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Lunch Club 02 August: .. ..The Crown Inn; 06 Sept……… The Moulders Arms;

Higham; Riddings

[DE55 6EH [DE55 4BX]

If you wish to join the Lunch club at either of these venues, please put your name on the appropriate list. Singing for fun summer and autumn - meeting at Maxine’s home at 2.00pm Next meetings are September

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Website: www.ashfieldu3a.org.uk 26thth July, 2012 Your speaker today is ALAN J DEARMAN and his subject is -LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER BARNARDOES

October 2nd (note it is the first Tuesday of the month)

Nov. 13th; December 11th. - There will be another rehearsal in December, date to be confirmed.

Future events:Martin Fish, Gardeners’ question time - tickets on sale June Meeting 04.10.12 Murder Mystery evening - tickets on sale at the July meeting “Wild, Wild West” – a chance to dress up and join in the fun. .

27.10.12

Crafty-Christmas Celebration - sale of crafts; Soup and roll, Mince pies and Entertainment in December NEW YEAR’S EVE - at Rainworth Village Hall with the Storm-Beats as it was last time. This event now booked please mark it in your diaries 31.12.12

*** Do you know of anyone in Ashfield U3A who is very poorly or has just lost a loved one? We would like to send out a card on behalf of the Ashfield U3A. Please contact Maxine Rose on 01623 459081. or send an email to maxineadams55@hotmail.com

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Martin Fish Gardeners’ Question Time The well-known author, broadcaster and garden expert will be visiting us again on Thursday, October 4th. 7 for 7.30pm Another chance to see Martin, who is a very amusing speaker and raconteur, and ask your questions, give him your gardening problems etc. Tickets on sale today, £5.00 to include home-made cakes and tea or coffee. See Jill

Murder Mystery evening Saturday, October 27th, 7.00 for 7.30pm We will present a Murder-Mystery evening, with a troupe of players providing the action. The theme will be the Wild Wild West! Come dressed for the action – six shooters and Stetsons, feathered headdresses etc., - not compulsory, but it would be fun. This time, your committee will provide a two course chicken supper, with food placed onto tables of eight, to ensure that EVERYONE gets their fair share. We have realised that we must do this ourselves, as relying on outside caterers invariably means there is not enough for the last two tables, - and we must avoid this. Tickets at £11.00 per head and table plans are now available 1


Ashfield U3A For Group Leaders’ phone numbers, see pages 8-9 of the Newsletter

Ashfield U3A Any changes/additions to your group’s programme should be given to both Ron Britton for the web-site and also to Jill Pullan for the newsletter, no later that the Sunday before the main meeting. Please inform the editor, Jill Pullan 01623 400545 of any changes to your normal programme in the near future. This will be of great help to members of your various groups – this includes changes of content and venues Interest Group Meetings:- If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, or which book the reading group is reading, which garden the horticulture group is visiting etc. Group leaders’ names and contact details are on pages 8-9 of the newsletter, and also on the web-site.

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BBC Gaffes during the Jubilee Celebrations 1. Presenter Fearn Cotton: referring to the Queen as ‘Her Royal Highness’ 2. Interviewer Sophie Raworth: describing the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) as ‘Princess Michael of Wessex!’ 3. Presenter Matt Baker telling viewers that ‘St Paul’s Abbey’ was where ‘Admiral Nelson Mandela was buried after losing the Battle of Waterloo’! 4. Interviewer Tess Daly asking a pensioner in the crowd ‘Were you here for the Coronation of Queen Victoria?’ 5. Matt Baker watching a boat flying a huge maple leaf flag with oarsmen dressed as Mounties and moose and asking ‘I wonder which country they come from – probably Sri Lanka’ 6. Sophie Raworth watching 100 people with yellow flags waving them in unison on top of the Festival Hall and asking ‘I wonder what those guys are doing up there with those flags?’ ‘I think it must be something to do with the Morse-Code’ - in fact it was semaphore which she doesn’t seem to have heard of. 7. Fearn Cotton under an umbrella tells viewers that ‘The ship over there with the guns is the famous battleship called HMS Something-or-Other which weighs 90 million tons and fought at the iconic ‘Battle of Agincourt’. Where do they get them from?

Horticulture Group 1 visited the Gardener’s Cottage garden in Kirkby on Monday afternoon. This is a lovely garden, which is terraced and slopes steeply away from the house, affording wonderful views from most parts of the garden. The owners give all the money collected to the National Garden Scheme, for various charities. The NGS has given 2.5 million pounds to various charities around the country. Visits are by appointment only, unless it is open under the NGS.

Day M O N D A Y T U E S D A Y W E D N E S D A Y

T H U R S D A Y

Zumba gold

10.00

Class. Music 2 14.00 Bridge

3rd in the month Horticulture .2

10.00

Horticulture 1 10.00

Zumba Gold

10.00

Zumba Gold

10.00

Zumba Gold

Current affairs

13.30

Book Gr. B

13.30

Late Breakfast

French

13.30

Bridge

18.30

French

Walking gr. A

09.00

Mansfield U3A

10.00

13.30

13.30

Sugarcraft

10.00

Food group

11.00

14.15

venues and times vary

Book Gr. A

10.00

Threads & Textiles 10.00

Strollers gr. C

10.15

Easy Wheelers – venues

Hucknall U3A 13.30

and times vary 14.00

Croquet Creative Writing

Move to music 10.00

Family History

13.00

Walking gr. B

09.45

Lunch Club

Scrabble

14.00

Line Dancing

10.00

Woodcarving

18.00 Woodcarving

18.00

Woodcarving 18.00

S A T

Weekenders* *See page 2

Play reading

10.00

Class music 1 14.00

Easy Wheelers

Wine Appreciate 19.30 Shakespeare 13.30

12.00

Walking Gr. A 09.00

International Dining –

Easy Wheelers Easy Wheelers

10.00

Gardening Group 14.00 Sing for fun

Cinema gr’p

Jazz

4th in the month

10.00

Digital photo + Digital image 13.30

Late brkfast – 9.30

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2nd in the month Card Craft

18.30

F R I D A Y

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1st in the month Plat. Invest Gr 10.30

Committee Meet 10.00

10.30

Ash Meeting 10.00

Woodcarving 18.00 **Craft

10.00

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(alternate months)

Friday after the T’ai Chi

10.00

main meeting**) Weekenders* *See page 2

Board Games 19.00 * Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter

Weekenders* *See page 2 Canasta

*Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter

Weekenders* *See page 2

19.00

*Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter

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*Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter


Ashfield U3A ASHFIELD U3A HOLIDAYS 2013 Holidays to Amsterdam and Seville 2013 I do not have any information on dates or prices as yet, this is mainly due to new companies tendering for flightbusiness at East Midland and Birmigham airports. There is a possibility that Monarch may take over flights to Amsterdam and Seville, in which case I should be in a position to obtain dates and quotes. There are flightsfrom Gatwick and Heathrow - but obviously we would refer a more local joining point. All 2012 holidays are now fully booked, except… REYKJAVICK NOVEMBER 2012 DUE TO UNEXPECTED CANCELLATION ONE SINGLE ROOM NOW AVAILABLE 5 nights B&B Centrally located Best Western hotel. Flying from Manchester 7/11/2012. Contact Caroline 01623 721987 carolinamilanos156@hotmail.com

Springtime in Seville Espana *Tapas, flamenco, gothic & moorish architecture, galleries, museums. Optional visits to the Alhambra and Ronda. 6 nights B&B, staying in an 18th century palace converted to hotel in the Latin Quarter. Stunning views of the city from the rooftop pool & terrace. I have been asked to organise a Peru and Machu Picchu adventure trek for 2013. There will be a meeting on Monday 25th June at the Junction pub from 7 pm. for those who may be interested. Register your interest with Caroline. Caroline Rhoades 01623 721987 07724210563 carolinamilanos156@hotmail.com

“ Easy Wheelers” (Cycling for fun) Cycling Programme for Summer 2012 Planning Meetings will be held on Monday 30th July – 7.00 at The Griffins Head, Papplewick. These meetings are to discuss members’ ideas for future runs. All group members and those interested in joining us are welcome. At present we meet each Wednesday, 0900, at the Hucknall Leisure Centre Car Park. This arrangement is due to be revised at the next meeting so come and have your say. There is still room for more members, so if you are interested please contact the group leader, Alan Snape, on 01159273524 or 07940146542. –e- mail:- alansnape@hotmail.co.uk No Refunds Policy Your committee have reluctantly decided that when tickets are ordered they must be paid for, unless advised differently, and if you find you cannot attend the event you have bought the ticket for, it is up to you to sell that ticket on, and no refund will be given by U3A, unless there is a waiting list in operation. This is because some events have run at a loss due to people suddenly cancelling and expecting their money to be refunded. After all, if you book seats at the theatre, or a bus trip and found you couldn’t attend, you would lose your money, and, regrettably, we must have a similar policy. 14

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THEATRE 22nd August 2012 - Starlight Express 2.00pm

Theatre Royal, Nottingham £29.50

12th September -Cabaret 20th September Top Hat with Tom Chambers 23rd Sept. Bestwood Male Voice Choir,

2pm All day

Royal Concert Hall £27 London Theatre with Ashfield Weekenders Group £69 Albert Hall, Nottm. £10.00

24th October Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat 29th November 42nd Street

1.30pm

6.30pm

2.00pm.

Contact Barbara by e-mail

Royal Concert Hall £19.35 Theatre Royal

ives.barbara@gmail.com

THEATRE VISIT with Barbara Ives Well what can I say. -South Pacific was just magical. The singing the dancing and most of all the atmosphere in the Royal was electric. Wednesday the 30th May started with our usual lunch just to set the afternoon off to a good start. We choose a Turkish Restaurant on Upper Parliament Street called the Antalya, we none of us had any experience of Turkish cuisine so this was a first. As the restaurant was almost empty we thought it may have been a question of not so good, but well what a treat we all had the 2 course meal was £6.95 for a starter and a main course. We had a bottle of white wine to help wash the meal down. Then we asked for the bill, but no we had not finished, next the charming waiter bought out some fresh fruit, apple, orange and grapes all beautifully presented and then the best was last Turkish Delight.We really had very good value for our money and we are going to return again as we so enjoyed ourselves.Thanks Barbara you are fantastic at organising the Theatre Trips Angela Atkins.. Jazz Group Members of the jazz group attended an excellent performance by the Nottingham Young Jazz Orchestra on Sunday 8th July at Mansfield Library. The young musicians took us through a wide range of music from the Zootans to Charlie Parker. Old favourites included Sweet Georgia Brown A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Sq., Mr Bo jangles and a fairly new piece Breakfast Wine. NYJO also have a very talented Combo group and we enjoyed about 20mins of their great improvisations. Mansfield library are also hosting the NYJO again in December a date we could put in diaries when we know the exact date. We had a really good afternoon and are looking forward to some more jazz outings in the very near future. BREAKING NEWS! CAR-PARKING We have learned that Morrison’s have extended their car-parking to 3 hours.This means that you could park at 9.30am and collect your car before 12.30, - ample time for our meetings. Please make sure you don’t over-stay your time, though, as it is controlled by Parking Eye, and this is notorious for clamping down and giving out huge fines.

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Ashfield U3A CROQUET 2012- Tichfield Park The regular meeting will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10-30am to 1-0pm. Groups of four named players could book to play on other days giving a weeks notice. The park is 50 yards from Kirkby Cross, with ample parking. The next meeting should be August 22nd; umbrellas and warm clothing advised for all. Walking Group B .., contact David Wilson Meeting at 9.50 for a 10am start on the 3rd Thursday of the month and always weather permitting If not sure ring Jim on 01623 402 222 Mobile 07976 358 230

Jim is now retiring from running this group, and we are looking for someone to take over from him. Please contact David Wilson if you can fill this role. Aug 16th bridge Sep 20th Oct 18th

Gunthorpe Area: Leader Mararet Crossley – meet Unicorn Pub Car Park, Gunthorpe Alfreton / Wingfield T.B.A.

MEMBERSHIP FEES now over-due. Full membership is £16.00 for the year Associate membership, for members who pay their Capitation fee to another U3A -£12.50 Postal Membership £11.00. Associate Postal Membership £7.50. The capitation fee was raised from £2.50 to £3.50 two years ago, but we didn’t pass this onto our members, but now feel we must increase the fees by £1.00. This is still cheaper than it was 3 years ago. Postal. Membership is an alternative membership for those who cannot make any of the Thursday meetings. This will be at a reduced membership fee, and postal members will receive all correspondence by post, including the newsletter. Tickets for any events can be ordered by telephone. Postal members will not be eligible to attend the Thursday meetings. Please note that whichever membership you choose, you will have full membership of Ashfield U3A

meet at Alfreton Park, A615 Alfreton to Matlock Road ****************************************************************************

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CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP 1: PROGRAMME FOR 2012

Weekenders visit to the ‘Secret Gardens of Winster’ The Weekenders had a great day out on Sunday, 15th July to visiting these ‘Secret Gardens of Winster’, near Matlock. We had lunch at the pub, sharing a couple of bottles of vino, laughed all through the meal, and didn’t leave the pub until 2.00pm (from mid-day). We then bought our garden tickets, caught the community bus up the hill and meandered through the gardens as we made our way back to the bottom. Some still had room for a delicious cream tea, and others, like me were still full from lunch, so settled for a chat and a cuppa. We then visited many of the remaining gardens – there were 23 in all, bought some plants and made our way back to the pub, in time to watch the Morris Dancers perform for an hour. Colleen was roped in to show her latent skills as a dancer, and we enjoyed the interlude in the sunshine to end a perfect day out. Many thanks to Caroline for organising this trip. ASHFIELD U3A ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES GROUP 28th SEPTEMBER - FULL DAY TRIP ALREWAS NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL/ARBORETUM & GLADSTONE POTTERY MUSEUM The morning will be spent at Alrewas (near Lichfield) and then travel to Longton, Stoke on Trent to visit GLADSTONE POTTERY MUSEUM, where guides have been booked to demonstrate the art of making pots. Interest Group Meetings If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, or which book the reading group is reading, which garden the horticulture group is visiting etc. Group leaders’ names and contact details are on pages 8-9 of the newsletter, and also on the website.

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The group meets on the fourth Wednesday afternoon each month (in December on the third Wednesday) from 2 pm to 4:15 pm. Date

Composer, or subject for meeting

Host

22nd August

Your favourite music

Doreen

26th September

Dmitri Shostakovich

Alan

25th July

Maurice Ravel

Nona

24th October

Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein

Joan

28th November

Teach-in: Len Hill on Giacomo Puccini

Maxine

19th December

Your favourite music [NB: change of date for this meeting]

Nona

At yesterday's meeting of Classical Music One, another member came forward to volunteer to host a meeting next year, as follows:27th February 2013 Stella We now have a host for every meeting on the current programme, which finishes on 27th March 2013.

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Ashfield U3A Our First Half Year Plus

Trips with Kathleen The group continues strongly, having completed our first seven months. We listen to a wide range of music, sometimes taking in a bit of jazzed-up Bach or a number from a modern ‘classic’ musical. But mostly we are mainstream, sharing our love of classical music, in some cases coming new to it, and always extending our knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment. Members are welcome to bring or request a favourite piece to any meeting. These are the themes for the rest of the year: August - French & Spanish composers September - The Orchestra October - Members’ Choice November - Patterns in Music December - N & E European composers We meet on the first Monday in the month, from 2 to 4 pm. Our sessions are at the Ashwood Centre so there’s plenty of room for new members. If you’re interested, do get in touch, or just come along at 2 pm on August 6th. Ron Walker, 01623 456389, ronwalker@ntlworld.com

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - MONDAY 19th NOVEMBER

This is an opportunity to book your ticket to the best Christmas Show you will ever see! We have managed to get excellent seats for the afternoon performance of this incrediblespectacle. If you have never heard of THURSFORD just ask someone who hasalready enjoyed a visit - and you will be convinced! CONTACT KATHLEEN JONES ON 01623 550740. Late Breakfast Group Because of a limit on numbers, the next Late Breakfast will be split into 2 st th groups - Friday 31 August and Friday 7 September, at the Queen's Head, Watnall - 9.30 for 9.45 a.m. We are limited to a maximum of 20 people on each day, but if space permits you are quite welcome to book in for both ! Geoff Cree 01623 794485

FAMILY HISTORY The Ashfield Family History group is a small number of enthusiastic people who are keen to find out as much as they can about their ancestors. After a discussion we use the library computers to access the Ancestry and other web sites, members assisting each other with their knowledge and experience. We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the library at Kirkby in Ashfield 1.003.00pm. Our programme this term is:Aug 9th - Civilian life in WW1 (1914-18) & Poems (Eileen) We use websites available from the library computers for genealogy & new members are welcome Cost £5 per “term” to cover hire of the room Come and join us, telephone the group leader Trish Tootell on 01623 793447

ASHFIELD DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUPPROGRAMME July –September 2012 DATE

August 7th: 1.30-3.30pm Sept. 4th: 1.30 – 3.30pm

SUBJECT

VENUE

Summer Photo Review of Summer photo

Meet at Bestwood Country Park Car Park Ashwood Centre

Please can you take as many photos as you can of U3A Jubilee Events so we can possibly make a them for posterity. If you have a laptop please bring it.

Railway Interest Group Bird Watching Group

The next event is Sunday 5th August at 10 am prompt at Carsington Water for a warden led Twitching event . see Mary for details 01773 776386 Please send any articles for the Newsletter to the editor., I welcome any contributions. Email to jill.pullan@ntlworld.com or phone:- 01623 400545

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A trip to the Model Railway Fair at Barrow Hill Roundhouse is planned for rd Sunday 23 September. There will be live steam locomotives, plus heritage and current diesel & electric locos. The cost is £10, and payment is required no later than the August meeting. Geoff Cree 01623 794485 5

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Crafty Christmas Lunch

Please consider giving any help with e.g. the Book Stall, refreshments; greeters; or making new members feel welcome. Also, please offer to help with the catering at the many events we organise. We always need a few ‘extra hands’ to help at events and meetings. Please consider helping your committee in any of the above capacities. Book Group ‘A’ (1) We will discuss: ‘A Cautious Approach' by Stanley Middleton And look at Books translated to English - 19th and early 20th century [Emile Zola]

Strollers Group programme

12th September 10th October

Oak Tree Heath, Mansfield Nottingham Canal and Erewash Canal, Eastwood Hardwick Lakes

Oak Tree Leisure Centre car park, on the Tesco Oak Tree Lane site (off Jubilee Way South) Park on Tinsley Road, Eastwood.

14th Nov

Teversal Trails

Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Street, Teversal

Harlow Wood

Coffee Shop car park, Portland College, A60

8th August

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12 Dec

Overflow car park, just below Hardwick Inn

Proposed New Interest Groups We have had several new interest groups proposed. NEW- ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES GROUP:

- Kathleen Jones and Gill Knight. 01623 550740

FOOD & COOKERY ----

Please put your name on the appropriate board. Co-ordinator, Eileen Allin: 01623 473662 BIRD WATCHING Please put your name on the board, Co-ordinator - Mary Naylor: 01773 776386 JAZZ / POPULAR MUSIC -- Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Ann Walter: 01623 462196 SHAKESPEARE Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Ann Walter: 01623 462196 CREATIVE WRITING Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Chris Ward: 01623 550105 WHIST Please put your name on the appropriate board DOMINOES – playing the game of ‘5’s and 3’s’,

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this is now within the Board Games group

We will be having a ‘Crafty Christmas Lunch’ on our usual meeting day in December, i.e. Thursday , 20th. The event will start at 11.30am, lunch will be from 12.30pm, followed by the entertainment, and the close will be 3.00 pm. We will servevegetabel soup and a roll, pus home-made mince-pies. It will be the usual arrangement, and we ask that you bring your own drink and glasses if you want other than water to drink. Have you stopped knitting, wood carving or turning, sewing, cooking or any other productive hobby because you don’t know what to do with the products of your skills? At our Christmas lunch, there will be an opportunity for you to sell anything you have made and recoup the costs so that you can carry on again next year. Any additional profits made will go to a charity of your choice. We plan to have the sale in the board room before lunch WEEKENDERS This group is for any U3A member whether they be on their own or part of a twosome! It remains an opportunity to meet others and make new friends. There is a car share system for those who do not wish to drive. We generally meet up at Ashfield District Council car park Kirkby - (adjacent to ALDI) Wednesday 1st August Day out to Haddon Hall Derbyshire Haddon is a beautiful example of medieval architecture and the intimate gardens are just stunning! Admission £8.50. Car parking £3.00 per car. We will have lunch in the restaurant. Meet Ashfield district council car park 10.30 am If it's a fine day we may do a pub stop on the way home. Wednesday 22nd August Newark day out Morning coffee at the Fox - Kelham bridge, followed by shopping - cattle and flea market bargain hunt! River cruise down the Trent 40 minutes. Lunch in town and a pub stop on the way home, weather permitting. Sunday 2nd September Ashfield and Hucknall Weekenders Joint lunch the Bella Mia (new Italian restaurant) Hucknall 12 noon.

Group Meeting dates If your group is Card Craft, you will see from the table on page 15 that it meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10.00am. If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, etc.

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Book Group 2 read one book per month and the group discuss this the following month, meeting in Kirkby Library starting at 1.30 pm finishing at 2.45 pm (the time may change slightly), see notice board. WINE APPRECIATION Unfortunately, numbers are restricted to 10, but if anyone would like to start a second group, then members of the existing group would be more than happy to assist and advise them. Co-ordinator is Geoff Cree, 01623 794485. Investment Clubs All three Investment Clubs are currently full. We are now starting a waiting list. Please contact Jill Pullan if you would like your name to go on this list. CANASTA GROUP The Canasta group is now meeting regularly with a mixture of experts and beginners. The Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ashwood Centre, 7.00 - 9.30 p.m. If you would like to learn this fascinating card game please contact Geoff Cree, 01623 794485.

THE ROCK GROUP Friday 10TH August THIN LIZZY tickets £12 Saturday 25th August THE ROLLING STONES tickets £8,00 Saturday 29th September is ABBA tickets £7.50

We meet at approx.. 8.45 pm in the car park next to the Diamond club These events are all at The DIAMOND; -, If you wish to join us on a visit to the Diamond to see

any of these shows, please see Mary or Phone:- contact - Mary:- 01773 776386 There is an Internet scam, (again!). This time it purports to be from the DVLA. They supposedly need details of your car registration and driving license or similar details. As usual with these scams, there are spelling and grammatical errors ‘there’ is used instead of ‘their’, and it says if you ‘refuses’ to comply there will be penalties etc. Delete any, messages purporting to come from DVLA without opening. 10

Tai Chi will meet Friday 3rd August. This will be the last meeting on a Friday. September’s meeting will be the 3rd Tues, 18thth Sept. at 2.00pm. Thereafter all the Tai Chi meetings will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm. This is because the venue can no longer accommodate us on Fridays after August. ************* Does anyone know of a waistcoat that can be borrowed by the am-dram group until Christmas this year. We need a large dark-coloured waistcoat, and will be happy to return it after Christmas. Please contact Jill if you can offer one. ************ There will be a change of programme for October. The speaker will now be ‘Legal Solutions’. Walking Group "A" held their annual summer walk on 19 June to the Bolton Abbey area of Yorkshire. 16 members travelled by minibus to join the 10 others who were camping in the area. We enjoyed a 9 mile walk, climbing up the Valley of Desolation to Simon's Seat high on the moors above the River Wharf. We were fortunate to enjoy one of this summer's rare day's of sunshine. The views from the summit were magnificent and worth the strenuous climb up. Afterwards we journeyed on to Skipton for a fish and chip supper in a restaurant. Another great U3A event.

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Ashfield U3A Interest Group Leaders. NB If you wish to join a group, please telephone the group leader beforehand, to check if there is an available place, current venue etc

LUNCHEON Group

(Ron & Carole Britton)

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

(Kathleen Jones)

tel: 01623 550740

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC + YOGA

BIRD WATCHING

(Mary Naylor )

tel: 01773 776386

OUTINGS; NAT TRUST (Kathleen Jones) Numerous – see newsletter, boards and announcements

tel: 01623 550740

BRIDGE Group

(Maxine Rose)

tel: 01623 459081

PLATINUM Investment Club

tel: 01623 400545

BOARD GAMES Group

(Marian Wilson)

tel: 01623 752780

tel: 01623 620743

BOOK STALL

(Carole Britton)

tel: 01623 456855

PLAYREADING (AM-DRAM) (Vivian Ellis) Reading plays & performing at U3A events

CANASTA

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

RAILWAY Group

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

CARD CRAFT

(Carole Seymour)

tel: 01623 489785

READING Book Group ‘A’

(Lynne Jackson)

tel: 01623 750466

READING Book Group ‘2’ (B) CLASSICAL MUSIC 1

(Alan Radford)

tel: 01623 427934

(Gill Ball) (Sandra Playford)

tel: 01623 450003 tel: 01623 754644

CLASSICAL MUSIC 2

(Ron Walker)

tel: 01623 456389

SCRABBLE

(Margaret Nunn)

tel: 01159 634196

CINEMA

(Sylvia Smith)

tel: 01623 514357

SHAKESPEARE

(Ann Walter)

tel: 01623 239258

CREATIVE WRITING

(Chris Ward)

tel: 01623 550105

SINGING FOR FUN

(Maxine Rose)

tel: 01623 459081

CRAFT Group

(Anne Kemp)

tel: 01623 750907

SUGARCRAFT & Cake Decorating

(Sue Hughes)

tel: 01623 556256

CROQUET

(Peter Baker)

tel: 01623 437834

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/ IMAGING

(Lionel & Janet Castle)

tel: 01623 468102

DISCUSSION GROUP

(Marian Wilson)

tel: 01623 752780

EASY- WHEELERS (Cycling for fun)

Alan Snape)

tel:01159 273524

FAMILY HISTORY

(Trish Tootell)

tel: 01623 793447

FRENCH CONVERSATION Group

(Ann Cottee)

tel: 01623 750538

GARDENING GROUP

(Jan Strachan)

tel: 01623 644664

HOLIDAYS - VARIOUS HORTICULTURE Group: ‘1’

(Caroline Rhodes (Lynn Jackson)

)tel: 07724210563 or 01623 721987 tel: 01623 750466

HORTICULTURE Group ‘2’

(Marjorie Woolham) tel: 01773 811755

INTERNATIONAL DINING

(Georganne Barlow & Julia Porter) Ann Walter (Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 626647 tel: 01623 620892 tel: 01623 239258 tel: 01623 794485

(Cynthia Driscoll) 8

tel: 01623 794243

JAZZ & SWING MUSIC LATE BREAKFAST LINE DANCING

(Pam Sapey)

tel: 01623 456855

(Jill Pullan)

T’AI CHI (Traditional) (Jill Pullan) Practising this healthy, beneficial art and exercise THREADS & TEXTILES (Lynne Jackson)

tel: 01623 558700

tel: 01623 400545 tel: 01623 750466

THEATRE VISITS Group (Barbara Ives) Various shows, plays etc at various venues

tel: 0115 9539893

WALKING Group ‘A’ (David Porter) More demanding walks of between 7 and 9 miles in length

tel: 01623 620892

WALKING Group ‘B’ Less demanding walks, between 4 and 6 miles

tel: 01623 402222 tel: 01623 752780

WALKING GROUP ‘C’ (Strollers) Strolling between 1- 21/2 miles

(Jim Bentley) or (David Wilson) (Alan Radford)

tel: 01623 427934

WEEKENDERS (Caroline Rhoades) tel: 07724210563 or New group catering for people at a loose end at weekends etc 01623 721987 WINE APPRECIATION

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

WOOD CARVING

(Stuart Daft)

tel: 01623 559133

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Ashfield U3A Interest Group Leaders. NB If you wish to join a group, please telephone the group leader beforehand, to check if there is an available place, current venue etc

LUNCHEON Group

(Ron & Carole Britton)

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

(Kathleen Jones)

tel: 01623 550740

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC + YOGA

BIRD WATCHING

(Mary Naylor )

tel: 01773 776386

OUTINGS; NAT TRUST (Kathleen Jones) Numerous – see newsletter, boards and announcements

tel: 01623 550740

BRIDGE Group

(Maxine Rose)

tel: 01623 459081

PLATINUM Investment Club

tel: 01623 400545

BOARD GAMES Group

(Marian Wilson)

tel: 01623 752780

tel: 01623 620743

BOOK STALL

(Carole Britton)

tel: 01623 456855

PLAYREADING (AM-DRAM) (Vivian Ellis) Reading plays & performing at U3A events

CANASTA

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

RAILWAY Group

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

CARD CRAFT

(Carole Seymour)

tel: 01623 489785

READING Book Group ‘A’

(Lynne Jackson)

tel: 01623 750466

READING Book Group ‘2’ (B) CLASSICAL MUSIC 1

(Alan Radford)

tel: 01623 427934

(Gill Ball) (Sandra Playford)

tel: 01623 450003 tel: 01623 754644

CLASSICAL MUSIC 2

(Ron Walker)

tel: 01623 456389

SCRABBLE

(Margaret Nunn)

tel: 01159 634196

CINEMA

(Sylvia Smith)

tel: 01623 514357

SHAKESPEARE

(Ann Walter)

tel: 01623 239258

CREATIVE WRITING

(Chris Ward)

tel: 01623 550105

SINGING FOR FUN

(Maxine Rose)

tel: 01623 459081

CRAFT Group

(Anne Kemp)

tel: 01623 750907

SUGARCRAFT & Cake Decorating

(Sue Hughes)

tel: 01623 556256

CROQUET

(Peter Baker)

tel: 01623 437834

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/ IMAGING

(Lionel & Janet Castle)

tel: 01623 468102

DISCUSSION GROUP

(Marian Wilson)

tel: 01623 752780

EASY- WHEELERS (Cycling for fun)

Alan Snape)

tel:01159 273524

FAMILY HISTORY

(Trish Tootell)

tel: 01623 793447

FRENCH CONVERSATION Group

(Ann Cottee)

tel: 01623 750538

GARDENING GROUP

(Jan Strachan)

tel: 01623 644664

HOLIDAYS - VARIOUS HORTICULTURE Group: ‘1’

(Caroline Rhodes (Lynn Jackson)

)tel: 07724210563 or 01623 721987 tel: 01623 750466

HORTICULTURE Group ‘2’

(Marjorie Woolham) tel: 01773 811755

INTERNATIONAL DINING

(Georganne Barlow & Julia Porter) Ann Walter (Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 626647 tel: 01623 620892 tel: 01623 239258 tel: 01623 794485

(Cynthia Driscoll) 8

tel: 01623 794243

JAZZ & SWING MUSIC LATE BREAKFAST LINE DANCING

(Pam Sapey)

tel: 01623 456855

(Jill Pullan)

T’AI CHI (Traditional) (Jill Pullan) Practising this healthy, beneficial art and exercise THREADS & TEXTILES (Lynne Jackson)

tel: 01623 558700

tel: 01623 400545 tel: 01623 750466

THEATRE VISITS Group (Barbara Ives) Various shows, plays etc at various venues

tel: 0115 9539893

WALKING Group ‘A’ (David Porter) More demanding walks of between 7 and 9 miles in length

tel: 01623 620892

WALKING Group ‘B’ Less demanding walks, between 4 and 6 miles

tel: 01623 402222 tel: 01623 752780

WALKING GROUP ‘C’ (Strollers) Strolling between 1- 21/2 miles

(Jim Bentley) or (David Wilson) (Alan Radford)

tel: 01623 427934

WEEKENDERS (Caroline Rhoades) tel: 07724210563 or New group catering for people at a loose end at weekends etc 01623 721987 WINE APPRECIATION

(Geoff Cree)

tel: 01623 794485

WOOD CARVING

(Stuart Daft)

tel: 01623 559133

ZUMBA GOLD (Christine Bakowsky) tel: 01623 723140 New Groups: If there is a group you would be interested in joining, but isn’t offered at the moment, see Lynne Jackson, who will advise about starting up such a group. 9


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Book Group 2 Blank space for your notes

Book Group 2 read one book per month and the group discuss this the following month, meeting in Kirkby Library starting at 1.30 pm finishing at 2.45 pm (the time may change slightly), see notice board. WINE APPRECIATION Unfortunately, numbers are restricted to 10, but if anyone would like to start a second group, then members of the existing group would be more than happy to assist and advise them. Co-ordinator is Geoff Cree, 01623 794485. Investment Clubs All three Investment Clubs are currently full. We are now starting a waiting list. Please contact Jill Pullan if you would like your name to go on this list. CANASTA GROUP The Canasta group is now meeting regularly with a mixture of experts and beginners. The Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ashwood Centre, 7.00 - 9.30 p.m. If you would like to learn this fascinating card game please contact Geoff Cree, 01623 794485.

THE ROCK GROUP Friday 10TH August THIN LIZZY tickets £12 Saturday 25th August THE ROLLING STONES tickets £8,00 Saturday 29th September is ABBA tickets £7.50

We meet at approx.. 8.45 pm in the car park next to the Diamond club These events are all at The DIAMOND; -, If you wish to join us on a visit to the Diamond to see

any of these shows, please see Mary or Phone:- contact - Mary:- 01773 776386 There is an Internet scam, (again!). This time it purports to be from the DVLA. They supposedly need details of your car registration and driving license or similar details. As usual with these scams, there are spelling and grammatical errors ‘there’ is used instead of ‘their’, and it says if you ‘refuses’ to comply there will be penalties etc. Delete any, messages purporting to come from DVLA without opening. 10

Tai Chi will meet Friday 3rd August. This will be the last meeting on a Friday. September’s meeting will be the 3rd Tues, 18thth Sept. at 2.00pm. Thereafter all the Tai Chi meetings will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm. This is because the venue can no longer accommodate us on Fridays after August. ************* Does anyone know of a waistcoat that can be borrowed by the am-dram group until Christmas this year. We need a large dark-coloured waistcoat, and will be happy to return it after Christmas. Please contact Jill if you can offer one. ************ There will be a change of programme for October. The speaker will now be ‘Legal Solutions’. Walking Group "A" held their annual summer walk on 19 June to the Bolton Abbey area of Yorkshire. 16 members travelled by minibus to join the 10 others who were camping in the area. We enjoyed a 9 mile walk, climbing up the Valley of Desolation to Simon's Seat high on the moors above the River Wharf. We were fortunate to enjoy one of this summer's rare day's of sunshine. The views from the summit were magnificent and worth the strenuous climb up. Afterwards we journeyed on to Skipton for a fish and chip supper in a restaurant. Another great U3A event.

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Your U3A Committee

Crafty Christmas Lunch

Please consider giving any help with e.g. the Book Stall, refreshments; greeters; or making new members feel welcome. Also, please offer to help with the catering at the many events we organise. We always need a few ‘extra hands’ to help at events and meetings. Please consider helping your committee in any of the above capacities. Book Group ‘A’ (1) We will discuss: ‘A Cautious Approach' by Stanley Middleton And look at Books translated to English - 19th and early 20th century [Emile Zola]

Strollers Group programme

12th September 10th October

Oak Tree Heath, Mansfield Nottingham Canal and Erewash Canal, Eastwood Hardwick Lakes

Oak Tree Leisure Centre car park, on the Tesco Oak Tree Lane site (off Jubilee Way South) Park on Tinsley Road, Eastwood.

14th Nov

Teversal Trails

Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Street, Teversal

Harlow Wood

Coffee Shop car park, Portland College, A60

8th August

th

12 Dec

Overflow car park, just below Hardwick Inn

Proposed New Interest Groups We have had several new interest groups proposed. NEW- ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES GROUP:

- Kathleen Jones and Gill Knight. 01623 550740

FOOD & COOKERY ----

Please put your name on the appropriate board. Co-ordinator, Eileen Allin: 01623 473662 BIRD WATCHING Please put your name on the board, Co-ordinator - Mary Naylor: 01773 776386 JAZZ / POPULAR MUSIC -- Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Ann Walter: 01623 462196 SHAKESPEARE Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Ann Walter: 01623 462196 CREATIVE WRITING Please put your name on the board if you are interested Co-ordinator Chris Ward: 01623 550105 WHIST Please put your name on the appropriate board DOMINOES – playing the game of ‘5’s and 3’s’,

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this is now within the Board Games group

We will be having a ‘Crafty Christmas Lunch’ on our usual meeting day in December, i.e. Thursday , 20th. The event will start at 11.30am, lunch will be from 12.30pm, followed by the entertainment, and the close will be 3.00 pm. We will servevegetabel soup and a roll, pus home-made mince-pies. It will be the usual arrangement, and we ask that you bring your own drink and glasses if you want other than water to drink. Have you stopped knitting, wood carving or turning, sewing, cooking or any other productive hobby because you don’t know what to do with the products of your skills? At our Christmas lunch, there will be an opportunity for you to sell anything you have made and recoup the costs so that you can carry on again next year. Any additional profits made will go to a charity of your choice. We plan to have the sale in the board room before lunch WEEKENDERS This group is for any U3A member whether they be on their own or part of a twosome! It remains an opportunity to meet others and make new friends. There is a car share system for those who do not wish to drive. We generally meet up at Ashfield District Council car park Kirkby - (adjacent to ALDI) Wednesday 1st August Day out to Haddon Hall Derbyshire Haddon is a beautiful example of medieval architecture and the intimate gardens are just stunning! Admission £8.50. Car parking £3.00 per car. We will have lunch in the restaurant. Meet Ashfield district council car park 10.30 am If it's a fine day we may do a pub stop on the way home. Wednesday 22nd August Newark day out Morning coffee at the Fox - Kelham bridge, followed by shopping - cattle and flea market bargain hunt! River cruise down the Trent 40 minutes. Lunch in town and a pub stop on the way home, weather permitting. Sunday 2nd September Ashfield and Hucknall Weekenders Joint lunch the Bella Mia (new Italian restaurant) Hucknall 12 noon.

Group Meeting dates If your group is Card Craft, you will see from the table on page 15 that it meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10.00am. If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, etc.

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Ashfield U3A Our First Half Year Plus

Trips with Kathleen The group continues strongly, having completed our first seven months. We listen to a wide range of music, sometimes taking in a bit of jazzed-up Bach or a number from a modern ‘classic’ musical. But mostly we are mainstream, sharing our love of classical music, in some cases coming new to it, and always extending our knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment. Members are welcome to bring or request a favourite piece to any meeting. These are the themes for the rest of the year: August - French & Spanish composers September - The Orchestra October - Members’ Choice November - Patterns in Music December - N & E European composers We meet on the first Monday in the month, from 2 to 4 pm. Our sessions are at the Ashwood Centre so there’s plenty of room for new members. If you’re interested, do get in touch, or just come along at 2 pm on August 6th. Ron Walker, 01623 456389, ronwalker@ntlworld.com

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - MONDAY 19th NOVEMBER

This is an opportunity to book your ticket to the best Christmas Show you will ever see! We have managed to get excellent seats for the afternoon performance of this incrediblespectacle. If you have never heard of THURSFORD just ask someone who hasalready enjoyed a visit - and you will be convinced! CONTACT KATHLEEN JONES ON 01623 550740. Late Breakfast Group Because of a limit on numbers, the next Late Breakfast will be split into 2 st th groups - Friday 31 August and Friday 7 September, at the Queen's Head, Watnall - 9.30 for 9.45 a.m. We are limited to a maximum of 20 people on each day, but if space permits you are quite welcome to book in for both ! Geoff Cree 01623 794485

FAMILY HISTORY The Ashfield Family History group is a small number of enthusiastic people who are keen to find out as much as they can about their ancestors. After a discussion we use the library computers to access the Ancestry and other web sites, members assisting each other with their knowledge and experience. We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the library at Kirkby in Ashfield 1.003.00pm. Our programme this term is:Aug 9th - Civilian life in WW1 (1914-18) & Poems (Eileen) We use websites available from the library computers for genealogy & new members are welcome Cost £5 per “term” to cover hire of the room Come and join us, telephone the group leader Trish Tootell on 01623 793447

ASHFIELD DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUPPROGRAMME July –September 2012 DATE

August 7th: 1.30-3.30pm Sept. 4th: 1.30 – 3.30pm

SUBJECT

VENUE

Summer Photo Review of Summer photo

Meet at Bestwood Country Park Car Park Ashwood Centre

Please can you take as many photos as you can of U3A Jubilee Events so we can possibly make a them for posterity. If you have a laptop please bring it.

Railway Interest Group Bird Watching Group

The next event is Sunday 5th August at 10 am prompt at Carsington Water for a warden led Twitching event . see Mary for details 01773 776386 Please send any articles for the Newsletter to the editor., I welcome any contributions. Email to jill.pullan@ntlworld.com or phone:- 01623 400545

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A trip to the Model Railway Fair at Barrow Hill Roundhouse is planned for rd Sunday 23 September. There will be live steam locomotives, plus heritage and current diesel & electric locos. The cost is £10, and payment is required no later than the August meeting. Geoff Cree 01623 794485 5

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Ashfield U3A CROQUET 2012- Tichfield Park The regular meeting will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10-30am to 1-0pm. Groups of four named players could book to play on other days giving a weeks notice. The park is 50 yards from Kirkby Cross, with ample parking. The next meeting should be August 22nd; umbrellas and warm clothing advised for all. Walking Group B .., contact David Wilson Meeting at 9.50 for a 10am start on the 3rd Thursday of the month and always weather permitting If not sure ring Jim on 01623 402 222 Mobile 07976 358 230

Jim is now retiring from running this group, and we are looking for someone to take over from him. Please contact David Wilson if you can fill this role. Aug 16th bridge Sep 20th Oct 18th

Gunthorpe Area: Leader Mararet Crossley – meet Unicorn Pub Car Park, Gunthorpe Alfreton / Wingfield T.B.A.

MEMBERSHIP FEES now over-due. Full membership is £16.00 for the year Associate membership, for members who pay their Capitation fee to another U3A -£12.50 Postal Membership £11.00. Associate Postal Membership £7.50. The capitation fee was raised from £2.50 to £3.50 two years ago, but we didn’t pass this onto our members, but now feel we must increase the fees by £1.00. This is still cheaper than it was 3 years ago. Postal. Membership is an alternative membership for those who cannot make any of the Thursday meetings. This will be at a reduced membership fee, and postal members will receive all correspondence by post, including the newsletter. Tickets for any events can be ordered by telephone. Postal members will not be eligible to attend the Thursday meetings. Please note that whichever membership you choose, you will have full membership of Ashfield U3A

meet at Alfreton Park, A615 Alfreton to Matlock Road ****************************************************************************

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CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP 1: PROGRAMME FOR 2012

Weekenders visit to the ‘Secret Gardens of Winster’ The Weekenders had a great day out on Sunday, 15th July to visiting these ‘Secret Gardens of Winster’, near Matlock. We had lunch at the pub, sharing a couple of bottles of vino, laughed all through the meal, and didn’t leave the pub until 2.00pm (from mid-day). We then bought our garden tickets, caught the community bus up the hill and meandered through the gardens as we made our way back to the bottom. Some still had room for a delicious cream tea, and others, like me were still full from lunch, so settled for a chat and a cuppa. We then visited many of the remaining gardens – there were 23 in all, bought some plants and made our way back to the pub, in time to watch the Morris Dancers perform for an hour. Colleen was roped in to show her latent skills as a dancer, and we enjoyed the interlude in the sunshine to end a perfect day out. Many thanks to Caroline for organising this trip. ASHFIELD U3A ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES GROUP 28th SEPTEMBER - FULL DAY TRIP ALREWAS NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL/ARBORETUM & GLADSTONE POTTERY MUSEUM The morning will be spent at Alrewas (near Lichfield) and then travel to Longton, Stoke on Trent to visit GLADSTONE POTTERY MUSEUM, where guides have been booked to demonstrate the art of making pots. Interest Group Meetings If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, or which book the reading group is reading, which garden the horticulture group is visiting etc. Group leaders’ names and contact details are on pages 8-9 of the newsletter, and also on the website.

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The group meets on the fourth Wednesday afternoon each month (in December on the third Wednesday) from 2 pm to 4:15 pm. Date

Composer, or subject for meeting

Host

22nd August

Your favourite music

Doreen

26th September

Dmitri Shostakovich

Alan

25th July

Maurice Ravel

Nona

24th October

Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein

Joan

28th November

Teach-in: Len Hill on Giacomo Puccini

Maxine

19th December

Your favourite music [NB: change of date for this meeting]

Nona

At yesterday's meeting of Classical Music One, another member came forward to volunteer to host a meeting next year, as follows:27th February 2013 Stella We now have a host for every meeting on the current programme, which finishes on 27th March 2013.

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Ashfield U3A ASHFIELD U3A HOLIDAYS 2013 Holidays to Amsterdam and Seville 2013 I do not have any information on dates or prices as yet, this is mainly due to new companies tendering for flightbusiness at East Midland and Birmigham airports. There is a possibility that Monarch may take over flights to Amsterdam and Seville, in which case I should be in a position to obtain dates and quotes. There are flightsfrom Gatwick and Heathrow - but obviously we would refer a more local joining point. All 2012 holidays are now fully booked, except… REYKJAVICK NOVEMBER 2012 DUE TO UNEXPECTED CANCELLATION ONE SINGLE ROOM NOW AVAILABLE 5 nights B&B Centrally located Best Western hotel. Flying from Manchester 7/11/2012. Contact Caroline 01623 721987 carolinamilanos156@hotmail.com

Springtime in Seville Espana *Tapas, flamenco, gothic & moorish architecture, galleries, museums. Optional visits to the Alhambra and Ronda. 6 nights B&B, staying in an 18th century palace converted to hotel in the Latin Quarter. Stunning views of the city from the rooftop pool & terrace. I have been asked to organise a Peru and Machu Picchu adventure trek for 2013. There will be a meeting on Monday 25th June at the Junction pub from 7 pm. for those who may be interested. Register your interest with Caroline. Caroline Rhoades 01623 721987 07724210563 carolinamilanos156@hotmail.com

“ Easy Wheelers” (Cycling for fun) Cycling Programme for Summer 2012 Planning Meetings will be held on Monday 30th July – 7.00 at The Griffins Head, Papplewick. These meetings are to discuss members’ ideas for future runs. All group members and those interested in joining us are welcome. At present we meet each Wednesday, 0900, at the Hucknall Leisure Centre Car Park. This arrangement is due to be revised at the next meeting so come and have your say. There is still room for more members, so if you are interested please contact the group leader, Alan Snape, on 01159273524 or 07940146542. –e- mail:- alansnape@hotmail.co.uk No Refunds Policy Your committee have reluctantly decided that when tickets are ordered they must be paid for, unless advised differently, and if you find you cannot attend the event you have bought the ticket for, it is up to you to sell that ticket on, and no refund will be given by U3A, unless there is a waiting list in operation. This is because some events have run at a loss due to people suddenly cancelling and expecting their money to be refunded. After all, if you book seats at the theatre, or a bus trip and found you couldn’t attend, you would lose your money, and, regrettably, we must have a similar policy. 14

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THEATRE 22nd August 2012 - Starlight Express 2.00pm

Theatre Royal, Nottingham £29.50

12th September -Cabaret 20th September Top Hat with Tom Chambers 23rd Sept. Bestwood Male Voice Choir,

2pm All day

Royal Concert Hall £27 London Theatre with Ashfield Weekenders Group £69 Albert Hall, Nottm. £10.00

24th October Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat 29th November 42nd Street

1.30pm

6.30pm

2.00pm.

Contact Barbara by e-mail

Royal Concert Hall £19.35 Theatre Royal

ives.barbara@gmail.com

THEATRE VISIT with Barbara Ives Well what can I say. -South Pacific was just magical. The singing the dancing and most of all the atmosphere in the Royal was electric. Wednesday the 30th May started with our usual lunch just to set the afternoon off to a good start. We choose a Turkish Restaurant on Upper Parliament Street called the Antalya, we none of us had any experience of Turkish cuisine so this was a first. As the restaurant was almost empty we thought it may have been a question of not so good, but well what a treat we all had the 2 course meal was £6.95 for a starter and a main course. We had a bottle of white wine to help wash the meal down. Then we asked for the bill, but no we had not finished, next the charming waiter bought out some fresh fruit, apple, orange and grapes all beautifully presented and then the best was last Turkish Delight.We really had very good value for our money and we are going to return again as we so enjoyed ourselves.Thanks Barbara you are fantastic at organising the Theatre Trips Angela Atkins.. Jazz Group Members of the jazz group attended an excellent performance by the Nottingham Young Jazz Orchestra on Sunday 8th July at Mansfield Library. The young musicians took us through a wide range of music from the Zootans to Charlie Parker. Old favourites included Sweet Georgia Brown A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Sq., Mr Bo jangles and a fairly new piece Breakfast Wine. NYJO also have a very talented Combo group and we enjoyed about 20mins of their great improvisations. Mansfield library are also hosting the NYJO again in December a date we could put in diaries when we know the exact date. We had a really good afternoon and are looking forward to some more jazz outings in the very near future. BREAKING NEWS! CAR-PARKING We have learned that Morrison’s have extended their car-parking to 3 hours.This means that you could park at 9.30am and collect your car before 12.30, - ample time for our meetings. Please make sure you don’t over-stay your time, though, as it is controlled by Parking Eye, and this is notorious for clamping down and giving out huge fines.

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Ashfield U3A For Group Leaders’ phone numbers, see pages 8-9 of the Newsletter

Ashfield U3A Any changes/additions to your group’s programme should be given to both Ron Britton for the web-site and also to Jill Pullan for the newsletter, no later that the Sunday before the main meeting. Please inform the editor, Jill Pullan 01623 400545 of any changes to your normal programme in the near future. This will be of great help to members of your various groups – this includes changes of content and venues Interest Group Meetings:- If you wish to join any interest group, please telephone the group leader first to ensure there is a vacancy in that group. All relevant details can be obtained from the group leader, including where the walking group intend to meet and which walk they will do, or which book the reading group is reading, which garden the horticulture group is visiting etc. Group leaders’ names and contact details are on pages 8-9 of the newsletter, and also on the web-site.

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BBC Gaffes during the Jubilee Celebrations 1. Presenter Fearn Cotton: referring to the Queen as ‘Her Royal Highness’ 2. Interviewer Sophie Raworth: describing the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) as ‘Princess Michael of Wessex!’ 3. Presenter Matt Baker telling viewers that ‘St Paul’s Abbey’ was where ‘Admiral Nelson Mandela was buried after losing the Battle of Waterloo’! 4. Interviewer Tess Daly asking a pensioner in the crowd ‘Were you here for the Coronation of Queen Victoria?’ 5. Matt Baker watching a boat flying a huge maple leaf flag with oarsmen dressed as Mounties and moose and asking ‘I wonder which country they come from – probably Sri Lanka’ 6. Sophie Raworth watching 100 people with yellow flags waving them in unison on top of the Festival Hall and asking ‘I wonder what those guys are doing up there with those flags?’ ‘I think it must be something to do with the Morse-Code’ - in fact it was semaphore which she doesn’t seem to have heard of. 7. Fearn Cotton under an umbrella tells viewers that ‘The ship over there with the guns is the famous battleship called HMS Something-or-Other which weighs 90 million tons and fought at the iconic ‘Battle of Agincourt’. Where do they get them from?

Horticulture Group 1 visited the Gardener’s Cottage garden in Kirkby on Monday afternoon. This is a lovely garden, which is terraced and slopes steeply away from the house, affording wonderful views from most parts of the garden. The owners give all the money collected to the National Garden Scheme, for various charities. The NGS has given 2.5 million pounds to various charities around the country. Visits are by appointment only, unless it is open under the NGS.

Day M O N D A Y T U E S D A Y W E D N E S D A Y

T H U R S D A Y

Zumba gold

10.00

Class. Music 2 14.00 Bridge

3rd in the month Horticulture .2

10.00

Horticulture 1 10.00

Zumba Gold

10.00

Zumba Gold

10.00

Zumba Gold

Current affairs

13.30

Book Gr. B

13.30

Late Breakfast

French

13.30

Bridge

18.30

French

Walking gr. A

09.00

Mansfield U3A

10.00

13.30

13.30

Sugarcraft

10.00

Food group

11.00

14.15

venues and times vary

Book Gr. A

10.00

Threads & Textiles 10.00

Strollers gr. C

10.15

Easy Wheelers – venues

Hucknall U3A 13.30

and times vary 14.00

Croquet Creative Writing

Move to music 10.00

Family History

13.00

Walking gr. B

09.45

Lunch Club

Scrabble

14.00

Line Dancing

10.00

Woodcarving

18.00 Woodcarving

18.00

Woodcarving 18.00

S A T

Weekenders* *See page 2

Play reading

10.00

Class music 1 14.00

Easy Wheelers

Wine Appreciate 19.30 Shakespeare 13.30

12.00

Walking Gr. A 09.00

International Dining –

Easy Wheelers Easy Wheelers

10.00

Gardening Group 14.00 Sing for fun

Cinema gr’p

Jazz

4th in the month

10.00

Digital photo + Digital image 13.30

Late brkfast – 9.30

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2nd in the month Card Craft

18.30

F R I D A Y

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1st in the month Plat. Invest Gr 10.30

Committee Meet 10.00

10.30

Ash Meeting 10.00

Woodcarving 18.00 **Craft

10.00

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Friday after the T’ai Chi

10.00

main meeting**) Weekenders* *See page 2

Board Games 19.00 * Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter

Weekenders* *See page 2 Canasta

*Weekenders Lunch *See newsletter

Weekenders* *See page 2

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Lunch Club 02 August: .. ..The Crown Inn; 06 Sept……… The Moulders Arms;

Higham; Riddings

[DE55 6EH [DE55 4BX]

If you wish to join the Lunch club at either of these venues, please put your name on the appropriate list. Singing for fun summer and autumn - meeting at Maxine’s home at 2.00pm Next meetings are September

11th;

Website: www.ashfieldu3a.org.uk 26thth July, 2012 Your speaker today is ALAN J DEARMAN and his subject is -LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER BARNARDOES

October 2nd (note it is the first Tuesday of the month)

Nov. 13th; December 11th. - There will be another rehearsal in December, date to be confirmed.

Future events:Martin Fish, Gardeners’ question time - tickets on sale June Meeting 04.10.12 Murder Mystery evening - tickets on sale at the July meeting “Wild, Wild West” – a chance to dress up and join in the fun. .

27.10.12

Crafty-Christmas Celebration - sale of crafts; Soup and roll, Mince pies and Entertainment in December NEW YEAR’S EVE - at Rainworth Village Hall with the Storm-Beats as it was last time. This event now booked please mark it in your diaries 31.12.12

*** Do you know of anyone in Ashfield U3A who is very poorly or has just lost a loved one? We would like to send out a card on behalf of the Ashfield U3A. Please contact Maxine Rose on 01623 459081. or send an email to maxineadams55@hotmail.com

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Martin Fish Gardeners’ Question Time The well-known author, broadcaster and garden expert will be visiting us again on Thursday, October 4th. 7 for 7.30pm Another chance to see Martin, who is a very amusing speaker and raconteur, and ask your questions, give him your gardening problems etc. Tickets on sale today, £5.00 to include home-made cakes and tea or coffee. See Jill

Murder Mystery evening Saturday, October 27th, 7.00 for 7.30pm We will present a Murder-Mystery evening, with a troupe of players providing the action. The theme will be the Wild Wild West! Come dressed for the action – six shooters and Stetsons, feathered headdresses etc., - not compulsory, but it would be fun. This time, your committee will provide a two course chicken supper, with food placed onto tables of eight, to ensure that EVERYONE gets their fair share. We have realised that we must do this ourselves, as relying on outside caterers invariably means there is not enough for the last two tables, - and we must avoid this. Tickets at £11.00 per head and table plans are now available 1


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