Do you live in or near Arnold, Nottingham? Are you no longer in full-time work? If so, u3a could be for you. New members are welcome.
Covid-19 is affecting us, of course. Before the pandemic and its restrictions there was lots happening, at different times on most days of the week. We had a monthly ‘main meeting’ – usually with a speaker – for all members, held at Arnold Methodist Church. No surprise, the main meetings are CANCELLED until further notice.
We’re still in action, though. The main strength of Arnold u3a has always been its interest groups. In normal times we run about 50, from Astronomy to Yoga, via British History, Mahjong and Theatre. Unsurprisingly, there’s less happening at present. However, quite a few groups have found safe and interesting ways of functioning.
Zoom has come to the rescue of several groups, including Art Appreciation, Classical Music, French, Photography, Poetry, Psychology and Shakespeare. Others operate via phone and email, examples being the Books, Crosswords, Science and Weekend groups. Some of our walking groups have had outings, depending on the restrictions at various times.
Our new/prospective members’ meetings are starting again in September. They are held at the Friar Tuck pub (behind Arnold market) at 11.00 on the third Friday of each month. (Existing members also welcome.) Dates for the next few months are: 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec. If you want to know more, please get in touch with either Pat Jackson or Jean Cussons. See the ‘Contact Us‘ page for their details.