MIDHURST’S University of the Third Age shows off activities

MIDHURST U3A – The University of the Third Age – held a successful open day to showcase its activities.

The event, held at Capron House was visited by more than 100 people during the day.

It was filled with displays by 39 of U3A’s groups, as well as stands showing social events, outings and speakers.

A continuous film show of visits and activities greeted visitors in the entrance lobby. In the main room they watched members spinning, listened to music from the choir and a handbell groups, had a go at writing calligraphy scripts and even had the opportunity to help complete a jigsaw puzzle.

Visitors were impressed by the exhibition of work from the craft, the walk and sketch and the art groups and most interested in the display showing the various outings and visits members had undertaken during the year.

A genealogy website was available for those interested in tracing their ancestors, whilst examples of menus from the supper group and Sunday lunch group were on show.

A variety of music was played by the music appreciation group in the Garden Room, where visitors could relax over a cup of coffee. Visitors and helpers were invited to vote for the best displays and the first prize was awarded to the gardening group, with the art group being the runners up.