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|
|Mon Dec 6th||Ukulele Group||Meeting St Andrew’s Church Hall 10.30 am until 12 noon|
|Tue Dec 7th||Lunch Club||Christmas Charity Cabaret at Seaham. 12 till 4pm. Please contact Judith via website if interested.|
|Wed Dec 8th||Gardening||Garden group Christmas Extravaganza 2 - 4pm at the Cherry Tree Bistro, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8GY.|
|Fri Dec 10th||Walking||Rainton 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 14th||Craft||Meet in St Andrew’s Church Hall Chilton Moor. 2.00pm - 3.30pm.|
|Wed Dec 15th||Christmas Events||Our 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 16th||Local History||No Visit|
|Fri Dec 17th||Real Murder Mystery Group||Real Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.|
|Tue Dec 21st||Lunch Club||Christmas at ELCAP. Please contact Judith via website if interested.|
|Tue Dec 21st||Christmas Events||CINEMA Dalton Park Cinema|
|Wed Dec 22nd||Christmas Events||QUIZ held at St Andrews Church Hall at 10.30 am|
|Thu Dec 23rd||Painting and Drawing||No meeting.|
|Fri Dec 24th||Christmas Events||WETHERSPOONS meet at 12 noon.|
|Tue Dec 28th||Christmas Events||Short Walk and Lunch|
|Fri Dec 31st||Christmas Events||WETHERSPOONS meet at 12 noon.|
|Sat Jan 1st||Christmas Events||CINEMA DALTON PARK Time to be arranged.|
|Mon Jan 3rd||Christmas Events||QUIZ held at St Andrews Church Hall at 1pm|
|Tue Jan 4th||Gardening||Meet 12.30pm at Clays Garden Centre, Peel Retail Park, Washington NE37 2PA|
|Wed Jan 5th||Local History||Meeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm|
|Thu Jan 6th||Painting and Drawing||At St Andrews Church Hall 2-4 pm. New members of all abilities welcome.|
|Fri Jan 7th||Walking||Seaburn and Roker with Maureen Clare|
Details to follow
|Fri Jan 7th||Let’s Talk||Let's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.|
|Fri Jan 7th||Strollers Group||First 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 10th||Ukulele Group||Meeting St Andrew’s Church Hall 10.30 am until 12 noon|
|Mon Jan 17th||Reading||Meeting held in Houghton Library 2pm until 3pm. See Reading page for more information.|
|Tue Jan 18th||Meeting||Monthly u3a meeting held at 2pm, |
Speaker David Inch - German children of County Durham 1949
|Thu Jan 20th||Local History||Winter 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 21st||Walking||Herrington Park with Maria Luke|
Details to follow
|Fri Jan 21st||Real Murder Mystery Group||Real Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.|
|Thu Jan 27th||Painting and Drawing||At St Andrews Church Hall 2-4 pm. New members of all abilities welcome.|
|Thu Jan 27th||Cinema Group||MILITARY 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)|
|Tue Feb 1st||Gardening||St Andrew's Church Hall 2 - 4pm|
|Wed Feb 2nd||Local History||Meeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm.|
|Fri Feb 4th||Let’s Talk||Let's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.|
|Tue Feb 15th||Meeting||Monthly u3a meeting held at 2pm. |
Speaker Bernard Hope - The Titanic
|Thu Feb 17th||Local History||Cabaret 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 17th||Gardening||Cabaret 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 18th||Real Murder Mystery Group||Real Murder Mystery Group held monthly on a Friday at Kepier Hall from 11am to 1pm. Everybody welcome.|
|Wed Mar 2nd||Local History||Meeting at the Wild Boar 6pm to 7.30pm|
|Fri Mar 4th||Let’s Talk||Let's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.|
|Tue Mar 15th||Meeting||Monthly u3a meeting held at 2pm. |
Speaker Gianna Ulyatt - Hidden Italy
|Fri Mar 18th||Real Murder Mystery Group|
|Fri Apr 1st||Let’s Talk||Let's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.|
|Fri Apr 15th||Real Murder Mystery Group|
|Tue Apr 19th||Meeting||Monthly u3a meeting held at 2pm. |
Speaker Linda Davidson - Topic to be advised
|Fri May 6th||Let’s Talk||Let's Talk - held once a month at Kepier Hall on a Friday between 11am and 12 noon.|
|Tue May 17th||Meeting||Monthly u3a meeting held at 2pm. |
Speaker bill Greenwell - Marsden Rock and Marsden Grotto
|Fri May 20th||Real Murder Mystery Group|