Great Glen U3A 2016

Great Glen U3A

 Art Group

At our next meeting, on 20th April, we will be continuing with the theme of Spring.

Rachael Snashall    259 2830

Book Group

There will be no meeting of the Book Group in April due to Easter Monday falling on our meeting day. The next meeting will be on Monday 15 May when we shall be discussing “Bleeding Heart Square” by Andrew Taylor.

Liz Adams     271 6821

Garden Visits Group

Our next meeting takes place on Friday 21st April when we are visiting a 5-acre garden at Long Close, 60 Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8RZ.  The garden boasts rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and much more besides.  Upon entering the village you will pass the church on the left-hand side, and round a bend there are shops on the right followed by The Village Hall and a long grey concrete wall.  We shall enter through the tall double doors on the right-hand side of the wall.  Parking will be on the road where there is space.  The cost is £4 including tea and biscuits.  Should you have any difficulty regarding the route to Woodhouse Eaves please call me.  We shall be meeting at the Village Hall car park at 1.30 p.m. to provide lifts to those who need one.   If you have put your name down and find that you are unable to come, please do let me know in advance.  Otherwise if you would like to come along please contact me.  Many thanks.

Linda Hobart         319 8095


There is no meeting of the Group on 1st May as this is a public holiday.  The next meeting, due on 5th June, should be an outing to Ely Cathedral and Oliver Cromwell’s House; this will be confirmed as soon as arrangements have been finalised.

Peter Russell                   271 0889

History of Art

The next meeting will be on 19th April when Sue Russell will be introducing us to the Portuguese artist Paula Rego who lives and works in London.  The meeting will be held in the Methodist Hall as usual commencing at 10.00 a.m.  All members are welcome.

David Brooke       259 2520

Indoor Bowling

We finish indoor bowls this season on April 11th.  We start again in October.

Ann Spray     281 0324

Learn French Together   NEW

A new French group for complete beginners.   An initial meeting for all interested members has been arranged for Tuesday 16th May at 10.00 in the Ruth Warner Room.  At present we envisage the Group meeting on first and third Tuesdays.  If this is of interest to you, please do let me know by email or phone.

Peter Russell               271 0889

Learn Spanish Together   NEW

A new Spanish group for beginners has just started, meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.  We have two Spanish speakers to help support the Group.  If you are interested, please come along - it is for complete beginners and you will be very welcome.

Val Barba             271 6505

Luncheon Club

There is a waiting list for anyone who may be interested in joining.  We meet at the Bell, Burton Overy, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 12 o’clock for 12.30 p.m.  We alternate

each month between starter plus main and main plus dessert courses.  The food is of excellent quality and well presented.  You will find me at the monthly meeting, on the left as you enter the Village Hall, with the menu for the next lunch.  If you cannot attend the meeting, and live in the village, I will put a menu through your door.  I have sample menus for you to look at.  Do let me know if you are interested in joining us.  

Joyce Davies    259 3436

New Age Kurling
There is no meeting on Good Friday, 14th April.  So the next session is on 28th April at 10.00 at the Sports Centre.

Peter Russell                271 0889


Our next three meetings will take place on 10th April (note change of week), 15th May, and 19th June.  Please note the dates as this information will not be repeated.  Should there be a need to cancel I will inform you individually.  All meetings start at 2.00 p.m.

Stella Orbell     259 2095

Quiz Group

At our meeting on 24th April the quiz questions will be presented by Toni Smith.  New members will be very welcome.

Rachael Snashall    259 2830

Singing for Fun
The next session for this year is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 12th July at 2.00 p.m. at the Methodist hall - just before the school summer break - so pop it in your diary.  Catriona and Jenny will again be leading a mixture of old and not quite so old tunes with some rounds.  All the words will be on the screen.  Come along and have a jolly good time!

Peter Russell                        271 0889

Sunday Singles Lunch

We meet on the second Sunday of the month, single ladies and gentlemen, at 1.00 p.m.  The next venues are:  9th April – Leicestershire Golf Club, 14th May The Bell, East Langton, 11th June – Queens Head, Saddington, 9th July – Leicestershire Golf Club; 13th August – The Bell East Langton.   

Judith Measom        279 1509


We shall be back swimming on the 26th April.  There will be no swimming on the earlier Wednesdays in April owing to the Easter holidays.

David Brooke  259 2520

Table Top Games

Our session on 27th April is cancelled as so many group members have chosen that week for holidays.  We meet as usual on 13th April, then, from May onwards, on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Methodist Church Hall.

If you missed the Learn Something New Canasta sessions and would like to learn how to play, we have group members prepared to share their expertise with you.  Please phone to let us know to expect you. You would be very welcome to come along...... and if you decide it is “not for you”, we have other games you might enjoy.

Gillian Farrar   270 8375        Helen Edwards  212 7547


Message to Group Leaders....

Please can group leaders send in their completed registers quarterly – end of March, June, Sept and Dec.

Blank registers are on the notice board in the church kitchen, or can be downloaded from this website on the Admin page.

Group News

This page gives important latest news from group leaders to members of their group.  Any changes of arrangements to the normal meetings will be posted here.