Ringwood U3A - Members' Only Page

The Members Noticeboard is a new section on our website which will give members the opportunity to publicise non-U3A events that they have a keen interest in or to invite others to join them for something particular like a cinema trip or garden visit etc. It will not be used for 'selling' items or promoting services. If you would like something posted to the Noticeboard please email full details to Hazel via the contacts page. Inclusion will at the discretion of the Committee.

The charity, SafeWise, who gave a talk to the club in February, are running 'Dorset Driver Gold'' courses to help people aged 65+ drive safely for longer by enhancing their driving skills and confidence. The 3 hour theory session costs £10 with breaks and refreshments included. Practical sessions cost £45 and last up to 90 minutes. Following receipt of booking form and payment you will be given details to arrange your drive directly with an approved driving instructor. For more info visit safewise.org/dorset-driver-gold, ring or text 0771 3499 777 (they will call you back) or leave a message at SafeWise on 01202 591330. Posted by Hazel Taylor

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, often attended by several club members, take place on alternate Wednesdays commencing at 10.30am from the Tern Hide Car Park, Blashford Lakes. Bring binoculars if you have them to check out the bird life from the various hides. The next walk will be on the 14th Feb. There will be a 'pop-up' cafe in the Education Centre this Sunday 18th. Posted by Hazel Taylor

Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust are running 'Natural Wellbeing' event at Blashford Lakes every Friday from 11am until 2.30pm to promote adult health and wellbeing. Participants can be involved in cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch, bird watching and outdoor craft activities. Contact Tracey on 01425 472760 or email BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk Posted by Hazel Taylor

Wyn's Bookshop in Greyfriars are desperately short of books for ages 1 to 6 and are appealing for stock so if you, your friends or family could help it would be a great help. Other paperbacks are also always needed and your continued support is very much appreciated. Posted by Hazel Taylor

The charity, SafeWise, who gave a talk to the club in February 2017, are in need of additional safety tour guides. For more info visit safewise.org/get-involved/volunteer, or ring SafeWise on 01202 591330. Posted by Hazel Taylor

Ringwood Twinning Association group will be visiting our Twin town of Pont-Audemer from 10th May for a 4 day / 3 night visit. They need 20 people to do the trip but are a few short so have open up an invitation to us to join them. Their website (ringwood-twinning.weebly.com) has write-ups of previous visits, photographs of the town and general information about their activities. Please contact Colin Nye, Hon Sec on ringwoodtwinning@yahoo.co.uk if interested. Posted on behalf of the Cmte

Leukaemia Busters are planning a series of fundraising walks in and around the Purbeck countryside and coastline on 30th June. Walks are 2.5, 7, 12, 19 and 26 mile routes. The 3 shorter routes include a ride on the Swanage Steam Railway. Walks are based from Harmans Cross Village Hall, adjacent to the railway station. Free parking and refreshments. All walkers must pre-register. Ring 02380 775590 or see the website www.leukaemiabusters.org.uk/purbeckodyssey.

Tool Aid Ringwood is a charity formed to collect and refurbish usable tools, sewing machines, computers, bicycles and other items which are then sent to developing countries to enable people to escape poverty. Volunteers are always welcome as are donations of the above items. More info on the website (toolaidringwood.org.uk) Posted by Cyril Downing