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Appreciating Literature     

Meets 2nd Friday of the month
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Art Appreciation     

Meets 1st Monday of the month
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Badminton     

Meets Wednesday and Friday weekly
Details Meeting in the early evening we play doubles both mixed and women/men@s fours. Age gets in the way at times, well mostly, but enthusiasm and the desire for victory doesn't.

Beginners Watercolours     

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Details A ten week course for complete beginners in watercolours

Bird Watching     

Meets 4th Tuesday of the month
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Book Group 1     

Meets 1st Friday in the month
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Book Group 2     

Meets 2nd Thursday in the month
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Cards for Pleasure     

Meets Monday weekly
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Chemistry     

Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month
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Chess     

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month
Details There are several George Inns - the relevant one is in Gurney Slade.

Clock Repairs     

Meets Tuesday weekly
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Coffee Mornings Group 1     

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Coffee Rota     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month
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Committee     

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Computer testing     

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Conversational French     

Meets Ist and Third Thursday
Details Currently, with the restrictions imposed on us by Covid, we are unable to meet socially at our twice monthly rendezvous as listed above. Instead we are having weekly virtual meetings on Tuesday mornings via Zoom whereby we converse entirely in French and the day could change according to demand. This could be general chat about news, local happenings etc, but the most important thing is that there should be free interaction within the group. Obviously it would be better to meet face to face with a cup of coffee but things are looking up as vaccinations proceed and there are signs of some normality at some time in the future!

Cosmology     

Meets 2nd Monday of the month
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Creative Writing     

Meets 2nd Friday of the month
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Croquet     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday
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Current Affairs 1     

Meets Alternate Tuesdays
Details We discuss matters which are currently in the news,recently from both sides of the Atlantic! We meet in a members home so we can talk in a relaxed way . Everybody is given an opertunity to speak and we try to avoid topics which can cause concern to some.

Current Affairs 2     

Meets 2nd Thursday
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Cycling     

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month
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Digital Photography     

Meets Last Wednesday of the month
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Easy Rides Cycling Group     

Meets 1st Wednesday in the month
Details This group's intention is to give access by bicycle to our glorious countryside with jovial company. Rides are never much more than twenty miles and hills are avoided as much as possible. Generally the ride will also involve a coffee stop and a lunch break to recharge the batteries! Minor roads or cycle tracks are selected to avoid most of the vehicular traffic. The current Covid restrictions limit our numbers to six, so if more than six wish to ride we split into two groups which set off a quarter of an hour apart. We try to find take-away cafés with outside seating if possible otherwise we take sandwiches for a picnic.

En Francais     

Meets Alternate Wednesdays
Details Relaxed group using the 'Rendez-vous' magazine. Members vary widely in fluency but best described as 'intermediate'.

Environmental Studies     

Meets 1st Tuesday in the month
Details Meeting via Zoom at the same time and dates

French Intermediate     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month
Details We are a friendly group who try to speak French with each other & study articles in the magazine, Rendez-Vous. We find that practicing regularly helps our self-confidence to speak French when we go to France.

Garden Visits     

Meets 2019 Season begins in March
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Geology     

Meets 1st Friday of the month
Details Now meets at Wookey Hole Village Hall

History (Eastern Civilisation)     

Meets 2nd Thursday of the month
Details How did Eastern civilization—particularly that of China, Korea, Japan, and the nations of Southeast Asia—develop? What do we know about the history, politics, governments, art, science, and technology of these countries? And how does the story of Eastern civilization play out in today’s world of business, politics, and international exchange.

Italian Conversation     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday in the month
Details Italian Conversation Group We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 10-12noon, at my home in Wells. The group is small but we can accommodate another 2 people. Our aim is to improve our confidence in speaking, have a good chat and enjoy each other’s company over a cup of coffee and biscuits The level of the group is intermediate. We use books and articles to stimulate our conversation and also use online learning material where activities provide us with real Italian speakers, to help improve our listening abilities. If you are interested in joining, please contact Denise Denis

Jazz, Swing and Crooners     

Meets 3rd Thursday in the month
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Life Sciences     

Meets 4th Monday
Details Group of people interested in the Life Sciences. Wide ranging topics from Cell Biology or Biochemistry eg Bacteria -Friend or Foe? How Genes Pass on Information? Gene Editing? How does the Immune System work? And Vaccines? As wide a range of topics as members interests stretch. Volunteers choose a topic that they wish to find out more about / or that they know about and wish to share with others by a presentation ( talk, with slides/powerpoint/link to website/ film clip etc) followed or with discussion of various points. Online by zoom at present.

Local History     

Meets 3rd Wednesday in the month
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Making Music     

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday in the month
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Members on their own MOTO     

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday in the month
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Monthly Talks     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month except July & August
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Music Appreciation     

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month
Details This is a relaxed and friendly group of like minded people, some of whom take turns in choosing the subject with the help of CDs, books and websites.

Newsletter Delivery     

Meets January, May, September
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Open Minds     

Meets 3rd Monday in the month
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Opera     

Meets 3rd Friday of Month
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Out and About     

Meets Varies
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Painting for Pleasure     

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month
Details There are spaces in this well light and warm hall where there is parking space outside.Tuesday afternoons on the first and third week of the month. We paint from our own inspirations and in all media. If you're a little unsure about your work this is the place to be, no tutoring but loads of encouragement, pop in and see if you like the set-up. Or call me on 07706037288/ 01749671225. Of course we are in lockdown at the moment but we are sharing paintings through email and if you’d like to see what we do, get in touch

Petanque 1     

Meets Monday weekly
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Petanque 2     

Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays
Details £1 per session. Refreshments 50p

Play Reading     

Meets Alternate Wednesdays
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Poetry Appreciation     

Meets Alternate Mondays
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Reading for Pleasure     

Meets 4th Thursday
Details As long as the pandemi lasts, the group has been dividend into two group. The second group takes Place in 11 Anseres Place.

Relaxation and Meditation     

Meets Alternate Friday afternoons
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Saturday Lunch Group     

Meets 3rd Saturday of month
Details a friendly group of people who enjoy going out for lunch one Saturday a month

Shakespeare     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month
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Strollers     

Meets Friday weekly
Details Contact is Wendy Orman.

Sunday Lunch Group 1     

Meets Second Sunday each month
Details A friendly group aiming to enjoy a lunch together once a month. Venues will vary in style and location across our area. The group is currently full but please join our waiting list. If there is enough interest we will form a another group.

Sunday Lunch Group 2     

Meets First Sunday of the month
Details The Sunday lunch group 2 will meet on the first Sunday of the month at Annana previously agreed restaurant.

Table Tennis     

Meets Monday weekly
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Theatre - Private Lives     

Meets Thursday 8th October 2020
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Theatre - The Dresser     

Meets Thursday 24th September 2020
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Theatre Group     

Meets Varies
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Trip to East Cornwall 2021     

Meets 2nd September to 5th September 2021
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Walking Group 1     

Meets Varies alternate weeks
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Walking Group 2     

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Web Editors     

Meets Varies
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Wine Appreciation     

Meets 2nd Friday monthly
Details Our U3A group will NOT restart on Friday 8th October 2021 at St.Thomas Church Hall, at 6pm. Please contact me on jpudduck@btinternet.com or 07801353487 "House keeping" (Covid) issues are being discussed on 8th October by some committee members and Group Leaders.

Writing     

Meets Last Wednesday of the month
Details This is a small group of like-minded amateur writers who explore a given monthly topic through their imaginations , life-experiences and their involvement in everyday living, wherever it may be. They write in any way they wish, up to a maximum of 1,000 words.The following month we read our contributions to each other and offer positive encouragement!

ZOOM GROUPS     

Meets Varies
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