Ringwood U3A - Members' Only Page

The Members Noticeboard is a new section on our website which will give members the opportunity to publicise non-U3A events that they have a keen interest in or to invite others to join them for something particular like a cinema trip or garden visit etc. It will not be used for 'selling' items or promoting services. If you would like something posted to the Noticeboard please email full details to Hazel via the contacts page. Inclusion will at the discretion of the Committee.

The charity, SafeWise, who gave a talk to the club in February, are running 'Dorset Driver Gold'' courses to help people aged 65+ drive safely for longer by enhancing their driving skills and confidence. The 3 hour theory session costs £10 with breaks and refreshments included. Practical sessions cost £45 and last up to 90 minutes. Following receipt of booking form and payment you will be given details to arrange your drive directly with an approved driving instructor. For more info visit safewise.org/dorset-driver-gold, ring or text 0771 3499 777 (they will call you back) or leave a message at SafeWise on 01202 591330. Posted by Hazel Taylor

Wyn's Bookshop in Greyfriars (open 9-5 M-F and Sat am) are still asking for donations of good quality paperbacks as well as children's books. Your continued support is very much appreciated. Posted by Joy Forrester-Addie.

The charity, SafeWise, are in need of additional safety tour guides. For more info visit safewise.org/get-involved/volunteer, or ring SafeWise on 01202 591330. Posted by Hazel Taylor

Tool Aid Ringwood is a charity formed to collect and refurbish usable tools, sewing machines, computers, bicycles and other items which are then sent to developing countries to enable people to escape poverty. Volunteers are always welcome as are donations of the above items. More info on the website (toolaidringwood.org.uk) Posted by Cyril Downing

Ringwood Town Council is looking for local volunteers to join its team of staff and volunteers to help out for a few hours and assist visitors to Ringwood. No experience is necessary but an interest in Ringwood and a friendly, helpful attitude is essential. For more info call Chrisine Smith on 01425 484725 or email town.council@ringwood.gov.uk. Posted by Hazel Taylor

RMDS Summer Show celebrating the Greyfriars Diamond Jubilee will be taking place at the end of July - from Tues 24th to Sat 28th, Tickets £12.50 from rmds.org.uk and Greyfriars. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

WaterAid 'Cream Teas' at The Old School House, Sturminster Marshall on Sat 11th and Sun 12th August - donations of books, cds and dvds welcome. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust are running 'Natural Wellbeing' event at Blashford Lakes every Friday from 11am until 2.30pm to promote adult health and wellbeing. Participants can be involved in cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch, bird watching and outdoor craft activities. Contact Tracey on 01425 472760 or email BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, also take place starting from the Ringwood Medical Centre, The Close at 1.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, often attended by several club members, take place every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays commencing at 10.30am from the Tern Hide Car Park, Blashford Lakes. Bring binoculars if you have them to check out the bird life from the various hides. In addition there will be a series of Saturday morning walks over the Summer starting at various NF car parks. The next is on 28th July (Holmsley), then 25th Aug (Rufus Stone), 22nd Sept (Matley Wood). These walks will be slightly longer than Blashford and will include some inclines and uneven ground. If interested please book in with Nigel at nigeltowen(a)aol.com Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Ringwood Carnival, Saturday 15th September. Plans are afoot for the Carnival Fair to return to The Bickerley this year. That means the Lawn at Greyfriars is in the direct line from the route to the fair. Make the most of a great day by putting your feet up, relaxing for a while and taking refreshment with tea, cakes and entertainment before and after the Afternoon Procession. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, take place starting from Cornerways Medical Centre, Parkers Close, Poulner at 1.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month. Posted by Hazel Taylor.