Tue 28th Jan - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
Eating Meeting 

Different host, same idea for the regular last Tuesday visit to a restaurant. Join us for a Thai Meal at Grand Siam, 42 Nottingham Road, Eastwood NG16 3NQ. See for menu. It’s high up the list on Tripadvisor for Nottingham. Free parking at council car parks. Please contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Tuesday 21st January to book – it may be possible to add on later.

 Letchworth Garden City
Wed 29th Jan - 7:30pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

La Boheme. Live transmission from Covent Garden at the Broadway. 7.30pm. £18. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

Wed 29th Jan - 7:00pm
Helen Shovlar
Pub & puzzles 

Today is designated National Puzzle Day ( ) so let's celebrate together. Join us for a drink and traditional pub meal at the Bluebell Inn, 1 Main Road, Belchford, LN9 6LQ - a cosy Wolds pub. Bring a puzzle to share around – cubes, tangrams, metal wire, mechanicals, etc. – or maybe even one of Life's great mysteries! All welcome. Booking essential, please contact Helen on [Email] or [Phone Number].

Fri 31st Jan - 7:00pm
Susan & Mark Graves
At Home 

Join us for a (slightly belated) Burns supper of Haggis, neeps and tatties at our home in Ilkeston (DE7). Veggie alternative available if you let us know Have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for encouragement and to let us know you are coming by Wednesday 29th January.

Fri 31st Jan - 8:00pm
Richard Allen

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.

 Milton Keynes
Wed 5th Feb - 7:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Turkish meal 

Join us at the Olive Tree restaurant on Midsummer Boulevard. Please confirm attendance by Monday 3rd so I can book a table - [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number].

Wed 5th Feb - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates

A midweek get together at the Vat & Fiddle pub, Queensbridge Road, NG2 1NB. Pop in for a soft drink or beer from 8 until late. Yellow Mblem will be on display likely in the Goldings Room to left of bar. New faces always welcome! Directions/encouragement from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] if needed.

Thu 6th Feb - 8:00pm
Steve Thomas

Once again, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth. Thursday is traditionally curry night, but other food is also available (standard Wetherspoons fare). Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is just a few minutes' walk from the rail station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number], or email [Email] for further details and encouragement.

 Everdon, (Rugby), (N’hants), Weedon Bec
Sat 8th Feb - 10:30am
Chris Hudson
Pub Walk 

Lovely mixed walk through glen, farmland, bridle way, and ‘Nene Way’. Meet near pub and church. NN11 3BL (594 578) OS map 207 9km (3.5 hrs). Drink afterwards at 1.45 at ‘The Plough’ (01237 361 606). For help or encouragement [Phone Number][Email]

Sat 8th Feb - 1:00pm
Maxine Bates
Silverstone Experience 

A group visit to the brand new Silverstone Experience at Towcester (NN12 8TN). An exciting 3 hour journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing. Interactive displays, iconic cars and motorcycles, immersive show with commentary by Murray Walker, walk around the heritage track and much more. Suitable for all ages with the whole site fully accessible. Discounted rates of £17.50 adult, £8.75 child (age 5-15), £14.00 concession (student, age 65+, unemployed). Optional pay-as-you-go lunch at 12 noon. Book via or by phoning the Mensa office by 24th January.

Sun 9th Feb - 1:00pm
Maxine Bates
Tea & Talks 

Our regional event at the Holiday Inn M1 J18, Crick, NN6 7XR. Meet the officers of East Midlands Mensa. Enjoy an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream, plus tea or coffee. Then learn cartooning skills, basic Spanish and first aid taught by Mensans. Break out area for families and/or socialising too. All for a bargain £10 per adult or £5 per child (up to age 12)! Book via the Mensa office on 01902 772771 or by 24th January. The event will end at 6pm.

 Flackwell Heath
Mon 10th Feb - 8:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for our regular monthly evening of indoor board games. All members and friends welcome. Space is limited, so please contact Dave for directions and to discuss what games you would like to play on [Phone Number] or by e-mail at [Email]

Thu 13th Feb - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

Good food and good company available at The Cadland, High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5EG. We have a large table reserved at far side of bar. Join us for a meal or later for just a drink. Large car park at rear of pub. Further info from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] or just turn up on the night and seek yellow Mblem.

 High Wycombe M40 J4
Fri 14th Feb - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Come and try Costa upstairs at the Next superstore on Crest Road in Cressex by junction 4 of the M40, HP11 1UA. Join me there for coffee. Free parking & a bus stop right outside. No need to book, but if you want to let me know you are coming phone [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

Sun 16th Feb - 2:00pm
Susan Graves
Tea at Two 

Join us in the Garden Restaurant at the independent, family run Swarkestone Garden Centre (DE73 7GQ) for a drink and perhaps a cake and a relaxed wander round. Meet at 2pm in the restaurant, look for the Mblem on a yellow up-ended toblerone shaped sign which will be on our table. Contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] for encouragement and so I know to look out for you.

Sun 16th Feb - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall

The Zapato Lounge, Welsh House, 2 Newland Walk NN1 2EB will again be hosting our brunch/breakfast meeting where we'll review our progress with our New Year resolutions and also any future theatre outings during the year. Look for us seated in one of the window seats either side of the door or at the large noisy table at the back directly facing the entrance. Contact Marianne on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for encouragement.

Mon 17th Feb - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join me for a drink and a natter at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. New faces are always welcome. You are also welcome to bring a friend. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement, please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email]

 Milton Keynes
Mon 17th Feb - 7:45pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Plough at Simpson. Meet from 7.45 for a 8.00pm start - cost is £1 per person. Please let me know if you are coming so I know if we will be one team or two. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

Tue 18th Feb - 7:00pm
Peter Gault

Join us for food and/or drink at the Fox & Crown pub, 4-6 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY. Reasonably priced menu and interesting conversation. What more could you want? Contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email] for any encouragement to come along. All welcome!

Wed 19th Feb - 7:30pm
Susan Graves

We'll be on a group of tables in the rear section (beyond the bar) of the Standing Order (Wetherspoon) pub on Iron Gate in the centre of Derby (DE1 3GL). Look for the yellow Mblem. Drop in briefly or stay all evening for food and/or drink and chat. New faces especially welcome. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions and encouragement.

 Letchworth Garden City
Thu 20th Feb - 6:45pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

Cyrano de Bergerac. Live transmission from the National Theatre at the Broadway Theatre, Letchworth, starring James McAvoy. £18. Price includes a glass of wine, a string trio playing beforehand and a mint chocolate afterwards. Friends and family welcome. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email]

 Milton Keynes
Sun 23rd Feb - 10:00am
Christine Howells

Join Christine and others at Brown's on Midsummer Boulevard from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Contact [Email] for directions/encouragement.

Tue 25th Feb - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

Enjoy a Lebanese meal at Ana Bedouin, 67 Haydn Road, Sherwood, NG5 2LA. This small restaurant gets excellent reviews. See menu at and reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 18th please.

Thu 27th Feb - 7:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Indian restaurant 

Join us as we try out the Castle View Indian Restaurant, 11 Union Road, LN1 3BJ. Car parking nearby at the Lawns (evening charge applies). Extensive menu, good reviews on TripAdvisor. Friendly company and good conversation guaranteed! All very welcome, and, as always, you can bring a guest. Booking essential, so please contact Jacquie by Monday, 24th February, on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 28th Feb - 8:00pm
Richard Allen

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.

Sat 29th Feb - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Pub Meal 

This month we are dining at The Gate Hangs Well, Lewin Bridge, Syston LE7 1NH. This is an Everard's pub and has its own car park. New and old members are welcome but booking in advance is essential so please let me know if you would like to come along by Mon 24th Feb. Contact me on 01949 861356 or e-mail [Email]

 High Wycombe
Sat 29th Feb - 4:00pm
Val Hinkins

Join us at Pizza Express in the Eden Centre, HP11 2DB. We are eating early before the cinema, but you are welcome to come just for the meal if you wish. Menu and details at Please let me know you are coming by Saturday 22nd February so I can book a table. Contact me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 High Wycombe
Sat 29th Feb - 5:55pm
Val Hinkins

Live HD cinema transmission from the New York Metropolitan Opera. Handel’s tale of intrigue, impropriety and the abuse of power in ancient Rome stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina. Please buy your own tickets from Cineworld, Eden Centre, High Wycombe. Adults £18.85, some concessions available. For full details see Cineworld - MET Opera 2019-20: Agrippina