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.

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10th June 2018

Current Newsletter

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

June to Dec 2018 Newsletter >

17th November 2018

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.   

18th November 2018

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.   

 

19th November 2018

Craft Circle

10 am - noon at 16 Gillam Butts. £1 + materials at cost. Come along and try this new group! Please advise Teresa if you will be attending: 373 0489 or 07882 604263 or E: darzona70@icloud.com

19th November 2018

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   

19th November 2018

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

19th November 2018

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in residents' lounge at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   (Topic:  "It was a face that couldn't be forgotten" or anything similar!)  Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

19th November 2018

Bridge

Friendly group seeks more members.   Cards drawn for partners.   2 - 4.30 pm weekly in Methodist Church.  £2 inc refreshments.   Why not come along?

20th November 2018

Craft Circle

10 am - noon at 16 Gillam Butts. £1 + materials at cost. Come along and make Festive items!  Please advise Teresa if you will be attending: 373 0489 or 07882 604263 or E: darzona70@icloud.com

20th November 2018

SWANS

Milloennioum Mile, Market Harborough.  10.30 am outside Sainsbury's main entrance.   (CP is Pay and Display).   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

20th November 2018

Luncheon Club

Wygstone House (corner of Jubilee Square in the city) at 12.30 pm for 1 pm.  (The Enderby Park and ride stops in the square)  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.   It would help if you could let Sue know as soon as possible as she will be on holiday 13th-18th, please.

20th November 2018

Pilates

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

21st November 2018

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.50  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose!   

21st November 2018

Ukelele

Learn to play the ukelele.   No need to be able to read music.   Come along at 11.15 am - 12.45 pm in the small lounge at the Village Hall.  £2.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukelele, call Isobel on 367 8314

21st November 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "The Skeleton Road" by Val McDermid.   Details from Anne on 286 4641    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

22nd November 2018

A Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Milton Keynes Theatre (stalls seats).  £40 payable by 10 July.  A team of 8 criminals plan to get their hands on a fabulous diamond, but incompetence leads to things going hilariously wrong.   Leave Mulberry Court at 12.15 pm, followed by Southway and the college, and Village Hall at 12.30 pm, and The Square.   Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330.

22nd November 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.   £2 inc tea/biscuits.  

23rd November 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Jill's home (The Barn, 9 The Square, Countesthorpe)   Topic:  "Are Boycotts Futile?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

23rd November 2018

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session, or £20 in advance for 8 sessions.  Call Tricia on 277 5135 or Maud on 07941 759856 

26th November 2018

Chatsworth Xmas Market

Chatsworth House and Christmas Market.    Leave VH at 9.15 am, return by 6 pm.   £35 includes timed ticket to the house.  Now fully booked, with lengthy waiting list.  Pay by 9 October.   PLEASE NOTE:   10 parking spaces ONLY available, SO MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH JILL with preference to those who come a distance or have mobility difficulties.   A few additional spaces may be available nearby - again, contact Jill.  All on a strictly first come, first served basis.   Additional pick-ups will be available at the Square, College, Southway (both ends) and Mulberry Court.  See Travel desk or call Jill on 277 7154

26th November 2018

Nordic Walking

Meet at 9.30 am at Willoughby Rd playing fields car park, second and fourth Tuesdays.   Walk for about an hour.   Details from Barry on 277 4187

26th November 2018

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   

26th November 2018

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  £1.  Everyone welcome!  Bring comfy shoes and a sense of humour.   

26th November 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

27th November 2018

Pilates

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

28th November 2018

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.50  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose! 

28th November 2018

Ukulele

Learn to play the ukulele.   No need to be able to read music.   Come along at 11.15 am - 12.45 pm in the small lounge at the Village Hall.  £2.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukulele, call Isobel on 267 8314

29th November 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Lime Tree, Whetstone (LE8 9LF)  Leave Village Hall at 9.30 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Pat and John Troake on 277 1055.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO DECEMBER WALK.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

29th November 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  £2 includes refreshments.  

30th November 2018

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session, or £20 in advance for 8 sessions.  Call Tricia on 277 5135 or Maud on 07941 759856   

30th November 2018

Christmas Lunch

Taste Restaurant at Leicester College.  120 places available, max 50 by coach.   Booking forms and full details now available.  Collect form, and return FULLY completed with your cheque so that you don't miss out!

Xmas lunch form 2018 >

3rd December 2018

Craft Circle

10 am - noon at 16 Gillam Butts.   £1 + materials at cost.   Come along and try this new group!  Please advise Teresa if you will be attending:  373 0489 or 07882 604263 or E: darzona70@icloud.com.  Please note that Monday Craft Circle will be discontinued in New Year - Tuesday ONLY meetings.

3rd December 2018

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.   NB:  This is last meeting before summer break.  Details from Jo on 275 0184   

3rd December 2018

Computing

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

 

4th December 2018

Craft Circle

10 am - noon at 16 Gillam Butts. £1 + materials at cost. Come along and try this new group! Please advise Teresa if you will be attending: 373 0489 or 07882 604263 or E: darzona70@icloud.com.  Please note that this is the final class for this  year.   2019 dates to be advised.

4th December 2018

SWANS

Knighton Park, extended walk if weather permits.  10.30 am in Knighton Park car park.  Coffee afterwards at Cradock Arms.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

4th December 2018

Pilates

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

4th December 2018

Classical Music

Meet at Barry's home (35 Station Rd) at 7 pm.    

5th December 2018

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. 

6th December 2018

Birdwatching

Christmas Social in small lounge, Village Hall from 7.30 pm.   Bring and share refreshments.   Quiz.   Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544

10th December 2018

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month, from 12.30 pm at the Bull's Head, Main Street.   Details from Mike on 277 0584

10th December 2018

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  £1.  Everyone welcome!  Bring comfy shoes and a sense of humour.  No meeting on 24th December.

 

11th December 2018

Nordic Walking

Meet 9.30 am at Willoughby Road Playing Fields.  Walk for about an hour.  Details from Barry on 277 4187.

12th December 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th December 2018

White Christmas

Curve's Christmas show always pleases!  PLEASE NOTE EARLIER DEPARTURE TIMES!  Leave Mulberry Court at 5.50 pm, Coll 5.55 pm, VH 6.00 pm and SQ at 6.05 pm.  £30   FULL - but can take names for waiting list at Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330.

13th December 2018

Medieval Life - Talk

Peter Liddle's talk on Medieval Rural Life:  villages and fields.    9.45 for 10 am - 12.15 pm at the Methodist Church, Countesthorpe.   £4 on the door, includes Xmas refreshments.   No booking required.   Call June on 277 6330 for details.

18th December 2018

SWANS

New Walk (+ Victoria Park option) 10.30 am at Town Hall.   Coffee at Museum.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th December 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30/4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie

28th December 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court, Enderby Rd.  (No on-site parking)  Topic: "Hot News".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

2nd January 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

3rd January 2019

Birdwatching

Talk by Peter Bradbury on "Cuckoos".   Small Lounge, Village Hall 7.30 pm.   Details from Janet on 277 2544

17th January 2019

Garden Appreciation

"Screening/Climbing Plants" - a talk, at Palmer's Garden Centre, Narborough Rd at  10.00 am.   Contact Ruth on 277 1533 for further details.

22nd January 2019

Luncheon Club

The Cradock Arms, Knighton, LE2 3TT for 1pm lunch.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

24th January 2019

The Girl on The Train

The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins's best seller!   Milton Keynes theatre.  Dep MC 12.15 pm, SW and Coll, then VH at 12.30 pm and Square.  £42 payable by 11 Dec.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330.

25th January 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon.   "Internet - Blessing or Curse?"   Venue TBA.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

18th February 2019

Funny Girl

Enjoy this favourate musical at Hinckley Concordia.  Leave MC 6.20 pm, then SW and Coll, VH at 6.35 pm, then Square.  £20 payable by 8 Jan.   Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

20th March 2019

Dorothy Clive Garden & Market Drayton

Visit to the Dorothy Clive Garden and Market Drayton.   Full day out.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

10th April 2019

Lloyd George Knew My Father

Market Harborough theatre.  Leave MC at 6.30 pm, then SW and Coll, VH at 6.45 pm, then Square.   £22 payable by 12 March.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

11th April 2019

Group Leaders' Meeting

2 - 3 pm in Small Lounge, Village Hall.  Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

18th April 2019

Bel Grierson & Gates Garden Centre

Talk by Bell Grierson at the nursery and Gates Garden Centre.   Morning and early afternoon.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

15th May 2019

Romeo and Juliet

Good stalls seats to see Matthew Bourne's latest production, set to the music of Prokofiev, this puts his typical modern twist on the well-known tale of Romeo and Juliet.   Pick-up times TBA.   £40.  Book/pay early at theatre desk, or call June on 277 6330.

16th May 2019

Felley Priory

Afternoon visit.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

27th May 2019

Guernsey

 

Historic Gems of Guernsey.  Monday May 27th - Sunday June 2nd.  Bournemouth and Guernsey with return overnight stay in Poole.  £659 pp.  £80 deposit please asap.   Download form and full details here.   See Jill at Travel table or call 277 7154. Now fully booked, but you can join a waiting list.

 

 

Guernsey form and details >