Longridge U3A News

Longridge U3A - 5th AGM

This year's AGM will be held just before the June meeting. Official notice will be distributed at the April meeting along with trustee nomination and motion request forms. These documents are available by clicking the links on the right of this page.
Discussion Group
Station Buildings
Wednesday April 24th
13:45 - 15:45
This months topic: Assisted dying
Coffee Morning
Friday April.
Contact Sally on 01772 279926.

May Meeting - "Medical Detection Dogs"

Pauline Lowther
Pauline presents man's best friend helping us in ways we would never have imagined.
Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 1st May starting at 13:45.
. History Group
History Group Wednesday May 8th a Guided tour of Towneley Hall and Gardens. Burnley
9.30am meet up at at Civic Hall car park for car share
Organised tour of 1.5 hours to start at 11.am for a group of up to 20 people.
Cost £8 for a ticket that is valid for 1 year
Lunch / snacks will be available after the tour in the Old Stables Restaurant and cafe for those who want it.

March Meeting - "Driving Mr Morecambe"

Michael Fountain. Michael became Eric Morecambe's chauffeur in 1969 "to earn some extra cash".
Eric subsequently offered him a full-time position as his driver, handyman, house-sitter and friend.
Becoming Eric's driver changed his life completely.
Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 6th March starting at 13:45.

February Meeting - "RSPB Hen Harrior Project"

Aimee Nicholson. Aimee works for the RSPB as part of the Hen Harrier Project which aims to increase the Hen Harrier population.
Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 6th February starting at 13:45.

Xmas Meal Christmas Meal 2018

Our Christmas Meal 2018 will be held at the Longridge Golf Club on Friday 14th December at 7.30 p.m. We shall have our own room, a quiz with prizes, Christmas entertainment, and excellent food and company! We currently have 25 bookings for the meal so hopefully it will be another very enjoyable occasion.
The price of the meal will be £21 per person, with a gratuity included in the price.
Click Christmas Meal Booking Form for full details.

-----"China Day"

Longridge U3A and the UCLAN Confucius Institute are hosting a day of Chinese activities and events.
The event is FREE ! and Everyone is welcome !
Longridge Civic Hall Friday September 7th 11:00 - 16:00

The activities include Calligraphy,Brush Painting,Chinese cookery,Tea making,Taichi, Chopsticks skills.
Displays on Acupuncture, Dragon Dancing, Musical instruments,Literature, Movies.
Advice on dos and don'ts travelling in China.

Event and activity times are detailed in China Day in the Events Page.

Piano "Andrew Wilde" September Meeting

This month's monthly meeting a piano concert given by Andrew Wilde and sponsored by the North West Musical Trust. Andrew is an English classical pianist. He studied at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he is still based.
The North West Music Trust gives top quality music performances in the community such as schools, nursing homes and private settings as well as world-class concerts in venues in Manchester and North West.

-----Grimsargh Gardening Club

Grimsargh Gardening Club would like to invite members to attend its meetings which are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Grimsargh Village Hall at 7.30.

There is a modest (£2ish) entry charge for non-members which includes a raffle ticket and tea.

Meetings are advertised in Longridge News including speaker

August Meeting - “John Keats in Lakeland” - Robin Acland

Robin has spent all his life in education and has written a wide range of books and plays. He is a member of North Cumbria Scriptwriters and specializes in historical characters.

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 1st August starting at 13:45

-----July Meeting - AGM and Fire Safety

This months meeting includes the Annual General Meeting and a talk on fire safety by Dave Russel from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 4th July starting at 13:45

-----June Meeting - Fools Gold

Fools gold acoustic offer musical presentations at which they play and sing folk songs and tell the story, history and characters that created the songs.

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 6th June starting at 13:45

Pat Ascroft May Meeting - Pat Ascroft - Arctic Dog Sledding

The inimitable Pat Ascroft makes a welcome return visit to tell us about her Arctic adventure.

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 2nd May starting at 13:45

-----April Meeting - Andrew Gill - Victorian Optical Entertainments

Andrew Gill is a professional speaker who works with academia, museums and special interest groups and focuses on magic lanterns and optical toys.

Members of the Longridge Historical Society are cordially invited to attend this meeting for free.
Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 4th April starting at 13:45

Membership Renewal Membership Renewal

Your U3A membership is due on the 1st of April. The membership fee this year remains at £20 for individuals and is £30 for two person households. Please download a membership renewal form, complete it and return it to us as soon as possible.

-----March Meeting - Moses Holden - Explore the Heavens

Moses Holden (self-taught genius, the Mozart of the astronomical world, a founder of UCLAN, constructor of telescopes, travelling lecturer (pre-railway) – From hand-loom weaver to Freeman of Preston) - Steve Halliwell

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 7th March starting promptly at 13:45

Steve’s interest in local history led him to research Preston’s Learned Societies that grew out of the town’s early Literary and Philosophical Society which, when it established its Mechanics’ Institute in 1828, named it the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge at the suggestion of one Moses Holden.

Dementia Friends February Meeting - Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends - Elaine Little
Elaine is a trained Dementia Friends Champion, who will provide information about dementia and explain how we can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Longridge Civic Hall - Wednesday 7th February starting promptly at 13:45


-----We now have a reciprocal agreement with U3As in Clitheroe, Todmorden, Burnley and District and Hyndburn. You can attend their special interest groups (please ask the convenor for the group in the other U3A beforehand and take your membership card to the meeting). You will find links to their websites here: Clitheroe, Todmorden, Burnley, Hyndburn.

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