Ravenshead

Events

This page is a collective diary of future events within Ravenshead U3A where the detail varies each month. Entries are automatically deleted with the passage of time.

More detailed information about an entry, is shown on each group page

To access a group page, directly from this page, click on the appropriate group heading (in blue), below.

Trips and visits organized for the whole U3A are shown in a heading at the top of this page.

Where the name of an organizer is printed in blue, you can contact them by email by clicking on their name. Place names of trips may similarly be written in blue which will lead directly to further information.

General open monthly meetings are held in St Peters Church from 10 to 12 noon, on the second Tuesday in each month.

Coffee and Conversation meetings on the 3rd Monday in each month are open to U3A members, their friends and prospective new members. 10 to 12 noon.

Ravenshead U3A has a policy of NOT advertising external [Non U3A] activities or events.

Ravenshead U3A started just over 5 years ago and has been relatively successful with over 40 activity groups offering a wide range of interest and social activities. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of our group leaders and committee members who volunteer their time to ensure that planning and organising is done effectively.

At our next Annual General Meeting in June, Maria our business secretary will have completed her 3 years as business secretary. To ensure a smooth continuity of managing our U3A, we are seeking a replacement for that role with the intention that they become familiar with the role prior to the election of officers.

If you think you have experience which is appropriate to this role, please contact Maria or any member of the executive committee, with a view to hearing more of the roles involved in managing our U3A.

You are welcome to attend our committee meetings to listen to our discussions etc.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 13th Bio Metric - There will never be another U Speaker Paul Newsham
Tue Apr 10th All in a Clay Tobacco pipe. Speaker Peter Hammond
Tue May 8th Tales from a Dairy Farmers wife. Speaker Jane Barnes
Tue Jun 12th Annual General Meeting
Tue Jul 10th Nottingham in the Great War. Speaker Carol Lovejoy Edwards
Tue Jul 10th Nottinham in the great War Speaker Carol Lovejoy Edwards
Tue Aug 14th Silk Road. Speaker Cooper
Tue Sep 11th Women Pilots of World War II Speaker John
Tue Oct 9th Yester year Acapella; Speaker Kevin Wilinson
Tue Nov 13th Gardens of the world speaker J.P.Bates
Tue Dec 11th Welcome to my world Speaker William French
Trips&Visits
Wed Jun 6th
→Tue Jun 26th
Bletchley Park War time secret coding centre.
A visit is planned by Kate Asquith for 6th of June. A 59 seater coach has been booked to leave at 8.30 PM and return to Ravenshead by 6 PM.
See https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/
Please record expressions of interest to Ian Harrison, Trips coordinator.
Thu Jun 7th Chatsworth Flower Show in partnership with Wedgwood 7 to 10 June 2018
Please register your interest in joining a proposed visit to this show. Entrance tickets £27 purchased in advance, and £37 on the day. See
https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show/Plan-your-visit
More deatails will be announced following expressions of interest from members
Record interest at the next monthly meeting or with Ian Harrison. A Volunteer to coordinate the visit would be appreciated.
Sat Sep 1st Proposed trip to see the Terracotta Army exhibition at Liverpool museum in September 2018 Further details available in March. See http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors/
Please express your interest to Ian Harrison. If there is sufficient interest, Jackie Salmon will organise the trip.
Mon Oct 1st
→Sun Oct 28th
Ashfield U3A Holidays 2018
October 2018 ,Venezuela @ Angel Falls
Two week trip up the Orinoco. This is an adventure trip so be prepared to rough it a bit
Travel with Explore Worldwide ATOL protected.
Phone Caroline Rhoades. Ashfield u3a holiday organiser. 01623 721987
Sun Oct 28th Thursford Christmas Show. 44 tickets have been reserved for 28th November. Cost £43.50p per person, payment by Cheque is required in July/August. The coach fare is £12.50p. Cheques for the coach fare are required by the October monthly meeting. Total cost of trip is £56.00 contact Jackie Salmon
Garden Group
Sun Feb 25th VISIT. Ellicar Gardens Gringley on the Hill (NGS Open Garden) combined with Holmes Villa, Walkeringham. Entrance £4.50. Teas in Walkeringham Village Hall. Travel by village bus, leaving Ravenshead 11am and returning approx. 4pm.
Wed Mar 14th Talk by Christine Walkden, Brackenhurst College, Southwell £10pp. Leave Ravenshead 5.30pm and return approx. 9pm..
Wed Mar 21st Judith Moore will give us a presentation on “Gardens of Japan”. The Centre at St Peter’s, Sheepwalk Lane. Room 1. 10am - 12 noon including coffee and biscuits. Please bring plants, cuttings etc for ‘swap’ session.
Wed Apr 18th An Evening with Martin Fish, (organized by Ravenshead Flower Club) Doors open 6.30pm for prompt start at 7pm. Ravenshead Village Hall. Tickets £12.50pp, including glass of wine on arrival and cheese & pate light supper. Please email Elizabeth for tickets
Sun May 20th VISIT. Floral Media, Caunton. Gardens open under NGS scheme. Home made teas. Costs: £3.50 entrance plus bus approx. £2.50.
Wed Jun 20th VISIT. Southwell : Brackenhurst College Walled Garden (run by volunteers) and nearby Flower Pod (1.5 acre site where employees, volunteers and adults with learning disabilities produce beautiful cut flowers, natural confetti etc) Details to be confirmed. Bus booked 10.30 – 4pm
Wed Jul 18th VISIT. Coton Manor Gardens Northants NN6 8RQ. Beautiful gardens and nice café, highly recommended by Barrie. Cost: £20pp including bus and entrance. Leave Ravenshead 10.30am and return 4 – 4.30pm.
Wed Aug 15th VISIT. Thornbridge Hall Gardens, Ashford in the Water DE45 1NZ. Cost approx. £12 (£6 for RHS members) including bus and entrance. Beautiful gardens, very nice Carriage House café and irresistible plant sales!
Wed Sep 19th VISIT. Bluebell Arboretum, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2TA. Details to be confirmed. Travel by village bus.
Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Wed Feb 21st Eakring Reverse Circular Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Mar 7th Southwell circular walk, about 6.7 miles. Walk leader Frances Gilbert Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk to be posted
Wed Mar 21st Walk Leader Anne Bister Difficulty - Easy a brief walk description can be found in the Links section of the Hikers web page . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing
Wed Apr 4th Walk to be posted walk leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing
Wed Apr 18th Hardwick Hall – Silverhill Wood Country Park Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves - Difficulty - Easy - Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed May 2nd Ambergate - Cromford Canal Walk Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Walk description yet to be posted.
Wed May 16th Walk Leader John Clay details to be confirmed. Meet Sherwood Ranger @ 9.30 prompt for car sharing.
Wed Jun 6th Calton Leas Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves - Difficulty - Easy - Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Jun 20th - Elton - Youlgreave Circular difficulty Moderate 8.3 miles Walk Leader John Clay Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a walk description can be viewed in the links section of the Hikers Web page. email contact if required John Clay
Wed Jul 4th Redmires Reservoir Walk 'Circular' 6¼ miles 3 hours Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Colin Wild meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.A full description can be found in the Hikers Links section of the web page.
Tue Jul 10th Norfolk Walk - Cley next to Sea - Circular walk leader John Clay difficulty Moderate Meet at Free car park Grid Ref TG 047 436 @ 10.00 am. A link to the Map and Elevation profile for this walk can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page.
Wed Jul 11th Norfolk Walk - Weybourne - Circular walk leader John Clay difficulty Easy Meet at Free car park Grid Ref TG 110 436 @ 10.00 am. A link to the Map and Elevation profile for this walk can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page.
Wed Jul 18th River Hamps Staffs Difficulty -Moderate- 5.2 Miles (8.35km) approx 3 ½ hrs
Group Leader Steve Hargreaves meet at 9.30 am prompt The Sherwood Ranger for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Group webpage. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Aug 1st Sherwood Forest circular difficulty Easy walk Leader Steve Hargreaves 6 ½ miles 3hrs. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am for car sharing. A full walk description is available in the Links section on the Hikers web page.
Wed Aug 15th Manton Bay Rutland Water Circular walk Difficulty Easy Distance 5¼ miles 3hrs approx. Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. full description can be found in the Hikers Links section of the web page.
Wed Sep 5th Calver - Frogatt - Baslow circular Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See Hikers web page link section for a walk description. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Sep 19th Carsington to Harborough Rocks circular Difficulty - Moderate Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Oct 3rd Lake District Keswick Walk -- Castle Head - Castlerigg walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Meet at Keswick National Trust Shop 10.00am. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page
Thu Oct 4th Lake District Keswick Walk -- Watendlath - Dock Tarnwalk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate Meet Keswick Bus Station 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page.
Fri Oct 5th Lake District Keswick Walk -- Derwentwater Shoreline Walk walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy meet at Keswick Ferry Landings 9.45am prompt for ferry crossing to Hawes End landing stage. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page
Wed Nov 7th Walk Leader John Wooffinden details to be posted . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Nov 21st Babworth - Pilgrim walk - walk leader Steve Hargreaves Distance 7½ miles Difficulty Easy Meet at Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. a walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the Hikers web page
Wed Dec 5th Xmas Fuddle email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Local History
Tue Mar 13th Papplewick Pumping Station £7/£7.50. Meet at 14 Westbrook Avenue
Tue Apr 10th Sue Owen Ravenshead memories. The Centre, Room 3, 2 until 4 pm. £2 including coffee/tea and biscuits.
Tue May 8th Moor Pond Wood £10 including tea at Mortons Farm Tea Room. full details to follow
Tue Jun 12th Chris Weir "Nottinghamshire's dark side" Room 3 at The Centre. 2 to 4 pm. £2 incuding coffee/tea and biscuits
Tue Jul 10th Rock Cemetery/Lace Market details to follow
Tue Aug 14th Walk around Nottingham with Peter Hammond. Meet at The Council House at 2 pm.
The cost is £60 so the individual cost will depend on numbers. Further details to be advised.
Tue Oct 9th Graham Hayes "Titanic" Room 3 at The Centre 2 p.m until 4 p.m. £2 including coffee/tea and biscuits
Science and Technology
Mon Feb 26th Visit to the National coal mine Museum at Overton Nr Wakefield. Leave the Ranger Car park 11 am.
Fri Mar 2nd KITES THEN & NOW Speaker Tony Valvona. Tony will give an interesting illustrated talk about kite design and flying them to extreme heights.
Fri Apr 6th Thunder and Lightning, a lecture demonstration filmed at Leeds University in collaboration with Terry Whitehead Mansfield U3A
Fri May 4th Electricity - What is it ? Speaker Graham Allin.
Fri Jun 1st Low Temperature carbonisation. Speaker Colin Kibbler
Fri Jul 13th Physics through Time. Speaker Tony Wardell. N.B. This is NOT our usual first Friday in the month.
The Weekenders
Sat Feb 24th Coffee morning at St Andrew's mission, Blidworth. 10 am until 12 noon. Breakfast available. Stalls include tombola, books, jigsaws, raffle, cakes etc. free entry
Sat Feb 24th Games Afternoon at The Centre - Room 3. 2pm to 4pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Mar 3rd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 including coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Mar 24th Games afternoon 2pm to 4pm Room 3 at The Centre. £1 including coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Mar 31st Coffee Morning at St Andrew's Mission Blidworth 10 am until 12. Free entry. Breakfast, books, tombola, cake stall etc.
Sat Apr 7th Planning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sun Apr 15th Doddington Hall and gardens Village Bus pick up 10 am from Village Hall return 4.00 p.m. Guided tour round house £12 or £11 unguided, tour takes about 1.15 hr. Bus cost £5 approx. This trip is full but will take a few reserve names. Contact Pat
Sat Apr 28th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, tombola, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Apr 28th Games Afternoon The Centre, Room 3. 2pm until 4pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits. Bring your preferred games.
Sat May 5th Planning Meeting followed by lunch Lunch will be Plougman's (Kate's version) Hopefully this will be in Room 2 at The Centre which would give more room. Planning meeting £1 as normal but the lunch will be FOC. The Planning meeting starts at 10.15 as normal but the room is booked until 3.00 p.m.
Sun May 13th Haddon Hall and gardens. Village Bus pick up 10.00 a.m. from Village Hall, return 4.00 p.m. Cost is £13.50 house plus £5 bus. Total £18.50. FULL. Contact Pat
Sat May 26th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, tombola, jigsaws, etc.
Sat May 26th Games Afternoon at The Centre, Room 3. 2pm until 4pm. Bring your preferred games. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Jun 2nd Planning Meeting Room 3, The Centre. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sun Jun 10th Belton House and Gardens, National Trust Village Bus pick up 10.00 a.m. from Village Hall, return 4.00 p.m. Cost = Groups of 15 or more £14.10 No charge for NT members. The cost of the bus will be £6 assuming these are full. Further information nearer the time. Contact Pat
Sat Jun 23rd Games afternoon at The Centre, Room 3. 2pm until 4pm. bring your preferred games. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Jun 30th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, tombola, cake stall, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Jul 7th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sun Jul 8th Princess River Cruise Sunday Lunch Village Bus has been booked. £5 deposit required immediately on booking. Approx cost £20 to be confirmed. Times and meeting place to follow.
Contact Kate on 456047 or Sue on 409743
Sat Jul 28th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, tombola, cake stall, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Jul 28th Games Afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits. Bring your preferred games.
Sun Jul 29th Calke Abbey Hall and gardens, National Trust Village Bus pick up 10.00 a.m. from Village Hall, return 4.00 p.m. Cost Groups of 15 or more £13, NT members no charge. Cost of bus £6 providing bus is full. Contact Pat
Sat Aug 4th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Aug 25th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 1st Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 22nd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm. The Centre Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 29th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, cake stall, tombola, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Oct 6th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Oct 27th Coffee Morning at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, cakes stall, tombola, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Oct 27th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Nov 3rd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 an until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Nov 24th Christmas Fair at St. Andrews Blidworth 10.00 am until 12 noon. Entrance free. Book stall, bric-a-brac, tombola, jigsaws, etc.
Sat Nov 24th Games Afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Dec 1st Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3, 10.15 until 12.15pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Dec 22nd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm. The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits (unless we can get mince pies!)