Kings Norton & District

Events

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
Meetings
Tue Apr 7th "Jill of all Trades" where the Speaker is exploring her diverse range of occupations.
Tue Jun 2nd "Treading the Boards" with Speaker from Birmingham Hippodrome theatre.
Tue Jul 7th "Tuneful Tubes " with Speaker demonstrating wind instruments from around the world.
Tue Sep 1st "Lichfield Town Crier " where Speaker gives a humorous look at this ancient art of spreading news.
Tue Oct 6th "Black Holes " with Speaker exploring the underground world of caving.
Tue Nov 3rd "Natural History of Christmas " with Speaker looking at the festive season through the lens of a professional wildlife photographer.
Bird Watching
Mon Apr 6th Brandon Marsh reserve of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, eastern Coventry.
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 Trip to the Dinmore area of Herefordshire, midway between Leominster and Hereford City. Three locations in close proximity - Queenswood Country Park, Bodenham Lake, and Wellington Gravel Pits.
Sat Jun 13th 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.
Wed Jun 17th RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve.
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 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?)
Quizzical
Mon Mar 30th Next Quizzical is 2pm on 30 March 2020 at Chief Quizzer's home
Mon May 18th No Quizzical meeting in April

May Quizzical will be from 2pm on 18 May 2020 at Chief Quizzer's home.
Walking - Over 5m
Thu Apr 9th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Apr 23rd Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu May 14th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu May 21st Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Jun 11th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Jun 25th Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Jul 9th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Jul 23rd Walk to be organised by John & Karen Langford. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Aug 13th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Aug 27th Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Sep 10th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Sep 24th Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Oct 22nd Walk to be organised by John & Karen Langford. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Nov 12th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Nov 26th Walk leader to be advised. Details to be posted nearer the date.
Thu Dec 10th To be led by Steve Wright. Details to be posted nearer the date.