Update October 18 2022

General Knowledge Quizzes – virtual and live!

As well as our regular quiz from Julie Clarke which has been loaded to the website (Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.) Julie has been working towards our next live quiz night:-

u3a Quiz Night

St. Mary’s Church Hall, Sandbach (Entrance off the Cobbles.)
7.30 November 9th 2022,  £1.50 – pay on the door
Teams and individual players welcome
Teams should consist of up to 6 members and give themselves an
identifying name plus the group leader’s name when they register
in an email to quiz@sandbachu3a.org.uk
Closing date for entries will be Friday 4th November 2022.Members may bring along refreshments to share with their team,
i.e. drinks (plus glasses) and nibbles for consumption during the quiz.

Members Morning

Our next Members Morning is on November 7th at Sandbach Town Hall : 10:00 – 11:30. These events are free though a donation for refreshments is appreciated.

The talk, “Capital to Coast” –about a journey from Zagreb through Croatia to the coast is by Vic and Angela Burndell  who are members of our ‘Talking Travel’ group.

November Trip

Alice has responded to requests for a trip to the Trafford Centre – https://traffordcentre.co.uk/ which she has organised for Tuesday November 8th 2022.
The coach will leave from The Military Arms at 10.00 (please arrive at 9.45 for registration) and leave the Trafford Centre at 3.30. Cost £12.00 inc. driver gratuity.

Details can be found on our website at https://u3a.simplemembership.co.uk/Sandbach/Events/the-trafford-centre—2022 please note that you need to be logged in to see the booking option. Alternatively you can ring Alice on 01270765856.

U3a Choir

The U3A Choir invites members to their informal Christmas Concert on Thursday 15 December at 2.00pm in the Wesley Centre. Admission free, but donations to the music fund would be welcome.

Did you know?

92% of our members receive Sandbach u3a updates by email but that still means that just over 100 members don’t. We put a copy of the update on our notice board at the back of the library but if you have a friend that isn’t on-line perhaps you could make sure they see our updates

U3a Diaries – a price decrease!

Kevin has a few diaries left and he’s pleased that he has been able to get these for £3.50 not £4.00 as originally stated. (Refunds available to those who paid in advance.)

Orders and payment, can be made with Kevin when you sign in at the November Member Morning or at the information desk in the library.

Sandbach bank closures

The committee is aware that local bank closures, announced in the last week, will impact on some of our Group Leaders and we will be working with them to find alternative arrangements.

 And finally …

    • Common sense is like deodorant.  The people who need it the most never use it.
    • My tolerance for idiots is extremely low these days. I used to havesome immunity built up, but obviously there’s a new strain out there.
    • It’s not my age that bothers me, it’s the side effects.
    • I’m not saying I’m old and worn out, but I am more cautious aroundlarge rubbish bins.
    • As I watch this generation try and rewrite history, one thing I’m sureof – it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.
    • As I’ve got older, people think I’ve become lazy.  The truth is I’mjust being more energy efficient.
    • Turns out that being a “senior” is mostly just googling how to do stuff.As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but annoying everyone is a piece of cake.
    • I’m responsible for what I say, not what you understand.
    • Apparently RSVP-ing to a wedding invitation, “Maybe next time”, isn’tthe correct response.
    • They say I keep pushing their buttons.  If that were true, I would havefound mute by now.
    • Sometimes the Universe puts you in the same situation again to see ifyou’re still stupid.
    • There is no such thing as a grouchy old person.  The truth is, onceyou get old you stop being polite and start being honest.
    • I want to be 18 again and ruin my life differently. I have new ideas.
    • Hard to believe I once had a phone attached to a wall socket and, whenit rang, I picked it up without knowing who was calling.


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