Eastleigh District

Groups

Groups Information

U3As across the movement are working hard to stay open for business - even although its virtual and not face to face.

(Check your Group Page, where any updates will be posted)

Everyone is working hard to stay connected and active during this period of restricted movement and, if our Eastleigh District U3A Facebook page is anything to go by, you are all doing it with energy, kindness and great humour.

Some of you are asking about whether it is time to resume some face to face meetings. From a U3A activity perspective it is really important that government and NHS advice is followed. The U3A movement has been guided throughout this time by that advice and should continue to do so – for the safety and wellbeing of all our members.

We have been advised by our insurers that this is crucial from a public liability insurance perspective.

I appreciate how strong you have all been maintaining social distancing and remote learning in this difficult time . You have carried on supporting, uniting and protecting each other – so please carry on doing this until the government and NHS guidance changes.

Many of you have asked us about the next steps and we want to work with you so that together, we can develop a plan for the future.

It is lovely to read so many of your stories and connections in our Special Newsletter each month.

For the first time, this month we have held our committee meeting virtualy on 'Zoom'

Thanks to Sue being adventurous, back in April when she started up a Quiz group,(which is held each Thursday afternoon, and open to all members) resulting in this method now being used by at least 2 groups - The Super Sleuths, Poetry Group and hopefully the Genealogy and History Groups.

It is a brilliant way to stay in contact with your friends at the U3A.

I have left the information below, for any newcomer to the website, so that they can see what we are normally about.

Would you like to start a group for your favourite activity or hobby?
For example we do not at present have a Learn French group or a Flower Arranging workshop, how about a Dance group!
The list is vast. However we do have a lot of new members who could come up with some new ideas for us to occupy our time.

Our Group Coordinator Mary can help you set up the group, and give you all the guidance and help you need to enjoy facilitating a group to add to our wide range of activities.
For more information either have a chat with Mary at the open meetings or send her a message by clicking the blue bird in the right hand column. >>>.

Our Groups can cover both 'Study' topics and those more 'Leisure' orientated. Nothing is laid down, you can have a Group for any subject you like! Choose one already running and just join in, or suggest a subject or leisure activity you would like to see covered and we will explore that possibility.

Don't be afraid that, if you suggest a particular Group, you will be expected to lead it, or even to be an expert on the subject. Of course, if you are an expert, or even an expert enthusiast, that's great! Once set up, you could simply be the 'Contact' for the Group if you like. It's all about sharing knowledge, enthusiasm,and experience really, not about being lectured at.

The only requirement is that you must be a fully paid-up member of Eastleigh District U3A to be able to take part in any group meetings or activities.

Please be aware that members participating in the activities of any Group do so at their own risk.

Please also note that where a group meets in a member’s home it is National U3A Policy to consider that that meeting is taking place in a public place and hence there is a no smoking policy.

As you can see, we have a wide range of Groups catering for all tastes, these include:-

ACTIVE

10 pin bowling, Gardening, Kurling, Ping Pong, Skittles, Super Sleuths & Two Walking Groups.

HOBBIES

Crafts, Photography & Poetry.

DAY TRIPS & HOLIDAYS

A Pub Lunch, Short Breaks, Luncheon Club, Saturday Out & About & Theatre.

EDUCATIONAL

Art Appreciation, Genealogy, Law & Order, Local History & Wine Appreciation.

DISCUSSIONS

Book Club & Current Affairs.

TABLE GAMES

Canasta, Mah-Jong, Pub Cribbage, Pub Rummikub Word, Rummikub Number, Rummikub Word & Scrabble

Also there are groups that arrange fantastic Outings & Holidays.

So come along and add to the list! To find out more about any of our current Groups click on its name in the table below. Group members wishing to obtain further details of any group activities should contact the Group Leader/Co-ordinator whose details can be found in the latest Newsletter.
Or e-mail eastleighdu3a@outlook.com

The editor reserves the right to amend any submission as required.

Group List
1. Dates For your Diary
 See group page
 See group pageA Pub Lunch
Friday 
the Friday after the Open meet
Friday 
the Friday after the Open meet
Art Appreciation
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of Each Month
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of Each Month
Band Stand Book Club
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Born Again Bikers in the Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Weds at 11am and 4th Weds
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Weds at 11am and 4th Weds
Bowling 10 Pin
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday in the month
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday in the month
Canasta 1
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of each month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of each month
Canasta 2
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month
Craft 1
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Craft 2
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday of each month
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday of each month
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Gardening
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of each month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of each month
Genealogy Group
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of each Month
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of each Month
Holiday & Trip reviews
 
 
Kurling Group
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Law & Order
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of the month
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of the month
Local History
Friday a.m.
The last Friday of each month
Friday a.m.
The last Friday of each month
Luncheon Club
 see group entry for dates
 see group entry for dates
Mah-Jong
Monday a.m.
1st Monday of each month
Monday a.m.
1st Monday of each month
On the Water
 Various days
 Various days
Photography Group
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of each month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of each month
Ping Pong
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Play reading
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly, 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly, 2pm
Poetry Group
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri of the month
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri of the month
Pub Cribbage Pack
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of the month
Pub Rummikub Word
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Rummikub Number
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of each month
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of each month
Rummikub WORD
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday of each Month
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday of each Month
Saturday-Out-And-About
Saturday 
2nd Saturday in each month
Saturday 
2nd Saturday in each month
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Skittles
 Various dates
 Various datesSunday Lunch Club
Sunday p.m.
The last Sunday in the month
Sunday p.m.
The last Sunday in the month
Super Sleuths!
 Various dates
 Various datesTheatre
 New Leader appointed
 New Leader appointed
Virtual Coffee & Chat
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Walking
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of each month
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of each month
Wayside Walkers
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues of the month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues of the month
Wine Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Zoomantics
Thursday p.m.
Every Week
Thursday p.m.
Every Week
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCanasta 1   Mah-Jong   Virtual Coffee & Chat   Art Appreciation   Canasta 2   Rummikub Number  
TuesdayBowling 10 Pin   Pub Rummikub Word   Wayside Walkers   Craft 1   Kurling Group   Play reading   Pub Cribbage Pack   Rummikub WORD  
WednesdayBand Stand Book Club   Born Again Bikers in the Park   Gardening   Walking   Craft 2   Wine Appreciation  
ThursdayGenealogy Group   Ping Pong   Current Affairs   Photography Group   Scrabble   Zoomantics  
FridayLaw & Order   Local History   Poetry Group  
Sunday Sunday Lunch Club  

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