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 >

16th August 2018

Photography

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

17th August 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 

19th August 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.   

 

20th August 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

20th August 2018

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in residents' lounge at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   (Topic:  "Sight" or "Site")  Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

20th August 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?

21st August 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

21st August 2018

SWANS

Oakfield Park, Blaby.  10.30 am at OP car park, Hospital Lane.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

24th August 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Ruth's home (3 Hallcroft Gardens)  Topic: "Are You Proud to be English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish?".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

24th August 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   

25th August 2018

Kurling

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

27th August 2018

Classical Music

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

27th August 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

28th August 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

28th August 2018

Luncheon Club

The Denbigh Arms, Monks Kirby  CV23 0QX.  12.45 pm for 1 pm.  Details from Sue on 284 9959.

29th August 2018

Kurling

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

30th August 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Wharf Inn, Welford (NN6 6JQ)   Leave Village Hall at 9.30am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Graham and Kath Surman on 247 8043.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

1st 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.   

3rd September 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

3rd September 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   

3rd September 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   

3rd September 2018

Country Dancing

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

3rd September 2018

Computing

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

 

4th September 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

4th September 2018

SWANS

Bradgate Park, Blaby.  10.30 am at Hallgates CP, Cropston.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

5th September 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. 

6th September 2018

Ludlow

Vissit the Castle, Museum and St Lawrence's church, or explore the 'black and white' streets with wonderful food shops and restaurants.   Leave MC at 9.00 am, SW and Coll, then VH at 9.15 am and SQ if required.   £18 payable by 14 August.  Book/pay at History table or call June on 277 6330

6th September 2018

Art

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

10th September 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

10th September 2018

Country Dancing

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

 

11th September 2018

Nordic Walking

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

11th September 2018

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  "Conservation of Species: the Work of Zoos" -  Stephen Woolard

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.

12th September 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

13th September 2018

Birdwatching

Burbage Common.   Leave VH at 9.30 pm in shared cars.  Details from Janet on 277 2544

13th September 2018

Art

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

17th September 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

18th September 2018

SWANS

Brock's Hill Park, Oadby.   10.30 am at rear of Parklands leisure centre car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

18th September 2018

Luncheon Club

The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli, Newtown Linford LE6 0HB (not the main restaurant) for 1pm lunch.  For details, call Sue on 284 9959

19th September 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   Holiday Reading.  Details from Barbara on 277 1989.    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

20th September 2018

Trentham Gardens

Garden Appreciation group visit to Trentham Gardens, nr Stoke-on-Trent.   Leave VH 9.30 am; Southway 9.40/45 am and Mulberry Court at 9.50 am.   £26.   Book/pay at GA table in small lounge or call Ruth on 277 1533

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.  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

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

10th October 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

11th October 2018

History Planning Mtg

10 - 11 am in the Methodist Church room, Wigston Street.   Please bring your ideas and a willingness to help organise the forthcoming year's programme.

17th October 2018

Literature

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

19th October 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court, Enderby Rd, Blaby  (park in either Waitrose or Enderby Rd car parks)  Topic: "ICan 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 >

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.

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.