Braintree Area

Groups

Groups & Activities are the life blood of all U3A branches.

New suggestions for activities are always very welcome, just have a chat with Linden Martin our Groups Co-ordinator. Either click on her name here or use the 'Bird' link in the right hand column to send Linden a message. If you include your telephone number she can ring you back.

Groups – Time and Date, Click the BOLD text Link below to view more details.

We do advice that any new members who are interested in joining a group make contact with the Group Contact to confirm a place is available and the date of the next meeting. This can be done by the 'Bird' link on each group page.

If you are a Group Contact have a look at the 'All Group Contacts' information via the top link in the right hand column. This will give you an outline of how to keep group members informed by updating your group web page and there is a direct link to the Site Builder login page.

If you want to start a new Group do email or have a chat with Linden, our Groups Co-ordinator. Please remember that as a Group Contact you are only part of your group and not expected to lead it. All members of a group should be involved in how it is organised, so don't feel overwhelmed - we are all here to help!

New Group Contacts Meeting - 22nd June
Shirley Tyrell and Linden Martin arranged this meeting with Group Contacts to discuss any issues or any help we could give each other. If you would like to read the Group Contacts Meeting Report please click on the link here. If you have any questions please contact Linden Martin. Another meeting will be held sometime in the autumn, please do come along.

Our U3A Newsletters are available via the links on the right hand column. You will see articles on different group activities, if you are new to U3A it might give you a good idea of what groups provide for their members.

In line with the new General Data Protection Policy we no longer include the Group Contact's telephone number in our web copy of the Newsletters, but you can either use the 'bird' link on the group's page to send an email or refer to your membership booklet.

Also new under GPDR is that photographs are classified as personal data, so if group photographs are being taken members should be asked to step out of shot if they don't wish to be in a photograph that might be shown on our website.

Group List
All Things Italian
 1st Wednesday @ 2.00pm
 1st Wednesday @ 2.00pmArt Appreciation
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30
Astronomy
 2nd Fri @ 10.00 - 12.00am
 2nd Fri @ 10.00 - 12.00amBeginners French
 Date & time tbc
 Date & time tbc
Bird Watching
 1st Wed @ 10.30am
 1st Wed @ 10.30amBook Club 1
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
Book Club 2
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pmBridge
 Tue - Weekly @ 10.00am
 Tue - Weekly @ 10.00am
Bus Pass Safari GP1
 Venue Varies
 Venue VariesCards & Board Games
 Monday-Fortnightly @ 2.00pm
 Monday-Fortnightly @ 2.00pm
Chess
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pm
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pmComputer Beginners
 Tue - Fortnightly 10.00am
 Tue - Fortnightly 10.00am
Crafty Yarners
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pm
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pmCreative Writers'
 3rd Friday @ 10.00am
 3rd Friday @ 10.00am
Digital Photography
 3rd Thursday @ 10.00am
 3rd Thursday @ 10.00amDrawing
 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 2.30pm
 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 2.30pm
Family History
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pm
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pmFlower Arranging
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
French Conversation
 2nd Wed @10.15 am
 2nd Wed @10.15 amGardening
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
Geography
 3rd Fri @ 10.00am
 3rd Fri @ 10.00amGrumpy Old Men
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
Grumpy Old Women
 Date & time tbc.
 Date & time tbc.Improvers French
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.00pm
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.00pm
Jazz & Jammin
 2.00pm - 2nd & 4th Friday
 2.00pm - 2nd & 4th FridayLe Dejeuner Lunch Group
 4th Tue - Venues vary
 4th Tue - Venues vary
Line Dance
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30am
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30amLipreading
 1st Wed @ 10.00am
 1st Wed @ 10.00am
Local History
 3rd Tue @ 2.00pm
 3rd Tue @ 2.00pmMurder Book Club
 4th Tuesday @ 2.00pm
 4th Tuesday @ 2.00pm
Painting
 2nd Thur @ 10.00am
 2nd Thur @ 10.00amPetanque-Tuesday
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00am
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00am
Petanque-Wednesday
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00am
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00amScrabble
 Temporarily suspended
 Temporarily suspended
Shinsaibu-Kai
 Tuesday 6.00-7.30pm
 Tuesday 6.00-7.30pmSinging for Pleasure
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
Snooker
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pmSpanish Conversation
 Alternative Thursdays @ 10.00a
 Alternative Thursdays @ 10.00a
Sunday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check VenueTuesday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check Venue
Ukulele Group
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.30pm
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.30pmWalkie-Talkies
 4th Wed @ 10.30am
 4th Wed @ 10.30am
Walking Group 1
 3rd Thur @ 9.45am
 3rd Thur @ 9.45amWalking Group 2
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am
Water Confidence
 Varies
 Varies