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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24th June 2022

Discussion

NO MEETING IN JUNE - DUE TO BROOK COURT REFURBISHMENTS

24th June 2022

Line Dancing

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

 

27th June 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   

27th June 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  

27th June 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?

27th June 2022

Jazz Appreciation

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

29th June 2022

Kurling

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

29th June 2022

Ukelele

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

29th June 2022

Handbell Ringing

From 2- 4 pm at Methodist Church every Wednesday.  

29th June 2022

Carpet Bowls

In the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

30th June 2022

Walking (CARE)

Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall car park at 9.30 am.  Walk for about 4.5 or 5 miles from the Old Vicarage, Whetstone (LE8 6JH)   Contacts for this walk are Keith and Sue on 07708 733199.   General info from Malcolm on 277 2599 or Allen on 277 3665.  

30th June 2022

Art

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

1st July 2022

Line Dancing

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

4th July 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   

4th July 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.

4th July 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

4th July 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.

5th July 2022

SWANS

Crow Mills and Glen Parva. 10.30 am at Crow Mills CP, South Wigston.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

 

5th July 2022

Classical Music

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

6th July 2022

Kurling

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

6th July 2022

Ukulele

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

6th July 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 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.  

7th July 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 July 2022

Art

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

11th July 2022

Science & Technology

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

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.

 

17th July 2022

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm  - the Langton Arms, Church Langton, LE16 7SY.   Names on list in small lounge at Jan meeting, or call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.    

18th July 2022

Creative Writing

From 2 pm at Brook Court (TBC).   Theme:  "Sight" or "Site".   50p for refreshments.  Details from Mikki on 277 5509.

18th July 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

20th July 2022

SWANS

Aylestons Pastures.   10.30 am bus from Countesthorpe to Grace Rd, or CP down side of shops (brown sign).  Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

20th July 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

22nd July 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

10th August 2022

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall

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.

1st September 2022

Birdwatching

Burbage Common.  Depart VH in shared cars at 9.30 am. Details from Janet on 277 2544

 

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. 

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.

ONE TWIN ROOM HASJUST BECOME AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATION.  Otherwise 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.

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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.