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 Aug 27th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield

The next meeting will be a little different; instead of a speaker we will be hosting our own version of the panel game “Call my bluff”. There will be a free mini afternoon tea plus prizes for the winning team and I suspect a lot of fun along the way!
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

Cheese tasting (Smile please, say cheese) - Ian Rogerson.
Thu Nov 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre.

Made in Leicester - Brian Johnson
Fri Nov 27th Leicestershire & Rutland Network meeting
Details tba
Social Events
Sun Aug 16th Quiz Night
7.30pm
Sunday 16th August 2015
Ratby Sports Club
Desford Lane,
Ratby LE6 0LE

£4 per person Maximum number per team = 6
Includes light refreshment.
Bar available.

First prize = £36
Second prize = £24
Per team

Tickets available now - at the monthly meetings or email glenfieldu3a@aol.com
Thu Aug 20th Thornton nurseries
The Ladies of Thornton WI invite you to a charity event at Thornton nurseries.
2pm - 4pm
Bring & buy stall, bag a bargain stall, raffle, games, quizzes.
Money raised to go to the chemotherapy suite at the LRI (for new chairs)
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)available from Dennis Walker (treasurer).

For more information contact committee member - Judith Harriman
Sat Nov 14th Autumn Hoe Down
Folk Dancing to Live Music
Three around Three & 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
Thu Dec 17th "Christmas Entertainment" with the Soar Valley Tellers

2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Workshops
Tue Oct 13th Regional Workshop for Treasurer & Groups' Co-ordinators.
Loughbrough Town Hall
For more details see East Midlands U3A link
Other Events
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.
Sat Aug 15th Glenfield Gardeners' Association - Annual show.
St Peter's Church Centre, Church Rd, Glenfield.
2.30pm
Admission - adults 50p (accompanied children free)
Contact Joy Duncan
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.
Sun Sep 6th The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Vintage Bus Running Day
11:00am - 5:00pm in association with the Abbey Pumping Station Museum 'Seaside Special event' and the First Leicester Bus depot open day.
There will be vehicle displays taking place at the National Space Centre Coach Park LE4 5NS and at the First Leicester Abbey Lane depot.
Free bus services from the Abbey Pumping Station Museum will include a regular service to the Stoneygate Tram depot and a shuttle service to the First Leicester Depot Open Day.
Services will consist of a 20 min frequency to the Stoneygate tram depot, hourly link to the GCR (Diesel Gala) Quorn, hourly 20 min trip round the Golden Mile and occasional Leicester tours and Cropston tours. There will also be a shuttle service to the First Leicester Depot Open Day.
Pick ups/set downs at Leicester, London Road, Mainline Railway station on the tram depot route every 20 mins during the main part of the day.
Wed Sep 16th “A Life in Five Gardens”

Our speaker this year for our annual Celebrity Lecture is James Alexander Sinclair and we thought that this might be of interest to some of your members.
It will take place on Wednesday 16th September at 7.30 p.m. at Leicester University (Ken Edward Lecture Theatre 1). A location map will be sent with tickets. The cost of the lecture for guests is £15, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

James is one of the foremost garden designers in the UK and has designed gardens from Cornwall to the Western Isles and from Moscow to London. He is also an award-winning writer, a compelling speaker, a frequent broadcaster – most recently in the BBC2 series “The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge” – and he is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society. In his talk, he will tell the stories behind five of his favourite gardens.



Profits from this event will go to the Trust’s educational programme “Schools into Gardening”. This programme has been running for over five years and has enabled the Trust to provide financial support to gardening projects in a number of local schools, including Maplewell Hall Special Needs School, as well as an annual student award to Brooksby College.



For more information or to book, ring the Events Secretary on 0116-270-5711.



Kind regards,

Sue Blaxland

Secretary,

Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust
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 Glenfield U3A Roadshow
10.30am - 1pm
Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

Contact Michael Barbour - groups co-ordinator.
Bird Watching/Natural History
Fri Aug 7th Conkers
Wed Aug 19th Hicks Lodge (this is a change to the original programme).
Thu Sep 10th Attenborough Nature Reserve(change of date and venue)
Tue Oct 13th Frisby Gravel Pits
Mon Nov 16th Rutland water - eggleton Reserve
Thu Dec 10th Watermead or Cossington
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon Sep 14th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Sep 28th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Oct 12th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Oct 26th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Nov 9th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Nov 23rd Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Film Club
Wed Aug 12th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Tom Jones' (this is a change from the original listed film 'Shadowlands).
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

To be followed by a discussion on your experiences of Cinema in the 60's.

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
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
Tue Oct 27th Newtown Linford Gardening Club are again holding its celebrity evening in October and the guest this year is Chris Beardshaw. As many of you will know he is one of the most prestigious garden designers in the country with many gold medal awards from Chelsea and elsewhere to his name. He is also well-known as a TV gardener on Gardeners' World, Chelsea live and other similar programmes.

Members of other gardening clubs in the area are very welcome to join us and to hear him speak.
He is coming to Newtown Linford Village Hall on Tuesday 27th October at 7.30pm. Tickets for the occasion are £10 and can be obtained from me on e-mail - 01530242452@talktalk.net or by ringing 01530 242452.
Wed Nov 4th 10am - Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby.

Topic - Art in the Garden.
Wed Dec 2nd Gardening group luncheon - tba
History
Fri Aug 7th Leicester Cathedral visit organised by member Lynne Adlam.
Details tba.
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
Lazy Days and Sundays
Sun Aug 9th Pride & Prejudice
Bradgate Park
Gates open 4.30pm
Sun Aug 23rd Sheila's barbecue - rearranged from 26/7/15 - let's hope for better weather this time.
Sun Sep 13th Please meet at Stamford Street (Glenfield) car park to organise car sharing at 11-30am. We will then travel to the Otter pub in Kegworth for lunch at 12-30pm.
Finally a stroll round the gardens at Whatton House at about 2-00pm, which are only five minutes from the Otter.

Contact Jeff ( jeffmadder@email.com )
Walking 3
Mon Aug 3rd Markfield to Newtown Linford via the Chitterman Hills. Alan and Beryl are leading.

Meet at 9.45am for a 10am start at ‘The Field Head Hotel’ in Markfield. Lunch in the Field Head Hotel.
Mon Aug 17th Terry is leading the walk on August 17th, around Cossington area, details later.
Writers
Fri Aug 14th 2 pm PLEASE NOTE: venue changed to 16 Faire Road, Glenfield
Yoga
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 Sep 30th 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

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