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 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
Meetings
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
Social Events
Fri Sep 22nd Join us for an evening of Skittles at The Wheatsheaf, Thurcaston. 7-00pm start cost £10 each which includes a typical skittles low calorie supper!! Date for your diary and tickets available from the July meeting onwards.
Sun Oct 1st
→Sat Oct 28th
Millinery Workshop (Make a hat in a day)

This is a fabulous day's workshop, where you will learn millinery techniques and go home with a cloche hat you've made. No experience needed, just enjoy the day.
Workshop times: 10am to 4pm+

Date: As soon as we have a minimum of 8 names we can look at a date to suit. Most probably in the Autumn.
Location: Mountsorrel
Cost: £59 (includes all materials, morning pastries, lunch and afternoon scones)
Contact: Jo Kitchen
joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com /07775160060
Fri Nov 17th Fun Casino Night at Birstall Golf Club.
Details TBA later.
Other Events
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 www.seetickets.com (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 Sep 14th Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust Annual Lecture.

The speaker for our annual lecture this year, on 14th September, is Troy Scott Smith, head gardener at Sissinghurst. He comes highly recommended and I think that this should be a most interesting talk. I know that Gardening Group members have attended the lecture in the past.

Venue - King Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, Leicester University.
Cost - £10 for members and £12.50 for guests

Contact - Events Secretary on 0116 270 5711 for both details and booking tickets
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
Fri Dec 8th 7.30pm - at Thornton Community Centre - a 'Friday Festive Folk' Night with one of the UK's foremost folk groups - Govannen. Event in aid of Thornton Community Centre. A date for your diary. For more details and ticket information contact Gill Tapping on gilltapping@aol.com
Gardening
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 http://www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/doningtonleheath.htm

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
10am
Wed Nov 1st Planning meeting.
10am - Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 6th Xmas lunch - tba
Lazy Days and Sundays
Fri Aug 4th
→Sat Aug 5th
Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Fully booked)
Science & Tehnology
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
Strollers
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
Tue Sep 19th Sunset Boulevard (Musical – Curve)
Tue Oct 17th Blood Brothers (Musical – De Montfort Hall)
Mon Oct 23rd Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Ballet - Live Screening at Vue)
Tue Nov 28th Scrooge the Musical (Curve)
Walking 1
Mon Aug 14th Walk leader(s) - Beryl Kimberlin & Alan Jelley
Walking through Time
Tue Jul 25th Staunton Harold and Breedon on the Hill.

Our outing in July will be a guided talk at Staunton Harold church (courtesy of the Leics & Rutland festival of archaeology) 11am - 12.30pm on Tuesday 25th July - this talk is free.

Following the talk we can have a look round the craft centre/have lunch and then drive to Breedon on the Hill for a guided talk (2pm - 4pm) about the church and Iron age hill fort given by Leics eminent archaeologist Peter Liddle. (Cost £4). For those worried about the hill - there is a car park at the top!
Tue Aug 22nd Judith and Jo Mt St Bernards Abbey
Tue Sep 26th Jackie and Roy Desford
Tue Oct 24th Stuart TBA
Tue Nov 28th Possible Ghost walk around Bosworth Battlefield
Tue Dec 26th No meeting

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