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 Jul 11th Members' monthly meeting at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre. Doors open at 1.15pm and the talk will start at 1.45pm. Blessed are the Cheesemakers by John Pearson. John is an international cheese judge and was appointed Cheese Personality of the Year in 2011. This talk will describe some of his encounters with suppliers and impossible customers.
Wed Aug 8th There is no monthly meeting in August. Why not go on one of Wendy's trips in August instead.
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. We will be entertained by the singer Kate Garner and enjoy Play Your Cards Right with quizmaster Mike Coppins, whilst enjoying Afternoon Tea. 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 this subsidised event is for members only.
Fri Sep 28th Ware U3A 10th birthday celebrations 60s Disco evening from 7.30pm-midnight at Wodson Park. 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. This subsidised event is for members only.
New Members
Sun Jun 24th Newbies Group Sunday lunch at the Old Bulls Head, Ware at 12.30pm
Fri Jun 29th Newbies Group Meeting Waterside Inn 10.30am
Choir
Wed Jun 20th Ware U3A Choir Performance 6.30pm for 7pm start at Leeside Church, Ware. Everybody welcome. Tickets £3 from Jan Wing. We are also looking for a few more men to join our choir to mellow out the sounds of our ladies! Free trial sessions on Fridays 10.45am, singing from 11am-noon in the Nigel Poulton Hall, Wodson.
Coach Outings (Open to All)
Wed Aug 1st Penshurst Place and Chiddlingstone Castle. Full
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
Thu Sep 13th Knole National Trust House in Kent. 600 years of history in one house! 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 12th Racing at Kempton Park. For more details of the outing read day trips
Sun Nov 25th Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall. For more details of the outing read day trips
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 Jul 9th We will be looking at how to set up an email account in Gmail and having another look at more features in Facebook. Their will be more experienced members on hand to help you.
Mon Aug 13th No session in August
Exploring London 2
Tue Jul 10th Tales of the Plague
Exploring London 4
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 Jun 20th Olympic Legacy
Wed Jul 18th 400 years of the 'New River'
Wed Sep 19th Tales of the Plague Walk
History
Tue Jul 10th The New River from Chadwell Springs to Sadlers Wells Presented by Alan Thomson
Tue Aug 14th No meeting in August
Tue Sep 11th Hertford's Grand Pageant 1914- Presented by Philip Shieal
Tue Oct 9th Presenter Andrew Wang - subject TBA
Pub Lunches
Wed Jun 27th Galley Hall, Hailey SG13 7NY
Wed Jul 25th Kings Mead, Ware SG12 9LE
Wed Aug 29th Plume and Feathers Tewin AL60LX
Wed Sep 26th Candlesticks Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA
Wed Oct 31st The Farmers Boy Brickendon, Nr Hertford , SG13 8NU
Wed Nov 28th The Robin Hood Tonwell, SG12 0HN
Wed Dec 19th Wodson Park Ware SG12 0UQ
Theatre Group
Sat Aug 25th Ten Times Table Matinee Show at the Mill, Sonning Theatre, Reading. It is a play so funny that it displays playwright Alan Ayckbourn at the top of his game, a genius at analysing ordinary people in everyday situations. Cost £48.50 for the ticket which includes a meal. Coach costs TBA.
Visiting Churches
Tue Jun 26th Southwark Cathedral, London. Own lunch arrangements (Peter Dane)
Tue Jul 24th St. John the Baptist with Our Lady and St. Lawrence, Thaxted. Lunch at The Swan, Thaxted (John Overall)
Tue Aug 28th Venues to be confirmed (Judy Godfrey)
Tue Sep 25th St. George, Anstey to be confirmed (Kath Kirby)