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.
Android Group Coordinators Colin Gray and David Stonehouse This group, affectionately called “Meet your android” take our tablets (not that sort of tablet) to meet at one of the Coordinators houses on the third Monday of the month. We not only try to resolve problems encountered by members on their android tablets but also look at new or revised apps to see if they are suitable for our use.
Art Group - Coordinator Gay Crawford. This group meets at the Methodist Church Meeting Rooms every Wednesday morning 9.30-12noon. They learn how to draw, to paint and how to improve their art work.
Art Appreciation Group - Awaits a coordinator The Art Appreciation Group examines all aspects of art including paintings and sculpture at their monthly meetings. Members express what their like or dislike about a piece of art and then open this up to a group discussion. Visits to art galleries are also being arranged during 2017. The group is currently full but the coordinator maintains a waiting list for those wanting to join.
Book Club - Coordinator Jennifer Leadbetter
Brass Band Group - Coordinator Gary Cole This newly formed group meets on Wednesday mornings at the home of the coordinator at !0.00am. Members can bring thier own instrument or the coordinator can supply musical instruments courtesy of the Alford Silver band at a modest cost of £1 per session.The group welcomes new members..
Bridge Improvers - Coordinator Christine Iles
Churches & Heritage Group - Co-ordinator Julia Brocklehurst
Classical Music Appreciation - - awaits a new Coordinator
Computers - Coordinator Colin Gray or David Stonehouse
Craft Group - Co-ordinator Penny Young This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various venues between 1000am and 12noon. They try various crafting techniques such as candle making, bead threading etc to make different articles.Click **Here** to see their full progamme Please contact Penny Young if interested in joining the group.
Crochet Group - Coordinator Trish Taylor This group meets at the home of Mary Flynn on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Croquet: Coordinator Paul Jackson.
Family History - Coordinator Janet Gordon
This group meets at the Co-ordinators house each month at 2.30pm usually on the second Friday of each month. Some members will have fairly extensive knowledge. Guidance can be gained by newcomers as to how to go about researching this interesting and fascinating subject. It is intended to be an informal discussion group where members give ideas for accessing information and tell of their own experiences. Contact Janet Gordon on 01790 753895 for further information. The group has recently completed the transcribing of the Bishops Transcripts for St James Church, Spilsby for the period 1700-1800.
French Conversation Advanced - Coordinator Stef Round. A chance to polish your conversational French in an informal atmosphere, whether for holidays or other purposes.
Gardening and Gardens Appreciation - Coordinator Julia Brocklehurst
German Conversation Group - Coordinator Kate Mitchell German Stammtisch - A Stammtisch is a table around which a group of people meets regularly for conversation. Our meetings are on Thursday mornings, weekly for several weeks, followed by a break. Everyone has a basic grasp of German, some are more advanced than others, we are all learning. The group is currently full, but we keep a waiting list. click ** HERE** for Kate’s contact details
Local History of Spilsby - Coordinator Bonny Smith
This group meets on the 1st Friday of every month at the New Life Centre, Spilsby. They are researching the history of Spilsby and are ultimately aiming to produce a book on the history of Spilsby for this period.
Ipad user group - Coordinators Colin Gray and David Stonehouse This group, uses IPADs as a principal or secondary computer to resolve problems encountered by members on their ipads tablets but also look at new or revised apps to see if they are suitable for our use.The group meets on the 3rd Monday at one of the coordinators houses.
Latin Group - Coordinator Awaits This group meets at the coordinator’s house once every month.
Luncheon Club - Coordinator Marion Gray
Mah-jong - Coordinator Sue Holmes The Group is currently full but please contact the Coordinator for details The Group meets on the 4th Thursday.
Music Appreciation -(Classical Group) - Co-ordinator Simon Shotton
Natural History/Ornithology - Coordinator Denise Rowland During the summer months the group goes on field trips to different sites to watch birds. During the winter months the group meets at a members house to discuss ornithological issues of interest. Contact Frances Steltner email click **here** For details of the summer programme please click ** Here**
Play Reading - Co-ordinator Sue Holmes
Poetry/Literature - Awaits a Coordinator
Quiz Group - Coordinator Fraser Rush This group will commence quizzing in July when the coordinator finds a suitable venue.
Scrabble - Coordinator David Stonehouse
This group has decided that they play the game of Scrabble for fun. They meet at a member’s house for about 2 hours. Please contact David Stonehouse on 01790 754774 for further details.
Singing for Fun - Coordinators Stef Round and Colin Gray
Singing for Fun and will take place fortnightly, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at Halton Holegate Methodist Chapel, Station Road, HH at 7pm. No musical knowledge is needed, just a willingness to get stuck in, open your vocal chords and 'have a go'. We do not sing from printed scores, so no need to read music, but bring your distance glasses so you can read the words on the screen! Bring £1 as well, to pay for the hire of the room., We are happy for you to come along once to see whether you enjoy it."
Table Tennis - Coordinator Margaret Cook
Meet every Tuesday at 2pm-4pm at the Sports Pavilion, Ancaster Avenue, Spilsby. There is a nominal charge to cover venue hire. The group are very informal and always welcome new members who need no previous experience of this type of sport.
Theatre & Events Group - Coordinator Gary Cole
Walking - Coordinator Stephanie Round
Writers Group - Coordinator Jenny Williams
Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for people no longer in full time employment, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.