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Higham & Rushden u3a Groups

A Little Aloud     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details To share our love of prose and poetry.To read and be read aloud to. (Possibly for the first time since we were children.)We have a theme for each meeting.

Art for Fun     

Meets Mondays every two weeks from 27th June 2022
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Mixed ability painters with friendly support, encouragement and conversation.

Badminton beginners/improvers     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:00
Details Badminton for absolute beginners and for those wishing to improve their game ... cost £2 meeting every Wednesday.

Badminton For Fun     

Meets Tuesdays @ 9.00am and Fridays@12.00 noon for 1 hr
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Normally starts 09:00 to 13:00
Details - 3 courts booked for each session,@ £ 10 per court.Players fee £2.50 per session. at 1st Sept.23 the group is full with 35 members. 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 beginners/improvers will need to attend the beginners/improver group held on Wednesday 1pm - 2pm.

Badminton intermediate     

Meets Every Tuesday 10-11am
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Details An active group of 16 mixed gender intermediate players. Sessions are £2.50 per hour.

Book Marks Again     

Meets 1st Monday
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 11:30
Details 01933 419687 07519 935764Ann Kemp New leader. ANN KEMP. new members welcome.


Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday
Venue Canasta Leaders Home - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Enjoy playing Canasta – a card game that is full of unexpected twists and turns. I am restarting the Canasta Group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, meeting at my home. Please contact me on 01933 626 608 if you would like to be included.


Meets NULL
Normally starts 10:30 to 14:45
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 on the 1st or 2nd Sunday each month throughout the year, and the walk commences at the venue of choice . Optional Sunday lunch at a nearby venue. Please wear suitable clothes and shoes when walking in country parks with the group. Its worth checking the local weather forecast before you set out. -

Computing A PC's / Windows     

Meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Hardware and software - PCs and laptops. Operating system - Windows 10 and 11.

Country Dancing     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Hensman Hall
Normally starts 14:15 to 15:45
Details A group since 2009, with the standard of dancing improved considerably. New dancers welcome.As of 2/10/21 please note time change.

Cycling multi groups     

Meets Every Monday April till end of October
Venue Rushden Lakes Meeting Point
Normally starts 10:30 to 13:00
Details Meeting April - October/November (depending on weather) cycling from Rushden Lakes stopping at Stanwick Lakes for those that wish to meet there then on the weir near Ringstead and back to Stanwick Lakes for coffee (50 minutes each way) Occasionally we will cycle 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

Digital Photography A     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Improving our group digital photography experience. .


Meets 2nd Thursday of the month
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Details The Garden Group welcomes new members. September-March at Rushden Hall. April-August visits to various gardens.


Meets Tuesdays - Every 2 weeks - see calendar
Venue Various Venues advised in details
Normally starts 11:00 to 15:00

Guitar Improvers     

Meets Tuesday Afternoons.
Venue Windmill Club - map
Normally starts 16:00 to 18:00
Details The Guitar Improvers/Advanced. New members please contact leader before attending.


Meets meets every 4th Thursday
Venue Rushden Town Bowling Club - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
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.


Meets 1st Thursday of the month
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details The History Group has monthly meetings with a Speaker & tea/biscuits - friendly social afternoon, also DAY COACH TRIPS monthly between March and September to interesting places: private coach with pickups at Higham and Rushden. The group is in the process of re-forming after the resignation of the previous group leaders..

Home dining     

Meets Three or four times a month ~ varying days
Normally starts 19:15 to 21:45
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 £12.50 per person. Come and join us and enjoy good company & good food.

Knit and Natter A     

Meets Monday mornings every fortnight
Venue Knit and Natter leader's home - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Knitting and crochet whilst in a sociable setting.

Knit and Natter B     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Knit and Natter leader's home - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details A sociable group that meets every 2 weeks for knitting, crochet and natter.

Mahjong for Fun     

Meets Alternate Mondays
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:30
Details Beginners group - though all levels welcome... meeting Waitrose community room

Meet and Greet     

Venue Salvation Army Citadel Rushden - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Meet and Greet to support visitors and new members. Refreshment team

Monday Morning Football Chat     

Meets Every Monday, in Waitrose Cafe (NOT community room
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Details Venue is liable to change at short notice. If in doubt please contact leader.

NonFiction Book Group     

Meets 4th Monday of the Month.
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Details Please contact leader for details. Are you a non-Fiction reader? Are you interest ed in Travel, History, Biographies etc. The group will usually meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the Group Leaders home. Members would need to comite to obtaining copies or reading on Kindle. Please contact leader before attending.

Play Reading     

Meets First Tuesday of the month
Normally starts 13:15 to 14:15
Details Around 10 members, welcoming new members and guests. Our U3A secretary Denise has confirmation of restarting time.Ring Leader for details of venue.

Refreshment Team     

Meets General and special meetings
Details NULL

Rock and Blues Appreciation     

Meets Last Thursday of the month
Venue Rock and Blues - Leader's home - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
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!


Meets Alternate Tuesday
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Scrabble for Beginners and the more experienced players. We play at the Waitrose Community Room in their Rushden branch. Contact John Ellingham, Linda Walker or Sally Morton.

Singing for Fun     

Meets Alternate Thursday
Venue Rushden Hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details We are a friendly group meeting fortnightly at Rushden Hall no singing experiences necessary. We are . Please contact the group if you wish to become a member

Special Events     

Details This group arranges Special Events, see full details and prices for current trips by visiting our Group website page. We are also organising Theatre trips in 2023. Coach pick up points are Higham Square & Orbit Tyres, Rushden. To reserve a place on any of the trips, please contact Jean Mole

Sunday Lunches     

Meets May 19th at 3pm
Normally starts 12:30 to 15:00
Details We meet every month. Single and new to U3A members particularly welcome Please let leaders know on booking. 01933 387892/07384601603 or by email Booking essential. D

Table Tennis     

Meets Every Wednesday
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Normally starts 13:00 to 14:00
Details table tennis for fun, all levels of ability welcome,

Ten Pin Bowling     

Meets Alternate Fridays
Venue Hollywood Bowl - map
Normally starts 11:00 to 13:00
Details Ten Pin Bowling at its best! - New members always welcome. Charge £6.60 2 games per person. Refreshments BYO.

Ukulele Grp.     

Meets Every Monday
Venue Rushed Working Mens Club - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:30
Details Informal playing for fun. Wide variety of tunes played and sung in a friendly group

Video Editing     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Venue Video Editing - Leaders home - map
Normally starts 09:45 to 12:00
Details Editing and enhancing video film captured on hand-held video cameras. Group is full at present


Meets No group meetings Ring group leaders for info.
Normally starts 10:00 to 00:00
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. 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 programme.
Venue Various Venues advised in details
Normally starts 12:00 to 00:00
Details Meeting at pubs and restaurants throughout the county, and beyond.

Wine Appreciation Thursday     

Meets Fourth Thursday 2 pm
Venue Wine Appreciation - Leaders home - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
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 Fourth Tuesday of the month
Venue Wine Appreciation - Leaders home - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Learning about wine, where it comes from, how it is made and how the taste differs from country to country.

Working Groups Reserves     

Details Used by Treasurer for Finance Ledger control of active groups funds.