Weymouth & Portland

Events

Weymouth & Portland U3A meet on the third Friday of each month at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW. There is no meeting in August. £1 is collected to cover the venue hire, tea or coffee and biscuits, and a speaker. The meetings start at 10.30am and finish around noon.

Non-members are most welcome to attend one or two meetings to look at the interest groups available and decide whether the U3A appeals. However, to join any groups and to continue attending monthly meetings, you must be a U3A member.

We are a friendly group and new arrivals will be met at the door by one of our "Welcomers", who can answer any questions.

For more information about outings look on the Outings and Theatre page in the Group section.


Dates for your Diary
March 2018
Mon Mar 12thOutingDartmouth Navy College and Dartmouth (exclusive guided tour) Adults £39 Child £35.50
Fri Mar 16thMeetingOur regular monthly meeting at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road. Refreshments are served from 10am with the meeting starting at 10.30am and finishing at 12 noon.

Our speaker this month is Sooty Stockley who talks about being the child of a black American GI and a Dorset girl just after the second world war. He also tells us about growing up as the only black child in his school.
April 2018
Wed Apr 11thWorkshopWith the help of Organic Rhythm we are planning a one off pop-up Djembe drumming workshop on 11th April from 2pm to 4pm at St Aldhelm's Church Centre. The cost will depend on the number attending. If we can get 40 people it will be £5 each. This is huge fun and you will be surprised at how quickly the group finds its amazing rhythm, even if you are a complete beginner. All drums, of varying sizes, are provided for us along with expert tuition. Any Members wanting to take part should email secretary.weyportu3a@gmail.com
Sun Apr 15thOutingCardiff Flower Show Adults £35, Child £22.50 or
Cardiff Shopper or Castle (not including entrance) Adults £25, Child £22.50
Fri Apr 20thMeetingOur regular monthly meeting at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road. Refreshments are served from 10am with the meeting starting at 10.30am and finishing at 12 noon.

Our speaker this month is Philip Browne and his talk is entitled "Freezing Horror", a talk about the unfortunate Captain Pierce and the wreck of the Halsewell. The most dramatic shipwreck disaster on an English shore. We will be able to buy a copy of the book on the day.
Tue Apr 24thOutingUppark House and Gardens Adults £38.50 (NT members, adult £29.50), child £36 (NT members, child £26)
May 2018
Fri May 18thMeetingOur regular monthly meeting at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road. Refreshments are served from 10am with the meeting starting at 10.30am and finishing at 12 noon.

Our speaker this month is Chris Shaw, a very interesting lady who is going to tell us about her travels and hunting for tigers in India. An illustrated talk with photographs.
June 2018
Fri Jun 15thMeetingOur regular monthly meeting at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road. Refreshments are served from 10am with the meeting starting at 10.30am and finishing at 12 noon.

Our speaker this month is Laura E. James a local author who has written a trilogy of books called The Chesil Beach Series. Her talk is entitled "My path into publishing my books".
July 2018
Fri Jul 20thMeetingOur summer open meeting. A chance for our groups to showcase what they have been up to.

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