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 Apr 23rd Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mandy Haythorne - 'Troop Aid'
Thu May 28th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Mike Winfield - 'Friends of Chernobyl Children'
Thu Jun 25th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Rev Paul Sinclair - 'Motorcycle Funerals'
Thu Jul 23rd NOTE - CHANGE OF VENUE
2pm Memorial Hall, Stamford St, Glenfield

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust (with bus)
Thu Aug 27th Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church centre, Glenfield

Strawberry cream tea and Call my Bluff.
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

Subject to be confirmed
Social Events
Wed Jul 22nd Note - change of date

Canal boat trip - (£20 per head including lunch & 5 hour boat trip - to be confirmed).
Loughborough.

PETER LE MARCHANT TRUST
Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough, LE11 2NS
Telephone – 01509 265590
Day trips
Symphony is designed and equipped to take all groups of disabled and/or seriously ill people on day trips, including those in wheelchairs. Serenade (pictured), her sister boat, is also used for day trips when not employed in taking a group on a four-night holiday.

Both boats take a maximum of 26 people (including carers) and have:

Very large toilet and shower areas, allowing room for carers and for total privacy.
Hydraulic lift for easy access to forward deck.
Telephone.
Medical equipment, including an extensive first aid case and resuscitation equipment.
A galley, normally only used by the boat’s own Volunteer crew for making hot and cold drinks etc. However there is a full-size fridge for the storage of medicines etc., and room for groups to leave their lunches on arrival.
Intercom system, radio cassette and CD player.
Sliding hatches in the roof for sunny days. The foredeck is large and easily accessible to all disabled people in wheelchairs.
The cabin floor is fully carpeted to provide a warm non-slip surface.
Radiators throughout for central heating when required.
All windows are low level for easy viewing.
Extra knee blankets provided.
A non-smoking environment.

Initial interest please email to glenfieldu3a@aol.com
Fri Jul 24th By popular demand ........

60's night is here again.
Sounds of the 60's will be playing at Ratby Sports Club.

Tickets available soon.
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)

For more information contact committee member - Judith Harriman
Other Events
Wed Apr 22nd 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Thu Apr 23rd 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Fri Apr 24th Ratby Local History Group are meeting at 7.30pm in Ratby Village Hall for a talk by Richard Buckley on "The Discovery of Richard 111".
Fri Apr 24th 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Sat Apr 25th 7.30pm 22/4/15 - 25/4/15

The Markfield and Thornton Theatre Group presents ...

"Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb" - comedy thriller.

Adults £5
Concessions £5

Tickets available - Norms corner shop, Main St, Thornton.
Wed Jul 29th Regional Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

Discover the links between
Sleep, Memory and Ageing
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.
Wed Nov 11th 10.30am - 1pm - Glenfield U3A Roadshow - Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

(Date to be confirmed)
Wed Nov 18th 10.30am - 1pm - Glenfield U3A Roadshow - Scout Hut, Stamford Street, Glenfield.

(Date to be confirmed)
Bird Watching/Natural History
Tue Mar 31st Fineshade Wood
Fri Apr 17th Brandon Marsh
Thu Apr 30th Outwoods
Fri May 8th Hambleton Peninsular
Mon May 18th Launde Wood
Tue Jun 2nd Cloud Wood
Wed Jun 17th Herberts Meadow
Thu Jul 2nd Browns Hill Quarry
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
Discussion Group
Thu Apr 16th Topic of discussion -
"Do we live in a democracy"
Film Club
Wed Apr 8th 1030am - The Phoenix
'My Father the Hero'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed May 13th 1030am - The Phoenix
'A Taste of Honey' - 1961
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
Wed Jun 10th 1030am - The Phoenix
'Pride & Prejudice'
Cost £4.60 (includes tea/coffee)

Contact Malcolm Gray
mjgray220@gmail.com or 0116 2714402
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
Wed Apr 1st Proposed visit to Stoneywell, Ulverscroft.
Details tbc
Group Booking form on Link.
Thu Apr 30th BBC Radio Leicester's Gardening Programme

Down To Earth

7pm
at ADHD Solutions
St Gabriel's Centre
Kerrysdale Ave, Leicester LE4 7GH

Free entry
Light refreshments on sale
Raffle

Submit your question by email to Suzanne Storer by 17th March .... Email: Suzanne.storer@o2.co.uk
Wed May 6th Proposed visit to Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Daventry, Northampton NN6 8Pf

http://www.cottesbrooke.co.uk
Sat May 9th Plant Hunter Fair - Donington Le Heath Manor House

www.doningtonleheath.com
Sat May 16th Elmesthorpe Village Hall

Annual Plant Sale
Wed Jun 3rd 11am - Visit to Whatton Gardens, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5BG

http://www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk/home
Sun Jun 14th Thornton Open Gardens

1pm - 5pm
Wed Jul 1st 11am - Visit to Hill Close Gardens, Bread and Meat Close
Warwick CV34 6HF
Tel: 01926 493339
http://www.hillclosegardens.com
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
Wed Nov 4th 10am - Ratby Sports Club, Desford Lane, Ratby.

Topic - Art in the Garden.
Wed Dec 2nd Gardening group luncheon - tba
German for Beginners
Tue Apr 7th Please prepare vocabulary and phrases from Section 5 of "Talk German" for a question and answer session.
To be held 2.00 pm at Angela and Michael's home.
History
Fri Apr 3rd Easter Friday - no meeting
Fri May 1st 10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
'Leicester in the Age of the Trams Part 2 : The Electric Age'
John Lessells
Fri Jun 5th To be confirmed.
Fri Jul 3rd Visit to Stoneywell
Luncheon
Tue Apr 14th 12md at the Lancaster Arms, Desford.
Special lunchtime menu provided on condition that a drink is purchased.

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Wed Apr 15th 12md at the Lancaster Arms, Desford.
Special lunchtime menu provided on condition that a drink is purchased.

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Tue May 12th 12md at the Nags Head, Glenfield

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Wed May 13th 12md at the Nags Head, Glenfield

Please contact Peter Knill (0116 2919464)
Photography
Sun Apr 19th Sunday 19th April: meet at Belton House for the Horse Trials & lots of other entertaining & photogenic activities.

(Tickets Normal price £20 – reduced to £7.50 for advanced on line booking with a valid National Trust membership card on the day)
Fri Apr 24th Friday 24th April: meeting 2.30pm at Michael & Angela's house Sports Road, Glenfield
Walking
Mon Apr 13th 9.45am - meet in the car park of the church at Peckleton (Church Rd) for the walk from Peckleton to Desford.
Luncheon venue to be decided.
Yoga
Wed Apr 8th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7. 7AG
Wed Apr 22nd 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed May 13th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed May 27th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jun 10th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jun 24th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jul 8th 2pm - 3.30pm Glenfield Sports Pavilion, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG
Wed Jul 22nd 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 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