Wellingborough & District

Groups Update

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

If you are interested in joining any of the interest groups, initially contact the group leader, NOT the Groups Co-ordinator.

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Group Leader Contact details are available here: Interest Group Contacts and on the Interest Group Contacts Link at the side or bottom of this page.

The document is password protected for Data Protection reasons, and members will find the login details in the Newsletter. If you do not have a Newsletter, please contact the Web Co-ordinator (Sue Burrell) by email.

Please be aware that you must first become a member of the U3A BEFORE attending any group. For details please contact the Membership Secretary via this link: Membership or this phone number: 07842 692499. 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.

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

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*** Please always contact the Groups co-ordinator by email, NOT phone, using the link Groups co-ordinator ***

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GROUPS RESTARTING AND/OR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

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SINGING FOR FUN GROUP
We now have vacancies for new members to join our lovely singing for fun group. We are a friendly lot and you will be made very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, we just have a sing song.

NEW UKULELE GROUP – HAPPY STRUMMERS
We meet every Wednesday 10-12 at Knights Court Wellingborough.
Our aim is to play for fun with no ambitions to perform concerts or gigs.
We can accommodate a couple more players who have a basic knowledge of chords, not true beginners.
Overall we live up to our name and are Happy Strummers

NEW PLAY READING GROUP – ALL WELCOME
Unfortunately, the AmDram Group has had to close but some of us are thinking about starting up a new Play Reading Group, beginning in the New Year. The idea is for us to meet up either in-person or on Zoom, or even using both together if we can manage it, and, as it says on the tin, read plays for fun and pleasure, just among ourselves with no intention of ever performing anything publicly, but if people want to bring along their own costumes and props and give their reading with maximum dramatic impact – go for it!
If you are interested in joining such a Group, please contact Helen Grant - details in the Interest Group Contacts link on this page.

TUESDAY TAI CHI GROUP has a few spaces, all abilities and beginners welcome. Please contact the group leader (Christine Gracey) for more information.

NON FICTION BOOK GROUP has room for more members. We meet the 3rd Monday of the month at the leader's home in Rushden. The group welcomes members from Rushden and Wellingborough.

We read a variety of History, travel, autobiographies and biographies. We don't plan ahead. Each month we decide what we will be reading. Members need to commit to borrowing or buying a hard copy or reading on kindle. Price is a deciding factor in the choice of book.

Our motto is 'Truth is often strange than fiction'

THE MUSIC APPRECIATION GROUP has restarted.

As before, we meet at the Old Grammarians Club in Oxford Street between 2pm and 4pm on the 2nd Monday of the month.

There is a charge of £3 per head to cover the cost of room hire. For more details please see the Group page.

New members are always welcome. Please contact the Group leader to ask about joining.

Please contact the group leader for more information about the above groups - their details will be in the Interest Group Contacts link on this page.

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

Sunday Country Parks Walks
Walking
Ten Pin Bowling
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 two 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
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.
11.30am -1.00pm weekly
Tuesday a.m.
11.30am -1.00pm weekly
Beadwork & Chatter Group 1
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 9.30am-12noon
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 9.30am-12noon
Board Games
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm
Book Group
Wednesday p.m.
Week 2 2-4
Wednesday p.m.
Week 2 2-4
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- 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday 12- 2pm
Churches and Villages
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00-4.00
Country Park Walks
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 10.30am
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 10.30am
Crafting with Card
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.30pm by Zoom
Monday p.m.
Weeks 2 & 4 2.30pm by Zoom
Cribbage
Tuesday p.m.
2-4pm Week 1
Tuesday p.m.
2-4pm Week 1
Dancing (Country)
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays 4.10 to 5.10
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays 4.10 to 5.10
French 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 siteGardening
Monday a.m.
Week 1 10.00 -12.00
Monday a.m.
Week 1 10.00 -12.00
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
Happy Strummers (Ukulele)
Wednesday a.m.
Every week
Wednesday a.m.
Every week
Living History
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday 2.00-4.00 by Zoom
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday 2.00-4.00 by Zoom
Local History 2
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00
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 10.00-12.00
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday 10.00-12.00
Parchment Craft
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Weeks 10.0
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Weeks 10.0
Poetry Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday 10.30 - 12.00
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday 10.30 - 12.00
Quiz Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Week 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
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.
1.45pm - 3.15pm weekly
Wednesday p.m.
1.45pm - 3.15pm weekly
Tai Chi
Monday a.m.
10.30 - 11.30
Monday a.m.
10.30 - 11.30
Tai Chi
Tuesday a.m.
10.30 - 11.30
Tuesday a.m.
10.30 - 11.30
Ten Pin Bowling
Thursday a.m.
11am 1st and 3rd
Thursday a.m.
11am 1st and 3rd
Uku3a
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Weekly
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Weekly
Walking
Friday a.m.
Week 1
Friday a.m.
Week 1
Website Training/Practise
 
 Wine and Dine
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayGardening   Tai Chi   Crafting with Card   Dancing (Country)   German 1   German 2   Music Appreciation   Needlecraft   Non-fiction Book Group   Singing for Fun (W/boro)  
TuesdayBadminton   Parchment Craft   Tai Chi   Board Games   Bridge (Social)   Cribbage   Local History 2  
WednesdayHappy Strummers (Ukulele)   Poetry Appreciation   Social History   Book Group   Brunch Group   French Conversation   Table Tennis 2   Wine and Dine  
ThursdayArt & Painting Group   Art Appreciation   Ten Pin Bowling   Bridge for Improvers   Churches and Villages   French Intermediate   Living History   Quiz Group   Stitching  
FridayBeadwork & Chatter Group 1   Table Tennis   Uku3a   Walking    
SundayCountry Park Walks   Sunday Lunch   T@3