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.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, often attended by several club members, take place every 2nd and 4th 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. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, take place every Thursday at 10.30am starting from Fordingbridge Library. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Do you need a little help with IT ? Ringwood Library run free 'Computer Buddy' sessions from 10am till 12 noon every Tuesday - call 474255 for more information. Posted by Hazel

Wyn's Bookshop in Greyfriars (open 9-5 M-F and Sat am) is still asking for donations of good quality paperbacks as well as children's books. Your continued support is very much appreciated. Posted by Joy Forrester-Addie.

The Ringwood Carers Group was set up to support Carers who look after their loved ones and provide a place where they can have a little time to themselves. They have a Dropin Cafe at the Trinity Centre, Ringwood on the second Thursday morning of every month 10.30am-noon. They offer a listening ear for Carers who are often forgotten and can offer help with information for Carers. Their web site is w w w ringwoodcarers.org.uk. For personal contact ring 07511 896307

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

Did you know that you can register to receive email alerts regarding local issues such as cold calling and scams - just go to the following website - w w w dorsetalert.co.uk Posted by Hazel Taylor

For those wishing to continue with Spanish while our groups are without leaders, Greyfriars, under the umbrella of Brockenhurst College, have a class on Monday mornings 9.30 - 11. The terms of 10 weeks, start on 24th September. Tutor Ruth White email whiteruth5@gmail.com 07810 210463 Posted by Hazel

The Greyfriars Study Group has an ongoing programme of one off talks (£5 on the door) and courses taking place over several weeks. For full details please see their programme which can be found on the link from the Greyfriars website. w w w greyfriarsringwood.org.uk/greyfriars-study-group/. Posted by Ann Pedersen

Friday 8th February, 7.30pm, WaterAid Quiz Night, Church House, High Street, Wimborne. Teams of 6. Bring your own refreshments. Book your team in with Pete 01202 884176 but pay at the door (£5 pp) Excellent Raffle. Posted by Hazel

Saturday 9th February, 1-3.30pm, MS Society POSH Jumble Sale at Osborne Centre, Church Lane, West Parley. Posted by Hazel

Monday 11th Feb - Blandford U3A are planning a trip to London to visit some exhibitions. Would need to board their coach at 8am in Blandford (no other pickups). If interested please contact Hazel by Thursday 24th Jan.

Potential Research Project between the Centre for Arts as Wellbeing (relating to music) and the Alzheimers Society. Seeking people with dementia and/or their carers. If interested contact Hazel for details.