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 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 >

1st January 2018

Cyber Crime, Scams and Fraud (1)

Click on the attachment for a copy of Samantha Hancock's presentation.

 

Cyber Crime Presentation >

1st January 2018

Cyber Crime, Scams and Fraud (2)

Click on the attachment for an outline of the key messages in Samantha Hancock's talk on 12 Feb

 

Cyber Crime Overview >

1st January 2018

Silverline for Older People

Click on the attachment for more information about Silverline, as mentioned in Samantha Hancock's presentation.

Silverline Leaflet >

10th December 2018

Current Newsletter

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

Newsletter Dec 18 to May 19 >

14th February 2019

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  Please save magazine pages in blue, green, brown and beige for landscape collage.   £2 inc tea/biscuits.  

16th February 2019

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   £5 per session.   Bring your own mat.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Ursula on 277 5881

17th February 2019

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.   

 

18th February 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   

18th February 2019

Funny Girl

Enjoy this favourate musical at Hinckley Concordia.  Leave MC 6.20 pm, then SW and Coll, VH at 6.35 pm, then Square.  £20 payable by 8 Jan.  NO VH  PARKING.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

18th February 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?

18th February 2019

Creative Writing

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

19th February 2019

SWANS

Crow Mills to Glen Parva.  10.30 am at Crow Mills CP, Countesthorpe to South Wigston Road.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th February 2019

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   £5 per session.   Bring your own mat.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Ursula on 277 5881

20th February 2019

Kurling

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

20th February 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.  £2.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukelele, call Isobel on 367 8314

20th February 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30/4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    Book TBA

21st February 2019

Garden Appreciation

"National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book)" - a talk by Pat Beeson.  Small Lounge, VH at 10.00 am.   Contact Ruth on 277 1533 for further details.

21st February 2019

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  Please save magazine pages in blue, green, brown and beige for landscape collage.  £2 includes refreshments.  

22nd February 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court.  (No on-site parking)  Topic:  "Should Jurors be Trained?"  Details from Sheila on 277 2131

 

22nd February 2019

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 February 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   

25th February 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

25th February 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

25th February 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

26th February 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

26th February 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

26th February 2019

Luncheon Club

12.30 pm for 1 pm as usual, at Le Bistrot Pierre, Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.   I

26th February 2019

Pilates

2 - 3 pm in Village Hall.   £5 per session.   Bring your own mat.   Work on chairs instead of floor if required.   Details from Ursula on 277 5881

27th February 2019

Kurling

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

27th February 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.  £2.  For more details, or advice on obtaining an inexpensive ukulele, call Isobel on 367 8314

28th February 2019

History Mystery

Leave MC at 9.30 am, followed by SW, Coll, VH and SQ.  Visit a church that became a cathedral in a town which became a city; have lunch with a bard before visiting a museum which will give a glimpse of our future!   £32 including lunch.   FULL, but add to waiting list for possible repeat later in the year.   History desk, or call June on 277 6330

28th February 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from Glen Gorse Golf Club (LE2 4RF)  Leave Village Hall at 9.30 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

1st March 2019

Birdwatching

Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.  Depart VH at 8.30 am in shared cars.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544

1st March 2019

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  

 

4th March 2019

Computing

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

 

5th March 2019

SWANS

Blaby 'Industrial' walk.  10.30 am outside Waitrose.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

5th March 2019

Classical Music

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

6th March 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. 

11th March 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 March 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   

11th March 2019

Country Dancing

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

12th March 2019

Nordic Walking

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

12th March 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.  

12th March 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  Martin Lloyd speaking on "Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies"

13th March 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

20th March 2019

Dorothy Clive Garden & Market Drayton

Visit to the Dorothy Clive Garden and Market Drayton.   Full day out.   Leave VH 9.00 am; Sq 9.05; SW 9.10; MC 9.15 am.  Return 6.00 pm.  £27.50   Book/pay in small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

20th March 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "Heresy" by S J Parris.   Details from Janine on 01455 888289.  A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages


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21st March 2019

Group Leaders' Meeting

10 - 11 am in Small Lounge, Village Hall.  Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

21st March 2019

Photography

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

22nd March 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon at Ruth's home (3 Hallcroft Gardens)  Topic: "In the Secular World Where Will the Unbeliever Find Their Moral Code?" Details from Liz on 240 2296

26th March 2019

Luncheon Club

The Fox Pond, Glen Rise, Oadby, LE2 4RG.  12.30 pm for 1pm lunch.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

28th March 2019

Newark Civil War Ctre & Kelham Hall

Leave VH at 9.am, followed by SQ, Coll, SW and MC.  Visit to Newark Civil War Centre, followed by Kelham Hall.  £33 payable by 12 March.  Book/pay at History desk, or call June on 277 6330.

2nd April 2019

SWANS

Grand Union Canal and Gee's Lock.  10.30 am at end of Newbridge Road (turn left at traffic lights on A426 towards Leicester before County Arms).  Coffee afterwards.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

4th April 2019

Shrewsbury

Leave Littlethorpe at 8.15 am, then MC, SW, Coll and VH approx 8.30 am, and SQ.  Castle, Abbey ruins, St Mary's church, shopping in 'black and white' streets of Shrewsbury town.  £28 to include boat trip, or £22 without.  Pay by 12 Mar.  Book/pay at Outings desk or call Isobel on 367 8314 or Teresa on 07882 604263

4th April 2019

Birdwatching

Thornton Reservoir.  Depart VH at 9.30 am in shared cars.  Details from Janet on 277 2544

8th April 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

10th April 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

10th April 2019

Lloyd George Knew My Father

Market Harborough theatre.  Leave MC at 6.30 pm, then SW and Coll, VH at 6.45 pm, then Square.   £22 payable by 12 March. NO VH PARKING.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

11th April 2019

Droitwich: Hanbury Hall + Church of Sacred Heart

Leave VH at 9.00 am followed by SQ, Coll, SW and MC.   Visit to Hanbury Hall nr Droitwich, and see wonderful mosaics in the Church of the Sacred Heart.   £20 (+ £11 for non-NT members) payable by 12 March.   Book/pay at History desk or call June on 277 6330

18th April 2019

Bel Grierson & Gates Garden Centre

Talk by Bell Grierson at the nursery and Gates Garden Centre.   Morning and early afternoon.   Leave MC at 9.45 am; SW 9.50; Coll.9.53; VH 9.55; SQ10.00 am.   Return 4.30pm.   £17.  Book/pay in small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

26th April 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon.   Venue:  Wendy's home:  12 Jubilee Close, Countesthorpe.   Topic TBA.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

9th May 2019

Manchester Ship Canal

Leave VH at 8.00 am, with other pick-up points TBA, arriving back approx 9.30 pm.  Six-hour cruise with commentary on the Manchester Ship Canal, with free time in Salford Quays for shoppping, etc.    Book at Outings desk or call Isobel on 367 8314 or Teresa on 07882 604263

15th May 2019

Romeo and Juliet

Good stalls seats to see Matthew Bourne's latest production, set to the music of Prokofiev, this puts his typical modern twist on the well-known tale of Romeo and Juliet.   Pick-up times TBA.   £40.  NO VH PARKING.  Book/pay early at theatre desk, or call June on 277 6330.   FULL, BUT WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

16th May 2019

Felley Priory

Afternoon visit.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

27th May 2019

Guernsey

Historic Gems of Guernsey.  Monday May 27th - Sunday June 2nd.  Bournemouth and Guernsey with return overnight stay in Poole.  £659 pp.  £80 deposit please asap.   Download form and full details here.   See Jill at Holidays table or call 277 7154. Now fully booked, but you can join a waiting list.

 

 

Guernsey form and details >

22nd August 2019

Halfpenny Green Vineyards

Tour, lunch (cold platter) and wine tasting (3 still + 1 sparkling).   £49.  Depart VH 8.00 am (other pick-ups TBA).  Return VH approx 5.30 - 6 pm.   Book/pay at Outings desk or call Teresa Morgan on 07882 604263 

27th September 2019

Coombe Abbey Medieval Banquet

Four-course feast, drinks, full stage show and post-banquet disco.  £50.95 (£5 deposit on booking).  Leave VH  5.15 pm (other pick-up points TBA).  Return VH approx 11.30 pm.   NO VH PARKING!   Book/pay at Outings table or call Teresa on 07882 604263

2nd October 2019

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo's epic tale of a boy, his horse and the chaotic horrors of WWI.  Don't miss this puppet sensation!  Curve - stalls seats.   £48 payable by 1 July.  Leave MC at 1 pm, followed by SW, COll, VH and SQ. NO VH PARKING.   Book/pay at theatre table or call June on 277 6330

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