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.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the monthly meetings and lack of space available at the Church centre - we are trialling the following by introducing a Groups only membership in 2016 which means those members will not be able to come to listen to the speaker but are welcome from 2.50pm to get the news updates, sales, event tickets, refreshments and 'mingle' with other members.

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm

'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 Feb 25th Monthly meeting & AGM - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

ALL PAID UP MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED TO ATTEND THE AGM, so on this occasion any member can join us for a 2.00 pm start.

The Speaker, Jennifer Leach from Rainbows, will immediately follow the AGM.

Please wear your badges to assist the Welcome Team.

Doors open 1.45pm

Notices and announcements will be after the Speaker, then refreshments, mingling, other information and sales.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Mar 24th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Painting a Picture - Jayne Good

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Apr 28th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Wendy Coley - Medical Detection Dogs

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu May 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Michael Cashmore - Mindfulness

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Jun 23rd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Stoneywell & the National Trust - Alan Tyler

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Jul 28th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mal Trott - A puppeteer

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Aug 25th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Andy Smith - Life in the Music

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Sep 22nd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Delia Bennett - Reflections on Rhyme

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Oct 27th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - tba
Thu Nov 24th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Kath Chalk - History of Storytelling

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Social Events
Sat Feb 27th 60's Night
Ratby Sports Club
Live band, refreshments, bar.
£10 per person

Contact:- Lucy Gray
Sun Mar 20th Quiz night
7.30pm
Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby
£5 per person.
Raffle,Buffet & bar.
1st prize £36 - 2nd prize £24

Contact Gill Tapping for tickets -
glenfieldu3a@aol.com
Sat Apr 2nd

Murder Mystery Dinner - Calling all sleuths.
Come and join us for a Murder Mystery evening at Slater Street Indoor Bowls Club and help to solve a crime!
The actors dine with the guests so we have the opportunity to question the suspects all evening.
This is an interactive and engaging experience so we needn’t feel awkward about asking delicate or probing questions.
If,however,anyone prefers to be less involved they can just enjoy the evening as an eyewitness.
Whilst being entertained, we will enjoy a carvery,(or vegetarian option) with a choice from four meats & trimmings. Followed by a choice of desserts; cheese and biscuits; coffee/tea.
At the end of the evening we will be invited by a Detective Inspector to help solve the murder. After the entries have been handed in, the Inspector will read from his police report to establish the killer.
A prize will be awarded to the entry that was correct – or sometimes close enough.
The cost for this entertaining evening plus meal is £20 per person.
Timings 7 – 10.30pm approximately.
More details to follow.
To reserve a ticket please contact either Jackie
Spencer or Jo Kitchen for your tickets.
**Tickets are limited so reserve early to avoid disappointment**
See poster attachment.

Sat Jun 11th Glenfield Fete
Wed Jul 13th Canal Boat Trip

Contact - Viv & Stuart Galloway
Sat Sep 17th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Sun Sep 18th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Other Events
Tue Mar 22nd Newtown Linford Gardening Club are again holding a celebrity evening in our village.
On Tuesday March 22nd we will hear a talk from Andy McIndoe, the flamboyant Managing Director of Hillier's Nurseries.
As you may know Hillier's have won gold at Chelsea for 70 successive years, making them the most successful entrant at the show. Hillier's must be the most famous Garden Nursery in the country and we are delighted that he is coming to us.
It should be an excellent evening and we offer visitors a chance to share this experience.
He will be talking bout creating a shrub garden.

We would again like to invite you and your members to come and join us on this occasion.
As before we will be charging £10 for a ticket and these may be obtained from the secretary at the above w-mail account or by telephone at 1530 42452 or by sending a cheque made payable to Newtown Linford Gardening Club and an s.a.e. to 32 Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HH
David Couling
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon Feb 22nd Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Mar 14th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
Mon Mar 28th No session today - Easter Monday
Mon Apr 11th Glenfield Library
2pm - 3.30pm
(last session of 6)
Discussion Group
Thu Feb 18th The EU - In or out?
Pat and Gordon's
Thu Mar 17th Religious symbols in everyday life
Sally's home
Thu Apr 21st How we perceive our bodies and the bodies of others
Venue - tba
Thu May 19th What is the role of taxation?
Venue - tba
Thu Jun 16th The changing roles of women and men
Venue - tba
Thu Jul 21st Entertainment - is it as good as it used to be? Venue - tba
Ethnic Eating 2
Tue Mar 1st At 19:30 hrs. Lucy has arranged for us to go to "TATRA".
It’s a Czecho-Slovak restaurant. (See website below)
Address:- 1 Newport Place, Northampton Street.
There is a car park just around the corner in Dover Street.

They are going to provide us with three courses for £15.
Film Club
Wed Feb 10th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Mar 9th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Apr 13th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed May 11th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Jun 8th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Jul 13th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Aug 10th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Sep 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Oct 12th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Nov 9th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Dec 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Folk Music Appreciation
Fri Aug 19th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sat Aug 20th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sun Aug 21st Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Gardening
Wed Mar 2nd The Woodland Trust & Willesley Wood - talk by Ian Retson.
10am Ratby Sports club.
Wed Apr 6th Oadby Botanical garden - 11am
Wed May 4th Sulby Gardens, Sulby, Northants NN6 6EZ.
11am
Wed Jun 1st Goadby Marwood Hall, LE14 4LN.
11am
Wed Jul 6th Ridgewold Farm, Wymeswold, LE12 6UN
11am
Thu Aug 4th

Cottesbrooke, NN6 8PF
2pm
** note change of time and day **

Wed Sep 7th Donington-le-Heath
TBA
Wed Oct 5th The Four seasons, a Year in the Flower garden - a talk by speaker Stuart Dixon.
Wed Nov 2nd Planning meeting for 2017.
10am Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 7th Christmas lunch
TBA
History
Fri Mar 4th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri Apr 1st 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri May 6th 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Natural History
Wed Mar 2nd Talk on the Woodland Trust and Willesley Wood - Ratby Sports club.
Tue Mar 15th Hicks Lodge & Willesley Wood
Fri Apr 1st Pitsford Water
Thu Apr 21st Priors Coppice
Wed May 4th Launde Big Wood
Tue May 17th Cloud Wood
Fri Jun 3rd Ketton Quarry
Mon Jun 20th Lyndon Reserve (Rutland Water)
Wed Jul 6th Browns Hill Quarry
Thu Jul 21st Lea Meadows
Fri Aug 12th Diamond Jubilee Wood, Normanton
Tue Aug 23rd Charnwood Lodge
Mon Sep 19th Cossington Meadows
Thu Oct 20th Calke Park
Tue Nov 15th Watermead North
Mon Dec 12th Swithland Reservoir
Walking 1
Mon Feb 22nd 9.45am Swithland woods car park (opp Severn Trent water).
Parking is £1.
Venue for lunch to be decided.
Walking 3
Mon Feb 15th The next walk on the above date will be around Staunton Harold. We have done this walk before but I think the snowdrops should be out in Dimminsdale woods en route!(hopefully)

We can begin at the Ferrers Arms in Lount, and lunch there also, but if anyone wants a shorter walk, join in at Staunton Harold car park and walk around the grounds. This walk has some stiles and a steep climb up from the reservoir back into Staunton Harold’s grounds, also will be muddy over the fields back to the Ferrers Arms.

Meet at 9.45am in the car park at the Ferrers Arms or approx 10.30am at Staunton Harold car park for the shorter walk. If the weather is really bad we can all do the shorter walk, but I will let you know nearer the time.

Please let me know if you are walking + lunching, or just walking, and where you want to walk from.
Walking Through Time (2)
Wed Feb 17th Welcome to the inaugural walk of the above group.
The walk will take place on Wednesday 17th February starting at 10.30 a.m from the Bradgate Arms car park in Cropston village.
We have sent an email to everyone who has expressed an interest in this new group.

PLEASE note all walks after this one will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

We have looked at a number of local walks in our area but have found that due to the recent heavy rain many paths either across ploughed fields or close to streams in low lying areas are either flooded or very muddy.
With the above in mind and the fact that we are unaware of individual's walking experiences, we selected a walk that avoids as far as possible low lying areas and is made up mainly of well , established paths, some of which are tarmac.

The walk is approximately 4 miles in length with planned stopping places to take in views and find out more about the history of the area.
The walk begins in the village of Cropston and circles through Bradgate Park and we hope as many as possible will join us for lunch afterwards in the Bradgate Arms. (You can find the menu on the website www.bradgatearmspub.co.uk)
The pub is easy to find in the village. If coming from Anstey on entering the village you will come to a crossroads with a tutor style black and white house on the corner. Turn right onto Station Road and it is approximately 100 yards on the right hand side.

Please let us know only if you are coming and also if you are staying for lunch afterwards.

Please note as per Michael's recent email we need to find another volunteer to take on the role of deputy as cover for us when we are not available. Unfortunately we are not available for the March walk.

Gill and Alan Carr
Writers
Fri Feb 12th Meet at Sue Newman's home, 2 pm. Kate Burrows expects to join us and talk about illustrations for the anthology. Please have a think about the editing process, and bring your latest offerings.

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