Ashfield U3A Deleted Diary Dates 2011










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.



Tuesday 4 January 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Frida (2002) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 5 January 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 6 January 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Horse & Groom, Linby - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 8 January 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Hardwick Inn - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch and general planning meeting.

Saturday 8 January 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - New Year fuddle.

Sunday 9 January 2011
The Railway Interest Group Meeting - Venue: The Midland Railway Centre at Butterley - Time: 10.30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree - If you are interested in railways, why not come along and join us? The first train runs at 11:15, so tickets should be purchased on arrival. The plan is to have a ride on the train (hopefully steam), then visit the museum and workshops. Please ring Geoff on 01623-794485 if you are interested.

Monday 10 January 2011
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 January 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Byron Walk, Hucknall. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Jim Spray - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 11 January 2011
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 January 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Tenderness of Wolves' - Stef Penney

Wednesday 12 January 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: First car park from the Lawn Avenue/Lawn Lane entrance off Station Road, Sutton for Sutton Lawn. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Saturday 15 January 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Sleeping Beauty - St. Petersburg Ballet Company - 14:30 - Tickets: £29

Sunday 16 January 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Unicorn Hotel, Gunthorpe - Time: 12:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Monday 17 January 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Precious Bane - Mary Webb.

Tuesday 18 January 2011
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 - CANCELLED

Thursday 20 January 2011
Walking Group 'B' Sorry - no walk - holiday.

Saturday 22 January 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: London Break - Time: ?? - Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Harrod's Sale, theatre, museum or whatever takes your fancy - fully booked.

Monday 24 January 2011
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 January 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Beauchief Abbey. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Hugh Symonds - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 25 January 2011
Ashfield U3A Burns Night Celebration at the Ashwood Centre - a traditional Burn's Night evening, consisting of a hot 3-course meal. Scott Barlow's butchers are catering for the main course. Entertainment in keeping with the Burn's Night tradition will be provided. Tickets cost £10 per person. A great chance to dress up and wear a piece of tartan. Doors open 19:00 for 19:30. Suggested time for taxis home - 23:00.

Wednesday 26 January 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Doreen - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Thursday 27 January 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ian Morgan - Subject: Footpads, Kings & Highwaymen Please share cars if possible.

Saturday 29 January 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Cinderella - A thrilling and evocative journey during WW2 - 14:30 - Tickets: £31

Saturday 29 January 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Buss pass day to Nottngham - Time: 12:30 outside Debenhams Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at La Tasca at 13:00, shopping or visit to Castle Museum - meet for cocktails at 17:30.

Tuesday 1 February 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Tender Mercies (1983) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 2 February 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 3 February 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Boundary, Alfreton - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 5 February 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 6 February 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Duke of Sussex - Time: 11:30 at the Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch

Monday 7 February 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Antalia Turkish Restaurant, Forman Street, Nottingham - 17:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Monday 7 February 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 8 February 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Ashford in the Water. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: John Ross - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 8 February 2011
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 February 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Detective novels

Wednesday 9 February 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: 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.

Tuesday 15 February 2011
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 - Title: Open

Thursday 17 February 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Nab Inn car park, Nabbs Lane, off Watnall Road, Hucknall - Time: 09:50 - Misk Hills - Jim Bentley leading

Monday 21 February 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Sea - John Banville.

Tuesday 22 February 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Calke Abbey & Melbourne. Time: 10:00 - Distance: TBA - Co-ordinator: Averil George, Sue Sayer, Carol Chamberlain - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 23 February 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Alan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Franz Liszt

Wednesday 23 February 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Village Hall, Ravenshead Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Mikado - 19:30 - Tickets: £8 including refreshments

Thursday 24 February 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Vickie Rouse - Subject: Derby's Painted Lady Please share cars if possible.

Saturday 26 February 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Buss pass day to Derby - Time: 12:45 at Bennetts Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch, shopping or walk round historic centre - meet for afternoon tea and cake.

Saturday 26 February 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Lenny Henry - Cradle to Rave - 19:30 - Tickets: £25

Monday 28 February 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at the Ashwood Centre, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: DVD on how to grow trees and shrubs, and how to grow plants in containers Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 28 February 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 1 March 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 1 March 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: After the Wedding (2006) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 2 March 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Wednesday 2 March 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Hairspray - 14:00 - Tickets: £35.55 - please pay Barbara asap

Thursday 3 March 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Olde House, Newbold - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 5 March 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Oklahoma - An Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society production - 14:30 - Tickets: £9

Saturday 5 March 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 6 March 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Hop Pole Hotel - Time: 11:15 at Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch and visit to Edwinstowe Craft Centre.

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Calver, Padley, Froggatt, Curbar. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: John Hufton - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 8 March 2011
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 March 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'Amenable Women' - Mavis Cheek

Wednesday 9 March 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Park on Tinsley Road, Eastwood. Coming from Sutton/Kirkby on A608, keep straight ahead at the Mansfield Road /Nottingham Road /Derby Road junction, and go down Church Street. At the end continue across the bridge over the A610 dual carriageway for Nottingham Canal and Erewash Canal, Eastwood. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Saturday 12 March 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Peacock Hotel, Rowsley - Time: 11:00 at Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch and steam train ride.

Saturday 12 March 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Essence of Ireland - Irish Dancing - 14:30 - Tickets: £??

Monday 14 March 2011
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 March 2011
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 - Opener: "The clock struck one..."

Tuesday 15 March 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Ania Polish Restaurant, 558 Mansfield Road, Nottingham - Tel: 0115-9858666 - Time: 17:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 17 March 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Shipley Park car-park. Meet near notice-board. Postcode DE75 7GX - Time: 09:50 - Shipley Country Park - Circular walk - Heanor - John & Sue Tedstone leading

Sunday 20 March 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Burnt Stump Inn - Time: 11:15 at Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Monday 21 March 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Road to Nab End - William Woodruff.

Tuesday 22 March 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 22 March 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Shipley Park & West Hallam. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8-9 miles - Co-ordinator: David & Hilda Riley - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 23 March 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Janet - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Ottorino Respighi

Thursday 24 March 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Trevor Dempsey - Subject: People in the World of Entertainment & Sport Please share cars if possible.

Saturday 26 March 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Yes Prime Minister - 14:30 - Tickets: £23

Sunday 27 March 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Monsal Head Hotel - Time: TBA at Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch, Chatsworth Farm Shop & Garden Centre.

Monday 28 March 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at the Ashwood Centre, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: Andrew Ward, Norwell Nursery - 'Indispensable Plants' Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 28 March 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Wednesday 30 March 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Good Old Days - 14:30 - Tickets: £10

Saturday 2 April 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 3 April 2011
The Holidays Group - depart for 6 nights in Fort William - Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - For further details, see the Holidays Group page.

Tuesday 5 April 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: TBA

Tuesday 5 April 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Enchanted April (1992) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 6 April 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Wednesday 6 April 2011
First Monthly meeting of Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A at The Mansfield Hosiery Mills Sports & Social Club, The Fieldings, Huthwaite Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2TF, from 10:00 until 12.00. Inaugural meeting - come along and find what it's all about!

Thursday 7 April 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Bentley Brook, Fenny Bentley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 8 April 2011
The Am Dram Group Meeting at Vivian's Co-ordinator: Viv Ellis - CANCELLED

Friday 8 April 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Rambert Dance Workshop - 10:30 - Tickets: £6.50 (2 only)

Monday 11 April 2011
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 April 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Kirk Langley, Derbys. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Davies - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 April 2011
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 April 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Keats poetry - choose one or two to read and discuss

Wednesday 13 April 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: 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.

Saturday 16 April 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Day out to Bakewell Craft Fair - Time: 10:15 at Co-op car park Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Craft Fair, shopping & lunch.

Saturday 16 April 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Lace Market, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Oliver Twist - 14:30 - Tickets: £??

Monday 18 April 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 18 April 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Sea House - Esther Freud.

Tuesday 19 April 2011
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 - Opener: "He didn't look anything like she had imagined..."

Tuesday 19 April 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Petit Paris French Restaurant, 2 King's Walk (off Upper Parliament Street), Nottingham - Tel: 0115-9858666 - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 21 April 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at The Duke of Wellington, Church Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield NG17 8LA - Time: 09:50 - Kirkby Dumbles - Jim Bentley leading

Saturday 23 April 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Bus pass day to Newark - Time: TBA in Newark Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: River cruise, shopping & lunch.

Saturday 23 April 2011
Ashfield U3A St. George's Day [Last Night at the Proms] Celebration at the Ashwood Centre - more details to be provided later.

Monday 25 April 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Margaret and Barry's, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 26 April 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 26 April 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Woodborough, Epperstone, Lowdham. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 ½ miles - Co-ordinator: Margaret Crossley, Nona Sheriston - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 27 April 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Stella - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Erik Satie & Francis Poulenc

Thursday 28 April 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A & A.G.M. at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Richard Goodhand - Subject: His Life & Career - ending in Holloway! Please share cars if possible.

Sunday 1 May 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Derbyshire Day Out - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Tansley Garden Centre, Matlock lunch, Peak retail outlet, Arkwright's Mill & cream tea at Willersley Castle.

Tuesday 3 May 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Black Book (2006) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 4 May 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Wednesday 4 May 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: TBA

Thursday 5 May 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Miner's Arms, Brassington - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 6 May 2011
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Old Reindeer at Edingley - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Friday 6 May 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Visit to Haddon Hall - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at a Derbyshire pub, afternoon tea & stroll round Youlgreave.

Saturday 7 May 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Monday 9 May 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 10 May 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Cannon Hall, High Hoyland. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 10 May 2011
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 11 May 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Winner Stands Alone' - Paulo Coehlo

Wednesday 11 May 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Overflow car park, just below Hardwick Inn for Hardwick Lakes. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Friday 13 May 2011
The Am Dram Group Meeting at Vivian's Co-ordinator: Viv Ellis - TBA - 10:00

Saturday 14 May 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Visit to Winster & Darley - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at The Old Bowling Green, Winster, and visit to Darley Garden Centre.

Monday 16 May 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 16 May 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: The Secret River - Kate Grenville.

Tuesday 17 May 2011
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 - Opener: "Her foot slipped and she started to fall..."

Tuesday 17 May 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of Jan & Phil Strachan, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 18 May 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Bonnington Theatre, Arnold Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Price - 19:30 - Tickets: £6

Thursday 19 May 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Gardeners Inn, Awsworth Lane, Cossall - Postcode NG16 2RZ - Time: 09:50 - Rainbow Walk Cossall - Helen Rose leading

Friday 20 May 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Visit to Hathersage - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at The Millstone Inn, afternoon stroll around Baslow village & tea.

Saturday 21 May 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Vincent & Flavia from Strictly in MIDNIGHT TANGO - 14:30 - Tickets: £27 (stalls)

Monday 23 May 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Tony's, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 23 May 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 24 May 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 24 May 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Copt Oak & Beacon Hill, Leics. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 ½ miles - Co-ordinator: Julia & David Porter - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 24 May 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Ve Raj Indian Restaurant, Chapel Lane, Ravenshead - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Wednesday 25 May 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: June - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Jean Sibelius

Thursday 26 May 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ron Stammers - Subject: On the Road - Commercial Traveller 1960-1990 Please share cars if possible.

Saturday 28 May 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Bus pass day out to Nottingham - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at La Tasca - shopping - late afternoon cocktails.

Wednesday 1 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Hucknall Leisure Centre - Time: 08:30 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: All day ride on the Tissington Trail

Wednesday 1 June 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Wednesday 1 June 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: TBA

Wednesday 1 June 2011
Inaugural meeting of Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A at The Mansfield Hosiery Mills Sports & Social Club, The Fieldings, Huthwaite Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2TF, from 10:00 until 12.00.

Wednesday 1 June 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - An Evening of Gershwin - 19:30 - Tickets: £20 (stalls)

Thursday 2 June 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 4 June 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Monday 6 June 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 7 June 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: De-Lovely (2004) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Wednesday 8 June 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Short stories

Wednesday 8 June 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: ‘Horse & Groom’ rear car park, Linby for Papplewick and Mill Ponds. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: David & Marian Wilson - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 9 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Hucknall Leisure Centre - Time: 10:00 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: Morning ride in the Mansfield area

Saturday 11 June 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Newark - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Bus pass day out - shopping, lunch, river cruise.

Saturday 11 June 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Brassed Off - 14:30 - Tickets: £6.50

Monday 13 June 2011
North Notts. Neighbourhood Group Picnic-in-the-Park at Rufford Park - an all-day event with a marquee and jazz band - more details to be provided later.

Tuesday 14 June 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Summer Walk. Time: 10:00 - Distance: TBA - Co-ordinator: TBA - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 14 June 2011
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Thursday 16 June 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Car Park at Picture Gallery - Time: 09:50 - Thoresby Hall Country Park.

Thursday 16 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Hucknall Leisure Centre - Time: 10:00 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: Morning ride in the Hucknall area

Sunday 19 June 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Newstead Abbey - Time: 11:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Shared picnic - or lunch at The Little John, Ravenshead, if raining.

Monday 20 June 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 20 June 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Shadow of the Silk Road - Colin Thubron.

Monday 20 June 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 21 June 2011
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 - Opener: "The ringing phone filled him with dread..."

Tuesday 21 June 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of Margaret Crossley, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 22 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Hucknall Leisure Centre - Time: 09:00 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: All day ride in the Vale of belvoir

Wednesday 22 June 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Joan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Gerald Finzi & Eric Coates

Thursday 23 June 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: John Simpson - Subject: Prison Officer Please share cars if possible.

Sunday 26 June 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Nether Langwith - Time: 11:00 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch at The Jug & Glass followed by a visit to Cresswell Craggs.

Monday 27 June 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Hollybeck & garden visit (Margaret), from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: Visit to Chris Bramble's garden Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 27 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Griffin's Head, Papplewick - Time: 19:00 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: Planning meeting

Tuesday 28 June 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 28 June 2011
Walking Group 'A' meeting at: the starting point of the walk - Errwood Hall & Goyt Valley. Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 ½-9 miles - Co-ordinator: Georganne Barlow, Ann Walter - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 29 June 2011
The Cycling Group Meeting - Meet: The Hucknall Leisure Centre - Time: 10:00 Co-ordinator: Alan Snape - venue: Morning ride from the Leisure Centre

Wednesday 29 June 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Fur Coat, No Knickers - 14:00 - Tickets: £15

Wednesday 29 June 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Mango Tang Caribbean Restaurant, Bold Lane, Derby - Time: 18:15 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Saturday 2 July 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 3 July 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Butler's Coaches Day Trip to Whitby - Time: ?? - local pickups - Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Costs £12.50 pp for seniors. Please book direct with Butlers on 01623-753260.

Tuesday 5 July 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: The Chorus (2004) (rescheduled from December 2010) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Tuesday 5 July 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - HOLIDAYS

Wednesday 6 July 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 7 July 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Yeaveley Arms, Yeaveley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Sunday 10 July 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Eyam Day Out - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch and / or cream tea.

Tuesday 12 July 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Monyash, Hurdlow, Flagg - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 7 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 July 2011
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 13 July 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'Animal People' - Indra Sinha

Wednesday 13 July 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Head south from A610 along A6096, turn right into Newton’s Lane signposted Cotmanhay. Park in small car park on the left at side of 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.

Friday 15 July 2011
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Little John at Ravenshead - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Monday 18 July 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 18 July 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Samuel Pepys - Claire Tomalin.

Tuesday 19 July 2011
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 - Opener: "TBA"

Tuesday 19 July 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of Carol Craig, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 20 July 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Sound of Music - 14:30 - Tickets: £30 (stalls)

Wednesday 20 July 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Yannis Greek Restaurant, Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 21 July 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park in Lane leading to Hazelford Ferry opposite Residential Home - Time: 09:50 - Hazelford Ferry, Hoveringham - Margaret Crossley leading

Saturday 23 July 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Lace Market, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Dancing at Lughnasa - 14:30 - Tickets: £??

Monday 25 July 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Mary's, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 26 July 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 26 July 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Newstead circuit plus Indian Meal - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 16:00 - Distance: 5 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 27 July 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Maxine - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Robert schumann

Thursday 28 July 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ann McClary - Subject: Plants for Healing & Cosmetics Please share cars if possible.

Tuesday 2 August 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: The Golden Bowl (2000) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Tuesday 2 August 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - HOLIDAYS

Wednesday 3 August 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 4 August 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The wheatsheaf Hotel, Baslow - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 4-9 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Eyam Day Out - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Ooh la la Paris visit (fully booked).

Saturday 6 August 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Monday 8 August 2011
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Tuesday 9 August 2011
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Tuesday 9 August 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Ashover, Uppertown, Press Reservoirs - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 10 August 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: TBA

Wednesday 10 August 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting CANCELLED owing to illness.

Friday 12 August 2011
The Am Dram Group Meeting at Colleen's Co-ordinator: Viv Ellis - TBA - 10:00

Saturday 13 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Chesterfield - shopping & lunch - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Bus Pass Day Out.

Saturday 13 August 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Sweet Revenge - 14:00 - Tickets: £15

Monday 15 August 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 15 August 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs.

Tuesday 16 August 2011
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 - Opener: "TBA"

Tuesday 16 August 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of Janet Crane, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 17 August 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Death by Murder - Hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie - 14:00 - Tickets: £15

Thursday 18 August 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Carpenter's Arms car park - Time: 09:50 - Dale Abbey.

Friday 19 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Newstead Abbey - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Outdoor theatre & picnic.

Sunday 21 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Riverside Hotel, Ashford-in-the-Water - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Monday 22 August 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Felley Priory (Sue), from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Tuesday 23 August 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 23 August 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Youlgrave / Gratton Dale - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 24 August 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Doreen - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Your Favourite Music

Wednesday 24 August 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Strangers on a Train - 14:00 - Tickets: £15

Thursday 25 August 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Christine Doughty - Subject: The Secret Diary of a Deputy District Judge Please share cars if possible.

Friday 26 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Derby - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Shopping, lunch and cream tea at Bennetts.

Sunday 28 August 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction - Time: 18:30 Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Free event - female impersonator.

Wednesday 31 August 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Larder [British] Restaurant, Goosegate, Hockley, Nottingham - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 1 September 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Grouse & Claret, Rowsley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Wednesday 1 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murderous Liaisons - 14:00 - Tickets: £15

Friday 2 September 2011
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Queen's Head, Watnall - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Saturday 3 September 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 4 September 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Hardwick Inn - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Tuesday 6 September 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: For Roseanna (1997) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Tuesday 6 September 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: Janet & Lionel Castle - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: Use of Camera Functions

Wednesday 7 September 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 8 September 2011
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:30 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - "Doom & gloom" everything around the subject of death eg gravestones, funeral cards, newspaper obituaries etc.

Saturday 10 September 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Old Dog & Duck, King's Clipstone - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Monday 12 September 2011
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Tuesday 13 September 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Longnor, Earl Sterndale, Hollingsclough - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 14 September 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'Burnt Shadows' - Kamila Shamsie

Wednesday 14 September 2011
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.

Thursday 15 September 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at St Wilfrid’s Square car-park, Calverton - Time: 09:50 - Calverton Circular Helen Rose leading

Friday 16 September 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Devonshire Hotel, Baslow - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Early morning coffee & walk to Chatsworth.

Friday 16 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at New Cultural Festival, Thoresby - 19:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Orchestra of the Swan - Tickets: £18 & £20

Saturday 17 September 2011
The Railway Interest Group Meeting - Venue: Visit to the Model Fair at Barrow Hill Roundhouse [nr. Staveley, Derbys.] As well as model railway layouts, there will be several steam, diesel and electric locomotives present, including the new 'Tornado' and 'Mayflower', both in steam. If you are interested, please 'phone Geoff by Friday 2nd September for a booking at the lower price of £10 (instead of £15). The aim is to arrive around 10:00, transport to be sorted out when numbers are known.

Saturday 17 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at New Cultural Festival, Thoresby - 19:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Comedy Drama - Two Brothers & One World Cup - Tickets: £8.50 & £10

Sunday 18 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at New Cultural Festival, Thoresby - 15:00 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Afternoon Jazz: Burlington Jazz - Tickets: £8.50 & £10

Sunday 18 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at New Cultural Festival, Thoresby - 17:00 - 20:00 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Art: Open Exhibition - Tickets: Free Entry

Sunday 18 September 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: NONE - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Weekenders are on holiday in Sicily.

Monday 19 September 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 19 September 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: Saturday - Ian McEwan.

Tuesday 20 September 2011
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 - Opener: "TBA"

Tuesday 20 September 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of TBA, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Thursday 22 September 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Keith Arrowsmith - Subject: The History of Drawing & Painting Please share cars if possible.

Sunday 25 September 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at New Cultural Festival, Thoresby - 15:00 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Afternoon Opera: Magdala Opera Company - Tickets: £13.50

Monday 26 September 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Harlow Carr (Kathleen), from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 26 September 2011
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 September 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 27 September 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Cowley, Peakley Hill, Monkswood Farm - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8½ - 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 27 September 2011
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 28 September 2011
The Croquet Group Taster Meeting - Venue: Titchfield Park, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:30 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Peter Baker -

Wednesday 28 September 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Nona - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Guiseppe Verdi

Wednesday 28 September 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at Blue Chilli Thai Restaurant, Mansfield - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 29 September 2011
Ashfield U3A Talk & Gardeners' Question Time with Martin Fish at the Ashwood Centre - more details to be provided later.

Saturday 1 October 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Tuesday 4 October 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Tuesday 4 October 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: Janet & Lionel Castle - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: Use of Camera Functions

Wednesday 5 October 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 6 October 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at Ye Olde Gate Inn, Brassington - 12.00 for 12.30.

Sunday 9 October 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Horse & Groom, Linby - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Sunday 9 October 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Albert Hall, Nottingham - 18:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Bestwood Male Voice Choir Gala Concert - Tickets: £10

Monday 10 October 2011
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Monday 10 October 2011
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 October 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Hope / Castleton - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: ? miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 11 October 2011
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 October 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Non-fiction - (Not biography or travel)

Wednesday 12 October 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Main Visitor Centre car park, from Heanor Gate Road for Shipley Country Park, Heanor. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 13 October 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Westonbirt, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Thursday 13 October 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch 1 [jazz from Finnish pianist Joonas Haavisto and his trio] - 13:00 - FREE CONCERT

Thursday 13 October 2011
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:30 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - "Occupations" many and various

Sunday 16 October 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Pickering - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Butler Brothers Day Trip

Monday 17 October 2011
The Horticulture Group 2 meeting at TBA, from 10:00 'till 12:00 - Topic: TBA Co-ordinator: Jane Banks Telephone: 01773-780984.

Monday 17 October 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: TBA.

Tuesday 18 October 2011
The Gardening Group meeting at the home of TBA, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Thursday 20 October 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park in layby near church - Time: 09:50 - Greasley Church.

Sunday 23 October 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Lunch, shopping, theatre - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Buxton day out.

Tuesday 25 October 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 25 October 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Tideswell, Peter Dale, Chee Dale - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 26 October 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham - 14:00 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Basket Case starring Nigel Havers - Tickets: £20

Wednesday 26 October 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Maxine - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Johann Sebastian Bach

Wednesday 26 October 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at Bonzai Japanese Sushi & Noodle Bar, Nottingham - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Thursday 27 October 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: David Darby - Subject: 'It's Behind You! - The History & Origins of Pantomime. Please share cars if possible.

Sunday 30 October 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: Carnarvon Arms - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Sunday 30 October 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield - 14:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Festival of Remembrance - Tickets: £5.50

Monday 31 October 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Tuesday 1 November 2011
The Cinema Club meeting at the home of Anthea Purvis, from 13:30 - Topic: My Brother is an Only Child (2007) Co-ordinator: Anthea Purvis Telephone: 01623-550739.

Tuesday 1 November 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: TBA

Wednesday 2 November 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 3 November 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting at The Cock & Magpie, Old Whittington - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 4 November 2011
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: TBA - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Friday 4 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield - 19:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Charley Boorman Live (contact the box office on 01623 633133). Tickets: £15.50

Saturday 5 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Derby Theatre - 14:00 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Hello Dolly - Tickets: £10

Saturday 5 November 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Sunday 6 November 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Hardwick Inn - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch & walk around Hardwick Ponds.

Tuesday 8 November 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Woodhouse Eaves / Bradgate Park - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 8 November 2011
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Tuesday 8 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - A Question of Sport - ??:?? - Tickets: £??

Wednesday 9 November 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'Barchester Towers' - Anthony Trollope

Wednesday 9 November 2011
Walking Group 'C' meeting at: Coffee Shop car park, Portland College, A60 for Harlow Wood. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 10 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch 2 [Classical recital from Caroline Pether(violin) and James Vaughan(piano)] - 13:00 - FREE CONCERT

Thursday 10 November 2011
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:30 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - "Interesting ancestors" and development of the Spring programme

Sunday 13 November 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Junction pub - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Monday 14 November 2011
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Monday 14 November 2011
The Bridge Group Meeting at The Enviro Centre, West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Martin Rose - Bridge for Beginners.

Thursday 17 November 2011
Walking Group 'B' Meet and park at Long Lane car park, Blidworth - Time: 09:50 - For further details, see the Walking Group 'B' page as this is a last-minute change to the programme.

Thursday 17 November 2011
The Line Dancing Group Meeting at St. Wilfrid's Church Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 to 12:00. Co-ordinator: Cynthia Driscoll

Sunday 20 November 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Snooty Fox, Ollerton - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch.

Sunday 20 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Palace Theatre, Mansfield - 19:30 - Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Joe Pasquale Live (contact the box office on 01623 633133). Tickets: £16.50

Monday 21 November 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: TBA.

Tuesday 22 November 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 09.30 to 12.30. Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: To be decided by the group.

Tuesday 22 November 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Dovedale with a difference! - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 22 November 2011
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:15 - 16:00. Subject: Rehersal

Wednesday 23 November 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Joan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: John Williams

Thursday 24 November 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Various Demonstrations - Subject: NEW TECHNOLGY DAY Please share cars if possible.

Sunday 27 November 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Old Yew Tree, South Wingfield - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Lunch & stroll around Matlock / Cromford or shopping at the Mill.

Monday 28 November 2011
The Horticulture Group 1 meeting at Stuart Dixon's, from 10:00 - 12:00 Topic: Planning Meeting Co-ordinator: Barrie & Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466.

Monday 28 November 2011
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 November 2011
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Old Pudding Shop, Bakewell Make your own Bakewell pudding, & meal - Time: TBA - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow.

Wednesday 30 November 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Legally Blonde - 14:00 - Tickets: £35.50

Thursday 1 December 2011
The Lunch Club Meeting / Christmas Meal The School House Restaurant, South Normanton - 12.00 for 12.30. - £5 deposit required with booking.

Saturday 3 December 2011
The Board Games Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 19.00 - 21:30 Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson

Monday 5 December 2011
The Current Affairs Group Meeting at Marian Wilson's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:30 - 15:15. Co-ordinator: Marian Wilson - Topic: Bring newspaper cuttings for discussion.

Tuesday 6 December 2011
The Digital Imaging & Photography Group Meeting - Venue: The Ashwood Centre - Time: 13:30 Co-ordinator: Janet & Lionel Castle - Subject: Night-time Photography

Wednesday 7 December 2011
The Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating Group Meeting at Teversal Scout Hut - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Sue Hughes

Thursday 8 December 2011
The Family History Group meeting Nottingham Archives, Nottingham - 14:30 - 16:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Visit to Nottingham Archives & lunch (see Family History page for details).

Saturday 10 December 2011
The Weekenders Group Meeting - Venue: The Countryman Restaurant, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Time: ?? Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - Subject: Christmas Fuddle - booking & deposits essential.

Monday 12 December 2011
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch 3 [Festive music from Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir] - 13:00 - FREE CONCERT

Monday 12 December 2011
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 December 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Christmas meal - Cromford - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 4½ miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 13 December 2011
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 December 2011
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Greek mythology

Wednesday 14 December 2011
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 December 2011
The Line Dancing Group Meeting at St. Wilfrid's Church Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 to 12:00. Co-ordinator: Cynthia Driscoll

Monday 19 December 2011
The Book Group 'B' Meeting - Venue: Library - Time: 13.30 - 14:45 Co-ordinator: Averil George - Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Wednesday 21 December 2011
The Classical Music Group Meeting - Venue: Janet - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: your Favourite Music

Thursday 22 December 2011
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. NO MEETING THIS MONTH Please share cars if possible.

Tuesday 27 December 2011
Walking Group 'A' - Grassmoor, Sutton Scarsdale, 5-Pits Trail - [further details on Walking Group 'A' page] Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8½ miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 27 December 2011
The Art Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH.



All rights reserved © Ashfield U3A (2006 - ) Site courtesy of sherweb.co.uk