Board and Card Games Group

Meets: Varies

Location: Varies

Group Leader: Maureen Smith

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We are a cheerful happy group of people who meet monthly, usually on the third Thursday, to enjoy the pleasures and challenges of various games, be they of the board or card game variety. Each session is rounded off with tea and biscuits, which somehow manages to feel like a treat in itself. Every month we play a game we haven’t tried before, as well as tested favourites. Early in the year we called on a leader to teach us a game called Ticket to Ride, which saw us building railway lines across Europe. There was great satisfaction when we achieved our goals! August saw us trying the game Chaos which truly lived up to its name! We were variously happy or totally frustrated as we tried to get our pieces home while enduring the handicap of being unable to identify our own pieces. Oh yes we rise to a challenge! The challenge in October was learning to play the card game Bridgette. Our leader on that occasion said the game was widely played in Devon, and we could understand its popularity, as we quickly got up to speed with the action and are eager to play it again.

Because we meet at the home of a member we are limited for space, but if you like the sound of our games, you are welcome to ask if there is a chair available for you. Contact Maureen using the enquiry form.

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First Aid Training Session

The First Aid Training Session will take place at the  Unitarian Chapel, Padiham on Wednesday January !5th 2020. It commences at 10 a.m. and runs until 12 noon.

Please note this is a one off session only and not the extended course advertised earlier.

U3A Calendar for 2020

The 2020 U3A Calendar produced by our photography  group is now available and can be picked up at the monthly meeting. The price is at cost this year and represents great value at only £4.00. If you would like one and cannot get to the meetings call Stuart Thorn and we will get one to you or tell you where you can pick one up.

December Open Meeting

The December  Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 12 December 2019 commencing at 2:30 pm. The meeting will feature the Pendle Jazz Men.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019/2020 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.

Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).