Stanway in Colchester

Groups

ABOUT OUR GROUPS

Do take a look at the groups run by Stanway U3A to see if any might be of interest to you. Vacancies in all groups do occur from time to time, so please do enquire if you are interested in joining any of our groups, or you wish to find out more about the activity. Members can join as many groups as you wish if there are vacancies.

In the table below, NEW groups, or groups with vacancies, are shown with a pale yellow background and FULL groups are shown with a pale grey background.

All of the Groups pages have a Bluebird contact button to the right of the page so that you can contact the leader of that group directly. Alternatively, you can use the CONTACT button along the top of the groups page to contact the Administration Secretary.

Stanway U3A and Colchester U3A have formed a close collaboration whereby we have access to each other's groups, subject to there being vacancies and there is no waiting list for that particular group. Members of either of these U3As can join interest groups of the other U3A without having to pay an additional membership subscription. Members of Stanway U3A can attend Lecture meetings of Colchester U3A and vice versa, but you will be asked to show your membership card so please take it with you. Please use the link in the side panel on this page to have a look at Colchester U3A groups and their Lecture Meetings.

Suggested New Groups

If you have an idea for a new Group please let us know. We need your ideas! Contact details for all Group Sector Leaders can be found in the latest edition of the Groups & Talks brochure, or contact Groups Support Admin on the Useful Contacts page at the back of our Newsletter.

Ever Fancied Trying Bowls? - A Colchester Outdoor Bowls Club based at Shrub End has offered us 5 Fridays in August 6pm to 8pm. They can supply bowls and tuition. The cost is £15 for the 5 weeks and parking is free. If you would like to try and cannot make all sessions, please let me know which ones you could make. If you are interested please email via the Bluebird on the Try Bowls Group page.

Cornhole Group - This is a deceptively difficult sport involving accurate throwing of 4 bean bags filled with corn, towards a wooden ramp with a hole at one end. Scoring is determined by where the corn bag lands - through the hole or landing on the ramp. This may be introduced as a U3A Group for 2019 especially as this game can be played indoors as well as outdoors; either way it is very addictive. See October Newsletter.

Anyone for cricket Would you like to occasionally watch Essex play cricket in Chelmsford and like some company? There are One Day matches at the end of May and the beginning of June, so get in touch. See June 2018 Newsletter.

Click on the Links at the side of this page for More about our Groups.

Group List
Amdram
Wednesday p.m.
monthly, 2nd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly, 2nd Wed
Bikers
Friday a.m.
weekly
Friday a.m.
weekly
Birdwatching 2
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, All day
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, All day
Birdwatching 3
Thursday a.m.
monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Thursday a.m.
monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Books - Non-Fiction
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Books - Readers Digest
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tue
Camera Club
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec
Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
monthly, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
monthly, Feb to Nov
Creative Writing 1
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Creative Writing 2
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Dining Out - Chatter & Platter
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tue
Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed
Dining Out - Curry Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
monthly 3rd Thur evenings
Thursday p.m.
monthly 3rd Thur evenings
Dining Out - Grey Gourmets
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur
Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed evenings
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed evenings
Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Dining Out - Magnificent 7th
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed
Dining Out - Munch Bunch
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Dining Out - Old Originals
Thursday p.m.
monthly 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 4th Thur
Dining Out - Stanway Stars
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
Discussion Forum
Friday p.m.
monthly last Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly last Fri
Exploring World Religions
Monday a.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Monday a.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Family History
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur
Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Film Club U3A
Monday p.m.
weekly, not BH or school hols
Monday p.m.
weekly, not BH or school hols
Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb)
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb)
Gardening 2
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed lunchtimes
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed lunchtimes
Greek
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
Helping Hands
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri
History - Military
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 4th Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 4th Tue
Indoor Games - Backgammon
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri
Indoor Games - Chess
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Indoor Games - Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed
Indoor Games - Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
weekly Mon and Thur
Monday p.m.
weekly Mon and Thur
Indoor Games - Rummikub
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Mon
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Mon
Indoor Games - Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
monthly, 3rd Mon evenings
Monday p.m.
monthly, 3rd Mon evenings
Indoor Games - Scrabble 1
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Indoor Games - Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Indoor Games - Scrabble 3
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Interpreting History
 No fixed day, members mutual
 No fixed day, members mutualMindfulness
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Opera Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri
Poetry Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues
Sing from the Heart
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Singing for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thur
Solo Travellers
 weekends/monthly
 weekends/monthlySpanish Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
weekly in Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
weekly in Colchester
Spanish Conversation BeginPlus
Tuesday a.m.
weekly in Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
weekly in Stanway
Spanish Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
weekly in Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
weekly in Lexden
Sports - Badminton MixedAbilit
Thursday p.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Thursday p.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Sports - Badminton Mon+Thur am
Monday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Monday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Sports - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed Apr-Oct
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed Apr-Oct
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Braxted Rive
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Braxted Rive
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly at Highwood
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly at Highwood
Sports - Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct
Sports - Pickleball
Wednesday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Wednesday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)
Tuesday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Sports - Table Tennis
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. Mondays
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. Mondays
Sports - Tai Chi
Wednesday a.m.
10.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday a.m.
10.30am to 12.30pm
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues am at Leisure W
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues am at Leisure W
Sports - Try Bowls
Friday p.m.
5 Fridays AUGUST 6pm-8pm
Friday p.m.
5 Fridays AUGUST 6pm-8pm
Sports - Walking Cricket
Monday a.m.
Additional date due to bank ho
Monday a.m.
Additional date due to bank ho
Sports - Walking Football
Monday p.m.
weekly at football stadium
Monday p.m.
weekly at football stadium
Sports - Walking Rugby
Wednesday p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th rugby club
Wednesday p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th rugby club
Sugarcraft
Friday a.m.
fortnightly Fri, West Mersea
Friday a.m.
fortnightly Fri, West Mersea
Thinking Allowed
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Ukulele - Stanway Strummers
Friday a.m.
weekly at Copford
Friday a.m.
weekly at Copford
Ukulele - Ukes 4 Fun!
Friday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Friday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Walk with Lunch
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed all day
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed all day
Wine Appreciation (SWAG)
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly evenings
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly evenings
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayExploring World Religions   Sports - Badminton Mon+Thur am   Sports - Golf   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Cricket   Dining Out - Munch Bunch   Film Club U3A   Greek   Indoor Games - Mah Jong   Indoor Games - Rummikub   Indoor Games - Rummikub 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 3   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayBirdwatching 2   Books - Non-Fiction   Mindfulness   Poetry Appreciation   Spanish Conversation BeginPlus   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Thinking Allowed   Books - Readers Digest   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   History - Military   Indoor Games - Chess   Spanish Conversation   Sports - Petanque  
WednesdayCreative Writing 1   Creative Writing 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 2   Spanish Intermediate   Sports - Pickleball   Sports - Tai Chi   Walk with Lunch   Amdram   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   Family History Online   Gardening 2   Indoor Games - Cribbage   Sing from the Heart   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayBirdwatching 3   Church Visits   Indoor Games - Scrabble 1   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Dining Out - Grey Gourmets   Dining Out - Old Originals   Family History   Singing for Pleasure   Sports - Badminton MixedAbilit  
FridayBikers   Sugarcraft   Ukulele - Stanway Strummers   Ukulele - Ukes 4 Fun!   Camera Club   Discussion Forum   Gardening 1   Helping Hands   Indoor Games - Backgammon   Opera Appreciation   Sports - Try Bowls   Wine Appreciation (SWAG)