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 June 2018

Current Newsletter

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

June to Dec 2018 Newsletter >

22nd September 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.   

24th September 2018

Country Dancing

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

24th September 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 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 >

24th September 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

25th September 2018

Nordic Walking

No meeting this time.     Usually 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

25th September 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

26th September 2018

Kurling

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

27th September 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Red Lion, Huncote (LE( 3AU)   Leave Village Hall at 9.30am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Allen and Irene Donkin on 277 3665.   General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

27th September 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.   £2 inc tea/biscuits.  

28th September 2018

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 

1st October 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

1st October 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.   NB:  This is last meeting before summer break.  Details from Jo on 275 0184   

1st October 2018

Computing

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

 

2nd October 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

2nd October 2018

SWANS

Braunstone Park.  10.30 am at Cort Crescent car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

2nd October 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 October 2018

Classical Music

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

3rd October 2018

Kurling

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

3rd October 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. 

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.  Bookings close on 14 August.  Book/pay at Theatre table or call June on 277 6330

4th October 2018

Birdwatching

Visit to Attenborough Nature Reserve.  Meet at 9.30 at VH car park.   Shared cars.   Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544

4th October 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  £2 includes refreshments.  

5th October 2018

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   

8th October 2018

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

8th October 2018

Country Dancing

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

 

9th October 2018

Nordic Walking

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

9th October 2018

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  "Managing Bradgate Wildlife" -  Peter Tinsley

10th October 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

11th October 2018

Group Leaders' Meeting

10.30 am - 1.45 pm at METHODIST CHURCH - please note change of time and venue.   

THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT MEETING AT WHICH A NEW HANDBOOK WILL BE ISSUED AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED ON KEY ISSUES AFFECTING YOU AS A GROUP LEADER, SO PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.   If you are unable to do so, it will be necessary to attend at an alternative date to be arranged.  There will be a short presentation of the key points, with an opportunity for discussion and questions.   

Coffee mid-morning and a buffet lunch will be provided (free of charge!).   

Any other Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

11th October 2018

History Planning Mtg

NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE TO:  2.30 - 3.30 pm in the Small Lounge, VH.   Please bring your ideas and a willingness to help organise the forthcoming year's programme.

15th October 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   

15th October 2018

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in residents' lounge at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   (Topic:  "He/she/they were tired of the control" or anything similar!)  Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

16th October 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

16th October 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

16th October 2018

SWANS

Abbey Park Canal.  10.30 am at St Margaret's Pastures pay and display car park.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

16th October 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

17th October 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30/4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    "Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.

18th October 2018

Garden Appreciation

"How did Your Garden Grow in the Hot, Dry Summer?"   10.00 am in VH small lounge.   Contact Ruth on 277 1533 for further details.

18th October 2018

Photography

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

21st October 2018

Solo Sunday Lunch

Noon for 12.30 pm  - the Lime Tree, Whetstone.  Names on list in small lounge, please, and details from Sheila Holmes on 277 2131.   (NB - This MAY become our new venue if it proves acceptable!  More details later.)

 

22nd October 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

23rd October 2018

Luncheon Club

The Lime Tree, Whetstone, LE8 6LF (the former Kaffir)  12.30 pm for 1 pm.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

24th October 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court, Enderby Rd.    Topic: "Can the World Afford Not to Grow Genetically Modified Crops? ".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

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 >

6th November 2018

SWANS

Wistow and Newton Harcourt.  10.30 am at Wistow Garden Centre overflow car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

12th November 2018

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

14th November 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th November 2018

Garden Appreciation

"Gardens we Have Visited"   Slide presentation by June.   Small Lounge 10.00 am.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533

22nd November 2018

A Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Milton Keynes Theatre (stalls seats).  £40 payable by 10 July.  A team of 8 criminals plan to get their hands on a fabulous diamond, but incompetence leads to things going hilariously wrong.   Leave Mulberry Court at 12.15 pm, followed by Southway and the college, and Village Hall at 12.30 pm, and The Square.   Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330.

23rd November 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Jill's home (The Barn, 9 The Square, Countesthorpe)   Topic:  "Is the Desire for Posthumous Fame Irrational?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

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.  Now fully booked, with lengthy waiting list.  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.  120 places available, max 50 by coach.   Booking forms and full details now available.  Collect form, and return FULLY completed with your cheque so that you don't miss out!

Xmas lunch form 2018 >

12th December 2018

White Christmas

Curve's Christmas show always pleases!  PLEASE NOTE EARLIER DEPARTURE TIMES!  Leave Mulberry Court at 5.50 pm, Coll 5.55 pm, VH 6.00 pm and SQ at 6.05 pm.  £30   FULL - but can take names for waiting list at Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330.