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.
Chair of Ashbourne & District U3A
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Nov 19th||Bridge 1||Christine|
|Tue Nov 19th||German||10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.|
|Wed Nov 20th||Canasta||Wyaston Village Hall 2pm|
|Thu Nov 21st||Cycling||Meet 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 21st||Theatre Visits||7.30pm 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 22nd||German Conversation||2pm at Mike's|
|Fri Nov 22nd||Music Appreciation||Gilbert and Sullivan: "HMS PINAFORE" and "TRIAL BY JURY"|
|Fri Nov 22nd||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre|
|Mon Nov 25th||French||Advanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Mon Nov 25th||Line Dancing||7-9 pm Yeldersley Hall - Beginners' dances, all welcome|
|Tue Nov 26th||Bridge 1||Roz|
|Tue Nov 26th||German||10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.|
|Wed Nov 27th||Art Appreciation||DVD Mad Tracy of Margate! (plus Joseph Wright of Derby|
|Wed Nov 27th||Walking||9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.|
Approx 5 mile walk from Cromford.
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information.
|Thu Nov 28th||Writing||Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre|
|Thu Nov 28th||Choir||2.30|
|Fri Nov 29th||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre|
|Mon Dec 2nd||Strollers||Kirk 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 2nd||Line Dancing||7-9 pm Yeldersley Hall - Beginners' dances, all welcome|
|Tue Dec 3rd||Bridge 1||Sheila J|
|Tue Dec 3rd||German||10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.|
|Tue Dec 3rd||Hiking||We 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 4th||Canasta||Wyaston Village Hall 2pm|
|Thu Dec 5th||Choir||Carols at St Oswald Hosptal|
|Thu Dec 5th||Photography||Theme.... Extreme Weather|
|Fri Dec 6th||Meeting||Monthly 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 6th||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11am at the Leisure Centre|
|Mon Dec 9th||French||Advanced French 2.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Tue Dec 10th||Bridge 1||Sheila G|
|Tue Dec 10th||German||10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.|
|Wed Dec 11th||Walking||Walkers' 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 12th||Writing||Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre|
|Thu Dec 12th||Choir||Carols at the Leys and the Lodge care homes|
|Thu Dec 12th||Family History||2.30pm to 4.30pm Waterside Centre|
|Fri Dec 13th||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre|
|Mon Dec 16th||French||Improvers' French 2.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Tue Dec 17th||Bridge 1||Wendy|
|Tue Dec 17th||German||10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.|
|Wed Dec 18th||Canasta||Wyaston Village Hall 2pm|
|Thu Dec 19th||Cycling||Meet 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 20th||Landscape & Heritage||Christmas Lunch at the Red Lion in Kniveton. Contact the coordinator if you wish to attend.|
|Fri Dec 20th||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre|
|Fri Dec 27th||Table Tennis||Table Tennis from 9 am to 11 am at the Leisure Centre|
|Thu Jan 2nd||Photography||Theme.... Archive|
|Fri Jan 3rd||Meeting||Monthly 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 7th||Bridge 1||Mary|
|Tue Jan 7th||Hiking||Please note this walk is out of sequence. It will be followed by post Christmas lunch for regular walkers.|
|Wed Jan 8th||Walking||9.30am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mon Jan 13th||Strollers||Snelston|
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 14th||Bridge 1||John|
|Fri Jan 17th||Craft||2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. Chinese Zodiac: The Tiger. See Further (Craft) information for more details.|
|Fri Jan 17th||Landscape & Heritage||A 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 21st||Bridge 1||Jim/Carole|
|Mon Jan 27th||Strollers||Ilam|
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 28th||Bridge 1||Christine|
|Tue Jan 28th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Tue Feb 4th||Bridge 1||P & F|
|Thu Feb 6th||Photography||Theme.... Windows|
|Fri Feb 7th||Meeting||Monthly meeting. 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre|
Barbara Myer - Wild Life in Sherwood Forest
|Mon Feb 10th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Feb 11th||Bridge 1||Roz|
|Tue Feb 18th||Bridge 1||Sheila J|
|Fri Feb 21st||Craft||2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. See Further (Craft) information for more details.|
|Mon Feb 24th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Feb 25th||Bridge 1||Pauline|
|Tue Feb 25th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Mar 5th||Photography||Theme.... Geometric Shapes|
|Fri Mar 6th||Meeting||AGM 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Pat Hall - Entertainment: Songs, poetry and stories
|Mon Mar 9th||Strollers||TBA|
|Fri Mar 20th||Craft||2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre. See Further (Craft) information for more details.|
|Mon Mar 23rd||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Mar 24th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Apr 2nd||Photography||Theme.... Engineering|
|Fri Apr 3rd||Meeting||Monthly Meeting 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Vivien Tiano: An Anglo French Crime Story
|Mon Apr 6th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Apr 20th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Apr 21st||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Fri May 1st||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
John Sykes: A-Z Wildlife
|Mon May 4th||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu May 7th||Photography||Theme.... Gates / Gateways|
|Mon May 18th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue May 19th||Hiking||Parking on the lay-by just beyond the Alsop turning on the A515, hoping to see orchids and cowslips|
|Mon Jun 1st||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Jun 4th||Photography||Theme.... Animals walking, crawling, swimming, flying|
|Fri Jun 5th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
David Skillen: Bentley Racing Team
|Mon Jun 15th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jun 16th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Jun 29th||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Jul 2nd||Photography||Theme.... Leaves|
|Fri Jul 3rd||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Paula Cornwell: The Flying Housewife
|Fri Jul 10th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Jul 13th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jul 14th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Jul 27th||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Aug 6th||Photography||Theme.... Wirksworth|
|Mon Aug 10th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Aug 11th||Hiking||To be confirmed. A volunteer will be needed to lead this walk.|
|Mon Aug 24th||Strollers||Stanton 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
|Thu Sep 3rd||Photography||Theme.... Wildflowers|
|Fri Sep 4th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Steve Cooke: from the Eggheads
|Mon Sep 7th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Sep 8th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Sep 21st||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Oct 1st||Photography||Theme.... 2/3 Sky|
|Fri Oct 2nd||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Geoff Cole: A Tour Round Ashbourne
|Mon Oct 5th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Oct 6th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Oct 19th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Nov 2nd||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Nov 3rd||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Nov 5th||Photography||Theme.... Into the sun|
|Fri Nov 6th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
Michael Skinner: Sea Shanties - Part 2
|Mon Nov 16th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Nov 30th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Dec 1st||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Dec 3rd||Photography||Theme.... Trees|
|Fri Dec 4th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.|
David Skillen: Can You Hear Me Mother?
|Mon Dec 14th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jan 5th||Hiking||Walk will be followed by Post Christmas lunch|