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No. 139 June 2015
Chair: Betty O'Rawe 90586439 Vice Chair: Paul Trainor 90826271 Treasurer: Gavin Stewart 90660499; Membership Sec: Mavis Turner 90798416
Please note Annual subs are now overdue.
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.
Relaxed Bridge Break Dufanaghy 21st to 23rd September. Please contact convenors
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.
Wed 1st July 1100 am "Unfolding the Archive" - conducted tour at F. E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge..
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.
"A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler. Meet Mon. 1st June at 11:00am in Susan Mageean's house at Strangford.
"Nora Webster" by Colm Toibin. Meet Mon. 8th June at 10.30 am. in Jeanette Chambers' home.
"A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. Tues. 30th June 2.00 pm Finaghy Library. The group is now full
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.
6th June Daft Eddy's, Whiterock, Killinchy.
20th June Neill's Hill, Upper N'ards Rd, Belfast
Fri. 1.30 pm for a prompt 1.45 start in Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall. Discussion of topical issues.
Fri.19th June 7 pm - 11 pm Jazz Train Mystery Tour. Tickets: £29 (approx).
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.
Sat.12th Sept. 2pm Abbey Theatre, Dublin. "By the Bog of Cats" by Marina Carr (based on Greek Tragedy Medea). £13.50. Leaving Central Station 10.35 am, returning 7pm.
Please contact Richard.
Meet each Wed.at 10:30 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
Friday 10th July(am).
Visit to Cherry Townsend's garden, Islandmagee. Cost: £6 incl. tea/coffee etc.
Please contact convenors
Irish Conversation Group
Thurs. 1-3pm, Ormeau Library.
Last Fri. each month 8.30 – 11 pm East Belfast Jazz Club, Downshire Hall, Cregagh Road.
Due to lack of support the Thurs. sessions at The Parador have been discontinued.
Wed. 17th June Antrim Castle & Gardens - guided tour, no charge. Meet at coffee shop 1.20 pm Optional lunch before or tea/coffee afterwards. Please contact Jennifer.
Mon. 20th July Another visit to Killyleagh Castle & town - more details in next Newsletter.
August Proposed visit to Devenish Island, Co. Fermanagh.
Please sign sheet at the meeting or contact Clare (or Jennifer).
Wed.10.30-12.30 at Finaghy Library. For now the group has capacity membership.
Now on summer break, resuming September. Programme will be 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. Summer break after 12th June.
Meets alternate Mondays, 10.00 am at Belvoir. Now on summer break, resuming Mon. 7th September.
Convenor Shirley Pierce
IF ANY GROUP INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONVENOR FOR DETAILS:
** DATE OF NEXT MEETING **
11.00a.m. Thursday 25th June
VENUE : Belvoir Players Theatre, Belvoir Estate
Speaker: Ross Thompson from Punjana Tea
This Newsletter is circulated to all paid-up members.
Editor: Carol Rusk 028 9086 2129
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