U3A Diary – May/June

8 May 2018 – The monthly meeting of The U3A West Rand will be held at the NG Kerk Wilgespruit Cnr of Mimosa and Wag-‘n-Bietjie Streets Wilropark at 0915.

The Speaker will be Neil van Jaarsveld, an experienced personal trainer. He will talk about Exercise in the Third Age.

We invite all retirees to join the U3A West Rand for monthly gatherings where we listen to stimulating talks by knowledgeable people.

For information contact John Giani at 083 729 4883 or Marthie Coetzer 083 297 9565

16 May 2018 – Members of U3A West Rand will meet for lunch at The Verandah Restaurant, off Shannon Rd, Krugersdorp.

Bookings can be made at the next U3A meeting on 8 May. Members will order and pay for their individual meals and drinks, and an affordable Pensioner’s Menu will be available.

For information please contact Marthie Coetzer 083 297 9565

20 June 2018 – Our June outing is a visit to the Hartbeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observotary. This will be a fun learning experience about the Universe and could spark your interest in science and technology through astronomy.

From there we take a 16km trip to Die Ou Pastorie Restaurant at Skeerpoort for a delicious lunch in their garden.

For this outing we will use our own transport and lifts can be arranged.

Bookings will be open at the 8 May meeting and the cost is R160pp which includes lunch.

For more information, please contact Marthie Coetzer 083 297 9565

U3A Membership for 2018

Just a reminder that the subscription for this year is R70-00 for the year and the visitor’s fee is R30-00 per visit. The registration form can be downloaded from the Resources page.

U3A Banking details

Bank: First National Bank
Account: 74606807988 – savings
Branch: 250655
Reference: your name

Please email your proof of payment to the committee.

Invitation to All U3A West Rand Members……..


WHERE              AFM Church Noordheuwel Krugersdorp
WHEN               Mondays and Wednesdays at 0900

Be there at 08h40 to meet the instructor

INSTRUCTOR     POPPIE Cell no 0827732800

Please phone Poppie to book your attendance

This is POPPIE’s community service – NO CHARGE

The Red Bus Tour of Johannesburg

******* Bookings are now closed *******

The rearranged Red Bus Tour of Johannesburg will now take place on 18th October 2017.

The cost is R100.00 plus the entrance fees for the several locations to be visited.

Parking will be at the Ruimsig Retirement Village and those taking the tour will be driven to Gold Reef City by a special bus service (Cost R50.00)

Members are reminded to take their own picnic hampers and drinks.


Walking in the Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Would you like to go walking in the Kloofendal Nature Reserve with friends?

Kloofendal is home to a number of small mammals such as duiker, mountain reedbuck, dassie, mongoose, hedgehog, black-backed jackal, mole rat, gerbil and more. There is a stone amphitheatre with picnic and ablution facilities, walking trails of various distances, and a dam with a hide. A map of the reserve is available from the security guard on duty.

Our own John Giani wants to start a new Interest Group for those who would like to walk in this lovely reserve. Initially the walks will take place on Thursdays.

If this is for you, sign up forms for this new interest group will be available at the next general meeting on 12 June or you can telephone John on 083 729 4883 for more information.

Callanetics Exercise Group

U3A West Rand members are invited to attend a Callanetics Exercise group

WHERE – AFM Church  Noordheuwel, Krugersdorp

WHEN – Mondays and Wednesdays at 0900. Be there at 08h40 to meet the instructor

INSTRUCTOR  Poppie    Cell 082 773 2800. Please phone to book your attendance

This is Poppie’s community service – NO CHARGE

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