Wakefield and Disrict U3A

Drawing and Painting

A new second Drawing and Painting group will be starting in September.
Anyone interested, all levels experienced or not will be welcome, using any medium of their choice.
As with the first group it is not tutor lead, but we all work together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We commence on Thursday 5th September, at Agbrigg Community Centre. For more information please contact Mike on 01924 864523, or email mike4changes@gmail.com.

Walking Cricket

Are you interested in walking cricket ?

For futher infirmation please e-mail Hilary Elstone  hilaryelstone@gmail.com

Trip to Millstones near Harrogate

The Events Committee have organised a coach to Millstones near Harrogate on Monday 24th June next. We will arrive at Millstones for 11:15 for coffee and toasted teacakes. We then have time to relax and browse the well stocked farm and gift shop.
A two course lunch will then be served at 12:30 . After lunch the entertainer will take to the stage for music , sing- a-long and dancing. There will be tea, coffee and cakes before we leave at 4:15.
The cost for the day is £ 25. There is a limit to numbers, so please ring Shirley Dufton on 01484534297 or Shirley Wigglesworth on 01924378809 to book.
You will be asked to give your choice of menu , when you book, as we have to order before we go.


To amend the address or the number of printed newsletters you require for your group, send an email to u3a.wakefield@yahoo.co.uk

Gardening Group

Do you want to join us on our visit to Stillingfleet gardens and nurseries on 1 May? We hope to get a group together of at least fifteen which would then entitle us to an introductory talk by the manager of the garden. We will also have the opportunity to visit the excellent nursery. The plan is to make our own way and meet there, sharing transport. The cost of admission is £5. Please contact me for further details. Hilary Fowler 01924 258234 or email fowler_hilary@hotmail.com

Ukulele group Beginners and Improvers

The next session will commence on Friday, 3rd May at Walton Library, The Grove, WF2 6LD. The Beginners session will run from 12.15 to 1.15, and from 1.15 to 1.45pm for Improvers. Must have your own ukulele. Please contact Linda Sargent, Tel: 257723 or ls.sgt@hotmail.co.uk to enquire or book a place

Welfare Matters

Please can I be informed if any U3A member is suffering any illness or a bereavment, so that a card can be sent. Please contact Dr. Michael Dufton on 01484 534297.

Toiletry Donations for Local Hospitals

We are still collecting toiletries to forward to our local hospitals – these are the small types usually found in hotel bathrooms. The hospital then makes up packs for those people who arrive at hospital at short notice without any of these items. Please promote this with the members of your group. We have already handed over to Pinderfields a substantial number of toiletries, together with “fiddle muffs” much prized by Dementia patients, and these have been gratefully received. Please pass your contributions to any Committee member or take along to a Coffee Morning. Many thanks”