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 December 2017

Current Newsletter

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

June to Dec 2018 Newsletter >

18th June 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

18th June 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   

18th June 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 June 2018

Creative Writing

2 - 4 pm at Brook Court. Theme:  "Bags".   Details from Mikki on 277 5509, or June on 277 6330 (this month only)

18th June 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?

19th June 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

19th June 2018

SWANS

Thornton Reservoir.  10.30 am at reservoir car park.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

19th June 2018

Luncheon Club

Details TBA.  Call Sue on 284 9959, or to make a venue suggestion.

19th June 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

20th June 2018

Kurling

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

21st June 2018

Garden Appreciation

Visit three members' gardens in Glen Parva.  Meet VH at 10.00 am, or make your own way.   More details to follow.   Call Ruth on 277 1533 or see GA table in small lounge.

21st June 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.   £2 inc tea/biscuits.  (Summer break after 28 June meeting until 6 Sept)

21st June 2018

Photography

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

22nd June 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 June 2018

Country Dancing

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

25th June 2018

Jazz Appreciation

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

26th June 2018

Nordic Walking

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

26th June 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

27th June 2018

Kurling

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

27th June 2018

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  £2 includes refreshments.  NB:  THIS THE LAST MEETING BEFORE THE SUMMER BREAK

28th June 2018

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Chandler's Arms, Shearsby (LE17 6PL)   Leave Village Hall at 9.30 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk are Martin Price and Lyn Williams on 247 8352.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

29th June 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Jill's home (the Barn, 9 The Square)  Topic: "Should Doctors Always Tell the Truth?".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

29th June 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 

2nd July 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 July 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   

2nd July 2018

Computing

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

 

3rd July 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 July 2018

SWANS

Blaby 'industrial' walk.   10 30 am in car park in front of Waitrose, Blaby.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

4th July 2018

Windsor Castle & Savill Garden

Depart VH at 8.30 am, return approx 8 pm.  £40 includes entrance fees.   Book/pay at Travel desk or call Jill on 277 7154

4th July 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. 

5th July 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon (Venue TBA)  Topic: TBA  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

5th July 2018

Birdwatching

7.30 pm in VH small lounge for a DVD and a Planning Meeting.   Details from Janet on 277 2544

9th July 2018

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month, from 12.30 pm at the Axe and Square.   Details from Mike on 277 0584

9th July 2018

Country Dancing

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

 

10th July 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

10th July 2018

Pilates

12 - 1 pm in Village Hall.   Bring your own mat.  £5 per session, or £20 block of 5.  Details from Ursula on 277 5881

10th July 2018

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  "The World of a Royal Butler" -  William French

10th July 2018

Classical Music

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

11th July 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th July 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.   

 

16th July 2018

Creative Writing

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

 

17th July 2018

SWANS

Grand Union canal and Gee's Lock, Glen Parva.  10.30 am at far end of Newbridge Rd (from Blaby, turn left at traffic lights on A426 between railway bridge and former County Arms).   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

18th July 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   Any novel by Wilkie Collins.  Details from Barbara on 277 1989.    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

19th July 2018

Middleton Hall

Joint History/Garden Appreciation visit to Middleton Hall, nr Tamworth.  £28 includes your choice of Hall, Garden or Architecture tour.   Leave MC at 9.00 am, then Coll approx 9.05 am, VH approx 9.10 am and then The Square at 9.15 am. NO VILLAGE HALL PARKING AVAILABLE.  Book/pay at History table or call June on 277 6330

1st August 2018

Eglantine Vineyard

Tour and wine tasting at Eglantine Vineyard.  Depart VH at 12.45 pm, return approx 5.30 pm.  £22 by 12 June.   Book/pay at Travel table or call Jill on 277 7154.

8th August 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

9th August 2018

Soho House & Aston Hall

Visit the elegant home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton, followed by the Jacobean splendour of Grade I Aston Hall.  £33 inc sandwich lunch (choose on booking).  Payable by 10 July.   Leave MC at 9.30 am, followed by SW, Coll, VH at approx 9.45 and Square.  Book at History desk or call June on 277 6330

13th August 2018

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month, from 12.30 pm at the Axe and Square.   Details from Mike on 277 0584

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

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.

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.   Book early to avoid disappointment, and pay by 14 August, at Theatre table or call June on 277 6330

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.

11th October 2018

Group Leaders' Meeting

2.30- 3.30 pm at VILLAGE HALL, small lounge .   Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please.  Please be prepared to give short update on your grou's activities which will be put into the December Newsetter.

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

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.  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.   Keep the date free!   120 places available.   Booking forms and full details will be available as soon as the College releases menu information, so watch out in late summer so that you don't miss out!

12th December 2018

White Christmas

Curve's Christmas show always pleases!  Leave Mulberry Court at 6.25 pm, SW 6.30 pm, Coll 6.35 pm, VH 6.40 pm and SQ at 6.45 pm.  £30 payable at Theatre desk by 10 July, or call June on 277 6330.