Saltburn District

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If you are the best way to do it is to go onto our website.
Look up the group that you would like to join.
You can then contact the Group Leader via the (contact button) on the page
If the group is full you can go on the waiting list.
I know some of our groups would like more members.
Scrabble, American Tribal Style Dancing, German and Laughing Yoga.

We are always looking to start new groups.

Get in touch via the website (use the general contact button)if you think you could run a group.

We will give you all the help you need.

So please, don’t just sit back - get involved!

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Welcome to the latest news for October.

I am starting this month’s news with a bit of an appeal. Even with 60+ groups to choose from SDU3A regularly has requests for groups we don’t yet offer. Is there anyone out there who might be willing to dip a toe into the pleasures of being a Group Leader? A short term group is an ideal way of testing what interest there is and if you feel being a Group Leader is the right thing for you. U3A is very much a mutual learning and helping organisation and to be a Group Leader you don’t have to be any sort of expert, just enthusiastic. Examples of recent requests are china painting, patchwork, beginners bridge, beginners ukulele, guitar, walking netball, wine appreciation, opera appreciation and woodwork/carving.
Louise, our SDU3A chair, recently attended a workshop where other U3A’s discussed the groups they offered – do any of these whet your appetite? (full list available on request)
• Themed lunch group – safari supper style
• Sunday Funday – aimed at those alone at weekends
• Bus Pass Group – different leaders select a bus route and nominate ‘off’ stops to explore/investigate the surroundings before a coffee/pub stop and return journey.
• Factory visits
• Maths, puzzles, trails and problems.
If you would like to know more about being a Group Leader please contact Karin, SDU3A Groups Co-ordinator.

SDU3A is hoping to offer a Spanish Intermediate Group in the near future. This group hopes to enable anyone with an above basic level of Spanish to meet regularly to improve their Spanish (following agreed text, online course or whatever to be agreed by the group) plus time spent on Spanish Literature, current affairs, songs or general conversation in a relaxed and friendly setting. Please register your interest via the contact button on this web page or at the next update meeting on 1st November.

Thank you to Mo who has sent details of road surfacing works due to take place Monday to Friday (7th - 11th October) on Milton Street which may have an impact on ease of access to the Methodist Church Hall – especially parking. Thursday is the day when access is most likely to be affected. If you attend any groups at the Methodist Church Hall it might be prudent to give yourself a few extra minutes to reach the hall. All the relevant group leaders have been informed.

Angela has asked me to mention the new Monthly Sundowner Group, initial attendance was good; a great chance just to relax and have a good chat. Tea and coffee will be provided in the future and everyone is welcome, if they wish, to bring along some food to share. The next meeting is Friday, 18th October at the St Johns Ambulance Centre in Marske from 4 – 6pm.

Crafts Anon has also started – again this is a very relaxed group, bring along a piece of craft you are busy working on or need a nudge to get restarted and have some company while you knit, crochet, bead, sew etc. If you are interested please get in touch with Sue or via the website button. The class runs from 1.30 – 3.30m on Mondays in the Echo Centre.
There are some vacancies in Play Reading 2 which takes place on Mondays, 4.15 – 5.45pm at the Echo Centre – please get in touch with Sue or via the website button.

Summer dining is coming to the end of its season – the last meeting of this group is October 17th and will be at Brockley Hall, Saltburn. Please contact Val for the venue and at least five days before this date if you would like to book a place.

Laughter Yoga has a different time and venue for the month of October. Sandra will lead the group at Saltburn Methodist Church on Mondays from 12.15 – 1.15pm. Venue and time reverts back to normal on 4th November.

The next Coffee morning for Theatre Group is Saturday 12th October at the Echo Centre at 10am. Lots of exciting things coming up – check out the groups page on the website.

There is a real treat for local history fans next week – two talks on offer! The first is with our own local history group at Saltburn Methodist Church Hall. On Wednesday 9 October at 10am. Geoff Taylor, Historian will talk about ‘THE LAND OF IRON’ - Ironstone mining at Rosedale and transportation across the moors to Rosedale railway station. The second is on Friday 11th October with Guisborough U3A at Guisborough Methodist Hall, Westgate. The topic is ‘THE STORY OF ICI’ by Tony Lynn. Refreshments from 10.00, talks begin at 10.30. Cost is £2. All members of any U3A and their guests are very welcome to join us – no need to book.

The Northumbria Region annual Geography Quiz has been announced. One team from each U3A in the region (each team to be 4 people plus 2 reserves). Initial rounds will try and pair geographically close groups together and will build to a grand final in June 2020. Applications need to be received by December 15th with the competition itself starting in February 2020. If anyone would like to have the full details of the quiz they can be sent out via e-mail, just get in touch via 01642 479928 or through the website.

Christmas workshops are filling up – please contact Karin or send a message via the website if you wish to add your name to the list. Workshops are: 1. Edible Christmas Treats 2. Hand-sewn Japanese fabric gift bag 3. A Festive American Tribal Dance session 4. Re-usable Advent Calendars 5. Making Christmas gift boxes and Tags 6. Hand crafted marzipan fruits.

Finally Loftus Town Hall is holding its annual Art Gallery Event 17th - 19th October with free entry to the public on the 18th and 19th of October 10am – 4pm. All sorts of crafts on show including the art work of one of our own SDU3A members.

The next update meeting will be on Friday, November 1st - doors open at 9.45am.

SDU3A news can be updated at any time on the website so please send us any information you think should be shared.

Karin Slade, Groups Co-ordinator 7th October 2019

If you are interested in any of the above, please send a message via the contact button.

Guisborough Museum is looking for volunteers, particularly for stewarding roles to meet and greet visitors during museum opening hours. Opening hours are 10am – 4pm Thursdays and Saturdays from April to the end of October. Stewards work in 2 hour sessions and work either singly or in pairs – new stewards are always accompanied. No special knowledge is needed. If anyone is interested call in to the museum or telephone on Thursday between 10am and 1pm on 01287 203617. They are a friendly bunch.

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FIRE SAFETY ADVICE

The guest speakers at our JUNE Update meeting were Nigel Tilley and Lee Toogood from the Cleveland Fire Brigade Community Safety Team.

Through a very interesting, often amusing and thought-provoking presentation they highlighted key aspects of home safety advice and fire prevention tips. Handout leaflets were distributed and some are still available - look on the noticeboard table at the rear of the hall at the next Update meeting if you missed out on these.

Together with a range of simple tips to make our homes safer, Nigel and Lee suggested the following bedtime routine (as we are much more at risk of fire while we sleep):

• Switch OFF and unplug electrical equipment - only leave on appliances designed to be left on, like your fridge. NB We were told to avoid charging phones and laptops overnight, especially in the bedroom.
• Check your cooker - make sure grill, hob and oven are all turned OFF
• Turn heaters OFF and put a guard in front of any open fires
• Check candles are out
• Put cigarettes right out - wetting them to be sure - and NEVER smoke in bed
• Check your escape route - it should be clear of obstacles. Make sure your keys are where they are meant to be
• Close ALL doors - this can slow down the spread of fire
• Turn OFF your electric blanket - unless you are absolutely sure it can be left on safely e.g. if it has a thermostat
• DON’T leave your washing machine, tumble dryer, or dishwasher on if you go out or go to bed

The Community Safety Team offer a FREE Home Safety Check# (this would take between 10-15 minutes) which would help to identify risk and suggest simple amendments to increase your personal home safety. Telephone 01642 777651 to arrange for this.

The Fire Service also operate a Stay Safe and Warm campaign, which in case of e.g. boiler failure in your home during the winter months could offer support such as emergency heating, blankets etc.

We hope this advice will help you to keep safe.

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TALKS AND WALKS GROUP GUISBOROUGH U3A

The programme of talks for this autumn is :

Friday, October 11th THE STORY OF ICI with Tony Lynn

Friday, November 8th 50 YEARS OF THE CLEVELAND WAY with Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer at North York Moors National Park.

Friday, December 13th TALES FROM A RIVER TEES PILOT with Geoff Taylor

The talks take place in the Methodist Hall on Westgate. Refreshments are served from 1000 and the talks begin at 1030. Cost is £2. All members of any U3A and their guests are very welcome to join us.