Glenfield

Events

This page is intended to highlight upcoming events open to the membership as a whole. Individual group activities and timetables will be found in the Groups section of this site.

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Theatre and Cultural Outings

Film

N.B. These are groups whose events are open to all U3A members. Please check their group pages for a schedule of their upcoming events.

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There is a Monthly General Meeting of the U3A at 2.00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month in St Peter's Church Centre, Church Road, Glenfield, LE3 8DP

A great way to learn more about our U3A. Lots to see, lively chat, informative and entertaining speakers and a cup of tea!! You will be made very welcome.

If you have suggestions for speakers at these meetings, please contact the Speaker Secretary.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
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 Nov 23rd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Doors open 1.45pm

Speaker - Sir Richard Herbert - 'Country Houses and Estates of Derbyshire'
Thu Dec 21st Christmas Event

Date for your diary more details nearer the date
Social Events
Sun Oct 22nd Millinery Workshop (Make a hat in a day)

Spaces are still available.

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: 22/10/2017
Location: Mountsorrel
Cost: £59 (includes all materials, morning pastries, lunch and afternoon scones)
Contact: Jo Kitchen
joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com /07775160060
Fri Nov 17th Following on from the successful Murder Mystery Evening and Racing Night
this FUN CASINO NIGHT has been arranged for Friday 17 November, and has
all the makings of yet another enjoyable evening.
The event is being held in the pleasant surroundings of Birstall Golf Club which
has on-site parking.
The doors will open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.
We will be playing Roulette and Blackjack at gaming tables run by Professional
Croupiers.
There is a bar available.
Tickets are £16 per person.
A Buffet Supper is included in the price as are 'gambling chips' - (so no additional
outlay for bets is required on the evening)
The player with the most 'chips' at the end of the night will win the mystery prize.

For members who do not attend the meetings but would like to be included, then
just contact Jo Kitchen on 0777 516 0060 or joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com
regarding ticket purchases.

So, if you want a fun night out at a reasonable price then do join us.
Workshops
Thu Oct 5th After our U3A talk on ‘The Tasks of a First Responder’ we were offered a chance to be trained to use a defibrillator.
We have now arranged our first training session.
The training will be held at Park House on Thursday 5th October 2017.
It will start at 11am and finish at 2pm. A sandwich lunch and drinks will be provided.

There will be a signing up sheet for this training on the noticeboard at the monthly meeting
Alternatively please email: judithharriman@hotmail.com
Further sessions will be arranged if there is sufficient interest.
Wed Nov 8th Glenfield U3A Dementia Friends Session.
Wednesday 8th November 1.45 for 2pm start. Talk ends 3.15 followed by refreshments.
Park House, Stamford Street, Glenfield LE3 8DL
Wheel chair access.

Most people know of, or know a person living with dementia and may sometimes be at a loss to understand their behaviour, how best to communicate with them and ways in which to help them. The Dementia Friends session is designed to shed light on these situations, to inform ordinary people about dementia, what it is like for the person living with it and the small things we can do to help them live well.
Book a place by signing the booking sheet at the General Meeting or contacting the Speaker Secretary, Judith Harriman via the contacts page on the Glenfield U3A web site.

Kathy Gill
Other Events
Wed Oct 18th Orienteering Opportunity

Sue Bicknell is arranging a “beginners orienteering training session” on Wednesday 18th October at Western Park, Hinckley Road, Leicester. Park and meet on the main park road by the bowling green.
10.30am start for guidance before starting the session at 11.00am. Plan on an hour's walk (or run) or more if keen.

Come in old clothes as they may get snagged by the vegetation, old trainers or other shoes you don't mind getting muddy. Bring a compass (if you don't have one there are some to borrow), pen and reading glasses, if used. Entry fee is £5.00 per entry.

Competitive entries run on their own but as beginners it is fine to go as a pair. Or if you are looking after grandchildren for half term bring them along and go as a group. Please let me know if you are intending to come so I can make sure there are enough maps suebicknell@talktalk.net
Thu Oct 26th Groby Players present 2 comedy plays in the Village Hall, Groby on October 26/27/28 at 7.30pm
The first play is called 'Building Bridges', an environmental comedy, by Colin Calvert,and the second is called 'The Book Club of Little Witterington,(After the Fete)' by Joan Greening.
Cafe style seating, bring your own refreshments.
4 U3A members are part of the cast!
Tickets £6.00 available from Dot Hollins ,email dothollins@outlook.com or by tel/ text 07790861033
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