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
Thu May 28th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mike Winfield - 'Friends of Chernobyl Children'
Old books & jigsaws are to be sold at monthly meetings to raise money for charity - members are invited to bring their unwanted books & jigsaws to sell.
Thu Jun 25th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Rev Paul Sinclair - 'Motorcycle Funerals'

Old books & jigsaws are to be sold at monthly meetings to raise money for charity - members are invited to bring their unwanted books & jigsaws to sell.
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

Afternoon tea served at the table with a game of Call my Bluff.
(Refreshments - free)
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
Fri Nov 27th Leicestershire & Rutland Network meeting
Details tba
Social Events
Sat Jun 6th Sausage & Cider family festival
Cattows Farm, Heather, nr Ibstock LE67 2RF
Huge selection of Local sausages, ciders & real ales.
Live bands, DJ's & Entertainment

www.sausageandciderfestival.com
Sun Jun 7th Sausage & Cider family festival
Cattows Farm, Heather, nr Ibstock LE67 2RF
Huge selection of Local sausages, ciders & real ales.
Live bands, DJ's & Entertainment

www.sausageandciderfestival.com
Wed Jul 22nd Canal boat trip - £20 per head including lunch & 5 hour boat trip, from Loughborough.

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

PETER LE MARCHANT TRUST
Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough, LE11 2NS
Telephone – 01509 265590
Fri Jul 24th 60's night is here again.
By popular demand ........

Sounds of the 60's will be playing at Ratby Sports Club.

Tickets £10 per head (inc of refreshment).
Tickets available from Dennis Walker (Treasurer)at the monthly meetings.
Sun Aug 16th Quiz Night
7.30pm
Sunday 16th August 2015
Ratby Sports Club
Desford Lane,
Ratby LE6 0LE

£4 per person Maximum number per team = 6
Includes light refreshment.
Bar available.

First prize = £36
Second prize = £24
Per team

Tickets available now - at the monthly meetings or email 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)available from Dennis Walker (treasurer).

For more information contact committee member - Judith Harriman
Sat Nov 14th Autumn Hoe Down
Folk Dancing to Live Music
Three around Three & caller Laz Gilbert
American Supper
Please bring food to share for supper
Ashby Road Sports Club
Hangman’s Lane
Hinckley
Date Saturday November 14th 2015
Time 8.00 pm to late
Tickets are £8
For details and to order your tickets
Phone Pauline 01455 823093
Workshops
Tue Oct 13th Regional Workshop for Treasurer & Groups' Co-ordinators.
Loughbrough Town Hall
For more details see East Midlands U3A link
Other Events
Sun Jun 14th Raise the Roof - Singing for Fun
2.30pm & 7.30pm
De Montfort Hall
In aid of Vista & Dogs for the Disabled.
Tickets £12/£10 adults & £8 (u16's)
Telephone 0116 2333111 or www.demontforthall.co.uk
Tue Jun 16th BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre
Glenfield General Hospital

Prof Gavin Murphy, British Heart Foundation Chair based at Glenfield Hospital will be giving a public lecture on June 16th at 6:30pm at Loughborough University.
If you would like to book a place please contact Alison Stanley on a.stanley@lboro.ac.uk.

Further details of the lecture are available on the link below

http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/events/2015/june/how-safe-is-blood-transfusion/

Helen Davison
Co-ordinator
Leics. & Rutland Network of U3As
01509 561050
Wed Jul 29th Regional Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

Discover the links between
Sleep, Memory and Ageing
Sun Aug 2nd Car Show & Craft Fair
Ulverscroft Manor, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft, Leics LE67 9PH
10am - 4pm
Admission £5 (under 16's free with a paying adult)
A family friendly day out for all in the fabulous grounds of Ulverscroft Manor. A superb selection of craft stalls will be situated in a traditional marquee on the lawn.
Browse a unique collection of stalls boasting handmade bespoke craft items.
Enjoy a stroll through fantastic gardens, showcasing a variety of classic, customized and vintage cars.
Belly dancers, Kinder falconry, Real ale, Face painting, Bouncy Castle,Refreshments, Charity shop and More.
For more information please call Helen on 01530 244914 or email hello@shuttlewood-clarke.org
Sat Aug 8th Ratby Annual Show - 2pm.
Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby.

The show is open to all.
Classes include all the traditional ones, vegetables, fruit, flower arranging, preserves, baking, wine, bread and container plants.

There is also an arts and crafts section to include photography, poems and handicrafts in cloth, wool, wood or whatever.

Entries for any or all of the above categories are welcomed from the U3A.

If there is interest in participating please email glenfieldu3a@aol.com and your email will be forwarded to the organiser Jane Rayne.
Mon Aug 31st National Forest Wood Fair - August Bank Holiday.
The day will be packed with lumberjack displays, chainsaw carving demonstrations, tree climbing and have a go greenwood crafts. There will be loads of fun for children: they can paddle a coracle, create eco-art, concoct woodland-based lotions and potions and even handle a hawk.
Visitors to the Wood Fair will be treated to a tempting spread of delicious locally-sourced food and drink and can watch forest-inspired cookery demonstrations at the Forest Food Festival. Alternatively, you can pick up tips from the experts in a series of wood carving, wood turning and greenwood craft masterclasses. There’s something for everyone!
The event takes place in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire,amongst the craggy outcrops of the Charnwood Hills.
Sat Sep 19th Melbourne Festival
Art & Architecture Trail
Don't miss this opportunity to see 100 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 60 locations in the heart of this gem of a village!
A Fantastic weekend for just £5!
See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity - art, architecture, dance, food and much more, a key date for everyone's diary this September!
For further details see www.melbournefestival.co.uk
Sun Sep 20th Melbourne Festival
Art & Architecture Trail
Don't miss this opportunity to see 100 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 60 locations in the heart of this gem of a village!
A Fantastic weekend for just £5!
See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity - art, architecture, dance, food and much more, a key date for everyone's diary this September!
For further details see www.melbournefestival.co.uk
Wed Nov 11th Glenfield U3A Roadshow
10.30am - 1pm
Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

Contact Michael Barbour - groups co-ordinator.
Badminton
Thu Jun 4th Beaumont Sports Leisure Centre. 3pm - 4pm
Bird Watching/Natural History
Tue Jun 2nd Cloud Wood - Tuesday 2nd June.
Cloud wood is another of the Leicestershire Wildlife Trust reserves. It is somewhat smaller than Launde Park Wood where we were on Monday, but in other respects quite similar. That means that the main focus of our visit will again be on the plants. However I think there are some more open areas of coppiced trees, which might mean we see more of the birds than we did on Monday.

The wood takes a bit of finding!
It is in the north west of the county about 1 mile south-east of Breedon on the Hill. It is alongside the road between Griffydam and Tongue and about half a mile before junction 14 of the A42. It is just before a left turn (Stocking Road) off that road towards Breedon village. The road is quite busy, but cars can be parked in a lay-by which is opposite the wood. Meet there at 10am. Depending on which way you choose to go, it is about 20 miles from Glenfield, so allow a good 30 minutes.

Please let me know if you intend coming. I then know who to contact should there be any last minute changes to the arrangements as happened last Monday.

David
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 May 25th BH - No meeting
Mon Jun 8th Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Mon Jun 22nd Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Film Club
Wed Jun 10th 1030am - The Phoenix (Change to original published film)
Film Group.
The next film on Wednesday 10th June will be “84 Charring Cross Road”.
The film starts at 10.30 a.m and lasts for 95 minutes.
The film is based on the true story of a correspondence between an American book collector and a reserved English bookseller which spans two decades. The film stars Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.

Please support this gentle romantic comedy, perhaps a lesser known classic, and bring a friend. It is a must for all reading groups.

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

http://www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk/home
Sat Jun 13th Desford and Botcheston Open gardens.
Around 20 gardens open over the weekend.
On the Sunday there will be wine tasting at the vineyard in Botcheston.
Also activities for children to take part in, including a nature trail and a "Find the Birds" hunt.
There will be plants for sale and several other stalls.
On Sunday live music at the Church centre in Desford.
Refreshments available both days.
Gardens open 11.00am - 6pm on both days.
The entrance fee of £3 covers the whole weekend.
Sun Jun 14th Thornton Open Gardens

1pm - 5pm
Sun Jun 14th Desford and Botcheston Open gardens.
Around 20 gardens open over the weekend.
On the Sunday there will be wine tasting at the vineyard in Botcheston.
Also activities for children to take part in, including a nature trail and a "Find the Birds" hunt.
There will be plants for sale and several other stalls.
On Sunday live music at the Church centre in Desford.
Refreshments available both days.
Gardens open 11.00am - 6pm on both days.
The entrance fee of £3 covers the whole weekend.
Sun Jun 14th Desford and Botcheston Open gardens.
Around 20 gardens open over the weekend.
On the Sunday there will be wine tasting at the vineyard in Botcheston.
Also activities for children to take part in, including a nature trail and a "Find the Birds" hunt.
There will be plants for sale and several other stalls.
On Sunday live music at the Church centre in Desford.
Refreshments available both days.
Gardens open 11.00am - 6pm on both days.
The entrance fee of £3 covers the whole weekend.
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
History
Fri Jun 5th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield

Inns, pubs and coffee houses - a talk by Bob Gregory
Sun Jun 21st The Future of The Past
Loughborough History and Heritage’s Community Day
Sunday, 21st June 2015
10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
At Burleigh Court, Loughborough

Fascinating short talks from local authors and historians:
• Peter Liddle (Prehistory around the Soar-Wreake confluence)
• Dave Postles, (author of A Town in its Parish: Loughborough Origins to 1640)
• Marianne Whiting (author of Shieldmaiden; Vikings, Saxons and Britons)
• Colin Hyde (Leicestershire Oral Histories)
• Alison Yarrington (Public Sculptures in Leicestershire)

Panel talks and discussions
Local history and heritage groups with stands and displays
Guided 30 minute tours of the historical campus
Refreshments on sale all day

Free entry

Contact: K.M.Ette@lboro.ac.uk

Further information can be found at www.lboro-history-heritage.org.uk
Fri Jul 3rd Visit to Stoneywell
Fri Aug 7th Visit to be arranged
Fri Sep 4th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield

The Glenfield Park Excavation - a talk by Peter Liddle
Fri Oct 2nd 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Topic to be confirmed Sheila Burnage
Fri Nov 6th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Transportation of Female Convicts a talk by Christine Whitfield
Fri Dec 4th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Christmas Customs a talk by Virginia Wright
Lets Go Out
Wed May 27th Woods coach trip

Hereford and Hay on Wye literary festival.

£26 per person

Ring Woods coaches on 0116 2786374
For further details and to book.
Wed Jun 17th Hunstanton Norfolk - CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Coach leaves Glenfield Square at 8-30am

There will be a pitstop on the way and we are expected to be in Hunstanston by 12-00 noon.
Coach leaves Hunstanton at 5-00pm

All are welcome - at a cost of £16-00 per person

HOW TO BOOK??

Send a cheque made out to Glenfield U3A for the full amount of your places to be booked to:

Mrs Eileen Booker (email or telephone for address).
Please include details of your name and address.

Full numbers for the coach need to be received by 20th May with full payment (minimum of 40 participants)or it will be necessary to cancel, as the coach company will make a considerable charge for cancellation of the booking, after that date.

Your cheque will be posted back to you in the unlikely event of a cancellation being necessary.

Any queries please call Eileen on 0116 2247177 or email eileenbooker@btinternet.com
Photography
Wed May 27th 7.00 to 9.00pm at Sports Rd, Glenfield.
Discussion on Calendar photos.
Tue Jun 9th 2pm Meet at Sports Rd, Glenfield
Strollers
Wed Jun 17th Stroll to Belgrave Hall
(Note the change of date - Belgrave Hall only open on Wed)
Wed Jul 15th Note change of date.
Details of stroll to be advised.
Walk & Talk Group
Tue May 26th 10.30am start - Meet at Ulverscroft Grange, Whitwick Rd, Ulverscroft.
Park in the large car park to the right.
Circular walk around Ulverscroft followed by lunch at the Grange.
Walking 3
Mon Jun 1st Groby - Newtown Linford Walk
Meet near the fish and chip shop in Groby and walk to Newtown Linford.
Can be muddy in places if it has rained hard - note for hayfever sufferers the walk will take you through a couple of fields of rape.
Coffee stop in Newtown Linford.
Return to Groby for lunch at the Stamford Arms.
Arrive 9.45 for a 10pm prompt start.
Depending on numbers it might be necessary to book the meal before we walk.
Positive replies only from those attending the walk and if lunch Is required.
Pat does not have the email address of everyone on the walking group so will only respond to emails received.
patriciahumphreys339@outlook.com
Mon Jun 15th June 15th. Alan is leading the walk. Meet at the Bradgate Arms, Cropston. Lunch there afterwards. Choose from menu before the walk. Please contact Alan for details nearer the time if you wish to walk.
Mon Jul 6th Meet at 9.45am for 10am start
Sutton Cheney Wharf - (CV13 0AL)
For a walk along the canal to Shenton
Refreshment stop at Whitemoors antique centre in Shenton (note - muddy boots not allowed in the cafe).
Onto the Ambion Way towards Dadlington then back along the canal to the cafe at the wharf.
This walk was 5.08 miles.
If it looks like being a nice day we could extend it by walking from the Wharf to KR111 visitor centre then onto Shenton station (refreshment stop)then into Shenton past Shenton Hall and onto Whitemoors - that would probably make it nearer 7 miles and make more of a day of it.
Mon Jul 20th Proposed day walk in Derbyshire.
9 miles.
Jeff Madder leading.
Walking before and after lunch.
Walk starts outside Youlgreave village (car park available).
There are some uphill climbs.
Yoga
Wed May 27th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jun 10th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jun 24th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jul 8th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jul 22nd 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Aug 12th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Aug 26th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Oct 14th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Oct 28th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Nov 11th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Nov 25th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Dec 9th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG