There is a monthly general meeting of the U3A at 2.00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month; guest speakers have been booked up until October 2017.

A great way to learn more about our U3A. Lots to see and lively chat. You will be made very welcome.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Apr 27th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - David Tideswell - Garden Birds in Spring and Summer
Thu May 25th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Derek Windybank - The tasks of a First Responder
Thu Jun 22nd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Barbara Meyer - Wildlife habitats in Sherwood Forest
Thu Jul 27th Monthly meeting - Venue TBA
Doors open 1.45pm

Details to be announced.
Thu Aug 24th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Andy Smith - folk singer and instrumentalist with more comedy songs and ballads - with a chance to join in
Thu Sep 28th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Brian Johnson - 'Made in Leicester part 2'. More well-known companies that started in Leicester
Thu Oct 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Pat Hall - 'Life can be funny!'
Thu Jun 15th Visit to National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

Tickets £3 for Walking Tour

Meet at 10.30am for 11am Service, followed at 11.30am by Walking Tour.

Contact Sue Bicknell -
Social Events
Sun Apr 2nd Quiz Night - Ratby sports club

Bar & Buffet
Prize money

£5 per ticket.

Contact: - Gill Tapping -
Fri Apr 28th 60's Night at Ratby

Tickets now on sale for this highly popular event, price £10 pp to include buffet.

Contact Lucy Gray:
Thu May 18th Let's Get Together

A social afternoon with refreshments at St Peter's Church Centre.
Group tables, Craft tables, Displays, Cards, Ticket sales and more.

Come and join in the fun. 2pm to 3-30pm St Peter's Church Hall Glenfield. No ticket required just turn up.
Fri Nov 17th Fun Casino Night at Birstall Golf Club.
Details TBA later.
Fri May 12th Ukulele for Beginners workshop

10.30 to 12.30, Parish Council Offices, Stamford Street. Glenfield

“Ukulele Crazy” will be leading a 2-hour workshop as a one-off “pop-up” group for us to try our hand at the Ukulele. You don't need to read music, just be prepared to enjoy this small group activity!!! Ukuleles will be provided.

Cost only £5 – advance payment needed to secure your place for the session. For further information, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator, Michael Barbour.
Other Events
Thu Apr 27th
→Sat Apr 29th


It is a cross between Inspector Clueso and Murder She Wrote.

Very funny, malapropisms abound .....


(Parking available at Richard Hill School 50 yards away)

Time 19.30 APRIL 27/28/29

Price £7.30

Café style seating, bring your friends, your booze, a few nibbles and be ready to be entertained.

Tickets available from me (or any other cast member)

Hilary Sanders 07889 582234
Discussion Group
Thu Apr 20th 'Brexit: the current position'
Meeting at Sally's.
Thu May 18th Possible visit to the Space centre
'Why spend money on space exploration?'
Thu Jun 15th 'The cult of celebrity'
Venue to be decided
Thu Jul 20th 'The migrant crisis, refugees, asylum seekers'.
Venue to be decided
Wed Apr 5th Visit to Woodlands Nursery.
(Behind the scenes nursery tour).
Meet Jamie Downes, wholesale Nursery Manager at 11am.

Woodlands Nursery, Ashby Road, Stapleton, LE9 8JE
Wed May 3rd Visit to Anne Kitchen's garden.
(Time to be confirmed).
Charity donation payable.
Wed Jun 7th Visit to Sue and John Osborn's garden - Barraca.
Meet 10.30am.
Donation £7 to include refreshments.
Thu Jun 15th Plant swap evening.
(Marilyn and Alan's).
Meet 7pm.
Bring plants and a small plate of food and/or drink.
Wed Jul 5th Visit to Yvonne and Andrew Dickson.
Meet 10.30am.
Charity donation and coffee and cake.
Wed Aug 2nd Ryton Organic gardens.
Meet 11am.
Cost £3.50 (free for Garden Organic and RHS members).

Wolston Lane, Ryton, Coventry, CV8 3LG.
Wed Sep 6th Stoneywell
Meet (? tba) in the car park.
£8 - free to National Trust members.

Ulverscroft, Leics LE67 9QE.
Wed Oct 4th Lynne Watson (speaker).
The Witch's Garden.
Ratby Sports club
Wed Nov 1st Planning meeting.
10am - Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 6th Xmas lunch - tba
Lazy Days and Sundays
Sat Jun 3rd Chris Beange is hosting a charity event in aid of Sound Cafe, this will be at her home.
Besides a live band there will be a barbecue.
Details about the day will follow including how to apply for tickets.
Sat Jun 24th
→Tue Jun 27th
Holiday in Criccieth. (Fully booked)
Wed Jul 12th Ashby Canal.
10.30am x 6pm
Boats Badger & Mole hired for the day for members to cruise the Ashby Canal.

12 places available per boat - cost £12 per person.

Contact: - Gill Tapping
Fri Aug 4th
→Sat Aug 5th
Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Fully booked)
Science & Tehnology
Tue Apr 18th Forensic Science by Vivienne Galloway
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue May 16th Arduino by Terry Auger
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Jun 20th Cellular Biology by George Lange
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Jul 18th History of Television by Peter Benson
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Aug 15th History of Telecommunications by Gordon Mead
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Sep 19th How we built the Mountsorrel Railway by Pat Neal
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Oct 17th Ice Patrol by Michael Davies
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Nov 21st Bridges by Bernard Robinson
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Dec 19th TBA
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Tue May 16th Red Shoes (Ballet)
The Curve
Thu Jun 8th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Tue Jul 11th Miss Saigon (Musical) The Curve
Wed Aug 16th
→Tue Sep 5th
Top Hat (Musical - Kilworth Theatre)
Continues to run until 16th Sept.
Sat Sep 16th
→Sat Sep 30th
Sunset Boulevard (Musical – Curve)
Mon Oct 16th
→Sat Oct 21st
Blood Brothers (Musical – De Montfort Hall)
Sat Nov 18th
→Thu Nov 30th
Scrooge the Musical (Curve)
Walking 1
Mon Apr 10th Walk leader(s) - George & Karen Herringshaw
Mon Apr 24th 9.45am - The Plough, Ratby
Bluebell walk through Ratby Burroughs
Walk leader - Pat Humphreys
Mon May 8th Walk leader - Cyn Alton
Mon Jun 12th Walk leaders(s) - Beryl Kimberlin & Alan Jelley
Mon Jul 10th Walk leader - Cyn Alton
Mon Aug 14th Walk leader(s) - Beryl Kimberlin & Alan Jelley
Walking through Time
Tue Apr 25th TBA

Leader - Elke
Tue May 23rd TBA
Tue Jun 27th TBA

Leaders Jackie & Roy
Tue Jul 25th TBA
Tue Aug 22nd TBA

Leader - Judith
Tue Sep 26th TBA
Tue Oct 24th Market Bosworth area

Tue Nov 28th TBA
Tue Dec 26th No meeting
Fri Apr 21st Please note that the date for the April meeting has been moved to the 21st.

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