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 October 2017.

A great way to learn more about our U3A. Lots to see and lively chat. You will be made very welcome.

Dates for your Diary
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 Note the change of venue as St Peters Hall will be closed for maintenance

Monthly meeting - Memorial Hall
Doors open 1.45pm

Fire Safety with a Smile Bill Wells
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 19th Renewals Meetings

Date for your diary with a similar format as last year. Details nearer the date.
Thu Oct 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Pat Hall - 'Life can be funny!'
Thu Dec 21st Christmas Event

Date for your diary more details nearer the date
Thu Jun 15th Visit to National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

Tickets £3 for Walking Tour

Meet at 10.30am for 11am Service, followed at 11.30am by Walking Tour.

Contact Sue Bicknell -
Social Events
Fri Nov 17th Fun Casino Night at Birstall Golf Club.
Details TBA later.
Fri Dec 8th 7.30pm - at Thornton Community Centre - a 'Friday Festive Folk' Night with one of the UK's foremost folk groups - Govannen. A date for your diary - more details nearer thr time.
Other Events
Fri Jun 2nd
→Sun Jun 4th
You might be interested in a 1940's War Time event at Great Central Railway. See 1940\'s Event for further information.
Sat Jun 17th 7.30pm - Thornton Village quiz night at Thornton Community Centre.
£6 per person. Cash prizes. Buffet. 13 card bingo.
All U3A members welcome. Contact Gill Tapping for tickets
(This is not a U3A event - this quiz is on behalf of the Thornton Community Centre)
Sun Jul 2nd Tea with a Twist – Launde Abbey
Celtic music at its very best over a delicious cream tea in the grounds of Launde Abbey
Marquee cover available or bring your own gazebo
2.30pm – 5.30pm (music from 3pm). Launde lunches available from 1pm.
£10 per person in advance or £12 on the day (includes scone with jam and cream, and tea, coffee or squash). Contact the venue if you are interested.
Fri Jul 21st Go Ukulele Crazy!!! A fund raiser for The Millennium Green. 7-00pm on Friday 21st July at St Peters. Tickets £5 and can be ordered over the phone 0116 2991868 or 0116 2879705
Sun Aug 20th Acoustic and Folk Music Picnic in Bradgate Park
Hosted by Bradgate Park Trust
Start time 12midday
Entrance to the Ruins is from 11am via the East Gate nearest the Visitor Centre side of the Ruins. Ruins close 8.15pm
Tickets per person (under 13s free) £7.50 (Early bird until August 1st £5)
Pre-booking is recommended and tickets are available to purchase from Visitor Centre, Conservatory Tearoom shop and (please note booking fee applies with seetickets)
Mon Aug 28th Countryside Fair – Beacon Hill
9am – 5pm
This is a great day out in stunning scenery at Beacon Hill. Govannen have played at the Fair for the past few years. The fair this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Cointact site for further information
Thu Nov 30th Another Ukulele event at DeMontfort Hall. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are playing at 7-30pm on 30th November. Tickets £23 direct from DeMontford Hall box office
Thu Jun 8th Summer Fun Ride

June Randall and Heather Massey will lead a GENTLE traffic free ride from Watermead Meadow Lane Car Park, Birstall LE4 4PD. The ride will depart at 10-30am in search of coffee and cake. All members are welcome.

For further information contact June Randall via the link on the Cycle Group page.
Discussion Group
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 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.
Sat Jun 24th Specialist Plant Fair at Bosworth Battlefield
10am - 4pm £1 for Plant Fair ( parking, exhibition entry cost extra )
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.
Sun Aug 6th The Donington Le Heath Manor House plant fair is back. See

Saturday 6th August 2017
Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to fair, gardens and grounds £1.00.
Wed Sep 6th Stoneywell
Meet (? tba) in the car park.
£8 - free to National Trust 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 Dec 6th Xmas lunch - tba
Lazy Days and Sundays
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)
Science & Tehnology
Tue Jun 20th Cellular Biology by George Lange
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Jul 18th History of Television by Peter Benson
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Aug 15th History of Telecommunications by Gordon Mead
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Sep 19th How we built the Mountsorrel Railway by Pat Neal
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Oct 17th Ice Patrol by Michael Davies
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Nov 21st Bridges by Bernard Robinson
2pm Community Room Beaumont Leys
Tue Dec 19th TBA
Tue Jun 13th Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre
(Granite Coffee Shop)
Swithland Lane, Mountsorrel LE7 7SJ
Tue Jul 11th Bradgate Park
Meet at car park Roecliffe Rd, Cropston (near reservoir
Tue Aug 8th TBA
Tue Sep 12th Wistow Rural Centre
Kibworth Rd. Wistow LE8 0QF
Meet at Rural Centre car park
(if going into maze payment is required
Tue Oct 10th Glenfield Railway walk - details to follow
Tue Nov 14th Leicester Walk - details to follow
Tue Dec 12th Strollers meeting re 2018 programme – details to follow
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Thu Jun 8th Shirley Valentine (Play)
Belgrade, Coventry.
Tue Jul 11th Miss Saigon (Musical) The Curve
Wed Aug 16th
→Tue Sep 5th
Top Hat (Musical - Kilworth Theatre)
Continues to run until 16th Sept.
Sat Sep 16th
→Sat Sep 30th
Sunset Boulevard (Musical – Curve)
Mon Oct 16th
→Sat Oct 21st
Blood Brothers (Musical – De Montfort Hall)
Sat Nov 18th
→Thu Nov 30th
Scrooge the Musical (Curve)
Walking 1
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 Jun 27th Ashby de la Zouch - Meeting at the museum about 10.30 a.m. After coffee/tea, there would be a town history walk, lasting roughly an hour and a half. Then it's back to the museum for lunch, followed by a talk on Ashby's history as a Spa Town. There is a convenient car park close to the museum. The inclusive cost would be £13 per person.
Tue Jul 25th TBA - Leader Stuart
Tue Aug 22nd TBA Leader - Judith
Tue Sep 26th TBA
Tue Oct 24th Market Bosworth area Leader - Ailsa
Tue Nov 28th TBA
Tue Dec 26th No meeting

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