15th August 2021

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - Oadby Grange Due to current COVID restrictions, this is limited to 12 people (two tables of six).   Some regulars are on Kynren holiday, so places are available.    Call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.   

 

1st November 2021

MEMBERSHIP

To join as a NEW member, please click on the attachment and download the form.  All instructions are on the form 

Subscriptions for 2021/22 will be £5 for CURRENT full and associate membership (with proof of full membership of another U3A).

To RENEW your membership (due from 1 April 2021) please just send a cheque payable to "COUNTESTHORPE U3A", to our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA.  There is no need to complete another membership application form.   If you have changed your phone number, address or email, please advise Barry to enable us to keep in touch with you.   PLEASE DO NOT RENEW BEFORE 1 APRIL 2021.

IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS LAPSED, THEN PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS AS ABOVE.  The full price (£15 for full, £8 for associate membership with proof of full membership of another U3A) is payable.   If you are unsure whether your membership lapsed, then please contact Barry on 277 4187.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS will no longer be issued, as little use is made of them.   PROGRAMME CARDS will be issued once the general meetings can resume.

Membership form May 2021 >

14th December 2021

Current Newsletter

Well, here is our first Newsletter - back to normal after our COVID19 period.   We hope you enjoyed the Chronicles, and thank you to all of you who contacted us to show your appreciation!   Keep safe.

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

Newsletter Dec 21 to May 22 >

21st January 2022

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £2.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856  

 

24th January 2022

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing  Details from Diana on 277 9142   

24th January 2022

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.   All COVID-safe - so don't hesitate to return to this great activity!  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259  (NB  Next meeting will be 10 January)

24th January 2022

Bridge

Friendly group seeks more members.   Cards drawn for partners.   2 - 4.30 pm weekly in Methodist Church.  £1 inc refreshments.   Why not come along?

24th January 2022

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.   All COVID-safe - so don't hesitate to return to this great activity!  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259

25th January 2022

Luncheon Club

12.30 pm at Whetstone Golf Club (Note change of venue)   Menu and list in small lounge at January meeting.  Call Sue on 284 9959 or email susanvwyllie@hotmail.com with any queries.

26th January 2022

Kurling

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

26th January 2022

Ukelele

Small lounge at VH.   11 am - 12 noon.  For details, please contact David Wild on 277 5881.  

26th January 2022

Carpet Bowls

In the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

27th January 2022

Walking (CARE)

Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall car park at 9.15 am.  Walk for about 4.5 miles from The Crown Inn, tur Langton (LE8 0PJ)   Contacts for this walk are Pat and John Troake 0116 277 1055.  Please note that a mask will be required.   General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

27th January 2022

Goldilocks

Thurs, 27 Jan:  "Goldilocks" - traditional pantomime at Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.  £25 payable by 14 Dec.  Leave MC at 6 pm, then SW, College, Village Hall and The Square.      Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.  

 

27th January 2022

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.    £3 inc tea/biscuits.  

28th January 2022

Discussion

!0 am - noon in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.  50p for refreshments.   Topic: "The Future of Personal Transport".  Details from Liz on 240 2296

28th January 2022

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £2.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856.

31st January 2022

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing.    Details from Diana on 277 9142   

31st January 2022

Jazz Appreciation

Meet between 3 and 5 pm at Malcolm's home, 17 Linden Avenue.   Details from Joan on 277 5369.

1st February 2022

SWANS

Blaby "Industrial" walk.  10.30 am outside Iceland, Blaby precinct .  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

1st February 2022

Classical Music

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

2nd February 2022

Kurling

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

2nd February 2022

Ukulele

11 am - 12 noon in small lounge.   £1.  Details from David Wild on 277 5881

2nd February 2022

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. 50p refreshments

2nd February 2022

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  £3 includes refreshments.  

3rd February 2022

Birdwatching

Visit to Welney WWT site.   Leave Village Hall in shared cars at 8.30 am. PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME!  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

3rd February 2022

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   Note change of meeting plan - now first and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

7th February 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at Group Leader's home in Shetland Way (Call for details).   New members who are interested would be welcomed.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.

7th February 2022

Computing

7 - 8.30 pm at 35 Station Road.   Each session will begin with general comptuer knowledge, followed by a look at particular applications.   Please call Barry on 277 4187 if you wish to attend.

8th February 2022

Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2 pm:  "Woodland Trust" by Ian Retson  

9th February 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

10th February 2022

Coventry - a talk

10 am - noon at the Methodist Church, Wigston Street.   Our local historian, Steward Fergusson, will give a talk on our near neighbouring city of Coventry.   This will be complemented by a follow-up visit later in the year.   £4 on the door.

13th February 2022

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - Badgers Mount, Elmsthorpe  Names on list in small lounge at Jan meeting, or call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.   

14th February 2022

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month.  Call for details of venue, etc from David on 277 5881

15th February 2022

SWANS

Wistow and Newton Harcourt.  Approx 10.30 am in overflow CP at Wistow Rural Centre.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

15th February 2022

Silver Strollers

Meet at approx 10.30 am in CP at Blaby Golf Club.   Details from Pamela on 277 2653 

17th February 2022

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   Note change of meeting plan - now first and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

21st February 2022

Weston-Super-Mare

Mon 21 - Fri 25 February 2022.   Four nights half board at the seafront  Royal Grosvenor Hotel, including entertainment on two evenings, 3 excursions, luggage handling and all gratuities.   Download booking form for full details and to reserve your place(s).  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR FORM AND CHEQUE TO JILL, THEN YOUR PLACE IS ASSURED.   CHEQUES WILL ALL BE BANKED TOGETHER, SO IT MAY TAKE A WHILE!

(As at 3 Dec, the holiday is fully booked, but names can be added to a waiting list)

Outline Itinterary:   (Full details of timings will follow)

Day 1:  Visit Aerospace Museum OR free time in Bristol  (PLEASE CONTACT JILL WITH YOUR CHOICE!)

Day 2:  Visit to Tredegar (Wales NT property)

Day 3:  Excusrion along North Devon Coast, visiting Dunster, Lybton and Lynmouth

Day 4:  Visit to Glastonbury, then Taunton

Day 5:  Visit Cirencester en route for home

Weston Super Mare booking form >

21st February 2022

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  "What the clock has seen"  - write as if you are the clock.   50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

22nd February 2022

Porridge

Tues, 22 Feb:  "Porridge" at Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.  £20 payable by 11 Jan.  Leave MC at 6 pm, then SW, College, Village Hall and The Square.      Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.  

 

3rd March 2022

Birdwatching

Brandon Marsh. Depart VH in shared cars at 9.30 am. Details from Janet on 277 2544

9th March 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

31st March 2022

The Museum of Brands

The collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle.  It is an exciting new way of looking at history through the things that generations of families have thrown away.  It's a journey back through the memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel - a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times.

Leave MC at 8.15 am, then SW, College, VH and The Square.  £30.    Pay by 8 March 2022.   Call June on 277 6330

 

20th April 2022

Theatre - Private Peaceful

At Birmingham Repertory theatre - matinee performance of "Private Peaceful".  £35 payable by 8 February.  Leave Mulberry Court at 11.30 am, then Southway, College, Village Hall and the Square.  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525. 

26th April 2022

Bury St Edmunds

Free time to explore the historical and literary links to this very pleasant city.  Details of a self-guided walk will be available on the day.   Leave Mulberry Court at 8.45 am, then SW, the College, Village Hall and The Square.  £23, payable at History desk by 8 March.  Call June on 277 6330 or email jhawkins45@talktalk.net for information or to book.

8th June 2022

Theatre - Cluedo

At Curve, Leicester, for 7.30 performance of "Cluedo".  £35 payable by 12 April.  Leave Mulberry Court at 6 pm, then Southway, College, Village Hall and the Square.  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.