How Hard Can It Be
Convenor: Gabi Garland
When: 1st Friday of the month at 10am Monthly Planning Meetings
Activities: Monthly at different times
Have you ever wanted to do something but haven't yet because you're not sure about it, or would prefer to do it with someone else? If so, this is the group for you! Our aim is to have fun whilst challenging ourselves and/or doing something we've never done before.
We started in the Autumn of 2018 and have made a list of our ideas which we update monthly (see the link to the right called Suggested Activities), everything and anything is considered so bring your ideas! We've agreed that if two people want to do it then it can go ahead.
There's no obligation to take part and of course there will be times when you're unable to, but we aim to do something each month; this will obviously depend on the time the activity is available and is in addition to our monthly Planning/Get Together meetings on the 1st Friday of the month.
To make it equitable we each choose a proposed activity to research and bring back to the group. An email is then circulated to everyone that includes alternative dates with a cut-off date for expression of interest. The most popular date is then chosen from those offered. Planning and booking is done well ahead of the activity and you will need to pay any up-front costs by the agreed date to be included on the final booking. An important rule is that if you commit to an activity then you must pay.
Some of us have already tried Nordic Walking, Litter Picking along the Canal together with the Riverboat Trust. We've been Roller Skating (click the link to see one of us) and with the help of another U3A member we each made a Christmas table decoration in December (see photos), so it's not all high octane. January started off with some of us joining the Over 50s Dance group at Curve, February we did trampolining at Boost in the city centre. March was Indoor Bowling, April was Willow Weaving in Knighton Park, May a Roman Walk around Leicester and June, canoeing. Upcoming is tennis in Victoria Park and boating on the River Avon in Stratford.
We plan twice a year and produce a Summer and Winter Plan, click on the link to the right to view them.
We'd love to have you along! Come and try us out to see if it's for you.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.