Silhill

EVENTS


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Feb 2nd Core Meeting - Speaker - Bletchley Park - Speaker Betty Webb
Holidays
Fri Oct 19th
→Fri Oct 26th
Trip to Transylvania departing from Luton Airport at 19.45 to Sibiu via Wizz Air. Returning Friday October 26th at 17.50 to Luton arriving back at 19.00.
Historical Figures
Thu Jan 25th GROUP B - Subject George Elliott - Venue Linda Hornby's - Time 2:00 p.m.
Trips and Events
Sun Feb 25th
→Thu Mar 1st
Land Cruise to Llandudno details to be announced . Balance must be paid at next meeting.Dressing up night will be on the Tuesday - Hawaii night.
Wed Apr 18th A Trip to Sudely castle on Wednesday April18th, Cost £32 including tip
Mon Jun 11th Trip on Monday June 11th to London Post and Mail Museum, including ride on Mail Train, cost £42 including the tip.
Wed Jul 18th Trip to Chillington Hall on Wednesday July 18th including Lunch. £35 including meal and tip.
Tue Sep 18th Day Trip to Southport Tuesday September 18th. £25 including tip.
Tue Nov 20th Trip to Alrewas Arboretum, including train and guided tour, £21 including Tip.
Tue Feb 19th
→Sat Feb 23rd
Trip to Scotland, Duke of Gordon Hotel , Kingussie, 4 nights. Names to be taken at March Core Meeting. Deposit of £50 required with names. Cost £170 per person including trips. Single sup. £8 per person per night.
Arts Appreciation
Sat Jan 20th Barber Institute Tour Details Barber Institute
Fri Feb 9th Discussion Group ARTWORK AT THE BARBER INSTITUTE SEE Schedule Discussion Group
Tue Feb 20th Meet Impressionists TATE BRITAIN Tate Britain
Fri Mar 23rd Ironbridge Details Ironbridge
Mon Apr 23rd Elgar's Birthplace Elgar\'s Birthplace
Wed May 16th WALKING TOUR BIRMINGHAM Walking Tour Birmingham
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D
Mon Feb 12th GROUP A - 11:15a.m. at The Woodman's Rest, Shirley. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall.
Cribbage Group
Tue Jan 23rd The next afternoon session of the crib group will be on
Tuesday 23rd January at 2 30 at Shirley Social Club
As usual it's useful but not essential if you can let us know if you plan to attend. Looking forward to hearing from you all
Best wishes, Marg and Barry
Tue Feb 6th The next evening session of the crib group will be on
Tuesday 6th February at 7:30pm at Shirley Social Club
As usual it's useful but not essential if you can let us know if you plan to attend. Looking forward to hearing from you all
Best wishes, Marg and Barry
Gardening
Fri Jan 26th Gardening Group New Years Lunch - Shirley Golf Club
Stratford Road (Monkspath) B90 4EW
12:30 for 1:00pm 3 Courses for £20.00 (includes Tip)
Please pay and make menu selections at November or January 2018 U3A Meetings

Menu Selections

TO START:
DUCK LIVER & ORANGE PATE, MELBA TOAST
TRIO OF SALMON TERRINE, LIME CRÈME FRAICHE
HOME MADE TOMATO & RED PEPPER SOUP
DEEP FRIED BRIE WEDGES, WARM CRANBERRY SAUCE

MAIN COURSE:
GRILLED SALMON FILLET, PLUM, GINGER & SPRING ONION SAUCE
ROAST RUMP OF LAMB, REDCURRANT & ROSEMARY SAUCE
PAN FRIED BREAST OF CHICKEN, WILD MUSHROOM & RED WINE SAUCE
MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLE WELLINGTON, VEGETABLE JUS

SERVED WITH POTATO GRATIN & FRESH STEAMED VEGETABLES

DESSERTS:
FRENCH APPLE TART & CUSTARD
CLASSIC LEMON TART, FRUIT COULIS
WHITE CHOCOLATE & BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
CHOCOLATE PRALINE TRUFFLE MOUSSE

TO FINISH: COFFEE/TEA & CHOCOLATES
Fri Feb 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Gardens in the Solihull Parks" by Emma Sibbing
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Mar 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Umberslade Nursery Garden Centre" (Project run by Alexandria College for Special Needs Students). Speaker is Nicky Stitt.
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Apr 6th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Gardening Group AGM followed by Flower Arranging Demonstration by Veronica Bentley
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Mon Jul 2nd Great Gardens of Ireland 4 day / 3 night tour
Monday 02 July 2018 - Thursday 05 July 2018
This trip is now full
£445.00 per person including flights
£52.00 single supplement (limited number of single rooms)

Price includes:
• Return Aer Lingus flights from Birmingham to Dublin
(includes 20kg hold luggage allowance)
• Coach hire whilst in Ireland for 4 full days
• 3 nights half board at Arklow Bay Seaside Hotel
• Entrance to Killruddery House and Gardens
• Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens
• Entrance to the Irish National Stud with Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Gardens
• Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
• Minimum 1-night entertainment

See Link on Gardening Group Page (RIGHT side) for a copy of the Trip Leaflet called Ireland2018
Singing
Tue Jan 23rd CHOIR PRACTICE
6:30pm Refreshments
7:00 - 8:15pm Choir Practice
Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull
Tue Jan 30th CHOIR PRACTICE
6:30pm Refreshments
7:00 - 8:15pm Choir Practice
Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull
Tue Feb 6th CHOIR PRACTICE
6:30pm Refreshments
7:00 - 8:15pm Choir Practice
Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull

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