Evesham & District

Group News

Evesham and District U3A Facebook
We now have a private group page on Facebook, come and join in. Let us know what you are up to, post your pictures, add something you find interesting or funny, comment on what you see, whatever. This is your group and is open to all current Evesham and District U3A Members. Send in a request to join - and if you are not sure how to do things on Facebook, this is a good time to learn something new. Just ask for help and we will talk you through it. 31/5/20

Run Group online with Zoom
Zoom is free software that allows you to hold face to face meetings online with multiple participants. How to do this can be found here Run Group online with Zoom including the links for downloading the software. If you are looking for ways of keeping yourself entertained and in touch visit our own page At Home with Covid19 20/03/20

Alternatively check out "Google Meet" It has less restrictions than Zoom, especially if you have a gmail account. 24/05/20

Website Team
We have completed a series of Web Page Editing Workshops on various Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. If you are responsible for your Group's Web Page and would like to attend a course in the future please contact the Website Team. Our Website Editors Group page has lots of useful information to help you edit your Interest Group Web Page.
Roger Wyatt, Website Manager 28.02.20

Waiting Lists
The Committee wants to know if members are waiting to join groups. Please can Group Leaders let us know if they are full or near to full. Please contact Judy Smith, the Group Coordinator.

News updates
Welsh - David Daniels is wondering if anyone is interested in learning the language and also if any Welsh speakers would be willing to help out ... initial enquiries to Judy Smith. Thanks.

A new group The Jam Session is starting (Pop, Rock, Blues & Folk) - meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the month (pm) beginning on 10th March. This music session will be open to anyone at any level. Please see group page for enquiries.

Knit/Crochet & Natter 3 members (one learning crochet and 2 knitters) have enquired. Please get in touch if interested.

Beginners Spanish - an initial meeting hopefully will take place soon. There are 6 people interested. Please get in touch if you would like to join.

Book Friends started in January 2020. See the Book Friends group page.

China is now named China: The Country They would like a few more regular members.

French Beginners - a new group was started in February. Anyone interested please see group page.

Yoga - there are approx. 11 members on a waiting list. A new group may be coming soon.

New Ideas for groups put forward at Open Day (in addition to those already mentioned on this page)

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Beginner's Italian Conversation
  • Cookery/Baking

Creative Writing
A local author is starting a group. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Friendship group
Would anyone be interested in joining a new Friendship group? This would replace the Not Alone group which has now disbanded.

Sports Events
Due to unforeseen circumstances this group is no longer running. However if any former group members or anyone else is interested in starting a new group please get in touch.

Other Ideas and Suggestions put forward over the last year
Nature Walks, Jewellery-making, Biography, Antiques, Model-building.

Beginners Line Dancing
The Line Dancing group is now no longer part of the U3A organisation. If anyone is interested in a new beginners group please get in touch.

Board Games - New group
Board games are a great way of keeping the brain active. There are many types of board games of different genres, styles, themes and settings. We will be playing a range of board games where winning relies more on good strategy and planning than luck. Better known examples are Settlers, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride. The plan is to enjoy playing new games – No formality, no experience required – just to play, socialise and have fun.

Anyone interested in any of the above please contact Judy Smith, Groups Coordinator or see the relevant group page.
Other suggestions for new groups are welcome.