Newmarket

NEWS

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Tim Young The clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling and we are really into Autumn. As the nights get longer and the days less warm and sunny, perhaps our Newmarket U3A can provide you with useful, interesting and social activity in one of our 16 thriving groups. Just look on our website, (Newmarket U3A) for all the information you need.

Our October Speakers Meeting was a fascinating description of owning and maintaining a traditional windmill, given by Jon Cook of Foster’s Mill in Swaffham Prior. Afterwards many of the members bought his flour. We look forward to lots of homemade bread! Our next Speakers Meeting in November will be a performance by our very own U3A Drama Group. This year’s presentation is a series of humorous interludes and extracts from writers down the centuries. To see the complete programme, look on the EVENTS page on the website. As this is our last meeting before Christmas, our performance will be accompanied by tea or coffee and mince pies – all free of charge as befits the festive season.

By the time you receive this newsletter we shall be distributing the 2018/2019 Newmarket U3A YEARBOOK. This year it has been produced by the newly formed Publicity Subcommittee, who are due my grateful thanks for a job well done. They are now turning their attention to other aspects of the information we pass to you about our activities. The second sub-committee, the Activities Sub-Committee has met and begun their work, so if there are activities of any kind that you would like us to provide, now would be a good time to let the Activities Sub-committee know; as always, details on the website. - see Who is Who.

Finally, may I wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year from the Newmarket U3A and all the Groups.

Tim Young 01638 612216

Click here for the Calendar for December 2019 , Calendar for January 2020.

The website for Newmarket U3A is u3asites.org.uk/newmarket . Please consult it regularly since we use it to let you know of changes in venues, dates etc. and to post information. We are part of THE THIRD AGE TRUST.

NB The simplest way to find us is just to search Newmarket U3A

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SPEAKER MEETINGS

Currently held on the last Monday of the month at 2.30pm at Exning Road Club.

There is NO meeting in December, but the meetings will start again on January 27th when Mike Shave will talk about Honeybees and Beekeeping. Mike has been a beekeeper for about 16 years with between 12-15 hives, the majority of which are located in Bury St Edmunds. The good news is that, subject to availability, Mike usually brings along a few jars of raw honey produced.

Niddy Walpole 01353 721144