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Higham & Rushden U3A Groups

A Little Aloud     

Meets Tuesday 18th th May 2021
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Details Zoom meetings. 2 meetings booked 40 duation for each meeting starting at 10am and 10 45am new members welcome.Contact leader to join our zoom meeting. To read and be read aloud to. (Possibly for the first time since we were children.)WE have a theme for each meeting. To share our love of prose and poetry.

Badminton     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details An active group of 32 members with a high standard of play. meeting every Tuesday at the Pemberton Centre. cost £1.50 per session. New members wishing to join must contact the group leader before attending

Badminton beginners/improvers     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details Badminton for absolute beginners and for those wishing to improve their game ... cost £1.50 meeting every Wednesday

Badminton For Fun     

Meets Postponed until further notice per John(de)
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details We can no longer accept beginners but rusty players will be able to attend for a probationary period at the discretion of the group leader who will assess their ability. Complete beginnersi/mprovers will need to attend the beginners/improver group held on Wednesday 1pm - 2pm. Please contact Bob Eames... 07969 126591.. Please be aware that The Pemberton Centre is closed on Christmas day and Boxing day only. Cost £1.50 per session.the start and finish times for Fridays remains as noted above but we need to be out of the sports hall promptly.

Canasta     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday
Venue Raunds Saxon Hall - map
Details Enjoy playing Canasta – a card game that is full of unexpected twists and turns.

Computing A PC's / Windows     

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Venue St Peters RC Church Hall - map
Details Hardware and software - PCs and laptops. Operating system - Windows 10

Computing B Mobile Technology     

Meets 2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday - Closed until 2021
Venue St Peters RC Church Hall - map
Details Hardware and software - Mobiles, Tablets, Smartphones, New technology Devices. Operating systems - Android / iOS / Mac. First monthly session will be for new starters, the second monthly session will be for advanced users and applications.

Country Dancing     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Higham Ferrers Working Mens Club - map
Details A group since 2009, with the standard of dancing improved considerably.

Crib & Solo Whist     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Mike (de)
Venue Windmill Club - map
Details Cards for fun - Crib & Solo Whist.

Cycling multi groups     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Rushden Lakes Meeting Point
Details Meeting April till October there are 3 levels of cycling available, gentle - cycling from Rushden Lakes stopping at Stanwick Lakes for those that wish to meet there then on to The Old Water Mill for coffee and cake (50 minutes each way) moderate - cycling from Rushden Lakes stopping at Stanwick Lakes for those that wish to meet there then onto Thrapston for lunch - 1 hour 20 minutes each way moderate + away - as this ride goes from different locations it would mean transporting your bike to the start of the ride - generally these rides are round routes which can take between 2/3 hours

Days Out /Car Share     

Meets See website & newsletter for trip details.
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Check monthly H&R newsletter and 'Watch this Space' for trips. Your ideas most welcome.At present on hold for Covid regulations.

Digital Photography A     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Details Improving our group digital photography experience. .

Driving     

Meets Still available PPI included
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Assistance with driving in current conditions on the roads today.

Family History (Genealogy)     

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month
Venue St Peters RC Church Hall - map
Details Group Data Rebuilt - 6th Nov.2020 (ASN) Group DatTracing your roots from the past. Our group, has no instructors We simply help each other research our family histories Using various search sites, & Members expertise. We occasionally have Outside speakers and trips to relevant places"

Garden     

Meets 2nd Thursday
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Details The Garden Group welcomes new members. October-April at Rushden Hall. May-September visits to various gardens.

Golf     

Meets Various
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Venues ,times and dates advised 1 week before meet.

Guitar Improvers     

Meets Currently cancelled due to corona virus situation.
Venue Asda - map
Details The Guitar Improvers/Advanced

Handicrafts     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Diana (de)
Venue Rushden Town Bowls Club - map
Details The group is interested in all forms of handicrafts: needlework, card making, crochet, knitting, cold porcelain, mixed media and other crafts. We meet to share knowledge and learn and practice new skills.

History     

Meets 1st Thursday monthly
Venue 
Details The aim of the group is to (re)discover and share our love of History. In the winter months between October 2018 -April 2019 we will enjoy meeting at the FGCH Hall, Rushden between 2pm-4pm and have a different speaker each month, followed by a social cup of tea and chat. Between May & October we have a coach trip each month to interesting places, including National Trust and English Heritage Properties.For more information, contact Peter Wright the leader or Ron Smith on 01933-418852 for the trips

Holiday Spanish beginners     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Mike (de)
Venue 
Details Learn simple conversational Spanish with like minded group members

Holiday Spanish Intermediate     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Mike (de)
Venue 
Details Spanish conversation and appreciation for members with a general knowledge of the Spanish language.

Home dining     

Meets Three or four times a month ~ varying days
Venue 
Details Home dining at the leader's home. A 3 course meal, with 2 choices for each course, including a glass of wine & tea or coffee for £10 per person. Come and join us and enjoy good company & good food.

Jewellery Making     

Meets Ad hoc
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Jewellery Making for artistic fun.

Knit and Natter     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Knit and Natter leader's home - map
Details Please note, all meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Mahjong for Fun     

Meets 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Venue Windmill Club - map
Details Beginners group - though all levels welcome... meeting at the Windmill Club., Glassbrook Road, NN10 9RP

Meet and Greet     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Steve(de)
Venue Wesleyan Church - map
Details Meet and Greet to support visitors and new members. Refreshment team

NonFiction B. Group     

Meets 12/4/21 1st. Zoom meeting.
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Details Try out Zoom meeting.Please contact leader for details. Are you a non-Fiction reader? Are you interested in Travel, History, Biographies etc. The group will usually meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Group Leaders home. Members would need to comite to obtaining copies or reading on Kindle.

P.M.A. Cancelled.     

Meets 1st Friday of the month.
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Details Listen to favourite recordings before 1970 - light and popular music, shows, jazz, comedy, folk.We are a small light hearted group. Watch this space for restart date.

Painting for Pleasure     

Meets ALL MEETING CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS
Venue Colemans Craft Warehouse - map
Details Mixed ability painters meeting to share gained experiences in a friendly environment. Plenty of light and space and tea and biscuits and lively conversation

Pilates for Seniors (A)     

Meets Every Friday
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Details PILATES group offering a selection of three classes to suit everyone, beginners, or those members that have some mobility problems, to members who are experienced in Pilates or Yoga. We have a qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor - Paula Donovan. You are welcome to come along for a taster session Contact Sylvia Wright-Group Leader

Pilates for Seniors (B)     

Meets Every Friday
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Details PILATES group offering a selection of three classes to suit everyone, beginners, or those that have some mobility problems, and those members who are experienced in Pilates or Yoga. We have a qualified Body Control Pilates teacher Paula Donovan. You are welcome to come along for a taster session, contact Sylvia Wright, Group Leader

Pilates for Seniors (C)     

Meets Every Friday
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Details PILATES group C is for members who are flexible to do floor mat exercises, beginners or experienced in Pilates or Yoga. We have a qualified Body Control Pilates instructor external teacher Paula Donovan. You are welcome to come along for a taster session

Play Reading     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Karen (de)
Venue 
Details Around 10 members, welcoming new members and guests.

Rock and Blues Appreciation     

Meets Last Thursday of the month
Venue Rock and Blues - Leader's home - map
Details Did you grow up, or develop your musical tastes, through the late 60s and the 70s? Did you (and do you still) love rock bands like Cream, Deep Purple, Alex Harvey, Rainbow, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airship (and its derivatives), Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin? What about the more bluesy Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, B.B.King, Derek and The Dominoes or Dire Straits, or even the electronic music of Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream? Even if you only like some of these, this group is probably for you!

Scrabble     

Meets Alternate Tuesday
Venue Kilburn Place Residents Lounge - map
Details Scrabble for Beginners and the more experienced players.

Sequence Dancing     

Meets Alternate Thursday
Venue 
Details The Sequence Dance Group - a friendly group please come and join us no experience necessary. we meet at YELDEN VILLAGE HALL DUE TO CORNA VIRUS AND YELDEN VILLAGE HALL BEING XLOSED THE GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KEEP WELL

Singing for Fun     

Meets Alternate Thursday
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Details We are a friendly group meeting fortnightly at Rushden Hall no singing experiences necessary. We are currently rehearsing for a show which we will put on in May and will commence rehearsals for a Christmas show in September DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS AND RUSHDEN HALL BEING CLOSD THE GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KEEP WELL

Special Events     

Meets 2021 - Special Events - DAY COACH TRIPS & THEATRE
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details This group arranges Special Events, see full details and prices for our June-December 2021 day coach trips and Theatre trips,(picking up at Higham & Rushden) by visiting our Group website page. To reserve a place on any of the trips, please contact Jean Mole or Sylvia Wright

Sunday Lunches Again     

Meets Last Sunday in June 2021
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details We meet every two months on the 1ast Sunday of the month at various venues. Single and new to U3A members particularly welcome Please let leaders know on booking. 01933 387892 Post Covid we are meeting monthly.Venue to be decided.

Table Tennis     

Meets Every Wednesday cancelled till further notice !!!
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details table tennis for fun, all levels of ability welcome,

Ten Pin Bowling     

Meets Alternate Friday
Venue AMF Bowl - map
Details Bowling at it's best! - trying to beat the leader of the group. Group is now lapsed from Oct.20 - Leader required.

Ukulele Group     

Meets Every Monday
Venue Rushden Historical Transport Club - map
Details Informal playing for fun group. Wide variety of tunes played and sung in a friendly group.

Video Editing     

Meets Suspended until 2021 per conversation with Ann(de)
Venue Video Editing - Leaders home - map
Details Editing and enhancing video film captured on hand-held video cameras.

Walking     

Meets Suspended until 2021 re Mike (de)
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Walking for pleasure and company.

Walking Football     

Meets Every Tuesday cancelled till further notice !!!
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details Indoor Walking Football,suitable for all ages

Walking in Country parks     

Meets Restarting our walks, commending Sunday 6 June 202
Venue Stanwick Lakes - map
Details Walking - Country Parks and pocket parks within a short driving distance of Rushden. We are not ramblers, and the pace is set so that we wait for the slowest walker. We meet one Sunday each month throughout the year, and the walk commences at the venue of choice - 10.30am and finishes about 12 noon with the option to have lunch at a nearby pub after the walk

WALT     

Meets We are currently working out a restart date !!
Venue Windmill Club - map
Details This is a member-led group which enables people to ask all other members the WALT question -" Would Anyone Like To"? followed by absolutely any activity or event they fancy doing or going to. But probably won't because they don't want to do it on their own. We have a monthly meeting at the Windmill Club on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.15 am to get to know each other and put names to faces. Membership of this group depends on the signing of a Data Protection Agreement as we communicate by email. But we do not allow technology to prevent anyone from joining WALT - we have a Buddy System if someone does not use,or is unsure of email.

Wine and Dine     

Meets Ad hoc. See provisional programme.
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Meeting at pubs and restaurants throughout the county.

Wine Appreciation Thursday     

Meets Cancelled until 2021
Venue Wine Appreciation - Leaders home - map
Details To appreciate and understand wine, the different grapes and the countries. This should help us to understand why we like some wines and not others.

Wine Appreciation Tuesday     

Meets Cancelled until 2021
Venue Wine Appreciation - Leaders home - map
Details Learning about wine where it comes from, how it is made and how the taste differs from country to country