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.
Ready to go walking!
Bowls rolling again!With no crown green bowling played at all last year, the bowls groups really are dusting down their bowls in anticipation of competing this year. Why not join them?
It’s great to be tapping again!
The Tap Group have returned to Starkholmes Village Hall
Ping-pong is back
As the Whitworth Centre opened its doors again, so the Table Tennis Group moved back in.
New members always welcome in all our activity groups
Highlighting interesting features
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.
Many people enjoyed the contribution “Looking Forward to Spring” at the March Virtual Coffee Morning by the Wildflower Group, presented by Judith Holt. We thought we should make it available to everyone.
See who has visited Ralph’s garden
Looking for a new interest?
The Language Studies group is newly formed and discuss the fascinating use of language. Future themes considered are ‘English dialects’ and ‘Children’s acquisition of language’.
NetFest 2021 is a week of events selected and designed with the theme of ‘Celebrating, Connecting, Communicating’. Alongside sessions filled with useful information this will provide an opportunity for networks to come together to discuss issues, exchange ideas and share solutions. You are invited to register your attendance at any one of the ten talks/discussions. Download the Programme. The programme gives a separate registration link for each session
Party in the Park Returns
On Saturday 21st August 2021 we will be celebrating the re-opening of Party in the Park with a barbecue, live music and plenty of activities to keep all the family entertained. This event is free to attendees and will be held in partnership with Darley Dale Town Council with all proceeds going towards The Whitworth charity. Keep a look out on www.whitworthcentre.org for more information.
- Coffee Mornings via Zoom have now been suspended during the summer months. Depending on current guidelines Matlock Area u3a will review the option of returning to the Football Club for our Coffee Mornings from September. All members will be informed via the Newsletter of when they will be resumed.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country.
More lockdown ideas from U3As across the country (View the video)
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