Wakefield and District U3A

First Aid

There have now been two very successful first aid sessions, with extremely positive feedback. The sessions, run by the Red Cross, last two hours and cover dealing with scenarios that we are likely to come across, for instance when someone has fallen. We were briefed on, for instance, when an ambulance needs to be called and simple measures we could take till it came. I have now arranged another session on Wednesday 10 October from 10.00-12.00. The session will take place at the Agbrigg and Belle Vue community center, Montague Street, Wakefield WF1 5BB. If you would like to attend this session, please contact me on 01924 258234. Numbers are limited to fifteen.
Hilary Fowler. (fowler_hilary@hotmail.com)

Garden Group

There is no meeting of the garden group in August and the next meeting will be at Sandal library on 10 September from 2.00-4.00pm. Before that, a visit is planned to Brodsworth hall and gardens on 4 September. The gardens have apparently been restored to “their full Victorian splendour” and we are hoping for an informative visit. If anyone wishes to join us, please contact me. We had a successful trip to the interesting Jungle Garden in Leeds in June. It is small but the owner has packed so much in! We were lucky we went when we did, as he told us that he is not going to open the garden next year. He said that he spent every spare minute in the garden (which we could well believe) and I got the impression that maybe his wife had put her foot down! We then went to Roundhay Park, which was obviously short of water like our gardens and the sun was very hot. Nevertheless we had a most enjoyable visit. Hilary Fowler (01924 258234)


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Update To U3a Wind Band/Recorder Summer Concert

THE WHERE: Cluntergate Centre, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5DA.
THE WHEN: Saturday 21st of July 7.00pm
ENTRANCE FEE: £5.00 children under 15 free.
We are planning an informal setting so those we hope will support us can bring their own choice of refreshments and glasses to drink out of, there will of course be nibbles provided. Tea and coffee will be served at the interval which is included in the entrance fee. There were two reasons we thought that it would be a good idea to do this, the first to show U3A members what their contributions helped along the way, and of course raise money for music. The second was to attract those musicians amongst you who would like to but are a little scared, to dust off their wind instruments that have laid in the loft unloved for ..... years and come and join us. Thanks to the support we were given in the early days by the U3A we are now totally self- funding and the surplus subscriptions our group produces goes towards help fund other up and coming groups. So please support us and come and enjoy a good night of varied music.

English Country Dancing

Would you like to exercise both mind and body in one easy activity? Join the English Country Dancing group and think on your feet, enjoy the movement and have a really good time. You’ll learn stars, turns, circles and slip steps. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes. For all levels of expertise. TRY IT! First and Third Wednesdays in the month from 2.30 to 4.30pm at Primrose Hall, Horbury. The first two meetings will be on 5 and 19 September.
Please contact Ann on 01924 263320 or ann@libourne.co.uk to express an initial interest.