Update 13 November 2023

Quiz News

Twenty teams battled it out in St Mary’s church hall last week to find the best brains in Sandbach u3a. Thanks go to Julie Clarke who set the questions; husband Ian for the legwork and Kevin Dean whp recorded the scores on the laser display screen. Jim Thomson provided the sound system from the Scouts and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Given that prizes went only to the top-scoring two teams, this demonstrates that it’s not the winning that matters but the taking part. You can see the results at https://sandbachu3a.org.uk/quiz-results-from-8-nov-2023/ 


Boundary Mill Colne

Monday 12th February 2024
£14 [includes drivers tip]
Departing from the Military Sandbach @ 9am
For more info please contact Alice on 01270765856

Trafford Centre

Alice would also like to hear from anyone interested in a visit to the Trafford Centre on Monday 11th December. Please give her a ring if you are interested,

Member News

Danceathon – this week!

Members of our Contemporary Dance Group would love your support at their Dancethon to raise funds for Children in Need. If you don’t live too far away drop into Mossley Village Hall,  Leek Road, Congleton, CW12 3HX on 15th November anytime between 8am and 8pm to make a donation and watch or join in!
Or you can support them and Children in Need through their JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/page/tricia-naylor-1695552902409

Peaceful Painting

We now have some vacancies at Peaceful Painting. Members bring their own equipment and need sufficient ability to enjoy painting or drawing without instruction though we have all levels of experience and are very helpful, if help is wanted.
Whether you wish to draw, print or paint watercolour, pastels, acrylic, ink or oils there is room for you.

Choir notes

The U3A Choir is holding its annual Carol Concert on Thursday 14 December at 2pm in the Wesley Centre. We are expecting a surprise visit from another U3A Group to add a little variety.
All U3A members are invited come along and join us – it’s free, but there will be a donation box for new choir music.

Bra Collection

Since the 16th October Sandbach u3a has collected 307 bras to be reused or recycled through the charity Against Breast Cancer. An amazing amount saved from landfill! Thank you to all who have donated so far.
Libby Mooney (Sandbach Trefoil Guild)

Lift Wanted

If you live in Alsager and are able to give a member a lift to our Christmas Party we’d love to hear from you. please contact Alice on 01270765856

Local News

Green Space Consultation
Cheshire East Council is inviting people to have their say on proposals for how green spaces are maintained – including plans that would support wildlife to flourish.
Ansa have asked that members consider taking part in the consultation on a draft policy which introduces a maintenance framework for Cheshire East’s green spaces, including parks, sports playing fields, cemeteries, and green spaces within housing estates. The closing date is 24th November

Clonter Theatre

Clonter theatre in Swettenham Heath (between Congleton and Holmes Chapel) thought our annual Gospel@Clonter concert on 2nd December at 7pm might be of interest to  your members.
We are delighted to offer a 10% discount on tickets to all U3A members.
Full event details can be found here: https://www.clonter.org/event/gospelclonter-7/

And finally …

    • To the person who stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my word.
    • I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places – he told me to stop going to those places.
    • This is your captain speaking, AND THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SHOUTING.
    • I was at the park wondering why this frisbee kept getting bigger… and then it hit me.
    • Evening news is where they begin with “Good evening,” and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
    • I know they say that money talks, but all mine says is “Goodbye.”
    • I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.
    • What do you call a lazy kangaroo? A pouch potato.
    • My wife and I laugh about how competitive we are. But I laugh more.
    • My wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo. I had to put my foot down.
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