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Higham & Rushden U3A Groups

A Little Aloud     

Meets 2nd & 4th Friday Cancelled for Coronavirus.
Venue Chris & Linda Walker home
Details To read and be read aloud to. (Possibly for the first time since we were children.) To share our love of prose and poetry. Cancelled at present.


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 Every Tuesday 9 - 10am & Every Friday 12 - 1pm
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.

Bridge (Beginners)     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Bridge Group leader's home - map
Details Bridge Beginners wishing to learn the game are very welcome.

Bridge (Social)     

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Venue Bridge Group leader's home - map
Details Bridge Improvers group to cater for different levels of expertise.


Meets Monday
Venue Rushden Town Bowls Club - 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 Alternate Monday Evenings
Venue Windmill Club - map
Details Cards for fun - Crib & Solo Whist.

Cycling multi groups     

Meets Every Monday
Venue Stanwick Lakes - map
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 in 2020. Your ideas most welcome.

Digital Photography A     

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


Meets Ad hoc
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 Family History... Is a life size puzzle Tracing 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


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.


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


Meets 4th Thursday of the month
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.


Meets 1st Thursday monthly
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 Every other Monday morning
Details Learn simple conversational Spanish with like minded group members

Holiday Spanish Intermediate     

Meets Every other Wednesday morning
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
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.

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 Monthly Meeting 3rd Thursday
Venue Wesleyan Church - map
Details Meet and Greet to support visitors and new members. Refreshment team

NonFiction B. Group     

Meets 3rd Monday of the Month.
Venue Chris & Linda Walker home
Details 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 comite to obtaining copies or reading on Kindle. meeting are cancelled at present.

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     

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 Pilates cancelled due to Coronavirus
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Details Senior Pilates group class for 60 minutes, either standing or sitting but no floor mat exercises. A series of exercises that are beneficial for your well being, posture and balance. We have an external professional pilates instructor Paula Donovan.

Pilates for Seniors (B)     

Meets PILATES cancelled due to Coronavirus
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Details Pilates exercises for seniors,the exercises are to help your fitness,flexibility,body alignment and balance, We have a professional fitness instructor specialising in Pilates, and the group is friendly and sociable

Pilates for Seniors (C)     

Meets PILATES cancelled due to Coronavirus
Venue Waitrose Community Room - map
Details Pilates Floor exercises for seniors,the exercises are to help your fitness,flexibility,body alignment and balance, We have a professional fitness instructor specialising in Pilates, and the group is friendly and sociable, If you have a floor mat, please bring it with you, plus bottled water

Play Reading     

Meets 1st Tuesday
Venue Higham Ferrers Library - map
Details Around 10 members, welcoming new members and guests.

Reading Bookmarks     

Meets Second Wednesday
Venue Higham Ferrers Library - map
Details Sharing the pleasure of reading and inspiring us to try something different.

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!


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

Sequence Dancing     

Meets Alternate Thursday
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


Meets 4th Tuesday
Venue St Marys Church Main Hall - map
Details Learning about the surrounding area from a geographical, geological, historical and social view. Small charge to cover hire of hall, refreshments and occasional outside speakers - currently £1.50.Visits usually cost £5 including refreshments. All meetings have been cancelled including summer visits during the Covid-19 emergency restrictions

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 RUSHED HALL BEING CLOSD THE GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE KEEP WELL

Special Events     

Meets 2021 Special Events day coach trips
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details This group arranges Special Events, More information on our Group website page to register your interest in day coach excursions now booked for 2021

Sunday Lunch Cancelled.     

Meets 29/3/20
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 Watch this space.

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.

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 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Venue Video Editing - Leaders home - map
Details Editing and enhancing video film captured on hand-held video cameras.


Meets Ad hoc
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 WALKS cancelled due to Coronavirus
Venue Walking in Country Parks
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 2nd Sunday of the month throughout the year, and the walk commences at 10.30am and finishes about 12 noon, Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we will be practicing safe distance whilst walking, and until further notice I will be unable to pre-book a pub lunch for after the walk.


Meets Suspended until further notice
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 4th Thursday
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 4th Tuesday
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