Updated 26/08/2017

Groups

These are the groups available for U3A Dacorum members. The costs are 50p for meetings held in a members home or £1.50 per meeting if it is held in a hall. (For very small number of groups such as Wine Appreciation and on special occasions a higher charge is made.)
The Monthly meeting cost is £1.

Suggestions for new groups always welcome, especially if accompanied by an offer to run them!



(211) Adult Colouring
Meets: Warner's End Community Centre, Stoneycroft, Hemel Hempstead
When: 4th Tuesday 2-4pm
Please bring your own colouring book and coloured pencils;

(003) Antiques and Collectables
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rd Thursday once a month 9:30am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 20;
2019 - Jan 17; Feb 21; Mar 21;

(085) Armchair Traveller
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rd Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
Presentations and discussions on both far and near travel destinations, including anecdotes on travel experiences and tips on must see events and places
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 15; Feb 19; Mar 19;

(039) Art Club
Meets: Gadebridge Community Centre, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead
When: Fridays twice a month at 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 14;
2019 - Jan 11 25; Feb 08 22; Mar 08 22;

(013) Art History
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd Tuesday at 2:00pm-4:00pm
2018 - Dec 11;
2019 - Jan 08; Feb 12; Mar 12;

(166) Art History Berkhamsted
Meets: Friends Meeting House, 289 High Street Berkhamsted
When: 4th Monday 2:15-4:00pm
Looking at paintings, sculptures, architecture and artefacts; how and why they were made.
The overall aim is to build up an understanding of art in the context of its own period and how art methods and ideas have developed over time.
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 28; Feb 25; Mar 25;

(222) Art Workshops
Meets: Gadebridge Community Centre, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead
When: 10-12
This will be a series of WORKSHOPS covering DRAWING, SKETCHING, PERSPECTIVES, & WATERCOLOUR PAINTING. These will be aimed at both beginners and the more experienced.
2018 - Dec 07;
2019 - Feb 01; Mar 01; Apr 12;

(033) Ballet Appreciation
Meets: St Francis Church Hall, Beechfield Road, Boxmoor
When: 2nd Tuesday at 10:00am- 12:00noon
This group has been temporarily suspended;

(062) Belleplates
Meets: Church of the Resurrection Hall, Grovehill
When: 2nd and 4th Fridays at 2:00-3:30 pm
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 11 25; Feb 08 22; Mar 08 22;

(070) Board Games 1
Meets: Sacred Heart Church Meeting Room, Park St, Berkhamsted
When: First Friday 1:30-4:30?;

(212) Board Games 2
Meets: Guide Headquarters, Queensway, Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rd Friday 2:15-4:15 pm
2018 - Dec NM;

(029) Book Group
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Alternate Mondays at 10am-12noon;

(006) Bowls
Meets: Berkhamsted Bowls Club, Canal Fields, Lower Kings Road
When: once a month 2:00-4:00
Session cost £2.50 (inc tea and biscuit
Please wear shoes without heels
Group closes during the winter;

(183) Bus Trippers
Meets: Various locations
When: 2nd Wednesday
Group size limited by the number of peope it is reasonable to get on a public bus.;

(007) Calligraphy
Meets: Buglass Room, Leverstock Green Village Hall
When: alternate Mondays at 1:00pm-3:00pm
2018 - Dec 10;
2019 - Jan 07 21; Feb 04 18; Mar 04 18;

(048) Card Making
Meets: Sundew Road, Chaulden, HH
When: 1st Tuesday 10am-12noon
Share enthusiasm and exchange ideas for card making with a new technique each month.;

(177) Card Making 2
Meets: Friends meeting House, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted
When: 3rd Friday 10am-12noon
2018 - Dec 21;
2019 - Jan 18; Feb 15; Mar 15;

(011) Circle Dance
Meets: Carey Baptist Hall, Marlowes
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday 2:00-3:30
2018 - Dec 05 19;
2019 - Jan 16; Feb 06 20; Mar 06 20;

(035) Classical Music Appreciation
Meets: St Francis Church Hall, Beechfield Road, Boxmoor
When: Thursdays twice a month 10pm - 12noon
See Group reports for meeting subjects
2018 - Dec 13;
2019 - Jan 10 24; Feb 07 21; Mar 07 21;

(219) Computer Programming
Meets: Gadebridge Community Centre, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead
When: Tuesday fortnightly 10:00-12:00
From September, same dates as Tea Dance.
2018 - Dec 11;
2019 - Jan 08 22; Feb 05 19; Mar 05 19;

(069) Computer Support
Meets: St Mary and St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor
When: Last Friday 2:00-4:30 (not August/December)
The meeting will consist of a short presentation, followed by tea/coffee and then small groups discussing individual problems with one of the panel.
2018 - Dec NM;

(171) Craft Group
Meets: The Lounge, 1 Great Palmers, Grovehill, HP2 6BE
When: 2nd Friday 14:00-16:00;

(077) Creative Writing A
Meets: in Peascroft Road, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Friday 1:30pm - 4:30pm;

(080) Creative Writing B
Meets: in Wrensfield, Boxmoor
When: Thursday 3 weekly, 2pm - 4pm;

(082) Creative Writing J
Meets: Sacred Heart Church Meeting Room, Park St, Berkhamsted
When: Thursday 3 weekly1:30 - 4:00;

(210) Creative Writing 6
Meets: Washington Avenue, Hemel
When: Tuesday 3 weekly 2:00-4:00
Note change of day and frequency;

(064) Cycling
Meets: Various locations (usually stations)
When: 10am (long ride), 10.30 (short ride), normally on the 1st Thursday of month
Choice of a long ride of about 20 miles or a short ride of about 10 miles.
Volunteer leaders will be used for each meeting.;

(086) Digital Photography
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Thursdays 10am - 12noon;

(010) Discussion Group (Hemel)
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Fourth Friday at 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 25; Feb 22; Mar 22;

(090) Discussion Group E (Berkhamsted)
Meets: in Barncroft Rd., Berkhamsted
When: Tuesday or Wednesday 2pm -4:30pm (Normally Tuesday towards the end of the month)
December 18th 3:30-6:30

Each Month we discuss a main topic led by one of the members. Details are circulated so that members can research the topic if they wish!
In addition or as an aternative we may discuss a couple of lighter ones.;

(179) English Language Awareness
Meets: Washington Avenue, Grovehill
When: 2nd Thursday 2-4pm;

(081) Exploring London
When: Usually last Friday
Guided walks around London
contact walk leader by email;

(197) Exploring Towns and Villages
Meets: Various by car share
When: Usually 3rdThursday
Vists by car share
This group will only have very occasional hall meetings.;

(079) Film and Discussion Group
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd Friday 2:30pm - 5pm;

(073) Flower Arranging
Meets: St George's United Reformed Church Hall, Long Chaulden
When: 2nd Thursday at 2 - 4pm
2018 - Dec 13;
2019 - Jan 10; Feb 14; Mar 14;

(159) Folk Singing
Meets: St Mary and St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday 10:15am-12:15
The songs could be English, Irish, Scottish or American as chosen by the group. Enthusiasm is required rather than technical singing ability.
2018 - Dec 12;
2019 - Jan 09 23; Feb 13 27; Mar 13 27;

(015) French & Fun Group A
Meets: in Washington Ave., Grovehill
When: Alternate Tuesday 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 11;
2019 - Jan 15 29; Feb 12 26; Mar 12 26;

(015) French & Fun Group C
Meets: in Washington Ave., Grovehill
When: Alternate Wednesday 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 12;
2019 - Jan 16 30; Feb 13 27; Mar 13 27;

(202) French Book Club
Meets: Highclere Drive
When: Tuesday 2:30-4:00 Irregular everey 2 months;

(014) French Conversation
Meets: The Beeches, Tring
When: Alternate Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Advanced;

(066) G.O.A.L. (Golden Oldies Aid Literacy
Meets: Various locations
helping children with their reading in 17 schools in Dacorum;

(016) Garden Appreciation
Meets: Var. locations
When: Wednesdays at various times;

(018) Gardening (Hemel)
Meets: Various locations in Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd Thursdays 2pm, May to October;

(017) Gardening Group A
Meets: Various locations in Berkhamsted
When: 3rd Thursdays times variable;

(019) Genealogy Berkhamsted
Meets: Sacred Heart Church Meeting Room, Park St, Berkhamsted
When: 2nd Monday 2pm - 4pm;

(051) Genealogy Hemel
Meets: Carey Baptist Hall, Marlowes
When: 3rd Mondays at 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 21; Feb 18; Mar 18;

(021) Geology A
Meets: Various locations
When: Last Tuesday 10am - 12noon;

(184) Geology B
Meets: Various locations
When: 3rd Monday10-12am;

(059) German Improvers
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Alt Monday 2pm to 4pm
We pratice pronunciation by reading aloud from selected texts; we then translate and discuss with reference to e.g. grammar.;

(168) Guitar Workshop
Meets: Oxfield Close. Berkhamsted
When: 1st/3rd/5th Wednesday 2-4pm;

(024) Industrial History
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rdWednesday at 10am - 12noon;

(095) Italian Language & Culture
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10am - 12noon;

(156) Italian Step 2
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: Fridays, 2-4pm
2018 - Dec 14;
2019 - Jan 11 18 25; Feb 01 08 15 22; Mar 01 08 15 22;

(218) Japanese Flower Arranging
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rd Monday 2 hours pm from June;

(188) Japanese Language & Culture
Meets: Various addresses
When: 2nd & 4th Thursday 10am-12noon;

(026) Jazz Appreciation
Meets: St Francis Church Hall, Beechfield Road, Boxmoor
When: Thursdays at 10am - 12:15pm
See Group Reports for more about the meeting subjects
Usually 2x1 hour talks illustrated with jazz recordings, usually about jazz artists, groups, orchestras or singers. Some sessions more generalised about classic jazz, mainstreamm, bebop or a time period. The speakers are from within the group.
A happy, informal group with various levels of knowledge. Come and see what we are about.
2018 - Dec 06;
2019 - Jan 03 31; Feb 28; Mar 28;

(175) Knit and Natter
Meets: Tile Kiln Lane, Hemel Hempstead
When: Alternate Wednesday 2pm-4pm;

(198) Knit and Natter 2
Meets: The Lounge, 1 Great Palmers, Grovehill, HP2 6BE
When: Every Thursday 2:00-4:00pm;

(076) Latin
Meets: Various locations
When: Usually 1st and 3rd Wednesday 2:30pm - 4pm;

(022) Line Dancing
Meets: St Mary And St Josephs Parish Centre, St John's Road, Boxmoor
When: 1st/3rd Thursday 2:00-3:30;

(030) Literature (Tring)
Meets: Victoria Hall, Akeman St.,Tring
When: Mondays every 2 weeks at 11:15am - 1:15pm
Wheelchair Access;

(027) Literature Group A (Berkhamsted)
Meets: Various locations in Berkhamsted
When: Tuesdays every 2 weeks 10am - 12noon;

(028) Literature Group B (Berkhamsted)
Meets: Various locations in Berkhamsted
When: Mondays 3 weekly by arrangement at 10am - 12noon;

(083) Literature Group E (Boxmoor)
Meets: in Haywood Drive, Boxmoor
When: Fridays 10:30am - 12:30noon;

(031) Local History
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Tuesdays twice a month, at 2pm - 4pm
Meetings will either be talks in the hall (H) or walks (W)
2018 - Dec 11(with lunch);
2019 - Jan 08(W) 22(H12W); Feb 12(W) 26(H); Mar 12(W) 26(H);

(215) Magic (Introduction to)
Meets: Buglass Room, Leverstock Green Village Hall
When: Alternate Fridays 2-4pm
2018 - Dec 07 21;
2019 - Jan 11 25; Feb 08 22; Mar 08 22;

(060) MahJong
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10am - 12noon;

(216) Meditation for Health
Meets: Friends meeting House, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted
When: Various Friday 10:45-12:45
2018 - Dec 07;
2019 - Jan 11 25; Feb 08 22; Mar 08 22;

(065) Military History
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Wednesday 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 05(Lunch);
2019 - Jan NM; Feb 06; Mar 06;

(025) Money Matters
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Monday once a month at 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 10;
2019 - Jan 14; Feb 11; Mar 11;

(092) More Italian
Meets: In members' homes
When: Alternate Wednesdays 2:00-4:00
2018 - Dec 20;
2019 - Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 14;

(034) Music Appreciation (Berkhamsted)
Meets: Meadway Berkhamsted
When: Thursdays fortnightly at 2pm - 4pm
Please contact for details;

(089) Musical Miscellany
Meets: St Francis Church Hall, Beechfield Road, Boxmoor
When: Thursdays 10am - 12noon
2018 - Dec 20;
2019 - Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 14;

(037) Nature Study
Meets: St John's Church Car Park, Boxmoor
When: Every Tuesday, 10am - 1:30pm (check times)
Outdoor meetings call to check;

(038) Needlecraft
Meets: in Little Heath Lane, Potten End
When: Alternate Tuesdays 10am - 12noon;

(067) Opera - Introduction
Meets: in Bovingdon
When: 3rd Friday 2pm - 4pm;

(075) Out with Friends
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Friday 10am-12noon;

(036) Painting for Pleasure
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: 3rdrd Wednesday 10.00-12.00
2018 - Dec 19;
2019 - Jan 16; Feb 20; Mar 20;

(196) Painting for You
Meets: Warner's End Community Centre, Stoneycroft, Hemel Hempstead
When: Last Friday 1:30-4:00pm;

(209) Painting Unlimited
Meets: Methodist Church Hall, Northridge Way, Hemel Hempstead
When: Friday fortnightly 10-12
2018 - Dec 07 21;
2019 - Jan 04 18; Feb 01 15; Mar 01 15;

(214) Parlons (French Conversation)
Meets: Various members' houses
When: Every other Tuesday 10:15-12:00
Advanced level conversation;

(040) Patchwork
Meets: Guide Headquarters, Queensway, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st & 3rdWednesday twice a month at 10am -12noon
2018 - Dec 05 19;
2019 - Jan 16; Feb 06 20; Mar 06 20;

(045) Pencil Drawing
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Wednesday of month 10am - 12 noon
2018 - Dec 05;
2019 - Jan 02; Feb 06; Mar 06;

(061) Philosophy
Meets: Friends Meeting House, St Mary's Road, Hemel Hempstead
When: AlternateTuesday 2pm - 4pm
2018 - Dec 04 18;
2019 - Jan 15 29; Feb 12 26; Mar 12 26;

(042) Play Reading (Berkhamsted)
Meets: Various locations
When: 1st Wednesday, 10am - 12noon;

(041) Play Reading (Hemel)
Meets: The Lounge, Gatecroft, Bennetts End
When: Fourth Thursday 7-9pm;

(043) Playing Early Music
Meets: in Bridgewater Road, Berkhamsted
When: last Monday in the month 2pm-4pm;

(071) Poetry Appreciation
Meets: in Picotts End
When: 3rd Wednesdays once a month 2:pm - 4pm;

(057) Poetry Reading
Meets: in Gravel Lane, Boxmoor
When: Tuesdays fortnightly 2:pm - 4pm;

(088) Poetry Writing
Meets: in Gravel Lane, Boxmoor
When: every third Monday at 2:00pm - 4:00pm;

(190) Practical Astronomy
Meets: St Mary and St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor
When: 1st Mondays 2-4pm;

(053) Quiz Group
Meets: St Mary and St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor
When: Last Thursday 2:pm - 4pm
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 31; Feb 28; Mar 28;

(167) Railways
Meets: Friends Meeting House, St Mary's Road, Hemel Hempstead
When: Last Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm
Day trips in June July & August;

(182) Reading Group (Berkhamsted)
Meets: Middle Road, Berkhamstead
When: 2nd Friday 10:00-12:30;

(052) Religions
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: Last Thursday 2:30-4:30
New group startied September
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 31; Feb 28; Mar 28;

(213) Rug Makers
Meets: Windmill Road, Boxmoor
When: 1st Tuesday 2pm-4pm
December meeting cancelled
;

(084) Russian
Meets: in Briar Way, Berkhamsted
When: Every Thursday at 10:00-11:30
The group is mixed, taking account of beginners; we practise reading and speaking simple vocabulary. Grammar exercises.;

(165) Science & Technology
Meets: St Mary and St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor
When: Last Wednesday 2:00-4:00
2018 - Dec NM;
2019 - Jan 30; Feb 27; Mar 27;

(046) Scrabble & Cribbage
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: Mondays (normally 2nd & 4th) 2pm - 4pm;

(185) Sewing Bee
Meets: Guide Headquarters, Queensway, Hemel Hempstead
When: Alternate Tuesday 10am-12noon
2018 - Dec 11;
2019 - Jan 08 22; Feb 05 19; Mar 05 19;

(056) Shakespeare from Page to Stage
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10am - 12noon (or later)
2018 - Dec 12;
2019 - Jan 09 23; Feb 13 27; Mar 13 27;

(186) Short Day Trips
Meets: Various destinations
Similar to Away-a-Day but shorter and visiting only one place
See Digest;

(050) Short Walks Group
New group starting in January

Walks of up to 5 miles;

(189) Sign Language & Deaf Awareness
Meets: Gadebridge Community Centre, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead
When: 2nd Thursday and 4th Friday, 2-4pm
Restarts in Jan 2019
2019 - Jan 10 25; Feb 14; Mar 14 29;

(158) Snooker
Meets: Raging Ball, Unit 8 Verulam Industrial Estate,224 London Road,St Albans, AL1 1JF
When: every Wednesday except Bank Holidays at 10am - 12 noon;

(187) Spanish Beginners
Meets: Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, Northchurch
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday 2-4pm
2018 - Dec 05 19;
2019 - Jan 16; Feb 06 20; Mar 06 20;

(055) Sunday Scrabble
Meets: in Washington Ave., Grovehill, HH
When: 2ndSunday 2pm - 6pm;

(221) Swimming
Meets: Watford Leisure Centre, Horseshoe Lane, Woodside
When: 3rdFriday at 2:30;

(217) Table Tennis
Meets: Adeyfield Community Centre, Queen's Sq., Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
December no metting

2018 - Dec 05 19;
2019 - Jan 02 16; Feb 06 20; Mar 06 20;

(005) Tea Dance
Meets: St Mary And St Josephs Parish Centre, St John's Road, Boxmoor
When: Alternate Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
This group was called Ballroom Dancing
2018 - Dec 11;
2019 - Jan 08 22; Feb 05 19; Mar 05 19;

(157) Tuesday Lunch Club 1
Meets: Various locations
When: 2nd Tuesday;

(203) Tuesday Lunch Club 2
Meets: various locations
When: 4th Tuesday;

(181) Ukulele
Meets: Grovehill Community Centre, Grovehil
When: 1st Wednesday 9:30-12:00
2018 - Dec 05;
2019 - Jan 02; Feb 06; Mar 06;

(192) Ukulele 2
Meets: Various locations
When: Dates flexible;

(220) Urban Sketchers
Meets: Various locations around Dacorum
When: Tuesday Fortnightly 10:15-11:45
New group drawing on location.
Experienced artists or those interested in having a go!
Frequency might change in October;

(099) Walking
Meets: Various locations
When: Usually 4th Tuesday 9:30am
Dec. Start at the roundabout junction B4540 and B4541 between Studham and Dunstable Downs Map

Morning walks approx 6-8 miles, which may incorporate stiles and steep gradients.
Location and grid referemce shown, there is more detail in the Group Reports;

(091) Whist
Meets: in Clinton End, Leverstock Green
When: 1st Sunday 2:00-4:00;

(204) Wild Flowers Study
Meets: Various outdoor locations in the summer, otherwise indoors
When: 1st 3rd & 4th Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Outdoors April to October
2018 - Dec NM;

(078) Wine Appreciation
Meets: St Johns Church Hall, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
When: 1st Fridays at 2:30-4:30pm
Please contact before first visit;

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