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3 Valley Readers     

Meets 1st Wednesday
Venue Honest John - map
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Art Appreciation History     

Meets 1st Thursday
Venue Fielden Centre Main Hall - map
Contact w.m.findon@btinternet.com
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Art Club     

Meets Alternate Tuesdays
Venue Fielden Centre Main Hall - map
Contact pearson382@btinteernet.com
Details Members are all very enthusiastic and have a wide range of artistic interests and abilities. Meetings are based on the idea of a workshop/studio situation and we focus on self-exploration and shared ideas. Whilst we each set and develop our individual goals we do not work in isolation - even though it is not a taught group- and thus we learn a great deal from each other.

Beginners Modern Greek     

Meets Alternate Thursday
Venue Saltonstall Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall - map
Contact rontapsall@hotmail.co.uk
Details Modern Greek beginners currently using the Talk Greek book and CD from the BBC.

Coffee Club     

Meets 1st Monday
Venue Honest John - map
Contact pearson382@btinternet.com
Details Coffee Club meets at about 11 am on the first Monday of the month except when it is a Bank Holiday when meetings take place on the second Monday of the month. All U3A Todmorden members are welcome to join in the chatter and enjoy excellent teas and coffees or even something a little stronger!

Concert party     

Meets Fridays
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Craft     

Meets Alternate Fridays
Venue Fielden Centre Main Hall - map
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Creative Writing Group     

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Venue Todmorden Community Resource Centre
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Crown Green Bowls     

Meets 1.30 pm on most Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays
Venue Centre Vale Park Bowling Club
Contact carrigan90@gmail.com
Details In case of inclement weather on any of our bowling days, this convenor’s intention is that members should expect to have a CGB group experience under shelter, whether in the Bows Club lounge (if available) or in a nearby hostelry, e.g. the Hare and Hounds, with congenial small group discussion spaces available. I believe that we can rapidly assemble a number of discussion/teaching/creative threads to explore - and find ways to share our ideas as a group, so reinforcing a mutual sense of purpose – and more involved with Crown Green Bowls(CBG). We will never routinely meet as an entire or regular group; How can we nevertheless build a CGB group identity? – discussion for a rainy day?

Dance     

Meets Friday. Last session this term, 13th December 2019
Venue Dawn Chapman School of Dance - map
Contact Fiona. fio.a.ryland@gmail.com
Details The group will only meet for dancing during school term times. Different types of dancing are learned each half term, with the members choosing what they wish to learn. At present there is a charge of £2.50p per session, to cover the cost of room hire and tuition. The group is open to new members, and needs increased membership.

European Film Club     

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Venue Roomfield Baptist Church - map
Contact Angela Greenwood
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French Conversation     

Meets alternate Mondays, 2.00 p.m.
Venue Fire Station Community Room - map
Contact thefostershq@yahoo.co.uk
Details Suitable for those who have reasonable conversational skills and knowledge of the french language.

French Improvers     

Meets Alternate Mondays generally
Venue Fielden Centre Upstairs Room - map
Contact gillmradford@btinternet.com
Details Members usually have studied French at some point, however long ago! Our main aim is to be able to have a simple conversation in French, maybe to ask or give information and more importantly to understand the answer!

German Group     

Meets Tuesdays
Venue Fire Station Community Room - map
Contact andy.hollis1@gmail.com
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Golf for Fun     

Meets Mondays (May - June)
Venue Todmorden Golf Club - map
Contact michaelcook2016@yahoo.com
Details meets at Todmorden Golf Course

Lunch Club     

Meets Once a month
Venue 
Contact gleamccann@aol.com 01422843329
Details These lunches provide an opportunity to visit a variety of local pubs and restaurants. They are also social occasions. The success of the Lunch Club depends on organisation of events by volunteers who are free to choose the venue, day and date. The conveners send out information to members. Members book their places with the organisers who then make arrangements with the venue. There is no limit on the number of people who can join the group but numbers attending events may be limited by the size of the venue. Communication is mostly by email but members who do not have email addresses can be contacted by telephone. Please contact the convener, Gisela Lea McCann, if you would like to join the group or for further information.

Mah Jong     

Meets Wednesdays
Venue Hare and Hounds - map
Contact ha@blurrededges.co.uk
Details Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. A game of skill but also chance. Some basic preparation is required to enable beginners to join the Group.

Novel Appreciation     

Meets 1st Monday
Venue Todmorden Library - map
Contact antpeter51@yahoo.co.uk
Details Anthony Peter; 01706 551998; antpeter51@yahoo.co.uk Usually 1st Monday of the month, Todmorden Library, 2pm to 3.30pm If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Anthony Peter. Novel Appreciation sets out to discuss mostly challenging novels, ancient and modern, from a moderately literary point of view. We are concerned with the questions ‘What distinguishes a good novel from a less good novel?’ and ‘From what critical point of view might it be interesting to consider this novel?’ Having said which, we are not highbrow or professorial, though we are interested in a certain amount of analysis of the text. The group is limited to 12 members: if everyone turns up, we can manage a discussion at which everyone can have a say; and if several people cannot come, there are enough left to make the meeting work well. We consider a range of texts: for example, ‘Villette’, ‘Restoration’, ‘The Inheritance of Loss’, ‘The God of Small Things’, 'The Poisonwood Bible', ‘I Like it Here’and 'Blackberry Wine'. We've even taken a shufti at 'Mort' to see how we rate Pratchett. We take it in turn to suggest a novel, and although we try to draw them from the sets that are available through Calderdale Libraries, we also choose ones that require us to provide our own copies. Once a year we agree on what novel we would like to buy a set of for Calderdale Libraries, and we pay for these ourselves. We meet usually on the first Monday of the month in Todmorden Library from 2.00 - 3.30. The date can vary occasionally because we can't meet on Bank Holidays when the Library is closed. Some people like to go to have tea or something stronger together after the meeting, and this is arranged month by month.

Old English     

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays 1:30 - 3:00
Venue Stubbing Wharf - map
Contact treasurer@u3atod.org.uk
Details Learning the language of the Anglo-Saxons through grammar texts, literature of the period, and internet resources

Opera Appreciation Group     

Meets 2nd Tuesday
Venue Stubbing Wharf - map
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Details We usually watch a whole opera on DVD with an interval for refreshment and conversation. Sometimes we have members giving introductions to the operas or composers and occasionally we have a guest speaker. Some members are very knowledgable about opera already and others new to this amazing art form.

Philosophy     

Meets Alternate Mondays
Venue Central Methodist Church - map
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Photography Group     

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Venue Stubbing Wharf - map
Contact nigelonline@mac.com
Details A group for people looking to improve their photography. 2nd Thursday is usually in Stubbing Wharf while 4th Thursday is some other activity.

Photography Group 2     

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month (usually)
Venue Fire Station Community Room - map
Contact Ernie Rogan
Details Members of our group are not experienced photographers. We try, when taking images, to set up correctly, rather than using systems to amend later.

Poetry Appreciation     

Meets 2nd Friday
Venue Todmorden Library - map
Contact lynne.tlr@btinternet.com
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Poetry Enjoyment Group     

Meets 4th Thursday
Venue Todmorden Library - map
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Practical Art     

Meets Alternate Fridays
Venue Fielden Centre Main Hall - map
Contact coateswendy1@gmail.com
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Psychology     

Meets First Tuesday
Venue Fire Station Community Room - map
Contact linlinrobson@btinternet.com
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Quiz     

Meets 4th Thursday
Venue Central Methodist Church - map
Contact myrna-cb@tiscali.co.uk
Details Quizzes set by any member who wants to set a quiz. Teams chosen at random each week. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Cost is £2.00 per session. Membership closed

Science     

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Venue Fielden Centre Upstairs Room - map
Contact tom.w16@tiscali.co.uk
Details Equipment: Laptop,speakers,projector

Scrabble 1     

Meets Alternate Fridays
Venue Central Methodist Church - map
Contact Ernie Rogan
Details Players are of mixed ability. A charge of £1/person is made.

Scrabble 2     

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays
Venue Golden Lion - map
Contact todwords@talktalk.net
Details New members welcome, both beginners and all levels of expertise.Teams are chosen at random at the beginning of each session, so everyone will get a chance to play with a variety of members. Contact via email or just turn up. The only exception to the meeting schedule is when the first or third Monday happens to be a Bank Holiday, when we may not meet.

Social history     

Meets Friday following members' meeting
Venue Todmorden Community Resource Centre
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Table Tennis and Badminton     

Meets Mondays (term time)
Venue Todmorden Sports Centre - map
Contact Ernie Rogan
Details Membership is full 04/03/19 with a wait list of 4. Membership is of mixed ability.

Tablet and iPad Group     

Meets 1st Tuesday
Venue White Hart - map
Contact Ianmacadie279@gmail.com
Details Phone 07398682519 Advice and guidance on using smart phones and tablets.

Walking     

Meets Last Tues. of month (except December); times vary
Venue Various - see calendar
Contact See Information Section below
Details The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month (but earlier in December). Walks are led by individual members and the typical length is around 4 to 6 miles. Details, including starting location and time, are emailed to group members about two weeks beforehand. To join the group, contact the Joint Convenors, Peter Gibson (toddypg@gmail.com) or Bill Griffiths (billgriffiths0@gmail.com). Reasonable fitness and good mobility are pre-requisites. Any member prepared to lead a walk in 2020 should contact Peter and advise their preferred month. No details are needed until nearer the time.

Wine Appreciation Group     

Meets 2nd Fridays
Venue Fielden Centre Upstairs Room - map
Contact jroger.howard@btinternet.com
Details Please contact Roger for the next tasting in good time, so he can make sure there is enough wine for every one!

World Affairs     

Meets Alternate Wednesdays
Venue Fire Station Community Room - map
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