Social Events

By | September 18, 2021

Whilst our u3a provides many opportunities for learning, we also have a vibrant social dimension to our activities. They bring together people from across a wide range of special interests,  in a convivial atmosphere, simply to enjoy themselves. These excellent events are organised by the Social Subcommittee. There is usually a member of this subcommittee at the weekly Horizons meetings from whom you can get more details on their events and book places or buy tickets.

Note that some Groups organise learning and social events that are open to all members ie not just their regular attendees.  They are usually well advertised on the run-up to their dates in enews / at Horizons /  on this u3a website.  Check regularly – don’t miss out!

2022 Planned Events

  • Vegan Lunch

    • at St Michaels Church Hall
    • on Wednesday 23 March, 12 noon for 12:30
    • Tckets on sale at Horizons, £13 each
    • Bring your own drink and glasses
  • Queens Jubilee Event

    • Click on Poster to view details full-size
    • Book at Horizons

  • Quiz Night with Hotpot Supper

    • Late September; further details to follow

2021 Highlights

Click on u3a Christmas Lunch  for a gallery of photos from this social event, the first for a long time due to Coronavirus lockdown and social isolation rules..

2019 Highlights


(in December at Christ Church Ministry Centre)

Although the weather was quite awful outside, those at the Christmas Lunch didn’t really notice – they were generally just too busy enjoying themselves!

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Photos courtesy of Alan Nolan

In June:  Our ‘Antiques Road Show’ was a great success!

It was a full house at Aughton VH in late June for our ‘Antiques Road Show’ style social evening. After a delicious hot buffet supper, local auctioneer/valuer, Mike Litherland, then went through the antiques & curios that members had kindly offered to bring along for display & valuation. It was a most entertaining & interesting evening.

Mike rounded matters off by presenting some of his own items, including a pair of samurai horse spurs and that Victorian kitchen essential – a ‘serving spoon warmer’!

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Photos courtesy of Peter Gateley

In August:  Our ‘Song & Dance Social’ – a great evening!

Following a splendid hotpot supper, we had a great evening’s entertainment provided by local excellent guitarist/singer KEN WATERS. He played lots of our favourite songs, to both listen to & join in singing with, plus plenty of dancing too. A particular thank you to Diane & Jim Higgins for their marvellous CHA-CHA-CHA to ‘Under the Boardwalk’ – very much enjoyed by the audience!

Photos courtesy of Alan Nolan

2018 Highlights

Anniversary Celebration – 19 May, organised by the Anniversary Working Party

Summer Social 2018 – 31 August, organised by the Social Subcommittee

15th Birthday Celebration & Groups Showcase – 13 October, organised by the Anniversary Working Party

Christmas Lunch – 14 December, organised by the Social Subcommittee

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Last Updated on May 20, 2022