SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS of the UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE – U3A – SPILSBY BRANCH

Once you are a member of the Spilsby U3A, you are welcome to join any of the Special Interest Groups. These are listed below, with a short description of what they involve.
For contact details, please speak to Ruth Ward on 01 790 752 477

SPANISH
Members meet weekly on a Tuesday at each other’s houses to chat in Spanish and to discuss points of pronunciation with a native Spanish speaker.

FRENCH – BEGINNERS
Tuition is given in the basics of French, mainly spoken. Meetings are held fortnightly on a Thursday at the co-ordinator’s house

FRENCH – CONVERSATION
A chance to practice your French in an informal atmosphere, whether for holidays or other purposes. Members meet fortnightly on Fridays at each other’s houses to chat over topics of interest, and to brush up on points of grammar

GERMAN CONVERSATION

BALLET APPRECIATION

BRIDGE – BEGINNERS
The group is being taught the fundamentals of Bridge by an experienced player, on a regular basis. No prior knowledge is assumed.

BRIDGE – IMPROVERS
A group for those with the basic knowledge of Bridge, held once a week at members’ houses, with the intention of having fun and, hopefully, improving their skill.

WALKING
A two hour ramble on the first Tuesday of the month, generally meeting at the Boston Road car park in Spilsby at 10am, taken at a suitable pace, and introducing members to local footpaths

AMBLING/STROLLING
Taken at a slower pace than the Walking Group, and not involving any stiles, an occasional stroll around areas of local interest

WRITERS’ GROUP
A group that meets on an irregular basis to talk about the writing members have done, what they have achieved, and what they would like to achieve. Members range from fully published authors to the hopefuls.

POETRY/LITERATURE
Members meet monthly to read and discuss various poems from the anthology “Here to Eternity” compiled by Andrew Motion. No special literary knowledge is required.

PLAY READING
A group that meets at 10am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at a member’s house, to read parts from a selection of plays, provided by the Drama Service of Lincolnshire County Council

BOOK CLUB
A monthly meeting, discussing a book previously handed out, supplied by the Lincolnshire Library Service. The meeting is held at a member’s house at 2.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month

MUSIC APPRECIATION
A chance to unwind, while listening to some beautiful music, chosen by a member of the group. The meetings are monthly on the third Monday, at 2.30pm at the co-ordinator’s house. No knowledge of music is either required or assumed.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Beginners and improvers meet about every three weeks to discuss their work and show their results, with the aim of improving their technique and learning from each other. A topic is given each meeting for members to concentrate on for the next time.

COMPUTERS
This is a group for anyone who wants to know how to do anything on a Laptop computer, for beginners onwards. Meetings are held at the co-ordinator’s house as and when they can be arranged.

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF SPILSBY 1939-1964
Hoping to ultimately produce a book on the history of Spilsby for this period, members are undertaking research, either by chatting to long-term residents, or by undertaking documentary research – the choice is yours. Meetings are held approximately monthly to discuss progress.

GARDENING AND GARDENS APPRECIATION
Members alternate between external visits and visits to their own gardens, to learn a bit more and gather inspiration. Meetings are held monthly by arrangement and are likely to be indoors in the winter!

LUNCHEON CLUB
The Luncheon Club meets monthly at a chosen venue, for lunch, a drink and a chat, on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Advance booking, payment and choice of menu is required, details of which are available at the monthly general meeting.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

c/o Lis Mercer Banks 01790 755535

THEATRE CLUB

c/o Margo Saunders 01790753327

FOR CONTACT DETAILS OF THE CO-ORDINATORS OF ANY OF THESE GROUPS,
PLEASE CONTACT RUTH WARD, THE CO-ORDINATORS’ CO-ORDINATOR,
ON 0 1790 752 477

OR E-MAIL: rfjward@btinternet.com

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