On this page you will find details of forthcoming events - both those for all members and those organized by specific interest groups. If you are interested in attending a group event, please follow the link to the page for that group (by clicking on the coloured group name) where you will be able to send a message to the Convenors, or attend a monthly meeting and add your name to the sign-up sheet.


We have a meeting open to all members at Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road at 11am on the last Thursday of every month. The meeting gives us the opportunity to meet up with other members in a relaxed atmosphere over tea or coffee and to learn about forthcoming events. This is also the time to sign up for any events that interest you. Each month we invite a speaker to our meeting to talk on a wide range of interesting topics.

Non-members are welcome to come along and see what we are about ….. You can be sure of a warm welcome!

Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 31st Monthly Meeting
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, 11am.
Speaker: Wilfred Pyper on 'It'll be alright on the night'
Mon Nov 11th The second Convenors meeting (for those who did not attend the first meeting in September) will be held in St John's on the Ormeau Road Rosetta on Monday 11th November from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.
Sat Nov 23rd Belfast U3A Annual Art Exhibition
Monday 4th November - Sat 23rd November.
Cregagh Library, opening times: Mon 10 am - 8 pm, Tues - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 1 pm, closed Sundays.

Opening day 4th November
Afternoon tea between 4 - 5.30 pm#
Other Events
Wed Feb 12th 2020 Everyday First Aid Workshop for Adults: British Red Cross
Workshop 2 (repeat of the first one held on 2nd October): will be held in the Cairns Room, St John’s Hall, Ormeau Road, BT7 3HX, on Wednesday 12th February 10.00am – 12.00 noon. Free parking is provided beside the Hall. There are 15 places available. Please sign the sheet at monthly Meeting or let June Martin, Business Secretary know.
Art Appreciation
Tue Oct 22nd Visit to National Gallery, Dublin.
Exhibition: Joaquin Sorolla, Spanish Master of Light 1863-1923.
2.15 pm. Entry fee: 10 euros on arrival. Meet Lanyon Place station at 10.10 a.m. for enterprise at 10.30 am.
Click below for more details:
Sorolla Exhibition at National Gallery
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Edna Murray.
Bridge - duplicate 2
Tue Oct 29th Please note: there will NOT be a meeting up of the second duplicate bridge group at Boat Club on this date.
Brunch Group
Sat Oct 26th Rockmount Golf Club, near Carryduff.
Meet at 12 noon.

The Brunch Group has currently reached capacity
Sun Oct 20th The Playboy of the Western World
Lyric Theatre, 2.30 pm. £20 TBC
Click below for details:
The Playboy of the Western World
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Maureen
Sat Nov 2nd Grand Opera House - 'Annie'
2.30pm. Ticket: £35 TBC.
Click below for more information:
Annie at GOH
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Maureen.
Film Group
Mon Oct 21st Movie House Cinema Dublin Road Belfast.
‘Official Secrets’, starring Keira Knightly
Meet in Foyer at 6.40pm. Movie starts at 7pm
Coffee afterwards in Clayton Hotel
Sat Jan 4th 2020 The group is taking a 6-month break, resuming January 2020.
Garden Group
Wed Oct 23rd Guided tour of the Tropical Ravine & Palm House, Botanic Gardens.
Meet at 10.45 am. outside the Victorian Palm House. £2 charge.
No refreshments provided but available in adjacent Ulster Museum Cafe.
Only 20 places so please sign sheet at meeting or contact convenor.
Play Reading
Tue Oct 29th This group now meets at a new venue
St John's C of I church hall, Malone (corner of Osbourne Park and Malone Road).
The group meets on Tuesdays, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.
New members and new ideas always welcome
Poetry Reading
Tue Oct 22nd Topic: New Poets.

2.00 - 3.30 pm., Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church hall.
Walking - Amblers
Thu Oct 24th Mossley West.
Meet in Europa Station in time to catch 10:10am train which arrives in Mossley West at 10:33am.
Leader: Peter Cooke
Thu Oct 31st U3A monthly meeting,
Balmoral Hotel
Walking - Ramblers
Thu Oct 24th Walk at Saul near Downpatrick
Meet at Carryduff Shopping Centre at 10am to share cars, or at The Barn (formerly Paddy’s Barn) at 10.30am. Parking at The Barn and the walk starts from here.
The walk is on small country roads and bridle paths and should take 2 - 2.5 hours.
Boots advised.
Soup and sandwiches in The Barn for lunch (book before walk starts). Costs £7
Or bring packed lunch. Details of how to get there and contact number for leaders will be sent by email.
Leaders Valerie and Ken McClintock.
Thu Oct 31st Belfast U3A. Meeting
Thu Nov 7th Walk date vacant
Thu Nov 14th Walk date vacant
Thu Nov 21st Harry Mulligan and Michael McGarry to lead a walk.
Details to follow.
Thu Nov 28th Belfast U3A. Meeting
Thu Dec 5th This walk Date vacant
Thu Dec 12th Walkers’ Christmas Lunch
Details later
Thu Dec 19th A walk at Shaw’s Bridge
Details later
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 Walk date vacant
Walking - Scramblers
Slievenaglogh, Slieve Corragh to the base of Commedagh. Return by Brandy Pad and Hare's Gap.

Distance: 10 km. 545 m ascent. Time: 4-5 hours.
Bring wet gear, appropriate clothing and footware, packed lunch etc.
Leader: Stanley Prentice.
Meet at Carryduff Shopping centre or Hillsborough Forest Carpark at 8.30am to car share or at Meelmore Lodge at 9.30am to start walk.

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