Ware

Events and Outings

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) in the Wadesmill Suite at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UG.

The doors open at 1.15pm with the talk starting at 1.45pm. After the talk, refreshments are served and there is an opportunity to book an outing, speak to some of the group leaders, browse the book stall, etc.

If you are not yet a member of Ware U3A, you are more than welcome to join us at one of the monthly meetings; we make a small charge of £2 which is deducted from the membership fee if you decide to join.

Wodson Park is located on the northern edge of Ware. To get there:

• Car - Sat Nav SG12 0UG will lead you directly to their car park

• Public transport - Bus route 331 has stops outside Wodson Park; bus routes 383, 384, M1 and M2 all stop in nearby Quincey Road. However, if you have difficulty using public transport, we may be able to organise a lift. Please send us a message to see if we can arrange something for you.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 9th Members' monthly meeting at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre. Doors open at 1.15pm and the talk will start at 1.45pm. Man on the Spot by Bill Hamilton the former veteran BBC news broadcaster will entertain with an eye-opening and affectionate account of his lifetime in journalism.
Study Days
Wed Jul 4th Herts Network of U3As Genealogy / Family History Study Day 11am-3.30pm Village Hall Woolmer Green. Read the Genealogy/Family History Study Day flyer

Download the Genealogy/Family study day booking form
Social Events
Sun Sep 23rd Ware U3A 10th Birthday celebrations afternoon from 2pm-5pm. Tickets cost £3 are on sale at the monthly meetings or contact Kay Hernaman via email so that she can let you know where to send the cheque. Please note members can only attend one of the subsidised events and they are for members only.
Fri Sep 28th Ware U3A 10th birthday celebrations 60s Disco evening from 7.30pm-midnight. Tickets cost £3 are on sale at the monthly meetings or contact Kay Hernaman via email so that she can let you know where to send the cheque. Please note members can only attend one of the subsidised events and they are for members only.
Local U3As
Thu Apr 26th Classical Concert Going (with Hertford U3A Concert Group) Royal Festival Hall to hear the RPO conducted by Pinchas Zuckerman, solo violinist. Programme is Sibelius - the Swan of Tuonela, Bruch - Violin Concerto, Elgar - Sospiri and Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma'.
Thu May 17th Classical Concert Going (with Hertford U3A Concert Group) Barbican. LSO conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with Janine Jansen, violin.
Programme: Sibelius; Violin Concerto and Symphonies 6 and 7
Cost £28 all inclusive and last date for booking 12 April 2018.

Read Local U3As to see how to book.
New Members
Tue Apr 24th Newbies (Friends) Group Inaugural meeting at the Waterside Inn at 11am followed by lunch.
Coach Outings (Open to All)
Thu May 17th Jordans Mill and Wrest Park Price: £32. Bookings will close 11 May 2018. Leaving Library 9.20am, Fire Station, Kings Hill then Wodson 9.25am. For more details of the outing read day trips
Mon Jun 11th
→Fri Jun 15th
Summer break 2018 to Northumberland: For details of the holiday read holidays
Thu Jun 21st Sussex Coast Curios Price to include morning coffee and lunch £49. Leaving Library bus stop 8am, Fire Station, Kings Hill, Wodson 8.05am. Bookings will close 8 June 2018. For more details of the outing read day trips
Wed Aug 1st Penshurst Place and Chiddlingstone Castle. For more details of the outing read day trips
Wed Aug 8th Charleston and guided tour of Lewes. For more details of the outing read day trips
Wed Aug 15th Kent and East Sussex Railway to Bodium and coach transfer to Michelham Priory and Gardens. For more details of the outing read day trips
Fri Oct 5th
→Mon Oct 8th
Autumn break 2018 to Somerset: For details of the holiday read holidays
Mon Nov 26th Thursford 2018 All tickets now sold but Wendy is happy to start a waiting list. For more details of the outing read day trips
Tue Feb 19th
→Sat Feb 23rd
Spring break 2019 to Torquay: Best of British. Devonshire Hotel, Torquay. For details of the holiday read holidays
Sun Nov 24th
→Thu Nov 28th
Autumn break 2019 to Eastbourne: Turkey and Tinsel. For details of the holiday read holidays
Computer Self Help 2
Mon May 14th We will be looking at connecting to the Internet and Applications (apps). Their will be more experience members on hand to help you.
Exploring London 2
Tue May 8th Old Hampstead Village
Tue Jun 19th Beyond the Termini - Marylebone. Note a week later than usual
Tue Jul 10th Tales of the Plague
Exploring London 4
Thu May 3rd 400 years of the New River
Thu Jun 7th Suffragette walk
Thu Jul 12th Plague walk. Please note that this is the second Thursday of July
Thu Aug 2nd Classic London Mews and Passages
Thu Sep 6th The Bliz
Thu Oct 4th Merrie Islington
Thu Nov 1st Undiscovered London
Thu Dec 13th Postal Museum. Note second Thursday of the month
Exploring London 6
Wed May 16th Houses of Parliament
Wed Jun 20th Olympic Legacy
Wed Jul 18th 400 years of the 'New River'
Wed Sep 19th Tales of the Plague Walk
History
Tue May 8th Entrepreneurs and Rebels -Ware in the 14th century. Presented by David Perman
Tue Jun 12th The Great Bed of Ware-it's life and times. Presented by Diana Perkins
Tue Sep 11th Hertford's Grand Pageant 1914- Presented by Philip Shieal
Tue Oct 9th Presenter Andrew Wang - subject TBA
Tue Nov 13th The New River- Chadwell Springs to Sadlers Wells. Presenter Alan Thomson
Pub Lunches
Wed Apr 25th The Fox, Aspendon, Nr Buntingford SG9 9PD
Wed May 30th The Farmers Boy, Brickendon, Nr Hertford SG13 8NU
Wed Jun 27th Galley Hall, Hailey SG13 7NY
Wed Jul 25th Kings Mead, Ware SG12 9LE
Theatre Group
Sat May 19th Sold Out - Matinee: Move Over, Mrs Markham (A Comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman) at the Mill at Sonning Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading.
For more information see Theatre Group
Transport Group
Tue Apr 24th Visit to Whitewebbs Museum of Transport Enfield.Those wishing to visit the Museum should meet at Wodson Park at 10am. There are a couple of pubs nearby and those who want to could have lunch after the visit.
Visiting Churches
Tue Apr 24th St. John The Baptist, Widford. Lunch The Bull, Much Hadham (John Overall)
Tue May 22nd St. John the Baptist with Our Lady and St. Laurence, Thaxted. Lunch at The Swan, Thaxted (John Overall). To be confirmed
Tue Jun 26th Southwark Cathedral, London (Peter Dane)
Walking - Amblers
Thu Apr 26th Postwood: Meet Hoe Lane for those that want to do the long walk 10.30am. Shorter walk meet 10.45am in the sports ground car park Walnut Tree Walk. Lunch at Beefeater Ware (we can order and eat at the bar area so no need to book tables. Please note the Amble is a week later as we hope that the Bluebells will be out by then.
Walking - Strollers 1 and Strollers 2
Mon Apr 30th Combined group walk. Meet at the Beefeater Ware at 10.15am for a walk along the Lea, and then back via Postwood (to see the bluebells). All 1 and 2 Strollers welcome.