Ashfield U3A Deleted Diary Dates 2013










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.



Wednesday 2 January 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting NO MEETING THIS MONTH. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 3 January 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Duke of Wellington, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 4 January 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Ram, Redhill - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree. Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited.

Monday 7 January 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: TBA

Tuesday 8 January 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 9 January 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Help' - Kathryn Stockett

Wednesday 9 January 2013
Walking Group 'C' Winter Break - NO MEETING THIS MONTH Time: - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford

Thursday 10 January 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Different religions and their effect on family history

Thursday 10 January 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Cinderella - 13:30 - Tickets: £20

Friday 11 January 2013
The Play Reading Group meeting at Jill & Malcolm's Co-ordinator: Viv Ellis Subject: ?? - Time:10:00

Tuesday 15 January 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: -

Tuesday 15 January 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Calke Abbey - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Brian/Martin - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Thursday 17 January 2013
Walking Group 'B' Linby/Newstead Abbey - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at Horse and Groom car park, Linby NG15 8AE - Leader: Sue Bloomfield

Saturday 19 January 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Queen - Cost:£12

Monday 21 January 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 22 January 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Watercolour [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 22 January 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Roche Abbey/Laughton en le Morthen - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Julia/David - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 23 January 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: CANCELLED OWING TO ADVERSE WEATHER - Leader: - .

Wednesday 23 January 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Joan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Domenico Scarlatti

Thursday 24 January 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch - New Orleans Piano - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Thursday 24 January 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ralph Needham - Subject: An Audience with the Celebrated Professor Septimus Ringwood of London - Quack Medicine Seller Please share cars if possible.

Monday 28 January 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Inaugural planning meeting for the new-format group - Leader: Lynne - Venue: Lynne's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Group Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson Telephone: 01623-750466 -

Wednesday 30 January 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Adams Restaurant, Lace Market, Nottingham (New College Training Restaurant) - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Spanish themed evening

Thursday 31 January 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - One Man, Two Guvnors - 14:00 - Tickets: £20

Friday 1 February 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Little John Inn, Ravenshead - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree. Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited.

Friday 1 February 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Slade - Cost:£6

Monday 4 February 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Beethoven plus some Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Monday 4 February 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Wednesday 6 February 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Betty's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 7 February 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Traveller's Rest, Sutton-in-Ashfield - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 8 February 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Alice Cooper - Cost:£6.50

Saturday 9 February 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to The Beatles - Cost:£7.50

Tuesday 12 February 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Teversal Visitors' Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 12 February 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Wirksworth/Ecclesbourne Valley - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.75 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan R - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 February 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 13 February 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Jane Austin

Wednesday 13 February 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 14 February 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Please bring material for interest group display at the February main meeting

Thursday 14 February 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch - Viola & Piano Recital - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Friday 15 February 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Simple Minds & The Police - Cost:£6.50

Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Rugmaking - Leader: Sue Hughes.

Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Creative Writing Group Meeting at ?? - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Christine Ward - Topic: Collaborative Writing

Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Village Hall, Ravenshead Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury - 19:00 - Tickets: £9

Thursday 21 February 2013
Walking Group 'B' Creswell Craggs - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at Dukeries Garden Centre off A60 S80 3LH - Leader: Tony Braithwaite

Saturday 23 February 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Swan Lake with Moscow City Ballet - 14:30 - Tickets: £23

Monday 25 February 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Grafting and review of Caroline's garden - Leader: Caroline - Venue: Caroline's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 26 February 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Drawing [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 26 February 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Ashover, Ogston Reservoir - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.5 miles - Co-ordinator: Chris Chamberlain - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 27 February 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Stella - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Wednesday 27 February 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Dirty Dancing - 14:30 - Tickets: £39.50

Wednesday 27 February 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Brasserie 19 (West Notts college Restaurant) - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Welsh - St Davids's

Thursday 28 February 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Interest Groups - A Chance to talk to Various Co-ordinators. Please share cars if possible.

Friday 1 March 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Wagon & Horses, Redhill - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree. Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited.

Friday 1 March 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Dire Straits - Cost:£6.50

Monday 4 March 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Mozart plus some Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

Monday 4 March 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Wednesday 6 March 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Eileen's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 7 March 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Hanging Gate, Belper - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 9 March 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Meat Loaf - Cost:£8.00

Tuesday 12 March 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting in London Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Top Hat - all day - Tickets: £69

Tuesday 12 March 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Bank Holiday

Tuesday 12 March 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Repton - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan D - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 March 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 13 March 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Kite Runner' - Khaled Hosseini

Wednesday 13 March 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 14 March 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Newspapers

Monday 18 March 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Monday 18 March 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 19 March 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Phoenix Film Theatre, Leicester Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - 'Priest of Love' and a talk on D H Lawrence by Prof. C Miles - 11:00 - 16:00 Tickets: £15 (lunch not included)

Tuesday 19 March 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Chris & Jan Blaiklock’s garden - Spring bulbs, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 20 March 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Rugmaking - Leader: Sue Hughes.

Wednesday 20 March 2013
The Creative Writing Group Meeting at ?? - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Christine Ward - Topic: Humorous Writing

Thursday 21 March 2013
Walking Group 'B' Underwood & Felley - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at the car Park of the Dog & Quayle, Underwood - Leader: Margaret Crossley/Nona Sheriston

Thursday 21 March 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch with the John Tullis Jazz Trio - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Friday 22 March 2013
The Holidays Group - Destination: Amsterdam, Holland Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - For details, see the Holidays Group page.

Saturday 23 March 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Foreigner - Cost:£7.50

Monday 25 March 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: An organic approach to avoiding pests and diseases - Leader: Barrie - Venue: Carole's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 26 March 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Pastels [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 26 March 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Wentworth - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: John E - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 27 March 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Janet - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Richard Wagner

Wednesday 27 March 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Blue Chilli Restaurant - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Thai

Thursday 28 March 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Ted Gray - Subject: Iceland - Land of Ice & Fire Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 28 March 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bee Gees - Cost:£6.00

Friday 29 March 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 3 April 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting NO MEETING THIS MONTH. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients.

Thursday 4 April 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Holly Bush Inn, Makeney - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 4 April 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Matthew Bourne's ballet - Sleeping Beauty - 14:00 - Tickets: £28

Friday 5 April 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Band of the RAF College - 19:00 for 19:30 - Tickets: £10 [Please contact Barbara Ives to book tickets.]

Saturday 6 April 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Blondie - Cost:£7.50

Monday 8 April 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: The Halle at Ashfield - Talk by Piero Gasparini, Halle viola player

Monday 8 April 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 9 April 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Brierley Forest Park - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 9 April 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Stanage Edge/Hathersage - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Georganne/Anne - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 9 April 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 10 April 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: George Eliot

Wednesday 10 April 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 11 April 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Epidemics & Diseases

Saturday 13 April 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to T-Rex - Cost:£8.00

Monday 15 April 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Tuesday 16 April 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Evening walk – Edingley + meal - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 4.5 miles - Co-ordinator: Chris C - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 16 April 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Wendy Stocks' garden, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 17 April 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Rugmaking - Leader: Sue Hughes.

Thursday 18 April 2013
Walking Group 'B' Eakring/Oil Museum - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at ?? - Leader: Paul Healey/Jim Bentley

Monday 22 April 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Factors affecting seed germination - Leader: Lynne - Venue: Colleen's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Monday 22 April 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 23 April 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Pastels [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 23 April 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Lumsdale/Cuckoostone Dale - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Anthea/Rita - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 24 April 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Joan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Domenico Scarlatti

Wednesday 24 April 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Midnight Tango with Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace (Strictly Come Dancing) - 14:00 - Tickets: £25

Thursday 25 April 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A & A.G.M. at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Mike Davey - Subject: Scenic Postal Rambles - Please share cars if possible.

Thursday 25 April 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch with the Royal Northern College of Music Piano Recital - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Friday 26 April 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Handbag Birthday Card

Friday 26 April 2013
The International Dining Group Open Meeting at West Notts College Training Restaurant - Time: 12:00 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: 3-course meal and illustrated talk by Dawn Blundell on the making of the royal wedding cake for Charles and Camilla. Tickets: £12.20 - Cheques made payable to "Ashfield U3A" please.

Sunday 28 April 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Eric Clapton - Cost:£6.50

Tuesday 30 April 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Peachy Keens Restaurant - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Live Buffet

Wednesday 1 May 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Lynne's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 2 May 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Druid Inn, Birchover - 12.00 for 12.30.

Saturday 4 May 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Queen - Cost:£12.00

Tuesday 7 May 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 8 May 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: 'The Surgeon of Crowthorne' - Simon Winchester

Wednesday 8 May 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 9 May 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Research into local personalities

Thursday 9 May 2013
The Holidays Group - Destination: Seville, Spain Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - For details, see the Holidays Group page.

Saturday 11 May 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bon Jovi - Cost:£8.00

Monday 13 May 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Tchaikovsky plus some Beethoven and Mozart

Monday 13 May 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Bank Holiday

Tuesday 14 May 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Wensleydale, Bonsall Moor - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 15 May 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Embroidery Skills - Leader: Lynne/Maxine .

Wednesday 15 May 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Mouse Trap - 14:00 - Tickets: £20 [Money required at the January meeting]

Thursday 16 May 2013
Walking Group 'B' Bestwood Park - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at The Bowman car park NG15 7PY - Leader: Helen Rose

Friday 17 May 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Live at Lunch with a Classical Recital for violin, cello & piano - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Friday 17 May 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to The Rolling Stones - Cost:£8.00

Saturday 18 May 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Rainbow - Cost:£8.00

Monday 20 May 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Tuesday 21 May 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Margaret Crossley and visit to Felley Priory, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 22 May 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Doreen - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Anton Bruckner & Max Bruch

Thursday 23 May 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Chris & Janet Smith - Subject: Our Lives as Dwarfs Please share cars if possible.

Friday 24 May 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Flower Arranging

Friday 24 May 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Oasis - Cost:£6.50

Monday 27 May 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Crop rotation - Leader: Malcolm - Venue: Jill & Malcolm's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 28 May 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Pastels [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 28 May 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Rivelin Valley/Redmire - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 7.5 miles - Co-ordinator: Hugh/Lin - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 29 May 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Las Iguanas Restaurant - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Latin American

Saturday 1 June 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to ELO - Cost:£8.00

Monday 3 June 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Members’ Choice

Monday 3 June 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Monday 3 June 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Jack Thackray Rides Again - 19:30 - Tickets: £6.00

Wednesday 5 June 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Kathy's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 6 June 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Blue Bell Inn, East Drayton - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 6 June 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - High Society - 14:00 - Tickets: £22

Friday 7 June 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: NO MEETING Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Saturday 8 June 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Meatloaf - Cost:£8.00

Tuesday 11 June 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 11 June 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Summer walk – Rushton Spencer - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.5 miles - Co-ordinator: John H - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 11 June 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 12 June 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Biographies

Wednesday 12 June 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 13 June 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Present local personalities and how we record our findings for future generations

Friday 14 June 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Led Zeppelin - Cost:£6.50

Monday 17 June 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Monday 17 June 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Royal Storytellers - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Monday 17 June 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 18 June 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Visit to D Austin Roses (Chris to organise), from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 19 June 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Project Planning - Leader: - .

Thursday 20 June 2013
Walking Group 'B' Kirkby Dumbles - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at Duke of Wellington car park - Leader: Geoff cree

Saturday 22 June 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: The Kommittments - Cost:£8.00

Monday 24 June 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Soil structure and management - Leader: Phil - Venue: Jan & Phil's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 25 June 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Gouache [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 25 June 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Combs Moss - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Rob - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 26 June 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: June - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Alice Mary Smith

Thursday 27 June 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: David Darby - Subject: Kindly Leave the Stage - Music Hall Variety Please share cars if possible.

Friday 28 June 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Paper Folding

Wednesday 28 June 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Danube Restaurant, Castle Gate, Newark - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Mid-European - There will be an optional river trip on the Trent in the late afternoon (to add to the river theme), weather permitting.

Friday 28 June 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen - Cost:£6.50

Monday 1 July 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Mahler, Shostakovich & Faure

Tuesday 2 July 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt Inaugural meeting to decide on future film choices.

Wednesday 3 July 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Sue's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Wednesday 3 July 2013
The Garden Visits Group Meeting Norwell, visiting 8 gardens - 18:30. Co-ordinator: Pam Sapey For more details, see the Garden Visits Group page.

Thursday 4 July 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Plough, Normanton-on-the-Wolds - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 5 July 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Gatehouse Tea Rooms, Beauvale Priory - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited. Cost £7.50 (inc. tip)

Friday 5 July 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Prose, poetry & monologues for a summer's day - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE

Friday 5 July 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Strictly Confidential - 19:30 - Tickets: £35.00

Saturday 6 July 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: The Fab Four - Cost:£7.50

Tuesday 9 July 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Wentworth - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.5 miles - Co-ordinator: John Ellis - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 9 July 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: King's Mill Reservoir - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 9 July 2013
The Railway Interest Group meeting at The National Railway Museum, York. Meeting at 10:00 at the museum, but car-sharing to York is to be organised. Subject: A 75th anniversary celebration of Mallard's world steam-breaking record of 126 mph. All six surviving A4s will be together. Wives/partners are invited to join the group visit for shopping, sightseeing (or even to visit the museum!). Tables have been reserved for lunch at Wildle's Wine Bar at 12:30, but definite numbers are required no later than 5th July.

Tuesday 9 July 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 10 July 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Scandinavian Authors

Wednesday 10 July 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 11 July 2013
The Family History Group meeting Visit to Lakeside Western gallery (University of Nottingham campus) - 10:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - An exhibition entitled "Nottinghamshire's people, ancestral stories from the archives". The exhibition is free but we will need to arrange a few cars to take people there. Apparently there is also a restaurant, so we may have a meal as well. The intention is to visit in the morning, setting off from Kirkby around 10.00am and returning just after lunch, but final details have yet to be arranged. Please let Trish know if you would like to go, and also if you are willing to drive.

Saturday 13 July 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to T-Rex - Cost:£8.00

Monday 15 July 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Tuesday 16 July 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Chris & Jan Blaiklock’s garden - Summer colour, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Textile Picture - Leader: - .

Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The 39 Steps - 14:00 - Tickets: £20

Thursday 18 July 2013
Walking Group 'B' Southwell - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at Norwood Golf Club - Leader: John Ellis

Friday 19 July 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Rod Stewart - Cost:£8.00

Monday 22 July 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Propagation - Leader: Jill - Venue: Jill & Malcolm's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 23 July 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Gouache [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 23 July 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Belper to Cromford [linear] - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 7.5 miles - Co-ordinator: David & Hilda Riley - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Maxine - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Olivier Messiaen

Thursday 25 July 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Susan Mallinson - Subject: Last of the Summer Wine Please share cars if possible.

Friday 26 July 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Friday 26 July 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Jason Donovan in Priscilla - Queen of the Desert - 17:00 - Tickets: £29.50

Saturday 27 July 2013
The Garden Visits Group Meeting Tibshelf open gardens - 10:30. Co-ordinator: Pam Sapey For more details, see the Garden Visits Group page.

Monday 29 July 2013 to Saturday 3 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murder Live - 14:00 - Tickets: £44-56 [4 plays - see Theatre group for details]

Tuesday 30 July 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at the Turtle Bay Restaurant, The Corner House, Nottingham - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Caribbean

Wednesday 31 July 2013 [August meeting]
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Susan's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 1 August 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Red Lion, Caythorpe - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 2 August 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: NO MEETING Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree

Friday 2 August 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Thin Lizzy - Cost:£12.00

Saturday 3 August 2013
The Holidays Group - Destination: Ilfracombe - North Devon Co-ordinator: Caroline Rhoades - For details, see the Holidays Group page.

Saturday 3 August 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to U2 - Cost:£8.00

Monday 5 August 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Classical Pops Concert - see Classical Music 2 for details

Monday 5 August 2013 to Saturday 10 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Gentle Hook - 14:00 - Tickets: £44-56 [4 plays - see Theatre group for details]

Tuesday 6 August 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Thursday 8 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at London Theatre with Blue Pidgeon Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Top Hat - 07:30 - Tickets: £69

Thursday 8 August 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Saturday 10 August 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to The Rolling Stones - Cost:£8.00

Monday 12 August 2013 to Saturday 17 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murder Mistaken - 14:00 - Tickets: £44-56 [4 plays - see Theatre group for details]

Tuesday 13 August 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Saltaire away day - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.25 miles - Co-ordinator: Hugh & Lyn Symonds - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 13 August 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Carsington Water - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 13 August 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 14 August 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Dorothy L Sayers

Wednesday 14 August 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 15 August 2013
Walking Group 'B' Radcliffe-on-Trent - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at Trent public house - Leader: John and Sue Tedstone

Friday 16 August 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bon Jovi - Cost:£8.00

Saturday 17 August 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bryan Adams - Cost:£8.00

Monday 19 August 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Monday 19 August 2013 to Saturday 24 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Murderer - 14:00 - Tickets: £44-56 [4 plays - see Theatre group for details]

Tuesday 20 August 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Challenge - Nether Booth, Edale Cross - Time: 10:00 - Distance: ?? miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Davies - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 20 August 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Wollaton hall Secret garden - Booked (details to follow), from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 21 August 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: TBA - Leader: - .

Wednesday 21 August 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Ghost - The Musical - 14:00 - Tickets: £29.50

Thursday 22 August 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Maureen Taylor - Subject: 16th Century Visitor Please share cars if possible.

Friday 23 August 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Monday 26 August 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Composting - Leader: Chris - Venue: Chris's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 27 August 2013
The Art Group Meeting at the Ashwood Centre Activities Room - 09:30 - 12:30 Co-ordinator: Barrie Jackson - Topic: Gouache [see Art Group for more info.]

Tuesday 27 August 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Wirksworth - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: John Ross - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 28 August 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Joan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Charles Villiers Stanford

Wednesday 28 August 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at the Loch Fyne Restaurant, King's Street, Nottingham - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: vaguely Scottish

Monday 2 September 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Composers Abroad

Tuesday 3 September 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt The Bucket List.

Wednesday 4 September 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at ?? - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 5 September 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Royal Oak, Car Colston - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 6 September 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Little John, Ravenshead - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited.

Friday 6 September 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Elton John - Cost:£6.00

Saturday 7 September 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to ELO - Cost:£8.00

Tuesday 10 September 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Rufford Country Park - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 10 September 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Monsall & 7 Dales - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Nona Sheriston & Elaine Ulliott - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 11 September 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: David Baldacci

Wednesday 11 September 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 12 September 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Migration

Saturday 14 September 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to The Eagles - Cost:£8.00

Monday 16 September 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Monday 16 September 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 17 September 2013
The Gardening Group meeting Phil & Jan Strachan’s garden - Autumn borders, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 18 September 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: TBA - Leader: - .

Wednesday 18 September 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Fiddler on the Roof - 14:00 - Tickets: £24.50

Thursday 19 September 2013
Walking Group 'B' Reckoning Farm - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at IKEA car park - Leader: Helen Rose

Friday 20 September 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Oasis - Cost:£7.50

Monday 23 September 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Seed collection and storage - Leader: Carole - Venue: Carole's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 24 September 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Tissington, Milldale - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Julia & David Porter - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 24 September 2013
The Antiques & Collectables Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 19:00 - 22:00. Co-ordinators: Kathleen Jones & Gill Knight Antique Valuations by television's James Lewis. Everyone welcome. Tickets: £5. Valuations £1 per item [proceeds to charity].

Wednesday 25 September 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Free Lunchtime Concert - Jazz Standards with Jeanie Barton (vocals) and Bob Hudson (piano) - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE drop-in - no ticket required

Wednesday 25 September 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Alan - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Igor Stravinsky

Wednesday 25 September 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Emilios Restaurant, 8 High Street, Arnold - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: Greek

Thursday 26 September 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Jennie Storr - Subject: Travels with the Colonel Please share cars if possible.

Friday 27 September 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Quilling

Friday 27 September 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Rush - Cost:£7.50

Monday 30 September 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 1 October 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt NO MEETING THIS MONTH.

Wednesday 2 October 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at ?? - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 3 October 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Rose & Crown, Morley - 12.00 for 12.30.

Thursday 3 October 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - The Northern Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream - 14:00 - Tickets: £23

Thursday 3 October 2013
Gardeners' Question Time - Martin Fish, the Radio Nottingham gardener, columnist on Garden News and Garden Answers, racconteur, and Chairman of the Harrogate Flower Shows will give a talk on 'Gardening for Smaller Gardens', and then take questions on the usual ‘Question-Time‘ session. This will take place from 19:00 to 22:00. Bring along your gardening questions samples etc., for Martin to have a look at and diagnose the problem, and hopefully give a solution. Tickets are on sale at £5 including refreshments.

Friday 4 October 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Horse & Groom, Linby - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree Please ring Geoff to book as numbers are limited to 28.

Friday 4 October 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Paul Weller - Cost:£??

Monday 7 October 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Ron's Choice

Tuesday 8 October 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Carsington Water - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 8 October 2013
Walking Group 'A' - 4 Dales - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 7 miles - Co-ordinator: Rob Banks & Jim Spray - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 8 October 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Dire Straits - Cost:£5.00

Wednesday 9 October 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Santa Montefiore

Wednesday 9 October 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 10 October 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Maps

Saturday 12 October 2013
Autumn Jazz Evening - Another superb event has been organised for our members to enjoy with the Reunion Jazz Band for entertainment, preceded by a hot meal. This is booked at the Ashwood Centre - more details to follow nearer the date.

Monday 14 October 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 15 October 2013
The Gardening Group meeting TBA, from 14:00 to 16:00. Co-ordinator: Jan Strachan

Wednesday 16 October 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Roll Holder - Leader: Carole Mumford .

Thursday 17 October 2013
Walking Group 'B' TBA - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at ?? - Leader: Chris Garner

Thursday 17 October 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Black Sabbath - Cost:£5.00

Friday 18 October 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Free Lunchtime Concert - Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition with Charles Tebbs (piano) - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE drop-in - no ticket required

Saturday 19 October 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Foreigner - Cost:£8.00

Monday 21 October 2013
The Friendly Gardeners Group meeting from 10:00 - Co-ordinator: Marjorie Woollam Telephone: 01773-811755 - See 'Friendly Gardeners' page for details.

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Ashover, Ogston Reservoir - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.5 miles - Co-ordinator: Carol & Chris Chamberlain - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Wednesday 23 October 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Len - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Teach-in: Len Hill - Donizetti’s most famous comedy opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” with famous melodies and a sparkling story (DVD)

Thursday 24 October 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Stewart MacKenzie - Subject: Talk on the Black Panther Please share cars if possible.

Friday 25 October 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations

Saturday 26 October 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Madness - Cost:£8.00

Monday 28 October 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Wild life and companion plants - Leader: Colleen - Venue: Colleen's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Monday 28 October 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 29 October 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 30 October 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at The Schoolhouse Restaurant, South Normanton - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: A Taste of Caribbean - 3 courses for £14.95

Friday 1 November 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Horse & Groom, Linby - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree Please ring Geoff to book.

Saturday 2 November 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Chin Chin - Felicity Kendal & Simon Callow - 14:00 - Tickets: £24.00

Monday 4 November 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Nature

Monday 4 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Paul Weller - Cost:£??

Tuesday 5 November 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Wednesday 6 November 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Eileen's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Thursday 7 November 2013
The Lunch Group Meeting at The Red Lion, Farnsfield - 12.00 for 12.30.

Friday 8 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Dire Straits - Cost:£??

Saturday 9 November 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Slavas Snow Show - 15:00 - Tickets: £21.50

Monday 11 November 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 12 November 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Challenge - Winscar Reservoir, Snailsden Edge, Ramden Reservoir - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8.25 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Davies - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 12 November 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Portland Park - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 12 November 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 13 November 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Travel Books

Wednesday 13 November 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 14 November 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Saltaire people and schoolday memories

Sunday 17 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Black Sabbath - Cost:£??

Tuesday 19 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Foreigner - Cost:£??

Wednesday 20 November 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Christmas Decorations - Leader: - .

Thursday 21 November 2013
Walking Group 'B' Farnsfield - Time: 09:50 - Meet and park at ?? - Leader: Shirley and Mike Dawe

Thursday 21 November 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Free Lunchtime Concert - Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel with Benjamin Cahn (baritone) and Tim Lole (piano) - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE drop-in - no ticket required

Monday 25 November 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: Plant nomenclature - Leader: Jan - Venue: Jan & Phil's - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Monday 25 November 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 26 November 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Epperstone, Oxton, Robin Hood Way - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 9 miles - Co-ordinator: Chris Blaiklock - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 26 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Madness - Cost:£??

Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: Nona - 13:45 - 15:45. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Tomaso Albinoni

Wednesday 27 November 2013
The International Dining Group Meeting at Beauvale Priory Tearooms, Moorgreen - Time: 18:30 - Co-ordinators: Julia Porter & Georganne Barlow. Cuisine: A special group meal with log fires and entertainment.

Thursday 28 November 2013
Monthly meeting of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm. Speaker: Trevor Lee - Subject: A Christmas Music Hall Please share cars if possible.

Friday 29 November 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes Sugarcraft Choir Boys

Saturday 30 November 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Meatloaf - Cost:£??

Monday 2 December 2013
The Classical Music Group 2 Meeting - Venue: Ashwood Centre - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Ron Walker - Topic: Members’ Christmas Choice plus the easiest musical quiz ever!

Tuesday 3 December 2013
The Cinema Club 2 Meeting at Sylvia Froggatt's - 14:00 - 16:00. Co-ordinator: Sylvia Froggatt The Help.

Wednesday 4 December 2013
The Creative Menus Group Meeting at Sue's - 12:00 - 14:00. Co-ordinator: Eileen Allin 2-3 tasting dishes using some seasonal ingredients for this month.

Friday 6 December 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Kings of Lyon - Cost:£??

Monday 9 December 2013
The Theatre Visits Group Meeting at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Co-ordinator: Barbara Ives - Free Lunchtime Concert - Carols and festive choir pieces with The Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir - 13:00 - Tickets: FREE drop-in - no ticket required

Monday 9 December 2013
The Bridge Group Meeting at West Notts. College, Mansfield - 18:30 - 21:00. Co-ordinator: Maxine Rose.

Tuesday 10 December 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Christmas meal / walk - Woolsthorpe - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 5 miles - Co-ordinator: Alan Davies

Tuesday 10 December 2013
The Birdwatching Group Meeting - Venue: Kings Mill Reservoir - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Topic: Meeting plus lunch

Tuesday 10 December 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 11 December 2013
The Book Group 'A' Meeting - Venue: Kirkby Library - Time: 10.00 Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Subject: Graham Greene

Wednesday 11 December 2013
Walking Group 'C' meeting. For venue and directions, see the Walking Group 'C' page. Time: 10:20 - Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Refreshments available at the end of the walk.

Thursday 12 December 2013
The Family History Group meeting Kirkby Library, The Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 13:00 - 15:00 Co-ordinator: Trish Tootell Subject: - Outing to Brewhouse Yard Museum and Xmas lunch

Friday 13 December 2013
The Late Breakfast Group Meeting - Venue: The Green Dragon, Hucknall - Time: 09:30 Co-ordinator: Geoff Cree Please ring Geoff to book.

Saturday 14 December 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Bryan Adams - Cost:£??

Tuesday 17 December 2013
Walking Group 'A' - Coombsdale, Rowland, Longstone - Time: 10:00 - Distance: 8 miles - Co-ordinator: Len Hill - Please take a packed lunch and drinks.

Tuesday 17 December 2013
The 'Singing for Fun' Group meeting at the home of Martin & Maxine Rose, Berry Hill, Mansfield. Meeting from 14:00 - 16:00. Subject: TBA

Wednesday 18 December 2013
The Threads and Fibres Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinator: Lynne Jackson - Topic: Beaded Baubles - Leader: - .

Wednesday 18 December 2013
The Classical Music Group 1 Meeting - Venue: June - 14:00 - 16:15. Co-ordinator: Alan Radford - Topic: Your favourite music

Thursday 19 December 2013
Walking Group 'B' NO WALK THIS MONTH - Time: ?? - Meet and park at ?? - Leader: Shirley and Mike Dawe

Thursday 19 December 2013
Ashfield U3A Christmas Lunch - This is to be organised by Pam Sapey, with a hot lunch provided by outside caterers. Please make a note in your diary that the party will take place in the Ashwood Centre, time yet to be agreed. Tickets will be on sale from September for a hot buffet at £8.50 each.

Friday 20 December 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Thin Lizzy - Cost:£??

Monday 23 December 2013
The Horticulture Forum Group meeting Topic: NO MEETING THIS MONTH - Leader: none - Venue: none - Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 24 December 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to The Rolling Stones - Cost:£??

Thursday 26 December 2013
NO MONTHLY MEETING of Ashfield U3A at The Ashwood Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm.

Friday 27 December 2013
The Craft Group Meeting at The Ashwood Centre - 10:00 - 12:00. Co-ordinators: Eileen Allin & Sue Hughes NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Friday 27 December 2013
The Rock Music Group Meeting at The Diamond Club, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield - Doors open at the venue at 7pm • All bands to perform 2 sets; minimum of 2x45 minutes • First set will start at approximately 9.30pm • Last set to finish no later than midnight except Sundays 11.30pm unless agreed with management beforehand - Co-ordinator: Mary Naylor - Band: Tribute to Free - Cost:£??

Tuesday 31 December 2013
A Ceilidh has been arranged at Mansfield Baptist Church Centre featuring the group 'Knitters Jig' - (www.knittersjig.co.uk) - Make a note in your diary. More details to follow nearer the date





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