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U3A Athlone

The Athlone U3A was formally launched on 17th May 2012. It hosts its monthly public meetings at the Belthorn Community Centre, situated on the corner of Kinders and Belgravia Roads 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)