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25 Feb 19 Bridge Group  
26 Feb 19 Family History 1015-1215
27 Feb 19 Dementia Workshop 2 - 4pm Natasha Harris.  Member of family welcome.
4 Mar 19 Bridge Group  
11 Mar 19 Bridge Group  
11 Mar 19 Family History Visit Powys Archives
18 Mar 19 Bridge Group  
19 Mar 19 Art Group  
20 Mar 19 Talk 2pm Tales of a Trickster - A Magician's World by Gerry Walker.
20 Mar 19 OPEN DAY All day

A Talk Meeting. The new audio-visual equipment was generously granted by National Grid.

Provisional forward programme.  The full programme of talks and discussions as far as to April 2020 is also listed.

Wednesday 20 March in the Community Centre.  Displays all day and a talk and discussion in the afternoon: "Tales of a Trickster - A Magician's World". 
Please encourage friends to come along for a taste of Gilwern U3A.

Forging Ahead for Open Day
The Art Group is forging ahead with plans for Open Day on 20 March.  There is already an excellent Powerpoint presentation with interesting illustrations, and there will be an active presence as well as a display of work on the day.  Other groups will be planning what they will be doing for the Open Day.

Garden Group has tea!
The Garden Group get down to business in February - no holes barred!  On 20 February, a quiet time of the year for gardening, eleven members visited the Old Railway Line Garden Centre at Three Cocks to discuss and develop a programme of garden visits for the year.  This was achieved under Anita's guidance, while enjoying a delicious tea.  

Membership renewal is due from the end of March but you can rejoin now. Membership form.

The February talk

Phil prepares the speaker's aid for Jenny Bowen at her talk to Gilwern U3A on 13 February.
Hilary, the Chair prepares to call the
meeting to order on 13 February.

Young Men at Arms
The new list of those from Llanelly who served and died in World War 1 is found here or from the link on the World War 1 page of the web site.

Encourage new membership
The Committee has agreed that if anyone joins between now and 1 April 2019 the subscription fee (15) will cover the year April 2019 to April 2020 as well as the few months now to April 2019.

Dementia Workshop
Natasha Harris will be coordinating a workshop on dementia on Wednesday 27 February 2 - 4pm.  It is being held in cooperation with Abergavenny U3A.  All members and any family members welcome.  Here is a flier.

Attending other U3A meetings
As a result of connections made with other local U3As it is now possible to attend each others' monthly meetings free of charge.  To find out what is on look at their web sites:
Abergavenny U3A -
Crickhowell U3A -
Ebbw Vale U3A -
Monmouth U3A
Usk U3A -

Third Age Trust U3A
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Talk Programme - Spring 2019
16 Jan. William Walton and the Gardens of Ischia by Malcolm Meadows. Flier
13 Feb. The King & his 15 wives - Swaziland, Africa in a Nutshell by Jenny Bowen. Flier
20 Mar. Tales of a Trickster.  The Magician's World by Gerry Walker. Flier
10 Apr. Webbs of Crickhowell by John Webb.  Also the AGM

A reminder of last summer
If you are looking forward to next summer but need encouragement in these long, dark months (now at last getting lighter!), just take a look at this, a visit the Garden Group made last May!

World War 1 Commemoration - Llanelly Parish
To get a feel for it, click on the left hand picture for more images of the exhibition, all shown on the World War 1 page.   This list of biographies shows who died serving in World War 1 from the parish of Llanelly.
Now the wonderful display has been stripped down, but many of the important records will no doubt remain, and there are thoughts for retaining a historical record.
Starting to strip
the exhibition.  See
further new pictures
on the WW1 page.

Garden Group's to Walled Garden last autumn
The Group of 11 members visited the Walled Garden at Treberfydd on 24 October in bright, but late year, warm sunshine.  A brief report with some photographs gives a pn this picture Alison is describing how her very productive greenhouses are so successful.icture of the well sited and interesting walled garden.  I

Names of canal bridges: How many do you know?

Art Group on display
Three or four paintings from members of the Art Group are on display in the library and will be replaced by others on a regular basis.  Some are sometimes for sale!

The Llanelly Community Council's web site
Other local U3A websites:
Abergavenny website:
Crickhowell website:
Brecon U3A:

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