Ponteland

Groups

There are approximately thirty groups attached to Ponteland U3A. Some of these meet monthly and others weekly. Group meetings may be held in members’ houses or, where numbers are too large, local halls are used.

The weekly calendar below shows only the groups who have a fixed meeting day. Some other groups vary their meeting arrangements and are not listed in this calendar. Our Calendar page is linked to an online calendar and may give more specific information but we are in the early days of keeping it up to date.

A small charge is made by some groups, for example for materials, for tickets to the theatre or gardens, or towards the hire of a room. When groups arrange visits cars are normally shared, and contributions may be made voluntarily to the drivers on the basis of distance travelled. Current suggestions: up to 30 miles - £3 per person; 40 miles - £4 pp; 50 miles £5 pp. All return distances.

Members who join our U3A are entitled to take part in any group activities. If you see a group you would like to join then please contact the Convenor for that group: contact numbers are shown on your membership card.

Members are also most welcome to suggest and form new groups if they have an interest not yet catered for or if the group you might be interested in seems to be full. Our %Group Co-ordinator% can offer advice and support, and we would be very happy to form new groups readily when several people express an interest. You can also also check out the Suggested New Groups page -- see the Sidebar on the right of this page. You don't have to be an expert to launch a new group; the U3A model is co-operative with members sharing and developing the knowledge they have.

The Groups Secretary will keep a list of suggested groups and interested members and will bring this to most monthly meetings to advertise suggested groups and allow members to add their names.

Note to Convenors: If you wish to amend or add to the information supplied within your individual group pages, would you please contact the Webmaster. We are happy to add any extra information that you think will be relevant and useful for existing and potential members.

Group List
A Good Read
Monday p.m.
Monthly - 1st Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly - 1st Monday
A Half a Good Read
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Months - 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Months - 4th Tuesday
A Third Good Read
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly - 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly - 2nd Wednesday
Art Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly: 4th Wednesday.
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly: 4th Wednesday.
Art Group 2
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Art Group 3
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Birds & Botany
 Day varies
 Day variesBridge Club
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly - evenings
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly - evenings
Bus Pass
 Monthly, day varies
 Monthly, day variesChoral Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd & 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd & 4th Thursday
Crafts
 Awaiting Information
 Awaiting InformationFamily History
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday monthly
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday monthly
French Intermediate
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Garden Visiting Group
 Day Varies - Monthly - March t
 Day Varies - Monthly - March t
German Intermediate
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Luncheon Club
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly - 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly - 3rd Wednesday
Mah-Jong
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Music Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
Monthly: 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly: 3rd Thursday
Painting on Wood
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Photography Group
Friday a.m.
Monthly - Last Friday
Friday a.m.
Monthly - Last Friday
Poetry Group
Thursday p.m.
Monthly - 1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly - 1st Thursday
Scrabble Group 1
Monday p.m.
Monthly - 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly - 3rd Monday
Scrabble Group 2
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of the month
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of the month
Short Walks Group
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Spanish Conversation
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.Tai Chi I
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly - Session 4:40 - 6:00pm
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly - Session 4:40 - 6:00pm
The Bookworms
Monday p.m.
Monthly, every 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly, every 3rd Monday
Tuesday Walkers
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Two Mile Walks
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
Walking Scottish Dance
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue each month from 10 Sep
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue each month from 10 Sep
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayFrench Intermediate   Short Walks Group   A Good Read   Mah-Jong   Scrabble Group 1   The Bookworms  
TuesdayArt Group 3   German Intermediate   Tuesday Walkers   A Half a Good Read   Painting on Wood   Walking Scottish Dance  
WednesdayArt Group 2   A Third Good Read   Art Appreciation   Bridge Club   Luncheon Club   Tai Chi I  
ThursdayFamily History   Choral Group   Music Appreciation   Poetry Group  
FridayPhotography Group   Scrabble Group 2   Spanish Conversation   Two Mile Walks