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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13th June 2017

Current Newsletter

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

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21st November 2017

SWANS

Wistow and Newton Harcourt.  10.30 am at Wistow Garden Centre overflow car park.  Leader: Liz.  Details from Liz on 240 2296

21st November 2017

Pilates

Class cancelled today.   Details from Ursula on 277 5881

22nd November 2017

Kurling

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

23rd November 2017

Art

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

23rd November 2017

Cribbage

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

 

24th November 2017

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Wendy's home (12 Queens Close)   NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.  Topic "Trump".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

27th November 2017

Country Dancing

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

27th November 2017

Jazz Appreciation

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

28th November 2017

Nordic Walking

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

28th November 2017

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

29th November 2017

Kurling

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

30th November 2017

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Crown, Tur Langton. (LE8 0PJ).   Leave Village Hall at 9.15 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are John and Pat Troake on 277 1055.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.

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.  NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO WAITING LIST.

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.

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4th December 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   

4th December 2017

Computing

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

 

5th December 2017

SWANS

Bradgate Park.   10.30 am at NEWTOWN LINFORD car park (pay and display).  Leaders:  Sheila H & June.  Details from Liz on 240 2296

5th December 2017

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   Bring your own mat.  £5 per session, or £20 block of 5.  Details from Ursula on 277 5881

6th December 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. 

6th December 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!    

7th December 2017

Cribbage

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

7th December 2017

Birdwatching

Christmas Social Evening.   Small Lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall.  7.30 - 9.00 pm.  Entertaiment, and refreshments provided by group members.  Details from Tony on 277 5251

8th December 2017

CHEWS

The quick weigh-in at 9 am at Pamela's.  Then longer meeting with coffee at Ruth's on 15 Dec 

11th December 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

11th December 2017

Country Dancing

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

 

12th December 2017

Nordic Walking

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

12th December 2017

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   2.00 pm: speaker - "A Musical History Show" - Steve Allen.   

13th December 2017

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

14th December 2017

History - Peter Liddle

10.00 am - 12 noon/12.15 pm in the Methodist Church, Wigston St, Countesthorpe.   Peter Liddle continues his talks on the Anglo Saxons.  Talk 5:  The Viking Invasion and the Danelaw.   £4 on the door, includes festive refreshments.  

19th December 2017

SWANS

New Walk, Leicester and Museum.  10.30 am in Town Hall Square.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

20th December 2017

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.    Any book read in our childhood.   Christmas nibbles provided!    Details from Liz on 240 2296 or June on 277 6330.    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

22nd December 2017

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court, Enderby Road, Blaby (Homeowners' Lounge).  Topic: "Hot News"  (Park in Enderby Road with access to Mulberry Court off Enderby Rd, opposite hotel, or Waitrose Car Parks with access via the garden gate half way down the footpath next to the car park payment machine.   June/Jenny will meet you at the door.  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

3rd January 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th January 2018

Literature

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

16th January 2018

Birdwatching

Visit to Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (subject to weather conditions).  Meet at 9.00 am at Countesthorpe Village Hall.  Usual car sharing arrangements.   Details from Janet on 277 2544  

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

18th January 2018

History - Peter Liddle

10.00 am - 12 noon/12.15 pm in the Methodist Church, Wigston St, Countesthorpe.   Peter Liddle continues his talks on the Anglo Saxons.  Talk 6:  Late Saxon Leicestershire and the Normans.   £4 on the door, includes refreshments. 

12th February 2018

Weymouth Holiday

Monday, 12 - Friday 16th FebruaryFour nights half board accommodation at The Crown hotel, central Weymouth, including three excursions and evening entertainment.   £219 pp.   £50 deposit by 1 December, with balance by 9 January.   For full details and to book, download the form from this page.   

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17th February 2018

Travel Planning Meeting

At the Cornerstone, Countesthorpe.  A social occasion with cheese & wine (soft drinks & other nibbles also) to thank everyone who has participated in any of our outings or organised a day out.  We start with an informal meeting to get suggestions & offers of help for outings next year. Suggestions are also required for U3A 2018 holidays.  Anne and Jill do hope you will attend.  Please sign the sheet at the travel desk. 

19th February 2018

Mack and Mabel

Mack and Mabel - based on the real-life romance between legendary film-maker Mack Sennett and his rising star Mabel Normand, it is set in  Hollywood's golden age of silent movies.   Hinckley Concordia theatre.   Leave Leys at 6.25 pm, VH at 6.30 pm and The Square at 6.35 pm.  £20 - please book early at Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

16th March 2018

Duxford Imperial War Museum

Leave Village Hall at 9.00 am for visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.   Returning 4.00 pm.   £37.   Book/pay at History desk or call June on 277 6330

19th April 2018

Group Leaders' Meeting

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

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30th April 2018

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Coach and ferry holiday to Bembridge, Isle of Wight, staying on DBB basis at 3* Warner Coast Hotel.   Includes excursions (with entry to Osbourne House), luggage handling and gratuities.   £439 pp.   Travel insurance NOT included.  Completed booking form and deposit of £50 required by 14 Nov, with balance by February.  NOW FULL, BUT NAMES ARE BEING TAKEN FOR A WAITING LIST.   Full details on booking form (click below to download).  Information from Jill on 277 7154.

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