Houghton-le-Spring

EVENTS PLANNED

Use this page to find and check dates. It is also useful when planning future Group activity.

We list all planned events here both in date order and by Group heading.

DISPLAY EVENTS by CATEGORY or in DATE ORDER

Contact the leader of any group by clicking the bird logo on the top right of any group page.

Coronavirus – Implications for our U3A Meetings and Activities:
We are all taking this very seriously as the health and safety of our members is paramount.
As of 16 March 2020 national advice was that from now on everyone should stop non-essential contact with others and adopt social distancing. People in "at risk groups" are to be shielded from social contact for 12 weeks. People who should take particular care to minimise social contact are, among others, people over the age of 70.

All of our U3A meetings and activities were postponed. Regional and national lockdown restrictions continued throughout 2020 and into 2021. Regular communications with Committee and members have been made during this very difficult time.
Prior to restarting any interest group activity a Group Leader MUST inform Committee via the Chair and ensure the activity will meet Covid safe requirements.
Additionally, individual Members must assess their own personal risk to decide whether or not to participate in any restarted activity, must not have Covid 19 symptoms and, if participating, comply with Covid safe measures.

Please check this page for restarted meetings and activities.


Dates for your Diary
December 2021
Mon Dec 6thUkulele GroupMeeting St Andrew’s Church Hall 10.30 am until 12 noon
Tue Dec 7thLunch ClubChristmas Charity Cabaret at Seaham. 12 till 4pm. Please contact Judith via website if interested.
Wed Dec 8thGardeningGarden group Christmas Extravaganza 2 - 4pm at the Cherry Tree Bistro, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8GY.
Fri Dec 10thWalkingRainton Meadows with Mary Stevenson followed by our Annual Christmas lunch at The Mill, Houghton-le-Spring
Meet 11am at The Mill car park for a walk around Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
Return to the Mill for lunch where our table is booked for 12.30pm
Tue Dec 14thCraftMeet in St Andrew’s Church Hall Chilton Moor. 2.00pm - 3.30pm.
Wed Dec 15thChristmas EventsOur U3A Christmas Lunch Event at Hallgarth Manor. 12.00 for 12.30pm until 4pm. Please see Joan Saville for food order forms and any queries. If you wish to participate in the bran tub, please bring, on the day, a wrapped present to the value of £5.
Thu Dec 16thLocal HistoryNo Visit
Fri Dec 17thReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.
Tue Dec 21stLunch ClubChristmas at ELCAP. Please contact Judith via website if interested.
Tue Dec 21stChristmas EventsCINEMA Dalton Park Cinema
Wed Dec 22ndChristmas EventsQUIZ held at St Andrews Church Hall at 10.30 am
Thu Dec 23rdPainting and DrawingNo meeting.
Fri Dec 24thChristmas EventsWETHERSPOONS meet at 12 noon.
Tue Dec 28thChristmas EventsShort Walk and Lunch
Fri Dec 31stChristmas EventsWETHERSPOONS meet at 12 noon.
January 2022
Sat Jan 1stChristmas EventsCINEMA DALTON PARK Time to be arranged.
Mon Jan 3rdChristmas EventsQUIZ held at St Andrews Church Hall at 1pm
Tue Jan 4thGardeningMeet 12.30pm at Clays Garden Centre, Peel Retail Park, Washington NE37 2PA
Wed Jan 5thLocal HistoryMeeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm
Thu Jan 6thPainting and DrawingAt St Andrews Church Hall 2-4 pm. New members of all abilities welcome.
Fri Jan 7thWalkingSeaburn and Roker with Maureen Clare
Details to follow
Fri Jan 7thLet’s TalkLet's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.
Fri Jan 7thStrollers GroupFirst Walk is at Rainton Meadows. Meet at the Visitors Centre at 11 am. Please see Strollers Page for details and to contact Leader
Mon Jan 10thUkulele GroupMeeting St Andrew’s Church Hall 10.30 am until 12 noon
Mon Jan 17thReadingMeeting held in Houghton Library 2pm until 3pm. See Reading page for more information.
Tue Jan 18thMeetingMonthly u3a meeting held at 2pm,
Speaker David Inch - German children of County Durham 1949
Thu Jan 20thLocal HistoryWinter Social Lunch with Quizzes at the Wild Boar 12 noon till 2.30pm. Maureen is collecting food orders and £3 deposit at Local History Group Meetings as these must be submitted in advance.
Fri Jan 21stWalkingHerrington Park with Maria Luke
Details to follow
Fri Jan 21stReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.
Thu Jan 27thPainting and DrawingAt St Andrews Church Hall 2-4 pm. New members of all abilities welcome.
Thu Jan 27thCinema GroupMILITARY WIVES. Inspired by real events and from the director of The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo), Military Wives is the heartfelt story of friendship, love and support on the home front when Kate (Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour) persuades a disparate group of women on the base to form The Military Wives Choir. Based in Seaham Town Hall the group will meet on the 4th Thursday of every month between 2pm and 5pm with a prompt 2.30pm start for the film. Cost will be £3 including refreshment (Tea/Coffee)
February 2022
Tue Feb 1stGardeningSt Andrew's Church Hall 2 - 4pm
Wed Feb 2ndLocal HistoryMeeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm.
Fri Feb 4thLet’s TalkLet's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.
Tue Feb 15thMeetingMonthly u3a meeting held at 2pm.
Speaker Bernard Hope - The Titanic
Thu Feb 17thLocal HistoryCabaret and buffet at the Cherry Tree Bistro 2 - 4 pm
This is a joint event for Gardening and Local History groups
Details to be posted by the Gardening Group Leader
Thu Feb 17thGardeningCabaret and buffet at the Cherry Tree Bistro 2 - 4 pm
This is a joint event for Garden and Local History groups
Details to follow
Fri Feb 18thReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.
March 2022
Wed Mar 2ndLocal HistoryMeeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm
Fri Mar 4thLet’s TalkLet's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.
Tue Mar 15thMeetingMonthly u3a meeting held at 2pm.
Speaker Gianna Ulyatt - Hidden Italy
Fri Mar 18thReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.
April 2022
Fri Apr 1stLet’s TalkLet's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.
Fri Apr 15thReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.
Tue Apr 19thMeetingMonthly u3a meeting held at 2pm.
Speaker Linda Davidson - Topic to be advised
May 2022
Fri May 6thLet’s TalkLet's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.
Tue May 17thMeetingMonthly u3a meeting held at 2pm.
Speaker bill Greenwell - Marsden Rock and Marsden Grotto
Fri May 20thReal Murder Mystery GroupReal Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.