Oldham & District

Events

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30 am at the Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road North, Oldham, OL9 6QB. The morning includes refreshments, a guest speaker and information on the various activities you may enjoy. You are very welcome to come along.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Oct 9th Monthly Meeting 10.30am at the Millennium Centre, Featherstall Road, Oldham
Speaker: Fran Sandham
Topic: A Solo Walk across Africa
Tue Nov 13th Monthly Meeting 10.30am at the Millennium Centre, Featherstall Road, Oldham
Open Meeting
Tue Dec 11th Monthly Meeting 10.30am at the Millennium Centre, Featherstall Road, Oldham
Speaker: Andy Smith
Topic: Life in Music
Anything Goes
Wed Nov 21st CHRISTMAS SHOW PARTY.
"CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY"
Wednesday November 21st. Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn.
Coach pick ups Lees 9.30am. Oldham 9.45am.
Tea/Coffee, mince pies on arrival. Time to browse the Christmas Gift Shop.
Entertainment, Quiz and three course lunch with tea/coffee. followed by more entertainment.
Cost including transport £35.
Deposit of £5 required at the May meeting. Balance due September meeting.
Cheques payable to Oldham and District U3A.
Please sign coach list for your pickup point.
Contact Vera Rigby 01457 873560
verarigby@talktalk.net
Sun Dec 30th NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2018/19. 3 NIGHT STAY SUNDAY DECEMBER 30TH, MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST. TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST. LEAVING WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2ND.
CUMBRIA GRAND HOTEL GRANGE OVER SANDS.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 30TH ARRIVE MID AFTERNOON, TIME TO SETTLE IN BEFORE MEETING FOR KIR ROYALE COCKTAIL, 3 COURSE CARVERY DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT.
MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST. BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY A FREE MORNING BEFORE A TWO COURSE LUNCH SERVED 12.30/1.30PM. AFTERNOON FREE OR JOIN FUN MUSIC QUIZ IN HOTEL LOUNGE.
GLASS OF CHILLED CHAMPAGNE IN THE LOUNGE BAR BEFORE A FOUR COURSE NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER WITH ENTERTAINMENT, DANCING AND HOT SNACKS AFTER MID NIGHT.
TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST. BUCKS FIZZ BRUNCH SERVED UNTIL 11AM. FREE TIME UNTIL AFTERNOON TEA IS SERVED BETWEEN 2PM AND 3PM FOLLOWED BY FUN BINGO FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN IN.
EVENING THREE COURSE CARVERY DINNER WITH ENTERTAINMENT.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2ND. BREAKFAST AND JOURNEY HOME.
PACKAGE AS ABOVE £299 PER PERSON FOR TWIN ROOMS. REGRETABLY THERE IS THE USUAL SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS OF £49.83 PER NIGHT = £448.50
NONE REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS OF £50 CHEQUES PAYABLE TO STRATHMORE HOTELS ACCOMPANIED BY YOUR NAME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.

I will start collecting balances at the November 13th meeting or you can get it to me NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1ST. Vera Rigby. 8 Fernhill. Oldham Road, Grasscroft. Saddleworth. OL4 4GH. Twin £249. Single £398.50.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560 E MAIL verarigby@talktalk.net
COACH TRANSPORT IS NOW BOOKED. £35 PER PERSON INCLUDING TIP. TO BE PAID ON OR BEFORE THE DECEMBER 11TH MEETING. CHEQUES PAYABLE TO OLDHAM AND DISTRICT U3A.
PICK UP LEES DEC. 30TH 1.30PM. OLDHAM ROCHDALE ROAD 1.45PM. LEAVING HOTEL JANUARY 2ND 11.30AM.
DUE TO A CANCELLATION THROUGH ILLNESS THERE IS ONE SINGLE ROOM AVAILABLE.
Tue Sep 17th
→Tue Sep 24th
PROPOSED GROUP HOLIDAY 2019.
I appreciate this is a long time in advance but to get the amount of single rooms needed it is essential to make an early booking.
DEPARTING FROM MANCHESTER ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2019 7 NIGHTS RETURNING ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.
FOUR STAR HOTEL, OCCIDENTAL ISLA CRISTINA. COSTA DE LA LUZ.SPAIN.
COSTA DE LA LUZ LIES CLOSE TO PORTUGAL MAKING IT EASY TO HOP ACROSS THE BOARDER AND EXPLORE FURTHER.
ACCOMMODATION IN YOUR OWN ROOM. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER. FREE BAR 12 HOURS PER DAY. WINE AND WATER WITH LUNCH AND DINNER. UNLIMITED TEA/COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES WITHIN THE HOTEL. FREE WI-FI. 2 INCLUDED EXCURSIONS.
COST £844 INCLUDING INSURANCE. £826 IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN INSURANCE.
Due to the demand for the holiday we have now used all the single rooms available without supplement. More single rooms are available but with a supplement of £63.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560. verarigby@talktalk.net
Discover & Dine
Thu Sep 27th NO VISIT IN SEPTEMBER DUE TO HOLIDAYS
Tue Oct 23rd MANCHESTER GUIDE DOGS TOUR & BENTS GARDEN CENTRE.

1ST VISIT
NOTE THIS IS A TUESDAY MAXIMUM 30 PEOPLE

3 places available. Payment September
Thu Oct 25th MANCHESTER GUIDE DOGS TOUR & BENTS GARDEN CENTRE

DETAILS AS ABOVE.
Thu Nov 8th CATALYST SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTRE MUSEUM. WIDNES

Few places available
Payment in September
Sun Nov 18th
→Mon Nov 19th
THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & VISIT TO ELY. ( This includes a tour of the cathedral & Oliver Cromwell's house)

Sunday 18th Nov/ Monday19thNov.
I have managed to book an overnight visit so that we can include this very popular event.
(Check online if not aware of this Christmas event )

Fully booked

Balance due at the October meeting
Thu Dec 13th 6TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE WHITE HART

DETAILS IN AUGUST
Thu Jan 24th MANCHESTER FIRE BRIGADE SAFETY CENTRE

Tour/talk
Details October
Payment. November
Thu Feb 28th MANCHESTER CATHDRAL. GUIDED TOUR

Details at the November meeting
Payment December
Thu Mar 28th EMMERDALE STUDIO TOUR & VISIT TO PIECE HALL HALIFAX

Details in December
Payment January
Thu Jun 20th CARDIFF JUNE. 2019

Proposed overnight ( 2 night ) visit to Cardiff
More information and definite dates at the October meeting
Gardening
Tue Sep 25th Visit to The Yorkshire Arboretum.
This is in place of trip to Hardwick Hall which is closed for renovations.

This trip can include a selection of catering options. Please indicate your choice at July meeting.

Cost: £8.50 + coach travel + food option
Tue Oct 16th Planning meeting
Daisy Nook Garden centre
2pm until 4pm
Tue Oct 16th Planning meeting
Daisy Nook Garden centre
2pm until 4pm
MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Thu Oct 11th ROCHDALE GHOST WALK 7PM

MEET AT THE BAUM PUB. £5 PAYABLE TO OUR GUIDE ON THE NIGHT

PRECEEDED BY AN OPTIONAL MEAL AT MADISONS

2 COURSES,TEA/COFFEE,TIP £15.95

PAYMENT AND MENU CHOICES BY SEPTEMBER MEETING
Sat Nov 3rd

BRIDGEWATER HALL 7.30PM

THE HALLE GOES TO NASHVILLE

THIS IS THE HALLE'S FIRST FORAY INTO COUNTRY MUSIC.THEY AND THEIR SINGERS{CLASSICAL VOICES}WILL PERFORM COUNTRY HITS FROM THE LAST 50 YEARS.
PRICE DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS BUT FOR THIRTY PEOPLE £31.03.THIS MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER MEETING

IF YOU WISH TO COME TO A MEAL BEFOREHAND PLEASE INDICATE ON SIGNING UP FORM.ONCE NUMBERS ARE KNOWN I WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS,HOPEFULLY WITH DON GIOVANNI

Mon Dec 17th

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

1. Travel to Boundary Mill for last minute Xmas shopping {or coffee if you prefer}

2. Two course lunch at Banny's restaurant

3. Continue to Blackpool for Matinee performance of the CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at VIVA BLACKPOOL. Cabaret seating at the front of the auditorium

£51 per person

Mon Jan 28th
→Fri Feb 1st

WINTER BREAK TORQUAY

1.Taxi from your front door to coach and from coach to your front door on return
2.Executive coach and professional driver throughout
3.Porterage
4.48 single rooms at the Derwent Hotel Torquay
5.Full English breakfast,3 course dinner with tea/coffee
6.FREE DRINKS INCLUSIVE each night from 6pm - 11pm. Selected draught beer and lager, range of house spirits, red and white house wine and selected soft drinks
7.Day and evening entertainment each day at hotel
8.Free access to Aztec pool spa and sauna {any treatments extra}
9.Coach trips to Totnes and Dartford {1} and Dartmoor and Tavistock{2}

£330 per person

Fri Feb 7th
→Mon Feb 10th
PARIS 2020

WE ENJOYED A WEEKEND TRIP TO PARIS AND HAVING HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THE TRIP MANY MORE HAVE ASKED IF WE COULD REPEAT IT

WE TRAVEL BY COACH TO FOLKESTONE TO TAKE EUROSTAR AND CONTINUE ON TO PARIS WHERE WE BOARD A RIVER CRUISE BOAT OPERATED BY CRUISES MARITIMES.THE CABINS AND THE BOAT GENERALLY WERE VERY COMFORTABLE. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT,THREE MEALS EACH DAY. WE HAD 2 GUIDED TOURS LED BY A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE.THE BOAT IS MOORED NEAR THE EIFFEL TOWER BUT DEPENDING ON WATER LEVELS WE WILL ENJOY AN EVENING CRUISE THROUGH PARIS.

THERE WILL BE ONE CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS IN THAT WE WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL FROM OLDHAM TO PARIS IN ONE DAY. WE WILL LEAVE OLDHAM ABOUT 8AM, TRAVEL TO A HOTEL IN FOLKESTONE FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY AND CATCH AN EARLY EUROSTAR WHICH WILL GIVE US AN EXTRA AFTERNOON IN PARIS.

BEFORE STARTING TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE INTERESTED. YOU ARE NOT COMMITTING YOURSELF AT THIS STAGE BUT PLEASE ONLY EXPRESS AN INTEREST IF YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO COME THAN NOT

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME