Saxon Shore (Herne Bay and Whitstable)

Saxon Shore U3A Events

Please note, due to the Covid-19 virus, we have fewer events than normal. Please confirm with the event organiser where possible before attending. All events are to follow current Government guidelines regarding staying safe.

As we cannot meet in groups, the monthly meetings and coffee mornings are cancelled for the duration of restrictions.

It’s difficult to plan small events outside a month or so in advance (because of the British weather) but aren't we all bored with lockdown?? So, for a trial period, and to enable some ad hoc events outside for up to 6 people, please send details to Sue (See Contacts Web Admin) for our website’s Events page with at least 4 days’ notice. Please include the facilitator's name and clear directions on when/where to meet, as we cannot publish contact details. It will have to be a given that if more than 6 people turn up, they will form a second bubble and start the event 5 minutes after the first bubble departs and/or moves to a suitable distance away. Obviously the event won’t occur if the weather is really bad!

General meeting: Cancelled until further notice
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.

Important! The committee has decided that we will change the day of our monthly meeting. We will move to the 4th Thursday of the month. Date to be confirmed.

New items to be sent to the Chair by the end of the calendar month.

Coffee mornings Cancelled until further notice
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
August 2020
Tue Aug 4thUnderstanding your bodyUnderstanding your body – a course looking at the systems and functions of the human body and what can go wrong. This course is ideal for Zoom ( you don’t need the App – I will send you a link). You are invited to join us on a Tuesday morning at 10am for an hour every fortnight as we explore together how our body works. The first session will take place on 4th August. Please contact Alison Issott via the group's bluebird.
Fri Aug 7thSocialI am organising a bring your own picnic in Oxenden Square Herne Bay CT6 8 on Friday August 7th at 12 noon to 2pm. It is a pleasant park surrounded by trees for shade. There is on street parking in Montague Street and Clarence Road to the west and Clarendon street and Pier Avenue to the east. Bus stops in High street and Station Road ( The Four Fathoms). Bring a chair or rug if liked. Organiser: Rosalind Meigh
Mon Aug 10thMeetingThis is a 'dress rehearsal' for our monthly meeting at 11am. Organiser: Joanna O’Dell. Please email Jo and she will send you a link to that. Do please come - it’ll be a way for us to resolve any glitches so that our monthly meetings run smoothly.
Tue Aug 11thSocialPicnic in the Park (Reculver) 12-2pm. Bring your Pimms/Prosecco/Picnic to Reculver Country Park for some fun and chat! HatHats is nearby if you prefer to buy a snack/hot drink and public toilets are available. Please note the car park is a pay & display and there is a bus service too (7, 36). We'll need to sit in bubbles of 6, 1m+ apart, with our fold-up chairs and usual Covid precautions! Meet on the grass south of the toilets. Organisers: Sue & Dave Walsh.
Wed Aug 12thTaking better picturesNext session at 10:15 - 12. Contact Dave Walsh via the bluebird for details.
Sat Aug 15thNGS Open GardensNATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME OPEN DAY 10am - 4pm Chilham Castle, Chilham Chilham Castle will open their gardens in aid of the NGS on Saturday 15th August. Refreshments will be available along with a plant sale. Organiser: Joanna O'Dell. Please let me know if you are coming (see group's bluebird).
Thu Aug 20thOutingsCar Treasure Hunt. This will be a gentle drive through the local countryside to search out the answers to clues along the route. It is NOT a race or a rally and cars will not be timed. The start will probably be at The Hampton Inn car park from 2 pm onwards - the finish point yet to be decided. The final details and route are not yet complete but will be ready well before the day. We expect the route to take about 2 to 3 hours to complete. For safety reasons we think each car should have at least one other person to help the driver along the route. No cost other than fuel used on the day. Organisers: Pat & Mike Butcher. Please contact us if you would like to join in.
Fri Aug 21stWalksMeet at 9.40am for a walk from Bishopstone Glen to Reculver: Join Val, Beau and Harry for our stroll through the Glen to Hathats Reculver for a coffee and a cake. Meet in the car park at the END of Reculver Drive CT6 6QE at 9.40. We’ll leave at 9.45 Dogs welcome (and people without!) I have to restrict numbers so please can you let me know if you’re planning to come - Val Johnson (click on group's bluebird).
Tue Aug 25thMeetingMonthly Meeting at home at 2pm using Zoom! Cream Tea, with a special cabaret show by Herne Bay singer Sarah Weller and her accompanist Simon Golding, live from Sarah’s home to yours! Sorry, but you will need to provide your own cream tea! Organiser: Joanna O’Dell. If you wish to attend, please email Jo. (see newsletter for contact details).
Sun Aug 30thNGS Open GardensWhite Horses, Herne Bay, Noon
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdSocialCoffee morning in Whitstable, outside weather permitting! Organiser: Jill Fordham. Please RSVP to get details using the Bluebird on the Bolivia page.
Mon Sep 14thBus Pass TravelTrip from Canterbury bus station to Folkestone.
Sun Sep 27thNGS Open GardensMount Ephraim, Faversham, 11am
October 2020
Sun Oct 11thNGS Open GardensCopton Ash, Faversham, Noon
February 2021
Wed Feb 17thOutingsA 7 day holiday to the lochs and glens of Scotland including 5 tours. Cost £281 pp. Please see factsheet Holiday in Scotland for details.