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
August 2019
Mon Aug 19thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Aug 20thGarden GroupTuesday 20th August - visit to Martin & Jill Fish's garden at "Thorneycroft", Rainton, N. Yorks:
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> The bus will leave the Village Hall, Ravenshead at 9.30am. Parking is available in the Village Hall car park at the end nearest the school. Please share lifts as much as possible to minimise the number of cars left all day.

> Tea / coffee will be served on arrival, followed by Martin's guided tour of the garden and lunch. We will leave just before 3pm and arrive back in Ravenshead approx 4.30 / 5pm.
Wed Aug 21stHikers (5 - 8 miles) a local walk walk leader G Rogers difficulty Easy dist 6 mi approx. Begin and end walk @ Sherwood Ranger car park 9.30 am prompt.
Sat Aug 24thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Hoveringham Caythopre 7 mi difficulty Easy Walk leader Anne Bister meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A walk description will be posted. asap.
Fri Sep 6thScience and TechnologyHoliday Break No meeting
Tue Sep 10thMeetingActivity Groups showcase event, celebrating our various groups activities
Sat Sep 14thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Mon Sep 16thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Wed Sep 18thHikers (5 - 8 miles)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
Thu Sep 19thTrips and ActivitiesChris Dean is organising a trip to
CROMFORD MILL AND ARKWRIGHT EXPERIENCE PLUS 2 HOUR BOAT TRIP
Thursday 19 September
9.30 a.m. depart Sherwood Ranger by community bus. 10.30 a.m. Cromford Mill and Arkwright Experience – 1.5 hour guided tour 12 noon to 1.45 p.m. Free time, lunch at the cafeteria or bring your own picnic. 1.45 p.m. meet at embarkation point for 2 hour boat ride.
4.15 p.m. bus leaves for Ravenshead. Cost £23 pp (lunch not included) Contact Chris Dean on 01623 792004
Fri Sep 20thTrips and ActivitiesRAVENSHEAD U3A QUIZ NIGHT (WITH FISH AND CHIP SUPPER)
Friday 20th September 7.00 p.m. Ravenshead Village Hall Tickets: £8.00
Tickets for the Ravenshead U3A Quiz night are now on sale and will be available at the meetings in July and August if not sold out by then (there are a limited number of places!). Please bring a cheque, made payable to Ravenshead U3A Social Account or cash, to the value of the number of tickets required.
Tickets available from Judith Moore and Alan Walker
The quiz night is designed to be for RU3A members only, and as such you do not need to be part of a ‘team’. However, on the night, it will be best to group together in fours in order to work together on the ‘table quizzes’ and also for us to plan for prizes.
Please note that the Village Hall bar will be available at this event.
We do hope you can make it!
Judith & Terry Moore (Ravenshead U3A committee) after 3.7.19
Sat Sep 28thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndHikers (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.
Fri Oct 4thScience and TechnologyElectric Vehicle Architectures; Speaker Paul Wyman
Sat Oct 5thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Tue Oct 8thMeetingSpinster of no occupation; speaker Dr Rowena Edlin-White
Fri Oct 11thTrips and ActivitiesNEWARK ANTIQUES FAIR
Up to 2,500 stands. The largest event of its kind in Europe. As seen recently on TV.
Friday 11 October Community bus £5
Buy your own entrance ticket £5
10 a.m. leave Sherwood Ranger
Leave Newark at 3 p.m.
Contact Chris Dean on 01623 792004
Mon Oct 14thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Wed Oct 16thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Farnsfield Robin Hood Trail walk leader Frances Gilbert . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full Walk description is available to view in the links section of the web page.
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
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
Mon Nov 18thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
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.
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
Mon Dec 16thMeetingCoffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Dec 17thTrips and ActivitiesChristmas lunch on 17 December at Portland – more details to follow
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
February 2020
Wed Feb 5thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Sherwood Major Oak walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Meet at Sherwood ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk details available in the Links section of the 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)Local 8 mi walk walk leader Frances Gilbert walk details to be posted asap. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Mar 18thHikers (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.
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 looking for a Walk Leader, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
August 2020
Wed Aug 5thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Moorgreen Greasley walk leader Steve Hargreaves,Difficulty Moderate Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk descritpion can be viewed in the Links section of the Hikers web page.
Wed Aug 19thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Local Walk Walk Leader Robert Taylor, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description will be posted asap.
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 Walk Leader, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing
October 2020
Tue Oct 6thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Buttermere Scale Force Waterfall walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate meet Keswick Bus station 10.00am to catch the Honistor Rambler to Buttermere. A full walk description is available to view in the Links section
Wed Oct 7thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Watendlath Tarn from Surprise View walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy meet at Keswick bus station 10am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed on the Links section of the web page.
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.