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No. 136 March 2015
Treasurer: Gavin Stewart 90660499; Membership Sec: Mavis Turner 90798416
The AGM will be held on 30th April at the monthly meeting. Nomination forms for Vice-Chair, Business Secretary and 4 vacant positions on committee will be available at the February and March meetings. Closing date for nominations is 9th April
Smart Walk: Tues. 10th March Groomsport to Bangor (or further!). Leave Gt.Vic.St. 10.02 or Central Sta. 10.10. train to Bangor, then bus to Groomsport, arr. 11.05am. Walk to Bangor; lunch (packed or otherwise) in Bangor. Return trains half-hourly. Leader: Felicity McCartney 9066 2777.
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)
Sun.1st March 1.45pm Walking tour with Ruairi O'Baoill, Archaeologist, QUB. Meet front of City Hall. Cost: £4.
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact convenors.
Wed.25th March 2pm Ulster Museum - "Order and Revolution / New Art, New Nature." Conducted tour - donation £1. Please sign list at meeting or contact Ann.
The Club meets on Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at Belvoir Players. Places now available
Mondays & Fridays 9.30 – 11.00am Avoneil Leisure Centre. Racquets & shuttlecocks provided by the Centre.
"Home" by Marilynne Robinson. Meet Mon. 2nd March at 7.30pm in Eithne MacShannon's home.
"Restless" by William Boyd. Meet Mon.23rd March at 10.30am in Irenee Orr's home.
"Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger. Tues. 24th Feb. 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.
28th Feb. The Plough, Hillsborough
14th March Ginger Bistro, Hope Street, Belfast
28th March Old Inn, Crawfordsburn
Fri. 1.30 pm for a prompt 1.45 start in Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall. Discussion of topical issues.
Wed.11th March 1.05 pm Lunchtime Concert, Ulster Hall. £6. Lunch in Harlem.
Sun.15th March 2.30 pm "God Bless the Child" - based on stories by Frank O'Connor at Lyric. Cost £18 includes afternoon tea after performance.
Sun.29th March 2.30pm "The Pillow Man" by Martin McDonagh at Lyric Theatre. £18 includes afternoon tea.
Please contact Maureen
Sat.7th March 2pm Abbey Theatre. Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. £13.50. 100 places (!). Leaving Central Station 10.35 am, returning 7pm.
Sat.25th April 2pm Abbey Theatre. “Hedda Gabler” by Ibsen. £13.50. Leaving Central Station 10.35 am, returning 7pm.
Fri.19th June 7 pm - 11 pm Jazz Train Mystery Tour. Tickets: £29 (approx). (75 places available)
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 please contact Daphne; alternatively if you give her your Email address at firstname.lastname@example.org she will advise you.
Nothing arranged for February
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.
Mon.2nd March Killyleagh visit on 2nd March now fully booked. Meet 9.45 am at Caryduff to car share, or 10.15 am at Killyleagh Castle. Payment of £5 now due - can be made at Feb. meeting on 26th. (For those interested and who did not get a place this time, another visit will be arranged later this year)..
Please contact Clare
Wed.10.30-12.30 at Finaghy Library. A few places available. 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.
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.
Convenor Shirley Pierce
IF ANY GROUP INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONVENOR FOR DETAILS:
** DATE OF NEXT MEETING **
11.00a.m. Thursday 26th March
VENUE : Belvoir Players Theatre, Belvoir Estate
Speaker: Clive Scoular on the Easter Rising & Countess Markievicz.
This Newsletter is circulated to all paid-up members.
Editor: Carol Rusk 028 9086 2129