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WOODLEY & DISTRICT U3A : NEWS                                WATCH THIS SPACE! 

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. Please see our Committee Page for contact email addresses and our Woodey U3A telephone number for more urgent enquiries.

OUR DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2020
Please see our diary of events for 2020 which includes dates of our monthly meetings and social events. We have many interesting topics such as 'The Magic of Musicals', 'The Work of a Magistrate' and 'Cyber-Crime : Staying Safe' for the monthly meetings (further details provided on Diary page). Social events include lunches and social afternoons at The Waterside, where we will also be providing IT clinics run by volunteers, Spring and Autumn Social/Quiz nights at Sonning Golf Club, Summer Picnic at Dinton Pastures, Lunch at the riverside Coppa Club in Sonning and Christmas celebrations. Book early to secure your places!

MONTHLY MEETING UPDATE - Wednesday 4 March 2020
GROUPS UPDATE - 13 Feb 2020

STOP PRESS
Several new groups hope to start up in the next few weeks. These are Canasta, Playreading 2, Badminton, Scrabble 2 and Book Group 2. All of these groups would welcome more members.
There are spaces available in two groups that are normally full -  French Conversation 1 and Rummikub 1
- contact Paula, our group co-ordinator, to find out more.
Both MOTO 1 and MOTO 2 groups are full, at least for now, but please let Paula know if you are interested in getting a MOTO3 group up and running.

Courses with Spaces
The Creative Writing Course is continuing and would welcome new group members.
A new Spanish for Beginners course will be starting up in February and still has spaces.

Groups Keen to Have More Members Join Them include:
Indoor Table Games, Sunday Rambles, Ukulele for Beginners.

Groups Needing Members to Make Them Viable:
Writing Poetry

Men Needed!
The Ballroom and Latin, and Modern Jive groups would love to have more men join them (women are still welcome as wel!l)

Groups - Signing Up For/Waiting Lists/Leaving

Please email Paula if you are interested in finding out more about any of our existing groups or email the group contact given on our website. 

Many of our existing groups have space for new members and even where groups are full it is worth putting your name on waiting lists. When spaces become available these spaces are offered to people on waiting lists first. If you don’t register your interest, you could miss out!
If you have signed up for a group that you can no longer attend, please let your group convenor know so that the space can be allocated to someone on the waiting list.

Groups Needed
If you would like Woodley U3A to be offering other groups that we do not currently have, then please email Paula or talk to her at the next monthly meeting. Offers to help run these groups would be particularly welcome.
Woodley and District U3A is part of a Network of U3As that cover the Thames Valley region. The Objectives of Thames Valley U3A Network are to advance the education of members of U3As in the network and to encourage the provision of leisure activities for their social welfare by facilitating cooperation between U3As in the network.

For the full programme of Thames Valley Network Meetings and Study Days, further information and booking for all events,
  click here.
THAMES VALLEY U3A NETWORK : Meetings and Study Days for 2020             




SOCIAL EVENTS UPDATE

UPCOMING EVENT - Tuesday 24 March 2020      LUNCH AND/OR SOCIAL AFTERNOON AT THE WATERSIDE
      
Come and join us for lunch or just the afternoon at The Waterside, Fairwater Drive, Woodley. Opportunity to socialise with other members and discuss any IT problems or issues you may have with a volunteer "IT savvy" member.

Good selection of meals to suit all diets such as Thai Green Chicken or Vegetable Curries; Thai Fish Cakes; Chicken Caesar, Crispy Beef, Smoked Salmon or Falafel Salads; Fish and Chips; Grilled Sword Fish; Pie of the Day; Beef, Chicken or Falafel Burgers; Pizzas and Sandwiches.
LUNCH : 12.15    AFTERNOON : 2-4   Lunch meals offered at a 25% discount.
Email: Jane   socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF THE HONEY BEE
In this wide ranging talk and presentation, through the use of slides and video, Steve will explore many of the honey bee’s attributes which has earned it the ‘superorganism’ accolade.
Looking through the eyes of a beekeeper, learn about the honey bee’s sophisticated communication mechanisms, how the bee colony survives winter, and why they swarm. Many fascinating facts about this incredible insect will be uncovered - for example, that bees gather nectar from two million flowers to produce a jar of honey!
For honey lovers, Steve will be bringing along samples of his produce.

SPEAKER: Steve Moll, Beekeeper