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Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A! We offer older people, who are no longer in full-time paid employment, an opportunity to share their knowledge, experience and talents and also to learn from each other in friendly surroundings.

Matlock Area U3A was formed in 2007 and we have recently welcomed our 500th member. There are more than 40 "interest groups" of varying disciplines ranging from Art Appreciation through Local History to Walking. Do come and join us!

Lesley Shawe, our 500th Member being welcomed by Derek Mitchell - Chair of MAU3A

News from Matlock Area U3A - last up-dated on 15 February

"What's On" The January issue has been sent to all members. Please click here to read it

New Groups Twelve new groups were established in 2014 and, already, four more in 2015. Chess for Fun is the most recent to be added. Interested? Please click here for more information.

Coffee Mornings Introduced in September 2014, these are a recent and very successful venture and between 50 - 80 people have attended each month. The next will be on 2 March - why not come along and join us? Please click here for more information.

Speak German? A new German Conversation group was proposed at the February Coffee Morning and a planning meeting has now been arranged. Please click here for more information.

Indian Meal We've booked tables at the Maazi Restaurant in Matlock and we hope that Members will wish to join us for an evening of good food and good company on 9 March. Please click here for more information.

AGM This will be held on 23 March. We are delighted that our Guest Speaker will be "The Bard of Barnsley", Ian MacMillan. Please click here for more information.

Coach Seats The Theatre Group are visiting Manchester on 25 March, and have a few spare seats. Please click here for more information.

Saltaire Join us on 21 May for a trip to this important Historical Village. Please click here for more information.

Judith Mary Members enjoyed our canal cruise a couple of years ago, so we are repeating it on 14 July. Please click here for more information.

Berlin We are organising a four night short-break to Berlin, departing on 24 September. Please click here for more information.

Management Committee Minutes from the October meeting have been published. Please click here to read them.

Group Coordinators Minutes from the November meeting have been published. Please click here to read them.

News from the Groups - 27 February

Local History Have published their 2015 programme. Please click here for more information.

Art Appreciation 2 Have published their 2015 programme. Please click here for more information.

Chess for Fun Have scheduled their first meeting. Please click here for more information

Boules Un Have a new coordinator Please click here for more information.

Wine Appreciation Have published their programme for 2015. Please click here for more information.

French 2 Has been launched and would welcome new members. Please click here for more information.

Art Appreciation Have up-dated their page. Please click here for more information.

Geology Have published the programme for their first few 2015 meeings. Please click here for more information.

Art Have published their remaining winter "Topics". Please click here for more information.

Tap Dancing A beginners group has been formed. Please tap here for more information.

Poetry Appreciation Have changed their venue. Please click here for more information.

More information about the Matlock Area U3A can be obtained by consulting the Frequently Asked Questions page, or directly from the Membership Secretary on 01629 583029 or by e-mail at membership@matlockareau3a.org.uk

Recently up-dated Group Pages

The pages for the History, Bridge, Boules, Wine Appreciation, Wild Flowers, Creative Writing, Art, Walking and Theatre Visits groups have all been updated recently.

Click on the name of the group to get full details.

Derbyshire U3A Network

The Derbyshire U3A Network is a means whereby all the U3As in Derbyshire can communicate with each other and arrange collaborative activities. More information can be found about the Network, including a list of all the interest groups in all the various individual U3As from its website by clicking here, or by using the link on the sub-menu on each page under the About the U3A heading.

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Last updated on 27 February, 2015
Matlock Area U3A, 2015