Tarporley & District

Interest Groups

Our groups are a key part of our U3A. The groups have a common theme where members can explore ideas, share knowledge and meet other like-minded friends. The table below shows our current groups. Click on a group to find out more.

Most groups meet at the Tarporley Community Centre (TCC). Others meet at outside venues eg member’s houses, other community halls or local pubs, and the walking groups obviously meet in the countryside.

All groups are independently organised with a convenor chosen to arrange the meetings. Groups are self-financing; for example, hiring and paying for rooms as appropriate. Please note, that some of our groups are very popular and may be full. There are waiting lists and then we will try to form a second group.

We are always looking to expand our range of activities and if you are interested in helping form a new group, then please let us know.

If you are a member of Tarporley and District U3A and would like to attend one of the groups, please contact our Interest Groups Co-ordinator using the Contacts page.

Covid 19 is obviously having a major impact on the way our groups operate as face to face meetings are limited. However many groups are using IT systems, such as Zoom, to hold virtual meetings. Some groups such as walking and table tennis are still operating where restrictions allow.

Group List
Antiques
Monday a.m.
4th Monday of each month
Monday a.m.
4th Monday of each month
Art Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues 11-12:30 TCC
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues 11-12:30 TCC
Book
Thursday p.m.
1st Thu. Methodist Chapel 1:45
Thursday p.m.
1st Thu. Methodist Chapel 1:45
Bridge
Wednesday p.m.
Methodist Chapel
Wednesday p.m.
Methodist Chapel
Canasta
Friday p.m.
Every Friday 2 - 4 TCC
Friday p.m.
Every Friday 2 - 4 TCC
Computing
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed 10am in TCC
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed 10am in TCC
Concert Goers
 Variable dates to suit events
 Variable dates to suit eventsCrafts
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur. TCC Cttee. 1-3
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur. TCC Cttee. 1-3
Digital Photography
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed at 10am in TCC
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed at 10am in TCC
Dog Walking
 2nd Thursday of each month
 2nd Thursday of each month
Family History - Genealogy
 Monthly meetings Oct - March,
 Monthly meetings Oct - March, French
Wednesday a.m.
9.30 - 11 1st & 3rd Wed at TCC
Wednesday a.m.
9.30 - 11 1st & 3rd Wed at TCC
French 2
Wednesday a.m.
11-12:30. 1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
11-12:30. 1st & 3rd Weds
Italian
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd. In Tarporley
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd. In Tarporley
Knit and Natter
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon. Foresters. 12:30
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon. Foresters. 12:30
Local History
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Midway Walkers.
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday. 10am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday. 10am
Nature
 Virtual group
 Virtual group
Painting & Drawing 4 Pleasure
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon. 1-3pm. TCC
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon. 1-3pm. TCC
Picnic (IT training)
 Temporarily suspended
 Temporarily suspended
Play Reading
Thursday p.m.
4th Th Methodist Chapel
Thursday p.m.
4th Th Methodist Chapel
Playing Music for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues
Quilting
Wednesday p.m.
1:30, 2nd & 4th Weds
Wednesday p.m.
1:30, 2nd & 4th Weds
Science
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 10 - 12 TCC
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 10 - 12 TCC
Singing for Fun
Tuesday a.m.
10 am 2nd Tuesday at TCC
Tuesday a.m.
10 am 2nd Tuesday at TCC
Spanish
Wednesday p.m.
2-4. 2nd & 4th Weds
Wednesday p.m.
2-4. 2nd & 4th Weds
Striders - Challenging Walks
Wednesday a.m.
10o'c 2nd & 4th Weds
Wednesday a.m.
10o'c 2nd & 4th Weds
Strollers - easy walk group
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly - Monthly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly - Monthly
Table Tennis
 Tues Kelsall:Mon & Thurs TCC
 Tues Kelsall:Mon & Thurs TCCTheatre Studies
 Monthly visits and meetings
 Monthly visits and meetings
Trips and Outings
 Usually monthly. For ALL
 Usually monthly. For ALLTuesday Striders - Walking
Tuesday 
First Tue of month
Tuesday 
First Tue of month
Walking
 3 levels, 4 groups
 3 levels, 4 groups