Society Today – August meeting

This session tackled an immense problem of our time, nearly as worrying as climate change.  The problem is the pollution of the oceans mainly by plastic waste and Val Murton presented the topic very clearly and carefully.  Certain Asian countries seemed to be the main offenders but all countries seem to indulge in dumping, except […]

Patchwork & Quilting (No 1) – August meetings & NEC

In August we were smack bang in the middle of the holiday season, so those of us who were around to come along to our meetings just busied ourselves with our own projects.  There was one highlight in August however, and that was the International Festival of Quilts at the NEC.  Some of us went […]

Bird Watching (Monday) – September meeting

We are a local (within one hour’s drive of Market Harborough) birdwatching group who try to help each other improve our identification skills and which beginners are very welcome to join.  Our 2016 annual species list stands at 89 so far but we hope to add to that when we visit Rutland Water on 19th […]

Aylestone Quilters Exhibition

Edith and I went along to Aylestone Quilters Exhibition as we both had a number of items of our work on display there.  It was a lovely show, with plenty of quilts to see, a raffle, tombola and guess the parrot’s name and, for those needing refreshment, lovely bacon sarnies, delicious homemade cakes and much […]

Association of East Midlands U3As – Regional Conference

Hello U3A Members in the East Midlands Region. Have you booked your place at the East Midlands Regional Conference on Monday, 19th September 2016?  There are still places available and we have extended the deadline to 31 August, as people have been on holiday and may have missed the original notices. The venue is Eastwood […]

Mike’s Monthly Musings – August

Lost Chords: musings on the development of jazz. Jazz is usually described as the music of the American negro, whether it be in the form of the original sounds which came out of New Orleans with their marching bands, or as the blues developed by prisoners and Southern state cotton pickers, or in the form […]

Sunday Lunch

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – August meeting

Sixteen members of Group 2 of the Sunday Singles Lunch Groups met for lunch on Sunday, 7th August, at The Crown Pub in Tur Langton.  So many of us made for a very lively and noisy lunchtime which, coupled with the usual excellent and reasonably priced carvery, made for a very enjoyable and invigorating couple […]

Calling all Quizzers!

There must be many of you out there who love a quiz!  We are trying to get together a team of at least twelve keen quizzers to take on Market Harborough U3A’s quiz team in a quiz challenge, and then hopefully to continue meeting up as a group to enjoy the occasional (or more frequent!) […]

All Day Walking Group visit Horning and the Norfolk Broads

In June, the All Day Walking Group held their thirteenth short walking break with twenty-one members making their various ways to the Broads at Horning.  Some of the Group hadn’t visited the area for many years and took the opportunity to arrive early to spend an extra day looking around. On the first day we […]

Spanish for Beginners – Murcia

In October our groups plan to visit Murcia to get a taste of the real Spain and to test how well we are doing with this beautiful language.  We arrive in Murcia city and after lunch visit the Royal Casino where interest groups hold chats about life, etc. October 4th:  we plan to visit the […]