Chesterfield

Groups

Our wide range of Activity Groups is listed below, with the day and time they meet. Click on the name of a group to get further information about its activities, meeting arrangements, and how to contact the Group Co-ordinator. Scroll down to the bottom of this list to see a Timetable Summary of group meetings.

Groups are run by their members, who choose when, where and how to meet, and what their group will do; for example, a Discussion Group might prepare a programme of topics for the year, or a Gardening Group might plan a series of summer visits. One of the members acts as a Group Co-ordinator.

Meeting places vary according to the size and type of Group. Some small groups meet in a member's home or take turns to meet in one another’s home; larger groups hire rooms in a variety of venues in the town; sports groups meet where there are appropriate facilities. The costs of meetings are shared out between group members.

If a group is currently full, there may be a waiting list – adding your name might mean there are enough people to start another similar group, so please do this. Groups for new activities are always welcome so, if there is currently no group for the activity which interests you, contact our Groups Facilitator, and email your ideas. They may be able to put you in touch with other members, will certainly help to get a new group started, and can also provide general information about groups to help you choose which is best for you.

It may be possible to attend one or two group meetings for ‘taster sessions’ before you decide whether to join us – again, please contact the New Member Support Officer to find out if this can be arranged.

Group List
Ancient Greek
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Architecture Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2nd 2.00
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2nd 2.00
Astronomy
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday 7.30
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday 7.30
Badminton
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 3.00- 4.30
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 3.00- 4.30
Beer Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thursday 6.30
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thursday 6.30
Bird and Field
 Monday - as arranged
 Monday - as arranged
Blues, Country and Folk
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 2.00
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 2.00
Book Club 1
Friday a.m.
Monthly 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
Monthly 4th Friday
Book Club 2
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday 2.00
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday 2.00
Book Group - Love Reading
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Bowls
Friday p.m.
Weekly 2.15
Friday p.m.
Weekly 2.15
Bridge for All
Thursday a.m.
Weekly 9.45
Thursday a.m.
Weekly 9.45
Canasta
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Circle Dance
Saturday p.m.
Fortnightly
Saturday p.m.
Fortnightly
Classical Concerts
 as arranged
 as arrangedClassical Music 2
Friday p.m.
Monthly 4th Friday
Friday p.m.
Monthly 4th Friday
Classical Music 4
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly Last Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly Last Wednesday
Country-Folk Dancing
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 7.00
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 7.00
Creative Writing
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
Darmstadt Trips
 as arranged
 as arranged
Darts
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Darts for Beginners
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Friday
Discussion I
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Discussion II
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Dog Walking
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Flower Arranging
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 7.00
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday 7.00
French Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
French Improvers
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
French Improvers 2
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
French Intermediate
Tuesday 
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday 
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Garden Appreciation 1
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday
Garden Appreciation 2
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday
Geology
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
German Intermediate
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Guitar Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Handicrafts
Friday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Friday
Italian Improvers
Friday a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Friday a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Life Story
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday
Local History
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday
Luncheon
 as arranged
 as arrangedMembers on their Own
 Meeting details vary
 Meeting details vary
Moving On
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Painting and Drawing
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Patchwork
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Philosophy
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Play Reading 1
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Play Reading 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st Monday 1.30
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st Monday 1.30
Poetry
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Monday
Political Ideas
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday 3.00
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday 3.00
Quiz
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thursday 2.00
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thursday 2.00
Racketball
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Recorders 1
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Recorders 2
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Recorders 3
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Science Now
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Scrabble and Upwords
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Snooker 1
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Snooker 2
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Social History
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st Monday
Spanish Conversation
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.00
Monday a.m.
Weekly 11.00
Strollers
Saturday a.m.
Fortnightly 10.20
Saturday a.m.
Fortnightly 10.20
Supper Club 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6.30
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6.30
Supper Club 2
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wednesday 6.30
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wednesday 6.30
Table Tennis
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Theatre visits
 Trips as arranged
 Trips as arranged
Theology
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Bi-monthly
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Bi-monthly
Travel (incl Nat Trust visits)
 Trips as arranged
 Trips as arranged
Walking A
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Walking B
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Walking D
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Walking Hols abroad
 As arranged
 As arranged
Walking Hols UK
 As arranged
 As arrangedWalking M
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
What the Papers Say 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
What the Papers Say 2
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Wildflowers
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly May - Sept
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly May - Sept
Wine Appreciation 2
Wednesday p.m.
Four-weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Four-weekly
Wine Appreciation 3
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wine Group 1
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Zumba Gold
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayRacketball   Snooker 1   Spanish Conversation   Theology   Walking A   Walking M   Ancient Greek   Architecture Appreciation   German Conversation   German Intermediate   Painting and Drawing   Play Reading 2   Poetry   Social History   Wine Group 1   Zumba Gold  
TuesdayCanasta   Discussion I   French Conversation   Geology   Life Story   Walking D   Astronomy   Badminton   Book Club 2   Creative Writing   French Improvers   Local History   Political Ideas   Supper Club 1  
WednesdayDog Walking   French Improvers 2   Recorders 3   What the Papers Say 2   Book Group - Love Reading   Classical Music 4   Darts   Guitar Beginners   Patchwork   Philosophy   Play Reading 1   Scrabble and Upwords   Supper Club 2   Table Tennis   Wine Appreciation 2   Wine Appreciation 3  
ThursdayBridge for All   Moving On   Snooker 2   Walking B   What the Papers Say 1   Beer Appreciation   Blues, Country and Folk   Country-Folk Dancing   Flower Arranging   Garden Appreciation 1   Garden Appreciation 2   Quiz   Science Now  
FridayBook Club 1   Discussion II   Handicrafts   Italian Improvers   Recorders 1   Recorders 2   Wildflowers   Bowls   Classical Music 2   Darts for Beginners  
SaturdayStrollers   Circle Dance