Bury

Events

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, which is very near the Metro/Bus Station. Arrive from 1.30pm to sign in before the meeting starts at 1.45pm.
SEPTEMBER OPEN MEETING & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
1.30pm, Thursday, 18th September at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall.
People who are interested in joining Bury U3A are welcome to attend this open meeting.
In September Bury U3A is 5 years old and we intend to celebrate in style. No birthday would be complete without cake and this is where you can help. We need about 18 to 20 Victoria sandwich sized cakes, appropriately decorated. The cake could be as simple as one that you've bought and put 5 candles on or you could go to town on the cake and decoration, as there will be a prize for the best decorated cake! We will ask people on each table to contribute 50p for a slice of cake to cover the cost of ingredients, so you shouldn't be out of pocket.
There will be other activities at the meeting, including the opportunity to try a number of games. More information on this when the activities are confirmed. If you are new to Bury U3A or interested in joining, Group Co-ordinators will be there so you that you can find out more about what Bury U3A has to offer.
Please contact Carol Fern if you will be bringing a cake: carol.fern@hotmail.co.uk

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Aug 22nd 2014 FORTHCOMING DATES AND SPEAKERS

21 August Brian Ashworth ‘Brockholes’
Lancashire Wildlife Trust

18 September Open Meeting

16 October Keith Warrender “Manchester Oddities”

20 November Lizzie Jones “Rogues and Vagabonds”
The theatre and actors in Elizabethan times

18 December Christmas Party venue Bury Parish Church.

15 January 2015: Neil Smith, professional guitarist Have Guitar will Travel, with excerpts.

19 February 2015: Margaret Goodwin, our own member A Mature Backpacker's Trip round the world.

16 April 2015: Brian Greene, The Music of Walt Disney Films, mostly video clips, (I have heard this talk and it is very informative and entertaining.)

18 June 2015: Eileen Hosie and Sharne (her dog) Hearing dogs for the Deaf.
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Local History (6)
If anyone would be interested in joining Local History Group 6 would they please contact Chris Darrock at melchris.darrock@btinternet.com.
Thank you
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Co- Ordinators are needed for the following groups:

POT LUCK

THEATRE VISITS

Please call Sara Shayovitz if you would be interested
Thu Sep 18th 2014 September Open Meeting & Birthday Celebration

1.30pm, Thursday, 18th September at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall.
People who are interested in joining Bury U3A are most welcome to come along to this open meeting.

In September Bury U3A is 5 years old and we intend to celebrate in style. No birthday would be complete without cake and this is where you can help. We need about 18 to 20 Victoria sandwich sized cakes, appropriately decorated.
The cake could be as simple as one that you have bought and put 5 candles on, or you could go to town on the cake and decoration. There will be a prize for the best decorated cake! We will ask people on each table to contribute 50p for a slice of cake to cover the cost of ingredients, so you shouldn't be out of pocket.
There will be other activities at the meeting, including the opportunity to try a number of games. There will be more information on this when the activities are confirmed.
If you are new to Bury U3A or interested in joining, Group Co-ordinators will be there so you that you can find out more about what Bury U3A has to offer.
Please contact Carol Fern if you will be bringing a cake: carol.fern@hotmail.co.uk
Wed Sep 24th 2014 Local History 2
For our September meeting I have arranged a guided tour of the Fairfield Moravian Settlement (Droylsden)on 24th at 11.3oam.
Tour begins with a tour of the church and info about it's history, then the burial ground, then the square, then the college, then tea and biscuits and the museum. This will take at least 1 and a half hours depending how long people want to linger. The Fairfield Arms does lunches if anyone is interested.
Cost is £4.50. As we have to pay a non-refundable deposit, I need cheques for £4.50 made payable to Bury U3a.You can either bring your payment with you to the monthly meeting next Thursday or send it to me.
If we get the Ashton tram and get of at the Concord Suite there's a little walk to the settlement (a third of a mile) although I'll check buses as well in case it's raining!!
They like a minimum of 15/20 people so I have asked that the outing be placed on the events page in case we need to make up the numbers in the group.LH2 members will, of course, get first refusal!
Please let me know as soon as poss if you are coming. Thank you Sue
Fri Sep 26th 2014 French Discussion Group

This group will discuss French current affairs using extracts from French Magazines and Newspapers. An understanding of French to GCSE level would be helpful.
This summer group will run on the 1st Thursday of every month from 1030- 1130 at the Bury Blind Centre.
Please speak to Sue Unsworth for further information susanunsworth05@gmail.com
Thu Nov 27th 2014 DANCE Edward Scissorhands

THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER – EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (MATTHEW BOURNE)at The Lowry
Seats in upper circle row A - PRICE £26.50.
PAYMENT BY 19 JUNE AT LATEST (main meeting) Cheque payable to Bury U3A Social. Contact Jenny Johnson
Sat Jan 17th 2015 THEATRE One man, Two Guvners
LOWRY THEATRE, MANCHESTER - Saturday Matinee.
A National Theatre touring company production.
20 tickets are available at £23 in the stalls.
Cheque payable to Bury U3A Social and payment required no later than 1 August 2014 please.
Social Events
Fri Sep 5th 2014 Ramsbottom Choral society and orchestra.

Ramsbottom Choral Society is a mixed choir (sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses) of approximately 70 people. They meet weekly at All Saints Church, Brandleshome, BL8 1ED. Weekly choir rehearsals on a Friday start at 7.30 and finish promptly at 9.30. There is a short break midway for refreshments which are provided.
Four concerts are performed each season namely two with classical choral music in late autumn and spring, one carol concert in December and a concert of lighter music (songs from the shows) in early summer.
It is a particularly friendly society and new singers are always welcome and needed in all sections of the choir, particularly tenors and basses. There is no audition process all you need is a love of singing.

The next season starts on Sept 5th 2014 at 7.30.

Concerts for 2014-2015.
November 22nd Beethoven Mass in C, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Parry Blest Pair of Sirens.
December 20th annual Carol Concert.
March 21st 2015 Handel’s Messiah.
May 2015 (date to be confirmed) Songs from the Shows.

In addition there will be an open evening for those interested in joining the choir on Friday 19th September at all Saints Church 7.30pm.

For more information see www.ramsbottomchoralsociety.com and also our Facebook page.
Sat Sep 13th 2014 Bury Choral Society are looking for new members for their next season . We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30 at Holy Trinity School, Cecil Street, Bury.

for further information please see our website www.burychoral.org or call 0161 796 3289.

Our next concert is a Commemoration of the Centenary of First World War on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at Bury Parish Church. Tickets are available from our website and also on the door. All welcome.
Sun Oct 5th 2014 Dementia Family Fun event
5 October, 2pm - 5pm
Elizabethan Suite, Town Hall

Tickets - Adult £8, Children £3

For more information contact Rachel Yates on 077384148284

www.rachelyeates@makingspace.co.uk
Other Events
Thu Dec 18th 2014 OUR 2014 CHRISTMAS PARTY
will be on 18th December. Put it in your diary as we only have limited places!!!

To be held at Bury Parish Church
Wed Sep 30th 2015 Members are asked to write their emergency contact detail on the back of their membership card and carry this with them at all times.

Mah-jong
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Come and experience Mahjong on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2-4pm at Greenmount Old School,Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 4DS.
We currently have 10 members but new members are very welcome.
We ask members to pay £1 towards the cost of hiring the room.
Theatre visits
Wed Feb 11th 2015 TOP HAT - Palace Theatre Manchester, Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 2.30pm. Ticket price £32.50. Payment by 10 October. Cheque payable to Bury U3a social. Contact Jenny Johnson