Author Archive | Martin Hugall

New Line Dancing Group needed

We have 14 on the waiting list for Line Dancing and so we would like to start a second group. Do you know anyone who would be willing to co-ordinate or lead this group?  If so please contact Ann Cousins –  01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com

Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea will take place on Friday 15th December 2017 at Saffron Walden Golf Club. Arrive 3.00pm for a 3.30pm start. Tickets available at £10.60 from Pauline Palmer – 01799 502 560 – pauline.palmer3@ntlworld.com.  The cost is slightly higher than last year due to additional items on the menu.  We hope that some of our U3A Ukulele group will be able to entertain us.  12 places still available.

New groups

The U3A is meant to be a self help group where members offer to run activities. It is gratifying to see that a number of members are willing to run new groups providing there is sufficient interest. 

If you are interested in joining any of these proposed new groups do let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com

New groups 

Pilates 7

The first session for this new group will be on Monday 30th October. Pilates 7 meets at Fairycroft House in Saffron Walden on Monday mornings from 9.00 – 10.00am.  There are still spaces available so if you are interested then please contact Ann Cousins – 01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com  See Pilates page of website.

Badminton

This new group of all abilities will meet on Monday afternoons in Widdington Village Hall from 2 to 4pm.  Our first session will be on Monday 6th November 2017. There are still spaces available so if you are interested in joining this group please contact Ann Cousins 01799 219 072 , cous.anns@gmail.com  See Badminton page of website.

Rambling with Dogs.

We are keen to launch this new group and Cheryl Betts has agreed to co-ordinate this group. We already have several people who are interested. Day and time still to be decided.  If interested please contact Ann Cousins 01799 219 072 , cous.anns@gmail.com

Potential new groups

 

Mandarin

One of our members has kindly offered to teach Mandarin. Let Ann Cousins know if you are interested in joining this group.

Natural History Group

See http://www.saffronwaldenu3a.org.uk/natural-history-group/ for more information

Computers

We are lucky to have someone who is willing to run this group. What we do will depend on numbers and on what members would like to cover.  Let Ann Cousins know if you are interested.

Craft – knitting, crocheting, patchwork and card making

We have someone who is willing to run this group. So let Ann Cousins know if you are interested.  Again what we will do will depend on those joining.

Other Groups that might be possible if there is sufficient interest and people willing to run them

If you are interested joining or running one of these activities then do let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com  You don’t have to be an expert!

Second Line Dancing Group

We have 14 on the waiting list for Line Dancing and so we would like to start a second group. Do you know anyone who would be willing to co-ordinate or lead this group?  If so please contact Ann Cousins – – 01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com

Food and Drink Appreciation

This is just an idea at the moment and could be developed in different ways depending on members’ interests. It could be split into 2 or 3 separate groups, drink, exchanging recipes, sampling each others “creations” etc.  Would be great if this took off. Contact Ann Cousins if interested in joining or running this.

Darts or Dominoes

Would you be interested in forming a group to play Darts or Dominoes? Beginners welcome. 

Whist

Would anyone like to start up a Whist group? Beginners welcome.

Tutors needed

Saffron Walden U3A is looking for Tutors to take classes for beginners in Art, Bridge, Italian, French, Writing for Pleasure and Keep Fit for over 50`s.

We are also looking for people with knowledge and an interest in any subject (but especially computers, languages, mechanics, the arts etc) who would be interested in bringing together and leading a group of members in a friendly, yet informative, environment.

If you are able to help yourself or know of someone who can help then please contact Ann Cousins – Group & Activities Organiser – 01799 219 072, cous.anns@gmail.com

Theatre Opportunity

Dear U3A Theatre Friends

I have been given the below fantastic offer for the play OSLO, which has just opened at The Harold Pinter Theatre.  

OSLO won Best Play at the 2017 Tony Awards on Broadway and after a short stop at The National in September has now transferred to The Harold Pinter theatre running until end of December.

The offer is valid  for individuals to book & pay on-line following the “book now” tab and offers Band A seats at £35 and Band B seats at £20 for Thursday Matinees.

Click on this link http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/oslo/harold-pinter-theatre/

I would be delighted it you could forward the offer on to U3A Theatre Group members, who you think may be interested.

Kind regards

Theresa Baker

Ambassador Theatre Group

Tel 01327 844263

Theresabaker@theambassadors.com

Open Meetings

From September 2017  Open Meetings have a slightly different format to enable more  socialising. The doors will open at 2.15 pm and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at 2.30 pm BEFORE the Speaker starts.   Every third Monday at the Bowls Club.

Can you help please?

We are now looking for people with knowledge and an interest in any subject (but especially computers, languages, mechanics, the arts etc) who would be interested in bringing together and leading a group of members in a friendly, yet informative, environment.

 If you believe that you could be one of these people, then please contact Ann Cousins on 01799 219072 or email cous.anns@gmail.com for more information.

Natural History Group

Please let us know if you would like to join this new Natural History Group.

We are grateful to David Corke who is willing to run this group which might involve:

  • Indoor class-style sessions investigating different topics each time( maybe once a fortnight)
  • Visits to local nature reserves etc  to undertake biological recording work.
  • Physical wildlife conservation work at local nature reserves.
  • The above two outdoor sessions once a fortnight.

David has been an ecology lecturer at the University of East London for many years and has written “The nature of Essex” and “The butterflies of Essex” and has been an active member of the Essex Wildlife Trust and the Essex Field Club for over 50 years.

If you are interested in joining this group then please contact our Activities Co-ordinator Ann Cousins –  01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com 

20% Discount at Cambridge University Press

For those of you who may be interested, Cambridge University Bookshop at 1-2 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SZ is offering a 20% discount to all U3A members. They stock CUP titles but their vast range of subjects ensures something for everyone. You can contact them on 01223 333 333, and remember to take your U3A card with you as proof of your membership.  

New Group – Rambling with Dogs

We are keen to launch this new group. So far we have 3 people who are interested.  Day and time still to be decided. If you are interested then please let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – cous.anns@gmail.com

Tutors Required

We are looking for tutors for “Writing for Pleasure” and “Keep Fit for over 50`s”.  Please contact Ann Cousins if you or someone you know might be able to help – 01799 219 072
cous.anns@gmail.com  Thank you.