Rickmansworth & District

EVENTS

The Events page is to help with your future planning. Further details may be found in the bulletin (via the link on this page) and by contacting the Group Leader if it is a Group event. Otherwise your current newsletter will have a lot of the necessary information.

Reminder: Payment for an outing is to be made by cheque at the time of booking.

Please visit the Swimming group page to see details of the sessions being offered in conjunction with the Watford Area U3A


Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Mon May 27thArt AppreciationNo Meeting
Tue May 28thMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ - Sarah Pullen from Paradise Wildlife Park based in Broxbourne will talk about the "White Lions of Timeavatti and other animals" - Please note that THIS MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL, BERRY LANE, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 7HG,
Tue May 28thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am.
Fri May 31stLondon WalksThe Espionage Game - Edgware Road Revealed - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Edgware Road Station - Circle/District/Hammersmith and City Line
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June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdClassic FilmAce in the Hole - Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling - 1951
Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Mon Jun 3rdCyclingOur June short ride is a lovely 19 mile (fairly flat!) ride to Elstree Airport for refreshments at the café. We'll follow the Ebury Way, National Cycle Route 6, quite roads through Meriden and bridle paths and tracks through parts of the Munden Estate into Aldenham and onto Elstree Airport for refreshments. Then back to the start via Patchets Green.
Tue Jun 4thPainting for PleasureMeeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Wed Jun 5thJugglingMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall.
Thu Jun 6thOutingChocolate Lady Visit - including a demonstration of chocolate making techniques with tastings and free time in the delightful market town of Saffron Walden.
Thu Jun 6thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 2:00 pm.
Tue Jun 11thOutingCANCELLED - Visit to London Transport Art Store
Tue Jun 11thEngineering HeritageRudi Newman “A talk about Airships and the story of the R 101”.
Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Thu Jun 13thMeetingThursday Members Monthly Meeting - "The Swiss Garden - Restoration of a Regency Gem". Corinne Price works for the Shuttleworth Trust at Biggleswade and will tell of the creation of the Swiss Garden, its owners and its restoration in 2012-14, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant. Venue = The Fairway Inn, Moor Lane, RICKMANSWORTH WD3
Sat Jun 15thOtherDeadline for contributions to the July, August and September bulletin. Please supply Harry Temmink with your proposed entry by Saturday June 15th.
Mon Jun 17thGardeningYou too can arrange a Floral Display! Flower Arranging Workshop (everyone included).
Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Tue Jun 18thHistoryRicky Historians - Meeting Venue = ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ at 2 pm - ‘EXPLORING CHORLEYWOOD’ - Presentation of the Chorleywood U3A excellent book by the authors: Sue Clark, David Hiddleston, Hugh Howes, Gillian Pugh, Valerie Steel.
Tue Jun 18thCyclingJune Long Ride. Leader required.
Tue Jun 18thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am.
Tue Jun 18thPlay ReadingMeeting Venue = MILL END COMMUNITY CENTRE, he Old School Building, Church Lane, Mill End, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 8HD
Wed Jun 19thPhotographyMeeting Venue = St Bede’s Church Hall, Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, WD3 3LL.
Wed Jun 19thBridgeMeeting Venue = MILL END COMMUNITY CENTRE, he Old School Building, Church Lane, Mill End, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 8HD
Thu Jun 20thArchitectureSubject : Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) Gothic Revivalist and Architect of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Midland Grand Hotel, St Pancras, etc. Venue = The Captain’s Room, Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Course, Moor Lane, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 1QL
Mon Jun 24thArt Appreciation'FOLLOW UP' on Reveley Lodge Visit with MEMBERS’ CHOICE’ of Albert Chewett
and other Bushey artists’ work. Meeting Venue = St John’s Catholic Church Hall, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Tue Jun 25thMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - "Footsteps in Summer". The story of Russell George’s 950 mile solo walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End. N.B. Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Tue Jun 25thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am.
Wed Jun 26thPhilosophyMeeting at 2pm - Venue = The Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Course, Moor Lane, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 1QL.
Wed Jun 26thOpera AppreciationNo meeting.
Fri Jun 28thLondon WalksSouthwark to Elephant and Castle - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Southwark Station - Jubilee Line.
July 2019
Mon Jul 1stClassic FilmNo meeting.
Mon Jul 1stCyclingSteve will be leading our July Short Ride which will start from Sarratt. Details to follow.
Tue Jul 2ndPainting for PleasureMeeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Wed Jul 3rdJugglingMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall.
Thu Jul 4thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 2:00 pm
Tue Jul 9thEngineering HeritageTony Davies “The Miracle of Powered Flight – from Kittyhawk to Cape Canaveral” Meeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Thu Jul 11thMeetingThursday Members Monthly Meeting - "Saving the Country House". Ben Cowell, Director General of Country Houses, will give us an account of efforts to save country house architecture over the last 100 years and how it survives today. Venue = The Fairway Inn, Moor Lane, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 1QL
Mon Jul 15thGardeningMeeting Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Tue Jul 16thHistoryRicky Historians - Meeting Venue = ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ at 2pm - ‘WATFORD’S DARKER HISTORY’ - Speaker: Peter Mould.
Tue Jul 16thCyclingThe July long ride is a 22 mile ride out to Emily's Tea Rooms at Whitwell. We'll start at Redbourn and, mainly keeping to very quiet and picturesque country lanes, make our way to Whitwell. We'll enjoy refreshments ay Emily's, famous amongst the local cycling community, before heading across country to Harpenden and back to Redbourn.
Tue Jul 16thTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am
Tue Jul 16thPlay ReadingMeeting Venue = MILL END COMMUNITY CENTRE, he Old School Building, Church Lane, Mill End, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 8HD
Wed Jul 17thPhotographyMeeting Venue = St Bede’s Church Hall, Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, WD3 3LL.
Wed Jul 17thBridgeMeeting Venue = MILL END COMMUNITY CENTRE, he Old School Building, Church Lane, Mill End, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 8HD
Thu Jul 18thArchitectureVenue = The Captain’s Room, Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Course, Moor Lane, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 1QL
Mon Jul 22ndArt Appreciation#Meeting Venue = T.B.A.
Tue Jul 23rdMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - "Living with Diabetes". Colin Richards gave a talk to our Thursday meeting last summer but returns this time to help us understand the main types of diabetes and what life style changes need to be made. Venue = St John's, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ
Tue Jul 23rdTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am
Wed Jul 24thPhilosophyMeeting at 2pm in St John’s Catholic Church Hall, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ.
Wed Jul 24thOpera AppreciationNo meeting.
Fri Jul 26thLondon Walks"The Other Royals" - Exploring George and Albert - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Gallions Reach Station - DLR Line.
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August 2019
Thu Aug 1stGardeningGroup outing to RHS Hyde Hall
Mon Aug 5thCyclingBrian S will be leading our August short ride. Details to follow.
Tue Aug 20thCyclingOur August long ride will take us to Hughenden Manor. Starting at Great Missenden station our 22 mile ride will take us through picturesque Chilterns scenery and lovely villages to Hughenden Manor where we can enjoy refreshments in the National Trust café. Our return to Great Missenden skirts High Wycombe before following country lanes back to the start.
Fri Aug 30thLondon WalksRegents Street - Monarchs, Menagerie and Mobs - THIS IS THE 100TH WALK with Colin! - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Great Portland Street - Metropolitan Line
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September 2019
Mon Sep 2ndCyclingOur September short ride is a 13 mile delightful ride through quiet lanes, woods, towpaths & cycle paths. The ride starts at Sarratt, heads through Chipperfield and Chandlers Cross before entering Whippendell Wood and descending to the canal towpath. We follow the towpath to Croxley Green and then head towards Loudwater and back to the Cricketers at Sarratt.
Tue Sep 17thCyclingOur September long ride is a 23 mile ride to Wendover Woods. The ride starts at Chesham station. We head north and leave Chesham on Vale Road on quiet lanes in lovely countryside along lanes lined with hedges and others with views over open country. We head towards Wendover where we will stop at the Café in the Woods for refreshments. We return via South Heath to our starting point.
Fri Sep 27thLondon WalksGolders Green - Woolfe and Wigs - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Golders Green Station - Northern Line.
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Mon Sep 30th
→Sun Oct 6th
HolidayTrip to Lisbon & The Silver Coast. - Flyers giving more information will be available at the Monthly Meetings.
October 2019
Mon Oct 7thCyclingOctober Short Ride
Tue Oct 15thCyclingOctober Long Ride
Mon Oct 28thLondon WalksWestminster’s Other Side - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - St James Park Station - Circle and District Line.
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thCyclingNovember Short Ride
Sun Nov 10th
→Tue Nov 12th
HolidayN.B. SOLD OUT - Thursford Christmas Spectacular- holiday in Norfolk, travelling via the famous Suffolk Constable country villages.
Tue Nov 19thCyclingNovember Long Ride.
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndLondon WalksStoke Newington - Shy and Sly - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Manor House Tube Station - Piccadilly Line.
Tue Dec 10thSocialRU3A 2019 Christmas Lunch at West Herts Golf Club 12 noon for 12:30 pm