Poole U3A day trip  “Poole U3A  have organised a visit to Wells, with a guided tour of the Bishops Palace and  including a visit to Cheddar Gorge on Thursday 5th July.  Our coach pick up points are either Broadstone or Merley.  We have a few seats available and wonder if any of your members would be interested in joining us, at a cost of £28 per person.  Allocation of seats is on a first come basis.”  If you would like further details, use the [Contact us] link at the top of the page to send us an email, and we will pass the contact’s details on to you.

Rising Voices Wessex “a community choir for people living with and beyond cancer” is holding a Big Sing, “a great opportunity to enjoy singing songs from the musicals with our guest conductors Gavin Carr and Christopher Dowie from the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus”.  This is on Sunday 24th June, at Bournemouth School for Girls.  Further details are on their website.

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.

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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