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 Activities organised for the whole U3A are shown under the Trip Activity heading at the top of this page.
Where the name of an organiser 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.
Coffee and Conversation meetings on the 3rd Monday in each month are open to U3A members, their friends and prospective new members. 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Ravenshead U3A has a policy of NOT advertising external [Non U3A] activities or events.
Monthly meetings are held at 10.00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at St Peter’s Church.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Sat Oct 19th||Trips and Activities||AGEING WELL CONFERENCE Nottingham University|
‘Living Life to the Full’ inspiring U3A members to enjoy later life.
Open to all Nottinghamshire U3A membersSaturday 19th October 2019: 10am – 4pm.
To be held at the School of PSYCHOLOGY Nottingham University Park. Registration 9.30am for 10am Start Admission £10 includes lunch Ticket line opens June 10 – July 25
Email email@example.com Telephone 0115 923 3109
If leaving message on answerphone please spell surname
BREAK OUT GROUPS
Cognitive testing workshop; Attention and Driving; Ageing well; shopping well; Voice recognition for maintaining contact; Sleep and the over 50s; Design the dementia friendly house; Men and Ageing; Age UK Notts; Befriending service; Tai ChiCha Cha Cha; Walk round Highfields; Lake Happiness
|Mon Oct 21st||Meeting||Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon|
|Thu Oct 24th||Thursday Walking Group||We are planning a walk on Thursday 24th October around Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite. Over the next few days I will be doing the prewalk. Could you please let me know if you will be coming on the walk. Location details will follow. The walk is around 3 miles on pathways with a maximum assent of 190m. There is a Cafe at the end of the walk for a drink etc..Paul Craddock|
|Sat Oct 26th||The Weekenders||Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.|
|Fri Nov 1st||Science and Technology||"The 2000 Year-Old Computer", the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer.BBC video|
|Sat Nov 2nd||The Weekenders||Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits|
|Sun Nov 3rd||Workshop||Trip to the Creative Craft/ Art Materials/ Simply Christmas Show at the NEC Birmingham. A bus is booked and the tickets will be £5 each plus approximately £9 for bus fare. |
At present there are 6 places left but another bus may be booked if more members wish to go.
Please email Kate Asquith or phone 456047 ASAP if you wish to join the trip
|Sun Nov 3rd||Craft Workshops||Trip to the Creative Craft/ Art Materials/ Simply Christmas Show at the NEC Birmingham. A bus is booked and the tickets will be £5 each plus approximately £9 for bus fare. |
At present there are 6 places left but another bus may be booked if more members wish to go.
Please email Kate Asquith or phone 456947 ASAP if you wish to join the trip
|Wed Nov 6th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Epperstone Walk walk leaders Pauline & Robert Taylor. difficulty Moderate 5 ¾ Miles approx 3 hrs. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9,30am for Car Sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Hikers Links section.|
|Tue Nov 12th||Meeting||New Orleans to New York Jazz; Speaker Roger Brown|
|Tue Nov 12th||Local History||The Robin Hood Line Bill Tyler|
|Mon Nov 18th||Meeting||Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon|
|Wed Nov 20th||Garden Group||Wednesday 20 th November|
10am – 12noon, The Centre at St Peters
Very enthusiastic speakers from Potwell Dyke Grasslands and Wildflower
Meadow will give us a talk with photos on the development of this pretty
meadow in Southwell.
|Wed Nov 20th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Morton - Upton Circular Walk Leader Colin Wild DifficultyEasy Flat 6.3 miles. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A Walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Links section|
|Sat Nov 30th||The Weekenders||Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits. (note change of date)|
|Wed Dec 4th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Ransom Wood 3 m Walk Difficulty - Easy, Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Forever Green car park 10.30 am for a pre festive ramble Difficulty Easy 3m 1.5 hrs in Ransom Woods. A full walk description is available to view on the Hikers web page Links section.|
Fifth Annual Hikers Festive Meal @ Forever Green Restaurant. meet at 12.30 pm for complimentary Prossecco + Festive 3 Course meal + tea/coffee inc. Price per head to be advised. Let me know if you wish to join our group for what will be our Fifth Festive 'Hikers Group Meal'
|Sat Dec 7th||The Weekenders||Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits|
|Sat Dec 7th||Trips and Activities||Opera Dudes Evening trip; Fantastic blend of opera, swing and show songs from sensational voices. Good clean "carry on" fun.|
Tickets 13.50p. 2 mini busses already ready full. Tickets only available if using your own transport, to Patchings Art Centre, Calverton. contact Chris Dean tel. 792004 for tickets.
|Tue Dec 10th||Meeting||Nottinghamshire Police commissioner - Paddy Tipping|
|Tue Dec 10th||Local History||No meeting|
|Wed Dec 11th||Garden Group||Wednesday 11 th December|
12.30 / 1pm. Fox and Hounds, Blidworth Bottoms
Garden Group Christmas lunch, at the Fox and Hounds, Blidworth Bottoms.
Menus and costs to be confirmed soon.
|Mon Dec 16th||Meeting||Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon|
|Tue Dec 17th||Trips and Activities||Christmas Celebration Lunch at Portland college ,which will include two entertaining items|
Tickets are £16 each
Christmas Celebration Lunch 2019 Menu
At Portland College 17th December 12.30pm for 1PM
1.Creamed Cauliflower and Chestnut . (V) Croutons
and Shaved Parmesan Warm Onion Tin Loaf and Butter
2.Duck Parfait with Orange and Gin Crusty Bread
and House Pickles Crusty Bread and House Pickle
3. Traditional Roast Breast of English Turkey Lemon Thyme
Stuffing Chipolata Sausage and Bacon Roll Rich Roast Gravy
4 Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Sage Pithivier (V)
With Roasted Onion Sauce.
Main courses are served with Brussel Sprouts, Honey Roasted
Carrots and Parsnips Rosemary and Garlic Roast Potatoes Mashed Potatoes
5 Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy butter
6 White Forest Meringue Roulade. Black Cherry Compote and Ice Cream
Coffee and Warm Mince Pies
Please print your name......................................................................................
Lead name of group if any (max. 12 per table) …............................................
Menu choice numbers ….............. …................. …................
Return to Alan Paul 65 Church Drive NG15 9FG tel. 01623 793087
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
deadline 20th November Ticket Number
|Wed Dec 18th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Clumber Park walk Walk Leader Frances Gilbert. meet at the Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for Car Sharing. Walk details can be viewed at the Links section of our web page|
|Tue Dec 31st||Trips and Activities||RU3A ENGLISH CRUISE|
Kate Asquith is organising another boat cruise in Gloucestershire with English Holiday Cruises (ABTA registered).
31st March 1st April (2 night stay). Price £315.00; 2 people sharing a twin cabin.1 inclusive tour
3rd 4th 5th April (3 night stay). Price £450.00 2 people sharing a twin cabin (4 inclusive tours)
Suitable for people with reduced mobility who can manage stairs unaided
Transport to be arranged (at extra cost) but if taking your own car, parking is £7 per night
All passengers MUST: Arrange their own insurance, and pay a substantial deposit when required.
Optional extra is a short stay in a local hotel before (or after) your cruise for a good rate
Price includes:On board WIFI; Bijou en-suite twin cabin with window and climate control;All meals, lunch and evening meal with wine or beer or soft drinks
Special diets catered for
Coffee and tea available at all times
Welcome drinks and cocktails ON Friday and Captains Cocktail party Saturday evening meals
Entertainment on at least 1 night
Entrance ticket to Slimbridge Bird Sanctuary
Visit to Purton Barge Graveyard
PLEASE CONTACT KATE ASQUITH:
Email Kate Asquith
|Tue Dec 31st||Trips and Activities||Holiday to Ireland 21 June 2020|
This is a holiday organised by Caroline Rhoades of Ashfield U3A.
WILD ATLANTIC WAY AND CONNEMARA – NINE DAY PRIVATE TOUR FOR U3A MEMBERS from 21 June 2020
Outward journey overnight stop off in Dublin, dinner bed and breakfast Plaza Hotel Tallaght
6 nights bed breakfast and evening meal at Westport Woods Hotel and Spa. All rooms with private facilities, tea and coffee making etc. evening entertainment, indoor swimming pool and spa. The hotel is set in its own woodlands. The quayside is a short walk or taxi ride away, train station is a 400-yard walk
Connemara including fjord cruise and visit to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
Guided tour Achill Islands
En route excursion to Galway
Free time in Westport to relax and enjoy the area
Return overnight stop off in Dublin dinner bed and breakfast Hamlet Court Hotel Meath and then on to the ferry for home
Coach will pick up from Kirkby, Sutton and Mansfield, NO INTERCHANGE, WE WILL HEAD STRAIGHT UP TO THE FERRY
£ 819.00 pp sharing twin or double room
£ 190. 00 single supplement
We will be travelling with ALFA Tours who are ABTA registered for your protection and peace of mind. Please note you will need a passport and travel insurance
£50.00 deposit - secures your place - cheques made to ALFA Ltd
Contact Caroline Rhoades email Caroline Rhoades
07724 210563 or 01623 721987
|Wed Feb 5th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Cromford Canal to Black Rocks walk leader Steve Hargreaves,Difficulty Moderate Meet 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 Feb 19th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Moorgreen to Greasley circular walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description available to view in the Links section of the web page.|
|Wed Mar 4th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Worksop Walk walk leader Frances Gilbert difficulty Easy distance 8½ mi. Walk details can be viewed in the links section of the web page.. Meet @ Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.|
|Wed Mar 18th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Tideswell 5 Dales Difficulty Moderate walk leader John Wooffinden meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A full walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page.|
|Wed Apr 1st||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Nutbrook Trail Mapperley Reservoir walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web site.|
|Wed Apr 15th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Local Walk looking for a Walk Leader, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.|
|Wed May 6th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Linacre Brampton difficulty Easy Walk Leader Pauline Taylor Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page.|
|Wed May 20th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Shepherd & Pit Ponies Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Geoff Rogers meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.|
|Wed Jun 3rd||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Kirklington Maythorne difficulty Easy walk leader Colin Wild. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a map and profile are available to view in the Links section.|
|Wed Jun 17th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Local Walk Walk Leader Frances Gilbert, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.|
|Wed Aug 5th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Win Hill from Hope walk leader Steve Hargreaves,Difficulty Moderate Meet 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 Aug 19th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Laxton Kneesall Walk Leader Robert Taylor, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page..|
|Wed Sep 2nd||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Calver Frogatt walk leader Steve Hargreaves Difficulty Easy meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page.|
|Tue Sep 8th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||proposed Norfolk Walk walk leader John Clay walk details will be posted when available.|
|Wed Sep 9th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||proposed Norfolk Walk walk leader John Clay walk details will be posted when available.|
|Wed Sep 16th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Local Walk Looking for a group leader? Meet at Sherwood ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk details to be provided.|
|Wed Oct 7th||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Local Walk Looking for a group leader? Meet at Sherwood ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk details to be provided.|
|Wed Oct 21st||Hikers (5 - 8 miles)||Local Walk Walk Leader John Wooffinden meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.A walk description will be made available asap.|