14th December 2021

Current Newsletter

Well, here is our first Newsletter - back to normal after our COVID19 period.   We hope you enjoyed the Chronicles, and thank you to all of you who contacted us to show your appreciation!   Keep safe.

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Newsletter Dec 21 to May 22 >

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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18th May 2022

Kurling

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

18th May 2022

Ukelele

Small lounge at VH.   11 am - 12 noon.  For details, please contact David Wild on 277 5881.  

18th May 2022

Handbell Ringing

From 2- 4 pm at Methodist Church every Wednesday.  

18th May 2022

Carpet Bowls

In the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

18th May 2022

Literature

DEFERRED UNTIL 15 JUNE, DUE TO LOUNGE NOT AVAILABLE.

2 - 3.30 pm at Brook Court.   "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz.     Details from Helen on 223 8239.  

19th May 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

19th May 2022

Art

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

20th May 2022

Line Dancing

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

20th May 2022

Creative Writing

From 2 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Theme:  "Criticism" or "Gender".   50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

23rd May 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   

23rd May 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at group member's home at 1a Gillam Butts.   New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.

23rd May 2022

Country Dancing

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 May 2022

Jazz Appreciation

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

24th May 2022

Luncheon Club

12.30 pm at The Lime Tree, Whetstone.   Menu will be in small lounge at main meeting, or contact Sue Wyllie 0116 284 9959 or email susanvwyllie@hotmail.com with any queries.

25th May 2022

Kurling

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

25th May 2022

Ukulele

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

26th May 2022

Walking (CARE)

Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall car park at 9.30 am.  Walk for about 4.5 or 5 miles from TheQueen's Head, Saddington (LE8 0QH)   Contacts for this walk are Graham and Kath on 0116 247 8043    General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

26th May 2022

Art

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

27th May 2022

Discussion

!0 am - noon in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court, Countesthorpe.    Topic: "What Can Be Done to Counter Inequality Between Sexes?"   Details from Liz on 240 2296

27th May 2022

Line Dancing

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

 

30th May 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   

30th May 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?

1st June 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

2nd June 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

6th June 2022

Science & Technology

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

6th June 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

6th June 2022

Cryptic Crosswords

2-4 pm at group member's home at 1a Gillam Butts.   New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.0

6th June 2022

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 June 2022

Birdwatching

TUESDAY, this month!  Rutland Water (Lyndon).  Depart VH in shared cars at 9.30 am. Details from Janet on 277 2544

 

7th June 2022

Classical Music

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

8th June 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

9th June 2022

Theatre - Cluedo

At Curve, Leicester, for 7.30 performance of "Cluedo".  £35 payable by 12 April.  Leave Mulberry Court at 6 pm, then Southway, College, Village Hall and the Square.  Call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525.

14th June 2022

Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 1.30 pm.   Speaker at 2 pm:  "Great American Songbook" by Roger Browne

15th June 2022

Literature

From 2 pm in resdients' Lounge, Brook Court.   Book for this month:  "Daughters of the Labyrinth" by Ruth Padel.  Details from Helen on 223 8239

21st June 2022

SWANS

Watermead Park.   10.30 am in Mill Lane CP car park (P&D), Thurmaston.  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

6th July 2022

Ladies Day

Market Harborough Theatre.  £30 payable by 10 May.  Leave MC at 6pm, followed by Southway, College, Village Hall and The Square.   Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 0116 275 2525

7th July 2022

Birdwatching

Visit to Attenborough Nature Reserve.   Leave Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am.  Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

13th July 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

14th July 2022

Newstead Abbey

From Romantic poet Lord Byron through Medieval, Victorian and Gothic Revival, Newstead Abbey is a treasure trove of the rare, beautiful and historically significant.  Inside the Abbey there is much to discover, including Lord Byron's private apartments, the Victorian Kitchen and room displays, plus cloisters from the monastic period - all set in 300 acres of parkland.   Leave Mulberry Court at 9.15 am, then SW, the College, Village Hall and The Square.  £25, payable at History desk by 14 June.  Call June on 277 6330 or email jhawkins45@talktalk.net for information or to book.

 

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.

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. 

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, but names can be taken for a waiting list.  Payment of £40 asap secures place, (cheques banked in April) with balance by 30 June.   Contact Jill Clayton at Holidays desk or call 277 7154 or 07946 517139.

Torquay Booking Form >

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.