Chard, Ilminster & District

Groups

Chard, Ilminster and District U3A groups (see list at bottom of this page) offer subjects ranging from practical activities, such as gardening and needlecraft, to study opportunities such as languages, history, religion, and philosophy. Also available are numerous social and practical activities including table tennis, play reading and rambling.

***NEW GROUPS starting***

Intermediate Bridge

Marion Field would like to start an Intermediate Bridge Group for those who can play but would like to continue improving their skills at the table. Day and times to be agreed within the group members. Please contact Marion Field learnlaughliveu3a@gmail.com to discuss this.

French

Marie-Louise Welsh is proposing to start a new French group for Improvers. She envisages up to 8 members meeting regularly at her home and proposes an initial meeting to be held on Tuesday, 31st May 2022. This will discuss what you would like out of these lessons (as well as enjoyment and fun!) and decide the future meeting day and time etc. The contact details for Marie-Louise Welsh are 01460 53087 (home) or 07483820373 (mobile) so please ring if you are interested.

Indoor Long Mat Bowls

This would meet at the Ilminster Bowls Club with the days and times yet to be determined. The cost would be an annual membership payable to the Ilminster Bowls Club of £55. The fees for playing a 2 hour session once a week would be £3. Suitable footwear needs to be worn. We plan to get together once a week and play against each other in teams. Depending upon numbers will determine the number of teams we have. Let me know via email at harryjacobson653@gmail.com heading your email "BOWLS GROUP". Harry and Christine Jacobson.

GROUP RESOURCES

The Resource Centre at National Office has a collection of material in many subjects for U3A groups to borrow. These are available for group leaders or individuals.

For further information, log into the U3A national website, https://www.u3a.org.uk and follow the Learning Resources link under the Learn tab.

Please note that the information about groups listed on this page is correct at the time of entry. It is the responsibility of individual Group Leaders to contact the Group Co-ordinator, Lynn Lowe by emailing Group Co-ordinator, if the status, times or locations of their meetings have changed. The Group Co-ordinator will pass your messages onto the Website Administrator and Beacon Administrator.

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HAVE YOU HAD AN IDEA ABOUT A NEW GROUP?

If you would like to start a new interest group, or resume activities of an existing closed group, please email Group Co-ordinator for help and assistance.

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The following table lists the days on which group meetings normally take place, and whether they are in a morning or afternoon. It should be noted that the majority of meetings are monthly rather than weekly.

Any Groups highlighted in yellow are proposed new groups.

Group List
Badminton - Friday Group
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Badminton Rusty Racquets
Tuesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Tuesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Book Choice
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Canasta
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Chess
Friday p.m.
ACTIVE
Friday p.m.
ACTIVE
Circle Dancing
Friday p.m.
ACTIVE
Friday p.m.
ACTIVE
Contemporary Music
Monday a.m.
ACTIVE
Monday a.m.
ACTIVE
Cribbage Group
Monday p.m.
Inactive
Monday p.m.
Inactive
Cricket
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Discussion
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Family History 1
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Family History 2
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
French
Tuesday p.m.
New Group
Tuesday p.m.
New Group
German - Basic Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
New Leader Required
Wednesday p.m.
New Leader Required
Guitar Group
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Harmony - Us Choir
Tuesday 
ACTIVE
Tuesday 
ACTIVE
Ilminster Music Group
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Indoor Long Mat Bowls
Monday p.m.
New Group
Monday p.m.
New Group
Intermediate Acoustic Guitar
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Tuesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Life, Universe & Everything
Monday a.m.
ACTIVE
Monday a.m.
ACTIVE
Music Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Natural History
Thursday 
ACTIVE
Thursday 
ACTIVE
Needlecraft
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
News and Views
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Not Quite Authors
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Past Times
Thursday p.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday p.m.
ACTIVE
Photography
Tuesday p.m.
New Leader Required
Tuesday p.m.
New Leader Required
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Poetry
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Poetry for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Rambling Long
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Rambling Short
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Reading for pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday p.m.
ACTIVE
Scrabble
Thursday 
ACTIVE
Thursday 
ACTIVE
Short Tennis 1
Thursday p.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday p.m.
ACTIVE
Short Tennis 2
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Wednesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Skittles
Monday a.m.
Inactive
Monday a.m.
Inactive
Social Cycling Group
 New Leader Required
 New Leader Required
Spanish
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Monday p.m.
ACTIVE
Sunday Lunch Club
Sunday p.m.
ACTIVE
Sunday p.m.
ACTIVE
Table Tennis 1 Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Tuesday a.m.
ACTIVE
Table Tennis 2 Thursday
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Table Tennis 3 Friday
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Friday a.m.
ACTIVE
Wine Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
Inactive
Thursday p.m.
Inactive
Yoga
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Yoga (Chair)
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Thursday a.m.
ACTIVE
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayContemporary Music   Life, Universe & Everything   Skittles   Cribbage Group   Discussion   Indoor Long Mat Bowls   Not Quite Authors   Spanish  
TuesdayBadminton Rusty Racquets   Table Tennis 1 Tuesday   Family History 1   French   Ilminster Music Group   Intermediate Acoustic Guitar   Photography  
WednesdayBook Choice   Music Appreciation   News and Views   Short Tennis 2   Cricket   German - Basic Conversation   Guitar Group   Needlecraft   Play Reading   Poetry   Poetry for Pleasure   Reading for pleasure  
ThursdayCanasta   Family History 2   Table Tennis 2 Thursday   Yoga   Yoga (Chair)   Past Times   Short Tennis 1   Wine Appreciation  
FridayBadminton - Friday Group   Rambling Long   Rambling Short   Table Tennis 3 Friday   Chess   Circle Dancing  
Sunday Sunday Lunch Club