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Weekenders Latest

The events organised by either the Weekenders Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not. Obviously places are sometimes limited so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested in these events as soon as possible so that I can let other members know if I have places left.

We had our Christmas Lunch at The Royal Oak, Watnall on 9th December. Unfortunately they were planning a charity evening for that night and consequently they were in and out of the pub which meant we were rather draughty! The food however was very good indeed although again, because they were so busy, the service was a little slow.

We didn’t plan any other events for December (apart from a small group of us who got together on Boxing Day at The Nabb Inn) as it is such a busy time of year. However our Coffee Club is on Saturday, 30th December when we will be planning our next four months’ events. Hopefully we may be dining at Arunothai on Saturday lunchtime, 13th January so if you are interested, please get in touch.

For any information about the Weekenders Group, please contact Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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Weekenders Get Festive

The events organised by either the Lunch Group or the Weekenders Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not. Obviously places are sometimes limited so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested in these events as soon as possible so that I can let other members know if I have places left.

We had our November lunch at The Roebuck, Nottingham, followed by Irish Music at The Malt Cross on Sunday, 5th November. Our November Social Evening was at Sandra’s on 11th November when we had many laughs.

Our November outing was to Chocfest at Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 18th November. Although it was very cold (the stalls were in the open air but roof-covered Cattle Market) there were some very interesting food items to try and many chocolate feasts to buy. Our November Coffee Club was on 25th November when we made Christmas trees from paperback books. We are going to The Royal Oak at Watnall for our Christmas lunch on 9th December.

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Weekenders’ Programme

Here is the Weekenders’ Programme of Events from October to December 2017

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Weekenders’ Report

The events organised by either the Lunch Group or the Weekenders’ Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not. Obviously places are sometimes limited so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested in these events as soon as possible so that I can let other members know if I have places left. Our October to December programme will be on the U3A website before the monthly meeting.

We had a day trip to Leicester on September 15th; some went to the Richard III Exhibition, others went to churches and museums; most went shopping in the High Cross Centre and lunched at High Cross Inn (Wetherspoons). One of us was very successful in obtaining her marrows from Leicester Market (she couldn’t get any in Nottingham) so she was piccalilli-making on her return home.

We had a lovely Cheese & Wine Party at Whyburn Court with our host being Ruth Houldsworth, on September 23rd. We then met for Coffee Club and Programme Planning on September 30th. The events list for the next three months will be on the noticeboard and on the website.

For any information about the Weekenders Group, please contact Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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Weekenders Witness Domestic Abuse in Skegness!

The events organised by either the Lunch Group or the Weekenders Group are open to all U3A members, regardless of whether they are regulars or not. Obviously places are sometimes limited so it’s first come, first served; I should be grateful if you could let me know if you are interested in these events as soon as possible so
that I can let other members know if I have places left. Our July to September programme is on the U3A website.

10th August saw sixteen of us enjoying lovely sunshine and fish & chips in Skegness with Lindsay Smith and Peggy Cooke winning the “Skegness Is So Bracing!” quiz.

Unfortunately I witnessed totally disgusting behaviour when a man and a woman were arguing in front of a load of kids and then she smacked him on the head and it all kicked off between them. A policeman turned up and he ended up using his baton on the bloke but the man actually managed to get the baton off the copper and he then started hitting him and the woman with it…………then a crocodile turned up and stole the sausages!

Then nine of us set out in good spirits to travel to Belper by train on 12th August. We located Strutts Mill and the River Gardens before sampling the hospitality of the town centre. It was then the decision of the majority to explore the current use of the De Bradelei Mill (shopping outlet). The sun shone and there was no drizzle – from anyone.

Our next event was Sunday lunch at The Countryman in Nuncargate on 27th August with yet another lunch at Arunothai on 2nd September.

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