Coronavirus Impact on our Events
Many Chester & other U3A events are appearing in new forms. The current status for each is given on the chronological list below. We now include links to other organisations online events that might be of interest to members.

The descriptive part of this page tells how we normally meet and how we will hopefully be resuming later in 2021.

Monthly Meetings usually take place on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at St Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, CH2 1SA. Doors open at 9:45 and coffee is served until the meeting starts at 10:30. Please remember to bring your own cups.

We have a Social Events programme of Outings to places of interest in the region and to Plays & Concerts in Liverpool. These have been postponed (more information on the Social page). The full programme with details of how to book can also be found in the monthly News Sheet.

Dates for your Diary
May 2021
Thu May 13thMeeting

Our online Thursday meeting for May is in 2 parts:
* Brightlife by Christine McMahon.
Brightlife is an organisation started in 2015 in Chester similar in its aims to u3a to improve the social connections in their communities. It will be interesting to hear how Brightlife differs from the u3a and how they work alongside other charities aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation for people over the age of 50.
* My Music by David Atkinson.
Chester u3a member Dave began writing in the late 1960's and has written more than 400 songs. He will be doing a mix of his own songs and covers of things that hopefully will be familiar.

Thu May 20thOther

Coffee The virtual u3a Café, is moving its day to the third Thursday of the month. The time is the same 10am and noon. This is an open invitation to all members. Pop in and out as you please just like a real cafe. It is an opportunity to find out planned social events & ‘have your say’ about your u3a, which we can always feed back to the committee. If you are a new member and would like to know more it is a great way to meet fellow members in a relaxed atmosphere, just as a new member did at the last session. Come along with any question or topic you would like to discuss or listen to – all contributions appreciated. Please bring your own coffee and cake!
The Zoom link will be sent to members beforehand.

June 2021
Tue Jun 1stMeeting

Our online talk for June is Never Give Up - The Cheerful Insanity of a Long Distance Runner

Garfield Race The Montane Spine Race is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. It hit the headlines in 2019, when Jasmin Paris became the first female to win it, shattering the course record by more than 12 hours, and doing it all whilst expressing milk to breast-feed her baby. So what makes people want to enter? What is the preparation like? And why on earth do it when you reach the age of seventy? Come along to this talk by Garfield Southall and find out (and be thankful it isn't you running...).

Wed Jun 2ndOtheru3a Day Events across the country celebrating our organisation. To see what is happening click> u3a day.
Here in Chester we are launching lots of taster events from our website so look out for the pages all about it from 1st June. There will also be a special edition of Chester Times.
December 2021
Thu Dec 2ndSocialSocial Events Are Back! Here is the first one for some time. Hopefully there will be lots more before too long.

Thursday 2nd December, Queens Hotel, Chester “Great Days Out 70s themed Snow Ball” 10.30am-3.00pm.
Three course meal with musical entertainment. 70s costumes optional. £29. Make your own way there. £5 deposit to be paid when booking. Balance of £24 due by 30th August. Sue Proctor. Contact Social