Kings Norton & District

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KINGS NORTON AND DISTRICT: EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Kings Norton and District U3A wants to keep members informed of extra activities available locally
to complement the range of activities offered by our Interest Groups; and to provide members with the most
opportunities for social participation.

We are willing to publicise activities on our Website and at the General meetings that:

• Are run for the benefit of communities

• Are open and accessible to all

• Do not further personal or political interests

• Are non profit making

• Are not related to any commercial activities

• Offer activities acceptable to U3A

• Does not conflict with any activity already offered by our U3A

If you have an activity or event that you would like our members to know about, please contact Vicki Hone on vicki.hone@blueyonder.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

Volunteering Opportunity:- A charity called TimeBank working in Birmingham are looking for more volunteers who can spend about 5 hours a month mentoring asylum seekers or refugees. Please contact Sian on 07842811459.

Socialising Opportunity at Midlands Art Centre: Tea With A Twist is a contemporary version of an afternoon tea party and forms part of their Celebrating Age programme at MAC. Open to over 65s to come along for a free afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes, plus live entertainment in a cabaret style setting. Each Tea With A Twist event will showcase different genres of live entertainment including music, comedy and dance. Tickets go very fast and the next available spaces are on 15 December but you need to book now. Contact MAC on 0121 446 3632.

COMMUNITY CHOIR:-
Do you enjoy a good sing without necessarily being a good singer? St Laurence Church at Northfield have recently formed a choir meeting on Mondays between 1800 and 1900. The repertoire is mainly popular and traditional songs such as Scarborough Fair and Summertime with a festive theme around Christmas. Singing is unaccompanied with harmony parts and a sense of fun is essential.
Parking nearby is available and session are £3 as you go. Everyone welcome so contact Stuart Andrew on 0121 628 0424, 07913204622 or js.andrew@live.co.uk.

OPEN GARDEN at ACORNS Children's Hospice, 103 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6HZ on 30 June from 1230 - 1600. Adults pay £2 with under 16s free. Refreshments and plant sales with parking available.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES:

Women and Theatre company are creating a show called Prime Time about the varied experiences of women of retirement age. They wondered whether anyone from U3A would be happy to chat to them about their experiences (ladies only I’m afraid). If you would like to join a small group I’m putting together to make our contribution please contact Vicki Hone on vicki.hone@blueyonder.co.uk.

University of Birmingham is running a study on improving the retention of early career physics teachers in the light of the shortages being experienced. They are trying to recruit retired physics teachers who might be interested in providing informal mentoring of new teachers. If you are interested please contact Dan Cottle, Lecturer in Physics, on d.cottle@bham.ac.uk

University College London have developed an online survey which takes about 30 to 40 munutes about difficulties with memory and/or attention in the over 60s. So if you've discussed this with your GP or attended a memory clinic and been told there's nothing wrong with you, they'd like to hear from you. Please go to https://opinio.ucl.a.uk/s?s=61647 and have an opportunity to win £50 of Love2Shop vouchers.