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 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
October 2019
Sat Oct 19thTrips and ActivitiesAGEING 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 pacosaucedo1@gmail.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 21stMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Thu Oct 24thThursday Walking GroupWe 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 26thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
November 2019
Fri Nov 1stScience and Technology"The 2000 Year-Old Computer", the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer.BBC video
Sat Nov 2ndThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sun Nov 3rdWorkshopTrip 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 3rdCraft WorkshopsTrip 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 6thHikers (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 12thMeetingNew Orleans to New York Jazz; Speaker Roger Brown
Tue Nov 12thLocal HistoryThe Robin Hood Line Bill Tyler
Mon Nov 18thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Wed Nov 20thGarden GroupWednesday 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 20thHikers (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 30thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits. (note change of date)
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thHikers (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 7thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Dec 7thTrips and ActivitiesOpera 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 10thMeetingNottinghamshire Police commissioner - Paddy Tipping
Tue Dec 10thLocal HistoryNo meeting
Wed Dec 11thGarden GroupWednesday 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 16thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Dec 17thTrips and ActivitiesChristmas Celebration Lunch at Portland college ,which will include two entertaining items
Tickets are £16 each
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Christmas Celebration Lunch 2019 Menu
At Portland College 17th December 12.30pm for 1PM
Ticket No.

STARTER
1.Creamed Cauliflower and Chestnut . (V) Croutons
and Shaved Parmesan Warm Onion Tin Loaf and Butter
or
2.Duck Parfait with Orange and Gin Crusty Bread
and House Pickles Crusty Bread and House Pickle
MAIN
3. Traditional Roast Breast of English Turkey Lemon Thyme
Stuffing Chipolata Sausage and Bacon Roll Rich Roast Gravy
or
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

DESSERTS
5 Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy butter
or
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 alanpaul7833@gmail.com

deadline 20th November Ticket Number
Wed Dec 18thHikers (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 31stTrips and ActivitiesRU3A ENGLISH CRUISE
Kate Asquith is organising another boat cruise in Gloucestershire with English Holiday Cruises (ABTA registered).
Two options:
31st March 1st April (2 night stay). Price £315.00; 2 people sharing a twin cabin.1 inclusive tour
or
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:
01623 456047
Email Kate Asquith
Tue Dec 31stTrips and ActivitiesHoliday 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
Itinerary:
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
Included excursions:
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
February 2020
Wed Feb 5thHikers (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 19thHikers (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.
March 2020
Wed Mar 4thHikers (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 18thHikers (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.
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stHikers (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 15thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Local Walk looking for a Walk Leader, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
May 2020
Wed May 6thHikers (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 20thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Shepherd & Pit Ponies Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Geoff Rogers meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
June 2020
Wed Jun 3rdHikers (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 17thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Local Walk Walk Leader Frances Gilbert, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
August 2020
Wed Aug 5thHikers (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 19thHikers (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..
September 2020
Wed Sep 2ndHikers (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 8thHikers (5 - 8 miles)proposed Norfolk Walk walk leader John Clay walk details will be posted when available.
Wed Sep 9thHikers (5 - 8 miles)proposed Norfolk Walk walk leader John Clay walk details will be posted when available.
Wed Sep 16thHikers (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.
October 2020
Wed Oct 7thHikers (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 21stHikers (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.