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Higham & Rushden U3A Groups

A Little Aloud     

Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays
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     

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 £1.00 meeting every Wednesday

Badminton For Fun     

Meets Tuesdays @ 9.00am and Fridays@12.00 noon for 1 hou
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details During virus restrictions - 3 courts booked for Tuesdays and Fridays which means a maximum of 18 players per session.Cost £2.00 per session. 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 thaThe Pemberton Centre is closed on Christmas day and Boxing day only. Cost £2.00 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. I am restarting the Canasta Group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, meeting at the Saxon Hall in Raunds. Please contact me on 01933 626 608 if you would like to be included. There will be a small charge of £2 to £3, dependant on numbers to pay for the hall.

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 Monday
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.

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 Tuesday Afternoons.
Venue Rushden Goods Shed - 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.

History2     

Meets 1st Thursday monthly
Venue Rushden Masonic Centre - map
Details The aim of the group is to (re)discover and share our love of History. We have a monthly meeting between 2pm-4pm with an external speaker followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, come and join us for an enjoyable afternoon at the Masonic Hall, Rushden starting on Thursday 2 September 2021

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 £12.50 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 Book Group     

Meets 19/7/21
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 13th September then usually fortnightly.
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 Friday weekly, 3 classes, 1pm & 2pm & 3pm
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.

Popular M.usic Appriciation.     

Meets Restating in Oct 1st
Venue Chris Linda Walker home
Details Listen to favourite recordings- light classical and popular music, shows, jazz, comedy, folk.We are a small light hearted group.

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 in 2022, by visiting our Group website page. Coach pick up points Higham Square & Orbit Tyres, Rushden. To reserve a place on any of the trips, please contact Jean Mole or Sylvia Wright

Sunday Lunches     

Meets 3rd Sunday in August 2021
Venue Venue Varies, Visits, No Fixed Venue
Details We meet every 2 months on the third Sunday at various venues. Single and new to U3A members particularly welcome Please let leaders know on booking. 01933 387892 Booking essential.

Table Tennis     

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

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 12 till 1pm pemberton
Venue Pemberton Centre - map
Details Indoor Walking Football,suitable for all .

Walking in Country parks     

Meets 1st Sunday monthly - 10.30am meeting at the venue
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 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 Restarting July 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 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