H3A ACTIVITIES for NOVEMBER 2017

 

Directions to H3A in Gürece

Coming from Bodrum, several hundred metres after passing the leaving Yahşi sign, there is a light and left turn towards Bağla and Akyarlar. Take this left turn. If travelling from Bodrum by dolmuş, take a dolmuş going to Turgutreis, Bağla, Gümüşlük, or Dereköy etc. Coming from Turgutreis, take the right turn at the light at the Bağla and Akyarlar sign.

A few metres after leaving the main road, you will see the tea house on the right.  Turn left here and the building is on the right, next to a hardware store and opposite a ferforje. It is a small, white, single story house with yellow window frames. There is an H3A sign on the door. Above the door it says Gürece Yerel Derneği Odası.

 

Please contact the activity organizer for more information or if you need a lift.

H3A ACTIVITIES for OCTOBER 2017

  • 27 September Wednesday – 05 October Thursday H3A Art Group’s Street Exhibition: In the Steps of Herodotus.  OASIS, Bodrum. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 01 October SundayWalk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 02 October Monday 14:00 Writing Circle. Gürece. ENGLISH Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 02 October Monday 14:00 French Conversation at Amelie’s in Bodrum. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 04 October Wednesday 14:00English Reading Group 1. Gürece.ENGLISH. Contact Christine [email protected]
  • 05 October Thursday 14:00Singalong. Gürece. ENGLISH AND TURKISH.All members welcome. Contact Martha [email protected] or Nurcan[email protected]
  • 06 October Friday 10:00 Main Board MeetingAdil Korkmaz’s office, Bodrum. Contact Christine [email protected]
  • 06 October Friday 11:00 HeroArt 2. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 08 October SundayWalk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 09 October Monday 11:00 Handicrafts. Gürece. ENGLISH AND TURKISH.Contact Esin [email protected]
  • 10 October Tuesday 11:00 HeroArt 1. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 11 October Wednesday 14:00 Photography Meeting. ENGLISH AND TURKISH. Contact Terry [email protected]
  • 13 October Friday 11:00 HeroArt 2. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 14 October Saturday 14:30 Support Group Meeting. Demet’s house, Yalıkavak. Contact Demet [email protected]  
  • 15 October SundayWalk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 16 October Monday 14:00 French Conversation at Amelie’s in Bodrum. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 16 October Monday 14:00 Writing Circle. Gürece. ENGLISH. Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 17 October Tuesday 11:00 HeroArt 1. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 18 October Wednesday 14:00 English Reading Group 2. Annie’s house in Bodrum. ENGLISHContact Annie [email protected]
  • 18 October Wednesday 14:00 English Non-Fiction Reading Group.Iskele Café, Bitez. ENGLISH. Contact Aziz [email protected]
  • 18 October Wednesday 14:00 Turkish Non-Fiction Reading Group. Adil Korkmaz’s office, Bodrum. TURKISH. Contact Selçuk[email protected]
  • 19 October Thursday 15:00Cultural Riches Presentation: “Which America?” by Bob and Martha Patrick, Brenda Icel, Ali and Nafisa Haji, Riza Aran. OASIS Conference Salon. ENGLISH AND TURKISH. Contact Samer[email protected]
  • 20 October Friday 11:00 HeroArt 2. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 22 October Sunday morning Walk. Contact Ayşe [email protected]
  • 23 October Monday 11:00 Handicrafts. Gürece. ENGLISH AND TURKISH.Contact Esin [email protected]
  • 24 October Tuesday 11:00 HeroArt 1. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 25 October Wednesday. Photography Walk. Contact Terry[email protected]
  • 25 October Wednesday 14:00 Turkish Reading Group. Contact Ludmila[email protected]
  • 27 October Friday 10:00 Breakfast. Contact Linda [email protected]
  • 27 October Friday 11:00 HeroArt 2. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]
  • 29 October SundayWalk. Contact Bob [email protected] or Ayşe[email protected]
  • 30 October Monday 14:00 Writing Circle. Gürece. ENGLISH Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 30 October Monday 14:00 French Conversation at Amelie’s in Bodrum. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 31 October Tuesday 11:00 HeroArt 1. Gürece. Contact Gülçin[email protected]

Coming Soon

Please contact the activity organizer for more information or if you need a lift.

Photos from the H3A International Dinner of May 24, 2017

Our Cultural Riches
As part of the project to celebrate H3A’s cultural diversity, an international dinner was held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Zerde restaurant located on the road between Turgutreis and Gümüşlük.  The event was attended by 100 members who brought along dishes representing  popular foods of their countries and regions.  Music and dancing added to the international atmosphere.
Photos by Sama SAGAT. Text by Samer ATASI.

BLACK SEA REGION LAKES REFLECT COUNTLESS SHADES OF GREEN

Impressions and photos by Kim Gould from the H3A trip to Bolu in May 2017
We expected torrential downpours and cool weather but our raincoats and umbrellas remained untouched as the rain thoughtfully fell when we were in a restaurant or on the bus.  During the three days we saw some of the breathtakingly beautiful lakes in the Black Sea Region around Bolu; every one of them alive with a chorus of mating frogs and toads.  Everything here is on a grand scale – towering dark green pine trees interspersed with bright green birch and beech, massive rhubarb-like marsh plants and the giant edible Turkish snail.

Abant and Gölcük are lovely serene lakes with paths and walkways, bicycle, pony and phaeton rides.  Most of us chose to circumnavigate at least one of them on foot.  The highlight though was Yedigöller, a much wilder place altogether with dense forests, snow melt waterfalls and seven lakes. Here all manner of birds, animals, trees and plants live.  Our Milli Park guide routinely sees bears in the winter.  The drive there took us through communities of tin and rustic wooden houses. These yaylas were largely uninhabited, their occupants yet to return to the high pastures with their livestock now that the snow has melted.

After a beautiful walk from lake to lake on varying levels and under a canopy of green with damp fallen leaves underfoot we ended our tour with a barbecue picnic at the edge of the forest where the resident mangalci grilled our sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage) and poured us tea brewed on a wood burning stove.

Thanks go to Selçuk and Camille, Gülsen of Novitas Tourism and our driver Abdullah for his skilful negotiation of countless hairpin bends and a particularly perilous section of unmade road.
Photos and text by Kim Gould.

 

Photos from Our Herb & Borek Festival (April 9, 2017)