Update 22 February 2022

General Knowledge Quiz

We have a new quiz for March from Julie Clarke (number 60) which has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to the February quiz. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.

Group News

Bridge 2

New members are welcome to join the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of this group, if you’ve not played for a while or want to learn how to play then why not give it a try? The group meets weekly on Monday’s from 7-9 pm at Union Street Community Centre and play throughout the year.

If you’d like more information or want to attend a session please contact Margaret Waters 01270 753090

Petanque (French Boules)

The group has a number of vacancies, the rules are easy, the game is not too strenuous and the members are friendly. The 2022 season starts on

Tuesday 26th April and the group meets weekly from 2-4pm at Crewe Bowling Club, 21a Stanhope Avenue, Crewe, CW1 6ED. If you’re interested in joining please email the Groups Co-ordinator   groups.co-ordinator@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Zumba 3

Zumba classes are very popular and vacancies few and far between. Our Zumba 3 group meets on Wednesdays 1.45 -2.45 at the Wesley Centre in Sandbach.

For more information please ring Alice on 01270765856 or apply on our website.

There are also vacancies in the following groups, anyone interested in joining should email groups.co-ordinator@sandbachu3a.org.uk

  • Dance Fit 2 – Wednesday’s from 11.15am – 12.15pm at the Wesley Centre
  • Pilates 4 – Thursday’s 10.15am – 11.15am at the Masonic Hall
  • Yoga 5 – Thursday’s 1.00pm – 2.15pm at the Masonic Hall

Members’ Mornings – Sandbach Town Hall, doors open at 10.00

4 Apr 2022   David Wright – The East Lancashire Railway

9 May 2022 Dogs for Good- The speaker for this morning will be Mary and she will be bringing her assistance dog, Kingsley, with her.

Many thanks to those members who are able to make a donation towards refreshments at our Member Mornings.

Sandbach u3a Quiz Night

Wednesday 13 Apr 2022 at St Mary’s Church Hall. Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start to the questions.

Teams are limited to 6 members who may bring drinks and snacks with them for creativity or consolation. Julie Clarke will provide the questions and answers and Kevin Dean will put scores on the wall.

The cost is £1 per person payable on the night. Booking via quiz@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Local News

Congleton U3A Jazz Band needs a bass player and a guitarist

We are about 16 in number – saxes, brass, rhythm section and singer and we play big band arrangements of jazz standards. We meet at 2pm on Thursday afternoons at Mossley Village Hall, Congleton for 2 hours. We’re a friendly group, and we always try to make new members welcome.

The bass player can be either a bass guitarist or a stand-up bassist. The bass music is standard bass clef notation. We can lend you some to look at if you want to assess the standard, but you don’t have to be able to play it all at sight!

The guitar music is standard chord symbols. You’ll need to be able to play – or be prepared to learn – chords like Bbm7, which occur a lot in our arrangements.

We’re a u3a group and learning is very much our objective. If you’re interested, come and listen – or better still – have a go playing.

Please reply to our band leader Richard Cluley richardc@bdgassoc.com  or 01270 522245

And finally …

Things to ponder – 

    1. If the No. 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still No. 2?
    2. Why do we press harder on the remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?
    3. Why is an actor in” a film but “on” TV?
    4. What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?
    5. Why do americans drive on parkways & park on driveways?
    6. Why do “fat chance” & “slim thing” mean the same thing?
    7. At the cinema which arm rest is yours?
    8. When does it stop being partly cloudy & start being partly sunny?
    9. When French people swear do they say ‘Mind my English?’