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60's Music     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Last Friday of the month
Venue Member's Home
Details We choose a selection of music from this decade to listen to and discuss its relevance to us or impact it had on us as well as sharing other memories we have of that time.

Archeology     

Meets To be Decided
Venue Member's Home
Details An exploratory meeting has been arranged for the 22nd of January at 2pm - topics and format of meetings to be decided by the group's members.

Architecture Appreciation     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 3rd Wednesday
Venue Member's Home
Details Topics are chosen by group with the following initial suggestions: Skyscrapers, British new towns in the 1970s, model villages like Bourneville and Port Sunlight and the work of architects such as Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry.

Art Activities     

Meets Mondays approx. fortnightly
Venue The Peel Centre, Thomas Taylor Hall - map
Details This group enjoys exploring different art styles, mediums and crafts in an easy-going, friendly environment. Each week we try out a different style or medium suggested by members. It's all good fun and we are teaching and learning together.

Art Appreciation 1     

Meets 3rd Thursday
Venue Dronfield Library - map
Details A small friendly group who wish to learn more about the wonderful world of art. We invite speakers, visit galleries and learn from each other. THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL.

Art Appreciation 2     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 4th Tuesday
Venue The Peel Centre, Dr Fletcher Room - map
Details This group is for members interested in studying works of art and artists in order to gain an appreciation of why these works are considered special. Current fees are £2 per session to cover room and refreshments.

Birmingham Christmas Market     

Meets 5th December 2019
Venue 
Details 

Book 1 (Mondays)     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 2nd Monday
Venue Dronfield Library - map
Details Our group meets regularly to discuss books chosen by members in partnership with the Derbyshire Library Service,selecting both fiction and non-fiction from their extensive on line list. We enjoy the challenge of reading books by unfamiliar authors and our discussions are both lively and thought provoking. We also discuss our personal reading, encouraging members to become familiar with a broader range of authors and genres.We are not charged for the use of the venue but make a small charge to members for refreshments.

Book 2 (Fridays)     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets First Friday of the month.
Venue Member's Home
Details To discuss books in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Bridge - Social     

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Venue Member's Home
Details We have a few casual hands of bridge. In order to improve our play, and to help newcomers to the game, we sometimes discuss the hand as we play it.

Bridge - Social (2)     

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month
Venue Member's Home
Details The Bridge Group-Social(2) evolved in June 2017 from the Bridge Group for Beginners which was launched in June 2016.This was a teaching and learning group using the Acol System to play Rubber Bridge, within a fun and friendly atmosphere.The players have made good progress and hope to continue to improve their skills by playing Bridge games,rather than by starting each session with a specific teaching focus as in the Beginners' group. However, there will be occasional specific teaching slots. Unfortunately Currently this group has reached its maximum capacity currently as numbers have to be limited as tables are required and we meet in a member's home.

Computing - Tablets     

Meets 3rd Monday afternoon
Venue Member's Home
Details Members bring their own iPads or Android tablets and/or smartphones, and we look at various topics each month as well as helping each other, sharing our experiences and frustrations! U3A members needing advice on purchasing a tablet may join the group on a short term basis. There is internet access and a small charge for refreshments.

Computing Support     

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Venue 
Details This group is aimed at complete beginners or those who want to build confidence and learn more about how to use their computers, tablets or phones. Members work at their own pace, and decide what they want to learn or practise, supported by more experienced volunteers. They are encouraged to bring their own devices if they have them although there is a laptop available for general use at the meetings. Members pay £1 per meeting to cover room fees. New helpers are welcome. Please note that the group does not have hardware expertise so cannot mend broken devices. PLEASE SEE OUR WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://u3asites.org.uk/dronfield/page/41835

Cycling     

Meets Twice a month - 2nd Monday and 4th Thursday
Venue 
Details We meet twice per month, riding between 10 and 25 miles on tracks, old railway lines and very quiet roads such as the Monsal and High Peak Trails and round Derwent/Ladybower. Any type of bike is OK although a mountain/trail/hybrid bike is be best for the type of rides we are doing. Only general fitness is required.

Discussion     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 1st Thursday of each month
Venue Member's Home
Details The topics for discussion are chosen by general consent. One group member starts the discussion with a presentation of facts and/or with a statement of their opinion on the matter. Issues discussed have included:The Boundaries Commission proposals, Which is the more effective way of changing behaviour the carrot or the stick? Britain belongs in Europe, To Frack or not to Frack what is the question?, Is the quest for universal peace hopeless? How can we sustain the NHS? There is no strict protocol for the discussions. We have civilised exchanges where everyone listens to one person, then another person has something to say wanting clarification or questioning what has been said. Some members listen more than others, while others have more to say. Everyone's opinion is valued, though it may also be questioned. The discussion will normally fill the first hour, and then will be given over to items that group members bring to the table for the second hour.

Dry Stone Walling     

Meets 1st Thursday in the month.
Venue 
Details Believed to be the first and world's only U3A dry stone walling group we meet on the first Thursday of each month to work on practical Dry Stone Walling in the Peak District National Park with the help and support of National Park Rangers. There are no charges and equipment is provided other than personal protective clothing and footwear.

Film     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 2nd Tuesday
Venue Member's Home
Details Contact Bernard Harlock for more details about the Group and its activities.

French     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays
Venue Member's Home
Details This group is aimed at intermediate to advanced French speakers. We usually commence by talking in French about our recent activities and then proceed to study and practice an aspect of French grammar. We translate from English to French and vice-versa and look at a text of topical interest. We try not to be too intense!

French - Learner Level     

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Venue 
Details For the learning of Basic French. It is based around the BBC series "Talk French". Whist still at the Beginner Level any 'absolute beginner' wishing to join the group would be 'catching-up' with Talk french programme as several 'lesson groups' have already been completed.

Garden Visits     

Meets 3rd Tuesday, unless otherwise arranged
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre Car Park
Details We learn about by gardening by visiting public gardens in the region - depending on opening times these may be at different times and/or on other days of the week.Details are provided in the schedule.

Gardening Growers     

Meets 4th Monday, 2-4pm
Venue Member's Home
Details This group is full but to see how it operates see the Gardening Growers page on the website: http://www.u3asites.org.uk/dronfield/page/50858.

Genealogy     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Second & Fourth Thursday 2pm to 4pm
Venue The Peel Centre, Dr Fletcher Room - map
Details Relaxed, friendly and with varying skills, we aim to help each other discover our ancestors and research their lives. Experienced members assist those new to research, share their knowledge and help when we're stumped. No such thing as a brick wall? It is useful for members to have access to a computer and Internet databases for their research. The Peel Centre has wifi and the group is encouraged to bring laptops and tablets/iPads to meetings in order to connect to genealogy websites. There is usually a spare laptop or iPad available and we have a projector for demonstrations or for visiting speakers.

Geography     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 1st Tuesday
Venue The Peel Centre - Edwin Lucas Hall - map
Details Armchair travellers- members sharing travel experiences

German - Advanced     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Member's Home
Details This group has been together for more than four years. One week of each month the groups visits a local place of interest, where the coordinator pretends she doesn't speak English. Members of the group act as her tour guides, explaining the setting and relevant history to her in German. This requires some advance homework, learning about the place they are due to visit. There is currently one vacancy in the group.

German - Beginners     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Member's Home
Details This is a group for absolute beginners that started on 8 August 2017. It is for people who know no German at all. There are currently vacancies for two members.

German - Experienced     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Member's Home
Details This group has been together for 4 years. They are very committed to learning and even to their weekly homework! There is currently one vacancy in the group.

German - Intermediate     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Member's Home
Details This group has been together for over 3 years year. They can now communicate in basic German and have a lot of laughter while learning. There are currently three vacancies in the group.

History     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 2nd Monday
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre Meeting Room - map
Details This group meets in the Meeting Room of Dronfield Sports Centre on the second Monday of the month. Occasional visits to external places of historical interest are arranged. Members are asked to pay £2 per indoor meeting to cover the costs of the venue hire and external speakers' fees. Cost of visits to other places will vary according to the venue. The group is now closed.

International Folk Dance     

Meets 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Venue The Peel Centre, Thomas Taylor Hall - map
Details This is a group for anyone interested in dancing or looking for some enjoyable exercise. Traditional dances are found all over the world and we include those mostly from Eastern Europe, Israel, Russia, Greece and other European countries. We choose dances with authentic music from local villages or regions as they would be danced or performed by the communities themselves. Partners aren't needed since most of the dances are in lines or circles, neither is any previous experience because we teach and lead simple dances which are easy and enjoyable to do. The cost covering hall rent and tea/coffee varies each quarter depending on the number of sessions and group members.

Italian advanced     

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of every month
Venue Member's Home
Details This group is for members that have some knowledge of the language but wish to expand, practice or just chat in Italian. We meet on the mornings of the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at the coordinators home.

Jazz Appreciation     

Meets 1st Thursday
Venue Member's Home
Details Once the group has settled down and become more established our aim is to visit live jazz gigs in the area every two weeks after our play/discussion groups.

Line Dancing     

Meets To be Decided
Venue 
Details Fingers crossed that we will be able to start a Line Dancing Group in the near future. Venues are being reviewed and probable costs collected. Only then will it be possible to make one or more suggestions about the time, place and likely cost to those who join. Contact Barbara Walters &/or John Reedman: DDU3AGroupsManager@gmail.com for more information.

Lip Reading     

Meets To be Decided
Venue 
Details Several of our members have difficulty hearing. This 'inactive group' will explore if it’s possible to start a lip reading course which might need a paid instructor if there’s no qualified member. Similarly learning to sign, BSL or Maketon, might be of interest to members? Again a paid teacher would probably be necessary. Linda Shipley is willing to coordinate and host.

Luncheon (Sundays)     

Meets 2nd Sunday, times as arranged
Venue By arrangement at chosen Restaurants and Cafes
Details This group meets once a month for lunch and friendship. The venue for each month is chosen by members at the previous meeting. Costs vary and are payable direct to the venue.

Maths For Fun     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 1st Thursday of each month
Venue Member's Home
Details This group looks at recreational maths topics such as theories, historical aspects, the use and misuse of statistics, and puzzles to exercise our minds and examine how maths affects our everyday lives. Meetings are held at the coordinator's home. There is a small charge for refreshments.

Opera Appreciation     

Meets 2nd Monday
Venue Member's Home
Details The aim of the group is to satisfy experienced opera lovers as well as those who have little or no experience of opera. We include an introduction to operas, with illustrated talks. We listen to recordings of singers from the beginning of the recording era to the present day and we compare different singers.

Photography     

Meets 3rd Thursday or as arranged
Venue Dronfield Library - map
Details This is a group for anyone interested in photography. No skill is required to join, we are here to learn from each other. Our aim is to make more use of our equipment, improve our photography and enjoy it. Indoor workshops are used to learn the basics: use of controls, basic and advanced shooting techniques, composition, lighting and have more fun with photography. We use a laptop to view each others photos and discuss the results. Meetings are not always held indoors. Weather permitting, we have 'field events' where we can put our workshop theory into practice. Most of us learn best by seeing and doing. Venue costs are shared amongst the members either on a monthly or 6 month basis.

Photoshop     

Meets 2nd Thursday 2pm
Venue Dronfield Library - map
Details Photoshop is the de facto industry standard software for image professionals around the world because of the capabilities it provides.. As a consequence this flagship package is, and warrants, it’s expensive price tag. Also as a consequence it has spawned several cheaper variants and competitors that many prefer to use. The fundamental principles for the majority of ‘Photo-editing’ tasks remain the same. The aim is to allow members to master and control capabilities such as Layers and Masks and delve into some of the hidden but powerful features available in their image manipulation software.

Play Music     

Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 2 pm
Venue Member's Home
Details The group was formed with an intention to enable those of us with lapsed instrumental skills to have a reason to practise and perform every month. Whilst we intend for there to be a continued emphasis on performing pieces of music on our chosen instruments or through singing, we would like to also encourage new and existing members to ‘Play Music’ by bringing a piece of music on CD or Bluetooth-enabled device, lasting up to 5 minutes, about which they’d then give some background information: the composer, history, performer, etc. We aim to broaden our musical knowledge, so you’d be free to choose from any musical genre. However, our choices will generally be music that we find particularly stimulating or even challenging, albeit emotionally, technically or intellectually. Broadening the remit of our group in this way will enable all members to participate even more fully than at present. Please contact me at ddu3a@coirelagan.plus.com for further information. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 14.00 - i.e. on the afternoon of the General Meeting.

Play Reading     

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Venue Member's Home
Details The group picks a different play to read each month with members reading one or more parts depending on numbers attending each meeting. Each play is read usually over two sessions. The group meets in members' homes.

Rummikub & Canasta 1     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Every Thursday
Venue Member's Home
Details We play different games each week: Canasta on the 1st and 3rd Thursday and Rummikub on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Thursdays.

Rummikub & Canasta 2     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday evening from 7pm
Venue Member's Home
Details We're a very friendly group who meet Monday evenings to play Rummikub every other Monday and Canasta every other Tuesday, followed with a chat and drink.

Scrabble & Canasta     

Meets Tuesday afternoons
Venue Coal Aston Methodist Church - map
Details We pay £1 per session for tea/coffee and biscuits. SCRABBLE & CANASTA Players are welcomed. All levels of experience welcome. There are disabled facilities. Boards, cards, games etc. provided. Telephone 01246 414847 for more information

Social Studies     

Meets 3rd Thursday of each month
Venue The Peel Centre, Dr Fletcher Room - map
Details Each meeting will have a topic, chosen in advance and visits may be arranged to places of social interest. Members share the cost of room hire.

Spanish Conversation     

Meets Mondays
Venue Member's Home
Details Conversational Spanish to supplement and improve upon your language skills. This is an ad-hoc group which meets by arrangement to suit its members.

Spanish Improvers 4     

Meets Tuesdays
Venue Member's Home
Details For learners with a basic knowledge of Spanish, ie able to converse in everyday situations in the present tense. We work from the BBC Talk Spanish 2 book/CDs (3rd ed, Aug 2014), available from booksellers.

Table Tennis 1     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Thursdays
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Members pay 50p per session to cover the cost of the hire of the hall. The sports centre only has one table hence the restriction on numbers. The group is full at present.

Table Tennis 2     

Meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Members pay 50p per session to cover the cost of the tables and equipment. No real experience is required but an innate ability to play racquet sports is necessary. Needless to say you should be reasonably mobile. You need to wear trainers and comfortable clothing. Bats can be provided.

Thursday Lunch Group     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 3rd Thursday
Venue 
Details This group meets once a month for lunch and friendship. The venue for each month is chosen by members at the previous meeting. Costs vary and are payable direct to the venue. Unfortunately this group is full. There is a separate reserve group - see Thursday Lunch Group Reserves.

Thursday Lunch Group Reserves     

Meets 3rd Thursday
Venue 
Details This is a reserve group for the Monthly Thursday Lunch Group. In the event that there are vacancies at any lunch then members of this group will be approached first as replacements. If there are sufficient Reserve Members it is possible to start a second Lunch Group using the administrative experience of the existing Group Coordinators.

Trips & Visits Port Sunlight     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Wednesday 27th May 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Cost:£14 including entry to Museum and Edwardian cottage Places:46 TRIP FULL PLEASE JOIN THE SHORT WAITING LIST Booking from: January/February monthly meetings Port Sunlight near Liverpool is the village founded by ‘Soap King’ William Lever in 1888. The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and walks. Entry to the Museum and Edwardian workers cottage is included. Our coach will drive round the village for a quick orientation and then members are free to explore the village, museums and art galleries.

Trips And Visits     

Meets As arranged
Venue 
Details Members of the Trips and Visits Committee plan and organise coach outings and theatre visits, that are open to all members of the U3A. We aim to provide for a range of tastes and interests, as well as varying the distance and day of travel. People going on trips and visits are asked to pay in advance as we have to commit well in advance to confirm transport, tickets etc. We collect payments at the U3A monthly meetings.We maintain a waiting list for each trip and contact members as and when places become available sometimes at short notice.

Trips& Vists Leeds     

Meets Friday 4th December 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Whether you’re looking for culture, history, shopping or just to wander and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, there’s so much to experience in Leeds. Leeds is the proud home of a world-class museum, The Royal Armouries, some wonderful art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and breath-taking architecture. Wander along the canal and take a water taxi if your legs begin to ache. Plenty of shops to pick up a few Christmas gifts. Cost:£11 Booking begins:September monthly meeting

Trips&Visit Nostell Priory&YSP     

Meets Friday 19th June 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Nostell Priory National Trust& Yorkshire Sculpture Park Free entry Cost:£10.50 (NT members) £21.80 non NT members Places:46 Booking from:March monthly meeting Both venues are close to home so we can provide an action packed day.We will visit Nostell Priory a National Trust property and therefore NT members get in free with their card. It is built on the site of a dissolved monastery. In 1650 the estate was acquired by the Winn family. In the 1760s the 5th baronet commissioned Robert Adam to complete the interiors; the resulting Neo-classical decorations are among Adam's best and the is furniture by Thomas Chippendale. The gardens and grounds are a delight and should be in full bloom in June. On leaving Nostell we will return via the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, an open-air art gallery in West Bretton. It shows work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe. The indoor displays and exhibitions change regularly, are usually cutting edge, are well displayed and often unusual . The grounds are extensive with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Entry to YSP is free.

Trips&Visits Ashb.Leek.Buxton     

Meets Wednesday 21st October 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Ashbourne, Leek & Buxton Cost:£11 Places: 46 Booking begins:July monthly meeting Little has changed in Ashbourne since the 18th Century and it is one of Derbyshire’s finest old market towns, combining a medieval street historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Leek has a wide range of attractions – museums, galleries, markets both indoor and outdoor and well preserved Victorian architecture.Take a leisurely stroll to soak up the town ambience, follow a trail or a guided tour there is plenty to keep you occupied.The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery has a regular rolling programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year and is free. Elegant Buxton has been welcoming visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs and superb setting 300 metres above sea level since Roman times.But there's much more to the highest market town in England than its most famous brand. Buxton is deservedly renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture - much of it linked with the 5th Duke of Devonshire's ambitions to create a spa town to rival Bath back in the 18th century.Plenty to see and do and not too far from home.

Trips&Visits Lichfield &Burton     

Meets Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Cost:£11.50 Places:46 Booking begins: June monthly meeting PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE TO THE DATE FROM THE PUBLISHED PROGRAMME Lichfield is a pretty market town with a long history and is well worth a visit. The Cathedral is beautiful,the only Medieval cathedral in the UK with three spires, and has lots of absorbing stories to tell.Lichfield has a rich and varied history, with Georgian museums including the Samuel Johnson Birthplace and Erasmus Darwin House. He was the Grandfather of Charles Darwin, a doctor, intellectual and abolitionist, and a central figure of the Midlands Enlightenment that helped give birth to the Industrial Revolution.If you prefer gardens or walking Beacon Park is a must. On land that used to be under the Minster Pool, the Victorian Beacon Park is 70 acres of exquisite formal gardens and parkland in the middle of the city. The town of Burton upon Trent is associated worldwide with brewing and is reputed to be the brewing capital of the UK.As well as the National Brewing Museum there are plenty of shops , riverside walking and Stapenhill Park to explore.

Trips&Visits Malton &Elvington     

Meets Thursday 27th August 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Malton & RAF elvington - Yorkshire Air Museum Cost:£16 including entry to Yorkshire Air Museum Places:46 Booking begins:May monthly meeting Malton is a pretty Yorkshire market town, located on the north of the River Derwent. The town is known as a top foodie destination with traditional food shops and 'Made in Malton' artisan producers. It was Antonio Carluccio who first called the town, "Yorkshire's Food Capital!". It also has a large number of excellent independent shops. The Yorkshire Air Museum sits on the site of former RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a World War Two airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. It is also the home of the Allied Air Force Memorial. There will be a short introductory talk by staff at 2:30 leaving time to appreciate the Museum exhibits, the aircraft and vehicle displays that make up this historically accurate RAF Bomber Base. Plenty to do and see both inside and outside.

Trips&Visits Science& Media     

Meets Monday 16th November 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details National Science & Media Museum Bradford Cost:£1 Places: Booking begins:August monthly meeting Just in case the weather is cold and wet we have chosen a venue with plenty to see and do indoors.Bradford is now known as The City of Film and the award winning museum provides stunning opportunities to learn about the principles of light and sound and the science behind photography, film and television. Entry is free. If you wish to explore Bradford further you will not be disappointed.The Museum overlooks a six-acre urban park in the heart of Bradford. City Park’s Mirror Pool consists of 100 fountains—one of which can shoot water 100ft into the air—and is the largest water feature of any UK city. Bradford is famous for The Alhambra Theatre, the Impressions Gallery,specialising in photography (free) and the new Broadway Shopping Centre.

Trips&Visits Southport     

Meets Tuesday 14th July 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details We love a day at the seaside, and this is our first visit to Southport. Discover Ancient Egypt in The Atkinson Museum where you will be taken on a journey back to see what life was like at the time of the Pharaohs. Discover wildlife and nature at nearby Martin Mere, or the model railway village. Explore the natural coastline and look out for the wildlife that makes its habitat in these surroundings. There are many walking routes as well as history and heritage trails.For a more relaxing day, pull up a deckchair, put on a hat and enjoy an ice cream. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME Cost:£12.50 Booking from:April monthly meeting

Trips&Visits The City of York     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday 20th April 2020
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details Cost:£12 Places:46 TRIP FULL PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST Booking from:January/February monthly meetings A day in York is always a winner. There is plenty to see and do. A river cruise, a visit to the Railway Museum, The Botanic Gardens, a stroll to view the city from the castle walls and of course a world - famous cathedral oozing history. A refreshing cuppa with a Fat Rascal in Betty’s Tea Rooms is also a must.

Walking     

Meets A programme of walks is published each month
Venue 
Details For a detailed list of walks for the next two months visit the Walking Group page on our website: http://u3asites.org.uk/dronfield/page/98398 The Walking Group aims to foster happiness and friendship between members by virtue of a common interest in the healthy and enjoyable pursuit of walking. The Group organises a rolling programme of 8/10 walks per month designed to appeal to walkers of all abilities. All walks are classified by grade and pace. Walkers of all abilities are encouraged to meet up for lunch or a sandwich as a regular bi-monthly routine. Walking group members are asked to pay £1 a year to cover the purchase of first aid kits and walking guides.

Walking Netball     

Meets Every Friday
Venue Dronfield Sports Centre - map
Details A fun Group open to all Ladies. It is not necessary to have played netball before or to know the rules. No running or jumping is involved but a reasonable degree of mobility is required. There is a cost of between £3 and £4 for each session.

Wine Tasting     

Meets 4th Wednesday in month
Venue Member's Home
Details The wine tasting group meets monthly to learn about and explore wines from around the world. Meetings are held at Dronfield Wine World and trips are organised to visit local wine tasting venues. Meetings at Dronfield Wine World cost £12 per session and a minimum of 6 wines of different qualities are tasted together with a selection of nibbles. Members then receive a discount of 10 per cent on any wines bought at the meeting. Whilst there is normally no need to book this may change and we cannot guarantee that everyone can get in to every meeting.