East Renfrewshire

Groups

Interest Logo Logo Groups or Activity Groups are an integral part of the U3A concept. They comprise groups of members who meet together regularly, either weekly, fortnightly or once a month to pursue a subject of mutual interest. A prospective member may attend a maximum of two monthly meetings or group sessions as a guest before deciding to join our U3A.

Meeting venues differ according to the needs and size of the group, but many are in in local authority or community rooms in East Renfrewshire. The theatre, cinema and dining groups meet at the theatre, cinema or restaurant. Some groups meet at various venues so that they can go on walks or visits.

All the groups reflect the members' interests and aim to satisfy as wide a range as possible: educational, cultural, recreational, physical and social. The U3A Trust offers many supportive learning resources to which all groups have access.

Below is a list of our current groups and by clicking on any group you will find more information about that group and the actual dates when it meets. The week numbers in the list below refer to the weeks of the month.

If you are interested in joining a group you should contact the facilitator of the group by using the Message Bird on that group's page.

For any general information or to start a new group contact the Groups Coordinator, Rosalind Holmes, by clicking on the Message Bird on this page.

Group List
Amblers
Monday a.m.
Week 1 Wed: Week 3 Mon
Monday a.m.
Week 1 Wed: Week 3 Mon
Around the World Dining
Thursday p.m.
Lunch: Week 1 or 2 as arranged
Thursday p.m.
Lunch: Week 1 or 2 as arranged
Art Together
Monday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Monday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Bridge Improvers
Thursday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Thursday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Comealong & Singalong
Thursday a.m.
Week 2
Thursday a.m.
Week 2
Computer Help
 One-to-one assistance
 One-to-one assistance
Craft Club
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 - Barrhead
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 - Barrhead
Creative Writing
Wednesday p.m.
Week 1 - Newton Mearns
Wednesday p.m.
Week 1 - Newton Mearns
Cycling
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3
Discussion
Monday p.m.
Last Monday - Clarkston
Monday p.m.
Last Monday - Clarkston
Enjoy The Arts
 As arranged
 As arrangedEnviro-chat
Monday p.m.
Week 1
Monday p.m.
Week 1
Facebook
 
 Family Trees
Tuesday a.m.
Week 1
Tuesday a.m.
Week 1
Film Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Week 2 - Newton Mearns
Friday p.m.
Week 2 - Newton Mearns
French: level 1
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
French: level 2
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Garden Visits
Tuesday a.m.
Week 4 - as arranged
Tuesday a.m.
Week 4 - as arranged
Genealogy
Tuesday a.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Tuesday a.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Geology
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 - Thorntree Hall
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 - Thorntree Hall
German
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Hands On Gardening
Friday a.m.
Week 1 - Barshaw Peace Garden
Friday a.m.
Week 1 - Barshaw Peace Garden
History
Friday p.m.
Week 4 - Barrhead
Friday p.m.
Week 4 - Barrhead
History of Art
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month
Italian Beginners
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays fortnightly
Italian Improvers
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Jazz and Blues
 As Arranged
 As ArrangedJewellery Making
Thursday a.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Thursday a.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Knitting and Crochet
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly- Eastwood Health C
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly- Eastwood Health C
Learn Bridge
Thursday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Thursday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Lunch Bunch
Tuesday p.m.
Lunch: Week 3 - as arranged
Tuesday p.m.
Lunch: Week 3 - as arranged
Mahjong
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd week - Barrhead
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd week - Barrhead
Move it or Lose it
Monday a.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 - Newton Mearns
Monday a.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 - Newton Mearns
Movie Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3: Newton Mearns
Friday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3: Newton Mearns
Nature Watch
 
 Out and About
Wednesday a.m.
First week - as arranged
Wednesday a.m.
First week - as arranged
Quiz
Tuesday p.m.
Week 2 - Barrhead
Tuesday p.m.
Week 2 - Barrhead
Reading Groups
 Click group for days & venues
 Click group for days & venues
Russian
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly - Clarkston
Saturdays
Saturday a.m.
Week 2 - as arranged
Saturday a.m.
Week 2 - as arranged
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
Week 3 - Newton Mearns
Tuesday p.m.
Week 3 - Newton Mearns
Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Newton Mearns
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Newton Mearns
Scrapbooking
Wednesday a.m.
Week 2 - Barrhead
Wednesday a.m.
Week 2 - Barrhead
Snooker
Tuesday 
Week 4 - Barrhead
Tuesday 
Week 4 - Barrhead
Social Bridge
Tuesday a.m.
Weeks 1 & 3: St.Cadoc's Church
Tuesday a.m.
Weeks 1 & 3: St.Cadoc's Church
Spanish Beginners 1 & 2
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly - Tesco at Silverb
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly - Tesco at Silverb
Spanish Improvers
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnighty - Clarkston
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnighty - Clarkston
Spoken Word Reading
Thursday p.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Thursday p.m.
Week 4 - Newton Mearns
Summer Evening Strollers
Tuesday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3
Tuesday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3
Swimmimg
Monday a.m.
Every week - Eastwood
Monday a.m.
Every week - Eastwood
Table Tennis
Wednesday a.m.
Week 2 - Giffnock
Wednesday a.m.
Week 2 - Giffnock
Taste the World
Wednesday p.m.
Lunch: Week 2 - as arranged
Wednesday p.m.
Lunch: Week 2 - as arranged
The Instrumentalists
Monday p.m.
weeks 2 & 4 - Tesco at Siverbu
Monday p.m.
weeks 2 & 4 - Tesco at Siverbu
Theatre
Monday p.m.
Week 1 - Rouken Glen
Monday p.m.
Week 1 - Rouken Glen
Theatre Encore
 As Arranged
 As ArrangedUkulele
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 - Barrhead
Walking
Thursday a.m.
Week 3 - as arranged
Thursday a.m.
Week 3 - as arranged
Yarners
Monday p.m.
Week 1 - Barrhead
Monday p.m.
Week 1 - Barrhead
Yoga
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayAmblers   Art Together   Move it or Lose it   Swimmimg   Discussion   Enviro-chat   The Instrumentalists   Theatre   Yarners  
TuesdayFamily Trees   Garden Visits   Genealogy   History of Art   Social Bridge   German   Lunch Bunch   Mahjong   Quiz   Science & Technology   Spanish Improvers   Summer Evening Strollers  
WednesdayCraft Club   Geology   Out and About   Scrapbooking   Table Tennis   Creative Writing   Cycling   Scottish Country Dancing   Taste the World   Ukulele  
ThursdayBridge Improvers   Comealong & Singalong   Jewellery Making   Learn Bridge   Spanish Beginners 1 & 2   Walking   Yoga   Around the World Dining   Italian Beginners   Italian Improvers   Spoken Word Reading  
FridayHands On Gardening   Russian   Film Appreciation   French: level 1   French: level 2   History   Knitting and Crochet   Movie Appreciation  
SaturdaySaturdays