Wed14Feb201810:30 amRSPB reserve on Belfast Lough
We will meet in the car park for 10.30am and go into the “Window on Wildlife” to observe the wildlife while sipping a fine cup of tea or coffee.
Bring your RSPB Membership card for free entry, non-members pay £3 at the door. Tea and coffee £1.
As usual, please let me know if you plan to be there.
All the best
Wed21Feb201810:30 amCloughmills Orange Hall
The outing is Wednesday 21st February.
We plan to visit the knitted village made by the ladies of Cloughmills.
The exhibition is in Cloughmills Orange Hall where there will be a cup of tea and a scone.
I have a list of names, but if anyone wishes to join, please let me know so that I can confirm numbers for catering.
Meet at the Orange Hall at 10.30.
If anyone needs a lift please contact me at 07748061552.
Wed07Mar201810:00 amButtermilk bridge
On this Wednesday 7th March we will walk along the Braid River at Broughshane, yes, that Broughshane, Village of the Year 2018 and the Garden Village of Ulster.
Meet at Houston’s Mill, 10 Buckna Road, Broughshane, BT42 4NG for 10am.
There is good car parking and a toilet.
This will be a good opportunity to compare the Braid River with our own Six Mile Water.
We will be spoiled for choice for a coffee stop, the cafes are very good.
More information of our group page.
Wed18Apr20182:00 pmSentry Hill
This 19th century farmhouse has a remarkable collection of natural history specimens and items of local interest.
We will have a guided tour of the house on Wednesday 18th April, gathering in the car park for 2pm.
Entry per person in the group will be £2.50, and tea or coffee and a tray bake will be provided for £2.00 each.
Please let me know if you wish to join us.
All the best
Thu10May20187:30 pmGrand Opera House
Fat Friends at the Grand Opera House Organised by our new Theatre Group.
Contact Pauline Savage on mob. 07767267692 no later than 27/04/2018 to book.
Our next Natural History Group outing will be on next Wednesday 16th May 2018 to Broadwater.
We will meet at the Soldierstown Road car park at 10 am, where Bob Armitage will be our guide and I will endeavour to identify birds, flora and fauna. As usual, all help with ID is gratefully accepted and may even generate a bit of debate!
I understand there is a trip planned for Broughshane on the same day. That’s fine, take your pick. We are spoiled for choice!
As usual, please let me know if you will be coming along and we will look out for you.
This will be the last outing for this season. Next year’s programme is being planned.
All the best
Please note: numbers for this are limited so contact Hilary Beckett (Tel. 94432018, Mob. 07748061552) as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
The next outing for the Let's Go group will take place on Wednesday 20 June. Members will meet at Randalstown Library, on New Street, at 10.30 for a Horticulture and History Walking Tour. This will be led by our own Linda Houston, who is also secretary of Randalstown Historical Society, and Helen Boyd, Chair of Tidy Randalstown and key player in the town's recent achievements in Ulster in Bloom, Britain in Bloom and various 'Best Kept' awards.
The walking tour will last approximately an hour. There will be some steps and a few uneven surfaces so wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.
Afterwards we can go to ARCHES Community Hall for tea/coffee and scones. No charge for this but a donation to Tidy Randalstown would be appreciated.
Our outing this year will be to Lissan House, formerly the home of the Staples family outside Cookstown. The house has an interesting history and featured in the BBC's Restoration programme some years ago.
Travel will be by private car, sharing where possible. We will meet at Lissan House at 1.45 pm for a tour of the house, followed by afternoon tea in the ballroom. Afterwards people will be free to wander in the extensive grounds.
Cost per head - £20, payable to Thomina Ashenhurst at the monthly meeting on 25 May. Information on travel arrangements and directions will be provided after that.
Email: Thomina Ashenhurst Tel. 94464654
Thu02Aug20187:30 amGrand Opera House
The next Theatre outing outing is on Thursday 2nd August to the Grand Opera House for 7.30 pm, the show is Evita, tickets are £38.75.
Contact Pauline Savage on mobile 07767267692 or tel. 02894439574 no later than 11th May to book.
More details on the Theatre Group page.
Meet at Antrim Station to catch the 9.47 train. The plan is to see the Guildhall, the Cathedral and the walls. Returning trains run every hour.
Thu18Oct20186:00 pmMeet at Ballymartin bus/car park at six o'clock
Enjoy a cocktail in the observatory overlooking Belfast at night
This will be an à la carte menu from which you can have as little or as much as you like, it’s up to you.
We will meet at the Ballymartin bus/car park at six o'clock and take the airport bus to Belfast.
Thu25Oct20187:45 pmThe Lyric
Dear Arabella Marie Jones drama
Deadline for booking and paying for tickets (£15) 26/09.
Tue06Nov20186:00 pmWe will meet at the Ballymartin bus/car park at six o'clock.
A visit to Archana’s in the Dublin Road.
This is the oldest Indian restaurant in Belfast.
It has a wide range of Indian food which Bob has sampled over the past 15 years.
We will meet at the Northern Ireland Family History Society Research Centre.
Located at Unit C4
Valley Business Centre
67 Church Road
We will meet there at 2 o’clock (if you have commitments come later when you can – we will probably be finished about 4 o’clock). We will learn about the purpose of the Centre, the work they do, the resources they have and how we can further our own research. There should be plenty of time to do some research of our own.
Let Katie (Tel. 9448 5181; Mob. 07935 924892) know asap if you plan to attend or if you need directions or transport.
Wed21Nov20189:30 amIslandmagee, Brown’s Bay and Portmuck
Postponed due to weather forecast.
We will meet at the Ballymartin Park and Ride car park, Templepatrick for 09.30 am.
The plan is to explore Portmuck and Browns Bay, Islandmagee.
The outing will finish in Whitehead where we will look for Peregrine Falcon and then adjourn to the Old Tea House for a warming cuppa.
All the best
Visit our Group Page for reports of previous trips.
Thu13Dec20188:00 pmThe Baby Grand
On the Shelf Northern Irish comedy
Deadline for booking and paying for tickets (£15) 25/10
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