ART APPRECIATION GROUP
Now that the Art Gallery has re-opened, it is hoped to restart visits for guided tours from time to time
Weekly on Tuesday at Cults Kirk Centre in Scolty and Morven from 10.00 – 12.00. All levels welcome. Other games may be introduced on request.
The Discovery Award is similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award for young people but is aimed at those over 50 years of age.
There are 3 levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold, and each level has 4 sections:
Service in the Community, Hobby or Interest, Recreational Pursuit and Discovery Challenge.
The Cults O50 got under way in February 2014. The group meets occasionally to share ideas and get advice from their Gold Award leader but essentially each person works out a personal programme for their chosen leisure activities. Several years later members of the group are still full of enthusiasm. Bronze and Silver awards have been achieved and in September 2017, 3 members were presented with their Gold Award Certificates.
The photo shows 2 members of the group being presented with their Discovery Award
HOLIDAY BREAKS/ OUTINGS
Occasional group holidays for interested members are organised, sometimes in conjunction with the Total Pensioners Group
Lovat Lodge, now sadly closed, was a popular destination but holidays further afield have also been enjoyed over the past couple of years to eg the Eden Project in Cornwall, Chester, Oxford, Skipton and Jersey.
Separate outings are arranged usually on a monthly basis to places of interest. Lunches and afternoon teas are very popular.
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LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
A series of walks/ talks covering areas of interest in Aberdeen City and the local environment.
On the first Friday of the month, the Rambling Group embark on a 5 mile maximum, flat walk, to enjoy our wonderful surroundings. It usually ends with a stop for a hot drink and a fine piece at a local cafe.
Meet at 9.45 am. Prompt 10.00 am start. (car sharing)
Appropriate foot wear and clothing essential.
Over the last couple of years, we have held a number of social events in the Kirk Centre – a Scottish Evening in January 2017, an Italian evening in April 2018, a Vintage Tea Party in November 2018 and a Burns Supper in February 2019. These have all been well attended and profits on ticket sales have, in each case, gone to whichever charity the Group are supporting at the time. On Saturday 22nd June 2019, we held a Strawberry Coffee Morning in The Kirk Centre to raise funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Social events were curtailed by Covid restrictions but plans are afoot to restart them
Matinee performances of interesting theatre productions at HMT are organised taking advantage of the group discount rate.
Members are encouraged to look at the sign-up sheets and posters on the O50 table and Notice Board.
All enquiries about an event should be made directly to the contact person for that activity.