11th June 2017

MEMBERSHIP

To renew your membership (or to join as a new member), please click on the attachment and download the form. This should be completed and clearly marked RENEWAL and sent with your cheque (£13 pp)  to Mr David Wild, 26 Shetland Way, Countesthorpe, LE8 5PU.

Membership form >

13th June 2017

Current Newsletter

Click below to open the current Newsletter, now published in June and December.  

June to Dec 2017 >

25th September 2017

History: Durham

25-28 September.   From £300 pp in shared room.  Staying at the Kingslodge Inn on half board basis, half a mile from City Centre with free day to explore, plus visits to Kirkstall Abbey, Beamish Open Air Museum and Harewood House.   Click on link below for full details and booking form.       FULL 

Durham details and booking form >

25th September 2017

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £4 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing Details from Diana on 277 9142   

25th September 2017

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  Everyone welcome!  Bring comfy shoes and a sense of humour.   

25th September 2017

Jazz Appreciation

Meet 7.30 pm at Malcolm's home, 17 Linden Avenue.   Details from Joan on 277 5369.

26th September 2017

Nordic Walking

NO WALK TODAY  

26th September 2017

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   Mats and equipment provided.  £5 per session, or £20 block of 5.  Details from Ursula on 277 5881

27th September 2017

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.   Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose! 

28th September 2017

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Fox Inn, Hallaton (LE16 8UJ).   Leave Village Hall at 9.15 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contact for this walk is Beryl Lishman on 277 0405.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.

28th September 2017

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street. 

28th September 2017

Cribbage

2.30 - 4.30 pm at Margaret Blackwells' home (25 Westview Av)

 

30th September 2017

Model Aircraft Flying

10.00 am - noon in Countesthorpe College Sports Hall (term-time only).  All members are welcome to come along and take a look at this fun and exciting activity.   

2nd October 2017

Ten Pin Bowling

1 pm at Hollywood Bowl, Meridian Leisure Park.  Fortnightly in term time.  £3.10 per game.   Shoes provided or own trainers suffice.   Details from Jo on 275 0184

2nd October 2017

Cryptic Crosswords

2 - 4 pm at David Norris' home (1a Gillam Butts).

2nd October 2017

Computing

7.00 - 8.30 pm.  Topics as requested – let Barry know if you are coming. (277 4187, barry@bhillyard.plus.com)  

 

3rd October 2017

SWANS

Braunstone Park.  10.30 am in car park on Cort Crescent.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

3rd October 2017

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   £5 per session, or 5 sessions for £20 in advance.   Mats, etc, provided.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Ursula on 277 5881

4th October 2017

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose!   

4th October 2017

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.   

4th October 2017

Scrabble

2 pm - 4.30 pm in the lounge at Brook Court.  New members are being sought.  All levels of players welcome, with tuition available.  Or, try Upwords or Rummikub for a change. 

4th October 2017

Senior Settlers

7-9 pm at Group Leader's home in Countesthorpe.    (Details from Ralph on 277 8562).   Settlers of Catan is a dynamic strategy board game - an opportunity to learn something new!    

5th October 2017

Distillery (TRAVEL)

Visit to Cotswolds Distillery, tour & tasting session of gin & whisky, followed by a visit to Stow-on-the-Wold.  £28.50.  Places strictly limited to 26.  Depart Village Hall 9.15 am return to Countesthorpe 5 pm.   (FULL, but waiting list available)  Book/pay at Travel desk or call Jill on 277 7154

9th October 2017

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month, from 12.30 pm at the Axe and Square.   Details from Mike on 277 0584

9th October 2017

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  Everyone welcome!  Bring comfy shoes and a sense of humour.  

 

10th October 2017

Nordic Walking

Meet at 9.30 am at Willoughby Rd playing fields car park.   Walk for about an hour.   

10th October 2017

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   2.00 pm: speaker - "Trust Me - I'm Your Plague Doctor" - David Bell .   PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE LESS CAR PARKING SPACE THAN USUAL FOR THIS MEETING DUE TO BUILDING WORK AT THE LIBRARY DURING OCTOBER.

11th October 2017

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th October 2017

Cribbage

2.30 - 4.30 pm at Margaret Blackwells' home (25 Westview Av)

15th October 2017

Solo Sunday Lunch

Noon for 12.30 pm  - Ullesthorpe Court.  Names on list in small lounge, please, and details from Sheila Holmes on 277 2131.   

 

16th October 2017

Ten Pin Bowling

1 pm at Hollywood Bowl, Meridian Leisure Park.   £3.10 per game.   Shoes provided or own trainers suffice.  Alternate Mondays in term time.  Details from Jo on 275 0184   

16th October 2017

Creative Writing

2 - 4 pm at Brook Court.  Topic: "Relief"    Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

18th October 2017

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.    "The Other Hand" by Chris Cleave.    Details from Liz on 240 2296.    A summary of our discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

19th October 2017

Group Leaders' Meeting

3 - 4 pm at VILLAGE HALL, small lounge .   Agenda items to Ursula Wild, please.  

GLs Mtg Oct 2015 >

19th October 2017

Photography

From 6.30 pm in Methodist Room, Wigston Street.    New members welcome

25th October 2017

The Great Gatsby (THEATRE)

Re-live the glittering Jazz Age with this show at the Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.   Leave The Leys at 6.30 pm, VH at 6.35 pm or The Square at 6.40 pm  (NO VH parking).   £20 payable by 12 Sept.   Book/pay at Theater desk or call June on 277 6330.

26th October 2017

Gardens: Batsford Arboretum

Visit to Batsford Arboretum, Moreton in Marsh.  £22.10.  Dep VH 10.15 am.  Book in small lounge/call Ruth on 277 1533

27th October 2017

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Liz's  home, 32 Marston Crescent.  Topic: "Collecting"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

8th November 2017

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

13th November 2017

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month, from 12.30 pm at the Axe and Square.   Details from Mike on 277 0584

15th November 2017

Literature

Meet 2 - 3.30 pm in lounge at Brook Court.   "On the Beach" by Nevil Shute.   Details from Liz on 240 2296.   A summary of our deliberations can be found in the Literature Group section of this website.

15th November 2017

The Diary of Anne Frank

At Market Harborough Theatre.  Leave Leys at 6.40 pm, VH at 6.45 pm and The Square at 6.50 pm.  £22 payable by 10 October.   Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

24th November 2017

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Jill's home (9 The Square)   Topic "Trump".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

30th November 2017

Rockingham Victorian Xmas (TRAVEL)

Visit to Rockingham Castle to enjoy the Victorian Christmas atmosphere, departing 9.30 am and returning 5 pm.  Cost £23.  Guided tour, gift shop stocked with seasonal delights, plus mulled wine and mince pies etc.  Optional festive lunch (must be pre-booked, £15).  Book at Travel Desk or call Jill on 277 7154.

1st December 2017

Christmas Lunch

Taste Restaurant at Leicester College.  £22.50 (meal and coach) or £18.50 (make your own way).   Price includes gratuities and entry to usual Prize Draw.   Please read carefully and then FULLY complete the form (click on attachment below) and return with your cheque.  Coach leaves Village Hall at 11.30 am, followed by The Square, The Southway (both ends), Blaby Social Centre and Carver's Corner.  102 places (49 on coach) only.

Xmas lunch 2017 >

16th January 2018

Gasping

At Market Harborough Theatre.   A satirical look at big business by Ben Elton.  Leave Leys at 6.40 pm, VH at 6.45 pm and The Square at 6.50 pm.  £22 payable by 12 Dec.   Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330