CROWN GREEN BOWLING Tuesdays weekly, from 10am to 12 noon,
at Ossett CC and AC, Dimplewell Road for beginners and those with experience. Commencing:
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Contact: Elaine 01924 277924
Flower Arranging Commenced in February, the next meeting
is Tuesday 15th March from 10 am to 12 noon at Ossett War Memorial Community Centre
and thereafter monthly. If you would like to learn new techniques and skills
in flower arranging in a comfy, social atmosphere, this is the class for you. Available
to all levels including absolute beginners.Read More...
Please contact Janet Jones: 01924 271309. email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Even Briefer History of Time Baptist Church, Barnsley
Road. Wednesday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
David Leyshon 01924 249686 This course will explore how this ancient religion developed
– and changed – over time and explore its effects on culture and world history, as well
as how Christianity began as a Jewish sect. A charge of £11 will be made to cover
A Brief History of the Middle East The course begins Thursday
14 January at a member's house Covering, the Arab conquests, Sects and Schisms,
Turks and Mongols and the Modern Age for further information ring Alan Earnshaw on
Mech's Military HistoryWrenthorpe Village Hall,Wrenthorpe
Lane WF2. Mondays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Keith Griffiths 01924 371377 email@example.com Illustrated talks covering such varied
topics as The Most Dangerous Place on Earth , Airborne Assault, Peacekeeping in the
Balkans, Air power in the Falklands conflict, the V-Force and beyond. A charge of
£11 will be made to cover rent
Meditation We will be meeting in the home of one of the
group, in Crigglestone, Wakefield. We will meet on the last Wednesday monthly. starting
on Wednesday 27th January, at 1.30pm until 3.30pm. It is well known that meditation
brings many health benefits. Also many people find that meditation in a group gives
a much more profound experience. This is 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.
Existing meditators are invited to introduce their method to the group. It is hoped
that people will find the technique that suits them and go on to enjoy the benefits
of regular meditation. For more information please contact Karen Stratton on 01924 864523.
Please leave a message if I’m not in and I’ll get back to you, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
French: Conversation It is Walton Village Hall, School
Lane, Walton, WF2 6PA. Mon 10:15am-12:15pm. 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
PLEASE RING FOR STARTING DATE
French Making ProgressAgbrigg Community Centre. Fri 10:00
- 12:00 noon. 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
French SWHome based Wed 2 - 4 pm. Shirley Wigglesworth
01924 378809 This is a friendly group in which all members work well together in
a relaxed but conscientious manner. We follow a course book for grammar but also use
tapes, newspaper articles and videos. Each member is asked to make an oral contribution
German ConversationSandal Library Friday 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Edith Thackray 01924 217574
A friendly mixed-ability group, learning basic German conversation with a light-hearted
Spanish IntermediateTutor's Home Tues 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
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 but places are limited due to space.
Spanish IntermediateSandal Library Wed 10:00 - 12:00 noon.
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 Spanish language.
Learning for Pleasure
Art W. Y. Sports Club,
Walton Lane, Wed 10:00am. - 12noon
Mary Oldham 01924 367043, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Read
Book GroupTutor's Home, Tues Monthly 2:30 pm - 3:30
Pat Clayton 01924 274535 email@example.com We all read the same book, provided
by Wakefield Library service, and then discuss it at our once a month meeting.
Bridge - for LearnersTutor's Home Monday 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Danny Parsonson 01924 220297 All you require to start in this year is a knowledge
of cards. If you have played whist in the past, this is a good grounding.
Bridge - 2nd YearTutor's Home, Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm
(or later) basic knowledge of Bridge needed. Read More....
Bridge - 3rd Year Tutor's Home, Thursday 10.00am to 12
Noon (or later) This is a continuation course of the Improver's Bridge of Last
Year. Read More....
Bygone Films Tutor’s home, Calder Grove. The group meet
Tuesdays at 6pm - 8pm. From 1st March Sundays noon to 3pm Ring for film detailsDonald
Issatt 01924 274474 firstname.lastname@example.org Films of the 30/40/50 & 60s. Members
can make their own requests
Coffee MorningWest Yorkshire Sports Club, Walton Lane.
3rd Friday, Every month from 10am to 12noon
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
A charge of £1 will be made to cover rent
CraftsHome based Thurs 10:00am. - 12 noon & Fri.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.
CRAFT & CHATAgbrigg
Community Centre – Thursdays – 10.00am – 12.00 noon. Why not try something new,
or revisit and old skill! We welcome new members, whether you are a beginner or a skilled
crafter. We are a warm and friendly group of like-minded crafters. We enjoy chatting
whilst crafting and sharing our knowledge and skills. We have Patchwork and Quilting,
Knitting & Crochet, Embroidering, Canvas work and cross- stitch, Dress making, paper
crafting and more. Basically any crafty hobby is welcome. We are also hoping to put
on occasional introductory mini workshops with subjects such as Dorset Buttons,
Digital Scrap booking and Beading for example. Following a successful Dorset Buttons
mini workshop held in October, a further workshop will be planned for spring. This will
introduce a further technique and the cost to Craft & Chat members will be £3 including
all materials, Cost for Non group members £5. The first two sessions of Craft and Chat
are free, so you can come and have a cuppa and chat with us and see whether you would
like to join us. A venue charge of £11 per 10 week term is charged in addition to U3A
Annual Membership of £13. For more information of the group, please contact: - Karen
Stratton on 01924 864523 or email email@example.com
Current AffairsTutors Home, Horbury 3rd Tuesday monthly
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Charles Elstone 01924 277504
Dining out eveningVarious 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.
Drawing And SketchingAgbrigg Community Centre – Monday’s
10am-12.00 noon This is a friendly sociable group, with room for a few more like-minded
‘budding artists’. This is not a tutor lead group, as we all share our knowledge and
skills to help one another. We have a very relaxed and varied outlook to our art and
the mediums we choose. Some of us may be doing our own work, others trying different
ideas such as still life, a member of the group might bring an item they think may be
intersting, or maybe a photograph or picture which we will all copy and then compare
and discuss our efforts. Up to now we have used Pencil, Pen and Ink, Pen and Wash, and
Coloured pencils, and we have experimented with Still life, Zentangle, Free hand sketching
and copying from ideas in books etc. We may introduce painting in the future and ‘colouring
for grown ups’ is another suggestion as this is very popular at present. A venue charge
of £11 per 10 week term is charged in addition to U3A Annual Membership of £13. So why
not come and join us, you can come for 2 free sessions to test us out, so what have
you got to lose. For more information contact Mike Stearne on 01924 864523 or email
Family HistorySandal Library Mon. 3rd in month 2:00 pm.
- 4:00 pm.
John Wilson 01924 279925 Join our self-help group and learn more about your early
relations. We don't guarantee you will find a highwayman, but you will have some surprises.
New and experienced researchers all welcome.
Gardening for allVarious 2nd Wednesday monthley 2pm to
Gerry Bratley 01924 264024 Gerry@gbratley.co.uk For those who have an interest in plants
and gardening, from the beginner to the proficient. Join us for tours of members’ gardens,
National Garden Scheme and Stately Home gardens. Plant and seedling exchange. A
charge of £1 when at Netherton to cover rent
Lunch GroupGaskell's Restaurant, Wakefield College, Margaret
Street. Thursday, monthly 12.00noon for 12.15pm Marion Lewis 01924 372633
We meet during the catering college term, usually once a month and have a three course
meal in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ring for reservation.
Mah Jong Tutor’s home, Sandal. First Friday monthly, 1.30pm
Florence Schoeb 01924 277304/Diana O’Sullivan 01924 257802 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.
Miniatures: Making Doll's House AccessoriesTutor'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
Music Appreciation Manygates Fri. 10:00am. - 12:00 noon
Stan Lewis, 01924 372633 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 ChoicesAgbrigg Community Centre Tuesday 2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm Wilf McAlea 01977 513158
Tutor’s home, Overton. Mondays, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
David Johnson 01924 262181 The recorder group meets for two hours a week to play
music from the Renaissance period through to the present day. Players need to have their
own recorder and be able to read music. However, many of the current players used to
play the recorder a long time ago and have only taken it up again on joining the group;
others are confident players. There is always something each week everyone can play
as well as other pieces that may be a little more demanding. The best way to find out
if you enjoy playing and can cope with the music is to give it a try. A little bit of
practice and some friendly support from the group will go a long way to getting you
playing again. The group consists of descant, treble, tenor and bass players so whichever
recorder you play you won't be alone. Playing music of any sort is rewarding. It gives
a sense of accomplishment, pleasure in working together as a group and enjoyment to
others who may hear the group perform. So rummage through your loft, garage or that
box under the stairs. Dust off your recorder and give it a blow - it'll still work.
A charge will be made to purchase a copy of the music that we play.
Mary's Church Hall Horbury Junction. Friday 1.30-3.30 pm.
My name is Jenny Scrupps and I coordinate
the Wind Band. We currently have fifteen playing members and there is always room for
more. Our conductor is fantastic, he nurtures us with humor and enthusiasm. We have
been known to get paid for our services, but usually we play for love to support worthy
local causes. So if you have a wind instrument and a music stand come and share in the
untold benefits of making music you don't have to be an expert all abilities are always
warmly welcomed. You can contact me by telephone my No. is 01924 262664
Various Venues Tues. 3rd in month 9:30 am.
Clive Nichols 01924 374904 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. Read More....
Crown Green BowlingThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Walking 5 MilesVarious Venues Tues. 2nd in month 1:00 pm.
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...
- 10 MilesVarious Venues Monday 3rd or 4th in month 9:30 am.
Lorraine Johnson 01924 256193
Line DancingKirkhamgate Village Hall. Tuesday 10:30 am
to 12.00 noon
Jane Chand 01924 361493 Come and join us for some easy line dancing. Beginners and
improvers are all welcome. A charge of £11 per term will be made to cover rent
Scottish DancingKirkhamgate Village Hall. Thur 2:00 - 4:00
Jane Chand 01924 361493 The Scottish dance group welcomes dancers of all abilities,
complete beginners and also those who are more experienced. The group is very friendly
and newcomers are always made welcome. We can usually accommodate new dancers but please
ring Jane on 01924 361493 for further information if you are interested. Come and join
us for a fun session of Scottish dancing. A charge of £11 per term will be made to
Table Tennis IPrimrose Hall Horbury, Tuesday. 1:45 - 3:45pm.
Sheila Moorhouse 01924 278086 All levels are welcome A charge of £11 per term
will be made to cover rent
Table Tennis IIPrimrose Hall Horbury, Thurs. 1.45 - 3:45pm.
Michael 01924 277776 All levels are welcome, A charge of £11 per term will be
made to cover rent
Table Tennis IIIDenhale Recreation Centre, Denhale Road,
off Alverthorpe Road, Monday, 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Robin Barron 01924 783090 or firstname.lastname@example.org All abilities welcome to join in
this popular sport
Tap DancingBaptist Church Hall,Barnsley Road Thurs. 10:00
am. - 11:00am.
Susan Flint 01924 274563 Leader Wendy Hull A fun hour practising steps old and new,
going onto routines to put into practice what we have learnt. Only really suitable for
those with previous experience. The class is full at the moment. A charge of £11
per term will be made to cover rent