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New Members Welcome at Scrabble

Scrabble takes place from 2pm – 4pm on the fourth Thursday of the month in the portakabin to the rear of the Catholic Church, Watnall Road, Hucknall. Newcomers are more than welcome. Scrabble sets are provided. Admission fee is a maximum of £2.
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New Members Welcome at Mah Jong

Mah Jong takes place from 7pm – 9pm on the second Friday of the month in the portakabin to the rear of the Catholic Church, Watnall Road, Hucknall. Newcomers are more than welcome. No knowledge of how to play is necessary as this can be taught. Mah Jong sets are provided. Tea/coffee and biscuits included in the admission fee which is a maximum of £1.50

Mah Jong Tiles

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Ten Year Celebration – Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Over 200 members, including many from 2008, enjoyed a celebratory afternoon to mark the Tenth Anniversary of Hucknall and District U3A. They were welcomed by the current chairman and the afternoon began with an annotated slide show representing people and events since 2008.

This was followed by a video presentation by Michaela Moody, a U3A Trust Vice Chair, who drew comparisons between the developments at national level and those at Hucknall from 2008 to 2018. This was warmly applauded and appreciated by the audience and we thank Michaela for taking the time to do this.

Current Chairman David Rose then talked about Hucknall U3A today and a glimpse into the future. He was followed by John Ellis who was Chairman from 2010 to 2012. John is now our Honorary President and he entertained the audience with a ‘whistle stop’ tour from the early planning stage in 2008, creating a template, recruiting the membership and getting started. He concluded with the presentation of a bouquet to Dorrie Kirton. She is a popular founder member who had a prominent role in laying the foundations of our U3A.
Finally the impressive ‘Birthday Cake’ complete with some amazing decorations that represent our Interest Groups was surrounded by the past, present and our next Chairman-to-be, and ceremoniously cut. The impressive decorations were skilfully crafted by members Lynda Jackson and Vivian Ellis.


Afternoon tea was then taken to the soothing accompaniment of live music from member Paul Haigh and his group of 14 Baroque musicians. We received messages from several members to say how much they appreciated the event and the work of all the organisers exemplified by the direct quote below:

‘Profuse thanks to everyone who was involved in organising, helping and putting on a wonderful afternoon, which members enjoyed for the U3a 10th Anniversary celebrations. The decorated room was a picture, pristine white tablecloths, food copious, delicious, daffs on every table, entertainment, films…..A great time, thanks to everyone.’

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Lunch Group Menu – 23rd May 2018

Wednesday, 23rd May,2018, at 12 noon. Yamas Greek Restaurant, 5 Thurland St. Nottingham Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to book a place and also please let me have your menu choices at the same time.
YAMAS Lunch Menu 3 Tapas/Meze dishes for £7.95 per person Just choose any 3 from the following

Chorizo [GF] Grilled pieces of Spanish Chorizo sausage
Spanakopitta Feta cheese and spinach wrapped in Filo pastry
Tzatziki [GF] The classic Greek dip. Yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and mint
Dolmades [GF] Seasoned lamb minced meat and rice, wrapped in vine leaves
Patatas Bravas [GF][V] Fried potatoes in a spicy tomato salsa
Midia [GF] Mussels cooked in a cream sauce
Fakes Salata [GF] A lentil Salad with peppers, herbs and feta cheese
Chicharrones de Pollo Fried chicken fillets with Aioli
Sweet Pepper Bites [GF] Mini peppers stuffed with cream and chorizo
Houmous [GF] [V] A chick pea dip blended with garlic and lemon
Champiñones al Ajillo [GF] Sautéed Mushrooms with lemon and garlic
Dakos Traditional Cretan Salad with barley rusks, tomatoes and Feta
Calamares Crujientes Crispy fried Kalamari
Tirokroketes Homemade Greek style cheese balls, served with a chutney
Kritharaki Rice pasta with beef mince and tomatoes, topped with cheese
Stifado [GF] Traditional beef casserole cooked with onions, wine vinegar, tomato and cinnamon
Add a basket of Pitta Bread or Patates Tiganites (chips) or Mixed Olives for only £1.50 each
Lunch Specials
Chicken Salad £4.85 Fried chicken fillets served on a bed of salad topped with olives and feta
Halloumi Salad £4.85 Halloumi Cheese fried, served on a bed of salad topped with olives & feta
Halloumi and Lounza Pitta £5.45 Pieces of Halloumi Cheese & Smoked Pork Loin, with tomatoes & cucumber served with Patates Tiganites
Chicken Wrap £4.95 Grilled pieces of chicken, wrapped in pitta with tzatziki, tomatoes & onions
Falafel & Hal
loumi Wrap £4.95 Homemade Falafels with Halloumi Cheese wrapped in a pitta with houmous and tomatoes
Pork Gyros £4.95 Traditional Greek Gyros wrapped in a pitta with tzatziki, tomatoes and onions
[V] – Suitable for vegans [GF] – Free from Gluten. The ingredients do not contain gluten, However, all the food is prepared in a kitchen where gluten is present
For Allergens please see ‘Allergy Advice’ sheet
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‘Murder on the Nile’ – Bonington Theatre

We are looking forward to going to see The Bonington Players’ production of ‘Murder on the Nile’ at The Bonington Theatre in Arnold on Thursday, 26th April, 2018. It is also on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings 25th, 27th and 28th April 2018 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets £8 each, available from the Theatre Box Office Tel:0115 9013640 or online at www.boningtontheatre.co.uk.

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