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OiR News 11th October 2021

History Group
The next History Group meeting will be in Newton/Wallacetown Church Hall at 10am on Wednesday 13th October. Mick Roebuck will be giving part 1 of “A brief history of Lewis and Harris”. This meeting will not be streamed on Zoom.

Speakers’ Group
Town Hall Speakers’ Group will meet in the Town Hall on Tuesday, 19th October at 1.30pm. The Speaker will be Harriet Hockaday, who will speak on “Mental Wellbeing, Healthy Ageing and Talking Therapies and how can they help?”. Harriet is a Clinical Psychologist in the Older Adult Psychology Service at Ayrshire Central Hospital.

Men’s Keep Fit
This group now runs in Prestwick Community Centre on Wednesdays. Tara is the instructor. The numbers remain low, and you will be made very welcome if you decide to come. Please contact the office for details.

The Karate Group at Newton/Wallacetown Halls is suspended meantime because of the close contact in the sport. If anyone is interested, please contact the OiR Office for more details.

Newton/Wallacetown Group Starts: 
The OiR Office is hoping very soon to have more information re groups meeting in Newton/Wallacetown Halls. Please refer to OiR Ayr website for restart dates, or telephone your relevant Group Leader for more information.

“OiR Outlook”
Autumnal weather and a chill in the air are reminders that Christmas and the next edition of “OiR Outlook” are not far away. With life returning slowly to something near to normal we would like to hear from Group Leaders, members, and friends. Please send your group news, an article, a short story, a poem, a picture, or your favourite recipe – anything you like, to news.oir@outlook.com or deliver (handwritten) to the office to be typed. Please deliver not later than 28th October 2021. Thank you.

Ukulele group
For info, here’s a wee video clip of the Ukulele group inaction today – https://youtu.be/BSg-LAyL4J4

OiR News 27th September 2021

Please note that no classes will resume at the moment.  We are working hard to make this possible soon.  For further details please contact your Group Leader.

The office is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays for appointments only between 10am-2pm.  Please call (01292 260086) or ideally email office@oirayr.org.uk for an appointment as the door will remain locked at all times.  On Thursday 30th September we are having a new telephone system installed within the office.  This may well result in no phone that day.  Please accept our apologies in advance should this happen.

If any members received ‘Outlook’ in paper version but have an email address, please would they let the office have this address by emailing office@oirayr.org.uk.   Thank you.

Karate would welcome any new members who may be interested to join their Group.  Lessons are held on Wednesdays at Newton Wallacetown Church Halls.  Please contact Group Leader, Harry Connolly, on (01292) 445619 for more information.

Post lockdown the Group have some vacancies in their Tuesday morning art class, which is held from 10:00-12:00, in Alloway Church Hall, with the marvellous Bill Kerr as leader. If you are interested in joining this friendly Group, please give Bill at call on (01292) 441899.

The Creative Writing Group meets fortnightly via zoom currently and they would very much like to encourage any new members to the Group.  If you are interested, please contact the office on (01292) 260086.

This Group is held on Wednesdays from 10-11 in Prestwick Community Centre.  New members are encouraged to join the Group.  If you are interested, please just turn up on a Wednesday morning and Tara, the instructor, will make you very welcome.

Tom McCrorrie has provided this link to the Folk Group for interested members:

Sew and Stitch Group, based in Prestwick Community Centre would welcome new members to their Group on Wednesdays.  If interested, please call Maureen the Group Leader on (01292) 478277.

The meeting on Wednesday 29 Sept will be held on Zoom. All OiR members are welcome to join – if you get the Tuesday talks link email you will get this one, otherwise, please email the office.

The next talk on Tuesday 5 October is by Jimmy Begg on the plans for an Ayrshire Heritage Museum. As the town hall is unavailable that day, the talk will be on Zoom and the link will be emailed as usual.

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