Glenfield

Events

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.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the monthly meetings and lack of space available at the Church centre - we are trialling the following by introducing a Groups only membership in 2016 which means those members will not be able to come to listen to the speaker but are welcome from 2.50pm to get the news updates, sales, event tickets, refreshments and 'mingle' with other members.

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm

'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
Meetings
Thu Jul 28th Monthly meeting - 2pm
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO THE MEMORIAL HALL
Speaker - Mal Trott - A puppeteer

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Aug 25th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Andy Smith - Life in the Music

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Sep 22nd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Delia Bennett - Reflections on Rhyme

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Oct 27th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Rosie Woodland - Joyce Grenville
Thu Nov 24th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Kath Chalk - History of Storytelling

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Dec 15th Christmas Extravaganza - details tba
PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY
St Peter's Church Centre, 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Outings
Wed Jun 29th Tissington Hall Visit and Afternoon Tea

There has been insufficient uptake for this visit to go ahead as a coach trip, so we are offering a revised programme.

For those of you who have not been to Tissington, it is a charming village. There is a village trail taking in the wells used for the famous well dressings, a tea room serving snacks and light lunches, an Aladdin’s cave of crafts, an old fashioned sweetie shop and a traditional butcher. Ashbourne and Dove Dale are both nearby.

Tissington Hall has been owned by the FitzHerbert family for 500 years, and Sir Richard will give us a guided tour starting at 2.00 pm lasting about an hour and a half followed by tea and cakes in the library.
The charge is £18 pp.

The revised arrangements involve car sharing, which many of you already do. We recommend passengers making a contribution to the driver based upon 40p per mile shared by the number of people in the car. One benefit of car sharing is that the more intrepid of you can arrange to take in extra sights.

If anyone else would like to go, please contact Gail Nunn gail.nunn@zen.co.uk (preferred) or 0116 2314895.
Social Events
Sun Jul 10th Quiz Night
7.30pm at Ratby Sports Club
Desford Lane
Ratby
LE6 0LE

Tickets - £5 per person

Includes light refreshments
++ Audio rounds ++
Raffle prizes - Bar available

First prize £36 : Second prize £24

Maximum number per team = 6
Don’t have team members? Teams made up on the night.

Contact:- Gill Tapping (gilltapping@aol.com) or Jo Kitchen (joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com)
Wed Jul 13th Canal Boat Trip

Contact - Viv & Stuart Galloway
Wed Aug 3rd
→Sat Aug 20th
The National GILBERT & SULLIVAN Opera Company
THE MIKADO
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
THE SORCERER

See linked download
Sun Aug 7th Treasure Hunt (walking) - Thornton village.

Meet in the car park of the Thornton Community Centre, 175 Main St, Thornton, LE67 1AH at 2.30pm.

There will be a walking treasure hunt around the village followed by a buffet at the Thornton club (231 Main St,Thornton LE67 1AH).

The treasure hunt will set off from the Community centre - taking in parts of the village and the reservoir.

When the 50 clues have been answered - make your way to the Thornton Club for a buffet, bar and ???

Maximum numbers per team = 6 (If you are not part of a team of 6 - teams will be made up on the day).

Cost - £5 per person (includes buffet)

£42 cash prize to be shared amongst the winning team.

(Numbers limited - so if you are interested contact Gill Tapping - gilltapping@aol.com asap)
Sat Sep 17th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Sun Sep 18th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Fri Sep 30th RACE NIGHT - taking place at Birstall Golf Club, Station Road, Birstall, LE4 3BB

Friday, 30th September, 2016.

6.30pm : first race at 7.00pm

On the night, 8 races will be run (with a break in the middle for refreshments).

The races will be viewed on a large screen video projection system and high quality p.a. showing horse racing footage from various courses from the UK including both jump and flat races.

These recordings are chosen at random on the night, and betting - for those who wish to place a bet - can do so without it costing an arm and a leg, as the minimum bet is only 50p.

There will be a Master of Ceremony to guide us through the evening.

Bar available. Car parking on site.

Although a new venture for Glenfield U3A, Race Nights are both enjoyable and popular events, so a good night should be had by all.

Tickets priced at £10 per person (includes light refreshments).
Available from Jo Kitchen - joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com or Tel: 07775 160060.

If more information is required then please contact Jo Kitchen (as above) or Jackie Spencer on 0116 2311296.
Tue Oct 25th The fourth annual celebrity event at Newtown Linford Gardening Club takes place on Tuesday October 25th.
This year our guest speaker will be Fergus Garrett.
Fergus is head gardener at Great Dixter, the garden originally created by Christopher Lloyd.
Christopher was one of the great innovators of his day and name is revered in gardening circles.
He appointed Fergus as his head gardener some years ago and the responsibility for maintaining and developing this famous garden now falls on his shoulders.
Fergus does very few speaking engagements in any one year and we are very proud that he has agreed to come to Newtown Linford this year.

We would like to invite some of your members to come and join us for the evening and hear this splendid speaker.

Tickets will cost £10 and they can be obtained for the secretary at 32 Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HH or by phone on 01530 242452 or by email on 01530242452@talktalk.net.

We anticipate that this event will prove very popular and so we advise a prompt rely from anyone interested.

David Couling
Mon Nov 28th 40th Anniversary Thursford Christmas Show (Non U3A organised event)
Monday 28th November 2016
Cost is £59 per person, includes a 50 seater luxury coach to the show & entrance into the biggest Christmas extravaganza in England.
The tour of the Fantasy land building is optional at £5 each, payable at the door.
For more details please visit their website www.thursford.com
We expect to leave Glenfield at 9.00am to arrive at Thursford around midday, leaving 2 hours to visit the shops and displays, have lunch etc with the show starting at 2pm, returning to Glenfield around 7.30pm.

Please contact U3A member Peter Knill (14 Granary Close, Glenfield LE3 8RY) 0116 2919464
Challenging Walks
Fri Jul 15th For July and subsequent months we will be doing circular walks.
The first one will be on July 15th from Groby Church on Markfield Road details to follow.
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon Jun 27th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Mon Jul 11th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Craft
Thu Jul 21st The next meeting will be on July 21st and we will be making a Christmas hanging by hand.

You will need fat quarter of two different small print Christmas fabrics and a small amount of ribbon to match, about 5", plus the usual sewing kit and cotton to match fabric.
Thu Aug 18th No meeting today.
(Next meeting in September)
Thu Sep 15th Craft group meeting
Discussion Group
Thu Jul 21st Entertainment - is it as good as it used to be? Venue - tba
Thu Aug 18th At Sheila's: picnic outside (weather permitting bring a chair & food?)
'The effects of the European Referendum on politics'
Thu Sep 15th At Sally's:
'Food - has modern food production contributed to allergies/intolerances? Can we learn from the foodstuff of other countries?'
Thu Oct 20th At Christiane's:
'What should we expect the NHS to provide in 21st century?'
Thu Nov 17th At Tesco/Pat & Gordon's:
'Christmas/other celebrations - what's the point?'
Sun Jan 1st Pat and Gordon have kindly invited us and partner/friend to:

New Year's Day party which will take place during the day, maybe as a lunch or tea get-together.
Film Club
Wed Jul 13th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Aug 10th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Sep 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Oct 12th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Nov 9th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Dec 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Folk Music Appreciation
Fri Aug 19th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sat Aug 20th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sun Aug 21st Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Gardening
Sun Jul 3rd Oadby Botanical Gardens have a plant sale.
Wed Jul 6th Ridgewold Farm, Wymeswold, LE12 6UN
11am
Thu Aug 4th

Cottesbrooke, NN6 8PF
2pm
** note change of time and day **

Wed Sep 7th Donington-le-Heath
TBA
Wed Oct 5th The Four seasons, a Year in the Flower garden - a talk by speaker Stuart Dixon.
Wed Nov 2nd Planning meeting for 2017.
10am Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 7th Christmas lunch
TBA
Gardening group 2
Sun Jul 3rd Oadby Botanical Gardens have a plant sale.
Wed Jul 6th Barnsdale
Wed Aug 3rd Melbourne Hall
Wed Sep 7th Canons Ashby
Wed Oct 5th Donnington le Heath
History
Fri Jul 1st Visit to St Mary de Castro Church, Leicester Virginia Wright
Fri Aug 5th No meeting in August
Fri Sep 2nd Visit to Bradgate Park with a guided tour to look at the history of the park.
Fri Oct 7th Leicestershire and Rutland Murders David Bell
10.15am - Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri Nov 4th ‘This old thing?’ (more details nearer the time)
10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri Dec 2nd The Charnwood Roots Project Julia Attard
10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Lazy Days and Sundays
Thu Jun 30th Trip to Skegness
Elkhe Rohn organising
Sat Jul 2nd Thornton Carnival at the community centre. Good excuse for a walk, lunch and drop in to the carnival.
We need a leader, volunteers please.
Sun Jul 3rd Games Night.

Contact:- Rita Morley - ritamorley47@gmail.com
Sun Jul 10th Picnic at Staunton Harold.

For information contact Linda Cooper - cooper436@btinternet.com
Sun Jul 24th Garden Party - hosted by Jeff Madder.
Details to follow.
Sun Jul 24th Andre Rieu's fabulous annual Maastricht concert.
A great event and it will be shown in cinemas on the 24th.
Very late bringing this one to your attention and tickets sales are already well advanced, standard concessions will cost £17-50.
If you are interested in going or not, will you please contact Rita Morley very quickly ( rita.morley47@gmail.com )
Sun Aug 14th Sue and Brian Pettigrew will be holding a garden party, sharing food, starting at 13-00.
Address and further details to follow.
Sat Aug 20th
→Sun Aug 21st
Moira Folk Festival.
George Lange will lead a this event.
More details to follow.
Thu Aug 25th A day at the races - has been suggested.
Leicester races meeting on Thursday 25 August would a good one to go to, the first race is 1.50pm and last 4.55pm.
Entry price £15 and I think a race card is about £3.

To be organised by Dot & Bette.

Contact: Dot Heron - dorothykheron@gmail.com
Sat Sep 17th
→Sun Sep 18th
Melbourne Arts Festival.
Gill Tapping will lead this one.
Sun Sep 25th Lunch at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club, we were served a lovely meal when we went last year, and I am sure they will not let us down this year.
Lunch is booked for 13-00, its three courses for £14-95, and I understand that there will be a vegetarian option.
Contact Shirley King
Natural History
Wed Jul 6th Browns Hill Quarry
Thu Jul 21st Lea Meadows
Fri Aug 12th Diamond Jubilee Wood, Normanton
Tue Aug 23rd Charnwood Lodge
Mon Sep 19th Cossington Meadows
Thu Oct 20th Calke Park
Tue Nov 15th Watermead North
Mon Dec 12th Swithland Reservoir
Photography
Tue Jul 12th The photo project for our next meeting is “In my garden”.
Andrea made an excellent suggestion that maybe we could use an example of the use of Picasa tools to “improve” the photo.
I know it’s tough, but try to keep to 3 to 5 of your best photos on a usb stick please so we have enough time to see everyone’s photos.

The subject choice of subject is yours, but try to embrace some of the topics we have already covered:

• Composition

• Background blur

• Flash

• Close up

• Different view points……..

For the July Meeting, Keith Bowser will be telling us about camera settings for wildlife photography and we can possibly follow this up with a separate group visit with Keith to Watermead later in the year when the birds are more active (The birds are now entering a quiet period).
It will also be time for George & Sue’s “10 minutes of fame”.
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Thu Jul 21st HMS Pinafore
Thurs 21st July 2016 - 7.45 pm - Studio at Curve Theatre

This thrilling all-male version of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular and much loved operas, H.M.S. Pinafore, comes from the award-winning team behind the hugely successful Pirates of Penzance (What’s On Stage Award for Best Off West End Production).
With infectious tunes and beautifully constructed libretto, Gilbert and Sullivan are taken below deck, where the WWII sailors set out to find a distraction from the goings on above board with a production of one of their favourite shows – HMS Pinafore.
Dealing with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes, this fresh, fast and inventive new production is joyful, witty and fun for all the family.

PRICES Adults - £18 Groups of 10 or more £16.00

Please contact Jan Parris to book on 07837 713520 or email at janparris@gmail.com
Tue Aug 16th Midsummer Night's Dream
Tue 16 Aug 2016 - 6:30pm - Ashby de la Zouch Castle Suitable for all ages.

Join us for a Chapterhouse outdoor theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Please bring a picnic blanket or low back chair to watch the performance - and be prepared for the British weather! Enjoy Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre at Ashby de la Zouch Castle.

PRICES
Adults £15
Concession £10 for 60 and Over
Groups of 11 or more - 15% discount

Please contact Jan Parris to book on 07837 713520 or email at janparris@gmail.com
Tue Aug 16th Curve - Sister Act - £22
Tue Aug 30th Curve - Footloose - £24
Wed Sep 7th Kilworth Theatre Thoroughly Modern Millie - Matinee. £31
Wed Sep 21st Curve - Million Dollar Quartet - £20 (booking by 26th May)
Thu Oct 13th Curve - The Importance of Being Earnest - £16
Wed Oct 19th Curve - Pride and Prejudice - £24
Mon Nov 7th Concordia Theatre Singing in the Rain - £9
Thu Dec 1st Kilworth Orangerie Christmas meal with Rat Pack entertainment - £60
Thu Dec 15th Concordia Theatre- Miracle on 34th Street - £10
Tue Jan 10th Curve - Grease - £23.50
Writers
Fri Jul 8th 2 pm at Glenfield Library. Please bring your contributions to share. There will also be some follow up on writing for magazines and competitions.

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