Gainsborough and District u3a

by | 17 November 2022 | Education and Learning, Gainsborough, Hobbies, Social Group, U3A

Various Gainsborough and District u3a interest groups have had quite a busy last couple of months and below are some details about events to come and some reports of what has been happening recently.

The Buccaneers visited the Trocadero Ballet on 5th October, followed by a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Lincoln Theatre Royal on 29th October. To complete their hat-trick of theatrical events, they are attending the matinee performance of the Nutcracker Ballet in Nottingham in November.

This visit is fully booked, but if you want to see what they are planning for next year visit their website. As a taster, have you ever wanted to do some axe-throwing or perhaps paint stones? The Buccaneers are willing to give almost anything a try.
There is also a trip planned to Harewood House for their Christmas light show on Wednesday 7th December – places still available. This year, the decorations are entitled ‘Long Live the Christmas Tree’ – a traditionally untraditional celebration of the Christmas tree.

There will be a Christmas Party for the December meeting; tickets at £2.00 per head are still available. The event will run from 10.00am to 11.30am.

The Kurling group held another Internal competition in October, followed by a lunch at Thonock Park. This was the 11th such competition dating back to November 2015 – how time flies! As with most of the u3a groups, new members are very welcome to join. The game is very simple – just like bowls, but not having to bend. They meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 10.00am to 12.00pm at Morton Village Hall.

The Walkers have two more walks before Christmas. On 15th November they will meet but the route is not yet planned and on 13th December they have the Walkers’ Lunch (which may not involve a walk). Another group open to new members.

Other group news includes the Gardening group, which has enjoyed visiting many hidden gems of diverse interest as well as more well-known gems such as RHS Harlow Carr – with a tasty treat at Betty’s Tea Room.

The Strollers have followed paths along country lanes, briefly touching on local villages, often alongside rivers and lakes for their monthly meetings, usually rounding off their jaunts at a local hostelry. You may notice a theme here – all u3a groups are keen to keep members well fed and watered!

The Sunday lunch group has grown in number to over 20 and has had to split into two for the last meal at Markham Moor Inn.
New members are very welcome to join the u3a – indeed, there seem to be two or three newcomers at each Thursday monthly meeting at the Gainsborough Methodist Church. There are now 127 members!
For more information, Google ‘u3a Gainsborough’ to find the group’s website.