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 >

10th December 2018

Current Newsletter

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

Newsletter Dec 18 to May 19 >

26th May 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.   

 

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.   

 

 

Guernsey form and details >

27th May 2019

Fit for Life

No meeting today due to Bank Holiday, nor 3 June as tutor away.

28th May 2019

Black Country Museum

Living Museum, near Dudley which never fails to interest!   Mine and/or canal trips bookable on site at extra cost.   Leave MC at 9 am, then SW, Coll and VH approx 9.15 am, SQ.  Back home about 5.45 pm.  £27 payable on the day.   Call June to book on 2776330, or email: jhawkins45@talktalk.net

29th May 2019

Kurling

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

29th May 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

30th May 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approximately 5 miles from the Black Horse, Foxton,  LE16 7RD.  Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am. Optional pub lunch.  Contacts for this walk are Martin and Lynn on 247 8352.  General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

30th May 2019

Art

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

31st May 2019

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856.

3rd June 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 June 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?

3rd June 2019

Computing

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

 

4th June 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. 

4th June 2019

SWANS

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

4th June 2019

Kurling

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

4th June 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

4th June 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

4th June 2019

Classical Music

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

5th June 2019

Art

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

5th June 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. 

7th June 2019

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856  

 

10th June 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   

10th June 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 June 2019

Country Dancing

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

11th June 2019

Nordic Walking

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

11th June 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Stoneywell Cottage (NT) - speaker:  Alan Tyler

12th June 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

17th June 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   

17th June 2019

Creative Writing

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

18th June 2019

Birdwatching

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

18th June 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  

18th June 2019

SWANS

Union Wharf, Market Harborough.  10.30 am outside restaurant.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

18th June 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  

19th June 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "The Last Dance" by Victoria Hislop.  Copies available on loan - call Mikki 277 5509 or June 277 6330.  Details from Janine on 01455 888289.  A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages


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20th June 2019

Dudmaston Hall

Joint outing with Garden Appreciation Group.  Dudmaston Hall, with option to take free Garden or Art tour or just do your own thing.  Leave MC at 8.45 am, then SW, Coll, VH approx 9 am, then SQ. £18 (plus £10 for non-NT members).   Book/pay at HISTORY table, or contact June on 277 6330 for further details.

20th June 2019

Dudmaston Hall

Joint outing with History Group.  Dudmaston Hall, with option to take free Garden or Art tour.   Leave MC at 8.45 am, then SW, Coll, VH approx 9 am, then SQ.   £18 (plus £10 for non-NT members)  Book/pay at HISTORY table, or contact Ruth on 277 1533 for further details.

20th June 2019

Photography

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

24th June 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

24th June 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

25th June 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

25th June 2019

Luncheon Club

The Grey Lady Kitchen and Deli, Newtown Linford (LE6 0HB).  12.30 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.

28th June 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon at Mulberry Court (no on-site parking)  Topic: "At What Point do Pets Become Pests?" Details from Liz on 240 2296

2nd July 2019

SWANS

Watermead Park.  10.30 am Mill Lane CP, Thurmaston.  Coffee afterwards at Dunelm.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

4th July 2019

Birdwatching

Evening walk to Narborough Bog.  Depart VH at 6.30 pm in shared cars.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  (No meeting in August)

8th July 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 July 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

11th July 2019

Lutterworth Museum

Visit Lutterworth Museum - Frank Whittle and other local items of interest.   Leave VH at 9.45 am in shared cars.   Names on list as usual.   £2 per person as donation to museum.    Call at History desk or ring June on 277 6330

17th July 2019

Losing the Plot

Market Harborough theatre.  Leave MC at 6.30 pm, then SW and Coll, VH at 6.45 pm, then Square.   £20 payable by 11 June.  NO VH PARKING.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

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

26th July 2019

Discussion

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

 

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

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.   SOME PLACES STILL AVAILABLE.  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 (Balance due 14 May).  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

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; all singles fully booked though you can add name to waiting list for a single.  £50 pp deposit by 14 May, balance by 13 August.   SOME TWIN ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE, WAITING LIST FOR SINGLES.  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.

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