Good morning. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.
May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is tomorrow. 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.
|Where did Days Out encounter Arthur the dragon? Nov 2018. More pictures here|
|A long line of Short Walkers, Dec 2018. More pictures here|
|General Meeting, Dec 2018. More pictures here|
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|Today||Beginners Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Today||Digital Photography||Cropping, staightening and saving||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
|Today||Music Appreciation||Simeon Walker - Piano||Emmanuel Church, Loughborough||Click here|
|Today||French - group 1||Member's House||Click here|
|Tomorrow||General Meeting||Talk - History of the 78 Record - part3||Broomleys Church Hall||Click here|
|Mon Jan 21st||Family History||Coalville Library||Click here|
|Mon Jan 21st||Short Mat Bowls||Coalville Bowls Clubhouse||Click here|
|Mon Jan 21st||Spanish||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Mon Jan 21st||German||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Tue Jan 22nd||Spanish Beginners||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Jan 22nd||Curry Club||Hong Kong restaurant||Measham||Click here|
|Tue Jan 22nd||Needles and Pins||Member's House||Click here|
|Tue Jan 22nd||French - group 2||Charles Booth Centre (Thringstone)||Click here|
|Tue Jan 22nd||Bridge||Member's House||Click here|
|Wed Jan 23rd||Quiz Group||Member's house||Click here|
|Wed Jan 23rd||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick||Click here|
|Wed Jan 23rd||Fun Choir||Choir Meeting||Thringstone Methodist Hall||Click here|
New groups etc.
It is hoped to runto run a second Time to Remember Course in Spring 2019.
Details for the 2019 Walking holiday in the Lake District are now on the Walking Holiday page, but hurry if you wish to join in.
Computer Basics Short Courses If you think computers are not for you, you are not alone.We are running three short courses on computer basics, from how to switch on, using a keyboard and mouse to browsing the internet and sending Emails. The courses will run on a Tuesday afternoon. There will be a maximum of three members to a course. Please contact: Lynda, , to register your interest.
For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.
Information and dates for Days Out events in 2019 are now available.
Items of Interest
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.
Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)
|18 Jan 19||Speaker Peter Varden - The History of the 78 Record - Part 3|
|15 Feb 19||Speaker Barbara Meyer - Wildlife of Sherwood Forest|
|15 Mar 19||Speaker David Templeman - Lady Arbella Stuart - The Queen That Never Was|
|12 Apr 19||Speaker Celia Sanger - Calke Abbey Revealed - A Family Story N.B. 2nd Friday of Month|
|17 May 19||AGM, then Speaker Lynne Cox - How to keep your memory healthy|
|21 June 19||Speaker Matthew Eames - Love Food Hate Waste|
|19 July 19||Speaker Ernest Miller - Robert Bakewell at Dishley Grange|
|16 Aug 19||Speaker Co-op Estate Planning - Tax, Care and Toy Boys|
|20 Sept 19||Speaker Peter Gee-Pemberton - The Air Ambulance Service|
|18 Oct 19||Speaker Maria Hanson MBE - Me & Dee Charity|
|15 Nov 19||Performers Fool's Gold Acoustic - Beat The Drum|
|20 Dec 19||Speaker John Whitehead - A Right Royal Christmas|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|