It's always good to have an opportunity to meet up during the long summer break. Therefore we have organised the following coffee mornings during July, August and September 2019 at 10.30 am:
Tuesday 23rd July - at Cafe on the Green, Woodlands Avenue/Boscombe Overcliff Drive, with John Oram
Friday 23rd August - at The Westbourne Hotel, 45 Poole Road, Westbourne, with Keith Pitman
Tuesday 17th September - at Cafe on the Green, Woodlands Avenue/Boscombe Overcliff Drive, with Jennie Pudney
All members and friends are welcome and there is no need to book. We extend a particularly warm welcome to any new members and anyone thinking of joining us as this is an excellent way to meet members and make new friends before the start of our new programme of groups in September.
A five-day spring break in March, which we hoped would cheer us up after a long winter, turned out to be a very enjoyable and summery holiday indeed.
We stayed at the Livermead Hotel on the front at Torquay; old fashioned in style but providing wonderful food and attentive service. There was entertainment in the hotel each evening, with our group much involved, and one evening we had a film during which ice-creams were brought round – a nice touch.
Our driver, a mine of interesting information on the journeys to and from Devon and on two part-day trips; one to Wiveliscombe on Dartmoor and another to Dartmouth where we also had a boat trip on the river Dart. At other times we used our bus passes to explore the area – Dawlish, Kingsteignton, Brixham, Totnes and even Plymouth. Although we dined well at the hotel, we just had to try the local pasties, and oh, the cream teas!
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and, of course, the lovely weather helped. But most important of all was the companionship which is, after all, the very essence of U3A. A resounding success and our thanks to Alan and Audrey Kneller for their idea and hard work making all this possible.
We've had a good response for the Introduction to Croquet at the East Dorset croquet lawns, Salterns Road, Ashley cross, Poole.
The course comprises 5 Thursday mornings - May 2,9,16, 23, and 30. Each day will start at 9.30 with a refreshment break at 11.00 in the Clubhouse, and play continuing until 1.00pm. You need no knowledge; mallet, balls and expert patient tuition will be provided. All you need are flat soled shoes and a willingness to "have a go".
Free on site parking.
All at just £15 for the full course, this really is a bargain.
Although the course has already started, if you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the U3A office ASAP on 01202 420700 and leave your name and telephone number and we will get back to you.
First opportunity to collect your Newsletter and Brochure will be at the Summer Gala on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at the Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road. However, if you are not attending the gala but want to collect your Newsletter and Brochure you may do so, but please only call in between 16.00 - 16.30. Remaining Newsletters and Brochures will be posted to all other members on Thursday 27th June. Supplies of brochures will be distributed to local libraries week commencing Monday 15th July.
We welcome new ideas, all you need in many instances is enthusiasm. If you have an interest in something, why not see if there are others with the same interest? New ideas this year have proved extremely successful. Please don't be shy in discussing suggestions with us! Please ring the office on 01202 420700 to discuss.