Meetings and Events
The meetings provide an opportunity to learn about new developments and what is happening in other groups. At each of the meetings an invited speaker will talk about a topic of general interest or activity.
The Dates for your Diary below are events organised by Southport U3A for all members to participate in. You do not have to be a member of a group to participate in any of the these events.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Oct 17th||BLACKPOOL LIGHTS|
You are welcome to join a Lets Go/Meet and Eat/Coach Trips combined outing to Blackpool Lights with a shop and fish and chips stop in Lytham, October 17, leaving Southport at 14.45. £10 a head for travel.
Click the link to email Paul Carter or see him at the Lets Go desk in May or June. Cheques only please and give us an email address or phone number.
|Wed Aug 14th||PARTY IN THE PARK|
Evening event at the Southport Flower Show marquee. This will be the 5th Annual Southport U3A Party In The Park for U3A members, families and friends. For details click the link above.
The band will be (as last year by overwhelming request) ‘King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys’. The food by Chester Race Course Horseradish Catering.
Ticket price £40 p/p
Tables of 10 (maximum 12). Shared tables for parties less than 10. Click the link to print off a Party in the Park Booking Form and pass it Geoff Matthews when completed.
|Thu Jun 6th||General meeting.|
Speaker Mike Parr: St Joseph’s Hospice
A look at the range of services offered by the oldest and largest hospice on Merseyside. It’s 29-bed Inpatient Unit is set in 12 acres of natural woodland. We learn how Jospice is developing its range of services to meet the changing needs of the community.
|Thu Jul 4th||General meeting.|
Speaker Martin Lloyd: Passports, Assassins, traitors and Spies
Thrill to a dramatic account of how the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of the spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.
|Thu Aug 1st||General meeting.|
Speaker Rev Mrs Angela Robinson (nee Pedlar): My two grandfathers -including the origins of Broadbents and the Wayfarers
The story of Angela’s two grandfathers, one of whom was a Birmingham orphan who took over a two-room draper’s shop called Broadbents.
|Thu Sep 5th||General meeting.|
Speaker Sheila Walsh: Things that go bump in the night
Professional storyteller Sheila enlightens us about how a paranormal investigator works in a venue. The talk includes video excepts of a couple of investigations.
|Thu Oct 3rd||General meeting.|
Speaker Natalie White: Friends Against Scams - Helping Communities to Protect Themselves
A National Trading Standards initiative which aims to educate us all on how scams work to prevent us from falling victim to the UK’S fastest growing type of crime.