Weekly Bulletin 14 June 2017
* Term finishes Friday 16 June
The Programme for 2017-18 will be sent to members at the beginning of July.
Trips and visits
Application forms are now available from the Office and on the website in “Trips and Visits” for the following:
Lincoln: Visit to Medieval Castle and guided tour of Gothic Cathedral
A Visit to Lincoln has been arranged for Tuesday 26 September. Closing date for applications Friday 25 August by Collection Box in the Office or Friday 1 September by post. Cost £28.
The Open Day will be held on Thursday 6 July from 10.00 – 1.00 pm at the Bridge St premises. We would ask everyone to encourage potential new members to visit to see the wonderful range of activities and courses on offer. The Open Day is principally for potential members to find out about U3AC, not for enrolment onto courses for the forthcoming year.
* Open Day publicity – please help!
It would be really helpful if members could help publicise the Open Day by displaying posters. A poster can be printed out here:
Alternatively, they are available for collection from reception. Please display these at venues you visit and in your neighbourhood.
* Summer School is filling up!
Places are going quickly for the Summer School. Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to sign up for any of the classes. The programme is available by email on request, on the website, or to collect from the Office for those without internet access.
* FIT 37: Table Tennis (Monday am)
This is just a reminder that this group, set up in January, will keep running throughout the Summer and is still actively looking for more members. Please contact the Office if you would like to enrol.
Do you need help with your blog or social media? Book your place on Friday 30 June and/or Friday 7 July, 10.00 – 12.00 pm. Simone Castello, who has recently run blogging workshops at U3AC, will be at hand to support you. You will need to bring a laptop or tablet fully charged.
Please email [email protected] to save your spot.
* U3AC Website
Earlier this year we introduced a new office IT system which is linked to our website. Members with an email address were sent a new username plus details of how to set up a password. We are hoping that everyone who wants to has now set this up and is able to log in. If you need help with this please contact the Office.
Summer Swimming at the Leys School Pool
There is an opportunity for U3AC members to swim on Thursdays from 1 – 2 pm in the summer holidays for 10 weeks from 22 June – 7 September 2017 (no sessions on 13 & 20 July). There is a fee of £40 payable to U3AC on application. Please contact the Office to enrol.
The visitors from Heidelberg are coming to Cambridge from 22 – 28 July. If you are interested in participating in any of the events, which are still under discussion, please forward your e-mail address or other contact details to [email protected]
See the cycling pages of the website for the latest batch of rides, https://u3ac.org.uk/u3ac-cycling-club/. The ones labelled ‘slow/medium’ are meant for those of us who just want to enjoy the summer countryside – no racing to get anywhere first. In August there are four leisurely day rides into East Anglia, all involving a short train journey, so booking is essential.
We have a number of items in the lost property box at the Bridge Street premises. Please have a look if you are missing anything. The contents of this box will be given to charity at the end of term.
Thank you to those who have donated knitting yarn. I am most grateful to you all, and many happy hours of craft by members of my group will result from your contributions.
* U3AC Madrigal Group
The U3AC Madrigal Group will be singing in Barrington Church at 11am on Saturday 24 June. They are just one of the many groups of musicians taking part in a 24 hour Music Marathon in aid of the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre. Full details of this mammoth event can be found at http://www.cambridgecancerhelp.org/
Details of events held by outside organisations can be viewed on our website
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