Oldham & District

Events

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.00 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
Wed Nov 20th CHRISTMAS BEATLES SHOW PARTY LUNCH.
DUNKENHALGH HOTEL BLACKBURN. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH 2019.
TEA/COFFEE MINCE PIES ON ARRIVAL.
TIME TO BROWSE CHRISTMAS SHOP BEFORE THE FIRST HALF OF SHOW.
SET FESTIVE 3 COURSE LUNCH. SHOW CONTINUES UNTIL 3PM.
COACH PICK UPS LEES COOP 9.30AM ROCHDALE ROAD OLDHAM 9.45AM
COST INCLUDING TRANSPORT £40. THIS COULD REDUCE DEPENDING ON NUMBERS.
£6 DEPOSIT PAYABLE AT MARCH OR APRIL MEETING. BALANCE DUE SEPTEMBER MEETING. CHEQUES PAYABLE TO OLDHAM AND DISTRICT U3A.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560
E MAIL verarigby@talktalk.net.
Mon Dec 30th
→Wed Jan 1st 2020

New Year 2019/20 Celebrations.
Two night stay at the 4* Lancaster House Hotel, with the historic city of Lancaster and Lancashire coast line near by. The hotel has a health club and swimming pool.
Arriving December 30th. for a Champagne Lancashire Cream Tea. The evening starts with a festive drinks reception followed by a four course dinner. Following dinner there will be a Monte Carlo themed Casino Night.
December 31st Breakfast served until midday. This afternoon the hotel will be hosting a " House of Laurent Perrier" Champagne tasting were you will fined out about Champagne and the chance to taste some fantastic Champagnes.
The evening will commence with a Champagne & Canapé reception followed by a seven course gala dinner. Music and Dancing until late.
January 1st after a late breakfast we will depart the hotel.
Cost £289 per person. Deposits of £100 per person required on booking. Cheques payable to Lancaster House Hotel.
The usual coach will be arranged at an extra cost depending on numbers.
Contact Vera Rigby 01457 873560 verarigby@talktalk.net

Tue Sep 15th 2020
→Tue Sep 22nd 2020
2020 GROUP HOLIDAY. DEPARTING SEPTEMBER 15TH 2020 FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT FOR 7 NIGHTS ARRIVING BACK IN MANCHESTER SEPTEMBER 22ND.2020
7 NIGHTS IN YOUR OWN EN SUITE ROOM AT THE 4 STAR BEST HOTELS SEMIRAMIS, PUERTO de la CRUZ. TENERIFE.
INCLUDES ALL BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES, DINNERS.FREE BAR OPEN 12HOURS A DAY. UNLIMITED TEA/COFFEE SERVED WITHIN THE HOTEL. WINE AND WATER WITH LUNCH AND DINNER.
COST INCLUDING TRAVEL INSURANCE. £879 PER PERSON. WITHOUT INSURANCE £859 PER PERSON.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560
E MAIL verarigby@talktalk.net.
Discover & Dine
Thu Sep 26th TOUR OF THE SPODE POTTERY HERITAGE CENTRE
Lunch ,followed by a visit to Trentham Gardens,shopping
Village and garden centre..
Now £29
Fully booked

Please choose your menu at the August meeting.
Thu Oct 24th SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL 4 COURSE LUNCH & COFFEE CRUISE FROM THE MILL HOTEL CHESTER & FREE TIME IN CHESTER.
£36

Details in July Payment in August
Thu Nov 28th CHATSWORTH CHRISTMAS FAIR & TOUR OF THE HOUSE
No Lunch included in this visit due to prices at the restaurant. Plenty of food available in the self service restaurant and also at the Christmas fair.

Details in August. Payment in September
Thu Dec 12th WHITE HART CHRISTMAS LUNCH
DETAILS IN SEPTEMBER Payment OCTOBER
Mon Jun 8th 2020
→Fri Jun 12th 2020
PROPOSED VISIT TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Ocean view hotel Shanklin Isle of Wight. 5 days /4 nights. £385 per person.

This price includes
Return coach & ferry.
4 nights half board.
Entertainment
Use of indoor pool complex
Visits to Osborne House, Carrisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight steam railway.
One Free day.
On the outward & inward journey visits to Cadbury’s World & Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

More details at the August meeting and if interested a chance to sign up .
Gardening
Thu Sep 5th BREEZY KNEES garden
near York

£27.50
Pick up times: Lees 9am
Oldham 9.15am
Tue Oct 1st PLANNING FOR 2020

If members have any ideas for next years programme then bring them along to this meeting to discuss the possibilities.

Daisy Nook Garden Centre (meeting room) at 2pm until 4pm
Fri Nov 22nd THE LIFE AND WORK OF GERTRUDE JEKYLL

An illustrated talk by Jane McCann on this remarkable artist, writer, crafts woman, plantswoman and PRE-EMINENT Garden designer of the Arts and Crafts period

Venue: 1.30pm at Lees Library 22 November
MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Fri Sep 6th

RIVER CRUISE SHREWSBURY AND BRITISH IRONWORKS MUSEUM

We travel to Shrewsbury and board the Lady Sabrina for a cruise while enjoying tea/coffee.We then have approx 90mins to explore Shrewsbury and have lunch{at own cost} before travelling to British Ironworks museum and Shropshire sculpture park.There is much to see and we should be able to watch craftsmen at work.At 4pm we have scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea before returning home

Leave Lees 8.15, Oldham 8.30
£29 per person

Thu Nov 7th

NORTHERN QUARTER
GUIDED WALK AND FOOD TASTING TOUR

2pm - {approx}5pm.

Suzanne Hindle our Blue badge guide will lead the walk with stops to taste food and drink.
Meeting point will be arranged in near future

£21.50 per person

A REASONABLE DEGREE OF MOBILITY AND ABILITY TO KEEP UP WITH THE REST OF THE GROUP IS REQUIRED

Fri Nov 8th EXACTLY AS ABOVE BUT A DAY LATER
Sat Nov 30th

ARLEY HALL FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA AND KNUTSFORD XMAS MARKET

Arley Hall. Each room is decorated with hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from the Arley gardens.The Chapel is also decorated.Local schools each decorate a Christmas tree and they are displayed in the Cruck Barn.Food and drink is available in The Gardener's Kitchen {at own cost]

We then travel to Knutsford Xmas market.The festive street market features over 100 traders selling food,drinks,craft and gifts.Time to get into the Xmas spirit with live entertainment,hot food, mulled wine and much more
NOW FULLY BOOKED
£21per person
Coach leaves Lees 9.15, Oldham 9.30

Wed Dec 18th CHRISTMAS AT GORTON MONASTERY

ARRIVE APPROX 11AM FOR MULLED WINE/FRUIT PUNCH
ASSEMBLE IN NAVE FOR TALK FROM ELAINE GRIFFITHS
CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Roast parsnip soup,warm bread
Roast roast turkey breast,roast and creamed potatoes,carrots and parsnips,sprouts,homemade stuffing,pigs in blankets,rich jus
Vegetarian option mushroom and nut roast with traditional trimmings
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Tea/coffee with mini mince pies
FOLLOWED BY SINGER .OPTIONAL CAROL SINGING

£35 per person. NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £15 PAYABLE NO LATER THAN JUNE MEETING
NOW FULLY BOOKED
Transport at additional cost will be arranged
Sat Jan 25th 2020 Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Oldham Coliseum Theatre 7.30pm

Our live host will warm up our voices,teach us some iconic dance moves and show us how to use our interactive prop bags.Then settle down to watch the smash hit film singing along with the on screen lyrics
£16 per person. Payment no later than End of July because the seats are much in demand and cannot be reserved any longer.
Wed Mar 11th 2020
→Sun Mar 15th 2020

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS

Door to door service with porterage

Day 1.Travel to Ashford {with stops for refreshment at own cost} for an overnight stay in a single room at the Holiday Inn Ashford.Dinner is included

Day 2.After an included breakfast carry on to Folkestone for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and proceeding to the village of Bully-les-mines for a two course lunch with tea/coffee.Onwards to Paris where we will settle into our indivdual cabins on MS Botticelli which is moored near the Eiffel Tower
The ship has recently been renovated.It has lounge bar with dance floor,bar,dining room and sun deck.Each cabin is en suite,air conditioned and has a hair dryer,TV and safe.We enjoy 3 nights dinner,breakfast and lunch on board.

Day 3.Guided coach tour of Paris highlights,eg Louvre,Arc de Triomphe,Champs Elysees etc.with an English speaking guide.After lunch on board, the afternoon is free for you to do what you want

Day 4. Guided coach tour of Old Montmartre and Sacre Coeur with English speaking guide.After lunch,the afternoon is free.

On one evening we will enjoy a Paris by night cruise

Day 5. After breakfast we leave Paris for our homeward journey

£689 per person.Upper deck supplement £80