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Next Meeting    28 February
Speaker    Pat Hall

Subject    Life's funny like that!

Contact details Meeting address
SecretaryCongregational Church
Anne DoneganKilwardby Street
email:-secretary@ashbyu3a.co.ukAshby de la Zouch
01283 760348LE65 2FQ

Group Meetings

Study group Next Meeting Venue
Arts & Crafts13th Mar at 2 pmShirley's house
Bird WatchingTBATBA
Bridge27th Feb,2-4 pm
6th Mar,7-9 pm
Royal Hotel, Ashby.
Calligraphy14th Mar at 10 amSue's
ComputerWed 1st Mar at 2 pm
Mon 20th Mar at 2 pm
16 Winchester Way
Digital Photography2nd Mar at 10 am16 Winchester Way.
Drawing and painting15th Mar at 10 am16 Winchester Way
Family History8th Mar at 2 pm2 Marlborough Way
Gardening16th Mar at 2 - 4pmPackington Village Hall. Talk by Irene Dougan on the county's NGS gardens
History23rd Mar at 2 pmKedleston Hall - Talk by Alan Tyler
Industrial Heritage22nd Feb. Dep Ashby 9.15amNational Space Centre, Leicester
Italian6th March at 10 am9 St Michael's Close
Literature14th Mar at 12.30 pm28 Willesley Gardens
Lunch9th Mar at 12 noon for 12.30La Zouch, Ashby
Medium Walks13th Mar meet at 9.45 for 10 am startMeet at the church in Smisby, walk to Hartshorne and back via woodland
Music Appreciation1st Mar at 10 amFlat 8, 2nd Floor, Castlegate House, Bath St, Ashby
Quiz15th Mar at 2.30pmBull and Lion Packington
Recorder16th Feb at 10 amMarion's house, Ashbrook, Slackley Lane, Moira, DE12 6BX
Short Walks17th March at 10.00Meet at Moira Furnace.
Trips and Outings22nd March at 8:30Meet at Royal Hotel for trip to Bradford Media Museum
Walking7th Mar meet at 9:45 for 10 am startCastle Square, Melbourne


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NOTICES

WELFARE
if you know of anyone who has been ill, injured or bereaved and you feel they would appreciate receiving a card please contact me at welfare@u3a.co.uk
Kind regards, Sheila

GENERAL MEETING DATE CHANGE
Please note that in future the General Meetings will be on the FOURTH Tuesday of the month, not the last.

CHANGE OF MEMBERSHIP YEAR
To bring us in line with the national office, the committee has decided to change our membership year from July 1st- June 30th to April 1st - March 31st starting this April.
As members have already paid for 12 months up to June 30th, next year's membership fees will be reduced from £16.50 to £13.50.
New members will pay £16.50 for the full year.
For a full explanation see here

1000 U3As
We are pleased to announce that the video recording of our Celebration of 1,000 U3As is now available to view on our YouTube Channel. To watch it click here

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR U3A MEMBERS
U3A Members can now purchase a 3-month National Art Pass for just £10. Visit artfund.org/u3a for more information. You have until 20th March 2017 to take advantage of this offer.
Additionally, use the discount code U3A2017 for 10% off all services at my-history.co.uk.

FILM GROUP
On Wednesday 8th March we plan to show the widely acclaimed Oscar winning film "Driving Miss Daisy", directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykrord.
The film will be shown at the Phoenix Film Centre in Leicester. The film lasts for 100 minutes.
The cost is £5.50 including a drink, and you may pay on the door.
For more details contact Malcolm Gray 0116 2714402
or mjgray220@gmail.com

U3A EVENTS COMING UP
Jan 23. National Summer Schools bookings open.
Mar 16. Royal Institution. Exploring Science spring meeting
Apr 25. Temple Church, London EC4.
Brandenburgh Choral Festival

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