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 Apr 23rd Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Pam Sutton, secretary of the charity 'Troop Aid'.
Pam is the wife of Captain Al Sutton one of the founders of Troop Aid.
There will be a charity box for donations and some small items for sale - all proceeds to the charity
Fri Apr 24th Leicestershire & Rutland Network Meeting
Details tba
Wed Apr 29th 2015 Regional Conference & AGM
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.
For more info check the East Midlands U3A network link.
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

Strawberry cream tea and Call my Bluff.
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
Wed Jul 22nd Note - change of date

Canal boat trip - (£20 per head including lunch & 5 hour boat trip - to be confirmed).
Loughborough.

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
Fri Jul 24th By popular demand ........

60's night is here again.
Sounds of the 60's will be playing at Ratby Sports Club.

Tickets available soon.
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
Sat Nov 14th AUTUMN HOE DOWN

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN

FOLK DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC

Three around Three

And 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
Wed Apr 22nd 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Thu Apr 23rd 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Fri Apr 24th Ratby Local History Group are meeting at 7.30pm in Ratby Village Hall for a talk by Richard Buckley on "The Discovery of Richard 111".
Fri Apr 24th 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Sat Apr 25th 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
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 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)
Bird Watching/Natural History
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 Apr 27th Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Mon May 11th Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Mon May 25th BH - No meeting
Mon Jun 8th Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Mon Jun 22nd Meet 2pm - Glenfield library.
Film Club
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
Thu Apr 30th BBC Radio Leicester's Gardening Programme

Down To Earth

7pm
at ADHD Solutions
St Gabriel's Centre
Kerrysdale Ave, Leicester LE4 7GH

Free entry
Light refreshments on sale
Raffle

Submit your question by email to Suzanne Storer by 17th March .... Email: Suzanne.storer@o2.co.uk
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
Sun Jun 14th Thornton Open Gardens

1pm - 5pm
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 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 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield

Inns, pubs and coffee houses - a talk by Bob Gregory
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
Luncheon
Tue May 12th 12md at the Nags Head, Glenfield

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Wed May 13th 12md at the Nags Head, Glenfield

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Photography
Wed Apr 22nd Wednesday 22nd April (meeting at Michael & Angela's house Sports road) either afternoon (2.00 pm) or evening (7.00pm) to view your photos since our last meeting in January & narrow down options for our U3A photo calendar project.



Please let me know which time you prefer & I will go with the majority. Can you also bring your diaries so we can fix future dates to fit in with your busy lives!!!.

Here are the possible photo calendar topics we talked about in January:

• Glenfield area

• Unusual angles

• Amusing

• Abstract

• “Growing old disgracefully” (Val thinks this is a winner)

• U3A groups in action – this may have a limited appeal, but could we incorporate some of the above ideas?
Fri Apr 24th Photography meeting cancelled today.
Walk & Talk Group
Tue May 5th

**Note - this meeting is a week later than normal**

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 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.
Yoga
Wed Apr 22nd 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed May 13th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
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