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No. 138 May 2015
Treasurer: Gavin Stewart 90660499; Membership Sec: Mavis Turner 90798416
Please note Annual subs are now due.
Cheques only please - £20 payable to Belfast U3A can be given to our Treasurer, Gavin, at monthly meeting.
Those who have not paid by the end of June will be deemed to have resigned.
Golf Group Following several enquiries, it is hoped to form a Golf Group in Belfast U3A if there is sufficient interest. Please contact Adrian Ross on 0772 9499 671.
It is hoped to arrange monthly Smart Walks on the Tuesday prior to the monthly meeting so May walk on Tues. 26th. (Brenda McHugh 9096 1579
Please note that tea / coffee will be served at the monthly meetings 10.15 – 10.45 a.m. to allow official proceedings to begin promptly at 11.00 a.m
The Catering Team has decided to introduce a 10p charge for the use of a disposable cup so best bring your own mug – you have been warned!
Thurs. a.m. - Short, flat walks with Amblers (Veronica Browne) or longer walks with Ramblers & ad hoc Smart Walks (Brenda McHugh). 1st Thurs. of month Scramblers (Brian Bridge) & Not the Munros (Daphne Bailie & Jennifer Lemon) Click here for details of current Smart Walk
Tues.2nd June 2 pm Castle Espie WWT centre near Comber. Talk by archaeologist K Mackie: "Castle Espie pottery and archaeology of surrounding area". Concession (65+): £4.72 or £6.17. WWT members free. Please contact convenors.
Mon.11th May 10.30 - 12.30 Study morning at Belvoir Players: "Giotto, the roots of modern painting".
Please contact convenors.
The Club meets Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at Belvoir Players. All media acceptable. Places are available
Mondays & Fridays 9.30 – 11.00am Avoneil Leisure Centre. Racquets & shuttlecocks provided by the Centre.
"Nora Webster" by Colm Toibin. Meet Mon. 11th May at 7.30pm in Joan Hamilton's home.
"The Accidental Tourist" by Ann Taylor. Meet Mon.11th May at 10.30 am. in Judith Loder's home.
"Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain Tues. 26th May. 2.00 pm Finaghy Library.
Meets each Friday 10am-12.30pm at St.Anne’s Hall, Dunmurry [at Blacks Road traffic lights]. All U3A bridge players welcome. A small fee is charged to cover hall hire.
9th May Suburbia Bar, Ramada, Shaw's Bridge
23rd May Fitzwilliam Hotel Bar, Gt. Victoria St.
Fri. 1.30 pm for a prompt 1.45 start in Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall. Discussion of topical issues.
Sun.10th May 2.30 pm "Shadow of a Gunman" by Sean O'Casey at Lyric Theatre. Cost £15 includes afternoon tea after performance..
Please contact Maureen
Fri.19th June 7 pm - 11 pm Jazz Train Mystery Tour. Tickets: £29 (approx). (75 places available)
Sat.1st Aug. 2pm Abbey Theatre, Dublin. "The Shadow of a Gunman" by Sean O'Casey. £13.50. Leaving Central Station 10.35 am, returning 7pm.
Please contact Richard.
Meet each Wed.at 1030 in Ormeau Library For all those interested in needlework, knitting and nattering! All new members will be welcome. For more info contact Jill Quinn.
Meets Ormeau Road Library 2-4 p.m. Monday. Class is now full.
Next meeting: Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday mornings. Contact convenor for details
Usually meets for cinema visits alternate Mondays. If you are interested send your Email address to the convenors
Wed.20th May 2pm Garden of 18th century property near Ballynahinch. Details later.
Irish Conversation Group
Thurs. 1-3pm, Ormeau Library.
Thurs .8.30-11.00pm The Parador, Ormeau Road – Bourbon Swing Band with guest
Last Fri. each month 8.30 – 11 pm East Belfast Jazz Club, Downshire Hall, Cregagh Road.
Wed.13th May Malahide Castle outside Dublin. Dep. Central Station.10.35 am. Tour of castle & gardens - £6 payable in advance.
Please sign sheet or contact Clare (or Jennifer).
Wed.10.30-12.30 at Finaghy Library. For now the group has capacity membership. Last meeting before summer break is on 27th May, resuming September. Please contact convenor. Programme is on the website.
1100-1230 2nd/4th Friday each month at Belvoir Players . Newcomers welcome
Mon , Wed, & Thurs 2.00-3.00 p.m. at Belvoir Players
Places are available. Please contact relevant. convenor.
A Ramble through Philosophy
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30 pm at Convenor Meriel Grant’s home. New members & new ideas always welcome.
First meeting on Tues.13th Jan. 1.15 pm Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church.
Group meets 2nd Sun. and last Tues. each month. Quick 10-minute sketches during the course of a walk. Check with convenor for details.
New Group will meet on Tues.5th May 2pm in Belvoir Theatre. All welcome.
Wednesdays. 11.00am in Divis Community Centre, Ardmoulin Place. Cost: £1.
Our discussion group meets Fridays 1.30p.m.-3.00p.m. at Belvoir Players. The subject matter is wide-ranging. New members welcome
Meets alternate Mondays, 10.00 am at Belvoir. Now on summer break, resuming Mon. 7th Sept.
Convenor Shirley Pierce
IF ANY GROUP INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONVENOR FOR DETAILS:
** DATE OF NEXT MEETING **
11.00a.m. Thursday 28th May
VENUE : Belvoir Players Theatre, Belvoir Estate
Speaker: Lady Sylvia Harmon
This Newsletter is circulated to all paid-up members.
Editor: Carol Rusk 028 9086 2129
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