Good afternoon. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.
May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is next month. Further details are provided below.
What is U3A? It stands for University of the Third Age, but not in today's accepted meaning of the word. It is a community of people like yourself - third agers, people no longer in full-time employment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.
We take part in group activities, which are central to all U3As. We have over 40 such groups where we learn from each other and from direct experience, rather than being taught in a formal setting . There is no formal structure of assessment or awards. Any member can, and is encouraged to, form a new group within their own area of interest or expertise.
Our membership is drawn from North West Leicestershire, primarily from the Whitwick / Coalville area and other nearby towns and villages. Our general meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Broomleys Church Hall at 2.00 pm. You are most welcome to come along and find out more.
|Strollers pausing at Congerstone, Jan 2018 More pictures here|
|Some of the Striders group, Nov 2017. More pictures here|
|Ramblers and Striders joint walk, December 2017. More pictures here|
Good News! 4 day excursion to North East based in Newastle will be going ahead as advertised in May 2018. Thank you to all those members who have signed up so far. There are places available and full details are shown on the Days Out page.
|Today||Short Mat Bowls||2.00pm to 4.00pm||Coalville Town Bowling Club||Click here|
|Today||Curling||10 am to noon||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Today||Family History||Coalville Library||Click here|
|Today||Spanish||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Today||Striders||Led by Brian||Woodhouse Eaves||Click here|
|Today||German||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Dance||Thringstone Social Club||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Discovering Dishes||Member's house||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Theatre||Allo Allo - til 24th||Loughborough Town Hall||Click here|
|Tomorrow||French - group 2||Thringstone Community Centre||Click here|
|Tomorrow||Spanish Beginners||Member's House||Click here|
|Wed Feb 21st||Fun Choir||Choir Meeting||Thringstone Methodist Church Hall||Click here|
|Wed Feb 21st||Strollers||Led by Ian & Sue||Willesley area||Click here|
|Wed Feb 21st||Art||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Wed Feb 21st||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Thu Feb 22nd||Play Reading||Member's house||Click here|
|Thu Feb 22nd||SWANS||David Harms leading||Grace Dieu woods, Thringstone||Click here|
|Thu Feb 22nd||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
New groups etc.
Is your guitar tucked away and hardly used? Are you looking for an opportunity to play again? Do you just need someone to start a Group to get you playing again? This could be the good news you are waiting for. One of our members would like to start a Guitar Group and needs you to join too. All you need is enthusiasm - and a guitar. If you're interested, please contact Lynda
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Pictures are posted of February events for Ramblers, the January General Meeting, January events for Ramblers, SWANS, Strollers, Curry Club, the December General Meeting and December events for 5 Milers.
Items of Interest
U3A Summer Schools will be held 23rd to 26th July and 11th to 14th September. Booking opens 16th February. Further details at summer-schools.u3a.org.uk
In Depth Study Groups - A chance to study in much greater depth than an interest group. If you have a computer you could link up with like-minded people across the UK.
Sat 24th Feb, 7.30 pm, Giocoso String Quartet will be performing works by Haydn and Beethoven at the Charles Booth Centre (formerly Thringstone Community Centre). Tickats £9.50 available at the Centre.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|16 Feb 18||Pete Russell - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity|
|16 Mar 18||Speaker Sandy Leong - Mad as a Hatter, Origins & Meanings of Sayings|
|20 Apr 18||Speaker Andy Smith - My Life in Music|
|18 May 18||AGM, then Speaker John Heal - Codes, Cyphers and Cryptography, from the Ancient Greeks to Online Banking|
|15 June 18||Speaker Bev Smith, CEO of NWLDC - Her career and latest development at the District Council|
|20 July 18||Speaker Steve Toone, Leics Trading Standards - Scams and how to avoid them|
|17 Aug 18||Our U3A's 10th Birthday|
|21 Sept 18||Speaker Dr Wendy Frear - Ann Hely, a Crimean War Nurse|
|19 Oct 18||Speaker David Bell - Leicestershire Ghosts and Legends|
|16 Nov 18||Speaker Dr John Sutton - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|21 Dec 18||Speaker Kath Reynolds - 'Tis the Season to be Jolly|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|