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Painting for Pleasure – 26 October

Painting for Pleasure will be at Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, HP4 3RD on Tuesday 26th October 10am to 12am in the Small hall.

The number of attendees will be limited, in order to ensure adequate space between the tables.

Please email Coordinator to book and to ensure a space. Please give your U3A number. This will allow track and trace if needed.

Please follow U3A guidance as regards Covid.

The topic for this month is Landscapes. Please do your own thing if that suits you better.

Refreshments
We are not providing refreshments at this meeting. Hot water will be available, so please bring your own mug, and whatever you need to drink, or eat.

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Science & Technology – 27 October

After an enforced long suspension of activities due to Covid, the Science and Technology group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 27th October at St Johns Hall, Boxmoor starting at 2 00pm.
Please note the new venue.
The speaker will be John Cameron and the subject “The History of Rockets“. It covers the development of rockets from early Chinese fireworks, through the invention of liquid-fuelled rockets, the German V2 and the ‘Space Race’ between the USSR and the USA. It ends with a look at the latest private rocket companies, ‘Space-X’ and ‘Blue Origin.

As this is our first meeting after the pandemic started, it will be subject to the guidance notes given below, as will future meetings. Please read them carefully as your attendance will be subject to your having read and agreed to them.

In addition, as this is our first meeting within the Covid guidelines, please tell us if you are coming, using Coordinator giving your membership number so we can make up the register of attendance in advance. Should anyone display symptoms of Covid subsequently, or be in close contact with someone who does, this will enable us immediately to warn you of that fact.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING MEETINGS

1. Before attending please ensure you have read and conform with the member-self-assessment https://u3adacorum.org/member-self-assessment/ .

2. We would prefer that all attendees should have had their two vaccinations, but we shall not be asking for proof. Alternatively a negative Lateral Flow Test within 48 hours of the meeting. Again, we shall not be asking for any proof.

3. When you attend, please wear a mask until you are seated.

4. We will be using both halls with the partition removed to give you more space. So if you have hearing difficulties please sit near the front.

5. You need to be aware that windows and doors will be open throughout the meeting to maximise ventilation so dress accordingly.

6. When you sign in you will need to know your membership number. This is so our U3A can contact you should someone subsequently develop Covid or there is any other incident, in spite of all the precautions. Your signature will also confirm that you have read the member self assessment (see link at paragraph 1).

7. The fee has been increased to £2. Please use the hand gel before you put your money into the box. Please bring a pen or pencil so you can sign in with minimum contact.

8. At the end of the session could you please wipe your chair with the material provided before stacking them. We may need to clean all tables and equipment we have used so your help would be appreciated at the end of the meeting.

9. If you wish to have a drink/biscuits at the mid-session break please bring your own (with mugs) as we shall not be providing them for the first few meetings.

 

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Exploring London – 24 & 26 November

EXPLORING LONDON Up and Down the City Road, November 2021

This walk, originally planned for 2020, is a 2 1/2 mile place to place walk from The Angel to either The Barbican or Liverpool Street, mainly along The City Road.
To be led by Bernard Lamb starting from Angel Tube Station at 11.00 on Wednesday and Friday 24th and 26th, November 2021.

If you wish to apply for this walk, please email Bernard at:
Coordinator after 09.00 on Monday November 1st with a maximum of four persons per application. Please give your full names and U3A numbers.
If you have any queries regarding this walk, please contact Bernard.

Please comply to current Covid restrictions at all times, carry a mask and hand sanitiser with you. See U3A guidelines and link to Members Self Assessment https://u3adacorum.org/member-self-assessment/

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Armchair Travellers – 19th October

The Armchair Traveller Group will be meeting at St John’s Church, Boxmoor next Tuesday October 19th at 2:00 pm. This month Tony Williams take us on  “A journey around Myanmar (Burma)”. Tea and coffee will be provided, please social distance and bring your own cup so we can avoid washing up.

John

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Practical Astronomy -14th October

The next meeting of the Dacorum U3A 190 – Practical Astronomy will be held on Thursday 14th October 2021, 2.00-4.00pm, at the St Mary & St Joseph Hall in Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor. 

Our second Hall meeting since lock-downs commenced 19 months ago – common sense precautions are expected ! As usual, we will be recording attendees names, with membership number and contact details and also collecting the £2.00 U3A fee – please bring correct coins.

Also, bring your own mug for tea/coffee if you wish.

We will look at the usefulness of Lagrangian points to ‘park’ a satellite and the best route to (for example) Jupiter.

Also, after a refreshment break, we can discuss any recent events in ‘Space’ or Astronomical news that has come to members’ attention and highlight points of interest in the October night sky.

New members always welcome

Roger Witts, 190 Co-ordinator.

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Classical Music Appreciation – 28 October

Classical Music Appreciation [Group 035] – next meeting
DATE: Thursday 28th October from 10.00am to 12 noon.
PRESENTER: Jack Scrutton
SUBJECT: Two other Handel Oratorios

Mention Handel & oratorio and the Messiah comes immediately to mind. However, Handel did write several other great oratorios. Jack will explore two of his other masterpieces:
Israel in Egypt, the story of the Israelites departure from Egypt, complete with plagues and the parting of the Red sea.
Acis & Galatea, the mythological Greek love story, interrupted by the hideous cyclops monster Polypheme.

Words and pictures will be projected to help you follow the music.

VENUE: At St Francis Church Hall, Glenview Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1TD.
The hall will be warm and adequately ventilated, with chairs well spaced out. Refreshments will be provided; bring your own mug and cushion if you wish. You are recommended to take a lateral flow test before coming.

No need to advise us in advance, just turn up and join our friendly group. Please let us have your U3A membership number at registration, if you have not already done so.

Feel free to raise any queries via Coordinator

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Jazz Appreciation – 4 November

The next meeting of the Jazz Appreciation group will be on Thursday 4th. November.

There will be two presenters to entertain you:
Larry Walker will be giving you “Good Vibrations” and Brian Young will invite you to meet “Bruce Turner, dad” (and inviting everybody else).

Please read the following requirements as your attendance will be subject to your having read and agreed to them.

Because numbers have to be limited under hall regulations, please tell us if you are coming, using Coordinator giving your membership number so we can make up the register of attendance in advance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING MEETINGS

Before attending please ensure you have read and conform with the member-self-assessment https://u3adacorum.org/member-self-assessment/ .
We would prefer that all attendees should have had their two/three vaccinations, but we shall not be asking for proof. Alternatively a negative Lateral Flow Test within 48 hours of the meeting. Again, we shall not be asking for any proof.
When you attend, please wear a mask until you are seated.
You need to be aware that windows and doors will be open throughout the meeting to maximise ventilation so dress accordingly.
Make sure that your membership number is on the register. This is so that you can be contacted should someone subsequently develop Covid or there is any other incident. Please use the gel provided when using the pen.
Note the fee has been increased to £2. Use the hand gel before you put your money into the box.
If you wish to bring your own refreshments (with mugs) please do so. However refreshments will be available.

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Exploring London – 29 October

Friday 29 October 2021     Modern Sculpture Trail.

Regent’s Park and surrounding area,  well under 3 miles and a maximum of 2 hours, led by Susan Woodhams

Frieze Sculpture returns to Regent’s Park and this year’s edition brings together works of international artists including Ibrahim El-Salahi, Isamu Noguchi, Solanger Pessoa and Rose Wylie.   Entry is free.

Meeting point.       11.00 Regent’s Place Plaza,  opposite Warren Street Underground Station.  Full details will be sent in confirmation email.

If you wish to apply for this walk,  please email the coordinator via the group page after 9.00 on Friday 1 October with a maximum of four persons per application. Please give your full names and u3a numbers.   If you have any queries regarding this walk, please contact Susan.

Please comply to current Covid restriction at all times,   carry a mask and hand sanitiser with you, see U3A guidelines and link to Members Self Assessment  Member Self Assessment – u3a Dacorum

As groups restart in person we recognise that we all owe a responsibility to each other to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and have become accustomed to the “Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air” precautions. 

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Groups Restarting Hall Meetings Post Lockdown

We are pleased to announce that the following groups have started / will restart their meetings, face-to-face.
Note that a few have confirmed that they are continuing on Zoom for the moment and one is working entirely via email (see at the foot of the list).
If a group is not listed, contact the coordinator via the group page.
See the Group Pages for further information.

Armchair Traveller: St John’s Hall: start Tuesday 17 August
Art Club: Gadebridge Community Centre: started 23 July
Book Reading Group: St John’s Church Hall, start 20 September
Calligraphy: Leverstock Green Village Halle, start 6 September
Card Making HH: Sundew Road, start 5 October
Classical Music Appreciation: St Francis Church Hall, start 14 October
Computer Programming: Continuing on Zoom, ongoing
Computer Support: St John’s Church Hall, start 24 September
Creative Writing B: Wrensfield, start 15 October (Note: Change to Friday from Thursday)
Cribbage & Scrabble: Adeyfield Community Centre, start 13 September
Cycling: Various outdoor locations, start 2 September
Exploring London: Various London locations, start 28 September
Exploring Towns and Villages: Various outdoors, start 16 September
Flower Arranging: Highfield Community Centre, start 9 September
Folk Singing: Adeyfield Free Church (change to venue), start 8 September
Garden Visiting: Various outdoors, started June
Gardening A: Various outdoors, started July
Genealogy (Hemel): St Paul’s Parish Room (change to venue), start 20 September
German Improvers: St John’s Hall, started 2 August
Industrial History: St John’s Hall, start 15 September
Italian Language and Culture: St john’s Hall, start 23 September
Italian Step 2: Adeyfield Community Centre, start 10 September
Japanese Language and Culture: Various homes, started 26 August
Jazz Appreciation: St Francis, start 7 October
Latin – Beginners: Various homes, started 23 June
Latin – Intermediate: Various homes, started 23 June
Literature B: Various homes in Berkhamsted, started August
Local History: St John’s Hall: start 28 September
Lunch Club 1: various locations, start 12 October
Lunch Club 2: various locations, start 26 October
Magic Introduction: Buglass Room, Leverstock Green Village Hall, start 3 September
Mahjong: Bovingdon, start 15 September (Note: change to location)
Meditation for Health: Friends’ Meeting House, Berkhamsted, start October
Military History: St John’s Hall, start 1 September
Money Matters: St John’s Hall, 13 September
More Italian: Various member’s homes, start (Note: change to days)
Opera – Introduction: Bovingdon, start 24 September
Out with Friends: St John’s Hall and various outdoor locations, start 3 September
Painting for Pleasure: Guide HW, start 28 September
Painting for You: adeyfield Community Centre, start 24 September
Patchwork: Guide Headquarters, 6 October
Playing Early Music: Various members’ homes, start 27 September
Play Reading 2 (141): Location changed to Berkhamsted: starting 7 September
Poetry Appreciation: Piccotts End, started June
Poetry Writing: Gravel Lane, start 11 October
Practical Astronomy: St Mary and St Joseph Church Hall, start 9 September
Railways: Continuing on Zoom, ongoing
Russian: Briar Way, started May
Science and Technology: St John’s Church Hall (Change of venue), start 27 October
Sewing Bee: Adeyfield Community Centre, start 7 September
Shorter Walks: Various outdoor locations, started 17 June (Note: now only once per month)
Swimming (Berkhamsted) (was Watford): Berkhamsted Leisure centre, start 21 October (Note: change to location)
Table Tennis 1: Adeyfield Community Centre, started 8 August
Table Tennis 2: Adeyfield Community Centre, started 11 August
Tea Dance: St Mary and St Joseph Parish Room: starting 31 August
Ukulele: Grovehill Community Centre: started 4 August
Urban Sketchers: Various locations, started 6 June
Walking: Various locations, started 1 June
Wild Flower Study: Various locations, started 30 June
Wine Appreciation: St John’s Hall: started Friday 30 July
Writing: Testing the Water: Berkhamsted, started 3 June

Continuing on Zoom

Arts, Crafts and Skills
Card Making 2
Computer Programming
Creative Writing J: by Email
French Conversation
Literature A
Play Reading B
Railways
Reading (Berkhamsted)

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