Dukeries

Events Diary

We hold an open members' meeting very month except for May, August and December. This is on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton. Doors open at 1pm when people can find out what is going on from group leaders and a display of forthcoming events. The format of the members' meeting is for an 'entertainment' first followed by tea or coffee with biscuits and general u3a notices. The entertainment is a guest speaker presenting a matter of interest to u3a members. May's meeting is our Annual General Meeting. In August members enjoy a picnic in the Jubilee Hall garden. December is our Christmas party and entertainment.

Click on the right of the page for a list of speakers for 2022. More information on the speakers due soon is below. Also visit our Groups page for the programme of activities and interest groups which are of open to all members.

Our programme of visits and trips for 2022 started with a trip to Newark Garden Show in April. More trips are planned, please contact Sharon or Leslye for details.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jun 13th Committee Team Meeting.
Mon Jun 20th Members monthly meeting. 'The Slow Road'. Our speaker this month is Mike Ogden who will take us on an illustrated journey on the waterways of England from the tidal Trent via London and Oxford to Birmingham's Gas Street Basin.
Mike is a retired town planner who lived on a narrow boat for many years. His entertaining talk, illustrated with modern and archive pictures and with original verses vividly brings the waterways to life.
Outings
Fri May 20th All Sorts Garden Group have organised a visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a chippy tea on the way back at the Finest Catch, Solihull. Please contact Sharon or Patti for further details 077390 03251
Tue Jun 28th TOUR ON A DAIRY FARM 2.30 – 5.00PM £20 excluding transport cost.
This guided tour is on a newly built dairy farm, at Somerby, six miles from Melton Mowbray. They milk 260 cows twice a day and all the milk is made into the world-famous Stilton Cheese.
The tour starts at 2.30pm with a Tractor and Trailer Ride across the fields. We then watch the cows being milked and get close up to feed some baby calves too.
After the tours around the farm, there is time for a Q&A session whilst enjoying afternoon tea/coffee & cakes with Stilton cheese and biscuits. (There will be some Stilton cheese available to purchase at the end of the tour)
Social Events
Sat Jun 4th Join with us in celebrating the Queen's Jubilee with our street party. This will, appropriately, be held at Jubilee Hall. Tickets are £5 or £6 for non members available from Sharon. The celebrations will start at 4pm through to 8pm. No need to bring any food or drink (unless you want to bring an alcoholic drink). There will be fun galore.

Optional - dress like it's 1952!
Sunday lunch club
Sun May 22nd We are going to a new venue on 22nd May The Fox at Kirton. They are asking for a deposit of £10 per person and a pre ordered menu. You will be able to get a smaller portion if you wish. You can contact me on 01623 422113 if you want Christine