OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) Activities February 2013


LS16 Community Choir
A small group of us from OPAL met to enjoy singing together during last term at Cookridge Primary with the school choir on Tuesday lunchtimes and/or Thursday after school. We sang as a Community Choir at the Cookridge Methodist Christmas Tree Festival. The Community Choir will continue during 2013—contact Anne at OPAL for more details if you would like to join us. 150 OPAL members enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Banquet at Ralph Thoresby School with music by pupils plus singing and dancing!

We were very pleased to be invited to the excellent Christmas productions at Ireland Wood and Cookridge Primary Schools. We also enjoyed Christmas Lunch at Lawnswood School with steel drums, singing and a short play, plus a fun quiz after lunch. The students and Father Christmas (the PE teacher) looked after us well. Many thanks to all the schools involved. We now look forward to a Tea Party at Leeds University Union for an afternoon of entertainment by the students on Wednesday 13th March, noon-3pm.

The Men’s Group are meeting 11.30am-2pm Mon 4th Feb and going to the Wetherby Whaler, at Pudsey.

The next coach trip is on Wed 6th March10.30am-4pm, to Dewsbury Market.

The Salt’s Mill trip is on Thurs 18th April for Fish & Chips at the original Harry Ramsdens (now Wetherby Whaler, Guiseley). Then we will spend the afternoon at Salt’s Mill and Saltaire. Come and see the galleries and paintings by David Hockney.

Tea Dances are on 12th & 26th Feb at the Community Centre, New Adel Lane, and other regular exercise groups continue. The Creative Writing Group will be meeting on Mon 18th Feb 2pm-3.30pm at Holt Park Library led by librarian Kit Lardner—all welcome. We are a small friendly group, just come and listen or join in discussions over a cup of tea. This is a free activity provided by the library. You do not need to be over 60 or a member of OPAL to join this group.

Tinshill Friday Coffee Afternoons
The Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS16 6DX are also open to all, 1.30-3.30pm.

1st Feb           ‘Getting to know you’
8th Feb             Picture Quizzes
15th Feb         Tea Dance Tunes
22nd Feb       Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Gordon Tollefson, talks about his role

Contact OPAL Office 261 9103

Val Crompton 

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