Great Oakley & District

Events

The Monthly meetings (open to all members) are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Great Oakley Village Hall, the committee/helpers need to there from 1.30 to set up and the doors will be open to other members from 1.55 - Please give your number/name at the table on entering. The meetings start at 2pm and end at 4pm. There is usually a speaker or other activity followed by (free) refreshments, after which you can sign up for trips and clubs, check out information about activities and/or just get to know other members.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Oct 26th PC Scott Little

Scott will join us for an informative hour of sensible, practical things to keep us and our property safe, Scott has been a huge source of information on his past talks, and he plans to enhance these with the latest updates available from our fabulous Police Force.

Scott has great experience that he can share with you, he has previously been to our meetings, and the feedback, has always been that you would like him back

So here he is !!!!!!
Wed Nov 23rd Peter Hill
Historic talk of Great Oakley

We are delighted to have a historical talk about Great Oakley, by the ever popular Historian, Peter Hill, he will talk about the enormous changes that have happened in the area, and of course Peter will tell us how time has changed this glorious area into what it is today. I suspect there will be many tales of good guys and some bad guys in amongst his his stories of the locality.

Definitely not one to be missed
Social Events
Wed Aug 24th Carly Jane sing along


Carly Jane is a singer with a great reputation will sing some of your favourite songs for you to join in, or tap along. She has developed a fantastic song list that you will so enjoy, we might even find a little dancing room so you can show us your dancing moves. This will replace our normal General Meeting, but the time remains the same 2pm to 4 pm

Don’t miss it !!!!!!!
Wed Sep 21st Northamptonshire u3a day


This is going to be an afternoon of meeting like-minded people, exploring new opportunities and having a lovely time, in fascinating surroundings.



A Grand Day Out
On 21st September this year, members from twelve Northamptonshire u3as will be taking over Chester House Estate to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a ‘u3a Day’.
With their motto ‘Learns, Laugh, Live’ members of the u3a have engaged in dozens of interests and activities over the years, not with the aim of acquiring qualifications but for the sheer pleasure of trying and learning something new, whether this be an academic subject, music, or an intricate craft.
Chester House Estate, was chosen for this special get-together as a nationally significant heritage site located more or less in the centre of Northamptonshire and one of the few places in the country which can demonstrate over 10,000 years of human activity.
The day’s activities will include music by ukulele groups, demonstrations by various members of u3a groups, and tours of the Chester House Estate. With picnic and shopping facilities, u3a Day will be a ‘Grand Day Out’ for the whole family. .
The culmination of the day’s activities will be members from each of the twelve participating associations completing their ‘Mile a Member’ walking challenge by coming together in front of the old House.
The Mile a Member Walking Challenge
Over the past few months walking groups have been recording their mileage to accumulate miles walked equal to the number of members in each u3a. The initial target was set at approximately 5,000 miles, but this figure was overtaken within a couple of months by the fit and active walkers who have now doubled their target to 10,000 miles..
Wed Sep 28th Ukulele group

The Famous and Fabulous Great Oakley and District U3A Ukulele group are going to entertain you with a wide variety of songs that you know so well, so tap your feet or join in, with what is going to be a spectacular afternoon
Wed Dec 21st Christmas Carol Concert

The first Christmas Carol Concert of Great Oakley and District U3A, at Great Oakley Village Hall, we will have a Choir to sing traditional Christmas Carols, for you to join in, it will be a perfect start to your Christmas Celebrations, there will be warm mince pies and hopefully some mulled wine too, this is definitely not to be missed.