Thursdays:   meet 8.15pm for 8.30pm start, Holiday Inn Express (opposite Matalan), Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1XB
Saturday nights might be in a nice restaurant, down the pub, or at someone's house
main club nights - why not pop down and give it a try?
Thursday events are a mixture of team based games and quizzes, and often these have been created or even invented by the members! We don't get professionals in to run them, as we run them ourselves, so things don't always go to plan, but that's half the fun!
All the Thursday events are meant to be light-hearted and fun, played with 3 teams competing against each other - you just join one of them on the night. A chocolate prize normally awaits the winning team, but these are soon shared around!
And if you would like to run an event yourself then we are always looking for people who can run a game or quiz.
Here's a few classic favourites from the past year, and many others are adapted or made up, and you can't buy these ones in the shops! We try to keep things varied, so new ideas are always welcome! And remember, you don't have to be clever or good at any of these to take part, as it's all about the fun playing!
•   Family Fortunes
Thursdays are always at the Holiday Inn Express Stevenage.
Cost: £2, Free if it's your first night.
different locations, normally around Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth
Saturdays are different as the events could be held anywhere around Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin or Baldock. Usually these are meals out, going to the pub, or house events, but we are always looking for other ideas!
And just like Thursdays, if you'd like to help organise a Saturday night event that would be great - sometimes this might be as little as phoning to book a restaurant.
Here's a few of the Saturday events from the past year...
•   Meals out - local restaurants
•   House events - BBQs are a favourite in summer
•   Walks - often followed by a meal
•   Pub nights
•   Eurovision night
•   Pudding night
•   Sitcom night
•   Day on a canal (Sunday event)
In addition, there are also a few weekends away during the year with other similar clubs around the country
Full details of Saturday events are normally given on Thursday nights, and some e.g. restaurants, require pre-booking
The best time to come along for the first time is on Thursday evenings - you'll be able to see what goes on and what's coming up.   Your first Thursday night is FREE
It's always slightly nerve-racking going to places for the first time especially if you're single, and we understand that. You are welcome to email in advance if you have any specific questions, but really nothing quite beats just giving it a try.
If you arrive at around 8.15pm then there will be a few people in the bar area who will give you a bit more information about the club, and it's a perfect opportunity to ask any questions.
If you arrive after 8.30pm then no problem - as you come in through the main doors, turn immediate left through another door and head to the room at the end of the short corridor.
N.B. The names in brackets refers to the event organiser.
|Thursday 4th||STEP Awards (Erik)|
|Saturday 6th||Pitch & Putt & Pub (Mark S)|
|Thursday 11th||Sticky Lollipops 2 (Tom)|
|Saturday 13th||One Pub Only (Salima)|
|Thursday 18th||Hannah's Event (Hannah)|
|Saturday 20th||Kings Lynn Weekend|
|Thursday 25th||Mind Boggling (Mark S)|
|Saturday 27th||BBQ (Kelly / Mark H)|
|Thursday 1st||Puzzling (Terry)|
|Saturday 3rd||Meal at the Old Town Chinese (Kelly & Mark)|
|Thursday 8th||Pairs (Mark H)|
|Saturday 10th||Picnic in the Park (Paul & Claire)|
|Thursday 15th||Scattergories (Salima)|
|Saturday 17th||House Event (Debbie)|
|Thursday 22nd||'Ten, Ten, Tens' Quiz (Helen)|
|Saturday 24th||Sundown Cinema, Luton Hoo: 'A Star is Born' (Hannah)|
|Bank Holiday Sunday||One Pub Garden|
|Thursday 29th||Wonderings of a Plus Member IV (Ben)|
|Saturday 31st||BBQ (Ben)|
|Thursday 5th||Terry's Event (Terry)|
|Saturday 7th||Meal at The Dragon King, Letchworth (Terry)|
|Thursday 12th||Chinese Charades (Tom)|
|Saturday 14th||Take-Away & DVD Night (Ben)|
|Thursday 19th||Crystal Maze Part 3 (Hannah)|
|Saturday 21st||Area Quiz|
|Thursday 26th||Good, Old-Fashioned Pictionary (Kelly)|
|Saturday 28th||Sausages, Sangria, Sombrero Soiree (Tom & Suzy)|
|Thursday 3rd||Knock Down Whist (Paul)|
|Saturday 5th||Birthday Meal (Stephen)|
|Thursday 10th||Tom's Magic (Tom)|
|Saturday 12th||Take-Away Night (Mark S)|
|Thursday 17th||Countdown (Mark S)|
|Saturday 19th||Pool & Board Games Night (Alan)|
|Thursday 24th||Halloween Horror (Ben)|
|Saturday 26th||Sitcom Night (Erk & Helen)|
|Thursday 31st||Werewolves (Paul)|
Q. How much?
A. The price for a Thursday night event is just £2, while at the weekend it really depends on what event is on, so for example a house party would not really cost anything while a meal out or bowling would be the normal prices. Annual membership is £15 in the first year and £25 thereafter, which entitles you to come down to any Stevenage event, and to any event organised by other clubs around the UK.
Q. Is there a free trial?
A. Yes, entry is FREE on your first Thursday night, and you can come down 4 times before deciding whether to join or not. So come down on Thursday and give it a try!
Q. Who joins?
A. The club has members from Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin, Baldock and the surrounding areas, and the vast majority of us are in our 30's and 40's. Although we are a friends club rather than a singles club, we do have a good mixture of singles and couples.
Q. What is the average age of your members?
A. We are made up of people predominantly in our 30's and 40's.
Q. Are there similar clubs around the country?
A. As well as Stevenage Club, there are several other friends clubs around the country, and if you go on any of the weekends away, you'll meet people from these other social clubs as well as from Stevenage.
Q. How can I contact you?
A. If you have any questions before you come down please call 01438 231550 or send an email to Stevenage Plus.
Come and see us on Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express in Stevenage Town Centre, with the evening starting at 8.30pm, and finishing around 10pm, although you are welcome to stay afterwards for drinks.
As you come in through the front door, turn immediate left to get to the room. There is a nice bar with comfy seating which sells reasonably priced drinks. Please see the map below if you need directions.
N.B.   Please note there is a separate hotel nearby called the Holiday Inn - don't go there. We are in the Holiday Inn Express!