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Please note Face Coverings are still required in all public indoor places.

         Monthly Meetings 
re-commence from 3rd September at the       Millenium Centre at 10.30am. 

Members to bring own mugs to monthly meetings.
Tea rota for the monthly meetings will be set out shortly.

As you know we are unable to book the library for meetings for the immediate future so meetings will be in the Millennium Centre for the rest of the year.
Parking is limited at the Millennium Centre so could you please avoid parking there if you are able to walk from one of the other car parks so that those with mobility problems and blue badges can use the parking facilities there.

Hello All U3A members

Well you certainly did us proud on Friday morning at the Millennium Centre, I lost counting the numbers when I got to 65.  It just goes to show how much we all enjoy our U3A, so it will be sad if we couldn't go on if we don't recruit more members to the committee.

I'm also grateful for all of the lovely comments I received after my talk on my 'dental adventures!!, my lovely little fascinating friend and of course my sidekick, superglue Sam.

I do hope this is the start of 'normal life' after such a long break.

Next months speaker is Deb Nicholl-Holt and she will be talking on a subject which not only she is extremely knowledgeable on but also very dear to her heart, Autism.

I look forward to seeing you and maybe even more members at our next meeting on Friday 1st October.

Take care everyone.

Linda Ward
Secretary, West Galloway U3A

Writers’ Group

The Writers’ Group will be resuming meetings on 
Monday 20 September 2021 at 2.30pm in the North West Castle Hotel.
New members welcome.

Garden Group

Explorer Group now LUNCH GROUP

Lunch group to replace Explorer's Trips for the rest of this year.
Contact Helga 


The dates will be as follows for 2021, all meetings at Wednesday's at 2.30pm, upstairs at D'Nisi's coffee shop. 
8th September
24th September
6th. October
20th October
3rd November
17th November
1st December
15th December
Then finish for Festive period, restarting 12th January 2022

Local History Group

Local History Group
Tuesday 5th October 10 - 11 am in the Millennium Centre. Mask required to enter the building.
Contact Helga

Book Group

Our U3A needs more members for our Book Group

Members currently meet in the Millenium Centre, the 1st Thursday each month at 2.00pm. We discuss the last book we read, and choose one for next month.  Members either buy books second hand on the internet/share a book or borrow from the library. 

Anyone who is interested in the book group, please contact Gill Deacon by email.


Walk details 29th September

A circular woodland pasture trail  of just under 3 miles with some inclines and a small, boggy section. Head to Newton Stewart and go through Minnigaff branching left past the church. Continue on the C road for 3 miles and  you will see a sign  RSPB Barclye.  The car park is on your right. The walk will start at the usual time of 10.30 am and will  take around 1 and a half hours, giving time for stops to admire the view. Wear boots as the ground could be wet and there is a small  section over a boardwalk, long grass and mud. Poles are recommended for those who use them.

The Creebridge hotel has been booked for lunch at 12.45 pm. Soup, sandwiches, main courses etc  will be available. Numbers to be given before we start the walk.

Photography For Fun

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Check Calendar for up to date information.

Book Group Meets at 2pm on the first Thursday of the month in the Millenium Centre 14:00 – 15:00 Leader Gill Deacon

Craft Group: Hope to re-start October 2021

Explorers/Lunch Club Until trips can resume the Explorers will be meeting monthly as a Lunch Club

Garden Group Third Friday in the Month at 10 am. Usually April until September depending on the weather. See calendar for up to date information.

Local History Group is on the  1st Tuesday of the month. 10am, Millenium Centre September to April.

Photography for fun. Meets 3rd Thursday every month. meet in the breastworks car park near Burns House 9.45-11:30 to arrange outings Leader: Susan Smith

Poetry Group – meet North West Castle Hotel 2nd Monday in the month at 10.30 -12:00. Leader Dorothy Skinner       

Scrabble Group – meet alternate Wednesdays 1st & 3rd weeks at 2:30-4:30, upstairs in D’Nisi’s Coffee Shop Leader Liz Stewart    

Strollers Group – meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 10:00-12:00 noon. Leader Edith McDonald

Walkers Group – meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 10:00-12:00 noon. Leader Marion Hannah

World Food Third Thursday Monthly

Writers’ Group – meet in North West Castle Hotel 3rd Monday, each  month, 14:30- 16:00..Leader Dorothy Skinner

Our collaborative book,
‘Tommy’s War, a Family Story’
is now available and will be on sale at the meeting for £5.00.
Amazon as an ebook or paperback.
It is also advertised on the facebook page U3AInMyOwnWrite
All proceeds from the book go to Help for Heroes.

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