KeepActive : Activities, social groups, clubs and organisations for seniors and older people in Smithton in Scotland
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The list which follows shows the name, venue and contact details for 9 activities in Smithton which will be of interest to older folk in the area. Other areas can be selected from the list on the left hand side of the page.

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Smithton : Step It Up Highland, Smithton Hotel Click for contact details
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Moderate health walks – up to an hour in duration. Beginning with a warm up, moving on to a brisker pace (but still enjoying a chat as we walk!), and then to a slow down before stopping for any socialising that is on offer that day!

Healthy walks to enable people in the Highlands to achieve better physical health, improve mental wellbeing, attain a healthy weight and encourage interaction by socialising with others while enjoying the beautiful natural environment we have in the Highlands.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1030 to 1130

Cost
   Not known

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Smithton : Highlands Astronomical Society, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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Highlands Astronomical Society is where amateur astonomers and others with an interest in astronomy share their passion for the stars, planets and all else related.

There is something for everyone, from talks to observation sessions, suitable for all - from absolute beginners to the more advanced observer. Most of our activities take place in and around Culloden, where we meet every month and where we have our own Observatory

On two Friday evenings each month (from Sep-Mar), the Observatory will be open to the general public. Visitors are welcome to come and join us for an evening under the stars, where we can show you some of the wonders of the universe!

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1930 to 2200 Monthly

Note
   We meet monthly, on the first Tuesday of each month (second Tuesday January) from 19:15 (for 19:30)
   All welcome.
Cost
   Your first visit is free.
   Full Adult Membership costs £25.00

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Smithton : Inverness Choral Society, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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Inverness Choral Society is the largest choir in the Highlands of Scotland and draws singers from a wide area around Inverness.

New members are best advised to join at the beginning of a session (i.e. January or August).

We especially welcome sopranos and tenors (male or female).

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1930 to 2130

Note
   The recommended time to join is in August - please email
Cost
   Membership subscription is currently £75 for the year.

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Smithton : Pop-In over 50s, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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Pop In is exactly as the name suggests – a place to pop in to the church every Wednesday between 11am and 3pm.

Feel free to ‘pop-in’ anytime for company, chat, coffee and creative activities

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1100 to 1500

Cost
   Not known

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Smithton : Smithton Lunch Club, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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Come and join us at the Lunch Club for soup, sandwiches, something sweet, and a short Bible message from a speaker.

The Lunch Club is open to anyone who is aged over 50 years.

Lifts can be arranged by emailing the office.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1230 to 1330

Cost
   £2.

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Smithton : U3A, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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University of the Third Age.

Groups include Archaeology, Music Study. Art Appreciation, Nature Wanderers, Books, Philosophy, Photography, Bridge, Psychology, Classical Civilisation, Recorders, Current Affairs, Science, Family History, Walking, Geology, Table Tennis, History, Theatre, IT, Topical Issues.

Please refer to the U3A site for full details of groups and activities.

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1400 to 1600
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1600
   Wednesday : 1000 to 1200
   Thursday : 1400 to 1600
   Friday : 1000 to 1200

Note
   Meet in various locations including Gordon Hall, Smithton Free Church and in members' houses.
   
   According to the group, meetings can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or variable.
   
   Please contact U3A for exact times and locations.
Cost
   Not known

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Smithton : Caroline Coomber School of Dance, The Green Hall Click for contact details
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Ballroom & Latin – Class for Complete Beginners. You will gradually learn short, straightforward routines in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, and Rumba, and at a later date we will move onto Samba, Paso Doble and Viennese Waltz. If you are unable to bring a partner then it is fine to come along on your own. Classes are friendly, welcoming and enjoyable and a great way to exercise and meet new friends.

Ballroom & Latin Improvers Class for those with experience. Suitable for the regular dancer and for those who wish to do Medal Tests

Ballroom & Latin – Intermediate Class where we try out new ideas from week to week. It pushes you a little bit further and adds to your experience

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1800 to 2100

Note
   Improvers 18.00- 19.00
   Intermediate 19.00 -20.00
   Beginners 20.00-021.00
Cost
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Smithton : TangoNess, The Green Hall Click for contact details
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TangoNess is a community dance group promoting Argentine tango in the Highlands.

We arrange lessons, workshops, practicas and milongas.

Foundation Classes -- Thursdays, 7.15pm to 8.15pm

Technique and Connection Classes -- Thursdays, 8.20pm to 9.20pm

Practicas -- Thursdays, 9.20pm to 10.15pm

Booking for any of the lessons is not essential

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1915 to 2215

Note
   We are a friendly group and encourage you to drop in at our venue any Thursday night to dance or just to see what we do.
Cost
   Concessionary rates for students and over-60s shown in brackets.
   Multiple booking discounts are available
   Class Single
   Foundation £7(£6)
   Tech & Conn £7(£6)
   Found'n + T&C £12(£10)
   Practica fees are included in class fees.
   Attending practica only £3
   

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