Stroke Risk

Are you at increased risk of stroke?  Take our 30-Second Test. We recently had a visit by the NHS Innovations Agency to our U3A Science Group.  They demonstrated a simple diagnostic tool (the Diagnostick!) which can pick up an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation or AF). AF is a common complaint but one which can increase the risk of stroke… Read More »

U3A Magazine Collection

The next issue of our magazine will be available for collection from Horizons on Thursday 29th August between 9.00 and 11.30 a.m.  It will contain details of group activities through to early December plus lots of other information about our U3A. We have no one member in charge of Distribution Day this time, so the Communications subcommittee will… Read More »

West Lancashire Dementia Hub-Talk by Peter Horton

The West Lancashire Dementia Hub – launched in May and its monthly meeting – will now take place at the Age UK building (the Wellbeing Centre) in Moorgate, Ormskirk, each third Wednesday from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. On 19th June there will be a short talk by Peter Horton from Age UK Lancashire on ‘Local Dementia Services’.  There… Read More »

Charity Shop Collections

We have had a kind offer to provide the following service: One of our members (and a stalwart of the Horizons Chair Teams) is John Dixon.   As a collector/driver for The Salvation Army Charity Shop in Ormskirk, John uses his own car to collect donations from local people who, for whatever reason, can’t get into Ormskirk Town Centre.… Read More »

Guest Visitors

At some Thursday Horizons Meetings  there is a Guest Visitor.  This typically is a representative of an organisation (usually local) providing information of relevance  to the  U3A membership or perhaps a demo of an activity likely to be of  interest to members. Janice Tasker: – Ceramic Artist Janice is an accomplished artist who has a wealth of experience in the field… Read More »

Aughton and Ormskirk U3A Motorcycle Group.

Are there any motorcycle enthusiasts in our U3A, out riding on their own? We are a couple who are motorcyclists who would like to enjoy the company of like-minded people on sensible ride outs. If you have a bike (any size) and are keen to ride to interesting places at sensible speeds (within speed limits) during the week… Read More »

Our 2017 Itinerary

In 2017, we had successful trips to a Synagogue,  a Buddhist monastery,  Norton Priory and gardens including the walled garden and travelling onto Jodrell Bank Observatory,  the Hydro Electric mountain, the RAF museum and the famous laburnum arch in Bodnant Gardens. Our final trip was a fun day at the Dickensian Festival Ulverston,  round­ing off with an evening meal… Read More »

Ho Ho Ho……..It’s Xmas Party Time – 2017

  To all U3A Members.  You are welcome to come along and join in the party celebrations with any of the following Groups. Please click on the Group’s links below for more information.   Wine Tasting:  Friday 1 December – We are well attended so please book early to avoid disappointment. All are welcome to wine events, especially New Members.  … Read More »

Philharmonic Concert – Sunday 22 October – ‘Lunch’

All those who have pre-booked lunch at Egos – please contact Ann Robinson – 01695 571303 – with your choice asap, as the meals have to be preordered. The ‘prix fixe’ menu can be seen on Egos website. Alternately, there are printed copies which can be collected on Thursday at Horizons. Further information re the concert can be found… Read More »

Zumba Gold 1 & 2

Throughout August  – Zumba Gold 1 & 2 have decided to combine into one group, holding sessions on Mondays in Aughton Village Hall between 12.10 – 12.55.  The class is busy so, anyone wishing to join us, must contact either of the group’s Coordinator.  If your exercise class is not running in August, why not keep up with your… Read More »

Tai-Chi class – Goodbye

Bob Broughton  is retiring from being the U3A Tai Chi Leader for over 10 years. He has posted the following message to his class on the web page. Sorry to have to say, both Tai Chi classes will finish on Wednesday, 29 March, with me as instructor. It has been a difficult decision to make but circumstances have changed. I will… Read More »

Examples of Outings – 2016

Monday – 7  November:   We presented a film at The Ministry Centre from 13.30 to 16.30. The cost was between £2-£5 and included tea and cake. Thursday – 15 December:  We had a Christmas outing to The Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool for a Matinee performance of  ‘The Star – The Big Brilliant Music Hall Show’.  The coach left Aughton Village Hall at 12.30pm.   The cost was £25… Read More »

Xmas Events

Ho Ho Ho – It’s Xmas Time …….. Come along and enjoy one of the many Xmas events organised by the groups who invite All U3A Members to join in their celebrations. See all events in the News  page. Any other groups who would like to be added to the list-please contact webteam.     Last Updated – Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ho Ho Ho – It’s Xmas Time ……..

Come along and enjoy one of the many Xmas events open to All U3A Members.  Join in the celebrations with any of the following Groups. Please click on the Group’s links below for more information. Last Updated – Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Guitar Group (proposed)

Interested in Joining a U3A Guitar Group? Got an acoustic (i.e. non-electric) guitar – maybe up in the attic somewhere? Do you play it every day or just an occasional user? Want to improve to enjoy playing with others? There isn’t a need to be able to read music – though you would need to practice to progress! FOLK · COUNTRY · BLUES · ROCK… Read More »

Speaker Secretary/Team Required

Our Speaker Secretary is retiring and we desperately need someone to take over the role. If you are interested, please have a word with the retiring Speaker Secretary, Mia Faza who will advise you regarding what’s involved. There is a possibility that a Speaker Team may be formed in order to spread the workload. Last Updated – Thursday,… Read More »

When God was A Rabbit

Sarah Winman – When God Was A Rabbit  It’s not surprising to learn that Sarah Winman had a solid career as an actress in the likes of Holby City and The Bll before diversifying into writing with this, her first novel. One of the huge cast of eccentric characters is an actress, another is a Shirley Bassey impersonator… Read More »

Christmas Programme 2015

Seventeen members of the group and our leaders enjoyed an early celebration. The eats and drinks were excellent, the singing enthusiastic though not always tuneful!! Thanks go to Norma Joyce and Joan for their excellent organising ability. Last Updated – Monday, October 22, 2018

Silver Birches by Pat Morton

Silver Birches: A poem by Pat Morton, a member of the poetry group: Silver Birches Falling, weeping Sleeping in the snow. Lacy leafless branches Burnished black against a crimson sky, The White Lady waiting for the spring. Branches poised for growth, Drooping Gently, Caressing Carelessly The Snowdrops Round Her feet. Eager Exquisite Messengers Of Spring. Last Updated -… Read More »