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 >

10th December 2017

Current Newsletter

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

Dec 2017 to June 2018 Newsletter >

22nd January 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   

22nd January 2018

Country Dancing

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

 

23rd January 2018

Nordic Walking

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

23rd January 2018

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

24th January 2018

Kurling

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

25th January 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Bradgate Arms, Cropston. (LE7 7HG)   Leave Village Hall at 9.15 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Irene and Allen Donkin on 277 3665.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.

25th January 2018

Garden Appreciation

Trees and Shrubs for Small Gardens, and Pruning Them.   10 am at VH or 10.30 am at Palmer's Garden Centre, Narborough Road.  Please sign up.  Details from Ruth on 277 1533.

25th January 2018

Art

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

26th January 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at John and Tricia's home (1 Laurel Drive)  Topic: "Should the NHS Always be Free at the Point of Delivery?".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

26th January 2018

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.50 per session, or £20 in advance for 7 sessions.  New class for beginners!   Try something different to start the New Year.   Call Tricia on 277 5135 or Maud on 07941 759856 

27th January 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.   

29th January 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

29th January 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

30th January 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

31st January 2018

Kurling

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

1st February 2018

Birdwatching

Visit to Brandon Marsh.  Meet at 9.30 at VH car park.   Shared cars.   Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544

1st February 2018

Art

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

2nd February 2018

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.50 per session, or £20 in advance for 7 sessions.  New class for beginners!   Try something different to start the New Year.   Call Tricia on 277 5135 or Maud on 07941 759856 

5th February 2018

Computing

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

 

6th February 2018

SWANS

Knighton Park (extended walk if weather OK).  10.30 am in Knighton Park CP.   Possible coffee at The Cradock pub.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338

6th February 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

7th February 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. 

7th February 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

7th February 2018

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!    

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.   NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Weymouth Booking form >

12th February 2018

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

12th February 2018

Country Dancing

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

13th February 2018

Nordic Walking

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

13th February 2018

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   2.00 pm: Speaker:  Roy Smart on "Beatty - the Last Naval Hero"    

14th February 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th February 2018

Photography

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

18th February 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 February 2018

Creative Writing

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

 

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.  NOTE CHANGED PICKUP POINTS:-  Leave Mulberry Court, Blaby  at 6.20 pm; Winchester Rd layby opposite the College at 6.25; VH at 6.30 pm and The Square at 6.35 pm.  £20 - please book early (pay by 9 Jan) at Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

20th February 2018

SWANS

Watermead Way, Mill Lane, thurmaston.   Car park on Mill Lane (note postbox on corner of tiny lane!  Details from Pauline on 277 9338

21st February 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.    "City of Friends" by Joanna Trollope.  Details from Barbara on 277 1989.    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

22nd February 2018

Garden Appreciation

Hopton Hall Garden to see the snowdrops.  Leave VH at 9.30 am.  £17.80.  Book at GA table in small lounge or call Ruth on 277 1533

26th February 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.  Details from Jo on 275 0184   

1st March 2018

Birdwatching

Visit to Middleton Lakes, nr Tamworth, Staffs.  Meet at 9.30 am at Countesthorpe Village Hall.  Usual car sharing arrangements.   Details from Janet on 277 2544  

6th March 2018

SWANS

Crow Mills to the Manor, Glen Parva.  10.30 am at Crow Mills car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338

12th March 2018

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 March 2018

Garden Appreciation

Leicester Botanic Garden.   Meet at VH for 10p am departure.   Tour cost:  £4.   Details at GA table in small lounge or call Ruth on 277 1533

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

21st March 2018

Literature

Meet 2 - 3.30 pm in lounge at Brook Court.   "The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" by Jonas Jonasson.   Details from Liz on 240 2296.   A summary of our deliberations can be found in the Literature Group section of this website.

12th April 2018

Derby: city visit

Day trip to Derby - including cathedral, shops, etc.   Details to follow, but you may wish to reserve the date.

17th April 2018

Ghost Train

At Market Harborough Theatre.  Classic thriller, set in 1925.  NOTE CHANGED PICKUP POINTS:- Leave Mulberry Court, Blaby at 6.35 pm; Winchester Rd layby opposite the College at 6.40; VH at 6.45 pm and The Square at 6.50 pm. £22 payable by 13 March.  Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

19th April 2018

Garden Appreciation

Evenley Woods Garden, Northants.  Leave VH at noon.   £15.30.   Book/pay at GA table in small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 1533.

19th April 2018

Group Leaders' Meeting

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

GLs Mtg Oct 2015 >

30th April 2018

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Coach and ferry holiday to Bembridge, Isle of Wight, 4 nights 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.

IOW Booking form >

9th May 2018

Anything Goes

Anything Goes - the musical.   Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.  Leave Mulberry Court at 6.20 pm; College (Winchester Rd layby) at 6.25 pm, Village Hall at 6.30 pm and The Square at 6.35 pm.   £20 by 13 March, but please book early at Theatre table or call June on 277 6330

17th May 2018

Cromford Mill

Day trip to Cromford Mill, nr Matlock.    Details will follow - keep the date!

19th July 2018

Middleton Hall

Joint History/garden Appreciation visit to Middleton Hall, nr Tamworth.   Full details will follow, but you may wish to reserve the date.

24th September 2018

Llangollen break

3-night break by coach, staying at the White Waters Country House Hotel which is a mile outside Llangollen town centre.  Holiday will include visits to Boscobel House, either Chirk or Powis Castle, a steam train journey, a canal trip including either lunch or tea, and Attingham Park.   £300 per person in a shared room or single occupancy is available at £350 per person - and will most likely be in a double-bedded room.   Non-NT members: +£23.  Download the information and booking form on this page.   Book/pay at History table or call June on 277 6330.

Llangollen Info and booking form >

28th October 2018

EUROPEAN CRUISE

Cruise from Tilbury, visiting Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp.   5 nights from only £395 in an inner twin Voyager cabin.

DEPOSIT OF £175 REQUIRED BY 25 JANUARY!   For full details download the information sheet. 

Cruise information >

30th November 2018

Christmas Lunch

Taste Restaurant at Leicester College.   Keep the date free!   120 places available.   Booking forms and full details will be available as soon as the College releases menu information, so watch out in late summer so that you don't miss out!