25 – June

Newsletter number 25 – June 2019 is now available.

Our newsletter is published every month and contains news about forthcoming events and holidays, details of meetings, interesting happenings at the Mechanics, photos of members latest activities, reports of the latest fundraising achievements etc. etc.

A Letter from our Chairman

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting on Friday 7th June at 10:00am.

The Quercus Minor Quartet

They have performed at the ‘Grand Old Opry’ in Nashville, USA, and now The Quercus Minor Quartet are Coming to The Mechanics!!!

This popular group is an offshoot of the Barbershop chorus The Major Oak, and they have agreed to perform for the Mechanics free to help us raise much-needed funds.
Chris Alton has booked this special event for Saturday 15th June at 2.00pm

Book now! £7.50 including afternoon tea or £8.50 on the day
Please support this very enjoyable afternoon – and bring a friend, too!

If you have any news or views for the July issue, please contact
Viv by 20th June: 0115 9145838 (viv.apple@ntlworld.com)

Harlequin Ladies’ Group 1st Wed in the month, 7.30 Contact: 0115 9620139
5 June – Talk by Geoff Cutts of the RNLI

Friends of Nottingham Museums meets Saturdays at 2.00pm Ph: 0115 9221734
22 June: Arkwright Mills – speaker from Arkwright Society, Cromford

Nottm Painting Group: Wednesdays, 1.30pm. All are welcome, but some
painting experience useful. Contact: Rosemary Longland: 0115 9229410

Trevor and Jennifer’s Modern Sequence Dance – Saturdays 7.15 – 9.45pm
£2.50 per person. More information: 0115 9526203 (evenings)

Nottm Writers’ Club – Wed. 12 June 7.00pm. Manuscript night
Contact: Carol 0115 9817661

Nottm Shakespeare Society Contact: Sandra Appleton, 0115 9256551
Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at the Mechanics, 7.00pm, Sept to May
Further details at: www.nottingham-shakespeare-society.co.uk

Nottm Dickens Fellowship meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 2.00pm
Lovers of reading Dickens very welcome. Rosemary Longland: 0115 9229410

Notts & Derbyshire Labour History Society (NDLHS) Ph: 01246 270628
City of Nottingham Probus Club Contact, Robin West: 0115 9164774
19 June: Paradise Gardens – Allen Clements, Botanist

Notts Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild Contact: Eileen Tilley
Meets at the Mechanics, first Tuesday of each month, 1.30pm.
Details at: www.emreg.org.uk/branches/nottinghamshire

A Time to Stitch. Contact: Jan Merryweather, 07800 546428
Mondays 1.00 – 3.30pm, in 5 – 7 week blocks

Nottm RSPB Group: Sept to May Contact: Barry Nelson 0115 9146583
Nottm Centre, The National Trust Contact: 01636 819102
Talks re-commence Autumn 2019 website: www.ntnottingham.uk

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship
Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 12.00 noon

Oddfellows Friendship Group meets 1st Friday in the month at 11.00am
Contact: Karen Pye-Smith 07921821866 or www.oddfellows.co.uk

National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP)
Nottingham Branch meets weekly on Wednesday mornings, 10.30am
Contact: Phil Wilson – 0115 875 2346

Holidays in 2019
21 – 24 June: Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange Over Sands £265
15 – 19 July: Tenby DBB £345 (deposit £45pp)
11 – 15 Nov: Turkey & Tinsel: Durrent House, Bideford £239
1st Dec: Swindon, Worcester & Salisbury Christmas Fayres –
one night at Holiday Inn Express including 3-course Meal: £75

Day Trips (details available in Reception. Guests’ cost in brackets)
Wed 12 June, 8.30am Lincoln, Louth and Cleethorpes £16 (£20)
Sat 29 June, 8.30am Cotswold Tour: Chipping Camden, Stow etc £18 (£20)
Thurs 4 July, 8.30am Ludlow via Church Stretton & Bewdley £18 (£20)
Tuesday 9 July, 8.30am Saltaire, Skipton and Ilkley £18 (£20)
Thursday 25 July, 8.30am Bridlington £18 (£20)
Tuesday 6 August, 8.30am Kew Gardens £32 inc admission (£36)
Thursday 15 August, 8.30am Malvern, Ledbury, Ross on Wye £16 (£20)
Wed 21 August, 8.30am Stratford on Avon & Coughton Court £16 (£20)

Play friendly Bridge! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.45pm Only 50p
Wonderful Whist! Tuesdays, 1.30pm
Fun Bingo! Thursdays, 2.00pm
Terrific Table Tennis! Fridays, 1.30pm
Oh – Opera for all! Fridays, 1.30pm

OPERA on Thursdays at 1.30pm
13 June: L’Etoile 20 June: The Pearl Fishers
27 June: Lucia di Lammermoor 4 July: Tosca

WANDER on Friday – 11.00am
7 June: Yellowstone (movie)
14 June: Austria in Winter (with special lunch at 12.00 noon, £12)
21 June: Glacier National Park 2015 (movie)
28 June: North Wales 2019 – coast, gardens, and a castle or two

Monday Films – 6.00pm Strictly members only
3 June: ‘The Pianist’ – Frank Finlay, Adrien Brody (2hrs 30min)
10 June: ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Robert Redford, Mia Farrow (2hr 24m)
17 June: ‘Murder at the Gallop’ Margaret Rutherford, Robert Morley (1hr21)
24 June: ‘Love Never Dies’ (Sequel to Phantom of the Opera) (2hrs)

Fundraising
100 club latest total: £6,185. £5 per month – £50 & £20 prizes!

The Plant Sale on 17 May raised a healthy £64.
Watch this space for another horticultural treat
soon! Thanks to June Hallam and helpers.
Watch out for another BEETLE DRIVE SOON!
Sat 15 June, 2pm: Quercus Minor Quartet, plus Tea – £7.50
Friday 14 June, 12.00 ‘Wander’ Austria themed Lunch £12
Sat 22 June, 12.00 Andre Rieu 25th Anniversary Lunch £12
Friday 12 July, 12.00 ‘Wander’ Christmas Lunch £14
Sat 27 July, 12.00 Andre Rieu 30th Anniversary Lunch £12
We would welcome any member interested in financial
matters who would like to join us, either as Treasurer
or as a voluntary helper. Thank you!

Keep Fit with Audrey Malik – Mondays: 10.30 to 11.30 am £3.50
Seated Exercise Class 11.45 to 12.30 £2.50

Knit & Natter group meets every 2nd Monday in the month at 2.00pm
Next meeting: 10th June. Free to members Visitors £2

The Nottingham Mechanics Choir, with Cliff McArdle,
meets every Tuesday at 2.30 £2 per session
Come along and enjoy the experience!

WEA Classes – see brochure

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