Covid-19 restrictions willing - our next session will be on Monday 7th June at 1:30 pm -3:30 pm --fun and laughter with board games. Most times the dice 🎲 just won’t go our way, but we come back for more.
What a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Testing your memory against the cards, having a laugh with friends. If you are interested in joining in, there is room for more players. We look forward to seeing you on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month, commencing at 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Interest in Saturday Cards is growing ,with two new players at the last session. It is such a fun way to keep the brain busy, trying to remember Trumps (not the one in USA), Bowers and Jokers. U3A members are most welcome to come and join in.
Playing 500 is such a fun game. Apart from the playing of the game with the aim to be the first to achieve 500 points, laughter is part of the package on the day. The two-hour session goes so quickly and every one has a tale to tell on what they should have done to win the game. It is also good for ‘brain training’ trying to work out what cards each player has in their hands.
As there was no session on Easter Saturday, an extra session has been scheduled on Saturday 10th April from 1.30 - 3.30 pm. Look forward to seeing you then and at our next regular sessioon on Saturday 17th April at 1.30pm.
After a happy afternoon playing board games, the first Monday games group gathered to admire Stella’s rather snazzy new ‘Electric Vehicle’!
Saturday cards will commence on Saturday 6th March in the Seniors building. All the action commences at 1.30pm. As with all activities now taking place, Coffee and Tea will be available, however you must bring your own cup and food (if you wish), as we cannot use the cups in the kitchen. There is a QR Code to sign in and still tick off your name on the Roll. Hand Sanitiser to be used and COVID rules to be followed.
Many people have mentioned that they stay home on Saturdays and as they are not interested in sport are looking for something to do. This is an ideal time to play the card game 500!
Our first Saturday Cards session for 2021 will be on the first weekend of March (6/03/2021) from 1.30 to 3.30 pm in the U3A meeting room.
I am looking forward to seeing those participants who joined us last year and to welcoming those who have joined us this year.
Heather Wallace 0418 353 244
On-line ‘Game of the Month’ – ‘Word with Friends 2’ One way some U3A Benalla members are keeping in touch with friends while social distancing is by playing ‘Word with Friends 2’, a form of online Scrabble. Just type ‘Words with Friends 2’ into your Apps search engine and follow the instructions. Hint! Begin by playing people suggested by the app, then progress to playing with family and friends!
A Snippet suggested by 'Country Bumpkin' on Word with Friends 2!
The return of Saturday Games – ‘500’ was welcomed by previous group members and they welcomed the new players who attended. Cards are held in the U3a Room on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month, commencing at 1.30pm. If you have an interest in playing or learning the card game 500, want to have lots of laughter, lollies and afternoon tea come along and join us, you will be most welcome.
The first Monday of the month at 1:30. We had such a great time with one of our new games, so much laughter we all left feeling on top of the world.
Two 'games' groups are on offer at U3A Benalla.
On the first Monday of the month, from 1.30 to 3.30 pm, Dorothy Webber convenes 'Games' - a group with a focus on board games.
A fortnightly 'Satur-day Games - 500' group, focusing on the card game '500' and convened by Heather Wallace, is held on the first and third Saturday from 1.30 to 3.30 pm.
An enjoyable way to spend leisure time with other members!
Meeting times and Convenor contact details
Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Focus: Board Games
Contact: Dorothy Webber 5762 2116
First & Third Saturdays
Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Contact: Heather Wallace 0418 353 244.
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