Following the June visit of King Henry VIII, Sherlock Holmes (aka Tony Harris) will now make a personal appearance to solve a notorious murder aided by his assistant Dr.Watson (and BOC U3A?)
The Archaeology Group have organised a visit to Colchester to attend a lecture this coming Saturday. They are travelling via a mini-bus leaving the Burnham Clock-Tower at 7.45 am. and returning from Colchester at 4 pm. Although there are no tickets left for the lecture two seats are available on the mini-bus if you fancy a day out for shopping or sightseeing. The cost of the return trip is £13/person. Please ring Sue Spiers on 776570 if you are interested.
It is always sad to see groups come to an end and recently we have had two: Needlework & Patchwork and Science. Eileen Timmins decided to give up her two Needlework & Patchwork Groups due to dwindling numbers (but she is still willing to help any interested members); she still leads Homebirds Luncheon Group.
As you will have read recently, after 10-years Jill Taylor gave up running the popular Science Group, and regrettably no other group member came forward to lead it. The good news is that she has started a Geography Group, so popular that there is now a waiting list. Not only that, she has started a second Scrabble Group that meets on the 3rd & 4th Wednesdays at 2.30 and at other times that suit. In addition she still leads Understanding Music, another highly popular group, has taken over running the refreshments at the monthly meetings and is trying to get a Cryptic Crossword Group formed. If only we had more enthusiastic and energetic people like Jill.
The further good news is that we have another two new groups Archaeology and 10-Pin Bowling.
The Archaeology Group is an exciting addition to our U3A as not only will they be doing digs and research but also plan to visit places of interest. Talk to group leader Terry Cook about the first planned project – it is amazing.
The other new group is 10-Pin Bowling, which had its first meeting in October when 13 members came and 11 played. The group meets at the Bowling Alley, Madison Heights, Maldon. It was agreed at the initial meeting that they meet fortnightly and if you are interested contact Lynne Leech 741029 for details The next two meetings will be on the 15th & 29th November. All standards of play are welcome from beginners to the experienced.
It would be good to see some more new groups formed to keep our U3A growing and vibrant so if you would like to start an interest group please contact me and we will endeavour to do so.
Enjoy your groups and please support your group leaders, as without them you would not have a group.
TEN PIN BOWLING
After the successful Ten Pin Bowling Social Outings many of the participants wanted to bowl more regularly and asked if a group could be formed. With autumn and winter approaching now is an ideal time.
So here are the details – the first meeting will be on 4th October at the Bowling Alley in Maldon starting at 2.00 p.m. The cost for two hours bowling will be £4.25 per person payable at the bowling alley on arrival; it also includes shoe hire and a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.
For the initial session two lanes have been booked (but if demand is greater more can be added). At this session it will be decided if the group plays weekly, fortnightly, or monthly – I will not be running the group so a leader will also have to be chosen.
If you are interested do try and attend this first meeting and just so that I have some idea of numbers please let me know in advance if you are coming. If you can’t make the first meeting but would like to be on the group list please contact me.
Diane Caulkett (01621 783786)