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.
Group meeting dates and times can be found by going to the Groups page, and then clicking on the Groups Calendar link (on the right side of that page).
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.
SPRING SCHOOL 2018
Ibis Hotel, Barnsley (off Junc 37 M1)
May 17th and 18th.
This was a great success (if one believes the group Facebook page). Our thanks go to all concerned. Particularly its organiser and Development officer Beth Rudkin. Also to the Class lecturers who's determination and efforts made the courses both informed and enjoyable. And lastly to the venue and its staff for their attentive, 'can do' attitude was appreciated.
Heard at the Spring School
'Instructive 2 days. Would love another next year, perhaps more options? Food v.good, too - excellent value. Thank you.'
'I enjoyed both the Dickens and the Greek. The arrangements for the two days were excellent, so everything went very smoothly.'
'Loved everything about the Spring School. I attended Passcendaele and found out how to trace my grandfather's records... Hope you organise another.'
'A great two days. The Ibis was a good location, friendly staff and good food. Interesting subjects, well presented. Please repeat.'
'Very good. Nice venue. Do it again'
'Will certainly attend another time, if Doncaster U3A is invited.'
...and so it went on.
Page last reviewed 13/08/2018 by Webmaster
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Aug 24th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat Meeting|
|Mon Sep 3rd||Meeting||Monthly members meeting. Priory Campus 1;30PM|
|Thu Sep 6th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre. Autumn Buzz available|
|Fri Sep 7th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Fri Sep 21st||Meeting||Executive Committee 10:00 am Emmanuel Church|
|Fri Sep 21st||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Mon Oct 1st||Meeting||Monthly members meeting. Priory Campus 1;30PM|
|Thu Oct 4th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre. Autumn Buzz available|
|Fri Oct 5th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Fri Oct 19th||Meeting||Executive Committee 10:00 am Emmanuel Church|
|Fri Oct 19th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Thu Nov 1st||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre. Autumn Buzz available|
|Fri Nov 2nd||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Fri Nov 16th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Fri Nov 30th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Thu Dec 13th||Penistone||Drop In Session, St John's Community Centre, 10-12 noon. Winter Buzz available. Please note the change of date, due to the annual dinner on the first Thursday. Winter Buzz available|
|Fri Dec 14th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|
|Fri Jan 11th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat meeting|