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Calling

Calling All Members

Are you a secret writer? Do you love a particular piece of music that you would like to share with the rest of us? We would like to put more photos, illustrations, poems, music extracts, local news items, visits to a place of interest, etc on our website but need your help. You do not need to be a member of any interest group. If you would like to send us a contribution that you think the full membership would enjoy reading about, please contact Heidi Ebrahim either by email hehitu3aweb@outlook.com or phone on 07974 374106
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Music Pick MUSIC PICK OF THE MONTH

This month’s selection is Beethoven's Violin Sonata no.5 'Spring', Movement 1: Allegro. It is an early work, published in 1801. The title given to it after Beethoven's death indicates the beauty of this work and the qualities of spring that can be heard in the music. Click here on Beethoven to listen and watch.
For more April music go to the Music Appreciation Group page to listen to Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag or two movements of Rachmaninov's beautiful choral composition All-Night Vigil (Vespers).

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Keep Smiling
Keep smiling Issue 27 has just arrived. If you love chocolates, try the quiz which is excellent. Check out the most recent issues by clicking on the Keep Smiling links in column on the right. And edition 28 has followed hot on its heels.

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Hitchin Nub News
Nub News Read Nub News for latest developments, stories and features on Hitchin. This local news website is also useful for live road and rail travel info and events in and around Hitchin once these get going again. Click on the link in the right hand column.

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u3a Members Link
This new leaflet has advice, links, tips and resources to help keep us all connected, active and learning together. To find out more about the support available to u3a members, click on the link on the right hand side.

Radio u3a Podcast Episode 4
The latest episode is now available, taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and including a fascinating item on 'Retiring with Attitude'. To listen to it, click on the Radio u3a Podcast Link on the right

Membership Renewals
Time might seem like it has stood still for most of the past year but we are still moving forward - and hopefully still managing to keep cheerful. As a one-off there is a reduction in the fee this year - this reflects the lack of meetings in the church but many of the costs of running our U3A still remain.
You should all have received an email, or a letter, with details of how to renew. If you have not received notification please contact the Membership Secretary using this link.

We hope you will continue to support Your U3A.

Groups
Quite a number of groups are holding meetings using Zoom - not as scary as it sounds and a great way to keep in touch.
Whatever approach your group agrees to take to keep itself active it must conform to current government and U3A guidelines. Safety for yourself and others must be paramount.

Please pass on this message to anyone you know who does not use electronic media. And please keep in touch with friends.

National U3A Advice - visit the National website for the latest advice. National U3A will continue to update the advice when required in response to any further developments in the spread of the virus.

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SCAMS - also be aware of scams relating to COVID-19. Herts CC has the following warning and advice :
- Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime SO
- Watch out for scam messages: Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

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