As we mentioned last month, we’re now alternating the venues for the drop-in meetings between Ulverston and Barrow/Dalton, with the Barrow/Dalton ones on other days of the week. The first drop-in of the new year is, as advertised above, in Ulverston, on the usual last Tuesday of January (28th, 10-11:30am), in the upstairs Supper Room at the Coro. But the February drop-in will be in Dalton, at the Community Centre in Nelson Street, on Wednesday morning, 26th February. We will continue this pattern, with drop-ins for the odd-numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, Sep, Nov) being at the Coro in Ulverston on the last Tuesday morning of the month, as in the past. But the drop-ins for the even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Oct) being in Dalton or Barrow and on a different day of the week.

There is no admission charge and tea and coffee are free. As the name suggests, you can simply 'drop in' to find out about groups, membership or just to have a friendly chat and a cup of tea.

Barrow Drop-in

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From April, there will be a Book Swap table at each ‘Drop-in’. This is in addition to the book swap which is at the back of the hall at the monthly meeting. Members can bring books, and take away books, at no cost. Books only, please - no magazines.
Dawn Elsworth, Drop-In Organiser

Computer Help Desk

As well as the monthly Drop-in meeting being an informal get-together for coffee and a chat with other members, or to learn about Furness U3A groups, we also have a computer help desk. But how does that work? Well, we simply have a table with one or two us who have quite a bit of computer experience and are happy to try to help with any computer, tablet or phone problem or question you've got, so just come along and ask. We have Wi-Fi and internet available, and have our laptops there, but if at all possible please bring along your laptop, tablet or phone that you want to ask about (and its charger if it might be needed). Of course, that's not possible if it's your desktop computer, but in that case just explain what you want help with, preferably including what operating system it uses. We get all sorts of questions - emails not working, attachments won't open, how to install and use apps, where have my files gone, handling photos, anti-virus questions, ... And don’t worry that your question might seem too basic (or too hard) – computers can be very mysterious and even scary sometimes, and everyone starts learning from basically knowing nothing about them. We certainly don’t always know the answers, but if not we probably have an idea where to look, so if you think a friendly face who knows more than most about computers might be useful, then come along.

More coffee and chat! The French Group Display1 Display2 Display3

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Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 4th Drop-in 10-11:30am in the upstairs Supper Room at the Coronation Hall
Wed Feb 26th Drop-in
Please Note - Dalton, at the Community Centre in Nelson Street, 10am-11.30am