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.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Dec 18th 2014 U3A CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thursday 18th December 2014
Venue: Bury Parish Church Hall
Time: 1.45pm to 4pm

Tickets: £3 plus bring something savoury for the buffet table e.g sausage rolls, quiche, pies, chicken legs, sandwiches, crisps, cheese, ‘nibbles’ etc.
Deserts/ Sweets will be provided as will Tea, Coffee, Wine and soft drinks

We need volunteers to help on the day so if you wou ld be free to help set up/ tidy up/ set the food out etc please give Mary Reedyour contact details at the October/ November meetings. She can be found in the reception area in the Town Hall checking people in.
We also need raffle prizes. Please bring these to the November meeting.
Tickets will be on sale at the close of the October and November meetings.
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.

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.
Social Events
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
Sat Mar 28th 2015 Advance Notice
Spectacular Classics
at Bridgewater Hall on 28th March at 7.30pm

Music ! Lasers ! Fireworks !

A programme of familiar favourites from the works of Bizet, Grieg, Elgar, Rossini,Sibelius and Tchaikovsky - concluding with some rousing "End of Proms" popular music plus - a spectacular 1812 Overture finale.
Tickets cost £28.40 from Christine Muller. mullerc9@aol.com or 01204 886286

Payment by end of November. Cheques payable to Bury U3A Social.
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.
Sun Nov 30th 2014 Co- Ordinators are needed for the following groups:






Please call Sara Shayovitz if you would be interested
Wed Dec 31st 2014 NEW - B♭ensemble Here is a potential to form a new group for those of us who play or used to play a B♭instrument (clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, cornet, flugel horn, euphonium, baritone horn, tenor trombone, B♭bass etc).

Celia and Peter Scanlon would like to coordinate a B♭ensemble and will be happy to source and arrange music for us all to play. If you have a B♭instrument lurking in your loft and you want to shine it up and see if you can still get a tune out of it then why not join us? Certainly at the moment we are not able to include other transposing instruments (as well as those in concert pitch) as we don't have the skill to arrange music for the different tunings. If you have only played on your own you won't know the joy yet of hearing your part fitting into ensemble playing.

We aren't in a position to teach anyone from scratch so you will need to have some proficiency already and be able to read music. However playing together will naturally raise your skill level and we can all help each other.

For further information please contact Peter or Celia on 0161 2721307
Peter and Celia Scanlon
Thu Dec 31st 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.

Fri Nov 28th 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!!