Burton Joyce & District

Groups

What are groups?
The BJU3A brings together people who want to learn new things or pursue interests in an informal and friendly way in one of the many Interest Groups.

We currently have 70+ Interest Groups covering 45 different activities ranging from Aerobics to Wine Tasting. A full list of the Groups is shown at the bottom of this page together with details of when they meet. Some groups are marked potential New Group. These groups will be launched once there are sufficient members to make them viable.

Several of our Groups organise Outings and there is a separate page for this activity. Click on the page in the list below to find out more about each group.

Each group meets, on average, once or twice a month, often in fellow members' homes. They all have a Group Coordinator and information on each Group's meeting dates, times and contact details can be found by clicking on the Group at the base of this page. Group size can vary from a handful to over 50 members. Sometimes several Groups cover one activity eg Canasta

What do Group Coordinators do ?

All groups have a Group Coordinator and they act as a point of contact, taking responsibility for organising meetings, welcoming new members. Please contact them if you want further information.

How can I join a Group ?

We know it can be a bit daunting but please look to joining at least one of our Interest Groups at the outset. You can always give them a try by asking for a taster session and then opt out if it's not for you. If you are interested in joining a Group/ you must contact the individual Group Coordinator in advance. NB Some Groups may currently be full.

1 Simply add your name to the sheets that are prominently displayed at the BJU3A monthly meeting.
or
2 Phone/e mail the Group Coordinator.

If you are not sure then contact any member of the Committee by either e mail or phone. The phone details and an e mail form are shown under the CONTACT header.

Group List
Aerobics for theYoung@Heart
Wednesday a.m.
09:30 Every Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
09:30 Every Wednesday
Antiques&C20th Collectables 1
Monday a.m.
10:00 2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
10:00 2nd Monday
Antiques&C20th Collectables 2
Monday a.m.
10:00 4th Monday
Monday a.m.
10:00 4th Monday
Antiques&C20th Collectables 3
Monday a.m.
10:30 2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
10:30 2nd Monday
Antiques@20C Collectables4
 Potential new Group
 Potential new GroupArt Appreciation
 Varies Monthly
 Varies Monthly
Art Expression
Wednesday p.m.
19:00 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
19:00 2nd Wednesday
Beer & Cider Tasting
Thursday p.m.
19:00 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
19:00 3rd Thursday
Bird Watching
 10:00 Alternate Thursday/Frida
 10:00 Alternate Thursday/FridaBoard Games
Thursday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Boccia(Oct2019-April2020)
Thursday a.m.
1st,3rd and 5th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st,3rd and 5th Thursday
Book Club 1
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Botany
Wednesday 
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday 
3rd Wednesday
Bridge 1
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st,3rd and 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st,3rd and 4th Tuesdays
Bridge 1
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Monday
Bridge 2 ( Beginners)
Thursday p.m.
14:00 Every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
14:00 Every Thursday
Canasta 1
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Canasta 2
Monday p.m.
18:30 2nd and 4th Mondays
Monday p.m.
18:30 2nd and 4th Mondays
Canasta 3
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Computer Buddies
 As required
 As required
Computer Studies
 14:30
 14:30Country Walks
Monday a.m.
10:30 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
10:30 3rd Monday
Craft 1
Friday a.m.
10:00 2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
10:00 2nd Friday
Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
19:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Croquet 1
Monday p.m.
Temporarily Suspended
Monday p.m.
Temporarily Suspended
Croquet 2
Monday p.m.
Temporarily Suspended
Monday p.m.
Temporarily Suspended
Darts for Fun
Tuesday p.m.
19:30 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
19:30 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Dining Out
 Potential New Group needs a G
 Potential New Group needs a G
Discussion
Monday p.m.
14:00. Usually first Monday
Monday p.m.
14:00. Usually first Monday
Escape Room Challenge
 Potential new Group
 Potential new Group
Family History
Tuesday p.m.
14:30 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
14:30 3rd Tuesday
Film forFun(Oct 2019/ Apr2020
 Time varies.
 Time varies.
French 1
Friday a.m.
10:00 Every Friday
Friday a.m.
10:00 Every Friday
French 2 ( Beginners)
Thursday 
10:00 Every Thursday
Thursday 
10:00 Every Thursday
French 3
Wednesday a.m.
10:15 1st and 4rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:15 1st and 4rd Wednesday
Garden Group 1
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 1st Wednesday
Garden Group 2
Monday a.m.
10:00 1st Monday
Monday a.m.
10:00 1st Monday
Garden Group 3
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 4th Wednesday
Garden Group 4
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 4th Tuesday
Garden Group 5
 Potential new Group
 Potential new Group
Guitar
 Variable dates
 Variable datesHikers
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 2nd Wednesday
History 1
Monday p.m.
10:30 2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
10:30 2nd Monday
History 2
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st Tuesday
Information Exchange
 
 International Dinner
 Various
 Various
Italian Intermediates
Friday p.m.
14:30 Every Friday
Friday p.m.
14:30 Every Friday
Kurling
Thursday a.m.
10:00 2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
10:00 2nd & 4th Thursday
Luncheon Group
Tuesday p.m.
12:30 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
12:30 4th Tuesday
Mah-Jong
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Meditation
Monday p.m.
14:30 1st Monday
Monday p.m.
14:30 1st Monday
Outings
 
 
Petanque 1 ( Apr- Sept)
Monday a.m.
10 am 1st and 3rd Mondays
Monday a.m.
10 am 1st and 3rd Mondays
Petanque 2 ( Apr- Sept)
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.
Petanque 3 ( Apr- Sept)
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Photography
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday&1 adhocmonthly
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday&1 adhocmonthly
Photography for Fun
Thursday a.m.
10:00 1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
10:00 1st Thursday
Ramblers 1
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 Last Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 Last Wednesday
Ramblers 2
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 3rd Wednesday
Rambles - Plus
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 First Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 First Wednesday
Spanish 1
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 Tuesday fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 Tuesday fortnightly
Spanish 2
Thursday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Thursday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Spanish 3
 Potential New Group
 Potential New GroupSpeed Walking
Tuesday a.m.
9:00 Every Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
9:00 Every Tuesday
Sunday Lunch 1
Sunday p.m.
12:15 3rd Sunday
Sunday p.m.
12:15 3rd Sunday
Sunday Lunch 2
Sunday p.m.
12:30 4th Sunday
Sunday p.m.
12:30 4th Sunday
Sunday Lunch 3
Sunday p.m.
Sunday p.m.Table Tennis 1
Monday a.m.
10:00 Every Monday
Monday a.m.
10:00 Every Monday
Table Tennis 2
Tuesday p.m.
19:00 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
19:00 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Table Tennis 3
 Potential New Group
 Potential New Group
TeaShop Appreciation (Oct2019
Monday p.m.
Winter Only 14:00 1st Monday
Monday p.m.
Winter Only 14:00 1st Monday
Theatre 1
Friday a.m.
10:30 1st Friday
Friday a.m.
10:30 1st Friday
Theatre 2
 Usually Wednesday but may vary
 Usually Wednesday but may varyUkulele
Wednesday p.m.
14:30 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
14:30 1st & 3rd Wednesday
University Interest Group
 Ad Hoc
 Ad HocWater Colour Painting
Wednesday a.m.
09:30 1st & 3rd Wedesday
Wednesday a.m.
09:30 1st & 3rd Wedesday
Wildlife Walks
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Wine Tasting
Thursday p.m.
19:00 Usually 4th Thursday; ma
Thursday p.m.
19:00 Usually 4th Thursday; ma
zyx
Sunday a.m.
A Photo Test Group
Sunday a.m.
A Photo Test Group
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayAntiques&C20th Collectables 1   Antiques&C20th Collectables 2   Antiques&C20th Collectables 3   Country Walks   Garden Group 2   Petanque 1 ( Apr- Sept)   Table Tennis 1   Bridge 1   Canasta 2   Croquet 1   Croquet 2   Discussion   History 1   Meditation   Petanque 3 ( Apr- Sept)   TeaShop Appreciation (Oct2019  
TuesdayGarden Group 4   Spanish 1   Speed Walking   Wildlife Walks   Bridge 1   Darts for Fun   Family History   History 2   Luncheon Group   Table Tennis 2  
WednesdayAerobics for theYoung@Heart   French 3   Garden Group 1   Hikers   Mah-Jong   Ramblers 1   Ramblers 2   Rambles - Plus   Water Colour Painting   Art Expression   Book Club 1   Canasta 1   Canasta 3   Cribbage   Garden Group 3   Photography   Ukulele  
ThursdayBoccia(Oct2019-April2020)   Kurling   Photography for Fun   Spanish 2   Beer & Cider Tasting   Board Games   Bridge 2 ( Beginners)   Wine Tasting  
FridayCraft 1   French 1   Petanque 2 ( Apr- Sept)   Theatre 1   Italian Intermediates  
Sundayzyx   Sunday Lunch 1   Sunday Lunch 2   Sunday Lunch 3