Waltham Abbey

Groups

Interest Groups are the mainstay of U3As. The Group Co-ordinator is the committee member responsible for facilitating the initiation of new interest groups and supporting existing interest groups. Remember our slogan - LEARN, LAUGH & LIVE.

Anyone wishing to start an interest group should notify the Group Co-ordinator. This interest will then be made known via the monthly meeting and those members wishing to join, sign their names on a list and agree to meet together at a certain place and time. Members at that meeting will then discuss informally the framework of the group and how they want it to move forward.

See the Culture Plus link at the side.

Our Groups provide a variety of activities. There are many opportunities to try something different and new group members are always welcome. Please feel free to wander round the Group's tables before the Speaker begins at 10.45am. Set out is a list of groups available so far.

It is now three years since the launch of The WA U3A and we have over 40 interest groups. We are always looking for new groups to be formed, so please do not forget, if you cannot find a group to join, or have an idea for a new activity, we can always start a group.

It would be appreciated if members who join interest groups and find they no longer wish to attend or are unable to attend on three occasions, out of courtesy please let the group leader know, as other members may wish to join the group.

Members have shown interest in having the following groups - Needlework, Flower Arranging, Cookery and Wine Appreciation, but before the groups can start facilitators are required, so if anyone is willing to start any group, please contact Gill Hoye, Group Co-ordinator 07947 205 597. To find out about our Groups, please click on any of the links below.

Short Stories/Poems - See Group page.

Merry Men - This group has been running since last May. Numbers are short at present so to find out more, see Bernie Leverett at the U3A monthly meeting. See Group page.

Bridge Group - Anitta Nayman would like to restart the Bridge Group which had to be discontinued last year. If you would like to join Anitta at King Harold Lodge, please give her a call on 01992 767 822 for more information.

NEW GROUPS -

Table Tennis, Darts and Cards/Dominoes. Broxbourne U3A have invited our members to join the above activity being held in the Community Centre, Saxon Way, Waltham Abbey on Mondays, 4pm - 6pm. See Group Page.

Meditation and Relaxation - Linda Kiff first meeting was on Tuesday, 13 November in the James Suite 2 - 3pm. See Group Page

NEW GROUP
Armchair Aerobics - Linda Kiff started this group on Tuesday, 8 January at 1pm in the James Suite prior to her Relaxation and Meditation class at 2pm. If you would like more information, please contact Linda on 07909 962 901.

Chess - Ted Warwick has agreed to start a chess group which will meet on Thursday Afternoons at 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the first Thursday of the month. Started 6 December at the Sultan Pub (near Fire Station). If interested please see Ted at the monthly meeting or contact him on 01992 711 069. See Group Page

Build Miniature Furniture for Dolls House (For Adults) - Jan Field, a U3A member, wishes to share her interest on the above subject. See Jan at the next U3A meeting for full details.

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Please find details below of Broxbourne U3A groups wishing to group share:

Astronomy - Jack Snary - 01992 422 622
Ballroom Sequence Dancing - Stan Chatterton - 01992 422 622
Country Dancing - Val Foster - 01992 627 354
Creative Writing and Poetry - Jean Hack - 01992 426 255
Gardening 2 - Suzanne Fitch - 01992 444 257
Health & Relaxation - Val Goley - 01992 304 830
Heritage - Geoff and Sue Ansell - 01992 444 928
Jazz Appreciation - Terry Riddell - 01920 463 745
Stamp Collecting - Michael Facey - 01992 468 833

Ballroom Sequence Dancing is held at Wormley Community Centre from 14.00 to 16.00 on the first Friday every monch. Anyone attending needs a partner. Contact Terry Knight on 01992 610 096.

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Please find details below of Buntingford U3A groups wishing to group share:

Guitar for Beginners - Alternate Mondays 2-4pm The Crown PH, Rear Hall, Buntingford.
No charge, participants expected to buy drink at bar, as free use of hall. Suitable for beginners through to competent. Bill Hooper 01763 273 123

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Please find details below of Hertford & District U3A groups wishing to group share:

Latin - Alternate Fridays, 3pm. Anthony Holbourne - 01992 300 663.

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Please find details below of Lea Valley U3A groups wishing to group share:

Antiques & Collectables - 4th Tuesday 2-4pm. Parish Centre Broxbourne £3. Chris Murphy - 01992 446 190 or Kate Gorman - 01920 465 032

Listen to Music - 1st Monday 1.30 - Mayhem Centre, Hoddesdon £2 with a cup of tea. Felicity Foster - 01992 462 528

Singing for Pleasure - alternate Wednesdays 2-4pm - Broxbourne Parish Centre - £2. Helen Miles - 01992 634 578

Theatre - Local productions and West End shows. Regular Updates. Lee Rayner - 01992 465 383, leerayner_arts@hotmail.com

Gill Hoye: Group Co-ordinator: 07947 205 597.

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Group List
Activity Events & Reports
 As and when
 As and whenArmchair Aerobics
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Away Days with Cheshunt U3A
 See group page
 See group pageBoard Game
Friday 
Monthly
Friday 
Monthly
Book Club 2
 Full
 FullBook Group 1
Thursday 
Monthly
Thursday 
Monthly
Bowls (Indoor)
Monday 
Weekly
Monday 
Weekly
Bridge
 tbc
 tbc
Card Making/Paper Craft
Thursday 
Monthly
Thursday 
Monthly
Chess
Thursday 
Weekly
Thursday 
Weekly
Computer/Technology
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Cycling (Two Groups)
Wednesday 
Weekly
Wednesday 
Weekly
Darts
Tuesday 
Twice monthly
Tuesday 
Twice monthly
Days and Evenings Out
 See group page
 See group page
Discussion/Debating Group
Monday 
Monthly
Monday 
Monthly
Drama
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Eating Out
 Monthly
 Monthly Family History
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
First Aid Group
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Gardening
Monday 
Monthly
Monday 
Monthly
German for Beginners
Monday 
Monthly
Monday 
Monthly
Kaluki Card Game
Friday 
Monthly
Friday 
Monthly
Keep Fit/Aerobics
 Mon & Thurs Weekly
 Mon & Thurs WeeklyLine Dancing
Wednesday 
Weekly
Wednesday 
Weekly
Local Ambles
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
London Walks
Saturday a.m.
Monthly from Loughton or WX St
Saturday a.m.
Monthly from Loughton or WX St
Loose Women
Friday 
Monthly
Friday 
Monthly
Meditation and Relaxation
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Merry Men
Friday 
Monthly
Friday 
Monthly
MiniatureModels - Doll's House
Wednesday 
Monthly
Wednesday 
Monthly
Needlecraft
Wednesday 
Wednesday Out and About
 See group page
 See group page
Outings
 See group page
 See group pagePhotography
Tuesday 
Monthly
Tuesday 
Monthly
Scrabble
Thursday 
Monthly
Thursday 
Monthly
Short Stories & Poems
Monday 
Monthly
Monday 
Monthly
Singing for Fun
Thursday 
Weekly
Thursday 
Weekly
Sketching/Art Club
Wednesday 
Twice Monthly
Wednesday 
Twice Monthly
Spanish Beginners
Friday 
Weekly
Friday 
Weekly
Spanish Intermediate
Friday 
Weekly
Friday 
Weekly
Sunday Lunch Group
Sunday 
See group page
Sunday 
See group page
Table Tennis, Darts/Cards/Domi
Monday p.m.
Org. by Cheshunt U3A
Monday p.m.
Org. by Cheshunt U3A
Theatre Trips
 See group page
 See group pageTrivial Pursuit
Friday 
Last Friday
Friday 
Last Friday
Water Babies
 See group page
 See group pageWellness Walks
 Fortnightly Fridays
 Fortnightly Fridays
Wine Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.