Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A
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The Matlock Mole
Uncovering group activities
Keeping in touch with our groups.
With the easing of lock down restrictions many of our groups are meeting again in small groups – both outside and inside.
Garden group enjoying a pre-Covid visit to Wentworth Gardens. From coach trips to gardens far afield, to visits to our own members’ gardens, the garden group loves to share plants and a chat over tea and cakes
Keith leads the Local History Group on a tour of Darley Dale, their first face-to-face meeting since February 2020
Experience wine in the heart of Matlock with the Wine Tasting Group.
Recommencing from the 21st September
Trekking around Matlock!
The Geography Group have resumed their Outdoor field trips, the next one is Friday October 29th
New members welcome!
New members always welcome in all our activity groups
Highlighting interesting features
Join the Derwent Dawdlers and view things differently
A welcome addition to the walking groups – ‘even shorter short-walks’ for those members who like it flat with no stiles. Take a look at their inside page for more details.
To welcome all members back to the Matlock Area u3a after a turbulent year (or so!) a Picnic-in-the-Park event was held in September at the Whitworth Centre. The sun shone, the drink flowed and the chatter intensified. Thank you to all members who attended and made it such a lovely picnic!
On Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Matlock Area u3a joined in with the National initiative to celebrate what we do. See how it went….
Happy Snapper – Why not try our “Six of a Sort” photo challenge? Just send us six pictures on any theme of your choice. Follow the link to find out how you can join in. Or try Liz’s “Source these Stones” photo quiz.
See what Hall Leys Park was like in April 2020.
A haiku is a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The nuthatch featured in the first set of Will’s Haikus. Here are six more for you to decipher.
See who has visited Ralph’s garden
Carry on with the Coffee Mornings!
Monday 1st November 10.30 – 12.00
Shorts Lounge, Matlock Town Football Club, Causeway Lane
* All possible arrangements have been made to keep everyone safe.
Covid-19 update. Lifting of restrictions.
Matlock Area u3a are providing the following guidance for Group Coordinators and individual members as restrictions are now being lifted.
‘Hands, face, space and fresh air’ is still relevant
1. Group Coordinators must complete an appropriate Risk Assessment for your group activity and submit this to the Groups Liaison Officer
2. Group Coordinators must share this Risk Assessment with their members so they know what to expect when attending a group activity
3. Members should consider their own circumstances before undertaking to join any activity
4. MAu3a Committee will not mandate that all members must be fully vaccinated to attend MAu3a activities. We would anticipate that any unvaccinated members take regular Lateral Flow Tests before attending any activities
Keeping in touch
- WhatsApp calls and Zoom Video Conferencing are enabling some groups to have short online meetings without face-to-face. Notes on Use of Zoom for Personal and MAU3A Communication (01/05/20). How to Share Screen in Zoom (09/02/21)
- Tools for Keeping in Touch (7/04/2020) (Discussion Forums, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc.)
- Access to Books, Film, TV, etc. in Lockdown