Monthly Open Meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Woodsmoor, Stockport, SK3 8TB. 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the U3A has to offer.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.

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Dates for your Diary
Open meeting
Wed Nov 6th Barbara Speake - Writing Crime Fiction
Wed Dec 4th Allen Shalks - My interesting life in TV, Theatre, Radio & Films
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Paul Isherwood – 10 years a Buff Butler in the Chic of Cheek.
Wed Apr 1st 2020 Gill Russell – Stranger in a strange land.
Wed May 6th 2020 Sarah Lionheart – Orangutangs in Borneo.
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 Fools Gold – An afternoon of Acoustic Music.
Wed Jul 1st 2020 Sue Stern – The child who spoke with her eyes.
Wed Aug 5th 2020 Brian Greene – Irvin Berlin – a man for all seasons
Wed Sep 2nd 2020 David Stockwell – History of posters.
Wed Nov 4th 2020 Betty Allport – Trans Siberian Express.
Wed Dec 2nd 2020 Roger Brown – An afternoon of musical entertainment.
A Little Bit of Culture
Tue Nov 12th "42nd STREET" - The musical with Bonny Langford at the Light cinema commencing 7.30pm.
Tue Dec 17th "THE NUTCRACKER" - ROH Ballet at the Light cinema commencing 7.15pm.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 "SLEEPING BEAUTY" - ROH Ballet at the Light cinema commencing 7.15pm.
Tue Oct 22nd Elizabeth Gaskell House - Jean H and Gill W. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Wed Nov 27th Tour Rochdale Town Hall - Barbara Pemberton.
Tue Dec 10th Christmas Lunch at The Wycliffe - Pauline Hadfield. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Art History
Mon Oct 21st Presentation at Stockport Sunday School 10.00am by Isabela on "The Sculptures of Marino Marini".
Mon Nov 18th Christmas Theme
Wed Oct 23rd Session booked for 2.30pm.
Wed Nov 13th Session booked for 2.30pm.
Wed Nov 27th Session booked for 2.30pm.
Wed Dec 11th Session booked for 2.30pm.
Tue Oct 22nd Canasta 2.00pm.
Tue Nov 12th Canasta 2.00pm.
Tue Nov 26th Canasta 2.00pm.
Tue Dec 10th Canasta 2.00pm.
Tue Dec 24th No Canasta this date
Thu Nov 7th Creating a presentation and poster in Libre Office
Thu Dec 5th Christmas FUN
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 No meeting
Thu Jan 16th 2020 Going back to Basics - more information nearer the time
Thu Feb 6th 2020 NO MEETING
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Managing Photographs in general. Vivienne Bath
Cryptic Crossword
Tue Nov 19th Meet at 2.00pm at Stockport Sunday School.
Family History
Tue Nov 12th Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History (Talk by visiting Speaker Claire Moore from Cheshire Hustoryscapes)
Tue Dec 3rd Joint Christmas Party with History Group
Mon Oct 21st Continuing the theme we will show "Dunkirk" the anniversary we will be commemorating next May with Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Russel Beale.
Thu Oct 31st The "Downton" film is being shown at the Plaza on Thursday 31st October at 11.00am.

Anyone who has not seen it I will as usual be outside the Plaza at 10.30am.
Food Appreciation
Tue Oct 29th We are intended to visit Mr. Ali's (Indian restaurant) on Wellington Road, Stockport. cost £17 ( see home page for more details)
Thu Nov 21st Winter Wonderland (Coach Trip to Snowdonia Garden Centre) £25... more details on home page
Thu Jan 30th 2020 Baan Pad Thai restaurant in Reddish ( more details on the home page)
Tue Nov 5th History of Education in Stockport.
Talk by Don Cameron.
Tue Dec 3rd Shared Christmas Party with Family History. ( Now in the morning starts 10 am)
Subject . CHILDHOOD. please send a copy of yourself as a child to Sheila Fleming or hand A COPY to her at the next OPEN MEETING.
Tue Jan 7th 2020 Peterloo.

Joan Davies
Tue Feb 4th 2020 Stockport Market

Sheila Fleming
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 A selection of short talks by our members, list to be announced.
Music Appreciation
Mon Nov 4th ‘The Russians are Coming’ Music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and others
Mon Dec 2nd ‘Music for Christmas’ Music for the start of the Christmas season.
Music Making
Tue Oct 22nd Rehearsals
Tue Nov 12th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 26th Rehearsals
Science & Technology
Thu Nov 14th History of Medicine – Walter Reid
Thu Dec 12th Making the magic microchip – Christine Bill & Audrey Miles.
Tai Chi
Mon Oct 21st Tai Chi
Mon Oct 28th Tai Chi
Mon Nov 11th Tai Chi
Mon Nov 18th Tai Chi
Mon Nov 25th Tai Chi
Mon Nov 11th Louanne Collins - Our Swiss Experience
Walks - Longer
Fri Oct 25th Little Switzerland. East Sterndale. 8 Miles approx
Fri Nov 1st Manchester Airport, Tunnel Entrance. 7 Miles
Fri Nov 8th Harrington Arms 3 Marston 7 Miles
Fri Nov 15th Little Longstone Ashford 7 miles
Fri Nov 22nd Eccles Pike Buxworth 7 miles
Fri Nov 29th Monks Dale Millers Dale 6 miles
Fri Dec 6th Rivington Anglezarke Rivington 7 miles
Fri Dec 13th Chelmorton (anticlockwise) Taddington 7 miles
Fri Dec 20th Congleton Edge (short) Congleton 5 miles
Fri Dec 27th Miners Arms (provisional) Poynton 5 miles
Fri Jan 3rd 2020 Little Leigh Barnton 6 miles
Fri Jan 10th 2020 Whitely Green Adlington (Cheshire) 6 miles
Fri Jan 17th 2020 Crowton Weaverham 7 miles
Fri Jan 24th 2020 Over Hadden Bakewell 6 miles
Fri Jan 31st 2020 Castleton 2 Hope 7 miles
Fri Feb 7th 2020 Calden & Leek Canals Leek 6 miles
Fri Feb 14th 2020 Crooke Hill Ladybower 6 miles
Fri Feb 21st 2020 Chinley Churn Chinley 7 miles
Fri Feb 28th 2020 Barthomley (clockwise) Barthomley 8 miles
Fri Mar 6th 2020 Rudyard Rudyard 8 miles
Fri Mar 13th 2020 Kelsall Kelsall 8 miles
Fri Mar 20th 2020 Shuttlingsloe (clockwise) Macclesfield Forest 8 miles
Fri Mar 27th 2020 Rishworth Moor (short) Rishworth 7 miles
Fri Apr 3rd 2020 Foolow (anticlockwise) Longstone 9 miles
Fri Apr 10th 2020 Railway Walk (EVR?) Cheddleton 7 miles
Fri Apr 17th 2020 Robinson's Leap Longdendale 9 miles
Fri Apr 24th 2020 Belthorn Clough Head 10 miles
Walks - Short
Wed Oct 23rd 3.5 / 4 mile walk on mainly good paths and lanes, a couple of stiles and field areas to cross, little bit Meet in the car park at Mellor Church (SK6 5LX).
hilly. Leader Jim Hollingsworth
Wed Oct 30th 4 miles easy walk around Astbury, field paths and country lanes, part way along canal. Leaders Louanne/Peter Collins. Meet at Astbury Village Hall (next to Egerton Arms and opposite the church). A few steep steps upto canal towpath otherwise good walking. (CW!2 4RQ).
Wed Nov 6th No Walk - Monthly Meeting
Wed Nov 13th Fallowfield loopline & Tameside Trail, 3.5 ml no stiles, gently undulating. Leader Rodger Moss
Meet at Debdale outdoor centre, accessed at Reddish Bridge traffic lights, Hyde Rd. Free parking.(M!8 7LJ).
Wed Nov 20th The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EL. on Wednesday 20th November at 12 noon for 12.30. (more details on home page)
Wed Nov 27th Walk from Lyme Park of 3.8mls, incld. Bollinhurst Reservoir & Elmerhurst Wood.(shorter if weather is bad). Leader Hilary Kendal
Meet in main car park of Lyme Park (SK12 2NR). Hilary & Ray can fit 3 more in car to avoid parking charges. Please ring if you require a lift and suggest pick up at Hazel grove P&R.
Wed Dec 4th No Walk - Monthly Meeting
Wed Dec 11th Circular Walk 3.5 miles Couple of hills and stiles moderate difficulty. Leaders Gill Cameron. Judith Curry.
Meet in the main car park of Vernon Park, Turncroft Lane, Stockport (SK1 4AR).
Wed Dec 18th Christmas coffee walk. Short walk to N.T. Quarry Bank Mill for coffee and toast. Leader: Bob Wain
Twinnins Bridge car park, Carrs Rd, off B5166 Styal Rd. (SK9 4AA). or park at Quarry Mill and meet in the main cafe.
Wed Dec 25th No Walk