St. Helens

Latest News and Information

U3A Youtube Channel?
Been Researching stuff yourself, or in your U3A Group?
The link opposite may be of interest to you!

Below are some news highlights and details of what is coming up organised by the St. Helens U3A.

!!!!!! Opposite is a link for RELATED NEWS and INFORMATION PAGE for News from other organisations and non U3A Events. !!!!!!
There is new NEWS on this page! Really good if you like trains!

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Quick dates Dates for the diary, see Group Pages or Newsletter for more info
Wednesday October 2nd Interesting Buildings at Blist's Hill (Ironbridge) £18 for coach and Museum entrance.
Click on the 'Related News and Information' link for a U3A Northwest Project you could help with!

Pauline Hobson & Mary Jaggers are standing down as leaders of the Craft Group after a number of years. At present we do not have replacements but would be pleased if anyone who is interested could contact our Group Co-ordinator, Jackie Bunt, via the pigeon on the U3A website Group Page.
Pauline & Mary would like to thank our members for their support and their company over the years.


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Computer Corner - Mike and Jean Rossiter

How to update WhatsApp
Are you worried about security issues when using WhatsApp?
Read this advice from Mike

You can easily update WhatsApp from your phone's application store. Please note if you received a message that isn't supported by your version of WhatsApp, you'll need to update WhatsApp.

To update WhatsApp:

• Android: Go to Play Store, then tap Menu > My apps & games. Tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
◦ Alternatively, go to Play Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap UPDATE under WhatsApp Messenger.
• iPhone: Go to App Store, then tap Updates. Tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
◦ Alternatively, go to App Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
• Windows Phone 8.1: Go to Store, then tap Menu > my apps > WhatsApp > update.
◦ Alternatively, go to Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap WhatsApp > update.
• Windows Phone 10: Go to Microsoft Store, then tap Menu > My Library. Tap Update next to WhatsApp.
◦ Alternatively, go to Microsoft Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap WhatsApp > Update.
• KaiOS: Press JioStore or Store on the apps menu. Scroll to the side to select Social, then select WhatsApp. Press OK or SELECT > UPDATE.
We encourage you to always use the latest version of WhatsApp. Latest versions contain the newest features and bug fixes.

It should only take a couple of minutes to complete the update and stay secure. Alternatively call in to our Computer Confidence Group at our new venue at the Perth Centre in Thatto Heath from 1-3p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Upcoming Garden Trips
23rd July The Group Meeting to take place at Lavender Farm, Inglenook Farm, St Helens at 11:00am
Entertainment Group
We now have a full acting cast for ‘The Jack and the Beanstalk’, a pantomime to be performed at the Wesley Methodist Church in St. Helens Town Centre, on Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd February 2020.
But we cannot do this on our own as we have in previous years, because everyone has a part, which will need all their energy. Therefore, we need the volunteers for: -
Special effects
Ticket and programme sellers
Wardrobe Scenery Refreshments

Can you help? Well, if we can't get the help we need from a membership of nearly 800, where will we get it from? This is not a demand for a weekly commitment; we will only be doing scenery, for example, in January 2020. Likewise, the other roles will only need to be filled as and when needed.
If you can assist, please see either Beryl or Thelma or any member of the Entertainment Group at either the General Meeting or Drop-in.
Oh – and we also need help with our Beanstalk!
Theatre Trips

Wednesday, 18th September The Lowry. Matinee. A TASTE OF HONEY.
£40 for ticket and coach. Leaving Birchley Street. 12.30 p.m.

Get in touch with Theatre Group if interested in any of above.