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 and the December meeting is one week early (2nd Friday). £1 is collected to cover the venue hire, tea or coffee and biscuits, and a speaker. The doors open at 10am, coffee and tea is served until 10.20am. The meeting starts at 10.30am and finishes around noon.

Non-members are most welcome to attend one meeting 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
Meetings
Fri Dec 14th Our monthly meeting is one week early this month

Our usual pre-Christmas open meeting with music, quizzes and a sing song; plus, of course, christmas cake and non-alcoholic punch.
Fri Jan 18th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Our speaker this month is John Wilkinson who is one of our members. John will talk about his life as a paratrooper. John will also talk about a cycle ride to Arnham for Help the Heroes
Fri Feb 15th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
The AGM followed by:
Sooty Stockley. Back by popular demand, our very own Dorset chimney sweep will continue his story as one of very few black children in Dorset. Sooty's father was a black GI based here during world war II.
Fri Mar 15th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Our speaker this month is Rachel Knowles - a local author. Rachel is the author of "A Perfect Match" (historical romance) and "What Regency Women did for us" (history). Rachel will talk to us about Weymouth in the time of Jane Austin.
Fri Apr 12th Our monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road. A week early this month because of Easter.
Our speaker this month is Bob Sharpe a retired librarian and public speaker. We have listened to Bob before when he spoke about the history of crime writers. This time he will speak about the life of Oscar Wilde
Fri May 17th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Our speaker this month is Jane McKell from the As One Theatre Company. The As One Theatre Company tours schools, libraries and village halls. Jane will talk to us about the life of Mary Anning.
Fri Jun 21st Our speaker this month is Roy Norton who describes his 50 years in television production.
Fri Jul 19th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
No speaker this month, instead there is a chance to come along and see what our groups have been doing over the last 12 months. This is a chance to talk to the Group Leaders about their groups or the Group Coordinator about new groups. Group leaders, please book your table with your Group Coordinator, Caroline (Caz) Cousins.
Fri Sep 20th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Jenny from the Samaritans will tell us about their work.
Fri Oct 18th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Dr Anne Collier-Morris will be with us to explain the working of the Portland model penitentiary.
Fri Nov 15th Our regular monthly meeting at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.
Fri Dec 13th Our monthly meeting is a week early this month at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road.

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