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 December 2018

Current Newsletter

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

Newsletter Dec 18 to May 19 >

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.

17th January 2019

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  Please save magazine pages in blue, green, brown and beige for landscape collage.   £2 inc tea/biscuits.  

17th January 2019

Photography

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

18th January 2019

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   

19th January 2019

Pilates

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

20th January 2019

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.   

 

21st January 2019

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   

21st January 2019

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in residents' lounge at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   (Topic:  "There is/was so Much Uncertainty" or anything similar!)  Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

21st January 2019

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?

22nd January 2019

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

22nd January 2019

Luncheon Club

The Cradock Arms, Knighton, LE2 3TT 12.30 pm for 1pm lunch.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

23rd January 2019

Kurling

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

23rd January 2019

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

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.

24th January 2019

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  Please save magazine pages in blue, green, brown and beige for landscape collage.  £2 includes refreshments.  

25th January 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon.   "Internet - Blessing or Curse?"   Venue:  Jill's home - the Barn, 9 The Square, Countesthorpe.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

25th January 2019

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 

28th January 2019

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   

28th January 2019

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

28th January 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

28th January 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

29th January 2019

SWANS Lunch

Our 'Christmas' lunch will be held at The Manor, Glen Parva.   12.30 pm for 1 pm.  No pre-ordering is required this time. Two for One offer applies, so "buddy up" and pay together with someone to save!  Details/names to Pamela on 07955 418398.

29th January 2019

Pilates

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

30th January 2019

Kurling

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

30th January 2019

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 367 8314

31st January 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Cock at Peatling Magna (LE8 5UQ)  Leave Village Hall at 9.30 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk areMartin and Lynn on 247 8352.    General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

4th February 2019

Computing

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

 

5th February 2019

SWANS

Castle Gardens & Bede Park.  10.30 am at corner of Bonners Lane.  Coffee afterwards.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

5th February 2019

Classical Music

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

6th February 2019

Birdwatching

Rushden Lakes.  Depart VH at 9.30 am in shared cars.  Details from Janet on 277 2544

6th February 2019

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. 

11th February 2019

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

11th February 2019

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   

11th February 2019

Country Dancing

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

12th February 2019

Nordic Walking

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

12th February 2019

Craft Circle

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

12th February 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  Samantha Hancock speaking on "Cyber Crime, Scams and Fraud"

13th February 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

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

18th February 2019

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme TBA.   Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

19th February 2019

SWANS

Crow Mills to Glen Parva.  10.30 am at Crow Mills CP, Countesthorpe to South Wigston Road.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th February 2019

SWANS

Crow Mills to Glen Parva.  10.30 am in Crow Mills CP, Countesthorpe Road.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th February 2019

Pilates

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

20th February 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30/4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    Book TBA

22nd February 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court.  (No on-site parking)  Topic:  "Should Jurors be Trained?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

26th February 2019

Craft Circle

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

26th February 2019

Luncheon Club

12.30 pm for 1 pm as usual, at Le Bistrot Pierre, Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.   I

28th February 2019

History Mystery

Leave MC at 9.30 am, followed by SW, Coll, VH and SQ.  Visit a church that became a cathedral in a town which became a city; have lunch with a bard before visiting a museum which will give a glimpse of our future!   £32 including lunch.   FULL, but add to waiting list for possible repeat later in the year.   History desk, or call June on 277 6330

1st March 2019

Birdwatching

Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.  Depart VH at 8.30 am in shared cars.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544

11th March 2019

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

13th March 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

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

20th March 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "Heresy" by S J Parris.   Details from Janine on 01455 888289.  A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages


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21st March 2019

Group Leaders' Meeting

10 - 11 am in Small Lounge, Village Hall.  Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

 

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22nd March 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon at Ruth's home (3 Hallcroft Gardens)  Topic: "In the Secular World Where Will the Unbeliever Find Their Moral Code?" Details from Liz on 240 2296

28th March 2019

Newark Civil War Ctre & Kelham Hall

Leave VH at 9.am, followed by SQ, Coll, SW and MC.  Visit to Newark Civil War Centre, followed by Kelham Hall.  £33 payable by 12 March.  Book/pay at History desk, or call June on 277 6330.

4th April 2019

Shrewsbury

Leave Littlethorpe at 8.15 am, then MC, SW, Coll and VH approx 8.30 am, and SQ.  Castle, Abbey ruins, St Mary's church, shopping in 'black and white' streets of Shrewsbury town.  £28 to include boat trip, or £22 without.  Pay by 12 Mar.  Book/pay at Outings desk or call Isobel on 367 8314 or Teresa on 07882 604263

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

Droitwich: Hanbury Hall + Church of Sacred Heart

Leave VH at 9.00 am followed by SQ, Coll, SW and MC.   Visit to Hanbury Hall nr Droitwich, and see wonderful mosaics in the Church of the Sacred Heart.   £20 (+ £11 for non-NT members) payable by 12 March.   Book/pay at History desk or call June on 277 6330

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

9th May 2019

Manchester Ship Canal

Leave VH at 8.00 am, with other pick-up points TBA, arriving back approx 9.30 pm.  Six-hour cruise with commentary on the Manchester Ship Canal, with free time in Salford Quays for shoppping, etc.    Book at Outings desk or call Isobel on 367 8314 or Teresa on 07882 604263

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.   FULL, BUT WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

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 Holidays table or call 277 7154. Now fully booked, but you can join a waiting list.

 

 

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2nd October 2019

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo's epic tale of a boy, his horse and the chaotic horrors of WWI.  Don't miss this puppet sensation!  Curve - stalls seats.   £48 payable by 1 July.  Leave MC at 1 pm, followed by SW, COll, VH and SQ.  Book/pay at theatre table or call June on 277 6330

2nd December 2019

West Side Story

At Curve.   Leave MC at 1 pm, followed by SW, Coll, VH and SQ as required.   £38 payable by 1 Sept.   Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330