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
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
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 – tel: 07775160060
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 -
Fri Apr 28th 60's Night (proposed)
Details to follow.
Other Events
Fri Feb 17th
→Sat Feb 18th
UK's biggest exhibition for the fab over-50s is back in town!


The 50+ Show is the UK's largest exhibition for the over 50s and it's coming back to The NEC on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February, promising a fabulous day out with a fantastic range of features.
From 9.30am to 4.30pm each day, this will be an unmissable extravaganza that will showcase the best that life has to offer.


The 50+ Show boasts an interesting line up of exhibitors and features for active people who want to get the most out of life – whatever your age.
Alongside expert advice and seminars on investments, health and travel, visitors can enjoy a range of activities and attractions from cookery theatre, craft making to dance classes, with every encouragement to join in or discover something new.

The Main Stage and Dancefloor area is going to get you on the move with music and entertainment.
For visitors passionate about exercise or dance, there will be daily keep fit and dance sessions.
This is the perfect opportunity to get out there and have fun – and be ready to discover abilities and passions you didn't know you had.
The 50 + Show is all about opportunity and fun, so come along and join in.

What are you waiting for? Get your free tickets now!

For more information about The 50+ Show, visit
Discussion Group
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
Wed Feb 1st Gardens visited by group members.
10am Ratby Sports Club.
Wed Mar 1st Talk by Sue Blaxland.
10am Ratby Sports Club.
Wed Apr 5th Visit to Woodlands Nursery.
(Behind the scenes nursery tour).
Meet Jamie Downes, wholesale Nursery Manager at 11am.

Woodlands Nursery, Ashby Road, Stapleton, LE9 8JE
Wed May 3rd Visit to Anne Kitchen's garden.
(Time to be confirmed).
Charity donation payable.
Wed Jun 7th Visit to Sue and John Osborn's garden - Barraca.
Meet 10.30am.
Donation £7 to include refreshments.
Thu Jun 15th Plant swap evening.
(Marilyn and Alan's).
Meet 7pm.
Bring plants and a small plate of food and/or drink.
Wed Jul 5th Visit to Yvonne and Andrew Dickson.
Meet 10.30am.
Charity donation and coffee and cake.
Wed Aug 2nd Ryton Organic gardens.
Meet 11am.
Cost £3.50 (free for Garden Organic and RHS members).

Wolston Lane, Ryton, Coventry, CV8 3LG.
Wed Sep 6th Stoneywell
Meet (? tba) in the car park.
£8 - free to members.

Ulverscroft, Leics LE67 9QE.
Wed Oct 4th Lynne Watson (speaker).
The Witch's Garden.
Ratby Sports club
Wed Nov 1st Planning meeting.
10am - Ratby Sports club.
Wed Nov 1st Planning meeting.
10am - Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 6th Xmas lunch - tba
Lazy Days and Sundays
Sun Jan 22nd Women in the Great War - a talk by Cynthia Brown
Sunday 22nd January at 2pm

Charge for talk - £3
Refreshments available.

Contact: - Sue Thorburn
Sun Jan 22nd La La Land at The Phoenix cinema on Sunday 22nd at 1610 and then out for a bite to eat, if anyone would like to join us, for the film and/or food, you would be most welcome.

If you are joining us you may want to book a ticket for the film, as you probably know, The Phoenix isn't a very big place.
The cost is £6.90 for senior citizens.
Suggest we meet in the foyer at 1545 as seat allocation cannot pre-booked.

Contact:- Linda Cooper
Mon Jan 23rd
→Thu Jan 26th
Five day holiday in Southport.
Thu Feb 9th The Little Theatre in Leicester is putting on "Sleuth", would you like to be included to see this play ?
Tickets are £13-00 each that's a concession price.
If you would like to join us you will need to get your payment to Pat Humphreys or myself (Peter) not later than 22nd January, please contact us so we know if you are dropping money off.
Tue Feb 14th Millionaires Night, arranged by Rita Morley at her house.
This was a great event last year and I am sure that this years event will be even better.
As before, its evening dress for the ladies and black tie for the gentlemen, starting at 7-30pm.
The roulette wheel will be in use again ( chips supplied ) and a Chilli will be serve, ( please let Rita know if you have special requirements ), a small charge will be made to cover the cost of food.
Plus, please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Please let Rita know as soon as possible if you will be going.
Tue Feb 28th Jeff Madders has offered to host a Pancake Party again on Tuesday 28th February, to be held at Jeff's house starting at 7-00pm, please note it will be for a maximum of 10 people.

Please let Jeff know if you are going ( ).
Sat Jun 3rd Chris Beange is hosting a charity event in aid of Sound Cafe, this will be at her home.
Besides a live band there will be a barbecue.
Details about the day will follow including how to apply for tickets.
Sat Jun 24th
→Tue Jun 27th
Holiday in Criccieth. (Fully booked)
Wed Jul 12th Ashby Canal.
10.30am x 6pm
Boats Badger & Mole hired for the day for members to cruise the Ashby Canal.

12 places available per boat - cost £12 per person.

Contact: - Gill Tapping
Fri Aug 4th
→Sat Aug 5th
Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Fully booked)
Natural History
Wed Feb 8th Talk by Noel Morgan, Photographer and Naturalist – Birds visiting his garden at Willoughby Waterleys.

Wednesday, 8th February – 2.30 at Park House, Glenfield. This is the Council Office behind the Memorial Hall.

There’s no charge for this, apart perhaps for a cup of tea.
Theatre & Cultural Outings
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.
Fri Feb 10th
→Fri Feb 17th
The Wedding Singer (Musical)
The Curve
Mon Mar 20th
→Fri Mar 24th
The Play that Goes Wrong (Play)
The Curve
Tue Apr 4th
→Fri Apr 7th
Chess (Musical)
Loughborough Town Hall
Sat Apr 29th The Elvis Years (Musical)
Loughborough Town Hall
Tue May 2nd
→Fri May 12th
Barnham (Musical)
Concordia, Hinckley
Tue May 16th
→Sat May 20th
Red Shoes (Ballet)
The Curve
Wed May 31st
→Fri Jun 16th
Kiss Me Kate (Musical Comedy)
Kilworth Theatre
Thu Jun 8th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Sat Jun 10th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Mon Jul 3rd
→Sat Jul 22nd
Miss Saigon (Musical)
The Curve
Wed Aug 16th Top Hat (Musical)
Kilworth Theatre

Aug 16th - Sept 16th
Mon Oct 16th Blood Brothers (Musical)
De Montfort Hall

Oct 16th - Oct 21st
Walking 1
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 through Time
Tue Jan 24th Birstall

Leader - Jo
Tue Feb 28th Belgrave

Leader - Christine
Tue Mar 28th Kirby Muxloe

Leader - Gill
Tue Apr 25th TBA

Leader - Elke
Tue May 23rd TBA
Tue Jun 27th TBA

Leaders Jackie & Roy
Tue Jul 25th TBA
Tue Aug 22nd TBA

Leader - Judith
Tue Sep 26th TBA
Tue Oct 24th Market Bosworth area

Tue Nov 28th TBA
Tue Dec 26th No meeting

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