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 Sep 25th 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Arctic Experience - Val Williams

++ Note - all members are asked to bring and buy cakes - proceeds to Macmillan ++
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
Thu Jan 22nd 2015 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Belly Dance: Exploding the Myths - Roxanne Dinsdale
Social Events
Sat Oct 4th 2014 Barn Dance with Ploughman's Supper

Live music by "3 around 3".

7.30pm Saturday 4th October.

Venue: St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield. LE3 8DP

(Please bring your own drinks).

Tickets only £10 - please contact Angela Barbour Tel: 0116 3191426
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 3rd 2014 Sleep Memory Workshop.
Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre.
(download file for further information)
Fri Oct 24th 2014 Regional Workshop
Constitution and Committees

Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG32 3HJ

More info to follow
Other Events
Fri Oct 10th 2014 Leicester & Rutland Network presents: 'U3A' at Snibston
10am x 5pm
Tickets £10.50 including afternoon tea.
Wed Oct 22nd 2014 Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.
Visit 2.00pm,Weds 22nd October

We have arranged a guided tour to see the backstage workings at the “Concordia Theatre”, Hinckley.

The tour will last approximately two hours and will appeal if you have an interest in theatre and performance or just want to see behind the scenes.

There is good access for those with limited mobility & refreshments are available.

Whilst there is no charge for the visit, a small donation would be in order, maybe £1 - £2 per person.

Please contact Gail Nunn for further information,
Tel 0116 2314895 or email
Tue Nov 4th 2014 Roadshow: New Members Meeting and Group Leaders' Lunch

Venue, Scout Headquarters, Stamford Street

Details to follow
Art Appreciation
Wed Sep 24th 2014 The first meeting of the Art Appreciation group will be on the 24th September at 10am.
Members of the group will bring a piece of artwork to talk about to get us all started.
It could be something you like or even dislike or would like to find out more about, any reason really. Anything we can discuss.
The meeting will be at Sheila’s home address - 31 Falcon Road, Anstey LE7 7FY. I’ll be driving and am happy to give lifts (I live at the top of Western Park) – perhaps we could even car share if we are to meet in different houses, another thing to discuss at the meeting.
Christine Silvester
0116 299 1656 Mobile 07981 625 848
Bird Watching/Natural History
Tue Sep 30th 2014 Meet 10am Bagworth Heath car park.
Bagworth Heath Woodland.
If you are unfamiliar with the area it comprises a mix of grassland and woodland created on the site of the old Desford Colliery. At this time of year I don't anticipate that there will be a great deal of bird activity, but nonetheless it should be a pleasant woodland walk of about 3 miles.

I had originally suggested this as an afternoon walk , but I would like to change that to the morning, and I suggest we meet at 10am in the Bagworth Heath car park which is about 20 minutes drive from Glenfield. Go through Kirby Muxloe on the Desford Road, and at Newtown Unthank turn right and drive through Botcheston. Continue through Merrylees and follow the brown signs to the car park which is to the right of the road, a mile or so before Bagworth village.

If anyone is interested in a pub lunch after the walk we could go to the Greyhound at Botcheston.
Mon Sep 22nd 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
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
Days Out
Sat Dec 13th 2014 Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Please contact Carol Knill if you would like to go. Tel 0116 2919464.

Cost of £59 per person for the coach and show.
Ethnic Eating
Wed Oct 1st 2014 Turkish Restaurant
Contact Michael Barbour - groups co-ordinator for further information.
Film Club
Wed Oct 8th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Remains of the Day

Contact Malcolm Gray
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 Oct 1st 2014 Haddonstone Show Gardens

Haddonstone Limited,
The Forge House,
East Haddon,
Telephone: 01604 770711

At East Haddon in Northamptonshire, England, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens and an interior showroom where many of the cast stone designs shown on this web site can be viewed in their proper setting.

The gardens and showroom are normally open to visitors from Monday to Friday - public holidays and Christmas period excepted - between the hours of 9am and 5pm when no appointment is necessary. Brown tourism signs guide visitors to the gardens from the A428. The show gardens also have occasional openings as part of the NGS charity scheme.
Wed Nov 5th 2014 See Social Events - Speaker Mike Dunnett at Ratby Sports Club
Wed Dec 3rd 2014 Christmas lunch
Thu Oct 9th 2014 The 1914 Christmas Truce - Peter Cousins
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 Sep 30th 2014 11am - Watermead Park (meet in the car park near the new Sainsburys)
Wed Oct 8th 2014 One Man 2 Guvnors
The Curve Theatre, Leicester.

BEST NEW PLAY Critics’ Circle Award, Evening Standard Award

Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Take a look at the One Man, Two Guvnors merchandise range.

‘Comic perfection. What are you waiting for? Book Now!’
Daily Telegraph, March 2012

‘Of all the feelgood shows in London, this is the funniest.’
Sunday Times, March 2012

‘The funniest show in the western world,’
Daily Mail

‘Forget your cares at the funniest show in town.’
Daily Telegraph
Walk & Talk Group
The next Walk and Talk meeting is on Tuesday September 23rd starting at 1.30pm.
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 we are having a light lunch there on Tuesday (sandwiches and a coffee). So please join us any time after 12.30pm. Unfortunately the pub closes at 3pm but The Wheel Inn in Ticknell is open all day for a drink afterwards.
Mon Sep 22nd 2014 9.45am meet at the Fieldhead, Markfield
Alan & Beryl leading.
Lunch at the Fieldhead
Walking 2
Wed Oct 15th 2014 Beaumont Leys area.
Details tba
Fri Oct 10th 2014 We will be catching up with progress on members' individual projects and looking at contributions in prose or poetry on any subject with a single word title beginning with "a". Venue tba

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