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 >

9th December 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   

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

9th December 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?

9th December 2019

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 December 2019

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.  NB  NO walk on 23 December.  Next date will be 14 January

10th December 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   "Music hall and Variety"- speaker: Mark Walsh  Followed by festive nibbles!

11th December 2019

Kurling

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

11th December 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

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 Seasonal Refreshments.   Continuing the medieval theme, Peter's topic will be "Churches:  Religious Houses and Pilgrimage".  THIS GOES AHEAD, IN SPITE OF THE METHODIST SCHOOL ROOM BEING IN USE FOR THE ELECTION.   JUST COME IN AND GO UP THE RAMP TO THE CHAPEL.

12th December 2019

Photography

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

13th December 2019

Line Dancing

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

16th December 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   

16th December 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   

16th December 2019

Creative Writing

2-4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   No writing this month!   Bring a reading on the theme of 'Myths and Legends' or 'Christmas'.  Festive nibbles will be provided, so please don't bring anything!   Details from Mikki on 277 5509 

17th December 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  

17th December 2019

SWANS

New Walk (+ Victoria Park?)  10.30 am in Town Hall Square.  Coffee at Museum or Baptist Chapel.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

18th December 2019

Kurling

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

18th December 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

18th December 2019

Literature

2 pm - 3.30 pm in residents' lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   "The Beekeeper of Aleppo" by Christy Lefteri.  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 December 2019

Line Dancing

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

 

27th December 2019

Discussion

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

 

30th December 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

6th January 2020

Computing

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

 

7th January 2020

SWANS

Oakfield Park, Blaby.  10.30 am in Oakfield Park CP, Hospital Lane   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

7th January 2020

Classical Music

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

8th January 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 

 

 

 

8th January 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 

8th January 2020

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

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".

9th January 2020

Art

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

12th January 2020

Garden Appreciation

10.00 am in small lounge, VH.   Talk on "Penstemons" by John Lee.  £2.  Details from Ruth on 277 1533.

13th January 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

13th January 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

13th January 2020

Country Dancing

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

14th January 2020

Nordic Walking

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

15th January 2020

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "The Firemaker" by Peter May.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533.  A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages. 


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15th January 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  

16th January 2020

Art

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

19th January 2020

Solo Sunday Lunch

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

 

20th January 2020

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  "Progress"  50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

21st January 2020

SWANS

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

24th January 2020

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Brook Court, Residents' Lounge.  Topic:  "We Neglect the Arts at Our Peril - Discuss"   50p drinks/biscuits.  Details from Liz on 240 2296  

 

30th January 2020

Walking (CARE)

Approximately 5 miles from the Bell Inn, Gumley.  (LE16 7RU)  Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am. Optional pub lunch.  Contact for this walk is Beryl on 277 0405.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

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

5th February 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 

6th February 2020

Birdwatching

Slimbridge visit.   Leave VH at 8.30 am  (NB earlier time!)  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

6th February 2020

King Tutankhamun

Don't miss this final opportunity to see the fabulous Treasures of the Golden Pharoah.   £45 - book/pay by 9 December at History Desk or call June on 277 6330.   Leave MC at 8.10 am then SW, Coll, VH (8.20 am) and SQ.  Time for lunch before exhibition, and snack-stop on way home.   SORRY - BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED.

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

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.   Full details on booking form - click below to open.   Book at Holidays Desk or call Jill on 277 7154.   

Weston Booking Form >

5th March 2020

Birdwatching

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

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.  

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

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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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.

 

Revised Kynren Booking >

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