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 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 Sep 9th Jewellery Party.
7.30pm at Groby Village hall.
Jewellery party and demonstration by Nita Kimberlin of Copelands Designs.
All welcome.
Raffle prize will be a piece of jewellery of your choice.
(Organised by the Groby Co-Operative Women's group).
Wed Sep 23rd U3A members who went on the boat trip in July will know that Peter Le Marchant is a charity that runs canal boat trips for disabled, disadvantaged and community groups. Like every charity it has to raise funds and I thought members might like to support them at the following event.

Debenhams Personal Shopping Team are holding a Fashion Show and the Peter Le Marchant Trust are the Charity for the Evening.

Tickets are £5 each and are available from Peter Le Marchant Trust via U3A member Viv Galloway.
It is a fun evening and you will have the full access to the store after the Show (open until 10.00pm) with discounts.
To date we are having a good response so those who want tickets please let me know as soon as possible.

I hope members will be able to join the fun and support this event.

Regards,
Viv Galloway - vivienne.galloway@gmail.com
Thu Oct 8th Glenfield "Antiques Roadshow"
2pm - St Peter's church centre, Glenfield

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: WE WILL NOW BE MEETING IN THE CHURCH

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
Sun Nov 15th Quiz night
7.30pm
Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby
£4 per person.
Buffet & bar.
1st prize £36 - 2nd prize £24
Contact Gill Tapping for tickets - gilltapping@aol.com
Fri Nov 20th Skittles night
7.30pm - Newbold Verdon WMC
107 Main Street, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9NP

£4.50 per person (includes light refreshment)
Bar available.

Numbers limited to reserve tickets contact Jo Kitchen
Thu Dec 17th "Christmas Entertainment" with the Soar Valley Tellers

2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Mon Jan 4th New Year Luncheon
Members of the all the walking groups, strollers, walk & talk, bird watching
Invited to a New Year Luncheon at

1.00 pm
Forest Hills Golf Club
Markfield Lane, 
Botcheston,LE9 9FH

Two course meal
Main & Dessert - £12 per person
Bar available.
£5 deposit required before 31st December 2015

Contact Gill Tapping - gilltapping@aol.com
Workshops
Tue Oct 13th Regional Workshop for Treasurer & Groups' Co-ordinators.
Loughbrough Town Hall
For more details see East Midlands U3A link
Other Events
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.
Badminton
Thu Sep 3rd NO BADMINTON TODAY
Thu Sep 10th NO BADMINTON TODAY
Thu Oct 1st Beaumont Leys Leisure Centre - 3pm
Thu Oct 8th Beaumont Leys Leisure centre - 2pm
Bird Watching/Natural History
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
Discussion Group
Thu Sep 17th British Culture.
What is it and what is the influence of British Culture.
Venue: Christine's home in Groby
Thu Oct 15th Drugs - what should we pay for them?
Venue: Gill's home at Thornton.
Thu Nov 19th Assisted dying - what are the limits?
Venue: Anne's home at Markfield
Thu Dec 17th NO MEETING THIS MONTH.
Thu Jan 21st What is the role of Welfare?
Venue: Sheila's home in Anstey.
Film Club
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 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 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 Sep 6th The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Vintage Bus Running Day
Meet - 2pm Abbey Pumping Station.

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.
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 )
Sun Sep 27th Foxton Locks - Sunday 27th September.
Meeting at the car park in Glenfield at 11am and having lunch while we are out or a picnic if the weather seems good.
If the weather forecast nearer the time looks bad I will suggest an alternative.
Contact Pat Humphreys
Sun Nov 1st Bradgate Park. Elke Rohn has organised this event, the walk will cover the history and natural history of the park, including a visit and talk in the ruins of Bradgate House. A maximum of 30 people can attend, the more we have up to 30 the cheaper it will be, at this time we can say it will not be more than £3-00 each, Elke has already paid out for this and to make the numbers up we will open it up to the whole of Glenfield U3A at the next meeting on 27th August, so, to be sure of a place please email Elke before the 27th if you are going to this - (elke.rohn2014@gmail.com )
The walk will start from the Newtown Linford entrance at 13-30, and will go ahead regardless of the weather, suitable clothing should be worn.
Luncheon
Tue Sep 8th Stamford Arms, Groby.

Organisers - Beryl & Bernie Kimberlin
Wed Sep 9th Stamford Arms, Groby.

Organisers - Beryl & Bernie Kimberlin
Tue Oct 13th Grove Farm Pub, Grove Farm Triangle

Organiser - Jan Sabley
Wed Oct 14th Grove Farm Pub, Grove Farm Triangle

Organiser - Jan Sabley
Wed Dec 9th Luncheon group Christmas meal.
Anyone interested please contact Peter Knill.
Suggestions for venue welcome.
Walking 3
Mon Sep 7th Meet at the 'Black Horse', Aylestone village.
9.45am for a 10am start.
Parking is on the roads round about or Marsden Lane car park off Lutterworth Rd (LE2 8LR).

Lunch at the Black Horse.
Writers
Fri Sep 11th Please bring a piece of writing of your choice and/or a poem or story showcasing an aspect of your working life.
Venue to be advised.

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