Ukuleles of the Third Age

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Got a ukulele?

Going into our sixth year with fun-filled sessions playing this wonderful little instrument – easy to moderate ability – ballads, country, rock ‘n’ roll, old style classics, etc. Sing along too. I’m not an expert but an enthusiastic amateur who offers lots of encouragement and help. Sessions will be from 10.30am until 1.00pm. Lorna

Digital Workshop

Welcome to the Homepage of the Milford U3A Digital Workshop Group, all are welcome here, we aim to teach and to learn, but above all to make technology Fun!

Computer Novice?   Hardware Nut?   Programming Guru

This is a group for everyone, Novice to Expert where we can meet, fix things, have a coffee and generally chat about all manner of technology.

Got a problem?   Bring it to us and we’ll help you solve it
Got a new toy?    Come along and show the group.

We meet on the fourth Friday in the month from 14:00 to 16:00 in the Burton Pavilion in Milford where there is plenty of parking. Tea & coffee available as well!

We will have occasional short talks on topics of interest, you suggest the talk and we will try to accommodate it, e.g. Email tricks, tips and pitfalls, Simple photo improvement tips, Passwords: Write them down or use a password manager?, The Internet: How does it work?

Come and join us for a while, have a coffee (or Tea!), have a chat. 
You never know, you might learn something useful!

Writing Forum

The Writing Forum is an opportunity for all those who enjoy writing (fiction & non-fiction) or who would like to start writing. We aim to cover all aspects of writing eg autobiography, dialogue, a sense of place, suspense, short stories & writing for children. We encourage people to read out what they’ve written for friendly & helpful feedback. We meet at the Unitarian Hall, Meadrow on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4pm.

History of Godalming

The History of Godalming group meets on Zoom from 2 – 4pm on the third Wednesday of the month. We cover the history of Godalming from the Iron Age to the Internet Age. We also cover special topics such as the Pubs of Godalming, St Peter & Paul church, Loseley House & a virtual walk around Farncombe. All contributions are welcome, eg, one member gave a short talk on Bargate Stone. It’s a very friendly group with plenty of opportunity for questions & discussion.

Quiz Challenge

The Quiz Challenge is a monthly quiz aimed at anyone who enjoys quizzing for fun – nothing too serious! People are randomly allocated to teams so you don’t need to know anyone else to come along. We meet on the second Monday of the month from 2 – 4pm at the Unitarian Hall, Meadrow (where there’s a small car park but also a large public car park near the Leathern Bottle pub.

Broadwater to Puttenham

Gertrud Sollars, 12 May: “Proof that we went out today and traversed some rugged terrain!”

Spanish

Spanish for Beginners

Group Leader:      Pamela Brown

E-Mail:                   pamela-brown@milford-u3a.org.uk

Hola!

Are you thinking of learning or improving your skills in Spanish? Good for you!! Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world, so a good choice!

We are a friendly group focusing on activities towards learning to speak Spanish……….We meet every week on Thursdays from 2.00pm – 3.30pm on Zoom  and we welcome new members. If you are new to Zoom Help is available!

Please contact me to obtain more information by email or by phone on 01252 702075

Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our Spanish language.

Why Milford and District U3A?

This question has been asked a couple of times recently and the standard answer is that, when the group was first mooted, Guildford U3A piped up and said it couldn’t be Godalming U3A as that was too close to Guildford – doesn’t make any sense to me!

However, that question rattled around in the back of my brain until it became: “well, just where do our members live?” I ran all the postcodes through an Internet mapping website and came up with the map below. Each red dot represents the home of a Milford member though I’ve zoomed in on the original map as the farthest north lives near Camberley and the farthest south are Portsmouth and Brighton!

Creative Mixed Media Art Group

Group Leader: Pam Dalton Williams

Email : pam-daltonwilliams@milford-u3a.org.uk

Our Creative Mixed Media Art group meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at Godalming Unitarian Church Hall and is open to those who have already done some art in any medium as well as curious beginners who would like to experiment and expand their creative skills. It isn’t necessary to have fine art or drawing skills, although great if you do.

The hope is that all group members will benefit from the mutual support, stimulation and encouragement of working within a mixed ability group. Participants will bring their own art equipment and a list of useful basic equipment to start you off will be available if required. Suggestions, ideas and guidance will be given throughout the term and power points, videos, art books and pictures will be used.

If you prefer to follow your own ideas and work on a personal or even collaborative project, that’s fine too. We have regular social outings to galleries and other art events and have a WhatsApp Group and Facebook Group too to keep in touch between meet ups.
Here is a sample of some of the 2d and 3d art we have been making during the pandemic year! Come and join us!

Rodborough Common

Our second ride this year took us from Squires’ car park to Rodborough Common, avoiding as many busy roads as possible, a round trip of six miles. Nine riders of varying experience and fitness on a wide range of different cycles took part.

The cycle group paused for a break
Taking Socially Distanced breather after a long haul uphill!

The route (pictured below) was worked out some years ago to give a reasonable afternoon’s ride that avoided, as far as possible, the busy main roads, junctions and roundabouts. With frequent stops to allow any stragglers to catch up the route took us about an hour and a half.

A map of our route around the common.
Our Route (The thin red line)