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This page contains information about external news items and events, or promotional material.

These are not directly related to the Andover U3A, but may be of interest to Andover U3A members

If you have some news that you would like to share with members of the Andover U3A, please submit details to our Newsletter Editor for consideration, email

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Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir Christmas Concert

On behalf of the Enham Trust


The following message has been received from Hannah Leicester at the Enham Trust:

The Enham Trust are once again hosting the Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir and Andover Light Orchestra at St Mary's Church, Andover on Friday 7th December for their annual Christmas concert. Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

You can book a place through the Enham Trust's website, or you can go to the Enham Trust's reception where they can take cash, or you can pay over the phone, tel: 01264 345 800.

This has become a very popular concert and early seat reservation is recommended.

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Update Your Skills in 2019!

Part-time Maths and English Courses at Andover College


Andover College will be running some part-time courses which might be of interest to members of the Andover U3A.

Commencing in January 2019 and completing in April, the courses will be in English and Maths.

Students will be expected to commit to attending the majority of the classes, however occasional absences can be accommodated as work will be provided that can be completed at home.

Numbers are limited to 20 per class, and places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested? Please contact Andover College, contact details as per the advert above or visit the Andover College website.

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Valley Leisure

(Registered Charity no. 800760)

Valley Leisure is a Charity that has been a part of Andover and the surrounding area for many years. Last year the company made a number of changes to its business, and has re-invented itself to focus on the areas that are at the heart of the Valley Leisure ethos.

Valley Leisure can now offer the following, which may be of interest to U3A members:

Riverside Bowl, which offers:

Ten Pin Bowling, including Bowling Goldies and Riverside get-together sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which many members will be familiar with;

Glo-Golf - Indoor 9 hole "crazy golf", popular with all age groups.

The "I Can" Therapy Centre which offers a unique and bespoke power-assisted exercise facility, aiming to enable everyone, irrespective of age, mobility or health, to move and feel better. There is a support system in place, including a Physiotherapist, a Centre Co-ordinator and a team of volunteers: the "I Can" Activity Buddies.

There are also community outreach classes such as Steady and Strong, Zumba Gold and Choga, which some members might be interested in.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

Valley Leisure

Riverside Bowl

"I Can" Therapy Centre

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