Saxon Shore (Herne Bay and Whitstable)

Saxon Shore U3A Events

As a group we have a full and active program of events for our membership including:

General meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month at Swalecliffe Community Centre (2-4pm)
This is an opportunity for members to join us for an interesting talk from a guest speaker.

We started the 2018 programme with Julie Wassmer on the 23rd January, a local journalist, crime writer and activist discussed her work.

New items to be sent to relevant committee member by the date of the monthly meeting as published the week after.

Coffee mornings
These take place on a monthly basis and are indicated in the Newsletter provided for all our members. Forthcoming ones are in the event list too.

A chance to enjoy the wonderful local countryside on a gentle paced walk. Well behaved dogs and their owners are welcome but please contact the walk facilitator.

Dates for your Diary
February 2020
Fri Feb 28thWalksKate and Les are offering Turner & Dickens walk - approx. 4 miles in 2hrs (devised by Thanet Tourist Information). Catch the 36 bus leaving Herne Bay railway station at 10.08 and Beltinge 10.22, arriving at Cecil Sq. 10.53. The signposted walk connects Margate and Broadstairs. Return to Herne Bay on the bus from Broadstairs. Contact Kate and Les (see Newsletter for details).
March 2020
Mon Mar 9thBus Pass TravelFirst session of the new season to discuss ideas at Joanna's at 2pm. See March Newsletter for contact details.
Mon Mar 16thSocialCoffee morning hosted by Angela in Chestfield. Please see newsletter for contact details.
Tue Mar 24thMeetingAGM and if possible, Laughter Yoga (TBC)
Sat Mar 28thOutingsRe-scheduled trip from last year to the Houses of Parliament and Covent Garden. Cost £38pp. Please note, fully booked.
April 2020
Mon Apr 6thOutingsA trip to the Museum of London with a conducted tour. £24 pp. Please see factsheet Museum of London for details.
Thu Apr 9thOutingsVisit to the Sky Garden in London and afterwards at Borough Market. Cost £14pp, please see factsheet Sky Garden and Market for more details. Please note, now fully booked, but we are running a reserve list.
Mon Apr 20thOutingsTrip to Brixton prison for Afternoon Tea! Cost £33 pp. Please see attached factsheet Tea at the Clink and note photo id and moderate dress required. Please note, now fully booked, but we are running a reserve list.
Wed Apr 22ndSocialCoffee morning hosted by Sarah in Herne. Please see newsletter for contact details.
Tue Apr 28thMeetingOur speaker is Tom Way - Photography subject TBC.
May 2020
Tue May 5thOutingsTrip to Lamb House and free time in Rye. £23 pp (National Trust members only £16 pp). Please see fact sheet Lamb House and Rye for details.
Sun May 10thNGS Open GardensAvalon, Dunkirk, 11am.
Wed May 20thOutingsTrip to St Omer and a traditional French Market with an option to visit "La Coupole", a WW2 Bunker for V2 rockets. Cost £27pp. Please see factsheet St. Omer for details. Please note, now fully booked, but we are running a reserve list.
Tue May 26thMeetingOur speaker is Janie Ramsay - For what it's worth.
June 2020
Sun Jun 14thNGS Open GardensSt Dunstans' gardens Canterbury, 2pm
Tue Jun 16thOutingsTrip for a guided tour of Goodnestone Park Gardens followed by a cream tea. Cost £26pp. Please see factsheet Goodnestone Gardens for more detail.
Thu Jun 25thOutingsA London Walk with Ian Porter - The Swinging 60's in Soho .. A maximum of 30 places available. Cost £28pp. Please see factsheet London Walk for more details. Please note, now fully booked, but we are running a reserve list.
July 2020
Thu Jul 9thOutingsA visit to Ightham Mote with a Guided tour (reduction for National Trust Members). Cost £31pp. Please see factsheet Ightham Mote for details.
Thu Jul 16thOutingsTrip to the Royal Courts of Justice with Guided tour. Cost £24pp. Please see factsheet Royal Courts for details.
Sun Jul 19thNGS Open GardensHaven, Minster, 11am
August 2020
Sun Aug 30thNGS Open GardensWhite Horses, Herne Bay, Noon
September 2020
Sun Sep 27thNGS Open GardensMount Ephraim, Faversham, 11am
October 2020
Sun Oct 11thNGS Open GardensCopton Ash, Faversham, Noon