Walks: Walk on Wednesday 9th October is to Seaghan Dam, near Ballymacnab, Co Armagh. Meet at The Cathedral Car Park at 10.00 a.m.  The walk on Wednesday 16th October, is on the Greenway. Meet at the Four Seasons car park at 10.30pm

Poems and Pints: Poems and Pints has proved most enjoyable, so it will resume Thursday October 17th at about 8.00pm. The venue is Maggie Charlie’s, Ballinode.

Concert in Ballybay: The choir is taking part in a concert in the Central School, Ballybay on Friday 18th October. The concert begins at 7.30pm, so if you are in the area, come along and enjoy!

10th Anniversary Party: We look forward to celebrating the U3A’s ten years in existence in the Soccer club, Gortakeegan on Thursday 24th October. Things get underway about 7.30 with a buffet supper, followed by music with Michael McGorman.

Classes: Many of our classes are now up and running. S.C. is Soccer Club, Gortakeegan. Times and venues are as follows:

Monday: Line dancing 10.45 – 12.15 S.C.

Pilates 2.00 – 3.00 (Class currently full)

Pilates 3.15 – 4.15           as above

Sculpture – in Alison Bole’s studio, Smithboro’. Starts 2.30. Class is full.

Tin Whistle 4.30 – 5.30 S.C.

Bowling in Knockatallon, 8.00pm

Tuesday: Choir 10.45 – 12.30 S.C.

French 2.15 – 3.15 S.C.

Fitness for Seniors with Fiona Gilliland. 5.00 – 6.00. S.C. Class is full

Wednesday: Walks, see above for location.

Spanish 2.30 – 4.00 S.C.

Flower Arranging 2.30 – 3.30. October 23rd, November 6th, November 27th.S.C. If interested, contact Flo on 0863205941 before Friday, October 18th. Leave your name and contact number.

Cards, Forty fives, 8pm – 10pm S.C.

Art, 6.30 – 8.00. In the ETB rooms behind St. Mary’s Boys’ school.

Film Club, fortnightly at 7.30 in Smithboro, Presbyterian hall.

Thursday: Brendan’s Fitness for Fun. Border Bounce gym club, Tydavnet, 9.30 – 10.30

Coffee morning, Graham’s 10.30 on

Music Appreciation 2.00 – 3.00 in the Cathedral Rooms, St. Macartan’s cathedral.

Pilates, 2 – 3 S.C.

Irish, 3.15 – 4.15 S.C.

Monthly Bookclub. Four Seasons hotel 2.30

Poems and Pints, monthly in Maggie Charlie’s, Ballinode.

Friday: Art in ETB rooms. 10.30 – 12.00

Monthly Talk: S.C.  Next talk is Friday 25th October. Dr. Laura Kelly, Senior Lecturer in the History of Health and Medicine, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, will conduct an interactive talk on ‘The History of Family Planning in Ireland.’ All welcome. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards.

Book Club: The next Book Club meeting is on Thursday, October 24th in the Four Seasons hotel at 2.30pm. The book for this month is ‘Manhattan Beach’ by Jennifer Egan. The book is available in the library.

Film Club: Film club kicked off the season with ‘Some like it Hot’, the classic comedy with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. Next is Wednesday 23rd October, when ‘Stan and Olly’ will be the film. Venue is Smithboro’ Presbyterian hall.

Coffee and Craic: Every Wednesday in Smithboro’ hall around 3.00. Drop in for an informal coffee or tea and a chat. All welcome.

Trip to the N.C.H. to Oklahoma is on Saturday 16th November. Places are now filled and there is a waiting list.

Christmas Coffee Morning: Yes it is early to mention the “C” word, but keep Thursday 12th December free for our annual Coffee Morning in St. Joseph’s Pastoral centre.

You will find all the information you need on our website www.monaghanu3a.com.  To book trips or put your name down for classes text 0873432275 or 0833244455. Please leave your name and contact details. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter and every week in the Northern Standard.  All events are for members only. When joining U3A, please use the envelopes provided in the Age Action shop, Glaslough st., and place it in the U3A box inside the door.