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 2014.

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

Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 23rd 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Stoney Cove Diving School - Margaret Baldwin
Thu Nov 27th 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre

Speaker - Farming and Wildlife - Andrew Parsons
Fri Nov 28th 2014 Leicestershire & Rutland Network Group Meeting
Venue: The Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Lane, Markfield, LE67 9PS
10:00 a.m. Friday 28 November 2014
Thu Jan 22nd 2015 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Belly Dance: Exploding the Myths - Roxanne Dinsdale
Social Events
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Gardening Made Easy

Speaker - Mike Dunnett - M Hort (RHS)

As we grow older or have less time to garden we should consider the way we garden.
Mike has many techniques that can help to make gardening easier and even more enjoyable.
The talk covers topics like:
The best flowers to grow
Keeping weeds under control
Easy maintenance shrubs
Good tools and bad tools
Pain free gardening techniques

Tickets now on sale.
All members, family friends and local gardening groups welcome.
Cost - £5 (Includes refreshments - tea/coffee & cakes).

Doors open at 10am for refreshments prior to talk at 10.30am

Contact group leader, Susan West or email
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Christmas Party - entertainment provided by members

2.00 - 4.00, St Peter's Church Centre Glenfield
Mon Feb 2nd 2015 Mansfield U3A invite all U3A members to join them for a tenth year at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire on Monday 2nd February to Friday 6th

Provisional Cost: A maximum cost £208 pp sharing in standard rooms; singles: £248(limited availability).
Final cost will be available around June. Prices for upgrades see Warner's website.

This break is available to all U3A members and friends are welcome to join in.

Four nights bed, breakfast, evening meal with a full programme of entertainment included.

To get a booking form and other useful things (including T&Cs) go to the link

If you want to come give me a ring on 01623 626991 or email

Terry Whitehead
Mansfield U3A
For details follow the link below.
Fri Oct 24th 2014 Regional Workshop
Constitution and Committees

Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG32 3HJ

More info to follow
Other Events
Tue Nov 4th 2014 Roadshow: New Members Meeting and Group Leaders' Lunch

Venue, Scout Headquarters, Stamford Street

Details to follow
Mon Oct 27th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Nov 24th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Dec 8th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Thu Nov 13th 2014 The next meeting of the craft club will be on 13th November at 10 a.m.
We will be needle turning the dark blue onto out blocks ready for the quilting in January as we will not be meeting in December.

Days Out
Sat Dec 13th 2014 Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Please contact Glenfield Travel directly if you would like to go. Tel 0116 2871608.

01 / 10 / 14 - ONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT.

Cost of £59 per person for the coach and show.
Wed Dec 17th 2014 Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Please contact Glenfield Travel directly if you would like to go. Tel 0116 2871608.

01 / 10 / 14 - 15 tickets left.

Cost of £59 per person for the coach and show.
Film Club
Wed Nov 12th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Paths of Glory

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Dec 10th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Great Expectations

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Nov 5th 2014 See Social Events - Speaker Mike Dunnett at Ratby Sports Club
Wed Dec 3rd 2014 Christmas lunch
Thu Nov 13th 2014 2000 Years of English Coinage - Roy Spencer
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Leicester in the Age of the Trams - John Lessells
Tue Nov 11th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Wed Nov 12th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Tue Nov 18th 2014 Tues 18th November - meet at 2.30 our house, "Macro & close up
Photography", Margaret will share her knowledge on this one - Project "close
up, mystery object, etc."
Walk & Talk Group

The next Walk and Talk meeting is on Tuesday 28th October starting at 10.30am.

This approx a 4 mile circular walk around Ingleby and along the River Trent.

As there is very limited parking in the area (for more than 2 cars) the start will be at The John Thompson Pub Ingleby DE73 7HW. The best route is via Ticknell and turn opposite The Wheel Inn into Ingleby Lane and follow the road through Ingleby and the John Thompson is on the left hand side.

They are a little “iffy” about using the pub car park if you are not eating /drinking in the pub, so suggest we have lunch and or a drink there after the walk.

Mon Oct 27th 2014 Meet 9.45am
Bradgate Arms, Cropston.

Karen & Cyn leading
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Meet at 9.45am
The Plough, Ratby
Walking 2
Wed Nov 19th 2014 Beaumont Leys area - details TBA
Fri Nov 14th 2014 We will begin with a short writing exercise presented by Liz, followed by contributions and discussion of members' work.
Venue to be advised.
Wed Nov 5th 2014 We are pleased to announce the start of a new Glenfield U3A Yoga group to be led by Lorraine Tolley a U3A member who is a fully qualified instructor. Yoga's benefits are best experienced by regular practice and each week builds on the previous in terms of a sense of well-being from stretching the body using breathing techniques which give focus and aim to each session. The breath is the body's own natural tranquiliser. It is hoped members will experience the benefits of yoga from the very first session. The group is open to all members and no previous experience is needed.

The idea is to hold an initial “yoga taster session” on Wednesday 5th November at a cost of £3 per person. 
From the interest generated, we would then offer a 3 or 4 week block booking to run weekly with members charged £7.50 or £10.00 to book a space on a 3 or 4 week course, which works out as £2.50 per week p.p. (or £3.50 p.p. if they want to attend a one off session). 
All meetings will be held at the Glenfield Sports pavilion on Gynsills lane 2.00pm - 3.30pm
If you wish to join the taster session or are interested in learning more, then please contact Lorraine Tolley directly Email: -

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