Dunmow

Events 2019

Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm on the Last Wednesday of each month at the E T Foakes Memorial Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow. They will include a Speaker and news of 'What's On', the opportunity to meet our Group facilitators and to view suggestions for new interest Groups

Note - Event dates for Groups are provisional. Always make contact with the Group Leader to confirm an event is taking place as adverised.

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Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Thu May 23rdCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri May 24thArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan Pavilion
Fri May 24thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club on the 24 May 2019 is being hosted by Brenda at the Nags Head Bishop Stortford, London Road, CM23 5HP. Please note the lunch will b at 12.30 not the normal 13.00.
Fri May 24thScienceLondon Science Museums Visit by train. See web site for details
Tue May 28thWine AppreciationMerlot versus Malbec!
Tue May 28thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Wed May 29thMeetingGuest Speaker Graham Bendall: The Life of a Gamekeeper. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed May 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingMeet at Tesco at 9.30 a.m. to ride to Broxted and Little Canfield
Thu May 30thGardenVisit to Beeleigh Abbey Gardens. See Garden page for details.
Thu May 30thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
June 2019
Tue Jun 4thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Thu Jun 6thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jun 7thArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Jun 11thLine DancingPriors Green Little Canfield
Thu Jun 13thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jun 14thArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Jun 18thCycling includes Electric CyclingMeet at Tesco, Dunmow at 2 p.m. to ride to Hatfield Forest via Flitch Way. Note unusual time and day.
Tue Jun 18thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Non-mammalian Animals
Wed Jun 19thNature WalksNature walk at Marks Hall Arboretum
Thu Jun 20thCreative WritingAngel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Thu Jun 20thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jun 21stArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan pavilion
Fri Jun 21stScience7 p.m. Dourdon Pavilion. Speaker on planets, red dwarfs and black holes from North Essex Astronomical Society.
Mon Jun 24thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Early parish records – the Parish Chest.
Tue Jun 25thWine AppreciationWines to go with summer salads
Wed Jun 26thMeetingANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Guest Speaker Tony Harris: Henry VIII, England's Favourite King. Hilarious in costume. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed Jun 26thCycling includes Electric CyclingMeet at the Library to ride to Felsted and Rayne 9.30 a.m.
Thu Jun 27thGardenGarden Group visit to Wisley. Other U3A members welcome if there are spaces left after the Garden Group have priority.
Thu Jun 27thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jun 28thArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan Pavilion
Fri Jun 28thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be hosted by Tessa and Oliver at a venue to be confirmed.
July 2019
Thu Jul 4thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jul 5thArtFriday 9-11, 11-1
Dourdan Pavilion
Thu Jul 11thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jul 12thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA to Finchingfield
Tue Jul 16thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - On Holiday
Thu Jul 18thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Mon Jul 22ndFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Court and Legal documents & 1:1 help
Wed Jul 24thCycling includes Electric Cycling9.30 a.m.
Wed Jul 24thNature WalksNature walk at RSPB Rye Meads
Thu Jul 25thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Jul 26thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Tue Jul 30thWine AppreciationWines from Eastern Europe
Wed Jul 31stMeetingGuest Speaker Colin Banks: Man of Hats (Humorous). Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed Jul 31stCycling includes Electric Cycling9.30 a.m. TBA
August 2019
Thu Aug 1stCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Thu Aug 8thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Aug 9thOutingsExperience the iconic work of sculptor Henry Moore against the backdrop of his stunning Hertfordshire home.

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in rural Hertfordshire is the best place in the world to appreciate the work of sculptor Henry Moore, offering the chance to discover more about the life and work of one of Britain’s most famous artists.

We will be able to spend the day on the 70 acre estate with a friendly and knowledgeable guide, hearing Henry Moore’s remarkable story while surrounded by over 20 of his iconic sculptures and hundreds of small models (maquettes) that line the shelves of his studios.

Our coach will leave Don's yard at 9.45 (9.50 Flitch House and 10 am Takeley). The total cost, including coach and personal guided tour of the exhibition, studios and Moore's home,'Hoglands' will be just £28 each. Early booking is advised. Tickets on sale from 29th May.
Thu Aug 15thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Sat Aug 17thOutingsThe Shuttleworth ‘Flying Proms’ at Old Warden Aerodrome - SORRY - SOLD OUT
Visit one of the most prestigious aeronautical and automotive museums in the world, with around 40 airworthy old planes dating from both World Wars and earlier.
The 22nd Flying Proms blends exquisite flying in display sequences with classical music played live by the National Symphony Orchestra in a familiar 'Last Night of the Proms' programme, ending with a firework display.
Stroll around the Swiss Garden and visit Shuttleworth House, which will be open for viewing and refreshments.
Cost £57
Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 12:30 pm (Flitch House 12:35, Takeley Four Ashes 12:50). Return to Dunmow between 11:30 pm and midnight.
Mon Aug 19thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Websites & 1:1 help
Tue Aug 20thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Macro
Thu Aug 22ndCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Tue Aug 27thWine AppreciationCab Sav revisited!
Thu Aug 29thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Aug 30thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
September 2019
Thu Sep 5thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Thu Sep 12thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Tue Sep 17thOutingsFarmer Barnes' Dairy
Those of you who were at the last U3A monthly meeting will remember meeting Jane Barnes from Farmer Barnes’ Dairy. During her fascinating talk she invited us to come to the dairy for a conducted tour. And that is precisely what we intend to do.

Leaving Dunmow at 8.45 we should be in the Melton Mowbray area by 10.30 to 11 am. There we will go to Gates Garden Centre (well known to many) where it will be possible to get lunch and enjoy a good look round. At 2pm we move on to the dairy for our tour, led by Jane herself. We aim to leave the dairy by 5pm, returning to Dunmow by 7.30 to 8 pm - traffic permitting as always. The cost will be £38 each.
Tue Sep 17thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Inspired Photography
Thu Sep 19thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Wed Sep 25thMeetingGuest Speaker Nick Barratt: Behind the Senes at “Who Do You Think You Are?” Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Wed Sep 25thFamily HistoryJoint Meeting With U3A
2.00 pm @ The Foakes Hall
Nick Barratt – Talk: Behind the scenes of the BBC TV programme “Who do you think you are?
Thu Sep 26thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Fri Sep 27thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Fri Sep 27thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
October 2019
Thu Oct 3rdCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason

10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
Thu Oct 10thCroquet ClubPlaying at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Park Street, Little Eason
10am, 12:30pm and 5pm
This will be the last Club day of the season and will be resumed after Easter next year.
Mon Oct 14thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Recording your family history & 1:1 help
Tue Oct 15thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Motion Blur
Fri Oct 25thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Fri Oct 25thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
Wed Oct 30thMeetingGuest Speaker Peter Layzell: My Life as a Rural Sergeant. Meeting starts 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
November 2019
Mon Nov 11thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Wills pre-1858.
Tue Nov 19thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Wed Nov 27thMeetingRock Choir performance. Meeting starts at 2 pm, ET Foakes Hall, Dunmow.
Fri Nov 29thLuncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club will be meeting. Venue and Host to be announced.
December 2019
Tue Dec 17thPhotography2.30 pm at The Community Hub
Fri Dec 27thLuncheon ClubTime off for Good behaviour.