Open groups

New members can join all the following groups, subject to any requirements that the group might have. Click the 'More' link on the right to find out more about any group. If you don't see what you are looking for, please take a look at the full list and see if there's a group you are interested in there.

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GroupBrief description
AmblingShort, undemanding walks with an optional meal to finish. Second Thursday of each month.More
Art appreciationWe are trying to learn more about art and artists, as a self help group. At each meeting, one of our members gives a presentation on a subject of their own choosing. 2.15pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month.More
Beginners photographyProvides an introduction to digital photography. We meet when there's a demand.More
Birds and wildlifeThe Birds and wildlife group arranges visits to sites in order to explore flora and fauna. We try to visit at least once a month and there is also the possibility of ad hoc visits as we learn of something interesting.More
CanastaWe meet to play Canasta in the Age Concern Hall at 2pm on the second and fourth Saturday of the monthMore
Card making & paper craft 1At each session we learn new techniques and ways to develop card making skills. 10am on the first Wednesday of each month.More
ComputerWe help and encourage members to make better use of their computing device for whatever interests them. 10am on the first Tuesday of each month.More
Current affairsWe meet to discuss current affairs at 10.30 on the first Wednesday of each monthMore
CyclingThe cycling group arranges monthly rides of two to three hours' duration. 10.00am on the first Tuesday of each month.More
Digital photographyWe take photographs of mutually agreed subjects and present them at monthly meetings at 10am on the last Wednesday of each month.More
Dining 1We meet occasionally to enjoy a meal and good companyMore
Dining 2We meet occasionally to enjoy a meal and good companyMore
Family history 1The Group decides the subject to be discussed each month, and members take it in turn to lead our discussions. 10am on the first Monday of each month.More
Hand bellsWe meet to perform on dates agreed by the groupMore
History 2We each take it in turn to chose a historical subject, research it and prepare a talk on it. Second Friday of each month.More
Local history 2We meet to discuss local history matters usually on the third Monday of the month with occasional social events and visits to places of interestMore
MahjongWe meet to play a simplified version of MahJongMore
Monthly meetingsWe arrange presentations on a variety of topics at 2pm on the third Thursday of every month. It's a good opportunity to find out what's happening and to book one of our visits.More
Music appreciation 2We listen to, and discuss a wide range of music. 2.00pm on the 4th Friday of each month.More
Painting & drawing 1We are a group of mixed ability and, although we work to a different project each month, there is no compulsion to follow the set the pattern. 2pm on the third Tuesday of each month.More
Painting & drawing 2We develop our skills through sharing our knowledge and ideas, no one is an expert and all levels of ability are welcome. Fourth Friday of the month.More
Painting & drawing 3We meet to draw and paint to suggested themes on the first Thursday of each monthMore
PetanqueThe Petanque Group plays at 2pm every 2nd Wednesday, and at 10.30am every Sunday, throughout the year at Seacourt, 20 Victoria Avenue, Hayling Island PO11 9AJMore
PhilosophyWe meet to discuss topics, chosen by the group members, which are of current interest e.g. Migration and Refugees, and link the issue and problems to underlying philosophical ideas, e.g. fairness,community, practicality, human rights.10am third Wednesday of the month.More
Reading BWe meet to discuss a book we've read during the previous weeks and look at future selections over a cuppa, biscuits or cake. 2pm, 4th Tuesday of the month.More
Recorders improversAll U3A Members who can read music and also play a recorder are welcome to join us every Wednesday, 2.30 to 4.30.More
Science and technologyWe promote an interest into the very broad field of Science and Technology through an open meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month.More
Scrabble 3We meet to play Scrabble at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the monthMore
Scrabble 4We meet to play ScrabbleMore
Scrabble 5We meet to play Scrabble at 3.30pm on the second Thursday of the monthMore
Social BridgeWe meet to play Bridge at 10am on TuesdaysMore
VisitsHayling U3A organises visits to a variety of places. All members are welcome.More
WalkingWalk both familiar and new areas with like-minded members in some of the best countryside in the South of England. Usually 9.15am on the fourth Monday of each month.More
WindsongThis is a group for players with some knowledge of recorder playing up to those more familiar with the instrument.. Meetings are arranged based on member availability.More
WoodwindWe are a woodwind group trying to improve our playing by using music that we enjoy. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons of each month, adjustable by agreement.More