Howden & District

Monthly meetings and Other Events


Howden & District U3A meets at 10.30am on the last Thursday monthly (no meeting in December) at The Shire Hall in Howden. The meeting commences with a guest speaker on a topic of general interest, listed below. Refreshments follow, offering an opportunity for socializing with other members and a chance to find out about interest groups and other activities.

Non-members are welcome to attend one monthly meeting to help them decide if they wish to join.

A charge of £1 is made to cover costs for members and non-members, who are welcome to come along to a meeting to see what we are about.

Further details, including venues for the meetings, can be obtained from Denise Skinn on 01430 440926 or by visiting the CONTACT page.

Programme of Speakers June to November 2014

29 May: Why Plants Talk to Insects and Why Pumpkins Cant Fly
Doug Stewart M Hort, B Phil. Fl Hort, MILM, began his horticultural career at the age of 13 supplying vegetables to the village shop. He was Head of Horticulture at a leading college, had a phone-in radio programme and now retired, runs his own business.

26 June: Governor HMP Humber The Prison and Prisoners
Ed Cornmell, Governor HMP Humber will give us the inside information on his job the prison and prisoners.

31 July: The Bar Convent
Sister Agatha comes highly recommended and will talk to us about York's Bar Convent.

28 August: A chef at Chequers
Alan Lavender shares his experiences during the many years he spent as a chef at Chequers.

25 September: Gemstones and crystals.
Robert W Wood D.Hp talks about this fascinating subject.

30 October: AGM
The Swanland U3A Choir will entertain us after the business is complete.

27 November: All the way from Paradise.
Frank McClintock talks about birding in Portugal.

Dates for your Diary
December 2014
6th (Sat) Visit to Grassington Christmas Fair. Seats on coach available for other U3A members. The cost is £13 please sign list at Augusts meeting.Gardening
17th (Wed) U3A Christmas Lunch at the Courtyard, Goole. Details in Octobers newsletter or contact Denise Skinn 01430 440926.Other

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