Ashbourne & District

Events

Coffee Morning Thursday 28th November - 10.30am

Thank you to members who attended our first Coffee Morning in October. Our November Meeting for coffee will be at The Bridge, Dig Street, Ashbourne in the restaurant beyond the bar. No high stools here!

Would you please confirm by email on or before 22nd November if you plan to attend as I need to give numbers to assist with catering.

Lady and gentlemen members are all welcome. An opportunity to make new friends.

Best Wishes

Sheila
Chair of Ashbourne & District U3A


Dates for your Diary
November 2019
Tue Nov 19thBridge 1Christine
Tue Nov 19thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Nov 20thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Nov 21stCyclingMeet at Tibshelf Ponds car park (B6025), near Tibshelf, at 10.30. Route: Phoenix Greenways - Silverhill Trail/Traversal Trail/Stainsby Mill/Hardwick Hall/Trail. Lunch at Hardwick Hall or bring a packed lunch. 22 miles
Thu Nov 21stTheatre Visits7.30pm performance of An Inspector Calls at Buxton Opera House.
Click on An Inspector Calls for more information, & in particular that the
coach will depart from Ashbourne at 6.15pm prompt
Fri Nov 22ndGerman Conversation2pm at Mike's
Fri Nov 22ndMusic AppreciationGilbert and Sullivan: "HMS PINAFORE" and "TRIAL BY JURY"
Fri Nov 22ndTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre
Mon Nov 25thFrenchAdvanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Nov 25thLine Dancing7-9 pm Yeldersley Hall - Beginners' dances, all welcome
Tue Nov 26thBridge 1Roz
Tue Nov 26thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Nov 27thArt AppreciationDVD Mad Tracy of Margate! (plus Joseph Wright of Derby
Wed Nov 27thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 5 mile walk from Cromford.
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information.
Thu Nov 28thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Nov 28thChoir2.30
Fri Nov 29thTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndStrollersKirk Ireton to Carsington Visitors Centre

3 mile walk led by Jane Harland from Kirk Ireton. Refreshemnts at Carsington Mainsail Restaurant,
Meet at Waterside for Derbyshire Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m. prompt.
Please reserve seat on 15 seater minibus by Sunday 17th November. Bring bus passes.
Return bus 4.30p.m. or a little later.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile 07411439763
Jane Harland: 01335 370992
Mon Dec 2ndLine Dancing7-9 pm Yeldersley Hall - Beginners' dances, all welcome
Tue Dec 3rdBridge 1Sheila J
Tue Dec 3rdGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Tue Dec 3rdHikingWe will be walking from the National Trust car park at Ilam Hall, beginning to walk at 9.30. No formal lift share on this occasion, but please indicate your intention to walk to Judy, via the website, and let her know if you need a lift.
Wed Dec 4thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Dec 5thChoirCarols at St Oswald Hosptal
Thu Dec 5thPhotographyTheme.... Extreme Weather
Fri Dec 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting. 2.30 pm at The Waterside Centre. Roger Browne: A Life in Entertainment
Roger's talk covers common ground between jazz and musical theatre and he encourages audience participation. He will be playing some pieces from musical theatre in a jazz style and will recount amusing stories.
Fri Dec 6thTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11am at the Leisure Centre
Mon Dec 9thFrenchAdvanced French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tue Dec 10thBridge 1Sheila G
Tue Dec 10thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Dec 11thWalkingWalkers' Christmas Lunch at 12.30 for 1.00pm at The Rose & Crown Mayfield.
This will be preceded by a shorter walk than usual, the car pool for which will depart from Waterside at 10.45am.
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information, especially to make a provisional reservation for lunch & to note the Deadline to select from the menu & pay for the meal.
Thu Dec 12thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Dec 12thChoirCarols at the Leys and the Lodge care homes
Thu Dec 12thFamily History2.30pm to 4.30pm Waterside Centre
Fri Dec 13thTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre
Mon Dec 16thFrenchImprovers' French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tue Dec 17thBridge 1Wendy
Tue Dec 17thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Dec 18thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Dec 19thCyclingMeet at Luke Lane (close to junction with A52), at 10.30. Route: Thurvaston Stoop/Trusley/Radbourne Lane close to Mickleover/Radbourne/Kirk Langley/Mercaston Stoop/Brailsford. Lunch at Hackwood Farm Tea Room, or bring a packed lunch. 18 miles
Fri Dec 20thLandscape & HeritageChristmas Lunch at the Red Lion in Kniveton. Contact the coordinator if you wish to attend.
Fri Dec 20thTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre
Fri Dec 27thTable TennisTable Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre
January 2020
Thu Jan 2ndPhotographyTheme.... Archive
Fri Jan 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting. 2.30pm. at The Waterside Centre.
The Hand of Genius. Graham Short engraves in absolute miniature e.g. for the Queen’s 90th Birthday he engraved a portrait of the monarch on a speck of gold inside the eye of a needle. The height of the portrait top to bottom is the thickness of cotton thread.
Tue Jan 7thBridge 1Mary
Tue Jan 7thHikingPlease note this walk is out of sequence. It will be followed by post Christmas lunch for regular walkers.
Wed Jan 8thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
The first of the approximately 5 mile fortnightly walks of 2020 to be led by someone somewhere.
More information will be published here nearer the day.
Volunteers to arrange & lead walks periodically during 2020 are always welcome to contact Peter Worboys at p.worboys@outlook.com
Mon Jan 13thStrollersSnelston

Circular 3 mile walk along lanes from Snelston Church.
Short gradient at beginning of walk.
Meet at Waterside to CAR SHARE and depart for Snelston at 1.30p.m. prompt.
Refreshments at Fairways.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411 430763
Tue Jan 14thBridge 1John
Fri Jan 17thCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. Chinese Zodiac: The Tiger. See Further (Craft) information for more details.
Fri Jan 17thLandscape & HeritageA short meeting to plan the programme for 2020 followed by a DVD about the history of the Butterley Company of Ripley, which in the 19th century cast and forged iron for Telford's bridge across the Menai Straits, Brunel's SS Great Britain, and cannons for the navy. It designed and manufactured steam engines for ships and for draining the fens and lowlands in Europe, and built, among other things, The magnificent roof at St Pancras Station (look at it next time you are there and marvel), and the first iron bridge across the Thames in London.
The meeting will be at the usual time of 10-30 in the Henmore Room at McMurtry and Harding
Tue Jan 21stBridge 1Jim/Carole
Mon Jan 27thStrollersIlam

Circular 3 mile walk from Ilam Hall along lanes returning along the river bank.
Beautiful views. Meet at Waterside to catch Derby/Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m.
prompt. Refreshments at Manifold tearooms. Please reserve seat on the bus by Sunday 26th January.
Contact details: Karen Tallant: 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411 430763
Tue Jan 28thBridge 1Christine
Tue Jan 28thHikingTo be confirmed
February 2020
Tue Feb 4thBridge 1P & F
Thu Feb 6thPhotographyTheme.... Windows
Fri Feb 7thMeetingMonthly meeting. 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre
Barbara Myer - Wild Life in Sherwood Forest
Mon Feb 10thStrollersTBA
Tue Feb 11thBridge 1Roz
Tue Feb 18thBridge 1Sheila J
Fri Feb 21stCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. See Further (Craft) information for more details.
Mon Feb 24thStrollersTBA
Tue Feb 25thBridge 1Pauline
Tue Feb 25thHikingTo be confirmed
March 2020
Thu Mar 5thPhotographyTheme.... Geometric Shapes
Fri Mar 6thMeetingAGM 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Pat Hall - Entertainment: Songs, poetry and stories
Mon Mar 9thStrollersTBA
Fri Mar 20thCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. See Further (Craft) information for more details.
Mon Mar 23rdStrollersTBA
Tue Mar 24thHikingTo be confirmed
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndPhotographyTheme.... Engineering
Fri Apr 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Vivien Tiano: An Anglo French Crime Story
Mon Apr 6thStrollersTBA
Mon Apr 20thStrollersTBA
Tue Apr 21stHikingTo be confirmed
May 2020
Fri May 1stMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
John Sykes: A-Z Wildlife
Mon May 4thStrollersTBA
Thu May 7thPhotographyTheme.... Gates / Gateways
Mon May 18thStrollersTBA
Tue May 19thHikingParking on the lay-by just beyond the Alsop turning on the A515, hoping to see orchids and cowslips
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stStrollersTBA
Thu Jun 4thPhotographyTheme.... Animals walking, crawling, swimming, flying
Fri Jun 5thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
David Skillen: Bentley Racing Team
Mon Jun 15thStrollersTBA
Tue Jun 16thHikingTo be confirmed
Mon Jun 29thStrollersTBA
July 2020
Thu Jul 2ndPhotographyTheme.... Leaves
Fri Jul 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Paula Cornwell: The Flying Housewife
Fri Jul 10thStrollersTBA
Mon Jul 13thStrollersTBA
Tue Jul 14thHikingTo be confirmed
Mon Jul 27thStrollersTBA
August 2020
Thu Aug 6thPhotographyTheme.... Wirksworth
Mon Aug 10thStrollersTBA
Tue Aug 11thHikingTo be confirmed. A volunteer will be needed to lead this walk.
Mon Aug 24thStrollersStanton Moor

Walk led by Jane Harland. Drivers please note this will be CAR SHARE. Further details to follow.
Contact details: Karen Tallant: 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Jane Harland: 01335 370992
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Wildflowers
Fri Sep 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Steve Cooke: from the Eggheads
Mon Sep 7thStrollersTBA
Tue Sep 8thHikingTo be confirmed
Mon Sep 21stStrollersTBA
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stPhotographyTheme.... 2/3 Sky
Fri Oct 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Geoff Cole: A Tour Round Ashbourne
Mon Oct 5thStrollersTBA
Tue Oct 6thHikingTo be confirmed
Mon Oct 19thStrollersTBA
November 2020
Mon Nov 2ndStrollersTBA
Tue Nov 3rdHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Nov 5thPhotographyTheme.... Into the sun
Fri Nov 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Michael Skinner: Sea Shanties - Part 2
Mon Nov 16thStrollersTBA
Mon Nov 30thStrollersTBA
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Dec 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Trees
Fri Dec 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
David Skillen: Can You Hear Me Mother?
Mon Dec 14thStrollersTBA
January 2021
Tue Jan 5thHikingWalk will be followed by Post Christmas lunch