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 November 2014 -June 2015

29 January: Body Language
A fellow U3A member John Barrett tells us what can be read from a person's stance etc.

26 February: Memories of Chelsea
Mary Spink shares her experiences of exhibiting at the RHS summer show.

26 March: Chusan
Liam D'Arcy Brown tells the forgotten story of Britain's first Chinese Island

30 April: Friends of Israel Education Foundation
John Levy talks about the Academic Study Group

28 May: The Inca Trail in Peru
Angela Mason speaks on this fascinating subject

25 June: The Silverline
Lesley Carberry speaks about the helpline for older people

Dates for your Diary
December 2014
3rd (Wed) The stroll will start at 10.30am from Eastrington Nature Reserve Car Park and will be around 4 miles long mainly on green lanes and field boundaries from the reserve to Portington and back. Optional lunch in Howden. Contact ray on 01430 430619 or ray.guthrie@btopenworld.comStrollers
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
11th (Thu) The walk is 6.5 miles and will commence at 10.00am from Ellerker. Please park on the grass verge near the junction with South Cave-Brough Road. The walk will use part of the Wolds Way past Mount Airey Farm with stunning views over the Humber and returns via South Cave. Optional lunch will be at the Triton Inn at Brantingham. Contact Ray on 01430 430619 or email ray.guthrie@btopenworld.comWalking
17th (Wed) U3A Christmas Lunch at the Courtyard, Goole. Details in Octobers newsletter or contact Denise Skinn 01430 440926.Other
January 2015
20th (Tue) The venue will be the Lounge at Drax Social Club. To book a place and for more details please contact Eileen at or phone 01405 763945Luncheon Club
22nd (Thu) A morning guided tour of Beverley Minster for £5 followed by afternoon tea at Rowley Manor for £12 Plus transport costs. Leave Howden at 10.00amOriginal Theatre & Outings
February 2015
3rd (Tue) The ballet Coppelia at Hull New Theatre £31.50 plus transport costs. Leave Howden at 6.15pmOriginal Theatre & Outings
19th (Thu) St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at City Hall Hull. Cost £19.60 plus transport. Depart Howden 6.15pmOriginal Theatre & Outings
27th (Fri) La Traviata at Hull New Theatre £27 plus transport. Depart Howden 6.15pmOriginal Theatre & Outings

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