News - 2010 Archive

19 Dec 2010

New Horizons -The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section and the New Horizons section (where a copy can be printed).

17 Dec 2010

New Horizons - Special January Offer
Our visit to Nottingham Dogs on Monday, 10th January, has become subject to a special discount offer and vouchers are now on offer for 15 per head instead of the original 20 per head. The voucher price includes admission, a race card, a four course meal and travel from and return to the Village Hall Car Park. We will be taking two Community Buses. At 16th December there were just 10 vouchers left. If you would like one please contact Barbara Wallace on 937 6266.

Those who have already paid 20 will have the 5 difference refunded at the very first opportunity ( Tuesday's Open Meeting, if you are there).

16 Dec 2010

The bumper December Newsletter is now available on this site in the Documents section.  Even if you have already read your paper copy have a look at the photographs in the electronic version.  

On page 21 of the newsletter there is some important news about the committee.  This information is also in the Our Committee section of the this site.

08 Nov 2010

The Family History Group  now meet in the Methodist Hall on the third Monday of the month from 2 – 4pm.  For more information go to the Family History webpage.

06 Nov 2010

The next Craft Group meeting is on Monday 22 November from 10 am to 12 noon in the Methodist Hall.  Diana Herrington is teaching Christmas Gift wrappings and members need to bring and empty wine bottle and/or a box; two sheets of dark coloured tissue paper, cellophane, wall paper, wire, beads and ribbon to decorate.
There will be no meeting in December.
Jackie Fisher

29 Oct 2010

New Horizons
The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section and the New Horizons section (where a copy can be printed).

27 Oct 2010

Our next Short Walk will take place on Tuesday, 16th November. Please meet in the Village Hall car park at 10.30 for car sharing to the Shepherds Inn at Stragglethorpe. We will leave the cars in the pub car park and then to the Grantham canal for a circular 3 mile walk beside the water and return to the pub.
There will be no walk in December.  Click here for more information.
Barbara Wallace

26 Oct  2010

The World War 1 group will meet at the Methodist Hall from 1 November meeting onwards.
The group survived the 'Summer slump' without missing a meeting and is currently taking on new members.
Come and join 'The Pals'
Chris Close

13 Oct 2010

The next short walk will take place on Tuesday, 19th October and will be to one of our favourite walks, around Attenborough Reserve. As ‘regulars’ will know, we try to make this walk in different seasons. This is the first time we will have been in Autumn and the colours should be lovely. Some of the winter birds should have arrived. If you look at the notice board at the entrance, there will be news of arrivals and unusual occurrences.
This walk will be led by Ken Doyle (974 3612), who will be pleased to meet regulars and new comers in the village hall car park at 10.30 for car sharing to Attenborough.
Barbara Wallace

12 Oct 2010

The September Newsletter is now available on this site.  The photographs look good in the paper version of the newsletter, in the electronic version they look superb.  The link to the newsletter is in the Documents section.  If you have any comments on this new facility you can send them to us via the Contact Us section.

24 Sep 2010

New Horizons
The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section and the New Horizons section (where a copy can be printed).

07 Sep 2010

As from October the Craft group will be meeting on the 4th Monday morning of each month at 10.00am in the Methodist Church Hall.

25 Aug 2010

Real Beginners Computer Course
A short course to help people with little or no experience to acquire basic computing skills, particularly in word processing, e-mailing and the internet.  For more details see the Computer Beginners section.
This course starts on Monday, 6th September and will take place on Mondays for 4 weeks, for a place on the course please contact Barbara Wallace  937 6266.

19 Aug 2010

The next Craft group meeting will be 13 September, making fabric and card boxes suitable for small gifts at Christmas as tree decorations.
See photographs of completed work in the Craft group section.

Some Groups that 'rested' over the summer will be starting again shortly, so please take note of the following dates:

Bobbin Lace: restarts Monday, 6th September at 10.00am at Margaret's house (enquiries 937 2424)
Latin: restarts Friday, 1st October at 2.00pm in the Feignies Room (more info from Barbara 937 6266)
Architecture: first indoor session on Thursday, 2nd September at 2.00pm in the Feignies Room.  There are some excellent photographs of the last year's visits in the Architecture group section.
Relaxercise: restarts Monday 6th September at 10.00 am in the Webster Hall.
Computers: A new session of courses for absolute beginners and an Excel spreadsheet course starting soon. Date to be advised soonest.

17 Aug 2010

New Horizons
The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section and the New Horizons section (where a copy can be printed).

16 Aug 2010

Some of the Co-operative Gardening group are going to the RHS garden at Harlow Carr near Harrogate on Sunday 12 September.  The coach trip is being organised by the Burton Joyce U3A garden group and will cost  12.  Entrance to the garden is free as Nottinghamshire U3A is  affiliated to the RHS.  Karen, the leader, has organised a tour of  the gardens for us.
Would anyone interested please ring Pat O'Neil on 9374543 for more details.

15 Aug 2010

A new Water Colour Group will be starting shortly. Our new Leader is Megan Little, a Keyworth lady who has recently become a member of K&D U3A. Megan will be ‘launching’ her Group at the Open Meeting on 24th August, in the Village Hall. Although Megan is very pleased to teach beginners, she will also welcome those with some experience.

A new member, Neil Pinder, has joined K&D U3A and is set to breath new life into the ‘Wildlife’ Group. Neil is very involved in all aspects of the Keyworth Wildlife Meadow. The Group has been run until now by Roger Cowper and has languished a little as Roger has been unwell, but now Roger will be working with Neil to offer a totally refreshed Wildlife Group. Neil will be at the Open Meeting on 24th August to meet existing members of the Group and to encourage others to sign up.

One of our first members, Alan Morris, will be leading two short courses on Philosophy in the early 2011. The courses will comprise 4 sessions each and will have a maximum membership of 10 people per course. The first course is already full, but if you would like to sign up for the second, please do so at the Open Meeting (24th August) or phone Barbara.

Now for two very different things. Firstly, we are hoping to set up a Ukulele Group for beginners. We have a leader and some interest. If you would like to try something really different, sign up at the Open Meeting or phone Barbara.

Secondly, there is a possibility that we may be able to set up a Belly Dancing Group. If you think that you may be interested, please come along to the Centenary Lounge on Monday, 6th September at 2pm for a fun demonstration and a cup of tea and a bun. (Cost 1 towards hire of the hall.)

For more information on any of these events please phone Barbara Wallace 937 6266.

The Singing for Fun Group meet on Wednesday 18th August at 2 – 4pm in the Parochial Church Hall.  From then on the Group will be returning to the Methodist Church for meetings on Wednesday 15th September, Wednesday 20th October and Wednesday 17th November.

05 Aug 2010

Keyworth Methodist Church
The building work on Keyworth Methodist Church is now complete and the keys have been handed to the church officials. It now remains for the church to furnish and add all the finishing touches. K&D U3A will be able to use the church and hall from early September so our August Open Meeting (24th August) will be the last one in the Village Hall (what a joy it will be not to have to move all those chairs again!) and our September Open Meeting (28th September) will see our return to the Methodist Church and Hall.

The Methodist Church will be holding a celebratory weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday, 26th September. There will be a special service at 10.00am on Saturday morning followed by an Open Day, where all are welcome to attend and see the work that has been done. Following the normal Sunday service, the church will again be open all day. I know that our friends at the church will be very glad to welcome as many U3A members as possible.

Barbara Wallace

01 Aug 2010

Craft  - The August meeting is on the 3rd Monday (16th) as normal but the September meeting will be on the 2nd Monday (13th) to avoid a clash with a New Horizons event.  For more details see the Craft group page.

31 Jul 2010

Short Walks
The next short walk ( approx 3 miles) will take place on Tuesday, 17th August.  For more information on the walk visit the Walking  group page.

Beginners Language Groups at Southwolds Community School
News from Barbara Wallace:
By now, all of those who originally signed up for beginners French and Spanish have been contacted with the start date and other details.
Members who hgave signed up for Italian have been allocated a tutor, Marilena, but at the moment we do not know either the starting date or the day and time that the meetings will take place. As soon as I find out any further details, I will let you know.

If anyone who was not on the original list is interested in attending these meetings you will be most welcome. Please contact me on 937 6266.

Singing For Fun
The next Singing for Fun Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 18th August at 2pm to 4pm, in the Parochial Church Hall, Selby Lane (contact Jackie Mullins 937 6176).
For more information on the group visit the Singing for Fun  group page.

New Horizons visit to the Olympic Stadium, London
New Horizons are hoping to arrange a visit to the new Olympic Stadium.  For more information on the visit go to the New Horizons group page.

30 Jul 2010

Harlaxton Manor
The Architecture group visited this amazing victorian extravagance near Grantham on the afternoon of Thursday 29th July.   The property is not normally open to the public but there is an open day on Sunday 8th August and it is well worth a visit. Follow the link for more information on the open day. We were told to book on arrival to see the tunnel!

18 Jul 2010

Keyworth Show Sat 10 July
Keywworth & District U3A had a great looking stand at the annual Keyworth Show on Saturday 10th July.  If you weren't able to see it there are some photos in the Recent Events section.

postcard day14 Jul 2010

Keyworth Postcard Posting World Record
A big thank you to everyone who bought a Keyworth & District U3A postcard and helped Keyworth claim a new postcard posting world record of 8,033 cards.  The previous record was 5,216 cards.
The picture shows Brian Lund (pink shirt), one of the organisers, at work outside the Post Office on the day.  More about the record attempt
Images of the postcards

04 Jul 2010

News on Groups
Some of the Groups have chosen to close for one or two meetings  during the summer period. There will be no meeting of the Play Reading Group during August. The Computer Group will restart in September with a course aimed at absolute beginners. Relaxercise will restart in September, date to be advised. Architecture will have no indoor meetings during the summer, but will be visiting places of interest. The first visit is to Harlaxton Manor on 29th July. Please contact Keith Barton 937 3068.
Keyworth Show
Come and visit our stand at the Keyworth Show on Saturday, 10th July. The stand will be manned by U3A members and will be open from 11.00am to 5 pm.

New Horizons
The New Horizons page has been updated with the latest event information.

22 Jun 2010

Have a look at the Singing for Fun interest group page that has now been added.

19 Jun 2010

Have a look at the Needlecraft interest group page that has now been added.

The Watercolour Painting group is no longer running (there is the Drawing group, see the interest group summary for more details).

16 Jun 2010

Open meeting 22nd June - change of speaker
The speaker for this open meeting will now be Paul Harris with a talk entitled 'Taking the King's Shilling', a novel look at Napoleonic warfare.
The talk on the 'Literary Vampyre of Polidori' by Franklin Bishop has had to cancelled because of illness.  
Follow the link for the full list of open meetings.

09 Jun 2010

Have a look at the Social Bridge interest group page that has now been added.

27 May 2010

New Group – Relaxercise
This new group has its first meeting on Monday, 7th June at 9.30am in the Webster Hall. The group is aimed at folk who do not want to do a full workout. It involves easy going exercises to lubricate rusty joints and relax tense muscles. The exercises take place for about an hour and are followed by a cup of tea or coffee. If you would like to join please contact Group Leader Penny Kimmins on 846 9407.

The Interest Groups page has also been updated with information on the new French Beginners, Italian Beginners, and Spanish Beginners groups.

The New Horizons page has been updated with the latest event information and news of the recent visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester.

24 May 2010

Have a look at the Listening to Music interest group page that has now been added.


22 May 2010

Keyworth & District U3A has sponsored a set of postcards for the Keyworth Postcard Record attempt that will raise money for a 'teen park' for the village.
More about the Keyworth Postcard Record attempt
List of all the postcard designs

29 Apr 2010

The Cycling interest group page has been updated with the cycling programme for 2010.

25 Apr 2010

Have a look at the Craft interest group page that has now been added.
The New Horizons page has been updated with the latest event information.

20 Apr 2010

Have a look at the Digital Photography interest group page that has now been added.

15 Apr 2010

Have a look at the Bobbin Lace interest group page that has now been added.

07 Apr 2010

The University of Nottingham is holding an Open Day on Saturday 24th April 2010 between 11.00am and 5pm on the University Park.   It should be fun, interesting and educational.   The programme for the day has lots of events to interest U3A members.  For more background information read the Alan Morris news item on the Notts U3A Network website.

06 Apr 2010

The Keyworth & District U3A website,, is now available and we hope potential members, current members and interest group leaders will find it a useful facility.

The site will continue to be added to and improved, mainly through suggestions and contributions from the wider membership so please contact us if you can help or if you find the site needs updating.

News for those who have had access to the site is that the New Horizons page has been updated with the latest event information.

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