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Ravenshead U3A Groups


Meets No Fixed Time
Details Contact leader for details


Meets monthly
Details We meet in each other's homes and discuss our personal antiques and visit valuation days at the Centre in Ravenshead, and may invite professional dealers to advise us. If you are interested in joining us please contact David 01623 793039.

Beginners Bridge     

Meets 2nd & 3rd Wed
Details Contact leader for details Maria Gabrielczyk

Belly Dancing     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays in term time at the centre
Details Exercise and fun


Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Details A friendly group of U3A members who meet once a fortnight to play and enjoy this classic card game. For further details, if you would like to join us, please contact Trevor.

Chess and Backgammon     

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday

Coffee & Conversation     

Meets 3rd Monday each month
Details This is a 'drop-in' group for anyone to come along and have a chat with other members. No charge and you get free drinks and biscuits; what more could you want! Also, it is a good opportunity for new members to come along and find out what Ravenshead U3A is all about.

Computing Beginners     

Meets No Fixed Time, as and when required
Details Contact leader for details. Problem solving advice offered to members.

Craft Group     

Meets Thursday
Details This group meets every week, is happy for you to do 'your own thing' with many others having skills which are shared. We cover crochet, beading, patchwork, blackwork and many other skills. we love to see new members and welcome any newcomers. We are trialling an extension to the time of our meetings so from May 1st we will be running from 9.00 - 12 noon and the cost will be £2. Please contact either Irene or me to let us know your views.

Creative Writing     

Meets Friday after monthly meeting
Details Contact leader for details

Cribbage, scrabble, etc.     

Meets 1st Tuesday

Cryptic Crossword     

Meets Thursday
Details A cryptic crossword is a crossword puzzle in which each clue is a word puzzle in and of itself. ... In the United States, cryptics are sometimes known as "British-style" crosswords. Compilers of cryptic crosswords are commonly called "setters" in the UK. We currently meet in members'homes but if the group gets bigger we will move to rent a room.

Current Affairs     

Meets 3rd Wednesday
Details The group meets monthly in the Brammer Room of the village hall for informal debate about issues and topical items in the news. New members very welcome.

EVENT: Quiz night     

Meets 20th September 2019
Details 3 quizzes together with Fish & Chip Supper

Family History     

Meets 4th Tuesday
Details Informal, friendly group catering for all levels of expertise.

Folk and Country Dancing     

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
Details Our fun sessions consist of new and familiar dances with a number of callers. We are accompanied by the Jolly Beggars band. Members pay £1 per session which includes refreshments.

French Conversation     

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday
Details Contact leader for details


Meets No Fixed Time
Details Contact leader for details

General Monthly Meeting     

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Details Our general members' meeting takes place each 2nd Tuesday of the month. The format usually includes notices about events and group activities followed by a break for drinks and biscuits - free of any charge! After the break, we usually have a guest speaker who will give a presentation for about an hour, often including a slide show or video to demonstrate the topic. Themes cover all manner of things from History to Science. Do come along and visit us.


Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday
Details ‘The Guitar Group, based primarily on the Acoustic Guitar, is now well established with around 15 regular members. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Many of the group, with both ladies and gents involved, were beginners but are now developing well.

Hikers 5 to 8 miles     

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday ea Month
Details Meeting up with old & new friends to walk and explore panoramic landscapes, is why this Group was formed. There's a full Itinerary of walks view-able on the Hikers web page. Visit the following URL 'web page'. https://u3asites.org.uk/code/u3asite.php?site=389&page=42510 This link enables new members to asses their personal suitability for the type of walks we undertake.

Knitting and Crochet     

Meets 1st & 3rd Friday
Details knit & natter! come along to this sociable group and improve your techniques or learn from scratch.


Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Local History     

Meets 2nd Tuesday
Details Talks at the Centre plus outside visits to various interesting venues. This group is currently full.

Luncheon Group     

Details We meet monthly at local venues. Contact leader for details Gedling Inn and Kitchen 21st August Frog and Feathers, Glapwell 16th September. Menus available from Christine Dean.

Mah Jong     

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday
Details new members welcome. Experience not necessary.

Music Appreciation     

Meets 2nd Tuesday
Details Contact leader for details


Meets 2nd Monday

Pastels 1     

Meets Wednesday
Details Contact leader for details

Pastels 2     

Meets Friday
Details Contact leader for details

Photography For Fun!     

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month
Details We welcome to this new group anyone interested in any form of photography in this age of smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. The emphasis is on finding out what we can do with modern technology ourselves, learning from one another, and when we are desperate, we consult the real experts: our grandchildren! Along with a regular monthly meeting we hope to arrange occasional group outings to practise what we discover. It should be FUN!

Play Reading Group     

Meets Wednesday after monthly meeting

Reading Group 1     

Meets 3rd Tuesday
Details We meet in members' homes to discuss a wide variety of pre-selected books and authors. Contact Pat for details.

Reading Group 2     

Meets 3rd Tuesday
Details Friendly group which reads a variety of literature for discussion. Books are provided by the local library.

RU3A Committee     

Meets Third Tuesday of the Month
Details Ravenshead U3A committee meets every month on the third Tuesday. If you would like to know more or would even consider becoming a committee member in the future please get in touch.

Science and Technology     

Meets 1st Friday of the Month 2 till 4 pm
Details Welcome to Science and Technology to enjoy presentations from members cover a range of topics and join us on visits to places and processes of interest. For more details refer to group web page at https://www.u3asites.org.uk/code/u3asite.php?site=389&page=55937 left click and drag to highlight URL. right click drop down menu and select paste.

Scrabble, Rummikubs etc.     

Meets 3rd Tuesday


Meets Mondays as arranged at each meeting
Details We are a mixed ability group trying to learn basic Spanish using a mix of podcasts, text book, audio and friendly chat.

Table Tennis     

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday
Details this group was formed to get people who have played table tennis in thier youth involved again. we are currently full but you are welcome to join a waiting list.

Thursday Walking Group     

Meets Fourth THURSDAY of the month
Details Monthly walks. 2.5 to 5 miles max around Nottinghamshire. Contact leader for details

Trip Opera Dudes     

Meets 7th December 2019
Details Evening trip. Fantastic blend of opera, swing and show songs, sensational voices and good, clean "carry on" fun. Tickets £13.50 Only 15 places available. This is mow FULL.

Trips Newark Antiques Fair     

Meets Friday 11th October
Details Antiques and Collectors’ Fair. Up to 2,500 stands the largst event of its kind in Europe. As recently seen on TV. Community bus £5, Entrance £5 payable on site. 8 am departure from Sherwood Ranger. Return 4 pm.

Trips. Crafts, Art, Christmas.     

Meets Sunday 3rd November 2019
Details Creative Crafts/Art Materials/Simply Christmas. NEC Birmingham. £5 entrance fee, £10 bus fare. Deposit £10 required on booking please International Handicrafts, Handmade, Gifts & Decorative Industry trade fair."Welcome to a shiny and bedecked festive dream! This unique retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Enjoy live music and festive food and drink as you tick off your Christmas shopping list!

Trips. Cromford Mills Canal     

Meets Thursday 19th September 2019
Details Cromford Mills and Arkwright experience 1hr 30 mins guided tour including rhe Arkwright experience. 1hr 45 minutes free time. Lunch at one of the two cafeterias or bring your own lunch and sit at the picnic area. 1.45 meet at the embarkation point for a 2hr canal boat ride. 4.15 bus leaves for home. £23 (lunch not included)


Meets As arranged, 2 or three times a year
Details This group is to enable better communication with our volunteers who help us with meeting and greeting, refreshments, and technical aspects, particularly but not exclusively at General monthly meetings, Coffee and Conversation, and other RU3A events.


Meets No Fixed Time
Details First Saturday in the month planning meeting Fourth Saturday in the month Games afternoon. See diary

Wine Group 1     

Meets 3rd Friday

Wine Group 2     

Meets 3rd Tuesday

Wine Group 3     

Meets 2nd Monday

Wine Group 4     

Meets 3rd Tuesday

Wine Group 5     

Meets 1st Wednesday

Yoga Group 1     

Meets Tuesdays

Yoga Group 2     

Meets Fridays