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Higham & Rushden U3A Groups

A Little Aloud     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
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.

Badminton Advanced     

Meets Every Tuesday 10-11am
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details An active group of 24 mixed gender intermediate players. Sessions are £2.50 per hour.

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 Wenesday.

Badminton For Fun     

Meets Tuesdays @ 9.00am and Fridays@12.00 noon for 1 hou
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details - 3 courts booked for each session.Cost £3.00 per session. More members welcome, we have room !! 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..

Book Marks Again     

Meets 2nd Wednesday in the month
Venue Zoom online meeting
Details 01933 419687 07519 935764Ann Kemp New leader. Group is meeting on Zoom.Contact leader for link. new members welcome.


Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday
Venue Canasta Leaders Home - map
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.

Computing A PC's / Windows     

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Venue St Peters RC Church Hall - map
Details Hardware and software - PCs and laptops. Operating system - Windows 10 and 11.

Computing B Mobile Technology     

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (Suspended)
Venue St Peters RC Church Hall - map
Details Hardware and software - Mobiles, Tablets, Smartphones, New technology Devices. Operating systems - Android / iOS / Mac. Group restarts 12th January 2022. Timing: Winter 11am - 1pm, Summer 10am - 12noon. First monthly session will be for Advanced Users, the second monthly session will be for Starter 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. New dancers welcome.As of 2/10/21 please note time change.

Cycling multi groups     

Meets Every Monday April till November
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.

Digital Photography A     

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


Meets As required
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Assistance with driving in current conditions on the roads today.


Meets 2nd Thursday of the month
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 Tuesday Afternoons.
Venue Windmill Club - map
Details The Guitar Improvers/Advanced. New members please contact leader before attending.


Meets meets every 4th Thursday
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 Meeting with speaker 1st Thurs mthly & COACH TRIPS
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Details The History Group has monthly meetings with a Speaker & tea/biscuits - friendly social afternoon, also DAY COACH TRIPS monthly between March 2022 - September 2022 to interesting places, private coach with pickups at Higham and Rushden. Details on our History Group Website or contact Sylvia & Gillian

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 £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
Details Knitting and crochet whilst in a sociable setting.

Knit and Natter B     

Meets Alternate Monday
Venue Knit and Natter leader's home - map
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
Details Beginners group - though all levels welcome... meeting Waitrose community room

Meet and Greet     

Venue Flutters Bingo Hall - map
Details Meet and Greet to support visitors and new members. Refreshment team

Monday Morning Football Chat     

Meets Every Monday
Venue Rushden Golf Club - map
Details Venue is liable to change at short notice. If in doubt please contact leader.

NonFiction Book Group     

Meets 3rd Monday of the Month.
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
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 3rd 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.

Painting for Pleasure     

Meets Every two weekx
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

Play Reading     

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

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 Waitrose Community Room - map
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
Details Currently we are at capacity for Rushden Hall and have awaiting list please contact us and we will put you on your name on the list We are a friendly group meeting fortnightly at Rushden Hall no singing experiences necessary. We are currently rehearsing for a Summer concert. Please contact the group if you wish to become a member

Special Events     

Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details This group arranges Special Events, see full details and prices for our 2022 day coach trips to Syon Park, Kew Gardens & Trentham Estate & Gardens by visiting our Group website page. We are also organising Theatre trips in 2022. Coach pick up points are Higham Square & Orbit Tyres, Rushden. To reserve a place on any of the trips, please contact Jean Mole or Sylvia Wright

Sunday Lunches     

Meets 4th Sunday in the month
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details We meet every 2 months on the forth Sunday at various venues. Single and new to U3A members particularly welcome Please let leaders know on booking. 01933 387892/07384601603 Booking essential.

Table Tennis     

Meets Every Wednesday
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details table tennis for fun, all levels of ability welcome,

Ten Pin Bowling     

Meets Alternate Fridays
Venue AMF Bowl - map
Details Bowling at it's best! - Group is restarting from 7th January 2022 Charge £6:20 for 2 games per person.

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 and 4th Tuesday
Venue Video Editing - Leaders home - map
Details Editing and enhancing video film captured on hand-held video cameras. Group is full at present

Walking in Country parks     

Meets 2nd Sunday monthly - 11am not late time change
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
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 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. -


Meets No group meetings Ring group leaders for info.
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
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 Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details Meeting at pubs and restaurants throughout the county.

Wine Appreciation Thursday     

Meets Fourth Thursday 2 pm
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 Fourth Tuesday of the month
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

Working Groups Reserves     

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