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 >

20th April 2018

Line Dancing

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

21st April 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.   

23rd April 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

23rd April 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   

23rd April 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   

23rd April 2018

Country Dancing

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

 

23rd April 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?

24th April 2018

Nordic Walking

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

24th April 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

24th April 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

25th April 2018

Kurling

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

26th April 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Blue Bell, Hoby (LE14 3DT)   Leave Village Hall at 9.15am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Jenny Barradell on 277 3396 or Janet Easey on 277 2544.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

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26th April 2018

Art

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

27th April 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Ruth's home (3 Hallcroft Gardens)  Topic: "Are the Good Old Days all They are Cracked up to be?".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

27th April 2018

Line Dancing

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

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.  ONE ROOM AVAILABLE (at 17 Feb).   Full details on booking form (click below to download).  Information from Jill on 277 7154.

IOW Booking form >

30th April 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

1st May 2018

SWANS

Foxton Locks.  10.30 am at top car park  (pay and display)   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

1st May 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

2nd May 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 May 2018

Craft Circle

No class today, as it is Bank Holiday! 

7th May 2018

Computing

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

 

8th May 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

8th May 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

8th May 2018

Pilates

12 - 1 pm in Village Hall.   Bring your own mat.  £5 per session, or £20 block of 5.  Details from Ursula on 277 5881

8th May 2018

Monthly Meeting - AGM

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   2.00 pm: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.   Followed by MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS AFTER SPEAKER.   Please have cheques ready, payable to Countesthorpe U3A.  £13 members, £7 Associates.   Please queue at tables according to initial of your surname:  A-F, G-N, O-Z  Thank you.

8th May 2018

Classical Music

Meet at Barry's home (35 Station Rd) at 7 pm.    (Date changed due to holidays)

9th May 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

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.  NO VH PARKING.   £20 by 13 March, but please book early at Theatre table or call June on 277 6330

13th May 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.   

 

14th May 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

14th May 2018

Country Dancing

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

15th May 2018

SWANS

Bouskell Park, Blaby  10.30 am BP car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

17th May 2018

Cromford Mill

Cromford Mill, nr Matlock - Sire Richard Arkwright's mill.    Tour, Visitor centre, etc.  £25.  Leave Mulberry Court at 9 am, followed by Southway, College, VH and Square as required.   Book/pay at History table or call June on 277 6330

17th May 2018

Ryton Organic Garden

Leave VH at 12.30 pm.  £14.  Optional tour - £6.  Book/pay at GA table in small lounge or call Ruth on 277 1533

21st May 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

21st May 2018

Creative Writing

THIS MONTH'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.   NEXT MEETING IS 18 JUNE (Topic:  "Bags"))

 

24th May 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Wendy's home (12 Jubilee Close)  Topic: "Should Segregated Schools be Allowed?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

7th June 2018

Birdwatching

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

11th June 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

13th June 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

14th June 2018

Piece Hall, Halifax

Halifax's unique Piece Hall, where wool merchants traded around a vast quadrangle.   Exhibitions, shops, eateries, gallery.  £28.  Leave Mulberry Court at 9 am, followed by Southway, College, VH and Square as required.   Book/pay at History table or call June on 277 6330  

18th June 2018

Creative Writing

2 - 4 pm at Brook Court. Theme:  "Bags".   Details from Mikki on 277 5509, or June on 277 6330 (this month only)

21st June 2018

Garden Appreciation

Visit three members' gardens in Glen Parva.  Meet VH at 10.00 am, or make your own way.   More details to follow.   Call Ruth on 277 1533 or see GA table in small lounge.

4th July 2018

Windsor Castle & Savill Garden

Depart VH at 8.30 am, return approx 8 pm.  £40 includes entrance fees.   Book/pay at Travel desk or call Jill on 277 7154

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.

1st August 2018

Eglantine Vineyard

Tour and wine tasting at Eglantine Vineyard.  Depart VH at 12.45 pm, return approx 5.30 pm.  £22 by 12 June.   Book/pay at Travel table or call Jill on 277 7154.

12th September 2018

Kedleston Hall

Depart VH at 9.30 am, return approx 5.30 pm.  £14 (NT) or £27.60 non-NT members by 14 Aug.   Book/pay at Travel table or call Jill on 277 7154.

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.  Currently all rooms are taken, but you can call to be added to a waiting list.

Llangollen Info and booking form >

3rd October 2018

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's revival of this wonderful Tchaikovsky ballet comes to Curve.   Enjoy coach transport and a stalls seat for just £40.   Leave Mulberry Court at 6.20 pm, Southway 6.25 pm, College 6.30 pm, VH 6.35 pm and Square at 6.40 pm.  NO VH PARKING.   Book early to avoid disappointment, and pay by 14 August, at Theatre table or call June on 277 6330

11th October 2018

Group Leaders' Meeting

2.30- 3.30 pm at VILLAGE HALL, small lounge .   Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please.  Please be prepared to give short update on your grou's activities which will be put into the June Newsetter.

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

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.   NOW FULL.

Cruise information >

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.  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

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!