Thurrock

Group Cordinator- Secretary

GROUP CO-ORDINATORS REPORT
Kay Hatter Group Co-ordinator                                                     Tel.01375 672789 
E mail: kayhatter@talktalk.net                                                              07904967420 

Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well and have been able to enjoy some of the warmer weather we have had this month. The blossom from the forsythia in our garden was soon blown away by some of the very strong winds we have had recently but the flowering cherry is still in full bloom and very beautiful. Our apple tree which we had severely pruned in February has sprung back into life and blossoming. We thought we had made a wrong decision with the pruning as it is quite an old tree but no there is plenty of life in the old tree yet.

PETANQUE/FRENCH BOWLS
Our petanque season is now up and running with the first sessions held on the 2nd and 3rd of April. The weather forecast had not been too good, but as so often happens the weather was much better than forecast being sunny, windy but best of all dry. So, things can only get better from now on. If you feel like some fresh air and exercise on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, come along and join us for a game in Grays Beach Park, 10.30a.m., equipment is provided.

WINE APPRECIATION
Our Wine Appreciation group is held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Woolmarket, Horndon on the Hill at 7.30p.m. Each month we sample three different wines using the wine society charts as guidance for what we should be judging the wines on. We score them and come up with an eventual winner on the evening.
This month’s selection of wines was as follows:
A wine from Chili – This wine came from an area where 83% of the vineyards are powered by solar panels. It was a white wine with apricot, peach and orange aromas, together with a stone fruit palate.

The second wine was a rose from Maldova, which had aromas of crushed raspberries with delicate red berries on the palate, ending in a refreshing finish.

The third wine was a robust red from Portugal and came from low-hung hand picked grapes grown on the granite banks of a main river. It had the flavour of ripe plums with the hint of spicy black pepper.

We always try to access the wines locally and not to pay more than £8.00p per bottle. Usually there are deals on at the local supermarkets if you look for them. New members are always welcome so if interested contact me or just turn up on the evening.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS REGARDING OUR GROUPS PLEASE LOOK THEM UP IN THE MONTHLY EVENTS CALENDER AT THE BACK OF THE NEWSLETTER

THURROCK U3A GROUPS MONTHLY EVENTS CALENDAR

ACTIVITY
GROUP LEADER
TIME OF MONTH AND VENUE
TIME OF DAY
CONTACT DETAILS
Aqua Aerobics 2
Pat Jackman
Every Monday Corringham Swimming Pool Gordon Road SS17 7NB
11.00am
Please contact your Group leader or use your printed Newsletter
Aqua Aerobics 1
Jan Gibson
Every Monday - as above
10.00am

Boules/Pétanque
Kay Hatter Mel Lewis
John Palmer
Every Wednesday Every Tuesday Grays Beach Riverside Park RM17 6JP
10.30am 10.30am

Chess Club
Malcolm Crane
Tuesdays Stanford le Hope
Wednesdays Grays
7.30pm
7.30pm

Couples Dining
Barbara Hand
As Arranged
 

Crafty Chat Mixed Craft
Chris Moreland Pam Quilter
Alternate Fridays The Beehive Centre West Street, Grays RM17 6XP
1.30-4.00pm

Floral Art
Juliana Baker Wendy Gard
Alternate Fridays St Thomas of Canterbury Church Hall East Thurrock Road (access from St John's Street) Grays RM17 6SR
Fridays 10am - 12.00 midday

Golf Football
Sandra Hurley
Alternate Thursdays
Belhus Car Park Belhus Park Leisure Complex, South Ockendon RM15 4QR
10.30am

Cribbage

Literature Group
Maureen Forster
As arranged by Maureen
 

Local Interest
Yvonne Simpson
As arranged by Yvonne
 

Painting for Pleasure
Doreen Dawes
Alternate Tuesdays
Freeman Court, Gordon Road, Corringham SS17 7RH
10.am

Ramble and Lunch
Sue Graves
2nd Wednesday
As arranged by group
10.am

Rummikub Numbers
Ruth Hallums
1st and 3rd Wednesday Chadwell Working Men's Club 21 River View RM16 4DH

1.00pm

Short Breaks and Day Trips
Sandra and Terry Hurley
As arranged by Sandra
 

Short Mat Bowls
Kay Hatter John Palmer
Mel Lewis
Thursday The United Reform Church, Bradleigh Avenue, Grays RM17 5XD
2.00 - 4.00pm

Strollers
Yvonne Simpson
1st Wednesday As arranged by Yvonne
11.am

Sunday Singles
Pat Thwaites
As arranged
 

Ten Pin Bowling
Sandra Hurley
Tuesday Mornings (not school holidays) Hollywood Bowl Lakeside
11 am

Theatre Trips
Rosemary Pears Lorrie Pitchers
As arranged
 

Table Tennis
Sunil Chopra

USP Palmer’s Stprm
11.30 -1pm Fridays

Ukulele
Reg Goldsmith
As arranged
3.00pm

Upwords
Ruth Hood
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month Chadwell Working Men's Club 21 River View Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4DH
1.00pm

Wine Appreciation
Kay Hatter John Palmer
2nd Tuesday of the month The Woolmarket Horndon on the Hill SS17 8LE
7.30pm

Winter Breaks
 
April and November
 
 

Sunday Sunday Singles

Monday Aqua Aerobics 10am
&11am
Upwords 2pm

Tuesday Petanque 10.30am
Painting for pleasure 10am
Ten Pin Bowling 11am
Wine Appreciation 7.30pm
Chess 7.30pm

Wednesday Petanque 10.30am
Rummikub 2pm
Ramble and Lunch
Strollers 11am
Chess 7.30pm

Thursday Golf Football 10.30am
Short Mat Bowls 2pm

Friday Crafty Chat 1.30pm
Floral Art 10am
Table Tennis 11.30am

CHECK IF EVENT IS EVERY WEEK, MONTHLY OR FORTNIGHTLY IN CHART ABOVE

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French Conversation Gardening Golf Golf Football
Group Cordinator- Secretary Literature Painting for Pleasure Petanque (French Boules)
Pitch & Putt Ramble & Lunch Rummicub Short Mat Bowls
Strollers Sunday Singles Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Trips Town and Country (Short Breaks) Ukulele Upwords and Scrabble
Wine Appreciaton
More Group Pages
Aqua Aerobics Couples Dining
Crafty Chat / Mixed Craft Floral Art Group
French Conversation Gardening
Golf Golf Football
Group Cordinator- Secretary Literature
Painting for Pleasure Petanque (French Boules)
Pitch & Putt Ramble & Lunch
Rummicub Short Mat Bowls
Strollers Sunday Singles
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Trips Town and Country (Short Breaks)
Ukulele Upwords and Scrabble
Wine Appreciaton