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 eleven groups in the Penistone area, plus the Drop In Session. They are:

Board Games, first and third Mondays in the Resource Centre 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. We have also played Triominoes. Qwirkle, Great British Train Game, Mexican Train to name a few

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 2nd 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. please phone the co-ordinator for details of the next course.

Vintage Social, every second Thursday of the month, also at St John's Community Centre, 7-10pm.

Art Group Penistone Every Friday 1pm to 3pm at St John's Community Centre. This is a self help group

Penistone Drop In sessions
These are held at St. John's Community Centre, Bar Room, just off the main 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. Call in and see me and enjoy the refreshments at the Country Market!

Walking Football Group
Any members from Penistone area are welcome to join in our Walking Football Group .The matches are played every Friday with a 10.00 am kick off.

Walking Football is having a close season this year. Next match will be Friday 2nd August

Venue is Dodworth Miners Welfare & Social Club

Coordinator is John MacKinnon

Walking Cricket has also started. during the colder months they meet at Dorothy Hyndman Stadium but will come to Dodworth Miners Welfare club in April. They meet every other Wednesday and alternate weeks - every other Thursday. For more information phone the co-ordinators.

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 14/3/2019 by Helen Dew and John MacKinnon

Dates for your Diary
Thu Sep 5th Drop In Session, Autumn Buzz available
Thu Oct 3rd Drop In Session
Thu Nov 7th Drop In Session
Thu Dec 5th Drop In Session, Winter Buzz Available
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 No Drop In Session this month