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What’s happening in U3A Armagh

New Year’s Lunch

Our New Year’s Lunch will be held on Wednesday, 17th January in the Armagh City Hotel.

A four-course lunch has been booked, and your choice of menu will be taken at the table on the day. Anybody with special dietary requirements should indicate them on the letter posted out with details of the event and contact Eleanor at eleanorpierce@hotmail.com

We meet at 12 noon in the reception area of the Conference Centre.

Mayor’s Lunch

A group to represent the U3A have been invited to lunch with the Mayor at the Palace on Wednesday, 6th December at 1:00 p.m. Please note numbers are restricted to those that have already been notified.

U3A reception at the Palace

The Lord Mayor, Gareth Wilson hosted a reception for members of Armagh U3A in the Palace on Wednesday, 6th December at 1:00 p.m. We are grateful to Liam McArde for his kind permission to publish photos of the event on our website.

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com
Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com

U3A NI Regional Meeting – 26th October 2017

NORTHERN IRELAND REGION OF U3As
NOTIFICATION OF AUTUMN MEETING 2017

When? Thursday 26th October 2017
Where? Grosvenor House, Glengall Street, Belfast
Who can attend? Any member of any U3A in Northern Ireland, plus invited guests
Time? 11am – 3 30pm

The day will begin with Registration from 10 30am
Tea, coffee and scones available on arrival
AGENDA
11am Introduction by Lila Jackson, Chair of the Executive Committee
11 15 -12noon Eddie Lynch COPNI
12 – 12 30 Open Forum
12 30 – 1 30 pm LUNCH
1 30 – 2 15pm Sam Mauger, CEO Third Age Trust
2 15 – 2 45 Question Time with Sam
2 45 – 3 15 Feedback and Farewell
3 30pm Close

A hot & cold finger buffet lunch will be provided
PLEASE REPLY BEFORE 18TH OCTOBER 2017
For catering purposes

Anyone interested? – Making ceramic flax flowers.

The F. E. McWilliams gallery in Banbridge is organising some pottery workshops for which we hope to get an ABC grant and topped up by our Friends funds.

The proposal is to make lots of flax flowers in ceramic which will be installed in the gallery garden next year for the 10th anniversary. The “Weeping Poppies” from London are the inspiration for this idea. It will be on view in Belfast this autumn.

The workshops will be for all sorts of groups and we thought U3A might like to be included.
We would like to offer 12 people a chance to take part in 2 separate workshops, one for making and one for decorating. This would introduce anyone to the art of clay pottery.

The workshops will take place just outside Banbridge at a pottery run by Trevor Woods, at Mount Ida pottery on the Dromore Road.

If you are interested let a member of the committee know a final list will be compiled at the general meeting on 18th October. If less than 12 maybe another group might join yours, for example the theatre group or another.

The workshops are likely to take place early in 2018 to be installed in the summer.

Outing to Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Outing to Mount Stewart House and Gardens – Friday 22nd September

Details of trip are as follows-

Cost £25 to include bus, coffee/tea and scone on arrival, guided tour of house and hot buffet lunch.* There will be time to explore the gardens of the house .
NB If you are a member of the National Trust the cost will be £18

*Choice of Beef Stroganoff OR Chicken and Bacon Casserole ,
Both served with baby potatoes or rice, salad and breads.

Coffee /tea available in the Tea Room at your own expense

Bus will leave the back of Armagh City Hotel at 9:30 am sharp ,
returning to Armagh at approximately 5:30 pm

Trip must be paid before 13th September, cheques made out to Armagh U3a and sent to
Margaret Neville, 41 Anne St, Milford ,BT60 3NX
or to Margaret Oakes, 17 Killuney Park Rd,Armagh BT61 9HG
Alternatively you can bring your cheque along to the City Hotel on Wednesday, 13th September where our U3A will have a stand at the Young at Heart exhibition ( 10 00 am – 3 00 pm).
Please indicate your preference for lunch.

If you have any further queries you can contact me 02837522126

NB There are still a few spaces left on the bus if you know of any other members who would like to join us.

General Meeting – Christmas Quiz

Our next General Meeting will be on 20th December 2017, and it will take the form of a fun quiz. We will meet slightly earlier at 10:45 a.m. Hot punch and mince pies will be served on arrival.

The general meeting is normally held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the County Armagh Golf Club. The meetings begin with an opportunity for tea/coffee and a catch up, then a short talk on a topic of interest, followed by the business of the meeting, news of group events and associated arrangements.

The main exceptions are in January and July, in January we normally have our New Year’s lunch and in July we take a summer break.