For Facebook users, see the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/U3AKeepingInTouch/
Lots of U3A members from all over the country, very friendly and fairly busy group
Lots of U3A members from all over the country, very friendly and fairly busy group
Thursday Coffee Mornings at the Community Centre
now running between 9:45 and 11:15.
You will go in through the front door, and there will be a one way road to leave by the doors in rooms 2 &3.
Masks will be worn anytime you are moving about, but you can lower them when you are seated. There will be no long queues for coffee, only a very few to approach the counter at any one time, to maintain social distance.
Judith will be there with a Quiz for you, so bring pencil & paper.
Please help by tidying chairs and tables when it is over
Swaps may be made by mutual agreement between groups but please let Chris Owen know on 784500 before the day.
Two or three of the group should attend the Community Centre on Thursday morning by about 9.15/9.30 ready to serve coffee/tea from 9.45 plus carry out any washing up that does not fit in the dishwasher. All supplies of tea/coffee/sugar/milk/etc are provided. Please take any tea-towels you use home for laundering then return them to the Community Centre.
DORCHESTER -Market Day
-Wednesday 10th November
CARDIFF -Christmas Market
- Wednesday 8th December
Please make sure you have your vaccination certificates with you for any Trip as we will have to check.
We will be following the Covid guidelines for social distancing and hygiene, masks will be required and hand gel will be available.
We are now in the Community Centre as it has reopened for the indoor coffee mornings . Only three visitors at a time as there are three of us and that makes 6:-) But we will be away on the 16th andd 23rd September, returning on the 30th.
The September raffle draw was won byJean Rogers
The raffle for the Free Day Trip will next be drawn on the 28th November
The Day Trips Team (Gerry, Carole and Marilyn) look forward to seeing you all
Gerry Richards 783372
Burnham on Sea u3a New Facebook Group.
Group Name: Burnham on Sea u3a
Welcome to the launch of our new Facebook Group. We have all experienced great change and challenges over the past 10 months. During this time all of us have learnt new skills and as an organisation we have learnt the importance of looking after each other and ensuring we use every method possible to make our communication systems work for all.
Using technology to keep in touch is a skill many of us have improved, whether it is to order our online shopping or keep in touch with relatives, we have discovered that age is no barrier to learning new skills. In light of this we have now launched a new Facebook Group to provide a new medium for those of us who are happy to use it to share information and keep in touch.
It is a private group, open only to members of the Burnham u3a. On joining you will be asked to confirm you are a member of Burnham on Sea u3a as well as agreeing to very basic rules, such as being kind to each other.
Please use the group to publicise the groups you run, or belong to, tell us about what you’ve been doing or advertise any future events. If you know about anything of interest to our members, for example something happening in our area, you are welcome to mention it. We expect members to avoid contentious issues, such as politics; there are other Facebook groups for that!
Cheese and Wine Socials
I am asking all groups if they would like to host one of our cheese and wine events our next one will be on Friday November 19th .
Chris Owens and I are happy to guide you through what is involved .
Also if any group would like to bring some kind of entertainment to the events .Brenda Dibley
Margaret Budden had a spell in Weston, then Southmead hospitals earlier this month, but after getting us all very worried we are delighted that she is now at home, though still having regular visits to the hospital.
Brenda is still U3A Groups Coordinator. But Chris Noble has resigned, as she is moving away from Burnham to be nearer her family. Emails addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org will go to Brenda,.
Chris Owen is taking over leading the Coffee Morning operation
We have bookings for Norwich and Norfolk in April, and possibly a Holly and Mistletoe Trip in early November 2022.
We are distributing booking forms for our Norwich trip. Please watch the Notice Board at the Community Centre Coffee Morning on Thursdays for proposed itinerary and further details.
Click here for details Holidays.
Lynn and Richard Mathews
Holiday Group Organisers
Click for information on latest trip
The group is now up and running, please click on the button above (Walking Group) to go to the page with all the details.
Letter from Sue Poole
This is to inform you all that myself and Jill will not be continuing with the Theatre Group.
It has become harder to book theatre trips, the cost of the tickets and the coaches make a trip very expensive.
We thank you all for the help we received over the years.
The Annual Christmas Carol Servíce
The Annual Christmas Carol Servíce wílll be held on Thursday 16th December at Saint Andrews Church at 11.13.a.m.
Mince Pies will be served in the Community Centre following the Service
Music will be provided by Yarrow Brass
Please contact your Group Leader to find out if your Group is running or has been cancelled
THE CARD GROUP
Would anyone else like to join the Card Group . I supply card papers. You will need glue, ruler and pencil (but I have stock if you don't ) Come and try!
We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays
01278 795732 or 07708054915
BOOK GROUP 1
Meets 3rd Friday pm
Now in a position to welcome new members
Members please note I have had to change one of the dates sorry for any inconvenience ,
Dates for your diary
3 November - New date 15th December
12th January 2022
Room 10 upstairs 2 pm - 4pm
Please bring own refreshments.
Hope to see you there
Marilyn's contact number 01278 780020
KEEP FIT .
The Group meets on Thursday mornings, upstairs in room 10 0f the Community Centre, for about 40/42 weeks of the year, taking a break during the summer and at Christmas.
Attendance is variable due to family commitments, holidays, illness etc.
You have to be a member of Burnham U3A to attend, the charge is £1 when you do attend.
The aims of the sessions are to keep as much mobility movement as possible suitable for each individual’s ability in a friendly atmosphere.
The Group is now divided into two sessions to reduce the number in the room at any one time and keep to social distancing).
These are 10am - 11am and 11:15am - 12:15pm
Rosemary Lane 01278 786054 / 07467 029974
The Gardening Group has been restarted by Linda Sadler.
See GARDENING GROUP PAGE for details (Link on bottom of left hand column)
U3A SERENDIPITY SINGERS
The group is a fun singing group that has in the past performed at afternoon senior citizens’ clubs and in residential homes. They are now likely to be working towards putting on public concerts in the local area. The group sings mainly in three parts, sopranos, altos and men.
They startd rehearsing again on 6th September, in the afternoon at St Andrew’s Church Hall. New members are welcome, especially if you have a low singing voice; if you are interested please email email@example.com or ring Brian Foakes on 07971 164484.
How the Covid pandemic is going will decide on whether the group initially practise in one or two groups
Groups that normally meet in the Community Centre
As long as your activity is not one of the ‘currently banned’ sort, you can discuss meeting again. Contact Ken. Expect to be in a different room (room 2 or 3), with different seating arrangements, and maybe not meeting every week. Some Groups have already made their arrangements: Painting for Pleasure, Book 3 and Patchwork 1 are believed to be amongst them.
Villages 1 happily restarted our outings in July with a lunch at the Packhorse Inn at Mark and a very interesting visit to the church next door.
We have operated as a group for about 14 years with very little change in members. Unfortunately, in the past couple of years our numbers have sadly dwindled, and we now operate just as a social group. This is mostly due to age, driving, and also having been toi most of the outer reaches of Somerset.]All of this has been most pleasant and now we intend to concentrate on close-to-home places with good eating.
So, if any enterprising person would like to start anew to explare the many, many lovely small places of Somerset, I can offer help and books etc to get going. It is a beautiful and very varied county, well worth the effort to explore, learn and enjoy.
Thank you for this Chris, We shall miss the interesting articles you used to send about the places you visited : Editor
Villages 2 has unfortunately had to close, due to ill health.
Table Tennis 3 who meet on Friday afternoons at the Bay Centre have
restarted .Jean Matthews is staying as leader .
But Table Tennis 2, who met on Mondays, have stopped.
BRUSH STROKES is now on Wednesday only, and is currently full
LIGHT-HEARTED LATIN…………. do those words make you grimace, remembering seemingly endless lessons, drearily chanting Latin verbs? Or were you, like me, lucky enough to have an inspiring teacher who shared his love of language ? Maybe you never had the chance to learn Latin and feel you missed out? I would like to start a group to learn or refresh Latin. We won’t follow a specific school textbook but use a wide variety of resources. Along the way, each week, we will look at Roman history, inventions and influence, as well as the ways in which Latin is still very much part of the modern world. We will meet weekly on Monday afternoons at 2:30 from the first Monday in July (restrictions allowing!) at the Community Centre. So, if you are interested in a friendly, fun way to learn Latin, please contact me, Mary O’Rourke, on 07742497876 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philosophy Group is now conducting online meetings .
Anyone interested please send a message to Roger Miller
Ukelele , now meeting at Community Centre Monday 2-4 pm
Painting for Pleasure Jane Lee has attempted to keep this running, but the constraints and restrictions have made this too difficult. This Group will be stopped again for now
From Laraine Bridges: Vocal Mark:
‘Just in case any members of U3A would like to join us, it is free and fun. Please feel free to share. The Tuneless choir might be interested.’
‘We are getting ready to virtually join up and sing together on Thursday 7th January at 7:30pm. I have also added two more songs to the Choir Player app for you all to look at. The first is ‘Does Your Mother Know’ by ABBA, and the second is ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman. The second is a bit more complicated to learn with more parts, so if you do get a chance to familiarise yourself with the song it will help. But please don’t stress if you don’t get the time!’
Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link if interested and mention Laraine- not limited to Mark residents.
More Additions to Group restarts
Table Tennis 1 (BAY Centre, Weds PM) Contact John 787200 or Martin 783012
Brush Strokes Contact Sue 792021
French 3 (Temporary contact Geoff@burnhamu3a.com)
French 4 (Contact Robert 641853)
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