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.

Membership Form Jan 2019 >

10th June 2019

Current Newsletter

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

Newsletter June to Nov 2019 >

21st October 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 October 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   

21st October 2019

Country Dancing

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

21st October 2019

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?

21st October 2019

Creative Writing

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

22nd October 2019

Nordic Walking

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

22nd October 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  

22nd October 2019

Luncheon Club

Cosby Golf Club (LE9 1RG).  12.45 pm for 1pm lunch.  Menues/sign up sheet in small lounge.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

23rd October 2019

Kurling

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

23rd October 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.  £1.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukelele, call Isobel on 367 8314

24th October 2019

Tetbury & Westonbirt Arboretum

Tetbury considered an 'architectural gem', with 25 antique shops!  Visit Westonbirt Arboretum to see 15,000 specimens of tree from all over the world.  Leave Littlethorpe SQ at 8.05 am, MC 8.15 am, VH 8.30 am, SQ 8.35 am.  Leave Tetbury at 3.15 pm, arriving VH approx 5.30 pm.  £25 for just Tetbury, or £33 to inlude Arboretum.  Pay by 10 Sept at Outings Desk or call Isobel on 07940 548873 or email: issywiz@yahoo.co.uk.

24th October 2019

Art

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

25th October 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Brook Court, Residents' Lounge.  Topic:  "Does Corporate Image Matter?"   50p drinks/biscuits + 50p venue.  Details from Liz on 240 2296  

 

25th October 2019

Line Dancing

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

 

28th October 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 October 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

30th October 2019

Kurling

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

30th October 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.  £1.  For more details, call Isobel on 367 8314

31st October 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approximately 5 miles from the Coach and Horses, Lubenham. LE16 9TF.  Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am. Optional pub lunch.  Contacts for this walk are Janet Easey on 277 2544 and Jenny Barradell on 277 3396.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

31st October 2019

Art

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

1st November 2019

Line Dancing

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

4th November 2019

SWANS

Everards Meadows.  10.30 am in Rutland Cycling CP.  (From A563 ring road towards motorways, turn LEFT at traffic lights after the Fosse Park turn on the right.)  Coffee at Jenno's on site afterwards.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

4th November 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

4th November 2019

Computing

7.00 - 8.30 pm.  Spreadsheets and solving problems with them.  Please let Barry know if you are coming. (277 4187, barry@bhillyard.plus.com)  

 

5th November 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

5th November 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. 

5th November 2019

Classical Music

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

6th November 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. 

6th November 2019

Evita

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

7th November 2019

Birdwatching

Depart VH at 9.30 am in shared cars.  Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Egleton.  Sandwiches availate on site, otherwise food available in Oakham.    Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

7th November 2019

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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11th November 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

12th November 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   "A History of Potting (Ceramics)"- speaker:  Annette and john Christophers

13th November 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

14th November 2019

Peter Liddle

10 am - 12.15 pm in the Methodist Church.   £4 on the door includes refreshments.   Continuing the medieval theme, Peter's topic will be:  "The Church: Parish Churches and Chapels" 

17th November 2019

Solo Sunday Lunch

12.30 for 1 pm  - Ullesthorpe Court.   Names on list in small lounge, please, and details from Sheila Holmes on 277 2131.   

 

18th November 2019

SWANS

Abbey Park.  10.30 am in St Margaret's Pastures P&D CP.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th November 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

20th November 2019

Literature

2 pm - 3.30 pm in residents' lounge, Brook Court, Coutnesthorpe.   Any book by Peter James.   50p for room, 50p for optional refreshments.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533.  An outline of our discussions can be found in the Literature Activity Group section.

21st November 2019

Garden Appreciation

Slides by June - Gardens from Abroad.  Followed by planning for next year.   10.30 in small lounge.  Details from Ruth on 277 1533.

21st November 2019

Photography

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

22nd November 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Brook Court, Residents' Lounge.  Topic:  "Have Men Lost their Identity in Modern Society?"   50p drinks/biscuits + 50p venue.  Details from Liz on 240 2296  

 

29th November 2019

Christmas Lunch

Start your festive season by joining with U3A friends at Taste Restaurant for Christmas Lunch.   The booking form is now available so click below to download your copy.   Please remember to fill in ALL the required information.   Bookings without full payment cannot be accepted.   Limited to 120 places, so don't delay - book today!

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3rd 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.   NO VH PARKING.  Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

3rd December 2019

Birdwatching

Christmas Social - bring and share supper.  VH at 7.30 pm.  Details from Janet on 277 2544

9th December 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 December 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th December 2019

Peter Liddle's talks

10 am - 12.15 pm at the Methodist Church.   £4 on the door, includes refreshments.   Continuing the medieval theme, Peter's topic will be "Churches:  Religious Houses and Pilgrimage".

 

 

9th January 2020

Peter Liddle's talks

10 am - 12.15 pm at the Methodist Church.   £4 on the door, includes refreshments.   Continuing the medieval theme, Peter's topic will be "Tudors and the End of the Medieval Period".

30th January 2020

The Red Shoes

Modern ballet from Matthew Bourne at Milton Keynes theatre.   Leave MC at 12.15 pm, then SW, Coll, VH at approx 12.30 pm, then SQ.  £48 payable at Theatre desk by 8 October, or call June on 277 6330

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

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!

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

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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