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
Anything Goes
Tue Sep 18th GROUP HOLIDAY SEPTEMBER 2018.
DESTINATION SPAIN'S COSTA BLANCA, HOTEL PORT DENIA, FLIGHTS FROM MANCHESTER DEPARTING SEPTEMBER 20th 2018. ALL INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION CONSISTING OF BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, FREE BAR PLUS TWO EXCURSIONS. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALSO INCLUDED OR £30 REDUCTION FOR THOSE WITH OWN INSURANCE.
DENIA IS SITUATED BETWEEN ALICANTE AND VALENCIA WITH A HARBOUR, MARINA AND 12TH CENTURY CASTLE JUST A SHORT STROLL FROM THE HOTEL.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560 verarigby@talktalk.net
YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL NOW RECEIVED YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION FROM SAGA HOLIDAYS.
You should have now received the amended details of date and flight times changed due to the Monarch airline collapse
REMINDER BALANCE DUE TO SAGA BY JULY 7TH.
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.
Contact Vera Rigby 01457 873560
verarigby@talktalk.net
Sun Dec 30th
→Thu Jan 1st
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2018/19. 3 NIGHT STAY DECEMBER 30TH, 31ST. January 1ST.
CUMBRIA GRAND HOTEL GRANGE OVER SANDS.
DECEMBER 30TH ARRIVE MID AFTERNOON, TIME TO SETTLE IN BEFORE MEETING FOR KIR ROYALE COCKTAIL, 3 COURSE CARVERY DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT.
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.
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.
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.
TRANSPORT, WITH AN EXTRA COST, WILL BE ARRANGED AT A LATER DATE ONCE WE HAVE NUMBERS.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560 E MAIL verarigby@talktalk.net
Discover & Dine
Thu Jun 28th CORONATION CANDY FACTORY & LYTHAM HALL

Pick up times

Lees Co-op 8.30am

Oldham lay-by opposite Q.E.H. 8.45am
Thu Jul 26th CLITHEROE CASTLE & SCENIC GUIDED COACH TOUR OF THE RIBBLE VALLEY

Fully booked.

Lunch menu available at the June meeting.
Thu Aug 23rd DAY IN HULL
Am. Guided land train ride around the Old Town.
2 Course lunch
Pm Free time to visit any of the numerous museums, galleries, churches, The Deep etc
£34

Payment due in June
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

DETAILS IN JULY

PAYMENT IN AUGUST.
Thu Oct 25th MANCHESTER GUIDE DOGS TOUR & BENTS GARDEN CENTRE

DETAILS AS ABOVE.
Thu Nov 8th CATALYST CENTRE

DETAILS IN AUGUST
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
Gardening
Sat Jul 7th
→Mon Jul 9th
WEEKEND TRIP TO BETH CHATTO'S GARDEN Nr COLCHESTER
Beth Chatto OBE is an award winning plantswoman and writer who started developing her gardens in 1960.
Cost - £140

COACH DEPARTURE: 8AM LEES. 8.15AM OLDHAM. SATURDAY 7thJULY


OMEGA TRAVEL REQUIRE THE BALANCE FOR THIS TRIP ON 9t JUNE. AS THIS DATE IS BEFORE THE JUNE MONTHLY MEETING MEMBERS TRAVELING ON THIS TRIP HAVE 3 OPTIONS: GIVE LIZ FODEN THE BALANCE ON 5th MAY (NEWBY HALL TRIP) or POST CHEQUE TO LIZ or PAY BALANCE AT MAY MONTHLY MEETING.

Cheques made payable to Omega Holidays
Remember for those not sharing the single supplement is £30. (£170 in total)
Tue Aug 7th TEMPLE NEWSAM
Capability brown landscaped estate. Beautiful walled garden, Rhodedendron walk and lakeside gardens.

£30
Payment due at July meeting
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
MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Mon Jul 16th

Pub Crawl No 3

Meet at Central Library St. Peter's Square at 3pm.

Drinking horns at the ready!

Suzanne Hindle {Blue badge guide} will lead us on a tour about the wild and wacky rituals of Manchester's old secret drinking societies. We will stop in 2 or 3 hostelries where you should partake of liquid refreshment.We finish the tour about 5.30 - 6.00pm near the Town Hall. There will be an optional meal then which I will arrange when numbers are known

£8 PER PERSON. COST OF MEAL TO BE ADVISED

Mon Jul 16th

MEAL AT DON GIOVANNIS £17.55 2 courses and tip

MENU
STARTERS
1.Homemade soup of the day
2.Ravioli with ricotta and spinach in a butter sauce
3.Bruschetta pomodoro {vine tomatoes,pesto,onions,garlic,basil and olive oil]
4.Bruschetta funghi {sauteed mushrooms topped with dolce latte]
5.Duck and chicken liver pate with toast and a berry compote
6.Calamari fritti [battered squid rings with home made tartar dip

MAINS
A. Lasagne
B. Mushroom risotto with parmesan shavings
C. Ham,mushroom,tomato and mozzarella pizza
D. Miniature potato dumplings in a tomato sauce with mozzarella and basil
E. Chicken fillet{skin on} in creamy mushroom sauce
F. Roasted butternut squash,goat's cheese,rocket,balsamic glaze, olive oil and toasted pine nut salad
G. Grilled salmon with asparagus and prawns in a cream sauce served with seasonal veg £2 supplement

Tue Jul 24th PUB CRAWL NO 3

REPEAT OF THE EVENT LISTED ABOVE
Wed Aug 15th Gourmet lunch at Nutters 1pm

Coach will leave Lees at 12 noon and Oldham at 12.15pm.Cost will be advised when numbers are known.Probably about £8 per person

MENU
STARTERS
A.Golden roast chicken confit with cos salad,garlic emulsion and crispy croutons

B.Creamy celeriac soup with frazzled bacon and English pea

C.Pan seared seabass with lemon and fermented black garlic and a Roma tomato,shallot and basil salad

D.Chestnut mushroom parfait with local beets, pickled onions and baby shoots

MAINS
1.Slow braised lamb shoulder "gremolata" with lemon and soft herbs, goose fat parmentier and a port and shallot sauce

2.Dingley dell pork belly confit with black pudding shards and spring onion mash

3.Roast hake with smoked haddock and tarragon fish cake, wilted greens and lemon hollandaise

4. Mediterranean vegetable tart glazed with welsh rarebit served with avine tomato and basil vinaigrette

DESSERTS
a. Classic whimberry tart with Grand Marnier custard and orange yoghurt ice cream

b. A selection of Nutters local and regional specialist cheeses

c. Delicate chilled chocolate timbale with English raspberries and cream chantilly

d. Toffee and white chocalate delice with sea salted caramel ice cream

Tea or filter coffee

£27.50 per person

Menu must be pre ordered by July meeting
Thu Sep 13th

A GRAND DAY OUT

1. Travel to Barton Grange garden centre for coffee {at own cost] and a little light shopping

2. Onward to the Lune Aqueduct where we board our canal boat for a cruise whilst enjoying a fish and chip lunch

3. On to Lancaster for a guided tour of the Castle

£36 per person

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