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

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", On Saturday morning (22nd Sept), this is the latest of the programme of Summer Saturday walks starting at 10am from car parks in the forest, this one being led by Christina and Keith Egginton, and starting from the Matley Wood Forestry Commission Car Park Nr. Lyndhurst SU 332 075. is a 3.8 mile walk on soft sandy tracks through ancient woodland, heathland and across the Beaulieu River. Some gentle inclines. Contact 02380 812412 for more details. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

"Healthy Walks", lasting approximately 1 hour, 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. 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.

RMDS presents An Armistice Centenary Tribute featuring songs and poems from the Great War from 25th to 27th October Tickets £10 from rmds.org.uk and Greyfriars. If you would like to go but as part of a group please contact Hazel. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Wyn's Bookshop in Greyfriars will be holding a Book Sale on Saturday 20th October from 9am to 12 noon. Posted by Joy Forrester-Addie.

Ringwood Library will be closed for refurbishment from 3-23 September - if you take books out now you won't have to return them until 23/9. Posted by Hazel Taylor.

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week runs from 6th to 16th September featuring 79 different venues with the opportunity to visit buildings not normally open to the public from cottages to grand houses as well as Churches, Castles, Guildhalls, Mills and other places. More details at w w w edht.org.uk/dahw.html. Posted by Hazel

The New Forest Walking Festival takes place from 13-28 October. There are 80 fascinating walks led by local experts for walkers of all ages and interests. Booking is essential - see what's available on the website - w w w newforestpa.gov.uk/walkingfestival Posted by Hazel

For those wishing to continue with Spanish while our groups are without leaders, Greyfriars, under the umbrella of Brockenhurst College, have a class on Monday mornings 9.30 - 11. The terms of 10 weeks, start on 24th September. Tutor Ruth White email whiteruth5@gmail.com 07810 210463 Posted by Hazel

Diverse Abilities, our local charity supporting children and adults with disabilities, are having a GALA BALL on Sat 24th November at the Lighthouse, Poole. Tickets £80 or £750 for table of ten. Details on their website w w w diverseabilities.org.uk/galaball. Posted by Hazel

Rotary are holding a commemorative 1918-2018 concert with Swing Unlimited Big Band on 3rd Nov from 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from Greyfriars. Proceeds to the new Memorial Lantern appeal. Posted by Hazel