Social Events

By | July 8, 2019

Whilst our U3A provides many opportunities for learning, we also have a vibrant social dimension to our activities. These 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. In normal times, there is usually a member of this subcommittee at the weekly  Horizons meetings from who you can get more details on their events and tickets.

2020 Events

Regrettably, the planned events mentioned below and the Christmas Lunch are cancelled this year due to social isolation rules.

Vegan Taster Lunch

This will be held at St Michaels Parish Hall on Tuesday 24th March, 12 for 12-30.
Tickets £13 available at Horizons from Paul Andrews.
All dishes are home made.  Bring your own wine and glasses.

Swing Music

A Swing Music event with Phil Shotton’s quartet and singer Corrine Andrew will take place at Aughton Village Hall on Saturday 16th May.
Tickets at £10 will be available from Horizons from the end of March from Paul Andrews.
Bring your own nibbles, glasses and drink.

2019 Highlights

Friday, 13 December – U3A CHRISTMAS LUNCH

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


Friday 28 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

Friday 16 Aug:  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

Christmas Lunch – 14 December, organised by the Social Subcommittee

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

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

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

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