Glenfield

Events

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 November 2016.

'Preloved' books and jigsaws on sale for 50p and Jackie & Roy will be selling greetings cards & wrapping paper.
At Jackie & Roy's request all proceeds to be used for the good of the Glenfield U3A.

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


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Dec 22nd No Meeting
Thu Jan 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm
Speaker - Ian Morgan - "Inspector Hopkinson's Discovery"
A murder case of 1895 - and you the audience are the jury.
Thu Feb 23rd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm
Speaker - an NMA representative (The National Memorial Arboretum)

A follow up visit to the NMA is being considered for June 2017
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 - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
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
Wed Dec 7th Kath Chalk - who spoke to the members about 'Storytelling' at the monthly meeting in November wondered if members would like to attend one of their meetings...

The Friend's' Meeting House on Queens Road in Clarendon Park.
Stories start at 7:30.
There is a little parking near the hall and lots of parking near Victoria Park.
In the interval we have tea, coffee and homemade cakes! and you would all be very welcome.
You do not have to tell but if you want to have a go it is nice friendly atmosphere for a new teller to try.

Our website is www.leicesterstorytelling.com
Thu Dec 15th Christmas Extravaganza - details tba
PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY
St Peter's Church Centre, 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Mon Jan 9th New Year Luncheon - Open to members of the Walking Groups

Forest Hill Golf Club
Markfield Lane
Botcheston
Leicester LE9 9FH

Monday 9th January 2017 12-30pm for 1-00pm
Carvery
Beef or Turkey
With Homemade Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Potato & Mash Potato
Seasonal Vegetables
Sausage & stuffing
Rich Gravy
Vegetarian option
Goats Cheese & spinach tart, served with a trio of beetroot
Selection of Desserts
Coffee and Mince Pie

Cost £12.95

Payment by End November 2016

Cash or Cheque payable to Glenfield U3A

Contact Stuart Galloway - stuartg@lloway.com
Sun Jan 15th Quiz Night

7.30pm
Ratby sports club
Desford Rd
Ratby LE6 0LE

Tickets £5
Includes quiz, buffet, bar & a round of 13 card bingo.

First prize = £36 - Second prize = £24
Max number per team 6 - if you are not in a team - teams will be made up on the night.

Contact - Gill Tapping - gilltapping@aol.com
Fri Feb 10th Race Night News Flash

After a Stewards’ Enquiry and a False Start the Race Meeting has been rescheduled and the meeting on September 30th postponed.
We are now under Starter’s Orders for The Pre-Valentines Stakes on Friday February 10th.
As before the venue is Birstall Golf Club, Station Road, Birstall, LE4 3BB. There is free parking on site.
The Bar will be open from 6.30pm and the first race is 7pm.
Entry fee is £10 per person (this includes light refreshments during the evening).
Tickets will be available from the October monthly meeting on Thursday 27th.
If you have already purchased tickets for September’s Race Night, monies can be refunded or transferred across to February 10th at the next meeting on August 25th.
If you require more details contact either
Jo – joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com tel: 07775160060
or
Jackie 0116 2311296
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 - gilltapping@aol.com
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon Dec 12th Glenfield Library - 2pm - 3.30pm
Discussion Group
Sun Jan 1st Pat and Gordon have kindly invited us and partner/friend to:

New Year's Day party which will take place during the day, maybe as a lunch or tea get-together.
Thu Jan 19th 'Fashion & Facelifts'
Meeting at Sheila B's.
Thu Feb 16th 'Trump & popularism; the rise of the far right'
Meeting at Eleri's
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 Club
Wed Dec 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Gardening
Wed Dec 7th Christmas lunch
TBA
Luncheon
Tue Dec 13th 12.30pm - The Queen Vic, Syston
Organiser - Mary McDiarmid
Natural History
Mon Dec 12th Swithland Reservoir
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Thu Dec 15th Concordia Theatre- Miracle on 34th Street - £10
Tue Jan 10th Grease - The Curve
Tickets available for the performance of Grease on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
The cost is £26.50 per person.

Please make your cheques out to Glenfield U3A at the latest by Thursday 22nd September at the next U3A meeting.
If you are unable to attend the monthly meeting you can forward the cheques Jan Parris at her home address (email for address).

Jan Parris
Thu Feb 2nd Giselle - the De Montfort Hall on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 7.30 pm.
The production is being performed by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia and the cost is £36.50 per ticket.

If you would like tickets could you please let Jan Parris have your cheques made out to Glenfield U3A by Thursday 15th December.

Contact Jan Parris via box in top right corner.
Walking 1
Mon Dec 12th No Walk
Mon Dec 19th 9.45am - Railway Inn, Glenfield

Walk to Ratby for coffee at the Plough Inn.

Walk leader(s) - Brian & Hazel Westlake
Mon Dec 26th No walk
Mon Jan 9th Walking group lunch at Forest Hills golf club, Botcheston
Mon Jan 23rd Walk leader(s) - Jan & Pete Geary
Mon Feb 13th Walk leader - Pat Humphreys
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 3
Mon Dec 5th Meet 9.45am for 10am start
The Dovecote,Coventry Rd, Narborough LE19 2GN

Jeff Madder leading.
Tue Dec 27th 09.45 am - The Greyhound, Burton on the Wolds
Walking 6
Mon Jan 16th TBA
Walking through Time
Tue Dec 27th No meeting today.
Tue Jan 10th Leicester City Centre Ghost Walk
Meet 5.15pm Tuesday 10th January - Newarke Houses Museum.
For a 5.30pm start with a Blue Badge guide.
Starts at Newarke Houses Museum

Will you be brave enough to come along?
Steeped in history and mystery, the Newarke and Castle areas hold many secrets – let our experienced Blue Badge guide reveal some of them to you.

Our ghostwalk offers exclusive access to explore Wygston’s Chantry House, Skeffington House and the charming gardens which form Newarke Houses Museum. Hear about some of the characters who helped to make Leicester the city it is today and hear their stories.
Pass by the Newarke Gateway and pause at the Newarke Wall - both monuments to the city’s troubled past.
Finally, visit the Castle area with its many tales of uncanny creatures which lurk in its shadows.
Suitable for ages 12+.
Duration 90 minutes+. Maximum number 25 people.
£10 per person.

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