Musical treat for U3A members

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The Hucknall U3A met for their monthly meeting on November 13th when a record number of members attended.

The membership is reaching the maximum figure of 400.

Coffee and mince pies were served as this was the last main meeting of the year as the Christmas social is held in December. Having recently enrolled the latest names on the waiting list there were 222 attending the meeting.

The group heard about forthcoming events including several holidays, gardening talks, theatre trips and plans for next year’s chairman’s lunch when the present chairman and committee will change or be re-elected.

Flower arrangements were on view made by one of the U3A craft groups who also have an entry in the Hucknall Christmas Tree Festival which is on display in the church of St Mary Magdalene from the evening of 4th December. The U3A entry is called “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

The entertainment was provided by Andy Smith who presented almost an hour of music and song. He is a singer/songwriter and brought along several guitars, a mandolin and ukulele to accompany his songs along the theme of “Life in the Song”.

Andy demonstrated how he merges rhythms, includes different instruments, voices and harmonies to make a CD. Many of the songs he sang were his own but he also included songs by John Lennon and Don Mclean.

The afternoon passed all too quickly and seemed to be enjoyed by all.

The Christmas Social is on 9th December by ticket only and the first meeting of 2014 is on Wednesday 8th January. The Speaker will be Prof Opinder Sahota whose talk is called “The Silent Epidemic” and is about osteoporosis.

By Sue Stanley