There is a Scheduled Canasta Group playing on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday twice a month (apart from July & August) as follows:
Canasta 1: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1.55pm in arranged member's home. Canasta 2: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1.40pm in arranged member's home. Canasta 3: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9.30pm in arranged member's home.
Canasta is a card game that was very popular in the sixties. These days we play an addictive version known as TREY CANASTA or BOLIVIA PLUS which is in the true spirit of a “learning and challenging U3A” coupled with an accent on “continuous improvement”. Ideally we need 12 or 8 players per session as with canasta to have players “sitting out” is not really practical. Therefore, each group operates a strict apology policy of ‘ at least 60 hrs prior’ notice so that the listed “stand-bys” can be contacted to fill in if necessary and are free to do so.
There is a convener\facilitator for each group. Plus, the U3A's National Subject Advisor for Canasta and its derivatives is also involved with the establishment of ‘Canasta’ in Southwell and its several adjacent U3A’s.