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.

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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.

General monthly meetings are held at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month at St Peter’s Church.#


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Nov 13th Gardens of the world speaker J.P.Bates
Mon Nov 19th Coffee and Conversation 10 to 12 pm at the Centre.
Tue Dec 11th Welcome to my world Speaker William French
Mon Dec 17th Coffee and Conversation 10 to 12 pm at the Centre.
Social Events
Tue Dec 18th

RAVENSHEAD U3A

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION MENU 2018 £15.50

at Portland College 12 noon for 12.30 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the November monthly meeting, or preferably earlier directly from Alan Paul tel. 01623 793087

1) Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup,
Crème Fraiche and Garlic and Black Pepper Croutons (V)
Served With A Warm Onion Tin Loaf and Butter
or
2) Red velvet, Charcoal and Coconut Prawns
With Thai red curry, Lime mayonnaise and Piri Piri dips
***
3) Traditional Roast Breast of English Turkey
Lemon and Thyme Stuffing
Chipolata Sausage and Bacon Roll,
Rich Roast Gravy
Or
4) Chestnut, Spinach and Blue Cheese en Croute
With Creamed leek sauce

Main Courses Are Served With:-
Brussel Sprouts, Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Rosemary Roasties and Mashed Potatoes
***
5) Traditional Christmas pudding
With Brandy Sauce
or
6) Silky Chocolate Mousse
With Meringues and Fresh Raspberries
***
Warm Mince Pies
***
Coffee and Truffles

Emails have been sent to all members regarding conpleting the details for menu choices and number of seats required. Couriers have delivered a printed copy for delivery to those without email access for their use if required.

Trips&Visits
Wed Nov 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
Mon Jan 7th Thoresby Hall Holiday group. 2 Holidays 7.1.19 and 18.2.19 see details via this link
Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Wed Nov 7th Vicar Water Circular walk difficulty - Easy Walk Leader Robert Taylor 8 ½miles 4 ½hrs. Meet Sherwood ranger 9.30 prompt for car sharing.
A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page.
Wed Nov 21st Caunton Norwell Circular Walk 5.8 m 3 hrs. Leader Colin Wild Difficulty Moderate Walk details view-able in the Links section. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Dec 5th 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.
Hikers Festive Meal Forever Green Restaurant 12.30 pm. please advise asap if you require a place at the tables, guests are also welcomed.
Wed Dec 19th Annesley - Annesley Hall Circular Walk Leader John Wooffinden meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.
Walk details to be posted asap.
Wed Jan 2nd Winter Break
Wed Jan 16th Winter Break
Wed Feb 6th Winter Break
Wed Feb 20th Proposed Local Walk walk leader Geoff Rogers meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description and details will be made available asap.
Wed Mar 6th Linby Newstead Papplewick Circular Difficulty Easy 5.8 m 3hrs Walk Leader Malcolm Scott Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description is available to view in the Links section.
Wed Mar 20th Parwich to Tissington Circular Walk Leader Colin Wild 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 page.
Wed Apr 3rd Proposed Notts walk Walk Leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. walk details will posted asap.
Wed Apr 17th Tansley Lumsdale Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Web Page Links section.
Wed May 1st Poulter Country Park Walk Leader Pauline and Robert Taylor Difficulty Moderate Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
A full walk description will be made available and added to the Links section of our web page, as soon as possible.
Wed May 15th Woolsthorpe Grantham Canal Circular Difficulty Easy 7½ m 4hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jun 5th Manton Bay Rutland Water Difficulty Easy 5 ¼ miles 3hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk descritpion can be viewed in the Hikers web page Links section.
Wed Jun 19th Calton Leas Circular Difficulty Easy 5.37 m 3 hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jul 3rd Lamley Dumbles walk leaders Pauline & Robert Taylor. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9,30am for Car Sharing. walk details will posted asap.
Tue Jul 9th Proposed Norfolk walk Walk leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 10th Proposed Norfolk Walk Walk Leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 17th Bilsthorpe Rufford with added visit to Bilsthorpe Fishery Ponds Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves 8.5 mi APPROX 4hrs Difficulty Easy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description available to view in the links section.
Wed Aug 7th Babworth - Pilgrim walk difficulty Easy 7½ m approx 3½ hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Aug 21st River Hamps Staffs Distance: 5.2 mile approx 3 ½ hrs Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the web page links section.
Wed Sep 4th Proposed local walk ~ Looking for a walk leader
Wed Sep 18th Ashford in the Water Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay meet 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description is available to view in the web page Links section
Wed Oct 2nd Proposed local walk ~ Looking for a walk leader.
Wed Oct 16th Proposed local walk ~ Looking for a walk leader
Wed Nov 6th Proposed local Walk ~Looking for a walk leader
Wed Nov 20th Proposed local walk ~ Looking for a walk leader
Local History
Tue Nov 13th The Greenhalgh Family and Field Mill Gordon Cleugh. 2.00 pm Room 3 at The Centre. Cost £2 including coffee/tea and mince pies
Occasional activities
Fri Nov 2nd The British Red Cross is offering free two hour first aid sessions to all RU3A members. These sessions are designed to give people greater confidence by stripping out all technical and clinical language, leaving just basic, common sense skills that people can use when a loved one, friend or complete stranger is in need of help.
Although the course itself is free we have to pay for the hire of the room and this will be £1 per person.
We have organised 3 sessions so far and two more are coming up on the following dates, both in the Centre at St Peter’s:
Friday 2 November 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 16 November 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
If you are interested please email Maria Gabrielczyk
Science and Technology
Fri Nov 2nd Aspects of Science and Technology in Agriculture from early times to the current day. Speaker Alan Paul
Fri Dec 7th 'The operation of Robinsons Leen Valley Mills, 1778-1828' Speaker Dr Stephen Walker
The Weekenders
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 & Lunch The Centre, Rooms 1 & 2, 11.00 am until 3.15pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits. All members are invited to lunch (by Kate). We will need numbers for catering purposes.
Sun Dec 9th Christmas at Dobbies Chesterfield village bus has been booked. Times and price TBA
Sat Dec 22nd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm. The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits (unless we can get mince pies!)
Wednesday Walking Group
Wed Nov 7th Gunthorpe to Caythorpe Circular