Thursday Interest Groups

TIMETABLE – Members’ Interest Groups 2019

Groups meet from February to early December during the year, usually during the day.

THURSDAY
Joy of Mathematics Every Thursday 9.30 am – 11.30 am Convenor’s Home 929 1312
New Zealand History 1st & 3rd Thursday of month 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm St Andrews Library, Conference room 850 1624 825 9888
Writing for Pleasure 1st Thursday of month 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Convenor’s Home 853 9377
French Language Every Thursday (school terms) 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Boardroom Celebrating Age Centre 856 6380
Wine Appreciation 2nd Thursday of month 4.00 pm – 6.00 om Convenor’s Home 854 6040
Play Reading 4th Thursday of month 10.00 am – noon Members’ Homes 560 1698
Convenor: Telephone: Venue: Time: Date: Cost:
The Joy of Mathematics Group

This vigorous group meets from 9.30 am -12 noon every Thursday morning.
We work through books on Mathematical topics, watch DVD lectures, a read aloud session followed by energetic discussions.

Geoff Firman
07 929 1312
Members’ Homes
9.30 am – 12.00 noon Every Thursday morning
Nil
Group size - 10 Vacancies

New members welcome.

Writing for Pleasure

Members of this group share the leadership, and each month each prepares a piece on a set topic. They also complete an impromptu writing exercise and a short reading at the meeting.

Keith Holborow
07 853 9377
or 027 698 6514 Convenor’s Home
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
1st Thursday of the month
Nil
Group Size – 8 Vacancies

New members welcome

New Zealand History
A new group for 2019. The NZ History group will start in April by looking at pre-history – the Polynesian settlement of Aotearoa.
David Douglas
07 850 1624
St Andrews Library conference room 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
Modest charge for photocopying
Group Size – 20
VacanciesNew members welcome
Wine Appreciation Group

A new group for 2019. The group meets monthly to discuss and taste wine on a theme decided by the participants.

Julie Shaw
8546040
Convenor’s Home
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
2nd Thursday of the month
The cost varies depending on the contribution of each member.
Group Size – 8 No Vacancies
Play Reading Group

Members of this group read or listen to play readings and enjoy a social time. There is no prerequisite to have had any prior acting experience at all!

Marguerite Toy
07 560 1698
Members’ Homes
10.00 am - 12.30 pm
4th Thursday of the month
Contribution if play scripts are hired.
Group size 12 Vacancies

New members welcome.

French Language

French Language group members meet together to improve their knowledge and use of the French language, to explore French culture past and present and of course to socialize and have fun.

Janice Smith
07 856 6380 Boardroom Celebrating Age Centre, Victoria Street1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Each Thursday of the month (During school term times only)
Modest charge per term (to cover room hire and photocopying)
Group size – 10-12

No vacancies

If sufficient interest, we would like to establish a second group.