Hale & District

Groups

To join any group it is a requirement that you first become a member of Hale & District U3A.

Due to the popularity of some groups, new groups are frequently being formed and newer topics are always being considered (a list of proposed new groups can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page).

MAKING CONTACT
To find out more about any of the groups which appear blue or purple in the box towards the bottom of this page, just click on the group name. To get in touch with any of the group leaders, contact Ardha Danieli at adanieli53@icloud.com or fill in the form on the Contact page.

Current Groups are:

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

Group Contacts: Janet Boot and Dorothy Siddall

Membership Status: Open to new members

Meeting Details: Meets 2nd Thursday of the month 2.00-4.00 pm

ART APPRECIATION 1

Group Contacts: Wilma White and Pat Blanchard

Membership Status: This group is full. No new members being accepted.

About Group Membership: This group meets twice a month, once to visit an exhibition or event and once for discussion. The day of the visit may vary but the discussion meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 2.30pm

ART APPRECIATION 2

Group Contact: Jonathan Smith

Membership Status: This group is now full. We regret that no new members are being accepted.

About Group Membership: we meet, whenever possible, on Monday mornings once a month, for visits to art galleries, events and exhibitions. We use public transport if available, otherwise coach hire or car share. Most of the venues we visit have restaurants/cafés, some of them very good, and lunch gives us the opportunity to discuss what we have seen and plan future visits.

ART APPRECIATION 3

Group Contact: Rosie Lucas

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: We visit art events, exhibitions & galleries in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire, where possible, to see special exhibitions with a guided tour. We normally travel by public transport (train & Metrolink) or car share where this is not feasible.

Currently, we alternate between a full day trip further afield on a Tuesday or Thursday & a half day trip to a local venue on a Friday, usually in the afternoon the following month. Visits are not fixed to a particular week of the month. Activities also include the opportunity to see Exhibition on Screen films about artists at Vue Cinema, Altrincham.

ASTRONOMY - NEW GROUP

Group Contact Bob Rimmer

Membership Status: Open to new members

Meeting Details: Meets on 4th Monday of the month at 10.30 a.m.

BADMINTON

Group Contact: Alan Laver

Membership Status: Open to new members

About Group Membership: Every Thursday 5-6pm. Members are invited by email to state availability each week. Play is for fun and exercise. It is not required to come every week.

BEER APPRECIATION

Group Contact: Elizabeth Haddock

Membership Status: Group now full.

About group membership: generally the Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 2.30pm but this is subject to the activity and agreement of the group.

BEGINNERS' CHESS

Group Contact: Peter Ning

This group is closed to new members

This group meets every Thursday from 10.30 – 12.30 pm

BEGINNERS' FRENCH 1

Group Contact: Mike Heaton

Membership Status: Group is now full.

About Group Membership: This is a mutual help group using BBC Talk French 1. We meet every Wednesday from 10.00 - 11.30

BEGINNERS' FRENCH 2

Group Contact: James Boyle

Membership Status: Group is now full.

About Group Membership: meets weekly on a Thursday morning from 10.00 – 12.00

BEGINNERS' FRENCH 3

Group Contact: Margaret Wilkinson

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members

About Group Membership: This group meets alternate Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm at member’s homes. Venues will vary.

BEGINNERS' FRENCH 4

Group Contact: Brian Hooley and Janet Rennison

This group is closed to new members

This group meets every Tuesday from 10.30 – 12.00pm

BEGINNERS FRENCH COURSE 2

Group Contacts: Sharon Hodgkinson & Brian Hooley

Membership Status: Open to new members

Meeting Details: Meets every Monday 2.00-3.15 pm

BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN

Group Contact: Hazel Dowell

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: Meets every other Monday at 10.00 – 11.00 am., usually at group member homes in rotation. Members need to purchase the set book.

BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 3

Group Contact: Heather Walton

Membership Status: Group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: Meets alternate Mondays at 10.00 – 11.30 am., usually at group member homes in rotation. Members need to purchase the set book.

BEGINNERS ITALIAN 4 -

Group Contact: : Val Heywood

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members

Meeting Details: Meets alternate Tuesdays 10.30-12.00 pm

BEGINNERS' SPANISH 1

Group Contact: Liz Brahney

Membership Status: This group is now closed to new members.

About Group Membership: Meetings will take place second and fourth Wednesday of the month 2,00 – 3.30.

BIRD WATCHING 2

Group Contact: Chris Reed and Sheila Waite

Group Membership: Group now full.

About Group Membership: Meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10.30am. Venues will vary.

BOARDGAMING

Group Contact: Roger Ayre

Membership Status: Open to new members

Meeting Details: Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 1.30-3.30 pm.

BRIDGE FOR FUN

Group Contact: Paul Applebe and Marjorie Parry

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on Wednesdays from 1.30-3.30pm

CANASTA

Group Contact: Tricia Hodkinson

Membership Status: Accepting new members.

About Group Membership: Meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, except first Thursday of the month, from 2.00-4.00pm

CREATIVE WRITING

Group Contact: Martin Zarrop

Membership Status: Closed to new members.

About Group Membership: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.00 – 12.00.

CREATIVE WRITING 2

Group Contact Hugh Wolfson

Membership Status: Open to new members

Meeting Details: Mondays 2.00 pm

CURRENT AFFAIRS 1

Group Contact: David Horstead

Membership Status: Group is now full.

About Group Membership: Meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11.30 – 1.00pm Please note that there is a charge of £1 per session to cover room hire costs.

CURRENT AFFAIRS 2

Group Contact: David Reilly

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on alternate Wednesdays from 2.00-4.00 pm at member’s homes.

CYCLING 2

Group Contact: Kenneth Ball

This group is open to new members.

Alternate Friday mornings. Rides 10-15 miles, about 2 hours' cycling. Organised by email. Usually a local start point. Members encouraged to suggest routes.

DAYS OUT

Group Contacts: Jean Cooper and Sue Power

Membership Status: Open to all U3A members.

About Group Membership: Occasional. See notice board or Days Out table at monthly meetings.

For articles about previous Days Out visits please click on the links at the top RH of this page. For future Days Out visits please click on the Events tab at the top of this page and look for further information under “Days Out” on the Events page.

DRAMA

Group Contact: Pat Helingoe

Membership Status: Open to new members.

About Group Membership: No experience required. Meet on 4th Friday of the month from 11.00-12.30

DRUMMING (HAND)

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets at 12.30-1.30 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Initially no drum is needed as a range of household implements can be used to start.

EGYPTOLOGY

Group Contact: Marion Dean

This group is closed to new members

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

ENJOYING ART

Group Contact: Lilwen Guest

Membership Status: This group is full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. The 2nd Friday we meet 10.15am-12pm to research Art Movements. The 4th Friday we visit Galleries and Exhibitions

ENJOYING MUSIC

Group Contact: Gill Homan

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2.00-3.30 pm. About half the year the group meets at members houses in turn and for about half of the year go on visits out.

FOLK DANCING

Group Contact: Sue Heaton

Membership Status: Open to new members.

About Group Membership: Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 2.00pm. Please note that there is a £3 charge per person to cover room hire. This is a really friendly,fun group. Do not be put off if you have never done Folk Dance before (think Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy), we have a caller and we all mistakes and have a good laugh. No partner required.

FRENCH CONVERSATION 1

Group Contact: Priscilla Appelbe

Membership Status: This group is open to new members. Not suitable for beginners.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.
Each of the French Conversation groups including 2 and 3 below, run along similar lines. The conversation is based on pre-agreed subjects, or articles in French circulated prior to meetings. The groups also read aloud and translate the articles and discuss grammatical points. Song lyrics; films; and word games are also used to provide variety.

FRENCH CONVERSATION 2

Group Contact: David Peters

Membership Status: This group is full. Not suitable for beginners.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 2.00 pm. See French Conversation 1 for details of activities.

FRENCH CONVERSATION 3

Group Contact: Rosie Lucas

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members. It is not suitable for beginners.

This group meets once or twice a month, between 2.30 pm & 4.00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.See French Conversation 1 for details of activities.

FRENCH CONVERSATION 4

Group Contact: Jane Hyde

Membership Status: This group welcomes new members.

About Group Membership: This group is not suitable for beginners. This group meets on alternate Tuesdays from 2 – 4 pm at member’s homes. Venues will vary.

GENTLE YOGA 1

Group Contacts: Diana Davidson and Jeanne Price

This group is closed to new members.

This group meets every Tuesday from 11.30 – 1.00pm

GENTLE YOGA 2

Group Contact To be decided

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets every week on Thursdays from 11-12.30

GEOLOGY - NEW GROUP

Group Contact Eileen Logue

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2.00pm Starting 10th January 2019

GERMAN CONVERSATION

Group Contact: John Tucker

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 10.00 – 12.00.

GO WITH GROUP

Group Contact: Hazel Dowell

Group Membership: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group operates as a database held by the Group Contact. People suggest outings they wish to go on. These are circulated to the database and those wishing to go put in touch with each other. Outings include: theatre; cinema; concerts; exhibitions; sporting events etc.

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN

Group Contact: Rose Askham and Joan Jenkinson

Membership Status: This group is full

About Group Membership: This group meets every other Monday at 10.30am -12.00

ITALIAN CONVERSATION

Group Contacts: Caroline Lindsay/Louise Hodgson

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 3.00 pm

LATIN

Group Contact: Paul Appleby

This group is closed to new members.

Meeting details: Meets on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 2-4 pm. You will need to buy a text book.

LINUX

Group Contact: Alan Laver

Membership Status: This group is open to new members. No prior knowledge required. Aim is to meet monthly to gain a level of proficiency in using Linux and all the free software as a money-saving alternative to Microsoft and Apple products. Venue rotates amongst members' houses.

Meeting Details: This group meets on the 1st Monday of the month 2.00-4.00pm

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Group Contact: Patricia Flanagan

Group Membership: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the third Monday of each month at 10.15am

LOCAL HISTORY 2

Group Contact: Hazel Dowell

Membership Status: This group is no longer accepting new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets on the 4th Friday of the month 10.30-12.00pm.
Please see details of project about Altrincham Local History by clicking on link. Researcher: Hazel Dowell. Group Local History 2. Topic: General History of Altrincham.

LOCAL HISTORY 3

Group Contact: Anthony Thomas

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets on Mondays from 2.00pm

LUNCHEON GROUP

Group Contact: Blanche Chappels

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 12.00 – 2.00.

MAH JONG

Group Contact: Val Hyde

Membership Status: Open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

NATURAL HISTORY

Group Contact: Chris Mason

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1.30-30pm

OUTDOOR BOWLING 1

Group Contact Rosemary Jeffery and Ian Jones

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets on every Saturday at 2.00pm (weather permitting)

OUTDOOR BOWLING 2

Group Contact Janet Tice

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets every Monday of the season (weather permitting) at 6.30 pm

PAINTING 1

Group Contact: Rob Lane

Membership Status: This group is open to new members

About Group Membership: Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm

PAINTING 2

Group Contact: Susanna Hull

Membership Status: This is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: Beginners welcome. The group meets every other Thursday from 10.30 – 12.30 am at The Hub, Altrincham

PENCIL SKETCHING

Group Contact: Mervyn Killey

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

Meeting Details: This group meets fortnightly on Thursdays

PHILOSOPHY

Group Contact: Rachel Wright

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 2.00 pm.

PHOTOGRAPHY 1

Group Contacts: Gina Armstrong and Mike Kujawa

Membership Status: This group is full.

About Group Membership: This group meets indoors on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2pm AND outdoors on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1.30 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY 2

Group Contact: Liam O Keefe and Sandra Stonehill

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets 2nd Tuesday in the month. Time and venue vary.
Recent visits have been made to the Goyt Valley and Hare Hill - for photos see the links at the top RH of this page.

PRACTICAL GARDENING

Group Contact: Sylvia Kenyon-Case and Dee Peet

This group is closed to new members.

This group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 10.00 am Starts 21st September

PSYCHOLOGY

Group Contact: Carole Greenhalgh

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: Main formal meeting on the fourth Friday of the month . Another more informal meeting 2-4pm on the second Monday in the month.

READING 1

Group Contact: Jennifer Broderick

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00 pm

READING 2

Group Contact: Sally Booker

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets on morning of the first Friday of the month at 10.30am.

SCIENCE FOR ALL

Group Contacts: Elizabeth Haddock

Membership Status: Closed to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1.30 – 3.30 pm.

SHORT WALKS 1

Group Contact: Anne Gerrard

Membership Status: Group now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets every other Monday at 10.00 am at the starting point of the walk.

SHORT WALKS 2

Group Contact: Sue Bowden

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 10am.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE

Group Contact: Jeni Whitaker

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets on two Tuesdays in each month from 3.00 – 4.30

SPANISH CONVERSATION

Group Contact: Sylvia Kenyon

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets every Wednesday from 11.15 – 1.15 pm. This group is not suitable for beginners.

SPANISH CONVERSATION 2

Group Contact: Glenys Lambie and Peter Lindsay

This group is open to new members

This group meets alternate Fridays from 10.30 – 12.00 Starting 7th September 2018

SPANISH IMMERSION

Group Contacts: Paddy Dawson and Joan Jenkinson

Membership Status: This group is open to new members. Sessions are conducted entirely in Spanish and so not suitable for beginners.

Meeting Details: This group meets every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30

STITCH & KNIT

Group Contact: Christine Kilmurray

Membership Status: This group is open to new members

About Group Membership: Meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10.00 – 12.00 noon.

TABLE TENNIS 1

Group Contact: David Peters.

Membership Status: This group is full.

About Group Membership: This group meets each Wednesday from 4.00 – 6.00 pm and at other times/days by arrangement.

TABLE TENNIS 2

Group Contact: Elaine Hughes

Membership Status: Group is now full.

About Group Membership: meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 2.00pm

TABLE TENNIS 3

Group Contact: David Peters

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets each Wednesday from 6.00 pm and occasionally on Sunday at 8.00pm.

TABLE TENNIS 4

Group Contact: Ken Peacock

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month 2.00pm.

TABLE TENNIS 5

Group Contact Rosie Jeffery

Membership Status: This group is closed to new members

Meeting Details: This group meets on 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month 10.30-12.00

TENNIS

Group Contact: David Straker

Membership Status: This group welcomes new members

About Group Membership: This group meets on alternate days. Tuesday at 10.00 am one week and Thursday 10.00 am the following week.

THEATRE VISITS

Group Contact: Hazel Dowell

Membership Status: This is a Social Group and open to all Hale and District U3A members

About Group Membership: Visits to local and regional theatres about five/six times per year

UKULELE 1

Group Contact: Jean Peters.

Membership Status: This group is full

About Group Membership: This group meets every Monday from 2.00 – 3.30 pm.

UKULELE 3

Group Contact: Heather Crossman

Membership Status: This group is open to new members. It is not suitable for absolute beginners.

About Group Membership: This group meets weekly on Thursday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.00 EXCEPT for the first Thursday in the month when they meet from 11.30 – 12.30 to enable members to attend the Monthly Meeting.

WALKING 1

Group Contact: Stephen Halstead

Membership Status: This group is now full.

About Group Membership: This group meets every other Tuesday. For an article about a recent meeting click on the link “Walking Group Thanks Joan Mackie” at the top RH of this page.

WALKING 2

Group Leader Janet Cooling

Membership Status This group is open to new members

About Group Membership This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The walks are of 5 miles plus.

WALKING 3

Group Contact: Janet Cooling

Membership Status: This group is open to new members subject to below.

About Group Membership: This group meets occasionally by arrangement for longer (8 miles plus) and more challenging
walks.

WINE APPRECIATION 1

Group Contacts: David and Jean Peters.

Membership Status: This group is full

About Group Membership: This group meets approximately every two months, usually on a Friday evening.

YOGA

Group Contact: Ginny Murray

Membership Status: This group is open to new members.

About Group Membership: This group meets twice a month on Mondays from 9.15 – 10.15 am. This class is free. See article “U3A Working with the Community” via the link at the top RH of this page.

GETTING MORE INFORMATION

To find out more about any of the groups which appear blue or purple in the box below, just click on the group name.
To get in touch with any of the group leaders, contact Ardha Danieli at adanieli53@icloud.com or fill in the form on the Contacts page.

PROPOSED NEW GROUPS and GROUPS WAITING FOR SUFFICIENT MEMBERS TO START

These proposed groups are at the planning stage and are recruiting people who might be interested in joining. Some of these are completely new to Hale and District U3A whilst others are to meet demand for places in groups that are currently full.

If you are interested in joining please email Ardha Danieli, Groups Coordinator, at adanieli53@icloud.com indicating which group you would like to join. Your name will go onto the appropriate group list and when we have enough members to form a new group (generally about 10) you will receive an email or phone call (if no email) inviting you to a start-up meeting. The day/time/venue that the group will meet will be decided at the start-up meeting. Please note that new groups can only be formed if someone is willing to volunteer to take on the Group Contact role.

GROUP

ANCESTRY Proposed New Group

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES 2 Waiting for sufficient members to start

ARCHAEOLOGY Proposed new group

ARCHITECTURE Proposed new group

ARTS & CRAFTS Proposed new group

BEGINNERS CHESS 2 Waiting for Sufficient Members to start

BEGINNERS FRENCH 5 Waiting for sufficient members to start

BEGINNERS GERMAN Proposed New Group

BEGINNERS PORTUGESE Proposed New Group

BEGINNERS SPANISH 3 Waiting for sufficient members to start

CALLIGRAPHY - Proposed New Group

COMPUTER SKILLS COURSE Waiting for sufficient members to start

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN 2 Waiting for sufficient members to start To run on any day but Tuesday

CROSSWORDS – Proposed New Group

DEALING WITH 3rd AGE ISSUES Proposed New Group. To discuss and develop skills such as listening, communicating, empathy and coping strategies in a supportive environment over issues that affect older people such as, retirement, bereavement, ageing etc.

GARDEN VISITS. Proposed New Group. This will require members to be prepared to organise one or two garden visits per year (depending on the size of the group) and one or two people to act as Group Contacts.

GERMAN CONVERSATION 2 Waiting for sufficient members to start

IMPROVERS' BRIDGE Proposed new group

iPAD COURSE Waiting for sufficient members to start

LIFE COACHING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Proposed new 10 week course.

LOCAL HISTORY 3 Waiting for sufficient members to start

PENCIL SKETCHING - Proposed New Group

PIANO DUETS Proposed new group. The group could enjoy studying the enormous and rich history of this musical genre, listening to recordings and last but far from least playing them.

PHILOSOPHY 2 Waiting for sufficient members to start

PRACTICAL GARDENING 2 Waiting for sufficient members to start

STRING INSTRUMENTS PLAYERS Proposed new group. Meet together to play stringed instruments. Some proficiency necessary.

UKULELE 2 Waiting for Sufficient Members to start

Group List
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of the month 2.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of the month 2.00
ART APPRECIATION 1
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2.30pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2.30pm
ART APPRECIATION 2
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
ART APPRECIATION 3
 Alternate months Tues & Fri
 Alternate months Tues & Fri
ASTRONOMY
Monday a.m.
4th Monday 10.30 am
Monday a.m.
4th Monday 10.30 am
BADMINTON
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 5pm-6pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 5pm-6pm
BEER APPRECIATION
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon at 2.30pm but may vary
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon at 2.30pm but may vary
BEGINNERS FRENCH COURSE 2
Monday p.m.
every Monday 2.00-3.15 pm
Monday p.m.
every Monday 2.00-3.15 pm
BEGINNERS' CHESS
Thursday a.m.
10.30am-12.30pm
Thursday a.m.
10.30am-12.30pm
BEGINNERS' FRENCH 1
Wednesday a.m.
Every week at 10am
Wednesday a.m.
Every week at 10am
BEGINNERS' FRENCH 2
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 10am- 12 noon
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 10am- 12 noon
BEGINNERS' FRENCH 3
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Weds 10.30am- 12.00p
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Weds 10.30am- 12.00p
BEGINNERS' FRENCH COURSE 2
Tuesday a.m.
10.30am
Tuesday a.m.
10.30am
BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 3
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10-11.30am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10-11.30am
BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 4
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tues 10.30am-12pm
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tues 10.30am-12pm
BEGINNERS' SPANISH 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds 2pm
BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN
Monday a.m.
every other Monday at 10am
Monday a.m.
every other Monday at 10am
BIRD WATCHING 2
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday 10.30a
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday 10.30a
BOARDGAMING
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1.30-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1.30-3.30pm
BRIDGE FOR FUN
Wednesday p.m.
every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
CANASTA
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday 2pm-4pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday 2pm-4pm
CREATIVE WRITING 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month from 10.
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month from 10.
CREATIVE WRITING 2
Monday p.m.
2pm- 4pm fortnightly
Monday p.m.
2pm- 4pm fortnightly
CURRENT AFFAIRS 1
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Weds 11.30am
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Weds 11.30am
CURRENT AFFAIRS 2
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Weds 2.00 – 4.00 p
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Weds 2.00 – 4.00 p
CYCLING 2
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
DAYS OUT
 See Events page
 See Events pageDRAMA
Friday a.m.
4th Friday 11am-12.30pm
Friday a.m.
4th Friday 11am-12.30pm
DRUMMING (HAND)
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs 12.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs 12.30pm
EGYPTOLOGY
Tuesday 
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday 
2nd and 4th Tuesday
ENJOYING ART
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
ENJOYING MUSIC
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday 2-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday 2-3.30pm
FOLK DANCING
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 1
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of month 2pm
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of month 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 2
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday at 2pm
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday at 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 3
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays 2.30-4pm
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays 2.30-4pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 4
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tuesdays from 2 –
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tuesdays from 2 –
GENTLE YOGA 1
Tuesday a.m.
11.30am
Tuesday a.m.
11.30am
GENTLE YOGA 2
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 11am-12.30pm
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 11am-12.30pm
GEOLOGY
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs at 2.00pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs at 2.00pm
GERMAN CONVERSATION
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds 10am-12pm
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds 10am-12pm
GO WITH
 see group details above
 see group details above
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10.30am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10.30am
ITALIAN CONVERSATION
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1pm-3pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1pm-3pm
LATIN
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 2-4 pm
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 2-4 pm
LINUX
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2pm-4pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2pm-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY 1
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday at 10.15am
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday at 10.15am
LOCAL HISTORY 2
Friday a.m.
4th Fri 10.30am-12pm
Friday a.m.
4th Fri 10.30am-12pm
LOCAL HISTORY 3
Monday p.m.
2 pm
Monday p.m.
2 pm
LUNCHEON GROUP
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday 12-2pm
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday 12-2pm
MAHJONG
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly 2nd and 4th Fri 2-
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly 2nd and 4th Fri 2-
NATURAL HISTORY
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds. 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds. 1.30-3.30pm
OUTDOOR BOWLING 1
Saturday p.m.
Every week, 2pm weather permit
Saturday p.m.
Every week, 2pm weather permit
OUTDOOR BOWLING 2
Monday p.m.
Every week, 6.30pm weather per
Monday p.m.
Every week, 6.30pm weather per
PAINTING 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday 2-4pm
PAINTING 2
Thursday a.m.
Every other Thurs 10.30am-12.3
Thursday a.m.
Every other Thurs 10.30am-12.3
PENCIL SKETCHING
Thursday 
Fortnightly
Thursday 
Fortnightly
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 Occasional short courses
 Occasional short courses
PHILOSOPHY 2
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues. Time and venue vary.
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues. Time and venue vary.
PRACTICAL GARDENING
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10am
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10am
PSYCHOLOGY
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday 1.45-3.45pm
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday 1.45-3.45pm
READING 1
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Weds 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Weds 2pm
READING 2
Friday a.m.
at 10.30am
Friday a.m.
at 10.30am
SCIENCE FOR ALL
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 1.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 1.30pm-3.30pm
SHORT WALKS 1
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays at 10am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays at 10am
SHORT WALKS 2
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon at 10am
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon at 10am
SINGING
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3-4.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3-4.30pm
SPANISH CONVERSATION
Wednesday a.m.
11.15am-1.15pm every week
Wednesday a.m.
11.15am-1.15pm every week
SPANISH CONVERSATION 2
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays 10.30am
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays 10.30am
SPANISH IMMERSION
Wednesday p.m.
Every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
Every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
STITCH & KNIT
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10-12
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10-12
TABLE TENNIS 1
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 4pm-6pm
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 4pm-6pm
TABLE TENNIS 2
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mons 2pm-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mons 2pm-3.30pm
TABLE TENNIS 3
Wednesday p.m.
6pm
Wednesday p.m.
6pm
TABLE TENNIS 4
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mons 2pm
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mons 2pm
TABLE TENNIS 5
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10.30-12.00
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10.30-12.00
TENNIS A
Tuesday a.m.
10am alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
10am alternate Tuesdays
TENNIS B
Thursday a.m.
10am alternate Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
10am alternate Thursdays
THEATRE VISITS
 See Notice Board
 See Notice BoardUKULELE 1
Monday p.m.
Every week 2pm-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
Every week 2pm-3.30pm
UKULELE 3
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2-3pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2-3pm
WALKING 1
Tuesday a.m.
Every other Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Every other Tuesday
WALKING 2
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds at 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds at 10.30
WALKING 3
 Dates by arrangement
 Dates by arrangement
WINE APPRECIATION 1
Friday p.m.
Every two months
Friday p.m.
Every two months
YOGA
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays 9.15-10.15
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays 9.15-10.15