Forest Town & District

Meetings and Events for 2018 - 2019

The Forest Town and District U3A monthly General Meeting is held on the 1st.Thursday of each month in St.Albans Church Forest Town.

The monthly Meeting starts at 1.45 pm and is open to everyone, if you are a visitor sign in at our visitors table and one of our members will be there to help you. Visitors are allowed two free attendances at our General meetings.

Due to restrictions of the number of photographs that can be displayed on one page several photographs have been removed to show our 2019 AGM meeting displays of crafts and activities by our interest groups, more photographs can be viewed by clicking on the this link: AGM 2019 Photographs, many thanks to Pauline Marples for providing the photographs...Bob

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Dates for your Diary
July 2019
Tue Jul 16thOff Road CyclingCotgrave Canal and Country Park. NG12 3JW. 10am car park on Hollygate Lane
Wed Jul 17thRamblingLongnor, Lower Bootklow, Boosley Grange, Hardings Booth & Fawshaw - Leaders Neil/Steve
August 2019
Thu Aug 1stMeeting

Mike Hill of the Nottingham Search and Rescue Team - probably aided by two other NSART volunteers will tell us about the NSART organisation.

NSART is a lowland search and rescue team covering Nottinghamshire.

Our organisation is a group of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers working alongside the Nottinghamshire Police to search for, locate and rescue missing and vulnerable people in the community.

NSART is made up of 100% volunteers who are available 365 days a year; 24 hours a day come rain or shine!
The callouts we receive are to search for vulnerable missing people such as the elderly, dementia sufferers, despondents, children and anyone deemed to be at risk.

I will tell you a little about the team works, its training and how searches work - on foot, with canine helpers in training, by bike and (a new development) by drone.

Mike Hill


Wed Aug 7thRamblingLadybower, Abbey Brook & Derwent Edges - Leaders Andy/Janis
Tue Aug 20thOff Road Cycling local route - King John’s Palace Meet 10am at the Arena or 10-30am at Vicar Water
Wed Aug 21stRamblingDarley Bridge, Two Dales/Ladygrove, Halldale, Darley Dale - Leader - Bob
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thRamblingCat & Fiddle, Errwood Hall, Pimm’s Chair & Shining Tor. Leader Georganne
Thu Sep 5thMeetingJohn Smith - Reading Body Language: My guide to People Watching.

Discover how people consciously and unconsciously signal their attitudes, desires and feelings with their nonverbal behaviour. Using science and humour I deliver talks that are both interesting and entertaining, showing how an understanding of our ancient survival instincts can help us to read people. Learn the secrets of deception and attraction, tell when someone is showing signs of comfort or discomfort, and see how own nonverbal behaviour can be encoded to our advantage. People watching will never be the same again. After all, it’s often not what we say but how we say it.
Tue Sep 17thSocialTUESDAY 17th. SEPTEMBER 2019 - Bletchley Park
Tue Sep 17thOff Road Cycling Bestwood Country Park. NG6 8TQ. Meet 10am. Car Park off Park Road
Wed Sep 18thRamblingHolmfirth, Upperthong & Cartworth Moor from Hade Edge. Leader Steve.
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndRamblingFroghall, Churnett Valley, Ipstone & Foxt. Leader - Andy
Thu Oct 3rdMeetingRoger Browne - From New Orleans to New York.

Roger has been the pianist for the Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz ensemble for the last 22 yrs, as well as former Artistic Director of the Stockport Operatic Society. Roger’s talk covers the Common Ground between Jazz and Musical Theatre. He will be playing some pieces from musical theatre in a jazz style on electronic piano and recount some amusing stories from both worlds in an entertaining talk.
Tue Oct 15thOff Road Cycling Edwinstowe – local route. 10am at the Arena or 10-30am at Vicar Water
Wed Oct 16thRamblingOsmaston Park.Leader - Rita
November 2019
Wed Nov 6thRamblingRowsley, Stanton Moor, Winster & Birchover. Leader - Carol
Thu Nov 7thMeetingDr Irfan Malik - First World War contribution of Dulmial Village, Pakistan.

Dr Irfan Malik is a GP in Nottingham, he presents the First World War history of his ancestral village Dulmial in present day Pakistan.
The talk also covers the Muslim contribution in the Great War.
Wed Nov 20thRamblingDuke’s Wood, Eakring. Leader - Steve
(to be confirmed)
Wed Nov 27thRamblingPLANNING MEETING
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thRambling

Short walk followed by Christmas lunch. Venue to be determined. Partners welcome.


Thu Dec 5thMeeting

The Worksop U3A steel band, Steelpantastic will entertain us with a medley of music.

There will be Tea and Coffee as usual and if we can persuade the committee maybe a mince pie thrown in.


Tue Dec 17thSocialEventsForest Town & District U3A Christmas lunch 2019 - Venue. The Hostess, Sookholme Rd, NG19 8LL
Wed Dec 18thRamblingCuckney & Church Warsop. Leaders - Steve & Carol
January 2020
Thu Jan 2ndMeetingThe committee feel that with this date being close to New Year celebrations, with holidays
and family gatherings, there will be no General Meeting this month.
February 2020
Thu Feb 6thMeetingGeneral meetings in 2020.

Desley, our speaker coordinator has organised a full list of speakers for 2020.
Starting in February with Andrew Tucker, Manager of the Palace Theatre Mansfield, talking about the history of theatre.
Other topics throughout the year include:
History of Lincoln, from Roman to Georgian.
Japan, the way of life, Customs and costumes.
Living on a Narrow Boat.
The joys of Metal detecting.
The Twenties
AMD (age related Macular disease)

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