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 Mar 23rd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

AGM and volunteers' forum.
A chance for members to speak of their experiences volunteering
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

A membership production - watch out for information
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!'
Social Events
Sat Mar 11th Folk Night & Ceilidh
Thornton Community Centre

Govannen - one of the best Celtic music bands in the UK, blending jigs & reels with traditional & contemporary Irish songs, have been booked for the evening.

Tickets will be limited.
Further information to follow.

Interested parties who wish to reserve tickets please contact Gill Tapping -
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:
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 Mar 16th 'Prisons, sentences, the purpose of the justice system'
Meeting at Pat & Gordon’s
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
Film Group
Wed Mar 8th On Wednesday 8th March we plan to show the widely acclaimed Oscar winning film “Driving Miss Daisy”, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykrord.

The film will be shown at the Phoenix Film Centre in Leicester. The film lasts for 100 minutes.

The cost is £5.50 including a drink, and you may pay on the door.

For more details contact Malcolm Gray 0116 2714402 or
Wed Mar 1st Talk by Sue Blaxland.
10am Ratby Sports Club.
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
Tue Feb 28th Jeff Madders has offered to host a Pancake Party again on Tuesday 28th February, to be held at Jeff's house starting at 7-00pm, please note it will be for a maximum of 10 people.

Please let Jeff know if you are going ( ).
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)
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Mon Mar 20th
→Fri Mar 24th
The Play that Goes Wrong (Play)
The Curve
Tue Apr 4th
→Fri Apr 7th
Chess (Musical)
Loughborough Town Hall
Tue May 16th
→Sat May 20th
Red Shoes (Ballet)
The Curve
Thu Jun 8th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Sat Jun 10th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Mon Jul 3rd
→Sat Jul 22nd
Miss Saigon (Musical)
The Curve
Wed Aug 16th Top Hat (Musical)
Kilworth Theatre

Aug 16th - Sept 16th
Mon Oct 16th Blood Brothers (Musical)
De Montfort Hall

Oct 16th - Oct 21st
Walking 1
Mon Feb 27th Walk leader(s) - Brian & Hazel Westlake
Mon Mar 13th Walk leader - Pat Sinclair
Mon Mar 27th Walk leader(s) - John & Muriel Long
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 Feb 28th Belgrave

Leader - Christine
Tue Mar 28th Kirby Muxloe

Leader - Gill
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

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