The U3A (University of the 3rd Age) is a learning circle or cooperative of older
people (55+). Members learn from one another by sharing knowledge and experiences
and engaging in shared activities. The Monaghan U3A branch has been established for
about 4 years and has about 80 active members. Current activities include bowling,
walking, card playing and computer classes. It is planned to have classes for gardening
and digital photography in the near future if there is enough interest.
Christmas Coffee morning:Come to the Coffee morning this Friday, December 8th at
10.45. One of our members, Pat Golden, will give a cake icing demonstration. There
will be a raffle for one of the cakes in aid of the Heart Foundation. It should be
a lovely morning with a Christmas flavour.
Change of Venues: Due to the Christmas Fair taking place in the Market House some
class venues are changed until after Christmas. They are as follows:
Choir –This Tuesday 12th, choir is in St. Joseph’s Pastoral centre at 12.00 to 1.30.
The choir is taking part in the Carol service in Ballinode Church of Ireland on Sunday
17th December at 7.00pm.
French class is at 2.45, Tuesdays in Smithboro’ Presbyterian hall.
Spanish is in Andy’s, Wednesdays 2.30pm
Most classes will finish by Friday 15th December except Line Dancing which finishes
on the 18th. Classes will resume in the New Year around the 15th January.
Walks: This week’s walk on Wednesday December 13th is to Dartrey. Meet at McNally’s
petrol station. Cootehill rd at 10.00am
Book Club:The next meeting is Friday 19th January in the Four Seasons hotel at 2.30.
The book for this month is ‘The Magpie Murders’ by Anthony Horrowitz. If anyone has
any books out belonging to the library, could they please return them.
Cuppa and Craic: Wednesdays afternoons in Smithboro’ Presbyterian hall, any time
between 3.00 and 4.30. Come in for a chat and a cuppa, all welcome.
Mondays: Line Dancing in St. Joseph’s Pastoral centre 11.00 to 12.00.
Chess enthusiasts meet in Monaghan Library around 2.00pm
Irish is normally at 2.30pm
Sculpture in Alison Bole’s studio.
Bowling in Slieve Beagh hotel at 8.00pm
French normally 2.15 to 3.15, Market House. See above for temporary change of time
Spanish in Andy’s 2.30pm
Cards in Tydavnet Community centre at 8.00pm
Flexibility, Balance and strength classes. In the Gym club Milltown, 9.45 to 10.45
Coffee Morning, an informal coffee morning occurs every Thursday, Graham’s coffee
Our AGM will take place in the Garage theatre on Friday February 9th. Our annual
party will also be in February, place and date to follow.
You will find all the information you need on our website www.monaghanu3a.com. To
book trips or put your name down for classes text 0873432275 or 0833244455. Please
leave your name and contact details. All events are for members only