Social Activities

COFFEE WITH FRIENDS – At 9.30am on the last weekday of every month except December, we meet at a coffee shop to enjoy a friendly chat, a hot cuppa and, perhaps, some tasty nibbles from the kitchen. Non-members are welcome to join us, no invitation required. The chosen venue changes from time to time. For 2018 we will meet at:

Michel’s Patisserie (Oops! Michel’s has unexpectedly closed. See below for alternate venue.)

31st January (Wednesday)

28th February (Wednesday)

29th March (Thursday) Farmer & Sun (Southside Shopping Centre)

D’Cafe (Southside Shopping Centre)

30th April (Monday)

31st May (Thursday)

29th June (Friday)

Rendezvous Café (Goldfield’s Plaza)

31st July (Tuesday)

31st August (Friday)

28th September (Friday)

Raffinati Café (IGA Shopping Centre)

31st October (Wednesday)

30th November (Friday)

We do not meet in December

PUB LUNCH – Every Tuesday at 12.40, we meet for lunch at an inexpensive venue. It is an informal gathering, where we order from the a la carte menu. We select one venue for each term. In 2018 we will meet at:

Term 1 – Jockey Club, on the Southside

Term 2 – Charlie’s Hotel, opposite Coles

Term 3 – Phoenix Hotel, at Red Hill

Term 4 – Australian Hotel, Apollonian Vale

FEAST WITH FRIENDS – This is a new activity for 2018, loosely based on previous Pop-up Lunches. In Terms 1, 2 and 3 we travel out of town to meet up with another U3A group over an inexpensive lunch. We will head to Maryborough in Term 1, the Sunshine Coast in Term 2 and the Blackall Mountains in Term 3. Transport will be by car pool, with non-drivers paying $5.00 to their driver to defray costs.

Term 1 – 14th March

Term 2 – 11th July

Term 3 – 5th September

Term 4 – 28th November.

Our Feast will be here in Gympie for our end of year break-up. It will be a bring-a-plate event with a small contribution to cover the venue hire. Members of other U3A groups will be invited to join us.

GAMES AND PUZZLES – At 9.00am every Wednesday of term, we meet at Central food court to enjoy board games and good company. Central food court is located at Gympie Central Shopping Centre on the corner of the Bruce Highway and Excelsior Road. Non-members are welcome to join us, no invitation required. This activity costs $2 per session.

MAHJONG – At 11.00am every Friday of term we meet at the Gympie Library to play mah-jong. Gympie Library is located on Mellor Street, near the five-ways roundabout. This activity costs $20 per term.