Kings Norton & District


General Meetings

General Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year (with a break for the summer holidays). They are an opportunity to hear about what’s been happening in your U3A, and what’s in store in the next few months. Meetings are held at St Josephs and Helen's hall, where we have a programme of speakers who will be giving talks.

The meeting is also be an opportunity to receive news and updates on the Interest Groups and get advice etc from other members and from Committee members.

Saturday Workshops

Occasional interactive workshops are planned throughout the year where members can discuss in small groups everyday issues affecting their lives. The workshops are free to members and are usually held on Saturday mornings. Check the event list for future dates.

Other Events

As the U3A develops it is hoped that special events and one-off meetings will be held and they will be reported here.

Dates for your Diary
Bird Watching
Mon Feb 3rd The Knapp and Papermill Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, near Alfrick Pound, Worcestershire
Wed Feb 19th Three locations around Dinmore, Herefordshire.
Mon Mar 2nd Brandon Marsh Reserve of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, eastern Coventry
Wed Mar 18th RSPB Middleton Lakes Reserve, near Kingsbury/Tamworth.
Mon Apr 6th Upton Warren Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Wychbold, Worcestershire
Wed Apr 15th Marsh Lane Nature Reserve, Packington Estate, near Hampton-in-Arden.
Mon May 4th RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, near Leek, Staffordshire
Wed May 20th Symonds Yat, near Monmouth
Mon Jun 8th Venue TBC but possibly Cannock Chase.
Wed Jun 17th RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve.
Sat Jun 27th Evening trip to Cannock Chase to hopefully see/hear nightjars. We'll leave Bournville circa 7.30pm to start our guided walk at 9pm, lasting about 90 minutes.
Mon Jul 6th Rutland Water. Ospreys should be nesting.
Wed Jul 15th A trip to Redditch to the Ipsley Alders Marsh reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust followed by a visit to Arrow Valley lake and park.
Mon Aug 3rd Blithfield Reservoir, to the West Midland Bird Club reserve. Leaving Birmingham at 0730.
Mon Sep 7th A full-day trip to the Somerset Levels, including the RSPB Ham Wall reserve.
Wed Sep 16th Upton Warren reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Wychbold.
Mon Oct 5th Ladywalk reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Hams Hall, eastern Birmingham
Wed Oct 21st RSPB Otmoor reserve, Oxford
Mon Nov 2nd Belvide Reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Brewood, Staffs
Wed Nov 18th Feckenham Wylde Moor Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Feckenham
Mon Dec 7th Slimbridge reserve of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Gloucestershire
Wed Dec 16th Harborne Reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Harborne, Birmingham
Garden Visits
Wed Feb 12th Sandy's Crafty ideas for your garden (at St Josephs hall) 2pm
Wed Mar 11th Judy Letters Garden. Plant sale.
Wed Apr 8th Martineau Gardens Edgbaston
Tue May 12th TUESDAY visit to Thrive's Garden at Kings heath Park (ex TV Gardens)
Wed Jun 10th Meadow Farm Inkberrow (Car share)
Wed Jul 8th Coughton Court (Roses in Walled garden)
Wed Aug 12th Moseley Bog (Ranger walk)
Wed Sep 9th Leasowes Park Walled garden
Wed Oct 14th Coach Trip to Kew Gardens, London
Wed Nov 11th Bodenham Arboretum
Wed Dec 9th Festive Lunch (?Woodbrooke?)