Great Glen U3A 2016

Great Glen U3A

Art Group

15th June  will be the last meeting until 7th September as we are taking a Summer Break.

Rachael Snashall    259 2830

English Country Dancing

The English Country Dancing year is coming to an end.  Typically, folk dance clubs take a summer break during the warmer weather so people can go off to the many Folk Dance Festivals around the UK and abroad – these include Lichfield, Whitby, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, or for the more adventurous Pinewoods Folk Dance Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA!  In keeping with this tradition, the U3A ECD Group will continue its Tuesday afternoon meetings, 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. in the Sports Hall, until 27th June.  We shall then take a summer break through July and August and resume our regular weekly dancing on Tuesday 5th September at the start of the new dancing season.  Details of next term's meetings will be posted in the August Newsletter.

Peter Meacock    279 2600

Family History

Two meetings in June, on 14th and 28th – then a well-earned rest until September.

Eric Orbell  259 2095

Garden Visits

Our next meeting is on Friday 16th June  when we shall be visiting Coton Manor Gardens, just inside Northamptonshire (post code NN6 8RQ).  At this time of the year the garden boasts irises, lupins, alliums, euphorbia, paeonies, salvias, clematis and early roses and the Wildflower Meadow begins to come into its own.  The gift shop sells many items from garden tools to jewellery and handbags and refreshments are available.  There is an admission fee (with concessions).  We will be meeting at 1.30 p.m. in the Village Hall car park to give lifts to those needing transport.  If you would like to come along please contact Ros on 0116 271 7338 and let her know if you are going straight to the venue or if you require a lift.  Thank you.

Linda Hobart       319 8095


The next meeting is on Monday 3rd July at 2.00 p.m. in the Methodist Hall.

Peter Russell        271 0889

History of Art

The next meeting is on 21st June when we will be looking at the paintings of Whistler.  The meeting will be held in the Methodist Hall as usual, commencing at 10.00 a.m. and finishing at 12.00 noon.  All members are welcome.

David Brooke    259 2520

Learn French Together

The new French group for complete beginners.   The group meets on first and third Tuesdays at 10.00 a.m. in the Ruth Warner Room.

Marie-Christine Grenham        07764154374

Learn Spanish Together

A new Spanish group for beginners has just started, meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.  Please note that the Group will meet informally through the summer and that classes are not being held at the Methodist Chapel, Great Glen.

Val Barba       271 6505

Line Dancing

Line Dancing will stop for the summer break on 29th June.  We shall re-start on Thursday 7th September at 1.30 p.m. in the Sports Hall.  New members will, as usual, be made very welcome.  No experience is needed, line dancing is very easy to pick up, and we are all beginners.  Come along and give it a try, gentle exercise to varied music, and lots of laughs as well.

Jackie Jordan    259 9199

Luncheon Club

As a considerable number of diners are unable to come to the lunch in June, we have decided to not to meet this month and to resume in July.  I hope to see you then.

Joyce Davies   259 3436

Military History

No more meetings until September.

Eric Orbell     259 2095   

New Age Kurling
The next sessions are on 9th and 23rd June and 14th July at 10.00 a.m. at the Sports Centre.

Peter Russell      271 0889


19th June will be our last meeting before a summer break.  We shall meet again in September.

Stella Orbell     259 2095

Quiz Group

The next meeting is on 26th June, when the questions will be set by Rachael.  We are taking a break through July and August, so will meet again on 25th September.

Rachael Snashall   259 2830

Singing for Fun
A reminder that the next session for this year is scheduled for Wednesday 12th July at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Hall.  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:  11th June – Queens Head, Saddington, 9th July – Leicestershire Golf Club; 13th August – The Bell East Langton.   

Judith Measom        279 1509


Regulars should have swum on 7th June.  The last swim before the School summer holidays is on 14th June. We start again on 13th September.

David Brooke    259 2520

Table Top Games

Our sessions will continue throughout the summer following the usual pattern of second and fourth Thursday afternoons of each month at the Methodist Church (1.55 for 2.00p.m. start).  Newcomers are always welcome.  Please phone beforehand so we know to expect you.

Helen Edwards  212 7547 Gillian Farrar  270 8375

Please contact the Group Leader (see your U3A programme card or the website for details) if you are interested in joining any Group.


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

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