French: Conversation Walton Village Hall, School Lane, Walton, WF2 6PA.Every Monday 10:15am-12:15pm.
Commencing 19th Sept 2016 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 SWTutor's Home Every Wednesday 2 - 4 pm. Shirley Wigglesworth 01924 378809
Using a course book we do grammar exercises, reading comprehension, listening comprehenssion via tapes, and oral work. Each week
every member is expected to present orally a piece of prepared work on a chosen topic. We also read works of French authors (not
French Making ProgressAgbrigg Community Centre. Every Friday 10:00 - 12:00 noon. Commencing
23rd Sept 2016 Brenda Willis 01484 865139 For people who have some knowledge of French (possibly very rusty) and wish
to revise or improve. If you enjoy visiting France and wish to keep your brain active then come and join a friendly, relaxed French
class of like-minded people. A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
German ConversationSandal Library Every Friday 1:30 - 3:30 pm Commencing 23 Sept 2016
Edith Thackray 01924 217574 A friendly mixed-ability group, learning basic German conversation with a light-hearted approach.
Spanish Intermediate(1)Tutor's Home Sandal Every Tuesday 2:30 - 4:30 pm Commencing 13th
Sept 2016 Val Whitehouse 01924 251389 We are a friendly group with a basic knowledge of Spanish. Some have been learning
for about 6 years, others less. We read, listen to, and speak the language. New members are welcome
Spanish Intermediate(2)Sandal Library Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 noon. Commencing 21st
Sept 2016 Lorraine Johnson 01924 256193 email@example.com We are a friendly, self-help group. Sessions include reading,
translation, exercises in vocabulary, grammar, conversation, etc. The aim is to improve our ability to understand and speak the
Learning for Pleasure
Art GroupW. Y. Sports Club, Walton Lane, commencing 21st Sept Wednesday 10:00am. - 12noon
Mary Oldham 01924 367043, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More...
Bridge all classes: Tutor's home, Normanton Danny Parsonson 01924 220297 email@example.com A weekly charge of £1
is made on all groups to cover materials and other costs.
BeginnersMonday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Explicitly designed for those who have no experience
of Bridge. A knowledge of card play although helpful is not necessarily essential. You will automatically be enrolled as a Bridge
Student with the English Bridge Union which entitles you to the regular student's magazine and a free diary. A weekly charge of
£1 is made to cover materials and other costs. Commencing 5 September Read More....
Bridge - 2nd Year Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm (or later) This is a continuation of last year's
beginners course We are still learning but playing competitively whilst we do so. A weekly charge of £1 is made to cover materials
and other costs. There may be one or two vacancies on this course for those who already have a basic knowledge of Bridge Commencing
8 September Read More....
Bridge - 3rd Year Tutor's Home, Thursday 10.00am to 12 Noon (or later) This is a continuation
of last year's 2nd year course. We will now be into the EBU Book 2 and the bridge is getting serious. A weekly charge of £1 is made
to cover materials and other costs. Currently there are no vacancies but this could change. Commencing 8 September Read More....
Bridge - 4th YearTuesday 10.00am to 12 Noon (or later) This is now my established group
over four and five years which I have amalgamated and some of this group do better than I do in the competitions. Members of this
group are playing competitively and we all discuss various deals and techniques and learn further aspects of the game. Members of
the above groups can also attend provided there is room so please ask first. A weekly charge of £1 is made to cover materials and
other costs. Currently there are no vacancies on this course. Commencing 6 September Read More....
Coffee MorningWest Yorkshire Sports Club, Walton Lane. 3rd Friday, Every month from 10am
to 12noon Commencing on 20 January - Sue Clifton 'Stitching up the Family ' how tapestries relate to social history
17 Feb - Games, Health Checks and entertainment by the Wind Band
17 March Noel Moroney - Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostello
21 April Games, Health Checks and demonstration of Line Dancing
19 May Dr David Allen 'The Essence of a Georgian Gentleman'
16 June - Health Checks,Games, Chat
21 July Peter Gospel ' Ruth Ellis the last woman executed in Britain'
August no meeting
Mags Hilton 07970776798 Coffee is served at 10.00am. One month a speaker will entertain us and the next coffee, conversation and board games etc. If you have any books you
no longer want, bring them along to sell for U3A and perhaps get yourself a new read as well.
A charge of £1 will be made to cover rent
Crafts(1)Home based 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)Home based 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.
Craft & ChatAgbrigg Community Centre – Thursday – 10.00am – 12.00 noon. Commencing
15th Sept 2016 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 venue charge of £11 per 10 week term is charged in addition
to U3A Annual Membership of £13. "New Members Welcome" For more information of the group, please contact: - Karen Stratton on 01924
864523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current AffairsTutors Home, Horbury 3rd Tuesday monthly 2.00 - 3.30 pm Commencing 20th Sept
2016 Hilary Elstone 01924 277504 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 Commencing 20th Sept 2016
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 Commencing 28th Sept 2016 Elaine Machell 01924 277924 email@example.com Due to demand a second group has
been formed, with the opportunity for a different day of the week.
Drawing And SketchingAgbrigg Community Centre –Every Monday 10am-12.00 noon Commencing
12th Sept 2016 For anyone who is interested in drawing and sketching, including pen and wash, crayon, charcoal or pastel.
You can choose abstact, still life, Zentangle, or any other style. This is a self help group, each sharing their skills and knowledge.
Experienced and beginners welcome. A venue charge of £11 per 10 week term is charged in addition to U3A Annual Membership of
£13. For more information contact Mike Stearne on 01924 864523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family HistorySandal Library 3rd Monday monthly 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm. Commencing 19th Sept
2016 John Wilson 01924 279925 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
Luncheon GroupGaskell's Restaurant, Wakefield College, Margaret Street. Thursday monthly
12.00noon for 12.15pm Marion Lewis 01924 372633 email@example.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 Marion for your reservation.
Mah Jong Tutor’s home, Sandal. First Friday monthly, 1.30pm to 3.30pm Commencing 2nd Sept
2016 Florence Schoeb 01924 277304 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. We would particularly welcome more
Mah Jong sets. If you want to play and have a set to bring along this would be useful, but also if you have an unused set and
would like to lend it to the U3A this would be great. We already play Mah Jong during the Coffee and Games mornings at West Yorks
Sports Club so if you would like to have a taster this is the right opportunity.
Mechanics of Military History Wrenthorpe Methodist Church
Hall, Wrenthorpe Road WF2 0HR. Mondays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Commencing 19th Sept 2016 (10 weeks) Keith Griffiths 01924 371377 firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrated talks covering the Battle of the Atlantic, Royal Flying Corps over the Somme, the logistics of Military Conflict, Air
Power in the Middle East and much more. A charge of £11 will be made to cover rent
Buddhism, a brief historyA course of ten meetings on Thursdays
beginning 12 January 2017 at 2 pm. Venue: A course member’s home in Sandal. SYLLABUS: Buddha the man Basic teachings (eg
the four noble truths etc) The two main schools of Buddhism Later developments Buddhism comes to the west For further
information ring Alan on 01226 283863
Meditation Agbrigg Last Wednesday in the month 1.30-3.30
pm Commencing 28th Sept 2016 Karen Stratton 01924 864523 or email me at email@example.com A group for like minded
people who already meditate or who would like to experience meditation for the first time. We will try different forms of meditation,
including visualisation, and mindfulness techniques. A charge of £11.00 per Academic year (Excluding December and August) to
cover room rental, in addition to £13.00 U3A membership. Please contact Karen for more information or if you wish to attend.
Miniatures/Dolls House FurnitureTutor'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. Read More...
Music: Listening ToManygates Adult Education Centre Every Friday 10:00am. - 12:00 noon
Marion Lewis, 01924 372633 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pagans and Christians(10 Weeks) Member's home Sandal Thursday
2.00-3.30 pm Commencing 29th Sept (to 1st Dec) Alan Earnshaw BA,MA 01226 283863 The Pagan background to early Christianity.
Religion in the Greek city-state; Beginning of sceptcism; The Mystery Religions; Popular philosophies; the last Pagans.
Poetry ChoicesAgbrigg Community Centre Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Commencing 20th Sept 2016
Wilf McAlea 01977 513158 email@example.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. A charge of £11 per term will made to cover rent.
Recorder GroupTutor’s home, Horbury. Every Monday 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Commencing 5th Sept
2016 David Johnson 01924 262181 firstname.lastname@example.org Players
need to have their own recorder and be able to read music. All abilities can be catered for. 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.
Tudor History venue Medhodist Church, Barnsley Road, Wakefield
Fortnightly Thursday 2.00-4.00 Commencing 5th January Beth Rudkin, Barnsely U3A Please contact Elaine Machell 01924
277924- email@example.com This is one of the most interesting periods in our history. A ten session course on alternate
Thursday. A charge of £11 will be made to cover rent
Well, It's About TimeBaptist Church, Barnsley Road. Wednesday
10.30 am to 12.30 pm Commencing 11th January 2017 David Leyshon 01924 249686 What is Time? And how is it measured? How
do humans and animals experience 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 charge of £11 will be made to cover rent
Wind BandSt Mary's Church Hall Horbury Junction. Every Friday 1.30-3.30 pm. Commencing 30th
Sept 2016 Jenny Scrupps 01924 262664 The Wind Band is made up of mixed ability
players ranging from experienced players to those who took up playing as a retirement challenge. We have a fantastic conductor who
makes rehearsals fun and gently gets the best out of us. Although we are a Wind Band a string base guitarist would be very welcome.
So dig out those instruments and don't be shy come and join us.
Bird WatchingVarious Venues 3rd Tuesday monthly 9:30 am.
Clive Nichols 01924 374904 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. commencing 20th Sept. Read More....
Crown Green Bowling(1)The group meets every Friday morning 10.30 to 1:00 Summer Season
April to September at Crofton Community Centre. £1.50 per visit PLUS £5.00 Membership to C.C.C. Winter Season (also outdoors)
at Hemsworth Miners Welfare Club at Fitzwilliam. £1.00 per visit Marjorie Crawford 01977 611342 Email email@example.com
We enjoy the gentle exercise this gives us in the fresh air as we play out door all year round. We play to win but can also laugh
when we loose!!. By playing doubles members soon get to know one-another and are encouraged to change partners each week. Tea and
coffee are provided (25p) around 11.30 for a 15 minute social chat and distribution of the monthly news letter. The morning comes
to an end around 1pm. We celebrate the end of summer bowling (September) with a senior's lunch out and winter bowling (March) with
a fish and chip lunch in the pavilion, and just to prove how social we are, we enjoy get togethers occasionally which have included
garden parties, "bring and share" buffets, and we go for a 5 mile walk and lunch as often as we can fit it in. In other words we
enjoy the good life through being a U3A member in our retirement.
CROWN GREEN BOWLING(2), OssettDue to demand a second group has
been formed. Tuesdays weekly, from 9.45am to 12 noon, at Ossett CC and AC, Dimplewell Road, for beginners and those with experience.
summer only commencing: Tuesday, 4 April 2017 Contact Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking 5 MilesVarious Venues 2nd Tuesday in month 1:00 pm Commencing 13th Sept 2016
Lorraine Johnson 01924 256193 email@example.com 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. Read More...
Walking 8 - 10 MilesVarious Venues Monday 3rd or 4th in month 9:30 am. Lorraine Johnson
01924 256193 Read More....
Line DancingKirkhamgate Village Hall. Tuesday 10:30 am to 12.00 noon Commencing 6th Sept
2016 Jane Chand 01924 361493 firstname.lastname@example.org Easy line dancing for beginners and those who are more experienced.
A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
Scottish DancingKirkhamgate Village Hall. Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Commencing 15th Sept
2016 Jane Chand 01924 361493 email@example.com 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
Table Tennis(1)Primrose Hall Horbury, Every Tuesday 1:45 - 3:45pm Runs throught out the
year Sheila Moorhouse 01924 278086 All levels are welcome. Group Table Tennis, mostly doubles. A charge of £11 per
term will be made to cover rent
Table Tennis(2)Primrose Hall Horbury, Thursday 1.30 - 3:30pm Runs through out the year
Elaine Machell 01924 277924 firstname.lastname@example.org All levels are welcome, for players with some experience. A charge of £11 per term
will be made to cover rent
Tap DancingBaptist Church Hall, Barnsley Road Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00am Commencing 6th
Sept 2016 Susan Flint 01924 274563 email@example.com Leader Wendy Hull Exhilarating way to keep fit. New members
welcome, preferably with some dance experience. A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent