Silhill

EVENTS


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Oct 4th Core Meeting Speaker - Sheena Terrace - Flora and Fauna of New Zealand
Fri Nov 1st Core meeting Speaker - Georgina Hale - Shipwrecked in the Antarctic
Fri Dec 6th Silhill U3a - Christmas Dinner
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D
Mon Oct 14th Group B - Dot's Group
Book:- The Silence Of The Girls by Pat Barker (Dot's Choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Oct 14th GROUP A - Homefire by Kamila Shamsie. 11.00 a.m. at Deerhurst Court, Warwick Rd, Solihull
Mon Nov 11th Group B - Dot's group
Book:- The Child by Fiona Barton ( Bev's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Nov 11th GROUP A - The Lost Man by Jane Harper. 11.00 a.m. at Deerhurst Court, Warwick Rd, Solihull
Mon Dec 9th Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop ( Aileen's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Dec 9th The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - 11.00 a.m. Coffee and Mince Pies at Linda's house.
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's house - Social
Please contact Dot for more information
Film: The Zookeeper's Wife on Netflicks
(Most of the group have read the book!)
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Milkman by Anna Burns (Marg T's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Somebody I Used To Know by Wendy Mitchell (Wendy's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Apr 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's Group
Book:- A Ladder To The Sky by John Boyne (Colette's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon May 11th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson (Pat's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Jun 8th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler ( Di's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Cinema Club
Thu Oct 3rd A special screening of 'Wise Children' will be shown today at Cineworld, Solihull.
Times:
2pm
7pm
This is a dramatized version of the Angela Carter novel, and is directed by Emma Rice.
It was recorded live at the York Playhouse and would be of interest to both book club readers and cinema fans.
No need to let Wendy and David know-just come along!!
Family History
Thu Oct 17th Solihull library - Upstairs in a private room 10-12 noon
Drop in and see if you like it!
Thu Nov 21st Solihull library - Upstairs in a private room 10-12 noon
Drop in and see if you like it!
Thu Dec 19th Solihull library - Upstairs in a private room 10-12 noon
Drop in and see if you like it!
Gardening
Fri Oct 4th Talk: Mick Poultney - “Raised Beds and No Dig Cultivation”
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Prize for Best Sunflower to be Awarded (bring your photos)
Fri Nov 1st Talk: "Pruning" by Duncan Coombes
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Fri Jan 3rd 2020 Talk: "Plants for Difficult Places" by Lynn Jones
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Fri Jan 10th 2020 New Years' Lunch
Venue: Copt Heath Golf Club
Payments and menu choices will be taken at October and November Core Meetings
Fri Feb 7th 2020 Talk: "Your Garden Month by Month" by Howard Drury
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Fri Mar 6th 2020 Talk: "Growing Unusual Vegetables" by Sally Cunningham
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Fri Apr 3rd 2020 AGM and Potluck Lunch
Including Seed / Cuttings / Plant Pot Swap
Time: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Venue: Methodist Church Community Hall
Gin Tasting
Sat Jan 18th 2020 Join us for our first Gin Tasting Evening
Date: Saturday 18th January 2020 Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Marylou's House Cost: £15
This event is now full. Contact Marylou to go on the Waiting List.
Historical Figures
Wed Oct 2nd Graham Baron Ash Venue - Packwood House - 10.00am - this is a joint meeting

This joint meeting will be a private tour and talk at 10.00am ( the house does not normally open until 11.00am), please ensure that you are prompt arriving and meet in the car park at Packwood House. As this is a National Trust property don't forget your national Trust card

Please let Pam or Geoff Williams know if you will be attending the event at the next core meeting.
Tue Nov 12th Sir Matt Busby - NOTE THE TIME AND VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
Thu Dec 19th Evelyn Miles - 12.00 noon (note the time change) This will be a Christmas get together kindly being hosted by Linda Hornby
Luncheon club
Thu Sep 26th Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Venue: The Tipperary
Meer End Road, Honiley, Kenilworth CV8 1PW
Time 12.30pm
Please pre-order from Fixed Price Luncheon Menu. Click --->> Tipperary Menu
1 course for £8.95, 2 Courses for £12.95
The lunch menu is for starters and mains only.
Puddings/Desserts can be order on the day from the regular menu.

Please send your menu choices to Jeff Hildreth before Monday 23rd September
Singing
Tue Sep 24th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Oct 1st CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Oct 8th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Oct 15th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Oct 22nd CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Oct 29th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Nov 5th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Trips and Events
Thu Oct 17th A tour backstage at the Alex Theatre in Birmingham - Thursday October 17th 10 30am " £5 to include tea and biscuits.
Thu Oct 24th BEER AND SKITTLES EVENING WITH SUPPER

This will take place at the HG Club, 21a Doveridge Road, Hall Green, B28 0LS. Time 6 30 for a 7pm start. Price £7 .
Wed Nov 27th
→Thu Nov 28th
TRIP TO THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
2 DAYS NOVEMBER 27th/28th 2019
PRICE £162 PP (SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT £10)
INCLUDES: RETURN COACH TRAVEL, LATE LUNCH ON ARRIVAL, BED AND BREAKFAST AT THE "LE STRANGE ARMS HOTEL" HUNSTANTON, ENTRANCE TO THE SHOW AND ALL TIPS
Balance of the trip was due at the September core meeting
Tue Dec 17th Wassail at the Crescent Theatre is back again

At the Crescent Theatre Sheepcote Street Birmingham tickets only £21.00each
Mon Feb 24th 2020 Bournemouth trip 5days

4 nights at the Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa Hotel, including Full English Breakfast and three course evening meal.

Entertainment on 2nights and 3days out.

Balance for this trip is required at the November core meeting Cheques only please

Double room or twin total cost — £205
Single room total cost — £245

Any queries phone Joy — 07580363540
Janice — 07711400214

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