RAYLEIGH U3A MONTHLY MEETINGS
Rayleigh U3A meet at the Mill Hall Arts & Events Centre situated alongside the historic Windmill off Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED.
Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month in the Main Hall. Parking is available in two Council Car Parks nearby.
The doors open to members at 1.45pm when soft drinks and biscuits will be available (if prefered coffee/tea is available in the adjacent Coffee Mill Bar). This is an ideal time to socialise, visit the book table, buy tickets for events and a chance to talk with fellow members and group leaders. At 2.30pm the Chairman’s Welcome and Notices, Group News and Event updates will take place followed by the Speaker at 2.45pm allowing time for questions towards the end.
The Meeting closes at 4pm.
Events over the last few years include a number of Study Days, a Trip to the Palace of Westminster, the Annual Christmas Lunches, Speaker Lunchs, Quizs and a Royal Variety Party Night during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
SEE OUR FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS BELOW
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Feb 21st||Social||POP IN COFFEE MORNING - 10.30am – 12 noon AT W I HALL, RAYLEIGH (IN FRONT OF MILL HALL)|
|Thu Mar 7th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH -Speaker, David Williams - 'Pounds, Shillings and Poverty'|
|Mon Mar 11th||Other||TALKS FOR ALL AT CLOISTER HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "The Magic of Birds in your Garden" - Graham Mee, RSPB. Tickets £3 to include tea/coffee & biscuits.|
|Thu Apr 4th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Brian Carline - 'An amusing account of Life in our Schools'|
|Mon Apr 15th||Other||TALKS FOR ALL AT MAIN HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "The Red Arrows" - Guy Bartlett. Tickets £3 to include tea/coffee & biscuits.|
|Thu May 2nd||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Annual General Meeting followed by Speaker, Margaret Mills - 'Skeletons in their Cupboards' (about the lives of two best selling Victorian novelists Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins).|
|Wed May 22nd||Study Day||STUDY DAY - "Suzanne Perrin MA - Japanese Costume & Textiles" at Saxon Hall - 11.00am—3.30pm Morning Coffee/Tea and a Two Course Set Lunch. Tickets £22 at Monthly Meetings.|
|Thu May 30th||Meeting||NEW MEMBERS MEETING from 10am - Noon AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH|
|Thu Jun 6th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Terry Taber - 'My Life in Ladies Underwear' NB: The meeting will not close until 4.30pm as after the Speaker there will be a Home Safety talk by the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.|
|Thu Jun 27th||Meeting||GROUP LEADERS AND NEW MEMBERS MEETING - 10.30 am to Noon at W I HALL, RAYLEIGH (IN FRONT OF MILL HALL).|
|Thu Jul 4th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Roger Slade -"Shackleton - 'Endurance' - Expedition"|
|Sat Jul 13th||Social||SUMMER QUIZ NIGHT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH Bring your own drinks and nibbles. - 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Tickets £4 at Monthly Meetings|
|Tue Aug 20th||Outing||COACH TRIP TO TIPTREE FARM & CREAM TEA Includes a Guided Tractor Tour of Fruit Farms, Cream Tea and opportunity to visit Museum and Shop. Tickets £19 at Monthly Meetings.|
|Thu Sep 5th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Dudley Chignall - 'Beatrix Potter - The Lake District - Her Art and Inspiration'|
|Thu Sep 12th||Social||POP IN COFFEE MORNING - 10.30am – 12 noon AT W I HALL, RAYLEIGH (IN FRONT OF MILL HALL)|
|Wed Sep 18th||Other||SPEAKERS LUNCH AT SAXON HALL - "65 Years in Horticulture" with renowned horticulturalist Jim Buttress - 12.30pm—3.30pm. 2 Course Set Lunch and Free Raffle. Tickets £20 available from March Monthly Meeting.|
|Sun Sep 22nd||Outing||COACH TRIP TO CHATHAM DOCKYARD - Entry to the attractions, workshops, boats, ropeworks, docks.|
Also many people dressed in wartime uniforms, trucks, cars, performances.
|Thu Oct 3rd||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Colin van Geffen - "Lady Houston, The Lady who Saved a Nation"|
|Sat Oct 5th||Social||QUIZ NIGHT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH Bring your own drinks and nibbles - 7.00pm – 10.00pm|
|Mon Oct 14th||Other||TALKS FOR ALL AT CLOISTER HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "John Dudley & the 9 Days Queen".|
|Wed Oct 16th||Social||MURDER AT THE MUSEUM MYSTERY EVENING includes 3 course dinner and Coach travel 6pm to 10pm at Museum of Power, Langford, near Maldon|
|Thu Nov 7th||Meeting||MONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH -Speaker, Dr James Taylor - "Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950's"|
|Thu Nov 14th||Social||FESTIVE COFFEE MORNING - 10.30am to 12 noon at WI Hall, Rayleigh|
|Mon Nov 25th||Other||TALKS FOR ALL AT CLOISTER HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "Christmas Greetings".|