Uttoxeter & District

Social Events

COFFEE MORNINGS

These are held weekly on Wednesdays between 10am and 11.15 at Wilfred House in Carter Street

Members of the committee and some Group Leaders are usually in attendance and can answer any queries you may have


Dates for your Diary
September 2018
Thu Sep 27thSocialWe are postponing the celebrations for our 15th anniversary until the new year and relocating it to the Heath Community Centre.

We have had a good response from groups wanting to contribute and Wilfred House is too small to get everyone accommodated.

Thank you all for your support and ideas. We hope that with the extra time for preparation and the additional space in the refurbished Heath Community Centre we can put on an event of note.

We will set the new date when the bookings are made and advise you in good time.

Thank you.

Ken Ashton
Chairman
10 September 2018
October 2018
Sat Oct 6thRecorders

RECORDER PLAYING DAY

Unbelievably, the time has come once again to open booking for the Uttoxeter U3A Recorder Playing Day on October 6th 2018.

As you will see, we have invited a different tutor this year. Ruth is someone that several of us have played with in previous years. We have enjoyed her company and her leadership and are very pleased that she has accepted our invitation. I hope she will bring music from various different publishers and arrangers so that you might learn more about the broad variety of music available to us as recorder players.

We have several new members of our own group here in Uttoxeter who hope to join us on October 6th, and I have received enquiries from several people who’ve come on previous occasions already. Remember that last year, our second Playing Day, we were fully booked within 2 weeks of opening booking. The limit of 50 places still applies. We will maintain a waiting list of people who are initially unlucky and provided there is somebody who can step into the breach we will refund money to anyone who books early and is subsequently unable to come.

If you need a reminder of where to send your cheque (payable to “Uttoxeter & District U3A” please email me by clicking on my name Brenda Welch and I’ll let you have my address.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Brenda

For a booking form and more details click on the Recorders above left which will take you to the Recorders Group Page .Then click on the RECORDER PLAYING DAY link on the right of the page.You can then print out the information.There is also a link to the Recorder Website, which you can access by clicking on the Link.This gives information on how to get to the event

Mon Oct 8thPub LunchesThe Blythe Inn at Kingstone at 12.30 .
See pub lunch page for more details
November 2018
Wed Nov 7thCoffee MorningFor your diary: Work is underway in our performing arts groups to mark the centenary of the ending of WWI with a programme of music, parody and pathos. Wednesday 7 November 2018 Wilfred House at 10:45 and continuing through an extended coffee morning. All welcome.
Wed Nov 21stMeetingCommittee Meeting 11am Wilfred House.If any member has any question or item that you would like to discussed at committee please contact a committee member with details
December 2018
Fri Dec 7thOutingThe Xmas lunch at Burton college on the 7th December is now open for booking. The cost, including coach travel will be £27 maximum. (There may be a refund). To reserve your place please contact Eileen Egerton at coffee morning or email eileene by clicking on her name.A £10 deposit will be required to confirm.
Wed Dec 12thCoffee MorningThe Recorder Group and the Drama Group have joined forces to present their interpretation of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol at 10am
Wed Dec 19thCoffee MorningThe Singing for Pleasure Group will entertain with seasonal carols to help celebrate the Christmas period. As usual free mince pies and tea or coffee will be available
January 2019
Wed Jan 16thMeetingCommittee Meeting 11am Wilfred House.If any member has any question or item that you would like to discussed at committee please contact a committee member with details
March 2019
Wed Mar 20thMeetingCommittee Meeting 11am Wilfred House.If any member has any question or item that you would like to discussed at committee please contact a committee member with details
May 2019
Wed May 15thMeetingCommittee Meeting 11am Wilfred House.If any member has any question or item that you would like to discussed at committee please contact a committee member with details
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdOuting

PLEASE NOTE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

VISIT THE GARDENS OF IRELAND

This four-night trip is proposed to some of the stunning gardens of Ireland, including Powers Court, Mount Usher, Killruddery, Irish National Stud Japanese garden and Newbridge.
This will take place in June 2019 at an approximate cost of £550 based on 25 persons and provided there is enough interest. We will fly from East Midlands airport, stay at 3* [to be confirmed] Arklow Bay hotel and travel by coach in Ireland. To register your interest please sign on at coffee morning Wednesday 8th August or direct by email to Ken Ashton When we have sufficient numbers, the cost will be fixed and your actual payments will be made direct to GreatDays Holidays, not via the U3A. A separate arrangement will be made for travel to and from East Midlands. ATOL protected. Personal travel insurance recommended.

Wed Jun 19thMeetingAnnual General Meeting of Uttoxeter and District U3A

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