Activities and Interest Groups

There are many activities within Silvermine Village to keep all the residents occupied and entertained.

Bowls
There is a full-size 6-rink bowling green on which friendly and inter-club matches are played regularly.  Experienced players and beginners are welcome.  Social events are also held.

Croquet
A half-size court is permanently set up for daily play.  Club-owned mallets may be borrowed and coaching is given to new players.

Swimming Pool
This indoor facility is open daily from 07:00 to 19:00.  The pool water is heated to ± 28ºC for year-round usage, and aqua-aerobic classes early in the day when 45-minute classes are conducted under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

D-I-Y Workshop
A well equipped workshop is available for those keen to continue their wood- and steel-working hobbies.

Library
A well-stocked library with books from the provincial library plus a collection of books owned by the village opens at scheduled times on most weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

Snooker & Darts
There is a half-size snooker table adjacent to the bar. Games are played regularly.

Table Tennis
Social table tennis is played on two evenings a week.

Walking Group
The “Saturday Strollers” enjoy a weekly stroll along paths in the surrounding area where one can pause to admire the scenery. For those less active an Extend Exercise class is held regularly in the Village Hall.

Line Dancing
This group meets weekly in two sessions – for beginners and the more experienced dancers.

Classical Music
A programme of recorded music is presented weekly at 19:00.  The presenters give a background to the composers and about the music to be played.

Bridge
Both contract and duplicate bridge are played on regular bases.

China Painting
This club has its own kiln.  Residents are given the opportunity of doing creative work and to raise money for village needs and charity.

Art Classes
An informal class meets weekly to sketch or paint in various mediums and for discussion, advice and help with techniques.  One does not have to be an accomplished artist: all that is necessary is enjoyment for painting.

“Clickers” Computer Club
This club meets on the last Friday of each month to discuss matters of general interest and to learn from each other.  Presentations are given on various subjects of interest and courses are run for beginners.

Bingo
Held every second Friday when a fun-filled evening is enjoyed by all.

Knitting Group
This enthusiastic group of ladies meets weekly to knit baby garments, cot blankets, jerseys for poor children and knee rugs for the elderly.

Film Shows
Vintage films are from time to time shown in the lounge.

Play Reading
Members meet once a month for a couple of hours when a play is read, and sometimes an entertaining speech and/or action games.

Choir
Interested residents meet weekly from mid-September to mid-December to rehearse for a service of Nine Lessons and Carols when the group leads the singing on a date close to 16 December.

Flower Arrangement
A small number of volunteers assist with flower arrangements in the public rooms.
 

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