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.

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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.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Aug 20th Coffee and Conversation 10 to 12 pm at the Centre.
Tue Sep 11th Women Pilots of World War II Speaker John
Mon Sep 17th Coffee and Conversation 10 to 12 pm at the Centre.
Tue Oct 9th Yester year Acapella; Speaker Kevin Wilinson
Mon Oct 15th Coffee and Conversation 10 to 12 pm at the Centre.
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 Christmas Celebration 2018 at Portland College. Further details is due course
Trips&Visits
Tue Sep 18th Terracotta Army exhibition at Liverpool Tuesday 18th September 2018 Entry by timed appointment at 1 PM 53 tickets at £12 have been reserved. Total cost of trip £22.
Departure from Ravenshead expected between 8 to 8.30 AM (to be confirmed). Arrive back in Ravenshead about 8.30 PM. Stops arranged in both directions, toilet on board the coach.
Payment of £22 must be completed by end of July Cheques payable to Ravenshead U3A social account.
See http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors/
Please express your interest to Jackie Salmon. trip. organiser.
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
Garden Group
Thu Aug 30th Visit to the Flower Pod, Southwell. This is a Social Enterprise based on a one and a half acre site on the edge of Brackenhurst College campus. Employees, volunteers and adults with learning disabilities grow and make beautiful cut flowers for weddings etc and sales to the public.
Travel by village bus and cars, leaving the Sherwood Ranger car park at 12.45pm and return to Ravenshead 4/4.30pm
Cost: £8 including travel, coffee / tea and cake, a tour of the garden and a presentation with Q & A session.
Wed Sep 12th Thornbridge Hall Gardens, Ashford in the Water, Derbys. Beautiful gardens, very nice Carriage House café and irresistible plant sales! Leave Sherwood Ranger 10.45am and return 4/4.30pm.
Cost : £14 pp including bus and entrance.
Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Wed Sep 5th Pleasley - Glapwell (linear walk) Distance 7.6 miles 4 hrs. Difficulty - Moderate walk leader Frances Gilbert Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description available to view in the links section.
Wed Sep 19th Trams, Trains, River and Canal Walk leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Oct 3rd Watendlath to Doc Tarn circular Difficulty - Moderate 7 m 4 hrs.Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Keswick Bus Station 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be seen in the Links section
Thu Oct 4th Castle Head - Castlerigg Circular Difficulty - Moderate 7 m 4 hrs.Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Keswick Ferry Launch 10.00am prompt . A full walk description can be seen in the Links section
Wed Oct 17th Ogston reservoir to Ashover circular Difficulty - Moderate 7 m 4 ½ hrs.Walk Leader Malcolm Scott Meet Sherwood Ranger 9/30am prrompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be seen in the Links section.
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 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 6th Proposeed 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 20th Early Spring Walk Walk Leader Colin Wild Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing
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 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 Poulter Country Park Walk Leader Pauline and Robert Taylor 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.
Tue Jul 9th Proposed Norfolk walk Walk leader John Clay
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 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 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 Lake District walks near Keswick walk Leader Steve Hargreaves further details will be added as and when available.
Thu Oct 3rd Proposed Lake District walk near Keswick walk Leader Steve Hargreaves further details will be added as and when available.
Local History
Tue Sep 11th Room 3 at The Centre 2.00 pm. Planning meeting - ideas for next year please. £2 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Tue Oct 9th Graham Hayes "Titanic" Room 3 at The Centre 2 p.m until 4 p.m. £2 including coffee/tea and biscuits
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
Science and Technology
Fri Sep 7th The sound of music The physics of music. Speaker Peter Risdall.
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 Aug 25th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 1st Ravenshead Garden Society Show The Centre at St Peter's. Doors open 3pm
Sat Sep 8th 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.
Sun Oct 14th Sunday Lunch at Coxmoor This is a provisional date. Jane is trying to get the booking - watch this space
Sat Oct 20th Apple Day at Southwell for details please contact Kate 01623 456047
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 Sep 5th Short walk in Blidworth Woods from Blidworth Bottoms Car Park
Wed Oct 3rd Papplewick to Linby Circular
Wed Nov 7th Gunthorpe to Caythorpe Circular