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 Mar 14th Members' monthly meeting at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre. Doors open at 1.15pm and the talk will start at 1.45pm. A Very Secret War by Dr Helen Fry.
Wed Apr 11th Annual General Meeting of Ware U3A at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre at 1.45pm. Nomination forms and information regarding the submission of special motions will appear in the February Link and on the Latest News page. An AGM booklet will be distributed to all Ware U3A members in due course.
Social Events
Sun Sep 23rd Ware U3A 10th Birthday celebrations afternoon from 2pm-5pm. Tickets cost £3 will be on sale from the March monthly meeting. Please note members can only attend one of the subsidised events.
Fri Sep 28th Ware U3A 10th birthday celebrations 60s Disco evening from 7.30pm-midnight. Tickets cost £3 will be on sale from the March monthly meeting. Please note members can only attend one of the subsidised events.
Local U3As
Tue Mar 27th Classical Concert Going (with Hertford U3A Concert Group) Royal Festival Hall to hear the RPO conducted by Rafael Payare with Alban Gerhardt, cello. Programme is Strauss-Don Juan, Mozart - Symphony No 35, Haffner and Strauss - Don Quixote. Cost £28 all inclusive and last date for booking 22 February 2018.

Read Local U3As to see how to book.
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'. Cost £29 all inclusive and last date for booking 20 March 2018.

Read Local U3As to see how to book.
Coach Outings (Open to All)
Mon Feb 19th
→Fri Feb 23rd
Bournemouth Holiday
The Sands Hotel. Best of British. Four nights half board including coach. Luggage labels should have been collected by now. Pick up Museum bus stop 9am, Kings Hill 9.15am, Wodson Park 9.25am.
Sat Mar 10th Mountbatten Festival of Music: Tickets have been bought for those going with coach price of £16.50 per person now payable please. Leaving times: Library 11.30am Fire Station, Kings Hill 11.35am Wodson.
Wed Apr 18th The Lovejoy Trail: This outing takes us through the Essex and Suffolk landscape. Cost £37 to include morning coffee and afternoon tea. Very few places remain. Leaving times: Library 8.50am, Fire Station, bottom of Kings Hill, 8.55am Wodson.

For more details of the outing read coach outings
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

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Mon Jun 11th
→Fri Jun 15th
Northumberland summer holiday

All rooms now sold. Full payment no later than 6 April 2018, please. Singles balance is £416 and doubled and twins are £696. Cheques should be made payable to Norman Group Travel.

For details of the holiday read coach outings
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.

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Fri Oct 5th
→Mon Oct 8th
Autumn holiday to Somerset Three nights half board staying at the Holiday Inn Taunton. Price doubles and twins £289, single £349 of which there are only four. Deposit of £40 payable to Ware U3A please.

For full details of the holiday read coach outings
Mon Nov 26th Thursford 2018 The coach and lunch booked. Price £41.50 (£2 deposit paid). Full payment of tickets no later than 30 September 2018.

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Computer Self Help 1
Thu Feb 22nd Topics for the meeting will be one of Backups: Strategy and Tactics or Tips and Tricks on improving the performance of your PC or the internet of things
Computer Tablet / Smart Phone
Tue Apr 17th Buddy tablet session: 11am-12.30pm Ware College. If you are interested in joining us or need more information contact the Group Leader. (see Link magazine for contact information or send a message via the computer tablet / smart phone web page.
Tue Apr 24th Buddy tablet session: 11am-12.30pm Ware College. If you are interested in joining us or need more information contact the Group Leader. (see Link magazine for contact information or send a message via the computer tablet / smart phone web page.
Exploring London 2
Tue Mar 13th The Boat Race Sneak Peek
Tue Apr 10th Past the Palace
Tue May 8th Old Hampstead Village
Exploring London 4
Thu Mar 1st Undiscovered London
Thu Apr 12th Tales of Plague - Please note this is the 2nd Thursday of the month!
Exploring London 6
Wed Feb 21st The Cartoon Museum
Wed Mar 21st The Houses of Parliament
Wed Apr 18th The Unknown East End
Garden & Countryside Interest
Thu Mar 1st 1.45pm for 2pm start. Anthony Oliver from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust will be giving a talk on "Good News for Wildlife".
Thu Apr 5th Our speaker is bringing a lot of plants for sale on the day, so make a note to come along.
Pub Lunches
Wed Feb 28th The Feathers, Wadesmill SG12 0TN
Wed Mar 28th The Star, Standon SG11 1LB
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 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
Visiting Churches
Tue Feb 27th St. John The Evangelist, Digswell. Lunch The Rose and Crown, Tewin (Wendy Randle)
Tue Mar 27th St. Dunstan, Hunsdon. Lunch venue tbc. (Andrew Wang)
Tue Apr 24th St. John The Baptist, Widford. Lunch The Bull, Much Hadham (John Overall)
Walking - Strollers 1 and Strollers 2
Wed Feb 21st Strollers 2: Meet at 10.15am at The Nag's Head, Little Hadham. Walk leaders Vic and Vera Martin.
Mon Feb 26th Strollers 1: Meet at 10.15am at the White Horse, Wareside. Walk leaders Vic and Vera Martin.