Ashbourne & District

Groups

We always welcome new ideas for interest groups.
The Group Co-ordinator is now Peter Worboys. If any Group Leader wants any advice or has any problem concerning the conduct of the group, the Leader should contact Peter by email at p.worboys@outlook.com or by phoning him on 01335 361277. Any member(s) wishing to establish a new group should also initially confer with Peter.

For information about a particular group click on the appropriate link below. To see a summary of events from all the groups go to Events.

Our monthly Newsletter (which is either posted or e-mailed to members) also carries information about group activities.

PETANQUE (FRENCH BOULES)

Some members have expressed interest in a new group to play Boules. There is an outdoor rink at The Red Lion at Hognaston. The pub would welcome a group wishing to play there on any weekday. The pub suggested that it would be best during opening times which are noon until 2.30pm. They do not want to charge, but would hope the players would drop in at least for a drink. They did not seem averse to play starting before opening time with a view to finishing after they open. They have some equipment which could be made available, but obviously an arrangement would have to be made to access that equipment if the group wishes to commence before the pub opens. Rules of play can be found on the internet, but some members seem to know how to play (at least basically). Members could also watch the pub team which plays on Sunday afternoons in local leagues.

No doubt the biggest problem will be fixing a time & date for those interested to get together to discuss the way forward, & then to settle on a time & day & frequency for a group to play. Would members who are interested in trying to establish a group email p.worboys@outlook.com & confirm their agreement for the disclosure of contact details to each other so that an initial meeting can be arranged.

Group List
Art Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday monthly
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday monthly
Bridge 1
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Bridge 2
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.Canasta
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Choir
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly
Craft
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday monthly
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday monthly
Current Affairs
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday monthly
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday monthly
Cycling
 3rd Thursday - usually
 3rd Thursday - usually
Family History
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday monthly
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday monthly
French
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
Gardens
 Monthly but the dates vary
 Monthly but the dates varyGerman
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
German Conversation
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Gold Card Explorers
 Day trip. See group page
 Day trip. See group page
Hiking
Tuesday a.m.
Every 4 weeks. Finishes pm.
Tuesday a.m.
Every 4 weeks. Finishes pm.
Landscape & Heritage
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday monthly
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday monthly
Line Dancing
Monday p.m.
7 to 9 pm
Monday p.m.
7 to 9 pm
Lunch Meetings
 See group page
 See group page
Music Appreciation
Friday a.m.
4th Friday monthly
Friday a.m.
4th Friday monthly
Photography
Thursday a.m.
Monthly
Thursday a.m.
Monthly
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Strollers
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Table Tennis
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.Theatre Visits
 Dates vary. See group page
 Dates vary. See group page
Walking
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly. Finishes pm
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly. Finishes pm
Word Play
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Writing
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
Monday Bridge 2   French   Line Dancing   Strollers   Word Play  
TuesdayGerman   Hiking   Bridge 1  
WednesdayWalking   Art Appreciation   Canasta   Scrabble  
ThursdayCurrent Affairs   Photography   Choir   Family History   Writing  
FridayLandscape & Heritage   Music Appreciation   Table Tennis   Craft   German Conversation