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.

There will be a Pop Up Cafe in the Education Centre at Blashford on Sunday 2nd December from 10am - 3pm. Why not join Nigel and Christine for coffee and cake - Wildlife Trust Christmas Cards and Calendars will also be available. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

On Monday 3rd December there will be a free 'Ancient Trees' walk for all 'Healthy Walkers' led by Craig from the New Forest National Park Authority. Starting at 10am from Millyford Bridge car park (the road between Bolderwood and Lyndhurst, postcode SO43 7GR, near the Portuguese Fireplace) Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Cherry Tree Nursery (off New Road Roundabout, Northbourne) will be holding their Christmas Fayre from 11am to 3pm on Thursday 6th December. Posted by Hazel

Following the "Healthy Walk", at Blashford on Wed 12th December there will be a get together in the Education Centre where you are welcome to join Nigel and Christine for coffee and cake - Wildlife Trust Christmas Cards and Calendars will be available. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

RMDS Choir presents Fa La La at Trinity Church on 18th Dec; Ellingham church on 20th Dec and Ringwood Parish Church on 21st Dec. Tickets from Greyfriars. Posted by Hazel

"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.

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

The charity, SafeWise, 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

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

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