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 >

22nd July 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

23rd July 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

23rd July 2019

Luncheon Club

Stanton Lakes restaurant (LE9 4JG).  12.45 pm for 1pm lunch.  Menues/sign up sheet in small lounge.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

24th July 2019

Kurling

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

24th July 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

25th July 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approximately 5 miles from the Dog and Gun. LE18 3TD.  Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am. Optional pub lunch.  Contact for this walk is Barbara Oldham on 247 8612.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

25th July 2019

Severn Trent Treatment Works

Fascinating guided tour of Severn Trent Clean Water and Food Waste Treatment Works, Spondon, Derby.   See how bio-gas is extracted from food waste.  Fair amount of walking at a gentle pace, but with places to sit at intervals if required.  £18.  Leave Littlethorpe SQ at 12.35 pm, MC 12.45 pm, VH 1.00 pm, SQ 1.05 pm.  Return by approx 6.15 pm.  Book/pay at Outings table or call Isobel on 07940 548973

25th July 2019

Art

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

26th July 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at John and Tricia's home (1 Laurel Drive, Countesthorpe) Topic:  "How Can we Panic Effectively Against Climate Change?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

26th July 2019

Line Dancing

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

29th July 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   

29th July 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?

29th July 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

30th July 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  

31st July 2019

Kurling

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

31st July 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, call Isobel on 367 8314

1st August 2019

Art

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

2nd August 2019

Line Dancing

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

 

5th August 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   

5th August 2019

Computing

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

 

6th August 2019

SWANS

Thornton Reservoir.  10.30 am in reservoir CP.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

6th August 2019

Classical Music

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

7th August 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. 

12th August 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

12th August 2019

Country Dancing

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

13th August 2019

Nordic Walking

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

13th August 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. 

13th August 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   "100 Years of Jazz in Britain"- speaker:  Roger Browne

14th August 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th August 2019

Doddington Hall

Elizabethan mansion and fabulous gardens which have been in the same family since completion in 1600.  Cafe/restaurant, farm shop, gift shop, country clothing store.   Leave MC at 9 am, then SW, Coll and VH approx 9.10 am, then SQ.   £35 payable by 14 August, includes refreshments on arrival with guided tour of house.  Book/pay at History desk or call June on 277 6330

15th August 2019

Photography

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

18th August 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.   

 

19th August 2019

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  Write towards this LAST LINE trigger "I turned the key in the ignition and drove off"   Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

20th August 2019

SWANS

Kilby Bridge to Crow Mills.  10.30 am at roadside near the Navigation pub, Kilby Bridge.  Coffee afterwards at Navigation.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

21st August 2019

Literature

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


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22nd August 2019

Halfpenny Green Vineyards

Tour, lunch (cold platter) and wine tasting (3 still + 1 sparkling).   £49.50.  (Balance due 14 May) Depart VH 8.00 am (other pick-ups TBA).  Return VH approx 5.30 - 6 pm.   LAST CHANCE TO BOOK IS TUESDAY 11 JUNE.  Book/pay at Outings desk or call Teresa Morgan on 07882 604263 

22nd August 2019

Garden Appreciation

The U3A Allotment, with Val and Andy Grant.  10.30 am at Glebe Drive.   Then visit David's garden at 2a Gillam Butts.   Details from Ruth on 277 1533

23rd August 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon at Ruth or Wendy's home (TBA)  Topic: "The Future of the Discussion Group" Details from Liz on 240 2296

27th August 2019

Luncheon Club

12.45 pm for 1 pm at The Bull, Broughton Astley.   Details to follow.  Please let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.   

2nd September 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

3rd September 2019

SWANS

Abbey Park Canal walk.  10.30 am in St Margaret's Pastures pay & display CP   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

5th September 2019

Birdwatching

Brandon Marsh.  Depart VH at 9.30 am in shared cars.  Planning meeting in cafe or next room afterwards.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

9th September 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 September 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th September 2019

Charlecote Park

Home of the Lucy family for 900 years, this lovely mansion sits by the River Avon and offers glimpses of the collections brought back by the family, as well as formal and woodland gardens.  Tea room, shops, etc.  Leave MC 9.30 am, then SW, Coll and VH approx 9.45 am, then SQ.  £15, plus £8 if not an NT member.   Book early, and pay by 13 Aug at History desk, or call June on 277 6330.

27th September 2019

Coombe Abbey Medieval Banquet

Four-course feast, drinks, full stage show and post-banquet disco.  £50.95 (Balance due 14 May).  Leave VH  5.15 pm (other pick-up points TBA).  Return VH approx 11.30 pm.   NO VH PARKING!   LAST CHANCE TO BOOK IS TUESDAY 11 JUNE.  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

14th October 2019

Bournemouth

Four-night stay at Riviera Hotel, Bournemouth on half-board basis.   Two NT visits included, plus all porterage and gratuities.   £309 per person.  Doubles and twins available; one single available due to cancellation at no extra cost.  £50 pp deposit by 14 May, balance by 13 August. Full details and booking form below.   Or, call Jill on 277 7154 or 07946 517139, or go to Holidays desk.

Bournemouth Booking Form >

24th October 2019

Tetbury & Westonbirt Arboretum

Tetbury considered an 'architectural gem', with 25 antique shops!  Visit Westonbirt Arboretum to see 15,000 specimens of tree from all over the world.  Leave Littlethorpe SQ at 8.05 am, MC 8.15 am, VH 8.30 am, SQ 8.35 am.  Leave Tetbury at 3.15 pm, arriving VH approx 5.30 pm.  £25 for just Tetbury, or £33 to inlude Arboretum.  Pay by 10 Sept at Outings Desk or call Isobel on 07940 548873 or email: issywiz@yahoo.co.uk.

6th November 2019

Evita

Evita at Hinckley Concordia theatre.   Leave MC at 6.15 pm, then SW, Coll, VH approx 6.25 pm and SQ.  £20 payable by 10 Sept.  Book/pay at theatre desk or call June on 277 6330

7th November 2019

Group Leaders' Meeting

2 - 3 pm in Small Lounge, Village Hall.  Agenda items to Jenny Mills, please, or call her on 277 2041.  

 

 

GLs' minutes Oct 2017 >

29th November 2019

Christmas Lunch

Start your festive season by joining with U3A friends at Taste Restaurant for Christmas Lunch.   Watch out for booking forms which will be available as soon as menu choices are received from the College - probably from July onwards.  But keep the date!

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

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

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!

2nd July 2020

Kynren - a date for your diary!

2 - 6 July 2020.  Holiday to County Durham to experience KYNREN – An Epic Tale of England is the action-packed 90 min. live outdoor show at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, performed by a cast & crew of 1000, journeying through 2000 years of history, myth & legend. A world class show brought to light with magnificent sets, combat, stunts, horsemanship, stunning pyrotechnics & amazing special effects set to a thrilling original soundtrack.

See HOLIDAY page on the website for further details.