Weekly Update 4 April 2021

Lockdown Quiz 

The latest quiz from Julie Clarke (number 53) has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to number 52. Go to the quiz page where you’ll also find this week’s music quiz (number 52) and the answers to music quiz number 51. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.

Group News

Getting to know you: the Sandbach & District u3a Committee
Don Rickards – Venue Coordinator

Don has been a member of Sandbach and district U3A since August 2015 and has served as a trustee for almost 4 years. Having been in the wine trade for some years he gravitated to wine appreciation group 1 before starting wine group 2 with his wife.
He enjoys the walking with dogs group with Flair the rescue greyhound, The Brewing appreciation group, and Good read 2.
Don leads the small but very enthusiastic Practical Photography group with monthly assignments for group members to complete.

Exploring World Faiths

West Midlands Region are inviting u3a members to join Dr Peter Rookes, u3a National Subject Advisor on World Faiths, and his guests, to gain insight into major faiths, 12-16 APRIL 2021, 10-11:30am daily. Join us on Zoom! You’ll receive the link via email. Go to https://u3asites.org.uk/west-midlands/events for more information and to register.

Calling All Networks

We are in the process of setting up a User Group to report to the Trust on the effectiveness, acceptability and accessibility of all internal communication channels between the Third Age Trust and its members.

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in joining this group.  A knowledge of such communications is essential.

Online meetings will be held two or three times a year, supported by regular communications.

Please contact barbara.cordina@u3a.org.uk for more information.  We have set a preliminary closing date of 9th April 2021.

Local News

Sandbach Library

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new ebook and eAudiobook service – BorrowBox which will replace cloudLibrary (eBooks) and RBdigital (Audio Downloads)

To access ebooks and eAudiobooks please download the BorrowBox app from your device’s app store. You will need your library card number and password to log in to BorrowBox. If using a computer, or a traditional e-reader, please log into BorrowBox online 

Sandbach Walking Festival

Since we are expected to be out of any Covid-19 restrictions by 21 June, we have taken the decision to go ahead with SWF 2021, albeit with a reduced programme.

SWF 2021 will run from Saturday 26 June until Sunday 4th July with nine days of walking events.

The 2021 Sandbach Walking Festival Quiz Walk will be available soon.  Once it’s back from the printers, it will be available from Godfrey C. Williams & Son for £3.00. All proceeds to fund the 2021 Walking Festival with a hamper full of local products donated by Godfrey C Williams and Son for the winner.

On a Lighter Note

    •  I build stairs for a living. It’s an up and down business.
    • Frequent naps prevent old age, especially if driving
    • Why did the picture end up in jail? It was framed!
    • Eat yeast and shoe polish and you’ll rise and shine!
    • I love my abacus, because I can always count on it
    • Atheism is a non-prophet organization
    • Apes and Baboons were fighting.  Gorilla warfare.
    • Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.
    • I get needled at all these people receiving a jab
    • A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it
    • Every morning is the dawn of a new error