Stour Valley

Groups

A member paying £12 per annum is able to unlock doors to over 30 different Interest Groups which run under the umbrella of the Stour Valley U3A. These local Groups are working at the core of our organisation, assisting members in their pursuit of intellectual, social and physical ambitions. Small friendly meetings, appropriate visits, talks and walks are organised to underpin their activities. Groups meet on a monthly basis in most cases, but others may flourish meeting more frequently - table tennis players for example.

Have a look at or download our recently published "Local Interest Groups Booklet 2018-19" for the latest information. Members are encouraged to participate with as many of these Interest Groups as they wish. Indeed, if there is a particular activity/interest missing from our list, we are always keen to create new groups.

After all, the U3A is driven by the knowledge and skills provided by its members and shared with others in a process of self learning and self help.

Elaine Bailey
Interest Group Coordinator

Group List
Art Lovers
 Days and times vary
 Days and times varyArt Workshops
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thu of the month
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thu of the month
Bookmark 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Camera Group
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of the month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of the month
Cards, Quilters etc
 New group - details to follow
 New group - details to followChess
Friday a.m.
15 Dec first session
Friday a.m.
15 Dec first session
Churches & Historic Buildings
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
Coffee Grinders
Friday a.m.
4th Fri of month - no meet in
Friday a.m.
4th Fri of month - no meet in
Country 5 Mile Walking Group
Monday a.m.
Second Monday each month
Monday a.m.
Second Monday each month
Country Walks
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues & optional pub lunch
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues & optional pub lunch
Curry Group
Tuesday p.m.
First Tue of month - early eve
Tuesday p.m.
First Tue of month - early eve
Cycling 20 Below Group
 Starts Spring 2017
 Starts Spring 2017
Discussion
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri
European Travel
 Variable times
 Variable times
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
French Improvers
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Garden Visits
Thursday a.m.
Open to all
Thursday a.m.
Open to all
Genealogy
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 2pm Venture Centre
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 2pm Venture Centre
Invitation to View
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues
iPad Learners
 t.b.a.
 t.b.a.
Italian Improvers
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Mah Jong
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Monthly Lectures
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed Open to all
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed Open to all
Nature and Wildlife
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tue
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tue
Petanque
 No winter piste - back May 18
 No winter piste - back May 18Philosophy
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of the month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of the month
Science Study
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed
Scrabble
Friday a.m.
Monthly with Coffee Grinders
Friday a.m.
Monthly with Coffee Grinders
Singing for Fun
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Sixties Nostalgia
Thursday p.m.
Second week of each month
Thursday p.m.
Second week of each month
Suffolk Churches
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues plus visits
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues plus visits
SWAG
 New group - details to follow
 New group - details to follow
Table Tennis
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.Theatre & Film
 Various venues & days
 Various venues & days
Ukulele
 Arriving soon
 Arriving soonWriters - Stour Valley Scribes
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly 2.30-4.30 pm
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly 2.30-4.30 pm
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayCountry 5 Mile Walking Group   Philosophy   Genealogy   Italian Improvers  
TuesdayBookmark 2   Country Walks   Invitation to View   Nature and Wildlife   Suffolk Churches   Curry Group   French Improvers  
WednesdayChurches & Historic Buildings   French Conversation   Science Study   Monthly Lectures  
ThursdayArt Workshops   Camera Group   Garden Visits   Sixties Nostalgia   Writers - Stour Valley Scribes  
FridayChess   Coffee Grinders   Mah Jong   Scrabble   Discussion   Singing for Fun   Table Tennis