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ACTIVITY GROUPS  A-Z
LEARN, LAUGH and LIVE!

If you are interested in a particular group, please email
activities@bridgnorthanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Click the links for fuller information where available.   
New Groups are developed as members join and who offer
different interests to share or to take part in.  Just let us know!
Click here to see all the Groups in our
Activity Diary

PLEASE NOTE:  
U3A Membership is required to take part in any of these Activities. 
Members can ask to join a group via the online link in the Member's Area,

 

BOOK GROUP  ...        Active: Click to view full programme                 BOOK GROUP LINK           
 Detail: Members' choice of book each month providing fresh discussion
Meeting: 1st Wednesday in month                      2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Member's Home (ML)                           Group Size:  6 maximum
Group Leader: Margaret Lomas                                    Cost:  £5 pa for library book loan  
   
BRIDGE ...                          Active: During Covid 19 help given to access Bridgbase On-line
(+ BRIDGEBASE Online)       Detail: Bridge for experienced intermediate players in a friendly environment
Meeting: Fridays (weekly)                                   9.30am to 12 noon
Venue: The Bungalow, Innage Lane                Group Size:   24 maximum
Group Leader: Mary Galloway                                     Cost:   £1.50 per session
   
CANASTA ...                   (on hold)  
Detail: Rummy-style card game, played in twos, threes or pairs
Meeting: Mondays (weekly)                                2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: The Bungalow, Innage Lane                Group Size:  20 maximum
Group Leader: Jen Everitt                                             Cost:  £1/£2 per session
   
CINEMA GOERS ...    (on hold)  
Detail: Use it or lose it!  Weekly Emails of Films including Live Shows
Meeting: Varies                                                    Afternoons/Evenings
Venue: Majestic Cinema, Whitburn Street        Group size:  n/a
Group Leader: Tessa Holden                                        Cost: varies
    
COFFEE & CHAT ...       Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom
Detail: Meeting informally for a friendly chat on a variety of topics
Meeting: Thursdays (alternate)                           11.00 - 12.30pm
Venue: Zoom                                                    Group Size  12+
Group Leader: Trevor Padget                                       Cost:  n/a
   
CRIBBAGE ...                 (on hold)  
Detail: Traditional 'pub' game of cards with scoring using unique peg board
Meeting: Tuesdays (alternate)                           1.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: The Fosters Arms, Mill Street              Group Sze:  12+
Group Leader: Chis Wright                                          Cost:  Drink of choice
   
FRENCH 4 FUN 1 ...       Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom and limited to 6 maximum
Detail: Friendly French Conversation 
Meeting: Mondays (fortnightly)                          morning
Venue: Zoom                                                  Group size:  6 max 
Group Leader: Jane Freshney                                    Cost:  n/a
   
FRENCH 4 FUN 2 ...      Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom and limited to 6 maximum
Detail: Friendly French Conversation 
Meeting: Thursdays (weekly)                           afternoons
Venue: Zoom                                                 Group size:  6 max 
Group Leader: Pam Orrell                                         Cost:  n/a
   
GARDEN VISITS ...      (on hold) Click to view full programme             GARDEN VISITS LINK
Detail: Visits organised near and far to Garden and Horticultural Centres
Meeting: Thursdays (mostly)                            Full or half days
Venue: various - see Menu on left                 Group Size:  up to 34
Group Leader: Maria Hughes                                    Cost: Varies (NT M'Ship useful)
   
GENEALOGY ...                Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom 
Detail: Sharing Family Tree Research linked to related social history
Meeting: Tuesdays (1st in month)                    10.30am to 12 noon
Venue: Zoom                                                  Group size: 12 max
Group Leader: Val Johns                                            Cost: n/a
   
GEOCACHING ...          (on hold) New Members welcomed...
Detail: An outdoor walking challenge with a difference!
Meeting: Fridays (4th in month)                       10ish start
Venue: varies                                                 Group size:   10+
Group Leader: Bob Mitchell                                       Cost: Sat Nav App (if desired)
   
GERMAN CONVERSATION ... (on hold)   Sorry - Group full!
Detail: Practice speaking german in an informal and friendly environment
Meeting: Mondays (4th in month)                     2.30pm to 4.00pm
Venue: tbc                                                      Group Size:  8 max
Group Leader: Eva Peringer                                      Cost:  Coffee plus 25p
   
IT SUPPORT ...                 Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom 
Detail: Support for any member with iPads or  Microsoft Windows 10 
Meeting: Mondays  (alternate)                           11.00-12.00 noon
Venue: Zoom                                                   Group Size: 6 max
Group Leader: Chris Wright                                         Cost:  n/a
   
JIGSAW EXCHANGE ..   Active: Monthly email List A-Z of Jigsaws available...
Detail: 1000 piece jigsaws for exchange.  Donate one ... take one away!
Group Leader: Jo Hammond                                        Cost:  Donate 1 jigsaw
   
MAH JONG ...                (on hold)  
Detail: Fascinating game played with beautiful ivory tiles
Meeting: Tuesdays (weekly)                               2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: The Bungalow, Innage Lane                Group Size:  24 max
Group Leader: Maria Hughes                                      Cost:  £2 per session
   
OUT & ABOUT ...          (on hold) Click to view full programme                OUT & ABOUT LINK
Detail: Venues sought to provide an interesting and different day out
Meeting: Six visits between April and December - various days     
Time: Transport departs 9.00am (approx) from tbc
Group Size: Restricted by transport and/or venue
Cost: Entrance costs vary.      Transport payable on the day
Group Leaders: Jenny Green & Tricia Bennett 
   
QUIZ TIME ...                     Active: During Covid 19 meeting on Zoom
Detail: Friendly lighthearted quiz time with members contributing lists of Q&As
Meeting: Wednesdays (weekly)                         11.00-12.30pm
Venue: Zoom 
Group Leader: Kay Yendole                                        Group Size:  12+
   
SPANISH for FUN ...        Active:  
Detail: Learning the basics to enhance experiences when visiting Spain
Meeting: Fridays (fortnightly)                            10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Zoom                                                  Group Size: 6 max
Group Leader: Jane Cosnett                                      Cost:  n/a
   
TABLE TENNIS ...        (on hold)  
Detail: Games of table tennis to standard rules with access to three tables
Meeting: Weekly Friday                                     10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: The Paddocks, Conduit Lane              Group Size:  12+
Group Leader: Maureen Mumford                                Cost:  £1.00 donation
   
THEATRE GROUP ...   (on hold) Click here for full Programme               THEATRE GROUP LINK
Detail: Theatre Visits arranged (up to 4 per year) to a variety of performances
Meeting: varied                                                    mainly matinees
Venue: Varied (eg Birmingham, Malvern)         Group Size:  varied
Group Leader: Kay Yendole                                          Cost:  £45-£90
   
WALKING ...                 (on hold) Click to view programme of walks      WALKING GROUP LINK
Detail: Walks 4-8 miles in and around the Bridgnorth area.    Packed lunch reqd
Meeting: Fridays (1st in month)                         10.00am Westgate Car Park  tbc
Venue: Share cars to start point                      Group size:  10+
Group Leader: Jane Freshney                                     Cost: n/a
   
WRITERS GROUP ...      Active: During Covid 19 communicating by Email
Detail: Supportive group encouraging writing skills to produce short stories
Meeting: Mondays (1st in month)                       12 noon to 2.00pm
Venue: Email                                                    Group Size:  10 maximum
Group Leader: Kay Yendole                                         Cost:  n/a
   
WRITING GROUP ...
'Memories to Memoirs'     (on hold)
  
Detail: Guidance on writing your life story from a professional
Meeting: Tuesdays (2nd in month)                     2.00pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Bridgnorth Library                                Group Size:  10 max
Group Leader: Patricia Hansen                                    Cost:  £2 per session
   
Please let us know if there is an activity that you would like to see represented in our programme. 
We are keen to expand the number of Activity Groups for us all to enjoy and will support any member with any suggestions
that are put forward
.        Please send any ideas to: activities@bridgnorthanddistrictu3a.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
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