Dunmow

Events 2018

Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm on the Last Wednesday of each month at the E T Foakes Memorial Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow. They will include a Speaker and news of 'What's On', the opportunity to meet our Group facilitators and to view suggestions for new interest Groups

Note - Event dates for Groups are provisional. Always make contact with the Group Facilitator to confirm an event is taking place as adverised.

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Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Fri Feb 22ndLuncheon ClubJenny and john will be hosting The Luncheon Club at the Axe and Compass at Aythorpe Roding.
Mon Feb 25thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Pat & Steve Schorah – Talk: First World War.
& 1:1 help
Mon Feb 25thFlower Arranging1.30pm - 3.30pm. BANKS COURT Dunmow
Tue Feb 26thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Wed Feb 27thMeetingGuest Speaker Jane Barnes: Tales from a Dairy Farmer's Wife. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thWalkingWalk in Hatfield Forest for about 4 miles with Anne Preece leading.
Meet at Dourdan Carpark at 10am
Mon Mar 4thOutingsMonday 4th March: A Day Out At The Museums Of South Kensington. EXTRA PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

How long has it been since you last visited the museums at South Kensington?

In my teens, I used to go with my friends every few months, particularly to the Science and Natural History museums. Then again with my own children and now grandchildren want to visit them. But sometimes the years go by and suddenly you realise that it has been ages since walking through the V & A and what about the Geological museum – has it changed?

If, like me, you think it might be time to reacquaint yourself with one or more of the wonderful museums in South Ken., then this is the day out for you and for just £17 per person.

We will leave Dunmow at 9.00 am to arrive around 11.00 am, which will give us four and a half hours to explore, before catching the coach at 3.30 pm for the journey home. We hope to arrive back at around 5.30 pm – traffic permitting.

(Pick ups as usual at Don’s (9.00 am) Flitch House (9.05 am) and Takeley (9.20).
Mon Mar 4thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Mar 5thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Wed Mar 6thCycling includes Electric CyclingMeet at Library at 10 a.m.
Mon Mar 11thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Mar 12thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Thu Mar 14thGardenGarden Group visit to Poplars Garden Nursery
Mon Mar 18thWalkingCircuit walk of Dunmow led by John Hardy (it will be different from the last one!)
Meet at Dourdan carpark at 10am
Mon Mar 18thFlower Arranging1.30pm - 3.30pm BANKS COURT. Dunmow
Mon Mar 18thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Mar 19thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Tue Mar 19thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Action Photography
Wed Mar 20thNature WalksNature Walks visit to Phyllis Currie Nature reserve
Thu Mar 21stCreative WritingAngel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Fri Mar 22ndCycling includes Electric CyclingMeet at Tesco at 10 a.m.
Mon Mar 25thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Newspapers and Directories.
Mon Mar 25thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Mar 26thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Wed Mar 27thMeetingHEALTH AND WELL BEING OPEN DAY 11am - 4pm. Drop in anytime.

NORDIC WALKING DEMONSTRATION 11.30AM in the car park at Foakes Hall - JUST TURN UP
HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP places limited so PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE. This will be run by the local NHS Nutrition & Dietetic department and hopefully will dispel some of the myths around keeping healthy by eating the right foods in the right quantities.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP places limited so PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE. This will be run by representatives from The Alzheimer's Society and raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia and how we can build relationships with those who may be affected by this condition.
Both workshops can be booked with Pat Kelly. trish.kelly@sky.com

The morning programme in the hall is repeated in the afternoon.

SEATED EXERCISE this will be run by our own U3A gentle exercise group at 11.10am and 2.40pm.
FIRE SAFETY this will be delivered by Essex Fire Service and will cover smoke alarms and safe well visits at 11.30am and 3.00pm.
FRAUD PREVENTION this is an initiative run by the NatWest Fraud Team in conjunction with Essex Police and will be delivered at 11.50am and 3.20pm.
STANDS: Alzheimer's Society - Essex Fire Service - Uttlesford CVSU - Friendship Group - NatWest Fraud Team- Healthy Eating - AGE UK Essex - Hearing Help Essex - Active with Parkinson's - Road Traffic Collision Reduction Team (with virtually reality equipment) - Uttlesford Health & Well Being - U3A Outings - U3A Groups - U3A Membership - ACE NHS Health Checks
FREE REFRESHMENTS

PLEASE NOTE LIMITED CAR PARKING FOR THE DISABLED AND EXHIBITORS ONLY. We appreciate your co-operation in this.Thank you.
Thu Mar 28thGardenVisit to Easton Lodge
Fri Mar 29thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting Venue and Host to be Announced
April 2019
Mon Apr 1stWalkingCircular walk around Little and Great Bardfied led by Jenny Versey.
Meet at Dourdan carpark at 10am
Mon Apr 1stZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Apr 2ndLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Mon Apr 8thWalkingNew walk route to Blackmore (nr Brentwood) of about 6 miles led by Mike.
Meet at Dourdan carpark at 9:30 (earlier start because of travelling).
Mon Apr 8thFlower Arranging1.30pm - 3.30pm. BANKS COURT. Dunmow
Mon Apr 8thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Apr 9thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Thu Apr 11thGardenGarden Group Plant Swap
Thu Apr 11thCreative WritingAngel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Mon Apr 15thWalkingWalk around the lovely village of Dedham including along the riverside led by John Hardy.
Meet at Dourdan carpark at 9:30am.
Mon Apr 15thZumba GoldPriors Green Community Hall @ 2:00 pm.
Tue Apr 16thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Tue Apr 16thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Water
Wed Apr 17thNature WalksNature walk on the Dunmow Flitch
Tue Apr 23rdWalkingWalk around Broxted village led by Jenny.
Meet at Dourdan carpark at 10am.
Tue Apr 23rdLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Wed Apr 24thMeetingGuest Speaker Fran Sandham: Solo Walk Across Africa. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Thu Apr 25thGardenGarden Group visit to Birchanger Woods
Fri Apr 26thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Mon Apr 29thWalkingWalk around Clare and Clare Castle on the river Stour on the Suffolk border led by John Hardy.
Meet at the Dourdan carpark at 9:30am
Mon Apr 29thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Non-conformist records & 1:1 help
Mon Apr 29thFlower Arranging1.30pm - 3.30pm. BANKS COURT. Dunmow
Tue Apr 30thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
May 2019
Tue May 7thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Tue May 7thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Thu May 16thCreative WritingAngel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Mon May 20thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Travel and overseas records & 1:1 help
Tue May 21stPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Transport In Motion
Wed May 22ndNature WalksNature walk along the river Stort
Fri May 24thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be hosted by Brenda and will be at the Nags Head Bishop Stortford.
Wed May 29thMeetingGuest Speaker Graham Bendell: The Life of a Gamekeeper. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed May 29thOutingsA Day Out in Norfolk — a repeat of one of last year's most popular Outings.

Enjoy a cruise in the luxury paddle-boat Southern Comfort on the River Bure, from the village of Horning. On for lunch (or bring your own picnic) at the popular restaurant at Wroxham Barns craft centre. Then on to East Ruston Old Vicarage, a remarkable 32-acre garden with exuberant and innovative planting alongside more traditional formal design.

Cost £37 — payment by 19 April.
Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 7:45 am (Flitch House 7:50, Takeley Four Ashes 8:00). Return to Dunmow about 7:30 pm.
Thu May 30thGardenVisit to Beeleigh Abbey Gardens. See Garden page for details.
June 2019
Tue Jun 18thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Non-mammalian Animals
Wed Jun 19thNature WalksNature walk at Marks Hall Arboretum
Thu Jun 20thCreative WritingAngel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Mon Jun 24thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Early parish records – the Parish Chest.
Wed Jun 26thMeetingANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Guest Speaker Tony Harris: Henry VIII, England's Favourite King. Hilarious in costume. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Thu Jun 27thGardenGarden Group visit to Wisley. Other U3A members welcome if there are spaces left after the Garden Group have priority.
Fri Jun 28thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be hosted by Tessa and Oliver at a venue to be confirmed.
July 2019
Wed Jul 3rdOutingsVAN GOGH at Tate Britain
This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.
Full details to follow - but please add this date to your calendar.
Tue Jul 16thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - On Holiday
Mon Jul 22ndFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Court and Legal documents & 1:1 help
Wed Jul 24thNature WalksNature walk at RSPB Rye Meads
Fri Jul 26thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Wed Jul 31stMeetingGuest Speaker Colin Banks: Man of Hats (Humorous). Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
August 2019
Mon Aug 19thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Websites & 1:1 help
Tue Aug 20thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Fri Aug 30thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
September 2019
Tue Sep 17thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Wed Sep 25thMeetingGuest Speaker Nick Barratt: Behind the Senes at “Who Do You Think You Are?” Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed Sep 25thFamily HistoryJoint Meeting With U3A
2.00 pm @ The Foakes Hall
Nick Barratt – Talk: Behind the scenes of the BBC TV programme “Who do you think you are?
Fri Sep 27thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Fri Sep 27thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
October 2019
Mon Oct 14thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Recording your family history & 1:1 help
Tue Oct 15thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Fri Oct 25thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Fri Oct 25thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Wed Oct 30thMeetingGuest Speaker Peter Layzell: My Life as a Rural Sergeant. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
November 2019
Mon Nov 11thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Wills pre-1858.
Tue Nov 19thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Wed Nov 27thMeetingRock Choir performance. Meeting starts at 2 pm, ET Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Fri Nov 29thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
December 2019
Tue Dec 17thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Fri Dec 27thLuncheon ClubTime off for Good behaviour.