u3a

Marple & District

Groups

The main activity of our U3A takes place within the various Groups and each Group is headed by a Group Leader.

• A full list of our groups with information about them can be seen below.

• All of these Groups are open to U3A Full Members.

If necessary, contact the Group Leader to check details of next meeting etc. Please do NOT contact the Senior Citizens Hall directly expecting them to know the details - they don't.

Here's a brief guide to navigating your way around the site to find the information you need:

Step 1: Scan the list of groups to find a topic or activity you're interested in. Note the day of the week, and in the month, in which the group meets e.g. 4th Tuesday in month. Some groups may have a "Dates for your Diary" section where you can see what's coming up.

Step 2: check a calendar for that date

Step 3: click on the link to the Group (in blue) to read any further information on that group's page, including the contact details for the Group Leader.

Step 4: if necessary, contact the Group Leader to check that the meeting is on.

Step 5: turn up on the day, remembering to take your Marple U3a membership card ... and enjoy!  

If you're new to a group it is always advisable to contact the group leader (details provided on group pages) rather than just turn up for the first time, in case there's been a change of venue, time or cancellation for any reason. Please do not turn up for a group meeting if you're not sure of the time, day etc.

Pennine Link

We are a member of the Pennine Link which is a group of u3as (High Lane, Marple Bridge and Mellor, New Mills and Romiley) who have agreed that members can attend each others groups without being a member of that u3a.

You would still need to pay the relevant group session fees and any trip costs, but you should only need to prove you are a current member of Marple u3a by showing your membership card.

You can find links to local u3a web sites here Pennine where there are more details about their activities.

Groups listed by category

Board & Card Games

  • Bridge Intermediate
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Canasta
    Status: Wait list only
    on Monday afternoons 2:00 pm
    2nd/4th Monday
  • Cribbage
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday afternoons 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Rummikub
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    2nd Friday.
  • Scrabble
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    First and third Friday

Fitness & Exercise

  • Tai Chi
    Status: Active
    on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am-11:00 am
    suspended for summer

Gardening

  • Gardening 2
    Status: Closed
    on Friday mornings
    4th/month
  • Open Gardening
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday mornings 9:45 am-12:00 pm
    2nd/month

History

  • Family History
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    First Friday of the month. Summer break from April return October

Languages

  • French Conversation
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Monday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    1st/month
  • German
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
    1st/month
  • German from Scratch - year 2
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
    Alternate Wednesdays
  • Light Hearted French
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    1st&3rd/month

Literature

Music

Quizzes & Crosswords

  • Cryptic Crossword Compiling
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings 12:30 pm
    Thursday after the monthly meeting
  • Quiz
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday evenings 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Wednesday after the monthly meeting

Social

  • Coffee Club 1
    Status: Active
    on Tuesday afternoons
    Third Tuesday
  • Coffee Club 2
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings 11:00 am
    3rd Thursday
  • Discussion
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    1st Friday of the month

Sport

  • Badminton
    Status: Active
    on Thursdays
  • Petanque summer
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    May to September
  • Petanque winter
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    October to April
  • Summer Bowls
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Weekly from April
  • Table Tennis
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday afternoons 1:15 pm-3:15 pm

Walking