Social Activities

Social Events for 2019

We host several engaging and fun social events each year. The following events are now open for registration (see registration process at the end of this page)


Chicago The Musical

Chicago    -     The Razzle Dazzle Broadway Musical    -     Wednesday  September 25, 2019    

Chicago is fully subscribed and a wait list has been established.

I am pleased to advise that I am now taking bookings (now waitlist only) for the very exciting new production of Chicago which will be opening at the Capitol Theatre in August. The cast includes Casey Donovan and Natalie Bassingthwaighte and the show promises to be  " the sharpest, slickest show on the block"

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, 1pm (Matinee performance), Capitol Theatre Sydney.

Cost is $90 per person which includes coach pickup at Swansea and Belmont.

Only 48 places.

Final payment due Friday, 12th July.

Register at with Chicago in the subject line and indicating the names of  the people in your group in the body of the email. If email unavailable on 0409992866.

Loop the Lake Cruise

Loop the Lake Cruise  -     Friday, 18th October 2019   -     Private Charter   

This beautiful exploration of Lake Macquarie departs from Booragul wharf (near Lake Macquarie Art Gallery) at 10am (arrive at 9.45) and cruises to the eastern side of the lake while you enjoy a Devonshire morning tea.     Down to Pulbah Island at the bottom end of the lake and up to Wangi where we disembark and enjoy a hot lunch at the Workers Club overlooking the waters of Wangi Bay.     Back onboard we enjoy a light dessert before arriving back at Booragul (3.30pm approx.)

Cost is $85pp and I have capped this at 50 places to ensure that there is sufficient covered area should the weather be unkind to us. It may be possible to expand this slightly should the demand be high. I will advise of final payment date closer to the event.

Register at with Loop the Lake in the subject line.   If email unavailable phone me on 0409992866

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Melbourne Cup Luncheon   -     Tuesday 5th November   2019       

This year we will be joining the festivities at Charlestown Bowling Club.      I have reserved 3/4 tables (30/40 people) but again this can be increased if necessary.       This is a very popular event and fills very quickly once the Club announces the details.        I attended last year and really enjoyed the day. There is a glass of sparkling on arrival, grazing platters on each table, main course and dessert. There will be entertainment, raffles, as well as fashions on the field for( him and her and couples) and sweeps are available as well as the TAB for more dedicated punters. A bar operates in the function room.

Cost per person is  $55

Register at with Melbourne cup in the subject line.

Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Lunch   -         

Monday 16 December,  2019     from11. 30am  - 

Cost  To be advised

Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club.

Yes, it’s a long way off so this is a date for your calendar.

Similar to last year’s most successful event…..although I can’t guarantee an appearance by Santa at this stage.

Contact Nielsine  -    phone me on   0409992866

Sneak Preview of 2020

Canberra is on Again !!I have had discussions with Jill and our Canberra trip for 2020 will depart on Monday 25th May for three nights. Obviously a lot more detail is to come but just a heads up.

Opera on the Harbour      We have just booked our annual Opera on the Harbour for next year  -                                     La Traviata. Tues 7thApril $125

Convict Walking Tour The Parramatta Convict walking tour has been penciled in for March/April next year

Contact Nielsine  -    phone me on   0409992866

The Registration Process – (applies to all events)

a. Register. If you have access to eMail:  - send an email to and enter the Activity Code in the subject line.  If you do not have access to eMail: - call the nominated Event Organiser to check availability and register.
b. Make Payment by the due date. Do this by either payment at any branch of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society, or by internet transfer, to:
o Eastlakes U3A
o BSB 650-000
o Account No 964918406
c. Identify yourself! Include your NAME and the Activity Code (e.g. SMITH Opera) in the payment description box. This last part is most important as it enables us to identify who has booked and paid!