The Athlone U3A was formally launched on 17th May 2012. It hosts its monthly public meetings at the Belthorn Recreation Centre on the third Thursday of each month. Many of the Courses/ Learning Opportunities (LO's) it offers are run from the Clubhouse at the same venue.
Athlone U3A also regularly hosts fund-raising events. These have included a Wellness Day in 2013 and the recent Evening of Words and Music where people were invited to "Gooi a tafel" which is the local way of describing an event where entertainment is provided and a host/hostess prepares a special table of treats, a la high tea style, for his/her invited guests.
Its members come from Athlone, Rondebosch, Diep River, Maitland, Rylands etc and are a wide ranging multicultural group. It has a vibrant Poetry and Creative Writing group and has a fast growing group of ladies who start their week off each Monday morning with a lively and fun-filled aerobic session.
Contact person Jacki Lange 021 696 5212 (e-mail)
Directions to Belthorn Recreation Centre
If you are on the mountain side of the M5 (Kroomboom
Parkway) head towards the Kenilworth turnoff and leave the
M5 near the Kenilworth Centre. You will enter Racecourse Road and
will travel in the direction which places the mountain at your
back. Equally, if you are not on the M5 head simply towards the
Kenilworth Centre and Access Park.