Social Events

The Social Team is dedicated to encouraging members to have a ‘Social’ life and enjoy themselves and we wish to thank all those members who have loyally supported the various ‘Social’ events during the year.

Social Committee

Cathy Whiteway 01844 351588

Easter Craft Workshop

On Wednesday 29 March 2017 around 20 members attended an Easter-themed craft workshop, learning how to make felt daffodil brooches and hand-made Easter cards. You can read more and see some pictures of what they made by following the link:
Easter Craft Morning

New Members get together

On Monday 17th July we held a social event to introduce new members to the organisation, to group leaders and committee members, and to each other.  We began with a light-hearted game to encourage everyone to circulate and talk to people. Several of the group leaders spoke briefly about their groups. Of course, there was tea and coffee and cake.  It was an opportunity to talk http://nygoodhealth.com/product/intagra/ face to face with people and quite a few members left thinking they might try a group they hadn’t considered before.

All the new members were invited and those who were not able to attend are warmly invited to come to the next new members get-together, which will be held on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Beetle Drive

On Friday 29 September we held a well-attended fun event for members to join a table to play ‘Beetle’ – a game requiring no skill but just a quick dice throw and a bit of luck. Each round the highest and lowest scorers moved on to other tables  and off we went again. We played twelve rounds: everyone had a great sociable time and David Brown moved table so often he got back to the beginning! In the middle we paused for a cheese and pate supper with lemon tart pudding. A free raffle made three people have an extra-special evening. Prizes for the highest three scorers overall were so closely contested that there was a three-way tie for second place behind the winner, Mike Pullen. The final round was something a bit different, with a fun beetle drawn for creativity and humour, won by Gail Walters.

Quiz Evening

Come and pit your wits on our next Quiz Evening at St Mary’s Church Hall on Friday 3 November. You are welcome to reserve a table for a group, or just come along and join a team at the time. Tickets available from Cathy Whiteway 01844 351588 and at the monthly meetings beforehand. The cost is £6 including a hot, two-course supper and BYO drinks.
Quiz Poster

Christmas Monthly General Meeting

On Tuesday 12 December our monthly general meeting will be a social event to celebrate the festive season. Please note the earlier start time of 12.45 pm. Full details in the Christmas Poster 2017

New Members Get Together

On Thursday 4 January 2018 we’ll be holding another new members get together, 2pm until 4 pm in the Community Centre.

New members who haven’t been to this event already, and anyone else who is a new joiner are invited to this get-together. The aim is to have a social afternoon when you can meet many of the committee members and the group leaders and discuss activities and groups face to face.

Jane Austen Tea Dance

This has now been rearranged for Saturday 24 February 2018 at the Community Centre.

Remember the elegant dancing in Pride and Prejudice? This afternoon will be a fun occasion when U3A members can dance in the style of the early 19th century. You will be shown just what to do and a caller will take you through it every time, in a similar manner to a barn dance, but not nearly so energetic. You can come as a couple or singly: plenty of women danced together and many of the dances change partners as they progress. It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet. If you want to dress up then feel free, but no compulsion. There will be Regency refreshments as well. If you really don’t want to dance but would like to come to watch then you are welcome too.

Tickets £8 available from Cathy Whiteway 01844 351588 and at the monthly meetings beforehand.

Please contact Cathy Whiteway if you have ideas for any events you would like us to organise.

Social Events Calendar

The calendar below is interactive, you can navigate using the controls on the calendar to see the schedule in later months.

Click on an item within the calendar to learn more about it.

 
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