OUTDOOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES:

 

Angling:

I should like to start an Angling Group, to embrace both Coarse and Sea Angling. I currently go coarse fishing most weeks but have done shore and boat fishing and would like to do all three again.

If you are interested please let me know, if you are a novice or beginner there will be help for you but you would need to buy tackle. In the summer months, I would like to go boat fishing from Falmouth, where tackle is provided.
I will arrange a meeting for interested members during late November. Please sign up on the Interest Lists at forthcoming monthly meetings, with your name and contact information, together with e-mail addresses where available!

David Crawford (01872) 864874

 

Croquet:

 

Croquet continues to be well supported and is rightfully very popular, there has been an increase in numbers which has justified the extra court. We can now accommodate a maximum of sixty four players at a time. However, especially on Fridays, we can find room for a few more, so come along and try your hand, we are a very sociable lot of people.

The Croquet Tournament will be held on Wednesday September 5th and as in the past people should bring a plate of food to contribute to the lunchtime festivities. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be supplied.

The Annual Lunch will be on Saturday 1st December and will be at 1200 for 1230 at the Killiow Golf Club, the cost being £14.00. Full payment (which will be non returnable) will secure a place and must be made by 1st November.
The Golf Club has a limited capacity and it is suggested that people book immediately and make the necessary payment to ensure a place, it will be a case of first come first served.
The menu is as below, the personal choice will be required at the same time as full payment is made.

Croquet Group Annual Luncheon Menu

a) Roast Topside of Beef
b) Roast Leg of Pork
c) Fillet of Plaice with a seafood sauce
d) Stuffed Peppers with roasted veg and rice (v)

All served with potatoes of the day and fresh vegetables from the carvery

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e) Strawberry Cheesecake with clotted cream
f) Bread and Butter Pudding with custard
g) Mixed Trio of Ice-Cream

Includes tea or coffee

         Two Courses £14.00       

 

Many thanks to those who are contributing to make this another successful and enjoyable season. It is rewarding to see over sixty people enjoying themselves in idyllic surroundings in what has so far proved to be excellent weather.

Gerald Chegwidden
Group Leader
Tel. 01872 864741


boullePètanque:

petanque
Success?

July 16th and the yearly Petanque party day. The weather didn't look very promising but over 40 hardy U3A members donned their waterproofs and headed to Oak Tree Farm for what promised to be a fun day, if only the rain would stay away! It didn't! Down it came! We had a cup of tea, a good old British custom, and waited. After a few minutes there was a break in the clouds so we hastily played a game. Would the weather hold? It did, and from then on the sun came out and a very enjoyable morning was had by all.
After some fun games on pitches that were challenging to say the least, we had a very good lunch where quiche seemed to be the dish of the day! The final was won by Pat and Ron who beat the ladies. Sue, Barbara and Maureen and the medals were presented by our chairman John Bishop.  A vote of thanks was given to John and Janet for the use of their garden. A most enjoyable day for one and all. 

 

Petanque is played on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth on the first and third Mondays of the month throughout the year, starting at 10am till 12 noon.  We play a couple of games then break for coffee. Some members go to the Gylly Cafe others bring their own flasks. Then we have two more games. Teams are drawn with bottle tops so you never know who you will play with but we are a friendly group. You'll easily spot the large crowd just beyond the lifeguards' hut. John Bishop is the Group Leader and he can be contacted on 01872 862949



 

T’ai Chi Group:

Tai chi

T’AI CHI on the beach.
Our t’ai chi group is unique in several respects. We meet seven times a quarter,on Monday mornings at 9:15. (Those occasions are when U3A petanque is not to be found at their venue,so it includes the 5th Monday.) They have a dry weather base, Gyllyngvase Beach, and a wet weather base, the Princess Pavilions'  gardens.

Usually more than a dozen turn up for this gentle form of exercise. Everyone follows a leader in a chosen routine. And afterwards, nearly all go for coffee and a chat at nearby Gylly café.


Jean Yeomans has been the nominated leader for many years. Jean has expressed a willingness to step aside and I would like to thank her not only for her work with the T’ai Chi group but her contribution to our U3A and her work as a past committee member.
Jill Aburreou has kindly offered to step forward and become group leader. Jill has been guiding the sessions for some time ably assisted by Jan Baker and Annette Snell.
Why not come along and give it a go on Gyllyngvase Beach. It is a good work out for body and mind plus the joy of lovely summer mornings and bracing winter days.
Jill can be contacted by Email : j.aburreou@sky.com;

 

 

 

Tennis Group:

'Anyone for Tennis ?

We play from 2pm weekly on a Thursday( weather permitting).
All standards welcome. Please bring a racquet.

For further details contact Sue Corcoran on (01209) 314075.

 

 

 

 

 

For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator