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 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
Wed Feb 11th 2015 THEATRE/DANCE

There are only 2 seat remaining for
TOP HAT - at the Opera House Manchester
Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 2.30. Ticket price £32.50. Payment by 1 October. Cheque payable to Bury U3A social. Contact Jenny Johnson.
Outings
Wed Oct 1st 2014 Lucky Dip - Visit on 1ST OCTOBER to the old Coronation Street set in Quay Street. Cost £16. If interested please contact Sue Evans 0161 761 6457 and book on or before 5th August 2014.

Social Events
Tue Sep 30th 2014 Our next Wine Tasting event

will be a Spanish Wine Tasting and Tapas event at the
LEVANTER, SQUARE ST, RAMSBOTTOM. on Tuesday 30TH SEPTEMBER 7-9PM PRICE £20.
There are spaces for up to 25 people.

Please contact Margaret on 01706 822520 or at mculm@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to come.
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
Thu Dec 18th 2014 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
at the Bridgewater Hall

An evening concert on the 18th December. Please contact Sue Unsworth by 10th September if you would like a ticket
Thank you
Other Events
Fri Oct 31st 2014 Visit the THIRD AGE TRUST website and have a look at the U3A Online courses.They are short courses specially designed for older people and available through a partnership between Third Age Trust (the UK national U3A organisation) and the U3A Online Inc.(based in Australia).

These are courses for which no entry qualifications are required. They offer no credit on completion and are designed purely for personal interest and enjoyment. They have been written by volunteers who are experienced tutors or course leaders in their fields.

These courses are aimed at U3A members, ex-U3A members who are no longer able to attend a U3A, and those unable to access conventional courses for one reason or another (e.g. restricted mobility, disability, etc).

Visit the UK Course list for more details and the Application form to enrol.
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
Mon Sep 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 - Opera House 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

Only 2 seats remaining!!