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A summary of group activities

list of group leadersBelow is a list of the current group activities, showing those which welcome additional members and the contact details of the group organiser.
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Group Activities & Topics

GROUP ACTIVITY INFO. STATUS & MEETINGS GROUP LEADER CONTACT
Android Tablets -Using A Tablets Day/time/week by arrangement ie TBA. Short course or one-to-one instruction according to demand. House group. Mike Green. Tel: 582810. mjgreen1@btinternet.com
Architecture & Places Members welcomed. 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Various venues. Christine Naylor Tel:580267
naywood@btinternet.com
Art Appreciation Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm at Deepdale Community Centre, Boston spa. New members welcome.

Mary Merkin. Tel: 584752
mary.merkin46@gmail.com
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Backgammon Meet on 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 2.00 to 4.00 . Tim O'Regan Tel: 580192 or 07831 174337 timandpenny@hotmail.com
Birdwatching:
Birding 1

The group meets outdoors on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month for either a full or half day. Beryl Austwick. Tel:918394 berylaustwick@gmail.com
Birding 2 The group meets outdoors on two Wednesdays a month for either a full or half day Rosemary & Colin Cheshire
Tel:. 573373 candrch@gmail.com
Birding 3 The group meets outdoors on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month for either a full or half day. New members welcomed. John Reeman. Tel: 574150
jreeman@live.co.uk
SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES There are some other activities which you can attend, listed on the NEWS PAGE. Click the icon on the RIGHT to see that page.
Book Group
Meetings at various homes, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2.30 Anne Williams. Tel: 520070 annie130.aw@gmail.com
Book Group 2 Meet monthly at 11am on the 2nd Monday Chris Brownlee Tel: 580157 chris.brownlee@ntlworld.com
Bowls Taster course will be offered at Wetherby Bowls Club. Please enquire if interested. Iain Rowe Tel:583292 or 07531230385 iain.rowe@btinternet.com
Bridge Group Duplicate competitive play for those with some experience. Group meets every Monday, 9.00 for 9.30 start - 12.00 at Wetherby Bridge Club. Sue Jacklin. s.m.jacklin@leeds.ac.uk Tel: 01937 585813.
Bridge on Thursday Another session of competitive bridge for players with some experience. Meet Thursday afternoons, 1.15pm for 1.30pm start until approx. 4pm at Wetherby Bridge Club. Jo Vernon jovernon1@gmail.com
Tel: 01937 360016 or 07963660621
Bus Pass Walks Shorter walks on bus routes, meeting 2nd Friday of each month. Majorie Boorman tadleyboormans@gmail.com
or Lynda Davis 01937 585934
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Calligraphy This popular set of tutorials (8) to be repeated in October 2017, Venue Wetherby Tennis Club. Just a few places available. Please make contact if you are interested. Delia Wells 541517 dewells24@gmail.com
Canasta Meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays at KIrk Deighton Village hall. 2pm to 4pm group leaders Linda Clifford 589024 linda.clifford4@btinternet.com and Liz Minnis 581354 liz.minnis@tesco.net
Computer Basics level 1 Popular short course for computer novices, held from time to time on Mondays 10-12 noon at the home of group leader. Book a place if you are interested.

Mike Green Tel. 582810 mjgreen1@btinternet.com  

Crafts Group meets on the1st Friday of the month at 2.00 at Deepdale, Boston Spa. Jenny Moore 07809 748042 jennybmoore48@gmail.com
Creative Writing
The group meets on 1st & 3rd Weds. of each month at 10am. (Boston Spa). Peter Baldwin. Tel: 01937 520110 zach2ary4@gmail.com
Current Affairs
Meeting 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.30 pm at St James' Church Rooms, Wetherby Sandra Ellen Tel:585036
srmesh@aol.com
Cycling Group running (or rather pedalling...) weekly, alternating between Thursday and Friday. Members welcome to join us. Caroline Green. Tel: 582810. carolinegreen54@hotmail.com and
Ken Brewer; 585424 or 07711 640 944; k-brewer@kalsom.co.uk
Cycling for Softies Cycling 5 or 6 miles for new cyclists or people who want to return to cycling. Caroline Green Tel: 01937 582810 carolinegreen54@hotmail.com
Cycling Extra For more experienced cyclists - 30-50 mile trips. Group meets on 2nd and 4th Mondays Phil Thompson Tel: 01937 582872
philwendythompson@btinternet.com
Days of Special Interest We meet monthly and go out and about. Schedule of visits is now available.
Pat Baron Tel: 520165
baron.wetherby@btinternet.com
Days of Special Interest 2 We meet monthly on various days and go out and about. More members welcome to join us. Christine Clayton Tel: 583496 christine.clayton479@btinternet.com
Days of Special Interest 3 Programme of monthly visits. Sandra White sandrawhite2@btinternet.com
Digital Camera Occasional course run subject to demand. Contact Steve for further information
Steve Wicks Tel: 845954 stevenbwicks@hotmail.com
Digital Photo We meet at 2.00pm at the Methodist Church on the third Thursday of each month. Peter Guildford 01937 574394 peterguildford@gmail.com
Using eBay Short course to run about once a quarter on Friday mornings from 10.00 to 12.30. Please book a place if you are interested. Alan Pengilley Tel:587522
alaneston@gmail.com
Excel-Learm to use Excel Short course, Monday afternoons twice monthly for three months. Please make contact if you are interested in joining the next course. Delia Wells 541517 dewells24@gmail.com
Family History Meetings: first Friday of each month in the St James Church Hall rooms at 10 am.
Jeff Britton Tel: 01423-358046
jeff.britton@btinternet.com
Fettlers! Meet first Thursday of each month in members' garden sheds and garages. New members welcomed. Tony Dyer Tel:583666
tony_dyer@ntlworld.com
Film Studies The group meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm in members' homes. Rosie Simpson. Tel: 0113 2172532 rosie.simpson33@yahoo.co.uk
Film Studies 2 Group will meet first Wednesday of each month from March 1st. onwards in members' homes. 7.00 pm start. New members welcome. Jenny Parkinson 07821691692
parkinson.j1@gmail.com
Folk Dancing This group meets on the 4th Friday of each month at 9.30am, in Collingham Memorial Hall. Lesley Newnham Tel: 845773 l.newnham45@gmail.com
French Conversation Meeting Tuesdays (1st and 3rd of each month) at 10 am at members' homes. Group full. Denise Melsom Tel: 843303
denisemelsom@gmail.com
French Conversation 2 New group meets 2nd and 4th Fridays at 10am Stephen Gregson Tel: 572861 sjg.gregson@gmail.com
French "Rire une minute" more info Meetings 10 to 12 noon on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at members' homes. Anita Fearnley. Tel: 584529 anitafearnley@hotmail.com
Friendship and Support Social friendship group for those who are single as a result of bereavement, divorce or caring for an ill partner. Group meets for tea/coffee and a chat at various local venues on Monday and Wednesday at 10.30. New members warmly welcomed.
Neal Priestland 579045
neal@ashbracken.com
Gardening 1
Meetings 2nd. Monday of each month in afternoons at Kirk Deighton Village Hall or members' homes. Group full. Waiting list operating. Barbara Local 01937 833549 or 07706 958823 barbaralocal@fairfield53.plus.com
Gardening 2 Meets at various members' homes or in Kirk Deighton Village Hall on 1st Monday of each month, from 2.00. Group full, waiting list. Joan Woodhall Tel:520630 joan.woodhall@ntlworld.com
Garden Visits Meetings 1st. Monday of each month at various locations. Gail Cownden Tel:07548 926 602
gailhc@virginmedia.com
Geology This group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10.00 in Clifford Methodist Schoolroom in the winter and on location from March to October. Lynn Parkin Tel: 842141
lyn@parkinmail.net
German Group meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 - 4pm at members' homes. Good intermediate/advanced level. New members welcome. Linda James Tel:842150
ljgowiththeflo@hotmail.com
German 2 Newish group, conversational German for those with some previous experience. Mondays. Judy McIlroy Tel: tba
judymcilroy@sky.com
Green Group The group meets on 4th Thursday of each month at 2.00pm at Kirk Deighton Village Hall Lyn Parkin Tel: 842141 lyn@parkinmail.net or Jillian Lawson Tel: 844858 jillian1981@talktalk.net or
Historic Houses 2 No set day for visits, the group meets at various houses mainly in Yorkshire. Connie Fox 01937 587176 bev.con@talktalk.net
Sue Oxley 01937 585540 sueoxley99@hotmail.co.uk
Historic Houses 3 Visits are organised as above, no set days, Group full. Lesley Simpson Tel: 582117 lesleyseildon@hotmail.com 
The Historical Walking Group
New members welcomed. Group meets at 9.30 on 2nd Friday of each month at the Linton Road car park Maeve Brook Tel: 572360
maeveb992@gmail.com
new groups
What new groups may be coming next?
Details are shown on another page. Follow this link or click on the nappy (but not too hard ! )
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iPad -Learn to use an iPad Short course. Four sessions. Tuesdays 10 to 12 noon. Join the waiting list for future courses. Lesley Titchmarsh Tel:581802 lesley.titchmarsh@btinternet.com
Italian Intermediate The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 10.00. Denise Melsom. Tel: 843303 denisemelsom@gmail.com
Italian Basics Meeting on alternate Mondays in Wetherby. New members welcome. Trudi Topley Tel: 0113 2812900
ttopley@talktalk.net
Jazz Appreciation Group meets on the first Monday of each month (7 - 9pm) in members' homes.
Andy Shaw Tel: 849789 andy.xyeb@gmail.com
Knitting and Crochet Group meets on 3rd Friday of each month from 2pm to 3.30pm Janet Burton. Tel:833360/07763 774367 jan.wighillpark@gmail.com
Literature New members welcomed. The group meets on 3rd Monday of each month in members' homes. Ann Lister Tel:584336 elister@tiscali.co.uk
Local History The group meets at St. James Scout Hut on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.00am Viv Wilkins Tel:583177
wilkinsviv@gmail.com
Mah Jong This group meets weekly, on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 to 5.00pm at Kirk Deighton Village Hall David Titchmarsh. 01937 581802. dtitchmarsh@btinternet.com
Memory Course Short course of 4 weekly sessions (mornings). An introductory session is held a month ahead. Register your interest now for November 2017. Venue Kirk Deighton Village Hall Jen Scott 01423 339504; jenscott.pps@gmail.com
Motorcycling more info. Group meets 10am 1st Wednesdays of each month. New members welcomed. June Spencer Tel: 843950 spencer_june@yahoo.co.uk
Music Appreciation 1
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. 2.00 to 4.00 Collingham and Wetherby (alternating). Group full. Roger Hocking Tel:587165 greendrift@gmail.com and
David Monkman Tel: 574425       dmonkman@tiscali.co.uk
Music Appreciation 2 Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2.00 to 4.00 in Collingham. Currently full. David Jenkins Tel:574473 D_Jenkins14@hotmail.com
NEW GROUPS ... new ideas There is a page for new groups = those being planned or recently established. Click the information icon on the left for more information
New Testament Greek The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 10.30am. at Mary's house, in Wetherby. Mary Bentham Tel:587694 mary.bentham@hotmail.com
Opera and Concert Goers Meets from time to time to discuss and book local operas or concerts. New members welcomed. Clare Allen Tel: 573687
allen_clare@hotmail.com
Painting - Monday Painting Group Meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month (Deepdale Community Centre, Boston Spa, 10-12 noon). As there is no tuition, prospective members must have some painting experience. Please get in touch for the current membership status. Barbara McLean & Barbara Duncan
Tel: 584318
barbmicbed@btinternet.com
Painting -
Tuesday Painting Group
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month (Deepdale Community Centre, Boston Spa, 2-4 pm). As there is no tuition, prospective members must have some painting experience. Please get in touch for the current membership status.
Barbara McLean & Barbara Duncan
Tel: 584318 barbmicbed@btinternet.com

Painting - Thursday Painting Group Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month (Deepdale Community Centre, Boston Spa 2-4 pm). As there is no tuition, prospective members must have some painting experience. Please get in touch for the current membership status. Barbara McLean & Barbara Duncan
Tel: 584318
barbmicbed@btinternet.com
Patchwork & Quilting Workshop   This was a ONE OFF WORKSHOP which ran in in St James Church rooms. We might run another if enough members register an interest. Lynn Coyne Tel: 588426
Email: lynn.u3a@btinternet.com
Petanque /Boules Taster sessions at Wetherby Petanque club on Tuesdays 1pm from May. Venue The Ings Contact Alan Swift alan@northernpetanque.co.uk
Play Reading This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2.00 pm.( Wetherby) - now full, with a waiting list for new members. Norma Chubb Tel: 583248
norma.chubb10@gmail.com
Play Reading 2 Play Reading 2 meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm at various houses. Anita Fearnley Tel: 584529 anitafearnley@hotmail.com
Poetry for Pleasure
The group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2.30 in members' homes. Shirley White Tel: 842972 shirl27@uwclub.net
Powerpoint Short course (4 sessions). Please make contact if you are interested. Delia Wells Tel: 541517 dewells24@gmail.com
Psychology 1 The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 10.00 to 12 noon. Waiting list. Peter Wilson Tel: 584597
wilsonpc@btopenworld.com
Psychology 2 Established group, meets on the first Monday of each month at 2.00 pm. New members welcomed Connie Appelbe Tel: 585350. cappelbe274@btinternet
Psychology 3 We meet on 2nd Monday of each month from 2pm Chris Baugh Tel: 582090 jandcbaugh@hotmail.com 
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Quiz Afternoons This house group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons. Shirley Yates, Tel: 584948
shirleyannyates@gmail.com
Racketball The group meets on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-11am at Collingham and Linton Sports Association, New members welcomed. Stephen Widdison Tel: 07802 370995
swiddison892@btinternet.com
Racketball taster sessions Taster sessions by arrangement - a free short course is offered with the loan of equipment. Stephen Widdison Tel: 07802 370995
swiddison892@btinternet.com
Religion: Exploring World Religions Meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10.00 to 12 noon in Boston Spa. New members welcomed. Barry Atkinson Tel: 01423 331419 john_barry44@outlook.com
Rhythm & Movement
Rhythm and Movement meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 10.30 to 11.30 in Collingham Memorial Hall. Members are welcome to join us!
Lorraine Wilsdon Tel: 845424 ericwilsdon@msn.com
Scrabble This group meets on Fridays (2nd and 4th of each month) at Collingham Memorial Hall. Margaret Grant Tel: 01423 359961 fmgrant@hotmail.co.uk
Scrabble 2 Meet 3rd Friday of each month, 2-4pm in members' homes. New members welcomed. Gabrielle Kingman. Tel:01937 339097 g.kingman@btinternet.com.
Sewing and Dressmaking Group welcomes more members. Meets third Monday of each month 2pm. House Based Group June Spencer Tel: 843950
spencer_june@yahoo.co.uk
SHORT COURSES AND TASTER SESSIONS SEVERAL SHORT COURSES ARE SHOWN ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE. See list of courses and taster sessions
Singing for Fun Members invited to join - we need more male vocalists. We meet on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 1.30pm - 3.00pm in the Town Hall. Janet Stoney Tel:520801
janet.stoney1@ntlworld.com
Spanish Beginners 2016 Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12. New members welcomed. Carolyn Mercer - 586898 or 07967 310458. carolynt@uwclub.net
Spanish Improvers The group meets weekly on Mondays 11 to 1pm. Waiting list operating. Philip Norris Tel: 586358 philipanorris@hotmail.co.uk
Spanish Intermediate Group meets in Wetherby on alternate Wednesdays 2 to 4 pm. New members with good Spanish skills welcome to join us. Roger Hocking Tel: 587165
greendrift@gmail.com
Sunday Lunch Group Meeting on the second Sunday of each month, at 12.00 for 12.30 Velma Lazenby Tel: 844304
velmalazenby@gmail.com
Table Tennis Meet on Monday mornings 9.15am to 10.30am, at the Wetherby Methodist Church Hall. Four tables operating. Glenys Pengilley Tel:587522
alan-glenys@virginmedia.com
or
Liz Minnis 581354 liz.minnis@tesco.net
Table Tennis 2 The group meets on Wednesdays at Methodist Church Rooms from 3.30 Julie Brooks on 01937 584573 or by email to juliekeithbrooks@gmail.com
Table Tennis 3 Meet Wednesdays at 1.45 in the Methodist Church Hall . New players welcomed.
Patrick Adler Tel: 543120 mail@padler.plus.com
Tap Dancing Group meets weekly 10 - 11 each Tuesday morning at Collingham Memorial Hall. Join us for a taster session. Clare Allen Tel: 573687 allen_clare@hotmail.com 
Tennis for Beginners Coming in Spring. New course 6 sessions, meeting weekly on Thursday, 12.00 - 1.00, at Wetherby Tennis Club.
Contact: Connie Appelbe, cappelbe274@btinternet.com. Tel: 01937 585350
Theatre Goers Typically we arrange 4 visits a year. More members welcomed. See the summary for details. Velma Lazenby Tel: 844304 velmalazenby@gmail.com
Travel Talks
New members welcomed. Meetings at St. James' Church Rooms in Wetherby on 2nd Thursdays of each month, 10 to 12 am Glenys Pengilley Tel:587522
alan-glenys@virginmedia.com
Rob Sharpe rob.sharpe@ntlworld.com
Ukulele The group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday 3-4 pm of each month. New members welcomed. Rex Stott Tel: 589727 rex.stott23@gmail.com
Ukulele for beginners This group meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 3 to 4 pm. New members welcomed. Rex Stott Tel: 589727 rex.stott23@gmail.com
Walkers
5-7 miles
This group meets on rolling Tues/Wed/Thurs on the 2nd week of each month. A few places are available. Lesley Tompkins - Tel: 01132 811279 / 07827 747778 tompkinslesley6@gmail.com
Walkers Extra
7-10 miles
For those who enjoy longer walks (typically 7-10 miles) David Corns Tel: 843027
david.corns@talktalk.net
Walks Ultra
10-15 miles
For those who enjoy even longer walks (typically 10-15 miles). We walk on the 1st Monday of each month from March to October. Additional members warmly welcomed. Sue Howard on 581103 or sehowarduk@gmail.com
Walks - Bus Pass Walks Shorter walks on bus routes, meeting 2nd Friday of each month. Majorie Boorman tadleyboormans@gmail.com
or Lynda Davis 01937 585934
Walking with Lunch 1 Informal Walks of between 3 to 4.5 miles, followed by Lunch. First Thursday each month. Group now full – waiting list operating. See main details. Jeff Britton Tel. 01423 358046 jeff.britton@btinternet.com
Walking with Lunch 2 Informal walks up to 5 miles, followed by lunch. Third Wednesday or Friday each month. Group now fully subscribed – waiting list operating. See main details. Peter & Lyn Ibbotson 01937 587634 lynibbotson@hotmail.co.uk
Walking with Lunch 3 This group welcomes new members. Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month Philip Aindow. Tel: 0113 8058960 philipaindow@hotmail.co.uk
Walking with Lunch 4 This newer group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and welcomes new members. Ana Bicaregui and Peter Williams Tel: 583289 peteana@live.co.uk
Weekenders People who enjoy socialising, chatting, generally putting the world to rights and eating out. Group now full, waiting list operating: Glenis Kemshell Tel: 07980 214130
gleniskemshell123@hotmail.com
Wildlife Meets on the third Monday of each month at various locations to study and appreciate the wildlife there Janet Heath Tel: 918462 janetbentleyheath@btinternet.com
Wine Appreciation Group meets on the 4th Wednesday evening of every month at 7.30. New members welcomed. Please make contact. Ann Richardson Tel:583505
ann.richardson55@sky.com