5th June 2019

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 brought to a general meeting with your cheque (£13 pp)  OR handed into the Countesthorpe U3A 'postbox' located in the Parish Office/Library.

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10th December 2019

Current Newsletter

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

Dec 19 to May 20 Newsletter >

14th February 2020

Line Dancing

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

 

16th February 2020

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - Ullesthorpe Court  Names on list in small lounge, please, and details from Sheila Holmes on 277 2131.   

 

17th February 2020

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   

17th February 2020

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?

17th February 2020

Creative Writing

2-4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  "Stir/Stirred/Stirring"    50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509 

17th February 2020

Billy

Billy at Hinckley Concordia theatre.   Leave MC at 6.15 pm, then SW, Coll, VH approx 6.25 pm and SQ.  £20 payable by 12 Nov.  Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

18th February 2020

SWANS

Knighton Park (possible extension to arboretum)  10.30 am inKnighton Park CP.  Coffee at Cradock Arms.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th February 2020

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.  £1.  For more details, call Isobel on 367 8314

19th February 2020

Pilates

Every Wednesday, 2 - 3 pm in Methodist church (upper room).   £7 per session, OR £30 for 5 consecutive sessions (with missed sessions forfeited).   Bring your own mat.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Margaret on 430 6361 

19th February 2020

Literature

2 pm - 3.30 pm in residents' lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   "Melmoth" by Sarah Perry.  50p for optional refreshments.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533.  An outline of our discussions can be found in the Literature Activity Group section.

20th February 2020

Garden Appreciation

Wistow (snowdrops).  10.30 am in Wistow Garden Centre overflow car park.  Coffee afterwards.  Own cars.  Details from Ruth on 277 1533.

20th February 2020

Talking of Death

First meeting of this new group!   Small lounge, VH 1.30 - 3 pm.   £2.  For details, see Group Page - single lighted candle, or call Jane on 07967 123257

20th February 2020

Art

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

20th February 2020

Photography

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

21st February 2020

Line Dancing

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

24th February 2020

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   

24th February 2020

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

24th February 2020

Country Dancing

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

24th February 2020

Jazz Appreciation

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

25th February 2020

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.  

25th February 2020

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  

25th February 2020

Luncheon Club

The Red Lion, Huncote (LE9 3AU) 12.45 for 1pm.  Menu in the small lounge at February meeting.  Menu choices required by Sue no later than 20 Feb, please.  Let Sue know if you are attending - call her on 284 9959.

26th February 2020

Kurling

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

26th February 2020

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.  £1.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukelele, call Isobel on 367 8314

26th February 2020

Pilates

Every Wednesday, 2 - 3 pm in Methodist church (upper room).   £7 per session, OR £30 for 5 consecutive sessions (with missed sessions forfeited).   Bring your own mat.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Margaret on 430 6361  

27th February 2020

Walking (CARE)

Approximately 5 miles from the Cradock Arms, Knighton.  (LE2 3TT)  Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall in shared cars at 9.15 am. Optional pub lunch.  Contacts for this walk are Pat and John Troake on 277 1055.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

27th February 2020

Art

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

28th February 2020

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Brook Court, Residents' Lounge.  Topic:  "Is it an Extremely Unnatural Condition for Male and Female to Live Continuously Together?"   50p drinks/biscuits + 50p venue.  Details from Liz on 240 2296  

 

2nd March 2020

Weston-Super-Mare

Mon 2 - Fri 6 March 2020.   Four nights' accommodation on half board basis at the Royal Grosvenor Hotel, Weston-Super-Mare on half-board basis.   Coach travel, 3 excursions, etc all included.  £199 per person.  All rooms are now taken, but please add your name to the waiting list in case of cancellations!  Full details on booking form - click below to open.   Book at Holidays Desk or call Jill on 277 7154.   

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2nd March 2020

Computing

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

 

3rd March 2020

Classical Music

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

4th March 2020

Kurling

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

4th March 2020

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 

 

 

 

4th March 2020

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 

5th March 2020

Birdwatching

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

8th March 2020

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   

9th March 2020

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

9th March 2020

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  £1.  Everyone welcome!  Bring comfy shoes and a sense of humour.  Next meeting will be 13 January.

 

10th March 2020

Nordic Walking

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

10th March 2020

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. 

10th March 2020

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   "History of the 78 rpm Record"- speaker: Peter Varden.  Followed by refreshments.

11th March 2020

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th March 2020

Talk on Sir John Plumb

10 am - noon in the Methodist Church, Wigston Street.   £2 inc refreshments.   A talk by one of our members, Stewart Fergusson, on Sir John Plumb.  He was a Leicester-born lityerary historian and 'historian maker' having involvement with many household names such as Simon Schama.  

18th March 2020

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "the Beekeeper of Aleppo" by Chrisity Lefteri.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533.  A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages. 


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19th March 2020

Garden Appreciation

Talk in the Small Lounge, VH.   Details TBA

19th March 2020

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom comes to Curve!  Leave MC at 1 pm, then SW, COll, then VH approx 1.10 pm and SQ.   £60 payable by 10 Dec.   Reserve your seats now as this is sure to be a sell-out!

27th March 2020

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Brook Court, Residents' Lounge.  Topic:  "Discuss the Impact of American Culture on British Society"   50p drinks/biscuits.  Details from Liz on 240 2296  

 

7th April 2020

SWANS

Abbey Park Canal Walk.  Approx 10.30 am in St Margaret's Pastures (P&D) car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

13th April 2020

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

15th April 2020

Dial M for Murder

At Milton Keynes Theatre.   Leave MC at 12.15 pm, followed by SW, Coll, VH and SQ as required.   £38 payable by 8 Oct.   NO VH PARKING.  Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

16th April 2020

Garden Appreciation

Quinton Garden and Coton.  £33.50.  Leave VH 9.15 am, then SQ, SW and MC approx 9.25 am.  Details from Ruth on 277 1533

23rd April 2020

Group Leaders' Meeting

2 - 3 pm in Small Lounge, Village Hall.  Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

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24th April 2020

Stamford

Visit to Stamford, with guided tour and free time to explore this lovely town.   Leave MC at 9.00 am, then SW, Coll, VH approx 9.10 am, then SQ.   £20 payable at History desk by 14 April or call June  on 277 6330

24th April 2020

Discussion

!0 am - noon in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.  50 p for refreshments.   Topic: "Is It Possible to Control Population Growth?"   Details from Liz on 240 2296

30th April 2020

Talking of Death

Small lounge, VH 1.30 - 3 pm.  £2.   For details, see Activity Group Page - single lighted candle, or call Jane on 07967 123257

14th May 2020

Upton House

Visit to Upton House, nr Banbury (NT).   Leave MC at 9.15 am, then SW, Coll, VH approx 9.25 am, then SQ.   £22 (+ £11.50 for non-NT members) payable at History desk by 14 April or call June  on 277 6330

18th May 2020

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane at Hinckley Concordia theatre.   Leave MC at 6.15 pm, then SW, Coll, VH approx 6.25 pm and SQ.  £20 payable by 10 March.  Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

28th May 2020

Holocaust Centre

Visit to the Holocaust Centre, Newark to mark the 75th Anniversary of the freedom of Auschwitz.   £25.  Food available on site, or take your own.   Leave VH at 9.00 am, then SQ, Coll, SW and MC approx 9.15 am.   Book/pay at Outings desk or call David on 479 0945.

1st June 2020

Grimsthorpe Castle

Visit to Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincs, with tour of grounds in our own coach.   Leave MC at 9.00 am, then SW, Coll, VH approx 9.10 am, then SQ.   £35 payable at History desk by 12 May or call June  on 277 6330

30th July 2020

Kynren

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES AND HOTEL - FULL DETAILS ON REVISED BOOKING FORM

5 day County Durham holiday to experience the spectacular Kynren at Bishop Auckland. July 30th - August 3rd 2020. Superior grade tickets are included for the Saturday evening Kynren performance and entrance to Beamish Open Air Museum. Half board basis £399 pp.  Some rooms still available. Download booking form and full details below.

 

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21st October 2020

Strictly Ballroom

Enjoy this fantastic musical, directed by Strictly's favourite (!?) judge, Craig Revel Horwood.  Front stalls seats at Milton Keynes theatre.  Leave MC at 12.15 pm, then SW, Coll and VHapprox 12.30, then SQ.   Only £40, payable by 11 Feb.   Book/pay at theatre  desk or call June on 277 6330