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 0UQ.

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 0UQ 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 Dec 11th The Bob and Dot Xmas Show
Musical Entertainment and Xmas Songs interspersed with anecdotes and the background to Xmas traditions
Wed Jan 8th 2020 A Woman's life in the Army by Major Lucy Lewis
Wed Feb 12th 2020 You Couldn't Make it Up by Sarah Harrison
Stories of my life - a light hearted talk by a novelist
Social Events
Fri Feb 28th 2020 Ware U3A Barn Dance, Wodson Park Doors open 7.30pm. Dancing from 8pm-11pm. Tickets £6 available at the monthly meetings or contact Jan Wing.
Coach Outings
Thu Dec 12th Brick Lane Music Hall: (All places now sold with a waiting list)
Three course Christmas lunch followed by a Christmas show. For more information visit day trips
Tue Dec 17th Loseley Park Christmas Lunch Price £36.50 inclusive, but coach will be extra when numbers are known, with a minimum number required of 20 to run. For more information visit day trips
Wed Jan 29th 2020 Thames Cruise with afternoon tea Price £29.50; coach will be extra when exact numbers are known. For more information visit day trips
Wed Feb 19th 2020
→Sun Feb 23rd 2020
Spring break for 2020 is to Llandudno: staying at Daish's Somerset Hotel, half board. For details of the holiday read holidays
Thu Mar 26th 2020 Newmarket Price £42.50
Fri Apr 24th 2020 A Tale of two Riverside Towns Price £27.50
Mon Jun 15th 2020
→Fri Jun 19th 2020
Summer break 2020 entitled Waterways of Scotland: staying at the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall. For details of the holiday read holidays
Fri Oct 16th 2020
→Mon Oct 19th 2020
Autumn break 2020 to Wales: staying in Llandrindod Wells at the Glen Usk Hotel. For details of the holiday read holidays
Exploring London 4
Thu Jan 9th 2020 Our usual stroll to the Salisbury Arms. Please note this is the second Thursday of the month.
History
Tue Dec 10th No meeting
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Alan Thomson - This year is the 80th anniversary of the start of the 2nd World War. The Air Raid Precautions at Ware were nearly complete by September 1939, but there were still things to do. This talk shows how this came about and how Ware coped in the first 15th months of the War.”
Tue Feb 11th 2020 A talk by Barry Sapsford on "The French and Indian War - the North American component of the Seven Years War".
The Seven Years War dates from 1756 to 1763 but the talk will begin a few years earlier by way of introduction. The French and Indian War was one of a series of wars with the French which took part in North America.
Pub Lunches
Wed Dec 11th Robin Hood Tonwell SG12 0HN
Wed Jan 29th 2020 Kings Mead Ware sg12 9LE
Wed Feb 26th 2020 The Salisbury Arms, Hertford , SG14 1BZ
Wed Mar 25th 2020 Robin Hood Tonwell, SG12 0HN
Wed Apr 29th 2020 White Hart, 43 High St, Harlow, CM19 5EA
Wed May 27th 2020 The Fisherman, Fishers Green, Stevenage, SG1 2JA
Wed Jun 24th 2020 White Hart, Puckeridge, SG11 1RR
Wed Jul 29th 2020 White Horse, Wareside, SG12 7QX
Wed Aug 26th 2020 White Lion, Bengeo, SG14 3ET
Wed Sep 30th 2020 The Plume and Feathers, Tewin, AL6 0LX
Wed Oct 28th 2020 Cowper Arms Letty Green SG14 2NL
Theatre Group
Thu Jun 11th 2020 TINA –THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
At the Aldwych Theatre, London
Thurs 11 Jun 2020 14:30pm

The musical based on the life of Tina Turner!
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee. From humble beginnings, Tina would rise to fame as the Queen of Rock n Roll and go on to sell more concert tickets than any other solo artist. The musical follows the highs and lows of Tina's career and personal life and features the songs that you know and love.

First making a name for herself in the 1960s alongside then-husband Ike Turner, she became known for such hits as A Fool in Love, River Deep – Mountain High, and Proud Mary. After her abusive marriage came to an end, Tina rebuilt her career and staged a major solo comeback in the mid-80s. In 1984, her fifth solo album, Private Dancer, became a global success. Some of her most popular songs include Let’s Stay Together, What’s Love Got to Do with It?, I Don’t Wanna Fight, and GoldenEye.

Cost : £50 per person including coach

Pick up: Ware library at 11.50am and Wodson at 12.00am

Tickets are available - contact Mabel Mendonca - details in the Link
Visiting Churches
Tue Dec 10th Christmas Lunch at The Chequers, Bragbury End.