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 Jul 23rd NOTE - CHANGE OF VENUE
2pm Memorial Hall, Stamford St, Glenfield

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust (with bus)

Members are requested to provide cakes for sale to raise money for The Baby Loss Appeal.
Thu Aug 27th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield

Afternoon tea served at the table with a game of Call my Bluff.
(Refreshments - free)
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
Wed Jul 22nd Canal boat trip - £20 per head including lunch & 5 hour boat trip, from Loughborough.

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

PETER LE MARCHANT TRUST
Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough, LE11 2NS
Telephone – 01509 265590
Fri Jul 24th

60's night is here again....by popular demand.
** Only a few tickets left for sale ** (8.6.15)

Sounds of the 60's will be playing at Ratby Sports Club.

Tickets £10 per head (inc of refreshment).
Tickets available from Dennis Walker (Treasurer)at the monthly meetings.

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
Workshops
Tue Oct 13th Regional Workshop for Treasurer & Groups' Co-ordinators.
Loughbrough Town Hall
For more details see East Midlands U3A link
Other Events
Sat Jul 18th Jazz in the Gardens
12md - 3.30pm Belvoir Lodge, Grantham, NG32 1PA.

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful private gardens of Belvoir Lodge.
Hosted by Her Grace, Frances, the Dowager Duchess of Rutland.

To raise funds for VISTA
Tickets £5 (under 5's free).

Contact VISTA fundraising team on 0116 2498801 or email fundraising@vistablind.org.uk
Wed Jul 29th Regional Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

Discover the links between
Sleep, Memory and Ageing
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.
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
Mon Jul 20th Cotgrave Wood
Fri Aug 7th Conkers
Wed Aug 19th Charnwood Lodge
Fri Sep 18th Hicks Lodge
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
Ethnic Eating 2
Wed Jul 15th Passage to India, Anstey - 7pm.
£15 per head.
Film Club
Wed Jul 8th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Summer Holiday'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Aug 12th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Shadowlands'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

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
Fri Jul 17th Member Kay Blaylock has invited the gardening group to visit her garden at 2pm on Friday 17th July in Newtown Linford (contact Susan West for full address).
There will be tea and cakes.
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 Jul 12th Cream tea at Rearsby
Contact - Linda Cooper
Sun Jul 26th Barbecue
Contact Sheila Burnage for more info.
Sun Aug 9th Pride & Prejudice
Bradgate Park
Gates open 4.30pm
Luncheon
Tue Jul 14th The Gynsills - midday

Contact Peter Knill
Wed Jul 15th The Gynsills - midday

Contact Peter Knill
Photography
Tue Jul 14th 2pm at 15 Glenfield Frith Dr
Subject rust & decay.
Sun Jul 19th Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Rd, Leicester LE4 5PX. Meet at 11am.
An opportunity to use your cameras and capture some of the wonderful city heritage.
Free parking.
Refreshments available in the Space Centre.
Strollers
Wed Jul 15th Note change of date.
Details of stroll to be advised.
Walking 3
Mon Jul 6th Meet at 9.45am for 10am start
Sutton Cheney Wharf - (CV13 0AL)
For a walk along the canal to Shenton
Refreshment stop at Whitemoors antique centre in Shenton (note - muddy boots not allowed in the cafe).
Onto the Ambion Way towards Dadlington then back along the canal to the cafe at the wharf.
This walk was 5.08 miles.
If it looks like being a nice day we could extend it by walking from the Wharf to KR111 visitor centre then onto Shenton station (refreshment stop)then into Shenton past Shenton Hall and onto Whitemoors - that would probably make it nearer 7 miles and make more of a day of it.
Mon Jul 20th Proposed day walk in Derbyshire.
9 miles.
Jeff Madder leading.
Walking before and after lunch.
Walk starts outside Youlgreave village (car park available).
There are some uphill climbs.
Walking 4 (Challenging)
Fri Jul 24th Details to be advised.
Writers
Fri Jul 10th Next meeting at Gail Nunn's home.

There will be a short planning meeting, followed by sharing of writing and ideas.
Yoga
Wed Jul 8th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
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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