Newquay

Events

GENERAL MEETING

The Newquay U3A General Meeting is held from 10.30 am on the second Tuesday every month (except August) at the Lane Theatre, on the outskirts of Newquay, TR8 4PX (please click on the link for map). At these meetings there is an opportunity to meet up with fellow members over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. There is usually a speaker, whose talk will start at 11 am in the auditorium, followed by an address by our chairman after which our group leaders will make announcements.

Please note that the Lane Theatre car park can get very full, so please park considerately. Car share if possible. 85 & 87 buses to Morrisons, just a short walk away.

SPEAKERS

For a list of our recent and forthcoming speakers please see the "Speakers" link or tab.

GROUP INTERESTS

On weekdays there is usually something going on in Newquay U3A, both in the morning and in the afternoon. Some events take place in the evening and sometimes we even have something on at the weekend. There are plenty of activities to choose from, which could be physical, educational or social.

We currently have over 28 interest groups covering some 25 varied subjects, meeting as required in a wide variety of venues or at each others' homes, organised by volunteers within Newquay U3A. Please see the "Groups" page for a list of all our group activities.
Please click on the Events Calendar tab or button for actual dates, times and contact telephone numbers.

GROUPS WHICH NOW MEET EVERY WEEK

MONDAYS from 9.00am to 12noon – TABLE TENNIS – at Crantock Village Hall. All members welcome. Group leader – Tony – 07785268007
WEDNESDAYS from 9.00am to 12noon – TABLE TENNIS – at Crantock Village Hall. Great exercise for beginners and more experienced players. Group Leader – Jan 850819
WEDNESDAYS at 2pm - BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS – at the Lanherne, Ulalia Road, Newquay. Please contact Shirley if you wish to join this group. Shirley – 876130
THURSDAYS at 2pm – RUMMIKUB – at the Lanherne, Ulalia Road. Contact Maureen 878897 or Sue P 839284
FRIDAYS from 9.00am to 12noon – TABLE TENNIS – at Crantock Village Hall. Leader – Gary - 07453994611
FRIDAYS at 10.30am - CORNISH DANCING – Meeting most Fridays at St Columb Minor Memorial Hall, subject to adequate number of members interested in taking part. Sorry this group is not able to take new members at the moment. Sheilah - 830037.
FRIDAYS at 6.30pm until 9pm – BRIDGE – Now meeting in Sainsburys Café. Plenty of free parking available. Contact Shirley – 876130

Below is a list of our General Meetings and forthcoming General Social Events for your diary.

All members are welcome at these events.

For all other group events and an up to date diary of ALL our events please click on the CALENDAR tab or button


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 12th General Meeting from 10.30am at the Lane Theatre, Newquay, TR8 4PX
Come along for a chat and refreshments before the meeting starts at 11am.
Speaker: Des Prouse from Goonhilly Earth Station. “Goonhilly: A Tale of Two Half-Centuries”
Social Events
Sat Feb 23rd Simon Weston CBE: 7:30pm at the Lane Theatre £18
Cornish Dancing
Wed Mar 6th 10:30am Cornish Dancing Taster Day – at St. Columb Minor Memorial Hall – please phone to confirm you are attending - Sheilah 01637 830037
Creative Writing
Mon Mar 11th From 2:30pm at Gret's. New members are always welcome, no creative writing experience necessary. - Valerie 07889 660785
Family History
Mon Feb 25th 1:30pm at Newquay Library - Sheilah 01637 830037
Mon Mar 4th 1:30pm at Newquay Library - Sheilah 01637 830037
Food with Friends
Tue Feb 26th 12:00 noon sharp at the Spires Restaurant, Truro College: Val 01637 498601 or Rachel 01637 621751
Garden Appreciation
Tue Feb 26th 2:00 pm Quiz at Quintrell Downs Garden Centre. Everyone welcome. Peter 01637 878028 / Margaret 01637 874894 / Dot 07971 692766
Nature Study Saunter
Mon Feb 18th Rockpool ramble and shore search on Newquay Beaches.
Meet at Tolcarne Beach bus stop at 10:30am for short walk across Barrowfields towards Porth and continue onto Lusty Glaze beach if able. Please check with Valerie (07889 660785) to see if the walk is still going ahead if rain is forecast.

Low tide is 10:27am. At very low tide those wanting a longer walk can descend to Lusty Glaze Beach and saunter to Towan Beach, studying the marine life on the rocks and bagging up plastic litter washed up by the tide. We will gather somewhere TBA for refreshments afterwards.
Mon Mar 18th To be decided at our February meeting
Fri Mar 22nd Geology Rocks - A walk through the past.
Join Gus Horsley, a Cornwall College Geology Specialist, for a fabulous and enthralling walk along Watergate to Whipsiderry Beach. Learn about the history of Newquay that started millions of years ago and can still be seen today.

Meet on Watergate Beach just below the Beach Hut at 11am. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate weather gear.

10:35am A5 Bus from Newquay arrives Watergate Bay at 10:51am.
Admission free.
Photography
Thu Mar 7th 10:30am Heartlands/Wheal Rose - Jennie 01726 824272
Social Group
Thu Feb 21st Meet 11am at the Courtside Cafe at the Heron Centre for a chat over refreshments. This is a good chance to meet new and old members and find out about future activities - Margaret: 01637 875820
Thu Mar 7th Meet 11am at the Courtside Cafe at the Heron Centre for a chat over refreshments. This is a good chance to meet new and old members and find out about future activities - Margaret: 01637 875820
Sunday Lunch
Sun Feb 24th Sunday Lunches are held at the Fort Inn every other week at 12.30am. A table for 14 has been reserved for our U3A group, but if more people turn up the Fort Inn staff will increase the area we occupy. There is no need to book, just turn up. The carvery lunch is £8.95 for the small plate (2 slices of meat instead of 3, but still as much veg as you can fit on the plate).
Sun Mar 10th Sunday Lunches are held at the Fort Inn every other week at 12.30am. A table for 14 has been reserved for our U3A group, but if more people turn up the Fort Inn staff will increase the area we occupy. There is no need to book, just turn up. The carvery lunch is £8.95 for the small plate (2 slices of meat instead of 3, but still as much veg as you can fit on the plate).
Walking Group
Tue Mar 5th 11:00am meet in Trenance Rose Garden for scenic walk via Penpol Creek to Crantock – please phone first if wet - Sheilah 01637 830037
Walking Group (Longer)
Wed Feb 27th 10:30am St. Columb Major. Meet Trekenning Road car park: Janet 861115 or mob. 07377 323689
Wed Mar 13th 10:30am. Cubert Common and Headlands, meet Cubert car park. Kath 07950 312879
Our Committee
Mon Apr 1st Committee Meeting 10am
Mon May 6th Committee Meeting 10am