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Ancient Greek Language     

Meets Tuesday normally 9.30 - 12.00 but see info below
Details This group has been meeting for 9 years but, owing to the lockdown, we now meet on Zoom every Tuesday at 2.00pm to read the Homeric epics together, the Iliad, the Odyssey and the famous Homeric Hymns to the gods. All are welcome to join us and learn this wonderful ancient language of the Greeks who gave us literature, science, engineering, economics, philosophy, history, medicine and so much more. Newcomers would need a knowledge of the Greek alphabet and be ready to learn some basic grammar.

Badminton     

Meets Wednesday 10.45-12.15
Details This groups takes place at Christ Church Hall in Alsager between 10.45-12.15 every Wednesday. It is a very sociable group, taking a break for tea, coffee and biscuits half way through. Players are asked to bring their own racquet; shuttlecocks are provided. It is important that participants are appropriately dressed to play badminton, eg trainers, tracksuit bottoms, shorts etc. Maximum membership of the group is 13 due to only having one court. This is not a group which is suitable for beginners so some prior experience of playing doubles badminton would be useful.

Basic iPad Skills     

Meets Thursday 14:00-15:30
Details These Ipad Tutorial sessions are ad-hoc to cover any issues Members have with their Ipads. We cover Basic Setup to loading and using Apps and Facetime. With the closure of Honeypot we do not currently have a Venue. So if any members need help with using their Ipad during Covid-19 please email me.

Bird Watching     

Meets Normally 3rd Wed check with leader 09.30-16.00
Details Meet 09:15 (near Sandbach Rd North entrance to car park) for prompt 09:30 departure. We operate on a car share basis. Warm, waterproof clothing, stout shoes, binoculars and thermos recommended. We go to a pub or café for lunch.

Bowls 1 Indoor Winter 3     

Meets Thursday 10:00- 11.30
Details Indoor Bowling is a great game providing exercise, social contact and lots of fun. Indoor bowls is played on mats and the aim is to roll a set of 2 bowls from the hand toward a smaller target, which is a bowl known as a "jack". Rolling the bowl is known as the "delivery". When delivering a bowl the player must have a foot on the delivery mat. A game comprises of a number of ends. The aim of an end is for a player to finish with their own bowl to be closer to the jack than the opponent's. For each bowl that is closer than the opponent's the player scores 1 point. Each player has 2 bowls. When an end has been completed the players begin again at the opposite end of the mat. Approximately half way down the mat their is a wooden block placed to play around. The winner of an end decides the position of the jack for the next end, short, middle or long. Games are played as singles or doubles. The game runs until an allotted time is up and the winner (or winners if playing doubles) is the player with the most points.

Bowls 1 Outdoor II Summer     

Meets Friday 10:00-12:00 at The Institute Bowling Club
Details Bowling is a great game that provides us with exercise, social contact, comradeship & lots of fun in the fresh air, given these difficult it also helps to boost your mental health. Given the difficult times we are living, what more could you ask for? The aim of crown green bowls is to roll a set of two bowls from the hand towards a smaller target bowl known as the jack. Rolling the bowl or jack is known as the delivery. When delivering a bowl or jack, the player must place one foot on a mat to ensure that all bowls and jack are sent from the same spot. A full game comprises a number of ends. The aim of an end is for a player to finish with their own bowls closer to the jack than those of the opponent. For each bowl that is closer than those of the opponent, a player scores one point. Each player usually has two bowls allowing a maximum of two points on each end, in a singles game. The winner of the end delivers the jack in the next end. Games are played as singles or doubles i.e. 2 people or 4 people, the first player or team, in the case of a doubles, to accumulate 21 points wins the game. It can also be played on a number of ends or an allotted time basis. Competitive League Games are usually played between two players i.e. singles.

Bowls 1 Outdoor Summer     

Meets Wednesday 10:00-12:00 The Institute Bowling Club
Details See Bowls 1 Outdoor II Summer for information

Bowls 2 Indoor Winter 2     

Meets Tuesday 10:00-12:00
Details 

Bowls 2 Outdoor Summer     

Meets Tuesday 10:00-12:00 at the Institute Bowling Club
Details Bowling is a great game that provides us with exercise, social contact, comradeship & lots of fun in the fresh air, given these difficult it also helps to boost your mental health. Given the difficult times we are living, what more could you ask for? The aim of crown green bowls is to roll a set of two bowls from the hand towards a smaller target bowl known as the jack. Rolling the bowl or jack is known as the delivery. When delivering a bowl or jack, the player must place one foot on a mat to ensure that all bowls and jack are sent from the same spot. A full game comprises a number of ends. The aim of an end is for a player to finish with their own bowls closer to the jack than those of the opponent. For each bowl that is closer than those of the opponent, a player scores one point. Each player usually has two bowls allowing a maximum of two points on each end, in a singles game. The winner of the end delivers the jack in the next end. Games are played as singles or doubles i.e. 2 people or 4 people, the first player or team, in the case of a doubles, to accumulate 21 points wins the game. It can also be played on a number of ends or an allotted time basis. Competitive League Games are usually played between two players i.e. singles.

Bowls 3 Indoor Winter 1     

Meets Monday 14:30-16:30
Details 

Bowls 3 Outdoor Summer     

Meets Thursday 10:00-12:00 at The Institute Bowling Club
Details Bowling is a great game that provides us with exercise, social contact, comradeship & lots of fun in the fresh air, given these difficult it also helps to boost your mental health. Given the difficult times we are living, what more could you ask for? The aim of crown green bowls is to roll a set of two bowls from the hand towards a smaller target bowl known as the jack. Rolling the bowl or jack is known as the delivery. When delivering a bowl or jack, the player must place one foot on a mat to ensure that all bowls and jack are sent from the same spot. A full game comprises a number of ends. The aim of an end is for a player to finish with their own bowls closer to the jack than those of the opponent. For each bowl that is closer than those of the opponent, a player scores one point. Each player usually has two bowls allowing a maximum of two points on each end, in a singles game. The winner of the end delivers the jack in the next end. Games are played as singles or doubles i.e. 2 people or 4 people, the first player or team, in the case of a doubles, to accumulate 21 points wins the game. It can also be played on a number of ends or an allotted time basis. Competitive League Games are usually played between two players i.e. singles.

Bowls 4 Outdoor     

Meets Tues & Fri 10:00-12:00 at Rode Heath Bowling Green
Details Bowling is a great game that provides us with exercise, social contact, comradeship & lots of fun in the fresh air, given these difficult times it also helps to boost your mental health, what more could you ask for? The aim of crown green bowls is to roll a set of two bowls from the hand towards a smaller target bowl known as the jack. Rolling the bowl or jack is known as the delivery. When delivering a bowl or jack, the player must place one foot on a mat to ensure that all bowls and jack are sent from the same spot. A full game comprises a number of ends. The aim of an end is for a player to finish with their own bowls closer to the jack than those of the opponent. For each bowl that is closer than those of the opponent, a player scores one point. Each player usually has two bowls allowing a maximum of two points on each end, in a singles game. The winner of the end delivers the jack in the next end. Games are played as singles or doubles i.e. 2 people or 4 people, the first player or team, in the case of a doubles, to accumulate 21 points wins the game. It can also be played on a number of ends or an allotted time basis. Competitive League Games are usually played between two players i.e. singles.

Bridge - Beginners     

Meets Tuesday (NOT 2nd of month)
Details We do not meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Bridge - Improvers     

Meets Tuesday
Details 

Bridge - Social     

Meets Monday 1.00pm and 4.30 pm Alsager Golf Club
Details A friendly not too competitive group run for enjoyment.

Brush up your French     

Meets Thursday 14:00-15:15
Details This is an informal French conversation group for people who studied French a long time ago, feel hesitant and want to gain confidence, understanding and speaking French - it is not for complete beginners. We meet once a week for one our on Zoom. We can't meet face to face so I email a worksheet on a different topic everyweek with audio passages, links to videos, a list of relevant vocabulary and /or exercise, a written passage and questions for the discussion. There are about 7 or 8 regular participants and a couple who just like to look at the worksheets. If you are interested, please get in touch.

Card Making     

Meets Monday 09:15-10:45
Details The U3A Card Making class is made up of 11 members. The leader designs and makes the appropriate card, and provides everything needed for each person to then make that card ie papers, card, stamping equipment etc. Each member provides their own simple tools, ie scissors, ruler, pencils and glue. As time passes the members of the group get to know what they need to bring along to each session.

Card Making 2     

Meets Monday 09:15-10:45
Details The U3A Card Making class is made up of 11 members. The leader designs and makes the appropriate card, and provides everything needed for each person to then make that card ie papers, card, stamping equipment etc. Each member provides their own simple tools, ie scissors, ruler, pencils and glue. As time passes the members of the group get to know what they need to bring along to each session.

Creative Writing     

Meets 1st Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Details Updated on Friday 29/01/2021: The Creative Writing Group has moved online. Meetings will be held via Zoom, until further notice. Usually 1st Thursdays, please contact for exact dates and further details **** If you’re a serious writer, developing a novel and trying to get published, I’m afraid we’re not the group for you. But if you’re a keen amateur, looking to create 5-minute reads and have fun with fiction, we want to talk to you! Thank you, Teresa (group leader) ****

Cycling for Pleasure     

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month ericp1939@gmail.com
Details We cycle about 15 to 20 miles mainly along lanes ONLY IF NOT RAINING !! The group is not cycling during December and January. The next meeting is Tuesday 13 April then 2nd and 4th Tuesday monthly.

Discussion Group     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday 10.00-11.30
Details A group of people interested in a broad range of current affairs - political, economic, social - who meet to discuss a topic twice a month. A friendly group, several of whom go for a coffee afterwards.

Embroidery     

Meets Monday 9.15-10.45am
Details Meets at the United Reformed Church Hall, Brookhouse Road, Alsager on Monday mornings between 9.15 - 10.45am. All types of needlework, to all standards. Beginners welcome. We often have a group project that everyone who wants to does to the best of their abilities. Some people just like to sit and sew their own work and enjoy a chat.

Family History     

Meets 1st Friday 10:45-12:15
Details The Family History Group meets monthly (under normal circumstances)on the first Friday of the month at 10.45am in the Community Room in the Fire Station in Brookhouse Road Alsager. Numbers are limited by the size of the room. We welcome everyone, from beginners to the more experienced. We have a wonderful Mentor, Irene, and what she doesn't know about Family History isn't worth knowing. Her sidekick Ann is also a very talented and experienced Genealogist. Each meeting has a different tone. Sometimes we have an open forum where we all chip in and talk about our own Family History, other times a topic such as the Census, Wills, Parish Registers etc will be the order of the day. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand, you will be very welcome.

First Aid     

Meets Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Details The First Aid course is run twice a year. Course one is September/October; course two is February/March. Each of the courses is 4 weeks long. Week 1 covers body systems & recovery position practice; week 2 covers responses to an unconscious casualty including CPR; week 3 covers choking, strokes, diabetes & dementia; week 4 covers bleeding, fractures, burns & scalds. Members will need to wear comfortable clothing; ladies should wear trousers. Some sessions will include first aid practice on the floor (recovery position). You will also practice bandaging on each other. There is a welcome tea break half way through the session.

French - Self Help     

Meets Monday 9.30 till 10.55
Details This class comprises oral/aural work mainly on a variety of topics, also some grammar revision. As a general guide, the former "O" level exam covered most of the grammar required. Since lockdown there is a weekly e-mail with the aim of building vocabulary, also exercises for grammar revision. Please phone for further details, also availability.

Home Cooking     

Meets Thursday afternoon every week for 2 to 3 hours
Details This is a small group who meet weekly in Eileen's home to cook a variety of dishes that they are interested in making. Eileen is a retired teacher of Home Economics and Food Technology so advice is readily available when required. The members bring their own ingredients to make the chosen dish for each week although some ingredients will be bought for the group if they are unusual or expensive. Most of the equipment required is provided by Eileen(the leader) but occasionally the members will need to bring some equipment from home.

Keep Active with Music     

Meets Wednesday 10.00 - 11.00am
Details Keep Active aims to improve or at least maintain strength, suppleness, stamina &, just as important, socialisation. We have sitting & standing exercises to the music of our generation, Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, ABBA etc & fun is an essential part of the hour we spend together

Keep Fit to Music     

Meets Tuesday 10:45-12:00
Details This group takes place at Christ Church Hall between 10.45-12.00 every Tuesday. The group is led by an instructor who provides exercise to music. It is a group for people who want to keep fit and to enjoy the social aspect of joining together and keeping active. New members are welcome.

Knitting and Crochet     

Meets Monday 10:45-12:15
Details Knitting and Crochet Group’s Benefits are three-fold: First of all for our members to learn the techniques, both basic and advanced, of knitting and crochet. To do this involves teaching by those who have a particular skill, learning by others. We also use resources like the internet, books and patterns – sometimes, in the case of the latter, these are vintage or shared ones. Absolute beginners are welcome to the group as are people who are already proficient. Secondly, it is well-recognised that knitting and crochet are therapeutic. Both skills can be used as a distraction from physical pain as well as from stress and anxiety. Giving your hands something to do is an absolute boon when you feel restless; the repetitive act of making stitches is soothing, using some lovely, soft, colourful yarn is cheering, and a difficult pattern is great for adding a few new neural connections in the brain.

Mah Jong     

Meets Monday 11.00 - 12.45
Details If you would like to do something new, and different, come along and try Mah Jong. We are a sociable group—we enjoy the game, but we also enjoy each others company. Mah Jong is a game played with tiles, which originated in China, and there are similarities with Rummy. You will find out about pongs, kongs and chows, about wriggling snakes and heavenly staircases. You don’t need to have played before—you’ll soon learn. There are currently vacancies in the Mah Jong group.

Mah Jong 2     

Meets Monday 13:00-15:00
Details 

Music Appreciation     

Meets Monday
Details The Music Appreciation Group is a friendly group who meet to listen to, discuss and enjoy music presentations given by members or visitors. Each presentation follows a theme, providing information on that topic / composer or music, using CDs or occasionally DVDs. The presenters are from the group or outside visitors with a knowledge of their particular theme. Occasionally members are invited to bring their own contributions in an own choice program.

Orchestra     

Meets Tuesday 14:00-16:00
Details The orchestra meets every Tuesday in term times at the United Reformed Church. Alsager. Time 2pm till 4pm. Starting again in September, should Covid 19 allow us. The Orchestra has it’s own website - alsagerlightorchestra.co.uk where you can see photographs from recent concerts plus sound tracks. We now have 40 members and for concerts friends join us to make an orchestra 60 strong. Although the orchestra now has 20 strings, there are still vacancies for Violins, Viola’s, Cello and Double bass. We also require one Horn – either Horn in F or Eb. A standard of both playing and sight reading - say grade 6 - would be needed to feel comfortable. The music is NOT classical, but from stage and TV, including major stage shows like, My fair lady and Phantom Of The Opera etc. In September I am introducing “The Greatest Showman” Plus Film Sound Tracks from Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather and Salute to John Williams.

Outings and Visits Enquiries     

Meets Monday 9.30-11.00
Details This is a single group that is used to give general information about outings and visits. Each outing will have a an entry in the Calendar for its specific date, with additional detail. Use venue "Car Park - Asda Layby" to filter only Outings in the Calendar.

Painting for Pleasure     

Meets Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00
Details Painting for Pleasure provides two hours of quiet painting in whatever medium one chooses. At present this includes watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink. There is no tuition but members, who vary in ability from beginners to highly skilled, are happy to share advice. Members provide all their own materials.

Philately     

Meets Monday 11:15-12:15
Details 

Photo Editing for Improvers     

Meets Every Monday 13:30 - 16:00
Details This is a group whose members are very keen on Photography and how to edit and improve photos mainly using a product called Affinity Photo. We are also keen on social events and have an open approach to our virtual meetings covering many aspects of Photography whilst keeping a sense of humour as well. As this is an improvers course there is a requirement that each member must have their own copy of Affinity Photo by Serif which costs approx. £40.00 The new member must also have a strong knowledge of Windows 10 or Apple Mac. Their laptop/pc must be capable of running Zoom and have working speakers and microphone.

Play Reading     

Meets Thursday afternoon 2.00-3.30
Details We are a small group who read aloud a wide range of different types of play, taking characters in turn as they appear. We have discovered and re-discovered some very interesting plays which generate a good discussion. At the moment we are meeting on Zoom once a month and reading scenes from Shakespeare plays.

Poetry and Literature     

Meets Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Details Our Group is not Academic. The only qualifications required are a love of, and interest, in poetry. We explore all kinds of poetry from the Classics to the Moderns. Books are bought on line as needed (at the best price) and we each pay for our own books. Long standing members have quite a range of books, and these can be ordered, if required, by one of the group on behalf of new members. We have ‘Free Choice’ meetings at the beginning and end of each term, when members share their particular favourites will the Group. The format is that we choose the book from which we would like to work and then we take turns to read aloud, making any comments we have at the end of each poem. The Group is friendly and welcoming. A few of us have been in the Group for 12+ years and are still enjoying it very much.

Raspberry Pi     

Meets Thursday 10:00-11:00
Details The group is for those with an interest in (but not necessarily much knowledge about) computers and computer technology, particularly Raspberry Pi. We can help you get started with a Raspberry Pi computer. We discuss computer related topics primarily around Raspberry Pi computers and the Python programming language. We also do Raspberry Pi related projects, but these are less active while meetings are online only.

Scrabble and Board Games     

Meets Friday 14:00-16:00
Details Our group meets on a Friday afternoon 2.00-4.00 in the Dennis Round Court Lounge/Community room. We enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits at around 3.00pm. We have numerous games eg. scrabble, rummikub, upwords, sequence, tri-ominoes. We also have cards for cribbage but no players at the moment. No expertise/qualifications necessary as we teach each other and welcome any new games anyone would like to introduce. Attending the group is a friendly socialising activity and it keeps our brains alert.

Short Story Study Group     

Meets Monthly on 2nd Friday, Next 12th Feb. 10 am
Details In the year ahead we will be reading all of the fifteen stories that make up ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce, looking at some critical responses to them, as well as considering our own reactions. Joyce stands at the beginning of the modernist period in literary history. We will identify and examine some defining features of modernism, investigate Joyce’s technique and subject matter, and compare Dubliners with other stories written before and after Joyce, including post-modernist texts.

Spanish for Beginners     

Meets Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Details The Spanish for Beginners group meets at Dennis Round Court on Wednesdays from 11.00-12.00. At the moment there are 12 in the group. We concentrate on conversation about family, holidays, hobbies etc. We do grammar, practicing obvious verbs eg 'to have', 'to do', 'to be' (regular and irregular). Every now and then we split into groups of twos, threes or fours to practice what we have learnt.

Table Tennis 1     

Meets Friday 14:00-16:00
Details We meet every Friday at 14:00 at Rode Heath Village Hall. This activity is ideal if you want to keep fit both in body and mind but not too exhausting as we play only doubles. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available with time to mix and have a chat.

Table Tennis 2     

Meets Wednesdays 10.00-12.00
Details We meet every Wednesday between 10.00-12.00 at Rode Heath Village Hall. This is a group for people who want to keep fit and is therefore for all abilities. All equipment is provided but if you have your own bat please bring it with you. We only play doubles so it is not too exhausting. The social side is also to be recommended because we do stop for a break where tea, coffee & biscuits are served. Please feel free to come along and try this group. We have 8 table tennis groups within Alsager U3A so you will definitely find a group which is suitable for your needs.

Table Tennis 3     

Meets Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00
Details Our friendly and enthusiastic group of players meet on Tuesday morning 10.00-12.00. Playing for pleasure and enjoying the social aspect too.

Table Tennis 4     

Meets Monday 14:00-16:00
Details Great & happy group. No pressure. All levels.We just play for fun Tea / coffee & biscuits at half time.

Table Tennis 5     

Meets Thursday 2.00-4.00pm
Details Very friendly group. All help each other when needed. No experience necessary. We just play for fun. Tea / coffee & biscuits at half time. Payment is jan-June & sept-Dec Summer TT also available Entrance is the far right door, not the main entrance.

Table Tennis 6     

Meets Thursday 10:00-12:00
Details We are a friendly Sociable group with players whose ability ranges from beginner to very good! Our best players help those who are learning, yet we try to ensure they also have some challenging matches! As we only have 2 tables, this means that there is always someone to chat with between games. Around 1100 we have our Usual drinks and nibbles, members sometimes bringing us extra treats ! We have our summer picnics together after our session when everyone brings something. We also have a ‘Xmas meal’, usually in Feb/March! A sense of humour and sharing is more important Than table tennis skills..

Table Tennis 7     

Meets Friday 10:00-12:00
Details We meet on Fridays between 10.00 and 12.00 at Rode Heath Village Hall (parking available at rear of the hall). This is a group that caters for all abilities and is as much about socialising as it is about exercise. Due to covid 19 restrictions We can no longer stop for a break for tea, coffee. It is a very friendly welcoming group so feel free to come along as we have vacancies. You now need to bring your own bat and we only play singles. There is a maximum of 12 people per session. Currently the cost is £1.50 per 1 hour session, payable on the day (you need to bring the right money as change is not given). If you haven't played before you can try it out.

Table Tennis 8     

Meets Mondays 13:45-15:45 (ex-b/hols)
Details Updated on Friday 29/01/2021: The PAYG Group is suspended until further notice, due to national coronavirus restrictions. Please check the Alsager U3A website, for future updates. **** The TT8 Group was fully subscribed, when Covid-1st wave shut down U3A activities in March 2020. When full-group sessions restart, current TT8 members will be invited to renew their subscription. Any spare places will be offered to new members. **** In normal times, our mixed ability group plays every Monday 1.45-3.45pm, all year round, except on bank holidays. With plenty of banter during play (and tea/coffee and bikkies at half time), what’s not to like? Teresa and her friendly group are ready and waiting for you! To find out more, please contact Alsager U3A.

Talk Time     

Meets Monday 11.15 - 12.15
Details Different speakers and topics every week. All members welcome. Entry is £1.50 per talk.

Tap Dancing     

Meets Monday 12.30 till 1.30
Details We meet on a Monday on the stage at the Civil Centre between 12.30 and 1.30pm. We have a maximum number of 20 participants and at present there is no waiting list. Everyone is welcome from the very professional to the complete beginner! We have a fun time, keeping fit and socialising. Everyone who attends is made very welcome.

Ukulele     

Meets Thursday 11:00-12:30
Details We meet on Thursdays at 11am - 12.30. If you've never played ukulele before or you can play a bit this group will get you playing and singing along. You will need your own ukulele but you can come along for a taster session if you prefer. Ukulele playing is a very fun and sociable pastime and its easy to learn even if you've never played an instrument before.

Variety Crafts     

Meets Monday 11.05 till 12.30
Details A group which meets every Monday to make cards. This is an extremely social group and have been together positively for many years. Each group member brings their own equipment to the meeting and takes away a card at the end of each session. Members keep in touch regularly and also go out for coffees to local cafes. The group can take a maximum of 12 members and there are no vacancies at present.

Walking - Full Days     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
Details After meeting at the Civic Centre car park we travel in cars for no more than one hour to the start of a full day walk, often in the Peak District. We take a packed lunch, and after the walk go to a pub or a tea shop for a drink. Walks tend to be up to about 10 miles, slightly shorter in winter, with a lot of ups and downs. A good level of fitness is needed.

Walking - Full Days2     

Meets 1st and 3rd Friday 09.30-16.00
Details Please contact leader for a chat before attending (dated 1/9/17) The walks are 6 - 8 miles. The drive to the start of the walk can be up to one hour (in pooled cars) and a packed lunch is taken. Depending on leader availability there may be the opportunity to do a 10 mile on the Last Friday

Walking - Short 4-5 Miles     

Meets Third Wednesday 9.15-2.30
Details Short walks 4.5 to 5 miles as submitted and organised by members. We now meet at the start of the walk, generally at 10 am. Due to Covid precautions no car sharing is organised. Details of walks are notified to members by email.

Walking - Short and Moorland     

Meets 9:15 - 9:30 prompt. First Wednesday of month.
Details Varied walks over both parkland and moorland with mixed terrain. Average 4-5 miles. Currently (February 2021)there are no organised walks as we are in lockdown.

Walking Explorer 10 miles     

Meets First Wednesday of each month (except September)
Details This group does monthly full-day walks of around 10 miles and these may be in hilly or even mountainous terrain. To add variety to our expeditions, in the longer days of late spring and summer we may travel as far as the nearer Welsh or Shropshire hills or to the far side of the Peak District. All keen walkers are welcome to join us. The next walk will visit Bickerton and Bulkeley hills on the Sandstone Ridge in mid-Cheshire. The distance will be about 9½ miles with around 1400 ft of climbing on mostly good but intermittently muddy paths.

Walking Netball     

Meets Tuesday 4.30 -5.30pm
Details Friendly Walking Netball sessions at Alsager Leisure on Tuesdays between 4.30-5.30pm. There is no need to have played netball before. We start with a warm-up, then move on to practice different skills and then into small-sided games and then into a full-court game. This is an excellent way to keep fit and to learn new skills. New players are always welcome. Basic PE kit, including training shoes, advisable.

Wine Appreciation     

Meets Fourth Wednesday 19:30-21:30
Details We are not experts, we just love tasting wines that we probably would not otherwise try. We taste 6 wines each month which usually have a connection or a theme with a price tag that is affordable.

Yoga for Health     

Meets Thursday 9.30-10.30am
Details Yoga for Health promotes flexibility and core strength, building through gentle exercise. Strives to improve balance, practices breath control and relaxation, while enjoying a pleasant hour with friends.