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Art – Acrylics & Watercolours

The Group Organiser is Peter Sheppard. The group meets each Wednesday from 10.00 -12.00 in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road.  New members are welcome.  

Contact Peter Sheppard on 01355 266028 or email   petersheppard@hotmail.co.uk


Bowling

Indoor -This group meets each Thursday from 13.30 - 15.30 at East Kilbride Indoor Bowling Club during Oct – May.

Outdoor - The Bowling group meets each Thursday from 13.30 – 15.30 at Brancumhall Bowling Green (May – Oct).

Contact Ruth Offin for information. Phone 01355 231504 or email   rc.offin@yahoo.co.uk


Craft    

This group offers a variety of crafts and meets on alternate Tuesdays in Greenhills Community Hall at 10.00.

Contact the Group Organisers Beatrice Beattie 01355 459551 or email   bbeatrice817@aol.com  or Ann Robertson

on 07858792559  or email   slinky405@hotmail.com for information.


Family History 1    This group is closed to new members at present.

The Group Organiser is Ena Stewart.  The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10.30 – 12.00 in

Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive to share information and sources or to attend relevant courses.

Contact Ena Stewart on 01355 233166 or e-mail  jim.ena@btinternet.com         


Family History 2    Beginners welcome

The Group Organiser is Hazel Meldrum and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road, at 10.00 – 12.00.  

For more information contact Hazel Meldrum on 01355 245323 or email   haz.meldrum39@gmail.com


Forum for the Hard of Hearing

This group meets occasionally.  Contact Bill on 01355 231905 or email   bill_barr@blueyonder.co.uk


French: Improve your French               This group is closed to new members at present.

The group is for complete beginners or anyone who wishes a refresher in the basics of the language.

The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 14.00 – 15.30 and will be held in the home of the Group Organiser who is Maereen Ramsay can be contacted on 07741276412 or e mail   maereen0@gmail.com


French – Intermediate (Not suitable for beginners)

This group is organised by Val Yaneske.  It is an intermediate course with the emphasis on speaking with a beautiful French accent. The group meets fortnightly in Room 1 of Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road, on Thursdays 10.00 – 12.00.   Contact Val Yaneske on 01355 246776 or email   valerieyaneske@btinternet.com


German Intermediate

The Group Organiser is Alasdair Offin.  The group meets weekly at Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road on Fridays 10.00 – 12.00.  Knowledge of some German is advisable. For more information contact Alasdair Offin on 01355231504 or e mail offinak@yahoo.co.uk.



Golf  

Group 2 (Beginners) Meets at Playsport on Tuesdays from 14.00 – 15.00. This group is for complete beginners or those who have little experience of golf.  Contact Allan Murdoch on 01357 523803 or e mail allan.m.murdoch@live.co.uk

Places are limited on this group.


Group 1 (Intermediate) – Meets at Playsport on Friday mornings from 10.30 - 11.30 and has some day trips to various golf courses.  The Group Organiser is Allan Murdoch on 01357 523803 or e mail allan.m.murdoch@live.co.uk

Group 1 is closed to new members at present.


Group 3 (Advanced) Meets at Playsport on Tuesdays from 13.00 – 14.00. This group is for experienced golfers and those who have progressed from the Intermediate group but still want extra coaching.

Contact Allan Murdoch for information on   01357 523803 or e mail allan.m.murdoch@live.co.uk


History    This group is closed to new members at present.

Members choose to study topics of interest to the group. They meet monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month

13.00 – 15.00. The group meets in members’ homes. The Group Organiser is Joan Hodge.  

Contact Joan Hodge on 01355 248756 or email    j-hodge2@sky.com    


Horticulture

This group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10.30. Winter meetings are held in Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive and summer meetings are used to visit gardens.   For information contact the Group Organiser

Peter Sheppard on 01355 266028 or email   petersheppard@hotmail.co.uk


Italian Beginners         This group is closed to new members at present

The group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10am in the Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road.

Contact Group Organiser Marilla Grant on 01355 222741 or e mail   marillagrant@gmail.com


Italian – Intermediate    This group is closed to new members at present.

The Group Organiser is Jean McKechnie.  The group meets fortnightly on alternate Wednesdays at 10.00 in the Group Organiser’s home. Contact Jean McKechnie on 01355 263939 or email   mckechnie18@btinternet.com

Mahjong   

Mahjong is a Chinese game played with tiles. The aim is to assist players to become familiar with the set up and object of the game and then play in groups of four. The group meets on 1st & 3rd Fridays at 14.00- 15.00 in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road. For information contact the Group Organiser  

Lesley McTaggart on 01355 227585 or email    lemct@john-lewis.com


Meditation

The group meets on last Wed of month in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road at 14.00 - 15.00. It is suitable for beginners, with guided meditation and relaxation sitting on a chair, not cross-legged on the floor!   Cuppa and chat after class. Contact Group Organiser Sheila Kelly on 01355 279578 or email skellyog22@gmail.com


Photography/Film   New members are welcome.

This group is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive, at 10.30, and is organised by Peter Sheppard. It is intended for those who wish to produce films and better images or slide shows from stills.  

Contact Peter Sheppard for information on 01355 266028 or email   petersheppard@hotmail.co.uk


Pub Lunch & Discussion

This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in The Crooked Lum, Murray Road at 12.30.

Lunch is followed by a discussion on topical subjects. For more information contact the Group Organiser

Tom Berney on 01355 249693 or email    t.berney@blueyonder.co.uk  


Reading for Pleasure

The group meets monthly at the Museum of Country Life on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10.30 to discuss the book read by the group.   Contact Sonia Reid on 01355 271716 or email   reidsonia@googlemail.com  or Margaretta Thomson on 01355 237116 or email   marthomson@btinternet.com  for more information.

Sign Language    This group is closed to new members at present.

Alex McEwan who has experience in teaching sign language organises this popular class.

It is held at Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road on alternate Fridays from 10.00 – 12.00.

Contact Alex McEwan at 01355 522930 or email   alexmcewan53@hotmail.co.uk  for more information.


Spanish   Intermediate (1)     This group is closed to new members at present.

 The group meets on alternate Thursdays at 13.30 in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road. For more information contact the Group Organiser Anne Mendes on 01355 241413 or e-mail   mendesanne@hotmail.com

For the next few months Margaret Evans will be the temporary group organiser and can be contacted at 01355265081


Spanish -  Intermediate (2)

The Group Organiser is Elaine De Vries.  The group meets fortnightly in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road, on Thursdays at 13.30.  The course covers the language and culture of Spain and Latin America.  

New members are welcome. Contact Elaine De Vries at 01355 570775 or email   e.devries@btinternet.com


Spanish for Beginners (3)

It is hoped that a Spanish for Beginners class will commence later in year. Details will be given at general meetings.


Table Tennis

This group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 13.00 – 15.00 in the John Wright Sport Centre.

New members welcome. For more information contact the Group Organiser Wendy Kelly on 01355 234506

or email wendy246kelly@btinternet.com


Theatre Visits

The Group Organisers compile a programme of visits to theatres in Glasgow and the local area.

Tickets can be booked at the U3A monthly meeting or by email.

New members are welcome.  Please contact one of the following organisers for further information.

Sandra Robb on 01355 241073                email    zandrasc2@aol.co.uk

Maureen McManus on 01355 227603   email    maureenmcmanus6@aol.com

Mary Kettles on 01355 226830               email    kettles.mk@gmail.com.


Town and Country Visits 1      This group is closed to new members at present.

The Group Organiser is Elizabeth Kelly. The group meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 10.00 to visit places

of interest to the group.  Contact Elizabeth Kelly on 01355 220601 or email    elizakelly1607@yahoo.co.uk


Town and Country Visits 2       This group is closed to new members at present.

The Group Organiser is Ann Robertson. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Friday at 10.00 to visit places of interest.

Contact Ann Robertson on 07858792559   or email   slinky405@hotmail.com for information.


Travelogue

The group meets monthly in members’ homes on the 3rd Thursday at 14.00 to hear about interesting places visited by members.  For more information contact Irene Hudson on 01355 579939 or email   i.hudson@talktalk.net



Short Flat Walks 1   This group is closed to new members at present.

The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at about 10.00 to walk 1 - 3 miles using public transport.  

For more information contact Margaret Lachlan on 01355 242294 or e-mail margaret.lauchlan@yahoo.co.uk


Short Flat Walks 2      This group is closed to new members at present.

The group meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 10.00 and may follow the same route as Short Flat Walks 1.

Public transport is used.  For more information contact the Group Organiser Alan Chappell on 01355 459386

or email  alobsdale@talktalk.net


Short Flat Walks 3  

This is a new group.  It will meet on alternate Fridays. For more information contact the Group Organiser Elizabeth Kelly on 01355 220 601 or e mail elizakelly1607@yahoo.co.uk


Intermediate Walks   There is a Waiting List for this group  

This group is for members who prefer a walk of up to 6 miles. Walking Boots and waterproofs are essential.

 The use of Public transport limits the size of the group.  It meets on the 4th or 5th Friday of each month.

 Contact the Group Organiser Helen Greig on 01355 248582 or email   helengreig06@blueyonder.co.uk


Long Walks    This group is closed to new members at present

The Group Organiser is Jim Stewart.  The group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays about 10.00

to walk between 6 and 9 miles.  Public transport limits the size of the group. Walking Boots and waterproofs are essential.   Contact Jim Stewart on 01355 233166 or email   jim.ena@btinternet.com


Whist   Beginners welcome

Traditional card game. The Group Organiser is Ina Hunter. The group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 13.15 -15.00 at Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road. Contact Ina on 01355226884 or e mail   robinahunter@hotmail.co.uk


Yoga

The group meets fortnightly in Calderwood Community Hall, Blackbraes Road on Wednesdays 14.00 – 16.00

offering gentle stretching, fun and relaxation.  This includes time for an optional cuppa.

Contact Group Organiser Sheila Kelly on 01355 279578 or email   skellyog22@gmail.com


*** New Group Members would be advised to contact the appropriate Group Organiser before

              going along for the first time in case there is a change of arrangement. ***


A general monthly meeting is held at 14.00 – 15.30 in the Ballerup Hall at The Civic Centre, Andrew Street, East Kilbride on the 1st Monday of each month when there is a good range of speakers.


Please refer to U3A Summer Timetable and Group Organisers for confirmation of meeting dates.

Date Speaker Topic

4.09.17 Ian Thomson 60’s Music and Guitars

2.10.17 Isaac Curran Small Vessel Salvage (Diving)

6.11.17 David Atkins Cinema City

4.12.17 Xmas Lunch  


If you have an interest that you think others might also enjoy and would like to establish a group, please contact: -

Alan Dickie - Groups’ Co-ordinator on 01355 222405 or email    dickies.catch@blueyonder.co.uk

or Valerie Yaneske -  Chairperson    on 01355 246776 or email   valerieyaneske@btinternet.com


Prospectus Autumn/Winter 2017/2018