Glenfield

Events

There will be a monthly general meeting of the U3A at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the month; guest speakers have been booked up until November 2015.

Committee members will always be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ and answer any queries.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 17th Committee meeting - 2pm Glenfield Library
Thu Mar 26th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Alf Pallet - will be talking about the wide variety of sausages available in Leicestershire and giving a demonstration on traditional sausage making.

Note - sausages will be available for purchase at the end of the meeting.
Thu Apr 23rd Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mandy Haythorne - 'Troop Aid'
Thu May 28th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mike Winfield - 'Friends of Chernobyl Children'
Thu Jun 25th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Rev Paul Sinclair - 'Motorcycle Funerals'
Thu Jul 23rd NOTE - CHANGE OF VENUE
2pm Memorial Hall, Stamford St, Glenfield

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust (with bus)
Thu Aug 27th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield

Subject to be confirmed
Thu Sep 24th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Dave Kalos - 'Leicester's Magic Circle'
Thu Oct 22nd Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield

Subject to be confirmed
Social Events
Wed Jun 10th Canal boat trip - (£20 per head including lunch & 5 hour boat trip - to be confirmed).
Loughborough - Zouch.
Dinner at the Rose & Crown, Zouch.

PETER LE MARCHANT TRUST
Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough, LE11 2NS
Telephone – 01509 265590
Day trips
Symphony is designed and equipped to take all groups of disabled and/or seriously ill people on day trips, including those in wheelchairs. Serenade (pictured), her sister boat, is also used for day trips when not employed in taking a group on a four-night holiday.

Both boats take a maximum of 26 people (including carers) and have:

Very large toilet and shower areas, allowing room for carers and for total privacy.
Hydraulic lift for easy access to forward deck.
Telephone.
Medical equipment, including an extensive first aid case and resuscitation equipment.
A galley, normally only used by the boat’s own Volunteer crew for making hot and cold drinks etc. However there is a full-size fridge for the storage of medicines etc., and room for groups to leave their lunches on arrival.
Intercom system, radio cassette and CD player.
Sliding hatches in the roof for sunny days. The foredeck is large and easily accessible to all disabled people in wheelchairs.
The cabin floor is fully carpeted to provide a warm non-slip surface.
Radiators throughout for central heating when required.
All windows are low level for easy viewing.
Extra knee blankets provided.
A non-smoking environment.

Initial interest please email to glenfieldu3a@aol.com
Thu Oct 8th Glenfield "Antiques Roadshow"
2pm - St Peter's church centre, Glenfield

Antiques expert and auctioneer - Charles Hanson (Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip) will be giving a talk followed by his appraisal and valuation of 20 items (to be provided by members)

Tickets - £3 (includes refreshment)

For more information contact committee member - Judith Harriman
Other Events
Wed Jul 29th Regional Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

Discover the links between
Sleep, Memory and Ageing
Wed Nov 11th 10.30am - 1pm - Glenfield U3A Roadshow - Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

(Date to be confirmed)
Wed Nov 18th 10.30am - 1pm - Glenfield U3A Roadshow - Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

(Date to be confirmed)
Badminton
Thu Mar 12th 2pm - 3pm Beaumont Leys Leisure Centre
Thu Mar 19th 3pm - 4pm Beaumont Leys Leisure Centre
(This is an extra session - note the different time).
Bird Watching/Natural History
Wed Mar 11th Sence Valley Forest Park
Tue Mar 31st Fineshade Wood
Fri Apr 17th Brandon Marsh
Thu Apr 30th Outwoods
Fri May 8th Hambleton Peninsular
Mon May 18th Launde Wood
Tue Jun 2nd Cloud Wood
Wed Jun 17th Herberts Meadow
Thu Jul 2nd Browns Hill Quarry
Mon Jul 20th Cotgrave Wood
Fri Aug 7th Conkers
Wed Aug 19th Charnwood Lodge
Fri Sep 18th Hicks Lodge
Tue Oct 13th Frisby Gravel Pits
Mon Nov 16th Rutland water - eggleton Reserve
Thu Dec 10th Watermead or Cossington
Computing
Mon Mar 9th 2.30pm Glenfield library
Mon Mar 23rd 2.30pm Glenfield library
Ethnic Eating
Tue Mar 3rd 1pm - Le Bistrot Pierre - 8 - 10 Millstone Lane, Leicester. LE1 5JN.
There are vacancies for members .. If you are interested let Helen Robinson know asap.
Film Club
Thu Mar 5th At Leicester Forest East Parish Hall a film evening is held monthly:
The next evening is to be held on Thursday 5th March 2015 at 7-30pm
cost £5-00 per person including tea or coffee and biscuits
Contact: Pat Walker 0116 239 4983
Wed Mar 11th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Some Like it Hot'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Apr 8th 1030am - The Phoenix
'My Father the Hero'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed May 13th 1030am - The Phoenix
'A Taste of Honey' - 1961
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Jun 10th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Pride & Prejudice'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Jul 8th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Summer Holiday'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Aug 12th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Shadowlands'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Sep 9th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Under Milk Wood'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Oct 14th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Never Let Me Go' - Kiera Knightley
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Nov 11th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Dec 9th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Jailhouse Rock'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Gardening
Wed Mar 4th 10am - Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby

A talk by Ady Dayman, BBc Radio Laeicester/Charnwood Chillis
Wed Apr 1st Proposed visit to Stoneywell, Ulverscroft.
Details tbc
Group Booking form on Link.
Wed May 6th Proposed visit to Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Daventry, Northampton NN6 8Pf

http://www.cottesbrooke.co.uk
Sat May 9th Plant Hunter Fair - Donington Le Heath Manor House

www.doningtonleheath.com
Sat May 16th Elmesthorpe Village Hall

Annual Plant Sale
Wed Jun 3rd 11am - Visit to Whatton Gardens, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5BG

http://www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk/home
Wed Jul 1st 11am - Visit to Hill Close Gardens, Bread and Meat Close
Warwick CV34 6HF
Tel: 01926 493339
http://www.hillclosegardens.com
Wed Aug 5th 11am - Visit to Hebbs Farm, 22 Stoke Bardolph, Nottingham NG14 5HS.
Tel: 0115 9870168.

Hebbs Farmhouse in Stoke Bardolph was a derelict garden containing two ancient Bramley Apple trees and about 1,000 brambles and nettles.
It now contains over 1,000 perennials, 150 old roses, and clematis, in a traditional country garden.
£3 including tea and scones
Wed Sep 2nd 12md - Visit to Deene Park, Corby, NN17 3EW

www.deenepark.com
Wed Oct 7th Proposed visit to Hammond Aboretum, Burnmill Rd, Market Harborough

http://hammondarboretum.org.uk/

To be confirmed
Wed Nov 4th 10am - Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby.

Topic - Art in the Garden.
Wed Dec 2nd Gardening group luncheon - tba
German for Beginners 2
Thu Mar 5th First meeting of this new Group will be held at the Group Leader's house, 3.00 - 5.00 pm
History
Fri Mar 6th 10.15am - Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
'Time Team at Groby Old Hall' Peter Liddle
Fri Apr 3rd Easter Friday - no meeting
Fri May 1st 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
'Leicester in the Age of the Trams Part 2 : The Electric Age'
John Lessells
Fri Jun 5th To be confirmed.
Fri Jul 3rd Visit to Stoneywell
Lets Go Out
Thu Mar 26th Blenheim palace
£25.50 p.p. includes coach, and admission to house, grounds and gardens.
Coach leaves Glenfield at 9am and departs from Blenheim at 4pm.
This is a very popular trip - many members have already booked, if you are interested then contact Eileen Booker as soon as possible.
Fri May 1st Stepping Out

Kirby Muxloe Players Present Stepping Out by Richard Harris
Directed by Margaret Wood
Richard Harris' Stepping Out is set in an adult tap class run by ex-dancer Mavis who rose to the dizzying showbiz heights of a West End understudy who never got to go on stage before giving up the dream.
Her pupils are a ragbag of women—and one man—from very different backgrounds and with different reasons for coming.
The social group is thrown into turmoil, however, when Mavis puts them all forward to perform at a local charity gala, and so they have to learn a proper routine well enough to put before an audience.
The tension inevitably exposes differences between the dancers, which have to be resolved before they can pull together for the finale.

Date: 1st May 2015
Time: 7-30pm
Venue: Kirby Muxloe Village Hall

Tickets: £7-00 each (if more than 10 sold)
Wed May 27th Joseph

Bill Kenwright’s ‘amazing’, ‘superb’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical embarks on a new tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.
The cast includes 2009 X-factor finalist Lloyd Daniels as Joseph, with Eastenders' Matt Lapinskas as Pharaoh

Date: 27th May 2015
Time: 2-30pm
Venue: De Montfort Hall
Ticket price: Approximately £20 depending on numbers booking
Photography
Mon Mar 16th Monday 16th March: meeting 2.30pm Janet Rose’s house – photo walk into Martinshaw Woods
Sun Apr 19th Sunday 19th April: meet at Belton House for the Horse Trials & lots of other entertaining & photogenic activities.

(Tickets Normal price £20 – reduced to £7.50 for advanced on line booking with a valid National Trust membership card on the day)
Fri Apr 24th Friday 24th April: meeting 2.30pm at Michael & Angela's house Sports Road, Glenfield
Walking
Mon Mar 9th 9.45am meet for a 10am start.
Meet at the free car park at Heath Road, Bagworth (LE67 1DL).

www.leics.gov.uk/bagworthheath

Bagworth Heath Woods is less than a mile south of Bagworth, towards Merry Lees And Desford.
185 acre Country Park - made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds.

For those wishing to stay for lunch - we can either dine at the Greyhound at Botcheston or the Forest Hills golf club at Botcheston.
Numbers required asap.
Walking 3
Mon Mar 2nd Meet at ‘Black Horse’, Aylestone at 10am, also lunch has been booked there. (LE2 8NA Narrow Lane Aylestone.)

Parking on streets around Aylestone, or Marsden Lane car park, by the canal . The ‘Black Horse’. does not have a car park.
Writers
Fri Mar 13th 2pm - meeting at Sue's, Glenfield Frith Dr.

Please bring any contributions you have for our booklet.

Also, your recent pieces of writing to share.
Yoga
Wed Mar 4th Class will be held at The Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG from 2.00 - 3.30pm.

Please wear loose fitting layered clothing, i.e. leggings, t-shirt, jumper, tracksuit or similar, bring a mat, small cushion and a bottle of water.
Wed Mar 11th No Yoga Class today
Wed Mar 18th Class will be held at The Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG from 2.00 - 3.30pm.

Please wear loose fitting layered clothing, i.e. leggings, t-shirt, jumper, tracksuit or similar, bring a mat, small cushion and a bottle of water.
Wed Mar 25th No Yoga Class today