Wellingborough & District

Groups Update

Information for anyone interested in joining one or more of our many and varied groups.

Please be aware that you must first become a member of the U3A BEFORE attending any group. For details please contact the Membership Secretary Membership. Current membership fee is £15 per year.
This is to ensure that everyone is covered by insurance in case of any unforeseen/unfortunate situation. Existing members must renew their membership by 1st April or they are not entitled to attend groups or monthly meetings.
If you are interested in joining any of the interest groups, initially contact the group leader (details on the Interest Group Contacts link at the side or bottom of this page). Some of the popular groups may be full but it is worth checking.

Contact our General Groups co-ordinator for general group enquiries.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Update 03/03/2021

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Due to the ongoing national lockdown there is no change for group meetings. Some groups are keeping in touch in new ways, but national and local government guidelines mean that groups can't meet in person. Several groups are making arrangements to use technology to keep in touch and keep their meetings going. The National U3A website has a 'How to' page with guidance on setting up things like Zoom meetings, if you think that is something that your group could use. There is a link to that page on the News page.

If there are any group leaders who would like changes made to their group page to let group members know what they are doing, please contact the Web Co-ordinator (Sue Burrell) by email.

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NEW GROUPS

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There is wonderful news about our new Wellingborough and District u3a groups. We have five new groups which have started via Zoom this month!
The groups are:
Gardening 2nd and 4th Wednesday 2.00
Crafting with Card 2nd and 4th Monday 2.00
Needlecraft 1st and 3rd Monday 2.30
Cookery 2nd and 4th Tuesday 11.00 (There is a waiting list for this group)
Crochet Every Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00 (This is an existing group now planning to meet on Zoom)

If you are interested in joining any of these groups email Julie, via this Groups Co-ordinator link.

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LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

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If your group needs more members then the Groups Co-ordinator can help with a notice at the next meeting and an appeal on the site notice board.

U3A Amateur Dramatic Group are meeting by Zoom every Thursday morning, to read plays together and generally to catch up with each other. So, if you’re at a loose end on a Thursday morning, why not come and join us? Once all this is over and “normal” life resumes there is no expectation that anyone who joins in will want to stay, much less act. If you do want to stay with us, but don’t want to act, there are a whole lot of backstage roles you can perform. If you’re interested, contact Helen Grant.

Non Fiction Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month 2.15 - 4.00pm
January is our planning meeting. New ideas for reading welcome.
Are you a non-Fiction reader? Are you interested in Travel, History, Biographies etc. The group will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Group Leaders home. Members would need to commit to buying the books we will be reading on Kindle or online.

The Crochet Group The Crochet group is looking for new members. It takes place every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00. The group is suitable for beginners or the more experienced. Details can be found on the groups list or contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

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There are several groups that are open to all and these are

Sunday Country Parks Walks
Walking
Ten Pin Bowling
Strollers
Wine and Dine
Snooker/Pool/Darts
Garden Visits

For more information contact the group leader (details on the Interest Group Contacts link at the side or bottom of this page)

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POSSIBLE NEW GROUPS

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If you are interested in a subject that is not currently on our list but are prepared to assist in setting up such a group please contact the Groups Co-Ordinator. The group leader does not necessarily have to be the fount of all knowledge but should be willing to set up and organise the group.

BIRD-WATCHING
We have a member who is interested in starting a bird-watching group. The idea is to visit places of interest, take a walk and see what birds are about. This would be a morning meeting, day of week to be decided - possibly the second Monday of the month.

CALLIGRAPHY

TABLE SKITTLES

WALKING FOOTBALL
Is there anybody interested in joining a walking football group? (Post lockdown) If you are please contact Julie, Groups Co-ordinator.

If you are interested in receiving more details for any of the above, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator (Julie) by email

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GROUPS AT WEEKENDS

We currently have three groups that run on a Sunday, and it has been proposed that more members may be interested in joining (or even running!) groups that would be active at weekends.

A suggestion has recently been put forward regarding the possibility of a group meeting up at the weekends, once a month, to play Table Skittles in a pub.

If you think this is a good idea and would like to take part, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator via this link or the "Contact" section of the website.

If anybody has any suggestions for another weekend group contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

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Group List
Am-Dram
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday 9.45-11.45
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday 9.45-11.45
Art & Painting Group
Thursday a.m.
Every week
Thursday a.m.
Every week
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
10.30 week 1
Thursday a.m.
10.30 week 1
Badminton
Tuesday a.m.
10.45 -12.15 weekly
Tuesday a.m.
10.45 -12.15 weekly
Bead & Chatter Group 4
Friday p.m.
1st Friday 1.30- 3.30
Friday p.m.
1st Friday 1.30- 3.30
Beading Buddies
Friday a.m.
Last Friday 10 - 12
Friday a.m.
Last Friday 10 - 12
Beadwork & Chatter Group 1
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 9.30am-12noon
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 9.30am-12noon
Beadwork & Chatter Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 1.30-4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 1.30-4.00pm
Beadwork & Chatter Group 3
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 1.30-4.00pm
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 1.30-4.00pm
Bee Crafty
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2-4pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2-4pm
Book Group
Wednesday p.m.
Week 2 2-4
Wednesday p.m.
Week 2 2-4
Bowls (May - Sept)
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 9.45 - 11.45
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 9.45 - 11.45
Bridge (Social)
Tuesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00-4.00
Bridge for Improvers
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2.00 - 4.30
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2.00 - 4.30
Brunch Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday 12- 2
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday 12- 2
Canasta
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd 2.00-4.00
Card Making
Friday p.m.
2nd week 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
2nd week 2.00-4.00
Card Making (Advanced)
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Chess
Monday a.m.
Weeks 3 10.00-12.00
Monday a.m.
Weeks 3 10.00-12.00
Churches and Villages
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00-4.00
Cookery
Tuesday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 11.00am by Zoom
Tuesday a.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 11.00am by Zoom
Crafting with Card
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00pm by Zoom
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00pm by Zoom
Creative Writing
Wednesday p.m.
Week 3 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
Week 3 2.00-4.00
Cribbage
Tuesday p.m.
2-4pm Week 1
Tuesday p.m.
2-4pm Week 1
Cribbage 2
Thursday p.m.
4th week 12.15-2.15
Thursday p.m.
4th week 12.15-2.15
Crochet
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Every week by Zoom
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Every week by Zoom
Dancing (Country)
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays 4.10 to 5.10
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays 4.10 to 5.10
Dancing (Sequence)
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
Family History 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2.00-4.00
Family History 2
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2.00p.m.
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2.00p.m.
French Cinema
 Varies on availabilty
 Varies on availabiltyFrench Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
Week 4 2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
Week 4 2.00-4.00
French Intermediate
Thursday p.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th weeks 2-4
Thursday p.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th weeks 2-4
Garden Visits
 Varies - check web site
 Varies - check web site
Gardening
Monday a.m.
Week 1 10.00 -12.00
Monday a.m.
Week 1 10.00 -12.00
Gardening (Zoom)
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00pm by Zoom
Wednesday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00pm by Zoom
German 1
Monday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 2.00-4.00
German 2
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.00-4.00
German 3
Tuesday p.m.
Week 1 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
Week 1 2.00-4.00
Knit & Natter
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurday 2.00- 4.00pm
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurday 2.00- 4.00pm
Landscapes
Thursday a.m.
4th Week 10.00 -12.00
Thursday a.m.
4th Week 10.00 -12.00
Local History 2
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00
Mah Jong
Tuesday p.m.
Week 3 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
Week 3 2.00-4.00
Mah Jong 2
Friday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Mindfulness & Meditation
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Mindfulness and Meditation 2
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd
Music Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Needlecraft
Monday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 2.30pm by Zoom
Monday p.m.
Weeks 1 & 3 2.30pm by Zoom
Non-fiction Book Group
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday 2.15-4.00pm
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday 2.15-4.00pm
Outings
 See web site page
 See web site page
Parchment Craft
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Weeks 10.0
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Weeks 10.0
Philosophy
Friday p.m.
Week 4 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
Week 4 2.00-4.00
Photography
 Varies see web page
 Varies see web pagePlay Reading
Thursday p.m.
4th Week 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
4th Week 2.00-4.00
Playing Board Games
Friday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
Week 2 2.00-4.00
Playing Board Games
Thursday a.m.
4th Week 10.00 -12.00
Thursday a.m.
4th Week 10.00 -12.00
Poetry Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday of month
Quiz Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
Weeks 1 and 3 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
Weeks 1 and 3 2.00-4.00
Singing for Fun (W/boro)
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 and 4 2.00-4.00
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 and 4 2.00-4.00
Snooker/Pool/Darts
Tuesday 
1st Tuesday from 10.00 -5.00
Tuesday 
1st Tuesday from 10.00 -5.00
Social History
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
Week 4 10.00-12.00
Stitching
Thursday p.m.
2nd Week 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Week 2.00-4.00
Strollers
Tuesday a.m.
Week 2
Tuesday a.m.
Week 2
Sunday Country Park Walks
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 10.30am
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 10.30am
Sunday Lunch
Sunday p.m.
Week 4 (normally)
Sunday p.m.
Week 4 (normally)
T@3
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday 3.00
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday 3.00
Table Tennis
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2
Wednesday p.m.
2nd, 3rd and 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2nd, 3rd and 4th
Tai Chi
Monday a.m.
10.00 - 12.00
Monday a.m.
10.00 - 12.00
Tai Chi
Tuesday a.m.
10.00 - 12.00
Tuesday a.m.
10.00 - 12.00
Ten Pin Bowling
Thursday a.m.
11am 1st and 3rd
Thursday a.m.
11am 1st and 3rd
Theology
Monday a.m.
4th week 10.00-12.00
Monday a.m.
4th week 10.00-12.00
Ukulele For Beginners
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Walking
Friday a.m.
Week 1
Friday a.m.
Week 1
Walking Holiday Group
 
 
Wasgij Puzzles
Friday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Friday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Website Training/Practise
 
 
Whist Group
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 to 4.00pm
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 to 4.00pm
Wine and Dine
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChess   Gardening   Tai Chi   Theology   Bee Crafty   Crafting with Card   Dancing (Country)   Dancing (Sequence)   German 1   German 2   Mindfulness and Meditation 2   Music Appreciation   Needlecraft   Non-fiction Book Group   Singing for Fun (W/boro)  
TuesdayBadminton   Cookery   Crochet   Parchment Craft   Strollers   Tai Chi   Beadwork & Chatter Group 2   Bridge (Social)   Cribbage   Family History 1   German 3   Local History 2   Mah Jong  
WednesdayBowls (May - Sept)   Poetry Appreciation   Social History   Book Group   Brunch Group   Creative Writing   French Conversation   Gardening (Zoom)   Mindfulness & Meditation   Table Tennis 2   Whist Group   Wine and Dine  
ThursdayAm-Dram   Art & Painting Group   Art Appreciation   Landscapes   Playing Board Games   Ten Pin Bowling   Beadwork & Chatter Group 3   Bridge for Improvers   Canasta   Card Making (Advanced)   Churches and Villages   Cribbage 2   Family History 2   French Intermediate   Knit & Natter   Play Reading   Quiz Group   Scrabble   Stitching  
FridayBeading Buddies   Beadwork & Chatter Group 1   Table Tennis   Ukulele For Beginners   Walking   Bead & Chatter Group 4   Card Making   Mah Jong 2   Philosophy   Playing Board Games   Wasgij Puzzles  
SundaySunday Country Park Walks   Sunday Lunch   T@3