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
SATURDAY SAUNTER at 10.30am from Killacourt, weather permitting. Destination to be decided on the day. Contact Valerie 07889 660785

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 Apr 9th U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre – speaker Peter Auger, ‘Experiences of a Head Gardener’
Antiques and Collectables
Mon Mar 25th 10:30am at the Quintrell Inn: Sporting memorablia. Contact Chris 07531 660881
Creative Writing
Mon Apr 8th From 2:30pm at Gret's. New members are always welcome, no creative writing experience necessary. - Valerie 07889 660785
Exploring Poetry
Thu Mar 28th 7:00pm at Alison's 01637 877590
Thu Apr 11th 7:00pm at Alison's 01637 877590
Family History
Thu Mar 28th 2pm at Newquay Library. Contact Sheilah 01637 830037
Garden Appreciation
Tue Mar 26th 11:00am Pinetum Gardens, St. Austell, PL25 3RQ – travel by minbus and/or cars from 6 Veor Road. Contacts:- Peter 01637 878028, Margaret 01637 874894 or Dot 07971 692766
Music Appreciation
Tue Apr 2nd 2:00pm at Hilary’s – “Musical A’s” Contact Libby 01637 859313
Nature Study Saunter
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. Admission free.
10:35am A5 Bus from Newquay arrives Watergate Bay at 10:51am. Bus home 14:39 or 16:34
Sat Mar 23rd Saturday Saunter 10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal walk followed by lunch if wanted.
(Weather permitting - Please ring to check if the stroll is going ahead.)
Mon Mar 25th Crantock to Poly Joke
Exact walk will be decided on the day depending on weather conditions and fitness of the walkers
10:05am no 85 bus arrives Crantock bus shelter at 10:26am. 8 mins walk to Crantock Beach National Trust car park to meet those in cars at about 10:35am. (2.3m to Polly Joke and then 2.3m back)
Please be aware that the no 85 bus leaves Crantock for Newquay at 13:35, 14:27, 15:35, 17:10 and 18:35.
Sat Mar 30th Saturday Saunter 10:30am
(Weather permitting) Please ring to check if the stroll is going ahead. Venue will either be from Killacourt or from the Heron Centre depending on those interested.
Sat Apr 6th St Mawgan 11am: Visit the Japanese Garden, the church and wander around the village. Park at Japanese Garden entrance, £5 entrance or £4.50 concessions.
Sun Apr 7th Porpoise, Dolphin and Seal spotting at Towan Headland.
Meet at 11am at the top of Towan Headland to join Newquay Marine Group experts who will point out any sightings. Bring binoculars.
Mon Apr 15th Venue to be decided at our March gathering
Photography
Thu Apr 4th 10:30am Veryan. Contact Jennie 01726 824272
Play Reading
Fri Mar 29th 2:00pm at the Lanherne. Contact Annie 01637 875382 or Chris 01637 878540
Readers Group
Fri Mar 29th 2:00pm at Newquay Library. Contact Maureen 01637 878897
Saturday Saunter
Sat Mar 23rd Saturday Saunter 10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal walk followed by lunch if wanted.
(Weather permitting - Please ring to check if the stroll is going ahead.)
Sat Mar 30th Saturday Saunter 10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal walk followed by lunch if wanted.
(Weather permitting - Please ring to check if the stroll is going ahead.)
Scrabble
Mon Apr 1st 2:00pm at the Lanherne, Ulalia Road. Contact Chris 01726 862766
Social Group
Thu Mar 21st 11am at the Heron Centre. Everyone welcome. Contact Margaret 01637 875820
Thu Apr 4th 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 Mar 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). Contact Josie 07714 214141
Sun Apr 7th 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). Contact Josie 07714 214141
Walking Group
Tue Apr 2nd 10:45am meet on Barrowfields, (opp. Tesco), for walk to Watergate and return. Contact Sheilah 01637 830037
Walking Group (Longer)
Wed Mar 27th 10:30am Stepper Point, meet Trevone Bay car park. Contact Janet 01637 861115 or mob 07377 323689
Wed Apr 10th 10:30am Carn Brea and the Great Flat Lode, meet South Wheal Frances car park, TR16 6JX. Contact Janet 01637 861115
Whist
Mon Apr 8th 2pm at the Lanherne. Contact Sue 01637 839284
Our Committee
Mon Apr 1st Committee Meeting 10am
Mon May 6th Committee Meeting 10am