Thanks to everyone who attended, all the performers, especially the children of St Georges Primary School, the event raised what we think is a record sum £410 for Woodlands Hospice. This was sent to Woodlands on the day and an official note of thanks will be on our notice board in January.
(NB. A further £10 was received after the event. If anyone else would like to contribute their donation can be passed in at the Book Table when we meet again January 8th.)
At present our U3A has one active Reading Group which meets on the second Thursday evening once a month. We currently have 15 members in the group and this makes it difficult to accept new members. Until recently we had a second group meeting on Friday mornings. Anne Carr would like to restart this group if there is sufficient interest.
The new group would meet monthly in the morning on a day of the week to be agreed. If you like reading and would be interested in joining this new group please contact Anne or myself. You can also register your interest at the Group Support desk at our weekly Coffee Morning held between 10 and 11:15 at Maghull Baptist Church in Hall Lane Maghull. (Call Anne on 526 2734 or David 526 6001 or 07479705433
Thursday Book Club meets again this week, usual venue 19:30 to discuss the current book ‘After the Funeral’ by Agatha Christie. Our next book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The Library have only 10 copies in their Reading Group sets so if any members have their own copy or can borrow one that would be helpful. There are at present 15 members in this group which means we cannot accept more members at present.
The Good news is that the Friday group will will be starting up again soon. Meeting on Friday mornings at 10:30. There is room here for more members. Please call Anne Carr if you are interested.
Wine tasting Puglia/Calabria – Tuesday 17th April 2018.
Venue – Wine time at Scatchards , Great Howard Street ( opposite Tai Pan Chinese restaurant) Time 7.00pm
Cost £7.00 for 6 wines , chorizo , cheese , olives and biscuits.
Taxi available from Maghull Square £7.00 per person return.
Anybody who has added names to list , please pay George Birchall.
Only small number of places left.
Discussion group this Thursday 22nd March Continue reading
Wednesday 25th April
Harewood House was built in the 18th Century and is owned by David and Diane Lascelles, the Earl and Countess of Harewood.
We will visit the house, which has art collections and furniture made by Thomas Chippendale. Harewood has 100 acres of award-winning gardens and has been visited by Alan Titchmarsh, who particularly liked the Himalayan Garden and commented that it was second to none in the UK. Continue reading
Further to last week’s notice, there are 9 places remaining on Active Sefton’s Nordic walking course which starts in May. Please see Group Support desk for more details.
Jane’s London break 24th March
A single room may well be available, due to illness, on the London break on the 24th of this month. Details can be found at the holiday desk.
Architecture for Fun the walk this Thursday will start outside the Waterloo Place cafe on Marine Crescent opposite the seaward end of South Rd, Waterloo at about 1:30. Please wrap up well. It’s about 5 mins walk from Waterloo Station which is on South Road
Nordic Walking Active Sefton are running a Nordic walking course in May please go to group support desk for more details
Zumba due to the instructor being on holiday there will not be any Zumba this Friday 9th March see Notice board and website
Theatre Group – please collect tickets for Hard Times and Nina Simone Story from the theatre desk.
Please book asap for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at the Empire Friday on 13th April. £23 no transport provided for this show
Sunday Strollers March walk will be on 25th March not 18th March details on notice board and website
Zumba due to instructor being on holiday there will be no Zumba on Monday 5th March and Friday 2nd and 9th March. Notice on Notice board and website
Sunday Strollers March walk will be on 25th March not 18th March details on notice board and website.
Walking group – the longer walk on Thursday March 1st, St David’s Day.
We’ll meet at Maghull Square at 9.30am and walk along the canal to the Weld Blundell in Lydiate. Alternatively members may meet us at the Weld Blundell at 10am. There’s a 31 bus from opposite The Square at 9.40am. The walk will end at The Royal Oak in Aughton with an optional meal. The walk which goes over Clieves Hill is just over seven miles long and may be muddy in places.
Practical Gardening March meeting is next Monday 5th March 10am Maghull Parish Church Hall Damfield Lane
In amongst lots of discussion we will have practicals on growing herbs and taking orchid cuttings. This is a relaxed, enthusiastic, all levels of gardening knowledge and ability group – All are welcome – only criteria is you enjoy gardening
Just one ticket available for Hard Times; £20 – no transport for this show, please see Theatre Desk.
‘Canary Across the Mersey’ is a true story which some members may remember. It’s about a young boy at school in Maghull who one day finds a canary and gives it a home. Written by Dr Michael Boyle, son of Lill Boyle, our welfare secretary it is beautifully illustrated. There is now a delightful video about the book which you can see here.