Ashfield U3A Deleted Diary Dates 2010










Interest/Study Group and Other Meetings in Diary Order:


Group Co-ordinators:       Please report diary dates as soon as possible to the webmaster Ron Britton in order to keep the site as up-to-date as possible for members.



Saturday 2 January 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 (new time) Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Tuesday 5 January 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Thursday 7 January 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Coach & Horses, Thurgaton - 12.00 for 12.30.

Monday 11 January 2010
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Monday 11 January 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 12 January 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Longshaw, Hathersage & Padley Gorge - Distance: 7¼ miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 13 January 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'Blood River' - Tim Butcher

Wednesday 13 January 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: the Visitor's Centre car park, Vicar's Water Country Park, Clipstone. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Monday 18 January 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Luminous Life of Lily Aphrodite - Beatrice Colin.

Tuesday 19 January 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Opener: "They had waited so long. The door slowly opened..."

Wednesday 20 January 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Sweet Peas.

Thursday 21 January 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at reservoir car park, Sherwood Way South, off A38 - Time: 09:50 - Sutton Reservoir & Mill Dam.

Thursday 21 January 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Rain Man - 14:00 - Tickets: £17:50.

Monday 25 January 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 26 January 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Belper & The Chevin - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Davies - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 26 January 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Making brush marks

Tuesday 26 January 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 27 January 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Alan Radford - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Claude Debussy

Thursday 28 January 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Mike Corby - Subject: Clocks of the Nineteenth Century Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 28 January 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Griffin's Head, Papplewick - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Tuesday 2 February 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: I've Loved You So Long (2008) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Thursday 4 February 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Countryman, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 5 February 2010
T'ai Chi Group meeting at The Ashfield Play Forum, Morven Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield, from 10:00 - 11:00 - Co-ordinator: Jill Pullan

Saturday 6 February 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 14:30 - Tickets: £39.50 (stalls)

Saturday 6 February 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Monday 8 February 2010
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Monday 8 February 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 9 February 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Harthill, Thorpe Salvin, Chesterfield Canal - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Hugh Symonds - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 9 February 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 10 February 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Dickens & poetry from a single author

Wednesday 10 February 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: the Coffee Shop Car Park, Portland College, off A60, for Harlow Wood Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Wednesday 10 February 2010
The Wine Appreciation Group Meeting at Margaret Crossley's - 19:30. Co-ordinator: John Ellis Subject: TBA.

Monday 15 February 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Women in Love - D H Lawrence.

Tuesday 16 February 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: Dreams

Wednesday 17 February 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Marzipan Modelling.

Thursday 18 February 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at 29 Conway Road (left off Trent Drive) or Trent Drive, watnall Road, opposite Rolls Royce entrance - Time: 09:50 - Hucknall / Bulwell walk.

Thursday 18 February 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Village Hall, Ravenshead Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The St.Peter's Gilbert & Sullivan Society - IOLANTHE - 19:30 - Tickets: £8 (stalls)

Monday 22 February 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at the Ashwood Centre, from 10:00 - Topic: Garden talk by Stuart Dixon on his garden at Hebbes Farm - cost £3 Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466. - [CANCELLED - See Horticulture 1 page]

Monday 22 February 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 23 February 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Calver, Coombs Dale, Hassop, Bank Wood, Bramley Wood - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Julia & David Porter - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 23 February 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Colour

Wednesday 24 February 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Stella Daft - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Stella Daft - Topic: Alexander Borodin & Modest Mussorgsky

Thursday 25 February 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Gerald Hall - Subject: The Life of the Badger Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 25 February 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Red Lion, Bagthorpe - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Friday 26 February 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Ashwood Nursery, coach from Kirkby at 08:45 - Topic: Garden visit Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Saturday 27 February 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Whistle Down the Wind - 14:30 - Tickets: £29

Tuesday 2 March 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Thursday 4 March 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Coach & Horses, Thurgaton [venue change] - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 6 March 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Monday 8 March 2010
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Tuesday 9 March 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Moneyash, Ringham - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Averil/Sue - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 9 March 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 10 March 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'A Man of His Time' - Alan Sillitoe

Wednesday 10 March 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting on Tinsley Road for Nottingham Canal and Erewash Canal, Eastwood Time: 10:20 for 10:30 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Wednesday 10 March 2009
The Wine Appreciation Group Meeting at Geoff Cree's - 19:30. Co-ordinator: John Ellis Subject: TBA.

Monday 15 March 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting NO MEETING THIS MONTH Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 15 March 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Grave Tattoo - Val McDermid.

Monday 15 March 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 16 March 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Opener: "The promise had to be kept..."

Wednesday 17 March 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Guest demonstrator - Pulled Flowers.

Wednesday 17 March 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Enjoy by Alan Bennett - 14:00 - Tickets: £20

Wednesday 17 March 2010
The Woodcarving Group Woodturning Demonstration [open meeting] at The West Notts. College - from 18:15 to 20:30 - for more details, see Walking Group 'A' page.

Thursday 18 March 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Vicar Water car park - Time: 09:50 - Vicar Water start to King John's Palace for coffee, past high rocks.

Saturday 20 March 2010
Ashfield U3A Quiz Supper at The Ashwood Centre - for more details, see the Welcome page.

Monday 22 March 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Jill & Malcolm's, from 10:00 - Topic: Working day - bring secateurs and trowel Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 22 March 2010
Walking Group 'A' First Aid Training [open meeting] at The Mansfield Baptist Church - from 10:00 to 12:00 - for more details, see Walking Group 'A' page.

Tuesday 23 March 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Kedleston Hall - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 23 March 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Skies

Wednesday 24 March 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: June Turner - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Gustav Holst

Thursday 25 March 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A & A.G.M. at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: David Tideswell - Subject: Raising a Family of Bluetits Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 25 March 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Carnarvon, Teversal - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Monday 29 March 2010 to Friday 2 April 2010
Walking Group 'A' Walking Holiday in Northumberland organised by Margaret Crossley with HF Holidays Ltd - Four nights in Altmouth for £270. £40 required by 12th September - balance due in February. Fully booked but waiting list for latecomers.

Thursday 1 April 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Elm Tree, Heath - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 1 April 2010
Ashfield U3A - "An Evening with Martin Fish" at The Ashwood Centre - for full details, see Forthcoming Events on the Welcome Page.

Saturday 3 April 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Tuesday 6 April 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Hong Kong 1941 (1984) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Monday 12 April 2010
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Monday 12 April 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 13 April 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Alstonfield - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Georgeanne/Anne - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 13 April 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 14 April 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Dickens

Wednesday 14 April 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: the Car park next to café and Visitor Centre for Vicar Water, Clipstone Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Wednesday 14 April 2009
The Wine Appreciation Group Meeting at Barrie Thompson's - 19:30. Co-ordinator: John Ellis Subject: TBA.

Thursday 15 April 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park 24 Litchfield Lane or Dorchester Road, Mansfield - Time: 09:50 - Harlow Wood (coffee Portland College).

Monday 19 April 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 19 April 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.

Tuesday 20 April 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Ron Britton, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: They Bite

Wednesday 21 April 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: A Spray of Carnations.

Thursday 22 April 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Tony Hallam - Subject: Not All Cavalry Men Ride Horses Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 22 April 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: Barrie & Lynne's - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Bottle-conditioned real ales 'at home'.

Friday 23 April 2010
The Holidays & Outings Group Visit - Venue: Harrogate 2010 Spring Flower Show - Time: 08:15 from Kirkby-in-Ashfield Co-ordinator: Kathleen Jones - See Holidays & Outings page for more details.

Monday 26 April 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Renishaw Hall, from 10:00 - Topic: Own transport - horticulture groups only - details from Cynthia Driscoll Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 26 April 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 27 April 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Grange Mill, Winster - Distance: 7½ miles - Co-ordinator: Rob/Jane Banks - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 27 April 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Creating texture

Wednesday 28 April 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Joan Harvey - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Johann Strauss ll

Thursday 29 April 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Bar, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Classical violin and Piano by Royal Northern College of Music students - 13:00 - Tickets: Free - no ticket required - Refreshments available to purchase

Friday 30 April 2010
The National Trust Visits Group Meeting to Belton House & Woolsthorpe Manor Co-ordinator: Kathleen Jones - Butler's coach leaves Kirkby at 09:30 from the Precinct Road bus stop near the Co-op car park, to arrive at Belton House, (used by the BBC for filming 'Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth), by the official opening time of 11:00. Although main rooms of the house do not open until 12:30, 'step-below' basements are open from 11:00 to 12:30, with conservation talks at 11:30 on most days. Visit the lovely gardens and lake with its newly-restored boathouse, enjoy a picnic, or lunch in the restaurant before leaving, around 14:45 for Woolsthorpe Manor, a small manor house which was the birthplace of Isaac Newton, and the place where he made many scientific discoveries. Try out your own skills in the Discovery Centre and see the famous apple tree. Coach fare is £8 including driver's tip.

Saturday 1 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - When Harry Met Sally - 14:30 - Tickets: £22.50

Saturday 1 May 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Tuesday 4 May 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Jindabyne (2006) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Thursday 6 May 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Cricket Arms, Totleyn - 12.00 for 12.30.

Monday 10 May 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 11 May 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Monsal Head, Cressbrook Dale, Wardlow, Longston Moor - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: John H - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 11 May 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 12 May 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: CANCELLED.

Wednesday 12 May 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Colour Purple' - Alice Walker

Wednesday 12 May 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: the Car park near the sailing club, off the Sutton end of the MARR road for Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton-in-Ashfield Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Sunday 16 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Farewell Riverdance - 14:30 - Tickets: £26.50

Monday 17 May 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 17 May 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger.

Tuesday 18 May 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Ernest Simpson, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: It had all gone wrong ...

Wednesday 19 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Hot Flush, starring Lesley Joseph - Tickets: £24

Thursday 20 May 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at car park nearest Visitor's Centre - free if National Trust member or £5 so try to car share - Time: 09:50 - clumber Park Lake.

Friday 21 May 2010
The National Trust Visits Group Meeting to Baddesley Clinton & Packwood House Co-ordinator: Kathleen Jones - Coach leaves Kirkby. Coach fare is £9 including driver's tip. These two wonderful houses are situated within two miles of each other, near Solihull in Warwickshire. Pick up a leaflet from Kathleen to see what delights await you.

Friday 21 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Jamie Cullum - 19:00 - Tickets: £35.00

Monday 24 May 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Kathleen's, from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 24 May 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 25 May 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Hulme End, Brund, Blake's Brook - Distance: 7¾ miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 25 May 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Light & shadow with still life

Wednesday 26 May 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Nona Sheriston - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Hector Berlioz

Thursday 27 May 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Graham Fortey - Subject: Fortey Towers Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 27 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Bar, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Neil Allen Tenor and Tim Lole Piano Recital of English Song - 13:00 - Tickets: Free - no ticket required - Refreshments available to purchase

Thursday 27 May 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Horse & Groom, Linby - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Friday 28 May 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: Quilling

Friday 28 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Rocky Horror Show - 17:30 - Tickets: £29.00

Saturday 29 May 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Rocky Horror Workshop, Meal & Show Package - 17:00 - Tickets: £48.00 - Further details from Barbara

Tuesday 1 June 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - HOLIDAY Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Thursday 3 June 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Chequers Inn, Froggatt - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 5 June 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Tuesday 8 June 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Malvern Hills Summer Walk - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 8 June 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 9 June 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Humour

Wednesday 9 June 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: ‘Horse & Groom’ rear car park, Linby for Papplewick and Mill Ponds Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 10 June 2010
The National Trust Visits Group Meeting to Nostell Priory Co-ordinator: Kathleen Jones - Coach leaves Kirkby. Coach fare is £8 including driver's tip.

Saturday 12 June 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Monty Python's Spamalot - 14:30 - Tickets: £35.00

Monday 14 June 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 15 June 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: The Collared Dove

Wednesday 16 June 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Brush Embroidery (Guest Demonstrator).

Wednesday 16 June 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The 39 Steps - 14:00 - Tickets: £19.00

Thursday 17 June 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Winding House car park, off Park Road, Bestwood Village - Time: 09:50 - Bestwood Park.

Monday 21 June 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 21 June 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Pompeii - Robert Harris.

Tuesday 22 June 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Two Dales, A Magpie and A River - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Hilda/David Riley - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 23 June 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: June Turner - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Teach-in: Len Hill on Antonio Vivaldi

Wednesday 23 June 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Rock Around the Clock - 19:30 - Tickets: £18.50

Thursday 24 June 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Liz Garratt - Subject: Solicitor, Trusts, Wills, etc. Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 24 June 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Dixie's Arms, Bagthorpe - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Friday 25 June 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: Flower Arranging

Saturday 26 June 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction Pub, Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton Junction - Time: 13.00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Inaugural Meeting

Monday 28 June 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Lynne & Barrie's, from 10:00 - Topic: Picnic in the garden - weather permitting Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 28 June 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 29 June 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Cancelled

Thursday 1 July 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Devonshire Arms, Beeley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 2 July 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Latin Fever with Daren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova (from Strictly Come Dancing) - 19:30 - Tickets: £30.00

Saturday 3 July 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Sunday 4 July 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction Pub, Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton Junction - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Tuesday 6 July 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: The House of Mirth (2000) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 7 July 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Thursday 8 July 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Dancing Queen - 19:30 - Tickets: £18.00

Tuesday 13 July 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Derwent Edge - Distance: 7¾ miles - Co-ordinator: Julia/David Porter - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 13 July 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 14 July 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Favoured Child' - Phillipa Gregory

Wednesday 14 July 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Main Abbey car park off A614 for Rufford Abbey Country Park Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 15 July 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park (TBA) - Time: 09:50 - Southwell Walk.

Monday 19 July 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 19 July 2010
The National Trust Visits Group Meeting to Hidcote Manor & Kiftsgate Court Co-ordinator: Kathleen Jones - Coach leaves Kirkby. Coach fare is £8 including driver's tip and Hidcote Manor if National Trust member. Kiftsgate Court is not National Trust.

Monday 19 July 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres.

Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: Dream Time

Tuesday 20 July 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting for: an evening walk and curry Contact the co-ordinators: Julia/David Porter for further details

Wednesday 21 July 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Quartet staring Timothy West Susannah York Edward Hardwicke and Gwen Taylor - 14:00 - Tickets: £19.00

Thursday 22 July 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Judy Colby - Subject: Theatrical Costumes Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 22 July 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Little John, Ravenshead - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Friday 23 July 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: NO MEETING

Monday 26 July 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Dorothy's, from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 27 July 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Cancelled

Tuesday 27 July 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Rowsley/Beeley Moor - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: John H - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 28 July 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Janet Crane - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Friday 30 July 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - english Youth Ballet - Coppelia - 19:30 - Tickets: £19.00

Saturday 31 July 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Visit to Eyam - Time: 11.00 from Co-op car park, Kirkby - Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Cream tea at this historic Derbyshire plague village.

Tuesday 3 August 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 4 August 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Wednesday 4 August 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murder With Love - 14:00 - Tickets: £14.00 (see Theatre Visits page for discount details)

Thursday 5 August 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Shire Horse, Wyaston - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 7 August 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Monday 9 August 2010
The Card Craft Group Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Carole Seymour - Subject: -

Tuesday 10 August 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Bosworth Battlefield - Distance: 8¼ miles - Co-ordinator: Julia & David - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 10 August 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 11 August 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: TBA

Wednesday 11 August 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Car park on Longdale Lane (accessed from Ravenshead) - 1 mile beyond Craft Centre for Blidworth Wood Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Wednesday 11 August 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murdered to Death - 14:00 - Tickets: £14.00 (see Theatre Visits page for discount details)

Monday 16 August 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 16 August 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Importance of being Kennedy - Laurie Graham.

Tuesday 17 August 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: Paradise

Wednesday 18 August 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Anybody for Murder - 14:00 - Tickets: £14.00 (see Theatre Visits page for discount details)

Thursday 19 August 2010
Walking Group 'B' ?? - Time: 09:50 - ??.

Monday 23 August 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Colleen's, from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 24 August 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Cancelled

Tuesday 24 August 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Kinder, in steps of 1932 trespass - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 25 August 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Doreen Hunter - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Your favourite music

Wednesday 25 August 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - All about Murder - 14:00 - Tickets: £14.00 (see Theatre Visits page for discount details)

Thursday 26 August 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Pam Littlewood - Subject: Chance, Fate & Imagination Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 26 August 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: Colin & Julia's - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Bottle-conditioned real ales 'at home'.

Friday 27 August 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: NO MEETING

Saturday 28 August 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Warwick - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Visit including trip on Glos. & Warks. Railway - £20 inclusive of travel

Monday 30 August 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction Pub, Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton Junction - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Wednesday 1 September 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Decorating a Christmas cake.

Thursday 2 September 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Wheatsheaf Inn, Dry Doddington - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 4 September 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Teversal Grange, Teversal - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Saturday 4 September 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Tuesday 7 September 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Christ Stopped at Aboli (1979) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 8 September 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Girls of Slender Means' - Muriel Spark

Wednesday 8 September 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Heading south from A610 along A6096, turn right into Newton’s Lane signposted Cotmanhay. Park in small car park on the left a few yards from junction at the side of the canal. (Nearest toilets in IKEA entrance hall at Giltbrook Retail Park) for Awsworth, Cossall and Nottingham Canal. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 9 September 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Oklahoma - 14:00 - Tickets: £19.80

Saturday 11 September 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Richmond & Wensleydale - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Visit with train trip - £22.50 inclusive.

Monday 13 September 2010
The Card Craft Group Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Carole Seymour - Subject: -

Tuesday 14 September 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Chatsworth, Edensor, Bakewell, Haddon Hall - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Averil & Sue - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 14 September 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 15 September 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Bedroom Farce - 14:00 - Tickets: £19

Thursday 16 September 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Wollaton Hall car park (small charge) - Time: 09:50 - Wollaton Hall park & lake.

Sunday 19 September 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction Pub, Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton Junction - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Monday 20 September 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 20 September 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Bess of Hardwick - Mary S Lovell.

Tuesday 21 September 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: Summertime Blues

Wednesday 22 September 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Mary Pearson - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Gioachino Rossini

Thursday 23 September 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ralph Needham - Subject: The Ringwoods of History Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 23 September 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Dixie's Arms, Bagthorpe - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting

Friday 24 September 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: Beading

Monday 27 September 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at the Nottingham Arboretum, Topic: Visit - details to be decided Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 27 September 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 28 September 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 28 September 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Harthill/Rother Valley - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Hugh - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Saturday 2 October 2010
Ashfield U3A 60s Night at Rainworth Village Hall - Music provided by the group 'The Storm Beats' - Tickets £5.

Tuesday 5 October 2010
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: Barrie Jackson - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: Portraits

Tuesday 5 October 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 6 October 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Roses.

Wednesday 6 October 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Joseph - 13:30 - Tickets: £19

Thursday 7 October 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Griffin's Head, Papplewick - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 7 October 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham - 19:30. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: The Halle - music by Bax, Chopin, Prokofiev

Saturday 9 October 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Monday 11 October 2010
The Card Craft Group Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Carole Seymour - Subject: -

Monday 11 October 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 12 October 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Padley Gorge, Carl Wark, Burbage Rocks - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Georganne & Ann - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 October 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 13 October 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Graham Greene

Wednesday 13 October 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Car park, Carnarvon Street, Teversal for Teversal Trails Visitor Centre Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Saturday 16 October 2010
Ashfield U3A Coffee Morning at the Ashwood Centre - Tickets £2 - proceeds in aid of 'Help the Heroes' & Rainbow Children's Hospice.

Sunday 17 October 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: Palace Theatre, Mansfield - 19:00. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: A Musical Celebration, presented by Manchester Camerata, with soloist Tasmin Little

Sunday 17 October 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction Pub, Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton Junction - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Psychic evening & buffet - £7.50 inclusive.

Monday 18 October 2010
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 18 October 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Restless - William Boyd.

Tuesday 19 October 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: TBA

Thursday 21 October 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Bramcote Hills car pak - Time: 09:50 - Bramcote Hills woods, walled garden and Hemlockstone stone.

Tuesday 26 October 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 26 October 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Yorkshire Bridge, Hope Brink, Brough - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 27 October 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Joan Harvey - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Felix Mendelssohn

Thursday 28 October 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Maureen Newton - Subject: A Backward Glance at Everyday Things Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 28 October 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: The Sherwood Ranger, Ravenshead - Time: 20:00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Pub Meeting.

Friday 29 October 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: Pulled Flowers

Friday 29 October 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Nutcracker Ballet - 14:00 - Tickets: £20

Sunday 31 October 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham - 11:00. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Sunday Morning Piano Series, great piano music with Cordelia Williams (winner Young Musician of the Year)

Monday 1 November 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 2 November 2010
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: Barrie Jackson - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 2 November 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: In Memory of Me (2006) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 3 November 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Snowmen.

Thursday 4 November 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Miner's Arms, Milltown - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 6 November 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Monday 8 November 2010
The Card Craft Group Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Carole Seymour - Subject: -

Tuesday 9 November 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Dethick, Willesley - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Brian & Martin - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 9 November 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 10 November 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Eye of the Leopard' - Henning Mankell

Wednesday 10 November 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Car park next to Visitor Centre at end of Skegby Road [off Sutton Road], Huthwaite for Brierley Forest Park Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Wednesday 10 November 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: Palace Theatre, Mansfield - 19:30. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Verdi’s Falstaff, presented by Mid Wales Opera

Thursday 11 November 2010
The Family & Local History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Initial meeting

Monday 15 November 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: So Many Ways to Begin - John McGregor.

Monday 15 November 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 16 November 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: TBA

Wednesday 17 November 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: The Crescent Centre, Bull Farm, Mansfield - 19:30. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: The Denner Ensemble - Pastorale, presented by Mansfield Music Society

Thursday 18 November 2010
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at the Nag's Head car park, Woodborough Village - Time: 09:50 - Woodborough Village pre-Christmas walk and meal - see Walking Group B page for details.

Monday 22 November 2010
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at the Teversal Scout Hut, from 10:00 - Topic: Planning meeting Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 23 November 2010
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 to 12.00. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 23 November 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Linacre/ Caudwell Valley - Distance: 7¾ miles - Co-ordinator: Alan D - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 24 November 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Nona Sheriston - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Sergei Prokofiev

Friday 24 November 2010
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Chess - 14:00 - Tickets: £23

Thursday 25 November 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Kevin Harrison - Subject: Windsor Castle Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 25 November 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: Barrie & Lynne's - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Bottle-conditioned real ales 'at home'.

Friday 26 Novembery 2010
The Craft Group Meeting at Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10.00 'till 12.00. Co-ordinator: Anne Kemp - Subject: Silk Painting

Saturday 27 November 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Hop Pole Hotel - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch followed by a visit to Edwinstowe Craft Centre

Saturday 27 November 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: City Hall, Sheffield - 19:00. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Salzburg Mozartium Orchestra - Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven

Monday 29 November 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Wednesday 1 December 2010
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes - Topic: Choirboy.

Thursday 2 December 2010
The Lunch Club Meeting / Christmas Lunch at The Little John, Ravenshead - Cancelled owing to inclement weather conditions - See Home page.

Saturday 4 December 2010
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: CANCELLED OWING TO SNOW Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - See Board Games page for full details.

Sunday 5 December 2010
The Classical Music Group Concert - Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham - 11:00. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Sunday Morning Piano Series, great piano music with Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky

Tuesday 7 December 2010
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: The Chorus (2004) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 8 December 2010
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Wednesday 8 December 2010
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Coffee Shop car park, Portland College, off A60 for Harlow Wood Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 9 December 2010
Ashfield U3A Trip to Renishaw Hall Christmas decorations 11:00 for 11:30. Tour with mulled wine and mince pies.

Friday 10 December 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Haddon Hall - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Christmas Fuddle followed by a walk round the buildings and gardens, then off to Bakewell for shopping and cream teas.

Monday 13 December 2010
The Card Craft Group Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Carole Seymour - Subject: -

Monday 13 December 2010
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 14 December 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Cromford & Christmas Meal - Distance: 4½ miles - Co-ordinator: Julia & David

Tuesday 14 December 2010
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 15 December 2010
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Joan Harvey - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Your favourite music

Thursday 16 December 2010
Ashfield U3A Christmas Fuddle at the Ashwood Centre - free to members - 12:00 'till 16:00. Bring your own refreshments.

Sunday 19 December 2010
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Duke of Sussex, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch and last-minute shopping at the McArthur Glen Retail Outlet off the A38.

Monday 20 December 2010
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Tuesday 21 December 2010
The Creative Writing Group meeting at the home of Margaret Sudlow, from 14:00 to 16:00. Please bring a short piece of your work for constructive criticism (preferably on topic) if you can. Co-ordinator: Margaret Sudlow - Topic: Title: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Thursday 23 December 2010
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. No meeting this month - See you next month Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 23 December 2010
The Real Ale Group Meeting - Venue: Ron & Carole's - Time: 20.00 Co-ordinator: Ron Britton - Subject: Bottle-conditioned real ales 'at home' / Christmas Party.

Tuesday 28 December 2010
The Art Group Meeting NO MEETNG THIS MONTH Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: None.

Tuesday 28 December 2010
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the Co-op car park, side nearest to School Street, [see 'location' from site map], Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Time: 09:00 - car-sharing to Wingfield Manor - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Jane & Rob - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.



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