and Banana Yoshimoto.

Date of next meeting Monday 15th October 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

There is a series of author talks coming up at Sutton in Ashfield Library which some book group members will attend.

Tuesday 2nd October 2pm - Jonathan Nicholas

Tuesday 6th November 2pm - Joanna Courtney

Tuesday 4th December 2pm - Darren Young


MEETING.

AUTHOR.

 November 19th

 Harrod, Cynthia  book 1->

 December

 No meeting

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.

Well the Christmas Festivities got off to a flying start with a panto' from the Sutton U3A Players.

This was great fun and very professionally presented. 

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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.




ART GROUP 

 

The next meeting of the art group will be held next year, Wednesday the 20th June 2018, at Teversal visitor's centre, 10.30 - 12.30. New members are welcome!


Contact: Janet 01623 443294 / Helen 01623 552844

 Weekly Group Meetings

 Drama Group:  Mondays, 4.00pm,    at Teversal Visitor Centre.     Contact Peter  Dowdle on 01623 455696 

 Table Tennis Group: (1st , 3rd and 5th Tuesdays.) 2.00pm - 4.00pm. at the Lammas.   

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) 

During August we will be continuing with the basics of Peyote,         

and hopefully start making sculptural items.


         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)

   Marilyn Jones the group leader will only attend the Tuesday 10.30am showing.

   (arrive in plenty of time for parking, refreshments, meet friends have a chat, then find a comfortable seat as the

    film starts promptly) at The  Odeon Cinema Mansfield, Mansfield Leisure Park,

     cost £3 each, with free coffee/Tea and biscuits
 

 

 Monthly Group Meetings

Walking Group. (1st Monday)
 

There will be no walk in December due to a lack of Walk Leaders.

Contact David Swain 01623 441206 or 07950 765538 





Strollers Group. (3rd Tuesday)


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

 The next walk is on Tuesday 20th November at Kings Mill Reservoir. Meet at the car park near the Sailing Club for a 10.30 start. The nearest postcode is NG17 4PA.
Contact for this walk 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.

During September we will continue working on Italic lettering.

           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. The next meetings are on the 14th and 28th November.

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





Board Games (4th Wednesday) Next meeting 24th October, at 10.00am at                                         

Teversal Visitor centre.

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

 

Grumpy Old Men (2nd Tuesday) 


Tuesday November 13th at 10.00am  Kings Mill Farm (opp Kings Mill Hospital) Kings Mill Road East, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4JP

 Please confirm attendance to Steve Shaw on 01623 469010 or email s59shaw@ntlworld.com

Wednesday 5th December.

Christmas Meal at the Countryman

Contact Mark for more details on 01623 647491.

 

 
Book Club.  (3rd Monday)



This month’s books about the bohemian lives of the eclectic Mitford sisters were a hit with readers, especially ‘Take Six Girls’ by Laura Thompson ‘well worth reading’.  Bee Rowlatt’s ‘In Search of Mary’ left readers wanting more about Mary Wollstencraft and less about Bee and her child.   Rowlatt’s ‘Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad’ again had too much of Bee and family in it but contained fascinating insider insights from a woman living in Baghdad at the time of Saddam Hussain and her struggles to get to safety in Britain.

Next months’ authors Cynthia Harrod, Jim Crace and winter/Christmas themed fiction.

Date of next meeting Monday 19th November 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

There is a series of author talks coming up at Sutton in Ashfield Library which some book group members will attend.

Tuesday 6th November 2pm - Joanna Courtney

Tuesday 4th December 2pm - Darren Young



 

International Dining. 

The November International Dining will be on Wednesday 21st November at Einstein’s at 5 Holywell Street, Chesterfield, S41 7SA. Booking is for 7pm.

Anyone wanting a lift can ring me before the day to arrange. It is just past the Crooked Spire. There is ample parking close by. Contact Terry Hardman on 07753 80470.

Hostess Restaurant Christmas Lunch Tuesday 11th December at Sookholme Road, Mansfield, NG19 8LL.

31 places booked & deposits paid (THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED).


Ladies Fun Group. Awaiting a Volunteer to lead.

Contact Avril Dowdle 01623 455696 or Mobile: 07946 086374

 Practical Philosophy (3rd Wednesday & Thursday) 

In October we discussed Wittgenstein and his views on the use of language when discussing ideas. He initially thought that lack of definition inevitably leads to philosophical disagreement, but later accepted that language is used for other purposes as well. He once said that a book of Philosophy could be written that consisted entirely of jokes!  Our next meetings will be on 15th/21st November when we intend discussing the subject of ‘Democracy’.

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



 Fish Friday.  (3rd Friday)  

Next meeting is on Friday November 16th at Sea Fish (formerly Market Plaice) Sutton-in-Ashfield. Meet at 12 noon.

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




 Luncheon Group. (4th Tuesday)

           Next meeting – Tuesday 27th November at The Fox & Crown, Dalestorth road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 3AA - 12.15pm for 12.30.

      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

 

Living Memory: - Wednesday 2.00pm - 3.30pm weekly at Teversal Scout Hut. Cost £2.

For details and availability, contact Pam 01623 558700

 


 

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