Weekly Update 14 June 2021

Lockdown Quiz

The latest quiz from Julie Clarke (number 63) has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to number 62. Go to the quiz page where you’ll also find this week’s music quiz (number 62) and the answers to music quiz number 61. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.

Group News

Your help wanted

Could you help with the occasional delivery of letters to members without email, such as the AGM notice and membership renewal letters?

Ideally we need 5 additional volunteers and there probably won’t be more than a dozen letters for each person to deliver.

A list of locations needing volunteers can be found here. Please contact Barrie Hacking if you would like to know more or feel that you could help – membership@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Diary Dates reminder

Informal Coffee Morning – 21 June 2021
Time: 10:30am to 12noon
Location: Sandbach Rugby Club, Bradwall Road, CW11 1RA
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A simple drop in session. You don’t need to book in advance – just turn up at the Rugby Club. Coffee and biscuits are free and your Committee will be there to welcome you. The Rugby Club has a very large covered marquee and lots of outdoor tables where it is possible to meet safely in groups of six and stay within current government guidelines.
(Please come along at 10.30 or after, a committee meeting will take place before the coffee morning)

Thanks to Pam Thomas for this photo from 2020.

Coffee Morning & Membership Renewal
14, 28 July 2021 and 11, 25 August 2021
Time: 9:30 to 11:30am
Location: Location: Sandbach Rugby Club, Bradwall Road, CW11 1RA
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Enjoy a cup of coffee and an informal chat with fellow members whilst renewing your membership

Local News

Holmes Chapel  “u3a Air Waves” Programmes for June 2021

Holmes Chapel & District u3a is continuing its partnership with Dane Sound Radio with our 4th series of programmes under the banner, “u3a Air Waves”.
There is a mix of music programmes and “magazine”-style programmes.

“u3a Jazz with Peter Shields: The Blues” is a 2-hour programme featuring blues from Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell to the modern era. The broadcast is at 8:00pm on Tuesday 1st June, repeating at 8:00pm on Tuesday 15th June.

“u3a Americana & Country with Roy Rawlinson” is a 1-hour programme of Country Rock, Bluegrass, and Electric Folk with spoken commentary about each selection. The broadcast is at 8:00pm on Tuesday 8th June, repeating at 8:00pm on Tuesday 22nd June.

The third offering in June is our “Insights” magazine programme, a mix of news, poetry and play readings, history, stories, interviews and features, all prepared and recorded by our u3a members and interest groups, plus recorded music. The 2-hour broadcast is at 10:00am on  Monday 21st June, repeating at 4:00pm on Saturday 26th June.

To listen in, go to www.danesound.com and click on “Listen Live”.  You can listen on Alexa by saying “Play Dane Sound Community Radio”

u3a Picnic
Holmes Chapel & District u3a has organised a picnic event outside on the field at the Victoria Club, Victoria Avenue, Holmes Chapel CW4 7BE.
This is open to u3a members only, but members from other u3as are welcome to join us.
The event will take place from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. There is parking on site. This is a free “bring your own” event. Members can bring a packed lunch, or an afternoon tea, or both.
There will be live music from “5 Bar Blues”, known to many members for their charity gigs on behalf of St Luke’s Hospice, and their residencies and performances at local venues.
Some of our interest groups will be demonstrating their skills during the afternoon: Tai-Chi, Knitting for Charity and Quilting will be on show.
The Victoria Club toilet facilities will be accessible, but the Club bar will not be open so members should bring their own drinks. Do also bring seating or a ground sheet.
Clearly, the event is weather-dependent. It is also subject to the continuing relaxation of Covid restrictions.
Let us hope that summer continues to be kind!
Please sign up on the website: go to www.holmeschapelu3a.org.uk , then Groups and look for Picnic in the Park under Wednesday.
Any queries to: prcomms@holmeschapelu3a.org.uk
Peter Shields PR & Comms. 04.06.21

National News

u3a continue to provide national on line events – upcoming new courses include:

    • 8 Week Beginners Genealogy Course
    • How to Crochet a Flower
    • What philosophers say about life and how to live it well

Details can be found at https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events 

On a Lighter Note

I tried working in an orange juice factory, but I couldn’t concentrate.
I tried to be a professional snooker player but that went to pot.
I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn’t cut it.
Then I thought about becoming a witch, so I tried that for a spell.
I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the axe.
I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn’t live on my net income.
After that I tried to be a tailor. It was a so-so job, and I guess I just wasn’t suited to it.
My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn’t very noteworthy.
I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn’t have any patience.
Next was a job in a shoe factory but that was soul destroying and I just didn’t fit in.
I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes but I was fired because I. wasn’t up to it.
So then I got a job in as a personal trainer, but they said I wasn’t fit for the job.
I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was shocking and I was discharged and sent Ohm.
After years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realised there was no future in it.