1st May 2022

MEMBERSHIP

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

Subscriptions for 2022/3 are £18 (when paying by BACS) or £18.50 (When paying by cheque or cash) for full membership.  Associate membershipa (with proof of full membership of another U3A) costs £10 by BACS or £10.50 by cheque or cash.  

To RENEW your membership FOR 2022/23:  

1   Renewals due from 1 June 2022.  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.   

2   BANK TRANSFER:   Payee:  The Countesthorpe U3A.  Sort Code:  40-12-35    A/c no:  01402889   It is IMPORTANT that you use your U3A membership number as the reference, FOLLOWED by your name.  If you do not know your number, call Barry or June who will be able to help.     

3   CHEQUE:  payable to "COUNTESTHORPE U3A", to our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA.  You can also use the U3A's deposit box at the Library/Parish Office.  

4   CASH:  To our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA. 

IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS LAPSED, THEN PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS AS ABOVE.  fees are as above.   If you are unsure whether your membership lapsed, then please contact Barry on 277 4187.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS will not be issued, as little use is made of them.   Proof of membership can be provided on request to Barry, if this is required.

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14th June 2022

Current Newsletter

Well, here is our current Newsletter - with details of new committee and update on various groups

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

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12th August 2022

Line Dancing

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

14th August 2022

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - Glen Gorse Golf Club (Glen Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4RF).   Names on list in small lounge at Jan meeting, or call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.    

15th August 2022

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   

15th August 2022

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?

15th August 2022

Creative Writing

Venue TBA.  Theme:  "Sight" or "Site".  50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

16th August 2022

SWANS

Thornton Reservoir.  10.30 am at reservoir CP.   Coffee at Golf Club.   Queries to Pauline on 07936 555048

17th August 2022

Kurling

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

17th August 2022

Carpet Bowls

In the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

17th August 2022

Literature

From 2 pm at Ruth's home - 3 Hallcroft Gardens, Countesthorpe.   Book for this month:  "How to Kill Your Family" by Bella Mackie.  Details from Helen on 223 8239

18th August 2022

Historic Coventry

Visit to St Mary's Guildhall, then free time to explore other aspects of historic Coventry, including the 'old' and 'new' cathedrals, Holy Trinity church, medieval Spon Street, Ford Hospital or browse the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.  Leave Mulberry Court at 9.15 am, then SW, the College, Village Hall and The Square.  £25, payable at History desk by 814 June.  Call June on 277 6330 or email jhawkins45@talktalk.net for information or to book.

18th August 2022

Art

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

19th August 2022

Line Dancing

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

 

22nd August 2022

Fit for Life

NOTE:  NO MEETING TODAY OR 29TH.  Usual meetings: 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   

22nd August 2022

Country Dancing

TODAY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.   Usually 2.00 - 3.00 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  

23rd August 2022

Luncheon Club

12.30 for 12.45 pm at The Cedars, Evington (LE5 6DN).   Menu will be in small lounge at main meeting - though choices are not required this time.  Queries to Sue Wyllie (after 17 Aug) on 0116 284 9959 

 

24th August 2022

Kurling

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

25th August 2022

Walking (CARE)

Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall car park at 9.30 am.   Walk for about 4.5 or 5 miles from The Shires, Peatling Parva (LE17 5PU)   Contact for this walk is Barbara on 247 8612.   General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

25th August 2022

Art

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

26th August 2022

Discussion

!0 am - noon MULBERRY COURT, Enderby Rd, Blaby.   Topic: "What do You Consider to be an Optimum Tax Regime?"   Details from Trevor Boiling on 01455 371587

29th August 2022

Jazz Appreciation

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

1st September 2022

Birdwatching

Visit to Egleton Centre, Rutland Water.   Leave Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

1st September 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

5th September 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at group leader's home at 26 Shetland Way.   New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.

5th September 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

5th September 2022

Classical Music

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

6th September 2022

SWANS

Bradgate Park. 10.30 am at Hallgates P&D CP, Cropston.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

 

7th September 2022

Ukulele

11 am - 12 noon in small lounge.   £1.  Details from David Wild on 277 5881  

7th September 2022

Scrabble

MEETING DETAILS TBA - PENDING INFORMATION FROM BROOK COURT.  

7th September 2022

Handbell Ringing

From 2- 4 pm at Methodist Church every Wednesday.  

8th September 2022

Theatre - Calendar Girls

At Loughborough Town Hall.  £38 payable by 14 July.  NOTE NEW PICK-UP ROUTE:  Leave Cosby (the Nook) at 5.40 pm, then VH, Square, Coll, SW and Mulberry Court approx 6.10 pm .  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525. 

12th September 2022

Science & Technology

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

13th September 2022

Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 1.30 pm, so come along and book your outings and socialise with friends.   Speaker at 2 pm:  "History of Jewellery" by Jason Middleton

14th September 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

15th September 2022

Chedworth Roman Villa

Time in either Stow-on-the Wold or Moreton-in-Marsh, before our visit to the Roman Villa after lunch.   Optional Guided Tour @ £2.  Leave MC at 9.15 am, then SW, COll, VH approx 9.25 am then SQ,  £18 or £28.45 for non-NT members, payable by 9 August.  Book at History desk or call June on 277 6330

19th September 2022

TORQUAY holiday

Monday 19 - Friday 23 September 2022.  Holiday by coach to Derwent Hotel in TLH resort, Torquay.  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast.  All rooms en-suite.  Entertainment and daytime activities.  10 mins from beach.   Programme of excursions including two steam railway trips.  £399 per person.   Full details on booking form.  Download from this page.

NOW FULLY BOOKED

However, names can be taken for a waiting list.   Contact Jill Clayton at Holidays desk or call 277 7154 or 07946 517139.

Torquay Booking Form >

19th September 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at group leader's home at 26 Shetland Way   New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.0

12th October 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

13th October 2022

The Workhouse and Southwell

Visit the Workhouse with free time afterwards in Southwell.   Perhaps explore the Minster, or just browse around in this attractive small town.   Leave MC at 9.15 am, then SW, COll, VH approx 9.25 am then SQ,  £18 or £29.40 for non-NT members, payable by 13 Sept.  Book at History desk or call June on 277 6330

27th October 2022

Theatre: Sister Act

At Curve (evening performance).  £48 payable by 9 Aug.  NOTE NEW PICK-UP ROUTE:  Leave Cosby (the Nook) at 5.55 pm, then VH, Square, Coll, SW and Mulberry Court approx 6.25 pm .  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525. 

3rd November 2022

Soul Train

Little Theatre, Dover St.  £35 payable by 13 Sept.  Leave Cosby 5.55 pm, then VH, SQ, COLL, SW, and MC approx 6.25 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525

10th November 2022

History; Pete Liddle talk

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

2nd December 2022

Christmas Lunch

At Taste Restaurant, Leicester College (Ayleston Campus).   Forms now available at monthly meetings, or website.   Please complete IN FULL, and return WITH PAYMENT asap, and not later than 1 November to secure your place.   £22 meal only (make your own way) or £27.50 to include coach travel.  Coach will leave Mulberry Court, at 11.20 am, followed by Winchester Rd (near Southway), College, Village Hall, the Square, Social Centre (Blaby) and Carver's Corner.

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19th December 2022

Wizard of Oz

Curve, Leicester.  £45 payable by 13 Sept.  Leave Cosby 5.50 pm, then VH, SQ, COLL, SW, and MC approx 6.20 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525

23rd February 2023

Ukulele Orchestra of GB

A unique combined Theatre/Ukulele group visit to enjoy a fun evening with the Ukulele Orchestra of GB at the De Montfort Hall.  7.30 pm performance.  Leave Cosby (The Nook) at 5.55 pm, then VH, SQ, Coll, SW and MC approx 6.25 pm.   £47 payable by 10 Nov 2022.  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 07757 007025.

28th March 2023

Fisherman's Friends

Curve, Leicester.  £47 payable by 10 Jan 2023.  Leave Cosby 5.50 pm, then VH, SQ, COLL, SW, and MC approx 6.20 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525

26th April 2023

Wish You Were Dead

Milton Keynes Theatre (matinee with free time before performance).   Play based on the Peter James novel.  £50 payable by 8 Jan 2023.  Leave Cosby 9.00 am, then MC, SW, COLL, VH and SQ approx 9.25 am.   Return approx 7 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525