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1 20 January, 2015 21 Ionawr, 2015 For your convenience these screen shots will appear on the Wrexham U3A website until 16 February, 2015 WREXHAM WRECSAM

2 Future presentations 20 th January Libraries in NE Wales Paul Jerrett 17 th February Wrexham and the Great War Alister Williams 17 th March AGM + The Grove Park Theatre Peter Beddoes 21 st April Welsh Traditional Music Mair Carrington Roberts 19 th May Dylan Thomas Peter Read 16 th June Undersea Wales Paul Kay

3 Coleg Cambria (Yale) lunches The next one will be held in the Rendezvous Restaurant. Date: 5 th March, 2015 12.00 for 12.30 Payment by cheque made out to Wrexham U3A

4 Wrexham U3A AGM 2015 Tuesday 17 March 2015 – prior to the monthly meeting See the January newsletter for details

5 Visits and Events 2015 dates 4 th March 2015: ‘Mama Mia’ at the Liverpool Empire. Cost £36.50. Depart Wrexham 1pm (Sainsbury’s) for afternoon performance. 2 hours free time in Liverpool afterwards. 10 th /11 th /12 th April: Bristol, Bath and Wells. £300 double/£170 single. £50 deposit required with cheque payable to ‘George Edwards’. 9 th May 2015: Ludlow Food Fair 13 th June 2015: Kedleston Hall 25 th July 2015: Ironbridge 29 th August 2015: Eyam Nov/Dec: Tinsel and Turkey weekend SEE MARGARET HADWIN SMITH IN THE FOYER FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

6 Group News Poetry Group - has been established under the Leadership of Valerie Williams Meets on the first Monday of each month at 2.00 pm Contact Val on 01978 756614 Reading Group 2 - has been reconvened under the Leadership of Chris Cripps Meets on the second Wednesday of each month Contact Chris on 01978 265458 Art Appreciation Maureen Chadwick leads this new group. Contact Mary Woolley Meets on the second Monday of each month at St. Margaret’s Hall, Garden Village at 10 am. Contact Mary on 01978 812968

7 Group News Walking Group: 22 nd January 2015 Thurstaston and Caldy (Wirral) 7 miles to celebrate the 100 th walk of the group 26th February: Hockenhull Platts Industrial Archaelogy (last Friday of month) January - Jackfield Tile Museum (Ironbridge) February – Castlefield Canal walk and Science Museum (Manchester) March – The Potteries (Stoke on Trent)

8 Group News Sewing Group – now meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 27 Poyser St. Contact: Concetta Scandariato on 01978 355312 for details. Family History - now in Training Room at Acton Community Centre 30 th January – Toys and Games of Yesteryear 27 th February – Houses of the Working Class (talk) Vacancies – Reading Group. Contact: Liz Martin on 01978 261694 Sunday Lunch Group. Contact: Sheila Jardine on 01978 571761

9 New Group Knit and Natter Group This group meets on the 4 th Tuesday of the month at the Cunliffe Arms, Jeffreys Road (2.00-4.00 pm). Currently: Knitting for charity T4U (Teams4U) – helps communities across the world helping children. Donations of wool welcome. Spinning demonstration at November meeting. Members are asked to bring along their current project, any knitting patterns and books. Please see Pam Dean if you wish to join this group or if you have any spare wool to donate.

10 New Groups German Group Leader : Elizabeth Pettit Tel No. 01978-854519 Deputy Leader: Audrey Lockyer Tel No. 01978-790312 Venue: Cunliffe Arms, Jeffreys Road, Wrexham (Tesco Community room from April) When: Tuesday at 2.00pm (2 nd and 4 th week of month) Gardening Group 5 Leader : Lorna Grey Tel No: 01978-353450 Deputy Leader : Diane Hearn Tel No: 01978-358821 When: Second Tuesday of each Month at Members’ homes Please see newsletter for details of activities

11 Group Leaders Wanted We urgently need Leaders for the following groups: Spanish Conversation 10 members have registered and one person has volunteered to help with the group. A contact in Mold U3A has offered assistance as to the framework for the group Psychology Member interest but no group leader. If you are able to help with any of these groups please contact Pam Dean.

12 Other activities that may be of interest (not run by WrexhamU3A) Bridge for Beginners - Current course runs on a Thursday (1.00-3.00pm) at Age Connects, St Andrew’s House (behind Ramada Plaza). £3 per session. Call Andrew Mountain on 07980 118508 for details. Seniors exercise programme – currently running at Maes-y-Pant community woodland, Gresford/Marford Balane, flexibility, strength and cardio. I hour sessions Contact Claire on 07834 494818 for details. Small charge.

13 These might be of interest The Methodist Modern Art Collection is in Wrexham An exhibition and accompanying programme of activities running over the next two months. Free entry. Leaflets in the foyer or contact Glyndwr University or Regent St Church. U3A Summer Schools 13-16 July: Harper Adams, Shropshire 17-20 August: Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester ( for details)

14 Newsletter A PLEA TO GROUP LEADERS Items for the March Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editorial Team by Wednesday 25 th February 2015 at the latest Articles of 75-125 words ( with or without photos ) are being sought from the Study Groups. All members of the U3A should be kept informed about the quality work being undertaken in the Study groups, so please let us know what you do. Contact the Editorial Team via their email:

15 Group Leaders Meeting Tuesday 10 th February (9.30 am) War Memorial Club

16 Our Speaker this Month Paul Jerrett ‘Libraries in NE Wales’

17 February Speaker Alister Williams ‘Wrexham and the Great War’

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