Interest Groups

All Interest Group Members must be current financial members of Wellington City U3A

Two new U3A interest groups are commencing:


Cryptic Crosswords
We are looking for interested learners and for a tutor to host a Cryptic Crossword Interest Group.  If this takes your fancy please contact Lynda Young at rby@actrix.co.nz

 

Smart Phone Photography
Would you be interested in taking better pictures with your Smart Phone?

Roger Urlwin has led SeniorNet in Wanaka for 10 years and as a photographic enthusiast is seeking interest in a Smart Phone Photography special interest group in Wellington U3A. Fun and learning across all brands.
Please indicate your interest to Roger: roger.urlwin@gmail.com

 

Current Groups:

Antiques Group
This group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am mainly at Gaynor Stewart’s home on The Terrace, central Wellington.  We share an interest in old things, often family heirlooms and do this on a semi rotation basis. We often visit places such as Te Papa’s back of house collections and other places of interest. You are very welcome to join our group, even if you wish to come along on a “one off” basis to check us out. You would be made very welcome.
Contact: Doug Helps, Group Convenor, 232 4881 or dougyvonne1@gmail.com


Art History Group
Meets on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 am to 12 noon at St Andrews Church on the Terrace in the Common Room.  This group is currently full.
Contact: Peter Stupples 021 059 4164 or pams@actrix.co.nz


Book Group 1
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, on The Terrace at 10.30 am.
Contact: Elizabeth Moles 387 9293 or emb.moles@gmail.com. This group is currently full.


Book Group 2 – Northern and Western Suburbs
Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10 am – 12 noon at members’ homes. The members are mainly from the Northern and Western suburbs.  This group is currently full.
Contact: Sheila Williams 479 2226 or sheilawilliamsnz@gmail.com.


Book Group 3 – Eastern Suburbs
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2.00 pm in Oriental Bay. This group is currently full.
Contact: Pamela Jefferies 801 6620 or pamelaaj@xtra.co.nz. Contact Pamela if you wish to go on the waiting list or start another group in the Eastern suburbs.


Book Group 4 – Northern Suburbs
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 am – 12 noon at members’ homes. Members are mainly from the Northern Suburbs. Format: The host for the next meeting chooses a genre for that meeting. Each member reads any book they like in that genre, and reviews their book at the meeting for the other members. There are vacancies in this group so if you’re interested in joining, please get in touch with Sue Fish.
Contact: Sue Fish. Mobile: 027 327 3633 or email: suef365@gmail.com


Current Issues
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00 am in the Burma Lounge, Malvina Major Village, 134 Burma Road, Johnsonville.
Contact: Michael Hodgen 478 6303 or michael.hodgen@xtra.co.nz


Film Group
Meets on the third Saturday of the month (daytime) at the Penthouse cinema with the film followed by a discussion at the café. New members welcome.
Contacts: Colleen McClymont 027 527 7202 or Bob McClymont 027 527 7203 or mcclymont1@xtra.co.nz


Film Group – Mid-Week
Catches a film on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, usually at Lighthouse Cuba, but will go further afield to Penthouse or Roxy to catch a better film. Times vary but aim at early afternoon after the Tues lecture and with opportunity for discussion after each film. Members are notified before each, and are free to attend as many or few films as they wish.
Contacts: for the first Tuesday, Suzanne Blumhardt on 384 7046 or hatblum@xtra.co.nz and for the third, Aidan Kay on aidankaynz@gmail.com or 021 0282 2082.


German Conversation
This friendly group meets at 10.30 am on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in members’ homes. New members welcome.
Contact: Diana Barnes 479-2947 or dgbarnes@xtra.co.nz


Music Appreciation Group
We meet on alternate Thursdays from 10 am until 12 noon at St Ninians Church, Karori. All welcome and morning tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Each meeting a member presents music on a topic chosen by them. The music is mostly classical, but does not have to be. Doing a presentation is entirely voluntary, and it is not necessary to know lots about music, just to enjoy it.

Meeting dates for the remainder of 2020: Aug 27, Sep 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3 but please contact David first to make sure the group is meeting.
Contact: David Barker, 021 376 660 or u3a.wlg.musicapp@gmail.com


Philosophy Group
Meets in the Common Room, St Andrew’s Church, The Terrace (outside ramp), twice a month on first and third Mondays at 2.30 pm. We are currently full.
Contact: Mark MacCallum, 022 582 3916 or markmaccalm@gmail.com


Performing Music Group
We meet on the first Thursday of the month, at 2 pm, in various members’ homes. Meetings usually last one and a half hours. Members perform short items to each other.  You don’t have to be a virtuoso – just interested in giving yourself a reason to practise something ready to perform for others to enjoy.  There is a wide range of abilities and everyone is very supportive of the other performers. Room for more if you’d like to join us.
Contact:  Jancis Potter 232 3915 or 027 635 4733 mobile or jancispotter@gmail.com


Shakespeare Studies
Meets on alternate Wednesdays at St Andrew’s Centre, 30 The Terrace from 10.30 am until 12 noon. Numbers are limited to 12, and there is a short waiting list, but please contact Roger if you are interested in joining this group.
Contact: Roger Chapman 021 037 5622 or chaplaw42@gmail.com


Walking Group One
Meets at the Wharewaka (beside the lagoon on the waterfront) at 9.45 am every Monday morning. All U3A members welcome, no need to call – we’d welcome you for a social walk and talk and, of course, coffee at the end. We explore historic, nature and cultural places around the city.
Contact: David Cropp 027 657 0666 or cropp.david@gmail.com


Walking Group Two
Longer walks (Monday mornings 9.30 am to 12 noon approx.), around and about Wellington during the year. Walks usually end at a café for an optional coffee. On the second Monday of each month a longer walk of up to four hours is scheduled. As our members are all reasonably fit a good degree of fitness is expected. Transport is usually based around Gold Card times with carpooling when necessary. This group is currently full.
Contact: Paul Armstrong 476 6965 or paul.armstrong9@gmail.com

Walking Group Two Longer walks (Monday mornings 9.30 am to 12 noon approx.), around and about Wellington during the year. Walks usually end at a café for an optional coffee. On the second Monday of each month a longer walk of up to four hours is scheduled. As our members are all reasonably fit, a good degree of fitness is expected. Transport is usually based around Gold Card times with carpooling when necessary. This group is currently full.
Contact: Paul Armstrong 476 6965 or paul.armstrong9@gmail.com


New Groups

Anyone interested in leading/forming a New Group please contact Alan Wright 021 170 8540 or alandavidwright@gmail.com

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