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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     

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 77969
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.

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 Oscar's Wine Bar - map
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 Crewkerne 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. Feel free to lunch beforehand at 12:30.

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.

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

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.

Local History     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Monday
Venue Speedwell Club
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Mah Jong     

Meets Weekly on Thursday
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
Contact Christiane Banton
Details M Mah-Jong is a traditional game established in China about 100 years ago. Rules tend to vary from one group to another so whether you are a beginner or have played it before you are most welcome and tuition will be given. Basics are easy to learn. Players are dealt 13 tiles each to start the game and by picking up and discarding one tile at a time, they attempt to make various groups or patterns. It is a game of skill and luck and certainly an enjoyable and gently stimulating way to spend an afternoon! Date and Time: Thursday weekly 2 pm to 4.30 pm We play for one hour then break off for tea/coffee for 30 minutes and carrying on playing for one hour.

Opera Appreciation     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monthly, 4th Monday
Venue Dance House, Crewkerne - map
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     

Meets Weekly on Tuesday
Venue 1610 Sports Centre
Contact Christiane Banton
Details Short Tennis (sometimes called Soft Tennis) was first played in Japan in 1884 and has been growing all over the world ever since. It is similar to tennis but played indoors on a small badminton court with a low net and a soft light foam ball. Rules are simple and easy to learn. It is a good sport to keep active, improve hand to eye coordination and memory and stay focused! It is suitable for all ages and is fun to play. Rackets will be provided for your first couple of games if you have not got your own. Wear loose comfortable clothing and good trainers. Experienced players or complete beginners are welcome.

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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ZZZ Test only     

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