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.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Jun 1st||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat|
|Mon Jun 4th||Meeting||AGM - Members Monthly meeting. 1:30pm. Priory Campus|
|Thu Jun 7th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|
|Thu Jun 14th||Meeting||Coordinators' Mtg. 10:00am Priory Campus|
|Fri Jun 15th||Meeting||Executive Committee 10:00 am Emmanuel Church|
|Fri Jun 15th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat|
|Fri Jun 29th||Crafty Chat, Penistone||Crafty Chat|
|Mon Jul 2nd||Meeting||Members Monthly Meeting. 1:30 pm Priory Campus|
|Thu Jul 5th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|
|Thu Jul 12th||Meeting||Coordinators' Mtg. 10:00am Priory Campus|
|Fri Jul 20th||Meeting||Executive Committee Meeting. 10:00am Emmanuel Church|
|Thu Aug 2nd||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St Johns Community Centre|
|Thu Sep 6th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|
|Thu Oct 4th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|
|Thu Nov 1st||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|
|Thu Dec 6th||Penistone||Drop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre|