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Wednesday 14th November

website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.uk

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00a.m.-12.00 at Rainworth Village Hall

 The Speaker at todays meeting  is Doug Bradbury on  ' The Life and Times of a Farrier '
 
A message from our Chairman here
 

Strollers Group

In October, 14 Strollers had a walk around Boundary Woods on a perfect walking day, and back to the Lurcher for a welcome drink.

 The next meeting is on 26th November 2018 for a short easy walk around Thoresby Park, Off Netherfield Lane, Near Ollerton  NG22 9WH.

Meet in the Thoresby Hall Courtyard Car Park at 10.30am         

                         WINE TASTING GROUP

The theme for our October meeting was Portuguese red wine. Not a wine that is often chosen and we were pleasantly surprised. Three of the four wines tasted scored very similar but the fourth had more tannin content. We were educated on the main wine growing regions of this country and certainly an option to explore again. Our evening concluded with a very tasty supper from Tony. The next meeting is Thursday 15th November at Linda's.

ODEON EVENTS GROUP
Current bookings include{
             13/11/18 Royal Ballet "La Bayadere"
                    3/12/18   Royal Ballet "The Nutcracker"
11/12/18  A Christmas Carol
                                            5/1/19      Andre Rieu " New Year Concert from Sydney"
 
In January there are 2 Operas for which I will be booking. From the Royal Opera House
             Tuesday 22nd January "The Queen of Spades"
Wednesday 30th January "La Traviata"
If you wish to join us for any of these please see Pam
 

Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir

On Friday October 5th the Rainworth and District U3A were entertained by a concert with the Mansfield Male Voice Choir and also their companion group,` The Gentlemen’. It was a most enjoyable evening in typical U3A tradition, a happy and sociable event.

 

Local History Group visit to Southwell Minster

Work began on the present Minster building in 1108, but occupation of the site dates back to the Saxons.  And of course the Romans were around before then, as we learned from the floor mosaic and the wall painting preserved in the building. 

The Minster has unique features - massive Norman columns, a 900 year old oak studded door and amazing stone and wood carving of flowers, fruit, foliage, creatures and some rather cheeky people.  Our guides pointed out the carved mice, a trademark of ‘Mouse’ Thompson.  We all recognised the Eagle Lectern, rescued from the lake at Newstead Abbey, and marvelled at the door lintel surviving from 950 AD.

The guides were very good at pointing out unusual features which we would otherwise miss, such as the gargoyle/grotesque that resembles Donald Trump!  Modern windows commemorated the Bramley apple and World War 1 in great detail.

After suitable refreshment we were entertained with a concert by the Plaegan Trio.

There was much history to be seen, both ancient and more modern, enough for another visit perhaps.

 
Rainworth U3A Groups

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

Am/Dram

2nd Fri

Jill Pullan

400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

GROUP  SUSPENDED DUE TO ILLNESS

OF GROUP LEADER

Baking / Recipes

4th Mon

Jim Phillips  

01623 641477

j.phillips34@btinternet.com

Books - Reading

3rd Fri

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

Breakfast

1st Tues

Peter Stacey

 

01623 796118

 

staceyp@sky.com

Ten Pin Bowling Group

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

01623 642439

mattjen@hotmail.couk

 

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Classical music

 

Michael Allen

Contact Mansfield

U3A

446@gmail.com

 

Computer Group

2ndMonday

Gordon

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits

1st Thurs.

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Odeon Group

Various

Jill Pullan

400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

Pub Quiz group

3rdThursday

Gordon Brown

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

History Local

4th Fri

Alwyn Brettell

798459

alwynandlynn@btinternet.com

Lunch Group

3rd Tues

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Knit and Natter

4th Wed

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

National Trust

Various

Loraine

Sharp

792640

lorainesharp100@gmail.com

 

Singing Group

2nd Mon

Pam Haywood

406078

pamhaywood@hotmail.co.uk

Strollers

4th Mon

Carol Bennett

436805

Carol.bennett44@gmail.com

 

Theatre

Various

John and Carol Curtis

475590

john.curtis6@sky.com

Trips & Visits

Various

Ann Brown

Jill Lowe

07982243462

01623230023

Annbrown051@gmail.com

jillylo@yahoo.co.uk

Wine Circle

3rdThursday

Pam Berry

01623 795473

Thechairman@rainworth-u3a.org.uk


 Committee Members

 

Pam

 

Berry

 

Randp33@hotmail.com

 

 

01623 795473

 

 Chairman

Val

 

Hill

 

Valhill.1@ntlworld.com

 

 

01623 481811

 

Treasurer

Chris

Bentley

chris-bentley@ntlworld.com

 

01623 483646

07752238045

Membership Secretary

 Mary

Bramwell

marybramwell@googlemail.com

 

 

01623 792349

Business secretary

Elaine

Rangecroft

erangecroft@gmail.com

 

 

01623 406346

Newsletter editor

Andrew

Goodison

andrwgoodison@aol.com

 

 

01623438702

Committee member

Ann

Mills

ann_mills@me.com

 

 

01623 631714

Programme and speaker finder

Lynden

Lowe

lyndenlowe@btinternet.com

 

 

01623 230023

Groups coordinator

Loraine

Sharp

Loraine.sharp100@gmail.com

 

 

01623 792640

Committee member

Malcolm

Sanderson

Owls2m@aol.com

 

 

01623 650583

Committee member

Diane

Hibbert

Diane.hibbert@btinternet.com 01623 795399 Commettee member
Sheila 

Stacey

staceyp@sky.com 01623 796118 Committee member

 

Interest Group Meetings Members wishing to join any interest group activities are advised to contact the group leader especially where it is necessary to arrange transport. Group leaders’/Co-ordinator’s names and contact details are in the newsletter and also on the web-site. If you would like to include any information in the next newsletter, please e-mail erangecroft@gmail.com  .

 

 

 

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              website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.uk             

Our Chairmans message here

Forthcoming Social Events

Saturday 10th March Pie and Pea Supper

7pm to 10.30pm

Raffle, Sticky 13s, Bar,etc

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