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Crewkerne & District U3A Groups

Actors Workshop     

Meets 2nd Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Venue Various venues - map
Contact Anne Sutherland-Cooke
Details A thriving group but ready to welcome new members.

All about Shakespeare     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets 3rd and 4th Tuesday: SUSPENDED during epidemic
Venue private home
Contact 02460 72220
Details 3rd week DVD 4th week discussion of above

Ancient History     

Meets Monthly, 1st Tuesday
Venue Various venues - map
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Anorak communications     

Meets Various
Venue Various venues - map
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Art     

Meets Fortnightly, Thursday
Venue North Perrott Village Hall
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Astrology     

Meets Group will meet monthly 1st Thursday afternoon
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Contact 01460 221889
Details Group will meet on the 1st Thursday afternoon of the month

Badminton     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Weekly, Monday
Venue Merriott Village Hall - map
Contact 01935 476397
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Book club     

Meets 4th Wed 10:30
Venue Various venues - map
Contact 01460 271429
Details We read a variety of books in turn - each chosen by members of the group. The person whose book is chosen then leads the discussion at the next meeting. We meet in our own homes thereby keeping the cost down - the host providing tea and coffee. The discussions can be pretty lively and everyone is expected to participate.

Book Group Volume 2     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month
Venue private home
Contact Viv Wiles
Details Meeting to share and discuss a range of popular books chosen by our members.

Bridge     

Meets Weekly, Wednesday
Venue Various venues - map
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Colour Therapy     

Meets 1st Friday of month from 2pm to 4pm
Venue private home
Contact Betty Spanswick
Details This is a relaxed social group with no homework or strict commitment, so long as members notify the Leader when they cannot attend.

Computers for the Terrified     

Meets By arrangement
Venue Various venues - map
Contact 01460 279844 leave a message
Details Individual help to get set up with a computer, laptop,,tablet or smart phone. Help to chose which system will suit your needs. Do you need to contact family abroad, to shop on the internet, contact U3A friends and groups? Help offered on a one to one basis to get started. This is not for those already up and running.

Crafts     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Wednesday
Venue Various venues - map
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Digital Technology     

Meets 14:00 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Venue Zoom
Contact Derek McGouran
Details Group members have been/are involved in a wide range of hardware/software projects e.g. automatic watering systems, juke box computer, home networking, data extraction and formatting tool. Members have a particular interest in Linux but many projects are cross platform. The group provides website services to Crewkene U3A and led the acquisition of the crewkerneU3A.org.uk domain. They are happy to welcome any members who wish to develop their technical skills and/or require technical support with their own activities.

Discussion     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Wednesday
Venue Zoom
Contact David Bennett
Details I am rebooting the group via Zoom as from 19 May 2021. The topic will be Vaccine Ethics (including hoarding and “passports”). If you want to attend please email me know on david.bennett20@btinternet.com and I will send you a link. I'm inviting Chard and Martock members under the Avalon umbrella. Our discussions are normally lively, and often quite amusing. One of our previous topics was “Should the Queen be ‘allowed’ to retire?”. We speculated on whether Prince Charles actually wanted the job and whether William was quite ready for it. One member thought the Queen would quite like to step down and join the Belgravia U3A group. She certainly has plenty of material to present some interesting talks.

Drawing 1     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
Contact Sheila Seymour
Details Purpose: To encourage drawing To offer companionable place where habits developed during lockdown (if not before) can still be enjoyed NOTE: this is NOT a TEACHING Group. Members may informally help each other, but the emphasis is on simply pursuing an activity members have been practising on their own during lockdown. More apprehensive members nervous of re-joining society are particularly welcome Sorry – no paints or easels Activity: Drawing and some quiet socialising in the comfort of the Dance House. Group members will bring their own material and draw at tables/chairs in the comfortable atmosphere of the Dance House Hall. Conversation will be encouraged, but the emphasis is on drawing. Members will be encouraged to support the efforts of others, but there will be no teacher. WHY NOT JOIN DRAWING 2 AS WELL?

Drawing 2     

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
Contact Sheila Seymour
Details Purpose: To encourage drawing To offer companionable place where habits developed during lockdown (if not before) can still be enjoyed NOTE: this is NOT a TEACHING Group. Members may informally help each other, but the emphasis is on simply pursuing an activity members have been practising on their own during lockdown. More apprehensive members nervous of re-joining society are particularly welcome Sorry – no paints or easels Activity: Drawing and some quiet socialising in the comfort of the Dance House. Group members will bring their own material and draw at tables/chairs in the comfortable atmosphere of the Dance House Hall. Conversation will be encouraged, but the emphasis is on drawing. Members will be encouraged to support the efforts of others, but there will be no teacher. WHY NOT JOIN DRAWING 1 AS WELL?

Folk Dancing     

Meets 2nd / 4th Monday
Venue Speedwell Club
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French Conversation     

Meets AM 3rd Tuesday
Venue private home
Contact 01460 271496
Details An informal group where we speak French and gently develop our conversational skills.

French Topical     

Meets Friday 10:30 - 12:00
Venue private home
Contact 01460 271545
Details The group meets every other Friday morning to discuss topical events in French.

Fun of Language     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Friday
Venue private home
Contact david.newman123@btinternet.com
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Geology     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Tuesday
Venue Speedwell Club
Contact EricBurgess01460 74959
Details The next meeting will be held on 10th March in the speedwell club at 10am. The speaker will be Paul Pearson a Geologist

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Jazz appreciation     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Wednesday
Venue George Reynolds Centre - map
Contact valawarren@btinternet.com
Details A group of Jazz lovers who chose a topic to explore. We each bring tracks to play. One of the group offers to lead the discussion. We enjoy a cuppa midway. We have a Christmas party and a BBQ in June. Occasionally we visit the theatre. You are welcome to visit and see if it is for you.

Jewellery Making     

Meets 3rd Wednesday 10am till 12 noon
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Contact 01460 72134
Details A new group creating silver wirework jewellery or beaded jewellery.

Library Group 1     

Meets 1st Wednesday monthly
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
Contact Sheila Seymour
Details Purpose: To encourage reading To offer companionable place where habits developed during lockdown (if not before) can still be enjoyed To swap good books More apprehensive members nervous of re-joining society are particularly welcome Activity: Reading and some quiet socialising in the comfort of the Dance House. Group members will bring their own book/magazine/journal and settle down to read it in the comfortable theatre seats available in the Dance House. Some quiet conversation will be encouraged over coffee, but the emphasis is on reading. WHY NOT JOIN LIBRARY READING GROUP 2 AS WELL?

Library Group 2     

Meets 3rd Wednesday monthly
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
Contact Sheila Seymour
Details Purpose: To encourage reading To offer companionable place where habits developed during lockdown (if not before) can still be enjoyed To swap good books More apprehensive members nervous of re-joining society are particularly welcome Activity: Reading and some quiet socialising in the comfort of the Dance House. Group members will bring their own book/magazine/journal and settle down to read it in the comfortable theatre seats available in the Dance House. Some quiet conversation will be encouraged over coffee, but the emphasis is on reading. WHY NOT JOIN LIBRARY READING GROUP 1 AS WELL?

Local History     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Monday
Venue Henhayes Community Centre - map
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Lunch Bunch     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Monday
Venue Various venues - map
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Opera Appreciation     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monthly, 4th Monday
Venue private home
Contact 01460 279739
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Photography 1     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Thursday
Venue Various venues - map
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Play Reading     

Meets Monthly, last Friday
Venue private home
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Poetry 1     

Meets Monthly, 1st or 2nd Friday
Venue Various venues - map
Contact carolyn.p5@btinternet.com
Details A different subject is chosen each month, members research and read aloud their choices, about 3 each per meeting, followed by discussion.

Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery     

Meets Monthly, 4th Tuesday
Venue private home
Contact Tinamortimer5@outlook.com
Details informal group, members bring their own projects.

Rambling     

Meets various dates and destinations
Venue Various venues - map
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Serendipity     

Meets various dates and destinations
Venue Various venues - map
Contact u3ajan@googlemail.com
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Short Tennis     

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Skittles 2     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Tuesday
Venue Admiral Hood
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Skittles 3     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Thursday
Venue The Royal Oak (Sonny's)
Contact 01460 271429
Details A really friendly sociable group that meets at The Royal Oak in Hardington for coffee at 10.45am. We follow this with several games of skittles ( no: of games depending on no: of people attending ). After playing we then have lunch together before finishing at approx: 2.00pm. Friendly competition and banter !

Snooker     

Meets Weekly, Wednesday
Venue Conservative Club
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Table Tennis     

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday
Venue Misterton WI Hall
Contact 01460 279642
Details Table Tennis for exercise with enjoyment. Sheet with dates provided at trial session

Walking Football     

Meets Weekly, Friday evenings
Venue Wadham School Mini Astro Turf Pitch - map
Contact Anne Bright
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Wine appreciation     

Meets various
Venue Various venues - map
Contact suefrack@btinternet.com
Details with Chard/Ilminster. The group meets at one of two venues on the first Thursday of the month.

Writing for pleasure     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Wednesday
Venue Library
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