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PANTO TIME – TRAVELLER TALE PRESENTATION

PANTO TIME – TRAVELLER TALE PRESENTATION

On Friday 26th April around 50 members of the FU3A went to the Travellers' Tales presentation at King George V Regency Room where they witnessed a special double act.  Christine Orange who is an experienced costume maker gave us an illustrated talk on the history of...

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ITALY 2024

ITALY 2024

This was a wonderful trip, and we all had a fantastic time. The weather was lovely and the sights extremely interesting. Day one saw us visiting Venice and after an eventful trip on a Vaporetto (water bus), we landed in St Mark’s Square. The Doge’s place was...

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CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Member Moo Leng Loakes, treated us to a wonderful and highly entertaining talk on the traditions of the Chinese New Year. Moo Leng shared stories from her youth, explained the significance  of each day of the festival. The talk ended with us making and tossing a...

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1st FRIDAY  TALKS – My Father Was A Spy

1st FRIDAY TALKS – My Father Was A Spy

Our professional speaker for March was an old friend of FU3A – Mike Randall, who had spoken to us on several occasions previously, including via Zoom during the Lockdown in 2020. Mike is an highly engaging speaker and we were treated to His t “My Father was a Spy”. ...

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BADMINTON

BADMINTON

Our three badminton groups meet in  Ferndown Village hall each week. Players of all standards enjoy keeping fit in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Thanks to all our group leaders: Paul Ellis, Pat Meldrum and Pam Dickinson

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BON VIVEURS

BON VIVEURS

This year, the Bon Viveur group has enjoyed some wonderful and varied meals.  Each restaurant we have visited has provided a wonderful atmosphere and enabled us to meet new friends over delicious food. Thanks goes to Corinne Board for arranging these wonderful...

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BAGS &  MORE

BAGS & MORE

Members of Bags and more have enjoyed making a range of different bags ranging from totes to box and make-up bags. Every bag has been unique due to making material from scrap fabric.

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GARDENING GROUP – HELPING THE COMMUNITY

GARDENING GROUP – HELPING THE COMMUNITY

The Gardening group, led by Kevin Steele have been supporting Kings Park Care home by planting a range of bulbs and plants. Over the afternoon residents of the care home joined in and offered support.  Thank you everyone.

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Spies, Pies, Lies and Disguise

Spies, Pies, Lies and Disguise

A big thank you for Yesterday – Spies, Pies, Lies, and Disguise was a wonderful end of term entertainment. We all laughed so much. Peter’s script, Rita’s direction and the dedication and enthusiasm of all the cast and backstage supporters made this a fantastic...

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SATURDAY WALKS 2ND DECEMBER

SATURDAY WALKS 2ND DECEMBER

Saturday Walks - December 2nd Yesterday 19 hardy U3A members turned out at Moors Valley for the December Saturday walk. Considering the cold weather this was a truly brilliant number who all donned winter coats and set off from Potterne Park in Verwood to walk the...

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