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NEWS and NOTICES

News of the Groups

Wine Appreciation Group

The first meeting, in October, held at a member's home, was blind tasting Italian red wines at different prices. Notes on the wines were to 'assist' their choices. The scores were amazingly different from each member.
The second meeting (November) held, again at a member's home, was really interesting. White wines, one grape, blind tasting, tasting notes and four different countries with a final mystery bottle. Members had to choose which bottle from which country and which grape was used. All decided the final mystery bottle was by far the best and …… it was English (Kent)!!
Do consider joining this self-educational Group; we're all amateurs!

Anne Webster


New Courses Starting in January

Retro Stretch and Tone will be starting on January 4th 2019, every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday morning, between 10 and 11am, in the Catholic Church Hall, lead by Alyson Cadman, an experienced keep fit instructor. This is a fun exercise group for all abilities set to music. A great opportunity after the indulgences of Christmas to help you start the New Year feeling healthier and happier.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation will be starting on 8th January 2019, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning 10-11.30am, led by Tamsin Candeland. It is not for beginners. A great opportunity to progress your language skills with Tamsin's help. The focus of the group will be news items, magazine articles and short stories.
Venue to be arranged.

On line sign up is available for these 2 groups but space is limited so sign up today.

REGIONAL and NATIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS


Christmas Concerts - The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London
Monday, 03 December 2018 - Performances at 2.00 pm or 5.30 pm and
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at 2.00 pm only

The Brandenburg Singers will perform a balances programme of familiar repertoire alongside traditional carols. £19.50 (bookings open late September)

Online Booking is available www.u3a.org.uk/events or call the National Office 0208 466 6139

 

ATG Theatre Card Offer for U3A members at a reduced price of £25 (full price £35). For more details visit the events page of the U3A members website www.u3a.org.uk or for more information phone national office 84666139

HOST
There are international students at our universities hoping to have the privilege of meeting people who live in the UK. Having a well-educated younger person from another part of the world visit you for a day, a weekend, or over Christmas, is an ideal way of exchanging ideas about your respective cultures. It’s an opportunity to take a pride in our own country and to understand more about another one, while showing kindness to someone far from home. It’s also great fun. If you’re not sure about doing this on your own, why not get together with another U3A member and make a great international weekend of it? HOST is a well-established charity whose hosts are volunteers. Please see www.hostuk.org or call local organiser Sue Binns on 01845 524846.

St Johns Ambulance pocket size guide covering 5 common emergency conditions available free on application www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/the-difference/get-a-free-first-aid-guide.aspx

First two of U3A Walking Guides are available one of Bodmin Moor and one written about Settle written by local u3a member Tony Stevens. Available to download (35 pages) on www.discoveringbritain.org

Special discounts for U3A groups at RHS gardens. More information at www.rhs.org.uk/u3a

U3A National Chess by email - 57 U3A members from 54 different U3A groups playing chess by email. Contact dick.chapman@ntlworld.com for more details

U3A Humour Groups - there are currently 35 groups in existence. Contact Jean Bishop 01903 695215 or JeanBs2@aol.com for a starter pack