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AFU english/history     

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AFU history     

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Art (Friday)     

Meets Friday next meeting 13/09/2019
Details Painting with water colours, pastels, oils, acrylics, pen and ink, in any style of your choice. The tutor is Louie Windward.

Art (Monday)     

Meets Monday. Next meeting 09/09/2019
Details Tutored art group, predominantly painting, with your own choice of medium. The tutor is Elaine Harkness. The members of this group supply their own materials. Advice can be obtained from the tutor.

Art (Wednesday)     

Meets Wednesday starting 11/9/19
Details Explore various art media with tutor Elaine Harkness. Members at any level are welcome.

Art Appreciation     

Meets Thursdays starting 24th January, 2019
Details A series of 6 illustrated lectures on a theme to be decided nearer the time. The tutor, Deborah Logan, is a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an informal style. After the lecture series, we hope to organise an optional day excursion to view a focal exhibition.

Astronomy     

Meets 1st Monday of month starting 7/10/19
Details The Astronomy Interest Group takes a general interest in the field of astronomy and associated sciences - with a few field trips thrown in! Open to all.

Backgammon     

Meets 2nd Monday - next meeting 9/9/19
Details Backgammon is easy to learn but could take a lifetime to master. Tuition is available for beginners. This is an informal and friendly group that could be extended to other board games, if there is interest.

Badminton     

Meets Wednesdays starting 25/09/19
Details Badminton for all levels from beginners to improvers, equipment provided

Ballroom Dancing     

Meets Friday next meeting 27/09/19
Details This is a fun and relaxed club with a professional tutor teaching a selection of ballroom and Latin dances to absolute beginners and those with some dance experience. In the Autumn there will be 10 classes with tuition and a Christmas Tea Dance which will be on 13th December.

Beacon Group Training     

Meets tba as required
Details Short one-off sessions to help group leaders learn how to use Beacon to help them.

Blue     

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Bridge (Friday)     

Meets Fridays: 1st meeting 06/09/19
Details A relaxed and enjoyable duplicate bridge competition

Bridge (summer)     

Meets Wednesdays from 1st May -28th August 2019
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Bridge (Wednesday)     

Meets Wednesdays: next meeting 4/9/19
Details The duplicate sessions are friendly and relaxed. The Wednesday group takes a mid-session tea break

Bridge classes (continuing)     

Meets Fridays: 1st meeting 21st September 2018
Details This is a continuation of the Beginners Bridge Classes which started in January 2018. Some spaces may be available for additional members who have an understanding of Bridge basics and who wish to refresh their skills.

bridge composite     

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Bridge helpers     

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Bridge improvers seminars     

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bridge January 2019     

Meets Wednesdays
Details Following the English Bridge Union's Beginners Bridge Course. 10 weeks. There is no class on the first Wednesday of each month. January 2019 Wednesdays 16 and 23 February 2019 Wednesdays 13, 20, 27 March 2019 Wednesdays 13, 20, 27 April Wednesdays 3, 10.

Bridge waiting     

Meets Wednesdays: 1st meeting 16th January 2019
Details This is an introduction to Bridge for absolute beginners. We will follow the English Bridge Union Beginner's programme. Those completing the programme can practice in the Surnmer Bridge Club. Note Dates: (not every Wednesday) January 16 and 23, February 13, 20 , 27 March 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10

Calligraphy     

Meets Fridays: 1st meeting: 20/09/19
Details This is a self help group mainly for those who have experience in calligraphy. However, help with scripts and materials is available. Members work on thier own projects and share ideas and expertise.

Causeway Crooners     

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Details A new singing group

Causeway Whistlers     

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Details what it says on the tin, but with tin whistles

Chess     

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Choir     

Meets Tuesday next meeting 10/9/19
Details Singing for enjoyment and fun. No auditions needed. Wide variety of repertoire from sacred pieces and spirituals to Irish folk songs. You know singing is good for your physical and mental health, so come and join us.

Cinema Club     

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Details The group meets at local cinemas to enjoy films in the company of others. It's open to all -- watch out for announcements in newsletters.

committee     

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Competitive jigsawing     

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Continental holiday     

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Cooking for fun 1     

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Cooking for fun 2     

Meets to be agreed
Details 4 sessions of cookery in University Coleraine campus. Demonstration and hands on preparation of a dish to eat at class and enough to take home. Emphasis on fun and friendship through food.

Crafts     

Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs 1st meeting 12th September 2019
Details We work on our own projects but will have some tuition sessions for those who wish to try something new. Whether you are an experienced crafter or a complete beginner, you will be very welcome and will be given help and encouragement. We are a very relaxed, fun-loving group and enjoy days out during each term.

Creative writing     

Meets Wednesday; next meeting 11/09/2019
Details Support and guidance for aspiring writers

Creative writing (Friday)     

Meets Friday; next meeting 13/09/2019
Details Support and guidance for aspiring writers

Culture Group     

Meets Depends on events
Details To attend selected cultural activities such as theatre, opera, musical productions or author discussions. Locations have included the Lyric Theatre, the Grand Opera House, the Millenium Forum, the Riverside, the Seamus Heaney Home Place.

Cuppa and Chat     

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Current Affairs (Monday )     

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Details The Current Affairs Group holds lively discussions on a range of topical issues of Irish, British and international interest. Meetings usually last around 2 1/2 hrs with a break for for coffee or tea. There are two groups that meet monthly, one meeting on a Monday and the other on a Thursday.

Current Affairs (Thursday)     

Meets 3rd Thursday: starts 19th September 2019
Details The Current Affairs Group usually meets on the third Thursday of each month from September until April. We have lively discussions on a range of topical issues of Irish, British and international interest. Meetings usually last around 2 1/2 hours with a break for coffee or tea. We also organise occasional outings and trips to places of historic or current significance.

Day Trips and Excursions     

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Details Periodic day trips. This will vary as members book into trips.

defibrillator     

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email use     

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Facebook     

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first aid     

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Flower Arranging     

Meets Thursdays: 1st meeting: 9th September 2019
Details The motto for the class is fun and friendship through flowers.The class caters for both the novice and the more experienced and covers traditional and contemporary designs. The tutor is James Burnside, National demonstrator, teacher, judge and speaker.

French 1     

Meets Tuesdays starting 17/9/2019
Details Two French conversation groups meet weekly at Star of The Sea Parish Centre Portstewart. Each group is made up of 8/10 members which gives everyone a chance to participate. We listen to language tapes, discuss topical issues, read articles from French papers and magazines. We play a variety of games and while we are there to improve our French we also have a lot of fun

French 2     

Meets Tuesday (1st meeting: 17/9/2019)
Details Two French conversation groups meet weekly at Star of The Sea Parish Centre Portstewart. Each group is made up of 8/10 members which gives everyone a chance to participate. We listen to language tapes, discuss topical issues, read articles from French papers and magazines. We play a variety of games and while we are there to improve our French we also have a lot of fun

Fun With Drums     

Meets Thursdays: 1st meeting 12th September 2019
Details Following the success of last years sessions our "Fun with Drums* club provides you with an opportunity to explore the world of rhythm and music together in a fun, interactive, and creative way. We will use drums (djembes), shakers, body percussion and boomwhackers (pitched musical tubes) to learn beats and rhythms, and explore music together, all whilst enhancing our overall musicality, learning new skills, and having lots of fun on the way.

Garden and Environment     

Meets 3rd Mon of month: 1st meeting 16th September 2019
Details We have indoor meetings, mainly in the winter, for talks, DVDs, quizzes and contributions from members. We also have plant/seed/magazine swops at each meeting. Other meetings are visits to places of garden and environmental interest and continue through most of the summer.

German     

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Details To start September 20th. 2018

Golf lessons     

Meets April 2020
Details In April and May each year, golf lessons for Beginners and Improvers are arranged at Portstewart Golf Club. Tuition is provided in six one hour sessions in groups of ten or fewer by the club professional, Neil Graham. No previous experience is required for the Beginners' lessons.

Golf society     

Meets April 2020
Details The Golf Society provides an opportunity for social golf and each year we arrange visits to seven different courses between April and October. Stableford competitions are organised at each venue for ladies and gents but the emphasis is on enjoyment. Most of us remain for a bar meal after our round.

Guitar Lessons     

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Hearing matters     

Meets Thursday 4th April 2019
Details Seminar/workshop to raise awareness of hearing loss and the potential impact it casn have on the individual and their friends and family. Being held in conjuction with Action on Hearing Loss. We will explore a range of issues such as a general introduction to hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus along with the causes, signs and impact of these issues. A maximum of 12 people can book a free hearing test in the afternoon on a first come basis. (There will be a charge of £5.00 per person toward the cost of room rental and light refreshments.)

Investment and Money Matters     

Meets 2nd Wednesday: starts 11/09/2019
Details A group of interested U3A members who discuss and share their knowledge of the Stock Market and other financial matters. No money changes hands but we run competitions which are enthusiastically contested. Occasionally we invite a guest speaker.

Irish     

Meets Wednesday: next meeting tba
Details Irish language for non Irish speakers in easy steps

IT classes     

Meets Depends on demand
Details Helps members to learn new IT skills as well as updating existing ones. These courses and those offered by the Library service will be advertised via the monthly newsletter.

Mindfulness & writing     

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Monthly meeting     

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Nordic Walking (Thursday)     

Meets Thursdays all year round on fine days
Details We walk along the Coleraine Heart Walk and although the route doesn't vary the flora and iauna are in a constant state of change. This walk is intended for those with health problems, recovering from surgery or with other cornmitments on a Tuesday afternoon. We go out for half an hour and then back finishing with a cuppa at Table Table.

Nordic Walking (Tuesday)     

Meets Tuesday (all year round)
Details Nordic Walking is a fitness activity, using specially designed poles that help exercise both upper and lower body.

Photography     

Meets 2nd Monday of month starts 9/9/2019
Details Interested in taking still photographs? If so, join the group. All levels of expertise, experience and knowledge welcomed. We organise competitions and some outings throughout the year.

Pilates 1     

Meets Monday starting 9/09/19
Details Exercises to improve flexibility and strengthen core muscles.

Pilates 2     

Meets Monday starting 10th September 2018
Details Core exercises to strengthen and improve flexibility. Tutor is Paul Connolly.

Pilates 3     

Meets Thursday starting 13th September 2018
Details Core exercises to strengthen and improve flexibility. Tutor is Paul Connolly.

Pilates 4     

Meets Thursday starting 13th September 2018
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Poetry Reading     

Meets 1st Tuesday next meeting 3/9/19
Details Each month we agree a theme and members bring along one or two suitable poems. We get a great mixture of old familiar favourites, new poems and as a special treat original poems written by members. Some people like to read whilst others just like to listen. All are welcome. Anyone interested is added to our mailing list and notified about each meeting.

Rambling     

Meets Thursday starting 12th September 2019
Details This is a very sociable rambling group that meets every Thursday morning except on U3A General Meeting days. Most walks are around 4 miles, usually on roads or forest paths and include a stop for tea/coffee and scones. Waterproof clothing and boots or strong shoes are recommended.

Reading 1     

Meets 2nd Monday of month starts 9/9/2019
Details Books are chosen by each member from the library suggestions, which introduces us to new authors and some old classics.

Reading 2     

Meets 4th Thursday. Next meet 26/09/19
Details Books are recommended by group members and we try to select those that are available in the library. We take turns to introduce the month’s book and to lead the ensuing discussion. We have introduced each other to new books and have enjoyed discussing them. New members are always welcome.

Running     

Meets Monday: first meeting 2/9/2019
Details Group meets outside the Water-sports centre at east strand Portrush before walking along the promenade and onto the beach. We then run gently towards the White rocks, turning when appropriate and returning to finish together. It is suitable for all abilities .

Short Mat Bowling     

Meets Thursday: 1st meeting 26/9/2019
Details This activity has become very popular with new members joining each term. Last year we had 25 members and with the bi-annual match against Ballymena the quality of our bowling has become more competitive. We welcome new members and provide tuition and bowls to get them started. It has developed into a great social activity with a tea break, for gossip, each week. Come and join us!

Spanish 1     

Meets Monday starting 16th September 2019
Details Emphasis on spoken Spanish for beginners. Tutor is Catherine Morgan

Spanish 2     

Meets Monday starting 10th September 2018
Details Emphasis on spoken Spanish for intermediate learners. Tutor is Catherine Morgan

Spanish 3     

Meets monday- next meeting 16/09/2019
Details Emphasis on spoken Spanish for advanced learnersTutor is Catherine Morgan

Sunday allsorts     

Meets Last Sunday of month starting 29/9/2019
Details Lunch in a different restaurant on the last Sunday of each month.

Swimming     

Meets Mondays - starts 2/9/2019
Details No Tutor. Enjoyable afternoon - all welcome. Pay at reception.

Table Tennis     

Meets Tuesdays next meeting 10/9/19
Details Table Tennis now commences its sixth year and has grown from modest beginnings to now catering for over 50 participants. The members are extremely enthusiastic whether novice or 'professional'. Tea at half time is an integral part. So come along and enjoy.

Table Tennis - group 2     

Meets Monday starting 23/9/19
Details Table tennis for all at the University

Tai Chi (Advanced)     

Meets Tuesday next meeting 10/9/19
Details Tai Chi is about slow, rhythmic movements designed to help improve health, balance and impart a feeling of well-being. On Tuesday mornings we have 3 sessions Intermediate, Advanced and Beginners. From September 2019 we will be starting a new Beginners on Tuesday afternoons. On Friday mornings we have seated Tai Chi sessions.

Tai Chi (Beginners 18)     

Meets Tuesday next meeting 10/9/19
Details Tai Chi is about slow rhythmic movements designed to help improve health, balance and impart a feeling of well-being. On Tuesday mornings we have 3 sessions Intermediate, Advanced and Beginner. From September 2019 we will be starting a new Beginners on Tuesday afternoons.

Tai Chi (Beginners 19)     

Meets Tuesday next meeting 10/9/19
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Tai Chi (Intermediate)     

Meets Tuesday next meeting 10/9/19
Details Tai Chi is about slow, rhythmic movements designed to help improve health, balance and impart a feeling of well-being. on Tuesdays mornings we have 3 sessions Intermediate, Advanced and Beginners. From September 2019 we will be starting a new Beginners on Tuesday afternoons.

Tai Chi (seated)     

Meets Friday. next meeting 13/9/19
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Tennis (autumn)     

Meets Thursday afternoons
Details A small group of keen players continuing until the light fades

Tennis (Short)     

Meets Friday 20/9/19
Details Indoor doubles tennis on a small court with a low net and special racket and balls, all equipment provided

Tennis (summer)     

Meets Wednesday afternoons
Details Friendly tennis on outdoor courts, available to all.

Theatre Skill at the Riverside     

Meets thursdays: 24 October,21November;12 december
Details This is a series of workshops exploring all aspects of Theatre Making. No experience necessary. Workshops to be lead by facilitators exploring : Improvisation and story making; lighting and sound, costume, make-up and play reading .

Traditional Irish Harp     

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Trivia Table Quiz     

Meets 4th Monday
Details This is run on a drop-in basis by members for members. We try to mix challenging questions and easier questions so every can enjoy a sociable Monday afternoon with lots of laughs. We collect a pound at the door and give small cash prizes.

U3Aplus     

Meets as needed
Details A group showing members who accept aid to join in the activities of Causeway U3A

Ukulele - beginners     

Meets Monday Morning start date 16th September 2019
Details A ukulele group for absolute beginners.

Ukulele - Strictly Ukulele     

Meets Mondays: first meeting 16/9/2019
Details A group of members who meet weekly to develop their strumming skills with the help of our tutor, David McCracken, enjoying both the company and the music.

UU sculpture     

Meets last week of Jan 2019 Date to be confirmed
Details Ulster University has commissioned a sculpture as part of its 50 year celebrations. This will be created by the local artist Sara Cunningham-Bell. Her plan is to incorporate creations by the local community into the plinth of this large work. She will organise a competition with local schools. In terms of the older adult community, she has invited 9 members of Causeway U3A to become involved and to work with her. This will involve attendance at one morning workshop in the last week of January 2019. Those attending will make a tile from a form of clay to represent the work of Causeway U3A, especially our co-operation with UU in recent times in sports, drama and cookery. These tiles will be incorporated into the plinth of the sculpture and will be displayed there for posterity! If you have some artistic talents and are interested in taking part in this workshop and project, please send an expression of interest to chair@causewayu3a.co.uk before Christmas. There are only 9 places, so, in case there are more than 9 applications, please add a short paragraph explaining why you should be chosen!! We will pass these on to Sara for discussion and selection.

volunteers - bridge     

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Walking football     

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Walking netball     

Meets to be decided
Details This was a new activity in early 2019. We will decide day and times of sessions when we establish the numbers wishing to attend and what suits most people.

Whist     

Meets Tuesdays starting 3rd September 2019
Details We are a friendly group who enjoy playing this simple card game. No previous experience required as our enthusiastic members will guide you through the basics. A midway break for tea/coffee and a generally noisy natter. Large cards and racks for anyone who may experience any difficulty in hand holding.

Wine Appreciation     

Meets 1st Thursday starting 3/10/2019
Details Tutored tasting of 7 or 8 wines per session; normally 5 of the wines are purchased and presented by participants.

Wine Workshops     

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Yoga 1     

Meets Tuesdays starting 10th September 2019
Details Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. You are never too old for yoga!

Yoga 2     

Meets Tuesdays starting 10th Spetember 2019
Details Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. You are never too old for yoga!

Yoga 3     

Meets Wednesdays starting 11th September 2019
Details Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. You are never too old for yoga!

Yoga 4     

Meets Wednesday start 11/9/2019
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Yoga 5     

Meets Thursdays: 1st meeting 12th September 2019
Details Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. You are never too old for yoga!

Yoga 6     

Meets Thursday starting 12th September 2019
Details Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. You are never too old for yoga!

Zumba 1     

Meets Tuesdays starting 10/9/2019
Details Zumba is a Latin American inspired dance fitness programme.