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 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
February 2020
Thu Feb 27thThursday Walking GroupMain Valley Trail
Sat Feb 29thThe WeekendersCoffee Morning at St Andrew's, Blidworth. Entry Free, own transport.Breakfast, tea and coffee at reasonable prices. Tombola, cake stall, raffle etc. 10 am to 12 noon
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.
Fri Mar 6thScience and Technology“ The Search for the Super Battery." Speaker Graham Allin
Sat Mar 7thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Sun Mar 8thCinema and Theatre VisitsEMMA THURSDAY MARCH 8th 2.30pm
Ticket cost £4.70
Tue Mar 10thMeetingTITLE: ‘Stormy Stories’ SPEAKER: Fool’s Gold.
Fool’s Gold is an acoustic duo, consisting of Carol and Steve Robson. The show is a collection of songs loosely linked by the theme ‘Stormy Stories’. The show is very different to what might be expected in that the songs are also accompanied by their stories: histories, mysteries, tragedies and romances – and illustrated with some fascinating movies and stills…
Tue Mar 10thLocal HistoryTrams of Nottingham by Trevor Smith. The Centre Room 3, 2pm until 4pm.
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.
Wed Mar 18thTrips and ActivitiesTreasures of Tutankhamun Wednesday 18th March cost £99, or Wednesday 15th April cost £129 A proposed 2 day visit to London to see the exhibition. Cost includes coach travel with reserved seating, one night bed and breakfast at a selected hotel, and admission to the exhibition in the SAATCHI Gallery, London. Time available to enjoy the siights and attractions of London.
Please contact Chris Dean by email or phone on 01623 792004
This trip is full. If vacancies occur through cancellations. They will be advertised.
Thu Mar 19thTrips and ActivitiesNATIONAL BREWERY CENTRE, BURTON ON TRENT ON THURSDAY 19March 2020
Discover the History, Art and Fun of Brewing. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. Celebrate the social history of the development of brewing, the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped build up Burton’s world renowned brewing reputation.
The tour guide will take you through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that steam engines and vintage vehicles played in the development of the industry. Transport on show includes horse drawn drays, delivery wagons, 1920s Daimler bottle car used for delivering beer to pubs.
Shire horses available to view subject to weather conditions.
Leave the Ranger 9.30 a.m. Depart from museum at 3.00 p.m.
Travel + entrance £17 which includes 90minute group tour plus 3 tokens for beer or soft drink.
If anyone would like a lunch at the museum this has to be ordered beforehand and a menu will become available at a later date. Alternatively, if you prefer to bring your own lunch you will be able to eat it on the premises.
Those who have paid their deposit of £5 are requested to pay the balance of £12 at Coffee & Conversation on Monday 16 December or the monthly meeting or C & C in January. Thank you.
This trip is now fully booked
Thu Mar 26thThursday Walking GroupNewlands/Spa Ponds
Sat Mar 28thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Tue Mar 31stTrips and ActivitiesVisit to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Friday 14th August. £169 See details on 14th August entry.
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stHikers (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.
Fri Apr 3rdScience and TechnologyWho was Tesla?. Speaker Alan Paul. and two TED interviews from M.I.T. in the USA, with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Electric Car company.
If you have the time, read of Musk's life achievements, on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk
Sat Apr 4thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Tue Apr 14thLocal HistoryNewark Civil War Museum £7 per person plus transport.
Wed Apr 15thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Alfreton ParkWalk Leader John Clay DifficultyEasy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description is available to view in the Links section of the hikers web page.
Mon Apr 20thTrips and ActivitiesSAMUEL JOHNSON Birthplace Museum in Lichfield – Monday 20 April 2020
“All intellectual improvement arises from leisure” – Johnson might well have been talking about the U3A movement!
Johnson was born in 1709 and lived here for 27 years. He wrote the first dictionary of the English Language and there will be an opportunity to view it. The library is housed in an old church which is an interesting building to visit. There is a second-hand bookshop on the ground floor of the museum.
Lunch - there is a selection of eating places and one of our members recommends “1709 The Brasserie” which is open for lunch between 12 and 2pm.
Leave the Ranger at 9.30 a.m.
Depart from museum at 3.00 p.m.
Travel and entrance £13.00 which includes one-hour group tour at approx. 11am. There are hands on activities including writing with a quill pen, dressing up in period costumes and exploring wooden toys and games for all ages. Please note that the museum is on 5 floors. Free time from approx. 12 noon to eat at nearby places, spend more time in the museum and second hand bookshop, see the old library, visit Lichfield Cathedral which is approx. 10 minute walk from museum.
DEPOSIT £5 – please see Alan Walker or Halina Rajchel at the December monthly meeting or Coffee & Conversation.
This trip is now fully booked
Thu Apr 23rdThursday Walking GroupGunthorpe/Folley Farm Loop
Sat Apr 25thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
May 2020
Sat May 2ndThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Wed May 6thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Linacre Brampton difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Robert 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 6thCinema and Theatre Visits`SPIRIT OF THE BLITZ’ 75th Anniversary Theatre Celebration Event.
Wednesday May 6th 2pm. £15
Tue May 12thMeetingEMICS Volunteer Emergency Doctors speaker Dr. Tim Gray
Tue May 12thLocal HistoryGuided walk of Mansfield Keith Wallace
Wed May 13thTrips and ActivitiesVISIT TO THE PEAK CAVERN ON WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020
The Peak Cavern (known locally as the Devil’s Arse) and Speedwell Cavern in Castleton,Peak District.
This trip is now fully booked
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.
Sat May 23rdThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat May 23rdCinema and Theatre VisitsNOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE. `PIAF’
SATURDAY 23RD MAY 2pm
June 2020
Wed Jun 3rdHikers (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 Jun 6thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Tue Jun 9thMeetingGrace’s Diary Speaker Rowena Edlin-White
Rowena Edlin-White returns to Ravenshead with the story of Grace Dexter, a young teacher in late Victorian Nottingham and Derbyshire who was also a friend of Florence Nightingale.
Tue Jun 9thLocal HistoryFlorence Nightingale by Richard Bates of Nottingham University
Wed Jun 17thHikers (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.
Thu Jun 25thThursday Walking GroupTeversal Miners Loop
Sat Jun 27thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
July 2020
Wed Jul 1stHikers (5 - 8 miles)Retford-Babworth-Pilgrim Way walk Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves DifficultyEasy 8 miles. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A Walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Links section
Sat Jul 4thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Tue Jul 14thMeetingWelcome to my world speaker William French.
William French talks about his experiences as butler to the royal family and film stars.
Tue Jul 14thLocal HistoryQuakers of Mansfield by Sue Howlett. The Centre, Room 3, 2pm until 4pm
Wed Jul 15thHikers (5 - 8 miles)White Edge Curbar Edge Frogatt Edge walk leader Richard Kirby Distance 7.75 mi 4.5 hrs approx. Difficulty Moderate meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk elevation and map can be viewed on the Hikers web page.
Sat Jul 25thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
August 2020
Sat Aug 1stThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
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.
Sat Aug 8thTrips and ActivitiesKynren near Bishop Auckland- An Epic Tale of England, Saturday 8-9thAugust 2020, £129 per person sharing a room, An amazing 90 minute extravaganza , known as Kynren. 48 members signing up secures our own coach, pick up in Ravenshead £129 per person sharing a room, DEPOSIT £40. Cheques (no cash) payable to NATIONAL HOLIDAYS TOURS LTD will be collected at Coffee & Conversation on Monday 16 December or during the break at the January meeting.
Contact Chris Dean or by phone on 01623 792004.

Beginning at sunset; show covers beginning of the British Isles to the industrial era. Covering mythology, ancient legends and historic feuds. The battle for Britain is a long and winding and full of bloodshed and intrigue. Told by 1,500 strong cast and crew; dance, combat, pyrotechnics and equestrianism for an experience you’ll never forget. Following day, Durham, to explore its streets and modern facilities. Coach travel reserved seating. One night dinner, bed and breakfast at a hotel.
This trip is full. If vacancies occur through cancellations, they will be advertised
Tue Aug 11thMeetingTax, Care and Toyboys Speaker Daniel Pinder
Daniel Pinder will update us on the latest information on inheritance planning, with opportunity for a question and answer session.
Tue Aug 11thLocal HistoryTuxford Mill £15 per person plus transport.
Fri Aug 14thTrips and ActivitiesVisit to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Friday 14th August. £169 one night dinner bed and breakfast at the Park Hotel, Falkirk. All rooms en-suite. Includes admission to one night of Edinburgh Tattoo. Free time to enjoy the delights of Edinburgh. £50 deposit required when reserving a place. Contact Chris Dean by email or Telephone 01623 792004.
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..
Sat Aug 22ndThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
September 2020
Wed Sep 2ndHikers (5 - 8 miles)Halam Circular Walk Leader Frances Gilbert, 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.
Sat Sep 5thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Tue Sep 8thLocal HistoryShort talk on visit to Mary Potter Heritage Centre by Frances and Kathy. The Centre Room 3, 2pm until 4pm
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)Woolley Moor Ogston Reservoir walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate Meet at Sherwood ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See links section of web page for description of the walk.
Thu Sep 24thThursday Walking GroupPapplewick/Linby Loop
Sat Sep 26thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
October 2020
Sat Oct 3rdThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Wed Oct 7thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Local Walk Walk Leaders Andy and Yvonne Bebbington Meet at Sherwood ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk details to be provided asap.
Tue Oct 13thLocal HistoryVisit to Mary Potter Heritage Centre details to follow
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.
Sat Oct 24thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
November 2020
Wed Nov 4thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Cresswell Crags Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. see links on web page for a walk description.
Sat Nov 7thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Tue Nov 10thLocal HistoryTextile Industry by Lynne Jaremczenko. The Centre, Room 3. 2pm until 4pm
Wed Nov 18thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Linby Circular Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. see links on web page for a walk description.
Thu Nov 26thThursday Walking GroupForest Stone Loop
Sat Nov 28thThe WeekendersGames afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
December 2020
Wed Dec 2ndHikers (5 - 8 miles)Ransom Woods leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy. rendezvous at Forever Green Restaurant overflow car park @ 10.15 am prompt.

Festive Hikers Meal @ Forever Green Restaurant Ransom Woods. Meet at the Forever Green restaurant 12.00pm for 12.30pm for our annual festive meal.
Sat Dec 5thThe WeekendersPlanning Meeting Room 3 at The Centre 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. Coffee/Tea and biscuits. £1
Wed Dec 16thHikers (5 - 8 miles)Local Walk walk leader Frances Gilbert Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.
Additional walk details will be added asap
Thu Dec 17thThursday Walking GroupRufford Christmas Walk