Stanway in Colchester

Groups

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17/3/2020 - PLEASE NOTE: ALL GROUP ACTIVITIES ARE NOW SUSPENDED AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

Social distancing does not mean we can’t carry on being social and there are some great ideas and suggestions U3As have shared with Third Age Trust about keeping in touch with each other. Click on: KEEPING IN TOUCH.

See also our new LEARNING and FREE STUFF pages full of ideas to keep you busy and entertained.

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ABOUT OUR GROUPS

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

How do I know which groups have vacancies?

In the table below:

  • NEW groups with vacancies are shown with a PALE YELLOW background.
  • Other groups with vacancies are shown with a LIGHT background.
  • Groups that are currently FULL are shown with a DARK GREY background.

How do I join a group?

Click on a group listed below to see the details on its own group page. All of the group pages have a Bluebird contact button to the right of the page so that you can contact the Group Leader directly.

You can also use the WAITING LIST button along the top of any page to register your interest in joining a group that is currently showing as FULL.

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.

NEW GROUPS/NEW VACANCIES

Sports - Outdoor Bowls - New activity for 13 weekly sessions on Monday afternoons from 18 May 2020 at Shrub End. See Group Page below for details and how to register your interest.

Sports - Indoor Bowls - there are still some places left on this new 5 week taster at West Mersea running from Friday 6th March 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020. See Group Page below for more details and to contact Group Leader to express an interest.

Rock Gods - Calling all would-be ‘rock gods’! If you are interested in taking part in a blues jam and play any instrument to any ability, see Newsletter March 2020 for further details and how to register your interest in this possible new group.

If you have an idea for a new Group please let us know. We need your ideas! Use the Bluebird at the side of this page to send a message to the relevant Group Sector Leader.

Alternatively, full contact details for all Group Sector Leaders can be found in the latest edition of the members Groups & Talks brochure.You can also contact Groups Support Admin on the Useful Contacts page at the back of our members Newsletter.

Click on the Links below or at the side of this page for:

Group List
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 2nd Thur evenings
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd 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
General-Discussion Forum
Friday p.m.
Monthly last Fri, Lexden
Friday p.m.
Monthly last Fri, Lexden
General-Exp World Religions
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Stanway
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Stanway
General-Family History
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur, Lexden
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur, Lexden
General-Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, not Dec, Pret
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, not Dec, Pret
General-Helping Hands
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
General-Interpreting History
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
General-Ladies Tea & Chat
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
General-Military History
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
General-Mindfulness
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
General-Thinking Allowed
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
General-Wine Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Indoor Games - Backgammon
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Indoor Games - Chess
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Indoor Games - Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly, Stanway
Indoor Games - Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Indoor Games - Rummikub
Monday p.m.
Monthly 4th Mon, Prettygate
Monday p.m.
Monthly 4th Mon, Prettygate
Indoor Games - Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Indoor Games - Rummikub 3
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Indoor Games - Scrabble 1
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 3
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 1
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Greek
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues, Colches
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues, Colches
Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishConvBeg+
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Copford
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Copford
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Out&About-Bikers
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Out&About-Birdwatching 2
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Out&About-Birdwatching 3
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Out&About-Camera Club
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Out&About-Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Out&About-Elderberry Gardeners
 Monthly various days
 Monthly various daysOut&About-Film Club
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Out&About-Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Out&About-Solo Travellers
Saturday 
Last Saturday Monthly, various
Saturday 
Last Saturday Monthly, various
Sports - Badminton Experienced
Monday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Monday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Badminton MixAbility1
Thursday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Thursday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Badminton MixAbility2
Thursday p.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Thursday p.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)
Friday a.m.
5 weeks from 6 March W. Mersea
Friday a.m.
5 weeks from 6 March W. Mersea
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Sports - Outdoor Bowls
Monday p.m.
Shrub End 13 weeks from 18 May
Monday p.m.
Shrub End 13 weeks from 18 May
Sports - Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Sports - Pickleball
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Putt in the Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
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. venues
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. venues
Sports - Tai Chi Improvers
Wednesday a.m.
Weeky 11am-12.30pm Eight Ash G
Wednesday a.m.
Weeky 11am-12.30pm Eight Ash G
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Walking Cricket
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
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/5th Weds Rugby Club
Wednesday p.m.
1st/3rd/5th Weds Rugby Club
Sports-Walking with Lunch
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed all day
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed all day
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayGeneral-Exp World Religions   Sports - Badminton Experienced   Sports - Golf   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Cricket   Dining Out - Munch Bunch   Indoor Games - Mah Jong   Indoor Games - Rummikub   Indoor Games - Rummikub 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Greek   Out&About-Film Club   Sports - Outdoor Bowls   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayGeneral-Mindfulness   General-Thinking Allowed   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction   Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishConvBeg+   Out&About-Birdwatching 2   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   General-Military History   Indoor Games - Chess   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig   Sports - Petanque  
WednesdayIndoor Games - Scrabble 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 1   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed   Sports - Pickleball   Sports - Putt in the Park   Sports - Tai Chi Improvers   Sports-Walking with Lunch   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   General-Family History Online   General-Ladies Tea & Chat   Indoor Games - Cribbage   Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayGeneral-Interpreting History   Indoor Games - Scrabble 1   Out&About-Birdwatching 3   Out&About-Church Visits   Sports - Badminton MixAbility1   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Dining Out - Grey Gourmets   Dining Out - Old Originals   General-Family History   Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure   Sports - Badminton MixAbility2  
FridayLang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun   Out&About-Bikers   Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)   General-Discussion Forum   General-Wine Appreciation   Indoor Games - Backgammon   Indoor Games - Rummikub 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec   Out&About-Camera Club   Out&About-Gardening 1