Birds of Poole Harbour  Once again, a series of boat trips to see the birds in Poole Harbour has been organised by this group.  For more information or to book tickets, visit their website.  Alternatively, tickets are available at their new information centre on Poole Quay.

Holiday in Croatia and Slovenia  A member of Shaftesbury and Gillingham U3A is organising a visit in June 2019 in conjunction with a travel company, and is inviting members of other U3As to join it.  An information booklet is available, and full details are on their website.

Learn Cotillion  “Blandford & District U3A has organised a course to learn Cotillion: the dances which you see in the dramatisations of 18th and 19th century novels; and wonders whether you would like to join them.  This is being held in one of the village halls in the Blandford area, on 2, 16 and 30 October, 20 and 27 November, and 11 December, between 2 and 4.30 pm; and there is a large, FREE car-park at this hall. Our tutor belongs to one of the neighbouring U3A’s; and, in keeping with the ethos of U3A, is not charging a tuition fee; but we are paying his travelling expenses.  The course is limited to 16 “students” and the cost, per person, will be approximately £14.00 for the whole course. This includes an equal share of the hire of the hall, and our tutor’s travelling expenses. In addition, we ask that each “student” pays £0.50 on the days that he/she attends for coffee/tea and biscuits.”  If you would like further details, send us a message using the [Contact Us] link at the top of each web page.  We will then forward you the email and telephone number of their contact.

Verwood U3A trips  Verwood U3A arrange a series of visits each term and occasionally they have vacancies which are open to members of other U3As.  For further information, see their website.

“Inside Out Dorset”  “Dear U3A Wimborne,  I am Andrea, this years’ Volunteer Coordinator for Inside Out Dorset. This is a mostly free family orientated bi annual Festival of exceptional experiences & ‘extraordinary events in extraordinary places’ across Dorset. I'm approaching you as in 2016 we had some U3A members from Christchurch who volunteered with us at Hengistbury Head. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommended that we contact U3A in the future.  We are currently seeking volunteers to create the festival this year from 14th to 22nd September and wondered if any of your members would be interested in helping us out? We have various roles such as Stewarding, Artist support and costumed performers. Our venues this year are in Dorchester, Weymouth, Poole and Boscombe & roles can last from an afternoon, to a full day or more. We would really appreciate your support.” Further information is on the volunteer page of their website.

New multi-use trail at Kingston Lacy  “The trail passes through beautiful forest and along old carriage drives that were originally created by the Bankes family. The 4.7 km flat route is suitable for walkers, runners, users of adapted wheelchairs and cyclists of all ages and abilities. The trail is also ideal for families who can choose between a shorter route to the Woodland Play Area, ideal for little legs and balance bikes, and a longer loop for more confident adventurers.”
Further information is available at their website

Information about forthcoming events that may be of interest to members.  The details have been provided by outside organisations.

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