Welcome to Aylesbury Vale U3A website. Here you will find the latest news about membership, regular meetings and the groups that are run from our U3A. We have a regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August) at Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre where we can find out what’s going on in the various groups, meet up with friends, as well as hear informative and entertaining talks by a variety of speakers. Continue reading
These are the announcements made at the November Meeting.
The collection for the playgroup raised £243.36
A number of members have received emails which quote all or part of one or more of their passwords. The emails can come from various addresses including your own. You do not need to panic – they are scams and should be deleted – you can ignore the threats made. But please make sure that you change any passwords you use that include all or part of the password quoted.
For more details please see the Thames Valley Police alert
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Jeannette Walker has kindly agreed to try and resurrect the Theatre Visits group.
She was made a booking at the Waterside for “The Comedy about a Bank Robbery” which the Daily Telegraph wrote “This is the funniest show in the West End”
Jeannette has managed to get two blocks of seats in the stalls for the matinee on 14th March at 2.30. The seats in the block closest to the stage are £28 and the those further back £21, both are central with good views.
Payment will be due at the January meeting.
To see more about the show use this link
Please support Jeannette in this new venture.
She is looking for others who might be willing to organise a similar one off trip to another show. She will be happy to give advice and put you in touch with the right contact at the Waterside. Please talk to her at the meeting or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the link to the forthcoming shows so that you can see if there is one that you would like to organise a trip to.
The Metropolitan Police Fraud Unit has just issue three short YouTube animated videos to raise awareness about various aspects of fraud that might affect us
Chalfont St Giles
For their annual Summer outing Readers Group 1 spent a lovely day in Chalfont St Giles. After a fine lunch at The Ivy House we made our way to Milton’s Cottage. The cottage is open from 2pm to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday John Milton lived there for a year when he escaped the plague in London, and it was here that he finished Paradise Lost.
We were met by a very helpful lady who, despite not expecting us, welcomed us, helped us manipulate a walking frame and provided chairs, whilst sorting out how we might pick up the less able walkers in the group on leaving, as there was a complete road closure just outside the cottage when we arrived.
A local student gave us a free guided tour of the three rooms, with many original features and original copies of Milton’s works. We then made our way into the pretty cottage garden where we enjoyed the afternoon sun.
The photo shows some of us in the garden. We had a very enjoyable outing, and our tickets last for a year so we can go again.
Reminder :- there is a service to put you in touch with tradespeople that other members have found reliable. See details of Our Trusted Tradespeople
A statement on our Health & Safety policy at our main monthly meetings is now available here.
You are advised to spend a few minutes reading it.
The Third Age Trust are producing an electronic newsletter. If you are interested in receiving future editions to your own mailbox you can sign up here
The National office wish to inform you that their Celebration of 1,000 U3As can now now be viewed on their You Tube Channel.
Use the discount code U3A2017 for 10% off all services at my-history.co.uk