New Group – Ukulele for Beginners

Mike Newton who leads the Painting Group is willing to start a Ukulele for Beginners group.  If you are interested contact Mike on 07786381961.  Mike is hoping to be at the Coffee Morning 15th October or Group Support will be able to help.

We will first see what interest there is and then have a meeting to decide possible          day/time/venue of group.

Friday Dance Fit

Dance Fit returns this Friday 6th September at the Meadows Leisure Centre, from 2.30 to 3.15.  We need 14 regular members for this group to continue to cover costs. It is a great way to keep fit and have fun.  Our qualified teacher Collette tailors the session to the group.

You will come out of the session feeling great.  A good way to start the weekend!

Real Ale Group-success story.

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The Real Ale Group has steadily increased in members and last week started a waiting list.  The Group considered starting a second group but we would need to find a new leader to run this group and no one in the group was willing to do this.  However, this could be an option if one of our members would be willing to lead a second group.

The group decided to increase the times they meet and instead of meeting once a month they would meet twice a month.  The group then decided as many of the Real Ale events now include Gin Tasting they would have Real Ale on one of the meetings and Gin Tasting on the other.  The ladies on the waiting list were invited to join the Gin Tasting meeting which starts next month,  They have taken up the offer so the Group no longer has a waiting list.

We are always looking for new leaders if you think you could run a group come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or text Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222

Couch to 5k – New Group?

Could this be a new group.!!!!   Are you interested in joining us on this easy to follow programme known the world over, and perfect for those new to running and need some extra support and motivation along the way.

We would use the Couch to 5K app which features a choice of 5 great trainers to support and motivate you at every step of the way, telling you when to run/jog and when to walk, from broadcaster and former Olympian Michael Johnson, comedians Sarah Millican and Sanjeev Kohli, BBC presenter Jo Whiley, and our very own Laura, who have now helped over 2 million people like you start their own running journeys. I personally like Michael Johnson to talk me through it!!!!

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Sunday Strollers 18th August

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15 members of the Sunday Strollers got the local bus to Walton Road and walked up to Everton Football Ground.  We went and had a look at the statue, that has recently been erected outside the club’s stadium, of three of Everton’s greatest players.  Known as the “Holy Trinity”, they were regarded as the best midfield trio in England in the 1960s. They were Alan Ball, Howard Kendal and Colin Harvey

Then on to Anfield Cemetery and enjoyed an interesting walk around the grounds. In 1854 Liverpool Corporation issued an order prohibiting any further burials in the city’s overcrowded cemeteries. Land was subsequently obtained so that a new cemetery could be formed. The total cost, including the purchase of the land, came to more than £150,000 and the first interment in Anfield Cemetery, sometimes known as Liverpool Cemetery, took place in 1863. The layout was designed by Edward Kemp (1817-91), though T D Barry won the original competition. A crematorium was built near the southern edge of the site 1894-6. Two of the three original cemetery chapels have been demolished and one of the pair of Priory Road Lodges has also been lost.

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Barmouth Walking Festival

This is not a U3A event but may suit individuals looking for a walking holiday. It is very suitable for single people as the organisers provide evening events which include:

  • Fish, chips and talk
  • Social Evening
  • Music Nights.
  • Quiz nights

The Walking Festival takes place 14th-23rd September and has been developed with the aim of encouraging visitors to explore these magnificent surrounds on foot- in the company of keen, experienced and knowledgeable local guides. Historians and naturalists lead some walk. The festival has been going for 18 years and many people return year after year. Continue reading