News and Reports

Creative Writing Vacancies

The Creative Writing Group is in full operation again from 10am until noon on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the smaller room of the Scout and Guide HQ.

Since this is in the main a dicussion group numbers are limited but we now have a small number of vacancies. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Joan Potter on 0151 924 6027.

Film Appreciation Returns

The first film of the new season will take place on 25th October in the Scout & Guide HQ in the small room. The film is ‘Revolutionary Road’ with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

For more details please consult the Film Appreciation Group Page.

The film will start at 10.00am preceded by coffee. Please feel free to bring your own drinks if you wish. Our treasurer, Derek, has informed us that we will have to pay more to cover the price of the room. This means that the cost will now be £2.00. I will pay for the refreshments as I have  some spare film money from previous sessions.

Please try to come regularly as the u3a needs the funds and of course Colin and I will be pleased to see you all back at Film.

Pat Morton.

Ukulele Group Plays Again

The Ukulele Group has now restarted!

If you fancy joining, then just contact Tony Crimlisk on 01695 421602 for further information.  Beginners are most welcome too, even if you can only play a few chords.

If you don’t yet have a Ukulele, then come along and sing with us anyway to see what fun it is and also that it is not too difficult an instrument to get started on.   We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month 10.00-12.00 at the Christ Church Ministry Centre (Main Hall).   Next session is 15th October.

For more info, visit the Ukulele Webpage.

Website Review

Most Groups have now restarted following on from the times of  lockdown, tiers and  social isolation during 2020 and the first half of 2021. If you are a Group Leader of a Group without a Group Author, please check your Group Page and contact the Web Team as to any updates your Group Page you require to bring it up-to-date.

webteam@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk

Horizons Venue Change

The weekly Horizons meeting is moving back to the Scout & Guide HQ from 14th October. (Until 7th October, it will continue at Aughton Village Hall.)

You can view here a simplified list of special interest Groups and where and when they meet.

Remember, Covid-19 has not gone away, so be careful and stay safe!

Our u3a Open Day

We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 23 October in the Scout & Guide HQ.  It will be open from 10.30 to 3.30 and will showcase groups and other activities that our u3a has to offer its members.
We have over 80 interest Groups ranging from Aerobics right through to Zumba.  Indoors or out, active or leisurely, doing or listening – all our groups are run by our members, for our members and there is usually room for extra people to join in.
This is a special opportunity to look into learning about or experiencing something new or returning to an activity you used to enjoy.  What is Mah Jong?  Did you enjoy writing or painting at school?  Do you need more exercise? Could you try again with French or Spanish?  You may already be in one group but why not now also try something new?
Come along to our Open Day and find out more, talk to those who run the groups, or sign up for a sample session.
And remember, if there’s something you would like to do that’s not already on our list, you can suggest a new group.  Talk to Group Support  at the Open Day and they’ll be able to help.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend or neighbour who might appreciate what u3a has to offer!

Music Appreciation Restart

A reminder from Leader, David Sunderland:

The Music Appreciation Group will restart on Tuesday 28th September 2-4 pm in the small room at Scout & Guide HQ.

Depending on numbers, the presentation will be on Humour in Music or British Light Classical Music ( if numbers are low).

Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided.