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|
See our interactive Calendar for the dates of General and Group meetings.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jul 16th||Off Road Cycling||Cotgrave Canal and Country Park. NG12 3JW. 10am car park on Hollygate Lane|
|Wed Jul 17th||Rambling||Longnor, Lower Bootklow, Boosley Grange, Hardings Booth & Fawshaw - Leaders Neil/Steve|
|Thu Aug 1st||Meeting|
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!
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.
|Wed Aug 7th||Rambling||Ladybower, Abbey Brook & Derwent Edges - Leaders Andy/Janis|
|Tue Aug 20th||Off Road Cycling||local route - King John’s Palace Meet 10am at the Arena or 10-30am at Vicar Water|
|Wed Aug 21st||Rambling||Darley Bridge, Two Dales/Ladygrove, Halldale, Darley Dale - Leader - Bob|
|Wed Sep 4th||Rambling||Cat & Fiddle, Errwood Hall, Pimm’s Chair & Shining Tor. Leader Georganne|
|Thu Sep 5th||Meeting||John 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 17th||Social||TUESDAY 17th. SEPTEMBER 2019 - Bletchley Park|
|Tue Sep 17th||Off Road Cycling||Bestwood Country Park. NG6 8TQ. Meet 10am. Car Park off Park Road|
|Wed Sep 18th||Rambling||Holmfirth, Upperthong & Cartworth Moor from Hade Edge. Leader Steve.|
|Wed Oct 2nd||Rambling||Froghall, Churnett Valley, Ipstone & Foxt. Leader - Andy|
|Thu Oct 3rd||Meeting||Roger 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 15th||Off Road Cycling||Edwinstowe – local route. 10am at the Arena or 10-30am at Vicar Water|
|Wed Oct 16th||Rambling||Osmaston Park.Leader - Rita|
|Wed Nov 6th||Rambling||Rowsley, Stanton Moor, Winster & Birchover. Leader - Carol|
|Thu Nov 7th||Meeting||Dr 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 20th||Rambling||Duke’s Wood, Eakring. Leader - Steve|
(to be confirmed)
|Wed Nov 27th||Rambling||PLANNING MEETING|
|Wed Dec 4th||Rambling|
RAMBLING GROUP CHRISTMAS LUNCH
|Thu Dec 5th||Meeting|
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 17th||SocialEvents||Forest Town & District U3A Christmas lunch 2019 - Venue. The Hostess, Sookholme Rd, NG19 8LL|
|Wed Dec 18th||Rambling||Cuckney & Church Warsop. Leaders - Steve & Carol|
|Thu Jan 2nd||Meeting||The 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.
|Thu Feb 6th||Meeting||General 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.
AMD (age related Macular disease)
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