Arun East


Arun East members are encouraged to scroll down this page which details a wide range of meetings and outings.
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Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Thu May 16th
→Thu May 23rd
HolidayProposed holiday to The Dolomites.
Watch for details in the Newsletter.
Sun May 19th
→Sat May 25th
HolidayOverseas visit to Tuscany Some space still available, and a waiting list being set up in case of more cancellations. Please contact Sue Povey. There is a WAIT LIST for this trip
Mon May 20th
→Fri May 24th
Travel by coach to Thoresby Hall. A very large Victorian stately home with vast grounds. This 4 night holiday will include a visit to Chatsworth house. Dependent on the room you choose the room prices range from £375 to £425 and all the many daily facilities and evening entertainment are included. The daily facilities include a swimming pool, exercise sessions, line dancing, archery, competitions and many more – in other words there is plenty to do throughout the day. Google Thoresby Hall and look at the dozens of photographs. There are now only a few places left and single rooms are available.. If you would like to join the group please phone Bryan Stephens.
June 2019
Tue Jun 4thGardeningCoach trip to Hillier Gardens.
Fri Jun 7thOut and AboutDorking Caves 11:00am & 2:00pm
Thu Jun 13thOutingCoach trip to see This is my Family at Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
Thu Jun 13thHistorical Lecture Courses 213th/ 20th/27th June SHORT HISTORY COURSE with Anne Kershen
London the Promised Land? The Migrant Experience in a Capital City.
This is a follow-up course to the one in April.
Tue Jun 18thOutingCoach Trip to Penshurst Place and Gardens. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee
Wed Jun 19thMonthly MeetingsHenry III and the Battle of Lewes by James Dickinson
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
The Fifteenth Annual South East Forum Summer School will take place at the University of Chichester.
Many courses are now fully booked but there are still spaces on Watercolour/Mixed Media, Folk Dancing, Cycling, Falconry Family History and one space on Maths.
The Summer school is open to all U3A members.
Wed Jun 26thArchaeologyArchaeology Study Group outing to The Mary Rose Exhibition in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.
Archaeology Group and other members of U3A and their carers are invited to book for this trip.
Definite bookings are needed at least 10 days in advance, for the guided tour.
Sun Jun 30th
→Fri Jul 5th
GardeningHoliday to Yorkshire
July 2019
Tue Jul 9thOutingCoach trip to Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
Tue Jul 16thOut and AboutCass Sculpture Park, Chichester
Tue Jul 30thOutingCoach Trip to Kew Gardens. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
August 2019
Tue Aug 13thOutingCoach trip to see Oklahoma! the musical at the Festival Theatre. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdGardeningcoach trip to Batemans and Scotney Castle.
Tue Sep 10thOut and AboutKnepp Wildlife Safari Tours, Dial Post 2:00pm
Thu Sep 12thOutingCoach Trip to see Kinky Boots at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
Mon Sep 16thWarners Short BreaksWarners weekend at Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Visiting Osborne House and other places of interest.
Wed Sep 18thMonthly MeetingsThe First Ladies of the United States – from Martha Washington to Melania Trump by Mark Perry-Nash
Thu Sep 26thOutingCoach Trip to Hughenden Manor and Gardens. Organised by Outings and Trips Subcommittee.
October 2019
Fri Oct 4thHistorical Lecture Courses 1A History of China by Anne Davison. On 4th, 11th & 18th October 2019 from 10:00-11:00am in Guide Hall, Rustington (at the back of the Woodlands Centre). Members see Newsletter or your paper Directory for Anne's contact details.
China has perhaps the longest continuous history in the world. We begin with the world of Ancient China followed by the great dynasties of the Han, the Mongol Yuan and the Ming. In the final week we will look at the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the rise of modern China under Communist rule.
Wed Oct 9th
→Sun Oct 13th
HolidayNew Holiday Eliot Hotel Newquay. Dinner, B&B, entertainment, Outings to Eden Project & Padstow, plus coach travel - £205.00 12 double rooms for single use £25.00 extra. £40.00 deposit with booking form.
This holiday is though Alfa Travel all their conditions apply.
Insurance is recommended £20.00 - separate Cheque please.
All cheques to be payable to Alfa Travel, sent to Pauline Chappell.
Thu Oct 10thSocialGROUP LEADERS' TEA
This is a social event as a thank you to all team leaders for their work during the year.
Wed Oct 16thMonthly MeetingsWitches, Warlocks & Wellingtons: the ritual protection of the home by Janet Pennington
November 2019
Sat Nov 2ndSocialBi-annual Quiz
Look for details in the Newsletter.
Fri Nov 8thSocialSocial Dance to live music provided by our own 'Borderline' group.
Wed Nov 20thMonthly MeetingsSacrifice and Remembrance, the evolution of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Jeremy Prescott
December 2019
Wed Dec 18thMonthly MeetingsCHRISTMAS MEETING
There will be no speaker at this meeting, but food, music and conversation. Members of the Committee and Group Leaders will be present to answer any questions you may have.
April 2020
Sat Apr 25thSocialBi-annual Quiz
Look for details in the Newsletter.
May 2020
Fri May 8thSocialSocial Dance to live music provided by our own 'Borderline' group.
Sat May 16th
→Sat May 23rd
An 8 day, 7 night holiday in this beautiful region, based in a lovely family run Chalet style hotel in the foothills of the Dolomites and on a half board basis with included wine with dinner.
Fri May 29thOutingProposed coach trip to Northern France. Contact Outings and Trips Subcommittee if interested.
October 2020
Thu Oct 29thSocialGROUP LEADERS' TEA
This is a social event as a thank you to all team leaders for their work during the year.
November 2020
Fri Nov 20thSocialBi-annual Quiz
Look for details in the Newsletter.
December 2020
Fri Dec 4thSocialSocial Dance to live music provided by our own 'Borderline' group.