Barnsley & District


Barnsley & District U3A (BU3A) - Penistone Area Information

This page is to help BU3A members that live in the Penistone area be more aware of new local developments in your area, drop-in meetings etc.

Please note that the Penistone area is not separate from Barnsley & District U3A. All members from either area are always equally welcome to attend groups held in the Barnsley and Penistone areas.

The Penistone Project has been created to enable those in the Penistone area to benefit from all of the facilities of the Barnsley & District U3A, whilst also benefiting from much easier access through also having groups more locally in the Penistone area.

We now have Ten groups in the Penistone area. They are:

Board Games, first and third Mondays in the IT suite St John's Community centre at 7-9pm. This can be found across the car park - Sure Start Centre. We have a variety of games to choose from but are willing to be led by the group. Why not come and join us. We are learning to play Mah Jong but other games are available.

Crown Green Bowling, 10-45 to 12.45 every Tuesday, at Penistone Bowling Club. The artificial green is wheelchair friendly and you will be made very welcome. Next season starts in April 2019

Patchwork Projects, first and third Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, St John's Community Centre.

Walking Group meeting on 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, as announced.

Crafty Chat, every other Friday, 2-4pm. At St. John's community centre.

How we Used to Live, studying 1920 - 1970, 2nd Thursday of the month at Penistone Library, 10am to 11.30am. This will start on 13/09/18

West Africa a new group starting Tuesday 4th September 2018, 10-11am in Penistone Library, then every first Tuesday of the month

Paramount Theatre Group Meeting as announced. This group visits the theatre to see live productions, live streaming, ballet and occasional films.

Bread Making Courses As advertised. Courses last seven weeks.(Next course starts 1st October)

Vintage Social, every third Tuesday also at St John's Community Centre, 7-10pm.

Penistone Drop In sessions
These are held at St. John's Community Centre, lower hall, between 10am and 12 noon, on the first Thursday of the month. Come and find out what is happening in your U3A. Information on Travel Group, new groups and social items will be available as will the Buzz Magazine. This is open to all members and prospective members.

Any members from Penistone area are welcome to join in our two Walking Football Groups .The men`s group is played on 2nd and fourth Fridays every month. The mixed group is played first and third Friday of the month.

Venue for both groups is Dodworth Miners Welfare & Social Club k.o 10.00am

Coordinators are John MacKinnon, Mike Newton and Nicola Foote

Note from Travel Committee
Day trips and overnight stays organised for Barnsley U3A will pick up in Penistone. Stays of two nights or more pick up from home by taxi and you are then taken to a central point.

Page last reviewed 21/10/2018 by Helen Dew and John Mackinnon