Details of all of our Interest Groups are given below.

Please could members who would like to join an interest group for the first time, contact the group leader by phone or via the forwarding email address. This will enable you to check out that the group is suitable for you and also that there are vacancies. Some groups have to restrict numbers for a variety of reasons including size of venue.

Additionally any member of Retford U3A is welcome to join in with Worksop U3A Cinema Group. For current details of this group visit Worksop U3A web site. (Opens in a new window/tab)

For FULL details of any group please click on the name of the group in the list below to visit its web page.

 Activity ( )Meeting Times ( )Venue ( )Group Leader ( )
Architecture4th Wednesday @ 1.45pmGarden Room, Trinity Hospital, Hospital Road, Retford. Details of Summer outings/visits in NewsletterThelma Britz
01777 948676
Book Club1st Tuesday @ 7pm27 Woodbeck Rise RetfordSteph Kirk
01777 711095
BridgeMonday Fortnightly 2-5pm Actual dates in NewsletterHallcroft Community CentreSylvia Milner
01777 708917
Buddiesno fixed timesno fixed meeting placeDoreen Brothwell
07773 587075
Calligraphy2nd Wednesday of month @ 2-4pmMatron's Cottage, Trinity Hospital, Hospital Road, Retford DN22 7BDHelen Lems
01777 701747
Canasta2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 9:30 - 12:30Hallcroft Community CentreEdwin Barber
01709 812381
Chess3rd Monday @ 2pm54 Grove Coach RoadDavid Taylor
01777 706799
Classical MusicFirst Wednesday @ 10amLeyconii, High Street, East Markham, NG22 0REMarie Thompson
01777 871567
Coffee MorningsFirst Wednesday of month @ 10:30West Retford HotelPat Trotter
07973 956591
CosmologyFirst Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.Hallcroft Community CentreMartin Finch
01777 708013
Craft2nd & 4th Thursday @ 09.30amThe Grove Street Methodist Church HallAnn Marsh
01777 702634
Creative WritingThird Thursday of the month at 10amIdle Valley Nature Reserve visitor centreMartin Finch
01777 708013
Cycling2nd & 4th Monday (Off road) 2nd and 4th Friday (Road)Cafe Roubaix, BridgegateVernon Davis
01777 711345
French Conversation4th Monday @ 2:008 Babworth CrescentLesley Sumner
01777 709835
French Intermediate1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays of the month @ 1:30Idle Valley Visitor Centre snack barCoralie Brown
07969 533765
Fun With Flowers2nd Thursday of the month 1 -3pmHallcroft Community CentreSally Barker
07790 985116
Gardening3rd Thursday @ 2-4pm (Oct - Mar only)The Well Retford (Winter Meetings only Oct-Mar). Details of Summer outings/visits in NewsletterIrene Lewis
01777 707109
Geology & Landscape History3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:30Hallcroft Community CentreVernon Davis
01777 711345
Investigating Dowsing 2nd Tuesday at 2.30pmPriory Cottage, Town St., Askham. Newark.Brian Cane
01777 838528
Jazz AppreciationFirst Tuesday @ 2-4pm7 Charter Court, North Road, RetfordPaul Kashdan
01777 719998
Knit and NatterTuesday second of the month. 1.30 - 3.30pmRetford Tennis Club, Hospital RoadMarjorie Gibson and Judith Miller
01777 817395 and 01777 817554
Local HistorySecond Tuesday 9.45-12 (speaker starts 10.15am) . Westhill Centre, Ordsall Jean Winder and Rosa Wright
01777 817777 and 01777 816973
Military History2nd Thursday of each month, 10.00-12.00Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall WayRoy Evans
01777 702097
Move to MusicWednesday 10.00 - 11.00 am weeklyChapelgate Hall Methodist Church Grove Street RetfordDoreen Brothwell
07773 587075
Orienteering3rd Friday of the month at 10:30 amVaries - members will be notified beforehandVernon & Geraldine Davis
01777 711345
PaintingWednesday before the General Meeting @ 2-4.30pm8 Babworth Crescent RetfordLesley Sumner
01777 709835
Patchwork and Quilting1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 9.30-12.30 and some Saturdays - see interest group page Hallcroft Community CentreDawn Madine
01777 949712
Philosophy1st Friday of the month, 10:00-12:00Idle Valley Visitor CentreNick Pal
01777 817241
Photography3rd Thursday (Other meeting times tbd in Newsletter)Leyconii, High Street, East Markham, NG22 0REMarie Thompson
01777 871567
PoetryFirst Thursday @ 2-4pm (Nov-Feb 1:30-3:30)Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall WayPamela Mann
01777 700307
Recorder1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 09.30am Actual dates in NewslettersHallcroft Community Centre. Other venues in NewsletterTessa Hart
01777 817148
Scrabble3rd Friday @ 1.45-3.45pm12 Stratford Crescent, Retford. DN22 7NXThelma Britz
01777 948676
Singing2nd & 4th Friday of the month @ 10.30am-12:30pmHallcroft Community CentrePat Barnett
01777 704154
SnookerThursday 2nd and 4th of the month. 10.15am to 1.15pmGrove Mill Snooker Club, Raglan Road. DN22 6LNPaul Bacon
01427 880502
SpanishFortnightly Wednesdays @ 9.30amMembers' homesVera Ballinger
01777 228636
Spanish Beginners Conversation GroupTuesday 2nd and 4th of the month. 2- 4pmvariousSheila Fox
07734 873003
Sunday Lunch ClubDate tbd in Newsletter @ 12.45pmDate & Venue announced each month in Newsletter Ruth Dickinson
01777 700903
Table TennisEvery Wednesday @ 2-4pmClarborough Village HallHeather Short
01777 704250
Thursday Lunch Club2nd Thursday of month, 12:00 for 12.30VariesNorma Taylor
01777 862576
Walking ModerateFirst Monday @ 10am Venue and distance announced in Newsletter David Richardson
01427 891500
Walking StridersThird Monday of the month @ 10amVenue and distance announced in NewsletterTom Bell
01777 710969
Walking Strollers3rd Tuesday @ 10.30am dates announced in NewsletterVenue and distance published in NewsletterElaine Hauser
01777 705274
Wine AppreciationFirst Friday @ 2pm unless otherwise stated Venue announced in NewsletterPauline Crawshaw
01777 704511