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Monthly Open Meetings are held at Hazel Grove Methodist Church (Sanctuary) Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4JQ 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the u3a has to offer.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.


Dates for your Diary
Open meeting
Wed Sep 7th A miscellany of films for each season - James Walton
Wed Oct 5th A Buff Butler in the Chic of Cheek
Wed Nov 2nd New Steam for the 21st Century - Graham Nicolas
Wed Dec 7th Christmas Party and entertainment from our Music Making Group
Amblers
Wed Aug 24th TBA.
Wed Sep 28th TBA.
Wed Oct 26th Tour Stockport Town Hall. Leaders Jean H and Gill Worral.
Wed Nov 23rd TBA.
Wed Dec 14th Christmas Lunch Wycliffe Hotel. Leader Pauline Hadfield.
Arts & Crafts
Thu Aug 25th No Meeting
Thu Sep 8th Arts & Crafts
Thu Sep 22nd Arts & Crafts
Thu Oct 13th Arts & Crafts
Thu Oct 27th Arts & Crafts
Thu Nov 10th Arts & Crafts
Thu Nov 24th Arts & Crafts
Thu Dec 8th Arts & Crafts
Thu Dec 22nd No Meeting
Book Club 3
Thu Aug 18th Meeting
Thu Sep 15th Meeting
Thu Oct 20th Meeting
Thu Nov 17th Meeting
Thu Dec 15th Meeting
Canasta
Tue Aug 23rd Canasta 2pm
Tue Sep 13th Canasta 2pm
Tue Sep 27th Canasta 2pm
Tue Oct 11th Canasta 2pm
Tue Oct 25th Canasta 2pm
Tue Nov 8th Canasta 2pm
Tue Nov 22nd Canasta 2pm
Tue Dec 13th Canasta 2pm
Tue Dec 27th No meeting
Tue Jan 10th 2023 Canasta
Tue Jan 24th 2023 Canasta
Tue Feb 14th 2023 Canasta
Tue Feb 28th 2023 Canasta
Tue Mar 14th 2023 Canasta
Tue Mar 28th 2023 Canasta
Computer
Thu Sep 1st Refresher session from last lesson and if time looking at Spreadsheets.
Thu Oct 6th TBA
Thu Nov 3rd TBA
Thu Dec 1st TBA
Cryptic Crossword
Tue Aug 16th No Meeting
Tue Sep 20th No Meeting
Tue Oct 18th Cryptic Crossword
Tue Nov 15th Cryptic Crossword
Tue Dec 20th No meeting
Family History
Tue Sep 13th Record Keeping, your digital legacy (Please bring along any examples of paper records and share methods of digital record keeping)
Sat Sep 17th Annual Conference - Palace Hotel, Buxton
Tue Oct 11th Wills
Tue Nov 8th Military Records
Tue Dec 13th Christmas memories
Film
Mon Sep 19th "The Grand Budapest Hotel " a dramatic comedy starring Ralph Fiennes and many more
Mon Oct 17th Film to be Advised
Mon Nov 21st Film to be Advised
Food Appreciation
Fri Oct 7th The next food appreciation will be on Friday 7th October at 12.30 at Gnammy Italian restaurant. For details of menu please contact Margaret Minns or Gill Cameron. Cost will be £17 for a 2 course meal plus a soft drink.
History
Tue Sep 6th No Trip
Tue Oct 4th "Poyton Hall. The Towers and the Lords of the Manor." Isabella Collinson
Tue Nov 1st "Saving Mona Lisa." Ruth Faulkner
Tue Dec 6th Christmas event TBA
Line Dancing
Wed Aug 17th No Session
Wed Aug 24th No Session
Wed Aug 31st No Session
Wed Sep 14th Line Dancing
Wed Sep 21st Line Dancing
Wed Sep 28th Line Dancing
Wed Oct 12th Line Dancing
Wed Oct 19th Line Dancing
Wed Oct 26th Line Dancing
Wed Nov 9th Line Dancing
Wed Nov 16th Line Dancing
Wed Nov 23rd Line Dancing
Wed Nov 30th Line Dancing
Wed Dec 14th Line Dancing
Wed Dec 21st Line Dancing
Wed Dec 28th No Session
Music Appreciation
Mon Sep 5th An afternoon in Vienna. A pleasant afternoon of Viennese music, including music by Strauss, Lehar, Waldteufel and others.
Mon Oct 3rd Gilbert and Sullivan. A selection of Gilbert and Sullivan music for your delight.
Mon Nov 7th Mozart and Beethoven
Mon Dec 5th Music for Christmas.
Music Making
Tue Aug 23rd Meeting
Tue Sep 13th Meeting
Tue Sep 27th Meeting
Tue Oct 11th Meeting
Tue Oct 25th Meeting
Tue Nov 8th Meeting
Tue Nov 22nd Meeting
Tue Dec 6th Rehearsal
Wed Dec 7th Playing at the Stockport U3A Christmas party.
Tue Dec 13th No Meeting
Play Reading
Mon Aug 15th No Meeting.
Mon Sep 19th Meeting.
Mon Oct 17th Meeting.
Mon Nov 21st Meeting.
Mon Dec 19th Meeting.
Poetry
Mon Aug 22nd Our theme this meeting is “Food”.
Mon Sep 26th Poetry
Mon Oct 24th Poetry
Mon Nov 28th Poetry
Rummikub
Tue Aug 16th Rummikub
Tue Sep 6th Rummikub
Tue Sep 20th Rummikub
Tue Oct 4th Rummikub
Tue Oct 18th Rummikub
Tue Nov 1st Rummikub
Tue Nov 15th Rummikub
Tue Dec 6th Rummikub
Tue Dec 20th Rummikub
Tue Jan 3rd 2023 Rummikub
Tue Jan 17th 2023 Rummikub
Tue Feb 7th 2023 Rummikub
Tue Feb 21st 2023 Rummikub
Tue Mar 7th 2023 Rummikub
Tue Mar 21st 2023 Rummikub
Scrabble
Mon Sep 5th Scrabble
Mon Oct 3rd Scrabble
Mon Nov 7th Scrabble
Mon Dec 5th Scrabble
Short Walks
Wed Aug 17th A circular walk along the Mersey, through Abney Hall and back along the Mersey. It does involve two sections of street walking but neither are that long. Meet at SK4 2AP. Take Didsbury Road at the Pyramid roundabout, (A5145), after about 3/4 mile, turn off Didsbury Road onto Branksome Road. Branksome Road becomes Craig Road. There is a layby on the right which usually has spaces. Walk Leader Gavin McDowell.
Wed Aug 24th Circular walk of 5 miles around Styal Woods and Ringway perimeter. Several areas of steep steps both ascent and decent. A few stiles. Meet at Hollin Lane Styal, SK9 4LD. Coming from the A555/Styal Road junction Hollin Lane is on the left and is a small crescent shaped residential road that comes back out onto the main road again. Walk Leader Jayne Whittaker.
Wed Aug 31st A 4 mile circular Daisy Nook Country Park and Medlock Valley. Reasonably
flat Tiolets and café at the start. Meet at Daisy Nook Visitors Centre, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, M35 9WJ. Walk Leader Gill Cameron.
Wed Sep 7th No walk - Monthly Meeting.
Wed Sep 14th A varied, undulating 5 mile walk from Poynton Coppice to the edge of Lyme Park. There is one prolonged climb, rewarded by stunning views, but this can be avoided by a 4 mile option. Meet at Poynton Coppice car park, Shrigley Road, GR SJ942826, SK12 1UE. Walk Leader Ray and Hilary.
Wed Sep 21st A 4.5 mile circular walk taking in the Highs and Lows of Reddish Vale Country Park. Some steep inclines and a few steps. Meet at Reddish Vale Visitors Centre, Reddish Vale Road, SK4 7HE. Walk Leader Jayne Whittaker.
Wed Sep 28th Macclesfield Forrest Area, Ridgegate Reservoir to Langley and back via quiet lanes. 4 mile, couple of stiles and a flight of steps. Meet at Road parking close to the Leathers Smithy Inn, Clarke Lane, SK11 0NE (good for lunch). Walk LeaderJim Hollingsworth.
Strollers
Fri Sep 9th Judith Curry will lead the group on a stroll aound Chadkirk followed by refreshements at the garden centre. Dobbies Garden Centre, Dooley Lane, Marple. SK6 7HE.
Tai Chi
Mon Aug 15th Tai Chi
Mon Aug 22nd Tai Chi
Mon Aug 29th Session Cancelled
Mon Sep 12th Tai Chi
Mon Sep 19th Tai Chi
Mon Sep 26th Tai Chi
Mon Oct 10th Tai Chi
Mon Oct 17th Tai Chi
Mon Oct 24th Tai Chi
Mon Oct 31st Tai Chi
Mon Nov 14th Tai Chi
Mon Nov 21st Tai Chi
Mon Nov 28th Tai Chi
Mon Dec 12th Tai Chi
Mon Dec 19th Tai Chi
Travel
Mon Sep 12th Meeting
Mon Oct 10th Meeting
Mon Nov 14th Meeting
Mon Dec 12th Meeting