1st November 2021

MEMBERSHIP

To join as a NEW member, please click on the attachment and download the form.  All instructions are on the form 

Subscriptions for 2021/22 will be £5 for CURRENT full and associate membership (with proof of full membership of another U3A).

To RENEW your membership (due from 1 April 2021) please just send a cheque payable to "COUNTESTHORPE U3A", to our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA.  There is no need to complete another membership application form.   If you have changed your phone number, address or email, please advise Barry to enable us to keep in touch with you.   PLEASE DO NOT RENEW BEFORE 1 APRIL 2021.

IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS LAPSED, THEN PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS AS ABOVE.  The full price (£15 for full, £8 for associate membership with proof of full membership of another U3A) is payable.   If you are unsure whether your membership lapsed, then please contact Barry on 277 4187.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS will no longer be issued, as little use is made of them.   PROGRAMME CARDS will be issued once the general meetings can resume.

Membership form May 2021 >

6th December 2021

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing  Details from Diana on 277 9142   

6th December 2021

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?

6th December 2021

Computing

7 - 8.30 pm at 35 Station Road.   Each session will begin with general comptuer knowledge, followed by a look at particular applications.   Please call Barry on 277 4187 if you wish to attend.

7th December 2021

SWANS

Bouskell Park.  10.30 am in Bouskell Park CP.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

7th December 2021

Silver Strollers

Meet at approx 10.30 am in Town Hall Square, with coffee at the museum.   Details from Pamela on 277 2653  (Next walk will be 18 Jan)

7th December 2021

Classical Music

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

8th December 2021

Kurling

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

8th December 2021

Ukelele

Small lounge at VH.   11 am - 12 noon.  For details, please contact David Wild on 277 5881.  NB - Christmas break, so no more meetings until 5 January.

8th December 2021

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

8th December 2021

Carpet Bowls

Resumes in the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

9th December 2021

Art

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

9th December 2021

History; Pete Liddle talk

10 am - 12.15 pm in the Methodist Church, Wigston Street.   Pete Liddle continues his talks with the Tudors and Stuarts.  Today's topic is Civil War and Dissent.   £4 on the door, including refreshments.

10th December 2021

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £2.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856  (Last meeting until 7 Jan)

 

10th December 2021

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

13th December 2021

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing.    Details from Diana on 277 9142   

13th December 2021

Science & Technology

Regular meeting on second Monday of the month.  Call for details of venue, etc from David on 277 5881

13th December 2021

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.   All COVID-safe - so don't hesitate to return to this great activity!  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259  (NB  Next meeting will be 10 January)

14th December 2021

Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2 pm:  "LOROS Home Nursing" by Brenda Wilford   (NB:  This is a change to the  previously advertised speaker)

15th December 2021

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.50  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose!   (NOTE:  Christmas break from now until 5 January; ie no Kurling on 22 or 29 Dec)

15th December 2021

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.   (Christmas nibbles)  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.  

16th December 2021

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   Note change of meeting plan - now first and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

16th December 2021

Art

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

20th December 2021

A Chorus Line

Curve Theatre, for the 7.30 pm performance. Coach and good stalls seats. £40 payable by 12 November. But to reserve your place we need final numbers by 22 October, so call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525. Leave Mulberry Gourt at 6 pm, then SW, College, Village Hall and The Square

20th December 2021

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  "He/she/they lay/sat wondering . . ." to be incorporated somewhere in the piece of writing.   50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

21st December 2021

SWANS

New Walk/Victoria Park.  10.30 am outside Leicester Town Hall.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

24th December 2021

Discussion

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

27th December 2021

Jazz Appreciation

Meet between 3 and 5 pm at Malcolm's home, 17 Linden Avenue.   Details from Joan on 277 5369.

3rd January 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at Group Leader's home in Shetland Way (Call for details).   New members who are interested would be welcomed.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.

5th January 2022

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 January 2022

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   Note change of meeting plan - now first and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

7th January 2022

Line Dancing

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

10th January 2022

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.   All COVID-safe - so don't hesitate to return to this great activity!  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259

13th January 2022

History; Pete Liddle talk

10 am - 12.15 pm in the Methodist Church, Wigston Street.   Pete Liddle continues his talks with the Tudors and Stuarts.  Today's topic is Big Houses and Gardens.   £4 on the door, including refreshments.

15th January 2022

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - VIETA, Lutterworth  Names on list in small lounge at Jan meeting, or call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.   

19th January 2022

Literature

2- 3.30 pm at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   "The Woman in the White Kimono" by Ana Johns.    50p for refreshments.   Details from Mikki on 277 5509

27th January 2022

Goldilocks

Thurs, 27 Jan:  "Goldilocks" - traditional pantomime at Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.  £25 payable by 14 Dec.  Leave MC at 6 pm, then SW, College, Village Hall and The Square.      Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.  

 

28th January 2022

Discussion

!0 am - noon in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.  50p for refreshments.   Topic: "The Future of Personal Transport".  Details from Liz on 240 2296

10th February 2022

Coventry - a talk

10 am - noon at the Methodist Church, Wigston Street.   Our local historian, Steward Fergusson, will give a talk on our near neighbouring city of Coventry.   This will be complemented by a follow-up visit later in the year.   £4 on the door.

21st February 2022

Weston-Super-Mare

Mon 21 - Fri 25 February 2022.   Four nights half board at the seafront  Royal Grosvenor Hotel, including entertainment on two evenings, 3 excursions, luggage handling and all gratuities.   Download booking form for full details and to reserve your place(s).  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR FORM AND CHEQUE TO JILL, THEN YOUR PLACE IS ASSURED.   CHEQUES WILL ALL BE BANKED TOGETHER, SO IT MAY TAKE A WHILE!

(As at 3 Dec, the holiday is fully booked, but names can be added to a waiting list)

Weston Super Mare booking form >

22nd February 2022

Porridge

Tues, 22 Feb:  "Porridge" at Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.  £20 payable by 11 Jan.  Leave MC at 6 pm, then SW, College, Village Hall and The Square.      Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.  

 

31st March 2022

The Museum of Brands

The collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle.  It is an exciting new way of looking at history through the things that generations of families have thrown away.  It's a journey back through the memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel - a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times.

Leave MC at 8.15 am, then SW, College, VH and The Square.  £30.    Pay by 8 March 2022.   Call June on 277 6330