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.

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10th June 2018

Current Newsletter

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

Newsletter Dec 18 to May 19 >

12th December 2018

Kurling

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

12th December 2018

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

12th December 2018

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

12th December 2018

White Christmas

Curve's Christmas show always pleases!  PLEASE NOTE EARLIER DEPARTURE TIMES!  Leave Mulberry Court at 5.50 pm, Coll 5.55 pm, VH 6.00 pm and SQ at 6.05 pm.  £30   FULL - but can take names for waiting list at Theatre desk or call June on 277 6330.

13th December 2018

Art

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

13th December 2018

Medieval Life - Talk

Peter Liddle's talk on Medieval Rural Life:  villages and fields.    9.45 for 10 am - 12.15 pm at the Methodist Church, Countesthorpe.   £4 on the door, includes Xmas refreshments.   No booking required.   Call June on 277 6330 for details.

14th December 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   

17th December 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   

17th December 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

17th December 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?

17th December 2018

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   No writing this time!   Bring Christmassy readings and some nibbles.   Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

18th December 2018

SWANS

New Walk (+ Victoria Park option) 10.30 am at Town Hall.   Coffee at Museum.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

18th December 2018

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 December 2018

Kurling

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

19th December 2018

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

19th December 2018

Literature

2 - 3.30/4 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie

20th December 2018

Art

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

21st December 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 

28th December 2018

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court, Enderby Rd.  (No on-site parking)  Topic: "Hot News".   Details from Liz on 240 2296

2nd January 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. 

2nd January 2019

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

3rd January 2019

Birdwatching

Talk by Peter Bradbury on "Cuckoos".   Small Lounge, Village Hall 7.30 pm.   Details from Janet on 277 2544

7th January 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   

7th January 2019

Computing

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

 

8th January 2019

Nordic Walking

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

8th January 2019

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.  

8th January 2019

Monthly Meeting

Village Hall.  Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2.00 pm:  David Templeman speaking on "Mary, Queen of Scots - Captive in England"

14th January 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

14th January 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.   NB:  This is last meeting before summer break.  Details from Jo on 275 0184   

14th January 2019

Country Dancing

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

14th January 2019

Country Dancing

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

 

15th January 2019

SWANS

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

15th January 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

15th January 2019

Travel Planning Meeting

From 7.30 pm in The Cornerstone, Countesthorpe.  Come along and enjoy a social evening with drinks and nibbles and meet your new Outings Organisers - Isobel McDonald and Teresa Morgan.   Help plan the 2019 programme.   Please add your name to the list in small lounge to assist with catering numbers.  

16th January 2019

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "Light Between the Oceans" by M L Stedman.   Details from Anne on 286 4641    A summary of our monthly discussions can be found on the Literature Group pages.

17th January 2019

Garden Appreciation

"Screening/Climbing Plants" - a talk, at Palmer's Garden Centre, Narborough Rd at  10.00 am.   Contact Ruth on 277 1533 for further details.

17th January 2019

Photography

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

20th January 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.   

 

21st January 2019

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in residents' lounge at Brook Court, Countesthorpe.   (Topic:  "There is/was so Much Uncertainty" or anything similar!)  Details from Mikki on 277 5509

 

22nd January 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

22nd January 2019

Craft Circle

10 am - noon at 16 Gillam Butts. £1 + materials at cost. Come along and make Festive items!  Please advise Teresa if you will be attending: 373 0489 or 07882 604263 or E: darzona70@icloud.com

22nd January 2019

Luncheon Club

The Cradock Arms, Knighton, LE2 3TT for 1pm lunch.  For more details, and to let Sue know if you are attending call her on 284 9959.

24th January 2019

The Girl on The Train

The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins's best seller!   Milton Keynes theatre.  Dep MC 12.15 pm, SW and Coll, then VH at 12.30 pm and Square.  £42 payable by 11 Dec.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330.

25th January 2019

Discussion

10 am - noon.   "Internet - Blessing or Curse?"   Venue:  Jill's home - the Barn, 9 The Square, Countesthorpe.   Details from Liz on 240 2296

28th January 2019

Jazz Appreciation

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

29th January 2019

SWANS Lunch

Our 'Christmas' lunch will be held at The Manor, Glen Parva.   Time TBA.  Please give names to Pamela, who also has menus to peruse.  No pre-ordering is required this time.

29th January 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

31st January 2019

Walking (CARE)

Approx 5 miles from The Cock at Peatling Magna (LE8 5UQ)  Leave Village Hall at 9.30 am.   Optional pub lunch.   Contacts for this walk areMartin and Lynn on 247 8352.    General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665

5th February 2019

SWANS

Castle Gardens & Bede Park.  10.30 am at corner of Bonners Lane.  Coffee afterwards.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

5th February 2019

Classical Music

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

11th February 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

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.   Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

22nd February 2019

Discussion

10.00 am - 12 noon at Mulberry Court.  (No on-site parking)  Topic:  "Should Jurors be Trained?"  Details from Liz on 240 2296

 

20th March 2019

Dorothy Clive Garden & Market Drayton

Visit to the Dorothy Clive Garden and Market Drayton.   Full day out.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

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

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.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge, or call June on 277 6330

11th April 2019

Group Leaders' Meeting

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

 

 

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18th April 2019

Bel Grierson & Gates Garden Centre

Talk by Bell Grierson at the nursery and Gates Garden Centre.   Morning and early afternoon.   Details and cost TBA.   Watch for details in What's On and small lounge, or call Ruth on 277 5133

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.  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 Travel table or call 277 7154. Now fully booked, but you can join a waiting list.

 

 

Guernsey form and details >

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.  Book/pay at theatre table or call June on 277 6330