Wakefield and District U3A


Craft & Chat at Agbrigg Community Centre
Every Thursday 10-12 noon Contact: Karen 01924 864523 or karen4changes@gmail.com

French Conversation at Walton Village Hall
Every Monday 10.15-12.15pm Contact: Ann Dore 01924 257459

Line Dancing - at Kirkhamgate Village Hall
Every Tuesday 10.30-12 noon Contact: Jane 01924 361493 or  janechand@hotmail.co.uk

Scottish Dancing at Kirkhamgate Village Hall
I am hoping to have at least one new dancer next term.
Every Thursday 2-4pm Contact: Jane 01924 361493
We welcome new dancers.

Table Tennis – at “Primrose Hall, Horbury”
Every Thursday 1.30-3.30 Contact: Barry 01484 522696

Walking Second Tuesday monthly at 1.30pm Contact: Lorraine 01924 256193


Would you be interested in some basic first aid training?
Following our very successful session last month, another two hour session has been arranged for Tuesday 17 April at 10.00am. The Red Cross will deliver this training for up to fifteen of our members at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Walton Lane. If you would like to participate in this session, please contact me to book a place.
If there is sufficient interest a further session could be arranged for a different day of the week.
Hilary Fowler (01924 258234).


The Third Age Trust has recently instituted a monthly email newsletter, which will include:
• News – national, regional and local
• Subject newletters
• Events – national, regional, subject, organisational
• Media opportunities
• Offers for members
They hope that as many U3A members as possible will be interested in taking this, to be informed about the wider U3A. You can sign up to receive the newsletter at: u3a.org.uk/email. We hope that you will be interested in receiving this.


Yorkshire and Humber Region have arranged a creative writing workshop on Thursday 22 March in York. There is a cost attached to this, but see below. There is a flyer, which Hilary Fowler can forward to you if you wish. If anyone is prepared to set up a creative writing group in Wakefield district, the committee have decided that our U3A would be willing to refund them for their attendance. In this case, please speak to a member of the committee, who will be happy to advise and assist you. In any event, if you would like to attend this workshop, by all means ask Hilary for the flyer, which has full information and instructions for registering. (01924 258234 or: fowler_hilary@hotmail.com)


Barnsley have asked us to publicise their spring school on 17 and 18 May at the Ibis Hotel in Barnsley (near J37 M1). There is an interesting choice of subjects to study. There are three subjects which run over two days and others which run for one day, so you can choose two. The course costs £56, which includes refreshments and a hot buffet lunch. You can also book to stay at the hotel if you like.
Please contact Hilary Fowler, who intends to go, if you would like more information and she can email a poster and details or tell you verbally if you would prefer to ring 01924 258234 or email: fowler_hilary@hotmail.com