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
Meetings
Tue Jul 9th "Lesley Taylor Talks rubbish"
Mon Jul 15th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Aug 13th Working Dogs (Piper); Speaker Ken Heathcote
Mon Aug 19th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Sep 10th Activity Groups showcase event, celebrating our various groups activities
Mon Sep 16th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Oct 8th Spinster of no occupation; speaker Dr Rowena Edlin-White
Mon Oct 14th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Nov 12th New Orleans to New York Jazz; Speaker Roger Brown
Mon Nov 18th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Dec 10th Nottinghamshire Police commissioner - Paddy Tipping
Mon Dec 16th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Trips and Activities
Fri Jul 19th A visit to Mr Straw’s House followed by Welbeck Estates, cost bus £6. Entrance fee payable on arrival, free to National Trust members. Please pay bus fare at June Meeting. A waiting list has been opened for this trip so that another trip can be arranged if there is sufficient interest. Please contact Chris Chris Dean by email, or phone 01623 792004
Sun Aug 11th AFTERNOON TEA ON SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 3.30 P.M. at THE CENTRE AT ST. PETER'S
Catering by Ann Mills. Live entertainment
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol and glasses. Special dietary requirements to be notified in advance
Tickets, priced £8 per person, are available at monthly meetings and Coffee & Conversation from Sue Owen and Maria Gabrielczyk
Thu Aug 15th A visit to Black Country Living Museum. Cost including bus £21.50. Only one seat remaining. Please pay at June meeting. contact Chris Dean by email, or phone 01623 792004.
Fri Sep 20th RAVENSHEAD 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 Oct 19th 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 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 Dec 7th Opera Dudes. Cost including bus £16. Please pay at June meeting. contact Chris Dean by email, or phone 01623 792004
Tue Dec 17th Christmas lunch on 17 December at Portland – more details to follow
Garden Group
Wed Jun 19th June 19th: Visit by village bus to Mike Davey’s garden in Ruddington. ( he was our popular Garden Group speaker in March) No spaces left at moment, so reserve list applies.
Wed Jul 17th Visit to Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire. A Victorian property with gardens restored to Victorian splendor, owned by English Heritage. Tea rooms. Travel by village bus. Leave Ravenshead 11am and return approx. 4pm. Cost: 16.50 including bus and Entrance.
Tue Aug 20th £30 pp including lunch, garden tour and bus.
Visit to Martin and Jill Fish’s garden in Yorkshire. This trip is open to the whole U3A club. £30pp including lunch, garden tour with Martin and travel by coach with wc. List is full, but reserve list applies. Full payment (cheques payable to Ravenshead U3A social account) due before 10th May following which, any places not taken up will be offered on Tuesday 14th May to names on the reserve list.
Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Wed Jun 19th Cancelled because of Inclement weather
Wed Jul 3rd Lambley Dumbles Circular Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Robert Taylor Meet 9.30 am prompt |Sherwood Ranger for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the Links section of the Hikers web page
Tue Jul 9th Weybourne to Sheringham Linear walk Walk Leader John Clay Difficulty Easy Distance 6 mi. Meet at the Car Park by the Coast @ Weybourne Grid TG 111 437. A full description of the walk can be found in the Links section of the Hikers web page.
Wed Jul 10th Cley next the Sea Circular Walk Leader John ClayDifficulty Easy Meet at the Cley by the Sea Car park on Holt Road @10.30 am. A full walk description can be viewed in the Hikers page Links section.
Wed Jul 17th Bilsthorpe Rufford Circular 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 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.
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 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 Oct 16th 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.
Wed Nov 6th 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.
Wed Nov 20th 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
Wed Dec 4th 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'
Wed Dec 18th 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
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Feb 19th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Mar 4th 2020 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 18th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Apr 1st 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Apr 15th 2020 Local Walk looking for a Walk Leader, Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed May 6th 2020 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 2020 Shepherd & Pit Ponies Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Geoff Rogers meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 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.
Local History
Tue Jul 9th Newark Town Guided Walk £6 per person + transport. Details to be confirmed.
Science and Technology
Wed Jun 19th Visit to Nottingham Tram training and maintenance depot, Wilkinson Street, 10 to 12 noon. Lunch in the Horse and Groom in Linby.
Leave Ranger Pub 9.15am for Wilkinson Street Park and Ride.
Fri Jul 5th Migration; Speaker Tony Wardell
Fri Oct 4th Electric Vehicle Architectures; Speaker Paul Wyman
Fri Nov 1st "The 2000 Year-Old Computer", the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer.BBC video
The Weekenders
Sat Jun 22nd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Jul 6th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sun Jul 7th Wightwick Manor National Trust property, Meet at The Sherwood Ranger at 8.30 a.m, leave Wightwick Manor at 3.30 p.m. Cost £15 NT members. £26 for non-members. The Village Bus has been booked, Contact Judy Walker Phone 01623 793895
Sat Jul 27th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Aug 3rd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Aug 24th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 14th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Sep 28th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Oct 5th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Oct 26th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Nov 2nd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Nov 30th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Dec 7th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits