There are occasional activities and events organised, that are outside of the scheduled programmes of meetings offerred by our various Interest Groups. These will be open to all Matlock Area U3A Members and may also be open to Guests, where there is a charge, this will be made clear.

The Annual General Meeting is normally held in March. This will include the formal business that is necessary for an organisation such as ours, including the presentation of Reports and the Election of Officers. A Guest Speaker may also be invited to give a talk.

Social Events are occasionally arranged which may include a talk or a visit. Should you wish to put forward an event for consideration, please send an email to our Social Events Organiser by clicking here.

Particular Interest Groups may arrange a visit which is also open to Members outside of that Interest Group.

Open General Meetings may be held to give members the opportunity to meet and mix in a sociable atmosphere. Light refreshments will be provided, and members of the Management Committee will be on hand to pass on information about Interest Groups and answer any questions about the general running of the Matlock Area U3A.

It is hoped that members who have not yet got round to joining any of the Interest Groups will find this a useful way of meeting other 'U3Aers'. Non-members are also most welcome to come along and find out more about the opportunities and benefits that membership can offer. At Open General Meetings, there is normally no charge for members but non-members will be required to pay £1.00. Details of meetings and events plannd for 2016 are:

Monday, 2 October - our next Coffee Morning

We host coffee mornings, on the first Monday of each month, in the Social Club of Matlock Town Football Club. These will be from 10.30am to 12.00 noon and are open to all members of MAU3A as well as prospective members. There could be occasional speakers, information about group activity as well as proposed groups and, most importantly, a chance to socialise. There is a nominal charge of £1.00 to pay for refreshments and the hire of the room.

Please click here for more information.


Members at the French Language Table Image courtesy of Ron Williams

Saturday, 23 September - Day in Stratford

The Theatre group has spare seats on the coach for their trip to Stratford upon Avon. A deposit of £10 is required if you would like to spend a day in this beautiful, historic town. Please email Jane Entwistle or telephone 07392 538756 for more information.

October - 10th Anniversary Celebration

We are celebrating this milestone on Tuesday, 10 October with a special day at Crich Tramway Village. Please click here to find out more.

Tuesday, 31 October - Rachmaninoff

Dr John Malpass will be giving an illustrated talk on the life and music of the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff at the Whitworth Centre on Tuesday, 31 October at 2:30pm.

He will include well known pieces and some of the neglected songs, early operas, choral works and chamber music. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

The price for the event is £5 per person.  To book places, please send  a cheque payable to 'Matlock Area U3A' with your name and telephone number to Judith Hodges, 18 Thoresby Close, Ripley, Derbys. DE5 3NJ.

Last updated on 4 September 2017
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