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WOODLEY & DISTRICT U3A :  NEWS
    
Here you will find all the latest news covering organisational matters, reminders of upcoming important events, any events that have been added with short notice, or any changes to events. We will also use this page to provide information about new groups that have been formed and spaces that have become available on any of our groups.

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LATEST NEWS  -  GROUPS UPDATE AND UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS  17 August 2019

GROUPS UPDATE
There are now spaces on the following groups which were previously full : Afternoon Film Club and Gentle Walks. See Groups Page for other groups with spaces.

We have members who have offered to run the following groups providing there is sufficient interest:-
Badminton
French Conversation 2
Local trips Out (to gardens, NT properties etc.)
Spanish for Absolute Beginners Course starting in October, 2019
Creative Writing Group starting in January 2020
Majong for Beginners course starting in January 2020.
If you would be interested in joining any of of these groups, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator so that we can see whether there is sufficient demand to set up the groups.

The Singing for Pleasure Group will be starting in September and is still keen to have more members who can sing tenor and bass - can you help? There is no audition and no prior experience of singing in a group is required, just a love of singing. Contact the Singingconvenor if you are interested.

We have members who have expressed interest in the following groups but we need Convenors/Co-Convenors to make them happen. Please contact Paula, Groups Coordinator, via her email link on the Committee Page, if you are interested in organising/co-convening one of these groups:  Bridge for Improvers, Dress-making, Flower Arranging, Theatre Trips, MOTO (activities for members on their own), Very Gentle Walks (less than 3 miles), Sunday Lunches 2.


The “Medical Topics in the News” group are looking for a retired GP or practice nurse to come and talk about their time in the NHS. A 30min talk followed by Q & A. If you can help them out, please contact:
mark@edwardshirstmill.com


UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

COFFEE AFTERNOON AT THE WATERSIDE - Wednesday 18 September, 2019 : 3.00-5.30 (Further info will be provided at our next monthly meeting).

QUIZ NIGHT/SOCIAL EVENT AT SONNING GOLF CLUB
- Wednesday 23 October, 2019 : 7.30-12.00






PAST SOCIAL EVENTS

COFFEE AFTERNOON AT THE WATERSIDE - Monday 15 July 2019
Our coffee afternoon was deemed a success by all who attended - with requests for them to be held on a regular basis from September. Please refer to the diary for future dates and times. It is our intention to have, whenever we can, a short group presentation during these coffee afternoons so that members/new members are provided with a 'taster' of the activities in which different groups are involved. On some afternoons, we will also be holding a quiz. Please consult the diary or email Mary or Jane (Social Events) via their email links on the Committee Page for further information.


15 July 2019 - Waterside Coffee Afternoon. A Thank You to Maureen Wood and Richard Perry
A big thank you to our Ballroom Dancing Convenor, Maureen Wood, our Modern Jive Convenor, Richard Perry, and their partners, for their excellent demonstrations of the Rumba and Modern Jive which were enjoyed by all!  A great start to our social calendar of events and group presentations. 
For further information/to join the Ballroom Dancing Group, please contact Maureen via
Email:
miscottwood@gmail.com      
For further information/to join the Modern Jive Group, please contact Richard Perry via 
Email: 
perryspain@gmail.com


PICNIC AT DINTON PASTURES - Tuesday 23 July 2019
Our Summer Picnic took place at Dinton Pastures Country Park. We were lucky enough to be able to enjoy sunshine and clear blue sky, and to make use of the picnic area awnings to gain some respite from the 33 degrees temperature!  

Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Dinton Pastures Picnic
Many thanks for the very positive emails we received following the picnic with appreciation expressed for being provided with the opportunity to meet other members. 
A special venue for our first evening social event!
Bookings are being taken for our Autumn Social Event/Quiz night - providing the opportunity to get to know other members and take part in a Quiz with picture round and general knowledge questions (catering for all abilities!) Price £15 to include function room hire, use of lounge bar, meal of lasagne, salad and garlic bread with gluten free and vegetarian options catered for. The function room we have booked caters for 60 people and we still have spaces for 40 members on a first come first served basis. For booking and/or further information, please contact Jane Wolsey at:
webmasternews@woodleyu3a.org.uk


CHRISTMAS MEAL AT TOBY CARVERY, LOWER EARLEY - Tuesday 17 or Thursday 19 December, 2019
Christmas meal on Tuesday 17 December 2019 (7.30pm). We may also offer a lunch option if there is demand. As the restaurant gets booked well in advance for Christmas dates, bookings are now being taken from members. Total meal price will be £11.50 plus tip with immediate deposit of £6.50 required to secure the tables. For booking and/or further information, please contact Jane Wolsey at: webmasternews@woodleyu3a.org.uk   

Christmas Menu :  Mains
-Festive Carvery - British Farm Turkey, Roast Beef, Roast Gammon or Roast Pork with an apple or Sage Glaze with a wide selction of unlimited vegetables.
-Salmon Fillet en Papillote with Lemon Sauce
-Sweet Potato and Apricot Chutney Tart
-Festive Turkey Burger


Christmas Menu :  Deserts
-Dairy Ice Cream with sauce and chocolate flake
-Medley of Profiteroles    -Toby Festive Crumble
-Ginger Sundae     -Home Baked Ginger Pudding
-Belgian Chocolate Brownie
-Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce/Custard