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March Bulletin

Monthly meeting – our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 27th March (2:30pm in the Memorial Hall.) John Tyler, who grew up in the Chilterns and has spent his working life in nature conservation, will give the talk on ‘The Changing Wildlife of the Chilterns’.

Visit to Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace – this will be on Monday, April 8th – a booking form has been circulated and should be be returned to Wendy Boatman. Places are filling for this visit, so please book as soon as possible.

Visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground - there will be a visit on Tuesday, 21st May to explore Lord's Cricket Ground under the guidance of one of the MCC's experienced tour guides. The tour starts at 10.30 am sharp and will last for approximately 100 minutes. It includes parts of the ground not open even to MCC members, such as the Players Dressing Rooms. The itinerary also covers the famous Cricket Museum behind the Pavillion. The cost of the tour will be £18 each for concessions and £22.50 for adults, assuming we have at least 20 people going on the tour. Lunch afterwards will be at the iconic Lord's Tavern next to the Grace Gates entrance. Lunch will be on a self-pay individual basis. Travel to Lord's will be by train from Chorleywood Station (again on a self-pay basis) and we expect to return to Chorleywood at 4pm at the latest. The booking form will be circulated shortly as soon as available.

Visit to Wilton House, Salisbury – this will be on Thursday 6th June – a booking form has been circulated and should be be returned to Wendy Boatman.

Visit to Bletchley Park – this will be on Tuesday July 2nd. Details and a provisional reservation form have been circulated and should be returned to Carolyn Leventon. Price will follow as soon as available at which point you can confirm your booking.

National Events – Two exciting national events are now open for booking.

U3A Explores Science at The Royal Institution on Monday 11th March 2019
The afternoon includes three talks - A Plastic Ocean - Behind the Scenes, What Made Our Universe, and Living is a Risky Business.

Satire to Sublime: British Art from Hogarth to Turner at The National Gallery on Thursday 21st March 2019.
Find out how eighteenth and early nineteenth-century painters grappled with the rapid changes of life at that time in Britain.

Each event includes Question and Answer sessions.

Find out more on the Third Age Trust website. (click/tap on the coloured text.)

Herts Network Event: there will be a Study Day: Aspects of Art: on Wednesday 15th May, at Woolmer Green. (10.30-3.30). Cost is £12.

Non-U3A events
Hillside Pre-school in Chorleywood is turning 40! They kick off their birthday year by bringing The Fab Beatles to Chorleywood – a music concert that is sure to bring together the generations of Chorleywood that Hillside has served over the last 40 years and help fundraise. It takes place this Saturday, 2nd March at the Memorial Hall, doors open 7.15pm for 8pm.

Chiltern Choir concert: 7.30pm on Saturday 30th March at St Mary's Rickmansworth. The Chiltern Choir's next concert - Sacred Music Through the Ages - includes a selection of great choral works by Palestrina, Tallis, Bach, Mozart, Faure, Poulenc, Franck and many others. Tickets £15 (or £13 in advance) from choir members or Chorleywood Bookshop.

Chorleywood Parish Council are seeking a Part Time Temporary Caretaker for the War Memorial Hall. Monday –Thursday Daytime & Evening. Must be reliable & flexible. Ideally suited to retired/local person. For more information please contact Michelle on 01923 282568

Membership Renewal Day – please note that the date for this has changed to Wednesday, 21st August. It will again be held at The Junction.



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