Canvey Island

Meetings / Outings / Social Events

We hold our main monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month, in the Main Hall at The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Island, doors open at 12.45pm for a 1.30pm start (see the diary below). Meetings commence with announcements regarding group activities, outings etc. After the announcements we usually have a speaker, musician, singer or other activity. Following the entertainment we break for tea/coffee/biscuits giving us time for a chat amongst ourselves or time to deal with any questions or enquiries you may have. After tea there is a raffle and then some time to catch up with your group liaison regarding your chosen groups.
(Please Note that we now have the hall booked until 4.00 pm on normal meeting days.) Plenty of time to chat to your friends after the meeting.

We also hold a monthly coffee afternoon on the first Friday of each month at Smallgains Hall. Doors open at 1.30 p.m.

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OUTINGS

Details for booking all forthcoming outings can be found in the Diary below.
Booking for trips will not commence until doors open at 12.45 pm on meeting days.

Note that all outings will need immediate payment when booking. At a meeting you will be able to book and PAY for two other members as long as they are unable to attend the meeting. All money will be non refundable unless someone can be found to take your place. Please think carefully before you book.

We also ask that you pay for your outing by cheque made payable to "CANVEY ISLAND U3A".

Please note that all bookings taken for outings will be strictly on a members only basis. Any remaining seats will be offered to members of Local U3A's only.

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FUTURE SPEAKERS AND ENTERTAINERS

Marie Saunders - June 22 Martin Lloyd - July 2022 David Webb Oct 2022 Jason Middleton - Nov 2022
Marie Saunders Martin Lloyd David Webb Jason Middleton

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Groups Information

See Groups Information for details of our interest groups

GROUP MEETINGS CALENDAR

Please See Group Meetings Calendar for the date of your next interest group meeting.

The Group Meetings Calendar and the Groups Information pages are only updated where the Group Liaison has added dates to their schedule and other information themselves to their Group on Beacon, or they forward the info for inclusion to the Groups Coordinator.


Dates for your Diary
May 2022
Thu May 19thOutingEly Cathedral & Market

Price: £16.50 Coach Only. Cathedral entry is optional and will cost approx. £7, to be paid on the day.

FULL - BOOKING CLOSED
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Thu May 19thOtherEast Region of U3A's Conference

10.30am - 3.30pm. - Free parking, Buffet lunch, Networking.

Please note that this is NOT the "Essex Association of u3a's" which our u3a is a member of. This organisation covers the whole of the Eastern Region of England

Please see East Region Conference for more detail.
Fri May 27thOtherCanvey Island u3a Spring Quiz - Smallgains Hall, Creek Road Canvey.
Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £5 per person available from Alan Mitchell. MEMBERS MAY BUY TICKETS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (ADULTS ONLY)

Please feel free to bring your own nibbles, the Bar will be open so you will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol.
June 2022
Fri Jun 10thOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Sat Jun 18thOutingBroadstairs - Dickens Festival

Price £16.50 - Coach Only
Mon Jun 20thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration & Canvey Island U3A Summer Party.
Marie Saunders Entertainer. Marie will be singing a selection of songs from the 40`s, 50`s and 60`s.
Food provided by professional caterers, at no charge to the members. Members invited to wear red, white and blue.
July 2022
Fri Jul 1stOtherMeeting Smallgains Hall. 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Groups Open Day
Thu Jul 14thOutingRYE & TENTERDEN
COST - £17.00 - Coach Only
BOOKING - Monday 16th May, Paddocks Meeting.
Mon Jul 18thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
Martin Lloyd will present his talk entitled "Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies"

A dramatic account of how the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.
August 2022
Fri Aug 5thOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Mon Aug 15thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
Mike Grillo - Returns with his talk entitled "Your Cheatin' Heart - The History of Country Music"
Wed Aug 17thOutingLAVENHAM & HYDE HALL
COST - £14.50 - Coach Only
BOOKING Monday 20th June, Paddocks Meeting.
September 2022
Fri Sep 2ndOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Sun Sep 11thOutingCHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD – Salute to the 1940s – with live music, classic cars, fashion parades and so much more. Feel free to dress up in vintage clothing.
COST, including Entrance & Coach, will be £28.
BOOKING at the Paddocks meeting on Monday 18th July.
Mon Sep 19thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
Our own Eddie Goldsmith will present his Magic Act.
October 2022
Fri Oct 7thOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Sun Oct 9thOutingBeyond The Barricade 7.30 pm at The Towngate Theatre Basildon.

Price: £26 + coach.

Booking: NOW FULLY BOOKED .
Contact Lynne on 07840 688943 to add your name to the reserve list.
Mon Oct 17thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
David Webb presents a talk about his long and successful career in showbusiness with his twin brother Tony.
The Webb twins were best remembered as Yellow Coats at Maplins Holiday Camp, in the comedy series 'Hi-de-Hi'.
November 2022
Fri Nov 4thOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Fri Nov 18thOutingThursford Christmas Spectacular.

Price: £75. NOW FULLY BOOKED Contact Lynne on 07840 688943 to register for the reserve list.
Mon Nov 21stMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.

Jason Middleton will be presenting his talk entitled "An Introduction to Gemstones"
The talk focus is on gemstone families and their basic properties. Where and how gemstones are mined, cut and fashioned. Birthstones, famous gemstones and an interesting history line and what to look for in jewellery and much more.
December 2022
Fri Dec 2ndOtherCoffee Afternoon. Smallgains Hall. 1.30pm to 3.30pm Doors Open 1.30pm

The Calligraphy, A Stitch in Time and iPad for Beginners Groups meet at this event.
Mon Dec 19thMeetingMeeting at The Paddocks.
Canvey Island U3A Christmas Party - with music from Free Spirit and our own Kay Humphries.

More details to follow
February 2023
Mon Feb 20thMeetingMeeting at the Paddocks.
Giggle Pig