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 - Coordinator Frances Steltner 01754 830437 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.
Astronomy Group - Coordinator Penny Young who states “that the group is for anyone who has an interest in stargazing. We aim to find out how to navigate around the night sky looking for planets, stars, and other interesting objects”.They meet about once a month when the weather forecast is for a clear evening. Warm clothing essential and binoculars are useful . New members are welcome. For further information contact Penny Young on email@example.com or phone her on 01754 811700
Ballet Appreciation: Coordinator Suse Hart .
Bob Dylan and Wine - Coordinator David Middlehurst
Book Club - Coordinator Jennifer Leadbetter
Bridge Improvers - Coordinator Enid Bailey
Churches & Heritage Group - Co-ordinator Denise Wheatley
Classical Music Appreciation - - Coordinator David Middlehurst
Computers - Coordinator Colin Gray or David Stonehouse
Craft Group - Co-ordinator Gill Taplin This group meets at the home of Frances Steltner on an ad hoc basis. They try various crafting techniques such as candle making, bead threading etc to make different articles.
Crochet Group - Coordinator Trish Taylor This group meets at the home of Mary Flynn on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Croquet: Coordinator Janet Harwood.
Current Affairs - Contact Pat Colley
This group meets at members’ houses on the second Tuesday of the month to discuss and debate topical issues. New members are welcome to join the group.
Digital Photography- Coordinator Rob Bakewell
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. More details can be found by clicking **HERE**
French beginners - Coordinator Sheila Harwood
French Conversation Intermediate- Coordinator Chris Morgan
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
Geology Group - Coordinator Trish Taylor New members welcome. If you did not sign up originally but are interested, please ring Trish on 01790 752072.
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
Guitar Group -Coordinator Neil Thomson
This group practises their guitar skills every week for about two hours at the home of the coordinator. If interested in joining this group click **Here** for more details
History of Spilsby 1939-1964 - Coordinator Stephanie Round
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.
Italian Conversation- Coordinator Neil Thomson, Tel no. 01507 524183
Latin Group - Coordinator David Round This group meets at the coordinator’s house once every month.
Luncheon Club - Coordinator Marion Gray
Mah-jong - Coordinator Sue Holmes 01790 752476 The Group is currently full but please contact the Coordinator for details The Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday and the 4th Thursday.
Music Appreciation -(Classical Group) - Co-ordinator Jane Hawkes 07775 918812
Natural History/Ornithology - Coordinator Frances Steltner 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 on 01754 830437 for more details or to email click **here** For details of the summer programme please click ** Here**
Play Reading - Co-ordinator Sue Holmes
Poetry/Literature - Coordinator Ruth Ward
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."
Spanish Improvers Group: Coordinator Mick Coates
Table Tennis - Coordinator Renee Pearce
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 Group - Coordinator Leith Larcome
Walking - Coordinator Stephanie Round
Writers Group - Coordinator Jenny Williams
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