Wakefield and Disrict U3A

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  • Art Meet at W. Y. Sports Club, Walton Lane, Sandal.
    Every Wednesday 10:00am. - 12noon
    Alison Bennet 01226 701337 toalib@aol.com

    This is a self help group, where members are encouraged to help each other. We welcome beginners or experienced artists, choosing any painting medium.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
  • Big Questions, Any Answers, Where Does One Draw The Line? Meet at Baptist Church, Barnsley Road
    Thursday 10.30-12.30 pm (10 Weeks)
    David Leyshon 01924 249686 djm.leyshon@gmail.com

    We will examine the principles upon which morality is based and consider several moral problems in light of the answers that certain thinkers and organisations across the ages have given to these questions. There will be plenty of opportunity for group discussion. A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • Bird Watching Meet at Various Sites 3rd Tuesday monthly 9:30 am.
    Edwin Lockwood 0785 8466547 uedw3birdsa@gmail.com

    The group meets for half or occasionally whole-day sessions, and visits local sites of interest. Binoculars are desirable and a reasonable level of fitness is required. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn.
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  • Bridge All Bridge classes are at the tutor's home, Normanton
    Danny Parsonson 01924 220297 dannyparsonson@hotmail.com

    A weekly charge of £1 is made on all groups to cover materials and other costs.
  • Bridge Improvers 1Tuesday 10.00 - 12 noon
    This is a continuation of my beginners group started February 2018 and is now well into book 1 of "Bridge for All" - the accepted pathway of the English Bridge Union for those wishing to learn bridge. Members are already playing regularly.
  • Bridge Improvers 2Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    A continuation of the beginners group who started in 2016 and are a good way through book 2 of "Bridge for All". Most of the group are now members of the Wakefield Bridge Club and getting good practice in playing.
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  • Coffee Mornings3rd Friday monthly 10-12 noon
    Coffee mornings are held at the
    West Yorkshire Sports Club, Sandal
    Coffee is served at 10am followed by a speaker at 10:30am this gives an opportunity to meet other members of the U3A
  • Craft & Chat Meet at Agbrigg Community Centre
    Thursday – 10.00am – 12.00 noon.
    Mrs Heather Bottomley, Tel:01757 212262 or
    Email heather.bee@btinternet.com

    We are a warm and friendly group of like-minded crafters. We include quilting/patchwork, embroidery, paper crafting, jewellry making, digital crafting, knitting/crochet and more. A self help group sharing knowledge and skills. Experienced crafters and beginners all welcome.,
    A charge of £11 per 10 week term will be made to cover rent.
  • Crafts (1) Meet at Tutors home, Huddersfield
    Every two weeks Friday 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.
    Shirley Dufton 01484 534297

    An opportunity to discuss and to experiment with some of the crafts which we have not previously experienced; to extend and develop our skills while learning new techniques.
  • Crafts (2) Meet at Tutors home, Huddersfield
    Every two weeks Thursday 10:00am. - 12 noon &
    Shirley Dufton 01484 534297

    An opportunity to discuss and to experiment with some of the crafts which we have not previously experienced; to extend and develop our skills while learning new techniques.
  • Crown Green Bowling (1) Every Friday morning 10.30 to 1:00
    Marjorie Crawford 01977 611342 Email 33@marjoriecrawford.plus.com

    Summer Season April to September at Crofton Community Centre. £5.00 initial membership payable to the Centre, pluse £1.50 per visit. Winter Season from 5 October 2018 to March 2019 (also outdoors) at Hemsworth Miners Welfare Club at Fitzwilliam. £1.00 per visit come and enjoy this gentle exercise with social company.
  • Crown Green Bowling (2), Ossett The Bowls Club meets every Tuesday morning through the summer(April to September) between 9.45 to 12.00 noon
    at Ossett cricket and athletic club(bowls section).
    Contact Mike: mickanddiane@googlemail.com
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to assist with rent and a charge of £1 per visit
  • Current Affairs Meet at Tutors Home, Horbury
    3rd Tuesday monthly 2.00 - 3.30 pm
    Hilary Elstone 01924 277504 hillaryelstone@gmail.com

    This group will have open discussions on subjects of general interest which are in the news.
    The group hopefully be able to tackle all areas.
  • Dining Out (1) Various venues.
    3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm
    Pauline Turney 01924 255746
    A casual eating-out evening where we try a variety of venues, arranged to suit those participating.
  • Dining Out (2) Various venues.
    4th Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm
    Elaine Machell 01924 277924 e.machell@talktalk.net

    This second group offers an opportunity on a different day of the week.
  • Drawing And Painting Meet at Agbrigg Community Centre
    Every Monday 10am-12.00 noon
    Mike Stearne on 01924 864523 or email mike4changes@gmail.com

    For anyone who is interested in drawing and painting, including pen and wash, crayon, charcoal or pastel. You can choose abstact, still life, or any other style. This is a self help group, each sharing their skills and knowledge. Experienced and beginners welcome.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • Family History Sandal Library
    3rd Monday monthly 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.
    John Wilson 01924 279925 fhaubrey@gmail.com

    Who knows what surprises you may have when you research your family history and discover more about your forebears? Join our self-help group and find out the real stories about your family. New and experienced researchers all welcome.
  • French: Conversation Meet at Walton Village Hall, School Lane, Walton, WF2 6PA.
    Every Monday 10:00am-12:00pm.
    Ann Dore 01924 257459

    We talk in French, and listen to others talking French. English may be used during our 15 minute break. It is worthwhile, very hard work, and fun.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • French SW Meet at Tutor's Home Every Wednesday 2 - 4 pm.
    Shirley Wigglesworth 01924 378809

    This group is for those who have some knowledge of French and wish to widen their vocabulary, improve pronunciation and reach a reasonable degree of accuracy in grammar. This is done in a light, relaxed manner. Runs throughtout the year.
  • Gardening various venues
    2nd Monday in the month 2:00-4:00
    Hilary Fowler 01924 258234 fowler_hilary@hotmail.com

    We will visit interesting gardens in the summer months. In our monthly meetings in the library we will discuss gardening related topics and I hope members will have lots of suggestions!
  • German Conversation Meet at Sandal Library
    Every Friday 1:30 - 3:30 pm
    Edith Thackray 01924 217574

    A friendly mixed-ability group, learning basic German conversation with a light-hearted approach.
  • HistoryMeet at Methodist Church, Sandal,
    Alternate Thursdays 2.00 -4.00
    Beth Rudkin, Barnsley U3A
    Contact: Hilary Fowler 01924 258234 fowler_hilary@hotmail.com

    This year we will be looking at the 18th Century. It won't be quite so much about kings and queens as the last two years, although it has its share of interesting monarchs. But there will also be the American War of Independence, with its Boston Tea Party and George Washington. There will be Wolfe taking Quebec, and of course the Frech Revolution, with people being murdered in the bath, and nice old ladies knitting while they watched the guillotine dispatching the nuisances. What about Napoleon and Nelson, their lives and loves? We will also look at Russia. They had their Peter the Great and Catherine the Great in our period. Then there was slavery and the lives of the ordinary people. We should find plenty to talk about then, but there will be lots of videos too. By the end of the year(next July) we will be able to claim this century as one we know and love.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • Line Dancing Meet at Kirkhamgate Village Hall.
    Tuesday 10:30 am to 12.00 noon
    Jane Chand 01924 361493 janechand@hotmail.co.uk

    Easy line dancing for beginners and those who are more experienced.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
  • Luncheon Group (1)Gaskell's Restaurant, Wakefield College, Margaret Street.
    Thursday monthly 12.00noon for 12.15pm
    Pauline Turney 01924 255746 pauline.turney@googlemail.com

    We meet during the catering college term, usually once a month, and have a three course meal in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ring Pauline for your reservation.
  • Luncheon Group (2) Gaskell's Restaurant, Wakefield College, Margaret Street.
    Wednesday monthly 12.00noon for 12.15pm
    Linda: 01924 257723 or Jackie: 01924 893790

    We meet during the catering college term, usually once a month, and have a three course meal in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ring Linda or Jackie for your reservation.
  • Mah Jong Meet at Community Room, Asda Durkar.
    First Friday monthly, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
    Florence Schoeb 01924 277304 florenceschoeb@yahoo.co.uk

    Mah Jong is a game originated in China around 2000 years ago. It demands skill, patience and strategy. It is similar to “rummy” in the west but much more complicated. Beginners welcome.
  • Mechanics of Military History (10 Weeks) Meet at Wrenthorpe Methodist Church Hall, Wrenthorpe Road WF2 0HR.
    Mondays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Keith Griffiths 01924 371377 kandm95@gmail.com

    A series of ten illustrated talks covering Saddam's supergun, the first Gulf war, military intelligence, the mystery of Amelia Earhart's "disappearance" and much more. A charge of £11 will be made to cover the rent.
  • Miniatures/Dolls House Furniture Meet at Tutor's Home, Huddersfield.
    Thursday monthly 10.00am to 3.00pm (1 hour for lunch)
    Shirley Dufton, 01484 534297

    A class for beginners AND those with more experience. To make the little things that turn a house into a home.
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  • Music: Listening To Meet at Manygates Adult Education Centre
    Every Friday 10:00am. - 12:00 noon
    Marion Lewis, 01924 372633 marionlewis@sky.com

    Listening to music. From light classical to symphonies, concerti, and opera from Baroque to Modern, with background information on composers, works and performers.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • Poetry ChoicesMeet at Agbrigg Community Centre
    Fortnightly Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmpm
    Kathryn Lloyd 07983217288 Kathblloyd@gmail.com

    This relaxed and friendly group is for those of us who like to share their love of poetry. Poems are chosen from an agreed subject, each person reading their choice. Members are not expected to be knowledgeable about the poem. New members welcome.
    A charge of £11 per term will made to cover rent.
  • Qigong – Chinese exercise Held at the Cluntergate Centre,Horbury
    11.30am for 1 hour every Wednesday.
    Contact Gordon Parfitt on gparfitt57@gmail.com to enquire for a place.


    Involves gentle movement and mindful breathing, completely within your range of ability, and suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Recorder Group Meet at Tutor’s home, Horbury.
    Every Monday 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
    David Johnson 01924 262181 david.johnson68@btinternet.com

    Players need to have their own recorder and be able to read music. A charge will be made to purchase a copy of the music we play-ranging from the Renaissance to modern day, so hopefully covering something that everyone can enjoy playing.
  • Scottish Dancing Meet at Kirkhamgate Village Hall.
    Every Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
    Jane Chand 01924 361493 janechand@hotmail.co.uk

    Come and join us for a fun session of Scottish dancing. Beginners and more experienced dancers are welcome.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent.
  • Spanish Intermediate
  • Table Tennis (1) Meet at Primrose Hall Horbury,
    Every Tuesday 1:45 - 3:45pm
    Sheila Moorhouse 01924 901325

    All levels are welcome. Group Table Tennis, mostly doubles.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
    Runs throught out the year.
  • Table Tennis (2) Meet at Primrose Hall Horbury,
    Every Thursday 1.30 - 3:30pm
    Barry: 01484 522696

    For players with some experience.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
    Runs through out the year.
  • Tap Dancing Meet at Baptist Church Hall, Barnsley Road
    Every Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00am
    Susan Flint 01924 274563 derricksusan@gmail.com

    An exhilarating way to keep fit. New members welcome, should have some tap dancing experience.
    A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
  • UkuleleMeet at Walton Library, The Grove, WF2 6LD,
    Friday now running 12.45 to 1.45 pm
    Linda Sargent Linda: 01924 257723

    Must have own ukulele, but after these beginners sessions it is hoped to run sessions for those with more experience.
    The Group is now Full
  • Walking 5 Miles Various Venues
    2nd Tuesday in month 1:30 pm
    Lorraine Johnson 01924 256193 djohnson2@talktalk.net

    Walking boots or walking shoes should be worn on all walks. In case of bad weather check with Group Leader that walk will take place.
    On all walks take good waterproofs and a spare sweater. For longer walks a packed lunch and a flask/drink are required. Please note that neither the Group Leader nor the U3A will be responsible for the safety of any person who participates in these walks.
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  • Walking 8 - 10 Miles Various Venues Monday 3rd or 4th in month 9:30 am.
    Lorraine Johnson 01924 256193

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  • Well, It's About Time (8 Weeks) Meet at Baptist Church, Barnsley Road
    Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm
    David Leyshon 01924 249686

    What is Time? How is it measured? How do humans and animals expreriece it? How has it affected societies? And how did we get our calendar? These, and other questions about Time, will be the focus of an 8 week course.
    A carge of £9 will be made to cover rent.
  • Wind Band Meet at St Mary's Church Hall Horbury Junction.
    Every Friday 1.30-3.30 pm.
    Jenny Scrupps 01924 262664 The correct E-mail address for Jenny Scrupps is: lionelandjennifer@hotmail.com
    The Wind Band is made up of mixed ability players ranging from experienced players to those who took up playing as a retirement challenge.Read More....