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GROUP MEETING DATES AND TIMES
The calendar below is primarily used to notify you of events planned for all of the Barnsley U3A membership. Along with other events, these include: Workshops being held by the district U3A, Monthly Meetings, New Member Meetings, Group Coordinator Meetings, and meetings of the Barnsley & District U3A Executive Committee.
Recent changes to the website administration, with more involvement of Group Coordinators in updating information, mean that some group events will also start to be publicised here. However, be aware that some of the events that appear in the calendar might be very specific to the group members, so even though it will normally be very clear if a group event is open to the entire membership, some may be closed events, e.g. rehearsals. If there is any ambiguity you should contact the group coordinator concerned for the group involved and ensure that it is an open event before attending. Thank you.
MAIN EVENTS CALENDAR (See "Dates For Your Diary" below)
Please check this page regularly! It is used for notifying you of important meetings and events such as Monthly Meetings, AGMs, New Members Meetings, Group Coordinators meetings, and special meetings such as the Penistone project.
MONTHLY MEETINGS and AGMs
These are free and open to all members and are usually held on the first Monday of the month at Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, S71 5PN, from 1.30pm until about 3.30pm. Refreshments and meals/snacks can be obtained from the cafe in Priory Campus prior to and after the meeting, where you can chat to your friends. There is also the opportunity to buy raffle tickets, browse our second hand book/DVD stall, and purchase tickets for future social events/meals out.
The meetings vary but there will normally be a speaker (or fun presentation by one of our groups), followed by updates from the Committee and Group Coordinators.
Yorkshire and Humber Region Summer School
This year we will not have a Barnsley U3A Summer School, but instead you can try our regional Summer School. This is to be held in The Hawkhills Conference centre, Easingwold on July 27th to 30. You can read the details here YAHR Summer School Flyer.
The 9 course details are here YAHR 2020 Courses. if you would like to attend please download and print the form here YAHR Summer School app form and return to the address at the bottom of the form. Booking are being taken now!
Yorkshire and Humber Region Events
Whilst we are in the region there are other events:
There is a three day event June 23th and 25th, being run by the Whitby Whaler U3A, studying Capt. James Cook. Visiting his places of birth and education as well as the museum in Whitby dedicated to him over the event days. The accommodation is self booked so you might extend your stay and enjoy Whitby's famed fish 'n chips and other attractions. More details and book form click here Capt Cook Event.
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