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GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES 2016-17

In most cases members of groups pay £1 for every scheduled session, regardless of how many they are able to attend. Fees are payable in advance to the Group Leader, either by the term, or if preferred, for the whole year.  The main exception is groups in private or outdoor venues, which are free to registered members of those groups.

Please take your membership card to the first meeting of groups you join. Leaders give their time and expertise freely, so it is hoped that when you join a group you will show commitment and, if unable to attend a meeting, notify the Group Leader. We recommend that you enter the relevant dates in your diary.

Either scroll down to look at the Groups and Activities or click on a letter below as a short cut.

A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.U.V.W.X.Y.Z

       
ART - CARRY ON DRAWING   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: The Generation Centre  Times: Fri 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 7, 28, May 12, 26, Jun 9, 23

The group welcomes anyone wishing to practise and improve their drawing skills, explore a variety of subjects and the use of different materials and techniques.

 
ART - DRAWING WORKSHOP 1 & 2  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre  Times: 1- Wed 10.00 – 12.00 noon
2 -Fri 10.00 - 12.00 noon
  Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 14, 28, Oct 5, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7, 21

Sep 9, 23, Oct 7, 21, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 16

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22

Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, 31

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, Jun 14 Apr 21, May 5, 19, Jun 2, 16

The two groups cater for all levels of ability.  We use pencil, pen, charcoal and coloured media.  The aim is to enjoy drawing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

 
ART - MAINLY LANDSCAPES  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre Times: Mon 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 19

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 16, 30, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6, 20
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 3, 24, May 8, 22, Jun 5, 19

Landscape painting in various media, from ink and wash to watercolour.  All skill levels experiment with land, sea, sky, trees, buildings, water, close-up and distant.  Optionally, morning opportunities for outdoor work offered, weather permitting, as precursor to finishing off at the afternoon venue. Guidance given in friendly atmosphere in which to learn, advance and enjoy.

 
ART – PAINTING 1 (WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP)   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Sutton Green Village Hall Times: Tues 1.45 – 3.45 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 4, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, Jun 6, 13

This is a friendly, informal, self-help group suitable for those with some knowledge of painting and drawing. Members are free to pursue their own interests: flower painting, abstract, portraits, landscapes, etc. We learn from each other’s abilities and experience. The occasional still-life and DVD provide fresh ideas. 

           
ART – PAINTING 2   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Tues 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23, Jun 6, 20

The group is open to all levels of ability, from beginners to more advanced.  Water colour painting is the norm but the use of other media is encouraged, with a wide range of subject matter.  We also try to take advantage of good weather to paint outside.

           
ART – PAINTING 3 Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Woking Leisure Centre  Times: Thurs 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16

Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18, Jun 1, 15

This group is for beginners and more experienced painters who wish to experiment and expand their work in an informal and friendly group, painting a variety of subjects using mainly watercolour.

           
ART - TANGLE ART Available to Members only
Email:  Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre Times: Mon 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, March 13, 27
Back to top Term 3 (2017) April 3, 24, May 15, 22, June 12, 26

The group offers a six-session introduction to this new art form. Tangling needs no previous knowledge or experience, it is easy to learn and you will soon be producing your own unique works of art.

           
ART – WEDNESDAY WATERCOLOUR Available to Members only
Email:  Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Trinity Methodist Church Hall            Times: Wed 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Back to top Term 3 (2017) April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

This is a new group, our aim is to encourage friendship while learning from one another, painting in watercolour or acrylic of any subject you choose. Beginners very welcome.

           
ART APPRECIATION Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Tues 2.15 - 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20

This Group is for those who appreciate art in all its forms. It is run by coordinators and it is hoped that members will provide part or all of the programme at each meeting by giving short or long talks on their chosen subjects - an artist, a painting, a sculpture etc. Visits to Art Galleries and an occasional guest speaker may be arranged.

           
ASTRONOMY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Tues 2.15 – 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 13
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 25, May 23, Jun 27

Astronomy will be covered at an introductory level, with topics ranging through basic observing techniques, telescope types, the solar system and beyond.  Each meeting will comprise three elements - a reprise of the previous month's space and astronomy news, a look at the coming month's night sky, plus a short lecture and/or short talks by members. 

           
AVIATION & MILITARY HISTORY  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Tues 2.00 - 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6

The group covers the full spectrum of people, campaigns and events, from Hannibal to the Afghan War, from the first flight to space travel.  Members of the group are encouraged to come forward and give presentations on subjects of interest to them and the group.  Occasional outings to places of interest are arranged.

           
BALLET APPRECIATION Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Thurs 2.00 – 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Nov 10, Dec 8
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 13

The aim of this group is to increase the understanding and enjoyment of ballet by considering the historical context and technical aspects of the art form. We will look at some old favorites as well as some of the more out of the way pieces.  Each session will include a DVD performance by one of the world’s finest companies.

           
BEADING - Groups A & B Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Group A Mon 10.00 - 1.00 pm
Group B  Mon 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28, Dec 12
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

May 8, 22, Jun 12, 26

All aspects of beading, from restringing old pearls and necklaces to new creations from the many beads available.  Those wishing for excitement can experiment with bead embroidery, wrapping, Kumihimo braids, weaving, wire-work etc.  Information on sources of materials will be available. 

           
BIRDWATCHING Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Tues Talks* 10.30 – 12 -30pm
Walks   9.30 – 12.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 6*, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6*    
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7*
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6

The group started up in Sept 2013 with numbers limited to 25.  A few extra members have joined us as "Talks Only" participants.  From the beginning, attendance has been excellent, and with most current members wishing to stay on during 2016/17, only a very few spare places will be available for new joiners.  Ring me if you are keen to join, but do be prepared for disappointment!  There will be a mixture of three 2-hour talks (dates asterisked) and seven 3-hour long walks (own transport and a basic level of fitness required).

           
BRIDGE  BEGINNERS    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Sutton Green Village Hall Times: Wed 10.00 -12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 25, Feb 6, 22, Mar 8, 22

Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 5, May 8, 17, 31, Jun 14

Bridge lessons for those who have little or no knowledge of how to play the game, although knowledge of trick winning card games such as whist is always helpful. Students will be taught how to bid and the rudiments of playing the cards so that they can play socially between lessons in order to practise and build up experience.

           
BRIDGE  INTERMEDIATE  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Sutton Green Village Hall  Times: Wed 10.00 -12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 7, 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14  
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15, 29
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 12, 26, May 10, 24

Supervised bridge for those in their second year onwards who seek to practise and gain experience in playing hands. Guidance will focus on card play and playing techniques.  The course is complementary to the Beginners Course where a greater emphasis is placed on bidding.

           
DUPLICATE BRIDGE Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Sutton Green Village Hall   Times: Thurs 1.45 – 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016

Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,

This friendly and social group welcomes all players who want to gain experience in playing duplicate bridge.  Help is available.  No partners required.

           
KITCHEN BRIDGE Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Dianthus Building  Times: Thurs 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sept 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15    
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, 30

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 13, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 1, 15, 29

The intention of this Group is to provide the opportunity for players who have completed the “Bridge Beginners” course, or have a grasp of the fundamentals of Rubber Bridge, to practice playing in an informal and relaxed environment. The primary objectives of members joining the Group will be (i) enjoyment and (ii) a desire to improve their playing skills.

           
BRIDGE RUBBER PLAY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Strollers Times: Mon 2.00 - 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 5 19, 26, Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 16, 23, Feb 6, 20, 27, Mar 6, 20, 27

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 3, 24, May 15, 22, Jun 5, 19, 26

This group offers a friendly atmosphere and a chance to improve rubber bridge skills, obtained from beginners U3A classes or adult education.  No formal tuition is given.

           
CAKE DECORATION Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Generation Centre Times: Thurs 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24, Dec 1, 15

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Discover some of the many techniques in cake decorating including; modelling marzipan fruits and roses, making and piping royal icing, covering a cake in roll out icing, and icing and decorating a Christmas cake.

           
CALLIGRAPHY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Chobham Church Hall  Times: Wed. 10.00 –12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, Jun 14

This friendly group will encourage and help members to master different scripts, starting with the basic Foundational Hand. This should enable them to use their creative skills to enhance diverse projects, such as special event invitations and announcements, menu and place cards, certificates, family trees, labels, cards, etc.

           
CANASTA    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Byfleet Methodist Church Times: Thurs 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 15, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 17, Dec 1, 15, 29
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, 30
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 13, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 8, 22

Canasta is a popular card game played throughout the world.  This group will meet twice monthly and is open to players with varying knowledge of the game. Coaching will be given for beginners.

           
CANE, RUSH & SEAGRASS WEAVING Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Salvation Army Church, Sythwood Times: Friday 10.00 -12 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The aim of this group is to share the skills and methods of seating chairs with cane, rush or seagrass, together with an understanding of the materials and their history. The course is practical, and members will be encouraged to observe and learn from the projects of others.

           
HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Worplesdon United Reform Church Hall Times: Tues 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13

  Term 2 (2017)  Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14
Back to top Term 3 (2017)  Apr 11, May 16, Jun 13

We cover a wide range of topics from the life and times of Christ; New Testament issues; the beginnings of the church; church design; key figures and developments in church history; the Reformation; Christianity and contemporary issues.  Members' contributions are welcome.  We have informal, relaxed meetings and no particular line is followed or favoured.

           
COMPUTING BY THE FIRESIDE    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Wed 2.00 – 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23
Back to top Term 2 (2017)

Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22

A sociable, monthly, self-help group where we have an opportunity to discuss and solve each other's computing problems. Plus a cup of tea and a chat by the wood burner. Some have suggested it's the computing equivalent of the Knit and Natter group!

 
COMPUTER WORKSHOP/FORUM  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd, Pyrford   Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21

The aim is to promote confidence about computer security and computer use both on and off the internet. It is for those who have reasonable computer skills, not for beginners. Topics for each session vary; time is given to solving problems. Members are encouraged to share their skills. A personal email address is essential. Registration by email only, you will receive confirmation.

 
COMPUTING WITH LINUX Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only                       Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

Back to top Term 2 (2017) Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8

Linux runs on desktop PCs and laptops (as well as many other platforms, such as giant servers, smart TV and car engines!)  We shall be exploring some of the many different versions of Linux, especially the useful applications available.

           
CRAFT GROUPS A & B   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Group A  Thur 9.15 - 11.00 am 
Group B  Thur 11.15  - 1.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, 30
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 20, May 4, 18, Jun 8

A friendly, informal group, suitable for all abilities. The main emphasis is to learn and share techniques, to make cards, and occasionally to sew, try out new crafts and make gifts.  During each session a project will be available for all to join in.

           
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD WITH COFFEE IN KNAPHILL TBA
Email: Available to Members only Tel: TBA
Venue: TBA Times: TBA

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TBA

We will all tackle one puzzle together, but you could also bring along any that you have only half solved.  Leave a message, or email if interested or willing to help with this group.

           
CURRENT AFFAIRS 1 Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: St Mary’s Day Centre  Times: Tues 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6

The aim is to encompass any aspect of current affairs. Core topics are selected for each meeting, with other topics arising at the meeting.  Sometimes a group member will give a short presentation on an agreed topic.  Relatively informal discussion is encouraged, whilst ensuring all members have every opportunity to speak.

           
CURRENT AFFAIRS 2   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre  Times: Thurs 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 8, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15

Group members are encouraged to express views on a range of local, national and international topics.  Members with a particular interest are welcome to lead part of a session.

           
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - INTERMEDIATE  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre  Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15, 30
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 26 (outing), May 10, 24, Jun 7

A self-help group.   Ownership of any type of camera is welcome but you must have access to a computer. The aim is to improve camera skills, recognize better pictures, and to improve editing skills using Picasa, Windows 10 Photos, Adobe Photoshop Elements or your own editing software. Members are encouraged to introduce topics for discussion and show their own photographs.  Please use email as primary contact.

           
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - ADVANCED Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Wed  2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7 (Christmas Social TBA)
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 5, 26 (Possible outings and social events in summer)

We are a self-help group sharing our knowledge and skills to achieve a better understanding of the technical and creative aspects of digital photography.  We centre mainly on Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. All types of Camera are welcome; manual override is advisable.  Access to a home computer is assumed.   

           
DISCUSSION GROUP Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd, Pyrford Times:

Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 26, May 31, Jun 28

This will be a general discussion group covering a wide range of subjects.  It is hoped that all members will take part, perhaps with input at times from someone with a particular knowledge, when we can listen and learn.

   
DIY FOR WOMEN Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd, Pyrford Times:

Mon 10.00 – 12.00 noon

Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12

This group was formed to help, guide and show ladies DIY for those jobs around the house they want to tackle and to answer any questions. The course will include decorating, what tools to use & when and much more.   For more details please call or e-mail the group leaders.

 
DRAMA WORKSHOP Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Christian Science Church  Times: Fri 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 28, May 26, Jun 30

Play reading, improvisation, playwriting, and acting.  Don’t worry if you haven’t tried it before or if you have limited mobility – you won’t be a problem.  This group will turn scenes from novels into plays, improvise scenes, read anything from Beyond the Fringe to Shakespeare and enjoy creating theatre.

 
A HISTORY OF EVERYDAY THINGS Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue - ask Group Leader Times:

Tues 10.30 - 12.00 noon

Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20

This group evolves according to the interests of its members.  Recent topics have been the history of the bicycle, development of house names, musical notation and the memory.  The forthcoming course may move in new directions! 

 
FIRST AID FOR ALL Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: St Johns, Wey Road, Weybridge Times: Sun 9.30 - 12 noon
Dates Term 2 (2017) Jan 8, 15
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This will be a two week course for twelve members. It will be suitable for those who wish to refresh previous knowledge.  You will need to be fit enough to lie down and also to kneel on the floor.  There will be a small charge for the use of the hall. 

           
FITNESS Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Woking Leisure Centre Times: Mon 10.30 - 11.30 am
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 9, 16, 23, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 3, 24, May 8, 15, 22, Jun 5, 12, 19

Through this activity we seek to promote fitness in a relaxed, non-threatening and pleasurable setting.  Simple movements are intended to develop suppleness, stretch and strength and, after a brief introduction, are performed to music.  Men and women of all abilities are equally welcome unless advised otherwise by a doctor.

           
FLAT GREEN BOWLING COURSE  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Mayford Hall Bowls Club  Times:

Tue 10.00 – 12.30pm

Dates

Starting 2May 2017 for 6 weeks

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Would you like to learn to play flat green bowls?  Well come and join us at Mayford Hall Bowling Club, Saunders Lane - behind the village hall.  Course of 6 weeks.  Cost £2.50 per session.  Please wear flat soled shoes with no heels.  Equipment provided free.  Club house and car park.

           
FLOWER ARRANGING   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Fri 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2
  Term 2 (2017) Feb 3, Mar 3
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 7, May 5

This group will pool together their own ideas and learn the basics of Flower Arranging. The group will be informal and learn various styles of arrangements.

           
FLOWER ARRANGING FOR THE HOME FOR BEGINNERS Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre Times: Tue 10.00–12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, May 9, Jun 6

This class is Fun with Flowers, when you will be taught the easy way of how to choose the correct containers and flowers that may beautify your home.

           
FRENCH CONVERSATION   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: St Mark's Church Hall  Times: Thurs  9.45 – 11.15 am
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 15, 29 Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15, 22
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 6, 27, May 4, 18, Jun 1, 15

This is a small friendly group of people who enjoy speaking French and are able to contribute to general conversation.  Everyone has the chance to present a topic which often leads to a discussion.  Mistakes are corrected at the time and grammatical help and explanations are given.

           
FRENCH – LET’S TALK!      Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Christian Science Church    Times: Wed 9.30 – 11.00 am
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 5, 19, May 10, 24, Jun 7, 21

Friendly and informal group with varying levels of spoken French.  The less confident/ more rusty will be welcomed and encouraged.  Broad topics are suggested in advance so members can prepare.  Occasional "mini lessons" on grammar points.

           
GARDENING CO-OPERATIVE  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre  Times: Mon 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 24, May 15, Jun 19

We are an enthusiastic group with varying levels of experience.  We aim to share knowledge, information and plant material.  We are encouraged occasionally by speakers and DVDs.  Members are invited to open their gardens to the group as appropriate.

           
GENEALOGY BEGINNERS GROUP  Available to Members only
Email:  Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre     Times: Wed 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 4, Feb 1. Mar 1
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 5. May 3, Jun 7

A group for complete beginners and those who have recently started to explore their family history.  THE GROUP WILL RUN FOR ONE YEAR ONLY.  Main areas of research explained using Civil Registration, Census Returns and Parish Records, both on line and from Record Offices.  Help given to refine and record research.  Plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

           
GENEALOGY INTERMEDIATE GROUP  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre        Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14

A group for those who have started Family History and are not absolute beginners. We investigate ways of refining, expanding and recording research, as well as exploring various genealogical topics and discovering ways in which social history relates to our ancestors.  We also visit the National Archives.

           
GENEALOGY MAIN GROUP    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 12, May 10, June 14

We welcome experienced, and active, family history researchers. Through discussions, and multimedia presentations, members share their genealogy knowledge and stories, "breakthroughs" and research methodology, e.g. useful Internet sites.   We have occasional guest speakers and also visit The National Archives. 
Contact ( John Ellis or Lyn Wellbelove 01483 760676

           
GERMAN CONVERSATION 1  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader   Times: Tues 5.30 - 7.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6, 20
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21

Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, Jun 13, 27

A reasonable fluency in German is needed, with the ability to contribute in general conversation.

           
GERMAN CONVERSATION 2  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader  Times: Tues 3.00 – 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 3, 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23, Jun 6, 20

A reasonable fluency in German is needed, with the ability to contribute in general conversation.

           
GOLF  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Various  Times: Contact Group Leader
Dates Contact Group Leader
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Meetings from spring to autumn are usually held on the middle Wednesday of the month. Members are emailed monthly with details of the course, which will not be too difficult, too long or too expensive and is within about 10 miles of Woking. Previous experience, with ability to get around a course and avoid slow play, is required. In winter, we visit Abbeymoor, a 9 hole course near Addlestone.

           
GREEK (CLASSICAL ) Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue -ask Group Leader Times:

Fri 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

This group is intended mainly for members who have previously studied Classical or New Testament Greek. Beginners will be catered for separately where there is sufficient interest. Emphasis will be placed on reading Greek literature and support will be provided for private study.  Revision of grammar will be available as required.

           
HOOTENANNY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Horsell Village Hall (Lower Hall) Times: Fri 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 23, Oct 7, 21, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 16

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 28, May 12, 26, Jun 9, 23

A small group of amateur musicians are planning to meet regularly in order to rehearse and play numbers from the folk and blues genres. Although the ability to sight-read is not necessary, it is expected that group members should be reasonably proficient on their chosen instruments.

           
INVENTIONS Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Diathanus Building Times: Tue 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13.

This group studies all kinds of inventions and discoveries.  It examines them in detail, looks at the originality and genius of their inventors and considers the impact and exploitation of the inventions.  This is a self-help group and members are encouraged to lead by giving presentations on subjects which are of interest to them or, of which, they have personal knowledge.

           
INVESTMENT GROUP Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Horsell Village Hall Times: Tues 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 13, Oct 25, Nov 22

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 25, May 23, Jun 20

The aim of the group is learn about and discuss financial planning and strategy. It will include how to select investments which can produce an attractive return without excessive risks. The investments will comprise fixed interest and indexed linked bonds, equities, collective investments such as unit and investment trusts, annuities, properties and other forms of investment. Previous knowledge of investment is not essential.

           
IPAD FOR BEGINNERS  Available to Members only
Email: iAvailable to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: The Vyne Times: Tues 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 13
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13

Many members have ‘tablets’ and this is a group for users of APPLE iPads only.  The aim is to make members more familiar with some of their features and how to best find, select and install APPS.  Nothing too difficult but fun!  Members do need to bring their product along (charged up!).  Registration by email only once you have your Membership Card: not before! Note:- Each of the Terms covers the same information in its 3 sessions.

           
ITALIAN CONVERSATION   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre    Times: Wed 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14    
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 4, 18, Feb 8, Mar 1, 15, 29

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 19, May 3, 17, 31, Jun 14

This group is intended for people who already have a good knowledge of the language and offers them the opportunity to practice and further improve their Italian, in a friendly and lively atmosphere.

           
ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue - ask Group Leader  Times: Tues 10.30 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 13  
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23, Jun 13, 27,

This course is for those with no knowledge of Italian – a mixture of fun and effort.  The language is full of complexities so be prepared for a challenge.

           
ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue - ask Group Leader  Times: Thurs 10.30 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18, Jun 1, 15,

If you have some knowledge of Italian and its grammatical structure, this is the course for you.  We aim to improve all the four skills – reading, writing, watching and speaking.

           
JAZZ APPRECIATION   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Fri  2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, 31
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 21, May 5, 19, Jun 2

We cover the entire jazz spectrum.  So whether you’re a long-time aficionado or just enjoy good music there’ll be something for you. We’re an informal, friendly group and members can make presentations based on their particular area(s) of interest, or they can just sit back, relax, and enjoy all that jazz.

           
KNIT, CROCHET, CRAFT AND NATTER   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Thurs 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 27, May 25, Jun 15

A sociable, monthly, self-help group, where you can bring along your knitting, crochet or any other craft that you enjoy doing. Share your knowledge, learn a new skill, make items for charities or just dig out those bags of knitting, crochet and crafting you have been meaning to finish. Plus, a cup of tea and a natter.

           
LACE CIRCLE   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Mon 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6, 20
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 3, 24, May 15, Jun 5, 19

This is a self-support group, without a tutor, mainly for those with some knowledge and experience of Bobbin Lace.  Complete beginners are welcome, but we can provide support rather than tutoring.

           
LATIN INTERMEDIATE    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Wed 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 2, Dec 7, 14
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15, 29
Back to top Term 3 (2017) April 12, 26, May 10, 24, Jun 7, 21

This group is intended for those who have reached a good proficiency in Latin (post GCSE/O Level standard preferred.) We read and discuss a variety of both prose and verse Latin texts and revise grammar points as they arise, leading to translation exercises of English to Latin. We also study Latin sayings, mottos and Latin crosswords.

           
LETS QUILT TOGETHER Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Friday 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2

This is a friendly and informal group for those who love quilting.  Bring your sewing machine or hand sewn projects and be prepared to share techniques.  If you are a beginner there will be an opportunity to learn the basics and sew simple blocks to make a quilt. 

           
LINE DANCING YEAR 3             Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Woking Guides & Sea Rangers Hall Times: Mon  12.00 noon – 13.00
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
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Apr 3, 10, 24, May 8, 15, 22, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

This group is a very friendly, keen group who know the steps and enjoy dancing.  Sorry but it is not suitable for absolute beginners.  Any new members who have danced before will be most welcome.

   
LINE DANCING YEAR 9 Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: WokingGuides & Sea Rangers Hall Times: Friday 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25,  Dec 2, 9

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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                Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 20

This long term loyal group is run as one continuous session with members choosing how much time they wish to dance.  For the first ¾ of an hour the dances are improver level, for those who like a challenge, after which easier dances are on offer.  New, experienced dancers are welcome to join us.

           
LIP READING Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Generation Centre Times: Friday 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3
Back to top Term 3 (2017) April 7, May 5, June 2

For those with mild or moderate hearing loss to learn and practise the skill of lip reading.

    • If you are a complete beginner you will learn the basic principles.
    • If you already lip read you will brush up and extend your skills.
    • If you want to make more rapid progress you can receive computer based practice material to use at home.
           
MAH JONG 1 Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Byfleet Methodist Church Times: Thurs 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24, Dec 8, 22
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 9, 23
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18, Jun 1, 15

This ancient Chinese game is played twice a month by a friendly group who have varying knowledge of the game.

           
MAH JONG -2 Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Byfleet Methodist Church Times: Wed 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15, 29
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 12, 26, May 10, 24, Jun 7, 21

We play the same basic game as the Thursday Mah Jong group, but are also learning scoring and additional hands.  It is very easy to start playing, and beginners are very welcome.

           
MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE TO MUSIC Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Woking Guide and Sea Rangers Hall           Times: Tue 2.00 – 3.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 29, Dec 13, 20             

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Sessions will start with a warm up followed by a light aerobic session which will accommodate different fitness levels which will be followed by a stretching, posture deportment and balance routine, ending in floor exercises and relaxation.  This will be performed to diverse music.

           
MUSIC APPRECIATION   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Byfleet Bowling Club Times: Thurs 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15

Although most of the music is classical, no prior musical knowledge is required, simply an open mind and willingness to give a fair hearing to sometimes unfamiliar music. Sometimes the concentration is on the work of a composer whilst at other times we review particular musical features from the work of various composers.

           
MUSIC, EASY LISTENING   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Old School Room, Pyrford Times: Thurs 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1

This group covers popular classical music in the first half and the other half includes anything other than classical music such as jazz, music from shows, well known singers etc.

           
NAVAL HISTORY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Chobham Church Hall Times: Fri  2.15 - 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10
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This group is for those interested in dramatic events of world-wide naval history, mainly during the period from 17th C 'Ships-of-the-Line' to the nuclear age. Volunteers from the group give talks on a wide range of naval subjects, covering events, personalities, ship and equipment design, and personal/family naval history.

           
NEEDLEWORK, CROSS-STITCH AND TAPESTRY  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Pyrford Church of the Good Shepherd Times: Tue 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 6, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, May 9, Jun 6

Members of this group are free to choose to work on cross-stitch, tent stitch or a variety of embroidery stitches. They can work from a kit or design their own project and be assisted if they have problems.

           
PEOPLE, POLITICS & SOCIETY Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: Worplesdon United Reform Church Hall Times: Tue 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
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This group discusses events and developments in society in a way that challenges our thinking and encourages debate.  Guest speakers or a group member present a topic in a debate where questioning and enquiry are positively encouraged.  Examples of topics are: The Voting Age and other milestones, Democracy and the EU, Privacy vs Anti-terrorism laws, Humanism: a personal journey.

           
PILATES Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre Times: Fri 10.00 - 11.30 am
    Group AGroup B
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Pilates is a non-aerobic fitness routine.  This class includes standing exercises, mat-work, and light weights.  All abilities are welcome. Please bring a mat, stretchy band or scarf, weights and tennis ball.  Anyone with health problems should consult their doctor before enrolling.

           
POETRY APPRECIATION  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Chobham Village Hall Times: Wed 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21

This group will take a poet or a theme each month to enjoy and expand upon. Each member will be encouraged to contribute and work together to produce sessions throughout the year.

           
POETRY FOR RECREATION  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader  Times: Tues 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6

We choose a new theme each month, from old favourites to contemporary poets.  Some present their own creations, without fear of criticism.  A social tea break is included and a friendly welcome is guaranteed.

           
RECORDER ENSEMBLE     Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Sutton Green Village Hall Times: Thurs    Improvers 10.00 – 11.30 am
Beginners 11.30 – 1.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 1, 8, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 22
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 16, 23, 30

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Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27

If you already play, if you have played in the past and would like to play again or if you have never played and would like to learn, then come along and enjoy making music. The Group Leader has recorders available for loan, from descant to bass, if you want to try before you buy.

           
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Parkview Centre    Times: Wed 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1

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In a friendly atmosphere, members share talks, experiences and presentations.  Last year talks included Sputnik, demise of UK coal, electronic music, oil and gas holes, domestic building construction and UK steel industry.  Most years we have a Science Quiz.  We are open to all with a general interest, you do not need to be a scientist, or technologist.

           
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Cornerstone Centre (St John’s Church) Times: Tues 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, 24, Feb 14, 28, Mar 7, 21
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23

Join the Scottish Country Dancing group – a friendly way of keeping fit and having fun! This group has proved most popular – do come and join us. Our Group Leader/Tutor has been teaching for many years.  Interested and want more details?  Contact Martin Ingram ( 01932 343121).

           
SCRABBLE    Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Chobham Parish Pavilion Times: Tues. 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23, Jun 6, 20

Our Scrabble group has now moved to Chobham Parish Pavilion and appreciates having our car parking just outside the building.  We play for enjoyment and to keep our wits sharp, and are a sociable and friendly group which welcomes beginners.

           
SHAKESPEARE DISCUSSION

Available to Members only

Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader Times: Wed 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 28

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 26, May 24, Jun 28

This will be a new small discussion group, meeting once a month to discuss a particular play or themes and topics common to several plays.  Members would be expected to read or re-read, the play to be discussed before the meeting.  Full use would be made of filmed productions of the plays available on DVDs or tapes to illustrate particular topics.              

           
SILVERWORK – GROUPS A & B   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader  Times: Group A  Thurs 10.00 - 1.00 pm  
Group B  Thurs 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 6, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Two workshop groups for jewellery and silverwork, including non-precious metals.  Open every week during term time with a workshop charge of £3.00 a week to cover basic materials.  Beginners welcome.  All tools are available, and help in ordering metals and stones.  No restorations or repairs please! 

           
SINGING  Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Knaphill  Times: Mon 2.15 - 3.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 5, 19, 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 6, 20, 27
Back to top Term 3 (2017)

Apr 3, 24, May 15, 22, Jun 5, 19, 26

This group is for those who just want to sing.  Don’t worry if you are unable to read music you will be welcome to come along and join in a variety of songs.

           
SOFT FURNISHING / UPHOLSTERY   Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel: Available to Members only
Venue: Private venue - ask Group Leader Times: Mon 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6, 20

Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 3, 24, May 15, Jun 5, 19

Members should bring their own items to work on, such as small chairs, drop-in seats, headboards, curtains, lampshades etc and should also bring basic tools. The Group Leader will assist with the provision of some materials and with individual tuition.

           
SPANISH Available to Members only
Email: Available to Members only Tel:

Available to Members only

Venue: The Vyne Times:

Tue 10.00 – 12.00 noon

Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6, 20

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 14
Back to top Term 3 (2017) Apr 4, 25, May 9, 23, Jun 6, 20

This is Year 2 of a Beginners Course.  New members welcome on a "catch-up" basis.  In addition to the language, we look at aspects of Spanish and New World culture, current affairs and politics.  Please note this is not primarily a conversation class. 

           
SPEECHCRAFT   
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this group will not run this year.  Any queries to Cathy Wooden on 07984 453248.
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THE NOVEL   Available to Members only
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Venue: Chobham Church Hall  Times: Wed 2.15 – 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14    
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8

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Members read a chosen book before each meeting, either a classic or modern novel. Members volunteer to choose the book and organise the discussion, either individually or with one or two others. The group looks at background, content, style and characterisation in a quite academic way, enjoying the books with a deeper understanding.

           
THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Venue: Goldwater Lodge Times: Fri 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17

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Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16

The Travel Experience will look at many aspects of travel which could be presentations about specific countries, travel experiences, means of travel and much more.  Presentations can be made on request but we will be guided by the group as to the content.  Do you want to share your travel experiences or share those of others?  We will be working in a participative way and will encourage members to contribute by talking about their own experiences.

           
TOLKIEN  Available to Members only
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Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader  Times: Wed 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21

  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15

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This small group meets monthly to study and discuss the works of JRR Tolkien.  As well as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the group examines The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin and other works by or about Tolkien.  The film, stage and radio adaptations of Tolkien’s works are also considered.

   
UKULELE GROUP Available to Members only
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Available to Members only

Venue: Mayford Village Hall Times:

Friday 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Dates Term 1 (2016)

Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2*

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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The ukulele is cheap, versatile, and easy to learn - but difficult to play without smiling.  A willingness (rather than ability) to sing is helpful.  Newcomers can be brought in at any time.   Volunteers among us occasionally perform in nursing homes.   Do phone for more info. * Possible extra dates to be arranged/confirmed for concerts.

   
VIDEO PRODUCTION  Available to Members only
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Venue: Ask Group Leader  Times: Wed:  10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016)

Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7

  Term 2 (2017) Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22
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An introductory course assisting members to take and edit video, covering  the basic elements of video filming, discussion on filming technique, uploading to a computer, editing, post-production and export  to YouTube. The course will culminate in group members combining their efforts to produce a team generated video. Participants must have equipment to film video, access to a computer and editing software.  Subject to sufficient interest it will start in October.

 
WALKING Available to Members only
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Venue: Meeting point advised by Group Leader  Times: Tues 10.00 am
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14
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All walks start at a meeting point which will be advised at the start of term by the Group Leader.  The distance of walks is about four to six miles taking two to three hours.  Walking shoes/boots are essential and waterproofs if inclement.  All group members are encouraged to lead a walk during the year.  Please use email as primary contact.

           
WALKING / RAMBLING   Available to Members only
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Venue: Meeting point advised by Group Co-coordinators Times: Thurs 10.00 am
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16
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Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15

The group undertakes rambles of about 10 miles, normally within an hour’s drive of Woking, with pub lunch or picnic.  We aim to have different leaders each month and hope that new members will consider this when joining.

           
WRITING FOR FUN  Available to Members only
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Venue: Private venue – ask Group Leader    Times: Mon 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 19
  Term 2 (2017) Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, Mar 6, 20
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Apr 3, 24, May 9, 22, Jun 6, 19

This friendly group meets to exercise their brains, improve their writing skills, and entertain their fellow members. New aspirants welcomed.

           
YOGA   Available to Members only
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Venue: Woking Guide and Sea Rangers Hall Times: Fri 2.45 – 4.15 pm
Dates Term 1 (2016) Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
  Term 2 (2017)

Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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The group will concentrate on the postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation.  Please bring a mat and stretchy band or scarf.  All abilities are welcome – anyone who has doubts about their fitness for the class should consult their doctor.


 

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