Dukeries

Events Diary

Please note our monthly members' meetings are not being held at the moment owing to the Covid 19 outbreak.

Usually every month except for August and December we hold an open members' meeting. This is held on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton. Doors open at 1pm where 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 usually an outside speaker presenting a matter of interest to the U3A members. In August members enjoy a picnic in the Jubilee Hall garden. In December we have a Christmas party and entertainment.

A list of planned speakers is below. Also here are a list of social events which are open to all U3A members organised by the social group committee and a list of specific group events which are of interest to all members.

The committee is working hard to enable members' meetings to go ahead using the online platform Zoom. Watch this space!


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Oct 19th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 2pm.

Please join us by following the link that will be sent to you nearer the time. There is no need to download any software or apps. Those who do not have access to the internet will be able to dial in to the meeting if they wish.
Mon Nov 16th

Paul StaffordNorth Korea,****On hold/cancelled for now pending further government advice****,Come and find out about that most elusive of countries
Social Events
Sun Sep 20th Christine's Coffee Morning for up to 6 people. If you would like to come please contact Christine.
Mon Sep 21st CANCELLED OWING TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. Our Picnic in the Park is in the diary for Monday 21 September at 1200hours in Rufford Park. Bring your own chair and picnic. Meet on the grass area opposite the Saville Restaurant. Social distancing will be observed. Committee Members will be available on the day to greet and guide you. This is exclusive for current members, but if you know someone who has yet to enrol, they can come along with their chequebook!
Sun Oct 4th
→Sat Oct 24th
Christine's Sunday Coffee Mornings throughout October, weather permitting. If it's a sunny Sunday, give Christine a call on 07799701763. Maximum of 6 to keep within social distancing rules.
Workshops
Sun Sep 20th Zoom Training. Saturday 12 September 2020 at 10.30am. Learn how to use this free online visual contact tool. Email Leslye at du3achair2020@gmail.com to book your place.
Pathfinders walking group
Wed Sep 30th We begin this 5.8 mile Nottinghamshire walk close to Linby Cross after parking our cars at the Horse & Groom Public House, Linby at 10.30am. This lovely, gentle 5.8 mile walk is graded as "Easy" with only a few very gradual ascent and decents. Linby is a conservation village and the walk uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron and the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through the Abbey grounds and Papplewick village. We will be taking a break at Newstead Abbey for refreshments and a look around some of the grounds. Refreshments will also be available at the end of the walk at the Horse & Groom or its associated Tea rooms. Maximum of 6 walkers. Contact Ken White to join the walk.
Thu Oct 1st We begin this 5.8 mile Nottinghamshire walk close to Linby Cross after parking our cars at the Horse & Groom Public House, Linby at 10.30am. This lovely, gentle 5.8 mile walk is graded as "Easy" with only a few very gradual ascent and decents. Linby is a conservation village and the walk uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron and the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through the Abbey grounds and Papplewick village. We will be taking a break at Newstead Abbey for refreshments and a look around some of the grounds. Refreshments will also be available at the end of the walk at the Horse & Groom or its associated Tea rooms. Maximum of 6 walkers. Contact Ken White to join the walk.
Watercolour painting
Thu Sep 24th 9.30-11.30 Wellow Memorial Hall
Topic to be chosen on the day.
To manage social distancing you must be booked in to attend this session. Contact Andrew Young to see whether there are any places available.
Thu Oct 22nd 9.30-11.30 Wellow Memorial Hall
Topic to be chosen on the day.
To manage social distancing you must be booked in to attend this session. Contact Andrew Young to see whether there are any places available.
Thu Nov 26th 9.30-11.30 Wellow Memorial Hall
Topic to be chosen on the day.
To manage social distancing you must be booked in to attend this session. Contact Andrew Young to see whether there are any places available.
WhatsApp Walking Group
Thu Sep 24th
→Wed Oct 14th
A new group for members to enjoy short walks of approx 3 to 4 miles in the local area.

Walkers will decide which walk to select next as there is no specified group leader. Anyone on the WhatsApp Walkers app can initiate a walk by text and ask others to join them. The way to join is to text Marie on 07756765839 with your smartphone number and then all texted messages will be seen by everyone in the group. The maximum number while the present restrictions exist is 6 persons. If more than 6 people would like to walk, then the group will be divided into numbers of less than 6 with staggered starts.