In line with the latest update from the government and the Third Age Trust the U3A committee met today and unanimously agreed that our monthly meetings and group activities will be cancelled until further notice. In the short term, the AGM scheduled for 27th March has been cancelled and sadly the 10 year celebration activities in April (Sudbury trip), May (Petanque) and June (Canal trip) have been postponed and alternative dates will be arranged asap
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.
These are groups whose events are open to all U3A members. Please check their group pages by clicking on the group name above for a schedule of their upcoming events.
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%.
This year is our 10th Anniversary and we are running 10 events which are listed below under social events. We hope you will be able to attend some of the events. To help our planning please register your interest as soon as possible as shown in the event details.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Apr 23rd||Monthly Members Meeting at St. Peter's Church Centre. Speaker - Marie Hough 'History of the NHS in Leicestershire and the charity work for all the hospitals.|
|Thu May 28th||Monthly Members Meeting at St. Peter's Church Centre. Speaker - Professor Martin Barstow. 'What has space done for us?'.|
|Thu Jun 25th||Monthly Members Meeting at St. Peter's Church Centre. Speaker - Representative from Casepak 'Local Recycling'.|
|Thu Jul 23rd||Monthly Members Meeting at St. Peter's Church Centre. Speaker - Tony Noble 'Life on the Royal Yacht Britannia'.|
|Thu Aug 27th||Monthly Members Meeting at St. Peter's Church Centre. In-house event. A practical activities afternoon with crafts and hands-on from a range of Groups.|
|Thu Sep 24th||As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations, we are planning a concert by 'Fools Gold' followed by a Cream Tea and Quiz. There may be a small charge to cover some costs. More details to follow.|
|Thu Oct 15th||Extra Event. Membership Renewal. Renew your membership and take the opportunity to socialise with other Members over a hot drink.|
|Thu Oct 22nd||In-house event. Call my bluff / poetry readings.|
|Tue Apr 28th||Event 2 Tuesday 28th April. We are going to prison!!! A well kept secret is Sudbury’s Secret Diner at Sudbury Open Prison. It has excellent reviews as you can see by click on this Secret Diner. After this we will visit Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. Click on Sudbury Hall more information. We will travel by coach departing promptly at 10-45am from the bus stop in The Square in Glenfield. The cost will be £20 for the coach and meal. Sudbury Hall is a National Trust property and we know many of our members are also a member of the Trust so will be able to get in for free. Entry to the stable yard and grounds is also free. Entry for non-members to the Hall and Museum is £17.50 or if you want to visit just one of them entry is £9-80 for either. You can enter the gardens for free. We will return around 6-00pm It would help our planning if you can register your interest in this trip with Jan Parris on Jan Parris.|
|Fri May 8th||Event 3 Friday 8th May A pétanque competition for teams of three members. We hope all groups will enter a team in this fun competition which will be hosted by Linda and David Thompson at their house in Ratby. A maximum of twelve teams can enter this competition which will be structured to ensure all teams get at least five games. Start time 11-00am and finish approximately 2-00pm. Bring your own food and drink for a picnic. Please register your interest with David Thompson by clicking on Pétanque .|
|Thu Jun 11th||Event 4 Thursday 11th June . A canal trip and pub meal with Peter le Marchant Trust from Loughborough to Normanton for a meal at the Plough Inn. There are currently no places remaining, however people can still go on a reserve list in case anyone drops out. Cost including a two course meal and tea and coffee with biscuits on the boat will be £21. The boat is equipped with lifts so even if you have limited mobility you can still join us. If you are interested let Stuart Galloway know by clicking on Stuart.|
|Fri Jun 12th||Event 4 Friday 12th June. A canal trip and pub meal with Peter le Marchant Trust from Loughborough either towards Mountsorrel or Normanton. Cost including a two course meal and tea and coffee with biscuits on the boat will be £21. The boat is equipped with lifts so even if you have limited mobility you can still join us. There are currently no places remaining, however people can still go on a reserve list in case anyone drops out. Contact Stuart Galloway by clicking on Stuart as soon as possible.|
|Mon Jul 6th||Event 5 Monday 6th July. A walk in the Park! We are organising a walk around Bradgate Park of varying lengths open to all members followed by a bring your own picnic. More details nearer the time but if you want to register your interest please contact Stuart Galloway by clicking on Stuart .|
|Fri Aug 7th||Event 6 Friday 7th August. A Hog Roast with fun and easy sports like Welly Wanging at Glenfield Sports Ground. There will be a charge for the hog roast and prizes for the winners. More details nearer the time but if you want to register your interest please contact Michael Barbour by clicking on Organiser .|
|Thu Aug 27th||Event 7 Thursday 27th August. Get hands on with crafts and group activities on our normal monthly meeting date. More details to follow.|
|Thu Sep 24th||Event 8 Thursday 24th September. On our normal monthly meeting date we are planning a concert by Fools Gold followed by a Cream Tea and quiz. There may be a small charge to cover some costs. More details to follow.|
|Sat Oct 3rd||Event 9 Saturday 3rd October A Big Do!!! We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary as close as possible to the actual anniversary with entertainment, food and a bit of dancing. Full details nearer the time.|
|Thu Oct 22nd||Event 10 Thursday 22nd October. Call my Bluff and Poetry readings at our normal monthly meeting. More details to follow.|
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