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 2014.

Committee members will always be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ and answer any queries.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Nov 27th 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre

Speaker - Farming and Wildlife - Andrew Parsons
Fri Nov 28th 2014 Leicestershire & Rutland Network Group Meeting
Venue: The Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Lane, Markfield, LE67 9PS
10:00 a.m. Friday 28 November 2014
Thu Jan 22nd 2015 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Belly Dance: Exploding the Myths - Roxanne Dinsdale
Social Events
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Gardening Made Easy

Speaker - Mike Dunnett - M Hort (RHS)

As we grow older or have less time to garden we should consider the way we garden.
Mike has many techniques that can help to make gardening easier and even more enjoyable.
The talk covers topics like:
The best flowers to grow
Keeping weeds under control
Easy maintenance shrubs
Good tools and bad tools
Pain free gardening techniques

Tickets now on sale.
All members, family friends and local gardening groups welcome.
Cost - £5 (Includes refreshments - tea/coffee & cakes).

Doors open at 10am for refreshments prior to talk at 10.30am

Contact group leader, Susan West or email
Sat Nov 15th 2014 AUTUMN HOE DOWN



Aardvark and caller Pete Grassby


Please bring food to share for supper

Ashby Road Sports Club
Hangmans Lane

Date Saturday November 15th 2014

Time 8.00 pm to late

Tickets are £8

for details and to order your tickets

phone Pauline 01455 823093
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Christmas Party - entertainment provided by members

2.00 - 4.00, St Peter's Church Centre Glenfield

This social event is in lieu of the normal monthly meeting which would fall on Xmas day.

It is for members only.

There will refreshments on the day -
Mulled wine and mince pies - £2.
Tea/coffee/ biscuit - 50p.
Mon Feb 2nd 2015 Mansfield U3A invite all U3A members to join them for a tenth year at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire on Monday 2nd February to Friday 6th

Provisional Cost: A maximum cost £208 pp sharing in standard rooms; singles: £248(limited availability).
Final cost will be available around June. Prices for upgrades see Warner's website.

This break is available to all U3A members and friends are welcome to join in.

Four nights bed, breakfast, evening meal with a full programme of entertainment included.

To get a booking form and other useful things (including T&Cs) go to the link

If you want to come give me a ring on 01623 626991 or email

Terry Whitehead
Mansfield U3A
For details follow the link below.
Other Events
Tue Nov 4th 2014 Roadshow: New Members Meeting and Group Leaders' Lunch

Venue, Scout Headquarters, Stamford Street

Details to follow
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Nov 24th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Dec 8th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Thu Nov 20th 2014 The next meeting of the craft club will be on 20th November at 10 a.m.
We will be needle turning the dark blue onto out blocks ready for the quilting in January as we will not be meeting in December.

Ethnic Eating
Thu Nov 6th 2014 Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
33 Braunstone Gate, Leicester
United Kingdom LE3 5LH
Tel: (+44) 0116 285 7887

Contact Helen Robinson
Film Club
Wed Nov 12th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Paths of Glory

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Dec 10th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Great Expectations

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Nov 5th 2014 See Social Events - Speaker Mike Dunnett at Ratby Sports Club
Wed Dec 3rd 2014 Christmas lunch
Thu Nov 13th 2014 2000 Years of English Coinage - Roy Spencer
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Leicester in the Age of the Trams - John Lessells
Tue Nov 11th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Wed Nov 12th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Tue Dec 9th 2014 12.15am - The Reservoir Inn, Thornton.

Contact Mary McDiarmid
Wed Dec 10th 2014 12.15am The Nags Head, Glenfield

Contact Peter Knill
Tue Nov 18th 2014 Tues 18th November - meet at 2.30 our house, "Macro & close up
Photography", Margaret will share her knowledge on this one - Project "close
up, mystery object, etc."
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Meet at 9.45am
The Plough, Ratby
Walking 2
Wed Nov 19th 2014 Beaumont Leys area.

Meet 10.15am outside Beaumont Leys library near the Leisure centre. (parking nearby).

Some paths may be muddy.
Walking 3
Mon Nov 3rd 2014 The next walk on Nov 3rd is around Bagworth Heath. (Weather permitting) Meet at the car park at 9.45 for a 10am start.

Lunch at the Forest Hills golf club.

Bagworth Heath is through Thornton , follow signposts to Bagworth and turn onto Heath road, brown signs to the Heath.

Please confirm if walking and lunch.

Dot Hollins
Fri Nov 14th 2014 We will begin with a short writing exercise presented by Liz, followed by contributions and discussion of members' work.
1.30pm 16 Faire Rd, Glenfield.
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Yoga Taster Session
Wed Dec 3rd 2014 Yoga, 3 week block, week one
Wed Dec 10th 2014 Yoga, 3 week block, week two
Wed Dec 17th 2014 Yoga, 3 week block, week three

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