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    

Our recent trip to Sydney for Chicago the Musical was a great success and enjoyed by all. It was a very professional and polished production and the vocals were of a high quality.   Thank you to George from Pacific Tours for transporting us safely and making sure we were all on time!


Loop the Lake Cruise

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

(We are fully booked)

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list,  please contact Nielsine on 0409992866.

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.

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 from 11.00am.      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.    Welcome Champagne 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 or call on 0409992866

Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Lunch   -         

Monday 16 December,  2019     from11. 30am  - 

Cost  $30.00 per person

Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club.

Yes, it’s not long way off so put this date in your calendar.

As well as a Secret Santa (to the value of no more than $10) there will be a Christmas Hat Competition  -   to qualify for this, the hat must be constructed with recycled Xmas get those thinking caps on and enjoy the fun day.

Contact Nielsine  -    phone me on   0409992866

Sneak Preview of 2020

Opera on the Harbour     We have booked our annual Opera on the Harbour for next year La Traviata.    Tues 7th April, 2020   $125.00 per person   This Opera is filling fast (Only 54 seats available)  Express your interest at or call me on 0409992866  -  All payents will need to be made by Monday 3rd February 2020

Historical Convict Parramatta Walking Tour -  this walking tour is Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 - Spring time along the Parramatta River should be beautiful.  Further details forthcoming - the walk will be led by Brian Powyer

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/four days

The Canberra Visit itinerary has basically been finalised.

* Monday, 25th May. Depart Belmont. Arrive Canberra at approximately 2.30 with a visit to the War Memorial and an opportunity to lay a wreath at the Last Post ceremony.

* Tuesday, 26th May. Visit Government House, Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery (view Artists at work) and finally the new Portrait Gallery.

* Wednesday, 27th May. Visit Parliament House with tours, lunch, Question Time and Later to the High Court.

* Thursday, 28th May. The National Library before departing for home.

Obviously there may be some small changes as the time draws closer. Yes, it will be on the cool side but as we’ll be so busy we won’t notice it!   Prices will be very similar to last year’s trip ( Cost single $590; Twin share $440) but will be confirmed once finalised -  with a minimal increase in accommodation costs and hopefully a similarly small increase in the coach hire!

I’m happy to answer any questions, which you may have so please call  Nielsine on 0409992866 or email

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!