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November 29, 2009

Branston and District U3A Update Winter 2009

The U3A would like to take this opportunity of thanking its committee, the group conveners and all the members who have willingly worked hard in ensuring that 2009 has been a very successful year. During these last 12 months a variety of new groups have been established, and it is envisaged that this trend will continue in 2010. Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year.

In December the main event will be the Christmas Lunch which is taking place at the Bentley Hotel in the Crystal Suite on Tuesday 8th, with an arrival time of 12.30pm for a 1pm start. In the new year the scheduled presentations for the general meetings at the Branston Village Hall will involve Ralph Timms who will talk about 'Margarine' on 26 January, and on 23 February Ian Dewhurst will give an account of 'An Informal History of the 20th Century'.

It should be noted that the Armchair Travel Group will not be holding a meeting in December. However, they will return to the Old Village Hall in Heighington on 12 January, when Malcolm Earney will enlighten an avid audience with his knowledge about 'The Canadian Arctic'.

To get in the mood for Christmas, the Classic Movie Group will be showing 'The Bishop's Wife' (starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven) on 15 December. During January the 'Inn of the Sixth Happiness' (starring Ingrid Bergman and Robert Donat) will be shown, and then 'All About Eve" (starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders) is lined up for February.

During next July there will be a U3A Summer Schools programme at Harlaxton over the periods of 11-14 and 15 -18. These schools offer an attractive range of courses that are held in beautiful surroundings. Anyone wishing to attend must contact Wendy Farquhar-Smith on 01780 756316 as soon as possible. Further information can also be obtained from www.HarlaxtonU3A.co.uk.